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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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Is it possible to go from LCCT to Mersing without going back to KL? I thought I read there is a bus from both airport terminals to some nearby town whose name I've forgotten. Are there buses from that town near the airport to Mersing?
My flight arrives at 4 pm and the only buses from KL I think I could catch are overnight buses leaving from BTS ~10-11:30 pm which means hanging around the airport or BTS, neither of which sounds appealing, unless I spend the night in KL.
I was hoping someone could give me some advice. My girlfriend and I are looking to travel to India in October and will have about 2 months to play with. It seems such a large country with so many places to see that's its been a bit of a nightmare to sort out a basic itinerary as a starting point. Does anyone have any recommendations on a route and list of absolute must see places/experiences?
Both of us want to soak up as much culture as possible in that time but don't want to feel that we are simply rushing around and just skipping from place to place to tick off items on list.
Also if we wanted to visit Nepal would it be possible to do so in this 2 months or would you recommend Nepal as a trip in its own right and if so how long? India is going to be one place we plan to visit as part of a round the world trip so we can increase the time allotted if required. Any adv... more »
I was just wondering if anyone has any info on the best way to get from Phuket airport to Ko Lanta?
We land in Phuket in the evening time (6pm approx)so would it be better to book accom for that night in Krabi perhaps and head to Lanta from there the next day?
Or is it possible to make the trip to Lanta the same day that we land?
Thanks in advance!
I plan to go from Salamina, a town about 40 miles north of Manizales, west through La Merced and across the river to Hwy 25 to a junction called Ed Rodeo, then Hwy 25 through Supia to Riosucio, and on to Jardin. Does anyone have any information about road conditions and buses along this route, especially the first part from Salamina to Hwy 25. Are the roads paved? I assume there will be some sort of a bus stop shortly after the junction with Hwy 25.
I am currently staying in Hoi An and renting a room with a family. I will be returning home at the end of the month and the room will be available on the 29 th May.
The rent is $200 a month plus electricity which is separately metered.
There is an ensuite bathroom with a hot water service.
The room has Airconditioning, brand new. I haven't had to use it yet as I prefer the fan.
A brand new small fridge.
The room is on the first floor with its own outside entrance. There is also a large patio area on that level the family live on the ground floor.
The room furniture and fixtures are all brand new.
The house is just off Cui Dai Road halfway between the beach and the old town.
The landlord speaks English, he is a gardener and has a nursery nearby. His home is beautiful and he takes such pride and care in his garden.
I have taken it upon myself to... more »
I was wondering if anyone knows the the current train schedule from Dar Es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi. I know that it only runs twice a week, but can't seem to nail down which days. Also, are you able to acquire visas upon arrival?
I have just two weeks and I like to travel slowly.
I will be travelling solo ( lone female) but happy to join on small tours.
Whilst very interested in architecture, history etc, I want to see the culture of how people live outside of the cities now..
I would like to do some activities such as trekking, cycling, horse riding as a means of seeing the country (although not too hardcore)
Having looked at the various 'stans I am still unsure about the best place to go and would appreciate any advice.
Could really do with some help on things such as safety, tour guides, lone travel, places to stay, but ultimately which 'stan to go to!
I am leaning towards Kyrgyzstan at the moment. Not sure why.
I have been to Mongolia and had the most amazing adventure and I suppose I am looking to match it.
I'm about to leave Uzbekistan tomorrow after staying here 2 weeks.
I am now in Tashkent for a day and will miss the registration slip for the day because I'm staying with a friend here.
I have registration slips for all other 12 days.
Does anyone knows if there might be a problem leaving the country if I'm missing just 1 registration slip for my last night here?
I will go to tajikistan from here from the border that everyone says is generly hassel free (khujand).
I need your urgent advise to know if to go sleep in an hotel or if it's ok to just miss one registration slip.
Thanks a lot!!!!
dana -and i dont have internet to much so if u can writ to my maill it will be great
tenx a lot
Then dont ask for the house olive oil, as its going to be banned!
The small glass jugs filled with green or gold coloured extra virgin olive oil are familiar and traditional for restaurant goers across Europe but they will be banned from 1 January 2014 after a decision taken in an obscure Brussels committee earlier this week.
From next year olive oil "presented at a restaurant table" must be in pre-packaged, factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labelling in line with EU industrial standards.
Hey guys, I've been reading through this forum and googling a lot to help plan out a road trip I want to do from L.A. to Vancouver and back. How long would you guys recommend this trip should be? I know this depends on a lot of things, but if it was your trip how long would you make it (reasonably)?
I have included a link to google maps showing all the locations that I want to visit during the trip, making the destinations as logical as possible:
[Google Map of Trip|https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Los+Angeles,+CA&daddr=Sacramento,+CA+to:Mt+Shasta,+CA+to:Rim+Dr+to:portland,+or+to:Seattle,+WA+to:Deception+Pass+Bridge,+Anacortes,+WA+to:Vancouver,+BC,+Canada+to:Victoria,+BC,+Canada+to:Shi+Shi+Beach,+Clallam,+WA+to:Cannon+Beach,+OR+to:Cape+Blanco+Lighthouse,+Cape+Blanco+Lighthouse,+Cape+Blanco+Rd,+Port+Orford,+OR+97465+to:Redwood+National+Park,+Crescent+City,+CA+to:Mendocino,CA... more »
I have been reading a lot of posts about the requirements for the 2nd year WHV... I have just been granted my first one and intend to travel to Aus in Feb 2014- i know it is a long way off but i need to book flights so i get them as cheap as possible!
I am currently therefore looking at where to fly into, i am going to do my regional work to obtain the 2nd yr whv straight away so that I can relax and not have to stress about it later in the year- plus i figured it would be a great way to see parts of aus that i might not have done otherwise- i.e victoria, South Australia or Western Australia- which is where i'm thinking of doing my regional work- fruit picking etc...
I have family in Melbourne so was hoping to base myself there, but having looked through the downloadable doc from the Harvest Trail website and looking at the eligible postcodes i'm not sure its goi... more »
FYI and because I might forget in my upcoming trip report, as I was leaving Havana last week I ask both TACA and Cuban immigrations that if a Cuban had a visa to say, Guatemala or Colombia and was just connecting through El Sal if there would be a problem. In both cases the answer was no. El Sal is a hub for TACA and you can fly direct to many countries from there.
Feedback for The Yuanyang terraced Paddy Fields where i stayed for two Weeks in March 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mekong69/sets/72157632959990963/ March 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mekong69/sets/72157631911619067/ September/November 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mekong69/sets/72157623395796204/ December 2009
Maps : provided by Windows of Yuanyang (New Street in Xinjie), Belinda and Sophia (read below)
Xinjie-Shengcun 10 yuans minibus
Xinjie-Duoyishu 15 yuans minibus
Xinjie-Bada 10 yuans minibus
Xinjie-Qingkou 5 yuans minibus
Xinjie-Niujiao 25 yuans minibus
Xinjie-Shalatuo 35 yuans minibus
Xinjie-Laozhui 10 yuans minibus
Xinjie-Laomeng 20 yuans bus at the Bus Station (for me the most beautiful Market in Yuanyang every Sunday don't miss it)
Xinjie-Nansha 10 yuans minibus
*Keep in Mind it's better if you have the ri... more »
My best friend and I will be backpacking for a month this summer and spending some time in France. We are going to be staying in the French Riviera early June before heading to Italy. What towns do you recommend us staying in? We had been planning on going to Nice and then taking day trips to little towns from there, but is there a place that isn't so touristy/expensive?
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