For my fellow wanderlust travellers, I’m sure you’re all always travelling to new locations so you all probably already take these precautions. But for those who are first time travellers, and first time traveling alone, here are a few quick tips on how to conquer your first trip to a new location!
Understand the transportation system
First thing’s first! Find out where the airport is located and how far it is away from your hotel! Figure out what types of transportation system is most convenient in the country or city you’re visiting to better plan your travels. Most importantly, understand the transportation system most convenient around your hotel and to places you want to visit!
Find out what languages are used
The worst part of going to another country is finding out none of the signs are in your mother tongue and there’s no way you can communicate with the locals. Therefore, it’s best if you figure out if the country you’re going to will have things in your language, and if not then it’s time to get a travel phrasebook!
Understand the etiquette
Remember that when you’re traveling to a new country, the culture may be completely different than the one of your hometown. For example, in China, putting chopsticks into your rice is a sign of disrespect as it looks like incense used to pay respect to the dead. So, before you travel to a new place remember to study the cultural differences and be respectful as you’re going to be in someone else’s home.
Take care of your belongings! Traveling to a new place is always scary especially if you’re traveling alone and if your belongings get stolen then it may be a hassle to continue traveling. So just remember, you’re somewhere new so toss your old trusting habits and be more cautious! (Talk about half glass empty right? But better safe than sorry!)
Nonetheless, none of the above tips is still better than to have fun and stay safe! I wish you all happy travels
Where was your first trip ever to?
[All images are my own]