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Globetrotting is a lot easier than most people think. This page is devoted
to random travel tips that may one day save you some ducats, get you out
of a jam, or prove to be totally useless.
I will constantly be adding more travel hints - If I gave you everything
at once, what would keep you coming back?
- It is not neccessary to book a room ahead of time when traveling to
a city you've never been to before. You can often save money by finding
accomodations at the train or bus station where many locals will offer
rooms in their house or apartment at a cheaper rate than the hostels. Along
with a room, you may have access to a kitchen, living room and sometimes a laundry machine.
This is also a great way to meet locals and get an insiders take on your
- Some countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, require certain immunizations
in order to enter. At customs, you will be asked to produce medical
documents as proof that you are up to date on all neccessary injections.
Without this, you will be turned away at the border. Too bad, so sad, bye-bye.
Be prepared. Be sure to check with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for recommended and
manditory injections when traveling to remote or exotic locations.
- Leave your walkman at home. Listening to a walkman is very anti-social
behavior. Meeting people from all over the world was the best aspect of
my travel experience, and it is safe to say, that I met many more after I
ditched my walkman. Nobody wants to start a conversation with someone
wearing headphones. Also, you risk missing the sounds that make each location
a little bit different (not to mention your train stop). Feed your ears
with local flavour, not with mix tapes. Your CD collection will still be
there when you get home.
Stay tuned for more tips...
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