Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Travelling Guidelines & Etiquette
I know you are probably thinking everything has etiquette these days... Sincerely, i feel that way sometimes, but truth be told, we need some guidelines sometimes. Ok, so i took the liberty of putting the list together for you my lovely readers so you won't have to do the research or wonder what to know.
-The first thing is to pick a place you want to visit. If you don't know already or confused about where to visit, then do some research on tripadvisor.com, travel channel, or the world wide web in general.
-After picking a place then decide on what is there to do in that city
-Make your accomodation arrangement at least for 1 night (you may decide to explore other cheaper avenues after you get there)
-Have a knowledge of the exchange rate before you go.
-Have a knowledge of language barrier if any and how to tackle that
-Read up on the culture of the people. Some do's and don'ts of the culture
-It is always nice to at least learn the basic greetings of a place you are visiting. People love it when you make effort to speak their language. You don't have to get it right, but try.
-If the hotel or villa you are staying does not have a safe, always carry your passport with you.
-Be willing to try the local food and learn and participate in their culture unless it is something that violates your belief.
-Always travel with a first aid kit (speaking from experience)
-Contact your embassy in the country you are visiting to let them know you are there in case of an emergency.
-Leave contact information of where you are going with someone in your country of origin.
-Never engage in a fight with the locals because more often than none, they will always win as you are the outsider.