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【背包客學英文】旅行英文:二十個旅行時不該犯的錯誤(上)

連續假期又要到了,你已經準備好要出去玩,但是又擔心自己到底還漏了甚麼?

無論你是經驗老道的背包高手還是才剛拿到人生第一本護照準備走出新手村,

你都應該看看以下二十個旅行時不該犯的錯誤!


 

  1. Overpacking 帶了過多行李

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According to a recent survey by Travelodge, two-thirds of travelers typically return from a trip with at least six unworn outfits.

The lesson: You don’t need a new set of anything for each day of a trip. Figure on at least two wears for (almost) everything.

根據旅遊網站的調查,三分之二的人的行李當中有超過六件從來沒穿過或用過的衣物。其實旅行的時候沒有必要甚麼都穿新的,同樣的衣服穿個兩次以上應該不會太糟糕吧!

遊留學到底要帶甚麼?

2. Not buying something you like as soon as you see it. 看到喜歡的東西沒立刻買下

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You think you’re gonna circle back to that shop.

You think you’ll see a cheaper, better version somewhere else.

You won’t.

「我逛一逛再回來好了…」

「等等也許會看到更好更便宜的!」

然後就再也沒回去或是再也沒看到更好更便宜的了,超懊惱!

  1. Not checking your phone plan before traveling abroad. 忘記開通國際漫遊

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為了避免在國外旅遊遇到緊急狀況時結果手機沒辦法撥打任何電話的狀況,出國前最好記得開通國際漫遊服務喔!

  1. Trusting “near city center" descriptions. 輕信「近市中心」的廣告詞

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When you find the money you saved on your “near city center" hotel is being spent on 30-minute commutes and outrageous taxi fares, you know you’ve committed one of the cardinal sins of travel.

很多便宜的飯店會打著「近市中心」這種招牌,告訴你他們離市區只要十五分鐘。其實是「搭十五分鐘的計程車。」可別以為省了小錢而花了大錢喔!

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  1. Taking the “super" shuttle. 搭上便宜卻沒省到的機場接駁巴士

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Wait on the curb for a ride in a sweat-soaked van and risk being the last one dropped off on a nine-hotel run, all in the name of saving a few bucks?

有一些非常便宜甚至免費的機場接駁巴士服務很差,但是跟其他私人的巴士公司比起來其實也只便宜了那麼一點點。如果有時間的話其實可以多問幾間的。

國外租車注意事項


 

6. Not tightening shampoo caps. 忘記把洗髮精蓋子拴緊

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Those cute, little trial-size shampoo and conditioner bottles are really handy — until they magically burst open in-flight, spreading a layer of glycerol soap snot all over your bag.

這些尺寸精巧可愛的洗髮精試用組合真的是非常好用─ 直到他們莫名其妙在背包裡面爆開來然後把內容物灑得到處都是。

  1. Thinking you know the perfect time to book a ticket. 自以為抓到了訂機票的完美時間

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網路上流傳著許多訂機票的傳聞告訴大家甚麼時候訂比較容易拿到便宜的價格。其實這些都不是絕對的,沒有人可以預測機票價格的上升或下跌,不如時常關注航空公司是否釋出一些限時優惠活動,買到便宜機票的機率還比較高。

  1. Trying too hard to chisel out a bargain. 瘋狂殺價

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Do you really need to whittle the equivalent of fifty cents off the price of an embroidered handbag that’s going to sit in the back of a closet anyway? There’s no faster way to become embittered with the locals than going toe-to-toe with a market full of hungry sales people and shopkeepers.

為了殺個幾塊錢而在市場裡和當地小販爭得面紅耳赤真的值得嗎?

9. Not changing money at the airport. 沒在機場先換好錢

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You can hit the city like a cashless bumpkin and spend an hour hunting up an acceptable place to change money or, for less than £10, arrive with some local coin in your pocket.

經驗豐富的背包客都知道城市裡面換錢的匯率會比機場來的漂亮,但是當你剛抵達一個陌生城市時,最好還是在機場換點小錢以備不時之需吧!

10. Underestimating the hell that is Heathrow. 低估了機場大小

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It’s easy to underestimate the several hundred miles of concourse you’ll likely be obliged to traverse and the time-consuming security searches that create jumbled queues and make travelers look more like internment camp refugees than cosmopolitan jet setters.

有些國外機場真的非常大,如果你的旅程是需要轉機的,記得注意轉機的時間是否足夠。有時候你的飛機已經延誤降落,而下一班飛機的登機口又是在遙遠的另一側,加上行李安全檢查的時間…原本預期的優雅旅行可能會在大包小包地狂奔中變成一場狼狽的逃難之旅。


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QQ English線上英文 • 十二月 29, 2014


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