While traveling through Vietnam, it seems strange to encounter an American chain like KFC when otherwise surrounded by small local restaurants. There aren’t many, but these chains do have a visible presence in larger places like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city. McDonalds, Burger King, Popeye’s, and Circle K have all invaded Vietnam! At the same time, however, there are the all-to-common stores selling ‘The North Face’ clothes and gear at prices that seem waaay to low to believe – because they are too low to believe. Fake clothes and bags (among other things) are quite the moneymakers in Vietnam!