Posted July 29th, 2017, 07:59 AM
Yes, you do but they are from cruisers and not local residents. Check the guidelines for residents of any of the ports of call, no personal recommendations.
Yes, that's a rule.
It's to avoid folk recommending their own business. A classic was a Vietnamese whose only posts were those recommending a particular tour operator - a safe bet that it's his own business
But the rule is applied with common sense.
Members like you and I post on a variety of subjects, and when I suggest local restaurants and transfer operators and such I usually offer a number of alternatives, together with the negatives as well as the positives. I've never had a post removed because I'm a local.
On some subjects, like tour operators, a cruise visitor's recommendation is probably more worthwhile than a local's.
But locals are far more likely to have a rounded view of local restaurants.
Mgugs - some ships moor off the walled city and passengers are tendered to the pier in the shadow of the wall - you couldn't get much closer.
But most berth in the port about (2?) miles north of the walled city. A bit too far for most folk to walk, and the walk is pretty boring. There are local buses, a shared taxi is pretty economical, or most (all?) ships offer a shuttle-bus - usually payable. The drop-point for shuttle-buses, and probably local buses and taxis, is a few yards outside the Pile/Pila Gate.
From here the walled city is very easy to explore independently.
The bottom station for the cablecar to the top of the hill overlooking the city isn't far from the Pile/Pila Gate, but it's up quite a steep road. A super view from behind a cold beer at the top station.
Anyone who looks like their passport photo is too ill to travel (Will Kommen)