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Looking for a latte in Lesotho or a truckin' good transcontinental time
Maple leaves and Mounties, Tim Hortons' and hockey, Hollywood North and more shoreline than the Caribbean
Fun, sun and sand in your shorts
From the cloud forests to the blue holes
It's more than just cigars, rum and old cars
Akumal to Zipolite, Aztecs to Zapatistas.. y tequila!
Supplement your Shoestring with the word from the road
From sea to shining sea
Here a 'stan, there a 'stan, everywhere a 'stan 'stan
Not only elephants, snake charmers, price rises, immodium and curry in a hurry
From teaching in Tokyo to travelling through Tibet
Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
The lowdown on the land of smiles
Do they speak English? Is there a bridge to NZ? Are kangaroos poisonous?
Sun-drenched beaches, swaying palms, rising ocean levels...
Czech out all the vital info
Fjords and hiking, meet some Vikings - Nordic Europe will be to your likings!
Two islands, infinite opportunities, all on one branch
Bacalhau to bratwurst, frites to zabaglione - Also, there's art
...and does anyone know about that Israeli passport stamp
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Hi, can anyone tell me if there are ferries between Jelsa and Bol that aren't provided by Jadrolinija?
I need to get from Jelsa to Bol, but Jadrolinija's ferries depart too early in the morning (06:00 /07:30). I would like to have some kind of transportation around 08:30 / 09:30).
Is this possible? What are my alternatives? Do you know the cost?
Thank you in advance!
I am a US citizen flying into Queen Alia (AMM) airport in late June in order to spend a month in Ramallah, where I will be taking Arabic lessons with private tutor. I've never been to Jordan nor the West Bank, so don't know what to expect. A few questions:
-Do I simply hire a taxi from Amman airport to get to the border crossing or are there wiser options? What does one mode cost versus others?
-What sort of stamp will I get at the Jordan/West Bank crossing-- an Israeli one? (I am concerned that a State of Israel stamp in my passport will ruin my ability to travel to other Middle East countries in the near future with same passport.)
-Should I expect any problems with Israeli border authorities, as a lone American tourist? I'm not of Arab ancestry or anything.
Apologies for my ignorance on these matters! Thanks for your help! more »
we are 26 & 30 years guys and want to visit thailand in January 13 for approx 10 days, I want to know the islands where we can go for some good snorkeling, Jet skiing, kayaking, chill out on nice beaches with beer but not loud music or parties.
We don't like so much crowd but not honeymooners looking for total solitude, pls advise it is Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Samui or any other ...
Hi CR lovers!
I'm thinking of passing through Czech Republic while going to Slovakian mountains by car this summer. I want to stay overnight in some towns and some others just stroll around. Here comes my question: which ones would you recommend for an overnight stay and which just for a short visit? I'll be a bit pressed for time. The towns I wanna see are: Jicin, Kutna Hora, Litomysl, Olomouc, Novy Jicin. Any other places you'd strongly recommend around this route or any hidden germs? I don't have any particular interests, just to enjoy the beauty of the places while having a good beer!
Thanks a lot for any tips
I am in Labuan Bajo right now.
It is far to touristic for me and I would like to know if someone has nice recommendations where to go.
I am searching for: something beautiful : -) nature, culture, trekking, what ever, just no or not too many bule...
I just wondered if anyone has one overland from Antananarive to NosyBe and if so how long did it take approximately? I am booked on an AirMad flight but they cancelled my flight on Saturday and bumped me to a Monday flight which really isn't great for me - I wondered if I might be able to arrive in NosyBe by Sunday if I go overland. Any insight appreciated?
A friend ,who has never traveled out of the US, is meeting me in Costa Rica. Her flight arrives 40 minutes before mine.
I want to make it as easy as possible for her and want to tell her what to expect at the airport but I can't remember.
This is what I think the sequence is:
1. Get off the plane and follow the crow to immigration where they will stamp your passport
2. Pick up luggage in baggage claim.
3. Customs and fruit inspection, put luggage on scanner belt and give them the form.
4. Proceed to exit door.
I was thinking of having her meet me in baggage claim. Is there a ladies room there? I was thinking of having her meet me by the ladies room.
Thanks for any tips.
Hello all of you,
I would like to know if it's worth the hassle?
Is ilha de mocambique similar to Zanzibar?
Is a budget of 600 dollars enough for 2 people for one week?
Thanks in advance for your help
I am planning to walk down the coast from Pemba to Inhambane during Dec/Jan. There are a few things i need some advice on, please your contribution will make my planning so much easier.
First i need to get from Maputo to Pemba. I dont have the resources to fly, so was wondering what my next affordable option would be? Also is there anyone who can give me an average cost of a trip in in a bus and a mini taxi, i have research and found out these are the best modes of transport by land.
As far as accommodation goes i was wondering if any one could give me some places i could stay along the coast between Pemba and Inhambane, i have tried to research this online but keep coming up with the more expensive hotels in the bigger cities, seeing as though i am walking i really need more remote places, that are not too far apart. Does anyone know what the law is concerning campin... more »
im planning my trip to Belarus and i have one important (for me) question. I will stay in Minsk and i need to know if it is possible and doable to make a day trip to Mir Castle and after city of Nesvizh with it´s castle just by using a local transportation? Is three any bus line between Mir and Nesvizh? And which city you will visit first?
Im considering also stop at one of this place on route from Brest to Minsk, but im not sure about bus connections from Brest and then onward connection to Minsk. That´s why im thinking about day trip doing together both these places. Is it possible? Thank you
My wife and I will be traveling to Montreal for the first time with our 2 year old daughter later this year, and were trying to find vacation rentals to stay for the week. We're not familiar with the neighborhoods and relative safety of the areas and was hoping to get some Montreal native's opinion of a particular rental. We're looking to reserve this rental in Le Plateau on Rue Clark around Pine Ave from AirBnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/526401
It looks very nice on the inside, but there seems to be quite a bit of graffiti and trash on the streets based on looking at Google Street View. Can anyone vouch for the safety (or lack thereof) of this neighborhood for walking around with a toddler in the evenings/nights? We won't have a car during our visit, so we had planned to walk and take public transportation most places.
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Well it's that time of year again, and thanks to Volaris we got tickets from Juarez to Mexico City for just $2,600 both ways (Aeromexico was $4000+).
From DF we will go to Cuetzalan (somebody from Cuetzalan recommended the Tosepan Kali hotel), then on to Puebla, we don't want to spend much so we are going to stay in Hotel Real de Cristo, we will rent a car and drive to Cacaxtla, Xochitecatl and Cantona, and will be eating Mole anywhere we can.
From there is Oaxaca, we always stay in Hotel Antonio's, which is ok, and a good value, is there any other place that is even better for the price (30-60 usd, $450-$720 mx)?
Will go to the pueblos near Guelatao for a few days and then down to San Jose del Pacifico to chill out in the mountains, after that a few days on the coast, prob. Zipolite (been there many many times before) will probably eat in La piedra de fuego every day while in Zi... more »
Hello, I've been trawling through the ThornTree forum but can't find recent information so just thought I would ask a question.
I'm a woman, travelling on my own to Marrakech in early September. It's my first trip. I will be there for 6 nights (5 full days and two half days). Found a nice riad that I'm planning to base myself in and I'm happy to spend most of my time in the city but wouldn't mind seeing a few other places if it was worthwhile in the time that I have.
From Marrakech, I was wondering whether I should do a day trip or overnight stay in Essaouira? Is it still a nice place or is it an over-touristed beach town - the kind you find in Thailand, Bali, India, Mexico etc - just thinking of touristy beach towns I've visited over the years! I can handle a long day trip - it doesn't worry me that it's 14 hours long but I just want to know if it's worth it.
Actually, I'm w... more »
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