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I'd like to be in Zakopane for around two days in early October, will probably go to Mt Kasprowy Wierch and Morskie Oko.
Any hostels recommended within easy access to Mt Kasprowy Wierch cable car station ( i think it named with Kuznice cable car station) and Morskie Oko? Is it better to stay in Krupówki Street?
Any suggestions will be appreciated!
Hello. I plan to visit Japan to watch the Arsenal games against Nagoya and Urawa. However I cannot buy the tickets at their website as it is all in Japanese and I believe they need a local address and contact.
Can I ask if someone in Japan can help me purchase the tickets and send it to me please? I will pay the postage to me as well.
Thanks in advance.
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I am trying to plan a 7-8 day trip in Australia this August after spending a week working in Sydney. I will need to return to Sydney to catch my flight home.
I will be travelling on my own (female, late twenties) and this will be my first trip to Australia! I like cities, art galleries and shopping. But I am also tempted by the amazing looking beaches to the north.
Given the time of year I'm going I had thought about heading north for some warmer weather. I don't mind taking a flight to go somewhere. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on where I should go? I'm thinking about staying in hostels to make friends, at least for a few nights! Any tips appreciated to help my last minute planning!
So my partner and I are heading to Australia in a couple weeks and I'm just now starting to wonder about all the details. I hate making too many advanced plans and locking myself in when I want to be flexible, but just wondering if I should be booking internal flights, tours or accommodations ahead of time or can I do it on the fly? I understand it's high season in the north, so will everything be booked full? Am I already too late? :)
Fly into Melbourne
(possible daytrip to one of the following: Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory, Grampians)
then by land to Adelaide (via Great Ocean Road)
(possible daytrip to one of the following: Kangaroo Island, Flinders Range, Barossa Valley)
After that, I'm not sure what will happen, but our destinations are Uluru/Kata Tjuta, Cairns/Great Barrier Reef and Sydney before flying back from Melbourne. We'll eithe... more »
I will be traveling the Karakoram Highway into Pakistan in about a week.
I would like to know if any foreign travelers have any recent experiences making this trip.
(1) Did you experience or see anything that would pose safety concerns?
(2) How was the weather? Was it hot or cold?
(3) Was it easy to find accommodations in Sost and Gilgit?
(4) Was it easy to obtain bus transportation from city to city along the highway?
Thanks for your help!
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I am going with one of my friends who has a ngo in Malawi. She is going to be donating it to another organization and needs to get her personal belongings from the orphanage. We are flying into Joburg and will be driving to Lake Malawi (Monkey Bay). We would like to drive through Botswana, the Caprivini in Namibia and into Zim and Zambia before entering Malawi. I've heard that that is all good except for getting into Malawi with a SA rental. First of all, what needs to be presented at the borders and is there a fee to "import" the vehicles? Secondly, is it true that we can't get into Malawi? I was told that last summer in Central America and we were able to make it happen by providing notarized copies of permission from the owner of the rental company. Will that work here? We are trying to book our tix asap so any advice would really help!! Thanks so much!!
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Hey there Forum!
I'm heading down to South America with my boyfriend for a 6-week trip and would like to get some tips about a few things. I'll be heading into Lima, Peru to start and working my way down to Chile and Argentina, but I am open to anything that may be interesting or fun to experience around there. We have a 5-day trek for Machu Picchu already scheduled, but other than that, our schedule's open.
Here's some specific questions I have:
1. In Lima, which hostel do people recommend? We need one that will provide good services about travel around Peru as well as one that is clean with decent beds.
2. How best should we get to Cusco from Lima in July? Some people say fly...some say the roads aren't safe... anyone done it recently at that time of the year?
3. Any great books to read about South America and/or Argentina, Peru, and Chile?
4. Food food food! I'm a... more »
I'm going to be flying into the Manila Airport (Terminal 3) soon and need to get to Tagaytay. Are there buses that leave directly from the airport, or what's the best way to do it? I know that I can take a taxi there, but prefer to take (less expensive) public transport.
Also, what is there for public transport in Tagaytay? Is there any place to rent a motorbike or bicycle? I hear that the town is fairly spread out and I like being able to get around and see all the different things in and around the area, but don't want to spend a small fortune in doing so!
Thanks in advance!
This article's nearly a year old, but I only just came across it thanks to recent coverage in the International Herald Tribune. It's an interesting take on what it's like to be a foreigner living in China. Many of the points it makes are obvious, but very rarely discussed in Western media. Just in case anyone out there had also missed this, I thought I'd link it on the Thorntree:
by Mark Kitto.
I have been looking for a place to stay in Antigua that is safe, not too expensive and near the central park area. This place sounds almost too good to be true, low rents, website looks lovely, near Merced Cathedral. My concern is why it has not been reviewed by any site and why I cannot find any comments from people who have stayed there. If it is as good as it looks, I would think everyone would be talking about it, especially since I have heard that it is not always easy to find good inexpensive rentals in this area. If anyone has personal experience about this place, I would love to hear it. Also, I welcome the names of any other places in the general area. I am a single woman, looking for studio size. Thank you for any help.
My wife and I are in Sydney right now. We will be in Australia until the 21st of July. We would like to visit those places:
- Great Ocean Road
- Alice Springs
- Cairns and Queensland
- Great Barrier of Reef down to Sidney again
What is the best way to travel around wiith all those distances? Campvan, bus, plane?
What do you think?
For example I just saw now that a plane from Alice Springs to Cairns is really expensive or for the buses you have hop on and hop of that looks good but. they don't go through Great Ocean Road.
Please send us some tips!!!
My flight will be arriving in Lima on Thursday of next week, at 6am. This wouldn't be an issue if I was able to check into a hostel for the following night. However Im planning on going to Selvamonos in Oxapampa, and the only buses i can find seem to leave in the evening - around 6pm
So, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to what I could do from 6am to 6pm. Keeping in mind I will probably be very jetlagged after 24 hours of flights and layovers-and would love to be able to have some rest/get a shower. I know most hostels only let you check in after 11 or 12. But i think its pretty pointless to check in somewhere at this time - only to be leaving for a bus a few hours later! Does anyone know of anywhere that i could leave my backpack/ or just chill out and relax for the day?? - Or if there are any buses to Oxapampa which leave earlier in the day?
Any hel... more »
Hey everyone, I've planned a two week trip for me and my girlfriend in the southwest that inlcudes a lot of hiking and camping. The following is the whole trip planned out. Let me know if I've under or overestimated certain areas.
Day 1 (Sat, Aug 10)
• Fly from BWI @ 7:40p to LAS 9:40p (5h flight) ($132/ticket)
• Pick up booked car (Ford Focus) from LAS from E-Z Rent a Car ($25/day)
• Stay at the Hilton Grand Vacation Suite ($80/night) or The LVH ($95/night) for 1 night
Day 2 (Sun, Aug 11)
• Drive (~220mi/5h) to Havasupai campground parking lot ($57/person entrance fee)
• Hike down to Havasupai falls campground (10mi)
Day 3 (Mon, Aug 12)
• Wake up early (~7a) and hike/swim Havasu falls, Mooney falls, etc.
• Camp at Havasupai falls campground
Day 4 (Tues, Aug 13)
• Wake up and hike (10mi) back to parking lot
• Drive to Grand Canyon (~66mi/3h35m)... more »
Hi, I'm looking to do a Pantanal tour from Cuiaba with my girlfriend. We will be in Cuiaba for 7 nights starting in July 2013. We have the lonely planet for Brazil and we emailed lots of tour companies but they are expensive. About US$2000 per person for 5 nights/6 days. I saw on here a link to brazilnaturetours.com. Has anyone stayed with them at Jaguar Eco Lodge Tours or Araras Eco Lodge Tours? How was it? We are looking to spend a maximum of US$1000 per person for 5nights/6 days. Other ideas are welcome! We would like to see the local flora and fauna. Especially jaguar. Thanks.
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