Travel Tips: Steppes

Our Spring travel tips are provided by Nicholas Laing of Steppes Travel

1. Carry a small Polaroid camera (they are back in fashion). Handing over a photograph to the individual or family you want to photograph breaks the ice and usually results in smiles all round.

2. Always carry a packet of Wet Ones or a similar, more environmentally friendly, wipe.

3.  Carry a scan of your passport and an emergency number to cancel credit cards

4. Never judge a culture by western standards and one's own upbringing.  Approach each country with fresh eyes ready to learn and not criticise.

5. Take the time to undertake some research on local customs and etiquette before you travel. It is important to respect the values of the country you visit.

Steppes Travel offer luxury tailor-made cultural and adventure journeys to the more exotic regions of the world.  For more information on their holidays go to