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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
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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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heard of these plans maybe 3 or more years ago, also heard of similar plans for the National Library. do enjoy what's left of the French colonial architecture in Vientiane before it's gone. it was a great little city for a flaneur, wonder if it still is, & for how long more it will be.
Museum relocation given the go ahead
The government has given permission for a Lao company to build a four-storey building to house the National Museum, which will be relocated from its current site on Samsenthai Road in central Vientiane.
A local construction company has undertaken to build the new museum as part of an exchange deal where it will be allowed to develop the site of the old museum.
Khamphay Sana Construction Group will spend US$10 million on the new museum, which will be located in the Km 6 area near the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum in Xaythany district.
An agreement on the pr... more »
I haven't been on Thorntree, for a while and just noticed, that nothing comes up anymore, when you search "Chiang Dao". There used to be all kinds of posts, from locals and travellers as well. I'll try to quickly tell you a little, about this beautiful area...
Chiang Dao, is only 75km North of Chiang Mai, City. From Chang Phuak Bus Station, you can catch a bus here, for only 40 Baht.
The town is surrounded by mountains and has the Ping River, running through the valley. Imagine Pai, 30 years ago and you come close, to what you see in Chiang Dao. It is a sleepy town, that doesn't have much night life, aside from a few Karaoke Bars, that stay open late.
Aside from the Shambala Festival, which happens in February and a few local festivals, it is fairly quiet here.
A great place to chill, while you can still get 10Mbps Wireless Internet, along the restaurants and hotel, alo... more »
me and my boyfriend are currently in Australia and planing to go to Germany/London in July for a week for a wedding. However, we thought the cheapest option is to fly from Thailand to Europe, but unfortunately Air Asia flights to Europe are cancelled. :-(
Does anyone know of a low cost Europe to Asia carrier or know of any cheap deals coming up soon? Previously the cheapest way would have been Australia to Kuala Lumpur/Bangkok and then on to London/Frankfurt, but as the Air Asia flights are cancelled we are looking into any other alternative.
planing to trek Mt.Mayon on 26/27.1 2013, summit 2days 1 night, looking for people to join me to make a small group
just reading about some of KBZ's and Co-op's banks ATMs now accepting VISA but have a couple of questions that I can't find the answers to.
1 - If you HAVE used one, where was it?
2 - If you HAVE used one, was there a limit to the amount you could withdraw?
3 - If you HAVE used one, was there a charge?
I'm sure this is going to be one of those topics that a LOT of people would like to know the answer to so PLEASE only reply if you HAVE concise information answering the above. Let's make it easy to get the answers please.
PS - This news story lists a few places already
Visa cardholders will be able to access cash across major tourist regions in the country. Co-operative Bank and Kanbawza Bank’s combined Visa ATM network covers major cities, towns and tourist... more »
I am traveling around Thailand as of Jan 26th for a few months. I am looking to spend a good three weeks in Hua Hin relaxing, and doing Thai language lessons, but would like to rent an apartment rather than stay in a hotel or guest house.
Could anyone direct me to a good website, or know and could any recommended apartments in the area. I am looking to spend around 15,000, excluding deposit, for a three week stay.
My girlfriends parents are off to Rome in May and I am trying to work out which area would be best for them to stay in. I have never been to Rome so any help is great!
Anyway they would like a central area, they are happy to walk a couple of miles to see the sites but don't want to be in the suburbs. Ideally the area will have cafes and restaurants but won't be too noisy.........
Oh and the budget is up to €125/night for a double room.
I'm arriving in Bangkok at 7.35pm on Sunday 23 December and want to get a bus directly from the airport to Phnom Penh. I need to be there by sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday 25 December.
I have had a look at some other threads and still have some questions:
1. Can I get a bus directly from the airport? If not, where do I need to go and how do I get there?
2. Is it possible to bus at night or should I stay in Bangkok, and then bus the next day?
3. Do I need to book in advance or do I just turn up and pay my seat?
If you had to choose just one of these alternatives, would you spend a couple of days in Anda or with a motorbike on Siquijor?
How is Port Barton compared to El Nido in terms of the beachfront, offshore islands, accommodation, crowds? Last time is visited El Nido, and really liked it, was in November 2009. This trip will be right in peak season of late March/April, which can't be avoided if I want to go at all.
If I pick two of these four alternatives, would Sipalay on Negros come close and should it be considered as well?
Would anyone recommend skipping both Anda, Siquijor and Sipalay and instead head for Malapascua? Yes, I am a diver but don’t want my trip to be all about that.
Hey everyone. I am planning a trip with a good friend of mine. I will include the list of cities we are thinking of visiting and the number of nights we will be staying there below.
My primary questions are;
- Does my itinerary seem like the lengths of stay are spread well? Do you think I should stay longer/shorter anywhere?
- Have I missed anywhere that really should be included?
We are mostly interested in partying, seeing historical sights, and just meeting some interesting locals in large and small cities.
I really appreciate any help!
0 nights means that place will be a day trip
0 Kutná Hora
1 Lake Balaton
4 Hvar Island
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Hopefully this is a quick question for someone familiar with the system. I cannot find a straight answer online, for whatever reason.
When I get to Japan, how will I know which trains require me to make a seat selection? Everywhere I see the question asked, they tell me to check Hyperdia - but I just want to know if I will be able to tell when at the railway station.
Also, when I buy tickets at the ticket booth/machine (not using the JR Pass), will this include the seat selection, or allow me to choose which seat selection level I want to pay (ie, Unreserved, Reserved etc)?
It's slightly confusing. I'd hate to pay not enough to travel, just because I hadn't paid the seat selection surcharge.
Thanks for your answers!!
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