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It's more than just cigars, rum and old cars
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Supplement your Shoestring with the word from the road
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Here a 'stan, there a 'stan, everywhere a 'stan 'stan
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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
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...and does anyone know about that Israeli passport stamp
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I am in Laos at the moment and planning to go from here to Mexico in late August. I am having some trouble getting convenient and cheap flights.
I am looking at the Aeromexico flights from shanghai to Mexico City (via Tijuana) or the Aeromexico flights from Tokyo to Mexico City. There seems to be a huge difference between the flights prices though, and I'm wondering if anyone could tell me why. I would prefer the shanghai flight but it is $2500 (one way)! The Tokyo flight is much more reasonably priced, at $1083. Is there some reason why these flights have such a price difference, or do I just have to keep searching different search engines to try to get a better china - Mexico flight?
I am looking to teach English in S. Korea, and was wondering if having a CELTA qualification gives you better job prospects, higher pay etc.
I have a BAA from a Canadian Uni and an MA from England.
I don't have any teaching experience.
I do have an online 120 hr 'advanced' TEFL certificate.
Would the job prospects be better if I did the CELTA?
Hi, My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon for February next year. We will fly from Melbourne Australia direct to LA and then fly from LA to Mexico.
Friends have recommended we visit Playa del Carmen? Does anymore recommend a 4 to 5 star resort, all inclusive, perfect for honeymooners? We are both 30 and love good food and fine and beautiful beaches and pools. We would love to stay at a modern resort with beautiful pools and restaurants.
We were also looking to spend a week in Los Cabos...does anyone recommend some amazing resorts for honeymooners in the area?
If anyone can recommend some great places to stay and activities to do that would be fantastic.
Thank you so much!
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I've seen many of the posts on this forum about the blockades in Bolivia, so I hope this post isn't redundant, I'm just hoping to clarify a couple of things.
We are going to be entering Bolivia from Argentina in a little over a week. I'm a little bit anxious about the blockades, because we are on a tight schedule- a little over a month to get to Cuzco (2 weeks in Bolivia, 2 weeks in Peru).
So, my question is: on what roads are there usually blockades? We will be coming from the northwest of Argentina->Sucre->Potosi->La Paz->Puno. How long does the delay caused by a blockade usually last? I've never experienced a blockade in Bolivia.. I've heard that typically a ton of taxis come to "save" the stranded passengers, and that often the blockades are expensive/ traps for tourists. Can anyone advise me, or offer just general information about the situation right now with the blo... more »
I'm from New Zealand and I'm trying to apply for a working holiday visa for Sweden. They tell me I need valid health Insurance to get the visa. But I'm now in Germany so I can not get Insurance from New Zealand!!
Will my Nomads travel insurance be enough?
If not how do I get health insurance for Sweden?
Thanks a lot for the help!
I'm thinking about doing a trip to India in a few months time. I have never been there before. Mumbai seems more interesting than Delhi, though flying in there is slightly more expensive. I also wanna go see a friend who lives in Bangalore. Maybe go to Kolkata too. I'm thinking about something like 3 weeks. What would you recommend me along this route? As I will go alone, do you think I will manage fine without much solo traveling experience? I'm not interested in going to Goa or other party places, or just spend time in the big cities. So recommendations for regions of India (not too far from this route) would be appreciated.
I'm a 22 year solo female traveler and I'm planning on trekking to the Gokyo lakes and EBC in september/october. I have not made a detailed itinerary yet, but I'm not in a hurry so I can take my time. The plan is to find a group to walk with in Kathmandu or along the way. It's my first time in the himalaya and I'd love some advise (I've read past threads about this trek).
1. First of all, what is the weather like at the end of september? What kind of clothes are necessary to stay warm?
2. Do i need to bring a sleeping bag for staying in teahouses? (i will bring a sheet)
3. Do I need a porter? I'm in very good physical condition but have no experience with long treks.
4. This trek will be part of a much bigger trip, so I will have some luggage with me that I don't need in the mountains. Is it possible to leave some of my stuff locked up safely in Kathmandu?
Also,... more »
I'm traveling around Southeast Asia from Thailand heading south to ko Tao and ko pha ngan then to Malaysia, over to Medan in Indonesia for Bukit Lawang Ourangutans. Back to George Town in Malasia and up to Krabi and Phuket.
Now from here we were going to go back to Bangkok and through Angkor wat, south Vietnam to the north through Lao into North Thailand, Myanmar and back to Bangkok.
We have an option after Phuket (new year) to do a flight to Singapore to see Family for a few days, then a retun trip to Bali then a flight up to Cambodia form Singapore and continue our trip.
The detour would cost £400 in flights and would eat into 7 days of our trip (which should be fine) and we have always wanted to visit Bali, BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS AFTER SEEING SO MUCH OF THE REST OF SE ASIA IS THE TRIP TO BALI WORTH IT ?????
I'm sure it's beautiful but is it so different to the rest of ... more »
My partner and I are experienced budget travellers of many years but are now taking our kids (13 and 8) on their first big trip - 4 weeks in Cambodia during July-August.
We never used to book places to stay or transport when we used to travel as a couple but aren't sure whether to 'risk it' with the kids. Can anyone offer advice on how busy and booked up things will be at this time (European school summer holidays) and offer recommendations on good places for kids?
Currently, we're thinking of spending a few days in PP then heading north-east toMondulkiri - Sen Monorom and Kratie (possibly Ratanakiri province too?); back to PP then up to Siem Reap and the temples; down to Sihanoukville and the islands (Koh Rong?) to chill; back to PP for 3-4 days.
Thanks for your help!
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Birds: People can watch migratory birds and aboriginal birds of Florida in the 90 minutes tour. Green... more »
Is Delhi Airport Still Flooded ? They had Never heard of Monsoon and choose to build the Airport on Lower Ground.
What a Feast of Engineering !!! For Incredible India !!!
Hi i am looking for some advice before i book internal flights in Thailand.
I arrive into Bangkok at 00.55 on 16th January 2014. That is a pain as its so late at night and i will be tried from my flight from Australia. ideally i would like to spend 2 nights in Bangkok before leaving to go north to Chang Mai. would it be more beneficial going straight to Chang Mai by getting an early flight from Don Mueang airport with air asia? the earliest is 6.35?
Does anyone recommend getting the overnight train for experience? (I checked flight prices earlier and a return to Chang Mai was 50 English pounds) i am looking at going the cheapest way as well as most convenient. it seems that it is more convenient to fly.
My next question is, is 2 weeks up north visiting Chang Rai as well enough? I want to go to do Elephant trekking and also would like to spend a day with the elephants looking ... more »
We're off round Australia, starting in Perth and finishing up in Sydney. We will be driving North along the coast of WA, through the Kimberley, NT, to Cairns then South along the East coast. Leaving mid august 2013, and arriving in Sydney mid October. We have a 4WD we can sleep in the back of, some fishing rods and 2 months.
Do you have any tips that will help us along the way?
Have you recently done this trip and have ideas to share?
Do you want to join us for a section of the trip?
Any help or advice will be much appreciated. What to take or not to take, any 'must-do's' etc.
Hello, I'm new to this forum. A hostel in Australia charged me one more night in early June but they still didn't refund it. Where can I complaint about the hostel? And since I paid in cash, how can I get the evidence to support it?
Having suddenly found myself with almost three weeks free (late Aug / early Sep) I have decided to head back to russia. A friend and I did the trans sib (Moscow - St Petersurg - Rostov Veliky - Irkutsk - Slyudyanka - Bailkal - Ulan Ude) last year as part of a longer trip and felt that we hadn't seen nearly as much as we'd like to have.
For this trip I'm thinking of the following itinerary.
Arrive Moscow August 22nd, train the same evening to Astrakhan (nice long train journey to catch up on some reading)
Then from Astrakhan - Saratov - Kazan - Nizhny Novgorod - Vladimir / Suzdal - Yaroslavl - Vologda - Rostov Veliky - Moscow.
The planning stages have thrown up a few questions,
1. The (very cheap) Easyjet flight from Manchester arrives at Domodedovo at 20.35, Train 005 departs from Moscow (I assume Paveletsky station) to Astrakhan at 23.59, will 3.5 hours be enough to get ... more »
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