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  • Hi Faeried, you should speak to a medically qualified professional regarding jabs and innoculations - doctor, nurse or Travel Clinic. They will offer the current recommendations that can vary depending on which areas you will travel to and which jab…
  • Bad reviews are always to be found on Trip Advisor and similar sites. Someone is much more likely to complain rather than say they loved a place...unless you feel really strongly one way or the other then why review it. You need to take most reviews…
  • Tennisbabe is right to point out that street food can be safer than a posh hotel as it is usually flash-fried at high temperatures and made fresh that day. With a good turnover of people on a busy street it is better than going to a quiet posh resta…
  • David F's recommendation of Gordon House is good too, but there is a night-club there so it can be too noisy in some of the rooms. However, peace and quiet is hard to find in the bigger cities sometimes wherever you stay ;-)
  • Goa is so seasonal. It will be quiet if you are there out of season, which can be quite appealing to some. Some shops and cafes and restaurants will shut down for the summer months and not re-open until October or later in the season. The package de…
  • Hi Sir_K, I am not sure why you would need a travelex 'cash passport' when you can go to an Indian ATM and take out rupees with a regular ATM card so what is the advantage? Or is is that you can then access any kind of ATM at any Indian bank? Trav…
  • I think maybe this issue is simply because you are applying for an Indian Visa in the UK without holding a UK passport. It would be simple if you had a UK Passport and were applying from the UK or a Portugese passport and applying from Portugal. It …
  • For the Golden Triangle December is fine. October through to March is the season for Delhi and Rajasthan. Availability would be more of a concern as the trains and hotels might be busy as a lot of people will be in India for the Christmas holiday pe…
  • I think you should definitely check with the airline you are flying out of Canada with. I think the 'grey area' is that some combinations of airlines work together and you can check your bags all the way through and then automatically you are a tran…
  • I think it is Australia you do need to prove funds if you are entering the country on certain visas or for certain durations, but not New Zealand when i last checked. I am from the UK and was in NZ a few years back and was not asked for proof of fu…
  • I have a similar question to Ema as I might be heading to Jordan and Syria next year with male friend who is gay (not obviously gay) but he has concerns about being perceived as gay in certain parts of the world (the Middle East being one area of co…
  • There is La Pallu somewhere in France too and it is also a term for the loose end of a sari in India ;-)
  • You would fly to Delhi. Qatar is a good airline and they fly from Lagos to Delhi via Doha.
  • I have travelled a fair bit and Antigua in Guatemala is one of my all time favourite spots, the atmosphere, architecture, history, people, cafes....very fond memories... and it felt like a real haven for travellers - somewhere to stop a while and ga…
  • Always check with the relevant embassy before you head off as changes can happen at any point in time. I am not sure if you have a Nepalese Embassy or consulate actually in South Africa...http://np.embassyinformation.com/ is useful. Zimbabwe might b…
  • I was surprised that there is much surf in the Maldives as I only knew of people going for serious relaxation on perfect beaches or the romantic stilted-water-bungalow experience..... I assumed it was still and calm waters all around the islands wit…
  • Hi Ilya, I am curious to know if you have many independent budget back-packers exloring these destinations or if it tends to be groups travelling on pre-booked trips. My mother went on an organized tour with a walking company, but a friend of mine …
  • Yep as above, definitely the Poon Hill trek - you will need at least a night either side in Pokhara and Kathmandu and you can fly from Kathmandu direct to Pokhara or if on a budget take one of the tourist bus services that you can pre-book in either…
  • Hi Payal, It could be a mix of sunshine and rain. The wet season is not usually fully over until October/November....the season (as in charter package flights and with independent travellers too) begins in october. Some resorts and cafes etc only …
  • If you love beaches you could see some of Bangkok and then have two weeks on an island or two and there are plenty to choose from. Or you could head up to Chiang Mai to trek or take a cookery course, Pai is not that far and a nice little town near t…
  • People head to Singapore all year round as the temperature averages at about 27 degrees. It is usually always warm, but sometimes wetter and more humid than others. The cooler months are October - January. It can rain anytime but November, December …
  • The Tsukiji fish market is I think one of the biggest fish markets in the world - if not the biggest. Yes it is in Tokyo but it is very early start if you want to get there in time to see the tuna being auctioned. You need to be there around 5:00 - …
  • Everybody usually needs a tourist visa for India so contact the Indian Embassy or Consulate in the Philippines - there is one in Manila and they can advise you.
  • For this kind of advice you really need to speak to someone in authority. I would get the son to speak to the South Africa consulate or Embassy in India for official advice. There is one in Delhi....good luck with that
  • The budget question is always a tricky one as it really depends on your attitude to budget accommodation. In some parts of India you can find a relatively cheap room that is simple but clean and good value and in Rajasthan some real gems, in large c…
  • Hi Sim5, September is the tail end of the wet season in Delhi so there might still be some rainfall but the intense pre-monsoon heat will have gone and the air should be fresher...as you head down the west coast the climate will change slightly. It…
  • Hi, I agree with TravellingB.... bring your own sleeping bag or at least your own sleeping bag liner if you decide to hire one - sometimes the bags for hire can be a bit damp and musty ;-) if they have been in storage for a while.... If you fancy a…
  • Definitely go to Hoi An - it's a big favourite with me and lots of my friends too and you can also get some great clothes tailormade whilst you are there ...if you happen to choose to stay a few days.... I had a jacket made to my design in 1996 and …
  • Hilarious ....shipping your remains back to your own country....they only asked how far it was from kandy to Colombo!!! ....but yep always get full travel insurance wherever you go... I survived 6 weeks in Sri Lanka in 2000 and did not come home i…
  • Hi Elsbeth, If you don't fancy trekking then you can see loads of amazing sights in and around Kathmandu - Bhaktapur has already been mentioned, maybe Nagarkot as there are some amazing views from there and you can get there by car or by trekking .…