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    Default Travel Tips.......... You Must Read

    Travelling should be fun, no matter whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you need to make the most out of your trip and to have as few complications as possible.



    Safty Tips


    Dress conservatively and try to blend in.

    Take care when choosing your hotel and transportation providers.

    Don’t draw attention to yourself, avoid wearing flashy jewelry and don’t display large amounts of cash.

    Carry only enough cash to make it through the day and leave the rest in the hotel’s safe.

    Avoid traveling alone. Be careful about sharing your traveling plans with strangers.

    Stick to the main roads and avoid taking shortcuts down narrow alleys and/or poorly lit streets.

    Always be aware of what is going on around you.

    Be very careful if you are asked to sell or part with your personal items. Many countries have restrictions on items foreigners can sell or give away and you can get into serious trouble for violating those laws.

    Never accept gifts or packages from unknown parties.

    Don’t accept items from locals to carry out of the country and deliver or mail to someone they know.

    Know the laws about exchanging money. Only use official exchange facilities since this is another area that can get you into trouble fast.

    How can I avoid being the victim of a pickpocket?

    * Don’t travel in narrow alleys or poorly lit streets.
    * When possible, avoid having crowds of people surrounding you.
    * Carry a dummy wallet and put your money in your front pocket.
    * Place a rubber band around your wallet, it will make it much more difficult to remove from your pocket without your knowledge.
    * Carry your purse under your arm.
    * Carry your money under your clothes.

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    Hotel Tips - Tips to avoid your valued possessions from taking a walk.

    Hotels, especially of the four and five star category are normally extremely safe; providing you with a safe in the room and at the reception area, security guards hiding around the place, and cameras that can be as much your friend as your enemy . However still things do occasionally disappear, sometimes without the owner ever knowing that they have gone.
    So here are a few tips to avoid your valued possessions from taking a walk:

    If the hotel has an in room safe use it and keep all your valuables in there.
    However, if the safe is electronic, wipe the touch keys down before operating it with a damp cloth, and then dry it before entering your secret code. Try to do this every time you use the safe.

    Also after you have keyed in your code and closed the door firmly locked on the safe. Press all the other keys /numbers that do not make up your code, and press them firmly. Doing this may set off a small alarm from the safe but it stops quickly and no one will pay any attention (!!).

    The reason to do this is because certain hotels have caught their own hotel staff placing, a light oil residue or powder on to the touch keys that shows them when using a certain light what numbers were pressed. They were managing to open the safe, and one very clever thief was taking only 1 or 2 US$ from each room. Would you have noticed ? It is not a lot but in a 400 or 500 room hotel the guy was doing quite well for himself.

    Never get drunk and invite a stranger to your room. This seems funny, indeed, but better safe than sorry.

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    Default Clothing Tips

    Clothing Tips

    1. Coordinate your clothes around one or two basic colors. This cuts down on the number of shoes and accessories you have to bring.

    2. Take as few clothes as possible. Plan on laundering. One person suggested one week's worth of clothes. I take fewer unless they are my washable silks.

    3. Wear and carry washable silk clothing whenever possible. It is as warm as and as cool as cotton. It dries overnight and 10-15 pieces take no more room than two pair jeans. There are some other manmade fabrics that travel as well if not better, but they cost quite a bit more.

    4. Plastic rain coat can double as a bathrobe or windbreaker.

    5. Take older clothes that can be discarded along the way. Great for growing children. Many places, the local people are pleased to get these castoffs. There are travelers who take nothing but old clothes so they have that much more room for bringing souvenirs home.

    6. Jeans - I never take them as they take so long to dry. If both the time and money for laundering are concerns, take lighter weight pants.

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    Default Money Tips

    Credit Cards

    Take your major credit cards, such as, Visa, Master Card and American Express.

    Make sure they are really credit cards and not just debit cards with a credit card companyís logo on them. Many locations require a credit card and will not accept a debit card, so they may have limited use on your travel.

    Leave all your local store credit cards in a secure location at home; there will be no need to carry them all with you.

    ATM Card

    Youíll have access to cash during your trip so you wonít have to take as much cash with you and using your ATM card can also be a good way to get cash in foreign countries.

    You should exchange at the bankís wholesale exchange rate. You may still want to shop around to different banks since some will charge a high usage fee for their ATMs. Although, even high ATM fees may be less than others will charge for currency exchanges.

    Don't wait until you're out of money to go to an ATM, the machines can run out of money or break down.

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    Good info Thanks...........

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    Useful things thanks for sharing it

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    That's really great this whenever I was going to any trip I am remembering these tips always.
    Last edited by minisoji; 12-14-2009 at 04:33 AM.

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    Default Shopping

    Shopping is the practice of purchasing goods and services from retailers. The purpose of shopping differs from person to person. Some people do shopping when it’s a need, or required. Most people like to save the money while shopping, and it is really a very good thing. You can also save your precious earned money with an intelligent mind. The thing you have to keep in mind is shopping at right time; this saves not only the time, but also money.

    First of all you need to write a list of what actually need for. Other wise you miss the some important items while shopping .Online shopping offers great convenience and fun. You just enjoy reading, browsing, and getting latest information about your favorite items. You don’t need to get out in the crowds, traffic, and queues for purchasing any ite
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    Default Plan Your Trip Advance

    BE AS SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN WHEN BOOKING YOUR TRIP.

    • Outline your needs and interests to the Travel Agent.
    • Specify what size bed you want. King? Queen?
    • Ask for the airline seats, rail coupe , cruise ship cabins and/or type of room you want.
    • Learn how you will be getting to your hotel from the airline or railway station
    • Specify the time of day you would like to leave.

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    Thanks for the tips good bye all.

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