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Left & right: 7 tips for Safe Road Crossing

I measure how successful a pedestrian you are by your ability to handle crossing roads in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam! Faced with multiple lanes filled with cars, bikes, motorbikes, buses and scooters, weaving in and out of lanes, I have seen people freeze with fear.  I have escorted people across these roads while they quietly whimper with fear! In many cities, pedestrian crossings and traffic signals mean nothing when pedestrians are involved! It is a serious issue for travellers, however.  A UK study found that one fifth of UK road deaths involved pedestrians. 61 per…

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Eating Street Food

One of the guys at work said to me today: “you don’t eat street food do you?: I nodded enthusiastically but I said “I have some rules“. I have eaten soup surrounded by rubbish and dogs in Cambodia, squatted with locals in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, shared falafels in Jordan* and snaffled pork rolls in Portland, Oregon. For a couple of dollars I have eaten like a king in cities across the globe! My tips: I take time to adjust to the local cuisine Drinking the local beer or eating local yoghurts…

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