Being travel savvy isn’t an easy feat. It takes time and countless trips locally and overseas to be one. This does not mean that you cannot have the best travel experience in Vietnam with us at Breath of the Mekong Tours.
We’ll make you into a travel-savvy tourist in no time! Just follow these Vietnam travel tips that can help you make the most out of your vacation.
- Do your research
Before you even get started with planning, you need to do in-depth research about the destination you want to travel to. This doesn’t have to only concern the attractions you want to add to your itinerary. It also should include information about the places you plan to visit. This way, you’re prepared to handle anything and everything once you’re there.
- Make copies of your important documents
There’s always a need for you to make copies of important documents like passports, visas, identification cards and other files that you might need on your trip. You can either scan them for a digital copy on your phone or print them out so you have hard copies.
- Always keep your friends and family updated on where you are
It doesn’t matter if you’re going to a safe neighbourhood or destination, you need to update people close to you where you are. Send your itinerary to trusted people so they’ll know what you’re going to do and where you are on certain days. This can come in handy just in case of emergencies.
- Safeguard your hotel room
No matter how secure the hotel accommodations are, you need to still keep your room safe for your peace of mind. You can make the place safer by locking the door with a deadbolt whenever you are there. Moreover, always keep your windows shut so there aren’t any entrances that malicious people can enter from.
Perhaps you can also buy a jammer which is a portable device that you can place under your door so it wouldn’t open immediately for other people while you’re inside. You can also place the Do Not Disturb sign on the door when you’re away so that housekeeping won’t enter the room.
- Take lots of pictures
Memories last forever but you need to supplement it with a lot of pictures so you can remember. You don’t need a fancy camera because your phone has enough to capture high-quality images. This way, you have something to look back on even after your vacation has come to an end. Moreover, you can also share these pictures with your family and friends to let them know what fun you’ve experienced during the vacation.
- Know the public transportation system
You’re in a foreign place so you need to learn the public transportation system beforehand so that you can navigate the destinations properly. This way, you wouldn’t get lost and confused when you’re there. It’s hard to get lost in a place where you don’t know anyone.
Knowing how the transportation system works can get you out of sticky situations. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about taxi fares because it’s cheaper to just take a bus or train to go to your destination.