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Perpetual Traveller Worldwide Travel Warnings Week 32

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The risk and threat level seems to be ever rising across the world, hence your travel intelligence could make all the difference between a good experience and facing a disaster. Perpetual Traveller Overseas is committed to sharing insight to all our readers to give you the best available information on the ground. Be sure to check our Travel Warning each week before you travel and remember the most dangerous place in the world is where you are right now - never confuse familiarity with risk.

Here is our worldwide Travel Warning Report for Week 32:

Brazil
Military troops have been deployed to Rio de Janeiro since 27 July 2017; with an operational focus on organised crime such as drug trafficking, illegal firearms and cargo theft. Violence and crime can occur anywhere and often involve firearms or other weapons. You should be vigilant, particularly before and during the festive and carnival periods.

Cambodia
A general election will take place in July 2018; It’s possible that political…

Top 10 cheapest cities accordng to the European Backpacker Index 2017

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The European Backpacker Index has been updated for the 2017 edition. With Europe still experiencing troubled times and the masses starting to cut back on travel, this index is highly relevant and monitored by thousands of travellers visiting European destinations.

Europe continues to be home to many of the world's most expensive cities, as well as some bargain cities where many things cost only about a quarter as much for an international traveler. Now in its 7th annual edition for 2017, the Europe Backpacker Index ranks 56 of the continent's most popular cities from cheapest to most expensive.

Thanks to a stagnant economy and virtually no inflation (except for a few countries), prices for visitors in Europe held very steady throughout 2016. Iceland keeps getting more expensive, partly due to its soaring popularity. And Britain is now a relative bargain after the post-Brexit currency weakness. That probably won't last too long, so don't put off your next London visit.

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A 'Ring of Steel' is being planned for London's Square Mile by 2022

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A robust "ring of steel" estimated to cost in the region of £5 million GBP has been proposed to protect the skyscrapers of London's famous and highly revered "Square Mile" from an impending terrorist attack.

The methodology proposes manned checkpoints, rising street bollards and crash-proof barricades in addition to other more subtle security measures. This new development is in line with advice provided from MI5, as well as the counter-terrorism police in the UK.

A recent Corporation of London report pointed towards this critical area of London, as being highly sensitive to a hostile vehicle-borne security threat, hence additional security protections were called for.

Such advice comes about in the background of numerous terror attacks across European cities in recent times and the ring of steel is believed to be the best way to protect the heart of London's financial district.

London's first ring of steel was a response to IRA bombs in …

Top 10 reasons to retire to Uruguay

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Once dubbed as the Switzerland of South America, Uruguay, is also famous for its beach resorts and safe easy living, which  is attracting attention as a great place to retire. 
Here below is a Top 10 list of reasons why to retire to Uruguay:
Safety: Simply put this is the top criteria for people from other parts of South America. In order to relocate it must be safe! Uruguay now has a reputation for enjoying the lowest rate of crime in the whole of South America, which makes it an attractive place to settle.Stability: At present Uruguay is without doubt one of the most economically and politically stable countries in South America. It is a free country away from the ills of world controversy. The local banks have never succumbed to tactics shown in other South American countries such as expropriating, freezing or forcing a fixed currency exchange of deposits. Over the last few decades they have proved to be as trustworthy as a bank can be. Excellent Health care: Private hospitals featu…

What do Perpetual Travellers dislike most about Airports?

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Well, there is a lot to dislike about airports when you really think about it; for example, there’s the pre-travel arrangements for a start, getting to the airport, especially a Budget airport and if that isn’t bad enough we then have the pleasure of actually arriving to the airport itself, not knowing what we may find when we get there!

Depending upon which airport you find yourself in, the service, attitude and facilities can vary dramatically often lacking consistency when it comes to Rules and Regulations; by this I also refer to Security. It’s difficult to find 2 airports who operate by exactly the same system and layout.

What we need is a team of independent international “Airport Inspectors” representing consumers to check and regulate Airport facilities, in order to ensure that the Perpetual Traveller out there has at least some fundamental comforts concerning communications, toilet related conveniences, clean water, soap and somewhere to eat and adequate public seating. I’m …

Put your Smartphone down - the EMF's are dangerous!

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The social and health impact on mobile phones today are many fold and it appears that we are nurturing a generation addicted to Smartphone usage, whereby the real consequences will not be fully known for another decade to come.


Ask yourself this crucial question: Do you control your Smartphone or does your Smartphone control you? If you hesitate, then the answer is the former. Just imagine for a moment, we now use our Smartphone with over a million Apps even at the dinner table, which is a real conversation and friendship killer. We use Smartphones to wake us up in the morning, control our finances, virtually manage our social life, support our business and store our memories through photos or videos.

The Mobile Industry has come a long way since the humble Ericsson or Nokia that was used primarily for phone calls. However, despite the convenience and ease of use, our health is at clear and constant risk:

Facts About Cell Phone Use
It is estimated that talking on a cell phone as little a…

The World’s Top 10 Airlines in 2017 rated by Travellers

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The Skytrax World Airline Awards feature the most acclaimed recognition within the industry that any airline can wish to win! As such the awards are commonly known by insiders as the "Oscars of the aviation industry”. Each airline knows that the annual announcement has become a truly worldwide benchmark of airline excellence.

Travellers across the planet take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to determine the eventual winners. The Skytrax Survey and Awards Methodology is fully transparent, and the process remains 100% independent, meaning no payment or advertising by any airline takes place, nor is there any involvement of any other outside organizations, concerning any aspect of the customer survey or Awards presentation event.

So as every Perpetual Traveller wants to know, who are the winners, losers and shakers for 2017? Here below is the world’s Top 10:

1. QATAR AIRWAYSup 1 place from 2016
Destinations covered: 140 destinations Global