When travelling overseas, there are many factors and nuances that a traveller should take into consideration before they reach their destination. What sort of currency exchange is there? How much will you carry with you? Plan for the potential loss of that money by getting in contact with your country’s embassy in the country as well as informing those at home of your plans who might be able to wire you money in an emergency. While visiting Singapore, I found myself in need of a car in a bad way and was directed by my embassy to www.advancecarrental.com.sg – again, this is where my knowledge of the currency exchange became important as I was able to calculate how much money I was going to be able to spend on this trip in order to leave with the amount that I had set for myself for the entire vacation. Planning is critical, you will want to attempt to cover all of your bases!
I had a friend of mine who had gone backpacking as I am doing myself but unfortunately, he did not do any serious planning for his trip. He was always a free spirited kind of guy who went with the flow of things without any consideration to the consequences that may occur. During one stop he found himself mugged, stripped of most of his belongings and cash. I can imagine just how awful it had been for him, made worse by the fact that he had no idea where the embassy was located. He couldn’t speak the language and didn’t even have enough money to phone home to have them wire him cash – if they even had enough for him! It is an experience like this that should encourage any traveller to plan accordingly before venturing into the wider world.