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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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Im just wondering about traveling to Thailand in October I know its nearing the end of the wet season and rain is expected but how much? Will it rain all day with no sunshine or just rain for certain periods during the day? I don't mind a bit of rain, I think it would be nice but if the weather was awful all the time with no sun it would be off putting.
Has any one visited in Oct?
Last time I was camping in Canada, six years ago, I found that the stoves used in Canada were different from the common ones in the UK.
In the UK ones using this type of refill have become very common in the last few years:
Is this the case in Canada? In case in varies between states I'm off to Quebec. I'm wondering whether to bring my UK one or dig out the one I bought in British Columbia six years ago.
Any advice much appreciated.
I am looking for advice on my stay in the cotswolds (end of July/beginning of August). My wife and I will be staying there for 5-6 days. So I thought of walking some parts of the Cotswolds Way (sort of) and cycle from quiet village to quiet village (with a tandem).
This is what I have planned so far:
- A walk from Broadway to Stanton and back
- A walk from Winchcombe to Bellas Knap and Sudeley castle
- Cycling from Chipping Campden to Moreton-In-Marsh and Guiting Power
- Cycling from Cirencester to Biburry
We will be staying with a tent on a camping, probably somewhere between Winchcombe and C... more »
Kanchanaburi has several places where people can interact with elephants, but Elephant's World is unique in the sense that the place's philosophy is NOT to make the elephants work for tourists.
You will feed the elephants, cut or wash food for them (i.e. cut banana trees with the mahouts or wash cucumbers by the river), cook rice for the older ones, take them to the river and have the time of your life while swimming around them and climbing on their backs (which is only done while you are at the river. Trekking does not happen in Elephants World!).
As a volunteer for one month, I saw several groups leaving the place with a huge smile on their faces, truly happy for the experience. Many said it was their highlight during their time in Thailand.
It is the best option for people that want to spend time with these magnificent animals, but are also concerned with the animals welf... more »
We are a family of 5 going to Andaman Islands in september 2013 planing to stay on Havelock and maybe Neil Island. We would like to do a lot of snorkling and hope to find some places where we can snorkle right from the beach. Can anyone recommend some god places/beaches whre that is possible?
Any recommendation on where to stay?
Thanks for any thoughts on this
I'm struggling to find much information about Air Madagascars' domestic flight prices. We are planning a trip in June/July this year, but I'm considering changing my itinerary to completely land based, as I think inernal flights might be really expensive.
Can anyone give me a rough idea of what to expect?
So she is reaching Tokyo 25th, will stay till 2/3rd then off to Osaka/Kyoto region for a week and then back to Tokyo for 3-4 days.
The reason for keeping Osaka/Kyoto is that she will have the rail pass for a week and would like to use it extensively.
Some questions I have
- if she has to choose a base in western Japan, is Kyoto or Osaka better - connectivity, cost, tourism friendly?
- What are the day trips possible from Osaka/Kyoto that can be done as a day trip? (She will have 7 days there)
- Is local transport covered with the rail pass - in any of the cities?
- Easy to get a local sim - any company?
- Any suggestions on cheap accos in Kyoto/Osaka?
from the Cebu Pacific New timetable Cebu pacific will now be flying from Manila to Bangkok 12 times a week
up from 10 times a week in the Old timetable.
But Tiger airways has cut back on it Clark to Bangkok for 7 times a week to 5 times a week.
Cebu Pacific is still flying from Clark to Bangkok two times a weeks.
and from Cebu to Bangkok two times a week.
so Cebu Pacific now fly out of Bangkok airport 16 times a week.
it still looks like the most low fare from Bangkok to the Philippines is to Clark airport
at around 2500bt all in with a 15 kg bag.
the fares from Bangkok to Cebu seem to be High. but Cebu pacific is the only airline on the Cebu to Bangkok.
it would be nice if Air asia could do the Clark to Bangkok or Manila to Bangkok also.
thanks to all of you for your help with our enquiries on the best ways to enjoy our time in Cuba. As promised here is our report/thoughts.
We had visited Havana 5 years before for 4 days and we consider it one of the best travel experiences we have ever had and so were looking forward on this trip to seeing more of Cuba.
As we have been travelling around south america we took a flight from Cartagena Colombia to Havana via Panama on COPA. We bought our TC on check-in Cartagena for 40,000 COP which was 22.50usd equivalent. As we were unsure on our bank cards we decided to take a lot of cash with us, luckily for us changing our USD to COP to EUR in Colombia gave us an effective rate of .99CUC for our USD as the EUR was sold to us well below the official rate in Colombia.
Before leaving we had contacted Horacio at Casa Antigua who we stayed with on our previous trip and res... more »
Hi everyone. I am currently planning a 2-week trip for a group of friends in Ecuador. Our main objectives are to do a short trek and spend some time in the Amazon. I have a tentative itinerary below, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips for treks in the Andes and lodges or other accommodations in the Amazon. We're a group of recent college grads looking for low budget (but not necessarily shoestring) options, but we are willing to splurge on aspects of the trip. Thanks!
August 2-4: Quito
August 5-8: Trek at Cotopaxi volcano
August 9: Quito
August 10-13: Amazon
August 14: Back to Quito
We have recently returned from Bangladesh which was an interesting and yet enjoyable experience. I would like to formally thank Mahmud and his network of contacts throughout the country for their time and patience in assisting us in making things so much easier for us than it could have been. A big thank you to Linton in Srimangal for taking us to see all the sights in the area and for going above and beyond what we would have expected from him ie: when our overnight train to Chittagong was running 2 1/2 hours late and departing at 1.40am instead of 11pm - he kindly waited with us at the train station to ensure that we got on the train ok. He organised for us to leave our luggage at a friends business so we didn't have to drag it around with us and most importantly, he contacted the Coca Cola representative in the area to find out which stores sold Diet Coke so I could get my regul... more »
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