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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Langkawi for Plant-Based Travellers

by Claire @ Claire's Footsteps

One of Malaysia’s most loved tourist destinations, Langkawi is a popular destination for travellers. It is an archipelago made up of ninety-nine islands, surrounded by gorgeous turquoise sea. Picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hill, with the shoreline fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees, make it a perfect destination for nature lovers. If you’re […]

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15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

I wanted to share these Vietnam travel tips with you, in the hope that you too can dive right into the deep end of the experiences Vietnam has to offer.

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Vietnam

10 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Vietnam


Dominican Abroad

Here are a few surprising things to look out for before going to Vietnam. I traveled from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for ten days. Check out my journey!

Vietnam Travel Safety Guide For Tourists

Vietnam Travel Safety Guide For Tourists


Viral Travel

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world! This week we visit: Vietnam

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Quick Read: Jellyfish sting Piha surfer all over his arms, legs and neck

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Surfers and swimmers are reporting being stung by hordes of small jellyfish at an Auckland’s Piha beach. The Auckland man said he would usually have stayed in the water until the sun went down, but he decided to call it a night after his lip was sting…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11980269 […]

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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Quick Read: Gunmen Cross From Nigeria, Attack Cameroon Border Post: Witnesses

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Gunmen attacked a border crossing in Cameroon’s southwest on Thursday, launching their assault from Nigeria, according to security officials who witnessed the incident…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/gunmen-cross-from-nigeria-attack-cameroon-border-post-witnesses/4224789.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all […]

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Traveling in Vietnam as an American

Traveling in Vietnam as an American


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

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Quick Read: Chicago Doctor, Nurse Among 7 Killed in Philippines Van Crash

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A Chicago-area nurse and doctor volunteering abroad were among seven people killed in a crash in the Philippines over the weekend. In Orland Hills Tuesday children sang at mass celebrating the feast of St. Elizabeth Seton. Aurora Gagni had been an active parishioner there since 2011…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-nurse-doctor-killed-philippines-crash-470783223.html   […]

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The most common scams in South America

by efim @ Safearound

Filled with a diverse culture, traditions, and landscapes, South America is an attractive and exciting continent. As a traveler, you will never run out of sights to amaze. However, like in any other very touristic destination in the world, a trip to the fantastic continent of South America has some scams, that tourists should [...]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Québec City – A Photo Gallery Walking Tour

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After spending some time in Montreal, we tacked on a visit to Québec City to the end of our trip. While not nearly the size of Montreal, it was a great addition to our Montreal trip because it gave us a better taste of Canada. Montreal, while totally worth visiting (it feels like Europe-meets-North America), has more of an international city vibe and doesn’t give you a true Canadian experience. Québec City, although still quite touristy, was much more of a cultural experience than Montreal.

Although the city changed from French rule to British rule in 1763, only a mere 1.5% of the population is considered an Anglophone — 95% of Québec’s population speaks French as its first language. Québec City is the seat of Québecois government and about 95% of the people conduct the government in French. With a total of 550,000 people living in the city, appx. 50,000 were provincial government and 30,000 were Federal and government subcontractors…so a LOT of these Québec City residents are fluent in French.

Sure, Québec is French Canadian, but there’s no doubt that these parts were settled by the French not too long ago. Many things about the walled city are similar to Arles, a walled city in “its motherland.” In fact, Grande Allee looks almost identical to a road in Arles. And, FYI: this street is DEAD on a Monday night at 11pm in May…although rumored to be hopping on weekends in the summer.

Even though you surely won’t need as much time to explore this small city as you would in Montreal, the drive up is absolutely, 110% worth it because of the pretty Canadian countryside you pass on the way up and also for the authenticity it offers– despite feeling a bit like a tourist trap.

After wearing shorts in Montreal (in May), just a few hours north (and, granted, a significant cold front coming in), it was literally FREEZING in Québec City. I mean, WTF? All I packed was flip-flops and we’ve only got 1 day in this city…so, as much as I wanted to stay inside, explore we must. The #FWP of a self-proclaimed “adventurer.”

Inside the walled city, the atmosphere is a little more lively, with at least a few stragglers walking along the streets and several bars filled with who I would assume to be fellow tourists. The Saint Alexandre Pub was filled with people at 11:45 pm on a Monday night. We highly recommend it for a little atmosphere– and a break from the numbing cold.

 

Austria: Demonstrations planned for Friday evening in Vienna, as people protest the annual Wiener Akademiker Ball

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The US Embassy in Austria is warning visitors and expats to expect disruption on Friday evening, as people gather to protest the Wiener Akademiker Ball. In previous years there have been arrests following damage to property and reported assaults. From the US Embassy in Austria – Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the […]

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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Quick Read: Venice restaurant that gave tourists £1,000 meal bill set to be fined up to £17,000

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Rescue workers and police officers stand near derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan. Afghan police officers take position during a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/venice-restaurant-japanese-tourists-1000-bill-fine-17000-st-marks-san-marco-square-a8178236.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out […]

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The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

11 Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

11 Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists


Thrillist

You're more interesting than you realize.

Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Vietnam Tips And Tricks: 26 Key Things To Know Before Your Trip

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This list of useful tips and tricks of Vietnam is mostly intended for first-time visitors but it can help anyone achieve a safe and worry-free travel. It should alert you for common mistakes and prepare you for traveling to one of the most amazing countries on Earth. I mean it. Not gonna lie: Vietnam is […]

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Quick Read: Chinese investment in Cambodian province pushes up crime rate, says governor

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – China’s growing presence and investment in a fast-developing Cambodian port and province have pushed up the crime rate and brought instability, its governor said in a letter to the government…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-cambodia-china/chinese-investment-in-cambodian-province-pushes-up-crime-rate-says-governor-idUKKBN1FF0W9   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Tricks and tips you should know to avoid pickpockets

by efim @ Safearound

Pickpocketing is a serious problem in tourist destinations all over the world. Every day a frightening number of pickpocket incidents occur all around the globe. According to the official statistic around 400, 000 pickpocket incidents occur around the world daily. NYPD reports 3,000 incidents of pickpocketing a day, however, most go unreported. 1 [...]

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Quick Read: Winter storm knocks out power, closes schools in Quebec

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A prolonged period of freezing rain has taken its toll on roads and power lines across southern Quebec. Some areas saw up to 10 hours of freezing rain with significant ice accretion reported…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/freezing-rain-heavy-snow-montreal-quebec-eastern-townships-dangerous-travel/94124   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We […]

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Quick Read: Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be released…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/riots-roil-india-ahead-controversial-movie-release/4222535.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R […]

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Quick Read: Egypt heads towards elections with only President Sisi’s name on the ballot after last real opponent drops out

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Egypt is heading towards elections with only President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s name on the ballot after his last real challenger dropped out of the race on Wednesday night.  … Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/24/egypt-heading-towards-elections-president-sisis-name-ballot/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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Is It Really Safe to Travel to Myanmar?

Is It Really Safe to Travel to Myanmar?


TripZilla

Is it SAFE to travel to Myanmar? This Filipina traveller shares her personal take on the issue.

Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

The most useful Vietnam Travel tips for families traveling with children. What to do in Vietnam when you travel with kids? Safety advice for parents.

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Quick Read: Irishman missing for a week found in hospital in Thailand

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Anthony O’Sullivan from Mitchelstown went missing on January 18th. His passport and bank card were found in the bathroom of his hotel in Bangkok…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/irishman-missing-for-a-week-found-in-hospital-in-thailand-1.3368844   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together […]

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Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

Why I am Dominican Abroad and Not American Abroad

by Isabelle @ Dominican Abroad

What does it mean to be an American? We are a 236-year-old relatively nascent country of immigrants, influenced by cultural values from around the world. Every few decades a new wave of immigrants enter and form their own diaspora communities for a few generations until they slowly assimilate into what we call the American culture; but […]

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What travel to Nicaragua is really all about

by Georgina Lawton @ girlunfurled

Nicaragua has ended up being a firm favourite of mine for backpacking but admittedly, it didn’t begin like that. Indeed when I first decided to travel to the Central American country that borders  Honduras and Guetemala, I expected something a little different. Despite the fact that half my friends hadn’t ever heard of Nicaragua, I’d found [...]

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How to Stay Safe when Traveling in Southeast Asia

How to Stay Safe when Traveling in Southeast Asia


TripSavvy

Travel safety tips for Southeast Asia to keep you healthy and happy. Read these travel safety tips and recommendations for your trip.

Quick Read: British tourist found dead in Argentina named

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The local civil defence authorities said the 24-year-old’s body was discovered on a mountainous hiking trail near the city of Ushuaia, close to the Esmeralda Lagoon. Defensa Civil Ushuaia said it was an area popular with tourists, and it is believed he may have fallen…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/26/briton-found-dead-in-argentina-named-david-minn   Like […]

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Map: High Terrorist Threat countries

by @ Safearound

Countries with a High Terrorist Threat, mapped Because of the rise of terrorist attacks in the last years, we thought travelers would like to see a map of the most dangerous countries regarding terrorism. 2015 and 2016, to date, have been some of worst years in terms of number of terrorist attacks and [...]

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Where is it Safe to Travel in the Middle East?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The Middle East is a vast region that spans a couple of continents, from parts of Asia, through the Sinai Peninsula, to portions of Northeastern Africa. Home to some of the world’s most glorious natural landscapes, it’s also considered a rising travel destination. The architecture is also one-of-a-kind. Pyramids, temples and structures that are so […]

6 Safety Tips For Central America - Indie Traveller

6 Safety Tips For Central America - Indie Traveller


Indie Traveller

Central America can still be a bit sketchy in places. Here are some key ways to avoid any trouble.

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Museum of Vietnamese History

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Quick Read: US Rejects Claim Drone Hit Refugee Camp in Pakistan

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The United States has denied Pakistan’s claim that an American drone strike targeted an Afghan refugee camp in the country, in a war of words between the uneasy allies…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-rejects-claim-drone-hit-refugee-camp-in-pakistan/4224888.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


Earth Trekkers

Should I travel to Vietnam during Tet? Our family spent one month in Vietnam during Tet, spending New Year's Eve in Hanoi for Tet.

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Travelling Viet Nam whilst black | girlunfurled

Travelling Viet Nam whilst black | girlunfurled


girlunfurled

Xenophobia towards black travellers in Viet Nam has long been rumoured; but is it accurate? Here are my experiences travelling Viet Nam whilst black...

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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Quick Read: Two-Thirds of Human Rights Defenders Killed in 2017 Were From Latin America: Report

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Of the 312 human rights defenders murdered across the world in 2017, 212 of them (67.9 percent) were from Latin America, according to a new report by Ireland-based non-profit Front Line Defenders. The group published the data in its annual Human Rights Defenders at Risk report…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Two-Thirds-of-Human-Rights-Defenders-Killed-in-2017-Were-From-Latin-America-Report–20180122-0010.html   […]

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Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

The culture is great, the scenery impressive, and the food delicious, but many travelers never return to Vietnam. Here's why; & how you can have a good trip

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Quick Read: Italy reports 4,991 measles cases amid politicized debate

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

ROME (AP) — Italy’s health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Italy-s-health-ministry-says-4-991-cases-of-measles-were-reported-last-year-a-nearly-six-fold-increase-over-2016-that-has-been-blamed-in-part-on-a-highly-politicized-debate-over-vaccine/id-8e46bc8720794442a77a0ad1919d489f   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe? We think so but here's a few tips we use on our travels around the world that will make it even more so.

An Awesome 2-Week Thailand Itinerary (For First-Timers)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article will help you craft your very own Thailand travel itinerary. After reading this, you’ll be ready for a trip to one of the most adventure-packed destination in the world! Thailand is a one of a kind place in the world. Despite getting 30M of tourists every year – some spots are already lost […]

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Quick Read: Daughter waits to bring parents home after Winnipeg couple found dead in Jamaica

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A Winnipeg woman whose parents were killed in Jamaica two weeks ago is still waiting for answers about their deaths and hoping she can soon bring their bodies back to Canada. Melbourne Flake, 81, and Etta Flake, 70, were discovered in their home in St. Thomas on Jan. 9…. Read full article at the publisher’s […]

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Quick Read: Indian tourist killed, wife critical after accident in Dubai

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Dubai: An Indian tourist died while his wife is fighting for her life after the couple met with an accident during a trip to Dubai, community sources told Gulf News…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/indian-tourist-killed-wife-critical-after-accident-in-dubai-1.2161904   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out […]

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The good, bad and ugly of Chinese tourists in Vietnam

The good, bad and ugly of Chinese tourists in Vietnam


South China Morning Post

A record year for visitors from the Chinese mainland is filling municipal coffers, but tensions are emerging as the Vietnamese tourism industry struggles to keep up

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam


Touropia

A long, narrow country squeezed in between the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains

Quick Read: Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off East Russian coast: USGS

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in the sea off eastern Russia on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake was 41 km (25 miles) east Nikol‘skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles), the USGS said…. Read full article at […]

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Vietnam 40 years later — and why Americans should visit

Vietnam 40 years later — and why Americans should visit


MinnPost

Contrary to misperceptions still present in the U.S., we found Vietnam to be a vibrant, young, energetic and very welcoming country.

Quick Read: Video emerges of ‘brutal summary executions’ in Libya following twin car bombing

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The United Nations Libya mission has condemned “brutal and outrageous summary executions” in the eastern city of Benghazi, after pictures emerged appearing to show at least 10 people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-25/un-alarmed-at-reports-of-summary-executions-in-libya-beng/9361760   Like what you read? Sign up here […]

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Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Is South Korea Safe for Travelers? You bet it is! - Bucket List Events

Is South Korea Safe for Travelers? You bet it is! - Bucket List Events


Bucket List Events

South Korea is not only beautiful, interesting, and filled with delicious food. The South Korea safety ranking is among the world's best.

Quick Read: Brit jailed in Egypt over illegal painkillers to be freed by president

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Laura Plummer, 33, was sentenced to three years in prison in December for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the African country in her suitcase. But her family understand she will be saved from serving the rest of her sentence after being pardoned by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/british-woman-laura-plummer-jailed-in-egypt-over-illegal-painkillers-to-be-freed-by-president-a3750071.html […]

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Quick Read: At least eight killed, 15 injured in Guatemala bus crash

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed and 15 were seriously injured in Guatemala when a minibus came off the edge of a road and plunged down a ravine, an emergency services official said on Wednesday…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guatemala-accident/at-least-eight-killed-15-injured-in-guatemala-bus-crash-idUSKBN1FE0B5   Like what you read? Sign up here […]

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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Quick Read: Bangkok taxi driver arrested for stealing from two abandoned British tourists

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A taxi driver has been arrested for leaving two British tourists in Nakhon Pathom and fleeing with their cash and credit cards after they chartered his taxi for a trip to a floating market in Ratchaburi…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/around_thailand/30336945 Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily […]

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The 7 Best, Strongest and Safest Hard Luggage

by @ Safearound

The 7+ Best, Strongest and Safest Luggage for Travelers Stuck in traffic, running to your gate, rushing through the airport security and finally boarding your flight... Travelling is already a worrisome experience. Having to travel with several luggage when flying by plane can cause of a lot of nervousness. You do not want to [...]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips


The Broke Backpacker

Backpacking Vietnam; the ultimate guide to exploring one of South East Asia's most mysterious and beautiful travel destinations...

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Quick Read: Venezuela Expels Spanish Ambassador After EU Sanctions

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Venezuela said on Thursday it was declaring Spain’s ambassador “persona non grata,” days after the European Union imposed sanctions on senior officials of the socialist government…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/venezuela-expels-spanish-ambassador-after-eu-sanctions/4224733.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, […]

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Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

You may obtain a Vietnamese visa in three ways:  (1) in advance from a Vietnamese consulate or Embassy; (2) a Vietnamese single-entry e-visa at the website of Vietnam Immigration Department (please view our E-visa Application Steps for more instructions); (3) or you may obtain a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival.  To obtain a written approval letter, you must ...

World’s Safest Countries for Women

by @ Safearound

The World's Safest Countries for Women The New World Wealth think tank has ranked the world's countries regarding how safe they are for women. These ratings use various sources  such as interviews with women travelers, female aid workers and migration workers. The study focuses on 4 criteria to define women safety: risks of rape, assault, slavery and trafficking. Here's the ranking of [...]

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Quick Read: Engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SEATTLE (AP) — An engineer told investigators he misjudged the location of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Washington state on a new high-speed route while traveling at nearly 80 mph — more than twice the speed limit around a curve, the National Transportation Safety Board disclosed Thur… Read full article at the publisher’s […]

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Quick Read: Activist in Russian region of Chechnya kept behind bars

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A court in Chechnya has ruled to keep a human rights activist in custody despite strong international criticism of his arrest. The court in Grozny on Thursday rejected Oyub Titiyev’s appeal and ordered him to remain in custody…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/A-court-in-Chechnya-has-ruled-to-keep-a-human-rights-activist-in-custody-despite-strong-international-criticism-of-his-arrest/id-739c825f9045462a8c753765954fdba8   Like what you read? […]

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The Best Of Siquijor: Itinerary, Tourist Spots and Budget in 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Siquijor travel guide and itinerary has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the best hidden gems of the Philippines. Dreamy waterfalls, secret tropical beaches and memorable sunsets await you in Siquijor: the island of fire! Siquijor island has been known as land of witchcraft, enchantments and sorcery. So […]

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Quick Read: Thailand’s Khon Kaen Airport closed due to fire

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

BANGKOK, Jan 26 — Part of the terminal building at Khon Kaen Airport in northeast Thailand went up in flames this morning, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,000 passengers…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/travel/article/thailands-khon-kaen-airport-closed-due-to-fire   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out […]

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Ten Reasons to Get Travel Insurance When travelling Abroad

by raph @ Safearound

Holiday insurance or travel insurance is important, first of all in order to make sure to be able to afford medical care of any kind. Basically, the chief purpose of insurance is to mitigate your financial risk.  According to recent research, the average medical treatment abroad for foreigners costs between $2000-2500 and can be [...]

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Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Quick Read: California Rocked by Three Earthquakes in One Day, Scientists Expect More to Come in 2018

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Three earthquakes hit California on Thursday, one as far south as Trabuco Canyon and a second all the way up to a spot off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A third earthquake struck near Lytle Creek, California, registering a 2.5 on the Richter scale…. Read full article at the […]

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Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

My trip through Vietnam, my awful experience, and why I never want to go back there for the rest of my life.

Infographic: Most Dangerous and Safest Countries in 2016

by @ Safearound

The 10 Most Dangerous and 10 Safest Countries in 2016 Here’s a snapshot infographic of the rankings of the most dangerous countries in the world in 2016 based on SafeAround's data. Click here to see the full ranking with 162 countries.

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Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)


A Little Adrift

This full breakdown covers the cost of living in Vietnam as an expat and digital nomad Includes food, rent, internet, & why expats love Southeast Asia.

No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

Quick Read: Forget Ebola, Sars and Zika: ticks are the next global health threat

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Since the beginning of our species we have been at war. It’s a continuous, neverending fight against the smallest of adversaries: armies of pathogens and parasites…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/jan/25/forget-ebola-sars-and-zika-ticks-are-the-next-global-health-threat   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, […]

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Is Naples Safe For Tourists? No BS, Just What You (Really) Need To Know

Is Naples Safe For Tourists? No BS, Just What You (Really) Need To Know


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Once and for all: is Naples safe for tourists or not? I'm spilling the truth and put things in perspective to keep you safe for a visit to Naples, Italy.

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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Vietnam’s Visa System is a Mess (Here’s How it Actually Works)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Explaining the four different ways of entering Vietnam visa-free or with visa.

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The Top 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories

by @ Safearound

The Best 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories to make flying better As a kid, flying in an airplane used to be a fun experience. But as an adult, having to successively wait for luggage check-in, security controls, boarding pass control before finding your seat in a crowded plane cabin isn't much fun anymore. With cost-cutting policies, airlines tend to [...]

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10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun


Banker in the Sun

I was very disappointed by the Vietnam travel and safety tips I'd read when I got to Ho Chi Minh City. I had come with this scared mindset, even negative...

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

If you're an American looking to go travelling in Vietnam, don't worry about getting a frosty reception because of the legacy of the war. The Vietnamese ha

Map: Which Countries Are Safe to Visit

by @ Safearound

Countries Which Are Safe to Visit, according to the UK Foreign Office The United Kingdom Foreign Office (FCO) gives advice to British travelers about the safety of most of the world's countries. These ratings take into account several criteria such as war, terrorism, crimes against tourists, etc. VIEW WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES The [...]

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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Why American tourists don't come to Indonesia

Why American tourists don't come to Indonesia


The Jakarta Post

There are some logical reasons for this lack of American interest in Indonesia as a vacation destination.

Ten Common Misconceptions About Me, A Dominican American Abroad

by Isabelle @ Dominican Abroad

“I wish I had your perfect life.” An Instagram user sent me this message recently. It isn’t the first time someone has sent me some variant of this type of message this week. These, coupled with the growing accumulation of other questions and comments from readers and Instagram followers has motivated me to finally clear up […]

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Money & Travel: How to Manage It, Stretch It and Hide It

by Kelly @ Go! Girl Guides – Helping Women Travel The World

It’s what helps us to travel, what keeps us from traveling, and it’s something we don’t talk about enough when it comes to travel: money. In helping a good friend plan an upcoming trip through Central America, I realized there’s a ton of stress surrounding money and travel. Here are just a few questions she [...]

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Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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Quick Read: Italian student was killed ‘for researching Egypt unions’

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

An Italian prosecutor said on Thursday that the Cambridge postgraduate student Giulio Regeni, who was kidnapped and murdered in Cairo two years ago, was killed because of his research into Egypt’s independent labour unions…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/25/italian-student-killed-for-researching-egypt-unions-giulio-regeni   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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Quick Read: Bus carrying South Korean tourists overturns, 1 local killed

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Gaya (Bihar), Jan 23 One person was killed and several others, all of them South Korean nationals, were injured when a tourist bus met with an accident in the district today, police said…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/bus-carrying-south-korean-tourists-overturns-1-local-killed/1236936   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We […]

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound

How safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound


Safearound

Vietnam(Cities in Vietman: Ha long, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City)Vietnam is a fantastic country, which has an incredibly rich legacy. Its well known for white sandy beaches, jungle rivers, sophisticated Buddhist pagodas, vibrant city life and fantastically delicious food.One has many ways to entertain himself while in

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Quick Read: Another American arrested at Cancun International Airport with illegal weapon

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Cancun, Q.R. — Another American has been arrested at the Cancun International Airport after being found in possession of an illegal firearm. The incident took place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. when a passenger from Sun Country Airlines was found carrying a pistol-type firearm, caliber …. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/another-american-arrested-airport-illegal-weapon/2018.html Like what […]

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Quick Read: World Cup 2018: Hotels in Russia hike prices by up to 18,000% to cash in on flood of England fans

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Hotels in Russia are hiking prices by up to 18,000 per cent to take advantage of fans at this summer’s World Cup, The Independent can reveal – leaving the most likely option for accommodation for one key England game a campsite nine miles from the ground charging £63 for a two-person berth…. Read full article […]

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Quick Read: Taiwanese tourist raped in Boulder Canyon by man she met on Tinder, investigators say

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A woman visiting Boulder County from Taiwan told sheriff’s investigators she was raped by a man she met on the Tinder app after she told him she didn’t want to have sex without a condom…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/23/tinder-user-allegedly-raped-in-boulder-canyon/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily […]

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Quick Read: Lawyer: Hotel valet gave his $300,000 Ferrari to wrong man

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The owner of a $300,000 Ferrari is suing Marriott International, saying a hotel valet gave his keys to a young man who was trying to impress a woman he just met…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/The-owner-of-a-300-000-Ferrari-is-suing-a-Florida-resort-whose-valet-mistakenly-gave-the-keys-to-a-young-man-trying-to-impress-his-date-/id-ecaba9a1b12540ba814b544393c41bb7   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free […]

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26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org

26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org


TravelScams.org

Vietnam is a beautiful country to visit, but almost every tourist here would have experienced a scam. Click here to learn how to protect yourself!

A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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Event: Duty of Care – Protecting Workers and Expats Overseas, London, 27th – 28th February 2018

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Duty of Care – Protecting Workers and Expats Overseas UK Conference on mitigating travel risks for employees travelling or stationed overseas   Duty of Care – Protecting Workers and Expats Overseas, on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London is now in its 6th year and through case […]

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Quick Read: South Korean hospital blaze kills at least 37, fleeing patients brave flames

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SEOUL (Reuters) – Once famous for an award-winning film of the same name, the South Korean city of Miryang became a scene of horror on Friday as flames and toxic smoke swept through a hospital, killing at least 37 people and injuring more than 140…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-southkorea-fire/blaze-in-south-korean-hospital-kills-eight-injures-dozens-idUKKBN1FF04W Like what […]

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Quick Read: French tourist charged after highway crash which left woman with life-threatening injuries in New Zealand

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A French tourist has been charged with causing a crash which hurt three people, including a woman who was left with critical injuries…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/100839983/french-tourist-charged-after-highway-crash-which-left-woman-with-lifethreatening-injuries Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all the K+R news […]

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Solo Female Travel: Traveling Alone in Vietnam as a Woman - Her Packing List

Solo Female Travel: Traveling Alone in Vietnam as a Woman - Her Packing List


Her Packing List

Jonai couldn't find anyone to join her on a motorbike trip in northern Vietnam so she traveled alone. Read about her experiences traveling alone in Vietnam.

Aerolíneas Argentinas AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight # AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP Dept 11:25 am Arrv 1:01 pm

Mendoza is quite a small, mostly domestic, airport. They have a few international flights, but mainly just to Santiago, Chile-SCL, just on the other side of the mountains. Our hotel advised us that arriving appx 1 hour before departure is more than enough time to check-in with bags when traveling to Buenos Aires.

BOOKING

We booked this segment as part of a larger Delta SkyMiles award ticket. Finding and adding Aerolíneas Argentinas award space to a Delta award reservation can be a bit tricky, so check out our guides here: Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with Delta SkyMiles + Other SkyTeam Partners and All about our South American trip to Chile and Argentina: Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

CHECK-IN

We arrived right at 10:25 am, one hour in advance, and made our way up to the Aerolíneas Argentinas check-in counter. There were only about 3 people in line with plenty of agents available to help. We handed over our passports and checked our 3 bags without any trouble.

BOARDING

There seem to be very few gates and waiting areas, so they had us wait until the small post-security gate was clear. Once we got on the other side of security, the waiting area was virtually empty:

Boarding, from what I could gather, started with rows 22-15 and then everyone else. This makes total sense: let those in the very back board first which, in theory, should speed up the boarding process.

SEAT

Our aircraft was a Boeing 737-700, in a 3 x 3 configuration with appx 22 rows of 6 across in economy + a 1st class cabin with 2 rows of 2 x 2:

We made it to our seats near the back of the plane:

The plane is noticeably older but still in fine shape with cloth seats. The pitch of the seats seemed quite small. It seemed like tighter legroom than most domestic Delta flights, probably more in line with AirAsia or Spirit Airlines.

The plane was only about 1/2 to 2/3 full with lots of empty seats. This might explain why they had already canceled a few of the flights before us in the morning: cancel one and just move those passengers to the later flight.

Seated by the window and ready to take off!

After a quick safety demonstration, we were airborne!

MEAL SERVICE

The drink and snack service was started promptly upon reaching cruising altitude so as to try and serve everyone on the relatively short flight.

While no choice was given, we were handed snack boxes with mini alfajores, cheese crackers, and another small pastry.

If nothing else, the boxes were cool and celebrated the history of flight and the airline

After a short flight, we began our descent into Buenos Aires.

Touchdown at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires!

After deplaning, we rushed off to baggage claim and then into the city to start our few days in Buenos Aires!

 

Quick Read: German government tight-lipped on threat of Islamic extremism in the Balkans

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The German federal government cannot discount the “basic threat posed by individuals and splinter groups in the Islamist scene” in Bosnia-Herzegovina…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.dw.com/en/german-government-tight-lipped-on-threat-of-islamic-extremism-in-the-balkans/a-42293796   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all the K+R […]

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Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2017 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road


Love & Road

An easy guide about how to get the Vietnam tourist visa. The visa requirements, forms, visa fees and how to apply online for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Quick Read: American tourist stabbed to death on Saigon backpacker street - Safe Travels Magazine

Quick Read: American tourist stabbed to death on Saigon backpacker street - Safe Travels Magazine


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Police have launched a manhunt for a Vietnamese suspect. An American tourist was stabbed to death during a fight with a Vietnamese man in Ho Chi Minh City’s backpacker district on Thursday night…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://ift.tt/2tLJ6cu   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We …

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Quick Read: Train derails near Milan, at least two dead – TV citing emergency services

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

MILAN (Reuters) – A train derailed near Milan on Thursday killing at least two people and seriously injuring 10 others, TV channels RaiNews24 and SkyTG24 reported, citing emergency services…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-italy-accident-train/train-derails-near-milan-at-least-two-dead-tv-citing-emergency-services-idUKKBN1FE0PQ   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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Flying Blue Promo Awards: 25% off select Air France/KLM Routes June – July 2017

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Note: Booking began on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s spring promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 20-25% less than normal in June and July 2017:

The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 20-25% for travel between June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017.

For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:

REGION—- USA CITY——————————- Boston-BOS to Europe———– CABIN—— Business—— 1-way—- 46,875— Round-trip 93,750——-

 

All destinations below. Note:  Everything is to/from Europe.

25% off destinations

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabinRound-tripDiscount AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHEconomy22,50025% off AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHBusiness45,00025% off AfricaDakarDKREconomy37,50025% off AfricaCotonouCOOEconomy37,50025% off Asia-PacificGuangzhouCANPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificBeijingPEKPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificXiamenXMNBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificHong KongHKGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificHo Chi MinhSGNPrem Econ120,00025% off CaribbeanHavanaHAVPrem Econ90,00025% off EuropeLyon, FranceLYSEconomy13,60020% off EuropeStuttgart, GermanySTREconomy13,60020% off EuropeBremen, GermanyBREEconomy13,60020% off EuropeInverness, ScotlandINVEconomy13,60020% off EuropeTurin, ItalyTRNEconomy16,80020% off EuropeHelsinkiHELEconomy16,80020% off EuropeGdansk, PolandGDNEconomy20,00020% off EuropeGraz, AustriaGRZEconomy16,80020% off USA/N. AmericaBostonBOSBusiness93,75025% off USA/N. AmericaMexicoMEXBusiness93,75025% off

 

How to Get It Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post Book between April 1 – 30, 2017 Enjoy your savings!

Don’t forget: 

Booking for this deal runs from April 1 to April 30, 2017 “Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).” You’ll still get hit with fuel surcharges! We’ve got a How-to Guide for booking flights with Flying Blue points.

BOTTOM LINE: While the only relevant flight out of the US is Boston, 25% off is still better than nothing and will land you in Europe (or Northern Africa) for 93,750 miles + around $500 in Business Class.

The most popular scams in Southeast Asia

by efim @ Safearound

  Scams in Southeast Asia are very similar to those each tourist might enforce whenever he will be. Most of the scams in Asia are based on the naive trust of tourists who are delighted by the spirit of vacation and beauties around. When visiting unfamiliar places, particularly with language barriers, and another kind [...]

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Women Who Travel Solo: Solo Travel in Vietnam

Women Who Travel Solo: Solo Travel in Vietnam


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Female solo traveler Hannah Smith talks the ins and outs of traveling alone in Vietnam, from avoiding taxi scams in Ho Chi Minh City to the best way to visit the famous My Son ruins in this week's Women Who Travel Solo. How did you get started traveling? I went... #blog #vietnam #womenwhotravelsolo

Quick Read: French fishermen blockade Calais in protest over electric pulse fishing

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

French fishermen brought traffic at key French ports of Calais and Boulogne to a standstill on Thursday to protest against the practice of electric pulse fishing, which uses electrified nets to shock certain fish and bring them to the surface. The fishermen’s protest ended at about 16:00 GMT (5 p…. Read full article at the […]

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Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After spending a very enjoyable and luxurious 3+ hours in the Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH, it was time for the main event: The Etihad First Apartment!

BOOKING

We booked this bucket list flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles for a total of 60,000 miles; this was before a major AAdvantage devaluation and now the flight would cost you 100,000 miles for the one-way route from the “Middle East” region to the “South Pacific” region. Furthermore, since we both have the Barclay AA credit card, we got a 10% rebate, driving the total price down to 54,000 miles + ~$79 in taxes each for the ~$6,300+ flight. We got even more value than that though since we arranged a 23 hours stopover in Melbourne-MEL before continuing on to Townsville, Australia-TSV in Qantas Business Class.

CHECK-IN

We were able to take advantage of the free Etihad Chauffeur Service from the Park Hyatt Dubai to Abu Dhabi International Airport for our Etihad flight.

Our (free!) chauffeur service

The trip took about 1.5 hours total.

The airport has a dedicated First & Business class check-in area.

And so the experience begins!

First Class check-in desks

We left the lounge and made the (extremely) long trek to Gate 61 in Terminal 3, literally the furthest away from the Lounge.

As we approached the gate area, they were doing a secondary document check:

BOARDING

Knowing it would be dark at the time of boarding, we snuck a few pictures before hopping in the lounge:

Etihad A6-APG sitting at the gate

We made our way down (ok, more so really up since we were on top deck) of the long jet bridge to board the flight.

We took a left after boarding to find the First Class cabin:

While I didn’t necessarily need to be shown to my seat since I’d studied it online numerous times and been counting down the days to this moment, a flight attendant escorted us anyway. She showed us to our seats, 3K and 4K:

Of the 9 First Class seats (well, 10 if you include The Residence), there were just 2 other passengers aboard, so 4 of us total.



SEAT

The seat was, well, let me just type a direct quote from McCown as we got settled it: “OMG. There was what I expected and anticipated from reading many, many reviews and then there’s the real thing. And let me just say, OMG.”

The sheer size and space and privacy are unprecedented and staggering.

The big, leather seat is luxurious and makes you feel like you’re visiting your grandfather instead of couped up on a plane.

The couch is perfect for having company over in your apartment. And then switched into a bed when you’re ready to sleep.

I mean, it’s realistically closer to a throne than a seat:

The empty neighboring suite

View from seat 4K

View of IFE and sofa (that converts to a bed)

The actual seat featured a few tactile buttons as well as a touchscreen for a variety of controls.

It was all really a sensory overload. The tiny compartments, sliding doors and gadgets and gizmos [...]

Attempted Kidnapping in Vietnam: How To Stay Safe When Using Taxis - Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The World

Attempted Kidnapping in Vietnam: How To Stay Safe When Using Taxis - Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The World


Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The World

You can take taxis in Vietnam, but follow these safety tips to ensure your utmost safe experience.

Quick Read: Everything you should know before hiring a car for a ski holiday

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Skiing holidays require plenty of kit, and a hire car can be a useful and cost-effective way to transport groups and families from the airport to the resort…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/articles/booking-ski-car-hire/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly […]

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Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam

Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam


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Vietnam is a relatively safe country for visitors, including women travelling alone. In fact, given the country’s recent history, many tourists, particularly...

Quick Read: Erupting Philippine volcano still swelling with magma below

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — A volcano that’s been erupting for almost two weeks in the Philippines still appears to be swelling with magma under the surface, scientists said Thursday…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Philippine-scientists-say-a-volcano-that-s-been-erupting-for-almost-two-weeks-still-appears-to-be-swelling-with-magma-under-the-surface/id-98a341b3e6ae465bb0f88663ac941c2f   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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Quick Read: Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and caused overcrowding at temporary shelters, the country’s disaster agency said on Friday…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-volcano/philippines-prepares-for-three-month-long-volcano-emergency-idUKKBN1FF0PY   Like what you read? Sign up […]

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Safety in Hanoi

Safety in Hanoi


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Hanoi remains a relatively safe city for visitors, but being aware of some typical hazards will increase the likelihood of you having a hassle-free stay. Here are some things to beware of.

Travel Advisory Tweet >> Demonstrations in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Thursday and Friday – avoid crowds, monitor media

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

#Freetown, #SierraLeone: Demonstrations expected to take place January 25 and 26, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Freetown, Sierra Leone: Downtown Freetown; National Electoral Commission. https://t.co/bUoy3fg5vZ pic.twitter.com/bMSLwSVRvu — Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) January 24, 2018

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9 Myths about Traveling in Vietnam - The Christina's Blog

9 Myths about Traveling in Vietnam - The Christina's Blog


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It’s always good to go traveling with an open mind. Let us debunk 9 myths about traveling in Vietnam to help you make the most of your time here.

Quick Read: Authorities Testing Facial-Recognition Systems in Uyghur Dominated Xinjiang Region

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Authorities in northwest China are testing facial-recognition systems that tip off police when residents of the Uyghur-dominated Xinjiang region venture more than 300 meters (1,000 feet) from designated “safe areas,” according to media reports…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/surveillance-01252018161603.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Quick Read: Brazil offers e-visa to Americans in bid to increase tourism

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is making it easier and cheaper for Americans to apply for a visa following a decline in the number of visitors from the U.S. in recent years…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Brazil-is-making-it-easier-and-cheaper-for-Americans-to-apply-for-a-visa-following-a-decline-in-the-number-of-visitors-from-the-U-S-in-recent-years/id-4f45844193414b3a80975d5fe8768394   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also […]

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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Where is it Safe to Travel in the Middle East?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The Middle East is a vast region that spans a couple of continents, from parts of Asia, through the Sinai Peninsula, to portions of Northeastern Africa. Home to some of the world’s most glorious natural landscapes, it’s also considered a rising travel destination. The architecture is also one-of-a-kind. Pyramids, temples and structures that are so […]

Quick Read: The Canary Islands could become the next holiday hotspot to introduce a tourist tax

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The Canary Islands – the popular Spanish beach holiday destination, including Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria – may be the next region to introduce a tourist tax as well as restrict holiday rentals.  … Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/canary-islands/news/canary-islands-tourism-tax/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also […]

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Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

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Is Guatemala Safe? - Don't Judge a Country by its Statistics | Claire's Footsteps

Is Guatemala Safe? - Don't Judge a Country by its Statistics | Claire's Footsteps


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The Central American nation is thought of by many to be a hotbed of criminal activity. But is Guatemala safe? Here's how I experienced the country...

Quick Read: EU bans countries from using ‘homosexuality tests’ on asylum seekers

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Afghan police officers take position during a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Workers clean the beach of the coastal town of Zouk Mosbeh, north of Beirut, as garbage washed up and piled along the shore after stormy weather…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gay-test-homosexuality-test-asylum-seekers-ecj-european-court-of-justice-ban-nigerian-man-f-a8177851.html   Like what you read? Sign up […]

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15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER

15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER


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When I arrived into Vietnam, I knew very little about the land, people and culture. But in a little over a week, I learned quickly. Here's 5 things to know about Vietnam before you go:

Quick Read: Head of security at Mexican refinery shot dead

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The head of security at one of Mexico’s six state-run oil refineries was shot dead on Thursday, becoming the latest victim of violent crime that has seeped into the industry…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mexico-violence/head-of-security-at-mexican-refinery-shot-dead-idUKKBN1FF0AQ   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Quick Read: Hundreds evacuated around Paris as Seine keeps swelling

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

PARIS (AP) — Almost 400 people were evacuated from their homes in the Paris region as a precaution Thursday as rivers across France kept swelling. Thirteen departments across the country remained on alert for floods as heavy rainfall continued to batter many regions…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/France-s-national-weather-agency-says-15-departments-remain-on-alert-for-floods-as-rivers-across-France-keep-swelling-with-more-rain-expected-throughout-the-day/id-9e22819a08934d4c92d00b02339c5f82   Like what you […]

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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Quick Read: Queensland police jet makes emergency landing after loud banging, loss of altitude mid-flight

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The Queensland police jet carrying most of Queensland’s top police and emergency services leaders has made an emergency landing in Brisbane this morning after a mid-air drama on the way to Townsville…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-26/qld-government-air-drama-flight-turned-around/9364788   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also […]

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Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

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