Russian Brides Cyber Guide
by Susan Dunn, MA,
Put water in the
waterbottle on one side, and something else in the other, or put it
aside and fill the pouch with things you need at hand, like your
sunglasses. But one of those packet necklaces to put your passport in.
Practice using your fanny pack for at least a week before you leave so
you're used to how it feels.
2. Learn a mantra and use it to keep yourself alert.
International air travel
causes stress and fatigue. It's also highly stimulating, which makes
some of us tune out for self-protection. This is not a good thing to
do. For a week before your leave, ask your intuition to help keep you
3. Pack some Goodwill clothes.
What on earth does this
mean? You KNOW you're going to shop, so don't deny it. Save up some
casual wear clothes destined shortly for Goodwill, pack them, wear
them, and dispose of them as you go. (Give them away if you can.)
4. Time zones and currency.
There's plenty of good
information on the Internet about currency conversion and time zones.
Also handheld computers that do both. Print out the information you
need on a card, and laminate it, or buy a toy.
5. Learn and practice the language.
You don't need to be
proficient, or even semi-fluent, but people in every country are
thrilled when you can say to them, in their own language, "Thank
you," "Please," "Excuse me," "What's your name?"
and "Nice to meet you." Phrases such as "Where is a toilet?
Where is the airport? Where is a telephone?" and "Where is the
American Embassy?" can also be very helpful! If you're traveling
to Russia, for instance, learn to recognize these words in the
Cyrillic alphabet. Cton, for instance is what "stop" looks
6. Stay alert.
I recently returned from
two weeks in Russia. We were on a guided tour, and well taken care of,
including being warned as we left the River Cruise and the gentle
country villages to enter the big cities of Moscow and Saint
Petersburg to quit being relaxed and get alert about our money, credit
cards, etc. Cruise guests argued if this could happen in the US and I
wondered where they'd been. Yes, it can happen anywhere, particularly
in big cities in tourist areas. Why? There is what the police call "opportunity."
That is, there are people, with money, who are distracted. Picture
yourself in a crowd of 50 crammed side-by-side waiting to see the
famous peacock clock in the Hermitage start turning. Picture someone
in your tour group fainting. Picture yourself staring up at a
beautiful onion dome. Where will your attention be? Not on your fanny
pack. Keep your hands on your possessions. Practice with your travel
companion. Learn to recognize any time anyone "brushes up against
you." Be particularly aware of children. Gypsies in Russia, for
instance, train their children to beg and, I'm sorry to say, steal,
and also use them to charm and distract you while the adults do their
'work'. (And it works.)
7. Buy a money belt.
At all times keep some of your money and one credit card in the money belt, so you aren't destitute if other things gets stolen.
Don't drink water unless it's bottled or known to be safe Just don't do it. Have you had a baby on a trip and used water to make their formula? If so, you know any change in water can cause problems, not to mention actual bacteria-caused diseases. Break in the comfortable shoes you plan to wear and bring blister bandages. Bring your own small first-aid kit. Bring calcium-magnesium pills for "jittery legs". Don't go til your tired and hungry; take reasonable breaks. If you're traveling on a ship, remember the decks are ALWAYS slippery, wet or not. If you need to use a cane, bring one.
The reason you're traveling is for something different, right? Or if it's for business, you have no choice, but you know it's going to be different. To tell someone who earns $2.00 an hour that the massage they offer you for $20 an hour is "cheap" is very insensitive. Be tactful if you simply can't eat what's offered. Get over the toilet-thing and bring your own toilet paper.
The one thing we all have in common, no matter where we live, is feelings. Go back to the basics (hopefully you haven't strayed too far from them). Smile, say "please" and "thank you" and "excuse me". Treat others with respect. Ask for help, don't demand it. Be courteous. Speak clearly and slowly, not louder, as if the person you're speaking to is an idiot or hard-of-hearing. Wear a head covering in other country's places of worship. No matter how annoying the street peddlers are, remember they're "just doing their job" like you do. Help others in your group who aren't so savvy - sharing mosquito repellant and Immodium ID, waking fellow passengers who've fallen asleep in the airport, helping parents traveling with kids, and assisting seniors. All of these could/may well happen to you one day! Don't hog the airtime when on a tour with questions designed to show how much you already know. And bring enough money for adequate tips; these service personnel count on tips to earn their living. Don't make the decision emotionally, or you'll give too much or too little. Decide what's an appropriate tip, and then do it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan Dunn, MA Clinical Psychology, The EQ Coach, http://www.susandunn.cc. I offer coaching for midlife transitions, business and personal success, and EQ coach training. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for free ezine.
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