As a traveller, there are plenty of different ways that you can choose from when it comes to getting around in another country. Whether you prefer to opt for the public transportation systems widely used by the locals or feel safer and more secure getting a cab, being able to explore your destination and see as much as you can of it is one of the priorities of travelling. But, with so many different methods of transportation to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones you’re the most comfortable with and think would benefit your trip the most.
Hiring a Car
Hiring a car is often thought of being one of the more expensive methods of transportation, usually chosen by families or those who’re travelling and planning to take a long road trip. However, hiring a car of your own during your trip is an idea that definitely should be considered. Not only will you have more freedom to explore at your own pace, it can even work out cheaper if you’re planning to explore at length as you won’t have to pay a fare each time you travel to a different area. Along with that, driving your own car that has GPS features can often mean you spend less time on the move, giving you more time in your chosen destinations. If you haven’t passed your driving test and want to be able to hire a car abroad, click the link for more information on how to pass your theory.
Public transport is one of the most popular methods of transportation that travellers use to get around. Although it is often notorious for being unreliable, public transportation is usually affordable and in many destinations, covers a huge area. Not only that, if you are the type of traveller who prefers to make friends with locals and really immerse yourself in the culture of the country you are visiting, taking public transportation can often be one of the best ways to do this. There are also a wide range of public transportation options available, giving you more choice when it comes to where to explore and how to get there. Check your smartphone’s app store for details of public transport apps for various destinations.
Although this may not be a viable option if you’re planning to make long distance trips during your stay in a particular destination, you should definitely make sure to walk as often as you can when you are taking shorter trips. Often, getting to a specific area or destination on foot can be half the fun, armed with a map – or GPS – and taking in all the different sights and experiences along the way. Why look out of your taxi window for a fleeting moment at something when you can linger a little longer and explore the details further when on foot?
How do you prefer to get around when you travel? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.