Backpacking Around New Zealand

Backpacking Around New Zealand might sound strange to people in America. Backpacking here verses there has a bit of a different meaning. Here in the states we say backpacking and it more often equates to hiking and camping. But in New Zealand there is a different meaning. It is a way that people travel around the country. You see things are very different there. Much like things were here when I was growing up. In the states back then you could easily hitch hike and easily get where ever you were going. But that was over forty years ago. You never see anyone hitch hiking here now.

Backpacking Around New Zealand however does mean doing a bit of hitch hiking if you like. And it is still very easy to get a ride there. Here we have the fact that so many of us a constantly bombarded with fear from our news channels. But not in New Zealand. There things are very normal and the people are very friendly and mostly happy to pick you up and give you a ride in the direction they are going. If you ask for some work they are liable to have some for you. Either for a day or two or even for a whole season if you want that. Since the people there are not plagued with fear all the time they are much more apt to stop and help a person on the side of the road. One does not stay broken down for long there because your neighbor will come along and rescue you and help you in any way they can.

Backpacking Around New Zealand is so fun and the scenery is very picturesque as well. It’s just beautiful there. Lush green mountains and more sheep that you could ever count. I recommend you make it a travel stop if you ever plan on a trip abroad.

Traveling To California By Bus

Traveling To California By Bus is certainly one less expensive way to travel. There is a lot of good scenery traveling by bus. But it has it’s drawbacks as well. First you can’t stop whenever you want. Sometimes I found myself just wanting to get off the bus for a while. But you don’t have much choice but to stay on there until a scheduled stop. Also you might not like some of the places the bus stops. I find that some of the bus stations are not in the best part of town.

I have taken the bus many times over the years, although not recently. When I used to travel by bus it was a cheap way to go. I am not sure of the prices now a days but it must be comparable to driving I would think. Driving is a great way to go traveling. Especially to California but all that driving can be tiring especially depending upon the weather conditions.

Traveling To California By Bus you do meet all sorts of people. I used to meet many servicemen when going by bus. They were coming from all over the country. Many of them on leave temporarily and going the least expensive route to go home and see their families.

Once you get to California there sure is a lot to see there. In fact, if you were to travel up the coastline you will see many sites that are amazing and it will take you quite some time to travel from one end to the other. I remember seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in the country right in the great state of California. From mountains to valley’s and desert to ocean there is everything you want there. I remember being in some neighborhoods where you could just go outside and pick fresh fruit right off the trees in the yard. What a nice way to live!

Be aware of these when traveling to Turkey

You can travel to Turkey when you are touring around the world, or if you are just considering going to Turkey for a holiday. However, there are a couple of things that you need to make sure about, when you are going to this country. This is the only way that you can make sure that you are not at risk at the country and that you are going to have the best possible experience. These are some important things that you should be aware of, when you are traveling to Turkey:

Dress appropriately

Because you are in a Moslem country, you need to make sure that you are dressing appropriately. Especially, if you are a woman. When you aren’t going to dress appropriately you are going to get unwanted attention.

It is important to know that flip flops and dresses that are above your knee is forbidden and you should make sure about this, when you are out in public. You should also know that you should take off your shoes in certain places and you should avoid the mosques on a Friday.

Be aware of month of Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, it isn’t a good idea to eat in public. This is because this is the time when they are fasting. They aren’t allowed to eat from dawn to dusk. So, if you are eating in public during the day, you might be seen as someone that doesn’t respect their culture and their beliefs.

This doesn’t mean that you should not eat during the day. It only means that you should not eat in public where they can see you and where you might be seen as disrespectful.

They don’t talk much English

There are some of them that are talking English, but this isn’t really common. You need to make sure that you are knowing the basic words of their national language if you want to be able to communicate with most of the people living in Turkey.

The good news is that the language isn’t as hard to learn. Especially, if you are only learning the basic words that you need, like yes, no, and thank you.

You should bargain at the markets

When you are walking at the markets, you need to know that the price you see isn’t the real price that they want. You can bargain for a better price. If you don’t like to bargain or if you don’t know that you can bargain, you might end up paying a lot more than what you should have for a product or for food.

Turkey can be a great country to visit. But, because their culture is different from most of our culture, it is important to know all this information before you are traveling to Turkey. It is also important to make sure that you are knowing the basics of their language as well, because not many are speaking English.