How soon will you be travelling to a foreign land on your summer adventure? If you have made any plans you might also want to ensure that this experience is one that will give you the best and not leave any room for disappointments and awkward experiences. While you certainly cannot control every bit of everything about having a holiday abroad, you can certainly take measures to ensure that you do not end up facing bad experiences that will take away from even the good moments that you had. Here are some of the mistakes that you need to avoid while travelling in a foreign land.
Altering the Way You Talk Hoping Locals Will Get You
So if a foreigner walks up to you and speaks in a foreign language that you have not learnt will you get them? No. Now let’s take a different approach to this. The same foreigner now repeats the same sentence to you but much slower and much, much louder with exaggerated hand gestures. Will you get it? Probably not unless of course the foreigner is a miming champ. That is the normal case with every other local that you will meet abroad who converse in a different language to yours. You should either have a small translating dictionary to hand or show them something like an image instead of screaming and talking slowly. They are not illiterate. They just don’t speak your language.
Thinking That You Are Entitled To a Package Because You Signed Up For Something
Many service providers often have one big issue. Customers will usually sign up for one activity and expect that they are entitled to the entire package that they saw, because they signed up for this one thing. That is not how it works. For example if you want to enjoy Sydney Harbour boat hire facilities, signing up for a water sports package that costs less and asking the service providers to include this in that package as well is not right. There is a reason things are priced differently. Know exactly what you want and sign up for that item.
Not Knowing The Correct Hand Signals
You need to keep in mind that different countries have different body language signs for different purposes. The thumbs up sign that you give at home to indicate that something is great maybe something really negative elsewhere. Therefore, it would be best if you were able to do a bit of research on the kind of language and signs that are used in the area that you are visiting.
Not Knowing the Etiquette
Every culture in the world has an etiquette that is specific to that area. You cannot break that etiquette unless you are alright to risk some disapproving glares or worse make a local feel offended. From dressing up to the way that you eat food there is always an etiquette. You do not have to go with a head packed full of info and not enjoy your vacation but if you can know something basic that would be appreciated.