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If you’ve recently been in an airport, you’ll know that while some airports seem to be created specifically for meeting the needs of visitors, others are a great example of what you shouldn’t do when you have hundreds of thousands of people waiting to catch their flights.
Sure, some airports are great- take Singapore for example, however others (particularly in the United States) are relatively boring places to be and you’ll need to work on creating your own fun.
Here are some fun things to do while waiting in an airport:
Load up on Snacks
If you’re going to be flying on a low-cost airline (or you’re simply flying domestically), there’s a pretty good chance that you’re not going to be having a great meal onboard. Even the best plane food isn’t quite the cuisine you’re anticipating, so your first step should be to load up on some snacks.
While it can be tempting to choose high carb and high sugar foods, your best bet is to try to get some protein and healthy fats in there as well. Think cheese sticks, carrots and hummus, nuts, protein bars, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.
If you have electronics, you’ll need to make sure that they’re nicely charged and ready to go. Charge them before you arrive, and once at the airport, scope out the best places for outlets. If you’re travelling with a friend, one person can stay with the electronics while the other goes to look for food and keeps an eye on your departure gate.
You’ll also want to get connected to the internet. While some airports are great for this, others are all about making people pay to use hotspots. If you can hunt down a Starbucks or McDonalds, these are usually good places to find wifi, and if you have a 3G or 4G service on your phone, you can either use your smartphone or tether the signal to your laptop for online browsing.
Play some Games
If you’re bored at an airport, one of your best options can be to take the opportunity to . Consider finding an internet casino, and you could find yourself winning big while you play fun games like blackjack, poker, slots, and more.
This can be an excellent option if you’re super bored and have hours before your connecting flight, just remember to play smart and don’t bet more than you can afford.
Heading to a new country? Now is your chance to learn the language. Install an app like Duolingo or Mindsnacks, and you’ll be able to learn some key phrases while still having fun. There are plenty of excellent resources like YouTube videos and language learning tutorials online, and you’ll also find some great podcasts, apps and more. If you’re moving countries or even just visiting, it can be helpful to at least learn a few basic words in the language to impress the locals and ensure you can get around.
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Mobile gaming is the future of the online gaming industry. After casino games going mobile, now online bingo is following suit. Mobile bingo has been catching a lot of attention and popularity in the gaming industry and as a gamer, it becomes important for us to understand these trends and keep pace with the latest technologies being used.
There was a time when people would visit land based casinos to play bingo and casino games. Playing bingo virtually or on mobile devices was completely unheard of. But, with the advancement of technology, online gambling became so much more convenient. A clear proof of this, was the closure of bingo halls all around the kingdom. This only means that the day when people would solely gamble on mobile devices; is not very far.
In fact, plenty of online bingo sites have already optimized their site to better suit the needs of the mobile user. Now players can play all of their favorite bingo, slot, casino and scratch card games comfortably no matter wherever they are.
Sites like GameVillage Bingo can be opened on on Android, Windows and iOS platforms to all players. The way the mobile trend is growing exponentially, it is expected that mobile bingo will lead the industry by more than 60% by the start of 2017.
Although, there is a flip side of developing the mobile app. The investment involved is huge and operators always need to keep pace with the fast moving technology. There was a time when iOS was leading the market. But then, Google’s Android hit the world and the market is currently being dominated by Android.
The best part about Android is that it can be used across different mobile manufacturers. Hence, today many prefer Android as to iOS or Windows. For mobile gaming sites like GameVillage Bingo, this is an added advantage. Click here to find out more.
What ever maybe the future of the industry; now is an interesting time for players to look forward to and to keep gaming.
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Whether you like it or not, money makes the world go round – and it is also the “fuel” that will help you go round the world yourself too. How do you handle money when traveling overseas, though? How do you make sure you don’t overspend – but even more importantly, how do you make sure you and your money are fully safe, regardless of whether you’re traveling alone or not?
We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
Should you use cash or credit?
Well, this is a question without a clear answer. The only thing we can say is that it depends.
Generally, a credit card is a lot safer than carrying cold cash with you – mostly because you will need a PIN number to use it, so if it gets stolen, you will not be left without money while you’re in a completely foreign country.
At the same time though, there are many places around the world where cash is still largely used – and no, this is not just about developing countries, but about very well-developed places as well. In Europe, for example, credit cards are mostly used in larger shops, gas stations and large hotels. The small boutiques, bakeries and day-to-day shopping places will most likely not take payments by card.
What is there to do, then?
Well, research. See what your destination is like from this point of view. Split your money to have some cash on you too, but leave most of it on card. Choose a card that doesn’t have huge ATM withdrawal or currency conversion fees. Do your homework and decide on what’s best for you!
Should you carry cash with you?
Yes, you should carry at least a small sum of cash with you (enough to get you from the airport to the hotel, for example). But, in general, it is a fairly good idea to make sure you don’t have too much cash with you when exploring your destination and wandering around the city. No matter how “western” the place may be, you will still be better of safe, rather than sorry.
Should you exchange your money?
Of course you should!
The question that remains is where. Our advice is that you wait until you reach your destination to exchange your currency or to withdraw money from ATM – but if you feel safer having some local money in your pocket when you arrive, then make sure you keep it at a low sum of money at least.
Furthermore, be sure you carry some international currency with you as well – such as US Dollars or Euros, for example. In case banks go on strike or you find yourself unable to withdraw money from the ATM, you will at least have a good reserve of a few hundred dollars/euros to rely on for a while until things get cleared out.
It is extremely important to do your research whenever you travel – and especially when you want to travel overseas. Be well-informed and keep your common sense sharp – these two things can save you from a lot of unpleasant situations!
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