Lying on the coastal line of East Sea, Vietnam is a country with the long history, dated back for more than 2000 years. Over that period, with many up-and-downs in chorological history, many areas have been separated or merged together to create the big community. Up to now, from North to South, Vietnam poses 54 ethnic minorities.
On the Vietnam motorcycle tours, we will have the chance to contact with many hill tribes, especially in the Northern mountainous areas. They vary in their lifestyle, habit or traditional culture, but all of them bring a Vietnamese identity which is hardly found in other countries.
Surely, you can not remember all the things of 54 tribes because it is really diverse and somehow difficult to distinguish. However, do you know how to react when meeting some people for the first time? Let’s see what can we do or SHOULD do when meeting with many kinds of people, from the children to elder people, while enjoying your motorcycle tours in Vietnam!
If you come to Hanoi and start the Vietnam Motorbike Tours, the starting point, you will have time to interact with many kinds of people because most of them are from different provinces. With varied background and social status, nevertheless; being highly affected by the bustle of the city, they somehow form a common sense of living and habit.
Normally, they are friendly, but they don’t have enough time to talk and sometimes indifferent. On the North Vietnam motorbike tours, if you have to stop to ask for the way in case of getting lost, just make sure to be friendly and make it quick.
One more thing is that in Vietnam, English is considered as the 2nd language but the quality is still low. So if you want to interact with city people, choose some students in university, who are basically able to speak in English. In this case, a fully guided Vietnam Motorbike Tours are highly recommended, we are sure that you will have a trip of a lifetime!
Most of the time on Vietnam motorbike tours from North to South by riding along Ho Chi Minh Trail, we will ride in the countryside area, so obviously, you have more time to interact with farmers and people in countryside, in the restaurant, hotel, market, etc. People in those areas, they have a little understanding about the modern world so their life is almost not spoilt. They are more friendly than people in the city, with the friendly attitude and really hospitable.
On the motorcycle tours Vietnam. if you come across any farmers working in the paddy fields and you want to try doing their job or taking their photos, just feel free to do it. But you should ask for their permission and follow their instruction. People in the countryside, especially the older people, they prefer the hirrachy in society and the respect for them. If they feel like being highly appreciated for what they are doing, even the simplest job, they will be extremely enthusiastic.
However, some people can be over-exciting, especially in the party or banquet. If you meet some old men in journey the motorbike tours Vietnam, for example in the restaurant or homestay, and they positively intend to ask you for drink, just enjoy it, but only 1 or 2 cups. If you don’t drink, they will feel not being respected. But remember that we need to ride motorbike long way, so safety should be put in the top concerned list.
You can catch up with many children when riding motorbike tours Vietnam in the Northern areas. Most of them come from ethnic minorities. From the paddy fields, to the market or on the way to school, you can meet numerous children, mainly poor and lack of necessary things for their life.
Let’s prepare some candies or sweets for them. The children would be really joyful when they see some foreigners, maybe for the 1st time of their life. You can prepare something that you don’t need like warm jackets, clothes, or simplest is the candies because in the mountainous areas with the harsh weather, the children always have no enough warm clothes to wear.
However, if when Vietnam motorbike riding crew stops for some villages, don’t give children money. It could create the bad habit for them.
Along the coastal line on Ho Chi Minh Trail in the center of Vietnam, it is not hard to notice many fishing villages on motorbike tours. Taking Vietnam motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail, We can drop into see and take photos, but also should ask for their permission first.
Normally, with the fishermen, their life is related to the sea and storm, so their characters are really straightforward, sometime hot-tempered but have no bad attitude. They can also be really exciting to invite you some drinks. Just contribute something or give them any small gifts if you think it is worth because their life is also really difficult.
On the list here, it is not enough all the people you will have chance to meet one time in your life. Riding with motorbike touring Vietnam, you are supposed to come across more and more kinds of people with different personalities.
No matter who they are, just be friendly and polite as much as possible. It will help you to gain the wonderful moments on Vietnam Motorbike Tours because knowing new people, new life or understanding about a totally different world would be so fascinating. If your journey is just about landscapes, it would be so boring and worthless.