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7 Vietnam travel safety tips for UK travelers

Safety is the most important thing when you travel abroad. To ensure your trip in Vietnam, in this article, we will provide you some vital things that you should be aware of when you are in this country.

For Vietnam visa requirement and how to get Vietnam visa for UK, refer to https://www.vietnam-visa.com/guide/united-kingdom/.  

1. Some Important Rules for Vietnam Travel Safety for UK travelers:

Do

  • Watch your belongings
  • When using credit card to make a payment, make sure it is in your view
  • Beware of taxi drivers. Recommended taxis: mai linh or vinasun
  • Avoid streets which are dark or have no light at night
  • Avoid situations such as accidents, and fights on your way

Don’t

  • Do not leave valuables and money in the hotel room
  • Do not talk to people about political issues
  • Do not join in any anti-government or demonstrations
  • Do not bring along any pornographic materials
  • Do not use drugs – the use and sale of drugs in Vietnam is illegal
  • Do not buy bus and train tickets outside the station – scam artists can be selling false tickets

2. What To Watch Out During Travel In Vietnam

  • Prices in restaurants for foreigners are not the same as locals
  • Copy shops, travel agencies, and hotels that take the name of real ones
  • Check the contents in the fridge in your hotel room in case there are any missing items so that you don’t have to pay for them
  • Carefully check a motorbike if you plan to rent or buy it

3. Fake Cops in Vietnam:

If you are stopped by a cop, you should:

  • Try to stop on main street where there are a lot of people.
  • Put the keys of your vehicle in the safe place
  • […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on 7 Vietnam travel safety tips for UK travelers|

Essential Vietnamese phrases US travelers should know

Learning some Vietnamese words and phrases can be considered as one of the necessary things to do before traveling to Vietnam. Below are some useful Vietnamese phrases that US tourists should know if you are planning to visit this country.

Daily Conversation for Vietnam travel

Most of Vietnamese are very friendly when talking to foreigners. Just remember to act politely, you will have a new friend easily. Here are some usual phrases and sentences that Vietnamese use in their daily life.

English Vietnamese
Hello/hi/good morning/ good afternoon/ good evening Xin chào
Goodbye Tạm biệt
Good night Chúc ngủ ngon
See you again Hẹn gặp lại
How are you? Bạn có khỏe không?
I’m fine, thank you! Cám ơn bạn, tôi khỏe
What’s your name? Bạn tên gì?
My name is… Tôi là…
Thank you Cám ơn
You’re welcome Không có chi
Sorry/Excuse me Xin lỗi
No problem Không sao
Yes Vâng
No Không
Can you help me? Bạn giúp tôi được không?
I don’t understand Tôi không hiểu
I understand Tôi hiểu
Happy New Year! Chúc mừng năm mới

Traveling & Directions for your travel in Vietnam

English is a second language in Vietnam, but it doesn’t mean every Vietnamese are good at it. Some, especially taxi drivers don not know much English. Therefore, to reduce your chances of being lost, ensure your journey, you should learn some traveling vocabulary when getting around the country. Additionally, it is better to bring along a map as well as note down the address you want to go.

English Vietnamese
I want to go to… Tôi muốn đến…
Where is…? …ở đâu?
Hurry! Nhanh lên
Please slow down! Đi chậm lại!
Go straight Đi thẳng
Left Bên […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on Essential Vietnamese phrases US travelers should know|

Why should you visit Vietnam in spring?

What’re waiting for you in Vietnam for this spring? The special weather, destinations or activities? Click to find out more.

By |December 18th, 2017|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on Why should you visit Vietnam in spring?|

The best suggested route around Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

The post recommends some highlighted routes that you can discover in Southeast Asian region. Along with some information about visa.

By |November 25th, 2017|Travel The World, Vietnam Travel Tips, World Travel|Comments Off on The best suggested route around Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia|

5 great places to get good massage in Hanoi

Address, contact & local website for 5 recommended places for best relaxing moments when UK citizens staying in Hanoi.

By |October 19th, 2017|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on 5 great places to get good massage in Hanoi|

Guide to Renting Apartment in Hanoi – Vietnam

Introduction

Many people are opting to rent an apartment in Hanoi than pay up the mortgage for a new home today. Renting is actually beneficial to a tenant in many ways. When it comes to bills and utilities renting a house is much cheaper than running your own home. It also increases flexibility as you can easily move to another place or house when the need arises.

However, finding the perfect apartment for rent in Hanoi can be quite an overwhelming task. This could be due to the long list of options at hand or the kind of lease you are inclined to. It is for this reasons that a guide to renting apartment is compiled; to make the whole process of renting manageable for you. In this guide, you will find a number of things to consider and tips on when renting apartment.

Guide: Things to Consider when Renting Apartment

When looking for a apartment to rent, you must have a clear understanding of what you are looking for, your right and responsibilities before you go searching. This will determine what you will be looking for in the list of available options for renting. Here is a simple guide to renting property.

1. Rental fees

Always ensure you have determined the amount you are willing and able to pay every month as rental fees. Make sure to determine your price range and set a maximum amount that you can afford before you start the search. This will help you to easily narrow down your search to only those options that are viable to you. One of the factors that may help you determine this is whether you will be staying alone or with other in the rental property. It is, therefore, […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on Guide to Renting Apartment in Hanoi – Vietnam|

Festival and Event Schedule in Vietnam in January 2016

It’s January now. And it’s time for those who wish to visit Vietnam to join traditional festivals of this country. Following are list of festivals and events to be held in Vietnam in this January. But first of all, please check Vietnam visa requirement and apply for one if required to make sure everything goes smooth right from their start.

By |January 7th, 2016|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on Festival and Event Schedule in Vietnam in January 2016|

7 tips that will help you experience Vietnam as a local

Many tourists may wonder how to discover Vietnam in a different way, how to best understand the country and how to experience the country like a local to get the best moment and unforgettable moment. These secrets perhaps will transform your trip into one you’ll remember forever.

By |October 1st, 2015|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on 7 tips that will help you experience Vietnam as a local|

Is Vietnam Visa needed for UK citizens since July 1?

The UK citizens will be granted free Vietnam visa for a stay of maximum 15 days in Vietnam. For those who wish to stay longer, does they need to apply for a visa to Vietnam?

By |July 8th, 2015|Vietnam Travel Tips|Comments Off on Is Vietnam Visa needed for UK citizens since July 1?|