planning a trip to Vietnam and are having difficulties
deciding where to go and what to do, what you cannot miss
and what to skip. From the feedbacks of our customers,
Tailormade Vietnam Holidays would like to recommend some
activities considered by travellers as must-do's when you
are in Vietnam....
Basic information about travel Vietnam
Part 2 - On the trip
You should not buy items because it is cheap, just buy what you
can't find at home town, when you come across a shop on sale
promotion you need to check quality of the products, need to know
why they are on sale, because the purpose of business is profit, not
for charity or community. When you buy stuff in a different country,
it is impossible to have warranty for what you buy. When you
Hoi An, a shopping paradise for international tourists there are a
lot of attractive things and don't hesitate to buy it because you
may not have second chance for the similar things.
Eating and drinking
Each place has it's own cuisine or different way of making food,
especially in a culturally diversified country like Vietnam where
people live in different places with different habits and customs,
and tasting local food is a chance for visitors learn about local
people's life, that is food culture. Passengers are recommended to
try local Vietnamese food instead of western restaurants, just study
information about food and restaurants of the places you are going
to visit so that you can try when you come. Local food means local
food for local people, not restaurants for international tourists.
Street food is a culture of the Vietnamese, there are many mobile
kitchen on the side walks along the streets, especially the
Quarter of Hanoi, you can just try if you like or just have a look
around to understand local culture, and once you are in Hanoi don't
forget to enjoy Bia Hoi (steam beer), available every street corner.
You can also try some coffee or fruit juice on the pavement without
too much worry about quality or hygiene.
Get cash from ATM
Before the tour you need to check if your credit cards are
acceptable in Vietnam and more importantly check how much you have
in your account. In Vietnam, ATM are available in almost every big
city, most hotels and restaurants accept payment by credit card,
however card holders have to pay 3% bank charge for Visa or Master
cards...and 5% for American Express cards, you can just get Vietnam
Dong, local currency from the ATM machines.
when you travel Vietnam you just need to change some
at the airports or border gates. There are many branches of bank in
big cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoi An, Nha Trang...Banks
in Vietnam open from Monday to Friday every week, don't change your
money at the jewelry shops on the street as you may have fake money,
if necessary you can change some at the hotels you are staying
however exchange rates offered by the hotels are usually lower than