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  • Government warnings are normally overdone, and in reality the safety situation is usually much better than suggested. But the border between Venezuela and Colombia is a no-go zone, and very dangerous. But there is also a high threat from violent cri…
  • The next company that posts an advert here gets banned.... unless they can actually write something useful and interesting about gorilla safaris in Uganda or Rwanda!
  • Lagos is becoming safer with CCTV cameras and police patrol cars, but it's still not a destination for an inexperienced traveller. There are still travel warnings in place from the FCO and US State Department. Of course you can find no-go areas in N…
  • Japan is one of THE SAFEST places to visit! One of our guests lost their iphone and wallet on separate occasions but found them again. The cab drivers will not take you on a longer route for a higher fare. Hotel staff are very trustworthy and there …
    in Crime in Japan Comment by mathieu May 19
  • Cherry blossom season is the best time to visit Japan because the flowers are gorgeous, winter is turning into summer and the weather is perfect. The sakura (cherry blossoms) are even more beautiful when they are lit up at night. There are also some…
  • I thought I'd share this email below, that I got from my brother, which gives some insight to travelling in rural Africa, and the challenges of crossing the border between Tanzania and Mozambique! Hello my family…. Had quite an eventful day yes…
  • As with many places on the FCO watch list, the reality is that life goes on in Kenya much as it ever has, in most areas, only the touristy spots are now less touristy, so in some cases better. It's really hard for the FCO and others to give blanked …
  • This is a fantastic way to see the country. There are 5 Maharajas Express Journeys and they depart from either Mumbai or Delhi. They are either 3 nights or 7 nights, and take in some of India's great cities and sights. 1) Delhi - Agra - Ranthambo…
  • Another one from me, we went to La Tania last year - it's connected to the three valleys (Meribel, Courcheval, Val Thorens) by just one lift, but is cheaper and very child friendly being a smaller ski resort. Teenage children may get bored, I guess,…
  • and how can you have physical chemistry if you have never met? SCAM
  • Remember to check out our Cuba Travel Guide for lots of advice on what to see and do in Cuba.
  • OMG, that is hysterical, you couldn't make it up.
  • I lived in Cape Town for many years, and still visit regularly. I always feel safe but saying this I automatically take various precautions that I would not consider in London: - never leave anything openly visible in a parked car - don't be flash, …
  • 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…