When traveling some place for the first time
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30 / F / Florida, USA
Posted 8/23/14 , edited 8/23/14
How much research on the place do you do? What certain things do you research about? Were you fully prepared for every and anything that happened while you were there?
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24 / M / NYC
Posted 8/23/14
I haven't traveled outside the country yet, but recently i traveled to Baltimore MD on my own for the first time. I think the most important thing to me is location/transportation. I need to know where i am, where i'm going and how to get there. My phone with google maps was my friend. I guess some other things to worry about are food and attractions, but if you have the time, it could be fun to just discover things there.

What i wasn't prepared for, was toll money and bus fare. Didn't have enough change for tolls and bus. But then on my last day there i realized the buses accepted bills
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19 / M / Fukang, Xinjiang,...
Posted 8/25/14 , edited 8/25/14
Never too much. I've been to lots of places, especially within Europe. Basically, know where you're going and some language. Lots of different ones in Europe xD
A phone you can use overseas is useful, and a guide on the area you're visiting is good. Since I've done it lots before I probably prepare less as I know what to expect from different countries, even if I haven't been to that one specifically yet. Planning is good, and make sure you know as much as you need to!
I guess you could be 'too prepared' but I wouldn't worry. If you're going overseas then a lonely planet guide is always a good bet!
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