When it comes to travelling there are certain things you need to ensure you are avoiding in order to be safe. Whilst you will probably want to experience a lot of fun and adventure, the chances are you also want to do it without having any major incidents. Whether it’s getting into a road traffic accident whilst travelling or eating something that triggers food poisoning, you need to be as prepared as you possibly can when it comes to avoiding these situations. With that in mind, here are 6 things you should avoid whilst you travel:
– Avoid Being Out Late At Night Alone
If you’re travelling on your own or as part of a small group, it’s important you’re avoiding being out late at night alone. Whilst there will be certain areas that are safe to be during evening hours, when you don’t know a country well it can be difficult to determine where these places are. To play it safe, try to ensure you’re staying where the crowds are and not turning down any alleyways that are poorly lit. For more information when it comes to your safety at night time, you can visit this site here.
– Don’t Exchange Your Money At The Airport
Another thing to avoid when travelling is changing your money at the airport. Whilst in some cases it can be much easier and much quicker, you will find that airports have the most expensive rate when it comes to exchanges. The best thing to do is either use a travel card that is already preloaded or to exchange your money before you leave. If worst comes to worst, you can find a trusted currency exchange once you arrive at your destination, but ensuring it is outside of any major travel hubs.
– Avoid Eating Foods That Could Make You Unwell
If you’re travelling to a country that has extremely different food to the country in which you live, you may struggle to adjust. In Asia and India in particular, people who are used to Western food struggle to adapt and often experience bouts of sickness. Whilst you can’t avoid this completely, there are a number of different things you can do to ensure you don’t become ill on your travels. First of all, make sure you’re staying away from street food in certain areas. Secondly, try to get your stomach used to the food by eating yoghurts that contain local bacteria. For more tips and tricks when it comes to getting used to foods whilst travelling, you can visit this site here.
– On That Note, Avoid Drinking The Tap Water
On a similar note, in most countries, the tap water is unsafe to drink. Whilst it may be safe for the locals to use, your body won’t be used to it and will react in the worst way possible. To avoid this, make sure you’re drinking tap water at all times.
– Harmful Or Addictive Substances
When travelling it may be tempting to do what everyone else is doing, but it’s important that you’re looking after yourself and staying away from harmful or addictive substances. Whilst you may see others doing it and not experiencing bad reactions, you never know what could happen if it was you. For more information on harmful substances and a guide on things like ‘how long does cocaine stay in your system‘, you can visit this site here.
– Using Unmarked Taxi Services
Finally, it’s important you’re not using unmarked taxi services when you travel. Whilst it may seem easier to get into a black cab as they’re always parked up outside popular spots, you never know if the car you’re getting into is an actual taxi, or how much they’re going to charge you. The best thing to do is to make sure you’re finding out what taxi services the country operates before you travel, finding out any relevant booking or transport information that you can before you arrive. If you’re unsure, make sure you’re speaking to someone at the airport or train station to be safe.
Are you a frequent traveller? What do you need to do to ensure you avoid potentially dangerous things while travelling? Let me know in the comments section below.