These days, visiting Israel almost inevitably requires renting a car. While you can get around the major cities with public transportation, you’ll also want to visit some of the more out of the way places in order to get a better view of the country. Fortunately, to rent a car in Israel all you need is your American driver’s license (or a license from many other countries – you can check with the car rental agency in advance to be sure). There is generally no need to obtain an international drivers license.
The Gun Store: Located on 2900 E. Tropicana Ave. is the rowdy Gun Store. If you feel like popping off a few rounds to load off some steam than this is the perfect place for you. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
“That is not a Sergeant, that is a Senior Officer.” (Es no Sargento, Es Primo Officer) I am now having difficulty not laughing, Images of Terry Pratchet’s ‘Where is My Cow?’ flashing through my mind.
To further add to the danger, many a tourist have severely injured them selves and innocent others because of driving under the influence. While you may be requested to produce a valid international driving permit on an island like Phuket, you are less likely to need a license in places like Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. The latter being very famous among our party generation, hence the drunk driving problem. In fact, neither on Koh Phangan nor Samui and in some instances in Phuket you will not even be asked for a license when renting a scooter.
The next step is to gather together any proof of U.S. Citizenship. You need to obtain a certified birth certificate from the municipality in which you were born. The certified birth certificate is the ultimate proof of citizenship.
Mosquitoes Mosquito can be a serious problem in India, so a good rule of thumb is to bring your own repellants. However, while in India you will find other repellants such as relatively cheap coils that can be lit by fire and work fairly well. Another type of repellant available is a small electronic device that plugs into the wall and requires that you insert a small mat type cartridge in it that will last for some hours and kill mosquitoes in your room.
So, you are now finally somewhat ready for your trip to India. Remember to bring your jacket if you are traveling to the North because the nights are cold there. Also, keep in mind that smoking is not allowed in public places in India and you may be penalized. I would also recommend that you ask before you take any pictures of anyone or any place. Please be safe in your travels.