Couples Kayaking

Couples Kayaking

Planning your honeymoon this summer? Lucky you! Southeast Asia is a wonderful region to spend your honeymoon in, but in whatever country you are headed to, consider your safety so that you can have a truly enjoyable, memorable and worry-free honeymoon.

What comes first? your passports and visas. your passports should be valid for at least six months. visas are mandatory in some countries. While you are busy with your wedding preparations, you should also be working on your travel requirements. If you are from the United States, do check the travel warnings as well as the entry and exit requirements for the country you intend to visit. Since it will take time to change official documents, women should book their tickets in their maiden name to avoid hassles at the airport. Be sure that you and your spouse are covered by international travel and medical insurance.

Make photocopies of your itinerary, your passports, tickets, traveler’s checks and other personal documents and leave them with someone at home. you should also have one set of photocopies with you, which you can carry around as you explore the city and keep the original in the hotel safe. Always keep your bags with you. Carry the phone number, name and address of your hotel at all times and know the emergency numbers for medical or police assistance.

floating fishing village in Halong Bay

floating fishing village in Halong Bay

Whether you are going to a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines or vietnam or in some other places that are “off the beaten path,”  tranquil and less frequented by tourists  you should keep in mind that petty thieves come with the territory. It is still advisable not to bring and wear expensive jewelry. If you have some valuables you want to wear for a special evening, then keep them locked in the hotel safe. Separate your credit cards, carry loose bills and keep the higher denominations in a belt bag or hidden pouch. Have coins ready for minor purchases.

Be aware of dress codes for most places in Southeast Asia. Remember that their culture is different and some are still conservative when it comes to clothing. Do not bring too many clothes. Good quality clothes are quite cheap in Southeast Asia and the choices are numerous and varied. Remember, too, that there are countries where public displays of affection are frowned upon.

What’s a honeymoon without plenty of pictures? Most smartphones have good built-in cameras. If you want something better, it is best to invest in an inexpensive digital camera to record your memorable moments instead of bringing expensive cameras and always worrying that these might fall into the wrong hands.

Learn some useful words and phrases beforehand so you can get immediate assistance. Plan to have fun in Southeast Asia and sample local cuisine. Enjoy every moment of togetherness as newlyweds. Follow these tips and you will have a wonderful, exciting and stress-free honeymoon.

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