This is part two in my series about staying safe in Venezuela. Part 1 focused mainly on crime and violence in the cities of the North, but what about the wildlife? Here are some of our experiences during our nine months in this gem of a country. Snakes in Venezuela In the rain forests of¬†South Venezuela, snakes are plentiful. We spent six months living in a small shack in the middle of the all this and only saw a couple. The majority are only found…Continue Reading “Staying Safe In Venezuela – Animals of the Amazon Rainforest”

Triangular pillows (also known as mon khwan or axe pillows) are an symbol of all things Thai and are found all over Thailand from the backpacker bars of Koh Tao to the palaces of Bangkok. But as soon as you start looking to buy them, they suddenly seem to be something of a rarity. Where To Buy Triangular Axe Pillows in Bangkok Triangular pillows are readily available at the Chatuchak market but unfortunately the market operates at weekends only, so it is easy to miss….Continue Reading “Where to Buy a Triangular Pillow in Bangkok, Thailand”

With it’s vast rainforest of the South, white Caribbean coastline and fascinating culture,¬†Venezuela is a top destination for any self respecting world traveler. But in recent years the reports of regular crimes and gun violence has made many travellers think twice about exploring this gem of a country. I spent a total of nine months in Venezuela so will try and give my viewpoint on some of the dangers and how to stay safe. Is Venezuela Safe? This all depends on a number of variables,…Continue Reading “How Safe Is Venezuela for Tourists?”