In the dynamic cities, tourists usually have to face with various social problems, therefore, you need to be watchful over the tricks to attain such a meaningful trip.
Finding out about the places of interest you want to visit in advance plays a vital role in helping you get a safe, effective and unforgettable trip in Saigon. Here are some things to know before visiting Saigon.
On the ride
If you choose to travel by bus or train, you should pay attention to the opposite or next-door guests, they may seem friendly to you by offering you a glass of water or a piece of cake, however, after using, you’ll be accidentally unconscious because of anesthesia and then lose your personal belongings like handbags and money with the disappearance of the mystery guests.This case happens frequently to those who first set foot in Saigon.
Off the ride
You should be wary of intimate gestures of a few gentle guests to aid you in directing ways , bus routes or helping you carry luggage since after that, you’ll be forced to buy the items they sell which you think useless in your trip or if you neglect your luggage a little bit, your luggage will vanish without trace along with the amiable guests helping you intentionally a while ago.
During the whole trip, a map is highly effective in finding the road or paying taxi cost. The first thing you need is to choose a prestigious car company, when getting in the car you should keep an eye on the drivers, the majority of which are honest ,but wherever it is, a few of them are willing to increase the shipping charge double or triple the real cost.In another case, they will drive you on the winding roads to increase shipping charge or pretend to be friendly to take you to the pimping they know where the room charge and the price of meals and drink are several times higher than those outside .
You should avoid eating at the bus stations, railway stations as although most of the food is neither tasty nor hygienic, the prices are twice as high as many other restaurants.
Asking price obviously is what you have to do before entering one cafeteria, but you need to pay attention to food quality as well. Instead of savouring the meat, fish or specialities imported from other provinces, you should enjoy the noodle dishes, noodle with seasoned and saute beef or Hue food introduced into Saigon. Meat or fish enjoyed at home will ensure better in the area of health and safety.
Renting a room
Hotels and motels are the points you need to pay special attention since a pleasant place helps you rest refreshingly and have an adequate sleep to be energetic for the next trip. Instead of renting rooms in sparsely populated areas, you should rent in densely populated ones to ensure the safety of your property as well as other precious things. In the hostel having many windows, you should keep your purse,clothes hooks,pants with pockets inside far from the window as while sleeping , you may have a risk of losing all your money and important papers.
On the street
Be sure your money is divided in small quality in the handheld handbag and purse you carry along while wandering in the town and make sure that your important documents are not among those items because robberies occur frequently on all the major streets in Saigon.The reason why these cases happen primarily to foreigners is that they are neglectful and do not expect this happening in Vietnam.
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