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  • @Miriamtravels has recently done an expert interview with Word Travels on travel in Rwanda - check it out HERE!
  • Unfortunately it looks like the UAE requires six months of passport validity for all travellers, regardless of nationality. I'm surprised the airline said it should be okay - was it something to do with them being minors? Essentially, if you are all…
  • Unfortunately CheersT is absolutely correct @Allezor, this is a textbook scam. Cut all ties immediately.
  • @HikeMike, what time of year are you visiting Cambodia? During the wet season - June to October - road travel becomes more difficult due to all the mud and flooding. Most travellers don't hire cars as the driving can be stressful and confusing - Cam…
  • @Sunshine222, it sounds like you handed in a pretty complete application. Unfortunately, sometimes no amount of supporting documentation is enough - students are often considered to be at high risk of overstaying visas just because their age and lac…
  • @nadia1990, it is a good sign that he hasn't asked you for anything (yet) but your suspicion of online romance scams is healthy. What is your nationality? There is a chance that what he is really after is citizenship of your country. Be very very ca…
  • @Lyra, you are correct that malaria is a risk in Nigeria but there is no such thing as a vaccination for malaria unfortunately. Travellers should certainly take malaria medication in Nigeria and take the usual precautions against mosquito bites.
  • @GDane1, I'm struggling to make out exactly what's going on but it sounds dodgy. So your lady friend from Australia is trying to travel to meet you in the USA and she is a national of Ghana? Visas are granted for a certain period at the discretion o…
  • I'm very jealous! I haven't been myself so hopefully somebody with personal experience can pop along with some advice for you but I can tell you that the Sognefjord cruises are said to be wonderful in any season (in winter you get bonus activities…
  • Really hard to say @EdPaschke. Of course experience is always a good start for getting a job but only prospective employers can judge whether you have the necessary skills to work for them. If you do successfully get a job in the Cook Islands it wou…
  • @myfamily16, it would be useful to our experts if you could be more specific about what you need help with. Do you want to know what you legally require to get married or are you wanting help with things like venues and service providers?
  • Thanks for that useful information @companyofhouseelves. Please let us know how your trip goes - I hope you have an awesome time!
  • @loverboy1, as a tourist you should be granted 31 days of stay upon arrival in the Cook Islands visa-free (your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond period of intended stay in the country). If you wish to stay longer you can exten…
  • I second Terry! Venezuela is just not in a good state for tourists right now.
  • Well done @micha for figuring it out and doing a bit of research. I'm glad you found the forum useful!
  • @jeet190, there is a general threat from terrorism in Kuwait but most visits are trouble free and there are no serious travel alerts or anything in place. Check out the British government's advice for more detail: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-a…
  • @lunanavu, I agree with most of what you say about Zimbabwe - as a tourist destination it is still pretty safe, despite the terrible political violence. I would advise that travellers stick to the more touristy areas, as you suggest, and it is a tru…
  • @TTip, I'm afraid nobody here can answer your question - only Korean immigration will know. I can tell you though, that South Korea is pretty tough on this sort of thing (I have heard of bans up to 10 years and severe punishments). You missed a cour…
  • When are you planning on travelling to Sweden? It is not a cheap destination but if you are going in the warmer months you may well be able to camp (especially seeing as you want to explore outside of the cities). There are many campsites. Maybe you…
  • The cool season between November and February is considered the best time to visit Thailand but as I understand it the popular areas are likely to be busy anytime outside of monsoon season (June - October). I don't know Thailand well but most of the…
  • @ping, I'm not sure exactly what happened with the port agent, but the fact that you were denied a visa by Italy won't mean you can't get a visa from Spain, provided your application is in order.
  • Hi @Frankie85, For starters, check out this free Poland Travel guide, which includes a guide to Krakow and advice about transport and the airport.
  • @monicakira11, as Terry says, it totally depends where in Thailand you are going. If it is a major resort or touristy area you probably will need to book in advance - let us know where you want to go and we'll do our best to advise you.
  • @vipinatw, Terry is right, we need something to go on before we can advise you. If you describe the kind of holiday you want (luxury/budget/cultural/outdoorsy etc), and the countries you are most interested in visiting, we can help with suggestions.
  • @JackRigsby, just to confirm, there is absolutely zero risk of Ebola in Botswana or South Africa. In fact, the only countries in Africa you need to worry about for Ebola are the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbrea…
  • @PatrickMakuza, as Alethia has said, your post is a bit confusing regarding nationality but if you and your daughter are citizens of Denmark you will be fine travelling to Belgium, or any Schengen state, so long as your passports are valid for the d…
  • @KittyPurl, I'm afraid David is no longer an expert on this forum, but you will be absolutely fine. British citizens technically only require a valid passport to travel to Poland - though having a bit of leeway is always a good idea.
  • @Kahlan, the advice I gave above hasn't really changed. Myanmar has taken big steps towards democracy since the recent election, but the country is still struggling with serious ethnic conflict. This sectarian violence seldom affects tourists though…
  • @rayeobe, I totally agree with Alethia. Please book yourself into a hotel, even if it is just for the first few days. Maybe this will be the fairytale you imagine but it isn't safe to put yourself completely at this man's mercy before you have even …
  • @Myles24, just to clarify, you are saying you are a citizen of the Philippines who has been residing in the United Arab Emirates for the last decade, who wants to travel to California to visit family residing there? You will need a visa but having p…