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You can get a dramatic reduction in price without sacrificing comfort and safety by selecting a Paris suburb that has good Metro connections... Saint-Cloud is a short walk to 'Boulogne-Pont de Saint-Cloud' metro station and a quick search locates decent hotels starting at about EUR 85. La Défense has its own metro station and a quick search locates brand ...


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NB: All information posted in my answer is based on a blog post by Alexander Lapshin. I have not personally visited Palestine. Geography Israel is divided into three zones: ] Zone A (red on the map) is under complete Palestinian control. It is officially forbidden for Jewish Israeli citizens to visit Zone A without a special permission, out of ...


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I don't particularly recall from my time in Mongolia, but I say "embrace the local stuff" when I'm travelling, and if I get sick, so be it (it's unlikely anyway). Lost in the Mongolia Grocery Store, however, is a post on some of the foods you might find in a Mongolia supermarket, which is where I assume you'll be shopping if you're after milk "offered to ...


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I went to North Korea last September. You'll be perfectly safe travelling there as a Korean American. For all the failings of the North Korean government, they're not in the habit of arbitrarily detaining foreign tourists. Almost all the foreign tourists detained by the North Korean government in recent years have been detained for trying to bring bibles ...


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I don't think that selling genuine leather follows from stating to be an authorised reseller. Rather I think that at best the sign is saying that the seller has paid the licencing fee to the council of Florence, which legally authorises them to carry out their trade and have a market stall. The idea being that it is forbidden to show up at the market in the ...


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Cambridge is very safe when compared with other cities and towns in the UK. But, it may not be very safe compared to your home town or your home country. In the UK built-up areas after dark, the chief danger to a young woman walking alone is drunk young men or roving groups of young men. If you don't feel safe, by all means arrange for a taxi to and from ...


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Here's an anecdotal - citizen's-eye-view to complement MH's superb statistics based answer. NZ is very safe for adventure sports, compared to the international norm. Here's what that means :-) : I'm a New Zealander - I live in Auckland. I'm not an adventure-sports type but have had enough NZ outdoor experience to get a bit closer to dying a few times ...


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New Zealand's National Incident Database might be of interest to you and a good place to start your search. It's a body of the Mountain Safety Council where incident data from "outdoor organisations" is collected and analysed in a standardised format. It mentions that: It is a legal requirement for commercial and educational organisations to maintain an ...


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There are plenty of options available, subject to accommodation availability and the season. Since you plan for September, I deliberately eliminate major wildlife sanctuaries since possibilities of getting permits done are rare. Agumbe. State: Karnataka. Koyna Nagar. State: Maharashtra. Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary. State: Maharashtra. Mudumalai. State: ...


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You are right to be worried. Here's an article in a popular British Newspaper: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1302917/Gassed-beds-Riviera-robbers-Terrifying-ordeal-British-tourists-falling-victim-Mediterranean-gang-crimewave.html It is in fact very common. The gas they use is nitrous oxide and contrary to what a previous poster has said, there are ...


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DO NOT DRINK THE TAP WATER IN NICARAGUA. I went to Diriamba, it is west of Managua. I drank bottled water, but brushed my teeth with tap water. Tap water made me sick with TD. The Hospitals are not as clean as in the States either, and they choose who the treat. Please keep this in mind. Spend the money on bottled water, and use it to brush your teeth also. ...


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Another rule of thumb while traveling in Mexico is do NOT flaunt wealth eg expensive jewelry, wristwatch etc. It's not if but only when it is taken from you. It's also a good idea to carry a "throwaway wallet". A wallet with old license, business cards etc.with approx. 3-400 pesos (20- 30 $usd) for any encounters with bandidos. Unlikely but it does happen.


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This answer is an overview since the question is broad so I'm making it a "community wiki" so we can all just edit and perfect a single broad answer. There are three factors to your question: Europe, Travelling alone, and Safety issues for female travellers. Let's look at them. Europe It's big. Really big. Some parts are safer than others. Wikivoyage has ...


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I work in Reading and regularly cycle in the area and also use the station. I can tell you that no such provision exists for secure bicycle storage. The station is a known hotspot for cycle theft so I would not risk leaving a decent bike there. But...if your bike isn't particularly expensive and doesn't stand out you'll probably be OK. Just remember to ...



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