One of the most important questions that almost every traveler visits during his trip is “What to bring as a gift?” You always want to bring something special and unique for yourself or your friends and relatives, something that will always remind you of a wonderful trip. And it can be very disappointing when arriving home to find out that, for example, Portugal is famous not only for port wine, but also for its wonderful cherry liqueur Ginjinha. Therefore, we recommend to learn about it in advance, as well as find out where it is best to buy certain souvenirs and goods. After all, often souvenirs on the main tourist street are several times more expensive than in a less crowded block, and a box of chocolates from a local factory in an ordinary supermarket costs 5 $ cheaper than in a souvenir shop.
Shopping is an integral part of every trip, even if you are not going to empty all the shops, walk along the souvenir shops, buy at least a few national products for yourself or your friends should definitely. And those who are planning to update their wardrobe – study this issue in advance! Where are the best shopping centers, in which of them are those brands that you are interested in then go to the website, how to get to them and what days they do not work, whether there are flea markets in the city and how to find them, which streets in the city center there are shops, whether there are food markets and when they work, when there are sales and what outlet there are – this is not the whole list of questions that a shopaholic can worry about. And it is better to know the answers in advance, in order to do everything in time and not miss any discounts.
The best views of the city are opened precisely from observation platforms that exist in almost every city: these are the bell towers of cathedrals and temples, the upper floors of skyscrapers and skyscrapers, mountain tops and television towers. Many people forget about this and do not study this question at all, and there may be a view from a nearby hill, where the observation deck, of course, is no worse than the view from another skyscraper, where they charge $ 15 for the entrance. Therefore, be sure to spend your time and find out from the search engine “where are the best viewing points of the city.”
Many do not like to prepare in advance for the trip, planning by the hour every day – for them to walk around the city without a special route is a real pleasure. So it is, but this is if you have many days left and you do not have a goal to visit the main sights. Therefore, if you only have a few days to inspect, and you want to visit everything, then detailed planning is indispensable. In addition, if you do not prepare for the trip, you can very often miss something very interesting – how many times did this happen when you return home and find out that there was a museum or cathedral 20 minutes from your hotel, which you always dreamed of visiting, but did not know that he was here. Examine the main places in the city, find out how much a visit is worth, estimate how long it will take you to walk between them and distribute, at least an approximate, route.
Trip out of town
If you have enough time, then be sure to find out where you can go out of town. It can be neighboring towns, national parks, natural attractions and more. This will allow you not only to enjoy new places, but also to get to know the country better.
Learning a language before the trip is, of course, an incredibly difficult task, and besides, in large cities you can often explain in English. But if you are traveling to a small city, then you should be prepared to speak only the local language. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you write out the basic phrases or download an offline translator to your phone For example, even in Madrid or Milan, we were faced with situations where people did not understand elementary words in English and dictionaries helped us very much.