Travel Tips for the Modern World

After years of travelling the world, seeing sights and all that, I have learned a few things. I found out about quirks in other cultures. I learned how to look at the world through different eyes, to get a new perspective on things.

 

Most of all, I learned how to survive travelling better.

 

My first bit of advice when you travel is flexibility. Flights can get delayed. Strange things happen. You might not immediately understand what is going on. Do not panic if things fail to go according to plan. Just relax, breathe, and learn to adapt and make things up as you go along.

 

When travelling somewhere for the first time, I prefer to use packaged tours when possible. It gives you a preview of things and provides you with a surface-level look.

 

On a second trip, though, I try not to do that. Packaged tours are great but shallow. You don’t get to delve deep into things. If the country you’re going to has a well-developed public transportation system, just travelling to places on your own is a more satisfying experience.

 

Always have copies of all your relevant documents. Tickets, passports, and other identification should all have spare copies somewhere. It’ll come in handy in case you lose them.

 

You should always know where your embassy is when you travel internationally. You’re not likely to need to go there at any point unless you did something stupid or something bad happened to you. It just pays to know where it is just in case.

 

Stay hydrated on long flights. It might not be as fun as getting drunk, but it’s a smart move.

 

Be sure to learn a few key phrases in the local language. Yes, you will inevitably mangle the accent. However, it helps a lot. Even just learning how to ask if they can speak English can make travelling easier, especially if you choose not to have a guide.

 

Don’t log into private accounts like social media, banking, and other things from free public wi-fi. You never know just how secure these are, or how easily someone can get the information from them. If you listen to a friend of mine, you shouldn’t use any wi-fi period if you’re in China.

 

Show respect for local customs and traditions. You’re a visitor in their part of the world. Unless what they’re doing is hurting you or being forced on someone else, show respect.

 

Don’t post on social media during your trip. It’s practically a written invitation for all sorts of trouble. At the same time, be sure to tell someone where you’re going and for how long.

 

Try to avoid keeping all of your cash in one spot. While you’re at it, try to avoid carrying credit cards. Most countries still prefer cash over other forms of payment, so you’ll have an easier time than with plastic. Keeping them all in one place can be a disaster if you get robbed, though.

 

Well, that’s it. Hopefully, I’ve helped you better prepare for wherever your travels take you next.

 


What to Do If Your Car Engine Is Overheating – And How A Petrol Station Can Help

The engine motor is the priciest and complex element of any standard vehicle. When it commences to overheat, it could be for a genuine amount of reasons; including clogged radiator, bad thermostat, low coolant, broken fan belt, broken cooling fan, coolant leak, and much more. But the primary cause of any overheating engine motor is because of the vehicle’s coolant system losing its capability to modify and remove excessive warmth from the electric motor. Although a distressing predicament to maintain, whenever your car overheats while driving a car, it is critical to not panic. Continue reading for an instructional guide for safely and successfully managing an overheating engine on the road.

Taking care of an Overheated Car Engine

Whether you see your dashboard’s heat measure climbing, or see smoke cigars bellowing from underneath your hood, when an engine unit commences to overheat, it is advisable to stop the automobile at the earliest opportunity. This implies pulling to the relative side of the street, shoulder of the interstate, into a parking lot, or neighborhood development. Irrespective of where you are, you must find a destination to stop and park immediately.

In the event that you feel enjoy it can be produced by you to definitely the nearest service middle, the initial thing to do is shut down your AC, available all the house windows, and start your high temperature. This looks crazy during the warm months (or even the wintertime opening the home windows), but turning on heat and beginning car house windows relieves pressure from the engine unit and can purchase you time to access an auto repair center.

Once you are in a stop, whether on the comparative aspect of the street or something train station, make sure never to open up the hood until it ceases steaming. This may take up to thirty minutes. If you’re at a ongoing service train station, a tech shall deal with everything, including this; but if you are on your own on the highway, be sure to wait before you pop the hood just.

After the car cools down, you can pop the hood and open up the radiator cover. Determine you have engine motor coolant and that it’s the color it ought to be (whatever color it is if it is new). In the event that you notice reddening or strange color, in that case your coolant is soiled and needs substituted. If it is low just, try refilling it with your emergency stash of radiator fluid in the trunk. Everyone should have radiator substance and windscreen wiper liquid readily available at fine times for emergencies.

If you don’t have coolant on-hand, use water instead simply. You do not have either, it is advisable to contact an area roadside assistance service for help. Then keep these things copy your automobile to the nearest service stop for service and inspections. You can view more of the steps necessary or the tools required from sources online.

But if you are a responsible car owner, you know for a fact that you should always ensure your car is in tip-top shape before going out. You can use petrol stations (like ours) as stopovers where you can let your vehicle rest for a few minutes and give you enough time to check if it needs anything. The good thing about petrol stations is that they have most of the things needed for a quick maintenance or repair.


Best Looking Gas Stations

The station is a bit quiet and I thought of how we can make it look better. I am no designer and definitely not an architect so I tried to search online for various designs of gas stations.

This is the beauty of Google. It makes you realize that there really is a big world out there. While we really don’t brag that our station looks like it’s from the Jetsons’s, here are some of the more awe-inspiring gas stations from different parts of the world. Tell me which one you like best.

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SUPER CHEAPPPPP!

Come in now and grab some fuel.

We are today and tomorrows cheapest fuel in all of Perth Metro and surrounds. This is a very rare occassion and we are super excited to be able to look after so many wonderful people with cheap fuel.

But as I said it is only today and tomorrow, so be quick.

To give you a quick comparison, we are 5c cheaper than any other service station, and 15c cheaper than our average. We were fortunate to have direct delivery from our last restock batch and this has been what has allowed it.

BE QUICK!!


Update

Just a quick update from our last post. We were fortunate not to have any robberies occur. We believe that the police were able to track the culprit down before we were hit. Phew.

Anyway come down today and grab some fuel. We have some super low prices at the moment as almost a rain winter’s day special. Come in and receive some half price hot drinks or food to keep you warm.

All of our bowsers are undercover and we have towels for you in the event of you getting wet. Our focus is on you and your satisfaction so if you have any suggestions for how we can improve our services in these coming winter months then please let us know.

Whether you leave a comment on here or come into our store, we are happy to receive your feedback.


A robbery

We have heard that currently many of the surrounding service stations have either been robbed or have been attempted to be robbed. We are holding tight here at bp 208 as we have had no signs of activity yet but will certainly be keeping a close look up.

From what we can gather, police are onto the case and currently tracking down those who are involved. Perhaps we will remain lucky and the police catch them before they try and strike again at our service station.

We can simply hold tight and continue to do our jobs until then.

For those of you who are seeking fuel, please dont be afraid to come down, the more people around teh less likely something will happen. Plus our prices are super cheap at the moment so don’t miss out whilst they are low.


Working in a bp

So what is it like working in a bp?

Well its actually very nice, I have worked in many different service stations before and they have never been so fulfilling as working this bp. The high volume of people keeps the day enjoyable interacting with many othersĀ and helps to pass the day quickly.

It’s not only the volume of people however, it is also the quality of the service station that bp is. We are always stocked with supplies, made sure we are looked after, and compensated for any work that we have to make up etc.

Another advantage of this service station 208 is that the close proximity fo the city allows for quick and easy transport into the city for lunch, pre and post work and to also interact with many different demographics who operate out of the city.

This also calls for a range of demographic of vehicles and the likings.
The most recent and one of the most spectacular visits to our service station, was a beautiful Chrysler limo. A fantastic piece of machinery, with fold out doors, gunmetal grey matte finish, chrome wheels and all other bells and whistles.

We often have limousines come through our station due to our high-quality fuel and proximity to Perth City however, this one was something special, something different and something deluxe. It must have been the new model and immaculate condition for it was set apart from the rest.

Perhaps next time when they come back I should ask for a ride, it would certainly be worth asking for.
I wonder what will be next to pass through our service station doors.

 


Welcome to bp208

Welcome to bp208.

bp Service station number 208 located in Perth City, Western Australia.
We provide fuel and service to hundreds each and every day, always at the highest quality of service and value.

We stand with strong values defined by the head of bp in order to ensure our level of standard never decreases an only improves, by making bp safer, more reliable, more accessible and more valuable.

With Safety, Respect, Excellence, Courage & One Team as our highest values, you can be rest assured that when visiting bp208 you will be looked after.