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  • I have recently discovered Provence. It remains amazingly unspoilt, the scenery is beautiful (it inspired Van Gogh and other famous artists), the weather in the summer is fantastic, the food's delicious and it is mostly uncrowded unlike the south of…
  • Have a look at Surf Maroc too, they are a popular Morocco surf company. The provide surfing holidays and good value beachside locations in this up and coming surf destination. The village of Tagahzout is the surfing Mecca of Morocco, it's a small fi…
  • The best time to witness the migration is between June and August, the exact time varies from year to year depending on the weather among other things. There is already some detailed in on this on another questions see: Best time to see the Wildebee…
  • Foreign investment is negligible because it's high risk, but by investing in the country, sometimes with the help of foreign development banks, entrepreneurs are employing thousands of locals, which in a country of high unemployment I'd suggest is a…
  • Crossing the border between occupied north Cyprus and South Cyprus is fairly hassle free and local Cypriots from both sides cross the border on a daily basis for shopping, business, etc. But, most car rental companies do not allow you to cross the b…
  • Istanbul is incredibly romantic and with the classic appeal of Paris and the exotic lure of Marrakesh it's a good choice for a honeymoon destination. There's lots to do and see, excellent restaurants, and plenty of good hotels. A good choice is the …
  • Uruguay is a safe destination - Around 20,000 Britis visit the country every year and the vast majority are trouble-free. Punta del Este is probably the safest beach destination in South America. Take local advice on areas to avoid (like Montevideo'…
  • The reality in Zim is a bit different to that reported. Sure there are massive issues, but to a large extent life continues as normal as is so often the case. The Zimbabwe dollar is hardly used - everything is priced in US Dollars or South African R…
  • Hmm, Scotland is part of the UK, along with Wales, Northern Ireland and England. So a visa for the UK will mean you can access Scotland to. Neither the Republic of Ireland nor the United Kingdom are part of the Schengen area, and you may need a sepa…
  • Have a look at the Word Travels guide to Rio - it has loads of info, and it's free.
  • but the Taj Mahal is in Agra, which is 210km from Delhi, and takes the best part of 3 hours via the Taj Express train. You must also check out the 'what to do in Delhi' pages on wordtravels.com
  • Air Canada have three flights a week to Rio directly from Toronto. The flight takes around 10 hours. There are quite a few other airlines as that fly to Rio whether you are flying from London, Dubai, multiple cities in the States, Portugal and even …
  • The southern coast of Curacao is scattered with spectacular bays, beaches and secluded coves, and the island is famous for it's fantastic diving. The capital Willemstad is full of interesting colonial architecture and the historic waterfront is wort…
  • Hi Jason You can also view this post for suggestions on the best time to visit Tunisia: Best time to visit Tunisia
  • Zubar - you could try posting this question on expatarrivals.com/answers
  • Alethia is right that the Schengen Area covers most of Europe. (Twenty-two of the twenty-eight European Union (EU) member states participate in the Schengen Area. Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania will join soon, while the other two – Ireland an…
  • Manguistu - I think the place you mention is just of Vamizi Island, within the Quirimbas Archipelago in the calm, cyclone free waters off the coast of northern Mozambique. Neptune’s Arm, where coral gardens tumble down the edge of a sheer cliff so c…
  • Here is an old article we wrote that is useful on Where are the best places in Europe to learn skiing? Learning to ski is a great way to spend a winter holiday in Europe. With the right resort and good instruction you’ll be flying down the slo…
  • Hi there - looks like you have done your research. I have also been to Thailand twice, but quite a long time ago. I did almost exactly the same as you're thinking of - a few nights in Bangkok (staying in Khao San Road), followed by a week in the Nor…
  • Here is an interesting article on the Northern Lights http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130410-the-greatest-show-on-earth
  • Hi Nabanita - I suggest you start a new discussion - you might get more response
  • Hi Snoipah! If you haven't already, check out the Word Travels guide to the Netherlands - there is a page on passport and visa entry requirements.
  • This is a scam, without any doubt. Stop any contact with her (or him)
  • Since I wrote the note above, both SAA and Virgin Atlantic have stopped flying to Cape Town from London. I find it amazing that this route is not profitable as the flights are always packed in all classes, and an economy ticket costs almost GPB1000.…
  • Hi - is there a safety risk in Cuba from hurricanes and tropical storms, if so at what time of year? I have also read that there is a risk of muggings etc, is the risk any higher than in American cities, for example?
  • There is loads to do in Phuket:  Buddist temples, beaches, bars - check out the Word Travels guide to things to see and do in Phuket. 
  • Hmm, sounds a bit dodgy. I agree that your passport is not of great value, but be careful if they start asking for payment for anything
  • Hi Stephen - look at the Hanoi Travel Guide - what to see in Hanoi. Top attractions include the Old Quarter and Halong Bay.
  • Hi Jason, you need to check out this post on Passport validity . It should answer your question. But the short answer is that you don't need to worry. As a UK citizen going to an EU country your passport simply needs to be valid for the duration of …
  • Hi Jason, it depends where you go really - I suggest you get advice from the hotel. The tap water is treated, but most visitors to Mozambique still choose to drink bottled mineral water to be safe.