There are many links to scanned photos within the travelogues above. All images are
150k or less in size, except where otherwise noted. Most of the destination
pages have multiple thumbnail images, which means the pages
may take a minute or two to load if you are using a slow Internet connection.
I don't pretend to be an eco-tourist, so if you
are looking for that angle, you won't find it here. I prefer to travel with a generous
level of comfort. This means you won't find me using any of the local buses, seated
amongst the chickens and vegetables - I'll be the guy in the taxi passing the local bus
and taking a photo!
On the other hand, I try to not stay in Hiltons or Holiday Inns, or use American
Express travel. I have found that I get much more out of the tripby using locally owned and operated hotels and travel
services. Why travel 10,000 miles to stay in an
American-style hotel? I may as well save my money and stay at the Four Seasons in
Vancouver for a few days. Club Med also doesn't appeal to me, despite considering myself a
confirmed hedonist. There is something about those loud speakers announcing to the throngs
that "signups for volleyball are being taken next to the bar" every five minutes
that reminds me more of an army camp than a vacation spot. Don't get me wrong - they offer
good travel value - it's just not for me.
JoeTourist's Travel Tips - My thoughts and advice as a
seasoned traveler. How much do you pack? What about personal security in exotic
locations? Do I rent a car, hire taxis, or take a bus to see the local sights? What about
health and travel insurance, immunizations, other personal stuff,
and travelling solo?
Please note: Any costs quoted using "$" are United States Dollars
(and are approximate only), unless
There are a small number of photos and other graphics appearing on this
website which I have captured from web
pages of others. Credit and copyright is given where it was indicated on the original.
you do not wish to see your image(s) being used on these web pages, and I will
remove them immediately.
If you have any questions or comments about the locations mentioned, or
what I have to say about them, pleasecontact me.