Lucky pendant

A lucky charm for safe travels.

Before you start your trip, buy some good guide books. (Lonely Planet, Polyglott, Marco Polo, Reise KnowHow, etc.) This whets your appetite for travelling and offers a lot of useful information about the country you are going to visit.

Scan all your travel documents (passport, tickets, confirmations) at home and put them on a USB stick as a backup.

Bring a simple unlocked mobile phone with you. During the tour the driver can get you an Indian SIM-card for little money. This will enable you to make very cheap phone calls abroad and keep in contact with your driver.