7-Eleven, Sinh Cafe and Easyrider Fakes in Vietnam
There are cheap 7-Eleven China
copies outside of China.
You can find them in almost every country in the world, including Vietnam.
In Vietnam, everything successful is being copied anyway.
e.g. the Easy Rider Motorcycle Club for tourist rides in Dalat
Supposedly, all of the easy rider clubs are fake.
Even the Peace Cafe next door has two copies in the same street.
The most blatant forgery wave can be found in the old quarter in Hanoi:
The tour operator Sinh Cafe
in blue or red
or with a Halong bay picture
and sometimes 2 of them side by side.
Sinh Cafes Open Tours concept is so successful, there are more than 50 copies.
The original Sinh Cafe therefore had to rename to Sinh Tourist:
Open Tours in Vietnam are extremely popular. You buy one bus ticket from Hanoi to Saigon or vice versa, deciding how many stops you want to do on the way. Then you can travel on your own pace.
Because of OpenTours, the vast majority of tourists in Vietnam are distributed to the few stops on the 1700km North-South axis:
- Hanoi (capital city)
- Hue (old capital)
- Hoian (Chinese port village)
- Nha Trang (beach resort)
- Dalat (mountains)
- Muine (beach resort)
- Saigon (city)
A Banana Pancake Trail par excellence (-;