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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'll be in Jordan for a month in November. I really prefer to get off the beaten track and explore non-touristic rural areas.
Does anyone have any advice on rural villages - possibly homestays - that one could spend a few days in? I would be travelling by public transport only.
Edited by: Zamukulungisa
My son & I will be in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 11/8 & 11/9. What are the chances of summiting Zugspitze at this time of the year? Is there already too much snow to hike/climb all the way up? Can we go half way and then be able to catch the train or cable the rest of the way up?
(I also posted in Trekking/Mountaineering)
I only have 9 full days in Australia and will definitely hit Cairns for GBR, Sydney and Outback/Ayers Rock. I plan to fly between all. I will be coming into Cairns on 2 Dec early in the morning and leaving Sydney on 11 Dec. So far I know I would like to do a one-day snorkeling/diving trip in Cairns (maybe do a rainforest tour?). Anything else is a must in Cairns? How many days should I spend there? Are two full days enough and fly out the 4 Dec? I've heard you can do Ayers Rock over 2 day/1night period. I know it's pricey but if I'm coming across the world why not. Any suggestions about tour companies or other tips/advice about Ayers Rock. For the second night in the outback any suggestions? How about Sydney, how many days there? Are the Blue Mountains worth a day trip? Manley or Bondi Beach? I'm flying out of Sydney, and I most likely need to fly through there to get over to Uluru, s... more »
I've booked a guide to walk the Head Hunter Trail and climb the Pinnacles at Mulu, for the 15th - 18th November. The cost is 950 MYR shared with however many people go, so I'm looking for people to join me. The cost covers park fees, guiding, food, transportation with boats and 4x4. You can fly into Mulu from Miri and fly out from Limbang at the end of the trek. Please contact me if interested.
I will be staying in Phnom Penh for about 6 weeks, from mid-November. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any accommodation that fits the following:
-quiet; with reasonably thick walls and not on a busy street. (I'm a bad sleeper!)
-not a party place
- preferably somewhere that gets a few long-term guests.
-has a restaurant or is close to one
I've been looking on trip advisor, but nothing is jumping out at me, so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance!
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I'm looking to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai a day after flying into Bangkok. (1) Is it reasonable to turn up to Mo Chit in the afternoon and expect to be able to buy an overnight bus ticket for that evening to Chiang Mai?
After reading various posts to search for the answer, some people are recommending train. (2) Why would they recommend that? I thought the train took longer and was more expensive. Are people choosing this because they can be booked online?
Advice much appreciated :)
We are trying to plan the next leg of our trip and need some advice.
We want to see the lava tubes at Undara, having driven there from Port Douglas.
We are then need to head to Darwin via Mount Isa, but the question is do we head via Normanton and down to Cloncurry then Mount Isa, or head down to Charters Towers and then take the Flinders Highway?
Time wise they're roughly the same (it'll will broken up over about 3 days) but the Normanton way is about 150kms less.
If we had a 4wd, we'd just take the Kennedy, but this time of year it's prone to closures.
So really, what we'd like to know is which route from Undara to Mount Isa offers the most to see/convenient places to stop/2wd suitable this time of year.
An info appreciated
Neil and Beth
I am a female from HK and I recently returned from Australia.
I am planning to visit India and meet some other friends.
The things that I would like to do include visiting the misterious temple, try out local food and trekking.
Since it is the first time for the trip. Please contact me if u would be sharing the tour together.
All I got is a book of lonely planet and a desperate heart to explore the other part of the world.
After trip the India, I would like to go to Sabah for diving as well!
I was thinking of visiting Petra and cheapest flights seem to be to Tel Aviv. I'm hoping that as this is a well travelled route that all is ok but any hints and tips would be cool.
Also does anyone have any tips for other historical sights in the area of even quirky ones!
I am studying in Italy through another university this spring on a study abroad program. The program is just under 90 days, therefore, I am told by the program that I do not require a student Visa. However, I would like to travel for about a month in Italy after the program ends and that would mean my total stay would be around 120 days. The university said I would need a long stay visa and to contact the Italian Consulate. The Italian consulate said all the answers are on their web site, yet I was not able to find anything that addressed my situation. Is it possible for my current university or the university that is running the program to provide documents for a student Visa if the program is less than 90 days? What I am asking is, can I get a student Visa for 88 days and then travel for 30 days under the 90 day tourist rule? If so, should the university help me with the paperw... more »
I'm Dave and I've been travelling for 14 months now as a solo traveller. It can get pretty ugly when travelling alone for a while so I've decided to ask if anyone on here is planning on going to Bali on the 7th November?
I've travelled in Aisa for 2 months before Oz so I know how much fun it is! If anyone else is looking for a travel mate then feel free to get in contact as travelling is much more fun when your with good people.
The things I want to do in Bali are: Surfing, Scuba Diving, Partying and maybe climb a few volcanoes if I have the energy!
I'm planning on catching the overnight train from Shanghai on a Sunday evening down to Huangshan. I'm then planning on walking on the Monday and Tuesday and returning to Shanghai on the Tuesday evening. A few questions:
1. Any suggested routes for walking over the two days? Is two days sufficient to see the area (I don't want to use the cable car)?
2. I will probably want to stay on the mountain overnight to see the sunrise/sunset. Any recommendations for hostels/hotels (or places to avoid)?
3. What's your suggestion for getting back to Shanghai? I hear that people often take the bus back instead of the train. Can I book the bus when I arrive in Huangshan?
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