Asian Travel Tips That'll Make Your Trip Safer, Cheaper and More Fun

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Are you about to head off on a tour of Asia? It’s the kind of region that you simply have to throw yourself into because there’s so much to do and explore there. From the mega metropolis of Tokyo to the serenity of Vietnamese natural landscapes; Asia can excite you and make you marvel at it in equal measure. If you’ve never been to an Asian country before, you’re definitely in for a treat.

However, there are plenty of things that you need to know and get right if you’re heading to Asia for the first time. You will make the kinds of mistakes that all rookies make when they have no experience of what traveling around Asia is like. We’ll help you to learn all about the things that will help you to stay safe, safe money and generally have a good time, which is what it’s all about.

It’s time to read on and find out about all this so you can improve your experience of traveling around Asia, so keep scrolling!

Do as Much as You Can

There is so much for you to do and see in Asia, and that’s why you should plan out your trip carefully in order to maximize the amount of things you can cram into your schedule. You don’t want to waste time because you will regret that eventually. Of course, you need to get the balance right because you don’t want to rush your way through things too much either. However, there’s nothing worse than leaving your trip feeling like you’ve wasted time and missed out on important things.

Don’t Break Any Laws

The laws are often very different in Asia compared to at home, so you need to know what’s legal and what’s not. On top of that, you need to know the differences in severity of the crimes. In some places, there are crimes that are met with massively more severe punishments than what you would receive for an equal crime back home. For example, some relatively minor-seeming drug crimes can be met with death sentences in some parts of Asia. So don’t be tempted to break any laws.

Pay Attention to Exchange Rates

The exchange rates can really hurt you if you’re not careful, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on them and exchanging cash at times when the rate is more favorable for you. Some currencies can be volatile, so you do need to be vigilant. And don’t just wait until the last minute or change your currency when you get there because this probably won’t allow you to get the best deal. You don’t want to have to throw money away on something like this, do you?

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Get the Right Vaccinations Before You Go

There are many diseases in Asia that you won’t have any interaction with if you’re from another part of the world. So when you come to Asia, you will be at risk of contracting a disease that your body's entirely unfamiliar with. That’s a big risk, so you should always make sure that you get vaccinated before you go. It doesn’t matter how much you dislike needles, you should put that to one side and make sure that you get the shots that’ll keep you safe and healthy.

Plan Around the Weather Seasons

The seasons can be very different from one another in Asia. You should try to plan your travels around the seasons because you probably don’t want to be caught up in endless storms and rain during the monsoon season. The low season is when you’ll want to travel through Asia because this is when the weather is most pleasant, and you won’t have to many reasons to run for cover as the skies open above you.

Ditch Hotels and Look at the Alternatives

If you’re going to be staying in different places for long periods at a time, it might be a smarter idea to rent a room or apartment for the duration of your stay. When you do this, you will find it much easier to find good deals, and you will be staying in a place that is far more amenable to you than a conventional hotel room. If you can find a more suitable base camp for a lower price, why not go for it? You could look for a house for rent in Singapore and locate yourself in authentic community. It’s definitely something to consider.

Try the Best Street Food

One of the things that Asia is best known for is the street food. If you’ve never tried the street food of Asia, you really are in for a treat. This is where you get the real taste of the nations you're in. As long as you’re buying from street stalls that other people are buying from and the food is being served fresh and hot, you should definitely go for it. Many people don’t allow themselves to do this, but it’s a mistake because the food is tasty and safe.

Use Flight Transfers to Reduce the Costs

Traveling to Asia means traveling pretty long distances, and that’s something that can cost you a lot of money in flights. If you’re going to end up spending a long time on a flight, why not break things up by getting a transfer. The idea of stopping halfway might not sound all that appealing. But it does give you a chance to get off the plane and stretch your legs, and most importantly, it will reduce the costs of the flights too.

Visit the Various Temples and Holy Places

There are a few different religions that you’ll find throughout Asia. From a cultural and religious point of view, Asia is arguable the most rich and varies on Earth. You’ll find Holy Hindu locations, Buddhist temples and some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. You should be sure to go out of your way to see and explore some of these places as you make your way across Asia. You won’t regret it.

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Explore the Stunning Natural Landscapes

Another part of Asia you can’t afford to miss is the stunning natural landscapes that you can find here. The bays of Hanoi and the mountains of Japan are all stunning. And just about every country you can visit in Asia will have its own stunning natural landscapes to stare at in wonder and explore at your own pace. You should make sure you leave yourself time for these kinds of activities when you're in Asia.

Listen to the Local People

It’s never a bad thing to listen to the local people, so don’t let the language barrier hold you back when you’re traveling. It’s always smart to hear what the local people think because they’ll be able to tell you where you should go and what you should see. They know the location better than you possibly could, so make the most of that fact. Listen to what they say and you might even make a few new friends along the way. So ask questions and be open to the answers you hear.

Asia has so much to offer you when you’re traveling, so you should definitely try to take in as much of it as you can. It’s a beautiful continent, and it’s also a very varied one so don’t be limited in what you do and see. Embrace all of Asia and everything it can offer you; you won’t regret it at all.

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9 comments:

  1. Nicole BangerterJune 6, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    I have never visited that part of the world, but would love to go one day. Thanks for your tips.

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    1. Asia is known for beautiful beaches and I am so lucky I witness that.

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  2. I'm bookmarking this. I've always wanted to see Asia.

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  3. These are smart trips. We'll be traveling a lot over the next few months!

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  4. I've never been to Asia and I sure would love to see the countries there! Awesome tips!

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    1. You will be amaze with the culture and friendly people in Asia. And the beaches is breathtaking.

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  5. Key West is one of my favorite places to visit. It's my happy place.

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  6. I was planning for a big Asia trip with my friends. This is a great tips for a new traveler.

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