Traveling to Vietnam alone isn’t something to be worried about even if you’re a newbie, a woman, or a youngster. If you follow these personal suggestions, I’m sure you’ll get the most out of your Asian vacation.
Female Solo Travelers
As a girl who has such courage to travel alone, these pieces of advice will help you while you’re in the country:
- Ditch the heavy girly accessories; you should consider blending in the modest lives of locals.
- Don’t let safety myths stop you from discovering the beauty of Vietnam.
- Motorbikes aren’t for men alone. Try renting one and loiter in the city.
- Forget your poise! Slurp that Pho!
- Foreign women seem to be asked with personal questions here like marriage and kids, but don’t get offended. Locals are naturally curious. If you don’t want to answer, just dismiss it with a smile.
Tough guys need some personal suggestions too. If you’re a dude with wanderlust, here are some Vietnam travel advice you can heed:
- Don’t rush. Enjoy one moment at a time. Super adventurous guys tend to hop fast to another place.
- Risks are thrilling but know your limits. Don’t try racing with locals while riding a scooter.
- Stay protected. If you feel like you’re going steamy with somebody while traveling to Vietnam alone, don’t forget about the condoms.
- Be friendly. A Western guy in an Asian country is a quite intimidating.
- Take it easy with your heart. Finding love in a different country during a vacation can be really complicated.
Travelers on their 20s
Oh, the youngsters with itchy feet. If you’re in your 20s and going to Vietnam, here are some of my personal advice.
- Talk sincerely with a Vietnam War Veteran. The U.S. and Vietnam had some not-so-nice history so better address a veteran with respect.
- Do regular reality checks. As a young traveler, it’s easy to be lost in the nirvana of traveling.
- Don’t hold back. Getting drunk in Bia Hoi District while still saving some sobriety to go back to your hotel will be prudent.
- Trust your guts. Check, check! If your 20+-year-old self is pussyfooting, tap those instincts.
- Make friends with students hosting free day tours. And it’ll go long ways here!
- Get lost, but not for good. It’s okay to sleep on someone else’s floor in a confusing night.
- Maintain your wits. If you’re losing your mind figuring a day’s plan, breathe deeply.
- Try local food and survive your first travel diarrhea.
- Know history and some key phrase. You’re not supposed to talk openly about Vietnam War.
- Don’t spend on everything, there are a lot of free stuff in Vietnam.
Brave are those who travel alone. And if your plan is traveling to Vietnam alone, these personal suggestions should serve as small life hacks. And as you know, Vietnam is a country of beauty and surprises. Sticking to the plan, you’ve high chances of spending your time wisely and joyfully.
Thoughts on these wits guys?
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