Are you getting stresses out while on holidays in Cyprus?
You are never too old or too young to visit a new city, go backpacking or venture out alone. It is never as challenging as you think it will be – do what you want to do. If you are travelling for the first time, visiting a new destination, trying a new experience, or staying in a new type of accommodation, it can be normal to feel a little anxious or stressed. Remember, whether you’re on a chill out vacation, or an adventure or villa holiday, its a time for you to enjoy yourself, be excited and most-importantly stress-free. To help holiday-goers have a worry-free trip, here you can read some tips and tricks to stay stress free before holidays in Cyprus.
Make Sure You Dive Into The Local Culture
A great way to soak up the local atmosphere is to head to a restaurant away from the main drag, hot spots and ask the waiter to recommend their most popular dishes. Almost a third (29 per cent) of first time travelers revealed that trying the local food was one of their favorite tips to give to friends / family.
Check Your VISA and Travel Documents Well Ahead Of Departing
Some VISAs require more effort and money than others so make sure to check the relevant Government website. Same applies for passports. Check your passport’s expiration date before you travel – certain countries require at least 6 months validity in order to enter. Travel Documents should be kept in safe and secure places while you travel. But if the worst happens and something is lost, it is better to have back-ups than nothing at all! Travel Documents should be kept in safe and secure places while you travel. But if the worst happens and something is lost, it is better to have back-ups than nothing at all!
Check The Luggage Allowance Before You Fly
And, if necessary, pack heavier items (like chargers) in your hand luggage. If you’re heading somewhere hot, it’s worth packing a light sarong. It can be used for anything from a pillow on a long bus journey, something to cover your shoulders with when visiting a religious site, to blankets in the evening and a towel at the beach.If travelling with friends or family, share some of your clothes out amongst your bags. That way if a bag is lost, you’ll still have some items to wear.
If you don’t speak the local language, a helpful trick is to download Google Translate to your mobile phone
It will take away the pain of wild gestures and raised voices. You might also want to consider learning a few key phrases before you head out, especially words to help navigate travel, bookings and menus. Travel light. At least two days before you go, lay everything out on the bed that you think you will need, then put away 30 per cent and pack a travel bottle of washing detergent instead. Pack layers and put comfort first, especially when it comes to shoes!
Be open Minded
If you’re heading somewhere for the first time, you’ll never really know what’s in store but go with the flow and enjoy. When asked about the tips travellers wish they had been given themselves, 40 per cent wish they’d been told to just relax and enjoy every single minute.And that’s so you can avoid any card cancellations or surprise bills. According to research 20 per cent of holiday makers cited checking in with their bank and mobile provider as one of the most important tips to hand out ahead of a trip abroad.
Research local scams to watch out
Whether it’s particular tour companies to avoid or how to get a reputable taxi from the airport. Research reveals that 21 per cent of first time travellers feel researching local safety advice is an important part of any holiday prep. If you get into real trouble, the international emergency number is 112 – even if the phone is locked or it’s not showing any service provider. Stay at a bigger hostel, guest house or bed & breakfast if you want to meet up with other people with similar interests and make sure you head out to the communal areas. It might feel daunting at first, but travelling for the first time is all about exhilaration and pushing your boundaries.
Via Travel Weekly