Exploring the beautiful continent of Europe is probably a common destination on most of our bucket lists.
We, at Uniglobe Skylink Tanzania offer some great deals to satisfy your travel bug, especially when considering Europe as a travel destination. Now that we have you sorted for your itinerary and your travel plans, here are some of our travel tips especially when in Europe to make your experience as rewarding as possible!
1. Stay longer in one place
Instead of hopping from one place to another, it is generally more rewarding to stick at one destination for a week or two – absorb its culture, get to know your favourite restaurants and then move to the next place. This also means less packing and unpacking, and a more relaxed holiday.
2. A lot of Europe closes in afternoon
Be vary of the fact that a lot of shops shut down for a couple of hours during the lunch hours. It is thus a good idea to plan your daily itinerary while keeping the fact in mind, and take a break to enjoy a hearty lunch or just rest it out.
3. Stay in central and walk to nearby locations
There might be many cheaper accommodation options available in the suburbs, but we recommend booking an option via Airbnb or hotel accomodations in the Central, and then walk it out to visit the nearby attractions. The hassle of leaving early from suburban locations, and spending massively on transport might not seem like a wise idea. Plus, you get to see more of the city while walking around in the town rather than taking public transport.
4. Talk to people
Talk to people to know more about their culture, their way of living and their beliefs. There is no better way than breaking the ice. Have a friendly conversation, and spread some smiles. Be it street vendors, bar patrons or fellow travelers, you might end up making some lifelong friends – or at least have some likeminded people to share your journey with.
5. Do as the locals do
Try to observe the local culture, and dress and behave accordingly in public – you definitely do not want to end up standing out from the crowd.
In conservative Orthodox churches, it is common to dress modestly, thus make sure you have covered yourself while visiting these places. Europeans tend to speak in a softer tone, make sure you adapt to the local etiquette. Our tip is – research, and adapt.