As I’m about to embark on a trip abroad, I have travel on my mind. In this episode, I teach you 5 expressions and give my advice related to each one.
Pack and Travel Light
Advantages of only taking a carry-on bag
No chance of the airline losing it
The airport experience is faster and cheaper
Fewer things to worry about when travelling
Less room for souvenirs that waste your money
You don’t look like a tourist (and therefore a target for crime)
To do something to become cleaner and feel fresh
After a long flight, you might be feeling a bit groggy (sleepy, weak feeling) and dirty, and perhaps smell bad.
A super sneaky travel tip is to make use of the free samples of perfume in Duty-Free shops.
You can freshen up while pretending to browse products!
Don't Space Out
To be dizzy and unaware of what’s happening
Always book accommodation near the airport on the first night or two.
Keep an Eye Out
To be aware and watch for something (eg. danger)
It’s not nice to always be looking over your shoulder for danger.
When sitting in a cafe or restaurant, or anywhere, put your bag strap around your chair leg, or your leg, or both! That way you can keep it out of your mind and focus on your meal.
Don’t Splash Out
To spend a lot of money irresponsibly
As a general rule, when you have to pay for a taxi (or anything) walk a little further away from the busy area. Most tourists don’t bother to explore and get the first thing they see. If you explore for 5 minutes more, you’ll find something more affordable.