Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. – Anita Desai
Travelling is a as adventurous as it gets. With every location, the experience differs. People travel for numerous reasons; for business and most times for pleasure. These are nine useful tips for having a memorable voyage.
Start your journey early
When travelling, you should make sure your depart early. Pack a day or two before your day of departure. By leaving early, you avoid unnecessary crowds and most areas are less dangerous at that time of the day. You could otherwise travel really late at night but the security risks are grave.
Extra money isn’t a bad idea
A few extra naira notes can easily be the distinguishing factor between a horrid journey and a comfortable groove. It is advisable to have a stash of money tucked away in other areas other than your wallet. Some cool spots include socks, under shoe inserts, inside a book and secret pockets. Your ATM can be misplaced or stolen, and money is royalty when travelling.
Connect with the locals
When you combine basic English, hand gestures and body language, it is easier to communicate in any part of the world. The moments you will cherish the most are those spent with the locals. Learn from those who live in the country you’re visiting. People enrich your travels more than sights do. You would be amazed at how a mere interaction can instigate you to visit certain places again.
Someone say “cheeezz”
The ultimate gift you can give yourself on any travel expedition, is the gift of pictures. Pictures tell more stories than your brain can remember. So click away because they really do not cost anything. Its like getting quality service without spending money, which is rare these days. Then you could flood social media with this pictures, your journey is as cool as the photos.
Experience cultures cautiously
The diversity of individuals and cultures, make it evident that you would see things you do not necessarily like. Don’t judge the lifestyles of others if different from your own. Ask questions. You don’t have to agree, but you may be surprised what you’ll learn.
Earplugs: The ultimate accessory
Noise pollution is the most uncontrolled form of pollution. Whether it’s the honking horns of vehicles, the barking of dogs or some super-excited fellows, earplugs offer the best for of serenity. It should be #1 on your packing list for a trip.
Getting lost can be good
The best way to see the real parts of a town, is to do this on foot. First be sure you have the right address of your room, so you can always catch a taxi when lost. Then let the “spirit” lead you to places where the real experience takes place. Be careful though!
Become a Foodie
Taste a bit of everything when you travel, especially if you don’t know what it is. Eat street food from vendors with big lines out front. Local delicacies create a great form of interaction with locals. Seek the advice of locals on food choices always.
Take the bare necessities
Packing light aids mobility. You do not need to pack everything that comes to mind. If you’re not sure about packing something, you don’t need it. It’s also possible to buy most things at your destination country if you discover you need them.