Monday, October 20, 2008

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Avoiding beeing robbed on holiday

The metro and trams in Lisbon can be dangerous. Photo by Dr.G.Schmitz http://tram lisbon jpg/

We've been robbed in London, Rio de Janeiro, and Tangier.

Each of these times we were not paying enough attention.

In each of these cities we were told that the police were corrupt.


London is dangerous. The police have a bad reputation.

We have come close to being robbed on a bus in Bombay, on the metro in Lisbon and in a rough part of Paris.

On each of these occasions we were alert to the bad guys.

Watch you don't get mugged in Tangier.

You are generally safest in rural areas, in Moslem countries, and in small countries.

We have felt safe in places like Venice, Valetta, Lucerne and Oslo, but have not felt safe in places like Naples, Miami and Harare.

The most dangerous places might include:

The United Kingdom (big cities)

South Africa

Mexico

Thailand (Pattaya)

Jamaica


"People are more likely to be mugged, burgled, robbed or assaulted in the UK than in America, Germany, Russia, South Africa or any other of the world's 20 largest nations." Telegraph News

Some of the Countries the UK (FCO) advises against all travel to parts of (Travel advice by country )

Albania

Cambodia

Eritrea

India

Russian Federation

Sri Lanka

Thailand

Some of the countries the UK (FCO) advises against all but essential travel to parts of

Bangladesh

Ecuador

Guatemala

India

Indonesia

Kenya

Russian Federation

Thailand

Turkey

United States

Yemen

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

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RAIL TRAVEL


The Man in Seat Sixty-One will tell you how to travel overland comfortably & affordably - The Man in Seat Sixty-One.



"As a travel planning tool ... it is often the only place on the internet to find details about trains in offbeat places, such as Egypt where the state railway has no website of its own.

"Even for travel within Europe, it has stuff that's missing from official websites, such as pictures to show what exactly a couchette - an economy-class sleeper - looks like on France's SNCF railway.

"Most visited are Smith's pages on the Trans-Siberian railway, India, Australia and Canada, as well as "London to anywhere in Europe" and an historical page that clears up myths about the fabled Orient Express." - Riding rails of the world with The Man in Seat 61.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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EGYPT