Travel tips for August

August is a time of year when millions of people traditionally leave their desks to go on holiday. At the start of this holiday season, here are a few travel tips to help you to keep mind, body and belongings together.

1. Always ensure you carry your passport on your person or in luggage that is attached to you. Absent mindedly leaving your passport in a plane seat pocket or on a taxi seat could put a premature finish to your holiday and leave you stranded for weeks.

2. Always agree the taxi fare before you get into a cab. If you don’t you could find that, at best, you pay more than you should, at worst you end up getting into a heated argument with your driver resulting in you being dumped in an undesirable part of town.

3. When in India avoid salads, ice, tap water, unsealed mineral water and uncooked meat & vegetables. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you’ll get violently ill for a few days. If you do get ill, a good remedy is to stick to boiled rice and flat Coca Cola until normality returns.

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