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5 Common Travel Myths That are Completely Wrong and Need to be Debunked

It's high time you should stop believeing on these travel myths and debunk it forever, just sit back and plan out travel with ease.

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Some travel myths need to be debunked. Pixabay.
  • People have always framed some typical notions about travelling that it is an activity for only the rich ones who can spend all their life’s savings at one go
  • One of the most common travel myth is that travel is expensive and unsafe

It’s high time you should stop believing these travel myths and debunk them forever, just sit back and plan out travel with ease.

Travel Myths 1: Travel is expensive

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Travel seems to be expensive, but is not, if its within your budget. Pixabay.

The worst thing that we usually do is equate travel with luxury. You should aim for a travel plan that works within your own set budget and does not make you feel like a beggar in an unknown place. Don’t await for a trust fund or a high-paying job for your travels!

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Travel Myths 2: Hitchhiking is unsafe

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Go with your instincts while hitch hiking. Pixabay.

Hitchhiking is all about taking a lift from a running vehicle and making your travel journey complete. This is efficient at times when you want to cut down your travel cost. You need not take a lift in the first car that stops by; use your own judgment. Don’t presume everyone is a psychotic killer.

Travel Myths 3: Strangers are dangerous

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You may find your travel best friend at your travel places. Pixabay.

There is a general fear of staying and hiking up with strangers on a travel place which is unknown to you. By far and large, it’s a true thing that the world is unsafe and dangerous. But you can trust sometimes.

Travel Myths 4: Travel is made only for the young and single

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Travel myths about young and expensive travels is wrong. Pixabay.

Ofcourse, the young and single are crazy about travelling, but who the adults can’t have their travel plans and dreams. You can head up for any location based on your passion for exploring. You may enjoy a superficial family time at an exotic location and still feel young!

Travel Myths 5: You can’t work overseas

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Cut down the travel myths of not working while travelling. Pixabay.

Today, the virtual era has made things work out pretty well. You can easily find a virtual job or a full time job at your holiday destination, if you are willing to increase your stay in that amazing place. Find work that suits as a hobby or a passion such as photography or teaching that will also help you engage yourself with the locals.

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana

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Passengers Airlifted From Cruise Ship Off Norway As Heaving Waves Tossed The ship

The Viking Sky, a vessel with gross tonnage of 47,800, was delivered in 2017 to operator Viking Ocean Cruises.

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The cruise ship Viking Sky drifts toward land after an engine failure, Hustadvika, Norway, March 23, 2019. VOA

A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast on Saturday as it desperately tried to avoid being grounded on the rocky coast. Rescue workers then launched a high-risk evacuation of the ship’s 1,300 passengers and crew, winching them one by one up to helicopters as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side.

The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ran into propulsion problems as bad weather hit Norway’s coastal regions and the vessel started drifting toward land. Police in the western county of Moere og Romsdal said the crew, fearing the ship would run aground, managed to anchor in Hustadsvika Bay, between the western Norwegian cities of Alesund and Trondheim, so the evacuations could take place.

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances. Norwegian media reported gusts up to 38 knots (43 mph) and waves over 8 meters (26 feet). The area is known for its rough, frigid waters.

Passengers protect themselves from a collapsing ceiling aboard the cruise ship Viking Sky while listed, after an engine failure, near Hustadvika, Norway, March 23, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video.
Passengers protect themselves from a collapsing ceiling aboard the cruise ship Viking Sky while listed, after an engine failure, near Hustadvika, Norway, March 23, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video. VOA

Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said the Viking Sky’s evacuation was a slow and dangerous process, as passengers needed to be hoisted from the cruise ship to the five available helicopters one by one. By 6 p.m., some 100 people had been rescued and were being taken to a nearby sports hall.

Second rescue

Later, reports emerged that a cargo ship with nine crew members was in trouble nearby, and the local Norwegian rescue service diverted two of the helicopters to that rescue.

Authorities told NRK that a strong storm with high waves was preventing rescue workers from using lifeboats or other vessels to take passengers ashore.

“It’s a demanding exercise, because [passengers] have to hang in the air under a helicopter and there’s a very, very strong wind,” witness Odd Roar Lange told NRK at the site.

Video and photos from people on the ship showed it heaving, with chairs and other furniture dangerously rolling from side to side. Passengers were suited up in orange life vests, but the waves broke some windows and water flowed over the feet of some passengers.

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The ship was visiting the Norwegian towns and cities of Narvik, Alta, Tromso, Bodo and Stavanger before its scheduled arrival Tuesday in the British port of Tilbury on the River Thames. Pixabay

According to the cruisemapper.com website, the Viking Sky was on a 12-day trip that began March 14 in the western Norwegian city of Bergen.

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The ship was visiting the Norwegian towns and cities of Narvik, Alta, Tromso, Bodo and Stavanger before its scheduled arrival Tuesday in the British port of Tilbury on the River Thames.

The Viking Sky, a vessel with gross tonnage of 47,800, was delivered in 2017 to operator Viking Ocean Cruises. (VOA)