Dari Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu anhu bahwa ada seorang laki-laki berkata kepada Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam : “Berilah aku wasiat”. Beliau menjawab, “Engkau jangan marah!” Orang itu mengulangi permintaannya berulang-ulang, kemudian Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda: “Engkau jangan marah!” [HR al-Bukhâri].
When #traveling, I try to connect with #locals as much as I can. ⠀
#Vietnam is no different, although I find the Vietnamese in general aren't as curious about foreigners as in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.⠀
Also, despite English being a mandatory subject in public schools, most students graduate with no real-world exposure to it and are generally reluctant to initiate conversations in English.⠀
But be assured that the Vietnamese really are friendly people. If you ask someone a question with a smile and in slow, clear English, you’ll almost certainly have it answered and the smile returned. Simple phrases such as xin chào ('hello', pronounced 'seen chow') and cám ơn ('thank you', pronounced 'kaam uhn') go a long way.⠀
What #language / travel tips have you learned along the way?⠀
All this week, I'll be sharing some of my top Vietnam #traveltips. Follow along, or read them at the Lonely Planet #HoChiMinhCity website!⠀
Spotted: A woman selling sugar cane in Saigon's Ba Hoa #Market.
Don’t read the last page, But I stay when it's hard or it's wrong or we're making mistakes - New Year's Day, Reputation by @taylorswift
2018 was a good year indeed. People come and go, new friends, new adventures, new experiences. I can't wait to cherish more in 2019! Thank you 2018, next!
5 645:10 PM Jan 13, 2019
I loved you in spite of, Deep fears that the world would divide us, So, baby, can we dance, Oh, through an avalanche? - Dancing With Our Hands Tied, Reputation by @taylorswift
10 922:37 PM Dec 8, 2018
And here's to you, ‘Cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do, 😂, I can't even say it with a straight face - This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, Reputation by @taylorswift