Of all the activities that people love to do, none can be shared more across people of all backgrounds and interests than travelling
There’s just something about it that makes it instantly enjoyable, isn’t there?
Whether it’s swanning around a city or getting lost in the wild, our travel bugs always take us somewhere exciting
It has to be said, however, that it’s not all positive. It is expensive. There is also danger in travelling, especially when we’re heading somewhere new
We take a look at some of these dangers below.
Lower Food Standards
Sometimes, you don’t realise that you live in an advanced nation until you travel somewhere new, order food, and then spend days after feeling unwell
The locals will chow down the food because their stomachs have become used to it, but you, fresh off the plane, haven’t had a chance to build up a tolerance
This is especially an issue if you’re travelling to certain countries in the east
As a general rule, you shouldn’t have much of an issue with the food in Europe or America, though the water can sometimes get the better of you
On the Road
At least the food will only cause a bit of an upset stomach. When you’re on the roads in a new place, you’re taking a risk, especially if you’re driving on the other side of the road to what you’re usually used to
Not that you’ll be entirely safe even if you don’t get behind the wheel
The driving cultures in foreign lands can vary greatly to what you’re used to back home, and you might have an issue even if you’re travelling with an experienced driver
There’s a reason why more and more people are requiring the services of an uber injury lawyer; just because they’re local, it doesn’t mean they’re entirely reliable behind the wheel
No matter where you’re visiting, it’s always worthwhile checking out the crime statistics of that city. Even the seemingly safe places can have areas that are “no go.”
On the other hand, some areas that you’d think of as dangerous might actually turn out to be safer than you imagined. If you’re concerned, it’s a good idea to stick to the obvious tourist zones until you have a better understanding of where’s safe to go and where isn’t.
Going Too Far
Of course, the biggest danger is very often our own enthusiasm, especially when we’re on an adventure holiday
If we’re skiing, we want to make the most of our time on the slopes, and ignore the warning signs that our bodies are getting tired. This can lead to serious injury: take it easy out there!
Breaking the Law
And finally, let’s not forget old ignorance. Many visitors to the Middle East unwittingly break the law, not knowing that the things they usually do back home are against the law in the country they’re visiting. To avoid being banged up abroad, read up on the not too obvious laws of the destination before you travel.
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