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Hassle-Free Travel & Fun: Stay Safe and Secure During Festivals

Updated on March 12, 2017
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Preparation is a must

  • Check the schedule and book your flight tickets in advance. However, remember that this is just the start of your journey, so don't be overly excited. Take notes of your itinerary. It is a crucial part of the trip.
  • If possible, check websites that update about the event. You should get important and reliable information from them. This will help you in keeping your itinerary schedule well.
  • Research about the place where the festival is going to be held. There might be restrictions or a certain form of tradition that you don't want to mess with. Be a courteous and smart traveler, study before you dive into the party.
  • Once you finalize those (probably online), go back to basic and get yourself a map of the venue and the local area. This will help you whenever you need the last minute changes or even a safe exit plan if something undesirable happens.
  • Lastly, same as the old school ways. Leave your basic information and contact numbers with someone from home. You want to enjoy the festival, but you would want to be safe as well. Update them about your whereabouts occasionally. If dropping a call is difficult, send a text message or even through your social media account. Simply put, stay connected.

Keep a record of the schedule and contact information of your friends and officials
Keep a record of the schedule and contact information of your friends and officials | Source

Keep tabs of your belongings and your FRIENDS

  • Remember to bring what you just need for the day. You don't have to bring ALL your gadgets or other valuables. You are attending a festival, so no need to bring your iPad or brag about your expensive pieces of jewelry.
  • Keep it simple. Bring the necessary objects that you would be needing. Abroad: passports, important documents (you may even opt for photocopies). Locally: put your things in a secure place. DO NOT PUT ALL IN YOUR POCKETS. If you are bringing a bag, put it in front of you or where you can easily see it, and not behind you. You are going to enjoy the event, so better to travel light.
  • Charged your phone before leaving. You need this for communication and emergencies.

Personal Tip: I usually put my money in separate places. This could be in my extra pocket, my bag's smaller inner compartments, I just remember not to keep it all in my wallet. So that if worst comes to worst (like I get robbed), I would still have money to get me home or even some change for an emergency call.

  • Stick with your friends. Do not wander off on your own especially when you are visiting a place for the first time.
  • Be cautious when meeting new friends. Yes, this is a great time to find new networks, but we wary of people who might take advantage.
  • Keep connected with your friends. Set a landmark where you can meet if anyone gets off from the group. This is like having a backup plan.

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Some Philippine Festivals to Catch

A
cebu city, philippines:
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

get directions

Sinulog Festival

B
Bacolod city, philippines:
Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines

get directions

Masskara Festival

C
Baguio City, Philippines:
Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

get directions

Panagbenga Festival (Flower Festival)

D
General Santos City, philippines:
General Santos, South Cotabato, Philippines

get directions

Tuna Festival

Extra Tips for First-Time Festival Joiners

The energy can be very high especially with all the fun festivals offer. Do not be too overwhelmed that you forget your senses already. There are a lot of avenues where you can enjoy yourself and still be sane with proper cautionary measures and plans.

  • Go to the festival with at least one friend. You are independent, but it is still better to enjoy the event with a familiar face. This will also help calm your nerves and stay focused.
  • Read a lot before your trip. There are guidelines and reminders posted by the festival organizers before the actual day. This will give you an idea of the whole flow and this can give you a hand in preparing your itinerary. Be aware of the festival's rules as well.
  • Check prohibited items at the festival. Some of these are obvious because of the danger they may cause, but other events do not allow professional camera, water bottles, food bought outside the venue, or pets. It is better to be aware than experience the hassle and stress during the day.

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      Trudy Cooper 

      3 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      You are so right about checking timetables on the web, there is nothing more frustrating than getting the date wrong! Or when a trip that has been scheduled and then cancelled and you turn up not knowing!

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