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Stay Alert and Safe as a Tourist in Croatia

By Doyice Cotten

Croatia is a beautiful country filled with friendly people – making it a great tourist destination. Nevertheless, as is true everywhere, staying alert can help a tourist avoid accidents.

One sees a lot of signage in Croatia that, if heeded, can help keep us safe. Signage is generally in the local language and English.

Some examples are seen in warning signs on Dubrovnik’s old wall (see photos 1 and 2) and in the museum  located on the wall(see photo 3) .

A Few Risks in Travel to Namibia

By Doyice Cotten

Those of you who have traveled to third world countries may have noticed that safety is not usually the top concern. Here are a few examples from Namibia that reinforce that idea! In Namibia, we found that the danger from wild animals in a reserve were not the only risks encountered.

Photos 2 and 3 show some transportation risks when the travel company tries to put too many bags into a van carrying people.

Approaches to Risk Management in Thailand

By Doyice Cotten

 

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As regular readers know by now, risks faced by locals and tourists in foreign countries abound. Hazards that you would never (or at least seldom) see in the US are both common and dangerous. I guess there just aren’t as many lawyers in those countries. Sometimes, however, we see where authorities have also spotted these hazards and have taken action.

Some hazards we spotted at popular tourist attractions in Thailand are pictured below.

China’s Interesting Signage and a Few Risks

By Doyice Cotten

Last week we addressed some common risks for tourists traveling in China; this week, we will address a few more hazards and some signage challenges. Risk management signage in tourist areas is common, however, they may not always be clear due to translation or language differences.

In Photos 1 through 6, one can see that the English translation is not quite the same as what we would say. They do, however, generally get the point across.

China Hazards: On the Streets of Tourist Areas

By Doyice Cotten

Foreign tourism is filled with hazards to safety, most important of which are 1) transportation accidents and 2) trip & falls when the tourist is seeing the sights and not looking where they are stepping. This risk is bad enough even when streets and sidewalks are hazard free. This is evidenced by a recent fall in Beijing by my wife, Mary. We were walking down the street and she tripped for no apparent reason, fell,

Risks in the Amazon

By Doyice Cotten

There is risk everywhere, whether we are in a major U.S. city, a rural community in Kansas, on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, playing a lottery, or an online casino. In this article, we will look at some risks faced by those living in the Amazon basin and in some cases by tourists visiting the area.

Photos 2, 3, and 4include some risks faced by tourist in the city of Iquitos – the gateway to the Amazon.