19 Jul 12 travel tips for your trip around the world
It is very likely that when you travel, the last thing you want is to have problems, right? In this article, you will find 12 travel tips and habits to try to avoid. from what foods not to eat, to the insurance you should use.
Be Careful When Eating Fruits And Vegetables
Try to eat fruits and vegetables in good condition, and above all, be careful with the water with which you clean these. If you go out to eat at a restaurant, and you don’t trust much, try to order boiled vegetables.
Certain countries do not have very high health standards, so be aware of what you eat.
Do Not Have All Your Money In The Same Place
I’m sure you know the saying “you don’t have to keep all your eggs in one basket”. This is perfectly extrapolated to the safety of your trip.
Keeping or hiding all your money in the same place is not recommended. In order to minimize the risks, it is advisable to hide your money in various places.
That way, if you get robbed, at least you won’t be left with anything.
Photograph Sites Without Authorization
Do you like photography? Me too, but I also like not having problems. Therefore, it is advisable, as far as possible, to request authorization to take photos, in those places where you think it is not obvious to be able to take them.
This gesture can prevent you from some unpleasantness, therefore, do not hesitate to request authorization when you think it is necessary.
It is also advisable not to take photos in certain places: border posts, military or government buildings, train or bus stations, etc…
In some countries, they may think you are a spy…
Expose Your Valuables Or Your Money
A basic rule that you must strictly follow: be as discreet and modest as possible.
This happens by not exposing your valuables to everyone’s view: brand-name clothing, cameras, jewelry… the best thing is not to make people fall into temptation.
In the same way, when paying, do not take out a wad of bills in front of everyone, and in the same way, the money you carry with you, take in two or three different parts. Carry most of the money you carry in one pocket, and in the other (more accessible) a small part (for daily expenses).
Showing off traveling is the stupidest thing you can do.
Blindly Trust The People You Know
Do not trust, no matter how kind people are, those people you meet for the first time. This does not mean that you should not meet new people. It means rather that you should apply the principle of “positive mistrust”.
Positive distrust is the fact of maintaining a cautious attitude every day and being alert when we have meetings with strangers. This is not systematically distrusting strangers, it is the fact of staying alert to possible unforeseen events, and maintaining vigilance.
The principle is to be relaxed, but never lower your guard, in order to avoid surprises.
Listen To Your Instinct
Instinct is your main ally. Over time you will develop it. The traveler’s intuition is the best ally when it comes to avoiding danger. Always listen to your instinct.
Do Not Leave Your Things Unattended, Even For A Minute
You know, robberies happen fast, without you knowing. It only takes a few seconds for this to materialize.
The most common places are train and bus stations, bars, and restaurants. On a restaurant terrace on a tourist street, for example, do not leave your backpack in sight. The best thing to do is put your leg inside a backpack handle, so they can’t steal it.
Each situation will require a different action, be alert in order to avoid unpleasantness.
Whatever the circumstances, always smile to avoid trouble. The last thing you want is to get into trouble.
When they try to scam you, don’t face the crooks, just smile at them. You can thus prevent the situation from degenerating.
Getting To A Place You Don’t Know At Night And Alone
Something important to remember in certain countries is that it is advisable not to go alone or arrive late to certain places, thus limiting many risks.
Finding yourself at 3 in the morning at the bus station, completely alone, on a dimly lit street, without taxis and with all your things on your back, can be dangerous. I specifically remember, once in Guatemala, luckily a taxi passed by, it made me learn a valuable lesson.
Listen To The Locals
Ignoring the advice of the locals is practically suicide. Always try to ask about which places should be visited, and which ones should not be visited. This will avoid various setbacks.
Show That You Are Sure Of Yourself
Psychology plays a fundamental role in the safety of a trip. Scammers and thieves are always on the lookout for travelers who are disoriented or showing weakness. Therefore, in the most complicated moments, do not show symptoms of insecurity.
Walk with a steady, brisk pace and look straight ahead. That way at least, you will avoid being stopped. Show confidence in yourself
Travel Insured, With International Travel Insurance
Not traveling insured, or not knowing if you are, is little more than jumping into the abyss.
Take a look at the travel insurance offered by AVI International, you will surely find international travel insurance that suits your needs.
Think that having the security of receiving assistance if you are robbed, or not having to pay medical expenses that may arise in tropical countries, is quite comfortable. In addition, in some countries, these medical expenses can involve colossal amounts of money.
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