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Apr 04

Visiting Vietnam for the First Time

It seems that Vietnam is not really the place that people would consider immediately when it comes to traveling mainly because they feel that Vietnam does not have all the nice places that other countries in Asia may have but actually, they do have nice places and the good thing is that they are not as flanked by other tourists like the other countries.

It seems that Vietnam may be a bit strict about their country being visited and this explains why people do not want to go there over and over again. For instance, there is a big chance that they will be turned down at the airport alone. The documents that you need would have to be available ahead of time so that this will not be an issue when you get there. If you can, double check all of the needed documents.

Visiting Vietnam for the First Time

Here are other things that you have to remember when you get to Vietnam:

  • Haggling is considered normal.

You may have come from a country wherein all the prices are already fixed. You have to remember that in Vietnam, you may haggle so that you can get a lower price for the items that you would like to get. Not only will you get to save up on money, this can be fun as well.

  • Try not to get overcharged.

There are some vendors who will try their best to get more out of the services that they can offer you. If you are not interested in the business transaction in the first place, walk away. If you are, then make sure that everything is specific. You may want to show the money that you are willing to pay so that vendors will understand.

  • Bask in the beauty of tourist spots in Vietnam

You have to remember that there are different places in Vietnam that are always nice to look at. Make sure that you will check out these places so that you know that you will come back again and again to the country. In order to make it easier for locals to understand you, checking out voice over courses and training online for the Vietnamese language can be beneficial. Sometimes, just knowing the basics is enough.

  • Food may taste better on the streets.

There may be some hotels in Vietnam that promise to give you free breakfast for your stay but you may be better off eating at the streets of Vietnam because they can serve you food that you will not forget for a long time. Do be prepared that there are some food that may be served very spicy. Let them know if you need to turn down the heat factor.

  • The motorbike is the best way to go around Vietnam.

There is no need for you to rent a car when you are in Vietnam but you may always ride a motorbike. Of course, you may choose to ride it on your own and experience the thrill of going around the country with a motorbike instead of a car but you may also choose to hire a more experienced driver if you lack the confidence to push through with it.

With all of these things in mind, it is highly likely that you will get to enjoy your trip to Vietnam more.

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