Traveling can be a wonderful experience. Seeing the world and experiencing different cultures… For most it is THE dream. However, we should always make sure we adapt and behave the way the locals do. Of course, it is no issue to take lots of pictures and be excited about your trip, but there are some things to keep in mind. In this blog we will tell you all about it.
1. Learn a bit of the language
Even though many countries know how to speak English, it is always smart to know a bit of the basics. Think about ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’, etc. Show that you are interested in emerging in the culture and believe us, your holiday experience will be so much better. Another tip is to not be too loud when talking, because in France people prefer to speak calmly.
2. Always bring your passport or ID with you
Especially if you are a person who likes to drink, bringing your ID with you is a must. In France, and most surrounding countries, you have to show your ID to be able to buy alcohol. Officially, they have to ask for your ID if they believe you not to be over 25 years old. Do everyone a favour and bring identification.
If you don’t intent to drink, still bring your passport or ID. If anything happens, a picture of your ID will not cut it.
3. BRING ADAPTERS
In most European countries, like France, they use a different kind of adapters in the outlets. Of course, you can buy one when you are in France, but make sure you are aware of this difference. Nothing worse than traveling all day and arriving at the FranceComfort, or any other hotel, when your battery is dead and not being able to charge right away.
4. The subway is the way to go!
Of course, you can go all out on your vacation and rent a car, but the more budget-friendly way is to travel by subway! France has a great subway, bus and train connection. You will be able to get to where you want to go by public transportation. Do you want to visit le lac bleu? No problem!
5. In case of emergencies
Lastly, if anything were to go wrong on your vacation, and you need some serious help, the emergency number is 112.