So you’ve booked yourself a trip to Asia, how exciting! Asia is an amazing place to visit, the culture is fascinating, the scenery is breathtaking, and the food is incredible! It’s no wonder that so many people go to visit every year. However, before you head off on your adventure, you need to make sure you have done your research. Asia is very different to our Westernised world, so it’s important to be prepared. Here are six things that you need to research before you head off on your trip to Asia.
While you are there, you are certainly going to come across some different languages. Perhaps multiple if you are travelling across several countries! Try and learn the basics and take a book with you of common phrases, as this will really help you out if you are visiting areas that aren’t as touristy. It will also impress the locals!
When you are travelling to another country, it is highly likely that there will be different etiquette to what you are used to. This will be down to the difference in culture. Make sure to find out what these differences are before you travel to avoid offending anyone.
The Price Of Living
Wherever in Asia you are going, you need to find out what the price of living is there. This will differ greatly depending on where you are going in the continent. For example, the price of living in the Philippines is very low, so you wouldn’t need to take as much money with you. Do your research so you aren’t caught short.
The Hygiene Standards
You don’t have to travel far for hygiene standards to change. You only have to travel to Spain, and you can’t drink the tap water because it isn’t as clean as ours. You must research this sort of thing before you go, or else you could end up very ill. It is worth packing a portable water filter for you to be sure the water you are drinking there is safe.
Where You Are Going
To really make the most out of your time away, you should have already made a detailed plan of what you are going to do when you are there. Winging it will mean you will miss out on things you might later want to do, as well as waste precious time. Research all the sights and excursions available where you are going, so you can have the full experience when you are there.
What Is Available To Buy There
Us Westerners need our Western home comforts. So you need to find out what is available to buy over there, and what you will need to pack. This includes necessities such as medicine and clothes.
That’s it! To make the most out of your trip, you really need to make sure you do your research beforehand. With all the resources available, this shouldn’t be too strenuous. Be prepared, and enjoy your trip!