Don’t trust everything you read on the internet.That
sounds pretty funny coming from me to you via the internet, doesn’t it? But I learned my lesson when I was led astray
by a blogger about transfer visas in China. You’ll have to check my You Touched My Heart Stories regularly to learn
more about my deportment adventure.
- Hide money and ID on your person. I must confess – I am more than a little paranoid
when I travel. I have copies of my passport in a million places, and I have a flat fanny pack that I wear under my clothes
for my money. I keep a little money in my pocket, and a little in my camera case – just in case I get pick pocketed
or held up. That way the crooks won’t look for more.
your credit company know where you’ll be. It can be pretty embarrassing on a business trip when your credit
card is rejected. I know – my corporate credit card was rejected at the bullet train station in Japan. I didn’t
understand why the agent was shouting loudly at me in Japanese, but I knew it wasn’t good. I was fortunate I had another
credit card hidden in my fanny pack!.
to home with Skype. Skype is the cheapest, easiest way to talk with the family. If you have a webcam, you can
even give your kids a virtual good night kiss!
- Learn the local customs. Sometimes
you don't know what you don't know as I found out when giving a presentation in India. I kept repeating myself because
the audience continuously shook their heads. That was an indication to me that they weren't understanding. During a break,
one of my distributors explained that nods mean no and shakes mean yes. A quick internet search would have alerted me to this