Travelling To Foreign Land

8 Things You Must Know Before Travelling To Foreign Land

It’s now common knowledge that the world isn’t just about our country. There are lots of different countries in the world, each with its own culture and language, not to mention history and way of life. And when we go to other countries, it’s helpful to know as much as we can about them beforehand so that we don’t offend them or make assumptions about them just because they happen to live in a different part of the world than us. 

You've always wanted to travel abroad and experience different countries and cultures, but you've never had the opportunity. You've finally done it. Despite the excitement and possibilities of a new adventure, you cannot ignore the potential risks that could derail your vacation.

You've always wanted to travel abroad and experience different countries and cultures, but you've never had the opportunity. You've finally done it. Despite the excitement and possibilities of a new adventure, you cannot ignore the potential risks that could derail your vacation.

The good news is numerous ways to plan for potential hiccups on your trip. Before you go, do some research on your destination and educate yourself on how to stay safe. This may reduce your chances of encountering an unsafe situation in a foreign country.

Follow these guidelines to ensure your safety while traveling. While traveling internationally, remember to trust your instincts and allow yourself to enjoy the new experience.

1. Understand Eating Mannerisms

This is unquestionably something you will do. Make sure you know how to do it properly.

For example, did you know that eating everything on your plate in Egypt (and several other countries) indicates that the host did not provide you with enough to eat? Finishing it all can appear insulting. In Japan, if you don't finish your meal, they may conclude that you didn't enjoy it.

If you have a host, make them feel appreciated. 

2. Keep up to date on current events and country relations.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to be aware of current events.


Is the country in the grip of a civil war? Is there conflict in certain parts of the country? Is the country's leader well-liked?


Not only that, but how does the general public perceive tourists? Respect the wishes of the indigenous people and, above all, keep yourself safe.


3. Understand what constitutes Respectful Clothing.

Is the country you're visiting religiously the majority?

Examine the conservatism they display through their clothing and jewelry. Even if you do not share their religion or social norms, it is a sign of respect for the culture and people.

Looking at the architecture of a famous church? It is customary to cover your shoulders and knees and to wear pants if you are male.

One of the best books to briefly learn about different cultures in the world is The Culture Code. Do give it a read and you will be having a lot of knowledge about any country’s culture you aim to go to.

4. Learn the following key phrases in the local language

Even if you aren't traveling to improve your language skills, knowing common phrases in the local language can be extremely useful in an emergency, or even if there isn't one.

Using a common language can also provide a more authentic travel experience and allow you to meet more people.

Learn these phrases:

  • I am from __________
  • How do I find the train/metro/bus?
  • I would like a beer, please.
  • Where is the bathroom?
  • Can you show me a map?
  • Where is _________?
  • I'm lost.
  • Do you speak English?
  • Can you speak slower?

In case you find it difficult to learn such phrases in different languages, you can take great help from this Vasco M3 Translator. With its 96% language accuracy, it works without WiFi in 200+ countries.


5. Check the weather forecast and plan your actions accordingly.

Visiting during hurricane season? Understand that

Suppose a major natural disaster is on the horizon. In that case, it may be necessary to cancel or reschedule the trip, as safety is always the top priority. Do you know who to contact and where to go in the event of a natural disaster?

This also applies to clothing. Is there going to be a major cold front? You might want to bring some extra sweaters.

You can rely on your mobile app for a weather check, but in many areas of the world sometimes apps just don’t work. The best thing is you have Logia 5-in-1 Weather Station with you to avoid any such problem in detecting weather accurately.

The bottom line, pay attention to seasonal weather patterns.

6. Know Who to Call in an Emergency

Know the contact information for your home country's embassy in the country you're visiting. They are not always useful in every situation, but they can be.

Program the authorities, the local emergency number, and a taxi service into your phone right away, and you'll never have to worry if something goes wrong.

7. Learn what to avoid in terms of health and get up to speed on all necessary health precautions.

Is it safe to drink from the tap?

Are you susceptible to malaria or West Nile?

Get up to date on all necessary immunizations and talk to your doctor about anything else you should do or check for before and after your trip.

Unfiltered water drinking can make you sick. So where ever you go, you shouldn’t be worried about clean filtered water because this LifeStraw Personal Water Filter eliminates the worry of clean water.

8. Research the Reputations of Specific Areas of the City to Ensure You're Going to Safe Areas

This is similar to any other city you might visit. Make sure you're in a safe place where you can keep an eye on everything you've brought with you.

Is there a gang problem in the city?

Is the event you want to attend located in a high-crime area? It's best to know ahead of time, especially if the events are at night.

9. Look into laws and punishments that may differ from those in your home country.

Did you know that being caught partying with illegal drugs is grounds for the death penalty in Singapore?

Laws in a location may not always be known or immediately relevant until they become a problem. Debtors' prisons are still widely used in some countries, such as Germany and Australia, despite being illegal in the United States. If you incur debt here, you may find yourself in unexpected trouble.

Plan ahead of time and show courtesy to your host country.

10. Understand What Happens to Everything You Leave at Home

This may seem obvious but make certain that everything is taken care of while you are away.

Examine the kennel where you are keeping your pets and have someone keep track of your mail or have it held at the post office until you return. You will save yourself a lot of trouble when you return this way.

More importantly, it’s better to keep watching your house from time to time, no matter in which country you are with this brilliant SGEF Portable Wrist CCTV Tester.



These are some of the checks that you should take into consideration while planning for some foreign land. The main thing is you should have your safety your priority whatever you do, or wherever you go. 

Don't Let Fear Stop You from Traveling.

Keep these safety tips in mind while traveling, but don't let fear keep you from having fun. People who are more aware and prepared face fewer safety risks.

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