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[BBL] - Travel tips for beginners and how they helped me in London and Edinburgh

[BBL] - Travel tips for beginners and how they helped me in London and Edinburgh

Caker Helena Maes


Cheesecake Labs

March 10, 2021

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  1. Travel tips for beginners And how they helped me in

    London and Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  2. Useful sites & apps

  3. • You can learn how to go anywhere by yourself,

    knowing every transport option, subway (tube 󾓪) lines and how much it costs; • It's updated in real time; • Free for iOS, Android, Web; • +70 cities in the world; • citymapper.com Citymapper
  4. • You can estimate how much you would spend in

    a trip, including flight tickets, food, accommodation, attractions; • You can also search for cheap tickets and accomodation; • For Web; • It suggests nice destinations according to your budget; • It covers many destinations on all the continents; • quantocustaviajar.com Quanto custa viajar?
  5. • You can compare prices of: ◦ Airline tickets from

    different companies; ◦ Accommodation; ◦ Car rentals; • You can set an alert so they let you know when a ticket gets cheaper; • Free for Web; • skyscanner.com.br Sky Scanner
  6. London tips 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🎡

  7. Go for it ✅ • Almost all museums are free;

    • Make yourself an Oyster Card: it's a prepaid card that you can use in tubes, rails and buses. If you got money left on the card, you can get it back in the airport before you leave - or you can keep the card as a souvenir; • Buy tickets to tourist attractions even before your trip. some of these need to be pre-booked; • WALKING TOURS - THEY ARE FREE!!! (strawberrytours.com) • My favorite places: ◦ Hyde Park ◦ Natural History Museum ◦ Camden Town neighborhood
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  9. Avoid 🚫 • Using Uber and Cab (Taxi 󾓪), they're

    too expensive; • Going out by night without planning the transportation (tubes can be off during the night and you must take a bus); • Going inside telephone booths - they are all about pee and stink.
  10. Edinburgh tips 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏰

  11. Go for it ✅ • If you get your accommodation

    in the right place, you can get to know almost everything in Edinburgh on foot - in a few days; • Castle Rock is a cheap and really nice hostel right beside the main castle of Edinburgh. And yes, the hostel really looks like a tiny old castle, with ancient armor and tapestries. People are awesome there and you get to make friends from all over the world; • Castlerockedinburgh.com • WALKING TOURS - THEY ARE FREE!!! (strawberrytours.com) • Places to visit: ◦ Princes Street Gardens ◦ Edinburgh Castle ◦ Calton Hill ◦ Greyfriars Kirkyard
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  13. Avoid 🚫 • Going inside telephone booths - they are

    all about pee and stink; • Uncomfortable shoes - you will walk A LOT.
  14. General tips 💡

  15. Go for it ✅ • While in Brazil, you can

    try to change money on online auctions, where money changers can make you an offer; • If you have money left when you come back to Brazil, take care! Money changers may not accept coins or small amounts; • Print a calendar in A3 size, so you can take it with you and plan your days (if you print it you’re safe when your phone runs out of battery); • Note in a piece of paper important addresses, locations and phone numbers (if something bad happens to you or your cellphone dies); • Pay for a travel security; • Plan your daily costs; • Take fewer clothes and more money than you’ve planned; • The food can be really cheap in supermarkets; • Bonus tip: if you move to another country and the flight companies don’t allow you to take your pet with you, you can pay a professional that flies to a country next to your future home and use another transport to take your pet to you.
  16. Thanks! :)