What’s Going on in Travel: 6/24/13

Here’s what I found over the past week that I thought was interesting. Enjoy!


The Most Dangerous Traffic Circle in the World – I’ve spent the past three weeks in Saigon, and I’m staying just blocks away from this intersection. It’s insane to cross here! It’s right next to Bến Thành Market, and seven streets converge here to create s steady stream of traffic throughout the day.

Andrew Huang Raps in 5 Languages – A rapper originally from China who grew up in Canada raps in English, French, Spanish, Swedish and Mandarin. You can read the lyrics in any of the above languages. It’s worth a listen.

Jon Stewart with Bassem Yousef in Egypt – This is hilarious, but also has a good message about getting over stereotypes in the Middle East. And Stewart speaks in a bit of Arabic at the beginning.


Pilot showcases stunning photos inside cockpit – A Dubai-based pilot gives us the perspective of what the view from the front of the airplane looks like. I particularly like the sunrise pictures.


World Travel Resources – If you want to know how much you should budget for a trip, this could give you a good idea. The page breaks down budgets RTW and regional trips. You can also read how much I spent in Arizona, California and Nevada here and Central America here.

Flight 447: We Can Not Penetrate This Weather – A first-hand account of what happened when a plane tried to land during a storm in India. I would never want to be in this situation.

11 Miles and Credit Card Updates You May Not Know About – Getting free flights is the best way to save money while traveling. Here are some of the best offers now.

United Airlines Forgets Toilet Paper – This happens sometimes in Central America and Asia, but I didn’t expect to read about this on a plane. Read what the passengers had to use for toilet paper.

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