Camera Security in Vietnam

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  1. dennyr

    dennyr TPF Noob!

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    Is there something unique, about the imaginary lines on a map, that compose Vietnam, that make camera theft more likely than anywhere else.?


     
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    Yes, compared to HCMC, anywhere in Laos, anywhere in Myanmar and anywhere in the north of Thailand, there is more scooter-by theft in Vietnam.
    I've been returning to SEA since 1998 and the attitude of big city Vietnamese street thieves has become more aggressive.
     
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    When I went for my checkup before going, my doctor was born from Vietnam and has been back there multiple times. She said she had a friend who had a camera stolen by someone on a scooter. When I was at the Vietnamese embassy to get my visa, the person in line behind me was a professional photographer who's parents were from Vietnam. She'd been there multiple times. She said that the countryside was fine but in the city, especially HCMC it was wise to keep your camera close. Since I hadn't been to Vietnam previously I asked around for advice on camera security. Thus, this thread.
     

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