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      To enjoy perhaps 10 days in CHAD

      Chad Jan 11, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      My wife and me (around 70 y.o.) want to visit the more beautiful of this big country: probably Ennedi Plateau, perhaps the Zakouma NP... Please, may you advise about the places to visit? Which local Tours are the best? Do you think to do this travel is too hard or difficult? We live in Europe (Barcelona, Spain): to arrange the visa and papers need a lot of time? Last question. We will try to visit also the close country: Cameroon. Is it possible to cross this border?.

      Thanks for any advice!
      Dr. Roma Massot, massot@comt.cat Barcelona

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      Roughly 10 days in CAMEROON

      Cameroon Jan 11, 2017 at 3:29 PM

      My wife and me (around 70 y.o.) want to visit the more beautiful places of this country. Please, may you advise about the cities, NP, or other nice parts to visit? Which local Tours are the best? We live in Europe (Barcelona, Spain): To arrange the visa and papers need a lot of time? More interesting: is it possible to cross the border to CHAD, by land or by flight? It should be perfect to visit these two close countries.

      Thanks for any advice!
      Dr. Roma Massot, massot@comt.cat Barcelona

      more
    • Halfaya Sollum War cemetary

      Egypt Jan 4, 2017 at 5:33 PM

      I am considering a trip to Egypt maybe in the next year or so. I will most likely do an organised to see the pyramids and the Nile, etc. While I am there Inwould also like to visit the Halfaya Sollum War cemetary as my great uncle is buried there. (He was killed in action in WW2)
      I know you can get buses from Alexandria or I was also considering staying a night at Mersa Matruh which is closer. I am just not sure about travelling there on my own as it's very close to the Libyan border. Has anyone been there or have any suggestions?

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      Internet acces during Nile Cruise

      Luxor Dec 25, 2016 at 6:10 AM

      I am planning to buy a local sim card while doing a Nile cruise. Will there be a reasonable connection rate between the cities?

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      Weather in March in Madagascar

      Madagascar Jan 14, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      I am thinking of traveling in Madagascar for three months. As I have to be back in middle June I thought starting my trip on mid March. My question is "Is the weather good enough in March or is the rain too heavy?"

      more
    • I'm looking for a good local tour operator in Madagascar

      Madagascar Jan 11, 2017 at 3:37 PM

      Hello

      I would like to visit Madagascar this year.
      Knows anyone a good local tour operator in Madagascar and can really recommend?

      more
    • US citizen transiting

      Egypt Dec 31, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Do I need to obtain a visa in advance? I am flying from Johannesburg to Copenhagen via Cairo. Plane lands at 5:35 a.m. and next flight leaves at 10 a.m. US citizen. I have read differing reports that say I need to have a visa but cannot determine if it can be obtained online ahead of time or upon arrival. I know the policy changed effective May 15, 2015 saying you had to obtain in advance but then that was changed until an electronic system was to be put in place.

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      Two nights in Cairo

      Cairo Dec 25, 2016 at 6:07 AM

      Before joining a Nile cruise I'll spent two nights in Cairo. While the days are planned for the major sights, I wonder, wether there is something to do in the evening... Makes it sense to visit some of the other sights (especially the coptic or islamic ones, which I can't visit during daytime) after sunset? Or what would you recommend to do in the evening?

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      Itinerary Help

      Morocco Jan 1, 2017 at 3:53 AM

      Hi,

      We are a group of 6 - couples in 30s planning a trip to morocco in early Feb. We have a rough itinerary charted out as below. Please let me know if this is do able and if there's anything we need to add.

      Day 1 - Casablanca
      Day 2 - Casablanca - Rabat - Voulubilis- overnight at Fez
      Day 3 - Fez
      Day 4 - Fez to chefchaouen
      Day 5 - Chefchaouen - Tangier - overnight train to Marrakesh
      Day 6,7 - Marrakesh
      Day 8 - Berber camp stay
      Day 9 - Marrakesh
      Day 10- casablanca -flight back home

      Thank You
      Harsha

      more
    • tripe to St Helena Island to look for a greener pasture

      Africa Dec 29, 2016 at 12:27 AM

      Friends, I want to travel to St Helena Island on January 2017, how much will it cost me from Nigeria and how would I get my visa, I also need someone who will harbour me for some weeks.

      more
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      moslim women and banks

      Dakar Dec 28, 2016 at 7:47 AM

      is it true that moslim women in Dakar are not allowed to receive money from men in banks? I ve to let my African womanfriend here in Sweden send my wife there money, who then sends another woman there who then gives to my wife, as im not allowed to send straight to that woman, so it passes my friend here

      more
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      Safety - Query

      Egypt Dec 27, 2016 at 7:57 AM

      Egypt is not going away from mind and we have been waiting for a while for safety to return. It is concerning reading an incident on 11th Dec. However, wanting to know from anyone who travelled recently how is the experience. We would limit Cairo now but has always been interested in visiting Luxor too - what are best options?

      more
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      petition TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

      Africa Jan 7, 2017 at 7:50 PM

      Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

      Petition here: change.org/p/tripadvisor-sav...

      In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer

       

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    • How to obtain a visa to enter Morocco in Trinidad and Tobago

      Morocco Jan 3, 2017 at 6:09 AM

      Hello,
      (I am sorry if I posted this twice)
      Can anyone advise how to obtain a Visa for entry into Morocco in Trinidad and Tobago.
      There is no embassy in Trinidad and Tobago, any info will be greatly appreciated.
      Thanks

      more
    • elsadran's Profile Photo

      Weather in March in Madagascar

      Madagascar Jan 14, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      I am thinking of traveling in Madagascar for three months. As I have to be back in middle June I thought starting my trip on mid March. My question is "Is the weather good enough in March or is the rain too heavy?"

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2017 at 8:16 PM
    • massot's Profile Photo

      To enjoy perhaps 10 days in CHAD

      Chad Jan 11, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      My wife and me (around 70 y.o.) want to visit the more beautiful of this big country: probably Ennedi Plateau, perhaps the Zakouma NP... Please, may you advise about the places to visit? Which local Tours are the best? Do you think to do this travel is too hard or difficult? We live in Europe (Barcelona, Spain): to arrange the visa and papers need a lot of time? Last question. We will try to visit also the close country: Cameroon. Is it possible to cross this border?.

      Thanks for any advice!
      Dr. Roma Massot, massot@comt.cat Barcelona

    • I'm looking for a good local tour operator in Madagascar

      Madagascar Jan 11, 2017 at 3:37 PM

      Hello

      I would like to visit Madagascar this year.
      Knows anyone a good local tour operator in Madagascar and can really recommend?

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 4:50 AM
    • massot's Profile Photo

      Roughly 10 days in CAMEROON

      Cameroon Jan 11, 2017 at 3:29 PM

      My wife and me (around 70 y.o.) want to visit the more beautiful places of this country. Please, may you advise about the cities, NP, or other nice parts to visit? Which local Tours are the best? We live in Europe (Barcelona, Spain): To arrange the visa and papers need a lot of time? More interesting: is it possible to cross the border to CHAD, by land or by flight? It should be perfect to visit these two close countries.

      Thanks for any advice!
      Dr. Roma Massot, massot@comt.cat Barcelona

    • Homanded's Profile Photo

      petition TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

      Africa Jan 7, 2017 at 7:50 PM

      Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

      Petition here: change.org/p/tripadvisor-sav...

      In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer

       

      9 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 7:06 PM
    • Halfaya Sollum War cemetary

      Egypt Jan 4, 2017 at 5:33 PM

      I am considering a trip to Egypt maybe in the next year or so. I will most likely do an organised to see the pyramids and the Nile, etc. While I am there Inwould also like to visit the Halfaya Sollum War cemetary as my great uncle is buried there. (He was killed in action in WW2)
      I know you can get buses from Alexandria or I was also considering staying a night at Mersa Matruh which is closer. I am just not sure about travelling there on my own as it's very close to the Libyan border. Has anyone been there or have any suggestions?

    • How to obtain a visa to enter Morocco in Trinidad and Tobago

      Morocco Jan 3, 2017 at 6:09 AM

      Hello,
      (I am sorry if I posted this twice)
      Can anyone advise how to obtain a Visa for entry into Morocco in Trinidad and Tobago.
      There is no embassy in Trinidad and Tobago, any info will be greatly appreciated.
      Thanks

      8 Answers Jan 4, 2017 at 4:18 AM
    • hb_capri's Profile Photo

      Itinerary Help

      Morocco Jan 1, 2017 at 3:53 AM

      Hi,

      We are a group of 6 - couples in 30s planning a trip to morocco in early Feb. We have a rough itinerary charted out as below. Please let me know if this is do able and if there's anything we need to add.

      Day 1 - Casablanca
      Day 2 - Casablanca - Rabat - Voulubilis- overnight at Fez
      Day 3 - Fez
      Day 4 - Fez to chefchaouen
      Day 5 - Chefchaouen - Tangier - overnight train to Marrakesh
      Day 6,7 - Marrakesh
      Day 8 - Berber camp stay
      Day 9 - Marrakesh
      Day 10- casablanca -flight back home

      Thank You
      Harsha

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2017 at 8:08 AM
    • US citizen transiting

      Egypt Dec 31, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Do I need to obtain a visa in advance? I am flying from Johannesburg to Copenhagen via Cairo. Plane lands at 5:35 a.m. and next flight leaves at 10 a.m. US citizen. I have read differing reports that say I need to have a visa but cannot determine if it can be obtained online ahead of time or upon arrival. I know the policy changed effective May 15, 2015 saying you had to obtain in advance but then that was changed until an electronic system was to be put in place.

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2017 at 3:07 PM
    • tripe to St Helena Island to look for a greener pasture

      Africa Dec 29, 2016 at 12:27 AM

      Friends, I want to travel to St Helena Island on January 2017, how much will it cost me from Nigeria and how would I get my visa, I also need someone who will harbour me for some weeks.

      3 Answers Jan 2, 2017 at 12:41 AM
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      moslim women and banks

      Dakar Dec 28, 2016 at 7:47 AM

      is it true that moslim women in Dakar are not allowed to receive money from men in banks? I ve to let my African womanfriend here in Sweden send my wife there money, who then sends another woman there who then gives to my wife, as im not allowed to send straight to that woman, so it passes my friend here

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2016 at 2:34 AM
    • csuresh's Profile Photo

      Safety - Query

      Egypt Dec 27, 2016 at 7:57 AM

      Egypt is not going away from mind and we have been waiting for a while for safety to return. It is concerning reading an incident on 11th Dec. However, wanting to know from anyone who travelled recently how is the experience. We would limit Cairo now but has always been interested in visiting Luxor too - what are best options?

      5 Answers Jan 2, 2017 at 10:23 PM
    • schmechi's Profile Photo

      Internet acces during Nile Cruise

      Luxor Dec 25, 2016 at 6:10 AM

      I am planning to buy a local sim card while doing a Nile cruise. Will there be a reasonable connection rate between the cities?

    • schmechi's Profile Photo

      Two nights in Cairo

      Cairo Dec 25, 2016 at 6:07 AM

      Before joining a Nile cruise I'll spent two nights in Cairo. While the days are planned for the major sights, I wonder, wether there is something to do in the evening... Makes it sense to visit some of the other sights (especially the coptic or islamic ones, which I can't visit during daytime) after sunset? Or what would you recommend to do in the evening?

      1 Answer Jan 4, 2017 at 7:24 AM
    • BUS GABORONE BABONONG

      Gaborone Dec 21, 2016 at 1:39 AM

      Dear Sirs,
      Can you provide me a timetable for the bus Gaborone Babonong for January 2017?
      My email is peronosso@gmail.com

      Kind regards,
      Petra

      2 Answers Dec 21, 2016 at 10:13 AM
    • Can I expect rain on Kili Machame trek end of December?

      Tanzania Dec 18, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      Hi

      Can I expect rain on Kilimanjaro Machame trek last week from December?
      How cold can be on the way to the top?
      Thx in advance.

      6 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 3:42 PM
    • How is current situation in Burundi and is it safe for tourists?

      Burundi Dec 17, 2016 at 8:55 AM

      Hello

      I will visit Burundi in January 2017 and would like to know about current situation. Can I travel safe? Is it risky? What do you recommend?

       

      5 Answers Jan 12, 2017 at 12:12 AM
    • Egypt safety coming from Israel

      Egypt Dec 16, 2016 at 9:09 AM

      Family and I will be having a vacation to Israel first then to Egypt on Christmas. When we read the itinerary for the tour I found out that we will be crossing the Israel-Egypt border and passing north sinai to reach the Monastery of St. Claire; and then the next day to Cairo. I am worried that the crossing of the border or the driving in north sinai would be too dangerous since north sinai has many terrorists as per travel warnings. Should I cancel the trip?

      Also can anyone tell me the current situation of Sinai and Cairo? Thanks.

      2 Answers Dec 17, 2016 at 5:04 AM
    • Tofo Beach Drive to Vilankulos Jan 2017

      Mozambique Dec 15, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      Hi Everyone, I have been reading up on previous comments. What is the driving situation is now between Tofo Beach and Vilankulos? Safe? Road conditions? Does anybody know whether dive shops in Tofo Beach area might offer a private transfer for this distance? Thank you. Joyce

    • Changing Currency in Egypt

      Egypt Dec 15, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      We are travelling to Egypt in Feb 2017. Are there ATM where we can get Egyptian pounds. Is there a daily limit on how much we can withdraw? TIA

      1 Answer Dec 15, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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      Interior of the Great Pyramid of Giza

      Cairo Dec 14, 2016 at 4:51 AM

      Is visiting the interior of the Great Pyramid of Giza worth the extra cost? What do you really miss, if you skip it?

      5 Answers Dec 15, 2016 at 10:27 AM
    • Johannesburg to Cape Town via the Garden Route

      Cape Town Dec 14, 2016 at 1:41 AM

      Good day dear Friends,

      Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,

      I have decided to enjoy my holiday driving down to Cape Town from Johannesburg via the Garden Route,
      As it is my first time, I want few advice about the itinerary to get there safely and enjoy the trip,
      It will be only myself and I am planning to leave on the 23rd of December

      Thank you for your help

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2016 at 4:42 AM
    • Istanbul trip

      Casablanca Dec 13, 2016 at 6:24 AM

      I would like to know when is the best time to visit istanbul between january and june ?
      And what should i see in the city ?
      And is there any hood cheap hotels there ?
      Thanks.

      6 Answers Dec 16, 2016 at 11:30 PM
    • What to buy in Addis Ababa airport?

      Addis Ababa Dec 12, 2016 at 1:09 PM

      Hello

      I'm flying over Addis Ababa airport and have some hours to the next flight.
      What can you recommend to buy in Duty-Free at the Addis Ababa airport?

      3 Answers Dec 13, 2016 at 5:24 AM
    • Tip to a driver by airport transfer in Arusha?

      Tanzania Dec 10, 2016 at 7:00 AM

      Hello

      How much should I tip a driver just for a transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to a hotel in Arusha, for about 1 hour drive? The transfer should be afternoon and he will be not my driver later on safaris. I have paid $50 for this airport transfer to a local travel agency.

       

      9 Answers Dec 13, 2016 at 1:25 AM
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      Auto rental-correct car

      Morocco Dec 8, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      We two will be driving from Marrakech-Casablanca-Fez-Merzouga-along the Eastern side of Atlas mountains down to Es Saadi back to Marrakech.
      Will we need a 4X4 or will a regular car be satisfactory?
      Thanks,
      Joe

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2016 at 1:10 AM
    • Howto tip on Kilimanjaro climb trek?

      Kilimanjaro National Park Dec 7, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      Hi

      I will do a private (1 person) 6-days Kilimanjaro climb trek.
      I will have 1 guide, 1 cook and 4 porters.
      How to tip them per day?

      10 Answers Dec 17, 2016 at 10:17 AM
    • budget for stay

      Suez Dec 7, 2016 at 1:28 AM

      I will be staying in hostel and major transportation are taken care by my organization the only things of for food so how much USD is enough for 45days stay..pls answer ...it will be helpful for me

    • budget for stay

      Suez Dec 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM

      I'm going to stay in Egypt suez for 45 days ago how much USD I'd needed to bring from my home town pls Rply me as soon as possible coz I'm travelling this weekend ...

      2 Answers Dec 6, 2016 at 6:58 PM
    • Dakar airport

      Senegal Dec 6, 2016 at 3:45 AM

      Hello - I have decided to go to Senegal for several reasons, but one is the cheap one way tickets. However I just read that there is a lot of stealing of bags and things from bags there, that there is zero security. This freaks me. Usually you are safe at least inside! The cheap flights arrive very late at night/early in the morning - like 3:30 - is that safer - not so much of a crowd - or less safe? I would keep my computer bag glued to my body, of course. Can someone elucidat this for me? I am an older woman alone. Also, are there secure taxis? Dakar looks dicey! Thanks, Jean

      16 Answers Dec 8, 2016 at 11:06 AM