It can be exhilarating to travel to a distant country, but it can be challenging enough if we do this alone. However, people who travel alone find that they could really find some quality time. It is the best way to unwind and relax. However, if we are not fully prepared, it can be rather dangerous to travel to a distant country.
Things may deviate from our plan and a few incidents could cut our vacation short. There are travel tips that we should consider, especially if we want to avoid possible nightmare that can affect travellers. Here are things we should when we plan to travel alone:
Understand the local law and culture
We should understand the local law and culture before we visit the country. As an example, some countries prohibit us from smoking public. We should also understand about the local dress code. As an example, some countries prohibit women from wearing something vulgar.
Join a tour group
By joining a tour group we will be able to travel with others. It can be intimidating to travel to a distant country alone. Also, we will be able to meet new people and make new friends. We will be keen sharing the same bench or bus seat with a stranger and talk about many things.
Wear comfortable and decent clothing
In general, it is not a good idea to travel to a different country with skimpy clothing. Although, there are no strict dress codes in some countries, vulgar clothing could cause harassment and other inconvenience. Other than comfortable, a lone traveller should wear something that looks quite similar to the one that locals are wearing. It is important for travellers to blend with the crowd, instead of intentionally standing out.
Don’t accept anything from a stranger
Many of us want to be helpful and we will gladly agree if someone asks us to carry his bag. Even if the person looks decent and nice, we should do this. First of all, we don’t what’s inside it and it is possible that the person simply bets that we will be able to pass through the security checkpoint with the drugs-filled bag.
Some people may also offer a can of soda that has been injected with a strong substance that causes immediate drowsiness. So, even if the can doesn’t appear to be opened yet, it is possible that the drink has been mixed with something. This is a good opportunity for thieves to walk away with our bags and luggage.
Always check any personal belonging
There are many things that we could bring during our trip. We should make a list of important items that we bring, such as passport, driving license, ID card, ATM card, credit card, cell phone and others. Losing any of these could cause a huge problem in our trip. There are many ways we could lose our personal belongings. As an example, we may leave the bag open, while we are in the coffee shop. We shouldn’t do this while we are in the foreign country.