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Clubbing holidays in South East Asia

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If you are looking for a clubbing holiday look no further than Southeast Asia. Just a stone’s throw from Australia, you can find all manner of clubbing options from the high glitz of Hong Kong and Singapore clubs to the beachside full moon parties in Koh Samui through to the down and dirty backstreet bars of Bangkok. Here are some tips to make sure your clubbing holiday is a success.  Only drink from sealed drinks As you spend all night dancing and enjoying the local sites and sounds, you may get quite thirsty. It’s important to still only drink from sealed water bottles and not get mixers or ice from unknown origins in your drink. Many locations in Southeast Asia still don’t have fresh drinking water from taps, and especially for people who aren’t used to the water, this can easily lead to a range of unpleasant waterborn illness from mild cases of gastro to Hepatitis A and dysentery. Spending all day on the toilet will put a dampener on how much energy you have to dance all night! Try bringing some water bottles with you from a store or the hotel when you go to the clubs.  Research your location If you are LGBTI, it’s a good idea to research your location before you head off. Some regions in Southeast Asia have a very open approach to homosexuality, while it can be an illegal and imprisonable offence in other locations. Thailand is known for it’s progressive and open approach to LGBTI rights and has a well regarded party and clubbing scene, so can be a great option for clubbing holidays if you have some out and proud LGBTI people in your group.  Stay in a good hotel If you are spending all night partying, you’ll want to come back to a nice quiet hotel, with good air conditioning, where you can sleep. Booking your holiday through a specialty clubbing holidays travel agency can make sure you have a location that is nice and close to the clubbing hotspots, while quiet for long days of sleeping. It can also be a great way to find a place with a pool and a swim up bar so that you can have some casual drinks and cool off during the days.  If you are planning a clubbing holiday in Southeast Asia it’s a great idea to get some advice from a specialist travel agency. This can help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable clubbing holidays with...

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4 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Egypt

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Egypt is an incredible holiday or backpacking destination, full of sites of historical importance, bustling metropolises, and beautiful beaches.  But to make the most of a trip to this fascinating country, there are some things you should be aware of before you leave. You will need to arrange a visa in advance In the past, it was possible for some residents of countries outside of Egypt to obtain a tourist visa on arrival. But as of May 15th, everybody travelling to Egypt requires a tourist visa in advance. If the idea of trekking to the consulate closest to you in Australia sounds like too much hassle, you can lean on a travel agency with visa processing services to take care of it for you. A tourist visa usually lasts for 3 months and you can apply for a one month extension once you are in the country. There are certain areas to avoid There are many places in Egypt that are hubs of tourism such as the coastal areas of Sharm El Sheikh and the capital city, Cairo. But other places in the country are more dangerous for foreign visitors and you should steer clear of them. The region bordering Jordan is not considered safe to enter at present. Resources like CLS Capital Link Services can give you updates on areas that are safe to visit and which ones that aren’t. Dress appropriately Egypt is a culturally conservative country, and it will be expected of you to dress modestly. This is particularly important if you are a woman because dressing as you do back at home could get you some unwanted and undesirable attention. Guys should wear trousers (opt for linen trousers to help with the heat, and keep your jeans at home) and a t-shirt, and women should wear trousers or long skirts, and something on top that covers the shoulders and the chest. In the resort areas of Sharm El Sheikh, you won’t have problems relaxing on the beach in your swimwear. Staying healthy The last thing you want to happen is to fall ill on your trip, and fortunately there are some ways to curb this risk. The water in Egypt is unsafe to drink and you should only drink bottled water. If filtered water in a restaurant tastes strange to you, do not drink it. You should also avoid the muddy banks of the Nile where flatworms live that can spread parasitic...

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