Beijing

City:Beijing
Location: > > Hebei
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Hawkers
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Insects
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Mosquitoes
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Picnicking
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Snorkelling
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Sunbathing
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Swimming
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Awe
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LGBT
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Dengue
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Malaria
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Wild dogs
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Equipment (weatherproof)
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Guides
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Identification
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Reservations
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Sun protection
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Access to cash machines
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By card (debit)
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Top Descriptions

Beijing, the heavily populated capital city of and the country’s centre of culture and politics, can be a mixed experience for both travellers and expatriates. If you’re at all into Chinese history and culture, then this city has so much on offer that you could easily spend a busy week here and not get remotely bored. With impressive sites within the city such as the , the and the , and the only a relatively short journey outside of the city, for many Beijing offers an archetypal Chinese experience. Public transportation is good, restaurants are abundant, and much of the city is low-rise with the winding alleyway hutongs affording some good opportunities for photography. However, many people find the hustle and bustle and smog of the capital to be a little overwhelming, and if you visit on a particularly polluted day then many of those famous attractions may well be hidden by a blanket of thick PM2.5. Nevertheless, whether you end up loving or hating the northern capital, there’s so much on offer in Beijing that it’s still worth visiting – if only to make up your own mind.
 
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Top Tips

If you’re looking for somewhere to start your exploration of the city, then would be a good focal point. It’s right next to a number of important attractions such as the and Mao’s Mausoleum and is within walking distance of other attractions too.
For a memorable visit to the , consider hiking there. The is one such accessible and rewarding hike.
Many people recommend visiting an acrobatics show while in the city, and the is certainly impressive and worth recommending.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:北京市
Also known as:Beijing
 
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Environment type:hill, lake, park, river
Location type:city, urban
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Average daily budget:CNY330

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:7 nights
High season:September, October
Low season:November, December

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Chaobai River, Juma River, Mount Dongling, Yongding River

The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:20
Travel time to attractions:30 minutes
Travel time to next location:4 hours, 30 minutes
 
Altitude:143m
Population:21500000
Size:16,411 km2

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litreCNY17
Oil1 litreCNY21
Rum (multinational)1 litreCNY85
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreCNY80
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Water1 litreCNY3.50
Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
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Wine1 bottleCNY49
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Almonds100gCNY18
Apples1kgCNY14
Bananas1kgCNY10
Bell pepper1kgCNY6
Bread1 loafCNY8
Carrots1kgCNY6
Chillies1kgCNY10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
Cucumber1kgCNY8
Eggs1 dozenCNY14
Garlic1kgCNY12
Ginger1kgCNY11
Honey1 jarCNY27
Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
Jam1 jarCNY6.82
Onions1kgCNY2
Oranges1kgCNY26
Pasta1kgCNY17
Peanut butter1 jarCNY17
Peanuts100gCNY13
Potatoes1kgCNY5
Raisins100gCNY4.20
Rice1kgCNY8
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Tomatoes1kgCNY6
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Conditioner1 bottleCNY25
Condoms1 packCNY8.20
Deodorant1 canCNY22
Floss1 pack
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Hand sanitizer1 bottleCNY8.80
Laundry soap1 bar
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Razors1 packCNY24
Sanitary towels1 packCNY9
Shampoo1 bottleCNY21
Soap1 barCNY3.60
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitCNY2.10
Toothpaste1 tubeCNY8
Washing powder1 boxCNY8.50
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Antiseptic cream1 tubeCNY13
Bandages1 packCNY6.50
Chapstick1 unitCNY8
Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packCNY2.50
Ibuprofen1 packCNY3
Mosquito repellent1 bottleCNY14
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Batteries4-packCNY27
Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
Coriander100gCNY23
Cumin100gCNY21
Fuel1 litre
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Internet1 hour
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Lighter1 unitCNY1
Matches1 packCNY0.50
Paprika100gCNY21
Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100gCNY24
Stock1 packCNY5.50

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Beijing Forum

Ho Chi Minh City

City:Ho Chi Minh City
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Hawkers
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Mosquitoes
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LGBT
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Rain
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Wind
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Signs
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Trails
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Foreigner pricing
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Value for money
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Dengue
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Malaria
1
Political instability
1
Robbery
1
Severity of the law
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Reservations
1
Sun protection
1
Access to cash machines
1
By card (credit)
1
By card (debit)
1
In foreign currency
1
In local currency
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Frequency of power cuts
1
Maintenance
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Modernity
1
Quality of life
1
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Top Descriptions

For an Asian metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City is surprisingly amenable. Sure the roads are almost impassable on foot thanks to the daily onslaught of motorbikes and taxis, but there’s heaps of history here written across some fine museums and beguiling pagodas. You’ll not want to immerse yourself in the frankly terrible air quality for too long, but if you’ve just arrived to the country (and the region in general) then HCMC – or Saigon as it’s still commonly known – makes for a good enough start. As a backpacker, might even compete with the fading legend that is the Khao San Road in nearby Thailand, and there’s even for that higher class of tourist. For foodies, there is simply an overwhelming amount on offer here, albeit most of it quite Vietnamese. You won’t be more than a few minutes from somewhere decent to chow down, though if you’re new to the city then District 1 is pretty central and would be a good place to start.
 
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Top Tips

If you’re a budget backpacker, you’ll probably want to find cheap digs around . It’s a good place for the youthful to socialise!
Vinasun taxis are a good bet for a reliable and well-priced taxi. Expect the meter to start on about VND11,000 and climb by about VND15,000 every kilometre.
The roads are manic with motorbikes here! You’ll have to cross them slowly and confidently if you don’t want to get stuck waiting to cross ;).
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
Also known as:HCMC, Saigon
 
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Location type:city, urban
 
Religion type:Buddhism, Catholocism, Caodaism, N/A

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Average daily budget:VND924,500

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:6 nights
High season:June to September, December
Low season:
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How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Vietnamese
Timezone:UTC+07:00
Country calling code:84

How can we get there?

Coordinates:10.7989, 106.66076
Geographical feature:Saigon River

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

If you know how to get to Ho Chi Minh City and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:11
Travel time to attractions:45 minutes
Travel time to next location:2 hours, 30 minutes
 
Size:2,096.5 km2
Altitude:19m

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlVND18,000
Beer (national)500mlVND10,000
Fizzy drink1 litreVND14,000
Fruit juice1 litreVND0
Gin (multinational)1 litre
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Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litreVND34,000
Oil1 litreVND26,600
Rum (multinational)1 litre
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Rum (national)1 litreVND0
Vodka (multinational)1 litreVND450,000
Vodka (national)1 litre
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Water1 litreVND8,000
Whisky (multinational)1 litreVND417,000
Whisky (national)1 litre
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Wine1 bottleVND151,000
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Almonds100g
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Apples1kgVND58,500
Bananas1kgVND16,500
Bell pepper1kgVND24,000
Bread1 loafVND20,000
Carrots1kgVND14,000
Chillies1kgVND98,000
Chocolate (multinational)1 barVND16,000
Chocolate (national)1 barVND8,200
Coconut milk1 canVND19,000
Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozenVND25,800
Garlic1kgVND110,000
Ginger1kgVND0
Honey1 jarVND35,000
Ice cream1 unitVND15,000
Jam1 jarVND58,000
Onions1kgVND21,500
Oranges1kgVND0
Pasta1kgVND0
Peanut butter1 jarVND57,200
Peanuts100gVND18,200
Potatoes1kgVND25,500
Raisins100gVND25,000
Rice1kgVND15,000
Sandwich1 unitVND0
Tomatoes1kgVND18,900
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottleVND0
Conditioner1 bottleVND28,000
Condoms1 packVND28,000
Deodorant1 canVND71,900
Floss1 packVND68,000
Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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Laundry soap1 barVND0
Razors1 packVND30,000
Sanitary towels1 packVND21,000
Shampoo1 bottleVND28,000
Soap1 barVND11,000
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitVND10,000
Toothpaste1 tubeVND20,000
Washing powder1 boxVND34,000
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 packVND0
Chapstick1 unitVND59,000
Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packVND0
Ibuprofen1 packVND0
Mosquito repellent1 bottleVND0
Nail clippers1 setVND55,000
Plasters1 packVND9,000
Sun cream1 bottleVND0
Sunglasses1 pairVND0
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Batteries4-packVND58,000
Chilli powder100g
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Cigarettes (multinational)20-packVND0
Cigarettes (national)20-packVND0
Coriander100g
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Cumin100g
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Fuel1 litreVND18,000
Internet1 hourVND15,000
Lighter1 unitVND0
Matches1 packVND0
Paprika100g
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Travel multiadapter1 unitVND75,000
Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100g
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Stock1 pack
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Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Bánh mìVND40,000
Breakfast (continental)VND85,000
Breakfast (cooked)VND152,500
Bún (loaded)VND74,500
Bún (simple)VND65,000
BurgerVND98,500
Burger (cheese)VND102,500
Burrito (meat)VND119,000
Cake (slice)VND47,000
CalamariVND110,000
CarbonaraVND91,000
Chicken wingsVND80,000
Chilli con carneVND119,000
Chow mein (meat)VND79,000
Cordon bleuVND90,000
Curry (generic – meat)VND89,500
Curry (Thai)VND109,000
Dumplings (Asian – meat)VND65,000
Eggs (how you like)VND46,667
Fillet (beef)VND120,000
Fillet (fish)VND120,000
Fish and chipsVND109,667
French friesVND45,000
Fried (chicken)VND156,500
Fried (fish)VND97,000
Fried rice (meat)VND85,000
Fried rice (vegetable)VND74,667
Fruit saladVND60,000
Grilled (chicken)VND87,500
Grilled (duck)VND139,000
Grilled (fish)VND97,500
GuacamoleVND89,000
Hot potVND183,000
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (scoop)VND51,000
Ice cream (sundae)VND59,000
LasagnaVND109,000
Mashed potatoesVND50,000
NachosVND65,000
Nasi gorengVND80,000
Noodle soup (meat)VND75,000
Noodles (meat)VND96,333
Noodles (vegetable)VND72,000
OctopusVND130,000
OmeletteVND42,500
OystersVND40,000
Pad ThaiVND75,000
Pancake (Asian savoury)VND83,250
Pancake (loaded)VND55,000
Pancake (simple)VND64,333
Pasta (meat)VND91,333
Pasta (vegetable)VND109,000
PhởVND69,000
Pie (sweet)VND79,000
Pizza (loaded)VND139,000
Pizza (simple)VND109,000
Pork chopsVND85,000
PrawnsVND120,000
Quesadilla (meat)VND119,000
Quesadilla (vegetables)VND119,000
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
RibsVND109,500
Rice (meat)VND65,000
Rice (vegetable)VND50,000
Roasted (chicken)VND124,500
SaladVND82,000
Salad (meat)VND176,500
Sandwich (basic)VND360,000
Sandwich (loaded)VND88,000
ShrimpVND91,333
ShwarmaVND89,000
Soup (meat)VND97,000
Soup (vegetarian)VND54,333
Spring rollVND70,500
SteakVND120,000
Stew (meat)VND99,000
Stir fry (meat)VND93,250
Stir fry (vegetable)VND64,000
Sweet and sour (meat)VND92,000
TiramisuVND75,000
Waffles (sweet)VND65,000
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Alcoholic mixed drinkVND62,250
Bailey’s (shot)VND40,000
Beer (multinational)VND30,500
Beer (national)VND26,750
CappuccinoVND51,333
CoffeeVND29,750
EspressoVND37,000
Fruit juice (fresh)VND47,250
Gin (shot)VND43,333
Hot chocolateVND47,000
Iced coffeeVND31,333
Iced teaVND28,667
MilkshakeVND62,667
Rum (shot)VND43,333
SmoothieVND56,250
Soft drinkVND25,750
TeaVND29,000
Tea (herbal)VND44,500
Tequila (shot)VND40,000
Vodka (shot)VND43,333
Water (2L)VND52,500
Whisky (shot)VND43,333
Wine (bottle)VND242,500
Wine (glass)VND40,000

Ho Chi Minh City Forum

Cape Town

City:Cape Town
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Top Descriptions

Cape Town has won a few awards over the years and it really is easy to see why. Few cities in the world can boast such excellent access to the mountains and to the coastline. Blessed with both the dramatic Table Mountain National Park and a whole array of beautiful beaches – some of which are indeed surfer friendly, it’s no wonder that outdoor-urban enthusiasts have been raving about the area in recent years. But it’s not just its adventure pursuits that make Cape Town a winner. As well the city’s colonial history and easy access to the vineyards of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, Cape Town is packed with funky bars and hip hangouts just waiting to be discovered – most of which are very reasonably priced if you’re at all familiar with similar scenes in Europe. However, like most locations in the public transportation system is somewhat lacking, and if you don’t have your own transport (or friends or family in the area to help out) you’ll no doubt find it difficult to access a good deal of what’s on offer. The metro trainline does help out in this respect, and it’s cheap too! But the combination of endemic inequality and poor maintenance means that many tourists might not feel completely comfortable using it. Yet despite its reputation for criminality, Cape Town feels for the most part friendly and very safe. Indeed, provided you follow the basic maxims of travel, you shouldn’t run into any trouble at all during your stay here. What’s most likely to happen is that you’ll fall earnestly for this city and its surroundings, just like so many have done before you. – Daniel
 
Cape Town is one of the most likeable cities in the word. With an abundance of scenic coastline and a wonderful national park, it’s easy for any nature or sports enthusiast to love their time here. Although surrounded by nature, the city centre has just enough high-rise powerhouses, colonial-era buildings, and dapperly dressed individuals to give it a real feel of economic importance. The hip crowd of craft beer and coffee drinkers are certainly visible, as is the prime real estate that goes with them. But alongside this disposable-income community are the impoverished. While such a dichotomy is common in many cities the world over, for Cape Town the slum-like townships that populate the city’s outer edges are a reminder of its recent history and the strains that this young country is under. Ultimately though, the sheer beauty of Cape Town coupled with the pride of its residents creates an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere for any lucky traveller who finds themself passing through. – Sarah

Top Tips

Cape Town is a large (and beautiful) city with lots to do, so plan on spending as long here as you possibly can. Even after a month in an Airbnb, there was still plenty left for us to explore.
Try to stay somewhere on the if you don’t have your own wheels. The train is cheap and you can access quite a few attractions from that line, especially in conjunction with .
If you like hiking, don’t miss out on the or especially the . Table Mountain National Park offers lots of great hiking within the city limits.
 
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The City

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Environment type:beach, coast, forest, mountain, ocean, scrub
Location type:city, town, urban
 
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Shops:Cape Union Mart, Pick n Pay, Spar, Woolworths
 
Animals:rock hyrax
Birds:penguins

How much will it cost us?

Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
Average daily budget:ZAR432

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:28 nights
High season:December, January
Low season:
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How can we get in contact?

Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:27

How can we get there?

Coordinates:-33.94784, 18.45557
Geographical feature:Atlantic Ocean, False Bay, Table Mountain National Park

What are the numbers and averages?

Number of locations visited:7
Number of attractions visited:33
 
Travel time to attractions:35 minutes
Travel time to next location:3 hours, 30 minutes
 
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Local Availability

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Beer (multinational)500mlZAR17
Beer (national)500mlZAR15
Fizzy drink1 litreZAR13
Fruit juice1 litreZAR20
Gin (multinational)1 litreZAR190
Gin (national)1 litre
Milk1 litreZAR10
Oil1 litreZAR26
Rum (multinational)1 litreZAR180
Rum (national)1 litre
Vodka (multinational)1 litreZAR145
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litreZAR8
Whisky (multinational)1 litreZAR160
Whisky (national)1 litre
Wine1 bottleZAR35
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Almonds100gZAR43
Apples1kgZAR19
Bananas1kgZAR17
Bell pepper1kgZAR40
Bread1 loafZAR10
Carrots1kgZAR10
Chillies1kgZAR35
Chocolate (multinational)1 barZAR14
Chocolate (national)1 barZAR8
Coconut milk1 canZAR22
Cucumber1kgZAR0
Eggs1 dozenZAR19
Garlic1kgZAR150
Ginger1kgZAR79
Honey1 jarZAR47
Ice cream1 unitZAR15
Jam1 jarZAR18
Onions1kgZAR8
Oranges1kg
Pasta1kgZAR24
Peanut butter1 jarZAR27
Peanuts100gZAR13
Potatoes1kgZAR12
Raisins100gZAR10
Rice1kgZAR20
Sandwich1 unitZAR19
Tomatoes1kgZAR18
ItemSizeCost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottleZAR75
Conditioner1 bottleZAR50
Condoms1 packZAR0
Deodorant1 canZAR22
Floss1 packZAR28
Hand sanitizer1 bottleZAR0
Laundry soap1 barZAR0
Razors1 packZAR45
Sanitary towels1 packZAR15
Shampoo1 bottleZAR52
Soap1 barZAR11
Tampons1 boxZAR22
Toilet roll1 unitZAR0
Toothpaste1 tubeZAR10
Washing powder1 boxZAR18
ItemSizeCost
Antiseptic cream1 tubeZAR40
Bandages1 packZAR24
Chapstick1 unitZAR16
Contact lens solution1 bottleZAR0
Headache tablets1 packZAR21
Ibuprofen1 packZAR0
Mosquito repellent1 bottleZAR0
Nail clippers1 setZAR46
Plasters1 packZAR17
Sun cream1 bottleZAR70
Sunglasses1 pairZAR110
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Batteries4-packZAR65
Chilli powder100gZAR0
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packZAR38
Cigarettes (national)20-packZAR25
Coriander100gZAR27
Cumin100gZAR32
Fuel1 litreZAR0
Internet1 hourZAR0
Lighter1 unitZAR0
Matches1 packZAR0
Paprika100gZAR22
Travel multiadapter1 unitZAR0
Travel plug1 unitZAR30
Turmeric100gZAR22
Stock1 packZAR7

Local Cuisine

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BaoZAR50
Breakfast (continental)ZAR42
Breakfast (cooked)ZAR13
BurgerZAR82
Burger (cheese)ZAR88
Burger (vegetarian)ZAR117
Cake (slice)ZAR67
CalamariZAR125
California rollZAR68
CheesecakeZAR40
Chicken wingsZAR52
Crème brûléeZAR56
Curry (generic – meat)ZAR125
Curry (generic – vegetable)ZAR80
Dumplings (Asian – meat)ZAR65
Eggs (how you like)ZAR55
Fillet (beef)ZAR180
Fillet (fish)ZAR170
Fish and chipsZAR86
FishcakesZAR125
French friesZAR43
Fruit saladZAR43
Goulash (fish)ZAR150
Grilled (chicken)ZAR110
Hot dogZAR65
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Ice cream (scoop)ZAR32
Ice cream (sundae)ZAR42
KimchiZAR30
Lamb chopsZAR160
LobsterZAR495
Mashed potatoesZAR25
MusselsZAR116
NachosZAR62
Noodles (meat)ZAR125
Noodles (vegetable)ZAR95
OmeletteZAR50
OystersZAR113
Pancake (simple)ZAR25
Pasta (meat)ZAR80
Pasta (vegetable)ZAR73
Pie (sweet)ZAR45
Pizza (simple)ZAR63
Pizza (loaded)ZAR112
PrawnsZAR242
DishCostRestaurant Availability
RibsZAR170
Roasted (chicken)ZAR125
Roasted (pork)ZAR130
Roasted (vegetable)ZAR68
SaladZAR63
Salad (meat)ZAR81
Sandwich (basic)ZAR40
Sandwich (loaded)ZAR61
Sausage and mashZAR85
Skewers (Brochette) (meat)ZAR65
ShwarmaZAR65
Spring rollZAR45
SquidZAR104
SteakZAR140
Waffles (sweet)ZAR20
Whole (fish)ZAR146
WrapsZAR78
BeverageCostRestaurant Availability
Alcoholic mixed drinkZAR46
Bailey’s (shot)ZAR28
Beer (multinational)ZAR30
Beer (national)ZAR23
Brandy (shot)ZAR18
CappuccinoZAR21
Cappuccino (red/rooibos)ZAR21
Cider (bottle)ZAR22
CoffeeZAR17
Champagne (bottle)ZAR238
Champagne (glass)ZAR48
EspressoZAR15
Fruit juice (concentrated)ZAR24
Fruit juice (fresh)ZAR25
Gin (shot)ZAR22
GuinnessZAR25
Hot chocolateZAR23
Iced coffeeZAR25
Iced teaZAR19
MilkshakeZAR25
Red BullZAR35
Rum (shot)ZAR18
SmoothieZAR39
Soft drinkZAR21
TeaZAR20
Tea (herbal)ZAR17
Tequila (shot)ZAR25
Vodka (shot)ZAR16
Water (2L)ZAR52
Whisky (shot)ZAR17
Wine (bottle)ZAR154
Wine (glass)ZAR37

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Addis Ababa

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Top Descriptions

Even though we stayed here three times, we barely saw much of Addis Ababa at all. And that might be how you’ll treat it too. There’s no doubt that this is the capital. It’s certainly grand and smoggy enough for that, and the taxi drivers levy their charges accordingly. But will you want to linger here long? It depends what you’re into. If you’re after history and culture, you’d probably best quickly head up north, but for wining and dining there’s nowhere better in the country. This is also a good place to stock on supplies before heading further afield as there are actually something approaching supermarkets here. The city’s also gained some notoriety for its party scene, especially among expatriates visiting from the Arabian Peninsula. No matter what you’re into, you’ll end up here whether you like it or not as it’s smack bang in the middle of every corner of the country. Enjoy it for what it is, use it for what it is, and move on when you’re ready – which may just be pretty quick! – Daniel

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Whether you like big cities or not, it’s very difficult to avoid Addis Ababa when travelling as all roads seem to lead to and from here.
Addis Ababa provides more access to facilities and amenities than anywhere else in the country. Use the capital to stock up as elsewhere in can be just a little lacking!
The weather is quite changeable in the capital – and when it rains heavily here, you can expect some pretty serious flash flooding. Come prepared.
 
If you have a tip about Addis Ababa and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

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Name in local script:አዲስ አበባ
Also known as:Addis Abeba
 
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Currency:Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
Average daily budget:ETB820

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Average time taken:3 nights
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Language(s):Amharic, English
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:251

How can we get there?

Coordinates:8.9806, 38.75776
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Size:527 km²
Altitude:2,355 m

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