Dec
2015

Checklist When Going Abroad For The First Time

Many people dream of going abroad for vacations and nice backpacking and camping trips. Usually these tendencies tend to manifest when you see friend and family who have already done that in social media sites. But going abroad for the first time can be a hectic, nerve wrecking and yet exhilarating at the same time. But there are things you need to get yourself for a safe and comfortable journey. So here are some tips.

#1 Itinerary

When you first get your itinerary, make sure to check the times and convert it to your local time if needed. Check where your transits are and how long you will be staying at the airport. If you have a departure terminal that is different from the arrival terminal, check the airport website online to see how far the two terminals are and where they are. View this link http://www.onepip.net/Money-Transfer for more information about global transfer hk.

#2 Packing

Make sure to pack only for the trip itself. Take your most comfy clothes and also reduce the amount of cosmetic things you are taking. In most airports there are limitations on the cosmetics and check to make sure you understand the regulations for taking liquid and food items. Pack spare clothes and shoes but not too many as it will clutter your luggage and make it too heavy for you. For a lady then taking tampons (if using them) and sanitary items that you require most is a priority.

#3 Medications

If you have prescribed medications, check with your doctor and get additional supplies for the trip. Pack them in separately and as the proverb goes ‘not all eggs in one basket’. Pack the medications according to dosage separately.

#4 Money

Most countries allow Visa and Master cards as well as Amex but there would be charges for spending the card in a different country. Check with your bank on their levies when using the card in a different country and also take some foreign exchange with you. Travelers’ checks and such are good ideas but taking currency will be good for when tipping and such.

Most airports have their own local bank outlets for foreign exchange so you will be able to change your own money to the local ones.

#5 Eating local

If you have food allergies and such, let them people at the restaurant or your guide when you at the country abroad. If you are using a guide then you will most likely have to keep reminding them every time you eat out. Make sure to take ginger drinks when you are eating at a different country as the food will not sit well with you during the first two or three days.

When you are going abroad for the first time, make sure to take someone with you as it will make things easier and will also be able to help you in emergency cases.