Travel Tips

Disaster Averted: Always check visa requirements First!

– Posted in: Travel Planning
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The times, they are a-changin!  Take travel visas for instance. If you book your own flights, check visa requirements for the countries you want to visit first. If you book flights and holidays via a travel agent, check visa requirements first. Yes. Do it yourself. Trust me, you can't rely on travel agents to advise or… Read More

Saving the Elephants in South East Asia

– Posted in: South East Asia
Elephant Rides in the Heat of the Midday sun at Angkor, Cambodia

It was stressful to see elephants taking people for rides on the sealed roads of Angkor Wat, carrying not only the saddle (howday) but at least 2 tourists as well as the mahout. They were constantly at work, backwards and forwards, regardless of the relentless heat of the day.  The mahout would be wielding his angur, or… Read More