Travelling to a foreign country requires a lot of preparations and planning. This is because many things are bound to change the moment you set your foot in the other country. Due to this reason, these tips will help you when travelling and in the country.
1. Countercheck your passports for validity, and make copies
Although this might sound obvious, it is always best for you to countercheck your passport when heading out. Always make sure that the passport you currently have is not bound to expire soon. Having an expired passport at a foreign country can lead to many problems, and this includes deportation. Once certain that everything is clear, make a point of making copies of the same, then give a copy to a friend, or the other person you are travelling with. You may lose the actual passport while on the move, but the copies will save you big time.
2. Familiarize yourself with the local laws and rules
Neglecting this can land you into problems too. Like they say, ignorance is no defense; you need to be able to conform to the local laws less you risk being reprimanded or even put in a cell. Little things like smoking in the streets, talking over the phone while driving, or even drunk driving can put you in a lot of mess. You however do not have to go through the country’s constitution to understand all these. You can look for a travel guide to help you understand what will be required of you once you land in the other country, say Philippines.
3. Learn how to drive a manual car
Although almost everyone understands how to drive, it would be advisable for you to take driving lessons if you don’t. You will also need to carry the driving license with you as you travel abroad, as you never know what might happen to your driver. Many people make use of travel and tours services to be driven around the foreign country. One question however becomes, what happens of the driver you are using falls sick or anything. Will you sit in the wilderness or forest waiting for another driver to come? Knowing how to drive a manual car gives you the privilege to step in when needed.
4. Know where your country’s embassy is
This should actually be the first thing you check out for before you travel. If you are from Australia and are heading to Philippines, first check what street the Australian embassy is located at. You never know when you will need their services, and understanding its location will make it easier for you to access them when a need arises.