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Looking for a latte in Lesotho or a truckin' good transcontinental time
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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
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Here a 'stan, there a 'stan, everywhere a 'stan 'stan
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From teaching in Tokyo to travelling through Tibet
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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
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Here's the thing.
Me, my girlfriend, brother and sister are going to Thailand this summer (june). We haven't decided where to go but are wrestling with whehther to go to the area around Krabi or the islands on the east coast (Samui and so on...). Since we're doing this because my brother has been sick to sort of reunite and wind down my grandmother was kind enough to make donation of around 800 dollars. This money can't really be spent on anything but an outing of some sort.
So my question is, if you had 800 dollars to spent on nothing but yourself and the ones you love the most and want to get something truly memorable out of it in Thailand (around samui or krabi), what would you do??
I was thinking about going to Mozambique, traveling the country as a backpacker. I already did so in South East Asia and for my RTW-Trip I was looking for something new. Sadly I do not know a word of portuguese and I would like to know if it it possible to travel the country only speaking english (was no problem in SEA of course, but I think they have a different attitude towards tourism over there?)... What experiences did you make?
Greetings from Germany,
I am looking for advice on my stay in the cotswolds (end of July/beginning of August). My wife and I will be staying there for 5-6 days. So I thought of walking some parts of the Cotswolds Way (sort of) and cycle from quiet village to quiet village (with a tandem).
This is what I have planned so far:
- A walk from Broadway to Stanton and back
- A walk from Winchcombe to Bellas Knap and Sudeley castle
- Cycling from Chipping Campden to Moreton-In-Marsh and Guiting Power
- Cycling from Cirencester to Biburry
We will be staying with a tent on a camping, probably somewhere between Winchcombe and C... more »
I booked a flight from HCMC to Hue (for this Sunday). Vietnam Airlines (I accidentally typed airlies there - perhaps a better name for them) has just deigned to let me know that actually the Hue airport is closed so I'm flying to Danang. And no, they won't provide any assistance to travel from Danang to Hue.
I'm less than impressed.
So, given that I arrive just after 4pm on Sunday afternoon any suggestions on my best way of getting to Hue. The whole point of this trip was to get to Hue so I'm just looking for fast/efficient/cheap not bothered about scenery etc. Does anyone know if there's an afternoon bus? Trains? I'm googling but so far not finding the information I'm after so any tips much appreciated.
We were planning to the national parks in Zimbabwe because of the high costs, but changed our minds.
We (4 persons) can only visit one though, and we don't have our own transportation.
Which park would you recommend? (and why)
Any indication about the costs would be very welcome as well... (doesn't have to be a very long visit)
Would be nice if there are lions, giraffes and elephants to be seen...
i am travelling to japan (first time!) with my boyfriend in november for two weeks, flying into osaka and out through tokyo, making our way across central japan and was considering getting the JR pass for at least 7 days to cover costs of the bullet train but not too sure what it actually covers.
our itinerary is:
arrive in osaka at night (day 0)
day 1. explore osaka
day 2. explore osaka
day 3. day trip to nara
day 4. leave osaka for kyoto early in the morning by train, explore kyoto
day 5. leave kyoto for jigokudani early in the morning by train
day 6. leave jigokudani for tokyo in the afternoon by train, stopover in gunma for a few hours maybe
day 7 - 16. explore tokyo
we are tossing up between buying a JR pass to save money on all the travelling between cities (a 7 day pass as most of our time is spent in tokyo) but are not sure if it will cover all t... more »
been doing some research and it seems that on mabul accomodations are either at the low end of the spectrum or at the very top, with nothing in between (eg "flashpacker"). mainly i am looking for something that has air conditioning 24 hours...shared bathrooms and everything else being basic is not a problem. is there anything like this available? p.s. i know i haven't given a price range; i really just want to know if there's something between US $25 and $600 pp/pn. thanks!
What would be the fastest and easiest way to go to Tallinn for the day? There are many lines, but which one is the most convenient?
I have read Linda is the fastest and leaves from downtown Helsinki, are the boats nice?
Kanchanaburi has several places where people can interact with elephants, but Elephant's World is unique in the sense that the place's philosophy is NOT to make the elephants work for tourists.
You will feed the elephants, cut or wash food for them (i.e. cut banana trees with the mahouts or wash cucumbers by the river), cook rice for the older ones, take them to the river and have the time of your life while swimming around them and climbing on their backs (which is only done while you are at the river. Trekking does not happen in Elephants World!).
As a volunteer for one month, I saw several groups leaving the place with a huge smile on their faces, truly happy for the experience. Many said it was their highlight during their time in Thailand.
It is the best option for people that want to spend time with these magnificent animals, but are also concerned with the animals welf... more »
so the plan has arisen for our family to fly to Skopje, hire a car, and do a road-trip through Macedonia and Greece which is to end in Athens, Greece.
Booking websites for car rental companies allow to do this (but charge, as was to be expected, a one-way drop-off fee): is this correct? Am asking since I keep reading that the reverse scenario is impossible, i.e. one cannot hire a car in Greece and drive with it in Macedonia.
Does anyone have any experience with this in terms of paperwork needed, and whether the insurance which we will be taking out in Skopje, will also cover the trip through Greece?
And, most sensitive of all: if we are driving around Greece with Macedonian licence plates, does this raise any issues?
Thanks in advance for any advice and experience!
My husband and I are flying in to Narita from sydney for our first trip to Japan.
Below us our tentative itinerary. Any comments or suggestions on it are greatly appreciated.
Get to ryokan in Harajuku 10pm
Tokyo 10th June
Tsukiji fish market
Akihabara - electronic cafe@home
Hama rikyu gardens
River bus sumida river.
Walk around Taito
Koenji lunch iseya
last have dinner shimokitazawa (eat a peach bar) jiyugaoka
Imperial palace 3 9
Gardens 1 12
Shinjuku national park 1-2
Jamin roppongi for skewer lunch
Rippongi hills 3-6
Aronia de takazawa
Edo Tokoyo museum
Meiji jingu gates
Tokoyo metro gov office see view
Check out don quixote
Tsumago - magome walk
Stay in tsumago
15th - 17th
takayama stay for 2 ... more »
We will be in Misiones Province in the first part of August, and we were expecting to take the bus from Posadas to Buenos Aires. Searching the internet shows some schedules and fares for BA to Posadas, but not the other way around.
I just want to confirm that there are buses from Posadas to Buenos Aires. Does anyone have experience with this? I know, it's probably silly, but since I can't seem to find reliable info I just want to be sure.
If anyone does have experience with this, can we only buy the ticket at the terminal in Posadas? How early can we buy our tickets?
This is aside from the bus strike. Since we're going in August, we're just hoping it will be settled by then.
Does anyone have any information or a website for Riomaggiore to Venice via Pisa & Florence, hoping to stop in Pisa for a few hours.
Have tried Trentalia but have trouble with destinations as it’s a little difficult, think most trains go -
Riomaggiore - La Spezia - Pisa - Florence - Venice..
do i have to book individual tickets for this trip is there any other websites for trains within Italy?
could get rail europe to work searching individually.
any help or advice would be appreciated.
First time into Cuba with very limited Spanish. I'm trying to decide if I should head straight to Havana, spend a day or two at Matanzas on my way back to Varadero airport if I have time, or if I should make Matanzas my first stop. I figured there are two factors to consider (below), so any input or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
1. Flight gets to Varadero at 2-ish pm. According to the Viazul schedules, I could catch the 4pm bus or the 6:30pm runs. I arrive on June 1. If I don't book ahead online, how likely am I to be able to get on the 4pm or the 6:30pm Viazul without an advance booking? If this doesn't work out, are there alternatives besides a cab ride (out of budget) or the Conectando (I think its last bus leaves at 2:50pm). Or would it be safer to book a casa particular in Matanzas? At least a cab ride there would be more affordable.
2. Snorkelling at [Pl... more »
I am planning to travel to Ilulissat next year and would like to choose a date where I can combine nice excursions during daytime with the chance of seeing the northern light at night (subject to a clear sky of course).
From what I found out in the internet so far, beginning of September might be the best time for my purposes, but I couldn't find a clear indication if
a) it is dark enough at night for northern lights
b) if the usual excursions are available, as it is already off season (boat trip to Eqi glacier, ferry to Disko island, whale safaris, helicoper sightseeing flights ...)
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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