Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Travel Tips

So it's visit Malaysia year, 2007. And the whole world is invited. Lot's of fantastic locations are in abundance throughout this great country. But for the regular globetrotter, sometimes your dream holiday doesn't usually turn out to be what you had expected. So to make thing's as memorable as possible, I've come out with a list of travel tips, that may be of use to the avid traveller out there.

Because as we all know, immersion into a whole new culture is all part and parcel of the travelling experience, chances are, maybe you could be faced with a language barrier in that particular country or you could get pick-pocketed or something even worse. Let's face it, we all want the vacation to be fun and everything to be going according to plan and all, but as they say, prevention is better than cure. So do take some safety precautions when you're out there on your next holiday.

  • Make copies of your important travel documents like the passport for example, keep a set at home (so that someone back home in your country can access them for you in case of an emergency) and another copy probably uploaded onto your email inbox (this way you are able to access it from anywhere in the world and print them)
  • Do a research of your destination country. What languages are spoken there? Do you need to get hold of a phrasebook, which, believe me, comes very handy and the locals will love you for your effort.
  • Find out the telephone numbers and the address of your Embassy in that destination country.
  • And if you're planning to stay connected throughout your travel with your mobile, make sure that the bills are paid (no point of taking a phone with no credit...) and don't forget to get the relevant roaming codes as well.
  • It's always a good idea of not travelling alone.
  • Try to invest in getting a proper money belt for you to store your wallets, purses and passports , rather than placing them all into a normal bag. Also keep small change in your pockets, not in your wallets, because it's not a good idea to be flashing your fully loaded wallet just to get a couple of coins out.
  • Assuming you lose or your travel documents are stolen.... don't panic. Stay calm and locate the nearest tourist police station and make a report. This report is essential in order for you to proceed to the next step which is, contacting your Embassy to assist you in getting a new set and also help you with the insurance claims, if any.

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