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5 Things to Look for in Travel Insurance

Travel insurance can be a confusing and frustrating process, but boy is it worth it. I don’t need to explain how important peace-of-mind is when you’re traveling around the world. Your health and well being is the absolute last thing you want to worry about when you are sailing through the Mediterranean or immersed in Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. …

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How to deal with altitude sickness when travelling to Tibet

Tibet Plateau has an average elevation above 4,000 meters and in many places, the altitude is well above 5,000 meters. Since any altitude above 3,000 meters is defined as high altitude, entire Tibet can be considered high altitude. In fact, many mountain passages or trekking destinations are well above 5,000 meters (like Everest Base Camp). Thus, altitude sickness is the …

Why the first-timers to Tibet shall not miss visiting Lhasa and Shigatse?

Bounded by mighty Himalayan range in the South West and Thanggula ranges in the north, Tibet spans world’s highest and largest plateau. Tibetan Plateau has average altitude of 4,000 meter and the alpine terrain conditions are severe and dry. The unique environment carved a unique culture in Tibet with a strong influence on the daily life. Tibetan Buddhism is also …