Going Abroad For The First Time

Welcome to my first blog. Hope you find what this blog will produce now and in future useful. This blog entails a short post of what is needed when going abroad. Doing more research regarding rules and regulations in certain countries would definitely be advisable.

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning to go abroad for the first time and this can be a very nerve-racking but also an exciting feeling.

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the saying, “The world is your oyster” and felt motivated. Yet,  most people don’t immediately act upon motivation. Hopefully this post will help make things a smaller little easier for you.

Below we have some things to take into consideration when travelling abroad to make things just a bit lighter for you.

DOCUMENTATION

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First of all, you need to get your documentation ready. This includes your passport, visa, I.D and other documentaion that’s needed. Making copies of these things is very beneficial. Create a list and make triple sure you have everything you need.

Also be sure to inform your credit card service provider that you’re travelling abroad. If you’ve been saving up for the trip, I would advise you to take your credit card with. Rather expect the unexpected than the unexpected expecting you.

LOCATION

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Secondly, you’d want to work out an itinerary. You might not stay in the city/country for very long but working out an itinerary is very helpful when wanting to explore.

Some people prefer to be spontaneous and go where the wind blows. Others go on a sightseeing bus, train or tram when exploring a new place. Then you get those who books an Uber or goes by taxi.

You’ll have to decide which is more beneficial for your visit. I’d suggest a sightseeing bus or tour group. This way you’ll meet more people who is more or less in the same shoes as you.

WEATHER

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Weather in a foreign country is no joke, especially for people with allergies. I’d also advise you to take the necessary medication with, if you do have allergies. Most importantly, you’d want to check the weather of the city you’re travelling to.

A weekly report would be better to get an idea of how the weather is going to be, so that you can pack your clothes and other essentials.

Another option is buying clothes and other essentials at the place you’re visiting, if you do not want to exceed your luggage weight limit. Many cities have flea markets.

ACCOMMODATION

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You want to look at places to stay at before embarking on your journey. The most crucial part is finding a safe place to stay during your visit. There are some well-known international sites for booking hotels, homes, flights and other features to suit travellers needs. Websites include:

Do some research on the area you’re thinking of booking in at as it will be a great advantage. It’s always best to avoid dangerous neighbourhoods in a foreign country as any one might think, than to have a bad experience.

HAVE A BLAST!

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Enjoy yourself. Take pictures and a notebook to jot down experiences you’re going to have. A picture can speak a thousand words and a thousand words can tell a story.

Hope this helps first time travellers and remember, life is a journey and so much of this world is to still be explored. Also remember, everyday that passes by is a day you won’t get back. So go out and enjoy the world.

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