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Is Travelling in South America Safe?

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Some parts of South America have got themselves a bad reputation for safety. Places like Brazil and Colombia can often leave people a little nervous about their safety. Yet there are some stunning things to see there, so you don’t want to avoid these places based on fear. Here are some points to consider on safety in South America: There are some very unsafe areas – but you find these in most parts of the world. Don’t let it put you off. Be vigilant at all times. Carry valuable in a money belt rather than in a backpack. Always be on the lookout for anybody acting suspiciously and keep a close eye on your possessions. Research the areas you are visiting. Certain parts of cities have a bad reputation. Avoid these, especially at night. Don’t go to anywhere too quiet. If the people suddenly disappear or you feel uneasy trust your instinct. Something probably isn’t right.

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Some Ways to Minimise your Impact on the Environment When Travelling

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Going on holiday or a travel adventure can be damaging for the environment. The air travel, the car fumes, the activities you choose to do… they can all have consequences for animals and the environment. If you are going to travel in the most environmentally-friendly way possible, here are some thoughts to consider: Travel on public transport. Buses and trains and much better for the environment than lots of cars. This helps to reduce harmful emissions. Stay in eco lodges or hotels. Research them first and see how good their green credentials really are. Check for things like how they collect their water and the activities they offer. Walk as much as you can. Why not walk rather than taking transport? You will see more of the country you are visiting. Research activities first. Make sure the company you are using is reputable and isn’t going to be harming the environment.

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Holiday to South Holland

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When people think of Holland, many think of Amsterdam, though it has gained a reputation for sex, drugs and gaydom; more so than the actual culture. But there is so much more to Holland than Amsterdam, and if you travel further down south towards the Belgium side, you will find a beautiful culture that is just waiting to be explored; the more south you travel the less English will be spoken, so take that into account. Holland is an unusual country filled with eccentric thinkers who are always finding new ways to think. The style of their buildings is typically Dutch, but the urban street is an amalgamation of Americanised style, British Style and Dutch, perfectly blended together to create a unique style all in its own. It’s also a country obsessed with Bikes, and making the most of how to use those bikes; and how to get things on a bike from the supermarket and cycle home with it. Train travel is average and cheaper than in England, and with a better service, but trains are more for long range travel, rather than short distances in the areas further south.  Bear in mind that you have to buy the…

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Health Advice for Travel to India

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India has been growing in popularity as a tourist destination over the last decade or so. It is vital to make sure that routine vaccinations are up to date and that travellers are protected against hepatitis, tetanus, typhoid and malaria which are common in many areas of India. Most people will take a small first aid kit on holiday just so they have a ready and easily accessible supply of plasters and antiseptic cream for any small cuts and grazes and paracetamol for some pain relief. However, do not travel to India without taking some kind of tropical strength DEET based insect repellent. If you do get bitten, then apply cooling bite cream to relieve the itchiness. A course of diarrhoea treatment tablets and re-hydration tablets are also recommended additions to the first aid kit. Hopefully, they won’t be used but, if they are needed, then they are easily available to hand.  

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Saving Money for Travelling

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If you’re looking to travel for several months or a year, you’re going to need to budget wisely. It can take a lot of determination to save for travelling, but of course the amount, depends on how far you’re travelling and the countries you’re going to be spending time in. If you’re heading over to Thailand, Burma or Mongolia, then you’ll be happy to hear that living costs are cheap, and whilst flights may be rather pricy, you can get around on trains, and actually live off £5 per week. There are many hotels and hostels with decent facilities, whist food is remarkably cheap. Countries like America, New Zealand, Canada and Australia tend to be a bit more on the expensive side, and you may have to save a significant amount, especially if you’re looking to spend time in a quality hotel or apartments in cities and built up towns. Make sure you put thought into the amount you need, and keep to a money-saving plan.

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