Friday 21 October 2016

Don't know the Foreign Language? Use these Tips!

Travelling is one of the greatest experiences in the world, but it can be scary especially if you're going to a country where you don't know the language. Luckily, there are a few ways to prepare for such trips so you don’t have a panic attack in the middle of a Sunday food market in Japan.

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If is impossible to be fluent in French in one month, so just learn a few helpful words and phrases. The most popular ones being - "Please", "Thank You" and "Do you speak English"?


What would we do without technology, well we'd have to lug around a silly dictionary!Apps like Google Translate might make it obvious you’re using a translator, but it'll help out and get the job done.


At maps, at places on your phone at pictures - whatever you want! Pointing or gesturing is often easier than trying to understand what someone is saying. However, make sure to do your research before hand because some gestures may mean something offensive in a different country.


If you're someone who is uncomfortable in a place you've never been before, then it is best to plan out your trip before you leave home. 

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Tuesday 4 October 2016

7 ways you’re paying too much for your travels

It happens to all of us when we decide to go on holiday - we end up spending way too much then we need to! 

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So, how can we stop spending so much money on traveling? Here is a helpful list of ways to save some serious cash...

1. You always travel on the weekend
It is more convenient to travel over the weekend, but it is also very expensive. Try to make a plan to fly mid-week and you'll see some huge savings.

2. You use your credit card to withdraw money
Using your everyday credit card to withdraw money is not the best option, because foreign transactions and fees can cost you an arm and a leg. It's best to take cash with you and use your credit card as a backup.

3. You exchange currency at the airport
It's best to take cash with you when you travel, but avoid exchanging your money at the airport as you probably won't get the best exchange rate. 

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4. You eat out for every meal
Going to restaurants to eat breakfast, lunch and supper every day can be fun, but it will cost you a small fortune! Try to book accommodation that includes breakfast and find a cheap shop where you can buy fruits, snacks and drinks. 

5. You travel during the high season
Yes, we know, it’s really tempting to book a holiday during the summer. The weather is lovely and it feels like everyone else is jetting off somewhere exotic. However, you could save loads by travelling off-peak. 

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6. You buy food at the airport or on the plane
Food at the airport can be really expensive. Check out our tasty pre-flight and in-flight meal ideas that you can prepare at home for a fraction of the cost of airline prices.

7. You hire a car at the airport
Hiring a car at the airport can cost you a small fortune. By booking it all before you go, you can pay significantly less for the hire of the vehicle. Book a shuttle with Airport Shuttle in Cape Town, Durban or Gauteng and it’ll save you cash for your trip!