Posts Tagged ‘bugs’

San Juan, PR: Don’t let the sand flies bite

San Juan, PR: Don’t let the sand flies bite
When LG contributor Molly Fergus went on vacation to San Juan, Puerto Rico this past month, she figured that she might pick up a souvenir or two-but not zillions of them in the form of tiny, itchy bites. You can avoid her scratchy fate by reading on… ********* With some vacation around Easter,...
May 8th, 2009 | Caribbean, Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety | Read More

Fear Factor

Fear Factor
Sure, travel involves risk: Robbery, bombings, bird flu. But we’ve already addressed the fact that taking a trip is no more dangerous than driving your car (you’re much more likely to die in an accident only a few miles from your home). Yet with the government issuing travel advisories to...
January 4th, 2007 | Asia, Health & Safety, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Train | Read More

On the Rails

On the Rails
While it’s theoretically possible to snag a cheap fare from Delhi to Chennai on one of India’s new low cost carriers, getting from A to B in the subcontinent (especially on a backpacker budget) usually means traveling by train. And when cities and attractions are as spread out as they are...
December 28th, 2006 | India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Train | Read More

Silly Mzungus

Silly Mzungus
When you’re an obvious stranger in a strange land, or in our case, a bustling pastoral community in Western Kenya, it’s bound to attract some attention – particularly if you’re of the paler skinned variety as we are. Every time we venture outside the borders of our volunteer...
October 22nd, 2006 | Kenya, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Insect Planet

Insect Planet
It’s about midnight in Kenya and I want to go to bed. I don’t have arachnophobia or anything, but there’s a spider the size of Godzilla (I’m only slightly exaggerating) outside the window next to the double bed where we’ll all be sleeping head-to-toe. I mean, going on a...
October 18th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | Read More