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Surviving Singapore part four How to speak Singaporean, Lah

The official language of Singapore is English but several other languages can be overheard Malay, Mandarin, Tamil among others. Hidden within the English is a colloquial version known as Singlish, a slang ridden melting pot of languages that mirrors the … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore Part Three: What to do other than eat in Singapore

Singapore is notoriously safe but a small bit of common sense will go a long way. In most sections of the country, if you can’t  sleep at 3 am you can take a walk-about with out being significantly concerned with … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore: what to eat in Singapore

What to eat in Singapore. The national dish is chicken rice, a simple dish elevated to the level of perfection. Poached chicken cooked with ginger and scallions over rice cooked in the remaining stock. Ridiculously easy and yet we’ve yet … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore A Cultural Guide. Part 1 Dining Etiquette

We can thank – or blame – the extensive British colonial reach for making exotic islands, like Hong Kong and Singapore, user-friendly. Hong Kong has retained a bit of it’s gaudy, naughty glamour with an edgier persona than the fastidious … Continue reading

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The how’s and wai’s of etiquette in Thailand

Thai etiquette everyone should know when traveling in Thailand Thailand’s King and Queen are the closest things to deities on earth, and are treated with great respect and reverence. So while political discourse is an American hobby, you should never … Continue reading

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Do I Really Need Travel Insurance?

So you are about to head out on that trip of a lifetime with everything planned to the last detail. Pets are cared for, house sitter arranged, contingency plans are set at work for your absence, every last detail addressed … Continue reading

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Adapt, Improvise and Overcome: What the Marine Corps taught me about travel

Popularized by Clint Eastwood as Gunny Highway in Heartbreak Ridge, the Marine Corps phrase “adapt, improvise and overcome!” is really the rule of the road for life and travel, as both will throw you curve balls. When things don’t go … Continue reading

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Are You Wearing The Right Shoes For Your Adventure?

A guest post by Mer-ee for GW Nunn Adventures I know what you’re thinking… why is a stuffed lion mascot writing about shoes? He doesn’t even wear shoes!  Well I know plenty about shoes, I am packed with them all … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness part 2

Part 2 A few years ago on a trip in Jamaica my cab driver stopped at an intersection and went to his trunk. As I watched through the space between the open trunk and the car from the back seat, … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness part 1

Knowing what is going on around you is one of the best ways to keep safe while traveling. GI Joe used to profess that “knowing is half the battle.” As a former special operations Marine, it was ingrained into us … Continue reading

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