Noah PennartzUnited States
As an American citizen traveling abroad, the danger of being kidnapped for extortion is real. Maybe that's arrogant, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Towards the end of the tour, the guide lead me into a dark (no light), narrow alley. There were no witnesses around, and I did not feel safe. My worst thought was that I would be ambushed. I immediately had a loss of confidence with the guide and abruptly ended the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I told you before we visited the old quarter with "tube house".The dark and narrow road is typical Hanoian architecture and there was no danger. I took you through a shortcut, which I also explained to you and mentioned as "Secret road", an area only known by tour guides and local people. All of my tourists are interested in that kind of experience. Besides, I also turned on the light of my phone for you. I am sorry if you did not feel safe.I hope you had a nice trip in Ho Chi Minh city Best regard, Junie