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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
Recent threads in this category:
straight to the point: We are looking for someone who wants to go with us to the countryside!
We are now 3 guys (from Germany, New Zealand and Australia; we all met here) and are still looking for more people!
Now we have this suggestion:
Trip will be to North, Northwest and West, 12 days, leaving this Thursday, 11th July!!
-> First from UB to the Lake Khovsgol, then down west to some places as Karakorum, the White Lake and others. We will stop sometimes for a day or so, even spend two or three days at the Lake Khovsgol to have time for hiking or other stuff.
Costs will be for: van with driver, driver's meals and accommodation (around 1000 US$ for 12 days)), petrol and oil (around 500 US$ for 2000 km).
Amount: 1500 US$ shared by the people on the van - there is space for up to 7! (count five, will be 300 US$ each!)
We're planning to take tents and food with us (and ... more »
My Wife and I (28M AUS, 26F UK) are going to be doing the Jiankou section of the great wall hopefully around the 13th of July. We are looking for anyone else interested in doing it with us. We will be in Beijing from the 11th.
The itinerary is not set and is flexible / open to discussion if anyone has ideas. Basically we want to do the section from Jiankou to Mutianyu especially,
My email is Ryonfire@gmail.com
I'd love some personal experience suggestions for 15 days in Thailand/Southeast Asia. I'm flying into Bangkok on July 30th. I'm meeting up w my SO there (he's american like me, he's just been working in Chiang Mai this summer). Our interests are not atypical--art & culture, nature, relaxing on the beach, avoiding tourist traps and overpriced areas whenever possible. Unfortunately, the travel blogs/websites I've visited seem to have nothing to agree on other than the importance of visiting Bangkok & Chiang Mai.
Right now, our rough plan is several days in Chiang Mai/Bangkok (depending on SO's schedule), then fly south to Phucket or Krabi, and , then fly back up to Bangkok/Chiang Mai (whichever we didn't do first).
However...When I started looking into flights to Krabi/Phucket, I realized that flights to surrounding countries (ie singapore, myanmar, vietnam, etc.) are not mu... more »
I am looking at doing a day hike along the Jiankou section of the Great Wall. I am wondering if there is a way to access this area from Beijing via public bus/transport and enter without a tour group? Has anyone ever done this section without a guide?
If not, does anyone know an affordable tour group that does this trip? I have seen many options online but would like to get something cheap (or less touristy)
So here I am, back in Oz after three months- yet to claim on travel insurance- why do I buy the stuff?............
Best places visited-
Faroe Islands- wow, look at those sea-cliffs!
Kaliningrad aka Koenigsberg- very strange place- a German city populated by Russians!
Tongli, China. Rather twee, but still delightful!
Changsha, China - not sure why I went there!
Šiaulia, Lithuania- The Hill of Crosses is not one of the top 100 sights you must see before you die!
Frederickssund, Denmark- only went there to visit the rellies!
I am looking at booking on the Prince junk for 2 nights and 3 days. I have a quote from Asia Tour advisor and am just wondering if this is a good reputable company to book through? I have heard some reports of people getting scammed online by people posing as reputable agents. Could people post who they have good good experiences booking through also please :)
Thanks in advance :)
My boyfriend and I are going on our 1st working holiday in canada! We are arriving late (Nov 30th earliest!) due to university. We want to work the rest of the snow season in preferably Banff. (Open to suggestions: we are both av-high intermediates (by australian standards) so good hills, some night life - 20yrs old - we just want the alround experience of a working and skiing holiday.
Should we just rock up early december or pay an agency to secure work before we leave (costs $1000 AU but includes lift ticket)???
I'm worried about our late arrival date in-terms of getting a job and finding 'cheap' accommodation.
the agency can find us a job at a resort plus perks (lift ticket, food discounts etc. but its non-refundable $300. BTW the agency is WHC (working holiday club). We will be staying in canada for over a year, so i'll be able to finish the snow seaso... more »
Greetings forum folks! I wonder if anyone knows of a reputable tour company that offers trips to Afghanistan at a reasonable price. I want to visit Mazar, Kabul and Herat. The only reason I want to travel with a company is safety and security. Do you think it's a good idea?
Your recommendations and advice would be very much appreciated.
The serial blast which occurred in Mahabodhi temple in Gaya today is a frame of shame to all of us. We should think and do some needful through Tourism keeping in mind that " TOURISM FOR UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD - STOP TERRORISM AND SPREAD TOURISM" Hope all we can think a better tomorrow for us and for our next generation through TOURISM...
We are a group of 4 (2 man, 2 women) that went to UAE (4 days), Yemen (9days) and Oman (days). We traveled from May 10th until June 2nd. Here is the trip report for the Oman portion. Please see other forums for the others countries report.
We hired a Landcruiser and went directly to Nizwa to have a good night sleep as we had an overnight in Duabi airport on our way from Sana'a. Before going to bed early, we visited Nizwa fort. We slept at Maja guesthouse, it was clean and reasonably priced for Oman standard. (all hotel in Oman have excessive price.) The next day, we drove to the rim of Jebel sham. All way up there are spectacular landscape, and at the rim, standing at the edge of a one kilometer cliff, it's quite something amazing and scary at the same time. We then headed our way toward Masirah island and stopped at Mahout Guesthouse since it was late. Huge mista... more »
I'm planning a trip and I'll go from Liverpool to Dublin, the only thing is, I'm not quite sure how I'm going to do that. Do any of you have done this or have an idea of a cheap way to do it, wether it is by train, bus, ferry, airplane, whatever ? Thank you !
have read earlier posts about car rentals, but didn't get a clear picture of whether or not this is a good idea...traveling in September and wanting to rent a car after visiting fes, to go to erg chebbie and then through the high atlas mountains ending the car rental at Marrakech. and what's the insurance situation--can I just make sure I have coverage with my own insurance or do I need to, or is it required to, purchase some kind of local insurance?
I am a volueer English teacher here in Trongsa, Bhutan. A recent lightening storm blew up my MacBook 85w MagSafe power adaptor. It cannot be fixed and finding a replacement here is almost impossible.
Is anyone coming this way who may be able to bring one my way?
Thanks in advance -
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