Over a period of 2 years of traveling I have gather a lot of information first hand which can definitely serve as travel tips for my fellow travelers. There were times I was mugged on a bus while I slept off soundly and there were times when the bike rental I contacted didn't really work out burning a hole in my pocket to change plans in the middle of everything. Some of these things are avoidable while some are just pure fate. I'll try focusing on the avoidable ones and hope your fate stays on a good course with you.
1) Try to be accommodating
Whenever you go somewhere, everything is not going to go exactly as planned. You have to be accommodating so that minor changes in the plan doesn't upset you.