FREE   Genius Shortcuts Bert Verdonck   Lifehacker &  Life Coach
Trouble in Paradise? Source : www.viewfromthebeach.com
Trouble in Paradise? <ul><li>Here’s the scenario:  You’re traveling to a tropical island  for business or pleasure, say Ba...
<ul><li>Actually, there is.  Most people now own  digital cameras  (or a mobile with an integrated camera), so before leav...
<ul><li>Upon arriving at the airport, you grab a cab towards your hotel. Several cab drivers walk up to you, smiling. Most...
<ul><li>TIP:   Always tell the cab driver that it’s your 2 nd  or 3 rd  trip, knowing this place and also the rates. Make ...
<ul><li>Tip:  Before you leave your hotel, take a picture of the hotel entrance. Take the front entrance or the side of th...
<ul><li>Now, if you go into town and you want to come back but you don’t speak the language,  just show the picture  of yo...
About Bert Verdonck Bert Verdonck  is an outstanding life coach, extraordinary lifehacker and a creative mind.  Bert is al...
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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
  2. 2. Trouble in Paradise? Source : www.viewfromthebeach.com
  3. 3. Trouble in Paradise? <ul><li>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. </li></ul>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 Source : http://tinyurl.com/baliair
  4. 4. <ul><li>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! </li></ul>Trouble in Paradise?
  5. 5. <ul><li>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) ? </li></ul>Paying Less in Paradise? 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 
  6. 6. <ul><li>TIP: Always tell the cab driver that it’s your 2 nd or 3 rd 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? » </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers often m istake 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. </li></ul><ul><li>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  </li></ul>Paying Less in Paradise?
  7. 7. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Lost in Paradise?
  8. 8. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: You can also use this for street signs, schedule of the bus hours, subway plans, etc. </li></ul>Lost in Paradise?
  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 speaker, also blogs and broadcasts webinars on lifehacking. To learn more about Bert visit www.bertverdonck.com . Web: bertverdonck.com Blog: blog.bertverdonck.com Mail: [email_address] Phone: +32 3226 0000 Audio: geniusshortcuts.com Twitter: twitter.com/bertverdonck

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