When going travelling, often you’ll hear the thing that caused others who’ve done it the most stress was getting to the different places on your list. Travelling in a foreign country/city doesn’t always go as smoothly as it tends to back home.
However, with a few tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be a transportation pro in no time.
Do your research online
Just like if you were travelling in London, for example, in major cities especially, there is usually a million and one ways to get from A to B. The majority of the time, you’ll only know the truest, shortest and easiest way to do so by actually doing it a couple of times. However, if you don’t have the time, then doing lots of research online beforehand is the best way to work it out.
Keep your important documents handy
If you’re travelling across borders this is really useful and important. Keep your vital travel documentation (passports, any required visas etc) handy at all times so that you are prepared at border control. This will help speed along the process and restore the officials’ faith in you as they’ll know you’re organised.
Ask ‘uniformed officials’ for advice
It always tends to be best to ask someone in uniform for advice regarding travel – i.e. a police officer, a bus driver etc, as they’re the ones who will be best able to help you and provide you with the safest option.
…But don’t rule out asking locals
However, there’s nothing stopping you from asking some of the local people tips and advice for getting around, whether you’ve a specific destination in mind or if you just want to do some exploring. After all, they’re the ones who’ll be doing it regularly so will know the best routes to take, etc.
Always take the safest possible option
Just as you would at home, never put yourself in any unnecessary danger when travelling. Use the same rules as you would back home – try not to travel alone at night, keep to well-lit busy areas, keep your belongings safe and with you at all times etc. If you want to take a break from public transport or are feeling particularly vulnerable, it’s well worth looking into options like https://www.blacklane.com/en. They’re a global taxi/car hire company that allow you to hire a car and/or driver for a specified amount of time.