Whether you’re a self-proclaimed “friend of the world” who likes to go travel everywhere imaginable and spontaneously live a bunch of lives in one lifetime, or you’re more of the planning-crazed elegant touristy type, there are a couple of things you should know and abide by. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, or how long you’re staying – these essential travelling tips will be of value to everyone.
Patience Is Key
A bunch of unexpected thing can happen even while you’re at home, let alone somewhere you’ve never been before.
The important thing to remember is to be patient, and not go overboard because you can’t control everything.
Take a few deep breaths, and enjoy you travels while not letting some things you couldn’t see coming bother you.
There will always be another bus, another ATM, another sunny-perfect day.
If you wanted to use your vacation to get some of that beauty sleep you’ve been missing out you might as well have stayed home. But you’re in a foreign, magical place that’s just waiting to be explored by you – so get up! You can avoid crowds and tricky situations, while also being generally safer. You can get a great rest by sleeping at night (which is, after all, the time you should be sleeping). Of course, you can stay up late some nights and sleep just a bit longer, and use those other days to give your body a much needed rest.
Stash Your Cash
Always be sure to stash some extra cash in a bunch of different places. That way you can avoid certain troubling situations (like when the ATM runs out of money, or you lose your wallet). You will also feel generally calmer knowing that you’re prepared. Stash the cash in socks, a toiletry bag, in your shoes… Everywhere you can, basically.
Meet The Locals
The best thing about travelling is meeting new people and experiencing life across our beautiful planet. Sights and nature’s wonders are miraculous and magical indeed, but it’s the people who live at those places that actually make it what it is. Distance yourself from other tourists, try to chat up and be friendly with the locals. Have in mind not to be too friendly, as they’re not on vacations and probably have a life to go back to.