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  • It's very sad if this is the case- I have a good friend who did the London to Cape Town trip (albeit in a car) with her husband around ten years ago, they took a couple of years doing it, and of all the countries her two favourite were Jordan and Et…
  • yes, sounds like just the place for you. You'll find lovely quiet parts to the island with authentic bars and restaurants, but also busy holiday resorts, with English restaurants and cold beer! It's a year-round destination.
  • Which month to go skiing. Depends the snow! You can go before Christmas, off peak, and get some decent snow, but book last minute. End of season (April) can be wonderful but don't head to a low resort, you may be skiing on grass. Go in January or Fe…
  • Good advice from Alethia and Emma. Here's my opinion. I love skiing in Switzerland as there is some of the best skiing in the world, the snow is reliable and the villages/ ski resorts are mostly pretty and 'authentic'. It has always been expensive, …
  • The four most popular islands that make up The Canary Islands are: Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, but other gems include the islands of La Gomera, and El Hierro. Tenerife: Most holidaymakers heading to Tenerife stay in the so…
  • Note that you can also consider a Gorilla Safari in the DRC. The country is home to a quarter of the remaining mountain gorillas in Africa, and the permits are less expensive than in Rwanda or Uganda.
  • Have you considered a considered a Gorilla safari in the DRC?! I always considered the DRC to be a no-go country, but reading this post it may be the best destination to meet a mountain gorilla....
  • The tourist infrastructure in DRC is not that advanced, there are many more tour companies doing this in Uganda and Rwanda, but if you go there you are in for a treat. It is the best place to view gorillas in my view, and is also cheaper and less t…
  • If you need to get a visa, I suggest you contact Travel Visa Pro, they are a visa agency and can help you with Schengen visas. USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com UK: +44 (0) 20 3743 3155 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.
  • If you need to get a visa, I suggest you contact Travel Visa Pro, they are a visa agency and can help you with tourist and transit visas. USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com UK: +44 (0) 20 3743 3155 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.
  • I have just been to Cyprus with children of all ages up to 13. I wouldn't suggest you do much sightseeing with them, as Roman ruins probably aren't up their street, particularly in the summer heat. But there are loads of child-friendly hotels, which…
  • Here's a detailed list of attractions and things to do in Mumbai
  • I have been to Mozambique a few times and have always got a visa on arrival, but it looks like things have changed recently and you should get a visa in advance if you are arriving from a country that has a Mozambique embassy. Officially, this ha…
  • Here are some recommended tour operators in the UK, that specialise in Uganda. Note that I have no relationship with any of them! On The Go Tours (www.onthegotours.com) is a privately owned company offering group tours, family adventures and tailo…
  • ha ha, I'm amazed these ladies are still falling for this scam. It's a bit like the email I got from Warren Buffet this morning, offering to send me loads of cash - too good to be true, and it isn't.
  • You can always get your hotel to organise a taxi, we did this (going Larnaca airport to Paphos) and it was a reasonable price having checking the prices
  • 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 …
  • 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…