Travel

Keep Yourself Safe When Traveling

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Who doesn’t enjoy traveling? It’s the sweetest escape from your city’s hustle and bustle, it’s a relaxing activity, and it’s an excellent way to renew the mind. Wherever you want to go, I’m confident that the journey will be worth it.

However, since not all experiences are bound to be perfect, it’s better to be cautious when you travel.

So, here are the ways you can keep yourself safe when traveling. Did I hear a “Thank You?” Oh, you’re welcome!

Staying In

  • Check the locations of emergency exits. If you can, stay in a hotel room that’s near the exit or the front desk.
  • Before you smoke or cook, confirm whether these activities are allowed. Also, ask the front desk officer if you can bring a pet.

Eating Out

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  • I know you’re in for a food trip, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore your safety! As much as possible, stay away from food shops or restaurants that are too far from the city. Less crowded places are more prone to thieves and criminals.
  • Avoid eating at restaurants located in dark areas. They might be near the city, but if the way to it is suspicious, I suggest you forget it.
  • Be careful about what you eat! If you’re not sure what’s in the meal, you better ask the ingredients first, especially if you have allergies. You won’t be able to enjoy the rest of your travel if you just had an allergic reaction.

From Place to Place

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  • No matter how cool it may sound, please don’t hitchhike. Since you’re in a different place, you have less knowledge about the types of people in the area. And because that’s the case, it’s best to ride public vehicles only. It might not be free, but at least you’ll feel safer.
  • Avoid traveling late at night. Unless you’re with a crowd and you know some karate, then go ahead, dance the night away.

Protecting Your Privacy

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  • Leave your documents and their photocopies in a safe place.
  • You can talk to strangers, but don’t tell them everything. More importantly, don’t tell them your travel details and which hotel you’re staying.
  • Don’t post everything on social media. “Checking in” is sometimes a bad idea because you can be followed by other people you don’t know. Besides, it would be too annoying for your social media friends if you post every single picture one at a time.
  • Keep your phone and wallet safe. Don’t brag about how thick your wallet is!

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Wine and Beyond

Wine Talk: What the Colors Mean

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TRIVIA TIME! Did you know that red wines get their hue from the juice fermenting with the grape skins and seeds? To make white wines, however, the skins and seeds of the grapes are removed before they’re fermented.

Whether you’re a wine expert or not, the colors of the wine will surely interest you. So here are the red wine and white wine colors with their respective descriptions.

Colors of Red Wine

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Light-bodied red wines such as St. Laurent, Pinot Noir, and Zweigelt tend to have higher levels of acid and less tannin. The colors of light-bodied red wines can extend from a bright magenta to garnet.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Medium-bodied red wines like Zinfandel, Merlot, and Sangiovese have medium levels of acid and tannin. This range of wines is also diverse.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Full-bodied red wines such as Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Syrah have slightly lower acidity compared to medium-bodied red wines. However, they have high tannin. Because they’re highly extracted, they are opaque as well.

Cabernet Sauvignon red wine

Old Red Wine

A red wine will have a dull brown hue if it’s way past its best years. Others may last up to 20 years without changing colors, but Nebbiolo and Merlot turn into orange earlier than other kinds of wine.

Rosé Wine

Red grapes like Mourvedre are used to make rosé wine, but the skins of the grapes aren’t exposed to the juice for long. Because of that, Rosé wines, like Pinot Noir and Garnacha, appear paler than the typical red wine. Their colors range from pale salmon to magenta.

Colors of White Wine

Light-Bodied White Wine

Light-bodied white wines like Albarino, Muscadet, Pinot Grigio, and Vinho Verde vary from clear to a pale yellow-green color. It’s best to drink them when they’re young and cold as ice.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Most white wines are medium-bodied. They have a pale yellow-gold color. Examples of medium-bodied white wines are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Unoaked Chardonnay.

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Full-Bodied White Wine

These wines have less acid levels, and they use oak aging in order to add vanilla scents and creaminess. Among full-bodied white wines are Marsanne, Chardonnay, and Viognier.

Old White Wine

Not many white wines can last for more than a few of years. Because they’re sensitive to light, old white wines lose their shine and have a more orange color over time.

 

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