Our Americas page covers South and Central America as well as the USA and Canada. As a result,there is a huge range of issues facing travellers. In South and Central America we would highlight the risk of crime, a number of the scams below relate to this. Too often people are being mugged at night when carrying a debit card - next trip will be to the ATM under duress so don't go out with one in high crime areas. Dengue Fever and now Chikungunya Fever is a persistent risk. Big thanks to Sam Lebus for all his recent contributions.
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15 Jul, 2019
Spain: Rail strike today
India & Nepal; Monsoon flooding in Mumbai, N India & Nepal
Honduras: Dengue Fever outbreak
Zimbabwe: Ban on use of international currenc...
14 Jul, 2019
The best bits of Latin America are the rural areas. The topography and environment is diverse, there are many cultural and historical differences and most gappers have a superb time. Our rural...
08 Jul, 2019
Travelling and Backpacking in South-East Asia
Most travellers and backpackers have a fun and safe time in South East Asia. The area has huge opportunities. In parts, especially in Thailan...