Essential Tips When Traveling to Remote Area in Papua

Papua is the largest province in Indonesia and because of that, it may also has the most challenges area to be conquered by the travelers. This province have got so many remote areas that can be challenging when you will need to visit one.

Traveling tips to remote area in Papua

Say the Agats as the origin of the popular tribe in Papua as well as in Indonesia and even in the world that is called as the Asmat tribe or Dani that have the unique and artistic wooden carve’s type. Even though the city has been popular and even called as the “city on the board” (the city is built on the wooden board above the swamp), you are even possible to reach the city for days even though you are going there by plane.

And what about the existing remote areas in Papua? It will be more interesting than you think for real. I am seriously to tell you that ever since I have been there couple of times before.

Tips when traveling to remote area in Papua

When people in Indonesia are hearing about Papua, one of the common disease the people will keep on thinking is Malaria. Many have been died because of that and any of you can also be possible to experience the same. Hopefully you will not passed away, but the disease itself is truly troublesome. You will almost can’t do anything even for just to spit.

But if you want to know how to deal with that so your adventure won’t be bothered by that, simply maintain the way your eating. Never think that you can eat later if you can do it now. The more you are procrastinating, the higher chance you will get Malaria.

Some people were also getting themselves the Malaria vaccine injections right before traveling to Papua and you can also do the same.

Next tips is never bring or buy the alcoholic drinks and sharing them with the local people. Seriously, many occurred criminals were happening because of the alcoholic drink.

Local people may welcome you warmer by giving them that, but you are actually paying for something worst. Many local people in Papua are even fighting their fellow men just because of what they have drunk an hour ago and they will do anything to win.

The third tips when you are traveling to remote area in Papua is that, if you by any reasons need to sleepover in no where village you found, you’d better asking where the chief of the village or the tribal chief is living.

The interesting thing about local people in Papua is that, most of them will really appreciate the words of the tribal chief more than their own family orders. No matter how bad and good the words of chief tribal are, they will keep on following his orders.

Therefore, if you will need to stay for a night or more at the new remote area in Papua, staying in the tribal chief house is the safer option you can have while traveling.

Safety Tips for Adventurous Women Who Like Travelling

Travelling around the world is one of the most wanted dreams. Being able to explore different places is such a great experience. Anyone has the same opportunities to bring out their adventurous self and travel to different places they desire.

Safety tips for adventurous women who like travelling

Both men and women can choose their own travel destination that they prefer. Of course, being women sometimes is pretty challenging. However, there is nothing can stop you from being adventurous. So if you are a woman and you like travelling including solo travel, you don’t have to feel limited into particular things.

Safety travel tips for women

In this modern era, anyone can do anything they want. Women especially, who have been through various types of generalization and stereotypes can do anything they want, be it pursuing dream or making choices. It includes their choice of travel. Women can travel to any places they want. However, it is important to pay attention to the safety matters because the threats will exist no matter how safe the place is. Being a woman doesn’t have to make you feel weaker than man. You can still let your adventurous side by travelling a lot. So here are safety travel tips to help you feel more secured throughout your trips:

  1. Always research your destination before the trip. Planning and researching your trip can be exciting as well. You get to decide various decisions yourself and fulfill your dream travel. Doing research can also means you are being aware of the safety of yourself. You need to make sure to read some reviews before choosing particular lodging or tour package to book. You also need to know how will you get around the places and what kind of transportation will be safe to take.
  2. Do not bring valuables like jewelry or way too expensive items to your trip. Leave those things at home. Aside from preventing them being stolen, it can prevent you from being a target of crimes at your travel destination. However, there might be other valuables you should bring such as DSLR or smartphone. Thus, make sure to keep your valuables on you especially during transit.
  3. Be sociable but don’t trust people too easily. Being in new places surrounded by new people can be intimidating especially if you are a solo female traveler. You can be friendly when interact with the people you just met during your trip. However, don’t trust them too quickly to the point you let them hold your bag or valuables. You also need to be careful when someone offer you a drink.
  4. Do not hesitate to spend a little extra money for your safety. For example, it is better to pay for pickup service when you are going to land in a rough city in the middle of the night instead of taking a taxi or bus. Or, it is better to book a hotel located in safer neighbourhood with a little higher price instead of booking much cheaper hotel room in rough neighbourhood when your safety will be at higher risk.

How To Look Less Like A Tourist When Travelling

Is it bad to look like a tourist when you are travelling to some places? Sometimes, looking like a tourist gives you advantages like you are treated with special care. However, there are also disadvantage of looking a lot like tourist when travelling such as being a target of criminal acts, or just simple being alienated. Meanwhile, you feel like you are part of the society and culture of the place you visit when you can just blend in a little. Instead of being a spectator, you can become an observer this way. So looking less like a tourist surely brings you more advantages. 

Tips to look less like a tourist when travelling

It is often that you are overcharged when travelling just because you look obviously like a tourist. You also get spotted easily and being a target of crimes when travelling just because of your tourist look. That’s why lots of travelers now like looking less like a tourist. Thus, they can just blend in and enjoy the time without being alienated or treated differently. Here are some tips to look less like a tourist when travelling.

Research the Destination

Level up your game by doing some research before visiting the place. You can observe the locals and their tendencies in wearing their daily outfits. Thus, you will know what to wear to blend in. every country has different customs and lifestyle so you cannot just generalize them. Making some observations prior to your travel plan is a good idea so you can decide what to do to look less like a tourist when your time to visit the place arrives.

Use Local Market’s Bag

Instead of carrying sophisticated bags to bring your essentials, it is recommended to put your essentials in a carrier bag from the local supermarket. It will completely change your image. Besides, you don’t need to pack many things during your time exploring the place. Just bring some essentials you truly need and leave the rest behind in your hotel room. Stick to the simple outfits and bag to make you less standout from the crowd.

Only Take Important Pictures

During your exploring in your travel destination, try to photograph less. Most tourists spend their time snapping pictures here and there whenever they visit tourist attractions. Instead of busy taking pictures, enjoy your time exploring the place and find beauty through your own eyes. 

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Walk Around

Explore the places on foot instead of taking taxi. You can just stroll down the street wearing your simple outfit that make you look like a local. If your destination is far, you can take the bus. Then, you can eat off the beaten track instead of restaurants around touristy place. Try to find a place without a tourist menu. This way, you will pay less and eat better.

Go Out of Touristy Attractions

Try to go somewhere different instead of main tourist attractions. There must some alternatives you can find interesting in your destination. You can also do some research before the trip to look for less touristy sites. This way, you will be able to enjoy your vacation better.