Friday, May 27, 2011

Road Traffic in Vietnam

Despite being the former capital of Vietnam, Huế is a relatively quiet city. The traffic there may not be as chaotic as in cities like Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia), but it's still quite a sight. Accidents do occur, just not as many as one would imagine.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What is Adventure?

Different people have different opinions about what an adventure is, but most will agree that it's usually an exciting, risky experience with an uncertain outcome. But still, it's all relative, anyway.
Adventure involves stretching your body or mind, or both. I prefer the latter and traveling does this. Sure, skiing on extreme terrain at a local ski resort, climbing the highest mountain, or rafting down the river sounds exciting. But even more so if you do it thousands of miles away from home.
Although you don't have to try out all the extreme sports to feel adventurous. Simply being in another country on your own is adventurous enough for most. Hitchhiking, getting off the beaten track, avoiding organized tours is my way of feeling adventurous.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Solo Travel: 5 Reasons To Travel Alone

I've traveled to quite a few countries, mostly with my family and school. During those travels there was always a part of me that longed to separate from the group. I wanted to see what's it like to be on my own. In groups I always felt too safe, as if I had cheated somehow.
Several years have passed since my last trip with family and in that time I have been on three backpacking trips, alone.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Travel Inspiration

Enjoy the awesome visual journey through beautiful landscapes accompanied by a stunning song. If this doesn't make you want to travel, then.. we don't have much in common. :P

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Arriving Passengers

Not really travel related, or maybe. After a long flight, this is probably the best thing to cheer you up. Unfortunately, it was a one time occasion.

Watch arriving passengers at Heathrow Terminal 5. No instruments were used in the film.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

How to Be Comfortable on a Long Airplane Trip

Unless you're a first-timer or a long-flight junkie, chances are you are not going to like those boring overseas flights.
Apart from waiting long hours there are also other things that may annoy you - things like changes in pressure, THAT kid crying 2 rows behind you, guy next to you waking you up to go to the toilet, silly flight attendants being too friendly, pretty much pointless passenger announcements and the ever-present turbolence (you will encounter it at least once in your flight. If not, consider yourself extremely lucky).

So what to do to minimize the annoyance?
Here's how..


Here's a great HowTo street survival.

It's definitely one of those must-read websites if you decide to vagabond yourself. Lots of great tips and stories - hitchhiking, keeping clean on the road, where to eat/how to find food, where to sleep, earning money, avoiding trouble, ...

Definitely worth reading it.

Thanks to zoron.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What to pack for your trip?

This is one of the best Travel websites I came across - Universal Packing List website:

All you need to do is to select the region you're traveling to, activities you'll do there, how long will you travel for and similar things that will help you with your packing.