I just came back from a wonderful weekend in Vienna.
It could have been even better if I had remembered to check my traveling checklist before I left:
Passport/ID. Never travel without it.
Creditcard. If you forgot anything you can buy it, if you really need it.
It’s also good to be able to pay for a room or a ticket back home.
Copy (xerox) of the above. Just in case.
Address of your destination on paper. You can store it on your laptop/tablett/phone,
but always have it on paper.
- Add the name of the nearest train/subway station for all locations you are visiting.
In case you get lost it’s a lot easier to find your target.
Bring a map. Unless you’ve been there already and know your way.
Make a shortlist of things to do. (e.g. “Best restaurant”, exhibitions, walks…)
Naturally I booked a flight and a hotel and forgot the addresses and maps in the printer at home.
After wandering around town for 2 hours – which was actually quite nice,
I went to the tourist office to fing my hotel,
but didn’t have the address of the event location where I was headed to.
Luckily a good friend was also going there, so a short textmessage later I had the details.
I expected to use the browser on my mobile phone to access all that information,
but data roaming didn’t work in Austria.