Google Trips is a great application that assists you in planning, organizing your travel schedule, and suggesting and providing information on interesting sites to see in the area you will be visiting. Unfortunately, this app was withdrawn on May 8, 2019, much to the chagrin of many travel enthusiasts. But don’t worry, here are several methods similar to Google Trips for creating a perfect travel itinerary for yourself, assisting you in having excellent experiences, saving money, and limiting travel depression after returning from your vacation.
Check out some travel hacks to help you have a safe journey to Vietnam
First, you need to make sure that your passport and visa are up-to-date. It is essential to understand the Vietnam entry requirements before traveling. Many African nations and portions of Asia are free from the visa requirements, while citizens of North America and Europe will be required to get a visa.
The hustle and bustle city – Ho Chi Minh city (Souce: www.thrillist.com)
Another important piece of information to add to your “Google Trips” is looking up the weather of the areas you’ll be visiting and planning your activities accordingly.
“The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the north, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry. Southern Vietnam is generally dry and hot from November to April, and warm and wet between May & October, with the highest rainfall in June, July & August.” (Credit: selectiveasia.com)
With the essential information about the weather, you will be able to reduce the risk of weather allergies and heat shock, as well as equip yourself with the required goods to safeguard your body while traveling.
Take a virtual tour to obtain an authentic experience and choose your favorite locations
“A virtual tour is a sequence of panoramic images that are ‘stitched’ together to create a “virtual” experience of any location. Once created, the viewer can experience what it is like to be somewhere they are actually not. This virtual experience could be viewed through their desktop computers, their laptops, their tablets, and even mobile devices.” (Credit: 360virtualbusinesstours.com)
Your “Google Trips” will be more comprehensive if you include authentic experiences such as 360-degree photographs from virtual tours. Especially in the present Covid pandemic condition, “traveling from home” through virtual tours is a terrific option for you to identify suitable tourist locations in Vietnam and explore the world without leaving home.
An unbelievable photo of Ha long Bay, Viet Nam (Source: pinterest.com)
Learn about Vietnamese culture to help with cultural shock
Culture shock is an inevitable component of any trip. To reduce this, you can discover a little about what to do and what not to do in the location you are visiting. Obviously, people tend to be great hosts when they can sense you actually care about them and their traditions.
Vietnamese woman selling fruits on floating market (Source: gettyimages.co.jp)
Try to show Vietnamese people that you are truly interested in their culture. In that case, they will always treat you with an enthusiastic, hospitable attitude and are always willing to help you, no matter where you are. Furthermore, learning basic Vietnamese greetings is one of the best methods to make a good impression in the eyes of others. If people feel you’ve not only taken an interest but genuinely respect their culture, they’ll be a lot warmer towards you.
Prepare and investigate some locations to experience the feeling of eating like a local
Want to become a true insider traveler? Load up your “Google Trips” bag with fascinating places frequented by locals. You will have the opportunity to try foods that you have never eaten before. If possible, get yourself an enthusiastic local companion who will take you anywhere you want to go, give you the feeling of being a true local, tell you stories and interesting facts about the location you’re visiting.
Cha Gio – Vietnamese fried spring rolls (Source: thewoksoflife.com)
If you visit Vietnam, you should travel to Ho Chi Minh city – one of Asia’s most fascinating places, and take the “free walking street tour“, which is conducted by energetic, friendly local youths who want to share Vietnamese culture with the rest of the world. This experience will be an unforgettable one and never let you down.
Discover and plan a road trip, which is an indispensable cultural feature for local youngsters.
Road trips are always an exciting travel technique in Vietnam that young people typically prefer to see the world and experience new things. It is a long-distance trip, generally taken by motorcycle, automobile, or bus.
With misty mountain passes in the north, bumpy rice field-flanked tracks in the south and glorious coastal highways stretching along its spine, Vietnam just begs to be explored on four or – more commonly – two wheels.
Summer road trip in Ha Giang, Vietnam (Source: pinterest.com)
You can utilize the ideas and recommendations from your “Google Trips” bag to attempt this great type of travel.
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Written by Như Ý
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