How Travel Can Be Accessible to All

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Destinations Wisely

“The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page.”

Countless people dream of going abroad and seeing the world, yet never will. Between money, time, danger, and discomfort; the obstacles can seem insurmountable. Airline tickets are astronomically expensive, hotels can cost a small fortune, and the expense of eating away from home adds up fast.

While we all too often believe that traveling is an overwhelmingly expensive proposition, the reality is that savvy travelers often spend less while on the road than they do at home. For those who know how to get around on a budget, seeing the world is quite affordable.

Chose Your Destinations Wisely

Choose your destinations wisely

Your chosen destination can play a huge part in your budget. Some cities in the world are tremendously expensive than others. Hanoi in Vietnam was recently voted the cheapest city to in the world for two for a one-night stay in a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course meal with a bottle of wine, and taxi transportation in a survey by TripAdvisor.

Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos are popular destinations for backpackers due to their affordable living costs, the general sense of safety and of course spectacular beaches and scenery. Traveling to these areas allows you to see and experience more of the world than you would if you opted to spend time in London, Las Vegas or New York where your budget will not last long. Therefore research potential destinations; get off the beaten track and explore undiscovered parts of the world where your budget will continue, and you will experience a real sense of culture and adventure.

Spend More Time and Less Money

Traveling isn’t necessarily expensive, but traveling fast is. When you rush from place to place, you never have the opportunity to find the best prices, get off the overpriced tourist path, or discover how the locals stretch their budgets. Bargaining is impossible unless you first have an idea of where things are and what they cost. Plus, the most expensive part of travel is the physical act of moving: buses, planes, trains, taxis, and cars. So if you want to go cheaply, commit yourself to going slowly. You’ll learn more, spend less, and see things you otherwise would have missed.

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Forgot the ‘Holiday Mentality.’

When traveling on a budget, forget the idea that you ought to pamper yourself. Be satisfied with the simple joys of travel. Forgo expensive luxuries, decadent meals, and luxury accommodation. Find satisfaction in the places themselves, rather than in objects you can buy to fill them. If you are willing to sacrifice luxury, you can save a tremendous amount of money and spend more time in the places you love and experience the good lifestyle on offer and mix with local people.

Go Local

Eat local and avoid overpriced accommodation that caters to tourists. The whole reason to see the world is to absorb the culture and way of life, by stepping away from the arranged tourist events; you will enjoy local culture at its best and learn more.

Holiday Mentality

Be Social

Meet people, ask questions, and don’t be shy. No matter how often you travel, every destination has a steep learning curve. As a foreigner, there is a lot you don’t know. So you can learn a tremendous amount by simply being social, meeting fellow travelers and local people. Social skills are an invaluable resource for every traveler on a budget. Many residents will be willing to help you and be hospitable as long as you respect their culture. Simply being open and showing your interest in local life can open the door to some amazing experiences.

The fact remains: if you can afford the cost of getting there, you can afford the cost of being there. Of course, it will mean adjusting to a different lifestyle, defined by various amenities, resources, and ideas of comfort. But that, after all, is why you wanted to travel in the first place—to expand your boundaries, experience new ways of life, and immerse yourself in exciting new cultural environments. Traveling can be expensive, but you can also find the means to make it fit within your budget should you desire to see the world.

 

How to Make Your Stay in Asia Hassle-Free

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Stay in Asia Hassle-Free

Oh, so you’re friend just arrived in time to spill all her exciting experience from her Asian escapade. Seamlessly, you got wind of the cuisine she had tried, the outdoor activities she engaged in, and the people that became her guide, source of amusement, and instant friends.

One can’t help but envy your friend’s Asian experience; you see, not everyone appreciates travel adventures with a bunch of strangers, whose culture is different from yours. The end-result – you wanted an Asian treat for yourself, too!

Before you start checking on hotel accommodations or book a flight, stock yourself with helpful titbits of information – in line of making your

Asian escapade, hassle-free at best:

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1. Activate your sensitive radar. Okay, so these Asian folks are different from you, but in what ways – religion, political or social aspects? It is best for you to take these things into consideration as you don’t want to appear rude or to offend. Besides, who would look for trouble in somebody else’s territory?

When you research and read about the Asian folks or a particular Asian nationality, you may get surprised or outraged about their different or unique practices. On the other hand, you could also find things in common with the Asian race. Use the information you find to stay courteous and connected with these folks.

2. Get au fait about the local weather. Some parts of Asia do experience the four seasons of winter, spring, summer, and fall. The rest are renowned for their tropical sunshine and rainy season. This information will influence the kind of clothes you must pack with you, as well as, in shaping your expectations about an outdoor adventure (e.g., muddy versus dusty).

3. Know where the cheap and expensive fair resides. Not all tourists are on for using the gold card for all transactions. Asian establishments, such as hotels and travel tours, recognize this. Hence, they make it a point to provide different sets of offerings for various price ranges. It is, therefore, up to you to inquire and research about it. Remember: tighter budgets usually allow for more exciting travel treats to try and taste.

4. Set your eyes and expectations wide open. Travelers who have the highest standards are the easiest to disappoint. And that disappointment invariably spoils the fun in traveling. Instead of getting hyped, why not observe and engage yourself deeply in this Asian travel? See what it has for you – apart from white-sand beaches and accommodating people.
With these four, you are set to check the flights and pack your bags. Let the Asian spirit wash your weary soul, or feed your hunger for adventure. Established for the move and enjoy!

Tips On How To Immigrate To Vietnam

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Immigrate To Vietnam

Immigrating to any country is not easy. It involves a lot of procedures and can be very expensive. Applying for a visa can be a hassle for some. After all, you are coming to live in a new country, and this will require a lot of running around for you before you settle down.

Are you planning to immigrate to Vietnam? If your passport is in place, you will just need to apply for a permanent resident visa. In your endeavor, Vietnam immigration department (Government) can help.  It is this section that officially issues all the visa, or visa extension, temporary or permanent residence card, visa approval letter, visa renewal, etc. Consulates and embassies issuing the documents are supposed to consult with this department before granting any visa or immigration-related papers.

Get online help  

You can check out on the Internet for detailed information. You will find everything that you need to know regarding the visa procedure and the documents that you will need to submit. You can also fill the form online and submit it. But you will have to pay a certain amount of fees for the services.

In the case of online application, you will have to collect your visa approval letter either from the airport on your arrival or get it from Vietnam embassy in your country. This letter will allow you to enter the country and get a stamp on your visa. Also, if anyone is opting for a visa on-arrival, they will not get it unless you get the approval letter.

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Visit Vietnam embassy in your country

Vietnam embassy in an individual’s native country can guide them in the right way in applying for your visa. You might need to visit the place more than once. In your first visit you can submit all your documents, and the next time if everything goes well you can just go and collect your visa.

Assistance from other agencies

If you want a hassle free process without much running around, many portals help individuals seeking immigration to Vietnam. VietnamImmigration.com is one such site that has been helping people apply for Vietnam visa. It has all the information from e-visa fees to checking the status of your visa: Whether it has been issued or not.  You can also apply for your visa online on this site.

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In case you need an urgent visa, they can assist you. You will just need to fill in their online form. And if you don’t have a Vietnam embassy in your country, they will help you acquire a visa on arrival. With a decade of experience, they will also guide you on the Dos and Don’t of getting your visa.

So, if you want a hassle free procedure, go ahead and take the help of https://www.vietnamimmigration.org