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4 Mistakes You Must Avoid on Your First Visit to Europe from Abu Dhabi

Traveling is almost always fun and the only people who might not consider it that way could be those whose jobs demand it more often than they’d like. Even for those people, it's safe to assume that if they had to travel to a new location, they would still find it fun and exhilarating. Immersing yourself into a new town or city which isn’t exactly your home is always an amazing experience. Everything including the people, culture, art, lifestyle and tourist attractions could keep you very busy throughout your trip.

Europe is one of the most visited continents in the world and even though the UAE has its own fair share of attractions, Europe is widely regarded as the world’s tourist headquarters. If you’re not used to the different European cities and countries, here are some mistakes you must avoid.

Carrying too much Cash

Thanks to technology and financial innovation, no one really needs to carry a ton of cash around anymore. It might not be so straightforward when traveling to any of these countries especially because of international charges on transactions for your credit or debit cards. However, there are several ways around it. There are some services that will not charge any serious fees on international transactions and if you don’t know any, try to find one.

Not Carrying Enough Cash

There are some things you may not use your credit card for. Most of the time, you will be able to pay things with your credit or debit card, however, always carrying some cash is sometimes important. There’s also the small and probably unlikely chance that there could be issues with your card in a certain city. While the best thing to do is make these findings beforehand, its even better to hold some cash.

Not Seeing the Major Attractions

No matter how short or focused your travel is, take some time to enjoy the sights in the city or country you’re going. You can get tickets long before the visit or find one attraction which won’t be too busy, so you would have an amazing stay there. If you’ll be in Paris, try to see the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre. If you’re going to Rome, try to see the Colosseum. For Mykonos, try to visit the Little Venice Quarter, a part of the town where there is no barrier between the sea and the buildings, giving you an amazing view of the waters. Also consider a short trip to the island of Delos, the birthplace of the famed Apollo and Artemis. Consider spending a night in this amazing town and check out this Hotel in Mykonos for a great night’s rest.

Not Trying Out Food Options

There are a lot of amazing dishes for you to try in any of the European cities you find yourself. The best thing to do is some online research to find the best and most affordable restaurants. It's not always a good idea to just walk into the first one you come across. Sometimes, the extra trip to the next place is very much worth it.

Whether you’re traveling alone or in a group, these are some of the most important things to take note of if you’re going to be visiting Europe for the first time. Stick by these few points and you’ll have an amazing time.

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