Deciding to travel to places that
aren’t popular as tourist destinations could be risky. They’re not that popular
for a reason. It could be due to peace and safety conditions. It could also be
due to the prevalence of poverty all over the place. However, all places have
something to offer. If you think the benefits outweigh the harm, you should
give it a try. These are the things you need to do before you finalize your
Check the visa requirements
Some countries don’t have strict visa
regulations. They’re just not popular among visitors. However, there are places
that are exciting to visit, but are too difficult to get in. Some of them
are only available for people who travel with an agency. In other countries,
getting a vaccine is a requirement before you get in. Determine if these
requirements are worth doing, and start processing your visa soon.
Make sure it’s safe to go there
the travel advisory from your government to find out if the place is safe.
If there are security alerts or travel bans, you should cancel your plans until
things get better. Don’t take the risk if you know it’s unsafe even if the
government didn’t ban you from traveling. Listen to news advisories and check
the social media posts from people who live in the area. You will then know if
the country is still safe for a visit.
Understand the do’s and don’ts
When you travel to any other country,
you have to know the acceptable norms and cultures. It applies even to
lesser-known countries. They also have unique traditions that you have to
respect. Wear appropriate clothing and even learn a few words. You will feel
more welcomed if you can relate with the locals.
Things won’t be as comfortable as you
In most of these places, public
transportation might not be available. You have to arrange a private trip
through a car rental company or an agency. Even first-class hotels don’t feel
that way. These places were not built for tourists like you, and no one invests
a lot for tourism. If you expect your experience will be similar to what you
have elsewhere, you will be disappointed.
Have a tour guide
Even if not required, it’s best that
someone to be your tour guide. You don’t know the place, and it helps if
you have someone who can help you get through the entire trip. You will also
feel safer since you have someone who knows the place well. You won’t get lost
and even worry about your safety. It might be added cost, but it’s worth the
Expect the prices to be higher
Since these are mostly developing
nations or small island nations without a vast economy, you can expect the
prices to be way more expensive than usual. Prepare yourself to spend a lot
even just for a bottled water. You might also have to tip a lot of people who
will help you during the trip.
Despite the cost, these places are
worth visiting and you should give it a try. You will also be proud that you’ve
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