LisaF

LisaF

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    What are the most useful shoes for Nepal in May (non-trekking)?

    Whatever shoes you decide to take, wear them first so that you wont get blisters while you're there. Most camping stores/outdoor stores will have some really comfy walking sandals which are lightweight and perfect for Nepal in June. about 5 years ago

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    How safe is it to go to Trinidad for a few weeks of consulting work?

    I think jazzmanblues may have confused Trinidad with Thailand. Trinidad has some of the highest murder rates in the world and your husband should do some research before he heads off there. Know how to avoid trouble and exercise caution. Carry a little bit of cash (taxis only accept cash), and travel during day light hours. If you out at night, be somewhere you know and trust. Arrange your hotel to collect you from bars and restaurants. If you're husband is consulting there, he's probably connected with some of the local anyway, so get him to ask them about local customs (like greetings etc). about 5 years ago

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    Are any parts of Thailand safe for Americans to travel to? We had a Bangkok trip planned but may rework the trip. Advice please.

    Hi Cyndee For the moment, travelling to Thailand is very safe for tourists, as long as you stay out of the way of protestors. LIke anywhere, protesting can escalate quite quickly, so avoid the hot spots. Arrange your transport before you depart US, have a hotel car collect you form the airport and keep your passport in your handbag (or close by), incase you're stopped and asked for ID. Hope this helps. Lisa about 5 years ago

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    what are the main places to have veg read made food in Botswana?

    I think you might be hard pressed to find a decent vegetarian restaurant in Botswana, however Kalahari Rest Stop might be able to tempt you with something. Its a trek though, so you'd have to stay overnight in a hut. Highly recommend it. Otherwise head to Gaborone. You might get lucky. over 5 years ago

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    I am travelling to ethiopia with a 12 hour stop over in qatar. Any advice?

    It really depends on the time of day you'll be there. I assume you will be in Doha if you're in transit. If you're there during the day, consider visiting the Museum of Islamic Art followed by lunch in the local markets. If you are travelling with kids they also have a water park where you could spend a few hours. over 5 years ago

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    Thailand for the mature traveller. Any ideas?

    Hi Graham, Your plans sound pretty exciting. Thailand caters for all travellers, I'm sure you will find something. Depending on your interests, there is quite a lot to do in Thailand. The National Parks in the north are home to some amazing villages where Hill tribes welcome you to spend time with them. There are also some great animals sanctuaries however I would advise you do some research before parting with money. There are some beautiful temples where you could spend hours wandering and exploring. Wat Phra Puttha Pha Nam comes to mind, a peaceful temple in the middle of the jungle where not too many tourists go. You have to climb over 400 steps to get there (so take plenty of water), and the effort is worth it! There are so many smaller islands in Thailand, it won’t be difficult to find a peaceful place away from drunken tourists. If you like scuba diving, the islands of Cora and Raya might interest you. They’re not too noisy and have some beautiful reefs to explore. Ko Adang is another one of the “quieter islands” where you can trek around for hours. Consider your fitness levels before heading there as the humidity is quite high. Enjoy your amazing holiday! Lisa over 5 years ago

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    What's the best way to keep your passport on you when travelling in a hot country and going to beach areas?

    Whenever we travel to hot and humid countries, we place our passports in the snap-lock bags. If you're travelling around and not staying in a hotel with a safe, think about purchasing one of those passport safety bags that go underneath your clothes. It might seem like an obvious one, but if you plan on swimming, make sure you don't dive in with your passport in your pocket. This is far more common that you might think! Taking a photocopy of your passport and keeping one copy with you, as well as one copy back at home is a good idea. Keep in mind that colour photo copies are illegal for some countries (open to fraud) - a black and white one should suffice for emergency purposes. Keep a copy of your insurance company "emergency assistance" phone number AND the local consulate office to call if you need it. over 5 years ago

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    what are the best, ie peaceful, beautiful, traditional, places to stay in Bali

    I can highly recommend the huts in Munduk - the coffee region north of Ubud. Some really lovely walks through the waterfalls, as well as the coffee plantations. Also, the snorkeling around Pemuteran is worth checking out. over 5 years ago