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NEPAL | Wed, 12 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
A reminder to anyone undertaking a high altitude trek in Nepal this season that AMS - acute mountain sickness - is a threat to your health.
There has been a spike in the number of cases reported in the past month, at least half a dozen trekkers have ... Read more >
Tags: altitude sickness, nepal, southern asia, travel-safety, trekking
BAHAMAS | Thu, 6 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
You can do heaps of activities on your vacation in the Bahamas. There is jet-skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating and other water sports. While many operations appear fun and safe, much of the adventure tourism is not regulated properly.
Tourists ... Read more >
Tags: adventure, bahamas, caribbean, tourism, travel-safety
INDONESIA | Mon, 3 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views  | Video
If you are headed to Bali, Indonesia, there is every chance you will end up in the nightlife mecca of Kuta - a no-holds-barred party strip filled with cheap drinks, pounding clubs and endless mayhem at practically every corner.
For some, the temptation ... Read more >
Tags: bali, indonesia, south-east-asia, travel-safety
FRANCE | Mon, 3 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views  | Comments 
French roads are generally great, although it's possible to find some rural roads which will challenge the suspension of the vehicle and the skill of the driver.
There are also many ancient old towns which were not designed with modern vehicular traffic ... Read more >
Tags: europe, france, travel-safety, travel-transport
NICARAGUA | Thu, 29 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
Mention Nicaragua and you may conjure images of violent coups, sneering guerillas, and cold-blooded drug henchmen. But did you know that it has less violent crime than its neighbours, and in fact, is considered one of the most peaceful countries in Latin ... Read more >
Tags: central america, nicaragua, travel-crime, travel-safety
JORDAN | Mon, 26 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views  | Comments 
To some, travel to the middle east conjures up images of western women being kidnapped and sold into slavery. That sort of criminal activity is the preserve of eastern Europe and south east Asia these days. But is true that women's rights in the middle ... Read more >
Tags: jordan, middle east, travel-safety, travel-women
USA | Thu, 22 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers – the US is more ‘peaceful’ now than at any time in the past 20 years.
The US Peace Index conducted by the non-profit ... Read more >
Tags: north america, travel-crime, travel-safety, usa
ZIMBABWE | Mon, 19 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
This traveller is centimeters away from going over the top of a huge waterfall, laughing in the face of a 108 meter (354 ft) drop. This is Victoria Falls on the Zambia - Zimbabwe border where 3000 cubic meters of water per second drop into an abyss. ... Read more >
Tags: africa, travel-safety, zambia, zimbabwe
SOUTH AFRICA | Sun, 18 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
South Africa is a vast country with many long, winding and seemingly endless roads. Most are well kept and easy to navigate, and driving on them is a piece of cake.
Others, particularly in rural areas, present more of a challenge ... Read more >
Tags: africa, south africa, travel-safety, travel-transport
VIETNAM | Thu, 15 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
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
DENMARK | Sun, 11 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
If you love riding your bicycle, you’ll love Denmark. Cyclists reign supreme here and often have --or think they have -- the right of way on roads. You can even rent bicycles for free. There are a plethora of bicycle lanes in cities like Copenhagen, ... Read more >
Tags: bicycles, cars, denmark, europe, travel-safety, travel-transport
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO | Thu, 8 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
Every tropical destination has its ideal times to visit. But it does come down to if you would prefer to avoid crowds, or avoid rain.
Trinidad and Tobago isn’t as susceptible to severe storms as northern islands, as they sit outside the hurricane ... Read more >
Tags: caribbean, travel-safety, travel-transport, trinidad and tobago
OMAN | Thu, 1 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
Driving in Oman isn’t the Mad Max adventure it can be in other Middle Eastern countries but driving standards do differ from those in most western countries.
Aggressive tailgating and sometimes spectacularly inappropriate driving far beyond ... Read more >
Tags: middle east, oman, travel-safety, travel-transport
ITALY | Mon, 22 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
With the excitement of a full season of skiing and boarding ahead it's easy to become complacent about staying safe on the mountain.
Californian James Drummond is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped, upside down, in a tree ... Read more >
Tags: ski safety, skiing, travel-safety, worldwide
CAPE VERDE | Thu, 18 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
One of the top complaints made by tourists posting on a travel site about this archipelago off the western coast of Africa is its growing crime. Particular up ticks have occurred in the capital city Praia and Mindelo.
Several travellers ... Read more >
Tags: africa, cape-verde, natural hazards, travel-crime, travel-safety
BRAZIL | Wed, 17 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
UPDATE : In October 2012 police conducted a raid on the Manguinhos favela 8kms from downtown Rio, arresting 3 people and seizing 60 kilos of cocaine. In the days before the raid 5 alleged drug bosses were killed by police. The raid involved 1300 police ... Read more >
Tags: brazil, favelas, rio, south america, travel-crime, travel-safety
JAMAICA | Sun, 14 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
Perhaps one of the most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is equally one of the most unique.
Sure, like other islands there are gorgeous beaches and breathtaking landscapes, but Jamaica offers a culture and atmosphere that is completely ... Read more >
Tags: caribbean, jamacia, travel-crime, travel-safety
WORLDWIDE | Thu, 11 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views 
Traveler’s Diarrhea is perhaps the most common problem to be faced by travelers, anywhere. The causes of traveler’s diarrhea can range from viral to bacterial but the most common is E. Coli bacteria.
WorldNomads.com 's roving ... Read more >
Tags: diarrhoea, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, worldwide
KENYA | Mon, 8 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views  | Comments 
Spotting big game in Africa is one of the great travel adventures. Surrounded by wide-open landscapes, dangerous animals and the continent’s raw beauty. Once you spot your first lion or elephant, your life will change.
So put on the ... Read more >
Tags: africa, botswana, kenya, safari, south africa, tanzania, travel-safety, uganda
SAUDI ARABIA | Mon, 17 Sep 2012 | By safetyhub | Views  | Comments 
Hajj is the number one reason for visiting Saudi Arabia. Every moslem is expected to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life - cheap jet travel has made that possible for more and more people and as many as three million people ... Read more >
Tags: middle east, saudi arabia, travel-safety
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