LisaF

LisaF

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    What is the best hideaway beach in Bali?

    Head North West to Pemuteran, ideallic! over 7 years ago

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    Any recommendations for packing for Okavanga delta, Botswana, during February wet season? Anyone been to Sandibe camp?

    PS - try not to buy Khaki coloured clothing. The "safari" set traveller was easily mocked by locals and seemed to attract a lot of unwanted attention. ;) over 7 years ago

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    Can anyone recommend a good, but not too expensive doctor (general) in Medellin, Colombia?

    Agree with Katrina - your travel insurance company should be able to recommend a medical practitioner who has been credentialed (checked) and then monitor you to make sure you're ok. In some cases, they can even pay directly to the doctor relieving you of the financial stress and ensuring you get looked after. Regardless of cost! Colombia is not a centre for medical excellence, shopping around for the cheapest doctor is not really the most sensible idea if you are seriously unwell. In fact, without wanting to cause you further stress, a cheaper option may end up causing you a lot more in the long run. If you do have travel insurance, they should accept your call reverse charge and make the appropriate arrangements for you. Good luck! over 7 years ago

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    SiamReap and Ankor Wat

    Hi Carlo, When travelling in Cambodia, I can highly recomend the public bus, cheaper adn seems a lot safer than the mini bus (private bus). Ist also more comfortable. Re accomodation, I always book last minute and have not been disapointed in getting last minute cheap hotels. Lisa over 5 years ago

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    Going to be 20, travelling alone, would like to work and meet new people. Does a certain part of NZ spring to mind that would suit me?! (:

    New Zealand is such a friendly place, I am sure you will be welcomed wherever you go. If you have some ski skills - why not consider Queenstown in June/July/August? As Christy suggests, there are a lot of tourists in Peak season which can either be a bonus of a pain in the butt. Auckland is also another fun place to be, a lot of nightlife, cafes, parks and friendly people. over 7 years ago

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    Is there someplace in Ubud where I can buy fabric and have dresses made?

    Yes there is. I found a great little shop on Jalan Hanoman (opposite to Nurs Salon) that made clothes. I'd recomend you go fabric shopping in Denpasar though, there is one street next to the markets full of fabric shops and the range/price is amazing. In Ubud, the silk was from Java and was lower quality. over 7 years ago

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    Could I get Vietnam visa on arrival in Da Nang?

    Depending on your nationality and where you passport was issued, you will need to apply for your visa in advance through govietnamvisa.com/ Otherwise you will be charged a hefty entrance fee on arrival (if they let you check in for flight). almost 5 years ago

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    Backpacking through Asia, HELP PLEASE!!

    It sounds like a fantastic trip! You could easily give yourself 1 month in each place and not get bored. I'd probably start in India, (Mumbai, south to Goa for a week then head north toward Lumbini and into Nepal), then Thailand (south for a week and then north towards Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Udon Ratchitani, across to Laos, down to Cambodia. Spend a week north, then head down the Mekong, and if you get a chance, end with a week in Kep. Finish it all off with Indonesia (Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Lombok and Flores). Couch surfing in these areas can be quite tricky, so really do your homework where you plan to stay. There is no doubting your ability to look after yourself, sadly we see too many horror stories with travellers in particular areas. The last thing you want to happen is an event to end such an amazing holiday like the one you're planning. Spiking drinks, ethanol-poisoning and horrendous sexual assaults are very very common throughout South East Asia. This can happen for both female and male travellers. Have fun planning your trip! about 6 years ago