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Sim card: i read in this forum that the price was 165 birr and someone said 65. Good news: it's now 40. I couldn't get it in a junior post office, though, as they're marked on the LP book. Somehow, they didn't mark the post main branch, and it's there where I got my sim card. It's on Churchill avenue, on the grounds of the Ministry of Transport and Communication (entrances by the side streets), opposite the Derg Monument. I went to a random window and the first English speaking lady accepted to sell it to me. She only asked for two photos, passport and passport copy. She seemed unhappy because I couldn't give her my hotel address and phone number, but then it was ok.
I also found Ethio Telecom business center, a modern office on Churchill avenue , but they only deal with corporate clients.
ATM: Seems that many hotels now have ATM's, like th... more »
the last days in may I will come to Gabrone. But next day by public transport I want to go to Maun for visiting Delta for about 3- 5 (?) days.So I have some quetions:
1. What about buses Gabrone to Maun ( prices, time etc ) I think I must spend one night in Gabrone so what about hostel ( cheap, near bus station )
2. what about Mokoro trips from Maun, I prefere go with tour organisations ( the Old Bridge Backpackers?, Okavango River?....)
After that I want leave Botswana to Zambia - Livingstone see waterfall the first from Zambian side after from Zimabwe.
I will have some question about Mana Pools but it will be next time.
Sorry.... my english, but I need some informations. Thanks. Pozdrawiam Grazyna
I want to go to Limpopo province in Northern South Africa to see the fabulous giant Baobabs - but I want to be sure they are not in leaf as the photos are better. Can I go now or should I wait till later in the year?
Tana itself is not worthy of much time unless you are fond of French pastries. It's pretty dirty and polluted, so I would not hang around there. Also the traffic from airport is bad, so if you are simply transferring on a flight, stay closer to the airport.
I did th...
I'm planning a honeymoon in Madagascar and want to do some diving, probably around Nosy Be. 2 amazing places look like Nosy Komba and Nosy Mitsio. Just wondering if anyone has experience of these or both to see if there's much difference in the diving. We're looking at late Oct or November for being there which I hear is whale & whale shark season. Don't know what the probabilities of seeing them are though.
We're experienced divers who've been all over the world if that makes any difference to recommendations.
Any thoughts, recommendations appreciated.
I'm just about to book a last minute flight only deal to Tunisia. I'll be arriving at the airport down there at 20:00. Any public transport around that time from Enfidha into Hammamet? Or Tunis for that sake. I haven't booked hotels yet. I've discovered it's much cheaper booking the flights and hotel(s) separately. I'm staying in Tunisia for one week and am either staying the whole time in Hammamet, or maybe three/four days in Hammamet and three/four days in Tunis.
Thanks for your replies.
Does anyone know if Toumaï Air Tchad is still operating? Their website is down, and there aren't any pictures from the last couple of years on the net. I'm just wondering if they are still flying, or whether Chad even still has its own operational airline.
The owner of the Siwa Safari Gardens hotel charged us 650 EGP for the afternoon desert trip in a 4WD car + another 55 EGP/person as a "military permit" fee.
Is this military permit fee real and charged by all operators in Siwa, or have we been ripped off?
Tafraoute - place to stay
What’s a recommended place to stay in Tafraoute?
Preferably low to mid range, friendly and where there are likely to be other travellers to meet
Tafraoute – weather in January?
Going to Tafraoute next week
Anyone know how cold it gets in January?
Just thinking in terms of how much warm clothing to bring with me
Marrakesh to Tafraoute with the least hassle
What’s the recommended, most straightforward, way from Marrakesh to Tafraoute?
Bus or share taxi?
And where do share taxis depart from in Marrakesh
We are moving to Accra and would love some advice on what to bring! This is a list of questionable items I have come up with... Are these 'must bring' items or can they be bought for a reasonable price in Accra? Any other thoughts? Thanks!!!!
- Air purifier (necessary??)
- Dehumidifier (necessary??)
- Sports equipment/balls
- Grill? Propane? Charcoal?
- beach chairs
- patio furniture
- Specific spices (chile, etc)?
- Specific food/baking items (flour, chocolate chips, etc)?
-Hand/Body Soap (I know we should bring other toiletries)
Edited by: emd_one on Feb 2, 2013 3:36 AM
We will be renting vehicles twice from AVIS while in South Africa (and Lesotho) and are not sure if we should pay for the collision damage waiver and theft/loss prevention waivers.
Our Canadian VISA card (Royal Bank) includes coverage for this and we have always declined the coverage from rental agencies. However, given high rates of accidents in these countries, we are reconsidering this. AVIS has standard and Super waivers for each of these, which I believe simply limits the amount payable in the event of damage or theft, but neither provides full coverage with no liability.
Also, I just found out that our automobile insurance policy (also with Royal Bank) provides no coverage outside of North America. Therefore, I am concerned about third party liability, i.e., if we injure someone else. I don't believe that our Blue Cross Travel Insurance covers any of this.
Any advice or... more »
Couple of questions -
Just wondering what Cairenes in general think about the Pyramids at Giza.?
I mean, are they that bothered about them, have they even visited them - perhaps gone inside - like other tourists - or do they have a relationship with them, or lack of interest in visiting them as an attraction perhaps in a similar way that Londoners have with - yes sure there are some difference - say, the Tower of London.(i.e. most londoners or people who have not bothered to go INTO the The Tower (except for once perhaps) and probably not understand too much about its history and neither do they care so much. Or Westminster Abbey - again how many Londoners have actually visited more than once?
Would the average Cairene care much for the famous 'Sound and Light Show' at the Pyramids or what about the average Egyptian?
How much Egyptian pharonic history does an Egyptia... more »
Hey guys, I'm new here and start with some questions...
I know some have been asked before so bare with me ;)
This will be my second trip there, last time I travelled with a group of both black and white friends,
this time I'm going alone and what makes the situation a bit more special is that I will stay and go to places with a local girl and that is the reason for my concern.
Here they are:
- Is kidnapping, robbery or violence to white tourists a problem?
- How do you think the Ethiopians, especially the men will think about a white norwegian man like me?
- Is it safe for me to walk to different places alone?
- As she and I will be together, how do you think Ethiopian men will feel about that?
- Do you think they can be jealous and mad at me going with a local girl?
I am thankfull for any response :)
By the way...please feel free to move this post if placed wro... more »
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