dinsdag 26 maart 2013

vrijdag 22 maart 2013

What does human rights day mean for you?

What does human rights day mean for you as person or individual? Has it an impact in your life? Have you learned (what have you learned or gain)something about HUMAN RIGHTS DAY? What suggestions do you have for others?

donderdag 7 maart 2013

Traveling Tip 6

If you are pleased with the service at a restaurant, tip the server between 10 and 15 percent. Bartender tips run a couple of rand (R2) for every drink. Car guards, informal or otherwise, generally expect between R3 and R5 for watching your car. The petrol station attendants are underpaid but often ask if they can check your water and oil or wash your windows. If you have the time, allow them to do so, and give them R5. It’s a pittance by foreign standards but goes far for some in South Africa. Always remember when you travel with a guide (Tour Guide) on your journey through Africa to TIP your guide, unless your were not satisfied with his or her services.

zondag 3 maart 2013

Traveling Tips 5

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

What should my travel insurance policy cover:
Medical and health cover for an injury or sudden illness abroad – more information on medical and health cover.
24 hour emergency service and assistance.
Personal liability cover in case you’re sued for causing injury or damaging property.
Lost and stolen possessions cover.
Cancellation and curtailment (cutting short your trip) cover.
Extra cover for activities that are commonly excluded from standard policies, such as jet skiing.
The policy should cover the whole time that you’re away. Multi-trip policies may specify a maximum number of days’ travel.
Your policy may also have:
personal accident cover legal expenses cover financial protection if your airline goes bankrupt before or during your trip. Many insurers will extend cover if you ask them. If not, shop around for a specialist policy. Common travel insurance policy exclusions
Always check the conditions and exclusions of your policy:
Most policies will not cover drink or drug-related incidents.
60% of travel insurance policies now cover terrorism. Where possible, ensure that your policy does not exclude terrorism.
You must take reasonable care of your possessions or your policy will not cover you.
Travel insurance buying tips

Shop around to find a good price and the right product rather than opting to travel without cover.
Cheaper policies will usually have less cover – for some the price seems most important, but is it worth the initial saving?
Consider annual multi-trip insurance if you make several trips a year – you’ll save time and money. Cancelling or cutting a trip short
A good insurance policy will cover you for cancelling or cutting a trip short under certain circumstances. Check carefully to see exactly what you’re covered for:

accident illness family bereavement pregnancy (unknown when you buy the policy) jury service or witness summons home emergency: fire, storm or flood, burglary redundancy strikes bad weather – affects the departure of flights and ships.

Ensure your policy:
will refund the full cost of your holiday pays out if you need to cancel or cut short a trip because you fall ill for example covers pre-paid expenses such as excursions covers extra costs incurred to get home. You may covered for company failure through the ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence) protection scheme, or if your travel company is a member of an association that offers financial protection for your travel arrangements, e.g. ABTA or AITO. Always ask your travel company if protection applies to your travel arrangements. If it doesn’t, the company may be able to offer suitable insurance to cover you.
Personal liability insurance

If you accidentally cause an injury to someone or damage their property they may sue you. Good travel insurance will cover you for personal liability.
Personal accident cover – disability and death Travel insurance can cover a personal accident payment made for permanent disability or death. Cover for stolen, lost or damaged possessions
Limits for single items such as cameras and jewellery can vary from as little as £250 up to £1000 or more. Check these limits are adequate and realistic.
You should report a loss to the Police within 24 hours. Proof of notification will be required when you make your claim.
All insurance policies say that you must take care of your belongings at all times. If you don’t, the policy may not pay out.
Tip: take as much care of your property as if it were uninsured.
Lost baggage on flights
Do not rely on compensation from an airline if it loses your luggage.
By law, airlines only have to pay a specified minimum value per kilo of lost luggage. This is unlikely to cover the full value of your things.

Legal expenses cover
Taking out legal expenses cover will help you to pursue compensation or damages following personal injury while you're abroad – very important in countries without a legal aid system.