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Oct 19, 2009
How to Avoid Travel Mishaps
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Avoid having troubles once you landed on your foreign destination. One key to avoid having travel mishaps is preparation. Foreign workers, retirees and tourists often face this kind of problem once they stepped on to their destination.


How to avoid travel mishaps? Observed and follow the following:


  • Make your own research- Surf the net or asks friends and relatives about their experience living in the same country that you will got to. Surf basic FIY’s about the country, such as their culture, policies and traditions. Having such research will give you an idea on how is it living there and how you’re going to deal with its people to avoid having problems.


  • Secure your documents and money- Pickpockets are very common in airports and even in streets especially in Europe. Most first timer had encountered this case especially in airports and public terminals. Make sure that you keep your important belongings particularly money and passport in a safe secret pocket. Also, be aware on your belongings some would just grab it behind your back.


  • Keep your authenticity- A person who enters a country in illegal way often faced problems right upon their arrival and keep their real identity to avoid getting into trouble. If you want to go abroad, make sure that your visa and documents are legal. Make sure that you have a contact with your country’s embassy in the country that you are currently in. In any case of natural or man made tragedies, the embassy will seek for your safety. The embassy will also serve as the place to go to whenever you face mishaps in that country.


  • Don’t trust fast- Unless you know personally the person, do not give your trust too much. There are some that will offer you a tour of the city or will offer you a place to live in but will turn out to be worst as taking your money and run away.


  • Call for help- Ask for help in case of emergency, remember the emergency hotlines in the country or asks for help through your friends or call for immediate response from the your country’s embassy.

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