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Essential insights about travel-transport
Getting around Vietnam is an art form. Taxis, overnight trains and buses, the back of a local’s motorbike - whichever mode of transport you choose the chances are you’ll come out of Vietnam with a story to tell about it!
But you'll travel smarter if you know the ins-and-outs of transport before you go.
Check out these tips for making your journey as smooth as possible (potholes not withstanding) whichever way you choose to travel.
This "undiscovered" gem of Southeast Asia is a beauty! The Philippines is vibrant, full of life and diverse from throbbing metropolises to white sand beaches.
Travellers are usually overwhelmed by the chaos that is the Thai roads network. This is one of the reasons road accidents are the leading cause of death to foreign tourists in Thailand. Follow these tips to stay safe and avoid being another statistic:
Bangkok, Thailand is bursting with as much colour, vibrancy and life as it is dark and drab streets. You can experience all that this city has to offer, but keep in mind a few safety precautions to ensure you come out the other side alive!
Check out below for everything you need to know from areas to avoid at night to not getting struck down by a tuk tuk.
Argentina has the highest traffic mortality rate in South America per 100,000 inhabitants, with Argentinean drivers causing 20 deaths each day.
French roads are generally great, although it's possible to find some rural roads which will challenge the suspension of the vehicle and the skill of the driver.
South Africa is a vast country with many long, winding and seemingly endless roads. Most are well kept and easy to navigate, and driving on them is a piece of cake. Others, particularly in rural areas, present more of a challenge to drivers and can be downright dangerous.
If you love riding your bicycle, you'll love Denmark. Cyclists reign supreme here and often have --or think they have -- the right of way on roads. You can even rent bicycles for free.
Every tropical destination has its ideal times to visit. But it does come down to if you would prefer to avoid crowds, or avoid rain.
Diablos Rojos are the colourful former school buses that are seen everywhere in Panama, they are the principle form of local transport, costing a measly 25c for a one way fare.
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if you choose to drive through Italy to see the sights, several road dangers lurk, and it's sadly more mundane than a fleet of mini's negotiating Turin's sewer system! One of them is "Europe's most dangerous road!"
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The Italians are a passionate people. They have a zest and a lust for life. Many of them can't hold a conversation without throwing their hands and arms and whole body into action. But sometimes, this crosses over into some scary, inappropriate behaviour. Women, read on to find out how to keep the Italian stallion in check.