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Trying to throw your arms around the world.

INDIA | Mon, 11 Jul 2016 | By tjrossi | Views [623]

I haven’t written for a while, probably too long, but I recently felt the need to commit some thoughts to paper, or electronic file at least. With all of the upheaval and division we hear about these days it seems easy to see ... Read more >

Tags: eastern europe, friends, india, middle east, nepal, solo, solo travel

The Bubble Busker

UNITED KINGDOM | Mon, 15 Oct 2012 | By howigotmyshrunkenhead | Views [539] | Comments [2] | Video

I first heard of the Rio de Janeiro Film Scholarship in September whilst visiting my family in Basque Country after 4 months working in Peru. I immeadiately thought of Nuno, my brother from another mother. I first met Nuno five years ago as we both made ... Read more >

Tags: bubble, bubbles, eastern europe, operation groundswell, peru, street performer, travelling, united kingdom

Hammered and Sickled Pt. 1 - The arrival

BRAZIL | Thu, 2 Aug 2012 | By pedropio | Views [455]

I’ve been to Russia to spend last Xmas and New Year’s Eve. My two friends and I are Brazilian and we departed from São Paulo’s airport and landed in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, after making an 8 hour stopover in Amsterdam. I have to register this ... Read more >

Tags: eastern europe, moscow, red square, russia, saint petersburg, snow, vodka

Health And Safety In Belarus

BELARUS | Sun, 26 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [302]

So, you’ve survived the myriad of border checks, random id checks, the threat of terrorism and driving in the Belarus countryside...what’s the next threat to safety? Radiation and tuberculosis that’s what! The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 on ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, eastern europe, europe, travel-health, travel-safety

Political Unrest In Belarus

BELARUS | Sun, 26 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [220]

Be under no illusions, Belarus is an authoritarian state. Political unrest or dissention is not tolerated and as a foreigner you should stay well away from any political demonstrations, marches or large public gatherings. In late 2010 a pro-democracy ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, eastern europe, europe, politics, protest, travel-safety

Getting Around In Belarus

BELARUS | Sun, 26 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [184]

Forms, paperwork, bureaucracy it’s all part of the Communist dream! Get used to it and make sure all is in order before you arrive. All foreigners whether transiting or entering the country require a visa. If you attempt to transit Belarus without ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, driving, eastern europe, europe, travel-safety, travel-transport

Crime In Belarus

BELARUS | Wed, 15 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [247]

Generally, Belarus is a safe place for travellers. Violent crimes against travellers are rare, however you should always exercise common sense; if you find yourself in a dangerous situation don’t be a hero.  The biggest threat to travellers in Belarus ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, crime, eastern europe, europe, travel-safety

Macedonia Civil Tensions

MACEDONIA | Wed, 25 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [289]

For all its fame as a safe country, Macedonia is nonetheless stuck in a region that still suffers from ethnic conflict. The areas in the north close to Kosovo are particularly volatile.  In 2010 there were a few isolated conflicts between heavily-... Read more >

Tags: civil-tensions, eastern europe, europe, macedonia, travel-safety

Crime In Macedonia

MACEDONIA | Wed, 25 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [459]

"Perfectly safe." That's how many travellers in different travel forums have described the Republic of Macedonia, formerly known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Indeed, one can travel around this small landlocked nation with ... Read more >

Tags: eastern europe, europe, macedonia, travel-crime, travel-safety

Staying Alive On The Balkan Roads

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 24 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [262]

So you want to drive in the southern Balkans. Congratulations, you are a true adventurer. Beat-up, crowded and maniacal, Balkan roads are reserved for unrelenting thrill-seekers. Macedonia Let's start with the easy one. Most major roads in Macedonia ... Read more >

Tags: balkans, bulgaria, eastern europe, europe, kosovo, macedonia, serbia, travel-safety, travel-transport

Azerbaijan - Getting Around and Local Laws

AZERBAIJAN | Tue, 24 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [420]

Travellers tell tales of chaos and mayhem in regards to getting around Azerbaijan. With a little harnessing of your chi, you might fare just fine in your travels. A few things to watch out for involve roadway conditions and crazy drivers as well as ... Read more >

Tags: azerbaijan, eastern europe, mid east, travel-safety, travel-transport

Health in Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN | Mon, 23 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [340]

You won’t have as much of a chance of falling ill in Azerbaijan as you would in other Asian countries, but a risk is till present. Medical facilities aren’t up to snuff throughout the country -- you’ll have most luck finding one that meets Western ... Read more >

Tags: azerbaijan, eastern europe, mid east, travel-health, travel-safety

Crime And Scams In Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN | Mon, 23 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [555]

Crime exists on a few levels in Azerbaijan. Part of it stems from political instability and violence related to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. In this area, sniper shootings, insurgent attacks and landmines are possible. But if you stay out of ... Read more >

Tags: azerbaijan, eastern europe, mid east, scam, travel-crime, travel-safety

The Political Situation In Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN | Mon, 23 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [335]

This southwest Asian locale is one of the countries that declared independence from the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Like many countries in this position, Azerbaijan remains in flux on many levels. The most contentious issue to date in ... Read more >

Tags: azerbaijan, eastern europe, mid east, travel-safety

Armenia - Health Hazards and Getting Around

ARMENIA | Wed, 18 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [237]

Unfortunately, your Armenian adventure just may include an earthquake as Armenia is in an active seismic zone. The most recent serious earthquake, in 1988, was near Spitak in the Lori region, killing between 25,000 and 50,000 people, injuring thousands ... Read more >

Tags: armenia, eastern europe, europe, travel-health, travel-safety, travel-transport

Armenia - Political situation, Crime and Local Laws

ARMENIA | Wed, 18 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [280]

Armenia gets a bad rap. It’s a country trying desperately to move forward and lose the stigma associated with various internal and border conflicts. Part of the Caucasus region of Eurasia, it’s beautiful, exotic and feels like an adventure. However, ... Read more >

Tags: armenia, eastern europe, europe, travel-crime, travel-legal, travel-safety

Scammers at Work in the Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thu, 29 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [582]

By most accounts, the Czech Republic is a beautiful and safe place to visit. However, as with any travel destination where there are tourists there are inevitably going to be con artists and scammers seeking to capitalize.  Here are a few things ... Read more >

Tags: czech republic, eastern europe, europe, scammers, travel-crime, travel-safety

Czech Republic - Driving and other Travel Hazards

CZECH REPUBLIC | Wed, 28 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [448]

Since becoming a democracy just a few short decades ago, the Czech Republic has become a popular travel destination.  With such a rich history and fascinating culture, there’s certainly plenty to do and see.  But once you arrive, there is the matter ... Read more >

Tags: czech republic, driving, eastern europe, europe, hazards, travel-safety

Criminal Activity in Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC | Mon, 26 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [334]

The Czech Republic is fast becoming one of the most sought after travel destinations.  Rich history, friendly people, and a welcoming atmosphere coupled with fine cuisine, culture and relaxation make it the perfect location for travellers of any persuasion.... Read more >

Tags: czech republic, eastern europe, europe, travel-crime, travel-safety

Health in Romania

ROMANIA | Sun, 25 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [375]

Medical care in Romania is generally not up to first world standards. Medical providers that approach first world quality standards are available in the capital, Bucharest and in the larger urban centres.  But, in an emergency, identifying them and ... Read more >

Tags: eastern europe, europe, romania, travel-health, travel-safety

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