Every year, millions of tourists travel to foreign countries. People love to spend their vacations in different countries as it gives them the chance to experience something new. However, as some people enjoy their dream vacation in a foreign country, others might experience downright terrible situations for one reason or another. So it is important to be prepared for anything that might come up during your trip to safely enjoy it while you are out there.
There are many things that you must consider before travelling to another country. Some of these things are so simple and obvious, but many travellers seem to forget them every now and then. We hope that you won't make any horrible mistakes that many travellers make every year while on a foreign country, but you have to be careful in order to avoid them. So here are few things that you must consider when travelling to another country.
Where are you going to stay
When it comes to choosing a place to stay, there are so many options. You can stay in any place from a luxuries hotel to a house or a hostel. However, most of the tourists travelling abroad for their vacation tend to choose a hotel. In order to make sure that your stay in the hotel is enjoyable, you will have to do some research. Check the reviews from previous visitors to see how their stay at the hotel was. Also check for places like restaurants, pubs and bus stations near the hotel.
Before travelling to a city, try to get to know about everything you can about that place. Some places in the city can be dangerous and if you do some research, you will be able to avoid them. There are places in most "tourist cities" that are considered bad areas that you might get robbed or even worse. So before visiting any foreign city, make sure to make a note of where you can find the following places:
• The UK embassy
• Areas that are safe for tourists
• Areas that tourists must avoid
• The local police station
It is always better to stay away from tap water when you are in a foreign country, as it can make you end up in a hospital. This does not mean that it could be poisonous. But different countries use different chemicals and methods to clean their water. The best thing to do is sticking to bottled water.
The way you look
Usually, it is easy to spot a tourist from the local crowd in any country. But you must try your best to blend in with the locals. It is better if you can adhere to the local dress code, when you are in a foreign country. Even though it is impossible for a foreigner to blend in a different country, you must at least try to not look like a tourist.
Learn the language
This does not mean that you have to master the language of the country that you are visiting. But it is better if you can learn and remember few basic phrases, such as;
• Where can I find the UK embassy?
• Does anyone here speak English?
• How can I get to _____ Hotel?
• How can I get to the nearest hospital?
In most of the cities with a lot of tourists, the locals will be able to speak, at least, broken English. But learning a few phrases in the local language can always come in handy.
Travelling is something very enjoyable activity in our lives. Theresa Kent is writing so many articles regarding travel including her own experiences. This time she writes about airports, airport transfers Lanzarote and things to consider before travelling to another country.