Katrina Greeves

Katrina Greeves

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    Where can you bungee jump near Sydney?

    There are no bungee jumps (yet) in Sydney. If adrenalin is your thing - you can Skydive the Beach an easy half day trip one hour south of Sydney - skydivethebeach.com.au over 8 years ago

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    Any one know of any travel insurer to cover skiing in a resort in Gulmarg on the India Kashmer boarder in Kashmer?

    Hi Robert Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. I hear the skiing in that part of the world is quite an adventure! The resorts are slowing being developed and are still primitive, so you probably should be prepared to be self sufficient or take a reputable guide. Consider travel insurance as a back up to help you stay safe on the road (if you get sick/injured while travelling in general), but in this case you may need specialist insurance (like offered by the BMC as Alex suggests), depending on what you're planning to do. With any insurance, do read the fine print. You may need to consider getting a policy with search and rescue cover, and one that will cover you for off piste or back country skiing. Not all travel insurance policies cover this, so do read your policy carefully, and ask the insurer if you're not sure what your covered for. In this part of India, you should also check your government advisory before you go, to make sure there are no travel warnings in place. If your government warns against travel there (and you go anyway and get into trouble), your travel insurance may not be able to help you. WorldNomads.com cover recreational skiing and snowboarding, as long as it's safe to go there. Our policies differ, depending on your country of residence. You can see what we cover here - http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/ski-and-snowboard-insurance.aspx Do get in touch with our Customer Services team - http://worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx if you've got detailed questions. Safe travels. over 8 years ago

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    is traveling to Australia worth the long flight?

    It's worth it! (although I am biased as I live in Australia) Just flew in from Vancouver via Los Angeles this morning and even without a stopover it is totally achievable, despite travelling for over 20 hours each way. Best tips: 1. Set your watch for Australian time as soon as you get on board, and try to eat/sleep/watch movies at the time you normally would. 2. Sleep ... and sleep some more. Tried sleeping tablets this time, and I dont know why it has taken me so long to try them out - well worth it if you are doing a short trip, or don't like to fly long haul. 3. Once you arrive, dump your bags and get outside - walk, go for a swim, eat and just ease your way into Australia 4. Take as much time as you can to explore Australia. If you're coming here, it's a big country and it takes time to see it (like Diane mentioned) Don't try to cover too much ground if you've only got a little bit of time. You might want to choose just a few things to do (depending on your preference - eg. surf, reef, outback, cities etc) PS. Sounds like you don't like the take off & landing part, so if you do a direct flight, you wont have to do this so often anyway! over 8 years ago

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    I am from Sapin. If I travel to Paris, and in case of emergency, Can I go to a private hospital, or it must be public ?

    Hi, it's Katrina from WorldNomads.com here: If you suddenly get sick or are in an accident and need to go to hospital, you should contact the 24 hour emergency assistance service provided with your travel insurance policy. The emergency assistance team will advise the best options and guide you through the whole process to help you find the nearest and most appropriate medical facility. If a perfectly good public hospital is available for you to go to, then it's unlikely that you'll be able to claim the full costs of a private hospital. Also be aware, if the emergency medical assistance team and your treating physician agree that treatment can be postponed, the insurer also has the right to send you home (repatriate you) to receive treatment in your country of permanent residence (i.e Spain). If this is the case, then you're not covered for ongoing medical care once back home. If you've got other questions about what you're covered for (and not) with World Nomads Travel insurance, do contact our Customer Services team direct - http://www.worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx Safe travels over 8 years ago

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    need a doctor in Berlin

    Hi Paulo - Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. If you are sick or injured and need medical assistance, you should contact the 24 hour Emergency Assistance team provided with your travel insurance policy immediately. (their contact details are listed on the policy document or just log in to your WorldNomads.com membership) They are multi-lingual and can help locate the best doctors and medical specialists while you're travelling. Hope you are feeling better soon. Safe travels. over 8 years ago

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    Any temporary travel medical insurance that actually does not exclude organized sporting events?

    Hi - Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. World Nomads Travel Insurance policies do differ, depending on your country of residence (which you don't mention here), however, most of our policies do not cover you to take part in races or any sporting events as a professional. You can take a look at all of the recreational adventure sports and activities World Nomads travel insurance covers here - http://worldnomads.com/a2z.aspx Do contact our Customer Services team by phone or email if you'd like to clarify exactly which activities and sports you'd like to do while travelling and whether you are covered ( or not) - http://www.worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx over 8 years ago

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    How can i get travel insurance without a residency?i am a french citizen but not a resident of any country

    HI - Katrina from WorldNomads here. You need to decide where you would want to be repatriated to in the event of a medical emergency. This country is where you would receive long term medical care, if required. Technically, this should also be the country where you are legally defined as a permanent resident (not temporary) - you don't mention where your parent's address is, but if you are able to get medical care where they live, in that country's health care system, then you might want to consider that as your country of permanent residence. Please be aware, however, that your policy does not cover expenses within the country you choose as a permanent resident. So for example, if you chose England, then as soon as you arrive in the United Kingdom, the cover for this policy would end. Whatever you choose, make sure you read our policy wording carefully so you know what you're covered for (and not), and also look carefully at the definition of "who's covered", as each of our policies are different, depending on the country you choose. If you've got other questions, please contact our Customer Services team by phone or email - http://worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx over 8 years ago

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    I have 8-10 days, should i plan a road trip within victoria starting from melbourne or should i go toward Sydney & Gold coast?

    I agree with Craig that the West is lovely, however if you want to check out the East coast of Australia, with only 8-10 days, you're probably best to head across and see a bit of Victoria, then head up the coast to Sydney. It's a long way to the Gold Coast, so unless you like driving a lot (and not seeing or doing much else), then you may want to spend more time in a few places and get stuck into some of the amazing experiences like surfing on one of New South Wale's beaches (take a look at Surfcamp.com.au) or diving or dolphin watching in Jervis Bay. Then you'll have some time to spend in Sydney too. almost 9 years ago