LisaF

LisaF

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    Tiger Trekking in India - any suggestions?

    Northern India (OK, so its actually southern Nepal) but so close to the border is Chitwain National Park. We stayed at a fantastic lodge called Temple Tiger http://www.templetigernepal.com/ and saw tigers, rhinos, deer, monkey, sloth amongst other gorgeous creatures. We travelled with our children who were 4yrs and 10 yrs at the time and they loved it. We researched quite a bit before making a decision, there are some very unethical outfits abusing the animals etc - I just couldn't be party to that. Mostly all of the lodges in the National Park are very good with conservation programs. Your child will love it. over 7 years ago

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    is it safe to travel and stay in cambodia. my daughter is thinking about going there for an internship

    As a mother I can certainly understand your apprehension, especially if she is planning on being away for an extended period. There are ways to avoid trouble – arm her with as much information as possible before she leaves including hospitals in the area she is travelling in, the local embassy and numbers to her insurance/emergency assistance company. I have travelled as a solo female in Cambodia (twice) and felt completely safe. I only stuck to areas that were well known and was mindful of the culture and customs. There are still live land mines in really remote areas, but foreigners are not normally allowed in these places. As Phil says, petty crime is rife in touristy areas – cameras and wallets are known to go missing. The normal health issues are in Cambodia, travellers diahhrea, food poisoning, dehydration, dengue and malaria. More common are burns to the lower legs when riding on motorbikes! Cambodia is not a centre of medical excellence, the nearest western health standard is in Bangkok, then Singapore (both very expensive). Should something happen to her, she would probably be evacuated to there for treatment, if not brought home to Australia. An air ambulance evacuation from Cambodia to Bangkok can cost up to AUD70,000 - travel insurance is essential! over 7 years ago

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    Which is the Best beach and best beach resort in Bali with a 7 year old?

    Have you considered your own villa in Bali instead of a resort? We have done this (and will be doing this again this week for a few days) in Bali because it works out to be more economical and a much nicer experience. Villas normally come with staff including driver and cleaner - you have the privacy of your own swimming pool and beach. With a child who has experienced Asia before the noise of the touristy beaches shouldn't be such an issue, and there are plenty to choose from. The noisier beaches of Kuta, Seminyak, Legian are probably best to stay clear of, they attract a loud crowd. Nusa Dua and Sanur are relatively nice and can offer private villas as well as resort style hotels. Beach wise, I also really like Singaraja on the north (I don't know if this is how its spelt) - as well as Uluwatu which is predominantly a surf beach. Check out: www.agoda.com for travel deals. over 7 years ago

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    Where is the best laksa in singapore?

    Chimes! There is an open food court here across from Raffles and down a little, quite and great food. over 7 years ago

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    schengen visa requirements

    Hi Adriaan, it really depends on your nationality. If its Shenzen, China - regardless of nationality you will require a visa prior to departure if you intend to leave the airport. This may help you out a little: http://visalink.com.au over 7 years ago

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    Anyone been to the safari in Bali? Is it safe? Worth going? How to get there and how much are the entrance fees? Pls assist. Thanks!

    Personally, I find those things really revolting. Its not really a safari, but a zoo where you can pat animals that are otherwise not known in Bali. On a work trip there recently, this trip had been pre-arranged, but I decided to do something more aligned to the Balinese culture and went batik making instead. The group that returned from the Safari were divided in their opinions. They either absolutely loved it - or absolutely hated it. There were more that hated it. Its not too far from Ubud - there are daily buses from most tourists hubs, and not sure of the price. over 7 years ago

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

    Oh sorry - just realised this was an older post. Hope you manager to get in to see a good doctor. 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