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Travel tips for Vietnam

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Travel tips for Vietnam

Vietnam is a long narrow country, with a coastline running along the South China Sea for well over 2,000 Km, many underestimate its size. Covering such a vast area north to south, there are three distinct areas, North, Center and South, and distinct climates. Hanoi, in the north, is the capital and Ho Chi Minh City is the most populous, names familiar to many westerners that know of the Vietnam War in the 1970s that saw American involvement. After the war ended, the country turned to communism, but since the mid-1980s reforms have been introduced that have turned the country...

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Travel tips for Singapore

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Travel tips for Singapore

Singapore is an island city-state on the southernmost tip of Malaysia, just 80-miles north of the equator and with a landmass of just 279 sq. mi. With a population of over 5 million, it is the second-most densely populated country in the world, after Monaco. Once a colonial trading post of the British Empire, it gained independence in 1963, briefly joining Malaysia but separated to become a sovereign state in 1965. Since then, Singapore has established itself as an international financial center and became one of the Asian Tiger economies. Its growth has brought great success to the country, but...

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Travel tips for Thailand - part 1

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Travel tips for Thailand - part 1

The Far East has long been a popular tourist destination and Thailand in particular. The mix of cultural sights, fantastic beaches, the tropical island's long history have drawn many and tourism now makes up around 6% of the country's economy. Areas such as Bangkok, Phuket and Ayutthaya have become internationally renown.  As with any country, there are cultural and common sense things to consider before visiting. Also, check your electronic items to make sure they are compatible with Thailand’s electrical system.  Things to take with you Thailand is a hot country with mosquitoes, ticks and flies that can carry disease,...

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Travel tips for South Africa

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Travel tips for South Africa

South Africa is an unbelievably beautiful country, full of contrasts. In some areas, there are shanty towns and places that as a tourist you really shouldn’t visit. In others, you’ll find stunning coastlines, safaris and warm, friendly people. You’ll want to make sure your camera is always ready to go, so keep it fully charged by packing a USB travel adapter. Take a look at this article on travel adapters for South Africa. South Africa’s troubled past and some say uncertain future may make you worried about traveling here. However, knowing quite a few South Africans and having visited the country, I...

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Top cultural tips for Japan

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Top cultural tips for Japan

The island nation of Japan is on many peoples bucket list, and rightly so. For anyone from the USA or Western Europe, the culture of Japan is very different and intriguing. The land of Sushi, Sumo, Emperors and the bullet train is similar in size to Germany but with a much larger population. Japanese culture is very conservative, polite and respectful. Etiquette and customs are very important and are generally followed to show respect for other people. To avoid embarrassing moments, take note of these few things to avoid doing. Make sure you pack a USB travel adapter in your hand-luggage to...

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