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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'm planning a trip to New Zealand in June and July of this year. I was just wondering if someone can tell me what it's like there in winter. Especially regarding hiking trails etc., will these remain open?
And how are the short term job opportunities in winter? We are looking to work there a couple of weeks, but i'm not sure if anything is available then?
A social option for visitors to Split.
The first 'Expats in Split' meeting took place last night and will be a weekly event. All welcome. A chance to enjoy a glass of wine and good company.
Can anyone provide detailed information for taking a van from Oaxaca to Nochistlan, and from Nochistlan to Yanhuitlan? Street addresses and times would be most helpful. I don't know how early I'd have to leave Oaxaca to do a round trip. Thanks so much!
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Hello. I have done quite a bit of research for our travels in Portugal, this August, but am having difficulty verifying good spots for teens. I know Alvor and Albufeira are the hot spots for teens, but I am trying to find a resort that is really good for kids, and where there are english speaking visitors. We went to Romania last year, and while we enjoyed our stay, our kids had a tough time at the resort because although it marketed itself as "family oriented", it was primarily young children.
We like to do the cultural experience for half the trip, staying in hostels and meeting the locals; but we do enjoy a few days of resort life - does anyone have any ideas specific to this age group?
This is an appeal to anyone who knows the area of Le Grand Bornand/ St Jean de Sixt. In May/June I'm hoping to spend 4 weeks there on a study break. I'm hoping to visit La Villaret quite a lot, but otherwise spend my time reading and writing about La Villaret's most famous son (Pierre Favre).
So, I need somewhere to stay - one person, travelling alone, wanting quiet, self catering. The additional issue is that I won't have a car, and I have a disability, so although some walking is ok, long distances aren't. So it would be good to be near somewhere to shop and a bus station.
Does anyone know if I'd be better in Le Grand Bornand or Sixt? Any tips? I've been researching online, but it's difficult when you don't know the area.
A million thank yous for any help!
I arrive into Oaxaca airport (from London via Houston) at 9.15pm on 21st Feb. I will be looking for a cheap double room for 2 people in town, ideally with private bathroom (hopefully no more than £18/room/night). I don't know how long it will take to go thru customs/pick up luggage, but would you advise pre-booking a hostel or can I just turn up in a particular area and check out a couple of hostels at this time of evening? Maybe Hostel Paulina - any others nearby? Does anybody have any recommendations? Also, do the Transporte Terrestra vans run at this time of the evening from the airport into town and are they still approx M$52 per person. Thanks
I was just wondering what the options are for travelling from Brussels to London on the 27th of February. I am looking for the cheapest option. Flying or through the tunnel or what? if anybody has some websites for cheap flights or anything it would be great. I am not from Europe so I do not know how things work.
I am a US citizen currently traveling for a year. I'm interested in going to India, but having a difficult time figuring out what countries allow non-citizens to apply for Indian visas. I've read that in Singapore and Malaysia you cannot apply if you are not a resident of those countries - can you still do so elsewhere?
I'm planning our early-July itinerary for the Italian-French Alps ~10 day hike, and having trouble filling some gaps.
I think I need to get from Rifugio del Laus to Rifugio Soria-Elena in the best way (best landscapes, staying in decent rifugios along the way). I have 3-4 days to do it.
I would like to avoid Isola 2000 as I think we won't like it.
The reason I think it is possible, is because the following link mentions a way to avoid Isola 2000 by "staying in Italian refuges in beautiful settings that add a day of walking":
Just FYI overall our itinerary looks like this so far:
d1 - arrive Nice 14:50, bus to St-Etienne-de-Tinnee
d2 - St Etienne de Tinnee to Refuge de Vens (possibly using bus/taxi for the start)
d3 - Refuge de Vens - Chemin de Energie - Refuge de Rabuons
d4 - Refuge de Rabuons ... more »
Some specific remarks after a three weeks independent journey in the center-south part of the island:
1) Far from being a tropical haven, Unawatuna (acclaimed one of the best beaches in the world) is an unremarkable beach with guesthouses rebuilt on it after the tsunami. It seems that humans learn very little from previous experiences. The village is crossed by a congested national road and the whole area, having a high population density, is unpleasant. I skipped the south-west coast with all inclusive hotels for package tours and headed to Tangalle which is still worth visiting.
2) Yala National Park is a major draw in Sri Lanka. Tourists can indeed visit only Block 1 which amounts to a one tenth of the whole park. The safari is a touristic trap and you'll not spot so much fauna (it
obviously moves to the quiet Blocks) unless you manage to overnight inside the park.
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I am currently working on my teaching certification (secondary education Physics). I will complete the process in April of this year. However, I am quite lost as to how to secure employment in the UK. I have been told to find teacher recruiting agencies and to send my CV directly to any schools that can offer me a sponsorship for a Tier 2 visa. All good advice. I would love to hear from any teachers currently employed in the UK, though. Especially US expats. I'd like to know about your experiences in teaching there, as well as how you found employment, etc.
I'm planning on taking the Trans-Mongolian and of course stopping at UB. This will be a winter trip and want to spend about a month in the country, two weeks volunteering with Lotus, and then about a week and a half just for me. I've been emailing a bunch of different tours and guesthouses and while they say some tours are doable, since it's winter it will be too cold to do much.
I plan on being there from late March (03/21) to mid-April (04/16).
If anyone has travelled to Mongolia during this time: what were your experiences? What tours did you do/do you recommend? What parts of the country were you able to see?
Any insight would be appreciated.
At the moment i'm travelling across se asia on a motorbike but really want to experience holi in North India. Will be a super fast visit as im heading to japan to play roller derby shortly afterwards, but if anyone is up for celebrating holi and wants to meet up it would be great to hear from you. (im thinking 4 days - so catching the bonfires the night before it all gets very very messy).
I know that Vrindavan-Mathura regions of the state of Uttar Pradesh are most famous for the Holi Celebration, but would love to hear from people who've experienced holi, or who have recommendations on the best places to see this festival of colour. Really excited.
Also any suggestions on cheap airlines - i think i'll be in thailand in march at the time i need to fly out. Any recommendations other than air asia would be really appreciated.
I plan on arriving at Ben Gurion airport at about 17:30hrs and reaching Nazareth as soon as possible. I understand that there's no direct bus service between the two: I'll have to catch a train to Haifa, and then a bus to Nazareth. Allowing that passing through Ben Gurion security may take about an hour, could this journey be done in one evening?
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