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The Terror Threat in Indonesia

INDONESIA | Mon, 7 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2293]

Indonesia, an exotic destination with a long and fascinating history, brimming with adventure, loaded with destinations to lure the traveller and simultaneously potentially one of the most dangerous places for Westerners.  Some of the most high-... Read more >

Tags: asia, indonesia, travel-safety, travel-terrorism

Tajikistan Safety Guide

TAJIKISTAN | Fri, 4 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [536]

Let’s face it, most people know more about the moon than land-locked Tajikistan. As part of the Soviet Union before it’s independence in 1991, virtually no visitors crossed the border, then the 1990’s – which might have brought hope and freedom, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, tajikistan, travel-safety-tips

Indonesian Tsunami Fears - Staying Safe - Travel Alert

INDONESIA | Thu, 26 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2533]

Tourists are still on edge in coastal areas of Thailand and Indonesia after a recent 8.6 quake triggered a short-lived tsunami alert. Following this, a group of smaller after-shocks continue to pepper the South East Asian region. Echoes of the monumental ... Read more >

Tags: asia, indonesia, thailand, travel-alert

My Scholarship entry - A local encounter that changed my life

CHINA | Mon, 23 Apr 2012 | By jwang02 | Views [229] | Scholarship Entry

The sound of a car horn pierces through a sea of discombobulating noise, only to be followed by the shouts of drivers honking during Shanghai’s usual rush hour. Sight alone was no longer enough to guide me through these crowded streets; instead I dashed ... Read more >

Tags: asia, china, expat, local encounters, shanghai, travel writing scholarship 2012

Welcome to Shanghai

CHINA | Fri, 30 Mar 2012 | By wi-niko | Views [259]

29 March 2012 Welcome to Shanghai the city that means rain.  It is day 1 in China after a grueling 24 hours of traveling from Wisconsin, USA.  I woke to find a gray and rainy day somewhere around 17 celcius. I traveled Asiana airlines from Chicago ... Read more >

Tags: asia, china, culture shock, fly, shanghai, travel

Hiking / Walking In Brunei

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM | Mon, 26 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [587]

Brunei will never be known as a party town, however it is known as the Green Heart of Borneo for good reason. Lying on the northwestern coast of the island of Borneo, the interior of Brunei is mostly tropical rainforest. So, let’s talk about how to ... Read more >

Tags: asia, brunei, hiking, travel-safety, treks, walking

Thailand - Deserted Beach Warning

THAILAND | Wed, 21 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1594]

If this wasn’t so serious it would be funny – ok it’s funny anyway. A reminder that codes of conduct, and safety practices in Thailand are not always up to the standard you might expect at home. You’d imagine an operator offering tours to some idyllic ... Read more >

Tags: asia, thailand, travel-safety

Bali Terror Cell Arrests - Travel Alert

INDONESIA | Tue, 20 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2442]

Security in south Bali has been tightened, especially around the tourist hot spot of Kuta, following the killing of 5 suspected terrorists by Indonesian security forces. The 5 men were killed in Sunday night raids carried out by Indonesia's Department ... Read more >

Tags: asia, bali, indonesia, travel-alert, travel-terror

On the Road with Rough Guides: Our Mentor Richard on the Travel Writing Profession

SINGAPORE | Mon, 20 Feb 2012 | By projecttravel | Views [5286] | Comments [2]

Whenever the travel writing profession is mentioned, romantic images of destination hopping, endless days of exploring, and breezy evening sitting in cafes writing up all the adventures immediately spring to mind. But is what is the  reality? ... Read more >

Tags: asia, opportunities, professions, project travel, scholarships, singapore, southeast asia, travel, writing

Travel Writing Scholarship 2012 - Southeast Asia

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 20 Feb 2012 | By scholarships | Views [259608] | Comments [155]

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED! Entries close April 23rd, 2012 at 2pm AEST (UTC +10). Do you want to be a published travel writer? This year we decided to shake things up a bit and instead of choosing just one country for our scholarship…... Read more >

Tags: #wnwriting, asia, indonesia, malaysia, rough guides, scholarships, scholarships, singapore, travel, travelfish

Video FAQs: Travel Writing Scholarship 2012 - Southeast Asia

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 16 Feb 2012 | By scholarships | Views [6508] | Comments [4] | Video

Are you an aspiring travel writer planning to apply for the 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship to Southeast Asia ?  We've put together a few video clips to share with you in hopes that they will answer any application questions and provide a bit of ... Read more >

Tags: #wnwriting, asia, indonesia, malaysia, rough guides, scholarships, singapore, southeast asia, travel, travelfish

Maldives - Travel Alert

MALDIVES | Wed, 8 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [4081] | Comments [1]

Visitors to The Maldives are being warned to take extra care while transiting through, or visiting, the capital Male. The country’s first democratically elected President resigned on 7 th February 2012 after 3 weeks of political unrest, variously ... Read more >

Tags: asia, maldives, travel-alert, unrest

Travel Safety Guide to The Maldives

MALDIVES | Fri, 3 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [4442] | Comments [6]

The chances are you come from somewhere far more dangerous and over-regulated than the Maldives, that's why you're going after all. But the relaxed atmosphere does tend to lull some people into forgetting common sense. Just think about whether or not ... Read more >

Tags: asia, maldives, travel-safety

Adventure Travel & Acceptable Risk

PHILIPPINES | Thu, 2 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1031]

The kidnapping of two adventurers in the southern Philippines raises questions about acceptable risk when travelling. The Safety Hub's Phil Sylvester says even the most experienced travellers ignore warnings at their own peril. Adventurers ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, philippines, travel-safety

Travel Writing Scholarship Winner Update! Zoe Returns to Turkey to Write for Rough Guides

TURKEY | Thu, 2 Feb 2012 | By scholarships | Views [6578]

The 2011 winner of our Travel Writing Scholarship to Turkey, Zoe Smith, is soon to be back on the road! She has just been asked by Rough Guides to return to Turkey in the spring as a staff writer. On her scholarship assignment, she worked on ... Read more >

Tags: #wnwriting, asia, blogging, europe, istanbul, opportunties, rough guides, scholarships, travel, turkey

Bangkok Terror Threat - Alert

THAILAND | Mon, 16 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [4600]

(UPDATE: On January 26th 2012 Israel's Counter Terrorism Bureau cancelled the terror warning for Bangkok because of "the work of the Thai security forces...". However the Bureau warned because there remains a possibility that some terrorist ... Read more >

Tags: asia, thailand, travel-alert, travel-terrorism

Health & Happiness - Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Mon, 26 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [4135]

Look out for some common health hazards in Mongolia. It is still a developing country, and health care facilities are not to the standards you might be used to. Don’t let that put you off this amazing destination, still, it’s always better to know ... Read more >

Tags: asia, mongolia, travel-health, travel-safety

Christmas Travel Alert

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 19 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1039]

Christmas and New Year is a time of celebration in many parts of the world, but sadly it is also a time perceived as a target for those with murderous intent. The larger the public gathering the larger the target, and the Christmas and New ... Read more >

Tags: africa, asia, europe, travel-alert, travel-terrorism, worldwide

Philippines Storm - Travel Alert

PHILIPPINES | Sat, 17 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1917]

A ferocious tropical storm has lashed southern Philippines causing widespread damage and flash flooding, as many as 800 are missing or dead. The Bangkok Post said of the tropical storm Washi: Regional military spokesmen told reporters 97 ... Read more >

Tags: asia, philippines, travel-alert

Crime in Indonesia (& How to Avoid It)

INDONESIA | Sun, 27 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2686] | Comments [1]

Crime can be a major problem throughout Indonesia, though it is most serious in large cities like Kuta on Bali or Jakarta and Yogyakarta on Java.  While terrorist activities or major natural disasters happen once a year or so, there are entire ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, indonesia, travel-crime, travel-safety

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