What should a tourist know?
If you are going abroad for the first time, ourA small guide will help you prepare for this trip. First, let's list the most important thing that a tourist who is going to abroad should know, and then we will talk about individual countries - first of all, about Thailand and Egypt.
What a tourist should know
First of all, store in a safe place and do notlose your foreign passport, because this is the main document, without which to help you in which case it will be much more difficult. So make a few photocopies and passport scans, so that there is also an electronic copy. Do not be lazy before the trip to get on the Internet and find out the addresses and phone numbers of Russian missions - embassies and consulates in the country and cities where you are going to go. Remember, our most important allies abroad are our diplomats. Also, learn in advance the list of goods allowed for import and export - food, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, etc. Money, as always, should not be stored in one compartment of a handbag or in one pocket with documents. And, of course, do not put money in a ladies' handbag - according to statistics, this wardrobe item is stolen most often. Avoid compulsive people. Surely they offer you help for good. It often happens that such a person turns out to be a banal accomplice of robbers and will simply lead to them. Do not save money on health insurance. Of course, today, without insurance, you can travel to many countries, but if something happens, you'll have to pay for a lot of money, and the insurance will cover everything. If you are attacked or robbed, shout "police" (say "polis") - for sure there is a person who will help you, and even the policemen themselves will do. Also avoid large gatherings of people - rallies, demonstrations. You do not know whether they are authorized or not. In addition, the crowd can easily be a pickpocket and treat you so cleverly that you will not feel anything. And the last important remark: if you are still in an unpleasant situation, do not say anything and, moreover, do not sign until the employee of the Russian embassy or consulate arrives. The fact is that then on the basis of your testimony you may well be charged with any charges.
What else should a tourist know?
You need to know that you should not buy on the streetthings that represent a certain value - for example, jewelry. This is particularly true of Asian and African countries. Almost certainly you want to foist a fake. If you are walking with a camera, do not let go of it. You can freely act only in such countries as, for example, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Scandinavian countries, but in the East there must be a thief who will not fail to take advantage of unattended things. You should always have a map of the city at hand. Do not hesitate to ask about those or other places from the hotel staff where you left off. And, of course, you should know the name and address of your hotel well, so that, in case of anything, you will be quickly delivered there. Therefore, it is better to have a hotel card on hand. Finally, it is advisable to learn as much as possible about the country you are going to visit. Some local traditions and customs may surprise you, but you need to know them in order not to get into an unpleasant situation. We'll talk a little about Thailand and Egypt, countries that have recently become very popular with Russian tourists.
What a tourist should know. Thailand
In Thailand there are two main shrines to whichshould be treated with maximum respect: Buddhism and the royal family. Therefore, avoid sharply expressing yourself about this religion and about the members of the royal house. It is unacceptable to point to the images of the Buddha and members of the royal family (for this, according to local laws, one can even go to jail). In addition, it is undesirable to be interested in the personal life of the king. At the entrance to the temple, the hairdresser and beauty salons, you need to take off your shoes. If you want to be photographed next to a Buddha statue, do not lean on it. And a few important tips.
- Pornography and gambling (as well as drugs) are prohibited in the country. Please note that the death penalty has not been abolished there either.
- You can not drink tap water.
- We need to respect the elders.
- Do not show love relationships on the street and do not ask the Thais about sex - it's indecent.
- You can not touch the head of a person - even a child.
- Do not figure out the relationship on the street, do not shout and do not swear.
- All tickets must be bought only in official places - at the ticket offices of terminals and railway stations.
- Before the trip, make the necessary vaccinations - from cholera and hepatitis A.
- Do not leave your passport on bail.
- Remember that vehicles in the country are not insured.
- Food can be safely bought in the supermarket, if there is no money for restaurants.
What you need to know the tourist. Egypt
Egypt, like Thailand, is a country with absolutelya different culture, very different from ours. Therefore, in Egypt it is worth behaving calmly and with restraint. However, do not be shy and call the police if they try to pester you on the street for some reason. Note that this is an Islamic country, so women should not appear on the streets in open clothes. Please note that in Egypt you need to declare a video camera, and you can ask when you leave to show what you shot. As for photography, the shooting in the premises is usually paid, but as for the photos of people, be sure to ask the person if you can take a picture of him. In general, it is recommended to do so in any country, and not only in Egypt. As for the rest of the rules, the best advice will be restraint. This means that you should not cringe and kiss publicly, drink alcohol, in a word to do everything that can offend the feelings of the Egyptians. Here, perhaps, and all - a happy holiday!