So you’ve got a big break, and you have made plans to travel. If you are someone who is taking their first steps when it comes to travelling, there are some certain things you need to know before you set foot on your destination. Here in this article, you will find some off-beat tips to help you make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.
Most countries have a lot of people whose only form of income is to rip off travellers. So if you are going to travel to a different country, it is wise to not only research about places to visit and food to eat, but it is even more important to research about taxi fares, what the local transport apps, what the emergency numbers are among other things. It is also wise to check out blog posts that are present to help tourists have a relaxing time in the country they are visiting.
- Friends of Friends of Friends
Unless you are going to a remote Island, you should know someone’s fourth cousin at the very least who happens to be staying in the same country as the one you’re visiting. Reach out to them and let them know that you’re going to visit and ask them about pointers. Ask them to help you out with initial travel, as you can easily be ripped off upon entering a country for the first time, especially in developing countries. Save their contact and give them a heads up about your travel plans’ we recommend you do this for both safety and security reasons.
- Cash flow
There are two options, for you to consider. One is to go to your local bank and ask them to set up a currency exchange for you, as you are planning to go on a trip to a different country. The second option is to change currency when you land in the airport; there are a number of currency exchanges within the airport, or you can even try withdrawing from an ATM as soon as you land. If you are going for option two, then tell your bank ahead of time about your travel. Most banks and credit card companies keep track of where the money is being transacted. So if all of a sudden there is a withdrawal at a foreign country, they might block the account thinking that it is some sort of fraud. So if you don’t want to be stuck in a different country with no cash, tell your bank ahead of time.