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10 Crazy Driving Laws Around the World

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Travel Tips | 6 comments

Driving abroad: check out these strange driving laws from around the world.

Have you ever wanted to drive around naked? Or perhaps, on the contrary, you dream of a world in which you never had to see another person sitting in their vehicle with no top on? Maybe your dog is always suggesting that you provide them with a seatbelt? Or perhaps you have recently found yourself fuming because a careless driver splattered you with puddle water on a rainy day and you wish that there was some legal outlet for your revenge? No matter what your weird and wonderful (or entirely reasonable) driving tastes and fantasies, there is sure to be a country that caters for them. So sit down, crack open a beer (which you can do at the wheel on one of the countries on this list) and read up on some of the weirdest driving rules in place in the world today. Where are you going to drive to?

10 crazy driving laws around the world! 

With driving laws becoming stricter in the UK, you might be refreshed to hear that some of our laws aren’t the most outright ludicrous. From drinking to nudity, here are some of the craziest driving laws from around the world!

  • In Japan, driving through puddles and splashing pedestrians is worthy of a hefty fine!
    You’re walking to work following the latest rainstorm and the next thing you know it… SPLASH! You’re now soaked. In the UK, the driver’s most probably laughing at your expense, but in Japan, laughing is the last thing they’d be doing!

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A Couple of Differences Between Asia and Poland

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Destinations, Guest Posts, Poland, Travel Tips | 8 comments

From Asia to Poland: A Couple of Differences (and a Few Similarities)

Say hi to Agness and Cez – best friends and the creators of eTramping who have been traveling the world since 2011 visiting over 50 countries including mysterious North Korea. Originally hailing from Poland, these two simply love intense and unique travels full of adventures and spontaneous decisions that usually take them to discover places not everyone has a chance to visit. Follow their journeys on Instagram, Pepo, and Facebook to get insider tips and tricks on how to explore the world like pros.

 

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Zagan City

If you follow us on Pepo, you know that recently, we’ve made the move from Asia to Poland, where we’re going to spend a while settling down before we head out on our next big adventure. It’s great being back, and Gdańsk is a brilliant place to be, but we’ve started to notice a lot of differences between the two places. We thought it might be a good idea to let you know. So, without further ado, here are some differences between Asia and Poland (and a couple of similarities).

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How to Protect Yourself from Malaria When Traveling

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Travel Tips | 1 comment

How to protect yourself from malaria when traveling:

 

How to protect yourself against malaria when traveling

 

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that results in severe flu-like symptoms – it can be lethal if not treated properly and promptly. The disease is actually a parasite, which is passed onto humans through the saliva of the mosquito when it bites in order to suck its victim’s blood. The parasites begin their life cycle inside the new host, which can take anything from a few days to two weeks. As the parasites grow and proliferate, the host becomes more and more ill. People can recover from malaria without treatment, but the disease can recur, and there is a high risk of severe complications and even death. Here is how you can avoid contracting malaria while you are traveling.

Protecting yourself from malaria can be reduced to four simple steps:

  • Awareness of malaria, its risks, and prevention methods.
  • Take action to prevent being bitten.
  • Take antimalarial medication.
  • Ensure you receive diagnosis and treatment fast if you suspect you have malaria.
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5 Tips for Maintaining a Weight Loss Regimen While on Vacation

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Travel Tips | 10 comments

Planning a vacation is an exhilarating time, especially when it comes to anticipating all the freedom you will enjoy. However, too much freedom may derail certain lifestyle choices you have made, such as if you are trying to lose weight. An extended vacation may be great for the soul but tough on the waistline. However, whether you are following a diet low in carbs or are following one recommended to you by your doctor, there are several ways you can stick to your regimen and enjoy traveling at the same time.
 

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Tips to Take Manhattan

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Travel Tips | 10 comments

There’s nothing like visiting New York City, but with so much to do spread out across one of the biggest cities in the world it can be exhausting trying to get around. The sheer size of the city can be overwhelming if you land without a plan, so here are a few tips to make the most of your trip while maintaining your mobility in Manhattan.

New York Taxicabs

New York Taxicabs

Get a MetroCard and Fill It Up

One of the first things anyone spending any amount of time in NYC needs to do is to get a MetroCard. The MetroCard is literally your ticket for the subway and public buses, so make sure you keep it filled. If you’re going to be in the city for a few days it’s absolutely worth it to go ahead and deposit $20 or $30 on your card in advance. For a more specific plan, Gothamist has a handy guide on the magic number to load up your card so you can have enough credits without leaving too much money on unused MetroCards.

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Do You Need Travel Health Insurance When Going Abroad?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Travel Tips | 3 comments

Travel Health Insurance

After looking up cheap hotels when planning your overseas adventure, you have another task on your hands: figuring out whether or not you need travel health insurance. If you’re a regular traveler, you’re probably at least a little familiar with this type of insurance. You’ve probably also heard horror stories about an American who was injured abroad and had to pay for the outrageously high medical bills out-of-pocket.

 

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