There are good people out there in Vietnam but just as much as there are good people in the world there are just as much as bad people too. Here are five ways to avoid getting scammed in Vietnam.
The reality is once you step off the plane and you want to go to your destination you will need a taxi. There are only two taxi companies you should trust and that is Milan and Venus-Sun. Those are the two core taxi groups you should only vet because the reality is the government does not regulate taxi companies and there’s a high likelihood of them seeing you as a foreigner and charge you double the price. For example, instead of paying 100,000 Vietnam dong which is about $5, they could charge you up 200,000 to get to your destination. If you see them going around loops or taking longer destinations, then you might want to call them out on it or they will take advantage of you.
In Vietnam, they have what they call “foreign price”. Once they see you in local markets or shopping places as a tourist they will charge you a ridiculously high amount. The good thing about being in Vietnam is that you can bargain. So you can keep lowering the price until you get to a reasonable price.
The coconuts scam is when a guy carrying a bamboo stick with two weight can coconuts approaches you to try to set you up in a trap. He will allow you to carry the bamboo stick with the coconuts and then suddenly you see him cut coconut and give it to you and now he’s pretty much forcing you to pay for it. So try as much as you can to avoid these people.
Beware of Eating Street Food
When in Vietnam you might want to try their cuisine but it is important to know that Vietnam doesn’t have things like FDA or like government regulation on food products. So the chances of you getting food poisoning or your stomach are very high when you take street food. So beware of eating street food especially. I recommend bringing lots of stomach pain medication and be aware of what you are eating because you might need to make trips a lot to the washroom.
Petty theft is pretty high in Vietnam so be aware of your belongings don’t have your backpack behind you especially if you are in a crowded place. Put it in front of you or you can get an anti-theft backpack.
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Air traveling gives you the best and amusing experience to the people who are fond of traveling. It is up to the people about how they use the traveling way and the destination to enjoy their holidays. Following are some tips from the air travelers for the people who want to spend their holidays abroad with their friends and family members.
Direct or indirect flights
There are two types of flights that can be helpful for the people in reaching their destination. Both of these flights have different pricing for the people. The direct flights are those that takes the passenger from one place and drop them at their own destination. They don’t take any break in between the traveling time. On the other hand, the indirect flights are those that takes the passenger from one place and drop them at the destination but stay at some points. Both these types of flights have their own benefits. For an example, the direct flights should be taken when you are in hurry to reach somewhere otherwise the indirect flights are perfect because you can visit new places and you have to pay them less for it.
Purchase of ticket
While purchasing the ticket, you must go for the same name that appears on your ID card. Some people don’t bother this all and they book the ticket with any name. This creates problems for them. The airport staff will not allow you to go to the plan unless you have the same name on the ticket and the ID card. This may also show that you have theft ticket. In order to assure that the ticket belongs to you, you must have the ticket with same name.
The seat selection process is done at the time of boarding. So if you want the window side seat then you must tell it to the boarding staff. You can also tell it to your agent who have arranged the ticket and other plan for you. The passengers can also book their ticket through online means and also pass their request to the agent. They will give you the window side ticket, if available.
Check your documents and luggage
While traveling to the international places, make sure that you have all the documents with you. You must double check all the documents to ensure that everything is fine. You must have visa, passport, ticket and the ID card with you. For the luggage, you can count the number of bags for the ease. This way, you will not forget any bag there in the airport and complete all before leaving the port.
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