Transportation

Manage Your Budget in a Most Effective Way While Backpacking in Australia and New Zealand, Part 1

Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean you are relegated to staying in one location and limiting your exposure to the country. In fact, far from having to stay confined to one place, backpacking lets you explore the entire country on a limited budget.  READ MORE »

Manage Your Budget in a Most Effective Way While Backpacking in Australia and New Zealand, Part 2

Australia and New Zealand are large countries, and the sheer size of Australia will make planning your route all the more important.  READ MORE »

Taxi prices in Bangkok

Though Thailand is the most organized country in the region (except Singapore of course), sometimes it can be rather hectic to find out the actual price for transport services.  READ MORE »

Surefire way to avoid traffic accidents permanently

If you think careful driving and awareness increase your safety, you are deeply mistaken.

Lucky amulets hanging from the rear view mirror, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Some simple protective measures (medallions, amulets, statues of deities) are fully sufficient.  READ MORE »

Australia - the big brother

I've said mostly positive words about Australia so far. Well, maybe except the level of IT and internet development.
Still, we need to be objective, right? Therefore, a few words of criticism about how Australia treats its own citizens.

 

Let's start from Europe.

I come from there, so the comparison comes naturally.
Travelling in Europe is easy - if you're a citizen of an EU country, all you need to travel to the rest of the continent, is an ID card. The passport can stay at home.

Look what the authorities say:
“It is best to have your passport or ID card when travelling in the EU because you may be required to prove your identity.”
 

You may be required, how's that?

What happens in reality, is that you just drive past the border of yet another European country, sometimes even without noticing it. And nobody bothers to check you, except some rare cases.

Nice and easy.

 

In Australia, on the other hand,

even the citizens of Australia are asked to fill out the departure card!

Australian outgoing passenger's card

Australian outgoing passenger's card  READ MORE »

Exemplary public transport

Transport infrastructure in Singapore shines.

A family is looking at the interactive schedule to find out when is their next bus arriving

A family is looking at the interactive schedule to find out when is their next bus arriving

 

There are:  READ MORE »

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