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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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Top tips when visiting Dubai

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Top tips when visiting Dubai

Top tips when visiting Dubai The city of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and has become synonymous with wealth and extravagance. Dubai is one of the seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the business hub of the Middle East. The economy was originally based on oil, but with stocks running low, the country has quickly turned to other businesses streams, such as financial services, tourism and real estate. Projects such as the Palm Jumeirah, the Burj Khalifa, and the Burj Al Arab have become iconic symbols of the city. Of...

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Travel tips for India

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Travel tips for India

India travel tips Whatever way you look at it, India is an amazing country. Covering a huge area and home to over a billion people, there is something for everyone to see and enjoy. If you are from a European or North American country, then the traditions, attitudes and hectic lifestyle may be a bit of a shock! Large towns and cities are full of hustle and bustle, but the locals are used to it. For a visitor, it may just get to be too much, particularly if any kind of festival is taking place. Slow down, take your time and...

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