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Travel tips by rosstcorbett on 22 January 2010 11:42am
If somebody asked you for a travel tip, what would it be?
Re: Travel tips by bIG bLOGGER on 22 January 2010 12:15pm
Well,if someone gave me good and clear directions,I would expect to pay them somewheres between 50 cents and 1 euro. :)
Re: Travel tips by kazzzz on 22 January 2010 12:54pm
BYO toilet paper!
Re: Travel tips by peripatetically on 22 January 2010 1:55pm
Be open-minded and curious about everything.
Re: Travel tips by johnnythemonkey on 22 January 2010 1:57pm
There's no place like home.
Re: Travel tips by Spursfan on 22 January 2010 2:45pm
If at all possible ALWAYS keep your valuables (and that includes tickets and passport etc!!) locked away in a safe. Most hotels provide them.

Take (and keep in a different (safe)place of course!!) photocopies of your passport, and any other documents you need, with you.

If you carry a handbag or shoulder bag (girls) make sure that when you walk down the street the bag is on the opposite side of your body to the road (and preferably with any openings on the inside, if you see what I mean). Our friend had her handbag, with keys to her appartment, her mobile and money snatched by a couple of youths on a moped. This was in Turkey. She held on but it was impossible as they sped off. They will also cut through the handles if they can!!!

DONT buy cheap perfume on the streets/markets of Turkey. They look real enough - correct packaging etc - but we met someone who had had hers analysed back home in the UK and it contained URINE!! Basically avoid - if not urine they are just water.

Here's a good tip - don't drink fizzy drinks (that includes beer) when the sun is out. Stick to water or fruit juice or tea/coffee (tea is particularly refreshing in the heat). I used to drink loads of Coke/Pepsi/7-Up or whatever, lying in the sun and ALWAYS had a bad tummy. Since I learnt that tip years ago, touch wood I have been fine. Save your Pepsi or lager for the evening, you'll feel much better for it.

Whatever your skin type, don't use any less that Factor 15. Better not to have skin cancer than display a dark brown tan after the holiday (which soon fades anyway). And you can still get a decent tan with Factor 15.

Don't just lie out in the strong midday sun with no shade at all, as if you are stuck on a bbq.

If you can, have an aisle seat on the plane, a maximum of 4 rows from the exit. These are the safest seats in an accident as you can just get up and walk down the aisle without pushing past anyone. Window seats are great for the view, but in an emergency you are stuck with having to possible get by 2 people. Of course the BEST seats are probably the exit seats. If we can't get exit seats my husband and I always try to get aisle seats opposite each other. (Obviously we hope that you never have to put this theory to the test!).

If I think of any more I will post them.
Re: Travel tips by rosstcorbett on 22 January 2010 3:01pm
Thats good advice Spursfan, looking forward to more of your tips. from Liverpool fan ;)
Re: Travel tips by Loretto on 22 January 2010 3:09pm
Scan the information pages of your passport with your passport photos and save them in a file in your email. They are easy to access should you loose your pssport and need to prove citizenship etc.
Re: Travel tips by ev on 22 January 2010 3:14pm
Don't try to smuggle live snakes in your bra:

Re: Travel tips by Loretto on 22 January 2010 3:23pm
Or monkeys in your underwear!
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