Advice from World Travelers

 
 
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Know before you go

  1. How to dress...culturally aware, climate-wise
  2. A few phrases to make a foreign country easier to navigate
  3. Monetary exchange...do they accept US $ or Euros or only their currency?
  4. Your physical limitations..can you climb stairs, climb mountains, hike, etc.
  5. Tipping...is it expected, not customary or "built in"
  6. Photography of locals...ask, don't assume!
  7. Immunization required?
  8. Visas required?
  9. Cash, credit, ATM withdrawals...which is better and where to get the currency
  10. Scams, pickpockets...things to be aware of
  11. List your suitcase contents in case of lost luggage
  12. Carry 2 credit cards and an ATM card