Riviera Travel - Solo Traveller Forum

Search found 12 matches

Go to advanced search

by Andy173
18 Jun 2018, 10:21
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Visa for Vietnam
Replies: 1
Views: 8768

Visa for Vietnam

I note that we do not need a visa for Vietnam if visits less than 15 days and we do not re-enter country for 30 days. On your solo Vietnam and Cambodia trip, we leave Vietnam go to Cambodia but then return back to Saigon for return flight home. Do we just transit thro Saigon airport and hence its no...
by Andy173
07 May 2018, 07:53
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: Vietnam/Cambodia - Dec 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 10227

Vietnam/Cambodia - Dec 2018

I have booked on this trip. Just wondering if there are any others wanting to chat about it?
by Andy173
22 Mar 2018, 17:12
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: India + Shimla April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 37211

Re: India + Shimla April 2018

Anyone see BBC TV: Great Indian Railway journeys with Michael Portillo.
Episode one featured the Shimla railway.
See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x4jhh

We will soon be there ourselves. Looking forward to meeting you all.

Andrew
by Andy173
12 Mar 2018, 18:19
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: India + Shimla April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 37211

Re: India + Shimla April 2018

Hi Juliet I had same problem. If you are using a PC I found an online site where you can reduce pdf. files. https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf. You simply drag your too big file onto the site and it reduces for you in a new pdf file. If you are using an IPAD you can download an app that does the same...
by Andy173
05 Mar 2018, 15:19
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: India + Shimla April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 37211

Re: India + Shimla April 2018

Just read very interesting travel book about the history of Delhi, which I found fascinating.
"City of Djinns", by William Dalrymple, Publisher Harper Perennial.


(Book follows the writer who spent a year in Delhi researching its fabulous history thro the ages)
by Andy173
19 Feb 2018, 10:51
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: India + Shimla April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 37211

Re: India + Shimla April 2018

Hi Everyone. My Visa (ETA) arrived after only two days so that's all sorted. Next, I was looking at currency. As tourists you cannot take any Rupee's into India. You have to either change notes in country or rely on an ATM (if you can find one). Also, you cannot take any unused Rupee's out of the co...
by Andy173
12 Feb 2018, 09:23
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: India + Shimla April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 37211

Re: India + Shimla April 2018

Hi Sharon

The official Indian Govt. visa site is: : indianvisaonline.gov.in.
There is also a Visa help page on the Riviera website page for our holiday with more info.

Andrew
by Andy173
11 Feb 2018, 10:57
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: India + Shimla April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 37211

Re: India + Shimla April 2018

Hi Everyone I have just applied for my India e-Visa!! Had one small problem in that my scanned passport pdf. file was too big to upload. There is a 300Kb file size limit and mine was 325!! I have found however an online site where you can reduce pdf. files. https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf. You sim...
by Andy173
20 Jan 2018, 13:10
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: India + Shimla April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 37211

Re: India + Shimla April 2018

Hi Helen Thanks for your reply, doesn't look like our fellow travelers have found this chat site yet! I also like independent trips and this will be my first "solo" holiday. With 32 of us going I am sure we will all have a good time. I found this documentary on YouTube about the Shimla rai...
by Andy173
15 Jan 2018, 15:22
Forum: Travel Chat
Topic: First time
Replies: 32
Views: 51035

Re: First time

Hi Ken I am 62 and also lost my wife recently. Have lots of children, step-children and grandchildren but wanted a "cultural" holiday rather than a beach one, with adults of a similar age, so I have just booked my first solo one to India and Shimla. If it turns out well, will book more. Go...