Hmm, I guess Americans do standout in Vietnam but I'm a chinese Malaysian. So i wonder how will they react to be instead. I've been oddly mistaken for either a Japanese, mainland chinese and Thai before when I was in those countries. I actually hope Vietnam would be a first step in a nice long vacation or eye opener.
I'm Chinese American and traveling with our group so I wasn't asked if I were Japanese . Actually you won't stand out at all because Chinese have been immigrating to Vietnam for the last 800 years. Culturally similar.
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