Tips When Traveling to Different Countries Over the Same Travel Period
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 can observe proper etiquette. Some countries sharing a border might also have different climate, so you need to bring appropriate clothing for each country.
Be realistic with your itinerary
You might want to visit 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.
Always be friendly
It doesn’t 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.
Check the visa requirements
Just because 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.
It’s satisfying to visit two or more countries within the same travel period.
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