Traveling by motorbike is the passion and hobby of most young people today. When you hear somewhere there is a wonderful place, beautiful scenery, many interesting games or something special,… You’ll probably want to pick up your backpack and go right away.
However, life is not always what we expect. Who knows, on that trip, you get into trouble because of the weather, run out of gas in the middle of the road, lose your “friends”,… Make your trip more difficult. Therefore, to make the trip convenient, interesting, attractive, wonderful with many new experiences, you should pocket 10 things to keep in mind before going backpacking below.
Remember 10 things before hiking
Motorcycle maintenance before riding
Traveling means you have to go through and conquer many long roads, different high and low slopes, hilly roads, gravel slopes, potholes ,… Therefore, maintenance for your “friends” before traveling is a necessary factor and a top priority. In addition, you need to bring some other necessary equipment such as: pear, screwdriver, pliers ,… in the trunk of the car in case there is a problem during the trip.
Fill up the tank with gasoline
Running out of gas in the middle of the road is an obsession of backpackers. If you do not want to fall into the “dilemma” of “walking the steam”, please fill the tank with gas before the trip. Remember that in many parts of the road there is no gas station for you to fill.
Only bring essential items
Traveling is not like normal trips with large houses, hotels, services, everything,… In many places on the road trip, you can hardly find a home. Therefore, when preparing your luggage for a road trip, you should only bring essential items and put them in a neat backpack. Do not carry too many items, bulky will make it difficult for you to drive or carry.
Get to know the local culture
Each village, each place you go to during the backpacking journey has different customs, cultures and lifestyles, especially in mountainous localities. These cultural traits may surprise you, but they can also make your landlord “hate” you because it is unintentionally impolite to the culture of that locality. Therefore, please learn carefully about the local culture before going to both supplement your knowledge and contribute to making the trip smooth.
Whether your trip is favorable, interesting or not depends a lot on the weather where you go. How difficult it will be if you drive on a foggy, rainy mountain road without any preparation. Therefore, you should learn about the weather characteristics of that locality and follow the weather forecast before you want to set foot there.
Do not go in large groups
Large groups, many members will be happy but it is a disadvantage for the leader. You may not be able to manage on many roads with a large number of people. Moreover, the crowded trip also causes dissent and opinions, dismay of internal solidarity, making the trip you have cherished for a long time uninteresting.
Choose a reliable leader
The road trip needs to have a leader. It’s trustworthy; have extensive experience; ability to lead, handle situations intelligently and wisely; If the person has a sense of humor, the better.
Do not drive during the night
Driving at night is very dangerous, for mountain roads, without electricity, the level of danger is multiplied. Therefore, to ensure the safety of the whole team, do not drive at night.
Do not travel more than 200 km per day
Driving during the journey and not having time to rest will cause muscle fatigue, eye strain, mental and health will also be tired, affecting safety when participating in traffic. Therefore, you need to arrange a reasonable schedule, do not drive more than 200km / day.
Prevent being deceived
There have been many true deception stories in the history of backpacking in Vietnam. Maybe bad guys will take advantage of you to transport prohibited goods, take advantage to steal your property, more dangerous than your life, especially female friends,….That is why you need to always raise your vigilance, not be gentle and always be careful when traveling in a strange place, It’s deserted.
Young people today are very active and want to explore here and there, want to challenge themselves,… So backpacking is a popular form of tourism. But to have a safe, convenient, attractive, interesting, experiential trip,… Do not miss the 10 notes when traveling above.