May 2011

Get a China Visa in Hong Kong

Getting a China Visa in Hong Kong

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If you’re living and working in China but aren’t ready to leave for good, make a “visa run” to nearby Hong Kong to procure a new tourist visa.

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Scam-Free Travel to Cambodia from Thailand

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Avoid getting talked into scams in Bangkok and other places along the road to Cambodia to save yourself time, money and perhaps most importantly, your sanity.

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Galeria Melissa in São Paulo, Brazil

The Most Dangerous Part of São Paulo

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Don’t buy into the hype that São Paulo is somehow inferior to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador or other more exotic Brazilian destinations — any traveler who visits Brazil and skips São Paulo is doing himself a massive disservice.

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Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar

Tourism and Voyeurism in Myanmar

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Democracy, freedom and where to draw the line between tourism and voyeurism in Myanmar.

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Drunk Cycling in Argentina’s Wine Country

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Take a bus from the city center of Mendoza to the nearby town of Maipú and spend an afternoon biking through the Argentine wine country — and, most importantly, sampling the wine and food for which the region is world-famous.

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Visas for Southeast Asia Travel

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Although the diverse, eclectic countries of Southeast Asia are well-connected by rail, bus and several award-winning low costs carriers, you should familiarize yourself with the entry requirements of each before you start hopping around.

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Hostels in South America

Loki Hostels in South America

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Loki is a backpacker hostel chain which operates four locations in Bolivia and Peru. After 16 nights stayed in three of these properties, I can safely say Loki provides the best overall hostel experience I’ve come across so far.

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Santiago's Bellavista Neighborhood

Santiago, Chile’s Neighborhoods

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A sprawling metropolis nestled between the Andes Mountains to the east and less than an hour from the Pacific Ocean which sits to its west, Santiago’s urban landscape is as diverse and grand in scale as the scenery that surrounds it.

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