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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

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

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Nepal

NEPAL | Fri, 13 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3899]

Located in beautiful South Asia and sandwiched between China and India, Nepal is one of the most incredible and fascinating places to visit on earth.  It is home to majestic Mt. Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is one of few countries ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, adventure, buddhism, nepal, safety, travel

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Malaysia

MALAYSIA | Tue, 19 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3477] | Comments [3]

Malaysia has been making huge strides in recent years to boost awareness of its potential for tourism. Located between Thailand to the north and Singapore and Indonesia to the south, Malaysia represents different things to different people: A melting ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, bahasa malaysia, culture, english, food, language, malaysia, penang, transportation, travel borneo

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Turkey

TURKEY | Mon, 7 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [5159] | Comments [8]

I'm so fortunate to spend much of my life exploring our amazing planet and I frequently get asked where my favorite destination is.  My answer is always Turkey, ranking at the summit. It's a country with so much diversity in culture, traditions, landscapes, ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, currency, etiquette, money, toilets, tourism, travel, travel tips, turkey, visas

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Morocco

MOROCCO | Thu, 27 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [5103] | Comments [1]

For many travelers, Morocco might just be a short trip away by ferry or by one of the many budget airlines from Spain, but it’s a different world culturally. The regular stereotypes of Europe vanish quickly and one is taken back upon ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, atlas mountain, food safety, medinas, morocco, pickpockets, safety, sahara, travel, travel tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thu, 6 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [10868] | Comments [5] | Video

Ecuador is the second-smallest country in  South America , but nowhere else on earth will you find so much natural diversity. In one day you see the Amazon Basin, volcanoes, cloud forests and the Pacific coast. You can spend your cash shopping at the ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, amazon, diving, ecuador, south america, travel-safety, travel-tips, travel-tips, trekking

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Thailand

THAILAND | Mon, 22 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [7663] | Comments [4]

You've probably heard a lot about Thailand. The 'Land of Smiles' is known for it's warm hospitality, amazing cuisine and stunning landscapes. However, before heading off on your trip to Thailand there are a few things to take into consideration.... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, drinking, language, scams, southeast asia, thai, thailand, transportation, travel, tuk-tuks

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Iran

IRAN | Mon, 13 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [4874] | Comments [4]

It's not on the average traveller's wish list, but Iran is no ordinary destination. It's a country filled with dynamic and interesting people and a culture steeped in ancient tradition with a taste of modern flair. Iran holds many surprises ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, iran, tehran, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Fiji

FIJI | Thu, 2 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [6028] | Comments [3]

Fiji has had a long-standing reputation as a South Pacific tropical paradise. Travelers have been visiting the tiny archipelago for decades now to kick back oceanside and enjoy the azure waters. While there's been some recent political unrest, it's ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, fiji, kava, travel-safety, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Laos

LAOS | Wed, 25 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3438]

Laos has never enjoyed the same distinction as a travel destination as some of its more frequented Southeast Asia neighbors like Thailand and Vietnam. Still, the nation offers many treasures for the traveler seeking to get away from the bustle found ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, buddhism, laos, luang prabang, travel, travel-health, travel-safety-tips, vang vieng, vientiane

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to China

CHINA | Wed, 4 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [9795] | Comments [11]

If you’re planning to travel to China, you probably already have a laundry list of things to do in order to prepare for your journey.  There are, however, some things you may not have even considered – things which can only be learned after one has ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, china, language, money, transport, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Bhutan

BHUTAN | Wed, 14 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3762] | Comments [1]

Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, is a destination that few travelers make it to. With stunning natural scenery, a harmonious society, and a strong sense of culture and tradition the Kingdom of Bhutan ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, bhutan, himalayas, money, temples, transport, travel-safety, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to France

FRANCE | Tue, 30 Mar 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [18153] | Comments [12]

If France has anything, it has a reputation.  Depending on you who talk to, Paris is either the “City of Light” or  something, well, not quite as passionately enthusiastic. Any way you cut it, there’s nowhere in the world quite like it.  It’s not leading ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, france, french trains, paris, pickpockets, rental cars, tips, travel scams, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Peru

PERU | Wed, 3 Feb 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [10345] | Comments [3]

Few countries in the world compare to Peru’s stunning beauty, cultural patrimony and geographical diversity. With its incredible archeological sites of pre-Colombian civilization, breathtaking mountain ranges, amazing diversity of plant and animal ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, crime, is-it-safe-to-go-to, machu picchu, peru, peru safety, travel-safety, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips

Tips - Before Travelling to Ecuador

ECUADOR | Mon, 25 Jan 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2193] | Comments [1] | Video

From sun safety to holding onto your wallet, travel experts weigh in with their tips on preparing for a trip to Ecuador and what you should be aware of while you're there. Read more stories from WorldNomads.com to help keep you travelling safely.... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, ecuador, galapagos, south america, sun safety, travel-tips, water

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Kenya

KENYA | Wed, 13 Jan 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [4816] | Comments [4]

You will find that Kenyans are extremely friendly but remember that there is real poverty in Kenya and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. Tourists always attract their fair share of beggars ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, africa, kenya, nairobi safety, swahili, travel in africa, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan

JAPAN | Fri, 18 Dec 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [5839]

Whatever image you have of Japan, it's probably accurate, because it's all there. But you may also have some misconceptions about Japan. For example, many people believe that Japan is one of the world's most expensive countries. In fact, it's cheaper ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, budget, credit cards, earthquakes, hotels, itinerary, japan, japanese, money, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Mon, 12 Oct 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [5944] | Comments [4]

Kia Ora, welcome to New Zealand! You’ve just landed in Auckland and passed the rigorous customs screening (do NOT bring any fruits, meats, soils, seeds unless you want a huge fine), but now what? New Zealand is a developed country so there shouldn’t ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, new zealand, oceania, travel-safety, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Argentina

ARGENTINA | Mon, 12 Oct 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [6824] | Comments [4] | Video

If you’re traveling to Argentina you’ll most likely stop in Buenos Aires, which is by most accounts a very safe city, and local police keep it that way by actively patrolling all tourist areas. Violent crime is extremely rare, and smaller ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, argentina, buenos aires, south america, travel-safety, travel-transport

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