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                                 Bert Verdonck
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Trouble in Paradise?




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                                    The contents of this Geni...
Trouble in Paradise?
 Here’s the scenario: You’re traveling to
 a tropical island for business or
 pleasure, say Bali (Ind...
Trouble in Paradise?
 Actually, there is. Most people now own digital cameras
 (or a mobile with an integrated camera), so...
Paying Less in Paradise?
Upon arriving at the airport, you grab a cab towards your hotel.
  Several cab drivers walk up to...
Paying Less in Paradise?
TIP: Always tell the cab driver that it’s your 2nd or 3rd trip,
   knowing this place and also th...
Lost in Paradise?
Tip: Before you leave your hotel, take a picture of the
  hotel entrance. Take the front entrance or the...
Lost in Paradise?
Now, if you go into town and you want to come back but you
  don’t speak the language, just show the pic...
About Bert Verdonck
                                                  Bert Verdonck is an outstanding life coach,
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Free Genius Shortcuts on traveling to paradise, where your luggage, passport and wallet get stolen. What could you do to anticipate this nightmare situation? Bert Verdonck shares several lifehacks and gives extra insights on getting a cheaper taxi and finding your way back to the hotel in exotic places, where you don't even speak the language. Enjoy every day!

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  1. 1. FREE Genius Shortcuts Bert Verdonck Lifehacker & Life Coach The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 1 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  2. 2. Trouble in Paradise? Source : www.viewfromthebeach.com The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 2 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  3. 3. Trouble in Paradise? Here’s the scenario: You’re traveling to a tropical island for business or pleasure, say Bali (Indonesia). Unfortunately, your suitcase doesn’t arrive, and at the Lost Luggage Desk you have difficulty describing your belongings. Source : http://tinyurl.com/baliair What’s more, your wallet, which contained your passport, was stolen, so you can’t even identify yourself. Is there anything you could have done to prepare for this nightmare situation? Source : www.designverb.com The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 3 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  4. 4. Trouble in Paradise? Actually, there is. Most people now own digital cameras (or a mobile with an integrated camera), so before leaving home you could have taken pictures of your suitcases and what was in them. You could also have taken pictures of your passport, driver’s license, credit cards, etc. Then you could have e-mailed all of these pictures to yourself so that you could access and download them at any Internet café in the world, including Bali! The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 4 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  5. 5. Paying Less in Paradise? Upon arriving at the airport, you grab a cab towards your hotel. Several cab drivers walk up to you, smiling. Most of them are extremely friendly to you. So, when they ask you a couple of innocent questions about how your flight was and if this is the first time you are visiting this country, most people don’t know that the price just tripled when they enthusiastically nodded YES ☺ You don’t know the local prices, so they take advantage of that. Or did you never wondered why the price of going to the airport is always less than half (even a third) ? TIP: If they don’t lower their price enough, just walk away to another taxi. Even make them take your stuff out of the trunk if necessary. Make the effort, because the price suddenly drops magically ☺ The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 5 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  6. 6. Paying Less in Paradise? TIP: Always tell the cab driver that it’s your 2nd or 3rd trip, knowing this place and also the rates. Make sure you always bargain on their first price suggestion by saying: « Last time I paid less than half. Are you mistaking me for a first time tourist? Cut me a deal here, ok? » Drivers often mistake your intended destination for another similar sounding street at the opposite side of town. Tell them to take the shortest route, because otherwise they’ll take you on an unwanted tour around the city, resulting in yet a higher rate. TIP: Make sure the meter is working fine if you don’t agree on a fixed rate upfront! Pretending the meter doesn’t work is a tric as old as the streets. You end up paying more! Get it fixed or get out ☺ The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 6 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  7. 7. Lost in Paradise? Tip: Before you leave your hotel, take a picture of the hotel entrance. Take the front entrance or the side of the hotel which is most visible from the street. Make sure the hotel’s name is on it. Tip: If it’s too dark or undoable of taking a picture, take one of the address card of the hotel instead, including their phone number. The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 7 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  8. 8. Lost in Paradise? Now, if you go into town and you want to come back but you don’t speak the language, just show the picture of your hotel to the cab driver. He’ll certainly know it or he can show it to a colleague. Tip: You can also use this for street signs, schedule of the bus hours, subway plans, etc. The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 8 brand of Bioptimo bvba
  9. 9. About Bert Verdonck Bert Verdonck is an outstanding life coach, extraordinary lifehacker and a creative mind. Bert is also the founder of Genius Shortcuts and he lives up to his own vision: Enjoy Every Day! Bert Verdonck is a frequently asked keynote Web: bertverdonck.com speaker, also blogs and broadcasts webinars Blog: blog.bertverdonck.com on lifehacking. Mail: info@bertverdonck.com Phone: +32 3226 0000 Audio: geniusshortcuts.com To learn more about Bert visit Twitter: twitter.com/bertverdonck www.bertverdonck.com. The contents of this Genius Shortcuts presentation is licensed under Creative Commons. Genius Shortcuts is a registered 9 brand of Bioptimo bvba

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