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10 Overseas Travel Tips!

"It's a funny thing coming home.
Nothing changes.
Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same.
You realise what's changed is you."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

I hope you have enjoyed the past few posts about my trip to Singapore. If you haven't seen them yet make sure you check them out here.
Today I wanted to share some tips with you. I am by no means an expert (and you can find tips on heaps of website from experts). But here are some things that I learnt from my experiences.

 1. Research
Research the country you are visiting, and at least know the basics. Things like the local language, food and customs. All things that will get you far. You don't have to read every single book that is about the country you are visiting. Maybe just read one, or a few websites, or talk to a friend or family member who has been there.

2. Learn some of the local language
If the country you are visiting speaks a different language- learn some of it. Basic phrases, greetings and questions. Learn a little bit more than "I only speak English". It makes people feel much nicer towards you if you at least try to speak their language instead of expecting them to speak your own.

3.Take brouchers with you
When I went to Singapore we all expected there to be brouchers for everything, everywhere. There weren't. So if you have a particular broucher with something you want to do in it- bring it!

4.Bring an adaptor
At lot of countries have different PowerPoint's, and it is important that you research before you go and get yourself the right adaptor.

5.Research tickets
Some places tickets book out really easily, and some places you have to buy tickets online. Research the places you are going and buy tickets early if necessary.

6.Get an idea of what you want to do
Again, do some research and find out what kinds of things you want to do. I made a map on a website (there are lots out there- google it!) that had all the places we wanted to go- that made it easier to work out what to do when- based on where things were  in relation to one another.

7. Use the public transport system
Singapore  has a really efficient public transport system, and once we got to know how it worked it was super easy to get around. They even had special tourist passes- you should investigate if the place you are visiting has these.

8.Leave some time for...
Leave some blank time. Time for wandering, time for exploring, time for you to get lost. Not everything will go to plan and make sure you have some spare time so that you are not rushed.

9.Take your time to pack.
If you don't want to forget things, take your time to pack. Make sure you bring enough, but not too much. (I am really bad at packing the right amount of stuff- not to much) Bring something nice to wear out, but one nice dress will probably do. Remember if its an emergency you can always buy something.

10.Have fun
Don't stress too much, don't worry too much. As long as you have some idea and a map it will all be fine. Most of all enjoy your trip.

I actually found it a bit difficult to cut this list down to just 10. If you have any other tips I'd love to hear them in the comments below.


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  1. Good tips. Maybe some safety ones as well. Make sure someone you trust at home as a photocopy of your passport, credit cards and important documents

    1. Of course, leaving your itenerary and flight details is also super important- especially if you are going to more than one place.

  2. What if you know people that live in the destination? Should you ask for help?

    1. That is a great idea, thanks. Having some local advice and help you get the best out of the place you are going, and you will probably get a better overall experience of your destination.
      Glad you liked the post.

  3. another great tip when travelling is when you're packing, it's best to roll up your clothes rather than folding - I do this all the time and it has saved me so much space! Another great tip: be careful who you speak with. When i went to Paris with my sister, we were almost scammed and our money was stolen so watch out for scammers or thieves :)

    x nicole ᵔᴥᵔ |

    1. Certainly, when I pack I use packing cells, which makes it easier for me to work out where things are- and sometimes if space is tight rolling makes it that little bit easier.
      Being careful who you speak with is super important too. We are used to such a safe country here in Australia, that we do not know about dangers that might be in other countries. That goes along with being careful with your belongings and having copies of important documents- of course there is nothing you can do if cash does missing.
      Glad you liked the post,


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