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Top 10 tips for those who want to travel

 The idea of traveling alone may seem a little intimidating, but it can be one of the most rewarding experiences. And while some of us can't travel at the moment, we can at least start thinking about the future. Perhaps the pandemic will recede and the financial situation will improve.


If you're thinking of booking a trip on your own in the future, there are a few important things you should know before you pack your bags. I've spoken to many travel professionals who are used to traveling alone, and they gave the best advice. Let me introduce it! 

Top 10 tips for those who want to travel

1. Purchase an international SIM before your flight:

When you travel, most telecom companies will charge you exorbitant fees for the telecom service and data usage abroad.


 To avoid these fees, we recommend that you purchase an international SIM or a local line, once you arrive at your destination, and make sure you turn on your internet service immediately.

2. Learn some basic words in the language of the country:

A great tip for traveling on your own is to learn some basic words and phrases, if you're going to a country where you don't speak the language. 


This makes it easy to make friends with locals, adding a lot of value to the solo travel experience.

3. Participate in activities to meet like-minded people:

My grandmother says, “A land without people is not trampled upon.” Although a solo trip is all about traveling, doing activities, eating dinner, and sightseeing on your own, that doesn't mean you shouldn't meet other travelers with similar interests. 


Consider participating in an activity. Maybe it's yoga, or meditation, or something else you're interested in. This way you have a planned activity with a group of like-minded people on your trip, and it's okay to make friends for an evening drink at a downtown café.

4. Accept sitting with other people while eating out:

Don't be like a wild cat, in many cities there are communal tables, where you can dine while sitting next to other people. Through this, you can make friends in the city you are visiting.

5. Bring tools that prevent you from hiring someone to photograph you in tourist places:

You don't need to rely on strangers to take your picture when traveling alone. Buy a tripod for the phone, at an affordable price, and carry it on your trip. 


It's fun to document your trip with pictures. If you're on your own, a tripod or a "selfie" stick will do the trick.

6. Plan how you will get around before you travel:

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of ​​taxis or riding on your own, arrange transportation when you plan a trip. 


Find out if your hotel offers a shuttle service, if there are public buses in the area, or a metro station nearby.

7. Meet and communicate with locals while traveling:

There are some sites like Couchsurfing, which is a great resource for connecting with locals. You can stay with local hosts, or if you prefer the privacy of the hotel, just use the service to socialise, have coffee and walk.

8. Check out sites for small group daily tours:

Small group day tours are a stress-free way to share a fun outing with like-minded travelers. 

9. Beware of pickpocketing:

Because there are fewer eyes on your stuff, opportunistic thieves can quickly get away with your valuables after picking them up. Invest in an anti-theft backpack, to keep your gear safe, put your money and phone in your front pockets, and don't carry all your cash when you go out, but keep The principal amount in the hotel safe, if not using credit cards.

10. When using public transportation, travel during the day instead of at night:

Travel by day. This isn't a hard rule, but in some places it's smarter and safer to get to your destination during the day. 


Whether it's an airport or a train station, if you arrive during the day, be more alert, there will be more people around, and you will be less focused.


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