Oh no I loved it. I was solo traveling in Ho Chi Minh and was approached by a very shy guy of around 16 years old, asking me with an almost mumbling voice:
“Can I talk with you, please?”
Of course he could, and I was very curious what he wanted to talk about. He started asking me about my journey, what I was doing in the city and whether I enjoyed it. As we were talking, more students came to us and stood there silently. While it was still unclear to me what was going on, I figured I would get those kids to join the conversation by asking them questions. The group grew to about 15, the youngest being around 14 years old and the oldest 23.
I sat there telling the tales of my journey and hearing about their country. Some spoke barely English but tried very hard, while others spoke English quite naturally. The conversation was great fun and everyone was super friendly.
As I eventually left the students thanked me and asked whether I would be there again next day. The whole experience was a great part of my experience in Viet Nam and I really would have gone there again if I had the chance.