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Things I wish I knew before my first day in Kathmandu

USA | Fri, 18 May 2018 | By debbieprince | Views [204]

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 [233]

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 [314]

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 [257]

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 [667]

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 [227]

 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 [303]

 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 [245]

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 [600]

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 [825] | 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 [1080] | 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 [848] | 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 [923]

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

Crime, Health & Cash in Kosovo

KOSOVO | Fri, 29 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [617] | Comments [1]

Violent crime exists in Kosovo, but it's usually confined to members of organised crime. Most of the dangers are of the petty kind found in most places: pickpocketing and purse-snatching. Take the usual precautions: keep your wallet safe and hold ... Read more >

Tags: europe, kosovo, money, travel-crime, travel-health, travel-tips

Travel Warning - Fake Thai 1000 Baht Notes Circulating

THAILAND | Wed, 8 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2692]

It should come as no surprise to Thailand travellers that scams, rip-offs and shonks can be found in all four corners in the bustling Buddhist country. But now, warnings from Thailand's financial sector say that the scams could even infect your hip-... Read more >

Tags: money, scams, thailand, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Cuba - Politics, Money and Other Goodies

CUBA | Tue, 3 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [877]

When people think about the Caribbean, they typically don’t think about Cuba. But Cuba happens to be the largest of all the Caribbean islands and offers every bit as much beauty, charm and excitement as its smaller counterparts. Unlike other islands ... Read more >

Tags: atms, crime, cuba, money, pickpockets, travel-safety

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Italy

ITALY | Fri, 29 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [13849] | Comments [5]

Photo courtesy of cameronparkins, Flickr.com In some ways, it's hard to remember what life was like before I went to Italy - but on the flip side of that coin, every single time I'm there I learn something new about the country and traveling ... Read more >

Tags: cuisine, europe, food, italy, language, money, regions, restuarnats, transportation, travel

Cash & Cards in Myanmar

MYANMAR | Fri, 15 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1703]

Under usual circumstances problems with currency and exchange wouldn’t be a travel safety issue, but Myanmar’s not a ‘usual’ destination. Run out of cash in Myanmar and you’re in serious trouble, and don’t count on ‘plastic’ getting you out of it! ... Read more >

Tags: asia, burma, money, myanmar, travel-crime, travel-safety

Peru - Tourist shot in taxi robbery

PERU | Mon, 4 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2603] | Comments [2]

Horrible news has emerged out of Peru - A young woman has been shot in the stomach at point blank range as a result of a botched robbery. Elizabeth “Lilly” Littlewood, a 26-year-old woman from Newcastle, Australia, and her partner were taking a taxi ... Read more >

Tags: lima, money, peru, robbery, shooting, travel-alert

Guarding The Moolah: How To Carry Money Safely While Travelling

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 4 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [5644] | Comments [2]

If the basic essentials of life are food, water and shelter, then the basic essential of travel is money. Because if you are stuck without it in a foreign land, it's pretty hard to get the first three. So how do you keep your money safe overseas? What ... Read more >

Tags: cash, credit cards, money, non-destination, travel money, travel-safety, travel-tips, travellers cheques

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