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Staying safe when travelling

Written by Noah Murphy

staying safe when travellingTravelling leaves you speechless, and then turns you into a storyteller.” said Ibn Battuta, which is a hundred percent correct. The scenic beauty of the destination may leave your tongue tied, but gives you another beautiful story to tell. Make sure that the story you capture is a pleasurable one and not a terror that give you chills in the spine. If you are not safe while you are travelling, your journey will become a disaster. It will be a memorable one for sure, but really not in a good way.

Staying safe while travelling is the most important aspect, that is often overlooked by the travellers. In the modern times, where the trend of solo travelling is on rise, the travellers fall prey to difficult, unwanted situations due to their carefree attitude. It is important to keep safety in first place while planning the next holiday.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind while travelling to make the best memories out of your journey.

staying safe when travellingEverything Beforehand

Once you have zeroed out the destination, start researching about the destination. From geography to history, cover everything. Understand the culture and traditions of that place. Read about the rules, regulations and mode of conduct. Rule out the safe and shady areas of that particular place. Also consider the weather conditions of that area. If you know every bit about the destination, you will be able to fix any problem you fall prey to.

Documents Documents Documents

Now say out loud that- “I will carry photocopies of all the important documents along with me.” Repeat “Documents Documents Documents” in your mind until you scan all the important documents and mail them to your id.

Ooouuchhhh!!!!! Vaccine

Even if you could not bear the sight of the white coat laden doctor, you have to go through this process. Get vaccinated before you leave for the abroad destination. Visit your doctor even before you start packing.

Your Belongings Are Your Responsibility

Make it a habit of looking behind and checking the place before you leave the place. Make sure you have not left any of your belonging on the restaurant table or public toilet.

Keep Your Money Safe And Separate

Do not carry all your cards in one wallet. Keep them separately. Even if you lose your wallet, you will not totally run out of money. Never keep your wallet in the back pocket of your jeans.

staying safe when travellingMumma Told Me To Stay Away From Strangers

This is probably the first piece of advice that your mumma might have given you. Whether you have followed it or not, at that time, but this time make it a point to follow this age old advice. If a stranger is being too nice, it is the sign to run away. He might be a very nice and genuine person, but why take a risk?

Get Travel Insurance

If you get injured or ill while travelling, travel insurance will get you a quick help.

Your safety lies in your hand. Follow all these advices and ensure a safe journey.

About the author

Noah Murphy

I have a great interest in travel, adventure and politics. I moved to Australia age 25 from England. From a young age I have always viewed the world as an opportunity. My travel and current affairs writing offers me a opportunity, my approach to life is a shared learning journey, were we meet many travelers along their life's journey, what matters to me is capturing the moments. I reflect, grow and share as much as possible on my journey towards self actualization.

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