We went in July, stayed at the Holiday Inn at the airport. Ok if you don't mind the noise of planes
Its a fantastic place, loads to do, but a few things to watch out for if you haven't been before:
- Beggers - they're everywhere. They walk up and down the trains asking for money, usually they send their young kids to do the begging for you. We even had a little girl sticking a cup under our noses in Macdonalds. And most of them were dressed better than us, and were completely spotless - clearly not homeless.
- Conmen/women - if someone comes up to you saying they've just found some jewellery on the ground and giving it to you, walk away (or take it and run away
) A girl did it to us, said she'd just found a gold ring on the ground, gave it to my wife and walked off. We were just going to leave it on a wall or something, but she then came after us and started asking for money.
- Motorists - don't expect them to stop for red lights. Just cos your being told by the green man that you can cross the road doesn't mean its safe - a lot of drivers just ignore the signals.
As I say, nice place, but I wish we'd been warned about the above before we went, kind of spoiled it a bit.