If you’re preparing to jet off on the adventure of a lifetime, or you’re gearing up for a cultural retreat, you may be thinking about visiting historic and religious sites, including visiting a monastery.
Tips for visiting a monastery
If you’re visiting a monastery or any other religious site, it’s worth bearing some pointers in mind. Pay attention to signs and follow advice in guidebooks and travel websites.
Be silent when entering areas of areas of prayer or reflection. Don’t take photographs if you’ve been asked not to. Give other visitors time and space. Wear appropriate clothing; it’s usually advisable to cover the knees and shoulders. If you’re not sure whether what you’re wearing is suitable or not, take a scarf or wrap with you.
When visiting a monastery, remember that they are very old places. Take care to avoid
slip and trip hazards. Wear suitable footwear when walking outside and keep to the specified pathways. Don’t carry valuables on you, or large sums of cash.
Staying safe when travelling abroad
Travelling is an adventure. It broadens your horizons and introduces you to new experiences and places. For all its many advantages, travelling can also be hazardous.
If you’re travelling abroad this summer, try and follow these simple tips to prevent holiday
- Take extra care when driving abroad as you’re more likely to have a road accident when driving on unfamiliar roads
- Always ensure that food is cooked through and served piping hot when eating out or buying from street stalls
- Stick to designated safe swimming areas at the beach
- Always supervise children near water
- Keep valuables in a safe at your hotel
- Beware of tourist scams
Can I claim compensation for a travel accident?
If you’ve been injured abroad when visiting a monastery and the accident wasn’t your fault, you may wish to claim compensation.
In order for your no-win, no-fee claim to be approved, you must be able to show that your tour operator, or people or organisations that represent them, were negligent. All personal
injury claims must be processed within three years of an incident occurring.
If you’d like advice about making a travel claim, call Accident Advice Helpline now. Our helpful advisors are ready and waiting to take your call on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.