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I thought this was appropriate since there is a lot of chatter at the moment about visitors being charged more than locals.
As a rather nomadic expat, I do often wonder why some people don't just pack up and go home - as illustrated here...
With much of Cambodia under water right now, I figured this might be a useful planning tool!
I have found that travel desensitises you to horror stories of the toilette...but a few tips on what to expect from foreign lavs can only be useful right?
This is a terrible situation. Cesar is clearly a "contributor" to US society, has been for some time and has probably been paying taxes since he started work. How can the system allow him to become university graduate and pay taxes and yet not grant him permanent residency? Sonja, you are absolutely right - it is unfathomable.
There is nothing like local food to really get you into local culture. But just how brave are you? What have eaten that would turn the stomach of even the most hardened travelling gourmand?
Living or holidaying at altitude does pose some serious, and sometimes embarrassing challenges, many of which travellers are completely unaware of. This is a rather tongue-in-cheek look at how to make the most of a rarefied lifestyle...
Everyone bangs on about how awful volunteering is...well here's how you can do it well, make a postive impact for all involved, and yes, enjoy yourself without having to feel guilty about it!
Clever satire getting a valid point across or just plain irresponsible?
Friendly, helpful advice or just a barely veiled way of telling tourists to stay at home?
How can you resist those poor starving babies? This might help...
Fascinating stats and just staggering that the population of Brazil has quadrupled in just 60 years!
With the overwhelming majority of the popular media telling every person that wants to volunteer overseas that they might as well stay at home and just send money (that's gonna happen, right?), this is the second piece I've seen in the space of a week that constructively advises prospective volunteers how to do it right rather than just telling them not to do it at all.
I know it's often overlooked in many RTW itineraries as it's so remote, but you can actually fly into Easter Island from Santiago de Chile and then head off out again to Tahiti and on to New Zealand (or vice versa) ...We found it was the perfect way to break up that hideous trans-Pacific flight from South America to Australasia...
Whilst it's not really the remit of a consumer travel magazine, I think CN Traveler misses the point entirely. t si ack of vsistior management and a toatl disregerad for coneraion versus profit that is the problem. As Stuart MacDonald rightly points out above, Angkor Wat and the rest of the park is a total disaster - and much of it is on the brink of literally falling down because of the piss poor management and the rape and pillage of the sites by the money crazed (foreign) business men who were sold the tourist rights to this irreplaceable piece of Khmer heritage.
Simple solution is to decrease the numbers allowed, put the price up and spend more on conservation. Sorry, but I don't believe that the tourists who visit Angkor Wat can' afford a bit more than the pittance they currently have to pay for the privilege...
Following on from the discussions about whether you should or shouldn't contribute to the over-exploitation of heritage sites - here's a small village in Peru's Sacred Valley which gives you a great taste of Peru's Inca heritage and natural beauty without ever having to set foot inside Machu Picchu. Highly recommended!