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Altitude Sickness Warning

NEPAL | Wed, 12 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [353]

A reminder to anyone undertaking a high altitude trek in Nepal this season that AMS - acute mountain sickness - is a threat to your health. There has been a spike in the number of cases reported in the past month, at least half a dozen trekkers have ... Read more >

Tags: altitude sickness, nepal, southern asia, travel-safety, trekking

Adventure Tourism In The Bahamas

BAHAMAS | Thu, 6 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [972]

You can do heaps of activities on your vacation in the Bahamas. There is jet-skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating and other water sports. While many operations appear fun and safe, much of the adventure tourism is not regulated properly. Tourists ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, bahamas, caribbean, tourism, travel-safety

VIDEO: Bali Nightlife - Surviving Kuta's Party Paradise

INDONESIA | Mon, 3 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2820] | Video

If you are headed to Bali, Indonesia, there is every chance you will end up in the nightlife mecca of Kuta - a no-holds-barred party strip filled with cheap drinks, pounding clubs and endless mayhem at practically every corner. For some, the temptation ... Read more >

Tags: bali, indonesia, south-east-asia, travel-safety

Driving in France

FRANCE | Mon, 3 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [851] | Comments [2]

French roads are generally great, although it's possible to find some rural roads which will challenge the suspension of the vehicle and the skill of the driver. There are also many ancient old towns which were not designed with modern vehicular traffic ... Read more >

Tags: europe, france, travel-safety, travel-transport

Avoiding Crime in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Thu, 29 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [851]

Mention Nicaragua and you may conjure images of violent coups, sneering guerillas, and cold-blooded drug henchmen. But did you know that it has less violent crime than its neighbours, and in fact, is considered one of the most peaceful countries in Latin ... Read more >

Tags: central america, nicaragua, travel-crime, travel-safety

Women's Travel in Jordan

JORDAN | Mon, 26 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1149] | Comments [2]

To some, travel to the middle east conjures up images of western women being kidnapped and sold into slavery. That sort of criminal activity is the preserve of eastern Europe and south east Asia these days. But is true that women's rights in the middle ... Read more >

Tags: jordan, middle east, travel-safety, travel-women

Is The US Violent?

USA | Thu, 22 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [849]

According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers – the US is more ‘peaceful’ now than at any time in the past 20 years. The US Peace Index conducted by the non-profit ... Read more >

Tags: north america, travel-crime, travel-safety, usa

Victoria Falls - What The...?

ZIMBABWE | Mon, 19 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [670]

This traveller is centimeters away from going over the top of a huge waterfall, laughing in the face of a 108 meter (354 ft) drop. This is Victoria Falls on the Zambia - Zimbabwe border where 3000 cubic meters of water per second drop into an abyss. ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-safety, zambia, zimbabwe

Safe Road Travels in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Sun, 18 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1199]

South Africa is a vast country with many long, winding and seemingly endless roads.   Most are well kept and easy to navigate, and driving on them is a piece of cake.   Others, particularly in rural areas, present more of a challenge ... Read more >

Tags: africa, south africa, travel-safety, travel-transport

Vietnam - Crime & Scams

VIETNAM | Thu, 15 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3668]

Unfortunately ripping off tourists is the national sport in Vietnam. Pickpockets, fake purchases and currency rip-offs, locals know frazzled travellers can be easy targets. But you don't have to be grist to their mill, if you follow a few simple tips ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, travel-crime, travel-safety, vietnam

Denmark - Getting Around

DENMARK | Sun, 11 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [660]

If you love riding your bicycle, you’ll love Denmark. Cyclists reign supreme here and often have --or think they have -- the right of way on roads. You can even rent bicycles for free. There are a plethora of bicycle lanes in cities like Copenhagen, ... Read more >

Tags: bicycles, cars, denmark, europe, travel-safety, travel-transport

The Best Way To See Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO | Thu, 8 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [472]

Every tropical destination has its ideal times to visit. But it does come down to if you would prefer to avoid crowds, or avoid rain. Trinidad and Tobago isn’t as susceptible to severe storms as northern islands, as they sit outside the hurricane ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, travel-safety, travel-transport, trinidad and tobago

Travel Around Oman

OMAN | Thu, 1 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [713]

Driving in Oman isn’t the Mad Max adventure it can be in other Middle Eastern countries but driving standards do differ from those in most western countries. Aggressive tailgating and sometimes spectacularly inappropriate driving far beyond ... Read more >

Tags: middle east, oman, travel-safety, travel-transport

Ski Safety Tips - A reminder

ITALY | Mon, 22 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2011]

    With the excitement of a full season of skiing and boarding ahead it's easy to become complacent about staying safe on the mountain. Californian James Drummond is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped, upside down, in a tree ... Read more >

Tags: ski safety, skiing, travel-safety, worldwide

Crime And Natural Hazards In Cape Verde

CAPE VERDE | Thu, 18 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1243]

  One of the top complaints made by tourists posting on a travel site about this archipelago off the western coast of Africa is its growing crime. Particular up ticks have occurred in the capital city Praia and Mindelo. Several travellers ... Read more >

Tags: africa, cape-verde, natural hazards, travel-crime, travel-safety

A Guide to Rio's Favelas

BRAZIL | Wed, 17 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2875]

UPDATE : In October 2012 police conducted a raid on the Manguinhos favela 8kms from downtown Rio, arresting 3 people and seizing 60 kilos of cocaine. In the days before the raid 5 alleged drug bosses were killed by police. The raid involved 1300 police ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, favelas, rio, south america, travel-crime, travel-safety

Jamaica - Avoiding the Local Hassles

JAMAICA | Sun, 14 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1535]

Perhaps one of the most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is equally one of the most unique.  Sure, like other islands there are gorgeous beaches and breathtaking landscapes, but Jamaica offers a culture and atmosphere that is completely ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, jamacia, travel-crime, travel-safety

Traveler’s Diarrhoea - Health Tips

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 11 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [5812]

Traveler’s Diarrhea is perhaps the most common problem to be faced by travelers, anywhere.  The causes of traveler’s diarrhea can range from viral to bacterial but the most common is E. Coli bacteria.  WorldNomads.com 's roving ... Read more >

Tags: diarrhoea, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, worldwide

African Safari Safety Guide

KENYA | Mon, 8 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3476] | Comments [1]

Spotting big game in Africa is one of the great travel adventures. Surrounded by wide-open landscapes, dangerous animals and the continent’s raw beauty.   Once you spot your first lion or elephant, your life will change. So put on the ... Read more >

Tags: africa, botswana, kenya, safari, south africa, tanzania, travel-safety, uganda

Safety Tips for the Hajj

SAUDI ARABIA | Mon, 17 Sep 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1641] | Comments [1]

Hajj is the number one reason for visiting Saudi Arabia. Every moslem is expected to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life - cheap jet travel has made that possible for more and more people and as many as three million people ... Read more >

Tags: middle east, saudi arabia, travel-safety

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