People used to to buy all of these expensive guidebooks when they were planning to travel. There’s no need to do that anymore. Just look up all of your questions online.

If you are going to be in a country for more than ten days, you may want to get into getting a SIM card.. This is something you put into your phone so you can make calls. I know you will be able to buy these in the airport. You may also want to look into international plans for your phone to figure out which is the least expensive way to go.

Live in the moment when you are traveling. You want to make the most of your time while you are wherever you are. You don’t want to waste your trip thinking about your past or your future.

It is always good to check on whether you can drink the water in the country you are visiting. Often you will find that it is not. Don’t worry, you will find bottled water pretty much anywhere you want to go.

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  1. yes!

    When it comes to travel guides…

    the price/pain point would be about $99.99 – $199.99

    and in practice they would come in $12.95 – $32.95 [depending on paperback; hardback; etext and Digital Rights Management]

    People would buy everything from Baedecker to Lonely Planet.

    [Lonely Planet, you see, was originally designed by Tony and Maureen Wheeler for people who wanted to explore South-East Asia – and Europe – “on a shoestring”].

    Now there is a lot of magazine-style content.

    and a MAP is still your best friend – it needs to be portable and all kinds of proof [eg: what if you spilt water on your device or on the paper?]

    And good point about the potable water.

    Bottled water can be in vending machines and in service stations for instance [truck stops].

    “If you are going to be in a country for more than ten days, you may want to get into getting a SIM card.. This is something you put into your phone so you can make calls. I know you will be able to buy these in the airport. You may also want to look into international plans for your phone to figure out which is the least expensive way to go.”

    yes – ten days does seem to be a crucial threshold.

    Nearly 10 years ago your commenter was in Tasmania and it was hard for various reasons to call our family. We went to the supermarket to check for SIM cards.

    Good point about the airport.

    International plans – it would be good to have ads about them. Mutual benefit?

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