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Prepared for an Emergency

JAPAN | Tue, 26 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [193]

Thursday we reviewed vocabulary and basic ideas that would be necessary in an emergency. (Basic idea that seems so counterintuitive to me: in an emergency, get outside. This works for earthquakes, since the building you're in might collapse. It works ... Read more >

Tags: earthquake, fire, moving in, safety

Jeepers Creepers

SOUTH KOREA | Mon, 28 Apr 2014 | By janelles | Views [320]

As a young woman who often walks alone at night, I am used to the shivers that accompany the feeling of being followed. Like most women, I have developed several strategies to cope with that feeling; I take special comfort in the self-defense course ... Read more >

Tags: fear, safety, unintentional stalking, walking alone at night

Behind the facade - South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 22 Apr 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [783]

Cape Town - the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, the Southern-most tip of Africa and a climate that, at times, reflects Europe more than it does Africa. Surrounded by mountains and flanked by sandy beaches with sea temperatures that vary ... Read more >

Tags: carjacking, crime, long street backpackers, mandela, politics, rainbow nation, safety, south africa, tip of africa

Welcome

WORLDWIDE | Sat, 1 Sep 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [5696] | Comments [3]

An overseas trip is almost a rite of passage, and once you have the travel bug, you've usually got it for life, which means planning the next trip is always on your mind. Travelling inevitably results in many of life's great memories – good or ... Read more >

Tags: common sense, safety, travel-insurance, travel-safety, welcome, worldnomads

Luckiest Day Ever

KENYA | Fri, 17 Aug 2012 | By jilljahns | Views [557]

Tuesday 6/5 So yesterday's entry was done in the morning, and since then SO MUCH has happened!!  First we must go back to Monday. Monday I met with the nurse, Magdalene, to try and find a place for me in the clinic. Unfortunately, they really don’t ... Read more >

Tags: clinic, kenya, public health, rusinga island, safety, sanitation, schools, water, water pumps

Part 2. Motorcycling in Indonesia - Potholes and Pitfalls

INDONESIA | Thu, 9 Aug 2012 | By merantau | Views [1440]

Part 2. Motorcycling in Indonesia – Potholes and Pitfalls   In Part 1 I wrote about hiring, insurance and the culture of ‘the accident’.   Now we’ll examine what to expect from other road users, road conditions ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, road conditions, road trip, safety

Ten Tips for a (single, female) traveler coming to India

INDIA | Thu, 10 May 2012 | By thegypsydiaries | Views [772]

While I was working  as a  Legal Officer in a small Non-governmental Organization in Ahmedabad last year, I had the opportunity of meeting some amazing young researchers who came from far and wide to conduct a field study of Environment issues across ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, culture, experience, india, safety, single female traveler, travel, travel tips

Robberies at Barcelo Bavaro Palace deluxe, Punta Cana

ARGENTINA | Mon, 5 Mar 2012 | By gadouer | Views [639]

BE CAREFUL!!!! I spent 10 days in the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana Dominican Republic, together with my entire family (eleven people in total). Sadly, we were robbed inside 2 of the 3 hotel rooms (Ipod and Blackberry included).... Read more >

Tags: barcelo, beach, resorts, safety

Introduction to Brazil Voyage

USA | Sat, 25 Feb 2012 | By flywomenflysolo | Views [548]

On November 30th, 2012 I attended a friend from work's charity function to raise money for Haiti and for their marathon (26.2 miles) in January 2012. The event was on the rooftop of the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove. There was a DJ, an open bar, and ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, carnival, destiny, fate, female, safety, salvador, security, travel, women

Cuba - Weather and Health Concerns

CUBA | Mon, 9 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1870]

With its rich culture, endless stretches of beautiful coastline, fascinating architecture and exciting nightlife, the island of Cuba offers something for just about any travel enthusiast. And compared to other similar travel destinations, Cuba is ... Read more >

Tags: cuba, health, hepatitis, safety, travel-health, travel-safety, vaccinations

Nomads on the Road - Jesse does South East Asia

THAILAND | Tue, 13 Dec 2011 | By nomads-news | Views [2258]

Jesse Perez works in the Travel Safety Team at World Nomads and recently returned from adventures on the road. That's him on the left - safe looking guy hey? Where did you go?  I went to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia, and ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, full moon party, nomads on the road, safety, thailand, travel

7 Tips for Surviving the Night Bus

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 21 Oct 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [4662]

All budget travelers eventually have to learn to love the night bus. It's not the quickest or most comfortable mode of transportation, but often it's the most sensible. Buses are a lot cheaper than flying and roads go many places that planes and ... Read more >

Tags: safety, transportation, travel

Travel Alert - Govt official’s warning to travellers in trouble - we can’t always help

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 31 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [659]

The head of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a stern warning to travellers that embassy officials won’t always be there to get you out of trouble. In a speech given to the Lowy institute yesterday, Mr. Richardson said governments ... Read more >

Tags: danger, egypt, government, safety, travel-alert

Spain Travel 101

SPAIN | Wed, 27 Jul 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [3245] | Comments [9]

Tags: adventures, driving, europe, language, laws, local, safety, spain, travel, travel tips

June - Battala Dos Vinos (Battle of the Wines), Spain

SPAIN | Wed, 25 May 2011 | By worldfestivals | Views [3784] | Video

Location: Biliblio, La Rioja, Spain Date: 29 June Description: On St. Pedro’s Day in Hara, capital of northern Spain’s Rioja-producing region, thousands of people take to the streets toting water pistols loaded with wine. If they’re ambitious, ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, festivals, parties, safety, spain, travel, wine, world festivals

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

Cyprus - A country divided...but is it safe?

CYPRUS | Tue, 10 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [264]

The island of Cyprus is known as a jewel of the Mediterranean, but it is also plagued by a history of bitter conflict between Turkey and Greece. Both these countries have sought to lay claim to the island, and with no clear result. Now, ... Read more >

Tags: cyprus, mediterranean, politics, safety, travel-safety

True Travel Tales - Kissing the Road in Rhodes

GREECE | Sun, 27 Feb 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [4818]

What happened? Tell us your tale. I was on the Greek Island of Rhodes. I’d gone alone and a friend was meeting me 2 weeks later. I met some people and got to drinking. At 3am I got on the back of a motorbike with a drunk Greek guy called Dimitri.... Read more >

Tags: drinking, driving, europe, experiences, greece, motorike accident, partying, safety, terrifying travel tales, vehicles

Laws and Local Etiquette In Malawi

MALAWI | Wed, 9 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [270]

Since 1969, Malawi has operated under two parallel court systems; the first based on the legal system prevalent in the United Kingdom, the second based on traditional African courts. The latter were authourized by the President to try all types of criminal ... Read more >

Tags: africa, etiquette, laws, malawi, safety, travel-safety

Liberia crime

LIBERIA | Wed, 9 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [232]

Unsurprisingly, Liberia has an incredibly high crime rate. Most of these crimes tend to be opportunity-based, and most occur at night. The UN does have both the UN Mission UNMIL, and UN Police, UNPOL, but they have no authority to arrest and don’t carry ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, liberia, safety, travel-safety

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