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How to avoid hidden dangers when travelling by Saqib Soomro

Travelling is the favorite hobby of this guy, he has seen all the world and has spent his fair share of time in almost every landmark in the world there is. He teaches us about what to watch out for when travelling and what are the kind of tourist traps you can encounter while travelling.

What are tourist traps?

Tourist traps are a kind of thing from which everyone must look out for. There are tourist traps all over the world. A tourist trap means that a person who is a traveler or who is a tourist going from one place to another in an unknown country and who doesn’t know the ups and downs of tourism and culture in that certain country and easily fall into the tourist trap. That means a person can be scammed by the locals, or even be kidnapped by the locals or the people in the local scene who are waiting for people to come over in their home town so that they can scam them out. These are found everywhere and in every country in the world and everybody must be aware of them before travelling otherwise it can cost them a lot of money time and give them tension as well.

How to save yourself from the dangers?

Mr. Saqib Soomro enlightened us with his vast knowledge that how do you get out of or should watch out for or stay away from the tourist traps. We can easily see that the best way to save yourself from a tourist trap is to do research. One must do a lot of research before travelling he told us, over the internet, over the magazines or the word of mouth, one must read blogs about traps of the tourist and etc. Because once you get in a tourist trap it can cost you a lot of money and time other things, and since a person only goes on a tour just to be happy and feel good it becomes very confusing for him if he gets scammed or suffers and problem. Internet these days is filled with the information of the tourist traps. One must do research complete before going on a trip abroad.

Importance of insurance while travelling.

Mr. Saqib Soomro said that travel insurance is of utmost importance. A person or a group of people who are travelling must get themselves travel insurance for every person. This is imperative because when you are travelling in another country, you can come across many dangers and many problems and if you get sick you have to spend a lot of foreign exchange in order to get well. So that’s why it is told that you should get your health insured before going for a trip abroad. It will cost you a little at him but it will also secure you from the big loss suffered in the case if you get sick. So always get yourself insured by good company.

Which country has the best and most antique furniture collections?

As a huge admirer of antique furniture, Mr Saqib Soomro has travelled far and wide searching for the best, unique and irreplaceable pieces of antique furniture. You may call Mr Saqib Soomro an avid procurer of antiquities. Antique furniture are unique pieces, each hand crafted individually, every piece has a special and exclusive back story and are one of a kind.  Saqib Soomro’s love for furniture can be seen in the unique collections he has procured over time.

Home décor is definitely not an easy task. It takes a lot of patience, persistence and impeccable knowledge. You need to know what to get from where; you need to know how to play with contrasting and complimenting colors and objects. For an amateur, the safest bet when it comes to redecorating with furniture, are antiquities! Antique furniture is classy, elegant and soothing to sore eyes. Vintage furniture goes with almost everything. Also, when you plan to decorate or redecorate, it is crucial to know the best place so that you invest wisely. Mr Saqib Soomro has helped us list down top three countries with amazing flea markets from where you can buy amazing antique furniture and then he helped us choose the best one!

In Argentina, the San Telmo Antique Fair is a must visit. The chaotic San Telmo Antiques Fair centers on Calle Defensa near San Juan Avenue, is a place where you’ll see thousands of people buying the most amazing furniture in the most reasonable prices. You’ll also find antique jewels’ and artwork here.

The Rose Bowl Flea Market in California features over three thousand vendors and sellers. This stunning market in Pasadena is a vintage furniture procurer’s paradise. It open up at 4 am for setup but the buyers are not allowed until 9 am. The Rose Bowl takes place only on every Sunday of each month.

The best place to get stunning antique furniture- England. From the gorgeous hand carved pieces, to unique silver embellishments, England is definitely a treasure trove when it comes to vintage furniture. The Bermondsey Market commonly called the New Caledonian Market is located on Bermondsey Street in London. Bermondsey is one of the main furniture and antiquities market in London. It attracts furniture dealers from all over the world. It’s a Mecca for antique collectors from every nook and corner in the world. Before dawn, on every Friday, the sellers’ set up their stalls and people start to come in by as early as 8 am so that they can get their hands on the best of pieces. Bermondsey Market also have a few furniture shops that remain open throughout the week. There is a row of really old warehouse on a rich in culture road known as Tower Bridge Road. There too, you can find amazing vintage furniture. Another amazing place for unique antique furniture is the Silver Vaults, located on Chancery Lane in London, England.

Secretively underground, housed amidst vaulted walls, there is nothing quite like the astounding and remarkable collections of fine antique silver in the Silver Vaults, with every era, design, period and style represented. Tables, chairs, boxes, holders and candle stands, you name it you will find it; gorgeous antique silver furniture to embellish your house. All the dealers have authentic and original pieces and each individual piece id authenticated by specialists after following a series of steps. This is in all its essence a one of a kind treasure trove of classic and traditional English silver craftsmanship.

How many times you should travel and what its frequency should be

The Money factor

He says that money is the primary factor which determines the frequency of travelling a person does. A lot of it has to do with the passion and the intention of a person. If a person wants to travel the world he will save by all the means. The best way of saving money he says is buy dividing the amount of income you get into three categories. One you save and invest for future, one you say keep for monthly expenses and one you save for travel. When you keep that income and add a multiplier effect to it on the monthly basis that income at the end of the year equates to a huge amount which will help you in travelling. A travelling according to Mr. Saqib Soomro will be modest but that is all that you want to do. Because according to him when it comes to the passionate travelers they don’t look for luxuries in their travel, all they want to do is to roam and world and see the places this world has to offer them. So if you want to travel the world, and have a limited budget, you must start saving.

The frequency of travelling

As it is stated before that more than the money the thing what matters in the travelling is the passion. And that determines the way you live your life. Mr. Saqib Soomro tells that he has a friend, his travel technique is that he saves all the time, and since he does a job, he gets 15 days off from his work in the form of annual leaves. In which he has divided in to two categories, one he takes a 7 days leave in the start of the year and second he takes the 7 days leaves near the month of December, so that’s how he splits his leave into two and he has two vacations in an year. Same way he has this another friend he is a business man but the good thing about him is that he can travel whenever he want to because he owns his own business and he has nobody to ask the leave from.

Two times is the must for all

Mr. Saqib Ahmed Soomro believe that nobody how rich or poor a person has he must travel at least two times a year, just to refresh his mind and reenergize his body mind and soul. He always says that you must move on with your life and the best way to learn new cultures and open up the mind is by travelling at least twice a year. Twice a year a person learns to travel and learns to mingle with the cultures to different places and most importantly he makes memories which will last forever.

Saqib Soomro’s love for maintaining the inherited items over a century old

Mr. Saqib Soomro’s family history:

Mr. Saqib Soomro comes and hails from a family which had a rich long past. When you unravel his family pedigree, one comes across such rich traditional background with attachments that is unforeseen before. His roots are dwelled straight to the Mughals, to the Suris and many more old age rulers. For instance when we looked up in his drawing room we came across things which were dated over a century old, but they are kept preserved as they are bought like a few weeks back. Crisp, clean and still useable items which no one would believe that are over a century old.

Mr. Saqib Soomro and his prized century old possessions:

When we entered in to the lobby of Mr. Saqib Soomro’s grand house, we came across a thing that was delicately placed on the side of his room. When we asked Mr. Saqib Soomro that what it is, he smiled, looked at us, and said that it’s a bag which Bahadur Shah Zafar, the final Mughal emperor used to carry with him. When he inquired Mr. Saqib Ahmed Soomro, that from where he had hold of this bag, he replied that once he went to Goa in India to meet his business partner Mr. Subramanyam Joshi. Mr. Joshi took him along to the museum of Mughals where when Mr. SaqibSoomro entered he was flabbergasted by the rich history it had to offer. There Mr. SaqibSoomro saw this bag, and when inquired upon from the keeper of this bag, he was told that it was 102 years old and the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar used to carry this bag wherever he went. That intrigued Mr.SaqibSoomro a lot and he bought that bag for a hefty amount of Pakistani ten hundred thousand rupee.

Mr. SaqibSoomro and his century old ornaments:

When we asked Mr. SaqibSoomro to open his closet for us, he smiled, and asked us that why do we want to look into his closet. We replied that we had done some research on him before coming to him, and we had been told that he always got his better half ornaments which were vintage, retro and loved by the people of Greece in the 18th century. By hearing that Mr. SaqibSoomro opened his closet for us. Where we could see the rings that had Babylon language written on them, the necklaces that had the design which dated back to 17th century and some precious century old stones. When we inquired him that why does he keep these collectables like this, he replied us with a smile. That if you have passion about something, no matter how pricy it is you will try to get it.

SaqibSoomro’s early life, his different rendezvous and endeavors

Mr. Saqib Soomro’s early life

Mr. Saqib Ahmed Soomro was born in a well do to family. His family had every amenity that a layman could ask for. Hailing from the small district of Ghotki in the interior Sindh, he was born at the family of Mr. Rasheed Soomro, who at his time was an eminent landlord of his time. From his child hood days, Mr. Saqib Soomro was really active in the athletic activities. At the age of four his father got Mr. Saqib Soomro an electric band wagon, which he happily drove all over his village. His hospitality could be seen from his early age that he always offered the kids of neighbors and kids from other villages to play with his toys. Even at this tender age Mr. Saqib Soomro never got possessive about his belongings and always looked to share it with the less privileged kids.

Mr. Saqib Soomro in his early teens

As Mr. Saqib Soomro was growing up and stepping up in to his early teens, the grace and class that he had possessed was different from the world and other normal teens of his age. He was always very active, he possessed very philanthropic heart, which would in turn resulted in starting welfare works at the tender age of thirteen only. Mr. Saqib Soomro would often give away his personal prized belongings that he had bought from abroad and had received in the forms of gifts from his well-wishers, relatives and family members. Mr. Saqib Soomro was a friend of friends, he would often throw grand parties at his farmhouses where he and his friends would sit all night long and play cards and dance to the traditional Sindhi folk tunes. Till the age of 15 he had developed the unique capability of taming the wildest of horses, which would in turn lead in to him becoming a champion golf player.

Mr. Saqib Soomro at his early twenties

As we were scrolling through the photo albums Mr. Saqib Soomro showed us, we came across pictures of this handsome young man who had ardent interest in horses as well as guns. When inquired upon, Mr. Saqib Soomro stated that he had loved hunting from his childhood. His father would take him along to the deer, rabbit and different other hunting sprees, where he would try imitating how his father used to hunt. At the age of 21, Mr. Saqib Soomro had become a perfect marksman. He would never miss a shot he would aim for, in fact Mr. Saqib Soomro told us that he also won a local provincial championship of duck and deer hunting which consisted best shooters from all over the Pakistan.