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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 60 countries. www.indianajo.com is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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  1. How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The Answer... | Indiana Jo
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    […] And finally, add in a buffer. I ended up spending way less on my around the world trip than I’d budgeted for, but it was still comforting to know I had a bit extra in the bank in case I needed it. If you don’t have the cash, can you get hold of an emergency credit card (and, no, those Jagerbombs at the full-moon party are not an emergency). I added a 10% buffer to my budget and I didn’t touch it, but it was nice to know I had it when a few tricky moments cropped up. […]

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  4. Ed
    Ed at | | Reply

    My blog is almost nothing BUT these kind of crazy travel stories. Some just don’t have lessons you can prepare for. Example: I went running in a regular neighborhood in California and was attacked repeatedly by a Falcon! Not sure what the lesson is there. Don’t run? Run with a helmet? Run on a treadmill instead? I will agree with you about Belize City though. We got out of there fast. The rest of Belize was wonderful.

  5. Is Mexico Safe? From someone who’s been (pt.2) | Indiana Jo
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    […] get out much while I was in Palenque because I was sick with what I suspected was malaria (you can read about that here), so I can’t comment too much. However, I did feel safe during my short period of wellness. […]

  6. Is Mexico Safe? From Someone Who's Been (Pt.1) | Indiana Jo
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    […] street taxis in Mexico City. I’ve already written about the problem of street taxis in my article My 20 Worst Travel Stories together with advice for dealing with taxis in […]

  7. My 20 Worst Travel Stories (Part 2) - Indiana Jo
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    […] with you my 20 worst travel stories. This article is in two parts. This is part 2. You may want to read part 1 […]

  8. Nick
    Nick at | | Reply

    Agreed. Nothing good is in Belize City.

  9. Viktoria
    Viktoria at | | Reply

    What an energy in in read and great way to begin a Saturday! Fantastic, Thank you!

    1. Viktoria
      Viktoria at | | Reply

      Entertaining… argh!

  10. rosa
    rosa at | | Reply

    fantastic post as usual. Just for a laugh went to TripAdvisor to read the reviews of your guesthouse….
    Probably a good exercise in disseminating review information LOL

    can’t wait for part 2….

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