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South Korean Food Myths

SOUTH KOREA | Tue, 2 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [321]

There is one little elephant in the room when it comes to Korean cuisine, and that is the allegation that some Koreans are fond of tucking into a little bit of 'Man's best friend'. Let's clarify the myths. Currently, selling dog meat for consumption ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, south korea, travel-safety

Off the Beaten Path: South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Tue, 2 Aug 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [6691] | Comments [1]

Since the Korean War, South Korea has remarkably built itself up to become a leading world-class country.   It is a large exporter of cars and electronics, produces talented filmmakers and athletes, and serves as a major hub for travelers coming ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, food, hiking, off the beaten path, south korea, traditions, travel

Teaching English Traps

SOUTH KOREA | Mon, 25 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1065]

If you are planning on staying in South Korea for any extended period of time, consider teaching English as a way to fund your travels. This is one of the most popular forms of work for expatriates and other foreigners with the travel bug, as it ... Read more >

Tags: asia, south korea, travel-safety-tip

Health and Happiness - Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wed, 6 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1647]

Just 25 years ago Vietnam was cripplingly poor and with a dreadful economy where inflation ran at 700%, food (and everything else) was rationed and distributed from government warehouses. Things have improved vastly, the economy is booming and daily ... Read more >

Tags: asia, dengue, health, travel-health, vietnam

Local Laws in Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tue, 5 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3454] | Comments [1]

While travelling in Vietnam, harsh as they seem, local laws apply to all. The penalties for actions which you might find over the top are taken very seriously by locals. Try to remember this is a conservative, communist country where the excesses ... Read more >

Tags: asia, legal, travel-legal, travel-safety-tips, vietnam

Travel Tips for Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tue, 5 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2173]

Getting around Vietnam is an art form. Taxis, overnight trains and buses, the back of local’s motorbikes - whichever mode of transport you choose the chances are you’ll come out of Vietnam with a story to tell about it! (Traffic in Hanoi) ... Read more >

Tags: asia, transport, travel-tips, travel-transport, vietnam

South Korea Crime

SOUTH KOREA | Sat, 2 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1395]

As one of the most well-developed countries in the region, South Korea is, by and large, an extremely safe place for anyone to visit. South Korea is an extremely urbanized country, with many different major metropolitan centres around the ... Read more >

Tags: asia, south korea, travel-crime

Weathering Weather & Bureaucracy in Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Thu, 30 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [783]

From border bureaucracy to road rage to extreme temperatures, Mongolia demands that you pay attention to your surroundings and prepare accordingly. It is not an easy place to travel, especially if you're by yourself, but the rewards ... Read more >

Tags: asia, borders, mongolia, roads, travel-advice, weather

Off the Beaten Path: Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Thu, 30 Jun 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [6016]

The untamed beauty and stark remoteness of Mongolia has captured the imagination of adventurers for centuries. Humble monks and curious nomads occupy a landscape dotted with not much more than herds of yaks, camels and the occasional ... Read more >

Tags: asia, hot springs, lake khivsgol, monastery, mongolia, off the beaten path, selenge river

Preparing for Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Wed, 22 Jun 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [3168]

My Mother always told me: "Wash your hands and have clean underwear." So when preparing for a 12 day, self organised trip with 6 other crazy females to Mongolia, these words of wisdom rang clear. Mongolia ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, asia, food, mongolia, packing, preparation, travel

Naadam - 3 Manly Mongolian Sports

MONGOLIA | Mon, 20 Jun 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [4464]

Mongolian Morning I woke up to hear our jeep ignition turn on and leave the guesthouse.   I laid in my sleeping bag disturbed; wondering why Shack, our driver, sped off at 6AM without saying goodbye.   I felt a bit jolted ... Read more >

Tags: asia, entertainment, festivals, food, mongolia, naadam, sporting events, sports, travel

North Korea - Travel Tips

NORTH KOREA | Sat, 18 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [778]

The Korean war ended in 1953 and since then the Korean Peninsula has been divided by a demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the south. While peace is maintained ... Read more >

Tags: asia, disease, law, north korea, tourism, travel-safety-tip

Nepalese Hospitality - Taking Shelter in a Tibetan Diner

NEPAL | Wed, 15 Jun 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [1855]

As luck would have it, my new friend got a case of the dreaded Delhi belly‚ just two days before she was scheduled to accompany her husband on a trek around Nepal's Annapurna Himalayas. He went off trekking, leaving us to bond. I soon discovered ... Read more >

Tags: asia, culture, delhi belly, food, himalayas, hospitality, nepal, tibet, travel, weather

Off the Beaten Path: Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [3503] | Comments [2]

Uzbekistan takes you back to ancient days when ambitious traders and fearless travelers walked its cobbled roads in search of treasures to trade and a place to rest.  Today Uzbekistan is still very much as it was centuries ago, with mazes of cobbled streets ... Read more >

Tags: asia, off the beaten path, places, silk route, tashkent, towns, travel tips, unesco heritage sites, uzbekistan

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2168]

Mongolia is a fascinating place to visit, and a journey here can be as adventurous as you’d like it to be.   Even if you stick to the capital city, UlaanBaatar, you can find portable gers (the round felt tents of the Mongolian nomad) set up in ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, asia, festivals, food, mongolia, naadam festival, transportation, travel, weather, wildlife

Traffic: The Amazing Race

SOUTH KOREA | Thu, 2 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [864]

Not so much "amazing" as "terrifying"! The traffic in South Korea is very similar to the traffic in a lot of east and southeast Asian developing countries. People run red lights, cut one another off, ride the curb and speed well ... Read more >

Tags: asia, south korea, travel-transport

Ethical Tourism to Myanmar

MYANMAR | Mon, 30 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1962]

The political climate in Myanmar has long been under a cloud of oppression with the government holding full and total power over just about everything within the country.   Accusations of government corruption, from child labor to drug trafficking ... Read more >

Tags: asia, boycott, burma, ethicl, myanmar, responsible, travel-safety

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Indonesia

INDONESIA | Mon, 30 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3359] | Comments [1]

Indonesia is a huge, mysterious archipelago of disparate islands and cultures. It is impossible to summarise. With over 238 million people, it is the 4 th most populous nation on earth. Travel opportunities are many and various. Sparkling seas ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, adventure, asia, coffee, indonesia, ocean, southeast asia, tea, travel, wildlife

On the Rails in India - Navigating Train Travel

INDIA | Fri, 27 May 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [10991] | Comments [4]

Tags: asia, dress, food, india, trains, transport, travel, travel tips

Going Local in West Java, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Fri, 20 May 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [7582]

A few weeks after I arrive in Indonesia, one of my host’s friends, Jamal, invites me and a few other volunteers to his village. We travel 20 minutes out of Cianjur until the rice paddies and tea plantations dissolve the highway into a bumpy mud ... Read more >

Tags: asia, connect locally, eating, fishing, indonesia, java, locals, rice paddies, southeast asia, travel

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