Tag: Safety

  • Traveling with a homosexual vs. a heterosexual partner

    Traveling with a homosexual vs. a heterosexual partner

    As one of the few, the proud, the bisexuals, I’ve had the experience of traveling with both men and women that I’m involved with. This experience can be vastly different and not always in a good way. Traveling with a homosexual partner can be a shocking reminder of your lower status in society – a…

  • The pros and cons of renting a car on vacation

    The pros and cons of renting a car on vacation

    Though it’s often easy to rely on public transportation and taxis to get around, renting a car on vacation also has its upsides. Ever the devil’s advocate, I thought I’d highlight both the pros and cons of renting a car. Pro: It can take you places you can’t otherwise get to. By far, the most…

  • Could I Live Here? Skopje Edition

    Could I Live Here? Skopje Edition

    Macedonia as a whole has proven itself to be a great destination to visit. And its capital city, Skopje, has all the diversity, entertainment, and atmosphere of a mid to large size city with a lot to do. But as far as living here goes, I have some reservations. Atmosphere The city is a mix…

  • On travel and the perception of safety

    On travel and the perception of safety

    When we travel, we tend to take into account several broad factors like our own interest, the cost, and safety. There are a lot of places that many of us consider a no-fly zone, because we hear about tourists being murdered or raped by a bus full of men or run over in a terrorist…

  • What to do if a hurricane hits during your vacation

    What to do if a hurricane hits during your vacation

    I’m from Florida, so even though I live in Prague, I’m watching Hurricane Irma like a protective mother hen worrying about her chicks back home. I know my people will be fine, because they’ve weathered many South Florida storms. But it struck me how disorienting it must be to be visiting in the Caribbean or…

  • Getting medical care as an expat in Prague

    Getting medical care as an expat in Prague

    I haven’t had any major medical issues in the time I’ve been living in Prague. I’m relatively healthy, and I can usually kick even a severe cold in a couple of days without major incident. Until this week. Let me tell you about my adventures with the healthcare system in Prague. My quasi-medical emergency When…