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They Kiss Thrice in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Wed, 30 Sep 2015 | By marielasummerhays | Views [276]

The sweet scent of freshly baked bread rode a crisp wind to greet me, gently pulling me from my intended path to the train station. Nowhere to be in a hurry, I let the comforting aroma lead me to a nearby bakery. Perfectly uniform pastries lined the ... Read more >

Tags: customs, snow, switzerland

More on nutrition for altitude

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 16 Aug 2014 | By ritaj | Views [311]

I mentioned Cataplex E2 in a previous post, as some thing that had been recommended as an excellent support for high altitudes.  It is very hard to get into Australia. The US manufacturer only sells to practitioners in US,  Amazon won't ship ... Read more >

Tags: cataplex e2, customs

Photos: My Scholarship entry - India: Traditional vs. Modern Lifestyle

INDIA | Sun, 6 Jan 2013 | By nomad_at_heart | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Why do I take pictures? Well, somehow gradually and naturally it has become a part of my habitual routine while I am away on my consecutive assignment as a volunteer or just visiting a place as a tourist. It has become a part of my "job", but I'm not ... Read more >
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Tags: celebrations, city life, culture, customs, india, rajasthan, traditions, travel photography scholarship 2012, varanasi, village life

Photos: New Year Festivities in Lima

PERU | Wed, 4 Jan 2012 | By sally-annephillips | Photo Gallery

New Year Festivities in Lima
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Tags: beach, customs, festivities, new year, peru, south america, travel

New Year Festivities in Lima

PERU | Wed, 4 Jan 2012 | By sally-annephillips | Views [6171] | Comments [1] | Video

New Year’s Eve In Lima New Year’s Eve in Lima is all about yellow. Yellow leis, hats, 2012 glasses, undies, t-shirts, are all available in shops and street stalls, all yellow, ready for New Year’s Eve. There is also a tradition of burning effigies ... Read more >

Tags: beach, customs, festival, lima, peru, south america, travel

Weird & Strange Jordan

JORDAN | Mon, 31 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2838]

Jordan has laws that may seem strange to Western travellers. As weird as they may seem you have to follow them or risk imprisonment or being kicked out of the country. Oh, and simply claiming ignorance won't save you from this fate. Read on to ... Read more >

Tags: customs, jordan, laws, middle east, travel-legal, travel-safety

Bulgaria Laws and Customs

BULGARIA | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [490]

Bulgaria carries some classically European customs in addition to a few other local ways that may surprise the average traveller.   Like many parts of Europe, Bulgaria has many residents who smoke - they are, after all, a major producer of tobacco.... Read more >

Tags: bulgaria, customs, europe, law, travel-legal, travel-safety-tips

Good Times in Slovakia

SLOVAKIA | Mon, 1 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [709] | Comments [2]

Slovakians value their privacy and close ties, so they may seem distant and reserved at first. This gradually changes once they get to know you. You should always address people by their family names unless you're invited to use the first. ... Read more >

Tags: customs, europe, slovakia, travel-advice

Indonesia: Etiquette and Cultural Sensitivity

INDONESIA | Sat, 12 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3453]

By and large, Indonesians are very friendly people, always willing to strike up a conversation and interested in connecting with foreigners. This can seem extreme to some travellers, particularly for those from Western cities where just looking ... Read more >

Tags: asia, customs, etiquette, indonesia, travel-tips

Local Laws In Gambia

WORLDWIDE | Sun, 19 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [258]

The Gambia is a predominantly Islamic Country and local laws and customs reflect this. You should be respectful of local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they do not offend other cultures ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, customs, gambia, laws, the-gambia, travel-safety

Local Laws and Health In Equatorial Guinea

EQUATORIAL GUINEA | Wed, 15 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [219]

Getting legitimate entry into Equatorial Guinea may be where your problems start. Procuring a visa can be difficult, as processing times may be long and you might require the invitation of an organization to be let into the country. You might experience ... Read more >

Tags: africa, customs, equatorial-guinea, travel-health, travel-legal, travel-safety

Crime and Local Customs In Brunei Darussalam

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM | Wed, 29 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [793]

If ever a place lived up to its name it would have to be Brunei Darussalam or `The Abode of Peace’. This small and very wealthy nation has a relatively low incidence of serious and violent crimes and is probably one of the safest countries in the ... Read more >

Tags: asia, brunei, customs, laws, sharia, sultan, travel-legal, travel-safety

Laws And Customs In Bahrain

BAHRAIN | Wed, 11 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [746]

Bahrain has a number of laws and customs that are relevant to visitors and include a number of aspects that are overlooked in the Western world but can result in a Bahraini custodial sentence. It is worth being aware of these laws and customs to protect ... Read more >

Tags: bahrain, customs, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety

The Ins & Outs of Getting In & Out of Iran

IRAN | Wed, 11 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1841] | Comments [1]

There was a time not long ago when ordinary everyday items from the west would get you into trouble at customs in Iran: books, DVDs CDs, newspapers and magazines (not only The Economist, Time and Green Left Weekly, but fashion mag’s with pictures ... Read more >

Tags: customs, iran, mid east, nationality, travel-legal, travel-safety

Down even further Under!

NEW ZEALAND | Mon, 6 Apr 2009 | By liam_omalley | Views [568]

Well my time in Australia came to an end last Monday, 6th April, and I am now in Dunedin New Zealand. I flew out from Sydney at 9am and arrived 3 hours later in Dunedin International Airport, not exactly the biggest airport I have ever flown into ... Read more >

Tags: customs, dunedin, new zealand, security

Thurs 27th Nov - Suifenhe, border with Russia

CHINA | Thu, 27 Nov 2008 | By pecosbiff | Views [618]

Shaken awake from dead sleep and dream about Kathy Kirby (good grief)  by conductor. I talk to my first Russian. Bit dour. Cab to bus station. Phrase book quite good. Extremely helpful boy who works at the station helps me buy my ticket, shows me to ... Read more >

Tags: chocolate, confusion, customs, theft

Sydney is just a tad warmer than London

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 10 Jan 2002 | By stowaway | Views [1532] | Comments [5]

Hiya everyone, Well I'm back in Australia(for those who didn't already know this). I survived the chills of London and the multitude of customs inspections with my shoes, backpack, shish pipe and mandola intact. The tube train broke down on the way ... Read more >

Tags: customs, heathrow, home, mandola, rockstar, sydney


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