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Lioness and her cubs at Schotia safaris - Safaris in South Africa - Fabulous Travel Guide

Spot lions at Schotia Private Game Reserve

[ 4 ] August 4, 2011

Looking for an unforgettable safari experience in South Africa? Schotia Private Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth is a great choice.

This park actually guarantees lion sightings and is thought to be ‘the most densely stocked reserve in Africa’ with over 2000 animals. So if you’re desperate to see the Big Five then Schotia is a a safe bet.

Lioness and her cubs at Schotia safaris - Safaris in South Africa - Fabulous Travel Guide

Lioness and her cubs at Schotia safaris - Safaris in South Africa - Fabulous Travel Guide

What to expect

As well as lions, this reserve is home to hundreds of game species including zebra, wilderbeest, hippos, giraffes, monkey, springbuck and even crocodiles – so expect an afternoon packed full of adventure!

Giraffes at Schotia Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Giraffes at Schotia Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Tours usually take place in an open-top Land Rover and last around 4 hours. Blankets are provided for the evening drives – but it’s always book to wear gloves and take a warm jacket. TOP TIP Take a spare camera battery!

Booking your tour

Addo/Schotia full day tour: Our favourite tour includes a morning drive through Addo Elephant Park, followed by an afternoon/evening drive through Schotia. Price includes lunch, drinks and a delicious dinner around the bonfire.

Tooth & Claw: Enjoy a 4-hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover where you’ll spot lions, giraffe, rhino and hippo. Afterwards, feast on a delicious buffet dinner prepared on open fires.

We want to say a big thanks to Peter de Witt for making our tour unforgettable! Get more information about tours or email schotia@intekom.co.za to make a booking.

Looking for more animal adventures in South Africa? Go cage diving with Great White sharks for an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget! Follow us on Twitter for more travel updates.

Workers in the cooperative mines, Potosi - Pictures of the mines - Fabulous Travel Guide

Visit the cooperative mines in Potosi, Bolivia

[ 1 ] June 20, 2011

Plannng to visit the cooperative mines in Potosi? Prepare to be shocked as you experience the terrible working conditions that thousands of men endure every day.

Many work in total darkness for 12 hours straight – usually without food and water – extracting minerals such as silver ore and zinc. They use only basic materials and are exposed to toxic chemicals that can lead to silicosis pneumonia, an almost certain death.

Workers in the cooperative mines, Potosi - Pictures of the mines - Fabulous Travel Guide

A worker prepares to squeeze into a tiny hole in the cooperative mines in Potosi

Booking your tour

Tours cost from 80 Bs (£7) and include hostel pickup, transport to the miners’ market where you can buy cocoa leaves, drinks and cigarettes for the workers, a tour of the refinery and a 2-hour crawl through the mines themselves.

Good companies (such as Koala Tours) will provide a helmet, head lamp, protective clothing and English-speaking guides (if needed). Make sure they explain all the risks and give you plenty of time to ask questions. If possible book with an ex-miner – this way you’ll be in the best possible hands if something goes wrong.

Be warned! You are in a fully working mine where accidents happen on a daily basis. Don’t do this tour if you have any medical problems or are prone to claustrophobia. You’ll be 60m underground with no easy way out!

Already feeling the adrenaline pumping? Death Road in La Paz is another awesome adventure. Get more travel tips and advice by following us on Twitter!

Cliff jumping in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala - Fabulous Travel Guide

Cliff jumping in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

[ 1 ] February 13, 2011

Fancy throwing yourself off a cliff into the cool waters of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala? San Marcos has its own jetty where swimmers can catapult themselves into the water 10m below.

The stunning backdrop of volcanos makes for a fantastic photo – so get your mate to climb down the cliff to get the perfect snap.

Cliff jumping in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala - Fabulous Travel Guide

Cliff jumping in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala - Fabulous Travel Guide

How to get there

Lake Atitlan is 3.5 hours from Antigua and should cost around 60Q for a shuttle bus.

If you’re already on the lake, and staying in the backpacker town of San Pedro, take a water taxi (15Q each way) or hire a kayak (8Q per hour) and sail across. It should take around 40 minutes and you can leave it on a nearby beach.

How to avoid bruises

Make sure you land feet first and tuck your arms in as you enter the water. If you stick your arms out (or worse still, bellyflop) you’re guaranteed to come out with some mean-looking bruises.

TOP TIP Nervous? Get it over with asap. The longer you think about it, stare at it, put it off, cry, the harder it gets.

Looking for more exciting things to do in Central America? Go caving in Lanquin or swim with sharks in Caye Caulker.

Get perfect beach hair with Global Keratin | image from Studiodnasalon.com

How to combat frizzy hair while travelling

[ 1 ] December 10, 2010

Planning a round-the-world trip? The last thing you should be thinking about is your hair, but if you’re like Monica from Friends, even the thought of humid conditions can send your locks into a spin.

Fortunately for us, there’s a miracle cure that will leave locks soft, sleek and frizz-free for up to 4 months! The Keratin Brazilian Blow Dry is causing waves on the hairdressing circuits for all the right reasons. And i was lucky enough to try one out at the Pederson salon in Islington, London, at a discount price.

Get perfect beach hair with Global Keratin | image from Studiodnasalon.com

Get perfect beach hair with Global Keratin | image from Studiodnasalon.com

How the Keratin Brazilian Blow Dry works

Step 1) Hair is washed in Global Keratin Clarifying shampoo to remove any build-up of product

Step 2) After a rough blow dry (making sure the hair is 80% dry), the Global Keratin product is applied in sections, starting at the nape.

Step 3) The product is left in the hair for around 30 minutes to lock in all moisture. It is then straightened with exceptionally-hot straighteners. The roots of the hair are actually straightened 3 times for maximum results!

Step 4) The Keratin treatment needs to remain on the hair for 3 days – so you’re not allowed to wash your hair during this time.

Step 5) Wash your hair with salt-free shampoo and conditioner. This is really important as normal shampoo can strip out the treatment.

Step 6) Voila – glossy hair every time you wash!

Treatments start from £80 but can be as expensive as £220 in leading salons. Look out for discounts – www.wahanda.com is great for last-minute beauty deals. For more travel news don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!

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