So you liked the first part…GOOD! nuff said let’s start with “what to know before the travel first, you can choose to organize the travel on your own or to go with a tour operator If you’re “smart”, maybe you can choose the first one then if you’re spoon-fed, choose the second one for this one you have more options in this videos I’ll talk you about the cruise on the Coral Princess ship but if you go online you’ll find everything a fundamental thing YOU NEED TO SPEAK ENGLISH (this videos are for italian speaking people so…) I hear about people going around the world without knowing the language, because you can use your hands, NO! THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT WORKS An example? You fly to Vancouver and you have to use the machine that prints your visa we’ll talk about it later go on, give it to the officer, and he starts asking questions and so what do you do?
*english spoken by an italian who can’t speak english* No, you need to speak english And I could give many examples but that’s enough So I suggest you to learn some simple phrases and change the page of the script… primarily, practice with listening one of the simplest methods is watching english subbed TV series But they’re all american series I can’t learn the REAL english You’re going to USA And now…VISAS if you chose an organized travel DO YOUR OWN VISAS so if you do something wrong, you know that’s your fault Visa’s names are ESTA for the USA and ETA for Canada just Google it and you’ll find the instructions we made a mistake writing a passport number in Canada we could pass the border after a little check and trust me, it’s no fun to be blocked at the border in a place a thousand mile away from home with nobody speaking your language but at the USA border, we had to do the ESTA again and it went well because there were some dedicated stations, otherwise BYE BYE CRUISE Let me….I’m rolling – You’re on video my love
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– No please A little pain in the ass: the phone Roaming is so expensive in USA and Canada So you have to look for some prepaid options With calls, SMS and internet traffic usually these options are just for the USA like 10 euros/week for some GBs, calls and SMS in Canada you have to trust in free Wi-Fi networks With Vodafone you have the Smart Passport Plus With Vodafone you have the Smart Passport Plus With Vodafone you have the Smart Passport Plus for 3 euros/week you have 30 mins of incoming calls 30 mins of outgoing calls
30 sms and 200 or 500 MB of internet traffic per day depending on whether you are in Canada or in USA Great Vodafone, you’re so expensive, but you’re beautiful If you choose the cruise deal with it because you’ll receive this message Vodafone informs you that you’re connected to the operator AT&T Wireless USA Maritime and I’m spelling it with my shitty accent you call at 3 euros/min and receive at 1,5 euros/min SMS for 75c internet traffic costs 20 euros/MB options like smart passport are not valid options like smart passport are not valid de-activate data roaming to avoid unintentional connections THANKS…THANKS anyway on the ship you can buy data packets for 30 dollars/day one last thing, IT’S COLD so let’s go to WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU it’s summer, that’s not so cold but the temperature is about 4 – 20 °C, so for first some light cotton mid-long socks cotton underwear t-shirts some pile sweats, maybe technical ones are better some zip hoodies, so you can take it off if it’s too hot a waterproof windbreaker something to cover your throat a hat for the sun, if you use them a winter hat some pants not for summer – jeans are good if you’re sensitive to cold go to decathlon and buy some pants from the X-Warm Series comfortable shoes maybe also some boots like Timberland, for cheap you can look for Mustang boots, they’re beautiful a little umbrella – Amazon Basics’ one is good a pair of gloves and a heavy coat/jacket I know that it’s not winter but trust me, you’ll need those things and now let’s see what we like the most TECHNOLOGY a current adapter like this or similar a multiple USB charger so you can charge everything on one socket obviously the cables a BIG powerbank well…they’re not all so ugly take a look on Amazon, you’ll find thousands of them and a camera, but let’s go deep into this you can take with you only your smartphone but your maximum result will be silly selfies with a strange panorama and some nature photos or maybe a photo with the subject too far from you they’re not so good plus, you need to have a top smartphone to shoot good photos but anyway, the results are not so good someone use an action cam like GoPro and if you want to record all your travel it can do the job – expecially with a gimbal but there’s a thing that, for me is indispensable THE ZOOM the optical zoom is different from the digital zoom (the smartphone’s one) it can zoom without losing resolution and quality and it’s fundamental because maybe you need just a little slice of what we see or maybe we want to take a picture of the face of a bear 150 ft away from us and I could give you many examples with a compact camera you can take some good pictures, more than a smartphone the upper level is the bridge camera I used the Nikon P520 and I’m recording this video with it and it quite did the job, but obviously there are better cameras if you can’t shoot on manual mode you need something that takes good pictures in automatic mode my Nikon is quite good but you can get the best results on manual mode there are obviously better cameras like Sony RX10 but be careful, there are a lot of RX10 models at different prices if you are pro or pretend to be a pro obviously you have to bring a DSLR with you but there are other channels for these things so let’s move on if you have any question please leave a comment below please check the links in the description and now PART 3 – VANCOUVER c’mon SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL