Whether you’re ready for a sabbatical, need a few weeks of mindfulness through exploration, or you’ve got wanderlust again, and are ready to pick up your backpack; there’s adventure awaiting you in Asia. As a huge continent, full of culture, history, nature, with an array of things to see and do, the toughest thing about planning your trip will be deciding what to do. Whether you’re planning an eastern adventure, or want to see the sights of the south; Asia is crammed with idyllic destinations, however you prefer to travel. However, once you’ve picked where you’re jetting off to, there a few things to consider, and sort out before you leave. The following are some tips and advice for those with itchy feet, and have decided to take them to Asia.
All The Gear (And Hopefully, Some Idea)
With an unlimited number of possibilities, Asia can be an overwhelming place when it comes to deciding on the sort of getaway you want to take. Consider if you’re going to want to be backpacking as you hike through ancient ruins, strolling around local markets and villages, or seeing the bright lights of a bustling city (or a mix of the three if you like to keep busy)
If you’re embarking on the backpacking route, it’s worth investing in said back; whether you choose to look into Frost River Bushcraft Packs online, or head to the shops to try some out; it’s worth thinking about the one you choose. A rucksack allows you to carry all your essential items with ease and leaves your hands free to take photos, taste samples of food at the market, or carry a map and your compass. Bear in mind that in some areas it’s not safe to drink any unfiltered water, so pack any water filtration devices you might need, along with plug adaptors for your destination of choice. Do as much research into the climate, culture, and environment before you leave, as this will help you pack your bag wisely.
Travelling Around (The Best Bit)
Once you’ve booked your flights, because let’s face it, you’re more than likely going to get a plane for the first part of your travels; it’s time to think ahead in regards to getting around. If you’re travelling to several places within one trip; it’s a smart idea to have pre-booked as many train, boat, and bus tickets as possible. Find out how and where you hire bikes and any equipment for activities you’re planning to do before you get there, as this will you precious exploration time. Make sure you have all your paperwork in place and that you know where you can access it, should you need to.
Whether you need to fill in your visa application form or ensure that your passport has at least six months left until it expires before you enter China; write a list well in advance of your trip and complete all the boring admin stuff. You’ll be grateful you took the time to do so when you’re enjoying your adventure.