The very first, what should be done, when you are out of the plane in Vietnam, other than buying a local SIM cards – installing the application for travel around the city. If you have not booked a transfer and are going to move independently around the city, then you can safely jump on the bus (Ho Chi Minh City is the 109th – lucky right in the center) or spend a little more but get there comfortably.
This will help you Grab the app. Previously, there still acted Uber, but then they were sold out and grabs if you already have on your phone Uber, they will be happy to provide a link to install local applications, get your bonuses went so well and grab.
If you have yet to pack the suitcase before flight, then install the application Grab – this link at once. One free ride you get exactly. At the moment, the amount of 30K dong discounts – it is quite a good distance, to ride on Saigon.
Actually, no hidden charges and there is no divorce, a small bonus from the company, to motivate all to install your app. More plus motivation, small bonuses, they constantly send, eg, travel by taxi at the price of travel on bike.
New technologies will leave you without a job
Why is it profitable, than travel on a motorcycle with a random grandfather, a crossroads. – Price initially visible, everything is calculated and even when I catch the driver grab from the street, I ask him to make you want me to address through the grab and immediately show me sum, so then we had no discrepancies, surprises and aggression, which is out of frustration.
Why am I writing, that many remain without work? – Many of the older generation of drivers are still trying to watch passers-by at the crossroads, They offer a ride, shout, bibikayut, but in fact, for 7 years, things have changed dramatically and now the lion's share of orders for the trip arrives via the Internet, smartphones, apps. A grandfather sad smoking on the corner. even time, было, I asked the driver, who lived with his family at the crossroads, how it happened, and why he can not make money on housing for their three children and a pregnant wife. Он сказал, his phone is broken / missing and now a corner he raises 50-150 thousand VND per day.
young children, that after school or work part time to grab pairs, Hydrating people on their bikes, earn vlegkuyu at 200K for several hours. And the end-time.
Without Grab discounts and loyalty program also does not do. During a trip to earn points and you can then spend on free trips, or in stores, cafe. Сразу скажу, This small funds, but if you live in the city and always use a taxi, It is a nice addition would be virtually free kofeek in Coffee House or a trip with a big discount, obtained in these scores.
The list of must-have applications for life in Vietnam
From my brief experience Vietnam accommodation, I can highlight a few apps, which use.
- Facebook messenger – to, he captured the world, Vietnam certainly. Everyone has, new acquaintances ask your facebook, one does not get out from there.
- Zalo (Salo or Yalo) – local messenger, which is also very popular among the people. But Fbuke think maybe more people.
- Kriptovalyutny purse – because, so easy, you money Vietnamese (If it works here) does not withdraw from the country. Western Union transfers are only for transfers from abroad. Therefore, two options, or you are looking for compatriots, Vietnamese who need cash and do not need a clearing in a bank in your home. Or are looking for that in facebook, who do not need cryptocurrency, and his house, who needs. To the second version, I have not got, but I ponder over it.
That's all for today, Radio Saigon is disabled and goes to eat Bhamo with kofiem. Download useful applications, move around the city cheaply or for free, communicate, send money (I)! Have a nice day.