is very important to enjoy yourself when on a trip, whether
it be for business or pleasure and you must not be constantly
thinking about what you should or should not be doing. Instead
the tips below are meant purely as a guide, for you to take
some points from and others to leave all together.
to look as if you know where you are going, this may not be
so easy if after all it is the first ever time in that country,
but even still look confident as IF you know.
maps around looking perplexed, and stopping to look at monuments
or buildings, obviously shows that you are from out of town,
and may attract the wrong type of attention.
travellers cheques, will always be helpful, as will using
a credit card for any purchases made so that you can take
advantage of the additional insurance offered.
NOT pull large amounts of cash
out of your pocket. This will catch attention, no matter what
country you are in. It sounds so silly, but it is amazing
how many people pull out a mound of cash to be some small
item. We see it all the time in Thailand, and it always amazes
us. There have been times when even we were tempted to follow
the guy and........ rest assured we didn't !
to think about where you are going that day and carry sufficient
cash for that and any unforeseen extras, plus a card. That
should cover all you need and will limit any losses if anything
NOT accept drinks from anybody
that you have just met, especially if in dubious surroundings
or do not know, they could be laced with any type of concoction.
not to go on "wonderful trips" or to a "super
shopping centre" rides with people who approach you in
the street. This could lead anywhere, and will probably cost
you a lot more than by taking a normal taxi. Ask your concierge
or read through this site.
on your first day whether you need to reconfirm your next
flight, if so do it then. Some airlines do not require this
anymore but it is still worthwhile calling them so that they
at least have your contact details, in case the flight is
delayed or whatever.
not carry your passport around,
leave it in the safe in your hotel. A photocopy will suffice
if local law states that you need to.