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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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for anybody who has recently gone through this procedure, could you go over, in detail the process for applying for a Thai visa in Colombo please? i.e. Did you have to hand it in during a certain time of day & receive it at another ( e.g. Must be in by morning, only returned afternoon etc). Did they require photocopies of anything or proof of flights in & out of Thailand? We will try to go into Colombo early morning, get it done & leave again as we don't want to hang out in Colombo if we don't have to.
I am lucky enough to live in Hawaii and have the opportunity to visit Europe for the first time in my life this October. I will be in London for 3 days or so in late Sept, then in Paris from the 29th to the first weekend in October. I will be in Rome from October 16-22, and Florence for 5 or so days before that. This leaves me a gap of about 5-6 days in between Paris and Florence. I am wondering what other place I should check out during that time? Ideally I would like to see another French city since I speak more French than Italian. However, I don't want the transportation to be too complicated. I was eyeballing Nice, but the train timetables seem a little tight between transfers, and that makes me nervous since it will be my first time visiting. I'm not into high end shopping or really anything that is going to cost me a lot of money. I am more into history, natural beaut... more »
I know that almost all hostels in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania offer wi-fi, but is it common for hostels to also offer a computer for guests to use (I will be traveling without a laptop)?
We are going to Turkey in June. We'll spend 4 days in Istanbul and have 8 full days to travel to other parts of Turkey. I was considering flying in to Antalya from Istanbul, and then renting a car to see the stretch of the Lycian Way between Olympos & Fethiye for four days. From there, we were thinking of driving to Kusadasi. The next day we'd take a day trip to Ephesus. Then on the final day, we would drive to Izmir for a return flight back to Istanbul.
1. If someone can recommend some must-sees along that stretch of the Mediterranean coast where we can find a beautiful/clean (not overly touristy) beach as well as places where we can see some of the Lycian cliffside tombs as well as Greco-Roman ruins, I'd be very appreciative! I've been reading others' posts as well as my Lonely Planet-Turkey book, and the problem is that EVERY place in between sounds amazing, and I'm having diffic... more »
I am really struggling with finding a decent car hire in oman
Everyone that I do email won't reply back, ie NTT oman and other companies.
Also, I am having difficulty finding unlimited mileage allowance.
Please advice and suggest good trustworthy companies.
The ones that have replied have no internet cred or reviews :s is AST oman and arabiacars oman
looking for help on this one please, am flying to Nairobi via Istanbul in august from dublin and returning same route in september (Turkish airlines) with an 18 hour layover each time. It appears that if I leave the airport I will need to buy a visa, if i do not leave the airport (bloodly long wait!!) no visa required ...on the way out my flight arrives Istanbul 11.30 pm ..is it possible to stay in the airport, has anybody experienced this??
many thanks for any advice on this
I've been looking back through posts to try and find the email of a recommend guide that I'd seen on here previously but now I can't see it, not sure if it got removed of I'm being blind!
We live in Kenya and are considering a self-drive tour via Moyale into Ethiopia in November. Obviously we will only go depending on the security situation in Northern Kenya and we are getting a copy of the latest Rough Guide to Ethiopia which seems to be highly recommended but I thought I would ask on here too.
We're mostly interested in landscapes, animals, different cultures and tribes so we've been considering areas like Omo, Bale Mountains, Tissiat Falls, Harar and Addis.
We would like to travel as budget as possible and usually camp/cook ourselves although if accommodation and food are not too expensive to save space we may do that.
We are basically looking for details of a recommend guide... more »
I plan on getting my tourist visa when I land in Turkey at the airport, then staying for the entire 90 days. Someone mentioned I may not be able to arrive in Turkey with a one way Ticket, is that true? Will I have problems?
hello fellow travelers.
i fly from central america to san fransisco via dalas texas.
i would like to know in what air port will my passport be check by us customs? at dalas, where i change my flight to san fransisco, or at san fransisco air port- my last destination ?
thank you for your help
I'm planning a holiday in Turkey this September and am wondering if any-one can help me out with where to go diving. The small bit I've looked into it has made me most interested in the coast of the Aegean Sea, but I'm open to all options. At the moment I'm thinking spending a few days (maybe a week) in one spot (diving, possibly some beach life, maybe a day trip or two etc.) and then finishing with 3-4 days in Istanbul.
All tips appreciated!
How far in advance is it necessary to book moderate to "on the cheap" lodging? I will be traveling solo in Myanmar from late Nov into late Dec. I have not planned an itinerary yet - but I understand lodging can be scarce, particularity that time of year. How far in advance should rooms do I need to book rooms to be safe? What is the best way to book them?
Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions,
I'll be hiking/trekking in Cinque Terre in September and was wondering what kind of footwear I'll need for the Red Trail (or all of the trails, generally) - hiking boots or just a really supportive sneaker/athletic shoe? I've read a range of suggestions in guides, so I thought I should check with someone who may have more first-hand experience with the trails. Thanks!
Can anybody confirm for me what is the maximum time allowed to stay in Thailand on a tourist visa over any six month period? I believe it is 3 months but I am not sure. I also believe that the best way to achieve the 3 months is to get an initial 60 day visa from an embassy then extend for 30 days, but again, I am not sure. Is it just as easy to get the 30 day visa upon entry, then extend for 60 days when you are in Thailand? Finally, if I did want to stay longer than 3 months, how do I do that? Is the only way a non-immigrant visa & how difficult are they to get?
Thanks very much,
I am currently looking into getting a sleeper bus from Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo. From what I can gather, the companies offering this service are Express Kaiowa and Pluma. When searching on the Kaiowa website I seem to get an 'invalid date' message no matter what date I enter...On the Pluma website, I can see that on the date we would like to travel (15th August), there are only convencional bus services. So my questions are:
1) Has anyone ever done a long over night trip on a convencional service? If so, what was your experience? What are the conventional buses like in general, comparable to say, a Megabus/National Express in the UK?
2) If the convencional is not suitable, there is a Leito service the following day, however we will have seen the falls (both sides) by then. Is there much in the area to keep as entertained for an extra day? Trip to Ciudad el Est... more »
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