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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 will be in Vilnius early January and was wondering about things like sledging and ice skating. If anyone could help me with my questions it would be much appreciated, those are;
Is there an outdoor ice skating rink in Vilnius (with skate hire?)
Are there any winter activities offered e.g. skiing, sledging or ice skating in Trakai (within walking distance from the castle?)
Thanks in advance
I would like to book a flight from San Pedro Sula to La Ceiba. Sosa Airlines has the best itinerary, but I am unable to book through the Sosa website as it is asking for an ID number. No idea what they are asking for, but it won't let me proceed any further with the booking.
Anyone know of a travel agent who I can use to book this flight. I am in Canada, if that makes any difference.
I know this topic has been greatly debated and that choosing one or the other is a personal choice that would work best for their type of travel. But i'm still unsure of what to get :/
I'm slim built and approx 160cms.
I'll be travelling for 6 weeks alone in the summer July/August to the following countries: UK (London only), Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, France (so far). I plan to fly using low-cost airplanes, trains and maybe a bus.
I'll be staying at friends places, hostels and hotels.
I have a pacsafe handbag plus i'm planning to use a day backpack as a carry-on in planes.
I would like a suitcase/backpack that would provide security and enough room to pack for stuff that i've bought along the way.
I tend to overpack but will try to minimise...
I know this is a long message... eek... any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm currently trying to (roughly) plan out an itinaray for the Eastern European leg of our Europe trip.
We've set aside twenty days (give or take) to get from Warsaw/Krakow to Athens (We'll probably do Prague before Poland).
I'd love to see ALL of Eastern Europe (obviously not possible), but at the moment we're thinking of doing something like this:
Bulgaria (through Serbia)
We are looking at getting a 2 month continuous Eurail pass (as we'll be travelling through Northern and Southern Europe too), but it appears that the trains get a little complicated in Eastern Europe.
Could someone please give me some advice on travel (Eurail, any hidden costs, places it doesn't go, eg Coratia to Montenegro?)and places to potentially visit?
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We may only have 3 days for a short version of the Torres del Paine W trek, and just wondering on opinions on if we miss the section from Paine Grande to Refugio Grey? We will be going to the Perito Moreno Glacier near Calafate if that is at all comparable.
Also, I would appreciate any comments on our itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive from Calafate to Los Torres, hike to Torres camp site sleep.
Day 2: Sunrise view at the Mirrador, and HUGE hike to Italiano. Is this doable?
Day 3: Valle Frances without our gear. Pick out stuff up at Italiano, then onto refugio paine grande, Catamaran and back to Natales. Doable??
We will have the flexibility to spend night 3 in Paine Grande, and then head back as early as possible the next day to Puerto Natales if we must.
My wife and I are young, fit, experienced hikers, but have not hiked in a number of months and usually onl... more »
Hello again TTérs
I've had a change of heart in regards to the direction we will follow once we have arrived in Cambodia so I need some clarification from you good folk in regards to some travel times, costs & distances that I just cannot work out for myself.
From the border, we intend to go directly to Ban Lung which no doubt will take us through Stung Treng, we were originally planning on overnighting there but want to find out how practical it is to do the whole thing in one hit if we left early in the morning.
Can you get a direct bus from the Laos border to Ban Lung or do you need to change at Stung Treng. How long would the whole trip take and approx. what cost ?? (if it can't be done in a reasonable amount of time based on the hold-up at the border, we will still overnight it).
Ban Lung to Kratie, is it do-able all in the one day ?? Is this another change bus at Stu... more »
After a road trip from Spain, through Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauri we will end in Senegal and we believe that a week or so of relaxing by a beach is a must.
Looking for really nice (terrific) beaches with palms and turquoise water. Can we find it? Relaxing alternatives? Eco-lodges in the middle of the jungle? Sorry but no idea at all how to end the trip in a good way.
Thanks for any info.
My friends and I are planning on arriving in Cusco from Lake Titticacca mid-February and unfortunately at this time the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance. However I have heard about multiple other treks that run from Cusco and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or knew if these trails would be open over February or if every trail is closed?
We plan to have 9 days in Cusco before moving on to Lima and would love to do some form of trek in this time. Most treks seem to be 4 or 5 days ending up at Machu Picchu and as long as I am able to lay eyes on the Machu Picchu I am quite happy to do any trek that takes me through the beautiful countryside and Incan ruins.
Many thanks for any help!
I'm going to be heading to SE Asia shortly to spend 3-4 months visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. I'm a single female in my twenties, and doing the travel planning is becoming a bit of a headache - there is just so much I could do!
I dont want to take my laptop with me, so want to have a fair idea of my itinerary before I go so I dont need to do too much research on the road.
However, I'm just finding that there are so many options and activities in each country, and the logistics of figuring out how to do them all is really tough, especially when I can't visualise it and know how I'm going to feel comfortable heading out on my own. For instance, I love the idea of going to National Parks and exploring the countryside and waterways of Cambodia, but I know I am not brave enough to head out there on my own.
I was thinking, do you think that if I just pic... more »
My future hubby and I are getting married July 20th and are thinkning about Belize as our honeymoon destination. We found a great deal for Blackbird Caye resort (http://www.groupon.com/deals/ga-blackbird-caye-resort-3?p=5&utm_source=channel_getaways-deals&utm_medium=email&sid=218033c8-3e08-44af-b6c3-b58139c55083&user=9cecedd1df9cc61fd04d91c5603a011b87e2640cd42059da34da7aa312ff33ea&date=20130115&s=body&c=title&d=Getaways_deal) for either $999 for 4 days or $1,699 for a week. both includes all meals, transportation to and from Belize City, two snorkeling trips/scuba trips per couple, and use of resort kayaks. My bestest friend in the world lived on Ambergris caye for 3 months and suggested we visit san pedro and caye caulker. If we go to the resort mentioned we would get to belize on monday and have two days before we would need to be back in Belize city to go to the resort. should we s... more »
Hi there, my name's Bernie. I'm 24 and English but I speak fluent Portuguese and have Brazilian citizenship. I'm currently in Manaus for about a month or until flight prices go down. I have limited funds but to make the most of my (somewhat unplanned) visit I want to get into the jungle. I'm looking for something a little more "authentic" than a stay in a jungle lodge but I want to do it as cheaply as possible. I don't really have any other specifications. I'm wondering if there's anyone who might like to meet up and see what sort of budget adventures we can get up to and also if anyone can suggest the bare minimum of an equipment and clothing list for a jungle expedition. Any other interesting suggestions are welcome!
i have a couple more questions for my upcoming backpacking trip, my trip will be atleast 6 months long and will cover Thailand Laos Vietnam and Cambodia, i will be traveling alone and plan on staying alone in guesthouses and hostels, private rooms hopefully where available. how much money do you think i need (not including flights there and home or travelers insurance). I will be there between September-Febuary
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