Useful tips for tourists traveling in Asia
Of course, each country has its own special nuances, but there are also common for the whole of Asia, which are better to observe.
Traveling in Asia
How to avoid becoming a victim of food poisoning
According to who, South-East Asia was named as a region with a high probability of poisoning when eating local dishes. Every second European tourist, to some extent, experienced symptoms of poisoning when visiting this region.
In order not to fall into their number, you should not, of course, completely starve yourself. Do not miss all the gastronomic adventures just because one of the neighbors in the hotel was not lucky with local dishes. Just stick to reasonable restrictions.
You should buy food that was processed right in front of you. If you are transferring seasonings, add peppers to your food. They decontaminate it from germs. Chile is particularly good at this. When buying local fruits, do not buy those that would not be cleaned with you, and on arrival at the hotel, try to wash them with boiled water.
Do not drink tap water in any Asian country! Even when brushing your teeth, use bottled water that you personally purchased closed.
Outside of tourist centers, where sanitary standards may be completely absent, try to avoid drinks with ice, the quality of which you can not be absolutely sure.
In General, make it a rule to consume only bottled water. Don’t ignore these recommendations.
To always remember this simple rule, we recommend that you pay attention to the muddy yellow-sand waters of a large part of major rivers in Asia, compared to which the waters of our Moscow river will seem very transparent.
The Ganges River
How to deal with cash in Asia
In order not to become a victim of local thieves, and not to be left without a livelihood at once, divide your financial resources and credit cards.
Do not store them together in the same wallet. Get a second wallet, divide the money with a fellow traveler. Use the safe in your hotel room, or leave large amounts in the safe at the reception.
Use credit cards more often, withdrawing small amounts for immediate expenses.
Divide the money on different credit cards and do not forget to warn your Bank that you intend to use the card while outside the country, so that it is not blocked.
What medicines to take with you
There is no guarantee that you will not need medication when traveling to countries such as India, China, or Myanmar. It is not necessary to hope that you will be able to buy them in local pharmacies.
When you go here, bring as large a list of medications as possible. It is mandatory that your first aid kit should contain remedies for flu, motion sickness, allergies, poisoning and pain, as well as drops for ears and eyes.
You should not show your worth
If you are away from the main tourist routes, do not show that you have some money savings with you.
In Asia, you are a priori richer than the absolute majority of the local population. Many local thieves will be honored for honor for yourself to Rob you. Don’t flaunt your jewelry, don’t show off your expensive cameras and cell phones.
Exchange large bills in advance for small ones, and keep valuable purchases in different packages.
About the use of copies of documents
Loss of documents will entail the procedure for establishing your identity at the Russian Consulate. And it will be easier to survive it, with the presentation of a copy of your passports, visa, return tickets, insurance.
You should not carry scanned sheets of these documents with you, send their photos to your e-mail. This is a more reliable way.
About attitude to strangers
If you are traveling in Asia, faced with a manifestation of friendliness, then this is not a cause for concern, feel free to write it off as a manifestation of the local mentality.
You should worry when such complacency becomes too Intrusive.
When offering to get in the car and give you a ride to the right place, refuse Intrusive services and assistance.
If you really need them, then feel the line between honest help and deception, and do not cross it.
About renting a two-Wheeler
Motorcycle accidents in Thailand
Fashionable rental of scooters and motorcycles in the resorts of South-East Asia very often ends in an accident. Especially when cocktails are raging in the blood.
Do not neglect the basic rules of personal safety in the form of a helmet. And don’t get behind the wheel after drinking. Find out if your insurance covers the possibility of treating injuries that may be sustained in an accident. Take our advice seriously. Often at stake is the life, and not only yours, but also other people’s.