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    Which Hilton should I choose for modern feel & city location? - Tower Bridge, Hyde Park, Euston, or Metropole?

    The Hyde Park one is cool and you can get an amazing view if you get a high enough room. think I stayed on the 22nd floor. It's also in the heart of the West End for shopping and tourist sightseeing. Tower Bridge is a lot newer and part of the recent More London development. You have the river, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, The Globe Theatre, Tower of London etc etc etc. It's not as manic down there but you can still get just as much touristy stuff done. The jubilee line also gets you into piccadilly in about 10 minutes. about 11 years ago

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    Anyone know of how to get from Koh Samui to Phuket??

    From what I know there is a regular service offered by at least 2 airlines direct from Samui to Phuket. If not available or out of your price range there are apparently a variety of options to get you across the mainland and most tour operators in both Phuket & Koh Samui could fix you up very easily with a ferry and bus. over 11 years ago

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    How good is the Stanstead Express (Liverpool Stn to Stanstead) reliable and efficient ?

    Train or Bus are both quick and reliable. Train is probably the easier option. over 11 years ago

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    what are the markets to visit in london and when are they open

    For Art and Culture you can look at both Camden and Portobello Markets. For Food Borough Market is outstanding, Fish is at Billingsgate. You also have other like East Street Market, Petticoat Lane and Dagenham are all a mixture of household items, clothing and cheaper brand copies that are more for locals than tourists looking for souvenirs. over 11 years ago

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    Do I need to pre-book tickets for Wimbledon tennis championships?

    You need to be there as early as you can possibly make it. Take the District Line train (Wimbledon Branch) to Southfileds station. It's actually closer to Wimbledon Park station but the que is always directed back towards Southfields. You can't miss it as there'll be signage everywhere as soon as you get off the train. over 11 years ago

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    Has anyone got any advise on travel to Egypt ?

    I went 2 years ago on my own and had a fantastic time. Ok I'm a guy but it's no worse than Turkey, or other similar tourist places. The only hassle you'll get is from street vendors or people trying to lure you into their shops. Worse comes to worse if you do feel intimidated do as a couple of girls did with me and make a male friend who will be your surrogate guy when you feel the need. If you're blonde and attractive the hassle will be worse but then you'll equally make that male friend easier... ;) over 11 years ago

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    Does anyone know where I can hire a ute/pick up type vehicle in Cyprus at local not tourist rates?

    Check with the Naafi at RAF Akrotiri. There's an entire sub-city with a massive infrastructure. They may well have vehicle hire places or at least know where a good one will be. It's not far from Limassol. over 11 years ago

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    Karon Markets - when are the Karon Night Markets

    Hi there, As I wrote in the email to you below. Also just remembered the guy who organised the fishing trip for us ran the "Chocolate Bar" on the front at Rawai Beach. I can; find his number but if you pop down he can sort it for you, for the next day. I can't remember the exact price but it was less than a 3rd of the ones that advertise on Thai Visa, Teak Door etc... It was great value. A full out rigged fishing charter boat from 9.30am to about 5pm with drinks and lunch included and we were the only 3 on board. The night markets are on the main road from Karon Circle (Patak Road) so it's the 1st exit off the circle if you were driving from Patong, I used to go on Saturday mornings which were in the Temple grounds. It looked the same as pretty much every other night market. Lots of touristy souvenirs, mens & womens clothes, swim shorts, t-shirts. Sunglassses, and lots of great food stalls. The closest area to the Temple itself was my favourite food stall. Ska Bar, the fire dancers are there on Fridays, haven't seen them any other night so far. But they are the waiters so pop down any time and you can ask them what specific time. The place I eat the most at used to be called GuayJab, which is now called Red. If you come from Karon to Kata on the beach road, go all the way to the end where if you turn right you are heading towards Kata Noi & left takes you to Kata Hill & Patak Road (The main road to Chalong) Red is about half a mile up on the right. The cheapest, and possibly my favourite is also on the same road. It's further up on the left hand side and has a birght yellow sign outside.It's a co-op type place so there is a bar, pool club inside and 2 little restaurants share the outside patio with maybe 3 or 4 tables. There is a soup stall at one end but the good part is at the beach end of the building. It's run by a lady called Noi who does a great Red Curry and if you ask nicely she will make you a special Massaman the next day. about 11 years ago