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SEVERAL TIPS FOR STAYING MORE SAFE WHEN BACKPACKING

Hello, it’s Giang from Saigon Free Day Tours, today I’m gonna share with you some experiences of backpacking travel.

Backpacking has become very popular in recent years. Therefore, instead of choosing tours from travel agents, more and more people now opt for traveling by themselves, and if you haven’t got any clue about this kind of journey, try applying the following tips, they may help you.

1. PLAN CAREFULLY FOR THE BACKPACKING TRIP

Research for things like the destination’s info, some must-visit places, the good eateries that only the locals would know, or more importantly, taxis and hostels. It would be much safer when you find out which are reputable and which are dangerous or scammers.

2. HAVE A TRAVEL INSURANCeWHEN BACKPACKING

If possible, you should have a travel insurance which will cover you if anything happens.

3. LET YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT YOUR BACKPACKING PLAN

Before starting your journey, you should send your travel plans to your parents or friends in case you need their help.

4. LIGHTWEIGHT LUGGAGE

Try to travel light, as one of the most general tips, carrying a lighter pack is definitely more fun than a heavier one, right? :v Say, why not choose smart water bottles, which are totally lighter, cheaper than nalgene and easy to fit into pack pockets, too.

5. BRING MEDICINE AND FIRST AID KIT

Bring your medicine and prescriptions for diarrhea, motion sickness, stomach cramps and aches.

6. KNOW SOME BASIC SENTENCES IN THE LOCAL LANGUAGE

Try to learn some basic sentences in the local language, which is not only would be a lot helpful, but also shows that you respect their culture.

7. STAY CALM TO REALIZE THE SCAM

In case there is an exceptionally attractive one approaching you on the street and flirts super heavily with you, it’s probably the scam. Remember, do not drink any beverage that you’ve not seen opened or made DIRECTLY in front of you (at places like bars and clubs… )

So, those are all I want to share with you about How to stay safe when you Backpacking. I hope with the information and tips I have just told you, you can be more confident when traveling in Vietnam. Please check out our website for more interesting facts. If you’re planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh city, don’t hesitate to book tours in our club; we provide free walking tours with student tour guide. We guarantee you will experience wonderful moments with our energetic tour guides. The link to our website is below:

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