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HOW TO TRAVEL WITH PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE

Posted on February 3rd, by Steven in Travel Tips, Uncategorized. No Comments

Q: What do Rush Limbaugh, Big Boi of Outkast and Oakland Raider Louis Murphy have in common?

 

A: They have all been arrested for traveling with Viagra without a prescription.

 

Viagra is an ‘erectile dysfunction’ drug that could help make it easier for 50.24% of us to do something harmless. While Viagra’s effects are not quite as bad as crack cocaine, crystal meth or a Big Mac, many countries around the world, including the USA, have strict rules regarding its possession without the pills in their proper container with a proper prescription. Even if you legally purchase Viagra over-the-counter in Taiwan or Mexico, if you bring it back to the US, or Singapore, or the UK, you may find yourself in jail for an evening, with criminal charges leveled against you. It’s not just drugs like Viagra, but also sleep medications, painkillers, sedatives, … Read More »



THE LAYCATION: HOW TO TURN YOUR LAYOVER INTO A VACATION

Posted on May 22nd, by Steven in Travel Tips. 1 Comment

Direct flights are generally more expensive, hence most of us have been through layovers. For years, layovers have been accepted as an unwanted inconvenience of air travel. Internationally, a trip from San Francisco to Saigon may involve a stop in both Beijing and Bangkok, especially if you’re on a budget and searching for the lowest fare between these two cities.

What many travelers don’t know is that you can arrange for a few days (I’ve stayed up to 12 days) in your ‘layover’ city. Some airlines may let you stay up to a year. Let’s call it a laycation. Instead of having a cup of coffee in London, have a pint at The Mayflower.

So, how can you find and arrange it? Using www.kayak.com, which I use for my international flights, I can click and open up the “details” box of the flight … Read More »



6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN CHINA

Posted on September 16th, by Steven in Asia, China, Travel, Uncategorized. No Comments

With the gradual rise of the Chinese yuan, paired with domestic inflation, China may soon no longer be considered a budget destination. Now is the time to visit. My first visit in 2008 was far cheaper than our last visit this year in the summer of 2011. As the infrastructure improves, along with overall prosperity, the cost of travel in China may soon be more comparable to Korea and Taiwan than to Southeast Asia.

For the traveler, China is a country of idiosyncrasies, paperwork, language barriers and overall confusion. For some, this may add to the country’s exotic charm, but often makes it a daunting and frustrating country to visit. As we’ve visited here over eight times now, we’ll now pass along some essential information.

6. “DUO CIAO CHIEN” (“Dow Shou Chi-en”) 多少钱

In China, be careful of getting into financial exchanges without a set price … Read More »





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