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Essential insights about travel-crime
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 United States
New Orleans is not known for being a particularly safe city. But what’s the true situation, is there a lot of hype, or should you be particularly concerned? World Nomads’ Jesse Perez breaks it down.
Fri, 22 May 2015 Cambodia
Angkor Wat will move you with its beauty and spirituality, despite the huge numbers of visitors that can descend on it some days. Still, all those tourists make it a great place for Cambodians to do business.
However very occasionally you might meet someone looking for a short-cut into your wallet.
Which is why this guide to avoiding scams at Angkor Wat is essential. It'll help you spot the scams, and take the stress out of enjoying this wonder of the world.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 Thailand
Violent crime against visitors to Thailand is on the rise. But there are things you can do to reduce the likelihood you’ll be a victim, and make the most of your trip to Thailand. Here are our tips on avoiding trouble.
Sun, 2 Nov 2014 Thailand
Scams, confidence tricks and rip-offs are very common in the tourist parts of Thailand. Watch out for these common scams and if it's safe to use ATMs.
The Sombondee restaurant scam
Scams involving tuk tuk drivers
The gem scam
The timeshare scam
Watch out for fake, fake baht
Is it safe to use ATM's?
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 Myanmar
Myanmar is generally safe, but be on your guard for touts, pests and petty crime in Yangon.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 Nicaragua
Mention Nicaragua and you may conjure images of violent coups, sneering guerillas, and cold-blooded drug henchmen. But did you know that it has less violent crime than its neighbours.
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 United States
Worried about crime and violence in the US? According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers, the US is more peaceful now than at any time in the past 20 years.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 Cape Verde
One of the top complaints made by tourists posting on a travel site about this archipelago off the western coast of Africa is its growing crime. Particular up ticks have occurred in the capital city Praia and Mindelo.
Sun, 31 May 2015 Jamaica
Perhaps one of the most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is equally one of the most unique.
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 Puerto Rico
There are many beautiful and safe destinations within Puerto Rico - the capital, San Juan, and some of the other big cities are not among them. We'll name names if you read on.
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