As we all know, globe-trotting can be an exciting experience, and while it is easy to get caught up in the adventure, it is very important to stay street-wise, and ensure you travel safely. Here are only positive memories.
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Keeping your phone up to date with your phone number
Lock up your valuables - such as jewellery, it is hard to put to price on your passport! Most hotels have safe rooms, so you can familiarize yourself with the safe. Aside from protecting your valuables, keeping your documents and cash in a hotel safe minimizes the possibility of losing these items, which is a very common travel concern.
Ask locals for advice - Ask a local resident if you really know which areas are safe and which are better off avoiding. Most locals are super friendly and will be happy to offer advice on places to visit that tourists will enjoy. Remember that hotel staff are particularly knowledgeable about tourist activities. Away from the hotel, look up the number for Tourist Information Services, or your local DMC
E-mail me your e-mail address: E-mail me your e-mail address. Make sure you are on the road, make sure you are on the road, and the hotel knows when to expect you back.
Stay bound to your bag - When touring or travelling, a person is moving through various unfamiliar locations and buildings, which can have a disorienting effect on anybody. This is an occasional opportunity for pick-pocket or thief. Keep your items in a closed bag to avoid unwanted mishaps. Ladies, use handbags with a long strap that you can wear across your body, resting on one shoulder, and the opposite hip. Gents, the classic fanny-pack has proven invaluable to countless travellers.
Use ATM's wisely - Always try to get your money's worth. If you are travelling with friends or group, don't feel like a fellow traveller to accompany you when drawing cash. Carrying excess cash, however, is not advisable, both for risk of losing it and it being taken. Get information from your DMC, Travel Agent or guide to how much "pocket money" you should need a day. Keep in mind, most places have credit card facilities, so extra cash is really just for impulse items and souvenirs.
Pack with first aid kit - Injuries can happen while you travel, no matter how careful you are. Carrying a basic first aid kit can be helpful. There is no need to worry about what to do, but simply to have a few band-aids and a tube of disinfectant on hand could give you a blister! An important note if you buy a small travel first aid is to pack it in your main luggage when flying. The small scissors and liquid disinfectant are not allowed on aeroplanes, which have excellent first aid kits in any event.
When travelling, it can be these small tips. More & More Africa has 24Hr emergency contact number available to all its clients. I need advice on a restaurant, number of a local doctor, or simply wish to let the hotel know you'll be checking in later than expected
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