South East Asia is beautiful. The countries are rich in culture and breathtaking landscapes. However, they’re also filled with tourist scams, and when you’re not speaking the language it can transform an amazing trip to a living nightmare. Taxi scams are frequent and hard to avoid, trust me, I’ve been there. Luckily for you my fellow travelers, I’ve discovered the best way to avoid getting ripped off during my last trip in Vietnam. So worry no more and install Grab!

It is basically the Uber of South East Asia, and even if Uber does operate in most countries, it is way more advantageous.

You don’t have to enter your credit card

The app offers you the possibility of course, but you can also choose to pay in cash, which is a great way to avoid any bank-fees.


It offers local options, such as ‘GrabBike’

Traveling alone? Taking a taxi can drill a hole in your budget really fast. Luckily, you can ask for a motorbike driver who will come pick you up and drop you wherever you want.
Big group? No problem, ask for a minivan to go to the beach with all your hostel friends!

Moreover, each time you use the app, you will earn points which will unlock rewards in the form of vouchers in restaurants / hotels / long-distance bus / flights and so on.


  1. So what are you waiting for? Book a flight, pack your bags and grab a Grab!


This application is available for both Android and iOs.