So, your overseas trip is approaching. That`s really great. New emotions, impressions, ideas, friends, and acquaintances, are waiting for you. Farewell to your mundane and humdrum office life… for one or even two weeks! But in spite of all exciting expectations, you should not lose your head and forget about some important things.
They are to be checked, and checked thoroughly. Your passport, driving license, and credit card, are to be put in your purse or wallet in advance, and their photocopies are to be placed in another reliable place, because abroad everything is possible. Purse snatching and pick pocketing flourish in a lot of countries. Even giant bodyguards could not protect your personal property from brisk and swift street hustlers. What will your hulk friend do against a dozen of 10 year old girls pulling your things in different directions on some jam packed foreign square? Personally, I don`t know. Here is exactly what you need.
Cross cultural information
Though we live in a global village world, a lot of countries still preserve significant distinction and diversity. If you don`t want to stick out among locals with your Hollywood smile, or unusual for them clothes, it is better to surf the net in order to get more information about local customs, traditions, habits, cloths and so on. A wealthy foreigner is a frequent target of various law disrespecting individuals abroad.
It goes without saying. Everything could happen abroad, and your precious health should be reliably protected. You should not forget to take your claim form and your insurance identity card. It is important as your travel documents, and you are to remember it.
Making friends with the reviews of those who have already followed your travelling route could help you a lot. In some countries taking photo is prohibited or limited in a number of places. If you find out that some of your compatriots went to this country for one week, but stayed in prison for 9 months, it will alert you a bit, and you will think twice either to take your camera or not, while going there.
In is important too, hustlers live everywhere. In some Eastern European countries, taxi drivers will ask you so huge sums for your trip from airport to a hotel that it will be more expensive that your airplane fees. But if you know the prices and the alternative variants you could send these guys far and faraway.
It is better to get it before going abroad, the foreign rate will be considerably higher.
For you the foreign cuisine could turn into some kind of que-que-sine. Before finding the appropriate restaurant, you`d better use your own food.
So, don`t forget. New emotions, impressions, ideas, friends, and acquaintances, are waiting for you!