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During a recent trip to Egypt for business, Ahmed Nashaat experienced “the scare of his life” when he lost his passport. This incident made him realize that no matter how careful you think you are with your travel documents or how much you prepared for your travel abroad, especially in terms of finding out about local culture and such before you leave for your destination, unexpected situations will arise. You could say that it was a realization that somehow changed the course for him. These days, Ahmed Nashaat double-checks and even triple-checks everything before, during, and after he travels to his foreign destination.

“One thing I learned is that you can never be too careful or too prepared,” Ahmed Nashaat says.

This website is the result of his experience in Egypt. He figured that if he, a well-traveled man, can find himself in a dire situation abroad—that of temporarily losing his passport—others could find themselves in a similar situation, too, especially if they are first-time travelers.

With that said, Ahmed Nashaat hopes to help readers have the best experience in their foreign travels by giving them tips, advice and how-to’s about overseas trips, whether for work or leisure.

One of the things that travelers need to understand is that different countries have different traditions and social customs. It’s important that you know about these things before you leave for your destination so you can avoid social blunders, which locals could find offensive and insulting. The last thing you want is to offend the locals of your host country, Ahmed Nashaat says.

For instance, public displays of affection are frowned upon in Egypt (as in most other Muslim countries); kissing and hugging in public, while common in Western countries, are considered rude here. This includes a light, friendly peck on the cheek, Ahmed Nashaat shares. Kissing in public is also prohibited in India, and it could land you in jail if you get caught!

Tipping is often one of the more confusing aspects of foreign travels. Do you tip or not? Travel experts share that tipping in Europe is different from tipping in the US. In European countries, tipping is appreciated but not generally expected. In the US, tipping generously is expected. In Japan, tipping is considered an insult whether it’s in a restaurant or for a taxi. Tipping is unacceptable in this Asian country!

There are also certain questions you shouldn’t ask in a foreign country. For example, in the United Kingdom, it’s an insult to ask anyone how much he or she earns. If you’re looking to start a conversation with someone, never open it with anything that has to do with salaries or how much one earns.

If you enjoyed reading these tips, you’ll find more on the Tips page. Ahmed Nashaat invites you to visit the page for more travel tips and advice.

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