Japan is an incredibly safe country in which to travel—theft levels are low and crime is rare. But there will always be the exception to the rule and many times scammers are responsible for tricking foreigners into giving up their cash or picking their pockets. You can avoid meeting the same fate by becoming familiar with some of the most common scams used in Japan.
Linda was fulfilling a long-held dream of trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. This is her story about how she suffered severe altitude sickness and required a medevac in an air ambulance to a hospital in Kathmandu.
In this day and age finding a natural environment that's still largely untouched and fiercely protected is rare. In many areas of Indonesia, where tourism has come in and stamped its ownership over everything, it’s a struggle to find the beauty of Mother Nature by herself. However, there is one place I have found where you can immerse yourself in the glory of nature, both above and below the sea.
It’s the world’s most secretive state, powered by a totalitarian regime and shrouded in mystery to most - welcome to North Korea. Against all recommendations, I travelled there with my best friend Mitchell in 2015.
From flowers to fish, cheap knock-offs to luxury goods; Hong Kong is the place to arrive with an empty bag and a full wallet. With shopping as one of the favourite national pastimes, it’s no wonder incoming flights are full of shoppers wanting to find the city’s bargains - and maybe see some cultural sites along the way.