Preparation before a holiday abroad is usually very troublesome and time consuming, and after arriving at the destination country, sometimes we just realize that something is left at home. Therefore, we need to prepare it in advance so that the preparation is more mature and not in a hurry. What important things do we need to prepare? Here are 14 preparations that must be done before we leave for Overseas:
1. Passport and Visa
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The most important thing if we want to take a trip abroad, wherever the country we want to visit, we must carry a passport. A passport is the most important document that must be carried because it is an international identity that must be possessed by someone who wants to enter and leave another country. Besides the passport is also needed when we will buy flight tickets to check in at the hotel. This passport must be carefully guarded so that it is not lost and it is mandatory for us to make copies or photocopies of our passports, both in digital or physical form. This is done just in case we lose or steal a passport. A copy of the passport is used as a backup document to get SPLP (Travel Document Like a Passport). SPLP is a travel document issued by the Indonesian Embassy when a citizen loses his passport. With this SPLP, even if the passport is lost, we can still return to our country. But still, we have to take good care of our passports. How to make a passport now is quite easy. You can read how to make passport, and follow the steps before you come to the immigration office in your area. Don't forget to extend your passport 6 months before the validity period expires.
In addition to the passport, also know the visa application in the destination country. As for Visa-free countries, Check list country free visa for travellers Indonesian.
2. Look for Discount Vouchers
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Looking for discount vouchers is mandatory for those who want to cut money to save when ordering flight tickets, hotels, tourist attractions, transportation that will be used in the destination country to the vehicle for shuttle when returning home and going to the airport. All that can be searched online through several applications that provide ticket booking services. The tips are not to focus on just one application, collect several applications and choose among the cheapest applications. You can also buy tickets through a local ticket agent and they must be trusted.
3. Order Plane Tickets
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After searching for discount vouchers in several applications and we use these discount vouchers, then we can get a list of prices to compare. We can choose the cheapest price. The tip is to order your plane well in advance before we leave, because the tickets are a lot cheaper than we ordered a sudden ticket. Don't forget to buy a round trip ticket.
4. Order Lodging
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Even though you are the type of people who are free with a flowing style like water and can sleep anywhere, finding and booking lodging when we are abroad is something that needs to be done. We need to book lodging long before departure, this is important because we should not get abroad but we are confused where to sleep. Lodging is as important as ordering a plane ticket. This lodging can be adjusted to the budget we want. The tip is to look for discount vouchers, so we can save on stays.
5. Know the Destination Country
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Identify the destination country so that you are better prepared and understand better what to do when you arrive at the destination country. This is also done to make us save time when we are in the destination country. So the information we need is already obtained and learned before we leave for the destination country. We need to know the customs and rules that exist in the destination country. For example: rules when using public transportation, rules for taking out the trash, and various other habits.
6. Make Travel Plans (Schedule, Rute, and Attractions List)
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After ordering a plane ticket, hotel, and recognize the destination country, the next step is to make a list of tourist attractions and travel itineraries that will be done. It also must be done so that the tour will be more scheduled and not boring. We have to get information about the attractions we will visit, visiting time, entrance tickets, and others. We also need to know the route and transportation that we will use to go to tourist attractions. The tip is to make a schedule to go to tourist places in one area or close together at the same time, this is done so as not to waste time and also costs. Based on personal experience abroad, let's check Experience make an itinerary to Malaysia.
7. Identify Transportation in the Destination Country
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Mengenali transportasi yang ada di negara tujuan sangatlah penting. Sebelum keberangkatan ke luar negeri, sebaiknya kita terlebih dahulu menggalih informasi tentang transportasi apa saja yang ada di negara itu dan rutenya kemana saja. Hal ini dilakukan untuk memudahkan kita untuk tau akan menggunakan transportasi apa saat kita ingin berpindah dari satu titik ke titik lainnya. Kalau di Malaysia ada beberapa transportasi umum, yuk cek Transportation in Malaysia!
8. Estimate Vacation Costs
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From the list of attractions that have been made, then we will know the entrance ticket and travel costs. In addition we can also find out how long we have been there, the cost of tickets and lodging, food costs, and others. From there we can find out how much the costs we will incur. The tips are in addition to preparing money for our needs there, don't forget to also prepare more money for an unexpected thing. My experience, jalan-jalan ke Malaysia 6D5N segini total pengeluarannya! Yuk cek ulasannya!
9. Exchange Currency
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Exchange currency is mandatory. To be able to transact in the destination country, we need to use money in the currency according to the country. The currency of Indonesia is different from other currencies. Therefore, find out as much as possible about the type of currency, currency rates, and how to exchange currencies. Also find out the location of currency exchange or how to withdraw money at an ATM, because usually abroad there is also a type of ATM mastercard that can be used as an alternative to withdrawing money if one day runs out of money. The tip is to exchange currencies in Indonesia only and adjust the exchange according to your needs. Check it out recommendation place for money changer in Bandung.
10. Prepare Medicines to be Brought
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Always prepare the right medicine. We never know whether the natural conditions there are suitable for our bodies or not. In addition to medicine, we also need to bring vitamins to maintain endurance and health.
11. List Baggage
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Make preparations since a few days before departure, this will reduce the possibility of us leaving something important for our trip. Avoid carrying too much clothes, this will be inconvenient and make the luggage full. Use a handkerchief that is comfortable and does not make your feet tired easily, especially if during our stay there will be plenty of sightseeing. Bring a smartphone or gadget, complete with power bank and charger. The tip is to bring only items that are important.
12. Buy Internet Quota According to the Destination Country
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Besides the steps above, another important thing is preparing the internet for the destination country. Although Overseas a lot of wifi that can be accessed for free, but the free wifi speed is sometimes unreliable. For the internet, we can rent a portable wifi, buy a new sim card, or internet package for overseas.
13. Get to know the Electric Plugs in the Destination Country
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Power plugs in different countries are different. Therefore, before we decide to go abroad, it is very important to know what electricity plugs are in the destination country. Let's check some types of electrical plugs that exist in several countries in the world!
14. Download the Required Application
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There are many applications that can be downloaded to make it easier for us to recognize the destination country. For example: applications that show subway lines, language translator applications, currency exchange applications, and others. Check application recommendations for travelers who must be downloaded.