To make sure that your holiday plans are not crumbled because of all the hassles that only dream fall on his head inexperienced novice travelers, and not to waste a good mood even in the most boring razrulivanii organizational issues, recommend you to read this little road instruction. Take a note on all the tips to enjoy the only holiday.
To start, decide which will go and what you can spend . Then – start searching the perfect tour. It is better to search on the Internet: get cheaper, more convenient and faster. You can collect the journey in parts yourself or buy ready-made, and then all beat as they please. Tours – the most budget, but will not one day sit on the sites in anticipation of, and a little luck to be ready to take off over the hill tomorrow. Lots of great suggestions collected in LiveJournal community , where you can also find the perfect ask specifically for you. If you are willing to organize their own holidays, check out the , and .
First, decide how much money will be needed . And much depends not only between countries, but also on which hotel you stay, how you will eat, will lie on the beach all day or go to a surf school. For example, in Rome for lunch will have to pay about 20 euros, and in Odessa you can eat well for $ 100.
Second, decide what kind of cash are lucky. Somewhere there is a sense take rubles and change them already on his arrival, and somewhere only accept euros or dollars and do not want to hear anything about the local currency. You can also fly into a lot of money in the face of unfavorable exchange rate . And the provision of small denominations in the U.S., such as, many European banks and exchange offices do not accept $ 100 bills.
Where to live
Hotels and hostels, if accommodation is not included in the ticket, too reservation in advance . Sites such as , , , . Do not be lazy to carefully consider the information provided about the amenities, taxes, fees, penalties and discounts, as well as to compare prices at different websites. Determined, read the reviews of the selected accommodation for travelers forums, otherwise kupivshis the fabulous room photos, risk severely disappointed. By the way, if you are traveling with a company and plan to stay long in one place, it makes sense to think of camping or a rented apartment (you can find a good option for . At the site be sure to ask the length of stay, and remember: restaurants in hotels are usually less expensive and welcoming city cafe.
Scan all the important documents , tickets, booking, a notebook with the coordinates of parents and friends and send to your email. This information will help get back home, if, God forbid, some local trickster you part with all the originals. However, valuable crust generally is undesirable to carry. Hide them in the hotel safe or, in the absence thereof, to another safe place. Even if you stop the police, declare it boldly that the passport was in the room, and if you do not want to take risks, to explore the city print copy. Book tours and other important stuff that will buy abroad, just shoot, then if you try to cheat and get to pay all again – can prove their case.
Plan your day each. And it is not sketchy, but as you can. Conceiving visit four museums and five clubs in three cities in two days, consider the travel time, the queue for tickets and possible troubles such as flat tire. Do not attempt to cover all possibilities, otherwise really did not have time. And be sure to learn the intricacies of all planned locations: for example, the Louvre suit yourself off on Tuesday, the summer two days a week opens the door at night, and on Friday night to see the Mona Lisa is available for free if you are under 25.
Even during the most fabulous trips, especially long-standing, often appears a strong desire to see my mother rushed to hug the boy and settle down to sleep in their home crib. Cure for this form of distress will not help, so adjust the phone Skype , WiFi khalyavnyy catch and find out all about the local telephone rates – sometimes it makes sense to buy a foreign SIM card .
On the road
At the airport come before . And I certainly do not try to be late, if miss the transport, the most that can count – a partial refund of the ticket. On landing, on the contrary, it is better to go for 15-20 minutes before departure. Still have to wait, and do it, as you know, much nicer sitting in a cafe than jostling with things on hand.
Going to a distant part of the world, and promises to be a long flight? Try to get some sleep. If you’re lucky, the end of the cabin has a free series of three or four seats, you can lie down comfortably. Immediately ask the flight attendant blanket and pillow – then they will not. And do not forget to download the player more of your favorite music – in case the motor will be too much noise, and neighbors – too loud to talk.
The train station is served by over half an hour, and the work with the planting are much easier than at the airport. But the travel and tickets there are some nuances. Importantly, try not to fall in the worst places: the toilet compartment and near the conductors. If you bought a ticket on the bottom shelf, then the neighbor has the right to the top of a seat for you until 23:00. Then you can easily ask them to leave. And be sure to check the schedule, especially when sanitary zones.
In case you do not hit suddenly and permanently stuck in some airports, remember the site : it helps you navigate and find the most comfortable place to wait.
Of a taxi from the airport to the hotel runs a lot of snide stories. You do not want to become the hero of one of them and throw away a lot of money? Then pumped into the phone cards more and more homes start remotely acquainted with public transportation chosen country. By the way, understand local customs is much more interesting that way – sitting in the tram and watching passengers. A hiking download free navigator, is full of them on the Internet – specifically for each country, complete with Wikipedia, and even an audio version.
Collect the suitcase
You should not go on about his laziness and defer taxes on the evening before departure. You do not want to forget anything important? By the way, a good idea to choose a suitcase poprochnee. So you should know: when loading it will unceremoniously hurled to the floor, pull the handle and even pour water from puddles.
Ideally, it is desirable to leave a place for shopping , or later, or you do not zastegnete lightning, or it gets going in the middle of the airport. In any case, do not forget to take a couple of rag string bags and zip-package – for example, for edible souvenirs.
How to collect the suitcase , you should already know: the most lightweight and small – to the top. Clothes take up less space when wring every thing in a roll. True, the risk to get more pounds than allowed, and rates for overweight at airports rather cruel. All of the “explosive”, ie, shampoo, sunscreen and toothpaste, sealed pack and do not rely on supplies of soap hotels – the portions there are microscopic, but some hotels are completely absent.
Unfortunately, such a thing as separation from their luggage, sometimes. Therefore, first, to shift all the vital things (camera, swimsuit and motion sickness pills) in your hand luggage, and second, take a picture of a suitcase (open and closed) – so, in which case, it is easy to describe the loss of airport employees . And in any case, do not throw away your boarding pass – it will need for tear-off portion of the route.