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Culture shock is the problem of many traveler, especially when they travel abroad. Each country has a different culture, before the trip the traveler can find apart but can not know carefully. Vietnam is not exception. To have a nice trip in Vietnam, and avoid the not good situation, the guest should research some information about Vietnamese culture before the trip.
These are some travel tips for travelling in Vietnam. But the most impotant thing that a traveller must prepare be for any trip is an open mind and a sense of humor. It will certainly help new arrivals to reduce the impact of culture shock in all new destinations in general and in Vietnam in particular.
Travel tips about attitude of Vietnamese people to foreigner
In fact, Each foreigner living in Vietnam has a different feeling about Vietnamese people’s attitude to them. Before, tourism in Vietnam is very poor, it was rarely to find a foreigner, therefore Vietnamese people is always give a curious eyes to foreign tourists. This attitude sometimes makes the guest feel uncomfortable. Day by day, tourism becomes a key industry, the number of tourists keeps growing. Nowadays Vietnamese people are getting used to with foreigner visiting their coutry and welcoming them with a friendly, helpful attitude.
Of couse, the traveler may have to face with the curious eyes sometimes. The best way to against them is ignorance. Forget it and put all your enthusiasm into discorvering the beauty of nature and culture, you will have a memorable trip.
Travel tips about Politics in Vietnam
New arrivals will soon find that the Vietnamese are very patriotic, They always want to share with foreigner their proud history. it will be helpful to learn a little about the national history of the country and the significance of its national holidays and associated festivals. But you should not ask the local people about issues relating to politics because this is a sensitive topic with Vietnamese people.
Travel tips about Language barrier in Vietnam
A fact that the proportion who speak English in Vietnam is not high compared to the total population. It would be a bad situation if you get lost and can not contact to local people. To avoid it, you should equip few basic phrases in some cases may occur like getting lost or buying something (especially is bargain). The Vietnamese people are very friendly and they appreciate it when foreigners make an effort to speak to them in their own language.
Travel tips about City life in Vietnam
The majority of traveler arrive to the hustle and bustle of cities such as Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi first when they visit Vietnam. At first, traveler might overwhelmed of a non-stop energy of Vietnamese city life. It is very easy to find the crowded street with the touts, street vendors, motorbike , local people and traveler. If you want to experience life style of local people, so join in the crowd, enjoy the atmosphere and especially the street food. But before trying the street food, be sure that you have a good stomach or not may get the problem after. Unfortunately, traveler usually be charged higher than local people for the same goods when you buy something at street vendors. So that, be an intelligent traveler by asking for the price before using something and bargaining for a lower price.
Travel tips about Road safety and transport in Vietnam
One of the major challenges that new arrivals face when travel to Vietnam is getting to grips with the numerous modes of transportation available to them. The roads are always full of motorbike, especially in rush hour (from 7 am to 9 am in the morning and from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm). Buses in Vietnam is also incredibly crowded.
how to cross a Vietnamese road full of motorbikes, cars and bicycles is a big problem. Sometimes it make you feel that it is a non-stop line of motorbike. So that you should bravely and slowly cross the road without any sudden movements, and the local drivers will know how to do.
To have a memorable trip in Vietnam, tourist should find the beauty at the friendly , open-mind people; the delicious at the simple street foods; and the significance of an ancient culture in the chaotic aspects of lifestyle.
The last but not least, if you would like to know about a peaceful and truly authentic Vietnam, you should leave the noisy and gaudy of the big city and come to the countryside. Moon Garden Homestay at Ky Son Village, a small village in outskirt of Hanoi is a best choice for your trip. Coming to Moon Garden Homestay you will find that you do not have to use the travel tips above and still have a wonderful experience of Vietnam.