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Perfumed Pagada

My orrswomen, hawker who helped me up the mountain but drove me nuts with her constant "You buy from me."
Paying the Price at the Perfume Pagoda

December 3rd 2005
Ngat Dao it turns out is quite a negociator. We wanted to go to the Perfume Pagoda. The tour company right here in the hotel said they would take us for 15 dollars per person. That included a two-hour drive by bus, two hour boat ride, guide, lunch and return. Sounded like a bargain to me. However, Ngat thought she could do better. She went to another agency, got a price of 12 dollars. The ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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