Here are 7 travel trips to make your Andaman visit more enriching than what you see in tourist brochures and instead get the real deal out there.
Travel is exciting and sometimes filled with adventure. It is often taking a leap of faith to seek out a slice life out there. If you are a vagabond in your mind looking for new pastures, here are some tips that can come handy
Wake up early
Sunrise is magical. Yes, it happens every day but we tend to miss out on its glory in our daily humdrum. Most vacation spots have a sunrise point where you can go to watch this nature’s beautiful phenomenon and enjoy it. Soak in the colours and sounds – especially one coming from your heart beat. Needless to say it is a great time to beat the crowds and get some uber good photographs in the soft diffused light.
Carry extra cash
Extra cash comes in handy when you run out of money, lose your wallet, card (suddenly) stops working and local ATMs run out of cash – all real world scenarios that have an equal probability of happening to you as someone else.
Some good places to carry money includes socks, under shoe inserts, and a hidden pocket sewn into your T-Shirt.
People enrich you more than sights
Avoid the ‘tourist’ crowd and connect with a couple of locals. Most people speak broken English or you can even sign and use body language. You may just about make a local friend who can be very helpful. Smile – it’s an instant connector around the world that doesn’t need language. Learn to say ‘hello’ in the local language.
There are quite a few sites out there like couchsurfing.org who will get you an entry into a local’s living room for free – and to experience the local life.
Back up your back up
Keep both digital and physical copies of your passport, visas, driver’s license, birth certificate and health insurance card, We can’t emphasize enough on having a print copy of your emergency phone numbers since we’ve lost the habit of remembering numbers stored on our phone. Keep an online back up for your photos and a copy on an external hard disk too. Use dropbox or Backblaze for this.
Take lots of photos with a pause
There are sights that you are going to come across only once in a lifetime. Nothing better to create a memory legacy than photographs. Use a travel photo story service like Classic Rewinds to create your travel photo story book.
After you get done with the mandatory photo taking in each location, take a minute to soak in the sights and live the moment. Be there, with your mind, body and soul and tell yourself to remember how you feel.
Do one volunteer project travel a year
This is such a rewarding experience that we wonder why more people haven’t taken to it. Some organizations like www.isvolunteers.org can connect your with organizations that provide a free stay and can even cover your expenses. Its good karma that does some good work for you too.
Eat local food
The world has gone local with Mexican food being available at a restaurant near you. But is that what real Mexican food tastes like? Explore the local non-touristy restaurants frequented by the locals and check out the local fare. Gastronomic experiences are some of the best parts of travel.
If your are looking to make your Andaman visit extra special and customized, contact an Andaman Holidays expert today