- Read-read –read… educate yourself on the areas that you will visit! I did not do enough of this in advance, so mostly we would read the books on the next stop while on the train to that location… it still helped!
Here are a few book brands we used: Frommers, Fodors, AAA
- Use the bathroom every time you are at a restaurant or café… the next one will not be free!! We often paid about 50 cents (1 euro) to use the WC (bathroom)
- If you do not know the language at least learn how to say “hello”, “thank you”, “how much does this cost”, “check please” , "do you speak English" and any words in relation to traveling in a cab or a train.