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Myanmar to debut tourist e-visas on September 1

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar – The e-visas set to debut on September 1 will be for tourists only, but other types will be issued online in the future, the Ministry of Immigration and Population has said.

The tourst e-visas will cost US$50, though the fee may change, said Aung Thiha, assistant director of the ministry’s office at Yangon International Airport. Tourists who apply online will receive the visa within one week, but it must be used within three months of issuance and is valid for a visit of up to 28 days, Aung Thiha said.

The ministry said tourists will be able to apply for the e-visas on its website but has yet to announce this on its website in English.

Officials said that after the tourist e-visa system is operating effectively other types of visas will be offered online.

The e-visas will be introduced in cooperation with the information technology firm Myanmar Ease Net Company Limited.

Source: elevenmyanmar.com
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Mauritius: Every moment is Magic

Paved with spectacular coral reefs and alluring white sand clapped by crystal clear waters, Mauritius is no doubt the coveted getaway island solely made to enchant honeymooners. The island of Mauritius is rich in diverse mix of cultures and traditions that are reflected in both the architecture and cuisine. The island is not all sunsets and beaches although those are pretty amazing. There is also a lot to see and do during your honeymoon, if you can tear yourselves away from sun lounger or each other.

Set in the sparkling Indian Ocean this wonderful island has something for everyone, be it an adventure lover, water enthusiast or a shopaholic. Your honeymoon in Mauritius could be the experience of a lifetime as you and your spouse engage in delightful waters, sports, biking and safari adventures. If you want a quiet time, be rest assured that the abundance of less crowded beaches will give you all the time you need.

Mauritius: Things to do

Yes, it is your honeymoon or wedding anniversary and yes you want to cherish every moment together but going to Mauritius without experiencing the beautiful flora and fauna is like going to an aquarium without seeing the sea creatures. So don’t spend your honeymoon in your hotel or resort taking selfies and sharing post wedding jokes. Mauritius is not called the Paradise Island for nothing. Here are some of the things you can do in Mauritius:

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Meet the locals: Don’t take our word for it when we say the natives of Mauritius are as warm and welcoming as the island, get out there and see for yourselves. You don’t need your GPS to locate a particular place, if you have the locals around you. You will be amazed at the level of generosity when a coconut seller will refuse to collect money just because you smiled and said a heartfelt thank you. In Mauritius, there are huge smiles everywhere you go.

quad biking

Quad biking: For those, who do not know what a quad bike is, you are in luck because you will find out and even ride one in Mauritius. Quad bike is a four-wheel vehicle that travels well on sandy and rough roads and is quite easy to learn. It is a fun adrenaline-pumping way to tour the lush country-side.

Chamarel waterfall

Chamarel waterfall: Chamarel is the highest waterfall in Mauritius at 100 metres. This is the perfect spot to take that couple selfie and make your friends jealous. Climb the stairs to the viewing platform at the top and take a look at the breathtaking waterfall as it hits the pool 100 meters below.

You can also combine this trip with a visit to the “seven coloured Earth” a world wonder  made up of sand dunes of different distinct colours including browns, reds and purples created as a result of cooled volcanic rocks.

The street food

The street food: Mauritius street food is said to be amongst the best in the world. Discover a unique mix of Creole, African, Indian and Chinese influence offered with a burst of spices, flavours, colours that forms an astonishing cuisine.

Also try the sugar cane. Mauritius has a history of sugar cane production dating back 400 years. Take a tour of the sugarcane museum/factory to learn a little bit of sugar processing and share a sugar cane treat with your spouse.

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Swim with the dolphins: Enjoy the time of your lives as you swim with the friendly dolphins in the crystal clear water. Explore the spectacular lives of these adorable mammals in their aquatic habitat. Come face to face with the dolphins and appreciate the strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful animals. Don’t forget to take pictures.

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Take a hike: Hold hands with your spouse as you trek around Mauritius with its abundance of mountains and forests. You can hike on the plateau as you gaze at the magnificent formation of this beautiful island.

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Sky-dive Mauritius: This is the ultimate adrenaline sport. If you are looking for that thrilling twist during your honeymoon vacation, jump out of a plane, with a parachute of course. For first timers, skydiving is an unforgettable experience that will stay in your memory forever. Imagine flying higher than the birds looking over the paradise island with its lush green forests and turquoise blue water.

Remember to send us pictures of your awesome honeymoon vacation and tell us what you think about Mauritius. Mauritius is the popular honeymoon destination and a luxury hotspot. It is one closest places to paradise on earth. Experience Mauritius like never before.

 Mauritius: Accommodation

The island of Mauritius is home to beautiful resorts and hotels where the services are five star and also affordable.

Intercontinental Resort (5*) – from $339.91/night

Verande  Palmer Beach Hotel (3*)-  from $174/night

La Palmeraie Boutique Hotel (4*) – from $191/night

Merville Beach by Lux (3*) – from $263/night

20 Degres Sud Hotel (4*) – from $351/night

Getting there

Airlines that fly to Mauritius from Nigeria include South Africa Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Arik, Air France, Iberia, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and British Airways. There are no direct flights from Lagos or Abuja. You will have to make stopovers at places like Dubai, Paris, Addis Ababa, Accra and Johannesburg. You can make the most out of your vacation by enjoying your detour to these stopovers and taking a picture or two.

Visa issuance:

Nationals of Nigeria can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 2 weeks.

Additional information:

Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (min. of USD 100.-, per day), confirmed hotel reservation and documents required for their next destination. The maximum stay granted for tourists is 180 days within one calendar year.

Quick facts

Time: UTC/GMT+4

Dialling code: +230

Languages: English/Mauritian/Creole/French

Currency : Mauritian Rupee (I MUR- 5.35 Naira)

ATM cards: Visa or MasterCard

Driving: People in Mauritius drive on the left-hand side of the road and give way to the right

FIJI ISLAND: BEGIN YOUR LOVE STORY

Floating on the heart of the South Pacific and consisting of 332 astounding island lies the archipelago Republic of the Fiji Islands. Home to some of the best beaches in the South Pacific, the island nation of Fiji is the ideal honeymoon spot to start a love story you will never get tired of telling.

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The islands are a spectacular blue print of the Garden of Eden paved with the monumental palm trees waving against the backdrop of the emerald rainforest under the soft radiation of the tropical sun.

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The Fiji Island is the perfect dream destination for weddings and honeymoons. For families and children, this is the place where happiness finds you. Right from the very first moment the friendly natives say ‘Bula’ the cheerful Fijian greeting and lace you with the orchid necklace, there is no doubt you are going to enjoy every second of your stay.

Fiji is a wonderful place to visit. Endowed with a topic climate, the temperature hovers around 88F in the summer months and barely drops to an average of 84F during the winter. The only factors that distinguish the two seasons are the typical wet weather of the summer and the dry atmosphere of the winter months. You can simply say that the Fiji Island is an all-year-round destination.

Another exciting part of the Fiji Island is that it has resorts designed exclusively with honeymooning couples in mind. These resorts are tailored to provide couples with luxurious experiences geared towards romance and privacy. Most of the Fiji honeymoon spots are tucked away in their own secluded tropic islands given the couples that chance to have maximum privacy. Some even have their own exotic beaches. What can be more relaxing and romantic than lying in the day bed with your spouse and watching the sunset?

Fiji Island: Things to do.

Wherever you are in Fiji, there is a huge variety of things to do. This is your once in a lifetime romantic adventure. You’d want to be doing things that will bring smiles to your faces anything you recall your honeymoon. Since it is a honeymoon, you have to savour every single moment of your stay. You don’t want to go back home thinking about things you didn’t do. Your honeymoon should be your own private world, where you and your spouse will be treated with royalty. Fiji has everything. From magical jungle waterfalls to white sand beaches ringed with coconut palms. One of the most remarkable things about Fiji is the people. Here are some of the things you can do in the Fiji islands.

The Fiji museum

The Fiji museum

Take a journey into Fiji’s archaeological, political, cultural and linguistic evolution located in the heart of Suva’s botanical gardens. The Fiji’s museum is home to a collection of archaeological material dating back 3,700 years and cultural monuments showcasing Fiji’s indigenous inhabitants and other regions that have settled in the island group over the past century.

 

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Get lost on the turtle island

The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon and neighboring Yasawa Islands can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa. The turtle island is the perfect getaway for newlyweds, a place where you can celebrate love. This couple-only private island is blessed with white, powdery, pristine beaches where couples can stroll, wade in the turquoise waters, cruise on a sailboat or experience the abundant sea life by scuba diving or snorkeling with the Fijian guides.

Dine and wine in fiji

Dine and wine

The Fijian cultural diversity is reflected in their cuisine. Restaurants are limitless. The markets are piled with sweet potatoes, taros, bananas and leafy vegetables. When you are invited to a Fijian home for a meal as a guest, you must start on the dish first. It is their local custom to wait properly for the house guest to make their first move towards the food otherwise everyone will simply wait around with grumbling stomach. And it is impolite to remind you about the food.

The indigenous Fijian dishes include Tavioka (cassava), dala (taro), fish and lolo (coconut cream). Kokoda is a very popular dish in the island. It is made with raw fish marinated with lime juice. Kara is the national drink. It’s quite unlikely you’ll leave Fiji without trying it. You are definitely going to be overwhelmed by the irresistible aroma and natural great flavor of coconuts.

Fiji bitter and Fiji gold are the common Fijian beers. Local beers and imported spirits and wines are found in bottle shops, markets and restaurants. You are sure to find a selection of drinks on the menu at the resorts and hotels you find on the island.

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Jump on a jet ski

The Fiji waters are friendly and so jet skiing is always fun. You can explore the Fiji islands on a jet ski. It’s a wonderful way to discover a beautiful hidden Fiji Yanuca.

Yanuca Marine reserve is a 4-10 feet deep lagoon. The lagoon offers turquoise waters, live and fluorescent coral display of Fiji’s underwater world.

Fijian village

Visit the Fijian village

The natives are very friendly. The Fijians are very traditional and it is important that you respect their customs. You can tour the village with your spouse in the company of a guide who will educate you on the protocols of the islanders. Touring the villages is very relaxing and you’ll be able to wander freely and meet many of the villagers particularly the children as they go about their daily life. 

  Fiji: where to stay

Fiji is famously known for its beautiful beaches, resorts and island atmosphere. Choosing a place to stay might prove to be difficult not because there are no good places but because the choices for accommodation are very huge. You might just get confused.

There are over 50 resorts and hotel stretching over the 320+ islands that make up Fiji. Lots of resorts and hotel are situated in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the two largest islands of Fiji, while the others are scattered on the smaller islands.

Below are some of the hotels and resorts in Fiji;

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa (5*) – $296

Wananavu Beach Resort (4*)-$148

Waidroka Bay Resort (5*)-$98

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa Managed by Hilton (5*)-$122

Five Princes Hotel- $136

Grand Eastern Hotel-$53

Raffles Gateway Hotel-$83

Getting there

The best way to Fiji is by air, although new Zealanders and Australians can be in Fiji in a few hours. Fiji airways is fiji’s national carrier has regular flights from destination like Melbourne, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Hongkong.

Nad international airport is the major gateway into the country, though there are several domestic airports scattered through the islands.

VISA

To enter into Fiji, all you need is a valid passport beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for return or onward travel to another country which you are authorized to enter.

A 4 month visa is granted automatically on arrival to visitors for most countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, Jamaica, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia and others.

Airlines that go to Fiji include Emirates, Qatar, Fiji Airway,  Air Pacific and Pacific Blue.

Quick Facts

Dialing Codes — Fiji does not have domestic area codes. The country code for calling into Fiji is 679.

Language — English is an official language of Fiji. Other languages include , Fijian, Hindustani

Time — Local time in Fiji is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Security– – The nationwide emergency police number is tel. 917 throughout Fiji. The non-emergency numbers are tel. 670 0222 in Nadi, 334 3777 in Suva.

Currency—Fijian dollar
Religion–
Christian 58% (Methodist 36%, Roman Catholic 9%), Hindu 33.7%, Muslim 7%, Sikh 0.4%             (Wikipedia)
Finance–
When heading to the outer islands, make certain you bring enough local currency, as ATMs are difficult to come by outside of city centers. Credit cards and Fijian dollars are the widely acceptable currency, although traveler’s checks can still be used where there is a large population of tourists. Hotels and banks are still the best avenues for a good exchange rate.

These Countries are Visa-free Plan your holiday and forget the hassles of getting a visa.

These Countries are Visa-free Plan your holiday and forget the hassles of getting a visa.

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