Travelling in Tsitskamma on my own?


I’m staying in Plett for a couple of days in October. I’ve read a couple of great day hikes I want to do in Tsitsikamma but wondering if it’s safe for me to do this on my own. It doesn’t sound like the hikes are that treacherous so do I need to be concerned about safety?



Snorkelling in Makadi Bay

Hi, I’m thinking of going to Makadi Bay in April and was wondering which hotel is best for snorkelling? I went to Marsa Alam last year and that was amazing. (There aren’t any local flights though when I have to go so that’s why I’ve decided on Makadi Bay). I’ve read lots of reviews/posts and most people seem to be saying that Fort Arabesque is the best for snorkelling but others say it’s good from a different hotel which has a jetty. (I can’t remember it’s name – I’ve been looking at so many different places!) Can you walk along the beach to get to different parts or do you have to stay on your own hotels beach? Thank-you for your help.

Flight Aswan to Amman via Cairo


How risky will it be to book an air ticket going from Aswan to Amman, via Cairo? There is only one flight for each leg on my desired date and the layover in Cairo is 1 hr 30 min. Is this doable? Or risky? Would we have to clear immigration in Cairo? Change terminals in Cairo? Or should we go back to Airo and spend the night before flying to Amman the next day?

We are US cItizens.

Thank you!

Getting from Krabi airport to Koh Lanta


Can anyone help, i dont know what to do? What is the best and cheapest way to travel from Krabi airport to Koh Lanta?

I have read a few reviews and got some prices for a speed boat transfer or a mini van transfer from the airport but these seem to cost approx £100+, i read that you can get a taxi into krabi town then find somewhere there to get a van to the ferry, then ferry over? Is this simple? is it easy to find the place in Krabi town? is this much more cost efficient and a bit more of an adventure? or positively scary and time consuming?

Help?? first time in Thailand,


Take a ‘leap of faith’ and check out Egypt

Have just returned from a 17 Day Egypt in Death private tour with Bunnik Tours. To all the ‘nay Sayers’ worried about whether Egypt is safe – take the leap of faith like we did, and do it now while tourists numbers are still down. We literally had the place to ourselves, however that will probably all change once word starts getting out that Egypt is just as safe to visit as other tourist destinations e.g. London, Paris. Tourist numbers are slowly on the rise.

Guess what – we even took our school-aged children with us to Egypt!

If you are interested in going to Egypt but still a bit nervous and don’t like being part of a group, no problem – do a ‘private tour’. We were very happy with Bunnik Tours – had to keep pinching ourselves to make sure we were not dreaming. From the moment we touched down at Cairo airport, to the accommodation and tour guides, until the time we had to say goodbye, we were made to feel like royalty. How many tour companies have a representative greet you on arrival to assist you with their country’s Customs/Immigration Control processes? Everyday was a new experience, offering opportunities to enrich the soul and immerse ourselves in the thousands of years of Egyptian history, creating wonderful memories that will last forever.

What made the tour really come to life for us, was our two guides – but not just ‘any old tour guide’ – these guides were highly qualified Egyptologists. To them, being a tour guide was not just a job, it was a calling – this was evident in the way both spoke so passionately about Egypt and their willingness to share their knowledge about their country’s history.

The only blemish, on otherwise a perfect holiday was, as others have been mentioned in the Forums, the harassment by street vendors, some of whom are extremely aggressive and intimidating. We had to report the conduct of one vendor to the Tourist Police at Edfu. While we don’t condone their behaviour, we do understand they need to make a living. However, these vendors need to ‘respect the boundaries’ or risk alienating, and subsequently losing, the tourist dollars they so desperately seek.

That said, please take a ‘leap of faith’ and check out Egypt – you will not be disappointed!

Best route for Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam?

Hey guys. I’m planning a trip to Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam from Australia, around December and January 2018-2019 with my partner. We’re both 21 and have travelled around Europe but haven’t yet explored any of Asia.

I’m just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what the cheapest/most efficient route would be to visit all of these countries in a very short period of time?

I’ve looked into flights from Adelaide Australia where I’m from and see Singapore is where the majority of flights lay over and was thinking of flying to Singapore as my starting point, but I’m not sure wether to go in the following order or not:

Singapore (5 Days)> Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Halong Bay, (6 Days) > Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap (3 days in PP and 4 days in SR) > Thailand:

Phuket, Koh Phanang, James Bond Islands (8 days)

We might spend longer in each place depending on flight/train prices on certain days but that is our rough idea of where we want to visit in the short frame of time we have available.

If anyone has visited these countries and has any suggestions on what order to visit them, or how long to stay in each place I’d be overly thankful for the advice 🙂

Also, if anyone can suggest the best overnight boat to see Halong Bay on for around $250 for the both of us) that’d be amazing as there are so many options online it’s hard to know what ones are actually worth booking.

Thanks guys, appreciate your comments in advance.

Regards, Nikita.