Four myths about vacations and travel
The tourism industry is producing myths, held by some of the various personal reasons. The experience, however, proves you that is different than you imagined.
1. Cruises are only for rich people
Cruises are no longer just a tourist industry with a large bank account. Cruise lines were so specialized subjects to respond to very different types of passengers, the cruise for the honeymoon to families with children or cruises for single people. It matter to book your cruise in wave season (January to March) and find a cheap travel and accommodation for the harbor of destination.
2. The destinations are too commercial, without authenticity
If you feel that the place visited is “too touristic” then maybe it is. But instead of just walking through the Golden Horn in Istanbul or Champs Elysees in Paris, where many tourists and a lot of offers are for them, choose other areas of the city. You have an authentic experience and you know the local culture, unadulterated intentions merchants.
3. If you do not negotiate, you offend the seller
In countries where bargaining is on the agenda, it says that tourists should never skip this ritual because it will offend the seller. Nothing further from the truth. If you encounter one that happens to look offended not negotiate, the remaining 10 vendors will take away 5 or 15 times the market price without blinking.
It is important to negotiate because in countries like Turkey or Israel, the first price that they charge you is always more than fair price for that product. The idea is to negotiate for you, not to make him this pleasure.
4. You don’t need money to travel
Many people boast that they saw many places throughout Europe and other continents with very few money. Apart from the situation when it comes to travel of service, paid by the company, nobody can take 10 trips a year with only 100-200 euros in the pocket.
Of course, you can opt for accommodation in CouchSurfing system, you can only visit free attractions, you can stay at friends and eat at the cafeteria. But how many people see in a year N countries depriving the minimum conditions, especially as it is, however, a vacation?