Exploring new places sounds amazing and it excites you. However, you always need to prepare your trip because there are always ups and downs. Of course, it is also bad to over plan and over prepared just because you are afraid you will encounter some problems or hassles during the trip. However, taking precaution can at lease prevent you from problems you can predict. As for the unpredictable ones, sometimes you need to use your instinct and creative problem-solving skill.
Troubles during travel
Here are examples of problems during travel with high potential to affect you.
Feeling lonely all of a sudden
This is one of the most common things to experience during a trip overseas especially by solo travelers. Sometimes, exploring new place without understanding the local language, culture, and everything can leave you feeling lost and confused. It can be overwhelming sometimes, and affect your mood to keep travelling. What you can do to solve this problem is get out of your hotel room and explore the nearest neighborhood. You can visit local cafe or restaurant and start communicating with people.
Getting sick in the middle of the trip
It is also one of the most common things to experience by travelers. Having caught a flu during your trip overseas can make you feel whole lot more miserable. It can affect your mood drastically. When you are at home, you have families and friends that can tend to you especially when you are sick. During the trip though, you have to fend for yourself. When you are get sick, seek medical professional immediately because you don’t know whether you catch mild diseases or life-threatening ones. If you have particular health condition, make sure to pack your medication even when you are travelling.
You might have booked a hotel with great reviews and ratings. However, you found out that the accommodations was far from what you knew online. Stained-covered bed, nasty bathroom, poor amenities, etc can truly ruin your mood to have a great trip. Before turning your heels and finding another hotel, it is better to communicate the issue with the staff or travel agent you have booked. Make sure to know your right for the accommodation. You still have a chance to get assisted to find another room, hotel, or get a refund.
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Language barriers and unfriendly locals
In every website, they tell you that the people in your travel destinations are friendly and welcoming even though they don’t speak English. However, it is not always the case in reality. Sometimes, language barriers can be your big problem during travel especially when the locals don’t speak English at all. It is even worse when they are not welcoming to foreign visitors. To avoid this problem, you can always prepare yourself by learning the local language even for simple phrases. Or, you can also hire local guides to help you interact with the locals and learn more about the culture.