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    I am a female planning on Backpacking throughout Thailand alone. Is there any advice, tips, or places not to go? Safety?

    Briahna,everything you need to know is in our Thailand Survival Guide. Go get it here: http://www.worldnomads.com/guides/thailand-survival-guide Thailand is awesome! about 5 years ago

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    Travelling from England to bruge by ferry on Friday is it safe

    Tracey, Bruges is a generally very safe tourist destination in Belgium. Given what happened in Paris this week, it's impossible to say anywhere is perfectly safe, but given the increased levels of security in Europe now, there's probably never been a safer time to travel. Have you read our belgium travel smart tips: http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/belgium/ about 5 years ago

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    is maldive expensive ?? my budget is 50000INR per person . i m planning to spend honey,oom times over there //

    It is deliberately expensive on the island resorts - it was a strategy to keep hippies and "undesirables" away in the 1970's. More recently though the government has allowed low cost tourism and accommodation on the main island. Read more about it here: http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/maldives/ about 5 years ago

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    What are the best things to do in Sayulita Mexico?

    Funny you should ask Jen Next week I'm publishing a World Nomads guide to Sayulita. Give me a few days and I'll have it live at www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/mexico about 5 years ago

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    Hello,I have a question, being an Arab planning a trip with my friends to Europe. Following the terrible events in France (My sincerest cond

    Sad, acts of terrorism are by their nature unpredictable. No-one can tell you it's safe or dangerous. No-one can tell you if, when or where another attack will strike. The terrorists don't discriminate, an Arab is as likely as a Briton or a Calathumpian to be involved. Not sure about the statistics for Arabs, but Australians (my nationality) according to a university study have a 1 in 7million chance of being a victim of terrorism - about the same as being struck by lightning. If you're asking if you're likely to be subjected to harassment or discrimination because you're Arab - I'm sure there's a possibility, but from personal experience and observation, I think the vast majority of people realise that it is religious fundamentalist extremists who are the problem, not your average Arab. about 5 years ago

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    Is guerrero negro safe for tourists

    Cindy it is generally-speaking the areas within 20 miles of the US/Mexico border that have the greatest danger. I've never been there, so others may know better, but from what I have researched Ensenada is far enough away from Tijuana for it not to be a problem. As for driving in Mexico: stick to the toll roads if they're available, don't drive at night (potholes, wandering livestock etc), use a non-descript looking vehicle. Guerrero Negro is reported to be very safe, very laid-back and great for whale and bird watching. about 5 years ago

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    Travelling to Egypt mid-December - Cairo and Luxor - given the recent plane crash on Sinai, do think there will be repercussions elsewhere??

    There have been incidents in Cairo and Luxor in the recent past, and no indication that's about to change. In June 2015 there was an attempted terror attack at Luxor (the assailants were killed). There are regular small explosions in Cairo - usually targeting government buildings, but also metro stations. The explosions are indiscriminate. Check what your government's travel advice is for Egypt. You'll have to weigh up for yourself how much risk you're willing to accept. I'd be asking my tour company about what safety precautions they have in place, and what advice they have for avoiding trouble spots. about 5 years ago

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    Is IDP acceptable in Vietnam? My boyfriend is an experienced motorcyclist (licensed to ride a motorbike in the UK) Can he legally rent in V

    Johanah the latest advice from the UK FCO is that since Oct 1, 2015 Vietnam accepts the IDP (you also need your UK license). https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/vietnam/safety-and-security But, it's best to clarify your coverage with the underwriter of your WorldNomads policy, so give them a call. DO NOT ASSUME anything. While you're on the phone to them, clarify with them the policy wording that EXCLUDES motorcycle "touring". Explain to them what you intend to do motorcycle-wise in Vietnam, and check whether it's covered. You might have to change plans to remain covered. about 5 years ago