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Things I wish I knew before my first day in Kathmandu

USA | Fri, 18 May 2018 | By debbieprince | Views [247]

Here are some things I wish I knew before getting to Kathmandu In the airport: There are 3 counters you must go to before you gon through customs. One is to get your embarkation card. Everyone flocks to this because  it's  first. Get to ... Read more >

Tags: airport, kathmandu, money, rain, visa

Tipping\Currency

USA | Sat, 5 Aug 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [262]

We are over a month into our trip and we have discovered to always have coins handy for tipping. Currency and credit cards are another issue.     In South Africa you will need to tip similar to the United States, however, it only needs ... Read more >

Tags: money, morocco, south africa, tipping

Birthday Traditions Old and New (Like, so new they're not even a tradition yet...)

JAPAN | Sat, 19 Mar 2016 | By kakimono | Views [349]

On Thursday, I decided to celebrate my birthday in some kind of imitation of tradition. One part of the tradition was getting pancakes. (Another part was going to a Japanese restaurant where they cook the food in front of you, which sounds like it should ... Read more >

Tags: money, onsen, pancakes, water

The Art of the Sale

INDIA | Wed, 15 Apr 2015 | By lucitravels | Views [295]

There is a dance in India that is done in shops every single day. It’s the perpetual dance between the seller and the buyer, otherwise known as the ever-frustrating barter. India, I’m on to you. Being a white, American shopper in this ... Read more >

Tags: barter, clothing, india, leather goods, money, rajasthan, rupees, shopkeeper, shopping, udaipur

Nothing to do in the Bangkok zoo.

THAILAND | Mon, 19 Jan 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [691]

Khao San Road is hedonisms alternative to a float tank. Instead of sensory deprivation, this place is sensory saturation. There are so many distractions here that any well-conceived plans I may have had for this journal are well and truly drowned in ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, food, money, people

Thursday

SENEGAL | Sat, 28 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [240]

 After catching the ferry back from Goree (it was much less crowded this time. I also got to sit upstairs close to the edge of the boat. The breeze was so refreshing, and the sun wasn't in my eyes.) we checked in to the hotel. We had five minutes, ... Read more >

Tags: accents, electricity, lectures, migration, money, monkey

Isle de Goree: Boring/Academic Side that Nisrine Needs to Write About

SENEGAL | Sat, 28 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [313]

 The bus took us to the ferry landing. Before I left the bus, I just stared out the window and thought “really? I need to walk through all these people with my bulging bag (we left one bag at the hotel, so we were all carrying everything we ... Read more >

Tags: lectures, money, ocean, slaves, tea

Foreign Smells

THAILAND | Sat, 26 Apr 2014 | By goingsolo | Views [278]

The smells are what get me traveling around Thailand.  They are so foreign to my nostrils and I can't work out whether they are offensive or not. The smells hit you like a brick wall when you're walking down the small streets. Then will dissapear ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, drinking, money, smells, thailand

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EGYPT | Mon, 14 May 2012 | By zeerock | Views [648]

Enter:   Egypt is something of a hassle. It is by no means an Indian hassle, but more of an irritation at times. Like a rash, or eczema that chooses not to go away. In six months of living in Cairo, my last three taxi rides ... Read more >

Tags: arab, cairo, egypt, money, pee, scam, taxi, travel

The MarchApril adventure

CHINA | Fri, 27 Apr 2012 | By samvanneilson | Views [874] | Comments [2]

Welcome back! I didn’t write a blog last month and so this will be a doubled up attempt at keeping you informed of my happenings. These 2 months have been very ordinary but I hope you still enjoy reading. So let’s start with March! ... Read more >

Tags: demo, girlfriend, guangzhou, huizhou, love, money, school, work

5 learning experiences

CANADA | Sun, 18 Mar 2012 | By jamesshanks | Views [1095] | Comments [1]

Okay, so the below are just five obstacles or difficulties I have had to overcome or experienced whilst away from home. There are probably fifty more, but I don't pay them much attention. Just live in the moment and deal with whatever pops up! My complicated ... Read more >

Tags: banks, cold, job interviews, money, phones, smiles, socks, undies

Remember that time i did stuff, well i have done a little more stuff now

CHINA | Wed, 29 Feb 2012 | By samvanneilson | Views [886] | Comments [3]

This has to come out today as I said to myself I would try and write a blog every month so thank god this is a leap year and I have this extra day! Let’s get started shall we? Chinese New Year is our first stop in the blog. It was my first holiday ... Read more >

Tags: girlfriend, money, projector, school, sightseeing, spending, travel, valentines, work

Beijing: Historical Fantasy Land or Danger Zone?

CHINA | Tue, 2 Aug 2011 | By alineswala | Views [975]

Last week, I decided to take some time off and go to Beijing to visit the wondrous China that we all seem to have some fantasy image of in our minds...the Great Wall, food markets, many people, soldiers marching in Tiananmen, etc.  Was I expecting ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china, dangerous traveling, foreigners, great wall, money

spending money

CHINA | Fri, 17 Dec 2010 | By samvanneilson | Views [360]

So i just spent 2398kwai (like 220 pounds) on a new ipod touch. My old ones sound recently broke so that is my justification. IM SO HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPY. 

Tags: money

Antsy Pantsy

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tue, 31 Aug 2010 | By hopeschaberg | Views [446] | Comments [2]

So, Prague is wonderful and beautiful, but I am feeling really antsy here. I don't know if its because it is much smaller than Budapest, or that it has been raining, or because it was built up so much in my mind, but I am ready to leave. So I think I ... Read more >

Tags: antsy, drinks, lesson learned, money

20 Tips for your Maiden Voyage - Travel Veterans Weigh In

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 10 Aug 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3918] | Comments [2]

Every journey begins with a single step, but every traveller begins with a single trip. Do you remember the very first time you left home and arrived in a foreign place? We have all been there at one point, ... Read more >

Tags: advice, culture, language, money, off the beaten path, safety, travel, travel tips

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR CULTURE SHOCK OUT

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 17 Apr 2010 | By vantastic_nt | Views [1335] | Comments [3]

  When I first arrived in Australia, I knew what to expect in terms of sites and attractions – my Lonely Planet guidebook took care of that for me. What I didn’t know is what kind of culture shock I would experience, and what kind of customs ... Read more >

Tags: andrew adams, candy, culture shock, gas prices, money, northern territory, the little things, toilets, vantastic

Don't read this if I owe you money!

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 30 Oct 2009 | By homeless_harry | Views [1098]

Money can strangely lose all significance once you have none. On the proviso that you have friends who will compromise their credit rating on your behalf. When the universe deemed that the last $8 in my account was superfluous to my needs, I am thankful ... Read more >

Tags: money

Tipping In America

USA | Tue, 27 Oct 2009 | By tinastravels | Views [1908] | Comments [1]

I loved New York last time I went, but it took me a little while to get used to the whole tipping thing. I hope this post will help some people out: Tipping in America is simply the done thing.The American way of offering tips to those who help you ... Read more >

Tags: advice, america, money, tipping, tips, usa

Plans are made for getting laid.

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 13 Sep 2009 | By homeless_harry | Views [2319] | Comments [1]

Everybody needs holidays. Some of us need them more often than others. If I don't have a holiday every few months at least, I start entertaining thoughts of regicide. Everybody needs sex as well. If I don't have any sex for a few months at least, I ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine, friends, misadventures, money

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