Planning a trip
to one country alone is already challenging. Imagine if you have to visit
several countries over the same period. It can be more exhausting, but also
reasonable. There are countries that you can easily travel by air or land due
to their proximity. These are some tips to help you when you decide to embark
on this adventure.
Find the best mode of transportation
You might think
that traveling by land is the best way to visit two countries that are near
each other and are separated
by a land border. If your goal is to appreciate the scenic views along the
way, it’s a reasonable choice. However, if you’re trying to save time, you have
to consider traveling by air. Besides, it’s possible to find air tickets that
are cheaper than buses or trains. Compare the choices based on the price and
your schedule before you decide.
Not all neighboring
countries are alike
You might think
that just because two countries share a border means that the people are alike
in terms of culture and language. In many places, it’s completely untrue. They might
share a bit of history, and to some extent, cultural beliefs, but there’s
nothing else. It helps to know the differences between these countries so you
proper etiquette. Some countries sharing a border might also have different
climate, so you need to bring appropriate clothing for each country.
with your itinerary
You might want to
a lot of places during the trip to make the most out of your adventure. Although
it’s reasonable to cram several destinations within the trip, you have to be
realistic. You need to consider the time it takes to travel from one place to
another. The traffic condition might also be different between these countries.
Cancel other parts of the trip if it’s impossible for you to do them.
You also have to
determine where to start your trip. Is it better to go from north to south, or
vice versa? There are many factors that could impact this decision, so you have
to research carefully. Find the option which is most convenient for you given
the time you allot for the trip.
matter which country you’re going to visit; you have to be nice
with the locals. You don’t need to establish a relationship with anyone you
meet along the way, but it pays to always be nice. You can ask questions politely
to some people if you get lost or if you can’t understand things. You can also engage
with the locals to know their cultures better.
countries share borders doesn’t mean they have the same visa rules. Some countries
are stricter than the others. One country might have a good relationship with
your country, and the other is hostile. Therefore, you need to know what you
have to bring to avoid problems at the immigration.
to visit two or more countries within the same travel period.
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