get lost - SatNavs are pretty indispensible these days
but to be sure you are heading in the right direction - always keep a
Compass in your motor car, especially when travelling abroad.
– Hugh Sutherland Oxford England
to women visiting Greece. Some areas have a Rape problem; I
survived an attempted rape, however two of my friends were not so lucky.
late at night stay in a groups, preferably four or more. Being sober
and with your boyfriend or husband is not enough to guarantee safety,
My friend and her boyfriend were attacked by a group of four young
Greek men, they beat my friend's boyfriend unconscious and gang raped
her, neither were drinking at the time. If one of your group is a bit
tipsy, make sure that she gets back safely.
are unlucky enough to be a victim you should report the attack to your
embassy or consulate as soon as possible.
police are often reluctant to prosecute the offenders preferring to
blame the victim for what they claim is consensual sex while drunk.
Almost all of the offenders get away with it. -- Fiona from
site. Here is a site for your Heath and/or Travel Links -- www.flat-d.com
The device is for eliminating the odor from gas, farts or flatulence.
It really works, I have one. The device is used for people who care
about the odor of their gas. I used it for travelling with my family,
we were confined in the car and hotel rooms. I was not embarrassed by
my gas odor. The device is used for health reasons also, view their
success stories. Just thought you might like to link to them. I love
your site. Frank ~~ Frank Morosky
resident Indians (NRIs) Beware! Be Careful at the airport
Please take note of this - it could very well happen to you. My
suggestion is that you take a photocopy of the visa and keep it in safe
Hindu" 20.06.03" This is a well-organised conspiracy by
members of Indian Immigration, Police, Customs and Air India staff with
networking at all the Indian International Airports. Be watchful when
ever you give your passport to Immigration/Customs/Air India staff. The
passport can be easily tampered with and can create trouble to
If you buy a package holiday don't be
bullied into buying from the agent - odds are
you'll be paying nearly double the price you could pay
online. You are'nt legally obliged to buy from them -
stuff like having to sign disclaimers so they
are'nt responsible for your misfortune are just
pressure tactics. Nick Garner SureUK
Things like 'kids travel free' are now just about a standard
practice in online travel cover - so if you're being
charged more for the pleasure it's likely you are
being 'done'. Nick Garner www.moneysupermarket.com Note
that we consistently rank in the top 10% for price
Mosquito bites To minimize or avoid mosquito bites maintain
high (but safe)
levels of B vitamins (B Complex). Flying insects will be turned off by
the smell and taste of your blood. This is especially valuable when
traveling in countries with Malaria, Dengue Fever and West Nile Virus.
-- Susan Laputka Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US
B6 and Mosquito bites: This advice has been around for a
while; that high doses of Vitamin B6 will repel insects, I have tried
the vitamin route with little success, but one of my friends swears by
it. I did read in "The man who mistook his wife for a Hat" by Oliver
Sachs, the Neurologist, that high doses of B6 can cause a loss of one's
body perception as a side-effect, according to Wikipedia, this is known
as loss of propriception. Camphor and menthol do seem to work as
repellents as does a lit cigarette. -- Ed Milton Keynes
Bites. To relieve an insect bite apply an ice pack or ice
cube for 1- minutes. Let the skin dry, and then add an antihistamine or
hydrocortisone cream. - Maryam Husseini, San Diego, CA
Insects: Avoid wearing yellow anywhere where there are
annoying and biting insects as it attracts insects. --Scott
On holiday in Brittany last year we were constantly caught out trying
to buy bread mid-day and in the early afternoon. Stock up in the early
morning or early evening -- Rouhi Peck Wimbledon
To avoid a
burglary when you are away on holiday, your luggage tags should show
the destination address only -- Davie
Rucksacks: When camping and walking where it may be wet, line
the inside of your rucksack with a bin bag, and tie it to stop the
contents getting wet. – J Whittaker.
can be waterproofed by dipping the heads in candle wax. A box of
matches can last twice as long by slicing each match lengthways in
half. – Anon.
Weather: Walkers and climbers, wear a warm hat, as 30% of the heat is
lost through the head. – Scott Edmunds.
really cold environment use mittens rather than gloves.
Frozen fingers can be identified and remedial measures taken before
frostbite sets in -- Jimmie Stewart
weather survival. Someone who had been on a course led by an
SAS soldier told me that they stressed that you should
pack your rucksack so that there is easy access to the
materials for making a hot drink. Hypothermia can be
postponed by cups of tea -- Des Vine
When in a new city for something different visit the courthouse – Graham
Peck Wimbledon UK
When overseas be firm about avoiding amalgam fillings. I was
pressurised use them and it cost me a fortune to get them out when I
returned to the USA -- Graham Doble Colton California USA
to 'Do the Silk Route', Visit Iran, Afghanistan or Turkmenistan?
We found a useful and very knowledgable guide when
we visited Mashad and Naishapur in northern Iran. - Mr Hassan Rouzokh,
firstname.lastname@example.org (+98) 09151081539 He
also kept us amused and gave us some puzzles to solve to prevent our
tour from getting bored. He will cater for individuals or groups. -- DE
out our Flying