Why I don’t accept free gifts or payments for guidebook reviews

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I have never taken a payment or gift for a review – here’s why “Freebie is a product or service offered for free in exchange for a review” At least for the purposes of this article that is my definition of a “freebie”. I’ll also include cash, press trip, junket or any other form of …

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How to bargain and barter in Kathmandu Nepal

Souvenir statue of Buddha in Kathmandu

Bargaining and bartering is a way of life in Kathmandu and Nepal (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you don’t like to bargain or barter and are planning to visit Nepal then good luck to you. Indeed there are many other places in the world where fixed pricing is not common. Indeed the art of …

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How to avoid counterfeit drugs & medicine when you travel

Colorful medicine in Asia

Counterfeit drugs, medicine & pharmaceuticals are very common around the world West Africa was my training ground to spot fake medicines. So fake are many of the pharmaceutical drugs over there that it’s become normal to take counterfeit medicine. Why? Well, the blunt reality is: it’s cheaper. And maybe, just maybe, might work. Think of it this way, …

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Nepal Strikes Guide: How to cope with a strike (banda) in Nepal as a tourist

Nepal policeman stopping traffic

A huge guide for travelers and tourists to Nepal who may not be aware that Nepal is often prone to nationwide strikes that may disrupt their holidays or treks. Packed full of helpful practical information this is a must read before traveling to Nepal as it will help you avoid many problems with the infamous Nepal banda

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Mobile app now available for FREE on The Longest Way Home

The Longest Way Home Mobile App

The Longest Way Mobile App – download it now for free Updated (Aug 2012) If you subscribe to my newsletter (if not why aren’t you?) then about six months ago you would have been invited to try out my secret new mobile app! Last month I gave the beta mobile app out to all subscribers/members …

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Hotel booking now available on The Longest Way Home

Hotel booking and room rate search now available on The Longest Way Home

Search & book a hotel room with The Longest Way Home A few years ago … well nearly five years ago, I offered hostel and hotel booking here. It didn’t last long as quite honestly the company offering the service did not live up to their side of things. The end-user was treated fine but …

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