1. Before you leave the country, call your bank to tell them the dates you will be traveling, and the countries you will be traveling to, including layovers. That way your card isn’t immediately canceled once you try to withdraw money or buy a muffin in the Dubai airport.
2. Take out plenty of cash once you get where you’re going. Stash it all over you. In your daypack. In your wallet. In a hiking boot. In a hat. Make sure you don’t misplace it, but this way you will always have cash in case something is stolen or lost.
3. Don’t share cab rides with strangers from airports. We’ve all seen Taken.
4. When you first book your trip, book a hostel in the city you’re flying into for the first two nights. This will give you time to get your bearings, to read over your guidebook…
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