Richard Barry Nel: Tips For Dangerous Destinations

Richard Barry Nel is a highly experienced world traveler and writer. He earns a living by traveling to foreign countries learning about what makes cultures and people different, and what makes them the same. Although most of his trips are about the light-hearted adventures of a professional tourist, sometimes his adventures can take him into hostile territories resulting in unintended consequences. Here are a few tips that can help you if you ever find yourself traveling in a dangerous area.

Croatian seascapeRichard Barry Nel says first and foremost, never panic. If you can’t keep your cool, you’re going to make things worse by not thinking before you begin to take action. Most problematic confrontations solve themselves in a calm and explanatory manner. Do the best you can, in any situation, to be polite. This isn’t your home; you are a visitor in somebody else’s culture; tourists have a bad reputation in the first place, don’t make it worse. Another important thing to remember before you even get to your destination is to do your homework. Don’t go to a place you haven’t researched ahead of time, and if you think you might end up in surrounding territories, do your research on those as well. After all, you never know where you might end up.

Richard Barry Nel is an expert when it comes to world travel. Most of the things he’s learned during his trips have come from personal experience, so rest assured, his tips will help you in any foreign situation that you find yourself in.


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