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    What is the weather on Belgium coast last 2 weeks of May

    This might help. http://safety.worldnomads.com/Belgium/71721/Belgium-Weather-Warning#axzz2yQmKemLz 7 days ago

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    Question about Australia and New Zealnd

    Sunrise over Bondi Beach (Sydney). Sunset over Cottesloe Beach (Perth) - these places are a couple of thousand kilometers apart, so not on the same day. The sunrise will involve interacting with the people of a city as it wakes up, does coffee and exercise then prepares for a busy day. The sunset means you meet people as they wind down and begin enjoying their extraordinary lifestyle. 7 days ago

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    Rail travel in Japan.

    Check out this previous threads: http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/japan/11209/i-am-visiting-japan-i-heard-that-its-a-good-idea-to-have-a-rail-pass-do-these-rail-pass-cover-trips-to-mtfuji http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/japan/7311/where-can-i-buy-the-japan-rail-pass-for-7-days 7 days ago

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    Is it safe to travel by taxi in Bolivia?

    Eliana, it's called Express Kidnapping, and sadly it's on the increase throughout the world, but especially prevalent in South America. Bolivia is not as bad as some places, but it's still a concern. The areas where kidnappings are most likely to occur include Plaza Abaroa, Plaza Humbolt (Zona Sur), Plaza Isabel La Católica, Plaza del Estudiante, Plaza San Francisco and the Altiplano, as well as the downtown area of the city. Just be careful when using an ATM. Open a travel account with a smaller balance (so theices can't get your life's savings) and a low daily withdrawal limit. Do not ever resist, it can get violent. Read more: http://safety.worldnomads.com/Bolivia/77650/Crime-and-Safety#ixzz2yXGwH2SZ Follow us: @travelsafety on Twitter | worldnomads on Facebook 7 days ago

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    What is the best way to bring money to Australia?

    All of the major banks allow you to open a bank account ahead of your arrival, so the funds will be ready and waiting for you. You just need to go into a branch to complete the identification process. The major banks are ANZ, NAB (National Australia Bank), Commonwealth Bank and Westpac. Or, ATM's (cash machines) in Australia are linked to the major international networks, so you can use your US card to withdraw Aussie dollars - but watch out for bank fees at both ends. Want more tips on Australia? Try this: http://safety.worldnomads.com/australia#axzz2xUd7F2SV Phil at the safety hub 18 days ago

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    Is it safe as an American citizen, to go to Siargao, and is there a big risk of disease in that area?

    There are travel safety warnings for eastern Mindanao including the province of Surigao del Norte, but it's generally considered that the island is well away from the trouble spots. Surigao is a particularly laid back experience, with violent crime non-existent and petty crime pretty low. Exercise the usual caution with belongings. Throughout the Philippines, the tourist resort areas are generally much safer than other regions. Check out our safety guide here: http://safety.worldnomads.com/philippines#axzz2xUd7F2SV Phil at the safety hub 18 days ago

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    how safe is it to travel to togo?

    There is a high level of violent crime, and tourists are often the target. Muggings and armed robbery are common day and night (obviously after dark falls is worse). The US government has a crime and risk rating system for it's diplomatic staff and puts the capital Lome in the "critical" basket. Robbery on the beaches - even during daylight hours - is common. The political situation is unstable and there were violent demonstrations in 2012 and 2013, with the prospect of more. Despite all this it's not the worst place on earth - you're going to have to be very cautious and exercise a high level of personal security. Phil at the safety hub 18 days ago

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    Can anyone suggest good spots to caravan in Daylesford, Victoria region?

    I have camped at Mt Franklin, 10 kms north of Daylesford. It's an extinct volcano! The crater is beautiful, sheltered and full of birch trees. The view from the rim over the goldfields district is breathtaking. https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Mt+Franklin/@-37.2625,144.1494444,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad6d592ba140de9:0x1cded54d3f705360?hl=en 28 days ago