Is Egypt Safe?

“Grace Cheng say she felt unsafe during her week-long holiday”

What can I say other than “Boo Hoo!”

This is one the most damaging and biased reports from the Daily Mail that I have read in a long time and I hope they follow it up with something more accurate soon.

This could have been written by so many people visiting so many countries simply because they don’t like being hassled. Thieving  and scamming is altogether different and to make statements like that because you personally feel unsafe being hassled is simply not on!

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

How Safe is Egypt?

First of all, if a holiday is your ‘trip of a lifetime’ and you don’t do the simplest of research first then you only have yourself to blame.

Egypt is a very poor country where begging and hassling is common place outside the resorts. It will take you about 5 minutes online to find that out. In addition, there are numerous reviews with authors you can chat with that are more than happy to discuss the culture with you.

My sister and I have traveled many many times unaccompanied and never once felt unsafe. We like Sharm el Sheikh for beach holidays but our preference is for Luxor where we feel quite comfortable walking the streets alone.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

How Safe is Egypt?

Yes the children beg in the streets and if you are daft enough to hand money out or show you are intimidated then you are going to get mobbed, but rarely have I  known these children steal. We feel more comfortable in Luxor that many many other large cities where stealing is rife.

We take school materials and sweets to hand out and a few loud words in my ‘teacher’ voice, soon has them lining up quietly.

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

You may think the staff and locals are all about money and tips but most are simply proud to have ‘English’ friends. Stealing or fleecing tourists is very much frowned on culturally. Working hard in the hope of tips, yes, but typically, if you have tipped someone at the start of your stay and they are moved to another hotel, they will seek you out to return the tip.

Similarly, begging is frowned on unless ‘necessary’. Locals would often discretely nod when someone was in genuine need so we could go back quietly and give a small amount, which to a widowed mother and child, is a huge amount but very little to us

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Single Travelers Tenerife

Tenerife and Only Me

Hi I am looking for advice on solo travel to Tenerife for a holiday.  I hear Tenerife is ok fos single travelers but I’m worried I will look silly being on my own and whether it’s safe? I hope people won’t judge me? My friend cancelled and I don’t want to lose money and I was also really looking forward to it. Any advice or has anyone traveled on holiday solo?     Sound familiar?

A group for solo travelers to meet others is a great idea.  Hostels are a good idea too.  They have the added advantage of being cheap.  Some people are a bit intimidated by the idea that hostels are full of hikers, backpackers, surfers etc., in other words really active people.  This is not true of all hostels but a group like this is a great place to find out.

Tenerife for Single Travelers

Tenerife and Only Me, an innovative idea using Facebook to bring solo travelers together in Tenerife South.  Hostel accommodation can also be found on this group.  Mandy Green writes:  Welcome to my group, this is for people in Tenerife either resident or traveling on there own that would like to meet other people to enjoy the pleasures of Tenerife. This is not necessarily a dating site, it is for people to enjoy things together.  I will be arranging dates and venues for people to meet for coffee or drinks and arrange trips if anyone would like to join us.


Veronicas Tenerife

Verónicas Strip

Veronicas Tenerife

For nightlife in Tenerife South, endless party nights and fun. Start off around 10pm amongst a neon extravaganza of pulsating bars. Dance until dawn –  famous non-stop parties 24 hours a day, modern, lively bars and wild fun, especially if you are under 25 years old. The best international DJs come to the Verónicas Strip.

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Veronicas Best Clubs and Bars

  • Sound of Cream: Electro house music.
  • Jumping Jacks: Hip Hop, Dubstep,  D&B, Latin.
  • Sugareef & O’neils: Dance to UK charts.
  • International Tramps: Three different areas: Coco Bongo, with music from the 80s, 90s and 00s, Notorious, latest Hip-Hop songs and the main area, house and electro house.
  • Papagayo Beach Club: Chill house music, cocktails overlooking the sea
  • Rags : House, Dubstep, D&B, Garage, Bassline or Hip-Hop depending on the night.

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Cheap Holidays to Tenerife

Tenerife Bargain Holidays is a Facebook group with over 20,000 members. It offers holiday accommodation from private owners with no middleman to charge commission. It is well moderated with members safety in mind.

Places to Fish Abroad

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    Golf Holiday with Boat Stay Tenerife - 8 golf courses to chose from plus a 9-hole Pitch & Putt Course - a driving range 350 meters - Chipping and Putting Greens, one of them with practice bunker.
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    The Par 72 PGA Championship golf course (6021m) is the number 1 Golf course in Sharm El Sheikh and one of the best Golf courses in Egypt. The course offers memorable views of the lush green fairways that contrast dramatically with the rugged desert and the clear blue sea waters.

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If you did not know, Turkey is in the top 10 most visited countries in the world and for good reason. It is a unique country in the first place and traditions are combined with the modern world and old world hospitality. Turkey is the country where the concept of “all inclusive” is at home. Turkey and especially Marmaris managed to develop tourist services and at the same time to keep the sights in perfect condition. Country that does not admit any compromise which managed to make performance in tourism. More information about Turkey, you can find here. Therefore, it is preferred increasingly more Romanians, who are drawn to the irresistible offers.

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Marmaris in Turkey - Holiday not to be missed

Boat trips Marmaris style.

 You can enjoy the sights of unique beauty, for example Pamukkale. Another unique destination in the world is Cappadocia, which you can admire the best on board a hot air balloon. The beauty of the place is perfectly complemented by hot air balloons, which carries tourists to a height where they can admire breathtaking. Turkey has much to show, it is important to have well established before a route and inform you about what you want to visit.


Situated in a beautiful golf breathtaking, at the meeting of the Aegean and Mediterranean, Marmaris resort is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest that makes you think in peace and harmony. Port almost perfectly natural and location surrounded by mountains with beautiful trees really worth admiration visitor.  Marmaris can be considered a starting point for cruises along the Turkish coast and offer fun and the opportunity to shop.

Marmaris is a port city and tourist resort located in southwest Turkey on the Aegean coast in the province of Mugla. The town is about 90 km from Dalaman International Airport is need about 70-80 minutes drive to arrive. All the way from the airport to the city, you can admire the scenery of mountains covered with Mediterranean pine forests will be breathtaking. This ancient city has a rather long history, although it is not certain since when was founded in the 6th century. The place was known as Physkos. There is a castle built by the Ionians first format is preserved today and rebuilt by the Ottomans in 1522. The resident population of the city is about 31,000 inhabitants and during the season amounted to about 300000-400000.

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The city is located along the banks of a charming bay, large enough to provide opportunities for sightseeing and shopping for tourists. It is also a center for sailing and diving, with two large and several smaller ports and is a popular location for hundreds of cruise ships. If you like nightlife, there are many nightclubs and bars to suit all tastes and demands, located in the center of Marmaris, in and around ports in the “Bar Street”. The city is well known as a gateway to the island of Rhodes in Greece. You can enjoy a day trip to Rhodes in a fast catamaran cruise.



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Taj Exotica Bentota Hotel

Taj Exotica Bentota Hotel – Hotel Reviews

Taj Exotica Bentota Sri Lanka

The Taj Exotica in Bentota certainly lives up to its name. Taj Exotica is one of the best 5 star beach resort in Sri Lanka. This 5 star hotel in Bentota is located along the south coast of Sri Lanka is set on the shores of the Indian Ocean‚ a stroll through the gardens will take you to the long stretch of golden sand‚ fringed by coconut palms. The large terrace overlooking Bentota Beach is a perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing drink while the pool area is great for lying back in the sun. In the evening you can sample the cuisine at one of the four restaurants‚ three of which are a la carte.

Taj Exotica Bentota (Bentota Sri Lanka) – Hotel Reviews

“The first impressionsof the Taj were very pleasant and the staff were more than happy to tend to your every need. Our room was clean and spacious. We had upgraded to the deluxe room which gave us a seating and dressing area along with a fab view. We also booked all inclusive as we had read on this site how… “

“We’ve just come back from the Taj and it was a great holiday. Once we arrived we were given complimentary drinks and a free room upgrade so we had a suite. That meant we had a large balcony and separate lounge as well as a huge bed. Resturants in the Taj: Generally very good-especially the Oriental. Don’t believe what people… “

“Lovely clean hotel staff very friendly. Only complaint that the beaches around the hotel with litter. Mensioned in our report so by the time you go may of been sorted. Two complimentry bottles of water each day plenty of tea coffee etc. Extra pool towels if needed. I had a birthday while out there and the cleaner did an arrangement on… “

“We stayed at the Taj between 18 – 26 June 09 on a bed and breakfast basis the hotel is situated in large grounds which lead directly onto the beach. This is monsoon season so it rains for about 1 hour per day and boy does it rain.The majority of rooms have at least a partial sea view. Our room… “

“We stayed at Taj from 6/18-22. We booked the Orchid room at 6th floor with a great view of garden and beach. The staff was excellent and courteous. However the room is somewhat old and I will give it only a 4 stars. Some additional information: 1.Transportation: We took recommendation from Hans and contacted Sena ( in advance for the… “

“Having read lots of reviews on TA it seems to me that a holiday is what you make it and you have to take account of what is normal locally and not expect everything to be as it is at home – otherwise why travel in the first place. Having said that the Taj was great. The public areas were… “

“Stayed 11th – 19th June 2019. Had a private transfer from the airport which 2.5 hours. This was arranged through TC as part of the package. Car was air conditioned and the driver knowledgeable and courteous. As the airport is in Negombo it takes a while due to the traffic in Columbo itself. Drivers are a little mad to say… “

“We travelled to Bentota on the 2nd of June 2019 for 10 days. The hotel was very grand when we arrived and we were very expectant. The lobby and longing areas and in fact all the outside areas of the hotel are immaculate and very impressive. We were shown to our room (308) which had a sea view and balcony… “

“Although there are good number of hotels on Bentota Beach which is only 60 Kilometers away from the main town Colombo. But me and my family would rate Taj Bentota as one of the finest property in south east Asia. We have been there three times and my son again wants to be there in his next holiday sometime. more “

“If you were coming to lie by the pool enjoying a view of the ocean and munching in the poolside restaurant then this place would suit you down to the ground. For me it was quite constrictive because it is not possible to walk outside the hotel compound without being continually hassled. The most effective line was my husband saying… “

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Special Offers Cyprus

Imagine a Mediterranean island with its transparent, blue and warm waters where you can wander aimlessly along the coast to beyond the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Long sandy beaches accentuate the predominantly steep and rocky coastline, and its largest cities are known for its nightlife; culture and cuisine are unmistakably Mediterranean.

Paphos Cyprus Holiday

Paphos at Night

Cyprus, which covers about 9,250 square miles / 3,571 square miles, is located at the northeast corner of the eastern Mediterranean. From simple sandy bottom dives for beginners to excellent enriched air diving on the Zenobia, one of the most famous wrecks in Europe, diving on the island offers something for everyone. Above all, the diving season in Cyprus extends from March to October or November, one of the longest in the Mediterranean and the waters are clear and pleasantly warm throughout the year.

Major coastal cities of Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca and Paralimni and regions Ayia Napa are among those who enjoy excellent diving.
On the west coast of Cyprus, Paphos is a thriving seaside resort not escape the artificial atmosphere of the big resorts on the island. Still, seduces by its size (52,000 inhabitants), more modest than Larnaca or Limassol, its fishing port and by the looks little concreting of downtown and the hotel zone. But the main advantage of Paphos is its location in the heart of a still authentic region.

Among the mountain villages of the region of Troodos and preserved nature of the Akamas peninsula, those looking to escape the masses will find happiness and, incidentally, may keep track of Aphrodite legendary goddess of love. No anarchic buildings or malls, nor floods of tourists but sandy beaches (Polis, Coral Bay), peaceful villages (Lachi, Polis) and wild nature (Akamas peninsula, Petra tou Romiou beach, village of Pissouri). You should know that: hotels in the island have a good level of comfort and equipment.

All beaches are public. Water sports depend, in most cases, private companies installed on beaches, usually near the hotels, so they are extra.  Shops are closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays, making the cities be a little off.

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Benidorm Highlights:

  • Levante beach, busy all the time and the best known by tourists.  The beaches, internationally recognized for its beauty and quality of services in addition to the small harbor that separates them, and provides a wide variety of water sports.
  • Poniente Beach: cozy and quiet. The water of its beaches, crystalline green hue has a pleasant temperature throughout the year.
  • Benidorm delights us with a variety of trendy boardwalks, crowded and a fun atmosphere.
  • The old castle, now Mediterranean balcony offers a stunning view of Benidorm.
  • Without doubt, the most characteristic that draws the profile of Benidorm are its skyscrapers. As an example, the city boasts proud to offer the highest hotel in Europe, whose views from the terrace are captive.  However, Benidorm also hosts many luxury villas, most exclusive, to suit all tastes.
  • The city has a diverse tourist offer: live music, lively bars and restaurants, theme and water parks, beaches and sun. Benidorm is fun and color all year, all day and all night.

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Benidorm at Night

Benidorm is the best known resort on the Costa Blanca, 140km from Valencia and 50 km from Alicante. Both of these cities have international airports.

Benidorm has a wonderful natural environment protects the city from its modern skyscrapers.



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Special Offers Bentota Sri Lanka

Hotel Serendib

The Hotel Serendib in Sri Lanka boasts a prime location on the light golden sands of Bentota Beach one of Sri Lanka’s finest coastal retreats. This west coast wonder is set in a tropical haven of coconut palms and lush gardens which compliment the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With Bentota Beach being next to the hotel you will be spoilt for choice for where to catch the Sri Lankan sun the pool is always a good option for unwinding relax under the towering palms and then cool off with a swim or a drink at the bar. Couples looking to escape the pressures of everyday life will appreciate the slow pace of life that the Serendib evokes.

Hotel Serendib – Hotel Reviews

Hotel Serendib (Bentota Sri Lanka) – Hotel Reviews – Hotel Reviews

“We were booked in to the serendib for 16 days all inclusive we left after 2 days room was dirty food was crap to say the least . it said it was buffet for all meals ……. was not it was a set menu. the manager asked if we came back it would be a buffet for meals… “

“overall good- stayed in a superior room based on other reviews. Watch for changing prices for drinks if you pay cash- staff may already be including their tip as prices inconsistent.. Evening enterainemnt is dire when it exists. Caught the train to Galle- trip ok but watch for helpful individuals who offer advice – this led to us – foolishly-… “

“We went to serendib for new year and birthday dec08/jan09. We had a fantastic time remember its a 3rd world country and you will be wowed. The other residents in the hotel were good fun and a good calibre tut tuts outside good. train to gaul a good trip. I would strongly recomend upgrading rooms as the difference is tremendous.I… “

“We stayed in Serendib Hotel tew days for New year’s. We didn’t like it at all. It was expensive and cosnidereing the standrad of the room – overpriced! The food was expensive and notthing special. The only positive aspect was the locations- by the beach with a huge swimming pool and a huge garden full of palm trees. I wouldn’t… “

“Had lovely hol the hotel was fine rooms bit old but what do we really expect from poor countries. i found staff friendly & would do anything 4 you. we went out most nights to try local restaurants 1 i liked was golden grill. Also hop on local train go & visit different places it’s really cheap. when u go… “

“We stayed 3 nights at this hotel with about 20 extended family. The food overall was good and a lot of variety curries and western and plenty of fruit. With such a large group the staff was very efficient in sorting out minor issues. They were always helpful and friendly. Beach was wonderful and we were not bothered by the… “

“I stayed in Serendib a couple of days with my sisters in last September and enjoyed every moment of it. Service we received from very friendly staff was amazing. We went there on a bit rainy day and on the second day we realised they’ve even washed our cars! Food was simply great. They have a good swimming pool but… “

“having lived in this area and married to a sri-lankan i know all hotels ect in bentota we choose serendib because of value for money a 3 week all-inc package cost £800 per person we also extended our flight departure by one week at no extra cost the hotel it self is in a fantastic location gardens are very nice… “

“we got back 22nov.We I was not happy with rooms they show me so we upgrade to a delux room which cost more need was poor just warm.We had proplems with the air con We at to ask for the bedding to be change after 4 days not good at all.Wemeet some nice people one couple on there last day… “

“Like others who we met loved the country loved the people and the culture Both of the other hotels we stayed at on the tour before arriving in Bentota were 1st class especialy the Topaze in Candy (with chef Trevor Baines and his bread and butter puding)one of them in the same group my wife was ill seven out of the… “

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Serendib Hotel Bentota Sri Lanka

Set in 8 acres of lush coconut palms and fragrant frangipani is Hotel Serendib just 1 1/4 hours (60 kms) south from Colombo and 3 hours (105 kms) from the BIA Airport. Lavishly spacious old-world Sri Lanka architecture evokes an aura of ease and relaxation. Set in this sunshine city of Bentota surrounded by the golden tropical beach is Hotel Serendib – an exotic resort by the sea.

Accommodation at Hotel Serendib Bentota:

Serendib Hotel offers 90 Air Conditioned guestrooms (Single/Double/Twin/Triple) with spacious balconies having sweeping sea views and modern facilities including room service attached bathrooms with hot and cold water CCTV and direct dial telephone.

Facilities at Serendib Hotel Bentota:

Room Service Hot and Cold Running Water Telephone with ISD/STD CCTV Hairdryer Balcony Radio Clock Safe Deposit Same Day Laundry Service Dry Cleaning International Direct Dialling Doctor On Call Fresh Water Swimming Pool Children’s Pool Squash Water Polo Cycling Boating Deep Sea Fishing Baby Sitting Bar Coffee Shop.

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Neptune Hotel Beruwala

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Hotel Neptune is the family hotel with an enchanting ambiance for a fun filled holiday. The warm clear blue sea as the backdrop to the hotel excellent service friendly staff and modern amenities all makes it an ideal choice to stay.

Neptune Hotel (Beruwala Sri Lanka) – Hotel Reviews – Hotel Reviews

“We have just returned from a two week break at the Neptune. We were told it was 1 of the oldest hotels in the town It probably is! It is in desperate need of a refurb but the rumours going round the hotel during our stay was that it was closing for 2months / 6 months at the beginning … “

“My wife Barbara and i stayed at the Neptune Hotel for 2 weeks. It was our first visit to Sri Lanka. From leaving our house in Bedford to the hotel it took 21 hours including the 10 hour flight and the 3 hour transfer from Columbo Airport.. Upon arrival we were served with a fruit drink while we filled in… “

“We have just returned from our holiday in Sri Lanka you will read other reviews of the Hotel telling you how great the food is and how brilliant the staff are so I will not go into too much detail over the Hotel apart to say that all you read is true the staff of the Hotel are the best… “

“Appearance: The hotel is goodly designed with pictures and colours. Every room has its own painting on it’s wall. Anyway the appearance is nice but a bit dull. 3/5 Staff: Now its not usually the thing that stands out but at Hotel Neptune the staff bond and are the best staff ive met yet. On the beach thers many people… “

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More about The Neptune Beruwela Sri Lanka

Neptune Beruwela Sri Lanka

With its landscaped gardens and undeniably exotic setting it’s no wonder the Neptune Beruwela remains a favourite with all its guests. Stroll across the lawns down to one of the finest beaches in the country or pull up your chair under one of the many palm trees scattered throughout the grounds. The large pool is overlooked by a sundeck – the perfect spot for enjoying the splendours of the Sri Lankan sunset.

Hotel Neptune Beruwela ***

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Beruwela Sri Lanka.

Accommodation at Hotel Neptune Beruwela:
Hotel offers 124 tastefully furnished and elegantly decorated air conditioned rooms and private bungalows having a terrace / balcony with a view of the sea / garden. Hotel also offers 40 Private bungalows with tea and coffee maker are larger and scattered throughout the gardens.