It’s been a week ago as we started talking about the mistakes all travelers do when getting prepared and actually going on vacation. And together we have decided that the first 4 mistakes are stuffing your suitcase with unnecessary stuff, too much of the route planning, too fast travel tempo, and wasting time on tickets queues. But there are 4 other no less important things to consider and mistakes to avoid to make your trip as smooth and relaxing as you wish. Let’s find them out today!
Mistake #5 – Roaming
You should be careful when using mobile network services while abroad. As soon as you are in another country, the mobile operator sends you invitation messages, which are hiding the services of paid income calls and other “pleasant” surprises. So before your vacation starts, learn from your operator all the information about roaming services. Maybe it will be better if you use Skype to communicate with your relatives while being abroad.
Mistake #6 – Credulity
The tourists can be divided into two categories – the ones who will assure you that the world is full of evil and that no one can be trusted, and the other ones will draw the reality in colorful paints and will be expecting a friendly approach from the locals and their selfless help. In fact, nothing can be predicted for sure and there really could be robbery situations. So it is not required to trust every aborigine offering help. Keep your eyes skinned and listen to your intuition.
Mistake #7 – Prodigality
When walking on the city roads with huge markets and numerous shops, it is easy to get under a negative influence of shopping. People can completely lose their heads. They might want to buy unnecessary things, use the services of the first best guide, or go eating to the first unordinary local café. The sober mind, like at the casino, comes too late. Remember that the quality of your travel doesn’t depend on the amount of money spent. So don’t ever agree on any services without a previously negotiated price if you don’t want to pay three times more with a huge scandal.
Mistake #8 – Poor awareness of the country’s traditions
In the majority of cases, the local inhabitants refer to your tourist-status easily and don’t bother about small breaking the rules. But everything has its borders, that’s why it is forbidden to violate some serious taboo, especially if they regard religion. So before going on vacation to another country, find the time to learn the main behavioral rules. It will also be useful to learn some common phrases on the local language or take a phrase-book with you.