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Tourist traveler guiding tips

Updated on April 30, 2012

Summer vacation is almost here and many people will be hitting the road, some of you even to far away countries. Here are a few tips for an unexperienced new travelers and some that even the old ones will find useful!

How to find good restaurants in foreign countries: If you are not staying in a hotel, in a full arrangement with three meals a day or if you just like eating at restaurants, you can ask locals, especially business people, which restaurants do they visit often. They know their place best, so they certainly do not go to bad restaurants. Also, you would like to always check your bill before you pay, because waiters can often miss the count for passing guests.

Quiet hotel rooms: Rooms with a view on the yard are not peaceful and quiet, and often they are near the toiler or the elevator. Look for rooms that are at the end of a hall so that possibly drunken guests who come back late at night do not wake you up.

Substitute for the toothbrush: If you have forgotten to bring a toothbrush and do not want to buy another or you just do not trust the local water, you can eat an apple or use a chewing gum. It is recommended to brush teeth with bottled mineral water or a disinfected one, especially in far away countries.

Getting rid of toothache: It is sometimes impossible to visit a dentist while on a vacation. Instead, you can put clove in a hole in your tooth. Wrap the other clove in a cotton wool and put it in your ear. You would not believe it, but it helps!

Cold drinks in a car: If you do not carry a fridge with you and want to have refreshments chill, wrap the bottles with mineral water or juice in a wet towel. Moisture will evaporate and will be absorbing the heat from the surrounding air, thus cooling the bottles.

Thermo-bottles: They are very practical, and the contents will remain warm for a longer time if you keep them above hot water vapor for some time, to get heated from the inside.

Ants in a camp: You can evade the ants during camping if you sink all four legs of a table into glasses or pots that are full of water.

If you lose your documents: It would be nice to make copies of all your documents before going on a trip. In foreign countries, get in touch with a consulate of your country, and let your bank be informed about that.

Stopping diarrhea: If you travel to exotic and tropical countries, it will be smart to drink a glass of pure natural lemon juice made of water and two lemons. Or eat two or three big spoons of papaya stones every day.

Hot spices: If your mouth burns after consuming hot spices like curry, pepper, tobascco, do not drink water in vain – instead just eat a small spoon of sugar.

Taxi drive in exotic countries: Prepare change for drivers, so that you can evade misunderstandings and unnecessary talks about how he does not understand and does not have money to give you back.

Quiet rooms on a ship: If you like cruising, it will be useful for you to know that the quietest rooms are at the front part of the ship because the big and loud machines which drive the sip are at the back.

Have a nice trip, and stay well!


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    • Gentle Fist profile image

      Gentle Fist 5 years ago from Serbia

      It is a good advice to anyone who is new in the town/country. Usually, taxi drivers that are nearest to the station are illegal and will see the opportunity to take as much money as they can from strangers, firstly treating you like a princess, with opened doors and a red carpet but they have something else in mind. Thanks for commenting!

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      One tip I learned the hard way: Don't get in a taxi and ask the driver to take you to a nice local restaurant. In my case, the driver saw the opportunity to rack up a big fare and drove me all over Curacao before dropping me off at a restaurant that wasn't worth it!