5 Things Travelers Should Know About Vietnam
If anyone thinks tromping through India will be like traveling any other country, think again. Here are some things I found useful on my trip. Here are 5 Travel Must-Haves for India:
I’ll be honest– finding a place to crash is one of my ugh parts of traveling solo in India. It’s literally draining.
Budget cradles here spell the need for an open-mind, with a crowbar of willpower and let’s face it– India is not as cheap as it used to be and the room you get doesn’t always match the higher rupee you’re paying!
Obviously, the rules of the game and standards of house-keeping are different here.
Sometimes life throws you a condition that isn’t even satisfactory. Your overnight sleeper train is noisy, seats are cramped, it’s an 11 hour ride and the AC is making you hypothermic. This is the worst ride of your life! What do you do?
… Whatever you can.
One of the biggest things I love about Bangkok? It’s never boring. Cheap massages and motorbike taxis to food and fruit vendors on the streets, each day presents a stunning visual array of sights and activities to keep your camera clicking and your wallets opening for budget vacation splurges .
From old world and dilapidated to freshly modern, you may be partially confused as to which way the city leans. The city juggles a persevering history of old wats, floating markets, a loving devotion to the king and a gateway into the future of modern convenience!
For a weekend traveler living in Korea, Seoul makes my blood race. Sometimes there’s an ongoing list of things of events taking place or sometimes, I just have to create my own ways of having fun.
Koreans are the best dressed and groomed people in the world. Without a doubt.
A high maintenance looks-oriented society, you’ll find the men, women, teens and toddlers are all stylish, made up, manicured… not a hair out of place. Here, plastic surgery is as common as going to the dentist. Clothes shopping is a popular pasttime for men and women, alike. Guys are tailored to look like like K-pop stars, as women wear short skirts and balance on stilted toothpicks. Toddlers get perms and manicures and children are dressed as if they came out of fashion pages.
Driving on the Korean highways isn’t an Evil Knievel feat. While I hear driving in Seoul can be pretty crazy and that Korean drivers can occasionally be a bit speed crazy, compared to countries I’ve been to recently, driving on the Korean highway is nowhere nearly as daunting. Drivers aren’t overtaking each other by hopping into oncoming traffic lanes nor do Korean highways accommodate bicycles, pedicabs or cows! In fact, if you’ve ever driven in New York City, this should be a relative breeze. However, there are things about the Korean roads (and gps devices) that you may want to know about…
On a recent weekend road trip from Daegu to Seoraksan (a 5-6 hour drive), these are some things I learned.
You don’t have skydive out of a plane in order to be a daredevil. You don’t have to eat strange bugs or worms to be an adventurist. Sometimes, adventure and danger can fit into the simplest things; and if you’re a solo traveler, occasionally it’s the simplest things that can feel the most dangerous!