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    I will be travelling to Australia for a year long working holiday. What are the top tips you'd recommend for staying safe?

    Despite its reputation as a dangerous place, Australia is pretty benign. Its a modern, westernised country with big(ish) cities. So, all the usual dangers apply - being injured in a traffic accident is probably chief among them. Nothing you're not armed to deal with. You'll have heard about the high density of our poisonous spiders, snakes and swimming things with sharp teeth, but practically for city-dwellers they;re not an issue. Except the Drop bears - they're a real nuisance, especially during mating season. Don't stand under eucalyptus tree branches October to April. about 1 month ago

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    Is the MERS in South Korea a real danger for a traveler?

    No, don't change plans. MERS is not that easy to transmit, person-to-person infection rates are low. It seems that the South Korean habit of lots of family members staying in the hospital roo of a sick person, to care for them, is contributing to the high number of cases. Stay away from hospital. You'll be fine. about 1 month ago

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    anyone traveling to Nepal in September ?

    I wish. Just make sure you're covered by your travel insurance. http://service.worldnomads.com/customer/portal/articles/2027929-nepal-earthquake-2015-%E2%80%93-are-you-covered- about 1 month ago

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    am travelling to manila,but it's my first time ever,am scared...seriously. please advice me on my stay in that country

    Take adeep breath... read tbis: https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/philippines/ You'll be fine. about 1 month ago

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    Is it safe to travel Jordon

    Other than areas bordering Syria and Iraq, it's generally safe. Check out our travel smarter advice: https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/jordan/ about 1 month ago

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    What is the safest information to put on luggage tags

    A cell number and a name should be enough (one you're carrying with you), not the home number for the burglary reasons you outlined. You sound like a pretty hopeless traveller, so maybe these tips will help. https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/Worldwide/9-tips-for-keeping-your-luggage-safe about 1 month ago

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    How easy is it for an American to drive in Scotland? Wrong side of the road and stick shift.

    The reverse is true for me Barbara, Aussies drive on the same side as the Scots. I've driven on the (my) wrong side in Italy, France, Netherlands, US, Finland and a couple of others. Got into the passenger seat a couple of times. Got stuck at an empty crossroads thinking hard about which side I need to turn onto (just wait for another car to come to get the clue). Turned the wipers on instead of the turn signals too, but otherwise it's pretty easy to adapt. about 1 month ago

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    Is it safe in Qatar

    As long as you're sensible - it sure is. Check out our travel smart advice: https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/united-arab-emirates/ about 1 month ago