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How we enjoy Vietnamese street food

VIETNAM | Mon, 3 Mar 2014 | By melanieallen | Views [861]

For our trip to Vietnam, we have done some research and found that while Vietnamese food is renowned for its deliciousness, it is hard to feel intrepid knowing that fresh herbs and vegetable are usually served uncooked in Vietnam. And it is not ... Read more >

Tags: cuisine, hcm, hygine, noodle, saigon, street-food, tips, travel-tips, vietnam

Weather Extremes - Jordan

JORDAN | Mon, 30 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [587]

The weather in Jordan is as varied as the terrain, but is generally what you might expect in a desert climate. Heat in the summer months may reach up to 40 degrees Celsius (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Drink plenty of water every day and use high ... Read more >

Tags: jordan, middle east, travel-tips, weather

Tips & Trouble in the USA

USA | Mon, 23 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [840]

Hard to believe, but failing to tip properly in the USA could be a safety issue. Arguments over bad tips have been known to come to blows, especially New York’s taxi drivers. Many Americans work for next-to-nothing and feed their families ... Read more >

Tags: tipping, travel-safety, travel-tips, usa

Bali Holiday Travel Alert

INDONESIA | Fri, 16 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1713]

(UPDATE: MARCH 19. Balinese anti-terror police conducted raids over the weekend which reports say have thwarted an attack planned for the night before Nyepi - Balinese New Year. According to News.com.au , sources within Bali police said the terrorists ... Read more >

Tags: bali, festivals, indonesia, travel-alert, travel-legal, travel-tips

Tips for Surviving Carnival in Brazil

BRAZIL | Sat, 21 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3612]

Brazil’s annual celebration of sun, skin and samba is a wild time for travellers and locals alike. Around 700,000 tourists flock to Rio de Janeiro every year to witness the outrageously elaborate floats parade around the Sambadrome, while others ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, carnival, rio, south america, travel-crime, travel-tips

Local Laws & Customs - Madagascar

MADAGASCAR | Sat, 7 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2650] | Comments [1]

If you’re planning a trip to Madagascar you have just assured yourself one of the most amazing adventures you will ever experience.   This country has something to offer everyone, from the extreme and adventurous traveler to the most relaxed and ... Read more >

Tags: africa, madagascar, travel-legal, travel-safety, travel-tips

Lesotho Roads and Transport

LESOTHO | Thu, 22 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [588]

Unspoiled landscapes, rugged mountain trails and rural retreats are the major drawcards for travellers to Lesotho. Unfortunately, getting to these isolated spots means braving some challenging roads and dodgy drivers. For the most part major roads ... Read more >

Tags: africa, lesotho, travel-tips, travel-transport

Exploring Lesotho

LESOTHO | Thu, 22 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [391] | Video

If you’re taking a holiday in Lesotho you’ll almost certainly be spending most of your time in the mountains. Whether you’re riding along ridges, searching for dinosaur footprints, relaxing in a mountaintop lodge or camping in the valley below, the ... Read more >

Tags: africa, lesotho, travel-health, travel-tips, travel-transport

Liberian Crime Concerns

LIBERIA | Tue, 11 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [617]

Unsurprisingly, Liberia has an incredibly high crime rate. Most of these crimes tend to be opportunity-based, and most occur at night. The UN has both the UN Mission UNMIL, and UN Police, UNPOL, in the area, but they have no authority to arrest ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, liberia, monrovia, travel-crime, travel-tips

Bosnia - History for Travellers

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA | Tue, 16 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [507] | Comments [4]

Bosnia and Herzegovina have come a long way to reach political stability. However, local political difficulties and ethnic tension still exist. Random politically-related violence could occur with little to no warning.   It's unlikely you'll get ... Read more >

Tags: bosnia & herzegovina, europe, travel-legal, travel-tips

Budapest Bar Scams

HUNGARY | Thu, 11 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2662] | Comments [2]

Hungary is home to many sneaky scammers. Budapest in particular is a place where tourists can fall victim to the community of corrupt taxi drivers, restaurant owners and seemingly lovely ladies, who are working together to swindle you. You may ... Read more >

Tags: europe, hungary, travel-crime, travel-tips

Petty Crime - Ireland

IRELAND | Tue, 9 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1389]

Travelling throughout this beautifully scenic country with its unique heritage and culture is a highlight on most tourists’ lists when visiting the region. The people are gorgeous, the Guinness a work of art and the “trad” music spellbinding – ... Read more >

Tags: crime, europe, ireland, travel-crime, travel-tips

Travel Tips for Serbia

SERBIA | Mon, 8 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [786]

Travelling through Serbia can often be an amazing experience, but getting around isn’t always the easiest thing. Years of warfare and poverty have placed undue pressure on Serbia’s infrastructure and people and what transport is there ... Read more >

Tags: europe, serbia, travel-tips, travel-transport

A Guide to Serbian Laws

SERBIA | Mon, 8 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [608]

Serbia can be a tough place to travel at times. Decades of conflict and repression can sometimes make the general populace wary. But when it comes to visas, having the right documentation is of the highest importance, especially for a country constantly watching ... Read more >

Tags: europe, law, serbia, travel-legal, travel-tips

Getting Around Slovakia

SLOVAKIA | Mon, 1 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [492]

Slovakian roads are normally kept in good condition, thanks in part to a mandatory road tax common to Central Europe. To drive in the country you must buy a toll ticket - a vignette - at a border crossing, post office, or petrol station. ... Read more >

Tags: europe, slovakia, travel-tips, travel-transport

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

Tips for Travel in Slovenia

SLOVENIA | Thu, 28 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [634]

Driving in Slovenia is a breeze. The roads are generally good, well marked, and traffic outside the cities is light. But regulations on drivers are strict and you can be stung with a hefty fine if you don't follow them. Driving Tips If ... Read more >

Tags: driving, europe, slovenia, transport, travel-tips, travel-transport

Turbulent, Troubled Venezuela

VENEZUELA | Wed, 27 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [747]

For hundreds of years Venezuela has travelled a rocky political road. Bloody coups, civil wars, violent demonstrations and paralyzing strikes all feature in its history – even up to the present day. This is after all a country with significant ... Read more >

Tags: political, south america, travel-crime, travel-tips, venezuela

Local Laws & Customs - Venezuela

VENEZUELA | Wed, 27 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1200]

If the criminals kidnappers and drug gangs don’t scare you, if you brush-off the prospect of hurricanes, landslides and earthquakes, if you have a cross-country chicken bus ride for breakfast, then Venezuela’s the place for you! Just don’t break ... Read more >

Tags: laws, south america, travel-legal, travel-tips, venezuela

Scams & Crime in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Tue, 26 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [923]

There is very little serious crime in Switzerland. But what petty crime exists is mainly aimed at tourists and focused on the visitor attractions in major towns. Most of the crime occurs at festivals and during the peak summer holiday season and ... Read more >

Tags: crime, europe, switzerland, theft, travel-crime, travel-tips

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