Traveling at any expense is always an adventure, but traveling to a far way land or an ancient destination is quite different than a day trip to your local amusement park. I would love myself to see the far away lands of the Asian Minor, Southern France among many other places. Lets take a look of some places and how to prepare for them if you are going to make that special, unforgettable trip abroad to an ancient destination.
First and foremost in this day and age, we are all evolving to learn, speak and understand foreign languages. I think it is a very wise idea to pack a dictionary in the language that you know that translates into the language that is spoken to where you are going. Communication in a foreign land is by far one of the most, if not the most important factor of getting around. My first language is English, but if decide to go to see The great Wall of China I might need some help!
Next on my list is a good, solid camera for taking pictures. Depending on where you are going will depend on if you are actually allowed to take photos. However I know that you will have plenty of chances to actually snap some great photos while on your tour/stay. Can you imagine going to Ancient Greece/Persia and not be able to take pictures of the Parthenon or Persepolis?
Another good idea is packing the right type of clothing you will need for your travel. Remember certain countries have different ways of dress. For example if you are traveling to Saudi Arabia or some Middle Eastern countries, it probably is a wise idea to bring a scarf if you are lady to cover your head. Also if you are planning on evenings out then it might be a good idea to bring clothing items for some fun. And of course if you are thinking of going hiking in the ancient Pyrenees then you will need your hiking gear as well. Who wants to get to your destination and then have to find a store to buy just the right outfit; not a good idea.
Finally I would educate myself very wisely on the customs of the place you are visiting. I think having a diplomatic approach and following and understanding the culture of the place you are visiting will enhance your trip and your stimulate your mind. What if you have to meet and greet the Queen of England while at Buckingham palace? Or perhaps if you happen to come across a foreign leader it will greatly be a lasting impression to meet and greet them in the correct manner.
Traveling to ancient destinations, placesof interest is always should be an enjoyable and educational experience. Not knowing the language, incorrect mannerisms, having a camera for spectacular memories, wearing suitable clothes and understanding the actual customs, ways of life of the destination traveled will fulfill your trip with everything you expected it to be. Weather you are going to the Asian Minor, Southern France, Ancient Greece or Persia, Saudi Arabia,China or England, all of these tips will help guide and get you through your journey.