No matter where your next trip takes you, there is and always will be a need for safety tips and advice. So to travel safely while on your city Christmas break you should try to remember some if not a...
No matter where your next trip takes you, there is and always will be a need for safety tips and advice. So to travel safely while on your city Christmas break you should try to remember some if not all of the following tips:
Know Your Area
It doesn't matter if you are in Rome or Greece you need to have a good idea of the town's layout and important features. Important places to locate include your accommodation, the local hospital, the police station and at least one apothecary. Now this may seem hard, but if you mark them on a map and then find the center point, you have a good start. Once you know the center of town, find a unique landmark that will stand out, even a local business will do. Now that you know spot you chose and its local name you will be able to start back time and time again, and by knowing which important item is in which direction you can get help when needed.
Keep your valuables locked up.
There is no need to carry everything with you when you travel, but with anything you do carry, ensure it. Upon arrival at your destination, many local banks and hotels will have safety deposit boxes to rent and store valuables and personal effects in. You can also keep most of your belongings in your room as well, only place items that cannot be replaced in the safes.
While you are out and about notice how others are dressed and try for the same casual look. Not only will you be able to blend in more and make targeting tourist harder but also you can experience the local country so much more.
Keep all medicines with you at all times with extra locked away safely, have a list of instructions in case something does happen and make sure to have a list of phone numbers as well. By taking any medicines in their prescribed containers, the local doctor will already know something about you and how to treat you should you need it. Also having at the hotel helps to ensure you have a supply if you need it. When preparing for your trip you need to tell your doctor where you are going and for how long also that you want two bottles for your medicines one to carry and one to store.
Keeping safe while traveling in different countries is no different to when you are travelling around your own country. By being prepared and paying attention to what is around you, you will find yourself having a better and healthier time abroad.