regreso de mi segundo viaje a Colombia tenía escala en Houston. Ya
sabéis: "Houston, tenemos un problema...". Está el centro de control de
la NASA. Habiendo trabajado un año en Darmstadt en el centro de control
de la ESA, entenderéis que no podía dejar pasar la ocasión, así que me
pillé un día de escala en Texas. Pillé un típico hotelito americano,
fuí a ver una divertidísima peli de Nicholson ("Mejor imposible") y al
día siguiente entre cuando abrieron el museo de la NASA y salí cuando lo
cerraron. Una visita impresionante
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In this post I'm going to give you a list, as detailed as possible, with the things you should not forget
when traveling. If you think that I forget anything, please let me
know and I'll add it to the list.
It is very useful to have a “check-list” to have a
quick look before leaving home. At the last moment we use to be nervous
and in a hurry. I've used it myself several times and I was always leaving something important at home...Sometimes I have forgotten the
toothbrush, others even the credit card. I know someone that uses to
forget the passport.
license and ID-card, Visa if you need it to the countries you travel
to or a good rescue plan when traveling without visa.
document you might have to get discounts when traveling. In our
case, Balearic Island residents, we get 50 % off when traveling
from/to the Islands.
checks/credit card and cash money.
already have the currency you are going to use from previous
travels, take it with you! When I return, if it is not a big amount,
I prefer to keep the money and re-use it in the future. Changing
back to Euros a small quantity you loose a lot of it in commissions.
Better if it does not attract much attention. Sometimes an old
mobile with camera it's fine, depending on your skills as a
Check your roaming
plan before departure. Maybe it's worth to take with you an old
mobile and buy an extra SIM card of the destination country. In this
case, you can keep the main mobile for Whatsapp and your other apps
to be used in a Wi-Fi.
Check how much
luggage your flight allows.
Check if you have to
print your boarding pass in advance or use a mobile app for it.
Check how earlier you
should arrive to the airport. Usually it's an hour for domestic
flights and two for international. In some airports, as Caracas for
example, you will need more hours for the controls and other
incidentals you might have.
Ask for an invoice of
your flight, if your company requires it.
If you travel for
work, you might need a laptop or a tablet to be connected.
If you have a
frequent-flyer program, take the card with you and show it in
check-in, if not done so when you have booked the fly.
If it is your first
fly overseas with that company, ask for the miles card and put them
Take some food/drinks
with your. More important if you have any health issue.
Try not to check-in
your luggage. It is normal to have to wait or even loose it. If you
do so, take in your hand luggage your most important objects for the
first hours at the destination.
Check that in your
hand luggage you don't have any forbidden object. Ex: bottles. More
information for Spain airports: Aena
During the last 30 years I've travelled to many countries, both for leisure and work. Most of my experience is before the Smart Phone / GPS era but anyway, here you have how I'd recommend you to travel:
in Brittany, 1993
1. Avoid planning too much your travel and it will become an adventure. Talk to other travellers and local people. They will suggest you the best places so visit. 2. Learn local habits: language, food, traditions, etc. Try to behave as them. Stay in their hotels and eat in their restaurants, not in places for tourists. You will spend less money and have more fun. Learn cultural differences. For fun and to avoid offending people. 3. Share a room when possible. In Youth Hostels (for me YHA is the best hotel chain of the world) you can always do it and you will make new friends. 4. Don't use taxis except for urgencies. On the other hand, hitch-hike and use public transportation. 5. Eat local food, when possible at the street. 6. Spend less money and you will have more fun: take it as a game (try to do more things with less money) 7. Write a diary or a Blog: you will enjoy doing it and maybe one day you can publish it. Your friends will want to follow your footsteps and in the future your kids will read you. 8. Learn some local words: hi, please, thank you, good morning, the numbers, etc. You may end up studying the language in an Academy or travelling with a dictionary like this ones from lonely planet 9. Travel on your own, at least try it once. You will get surprised by the number of people you meet and how easy it is. Never cancel a travel because you don't have someone to travel with. 10. Don't use GPS, except for urgencies. With a map and a compass, or even a lonely planet guide, you will enjoy it more, have more fun and use more your brain. After a while you will be able to move in the city on your own.