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    What are things like in Beirut? (regarding safety of foreigners)

    They're a bit tense and unpredictable, so keep an eye on media and always check with locals about the safety of where and when you intend to go out. There are some very strict warnings - i.e. don't go there - for the southern suburbs of Beirut (including Dahiyeh) because of the possibility of rocket attacks and car bombs: The southern suburbs are the area south of the Camille Chamoun Sports Stadium to the airport and east of the main airport road including the suburbs of Chiyah, Ghobeire, Haret Hreik, Bir el Abed, Borj el Barajne, Mraije, Roueiss, Lailake, Hay el Sellom and Tahouitit el Ghadir; also west of the airport road, defined as the area west of the airport highway to the coast, south from Adnon El Hakim Road to Abbas El Mousawi Road. 5 days ago

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    I'm going trekking on the Annapurna circuit & heard that a flood caused over 200 people to be missing, including some Trekkers. Is it safe?

    The Annapurna circuit is in central Nepal. The flooding is in western Nepal, on the plains that border India, about 350 kms from Kathmandu. The landslides are in an area just north of the capital. see this map: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zQ1SEe1sHc7Y.k66JivvV46gE Best thing to do is check with your travel provider about conditions, but remember this is monsoon season at present - although this has been a particularly bad and devastating season. 5 days ago

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    Two girls heading to Morocco on their own, any advice?

    Hana, Morocco is one of the better destinations in that region when it comes to attitudes to western women - but "we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto" - check out our top tips for women travellers in Morocco. http://safety.worldnomads.com/Morocco/68105/Women-and-Travelling-in-Morocco and get the other articles, with advice on negotiating the souks etc. Be brave. Explore your boundaries! Phil at the safety hub. 5 days ago

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    Can I go from Rome FCO Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 while being airside.

    No. Check with the Italian consulate in your city about your eligibility for a transit visa. From my quick search (so don't hold me to it), Indian citizens can get a transit visa on arrival - but you must check that. 12 days ago

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    Where is the best places to stay to enjoy the full pleasures of Germany's' Oktoberfest?

    I'm jealous. Check out our safety tips for surviving the party! http://safety.worldnomads.com/Germany/77328/Oktoberfest-Tips-and-Survival-Guide have fun Phil at the safety hub 12 days ago

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    Information on ferry crossing as I am driving from Gothenburg,Sweden to Copenhagen Denmark?

    The Stena line has a car ferry: http://www.stenaline.nl/en-GB-nl/crossings/frederikshavn-gothenburg But there's also a road with a spectacular bridge and tunnel - takes about 3 hours: Have a look - http://www.harwichesbjerg.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Oresund-Bridge-between-Denmark-and-Sweden-300x248.jpg and check out our Denmark travel safety tips too http://safety.worldnomads.com/denmark Phil at the safety hub 12 days ago

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    Travelling in Vietnam in October, Dos & Dont's!

    Here's a good place to start, our travel safery advice http://safety.worldnomads.com/vietnam Hope it helps Phil at the safety hub 12 days ago

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    any advice for travelling mongolia in sept. advice about anything would be appreciated

    We had a staff member go through Mongolia a year or to back, and she helped us out this safety advice together. http://safety.worldnomads.com/mongolia enjoy the trip Phil at the safety hub 12 days ago