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Malaria is not an extremely serious concern in Mumbai, especially if you are only going to be there a week, and the thin protection that anti-malarials give you isn't really worth the nausea they deliver much more reliably. My recommendation for anywhere that isn't an actual swamp is DEET, a effective, long-acting insect repellent. It chases away ...


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We don't do specific recommendation on this site, so the best we can do is give you some ideas of places to look for cheaper accomodations. For purposes of expensive accomodation, you can consider the centre of Paris to be the 1st Arondissemont, essentially the centrepoint of this map. Anything in the area of the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel ...


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Chicken Pox Mumbai is a hotter place than Poland and it is best to carry tabs for Chicken pox if you are supposed to travel during Summer. Chicken pox is more common than Malaria. Unlike Malaria you may not find tablets for Chicken pox in many pharmacies particularly if you are outside the city. This is mainly due to the fact that we Indians mainly use Neem ...


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Each time I see such questions, I feel very frustrated. I'm from Russia, and I can't do anything to remove such articles, but I try to do my best to explain that people here, in Russia, aren't as xenophobic and dangerous as you can read in press. Did you hear about the story regarding the afroamerican been shot by police in USA some time ago? Does it mean ...


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My first guess was the Nollendorfplatz area in Berlin but the second is Le Marais in Paris: Le Marais has "an emphasis on 'commercialism, gay pride and coming-out of the closet'" And if you would consider North America, I live very close to Davie Village in Vancouver. I do not think there's any gender identity or expression that would draw even a ...


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At the airports they usually have those plastic crates, either big ones to put your big bag when you checking or smaller ones that you put your things into at security check, or both. You can grab some of these and put them upside down, side by side and form an improvised bed out of them. This serves two purposes: 1) You can put all your valuable things ...


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As particular colours can be suggestive of certain things in certain cultures, there can't be one answer that fits all 'bad' neighbourhoods. My general rule of thumb is to behave like you know what you're doing and where you going and to dress like you belong. In other words, if you seem to fit your surroundings, you're least likely to be noticed or singled ...


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Is it advisable to dive/snorkel in that region of the world? There is some recreational diving and snorkelling in Sierra Leone, but not much. There used to be a dive centre at Franco's just outside of Freetown, and a diving school called Salone Scuba, but both have closed down. As well as challenges related to the economic situation and low tourism, the ...


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No you cannot, not as checked (or carry on if it's more than 100ml). From TSA's Prohibited Items page: When hovering over the Carry-on, you get the following note: (Less than 3.4 oz / 100 ml allowed) Anyway, other organizations (including IATA) suggest similar policies as well, you can safely say this is a worldwide policy.


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I can't find any government advice from the South African government for South African travellers. As such, I'll point you to the CDC website, giving advice to American travellers, which only recommends "routine vaccines" - you can follow the link to see what those are for Americans. (With a note that you could also choose to get Hep A (rare but can ...


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There are no special vaccinations recommended for the UK, the basic recommendations are basically the same as in the rest of European Union and probably South Africa (but I am not sure here). For example take a look at: http://mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/europe/united_kingdom.php


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Selling something I live in Indonesia so I get it a lot. When they come at me I banter with them. I tell them (the taxi drivers) to find the taxi "over there". I tell them "besok" (tomorrow). Until they get confused and give up in disgust because their friends are laughing at them. My wife hates it but I have fun with them (nicely, with a smile). It avoids ...



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