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Merlion City

SINGAPORE | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [691]

Merlion city was awash with business types, drizzles of rain and a focused rushing towards year end and year beginning.     Singapore was just where I had left it several months beforehand - at the end of the Johor Bahru causeway and ... Read more >

Tags: asia, singapore, travel

Dream Weaving

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [830]

I imagine that cat’s name must have been Tiger, or its equivalent in Malay (Harimau), but I think of him as Blake’s ‘Tyger’. He was certainly one of the most striking cats that I have ever seen. He lay there, in that long greenhouse, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Bereft of Bacon

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [312]

To have been bereft of ‘real’ bacon for neigh-on seven years was a great hardship. I was born and brought up as an Englishman; the consumption of bacon, and all things porcine, was second nature to me. The absence of pork products, and in ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Mother In Law's Dumplings

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [245]

Mother-in-Law’s kitchen was infused with the sort of light which could only be accurately captured by that miracle of Chinese film making - Zhang Yimou. Inside - the ambience was Chinese rustic meets culinary museum as a poignant and pregnant ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Photos: Colors of the Philippine Shores

PHILIPPINES | Fri, 24 May 2013 | By 16burningsuns | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am a full-time nurse, part-time beach bum with a serious case of wanderlust. I am an aspiring photographer, and one look at the photographs of Greenland, inspires me to continue with the things I love most - exploring new places and taking photos to ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, beach, beaches, ocean, philippines, sea, seashores, southeast asia, travel photography scholarship 2013

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

CAMBODIA | Sat, 12 Jan 2013 | By view | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am a traveler who sees the world with open eyes. Man's progress, growth, change and breakthrough in the world that has not yet been explored starts with a camera in one hand and a travel bag in another. I started to express myself at the moment I discover ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, cambodia, inia, my scolarship entry, travel photography scholarship 2012

Photos: My Scholarship entry : My Island Home

INDONESIA | Fri, 28 Dec 2012 | By rachelrobertson | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I knew I was affected by photography, but I never truly realized the effect my photography had on others. “ Words cannot be spoken to describe what you can capture on a lens”, my friend Suzie recently quoted on FB. WOW! I never knew how powerful ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, fishing, indonesia, ocean, rachel robertson, sumatra

Vietnam - Crime & Scams

VIETNAM | Thu, 15 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3668]

Unfortunately ripping off tourists is the national sport in Vietnam. Pickpockets, fake purchases and currency rip-offs, locals know frazzled travellers can be easy targets. But you don't have to be grist to their mill, if you follow a few simple tips ... Read more >

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

China Election - Travel Alert

CHINA | Wed, 7 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2654]

There's a security clampdown in Beijing ahead of this week's party congress where a new leadership will be chosen. The once-in-decade event is taking place in a climate of some political uncertainty. Consequently Chinese authorities are taking ... Read more >

Tags: asia, china, travel-alert

Capítulo 5: Bir çay, lütfen: The Palace of Exile

TURKEY | Sat, 29 Sep 2012 | By jvgarcia | Views [274]

El siguiente destino en mi tour pour el este de Turquía era Kars, una ciudad cerca de la frontera con Armenia, y cuyo principal atractivo turístico son las ruinas de Ani, una antigua ciudad que en su momento de gloria fue la capital ... Read more >

Tags: asia, dogubeyazit, kars, turquía

Capítulo 5: Bir çay, lütfen: Aquarium

TURKEY | Sat, 29 Sep 2012 | By jvgarcia | Views [375]

A Trabzon llegué muy temprano, luego de descansar en la noche en el bus. Francamente esperaba no poder dormir un carajo, pero la verdad es que después de luchar un poco por encontrar la posición ideal, pues logré dormirme relativamente ... Read more >

Tags: asia, erzurum, invitación, trabzon, turquía

Budgets in Vietnam and Cambodia

THAILAND | Tue, 18 Sep 2012 | By travelagys | Views [255]

Celebrating my birthday last June in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bali, here I tried to summarize how much money I spent. Feel free to check out http://travelagys.blogspot.com for complete travel info, budget, photos traveling in South EAst Asia.  ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, budget, cambodia, food, mui ne, photography, summer, travel, vietnam

Capítulo 5: Bir çay, lütfen: Breathe in the air

TURKEY | Wed, 12 Sep 2012 | By jvgarcia | Views [364]

Mi llegada a la capital turca fue un poco confusa y atropellada. Creo que después de planear con lujo de detalles en la parte europea del viaje, sobre todo en lo que respectaba a hospedaje, finalmente me cansé un poco de tanta organización, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, capadocia, globos, turquía

River Tubing in Laos

LAOS | Tue, 28 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [22640] | Comments [2]

UPDATE: Lao authorities have reportedly closed 7 of the 100 or so bars and restaurants along the Nam Song river at Vang Vieng in an apparent crackdown on illegal and dangerous behaviour. News.com.au quotes sources who say the bars were closed ... Read more >

Tags: asia, laos, travel-safety, tubing, vang vieng

Will There Be Another Coup in Thailand?

THAILAND | Tue, 12 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3923]

You don’t care about the politics, you just want to know if there’s any danger another coup or protest is going to ruin your Thailand holiday. But you need to know this is a country that’s had 18 coups since 1932. The last one was in 2006, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, civil unrest, thailand, travel-safety

Women's travel in India - It's a mans world?

INDIA | Fri, 1 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2201] | Comments [2]

Over the last 100 or so years women have broken down much of the entrenched sexism which was once common place in even modern western countries. But this is not the case in India. In India women are viewed in a very different light. Invariably women ... Read more >

Tags: asia, india, sexism, travel-safety, travel-women

Quietly Enjoy That Big City

INDONESIA | Thu, 17 May 2012 | By sarashanti | Views [269]

At the dinner, my friend asked me about the most memorable place that I had among all my travel experience. My answer for her question is only a not-so-famous street among the Indonesian tourists’ ears that often traveled to Singapore. There are many ... Read more >

Tags: asia, bencoolen, singapore

Taiwan Safety Guide

TAIWAN | Thu, 10 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [571]

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is home to a little over 23-million people almost indistinguishable from the 1.3 Billion just 200 kilometers across the sea, but here they play baseball, have modern high-speed trains, and democratic elections.... Read more >

Tags: asia, republic of china, taiwan, travel-safety-tips

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

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