Any trip has unexpected problems, and so do Hanoi tours. Therefore if tourists get to know about the warning or danger, if they know the important precautions before coming to Hanoi, the risks or troubles may be lessened. And thanks to so, they can discover Hanoi without any worry or concern.
The romantic scenery of Hanoi
Look all around Vietnam, we can find that there’s no other city that can possess such various culture and diversified lifestyle. That’s why when visiting Hanoi, there are a few precautions to take to ensure your safety at all times.
1. Crossing Road
Vietnamese traffic situation is always one of the top complaints from tourists, as there are not many rules when driving and when pedestrians are able to cross the streets. Vietnam is one of the biggest kingdoms of motorbikes in the world, everyone here possesses at least one motorbike, however most of Vietnamese doesn’t know which lane is for their vehicle. You can find motorbike everywhere on the street, from car lanes, bus lanes, to the sidewalks for pedestrian.
The crowded streets of Hanoi
Such a mess whenever it’s in the rush hours of the day, and my advice is finding a traffic light to cross the road there, and of course pay attention to every directions when you’re crossing the road.
Be sure you know how to check the freshness of meats you purchase and where they come from, as there are various reports of meat being contaminated, causing sickness. Ask locals about the best locations to stop and eat when you are in Hanoi.
An awesome food stall in Hanoi
However, it won’t be so hard to find a good food stall in Hanoi, you can now take advantage of the apps on your phone like “Foody” or “Dia Diem An Uong”, and there you will have the pictures of foods, the address of the restaurant or food stall, and of course the reviews of previous eater.
Another bad point of Vietnamese tourism is that the taxi drivers sometimes raise their price from the original price that passengers need to pay, but it can no more happen these days, thanks to the appearance of Uber, Grab, the taxi systems that allow passengers to know how much they have to pay for the trip, and these new kinds of taxis are also much cheaper than old kinds of taxis in Vietnam.
You can easily meet Uber or Grab on the street nowadays
And if you go in a tour provided by a travel agency, please call them to check again everything before you get in the car to take control of every situation that can happen.
4. Nighttime alerts
As with many foreign countries you may travel, be aware that during nighttime is when most crimes are committed, especially against tourists. There have been reports of muggings and robberies, especially if you have been out having drinks or need to visit a local ATM to get the cash you require.
Going in a group is always better than alone
Be sure to avoid wearing valuables, as this vastly increases your chances of becoming a target. Whenever you plan to take a trip through the city of Hanoi at night, be sure to do so only if you are with a group. This should help ward off potential criminals and pickpockets.
Take notes these precautions and you’ll be well prepared for the memorable journey around Hanoi! And it will be safer if you book a tour with this travel agency to enjoy entirely joyful Vietnam tours!