Don’t panic about ‘Pabuk’, says Phuket weather office! A Global Travel Gypsy

PHUKET: The local office of the national weather bureau is urging people in Phuket not to panic from the fallout of tropical storm Pabuk, saying the impact on the weather across the island will not be anywhere near as severe as that on the Gulf of Thailand. Phuket province will not be affected as much … Continue reading Don’t panic about ‘Pabuk’, says Phuket weather office! A Global Travel Gypsy

Earthquake of 6.9 strikes off Philippines, small tsunami possible! – Global Travel Gypsy

A strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday and small tsunami waves were possible along its coast as well as in parts of Indonesiaand Palau, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. There were no reports of casualties or damage, from the earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said struck … Continue reading Earthquake of 6.9 strikes off Philippines, small tsunami possible! – Global Travel Gypsy

East Euro tourists charged for begging, at it again in Patong… and Krabi – Global Travel Gypsy

The Phuket Tourist Police yesterday (Thursday) arrested two tourists at a Phuket market after begging for donations so they could continue their travelling. The Phuket Tourist police and the Phuket City Police found the two tourists at the Boat Plaza Market in Samkong yesterday (August 23) – a 21 year old Ukrainian man and a … Continue reading East Euro tourists charged for begging, at it again in Patong… and Krabi – Global Travel Gypsy

Keen To See A Komodo Dragon? $500 Please: Indonesian Governor To Tourists. – Global Travel Gypsy

The Indonesian governor said during a speech to university administrators, “Komodo dragons are very unique, but sadly they come cheap.” Kupang:  Tourists keen for a close-up look at komodo dragons in their natural habitat could be hit with an alarming bill, if one Indonesian politician gets his way. The governor of East Nusa Tenggara province- … Continue reading Keen To See A Komodo Dragon? $500 Please: Indonesian Governor To Tourists. – Global Travel Gypsy

Bali to bring in new rules for visiting temples after decline in ‘quality of tourists’ – Global Travel Gypsy

Visitors posing in bikinis and clambering over sacred Hindu structures prompt authorities to crack down Authorities in Bali have vowed to stop westerners in bikinis posing in front of sacred temples as they lament a decline in the “quality of tourists” visiting the island. Bali deputy governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Sukawati, known as Cok Ace, said the … Continue reading Bali to bring in new rules for visiting temples after decline in ‘quality of tourists’ – Global Travel Gypsy

Death toll rises, foreigners evacuated after Lombok, Bali earthquake – Global Travel Gypsy

Lombok: Indonesian authorities expect the death toll from a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the Indonesian tourist islands of Lombok and Bali will keep rising, after a first frantic day of rescue efforts got under way. Already, 98 people have been confirmed dead – 96 on Lombok and two on Bali and 239 have been injured … Continue reading Death toll rises, foreigners evacuated after Lombok, Bali earthquake – Global Travel Gypsy