Travel Tips and Advice

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An Adventure of a Different Kind in Bali

AN ADVENTURE OF A DIFFERENT KIND IN BALI

After visiting Bali 19 years ago, thinking that I would possibly never return, I decided to go back and explore a different side and I must say I…Read more

Buddhist Temple Etiquette

BUDDHIST TEMPLE ETIQUETTE

Take off your shoes and hats before entering. There will almost always be a sign outside of the temple pointing visitors to the designated area…Read more

Christian Church Etiquette

CHRISTIAN CHURCH ETIQUETTE

Take off shoes in some churches. In Ethiopia, for instance, visitors are expected to take their shoes off. In American churches, though, that's not…Read more

Hindu Temple Etiquette

HINDU TEMPLE ETIQUETTE

Take off your shoes before entering. There will almost always be a sign outside of the temple pointing visitors to the designated area for…Read more

Jewish Synagogue Etiquette

JEWISH SYNAGOGUE ETIQUETTE

Wear a yarmulke if you're a man. Even young boys should cover their heads with this small, circular cap. Yarmulkes to borrow are usually…Read more

Keep hold of that luggage!

KEEP HOLD OF THAT LUGGAGE!

While queueing at airports or waiting for buses etc. always keep a hand on your luggage or were you have a few bags keep your foot on the handle or…Read more

Learn and Respect the Local Culture & Customs

LEARN AND RESPECT THE LOCAL CULTURE & CUSTOMS

We all like to dress up or wear comfortable and often cooling clothes (who wants to wear long sleeves in humid 40deg heat?) but it's extremely rude…Read more

Medicine safety

MEDICINE SAFETY

Ensure your prescription medications are properly labelled and ideally have a photocopy of the prescription or doctors letter to backup the reason…Read more

Muslim Mosque Etiquette

MUSLIM MOSQUE ETIQUETTE

Take off your shoes, hats and sunglasses. There will usually be a rack for shoes outside of the entrance to the mosque. In addition to removing…Read more

Photocopy documents and don't forget your credit cards

PHOTOCOPY DOCUMENTS AND DON'T FORGET YOUR…

Leave photocopies of your travel itinerary, travel documents, any credit cards you're taking and your passport with family or friends so you can be…Read more

Save on Meal Costs

SAVE ON MEAL COSTS

Cut meal costs in most cities by eating at one of the many restaurants in a dept store. They're not exactly a gourmet dining experience but can…Read more

Storing your belongings while travelling

STORING YOUR BELONGINGS WHILE TRAVELLING

It may not be the most glamorous aspect of your planned adventure, but taking care of what you're leaving behind will help get you in the right…Read more