You already bought your flight, booked your hotel and reserved a rental car. Does that mean you are finally ready for your most-awaited tour in Asia? Some travellers think that finalising the travel trifecta of plane-car-hotel bookings is already the end of their preparation. But, that is just the beginning. Besides packing days before the flight and getting your money exchanged in New Zealand, follow these steps to avoid any difficulties during the travel.
1. Do some research.
Before you go anywhere, it is vital that you get some research done first. The world is composed of different personalities and cultures that you would have to remember which actions they consider disrespectful. For instance, when you are in Japan, having a scrumptious warm soup, slurp it as loud as you can. This signals to the chef how much you love your meal. However, this slurping practice in other countries is considered rude.
The research will also prevent you from getting lost and wasting your time. You only have limited days, weeks or months in a certain destination, so it is important that you bring a map with you. Google maps and asking around will be a great help, unless there is no internet connection and none of the locals can speak English.
2. Ensure that all your travel documents are ready.
A passport is always a necessity when travelling abroad. When it comes to visa, it will highly depend on where you live, but not every country allows a free visa travel. As soon as or before you book your flight, determine the travel restrictions of the country. If you need to get a visa, make sure that you have enough time to process it before your flight. Remember that some visas take weeks or even months, so you would have to consider this before anything else.
Planning your trip is highly necessary to prevent any mishaps from happening during the travel and to avoid wasting any more of your finances.