When traveling to Asia a few things become quite apparent — our food, culture and language are immensely different and without a proper introduction into the continent, one could easily get lost in all the customs and cultures. The best way to combat this scenario is to be prepared right when you get off that plane.
Because it can be difficult to acclimate yourself with the Asian culture, these tips will allow you to navigate the difficulties of the language barrier and confidently go forth on your adventure into Asia.
This could possibly be one of the most important tips no matter where you go. A positive attitude and a smile on your face can turn rather difficult scenarios into ones where both sides simply try their best to figure out what the other wants.
Go to the Doctor
Before you travel anywhere, make sure to visit your local physician. Check the countries vaccine requirements as well as recommendations, because the last thing you want is to be sick.
Do not exchange your money at the airport before you leave or even at a bank. These places tend to charge excessive amounts when exchanging currency. Instead use the hotel in Asia, as chances are they will have a better exchange rate.
Diversify Your Trip
A great tip for anyone visiting Asiatic countries is to make sure to diversify. It may be great to go to a museum or two, or even an ancient temple, but just remember to vary your temples and museums or you will be bored to death by the end of your excursion.
Due to such differences in culture and diet, many street foods or activities you may come across may not be exactly “safe,” but when you have travelers’ insurance, you can let your curiosity get the best of you.
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