What could be more exciting than travelling abroad? The idea of visiting another country, learning other people’s culture is one thing that could have been in your bucket list for the longest time. But at last, the opportunity is here and you are just as excited.
When travelling abroad, there are a few things that you have to consider. You can bring the same stuff that you own but you don’t really have to go shopping for the best stereo which is irrelevant to your travel.
When packing, consider the days that you are going to spend abroad so that you know how much you are going to bring. Check out packing tips that may help you pack smart. So here are a few do’s and don’ts when travelling abroad. Most of these do’s and don’ts are self explanatory but really helpful when you are already on the road.
Travel Abroad: Do’s and Don’ts
- Don’t leave your luggage unattended.
- Don’t leave valuable items in public view; that includes your passport as much as your cellphone, money and jewelry.
- Don’t walk with a bag that is loosely over one shoulder, and keep your bag on the opposite side of you from the road to avoid any pickpockets
- Do use cash substitutes such as credit cards and only carry the exact amount of money that you’d need when you get off the plane.
Secure your valuables that you are not taking with you.
- Make a note of your credit-card numbers and phone number to call in case you need to report it stolen and cancel it immediately.
- Travel with companions or friend while sightseeing or shopping; there is safety in numbers.
- Dress appropriately for your surroundings as much as you can; looking more like a local than to be more attractive tourist “
- Don’t go visit dangerous locations, or walk in unfamiliar, isolated or dimly lit areas if you don’t have acquaintance, especially at night.
- Don’t be tourist offender.
- Don’t smuggle drug , solicit prostitutes or attempt smuggles goods out of the country.
There’s more to this list. So travel and safe and be a responsible tourist. Always be on guard of your belongings and be mindful of the people you talk to. If you travel in groups, be sure that the leader of the group is aware where you are going or what you are doing. As much as possible, don’t go exploring the city outside of the group.