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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 60 countries. 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. Scotty Elliott
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    Always, Always pick up some language, it’s fun, interesting & the very best way to break the ice & make friends anywhere 🙂 I’ll have to make a list like this, I’m sure I’ll have a few more after my next trip (hopefully not too many) 🙂 That’s why when bad things happen on a trip I just say (to anyone that’ll listen,, anyone!) “it’s all part of the adventure” 🙂
    PS: We had rats in the thatch roof in north Laos, I checked what was making the noise & my wife asked what it was, “just some sort of possum”. I didn’t tell her the truth until a few days later 😉

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  6. Marcelo Souza
    Marcelo Souza at | | Reply

    Hey, really nice post! Traveling has also down sides, once I got hit by a car in a really small city in Finland, probably the only car in the town haha =)

    I just wanted to say that your blog inspired me and my wife to create our own travel blog! I am from Brazil and she is slovakian and we just started it 3 weeks ago!
    If you could check it out and give us some suggestions that would be really nice! =)
    We are trying to mix texts and videos to make something different!

    Thank you!

  7. Katrina
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    Sadly, at this point in time I would not consider a trip to India because of near-misses and full-on tragedies like that. I hope one day the attitude in India will change so that it will be safer for women who live there and for those who want to visit.

  8. Jo
    Jo at | | Reply

    The image of you sleeping upright with a mosquito net on your head is brilliant. I would freak out if I was sharing a room with a family of rats. I’ve never had anything more sinister than an adorable little lizard in my room, but now I’m wondering if I’ve been incredibly lucky or I’m utterly unobservant and they’ve been sleeping on my face the whole time!

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