Preparing your trip is certainly the most important step to ensure a smooth-running stay to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Besides checking in and learning about your destination, it is important to learn a few words from the local language or the dialect of the area in which you are going to stay.

Each traveler should at least try to learn the basic words, especially the three magical words: "hello", "please" and "thank you".

This may seem basic and effortless, but you are not going to believe the effect of these basic words on your interlocutor. Showing interest can make it easier for you to get in touch with locals and get a closer look at their lifestyles, traditions and customs and thus make your trip a more rewarding adventure.

Even though English is a language that facilitates communication between people of all nationalities, it will be more pleasant to make a little effort and try to learn some local words. Who knows? Maybe you will find yourself facing an inhabitant who only speaks his mother language.

Remember the three magic words: "hello", "please" and "thank you", it will mark your journey forever.