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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 am going to Bangkok next Tuesday for the first time of my life. Generally I pick up somewhere central to reach everywhere easy. However the demostrations worrying me a bit. Which district should I choose for to stay away from the riot (if any) while enjoying the city.
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Any info on travel safety and security for the area around the Rio Dulce. Is it safe? My wife and I plan on staying at different Hostels along the river. April 2014. Also are there any areas to avoid that are not safe?
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I have been doing a bit of reading about exchanging money in South America and it seems that the way to get the best exchange rate is to exchange on the blue market? Does this only work for USD, or will I be able to exchange AUD? (not a huge difference if I have to change into USD beforehand as pretty much the same!).
Most of the research I've been reading has been about exchanging in BA - is it the same deal for Peru and Bolivia?
What would you recommend is the best way to exchange money while over there. I'm budget about $4000 AUD for the 5.5 weeks.
Since this may affect people thinking about future tours to DPRK, does anyone, as of 30 November (or later), have anything new to report about this situation? If so, please post with a link.
Your experience/ info wanted!
I have three weeks to spend (in December/January) in the Bariloche area. Daughter and friend (age 18) are in Esquel, so I thought we could do a loop from Bariloche -- El Boson-- Trevelin -- Futaleufu-- Chaiten-- Chiloe-- back to Bariloche.
Any advice on the feasibility of this loop, suggestions for other options? Does the Chaiten-- Chiloe ferry run only once a week? Daughter wants to rock climb, and we can afford but a single day of rafting-- suggestions for where to go?
We are on a hostel/ couchsurfing budget, adventurous, getting around on buses, not much interested in cities per se.
I just arrived in El Chalten this afternoon and was informed that the boats that cross Lago del Desierto (for crossing into Chile at Villa O'Higgins) are suspended for an indeterminate length of time but seemingly at least 2 weeks. This does not mean you can not complete the crossing to Chile or vice versa (assuming the Chilean border officials are working - another issue entirely which may be resolved soon) but that you must carry all your gear along the 15 km stretch of the lake and then maybe another 22 km to Candelaria Mancillo if horses can not be arranged beforehand (probably more easily arranged coming from Chile as I'm not entirely sure how you do that from Chalten unless the local Gendaramaria can do it).
My problem is that there is no way I can lug all my gear that 15 km stretch never mind the 22 km stage. Besides I remember reading that there is a minimum number of h... more »
Looking for a base for a few days to explore the area between Narbonne and Marseille in January 2014.
Ideally on the coast and not a major city - something with character - but with public transport options - may have a car but will see how we go with driving the previous week and the weather.
Also any suggestions of things to do /see apart from the obvious will be gratefully received.
Okay! So im in Nimes... I moved here to join someone studys here that i met in the channel islands (alderney)... My intention was to find a job and work through the winter and then move on somewhere else... But unfortunatley it seems i cant find work. Im a chef, have been for seven years, ive never had a problem with work. Im not a natural, but i work hard and have made management in every job ive worked so i cant be that bad. My final option is to move back to my home town in london and i can pick up my old job i left 2 years ago as junior sous. But i kinda wanna live my life :) So!..anyone for some advice? I have £500 in my account. A backpack with the essentials and im ready to go... Im looking for travel plans, routes. job offers. Places to travel. Transport information. Some advice... Please :) thanks x
I arrive at Zurich International Airport at 11 pm and have a layover of about 24 hours in the city. I am thinking of checking out hostels in the city but they all seem quite expensive and the dorms are 12 share?!?!? for 30 Euro?!?!?!? Does anybody know:
1. What time does public transport stop running between the airport and city centre? I'd also need to catch a tram if I opt for the aforementioned hostel. I would say that I might be still on my way at around or past midnight.
2. How safe is Zurich at night? I am a woman travelling alone.
3.Can I sleep in the tranfer area of the airport in the chairs or floor? This would be a last alternative but I've done it before and would not flinch about doing it again..IF it is safe and not frowned upon or outright illegal. Anyone has done that before/lately? I thought of staying inside transit area until the morning and then leaving t... more »
Here is my tentative itinerary:
Flight to Seattle
(We will be getting the City Pass.)
Take the monorail to Seattle Center. Visit the Space Needle, EMP, Chihuly Garden & Glass, and Pacific Science Center. Other possible activities include visiting the Center for Wooden Boats, Myrtle Edwards Park, Elliott Bay Waterfront, and/or Olympic Sculpture Park if time allows. (I already know you will all say it won’t!)
Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island in the morning and have lunch in Winslow.
Visit Pioneer Square in the afternoon: Underground Seattle Tour, Klondike Gold Rush Park, Waterfall Garden Park, Columbia Center Sky View Observatory?
Stroll around Fremont and see the troll and other statues.
Woodland Park Zoo.
Discovery Park or Golden Gardens Beach?
Hang out downtown. See the Gum Wall, Aquarium, Pike Place, Pu... more »
I am planning for a trip to the western part of USA mainly as I would like to spend my time in Universal Orlando (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter). I have research Orlando and it seems like there's so many things to do in Florida itself in which i do not want to miss out too.
I am now contemplating on should i spend my entire 2 weeks in Florida only or to travel along the rest of the cities in western side of USA and how long should I spend in Universal Orlando?
If i were to cover the entire western side of USA, where should i begin with? (start - end location).
Any kind of advise is highly appreciated :)
Hi All -
Trying to figure out my next move and looking for a bit of help. I was planning on going to Ubud for a few (2-3) days to check it out, but now was invited to take a scuba class on Gili. Unfortunately I will not have time to do both.
With regard to Ubud, I have heard mixed things from people who are not into meditation or Yoga. They say Ubud is overrated, crowded and a bit of a disappointment to them . I personally am not that into meditation or yoga either, but I have heard there are some great hikes and spas in the area. And if I come this far to visit Bali is skipping Ubud really that bad (i have travelled extensively in Vietnam and Thailand, and have seen rice fields, temples, etc)
Any advice or thoughts would be great to help me make this decision.
Thanks so much,
I've done a bunch of research, read most of the posts about Costa Rica and now I'm ready to ask some questions from all you wise CR travelers.
We have a tentative itinerary but since it is in the middle of the holidays, I would love to hear if it is doable and affordable. We are on a budget but enjoy a clean comfortable place to stay. It will be our first in time in Costa Rica, my husband and I are traveling with our 9 yr. old son. We hope to experience the flavors of CR but relax and not run from one place to the next. We love hiking, snorkeling, learning and experiencing local cultures, fauna and flora. WE do not plan to rent a care, just take buses or shuttles.
I do not normally plan a trip this way, I enjoy flying by the seat of my pants but am nervous about missing out, since it's the holidays.
So we land in SJ around midnight 12/24. I suspect most things will be cl... more »
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