September 13, 2008 5:28am CST
what are some of the useful tips you've picked up while traveling?
• United Kingdom
15 Sep 08
I have learned that the most wanted currency in the world is the US dollar. It is easy to exchange US dollars in almost every country and I have found other currencies not as valued in exchange booths. In developing countries like Kenya I like to take low denomination US dollar notes, one and five dollar notes are very useful indeed. Snorkeling equipment can be hired but the costs add up over a few weeks. I travel with my mask and snorkel and then I can go snorkeling for free when ever I like. Towels can be bulky and I have a light weight travel one. Laundries can be pricey so I bring an elastic washing line that doesn't need pegs and a bottle of travel wash. Then I wash my own clothes and then dry them in the air. A good travel guide book with extensive accommodation listings can be well worth the expense. It can give advice on sights and usually includes many maps that would cost money in some tourist information centers. I suggest not visiting a lonely beach when on your own and being careful when out in a city after dark. Travel guidebooks can warn against dangerous areas were getting mugged might be a possibility.
13 Sep 08
Hello there friend! When traveling, travel light. don;t bring your closet when you travel, if you could bring disposable clothes the better. also bring some medicine when traveling, meds for head aches, diarrhea, the likes. Never ever eat food while you are traveling and you don't know where it cam from, you do not want your traveling time to be spent on the bathroom (or sink)Also always bring maps when you travel. Know the place you are going nd the culture of the place, some people took on other people's ignorance, you don't want to be a victim. also act as if you are a local of a place,some places charge higher when they knew you are not a local. I have only traveled some parts of my country and I always bring along my mom because she is very charming.