March 07, 2017
Sometimes when you’re an urban traveler in foreign countries, you can end up in a ‘bit of a pickle’ if you don’t do proper planning and preparation. So…to keep you ‘out of the brine’….following are a few situations that may arise, together with survival tips on how you can plan ahead in order to keep travel safety in the forefront.
Part of the fun of traveling to foreign cities is the new culture, foods, and language that you’ll experience. But when you need some assistance to make yourself understood, these travel tips should help.
If you’re visiting Amsterdam, you may want to fit in like a local by taking a bicycle across the city. However, if you’re not into risking life and limb in strange surroundings, your travel safety may remain more intact with one of these options :-).
Try to fit in like a local.
In some cities, there are much more homeless than in others. Of course, you’re not heartless and do want to help others….’there but for the grace of God’….and all that. However, if you were to give even just $1.00 to every homeless person with hat or cup in hand, you may end up way over your own travel budget by the end of your trip! These survival tips should keep you from breaking your own bank while allowing you to do something charitable at the same time.
Split your food with a homeless person.
The last thing you want to deal with when you’re on vacation is an illness caused by eating something you shouldn’t. Here are some survival tips to keep that from happening.
It’s easy enough for this to happen, especially if you’re walking and chatting, enjoying the sights and sounds. All of a sudden….your surroundings become ‘rough’ looking – lots of garbage on the streets, people loitering in groups, boarded up shops/homes. Uh-oh…
Before you leave home, do some online research into the cities you plan to visit.
Well….this could prove to be embarrassing! You’ve just enjoyed a delicious meal and…..horrors….your credit card is ‘declined’. Here are a couple travel tips to keep you ‘out of the red’
Written by Emma Ghattas