Wednesday, February 1, 2012

12 Days In Southern Africa

My friend is planning a 12-Day trip to South Africa.  Because we've lived there, I get asked a lot about suggestions and recommendations for itineraries.  This is what I gave him:

2 days Johannesburg 

There is no direct flight from Manila to Johannesburg so he opted to fly with Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, arriving Johannesburg.

3 days Kruger National Park

See also Kruger National Park

3 days Victoria Falls

If at all possible, this natural wonder between Zimbabwe and Zambia should not be missed. Fortunately, Victoria Falls is close to South Africa.  Unfortunately, there is no Zimbabwean Embassy in the Philippines which require a visa for Philippine passport holders.  As a result, my friend has no choice but to take a African Airways flight to Lusaka, Zambia (issues visa on arrival) and view the falls from that side.  See also Victoria Falls and More Vic Falls Adventures.

4 days Cape Town

Again, I gave him the Things To Do In Cape Town list.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Best Of Beijing

This is a sample itinerary of things to do in Beijing.  When we visited, we opted for a free and easy pace.  If you don't have the luxury of this number of days, they can definitely be shortened.  With the exception of Day 5, places that are in close proximity to each other were visited on the same day.

Day 1:  Arrival and settling in

Day 2:

Great Wall


Ming Tombs

Day 3:  
Water Cube
Bird's Nest

Summer Palace

Day 4:  
Beijing Zoo

Flying Acrobat Show

Day 5:  
Forbidden City

Tiananmen Square

Day 6:  
Temple of Heaven

  And of course, shopping! Try visiting the Silk and Yashow Markets!