Exotic countries make for the most enticing destinations. There’s so much to take in! From the reserves to the lush greenery and sandy beaches, you’ll want to make the most of your experience so here’s a little guide on how to ensure that you absorb every tiny detail during you stay!
The people from these countries will come from a completely different culture to you. They’ll see the world from a completely different perspective, and you’ll notice it perhaps by the way they dress to the way they carry themselves and the traditions they follow. One of the greatest parts about travelling into tropical countries is the friends you’ll get to meet. Have a conversation- most times the locals will be able to use a little English to carry the conversation forward but even if not, sign language always works too! If you think the locals have no interest in talking to you, think again! They’re always intrigued by foreigners so they’ll be more than happy to speak to you. Simple open up the conversation with a smile- it works wonders.
While going to some of the best attractions you’ve researched online might seem at the top of your list, this will give you only quarter of the experience! There’s an entire community to be understood out there and the best way to witness it is to pick a quiet spot and observe. You could be sitting on your steps watching a busy street before you, sipping on a coffee in a café or going to the local market and getting your groceries. It’s in the little things where you begin to learn how they live.
Keep an Open Mind
Sometimes what is accepted in your country, might not be welcomed with open arms in another. And that’s something you cannot singlehandedly change so keep in mind that you are a visitor and as such, you’re going to have to respect some rules, whether you like them or not.
From your African safari holidays to those extensive island hopping plans, it’s worth remembering that the best of vacations have a good degree of spontaneity in them. Don’t plan your schedule back-to-back. Make sure there’s enough breaks in between just in case you do decide to do something that wasn’t in the itinerary.
Since you’re going to a tropical country, you’ll definitely want to be travelling light so it also helps to lessen the load as much as possible. You never know when you’ll have to lug that bag around and you’re definitely going to be taking back souvenirs from your travels- so the more space, the better! It would also work well in your favour if you hid away some extra cash, even if you do plan on using your card for the better part of the trip.
This is how you can squeeze every last drop of goodness out of your travels. Be spontaneous and let things unravel naturally, Get immersed in the culture- stop and smile, and you’ll see a big difference in how you experience things.