Even a seasoned traveller might fall prey to pickpockets and bag-snatchers in Vietnam; however, there are several tips that you should follow in order to safeguard yourself as you travel through the country while holidaying at one of the resorts in Vietnam including properties like Avani Quy Nhon Resort.
Never Wear Bags with Thin Straps
If you’re hoping to go exploring tourist hotspots in Vietnam, it would be best if you carry a backpack. Many bag snatchers are on the constant lookout for easy targets and stylish bags with fragile straps are a big no-no!
Cross the Streets Slowly – but Steadily!
When crossing the streets in Vietnam, you’ll be waiting forever if you wait for a break in traffic. Step onto the oncoming traffic with a raised hand and make sure the drivers see you and continue to cross the streets slowly. Never step backwards.
Be Wary When You Take Your Electronics Out
Just like with bags, you should be extra precautious when trotting about with your expensive smartphones and cameras in Vietnam. The disappearance of expensive gadgets in the blink of an eye is all too common in this country, so make sure you’re well away from the crowds before you use them.
Avoid Motorbike Taxis
Keep away from “xe ôm” or motorbike taxis in Vietnam, especially during the night, as there are cases reported of tourists getting assaulted by drivers, demanding a ridiculous amount of money, after being driven around for ages. Stick to reputed taxi companies or apps such as Uber or Grab for a positive experience.