How do you know you're in the bad part of town

Every time you go to a new city you try and gather as much information as possible…where to stay, how to get there, what places to visit, where to eat, etc. Also, another thing experienced travelers usually do is get informed about what areas to avoid. However, there are times when you just couldn’t find enough information about a certain city, you forgot or you got lost. So, how do you know you’re in the bad part of town? Dangers are different from area to area, country to country or city to city. [Click here to read more…]

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According to several studies, a lot of people return from their vacations much more stressed then before leaving. Apparently, the blame for this belongs to the sudden change of lifestyle and also the difficulty of really “being relaxed”.

Blame it on the fatigue!

Missing your flight or any other reason, like a public transport strike or driving or flying for two days in an eight-day vacation are all reasons to get exhausted, even on vacations. But it seems like there are also several less stressing activities that will make you return from your vacation more exhausted than before leaving, such as going out into clubs every night and partying until morning, or deciding that after months of sitting in the same chair, at the same office, the best recreation method will be to go trekking or cliff climbing. Not to mention the tourist’s obsession of being “plugged in” 24 hours per day, a very important stress source according to researchers. [Click here to read more…]