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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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I'm looking for a new town to visit in Mexico or Central America. I've been to Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Riviera Maya, Chihuahua, Guatamala, Panama and Costa Rica. I generally like colonial cities, but I'm really up for any place that offers cool architecture, hiking or arts. I'm generally not fond of giant cities for vacation, so this kind of rules out Mexico City. Any suggestions to get me started would be helpful. I'm mid 40s, US citizen, adventurous and speak passable Spanish.
Yesterday morning I went to the Nabil ATM near the big supermarket in Thamel, Kathmandu to get out money. The first time I tried to get out 35,000 RP. ($412) it said there was an unknown problem. I then tried again and it said Insicifient funds. I thought this was quite strange, because i'd just had $600 put in my account that morning. I went home to check my bank account to find that the $412 had indeed been taken from my account. I don't have a receipt or anything, but there was a security man there that will most likely remember me. (I asked him why it said there was a problem the first time). I'm going back tomorrow with the proof on my bank account and hopefully they will have footage on camera and the security man will remember the failed attempt.
Has anyone heard of this happening before? Or can you give me any extra advice on what to do?
hi, I am going to reach
7th reach Lima at night
8th + 9th to Puerto Maldonado
10th flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco - reach at 1:30pm - staying in Ollantaytambo
11th - MP - staying in Ollantaytambo
12th - back to cusco
13th - in Cusco
14 - back to US
So i need a suggestion on a guide that will pick us up from the Cusco airport on the 10th, stop by Pisaq Ruins and market
11th - take a guide from Ollantaytambo to Maras salt pans and Moray
Also should i book a guide with a car before hand or it better to go there and pick one?
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I would just like to get some advice on the better beaches to visit in June. I will be travelling in Thailand from the 14th to 28th June. In this time I would like to spend a few days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and one of the many beaches.
I am currently considering Hua Hin, Koh Tao or Khao Lak. Just looking for a decent beach for some relaxation for a few days with some good restaurants in the area. Not really looking for a mad party scene. Maybe the option of some day tours would be good. (boat trips/ cycling/ wildlife)
I have never traveled to Thailand before so any advice on these beaches would be much appreciated in terms of weather conditions and ease of travel to and from Bangkok.
Thanks in advance
does anyone know of a train deal that allows you to go from Saigon to Hanoi and allows you to hop on and off at any of the stops on the way allowing you to take as much time in each place as you want or do you have to book individual trains to each place\?
I am going to Kathmandu in the middle of October and I would like to know if someone have any idea of how can I find a guide to stay with me there, and know well the place and the culture.
I am a photographer and I will have to find a guide who stays with us all day. Somes times wake up until sun rises, somes times stay with us late at night, and also take us to places that not normal tourists usually go.
I've got a 12 hour layover (~6am - ~4pm) with thai airways enroute from melbourne to dubai next month. I was thinking of taking the train into town, getting some breakfast, wandering around a mall and such...
Thoughts?.. Any ideas for an early breakfast before bangkok wakes up slowly at 10am?
I've been to BKK before, but that was a few years ago now (and the airport train didn't exist then), wondering about useful ways to spend that time.
Planning on heading to Central America in September for 1 month with my girlfriend. We starting in Guatemala and working our way down to Panama hitting each country along the south coast. We are in our early 20's and hoping to get out and about including surfing, biking, trekking, night life and general popular sight seeing and sticking to hostels/locations with similar minded/aged people. If anyone has any advice, tips or recommendations on anything/where it would be great to get some words of wisdom from a fellow backpacker.
Thanks so much for you attention and any help you may provide :)
Below are the places that I would like to visit. Days of visit is not firm yet.
- Italy 7 days (Rome/Florence/Venice/Pisa)
- Switzerland 7 days (Zurich/Zermatt/Interlaken/Lauterbrunnen)
- France 4 days (Paris)
- Greece 4 days (Santorini/Athen)
Im just after some advise......
So im heading to thailand at the end of the month for a divemasters intership on koh tao for 2 months.
One this finishes i have a month free to explore and travel. I will be travelling alone from august and i really cant decide what to do with my time. I would really like to head over to laos or vietnam, but im abit worried as being a single female traveller. Ive looked into some tours but again i cant make a decision.
I have a flight booked to return home from phuket (which i cannot change)
Any idea's or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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