Monday, May 4, 2015
US Embassies are located in most countries...probably almost all countries where you will be traveling. We take that for granted and, in most cases, don't really even think about them.
Do you know where the US Embassy is in the country where you are going? Do you assume they are in most large cities? Do you think they are just for major world wide emergencies?
What if you lose your passport? What if there is a military uprising? What if something happens to you or your travel companions that you don't know how to handle?
Before you go, it's a good idea to look at the list of US Embassies and know where the closest one is. It may not be located in the city you are visiting. Having said that, know their phone number, address, and how to get there.
A list of embassies and up-to-date information about countries all over the world can be found at http://www.usembassy.gov/.