Re: Travel Advice
Sun Dec 8, 2013 6:28 am ((PST))
< I've got a solid backup strategy in place and plenty of batteries in the=
Double check whether you can carry a lot of batteries in hand luggage.
Batteries are sometimes regarded with suspicion.
> Any recommendations on getting around? Do you hire a guide with a car or =
do you just hire a car yourselves?
I don't know the current situation, but hiring a vehicle with a driver is
not much more expensive and could even be cheaper than self-drive insurance=
If you go to interesting areas you will need an interpreter and a bilingual=
driver fits both jobs. He will have local knowledge which could keep you ou=
Don't point anything at anyone.
If you attract a bunch of locals, that is a noise problem. I've seen film
directors lose it and start shouting "go away everyone" in English and
waving their hands. This makes marvellous entertainment for the villagers
and quickly draws a crowd. Tourists aren't much better.
> Some roads, especially in the remote areas, are possibly going to be hard=
going and I just wanted to check from your experience whether hiring a 4WD=
and going into those areas is in fact worth the effort and cost involved o=
r whether I am just as well off staying on accessible roads.
Unsilenced motorbikes are a pain in the third world, so you may need to get=
onto minor roads. Take local advice from your driver/guide.
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