Coming to Europe is coming to various beauty from Eiffel tower, Vantican Cathedral to Dutch windmill … For many Vietnamese, traveling to Europe is a dream and also a goal. used extremely luxury. So how to save money and still have a safe, comfortable trip is always the top concern of travel lovers. Hopefully, the European travel experiences we share below will help travelers eliminate some of the anxiety of choosing Europe as a destination on their journey to explore the world.
Visa to Europe
The Schengen Alliance covers 25 European countries and if you have a Schengen visa, you will be impartial to travel in these 25 countries. However, only 4 countries accept tourist visas for Vietnamese citizens without inviting sponsor. These are France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. You can go to the embassies of these countries in Vietnam to check in or you can contact the travel agencies to assist you in the visa process. If you apply for a country visa, that country must be the first destination or the place you stay the longest on your journey. All documents must be translated into English. If you are applying for a Schengen visa for the first time, you should prepare the procedures and apply about 2 months in advance to ensure the schedule. Visa procedures can be found here for details of a European visa
It is not difficult for you to hunt cheap airline tickets to Europe. Regularly visit the website of the airline or follow the promotional information of travel companies, take the opportunity so quickly that you will have the opportunity to own a round-trip ticket to European countries cheaply (yes when only about 700 euros for a round trip).
However, you should note that to buy cheap tickets you must register at least 2 weeks in advance. Cheap tickets mean you can carry a little luggage, and land at airports far from the city center. Ideally, you should consider carefully the cost of moving from the airport to the city and the luggage fee.
Note: At the airport you absolutely must not carry luggage for strangers, as well as talk about bombs, mines, explosives or terrorism …
The common European currency is Euro (1euro = 1.36 USD)
You should change money in Vietnam, not money at bank branches or Money Changer in the cities where you go because the cost of deduction is very high. Note the exchange of small denominations and small coins to buy drinks, buy tram tickets, buses or phone cards.
When shopping or changing money remember to carefully check the money value to avoid confusion, when shopping remember to bring a calculator to calculate the exchange rate. Most stores do not accept payment in USD.
Many supermarkets and restaurants in Europe accept card payments, so you can use the card to pay.
When shopping at supermarkets, you should compare prices because supermarkets have a lot of price difference. The exchange rate should be calculated and the tax payable when returning to Vietnam when buying expensive, high-value items.
You should buy clothes, shoes, cosmetics … when coming to France because Paris is the convergence of the most famous brands in the world. When to Belgium, the Netherlands should buy candy and Chocolate.
When you walk, pay attention to traffic light signals, always on the sidewalk or the road for pedestrians, not arbitrarily crossing the road as in Vietnam.
Using public transportation such as buses, subways is cheap, fast and convenient but must study and master the route.
Take a taxi with the money meter like in Vietnam, when you get off the car even though the driver please let you leave your car, but absolutely you must not do so, must bring all your luggage and belongings .
In France, strikes are very common, including public transport, and even there is a strike so you should find out carefully to avoid going out without any services.
Note: Europe is not an absolutely safe place, you should follow a group, when you want to go somewhere alone, you need to tell the guide, always bring hotel card and schedule card with you of the delegation. Be very careful when using public transport, do not get close to the crowds.