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Police Extortion in Bali

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Last week I wrote about a Nigerian police extortion effort targeting gay folks.  In this week’s installment of police corruption news, here is a video of a couple traffic officers…

Middle East Travel Safety

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The Middle East is an area of the world where I haven’t spent a lot of time.  I had a wonderful trip to Jordan in 2019.  I also spent a…

The Favelas in Rio

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Rio de Janeiro is one of my favorite cities in the world.  So far, I’ve visited the city five times.  As Brazil is one of the few countries still open…

Generational Travel Differences

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Some very funny and painfully accurate realities shared through humorous drawings.  They will make you laugh.   Enjoy.   Boomers vs. Gen Z Traveling Internationally  

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Police Extortion in Bali

Last week I wrote about a Nigerian police extortion effort targeting gay folks.  In this week’s installment of police corruption news, here is a video of a couple traffic officers extorting a bribe from a Japanese tourist in Bali.   Police Caught On Video Extorting Tourist In Bali   The tourist’s motorcycle headlight didn’t work…

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Middle East Travel Safety

The Middle East is an area of the world where I haven’t spent a lot of time.  I had a wonderful trip to Jordan in 2019.  I also spent a couple weeks in Egypt way back in 2007.  I would have no qualms about the safety of visiting either of those countries today. If we…

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The Favelas in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is one of my favorite cities in the world.  So far, I’ve visited the city five times.  As Brazil is one of the few countries still open to US travelers, I might be making another trip down there later this year.   The city’s slums are called favelas.  They contain a stunning…

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Generational Travel Differences

Some very funny and painfully accurate realities shared through humorous drawings.  They will make you laugh.   Enjoy.   Boomers vs. Gen Z Traveling Internationally  

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Remote Work Visas

If you want to truly live in another country, you’ll likely need something other than the standard tourist visa.  Getting work visas and/or official residency has long been a difficult process in a lot of places.   If you are a freelancer or “Digital Nomad” you may be able to apply for a newer class…

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African Police Extortion Efforts

  According to this article Nigerian Police Officers are using the pandemic as an excuse to harass the LGBTQ community, forcing them to pay their way out of trouble..   Nigerian Police Are Extorting People Who ‘Look Gay’   If you aren’t gay and vacationing in sunny Nigeria, why should you care?   You should care…

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Dying Abroad?

Have you ever thought about what might happen if you die abroad?  I have to admit that I haven’t thought about it much.  I have no spouse or children.  I honestly don’t care what happens to my body after I die.   If you are more concerned, might I suggest reading the following article?  …

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Cheap Airport Parking?

Despite the ease of availability of ride sharing apps and taxis, I prefer to drive to the airport and park there.   I’m worried that the Uber or taxi driver will see my luggage, combine that with my airport destination and come to the conclusion that my house is going to be empty for a…

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Travel in the Old Days

I first started traveling internationally around the turn of the last century.  At that time, I had a cell phone that charged me $9 a minute for international calls.  There were no smart phones and Google Maps was only available on a computer. It was a different world then, but it was nothing like what…

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Coming Back to the USA Just Got Easier

For the last six months, all US citizens flying back to the USA  from Europe, Brazil, and China have been funneled through one of only 15 American airports.  Those airports were equipped for the “advanced Covid-19 screening” the government deemed necessary for travelers coming from high risk countries.   As of today, this rule is…

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