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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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We want to backpack North Rim in late Sept. If I understand right, the NPS takes reservations starting Apr 1 (for Sept). Should I put in a request for a permit on Apr 1 and not much later? We haven't really planned exactly where we want to go, but maybe 4 nights. So pretty much we would be staying Phantom Ranch? One of us has been before. Are there some good day hikes from Phantom Ranch? Anyone have a suggestion for a different itinerary?
I am going to travel in the Hurtigruten from Alesund to Geiranger on June 4th in the outside cabin.
But I don´t want to make a booking.
Does anybody know if I can catch this ship at the port in Alesund and buy the ticket just before boarding, at their office in the port, if there is any ?
I am communicating with the Hurtigruten booking staff by e-mail and I asked this same question to 2 different people and none of them would reply me this simple question. They said to call the office or the ship instead.
I also asked if there was a difference in price between the ticket bought online and at the port/ship.
Does anybody have the answers ?
want to visit japan but nobody to go with. i can speak very little japanese but cant write or read japanese
how easy it for someone to travel and go there? do you just book a flight and just book a hostel and just go from there?
anyone experience travlling to japan by urself and can you share your experiences with me and some insider secrets or advice
or do they have cheaper type tours for ppl going on their own
im 30 asian guy
I'm hoping someone has some advice about solo travelling France, Italy, Switzerland, perhaps further in July this year. I really want to get out and see some of the rural areas off the beaten track, staying overnight in a combination of camping and hostels over the course of around one month. Would like to spend some time in major cities but mostly in the countryside. Limited budget of around £1k ish.
My dilemma is that I don't have anyone to travel with, so will be going it alone, and as I want to roam the countryside I'm not sure how to get about, the options I'm considering are below..
1) Train: I have interrailed Europe before so know what the trains are like, however they are quite limited when it comes to rural areas so not sure they are the best choice
2) Car: The best choice to reach obscure places and for freedom, however expensive to go alone, I w... more »
I am just completing my first course in conversational Arabic and have the opportunity to travel to an Arabic speaking country. I have previously traveled to Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan, but this was long before I ever learned a word of the language. I am a solo traveler and am wondering: If you were me and you wanted to try to improve my language skills, where would you choose to travel to?
My friend and I are big Scotch fans and for his bachelor's party we planned this getaway to Scotland to visit whisky distilleries and just chill with other friends. The trip is in early April. This is the route we have planned and I would love to get your thoughts. Are there any other places we should visit in addition to/instead of these? Accommodation? Things we should not miss? We cannot change this route too much because we arrive in Edinburgh and leave from Glasgow, and there are some other friends joining us at different places during the week... but this is roughly what we've come up with:
Day 1 - Noon arrival in Edinburgh
Day 2 - Edinburgh
Day 3 - Drive to Dufftown (visit Glenfiddich, Balvenie)
Day 4 - Drive to Aberlour (visit Macallan, Aberlour)
Day 5 - Drive to Islay, take ferry at 6pm
Day 6 - Visit Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin
Day 7 - Visit Laphro... more »
I'm travelling to Sri Lanka in June and staying for 10 days. Because oft he weather I want to get to the east cost as soon as possible.
I'm in two minds about which train to get, a daytime train or a sleeper train.
Has anyone travelled to Trinco from Colombo? What was the journey like? Would you stay awake?
Hello Fellow travelers!
We are currently in a one year around the world trip! and we finally arrived in South America!
We will be crossing to Bolivia via Argentinian border la Quiaca. After crossing the border we would like to make it in the same day in to Uyuni. What is the best way to reach it ?
Our itinerary for Bolivia is: Uyuni/Salar - Sucre - La Paz - Lake Titicaca
Another challenge that we are seeing is that there doesn´t seem to be a direct connection between Uyuni to Sucre :(
Looking forward for your advises!
Juana and Antonio
I've got a pretty good picture about the money situation but no one has been able to answer what kind of change I will be given for US$. For example:
If I pay for a $12 hotel stay with a US$100 or they going to give me 70,000+ in Kyat as change? What about at the sites, they take only US$ and give change in...? What denomination US$ will they take and accept, I suppose I should never take less than a virginal US$ note as change either? That whole part has me a bit confused.
After having to go through the whole process of getting a;
1. visa extension in Tehran,
2. Uzbekistan visa, and
3. Turkmenistan transit visa
I have put together some specific details including latitude/longitude coordinates, hope it helps.
Greetings.. I will be in Sardinia for 3 weeks and debating whether to bring my bike. Right now I have a Carbon Road bike which I could get a trailer for. I understand theres a lot of off road stuff to be done too. So my question is this: Should I find a rental place on the island? My last experience in Bologna was I get a really dodgy bike which was really uncomfortable. And if I bring my bike, should I consider getting a more hybrid type to be able to go off road a little and leave the racer for home.
Open to Ideas and also where to go!
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I'm in the process of planning the next trip to south India. I would like to wait until October when the monsoon has come to its end, but there is a slight chance that I may ditch my dead-end job and head out sooner. Anyway, I am looking for advice from anyone that has visited Gokarna and the surrounding beaches. I am desperately seeking a relaxed, chilled out beach that isn't completely overrun by tourists. (I have visited India several times, so I am aware that 'escaping the tourists' is a relative statement.) How is the atmosphere in and around Gokarna? Can one sit by the beach and have a couple of beers, or is that kind of thing frowned upon? (I ask because it is my understanding that Gokarna is a significant religeous area for Hindus.) From my research, it would appear that the beaches south of Gokarna (Om, Kudle, Half Moon) appear to be much cleaner than many beac... more »
I've spent a lot of time trying to figure this out and am stuck, so if anyone can help I'll be very grateful!
We are travelling to Sicily for about a week. We have two questions about public transport:
1) We want to get from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina (to go to the mosaic site) by public transport, if this is possible. Does anyone know if it is possible or what the timetables might be?
2) We then will need to go from Piazza Armerina to Syracuse. Again, we aren't sure if this is possible or where to find out about timetables.
Thank you very much in advance for your help!
I'm trying to work out the logistics and timing of an overland itinerary from LP - Hanoi. Can also do this this in reverse if its easier. Also seems important to point out that Im not interested in detouring down to phomn Penn or HCMC at all. I know these are the most traveled routes and so easier to organse buses and trains, but I'd rather spend a few days in the more remote northern areas bussing from town to town than go down south.
I know flying is the easiest option, but also interested in going to some of the more remote towns and crossing into Vietnam in the mountains. It looks like LP - Nong Khiaw - Vieng Xai - Mai Chau - Hanoi is possible - each those look like about a 4 hour bus trip? Anyone done this route?
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