What happens when you get food poisoning in Asia?

Squat toilet in Thailand

What’s it like to have food poisoning in Asia? There’s a difference between “food poisoning” and “travelers diarrhea”. Quite a large one in my book. Yet the two ailments are often merged for sympathy’s sake when traveling. I myself have succumb to both. Travelers diarrhea is nothing new, and rarely gets me motivated to tell a soul. Food …

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Restrictions on photography: Where you can and cannot photograph while traveling

Hungarian Police guarding Parliament

Can you photograph anywhere while traveling? Most people will likely say no, there are limits. Some will argue this is important for our security, and privacy. However, in my view, restrictions on photography are increasing to ludicrous proportions with global terrorism style paranoia. Just how bad is it getting, and how far should we let it go? Worldwide restrictions on photography It’s …

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How to deal with PayPal when you travel

Indian Guard at the Red Fort

What is PayPal, and why it’s good for travel? PayPal is basically a financial middleman for online transactions. You can make online payments safely due to their strict security processes, and international border-less transactions. It enables you to make payments without having to enter your credit card details on many sites. Moreover, it’s a great way to receive payments …

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Taking a ride on the New (old) North Borneo Railway

The historical North Borneo Railway opens once more in Sabah, Malaysia

The oldest railway in Borneo The railway in Sabah, Borneo has a long history dating back to 1896 when it was constructed to transport tobacco from Borneo’s interior to the coast for shipping. Before coming to Borneo I could not get any good information about the railway line nor train. Some said it was working, others said …

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Camiguin island, a review, up to date ferry schedule and transport details

Cross at the Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin Island in The Philippines

Camiguin, the island born of fire in The Philippines  I’ve spent a lot of time on Camiguin island, and just realized I have written very little about it. Which is a shame as it’s one of the few real gems in the Southern Philippines. And, there’s very little known about it internationally. Here’s how to get to …

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7 steps to planning a trip to Australia & New Zealand

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How to plan a travel journey to Australia and New Zealand? I asked should I go to Australia or New Zealand last year. As of today, no confirmation. But, I have taken the next step, and begun researching the journey a little, just in case. As such, I thought it interesting to write out how I research …

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