Saturday, November 21, 2015

Practical Last Minute Travel Tips to Asia (part 1 of 2)

When it comes to cultural diversity, probably nothing beats Asia. In fact, many of the places you can visit here offer such a wide variety of culture, beliefs, traditions, language and even cuisine that you might be wondering if it's still the same place. There is one thing that holds true, though. A visit to Asia can be filled with adventure and learning. Are you planning for last minute travel soon? Here are tips you can use:

Get familiar with your location.
Whether you're on your way to the airport or waiting to board, it would help if you look for information regarding the region where you're going. You could, for example, find out about the local cuisine – a good idea if you have a sensitive stomach and need to locate a local McDonald's for a meal your stomach is more used to. Or you could try to look for places of interest – parks, museums, famous landmarks, beaches, etc. so once your plane has landed, you know exactly where to go and what to do.

Always book accommodations in advance.
Of course, you could go on an adventure and simply walk around asking locals for advice on where to stay but there's a risk that you could fall into tourist traps that can sometimes afflict major cities. If you prefer to have a nice, safe hotel or inn to go to after you land at the airport, best seek it out prior to the trip.

This is especially important especially during tourist season, when all the major (and even not so popular) hotels, inns and hostels are fully booked. If you go on a last minute trip to Asia without having a hotel reservation, you might have a bit of trouble finding a place to stay.

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