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    • Moulid Abu El-Haggag

      Luxor Yesterday

      I'll be in Luxor the first week in June (hot!) and came across some information about the Moulid of Abu El-Haggag. I understand that it's a huge celebration and, if I'm counting back from Ramadan correctly, it should occur about June 4. Does anyone know if that's correct? And is it something that I want to reconfigure my travel plans to Dendera and Abydos to see? Thanks

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      Safari to Kikumi

      Dar es Salaam May 1, 2015 at 9:06 PM

      is tehere any tour offering one day trip to Kikumi nat park fron Dar? how much is the price

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    • What is the security situation in Agadez at the moment?

      Agadez May 1, 2015 at 1:39 AM

      Is it possible to travel there from Niamey/Zinder? Is it safe? Or are the roads still blocked for tourists going north? If so, is there a way around it?

      more
    • Egypt 2015 trip concerns

      Hurghada Apr 30, 2015 at 2:30 AM

      Hello! Me and my boyfriend are planning to go on holiday to Hurghada in June 2015 but I’m a bit concerned about whether this is the best time to go to Egypt specially because we also want to visit the pyramids in Cairo. We are thinking of joining an excursion from Hurghada to Cairo by bus and according to what I read it’s 7 hours distance and I am a bit scared of what could happen during the journey.
      Anyone who have been recently to Hurghada and Cairo can tell me if it is safe to visit? Did you witness the downsides of the political distress and protests?
      Also, provided that we do go to Egypt in 2015 do you recommend buying activity packs from UK agencies or by contacting the local ones?
      Many Thanks!

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    • Travelling in a group

      Algeria Apr 25, 2015 at 9:50 AM

      Hi, is someone able to tell me of any reasonable hotels near Tazmalt, district of Bejaia? I would like one or two of family to visit me for when I get married in that area. Also, if anyone can let me know if they have any experience of making a group booking for a family of 4 to visit for the wedding that would be great. Would I need a letter of invite from my Fiance or would I just need a hotel booking confirmation? Not getting any answers so help would be appreciated if anyone knows. Thanks.

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    • snorkelling in cape verde

      Cape Verde Apr 25, 2015 at 6:06 AM

      when is the best time for snorkelling in cape verde? Which is best island?

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    • Advice on which area to stay in

      Mauritius Apr 23, 2015 at 2:33 AM

      Hi all,
      I am currently planning a trip to Mauritius in November together with my girlfriend and I would appreciate some advice as to which area to stay in. We are primarily looking for a relax-holiday with the odd side-trip to Port Louis and some natural highlights (Black River, Ile aux Cerfs).
      I'm currently considering breaking up our 2 week holiday into 2 parts, spending a week in one area of the island and a week in another one. I am thinking about 1) Flic-en-flac/Wolmar area, 2) Grand Baie or Trou aux Biches and 3) Belle Mare / Trou d'eau douce area.

      Basically I would like to spend one week in an area with some more 'action', where we would have the opportunity to eat out every night (rather than in the hotel restaurant(s)) and sample some local cuisine; then we'd spend one week in a quieter area in a resort just to relax.

      So now my question is: does any area in Mauritius offer the combination of a nice beach with some options to eat out along the beachfront? Any particular resort that would qualify? Is wind something that I should take into account while choosing an area to stay in November?

      Many thanks for your help!

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    • Recommendations for Accommodation?

      Mauritius Yesterday

      We will be in Mauritius for 3 months. Can anyone recommendation an Agent,house to let for this time? What are the best areas to live there? Good car hire company?

      Thanks

      TamarG

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    • Exchanging Canadian currency in Marrakesh

      Marrakesh Yesterday

      Is it possible to exchange Canadian dollars to dirhams at the Bureau de Change at Marrakech airport?
      I've seen some similar questions regarding European currencies, but I'm wondering if I will have trouble with my Canadian dollars.
      Thanks for any advice. I'm very excited to go to Marrakesh, and VT has been a great resource during my trip planning!

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    • Hotel El Fell

      Hammamet Yesterday

      Hi whats experiences have you had of this hotel food, staff etc

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    • Staying for one year

      Algeria Apr 27, 2015 at 7:09 AM

      Hi Guys,

      I would like to travel to Algeria from the UK as soon as possible. I know that one the visa application for a tourist visa you have options of 30 days or 90 days. I would like to stay for much longer, roughly a year if possible as its such a beautiful country and I have many friends who live there that I would like to visit. I have been told that when you are in Algeria you are able to go to any local police station and update your visa to last for longer, is this true? I would really like to stay for a long period of time and I just need some kind of confirmation that when in the country you are able to extend your visa to stay for a long period.

      Thanks, Sofyaan

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    • Shopping in Mauritius

      Mauritius Apr 21, 2015 at 10:24 AM

      Hi, I want to know the best places to shop for brand clothing bargains / factory shops in Mauritius. we're visiting Mauritius within the next 2 weeks. Also, I'm interested in wool / cotton type of products, someone told me there are factory shops for those as well. Where can I go look for it?

      more
    • Evening entertainment

      Sharm El Sheikh Apr 19, 2015 at 5:41 AM

      Hi,

      we have just returned from our 1st trip to sharm, staying at the coral sea holiday village.
      It was an amazing holiday but the only thing it lacked was adult entertainment in the evenings, i.e. professional shows etc.
      Can anyone tell me if there are any all inclusive hotels in sharm were they do have good evening entertainment so you don't have to venture out of the hotel.

      Thanks

      more
    • Joburg-Bots-Livingstone, Zambia-Harare, Zimbabwe Road Trip

      Victoria Falls Apr 15, 2015 at 3:04 AM

      Hi, I am traveling with a small group from Joburg to Victoria Falls via Botswana, planning to cross ferry over to Livingstone, Zambia. From there, I'll begin a 2nd road trip with friends from Victoria Falls to Harare. Two questions:
      1. Need advice on an affordable, trusted 4X4 car or van company to handle all the details of border crossing, vehicle certifications, etc. About how much will this one-way travel cost, including vehicle, driver and fuel?
      2. Planning to do the Joburg-Livingstone trip over 2 days--staying night in Francistown--any thoughts on reasonable hotels or tented campsites?

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    • Airport Shuttle

      Swaziland Apr 10, 2015 at 7:05 AM

      where can I find more info regarding the airport Shuttle that runs from SHO to Manzini?

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      Safety in Lubumbashi

      Lubumbashi Apr 6, 2015 at 12:24 AM

      Hi! I was just accepted to join a medical mission in Lubumbashi in July and although I'm very excited, my family is very concerned with travel safety. Does anyone have an experience with this matter, and does anyone have any advice on what there is to see outside of Lubumbashi, like any worthwhile national parks for example? Thanks!

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    • Hotel El Fell

      Tunisia Yesterday

      I'm due to stay here the end of May with my family ,comments please on food, staff,entertainment etc.

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      Shuttle/transport from airport to West Quay Road, City

      Cape Town May 2, 2015 at 6:36 PM

      Hi, I'm wanting to get from the airport to West Quay Road, City, arriving 20.40. early July. I'm an older lady on her own, is there a reliable shuttle service that will suit me?
      Thank you
      Jillikins.

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      Shuttle from airport

      South Africa May 2, 2015 at 5:45 PM

      Hi all, I'm wanting to get from the airport to the city, a older single lady on her own, arriving around 20.30. Any suggestions for a safe, reliable shuttle please?
      Thanks,
      Jillikins

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    • things to do and prices

      Swakopmund Apr 29, 2015 at 5:02 AM

      Hi, I will be in S Namibia in July and my task is to look for things to do with prices in Swakopmund.

      Any suggestions (aquarium, museum, boat trips, sandboarding,...)?

      Regards
      Donovan

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    • tourism as a significance

      Pretoria Apr 21, 2015 at 6:01 AM

      can you mention the significance of the Voortrekker Monument as a tourism destination?

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    • Spending money

      Zanzibar Island Apr 20, 2015 at 4:31 AM

      Hi there, please help, average spending money per day for a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children)
      Just an idea of average lunch costs, curious etc.
      Thanks

      Kera

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      KAMPALA TO MWANZA

      Kampala Apr 14, 2015 at 12:06 PM

      WHICH IS THE EASIEST AND SAFEST WAY TO GET FROM KAMPALA
      TO MWANZA TANZANIA ?ANYONE BEEN ON THAT ROUTE? THANKS!

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    • Tattoos in Marrakesh

      Morocco Apr 8, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      My partner and I are planning to travel to Marrakesh next week and I was wondering what the social attitude is like towards piercings and tattoos? He has a sleeve of Christian icons so im expecting that it should be covered in respect of the predominantly Islamic culture there but in terms of neck tattoos (of flowers so quite inoffensive) and tattoos and piercings on women, would these be frowned on?

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    • Relaxation

      Ghana Apr 8, 2015 at 10:24 AM

      Where in Ghana can you just retire from a busy work and relax over the weekend. Any 5 places to recommend?

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      Scuba Diving

      Cape Town May 2, 2015 at 10:06 PM

      I will be visiting Cape Town in July 2015. I have seen many sites on cage diving for shark viewing in cape town. I saw one video that showed a scuba diver feeding a shark in cape town sea. I am advanced level Scuba Diver. Can any one guide me to locate the company that takes scuba divers for Shark Feeding adventure?

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      Shuttle/transport from airport to West Quay Road, City

      Cape Town May 2, 2015 at 6:36 PM

      Hi, I'm wanting to get from the airport to West Quay Road, City, arriving 20.40. early July. I'm an older lady on her own, is there a reliable shuttle service that will suit me?
      Thank you
      Jillikins.

      2 Answers May 2, 2015 at 10:36 PM
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      Shuttle from airport

      South Africa May 2, 2015 at 5:45 PM

      Hi all, I'm wanting to get from the airport to the city, a older single lady on her own, arriving around 20.30. Any suggestions for a safe, reliable shuttle please?
      Thanks,
      Jillikins

      1 Answer May 2, 2015 at 10:45 PM
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      Safari to Kikumi

      Dar es Salaam May 1, 2015 at 9:06 PM

      is tehere any tour offering one day trip to Kikumi nat park fron Dar? how much is the price

    • What is the security situation in Agadez at the moment?

      Agadez May 1, 2015 at 1:39 AM

      Is it possible to travel there from Niamey/Zinder? Is it safe? Or are the roads still blocked for tourists going north? If so, is there a way around it?

    • Nile Cruise, Cairo and Giza

      Egypt Apr 30, 2015 at 6:48 AM

      Our family is considering whether we should travel to Egypt in December to do a Nile Cruise then onto Cairo and Giza for a few days but worrying about the safety issues?? Has anyone travelled on the Oberoi Nile Cruise or any of the Movenpick Nile Cruises?

      3 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM
    • Egypt 2015 trip concerns

      Hurghada Apr 30, 2015 at 2:30 AM

      Hello! Me and my boyfriend are planning to go on holiday to Hurghada in June 2015 but I’m a bit concerned about whether this is the best time to go to Egypt specially because we also want to visit the pyramids in Cairo. We are thinking of joining an excursion from Hurghada to Cairo by bus and according to what I read it’s 7 hours distance and I am a bit scared of what could happen during the journey.
      Anyone who have been recently to Hurghada and Cairo can tell me if it is safe to visit? Did you witness the downsides of the political distress and protests?
      Also, provided that we do go to Egypt in 2015 do you recommend buying activity packs from UK agencies or by contacting the local ones?
      Many Thanks!

    • what plug type

      Ethiopia Apr 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM

      hi can anyone tell me which plug type is used in ethiopia? i keep getting mixed results on the net

      17 Answers May 1, 2015 at 10:57 AM
    • things to do and prices

      Swakopmund Apr 29, 2015 at 5:02 AM

      Hi, I will be in S Namibia in July and my task is to look for things to do with prices in Swakopmund.

      Any suggestions (aquarium, museum, boat trips, sandboarding,...)?

      Regards
      Donovan

      2 Answers Apr 29, 2015 at 6:34 AM
    • Staying for one year

      Algeria Apr 27, 2015 at 7:09 AM

      Hi Guys,

      I would like to travel to Algeria from the UK as soon as possible. I know that one the visa application for a tourist visa you have options of 30 days or 90 days. I would like to stay for much longer, roughly a year if possible as its such a beautiful country and I have many friends who live there that I would like to visit. I have been told that when you are in Algeria you are able to go to any local police station and update your visa to last for longer, is this true? I would really like to stay for a long period of time and I just need some kind of confirmation that when in the country you are able to extend your visa to stay for a long period.

      Thanks, Sofyaan

      1 Answer Apr 27, 2015 at 10:38 AM
    • Travelling in a group

      Algeria Apr 25, 2015 at 9:50 AM

      Hi, is someone able to tell me of any reasonable hotels near Tazmalt, district of Bejaia? I would like one or two of family to visit me for when I get married in that area. Also, if anyone can let me know if they have any experience of making a group booking for a family of 4 to visit for the wedding that would be great. Would I need a letter of invite from my Fiance or would I just need a hotel booking confirmation? Not getting any answers so help would be appreciated if anyone knows. Thanks.

    • snorkelling in cape verde

      Cape Verde Apr 25, 2015 at 6:06 AM

      when is the best time for snorkelling in cape verde? Which is best island?

    • Advice on which area to stay in

      Mauritius Apr 23, 2015 at 2:33 AM

      Hi all,
      I am currently planning a trip to Mauritius in November together with my girlfriend and I would appreciate some advice as to which area to stay in. We are primarily looking for a relax-holiday with the odd side-trip to Port Louis and some natural highlights (Black River, Ile aux Cerfs).
      I'm currently considering breaking up our 2 week holiday into 2 parts, spending a week in one area of the island and a week in another one. I am thinking about 1) Flic-en-flac/Wolmar area, 2) Grand Baie or Trou aux Biches and 3) Belle Mare / Trou d'eau douce area.

      Basically I would like to spend one week in an area with some more 'action', where we would have the opportunity to eat out every night (rather than in the hotel restaurant(s)) and sample some local cuisine; then we'd spend one week in a quieter area in a resort just to relax.

      So now my question is: does any area in Mauritius offer the combination of a nice beach with some options to eat out along the beachfront? Any particular resort that would qualify? Is wind something that I should take into account while choosing an area to stay in November?

      Many thanks for your help!

    • LIFE IN BAMAKO

      Bamako Apr 23, 2015 at 12:49 AM

      Hi. My husband has been posted to Bamako. We are moving in June. I would like to know how is life there. Any clubs? Fine restaurants? How about roads? Any tip?
      Thanks

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM
    • Shopping in Mauritius

      Mauritius Apr 21, 2015 at 10:24 AM

      Hi, I want to know the best places to shop for brand clothing bargains / factory shops in Mauritius. we're visiting Mauritius within the next 2 weeks. Also, I'm interested in wool / cotton type of products, someone told me there are factory shops for those as well. Where can I go look for it?

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2015 at 2:58 PM
    • tourism as a significance

      Pretoria Apr 21, 2015 at 6:01 AM

      can you mention the significance of the Voortrekker Monument as a tourism destination?

      2 Answers Apr 21, 2015 at 7:06 AM
    • Spending money

      Zanzibar Island Apr 20, 2015 at 4:31 AM

      Hi there, please help, average spending money per day for a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children)
      Just an idea of average lunch costs, curious etc.
      Thanks

      Kera

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2015 at 3:01 AM
    • Family holiday spending money

      Zanzibar Island Apr 20, 2015 at 4:22 AM

      Hi there,
      please help, what would an average daily allowance be for a family in Seychelles. Accommodation/breakfast/dinner all pre paid.
      thank you
      Kera

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2015 at 10:31 AM
    • Family holiday spending money

      Seychelles Apr 20, 2015 at 4:21 AM

      Hi there,

      please help, what would an average daily allowance be for a family in Seychelles. Accommodation/breakfast/dinner all pre paid.

      thank you

      Kera

      7 Answers Apr 21, 2015 at 7:24 PM
    • Evening entertainment

      Sharm El Sheikh Apr 19, 2015 at 5:41 AM

      Hi,

      we have just returned from our 1st trip to sharm, staying at the coral sea holiday village.
      It was an amazing holiday but the only thing it lacked was adult entertainment in the evenings, i.e. professional shows etc.
      Can anyone tell me if there are any all inclusive hotels in sharm were they do have good evening entertainment so you don't have to venture out of the hotel.

      Thanks

      1 Answer Apr 19, 2015 at 5:46 AM
    • Joburg-Bots-Livingstone, Zambia-Harare, Zimbabwe Road Trip

      Victoria Falls Apr 15, 2015 at 3:04 AM

      Hi, I am traveling with a small group from Joburg to Victoria Falls via Botswana, planning to cross ferry over to Livingstone, Zambia. From there, I'll begin a 2nd road trip with friends from Victoria Falls to Harare. Two questions:
      1. Need advice on an affordable, trusted 4X4 car or van company to handle all the details of border crossing, vehicle certifications, etc. About how much will this one-way travel cost, including vehicle, driver and fuel?
      2. Planning to do the Joburg-Livingstone trip over 2 days--staying night in Francistown--any thoughts on reasonable hotels or tented campsites?

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2015 at 4:20 AM
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      From mwanza to Arusha !

      Mwanza Apr 14, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      Mwanza to Arusha - tanzania how safe it is by road ( coach)?

      3 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 5:28 AM
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      KAMPALA TO MWANZA

      Kampala Apr 14, 2015 at 12:06 PM

      WHICH IS THE EASIEST AND SAFEST WAY TO GET FROM KAMPALA
      TO MWANZA TANZANIA ?ANYONE BEEN ON THAT ROUTE? THANKS!

      2 Answers Apr 16, 2015 at 5:42 AM
    • How Safe is Hurghada

      Egypt Apr 13, 2015 at 2:24 AM

      Hi,
      My boyfriend and I, both aged 21 are going to Hurghada - Jungle Aqua Park at the end of June 2015. As always we are joining the worry of safety when going to places in Egypt.
      Can anyone who has visited Hurghada recently, review the safety and how safe it is for British tourists to be there please?
      We are not looking to venture off our resort.
      Thank You

      3 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 8:02 AM
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      Airport Service Fees

      Nigeria Apr 11, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      I have a friend that have paid for their flight ticket and now they are telling them that she has to pay additional fees for airport services. 37.00 for 1 and 63.00 for another and 250 for Netherlands noise Issolations. Is there a such additional fees.

      13 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 1:52 AM
    • Living in Marrakesh

      Marrakesh Apr 10, 2015 at 12:37 PM

      Hi everyone
      I was offered a job in Marrakesh and I'm seriously thinking to move there from London. I'm gonna go by myself.
      I've never been there before and unfortunately I'm not gonna be able to visit the country before I accept the job
      What do you think are the most important thinks I need to know about how is living there?
      Thanks

      9 Answers Apr 18, 2015 at 9:40 PM
    • Airport Shuttle

      Swaziland Apr 10, 2015 at 7:05 AM

      where can I find more info regarding the airport Shuttle that runs from SHO to Manzini?

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2015 at 7:23 AM
    • How much does site seeing costs in mauritius ?

      Mauritius Apr 8, 2015 at 7:06 PM

      Can any please tell me how much does local site seeing costs, I looking for traveling to good places in Mauritius. If I hire a cab for local site seeing how will the tour cost ?

      5 Answers Apr 10, 2015 at 2:10 PM
    • Tattoos in Marrakesh

      Morocco Apr 8, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      My partner and I are planning to travel to Marrakesh next week and I was wondering what the social attitude is like towards piercings and tattoos? He has a sleeve of Christian icons so im expecting that it should be covered in respect of the predominantly Islamic culture there but in terms of neck tattoos (of flowers so quite inoffensive) and tattoos and piercings on women, would these be frowned on?

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2015 at 12:57 AM
    • Is it safe?

      Egypt Apr 8, 2015 at 11:52 AM

      hello! Me and my friend are planning to travel in El Gouna near Hurghada in August 2015. We are both 18 an are going to a summer camp which means, we will be mostly at the same place all the time. But our parents are worried about safety. What is situation in Egypt right now? Is it possible to get much worse till August? is there danger for terrorist attack? Will it be dangerous to go there? I think not, but it would be nice to hear what you think. Thank you very much!

      9 Answers Apr 20, 2015 at 1:30 PM