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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 planning to visit Kunming, Dali, Li Jiang and Shangri-la from 29 Mar - 08 April, just wonder whether anyone is traveling during that period are willing to join me to share the experience of the traveling...:)
HI - I am a 37 year old single female, with 6 weeks holiday to play with in July/August 2013(I am a teacher). I would really like to go off the beaten track a bit more this year rather than staying within Europe and have always wanted to go to South America.
If anyone has 2-3 weeks to play with, and would like to vist any of these countries - Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatamala, Belize, etc - I am flexible - drop me a line.
Ideally, I am looking for someone between 30 - 40, female, who likes to explore places and variety.
My email is: N.Shorvon@gmail.com.
can someone please give me some info on where fellow backpackers are staying in islamabad-rawalpindi and how much.
also im going to book a flight to either gilgit or skardu but if the flight is cancelled im prepared to bus it as time is tight.do the buses still stop on route to form a convoy if so which bus should i take so im not waiting around for the other buses.
Hi, I'll be in Cuzco in May and wanted to book the 2 day inca trail trek but unfortunately it seems to be booked out. I still want to see as many highlights around Machu Picchu as possible so I plan on doing the hike to Wayna Picchu/Huyana Picchu and Intipunko. I know that I need to reserve tickets for the Wayna Picchu hike but what about Intipunko? Is the cost of hiking there included in the entrance fee to MP or is this a separate event that needs to be booked in advance due to maximum number of persons allowed? Also, from Intipunko, is there any way to take a short walk along the inca trail from there (with or without guide) or is this blocked off. Lastly, is there any way to see the ruins of Winay Wayna without having booked one of the inca trail treks? I really wanted to see these ruins from what I understand you have to be on one of the official hikes in order to do so. Rea... more »
Hi all - My family from the US is coming to visit me in Thailand and I want to take them to one of the islands. I've heard from friends that Phi Phi is gorgeous. Does anyone know of any nice family-sized bungalows or private houses for rent that sleep five? I am hoping for a quiet beach and willing to spend around $200 a night. Thanks for the help!
Planning my upcoming trip to Ethiopia, I wondered how I can get cash from ATM's outside of Addis and Bahir Dar. I'm travellng the Historical Route plus the Gheralta region. Is there an ATM in Axum and Gondar where I can get cash with Visa Credit Card or should I bring USD and withdraw large sums in Addis?
Ok, something went pear shaped somewhere so I'll re-post this here, where I thought I did in the first place :)
Hello, we're going to be in Kalimantan sometime in March/April and want to do a few days boat trip in Tanjung Puting park. Just wondering if we would be better off booking something via email or turning up and negotiating when we're there? Anybody got any operators they can recommend and a rough idea of a daily rate for two people?
Urgent help needed please!
When just checking my flight details I have realised my flight back to the uk is not from la paz but lima?!? Not sure what has happened here but I will be in San pedro in chile in 5 days and fly from lima on the 14th.
Guessing I won't have time to see any of Bolivia now which is a big shame.
And as I didn't think I was travelling to Peru I have no guidebook or idea about the place at all.
Any suggestions or ideas how to get from San pedro to lima as cheaply as possible would be greatly appreciated
I just wanted to recommend a good driving for anyone in and around the Madaba area. I used him to do day trips to the dead sea, baptism sight, to the Allenby border and pick up from the border. He speaks great english and his rates are very, very good. If you need pick up from the airport or border he is far less expensive then the cars waiting. He can also be found at the Queen Ayola hotel in Madaba (also a nice place to stay and the food is really great).
His name is Sameer
You can email or call him
Int 00962 777 354277 - 0776289411
I know the 7 Sages Hostel is top of the list but is it that good??
Am landing in April, want to stay 3 nights and budget $45 per night.
ANy other recommendations, would most welcome. We've been to China before and don't need a pool table loud music etc.
Main want is WiFi and a place to put our bicycles together as we're starting our 60 day ride from XiAn
I have two weeks in April 2013 to explore a snippet of Japan. I am lucky enough that my father lives in Kobe, so my plan is to spend a week exploring all the exciting places local to him (Kyoto, Osaka etc) and for the second week we have bought JR passes and plan to head out to Hiroshima then up to Tokyo. What I'd really like to do is take a couple of stops along the way to Tokyo, but with so much choice I am completely stumped with where to start. So, if anyone could recommend any must see places between Hiroshima to Tokyo I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks a lot :-)
We just applied for a tourist visa at the Myanmar Embassy in Vientiane, Laos. The process was fast and easy.
Up-to-date info for you (as of Feb. 4, 2013):
- You fill in a one-page form (in duplicate), leave your passport and 3 photos (with a WHITE background). No flight information required; no occupation letter asked for.
- We went Monday morning at 10am. (We were the only ones there.) Picking up passports with tourist visas at Wednesday 3-4 pm (third day). So it's very fast.
- You need the following info, as well as the obvious (name, passport info, etc.): name of father, occupation, address in Myanmar (we put the name of our Yangon hotel, no street address), purpose of entry ("tourism").
From what I've read, it's quite a scene at the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok. This was very simple and relaxing. Our friend also did it through a local travel agent, paying an additional $2... more »
I want to do a trip as the topic says - starting in Jakarta, moving to Yogyakarta, then Bali. From Bali then fly (?) to Flores. Finally from Flores fly back to Jakarta.
My plan / want-to-see
Jakarta - just look around a bit, not really interested in this city, moving to Yogyakarta asap.
Yogyakarta - temples, maybe one volcano trip
Bali - temples, rice fields, other interesting stuff (no beaches, no diving)
Gili Islands - diving, nature (I have never dived :-))
Komodo - dragons, Komodo nat. park
Flores - nature, villages, other inter. stuff :-)
My question is - is it possible to manage this in 4 weeks? I will def. fly on longer distances... I know that you can spend whole 4 weeks on every single island, but I would like to visit as many interesting places as possible :-) I don't like to lie on the beach all day :-)
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