Dear Nellie Bly Archive

Dear Nellie Bly – Jordan

Dear Nellie Bly My daughter and her female friend want to travel to Jordan and Morocco. Last year, my daughter traveled solo in Asia for seven months. Is Jordan safe to travel to? Worried Mum ————————————————— Dear Worried Mum, There are many wonderful things to see in Jordan—Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea! It is definitely a bucket list destination. A lot of tourists, …

Question regarding Turkey and India

Dear Nellie Bly, The information below may be of interest to you. It’s of interest to me since I have recently been given the go-ahead to take time off and do a journey to India. I’m looking for flights to and from New Delhi in the February-March 2017 time frame. Do you have any thoughts on the flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul to New …

Question regarding Cambodia and Vietnam

Dear Nellie Bly, My husband and I are planning a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in January, our first trip to Asia. While we are excited, we do have a question. Neither of us speaks an Asian language, and we have read that many Vietnamese shopkeepers badger and take advantage of tourists. We like to travel independently, but wonder if it is better to work …

Question re Iran

Dear Nellie Bly, I am an American woman who was invited by a friend to join a tour to Iran. I am concerned about news reports of Americans getting arrested in Iran. What do you think? Should I consider going on this trip? Concerned — Dear Concerned, Iran has amazing things to see, including numerous world heritage sites, ancient buildings, stunning deserts, mountains with ski …

Marriage Proposals While Traveling?

Dear Nellie Bly: How do I handle marriage proposals while traveling? Desirable *** Dear Desirable: Marriage proposals must be handled carefully because 98% of the time they are a nuisance and to be dealt with accordingly.   These proposals fall in three categories:  1) Opportunistic – he wants sex, money or a visa to your country; 2) Complimentary – he really thinks you’re attractive; and 3) …

Staying in Seoul

Dear Nellie Bly, What can you tell me about going to Seoul, South Korea? Thanx and regards, AJ Dear AJ: South Korea hasn’t got any travel advisories or warnings I am aware of. The biggest thing is the traffic — the drivers don’t give pedestrians right of way, they don’t respect cross walks, and often don’t stop at red lights. Also, traveling solo in any …