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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 [409]

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 [513]

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 [358]

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 [492]

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 [392]

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

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 [467] | 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 [515]

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

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