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Travel tips

Travelling to another country is an exciting experience, especially when you are travelling with your loved ones. Travelling, however, can be a bad experience if we aren’t aware of the local laws, customs and environment of the country of visit. It’s wise to do your research about the country that you wish to visit first. Travel tips, of course, would also come in handy. Here are some travel tips for smart travellers like you:

Arrival

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You are vulnerable wherever you go. You have to always be alert because you are not travelling alone; you have all your cash, cards, documents and anything else valuable with you. First time travellers tend to feel insecure and anxious, especially when they have never been to a particular country. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous, but you don’t have to show it. This is to avoid you from getting cheated by people who want to take advantage on you. Proper planning is essential before leaving for your trip. Make sure you have enough information about your flight and also the destination airport. Change some money into the local currency before you travel. Make sure you have small change which shall be used for your transportation fare. It is also advisable for you to take the airport limousine or taxi which are available in most airports. Watch your pocket; you don’t ever want your wallet to go missing! Most importantly, don’t forget to get LocalSIMKad™ of your destination for a smooth telecommunication.

Hotel

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When choosing a place to stay, it’s best to check in hotels with tight security. Four and five stars hotels are normally safe, with guards and surveillance cameras around the hotel. However, things do disappear sometimes. So keep your valuables properly. Don’t let them walk away from you! Lock your luggage bags and closets whenever you go out. Never leave valuables in soft material bag. This is to avoid thieves from cutting your bag with a sharp knife. Most importantly, never get drunk and invite a stranger to your hotel room; he could be a psycho killer!

Backpacking

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If you’re a backpacker, the most important thing that you need to know is your map! A travel guide book will come in handy. If you are unsure of where to go, ask the locals to help you around. Try to estimate the time that you may take to arrive at your destination. The weather in certain countries is sometimes unpredictable, so be sure to always follow up with the weather report. If you’re travelling to a country during winter, wear comfortable winter coat and jacket to keep you warm. Carry a mini umbrella or a raincoat with you, just in case it rains when you’re going around town. Avoid carrying too many things.

Money Management

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Credit cards would help you a lot when travelling abroad. Make sure that your credit cards are valid, with a credit card company’s logo on it. Use them instead of debit cards as most restaurants and clothing stores do not accept debit cards. Avoid unnecessary spending, be prudent instead. You don’t want to return home with debts all around your waist! Keep your money, ATM and credit cards properly, never lose them.

 

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