Oh, so you’re friend just arrived in time to spill all her exciting experience from her Asian escapade. Seamlessly, you got wind of the cuisine she had tried, the outdoor activities she engaged in, and the people that became her guide, source of amusement, and instant friends.
One can’t help but envy your friend’s Asian experience; you see, not everyone appreciates travel adventures with a bunch of strangers, whose culture is different from yours. The end-result – you wanted an Asian treat for yourself, too!
Before you start checking on hotel accommodations or book a flight, stock yourself with helpful titbits of information – in line of making your
Asian escapade, hassle-free at best:
1. Activate your sensitive radar. Okay, so these Asian folks are different from you, but in what ways – religion, political or social aspects? It is best for you to take these things into consideration as you don’t want to appear rude or to offend. Besides, who would look for trouble in somebody else’s territory?
When you research and read about the Asian folks or a particular Asian nationality, you may get surprised or outraged about their different or unique practices. On the other hand, you could also find things in common with the Asian race. Use the information you find to stay courteous and connected with these folks.
2. Get au fait about the local weather. Some parts of Asia do experience the four seasons of winter, spring, summer, and fall. The rest are renowned for their tropical sunshine and rainy season. This information will influence the kind of clothes you must pack with you, as well as, in shaping your expectations about an outdoor adventure (e.g., muddy versus dusty).
3. Know where the cheap and expensive fair resides. Not all tourists are on for using the gold card for all transactions. Asian establishments, such as hotels and travel tours, recognize this. Hence, they make it a point to provide different sets of offerings for various price ranges. It is, therefore, up to you to inquire and research about it. Remember: tighter budgets usually allow for more exciting travel treats to try and taste.
4. Set your eyes and expectations wide open. Travelers who have the highest standards are the easiest to disappoint. And that disappointment invariably spoils the fun in traveling. Instead of getting hyped, why not observe and engage yourself deeply in this Asian travel? See what it has for you – apart from white-sand beaches and accommodating people.
With these four, you are set to check the flights and pack your bags. Let the Asian spirit wash your weary soul, or feed your hunger for adventure. Established for the move and enjoy!