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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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Currently stuck in Pasto right across the Ecuadorian border. I am looking into booking a flight to Cartagena but am wondering if all transport is blocked up there as well. Specifically, I was hoping to be able to travel in between Cartagena and The Guajira peninsula. If anyone has any insight into the transport situation there right now, it would be much appreciated as news is hard o come by down here due to all the happenings in Venezuela.
Some articles in Vietnam says at the Noi Bai airport, travelers have to pay VND25,000 for a bottle of water, which is six times higher than the price posted at supermarkets. Other products and services are also very expensive. Why that and do you find the same at other airports in the world?
Last year , I bent your ears seeking suggestions around planning a trip to New York City for yout and their chaperones. Here is a brief essay written by one of the youths.
Thanks to those of you who took the time out to provide suggestions. Someone even suggested I would get useful info from tripadvisor...and I did.
Am planning on cycling from Vietnam to Laos via Po Y across the border into the south of Laos, along to Attapeu.
I was wondering if there is any accommodation available in Po Y or anywhere near the border on the Vietnam side to give me the best chance to get to Attapeu within the day.
Thanks for your help.
Will be there Feb 23-Mar 2 from Canada. There are 4 couples, ranging from 30's to early 50's, all quite fit/active and we know how to enjoy ourselves! We've rented a house at First Bight, and between napping and drinks we'd like to see whatever we can of Roatan. Snorkeling is very high on the list, so any tips on special spots would be appreciated. Hiking is another fave, as is any kind of genuine/special adventure stuff (like the ATM caves in Belize, etc.). Good local bars/music venues would also be cool as we'd like to go out a few nights.
By trolling these forums and the LP guide so far I've come up with :
- Submarine http://www.stanleysubmarines.com/
- Roatan Museum and Dolphin Show (perhaps - if it's interaction in open water with wild dolphins)
- Arch's Iguana Farm (1.5m long iguanas!)
- Oakridge fishing village for tour of mangroves
- Maybe Punta Gorda to check out a ...
Hi lonely planeters!
Just a quick question, I have done a lot of research, but I just want to double check with my budget as i don't want to screw up!
Me and a friend are heading to Phuket, Thailand on 27th Dec 2013, then travelling around thailand for 25 days, heading into Laos, travelling around for 25 days, heading into Cambodia for 25 days, then lastly Vietnam for 28 days, (buying motorbikes in Saigon, then riding around to Hai Noi, then selling them there. (£400 max for a bike, which i realise i may not get back... either bike gets damaged, or cant sell it, etc.)) Then head back to Thailand from Vietnam (anyone know the cheapest possible option of doing this!?) for Songkran for a week, then go back home! My budget is £5000. But i'm taking away £1100 for flights alone (to get there, and back). And i'm guessing roughly £200 for Visa's and travel insurance. So I have about £37... more »
For those considering "beach time" in Vietnam check out the Tripadvisor list of top 20 beaches in Asia:
Only one beach in VN is listed and then at only #18.
Mind you, Tripadvisor is not so reliable. There are better beaches than Cua Dai
Riding the Ho Chi Minh Highway
Your goal is to do what the Americans failed to do in 7 years. Get from one end of Vietnam to the other. For a holiday.
I'd seen the top gear episode, but I'd never even considered doing it until I was sitting in Hanoi. Which is mad, because by that point, you can see just how mad it is.
There's not much information out there though so I thought I'd try to help out. Here is everything I wanted.
It's gonna be laid out as follows. Below I’ve listed quick short answers to most of the common questions and I've got an extensive guide I put up on my blog complete with glorious formatting so your eyes don't hurt from the text wall of death. Riding the Ho Chi Minh Highway
If you’ve got other questions not covered there or in the blo... more »
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I have 2 one way Jetstar tickets to Honolulu and due to good old unforseen circumstances, i can't go at the end of this month.
I purchased the insurance option when buying sale tickets incase i need to move the flight.
I don't have a specific date to move the flights to, but as there are no sales tickets to Honolulu currently, the fare difference is considerable. Plus i have to pay fare difference at the time i move the date.
I was wondering if anyone had heard of Jetstar providing credit notes or vouchers rather than a refund?
My other option is to make a claim for a refund through AIG insurance and i'm not that hopeful.
thanks in advance
Im thinking to fly manila-caticlan by cebupacific air but I am worried if it will be canceled. I want to go to boracay at second day i arrive to philippine.
it's ok if it will change to kalibo.
by the way to go back to manila will it change to kalibo airport even if i have reservation from katiclan??
For that time when should I arrive to caticlan airport??
I asked to cebupacific air, they said they will decide if they will change/arrange flight or arrange hotel at that time (it sounds like they won't do anything)and they won't give me back money.
Do I have to be at manila for the worst case for my whole stay in philippine? and i have to stay in panai island if there won't be flight from caticlan, kalibo??
Hi, my husband and I are heading to Cuba in a couple of days for 3 weeks cycling around the country. We are planning on taking some buses as part of the trip (so we can see more in the time available), from Vinales-Havana-Matanzas, and Cienfuegos-Havana.
I have read in a few places that it is fine to take bikes on Viazul buses, but just wanted to check whether we need to disassemble/pack up the bikes at all to do this? I'm presuming we can just put them in the hold fully assembled (we have done this many places in the world), but if anyone could confirm this for me that would be most appreciated.
We will be traveling to Guadeloupe on Good Friday and leaving on Easter Monday. We are wondering if anything will be opened such as places to eat, supermarkets etc. We are wondering if we need to bring groceries with us.
Also any recommendation on the best places to stay. We like hiking, relaxing on the beach and eating.
And any recommendation on car rental places too? Good rates and near the ferry.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
We would like to get from Krakow to Gdansk with our bicycles, but it is quite a long train ride. Is it possible to fly to Gdanks with bikes? The bikes are foldable, but we don't really want to pack them into suitcases for the trip from Krakow. Can they be taken in a plastic bag or something like that? Thanks for any help.
My first trip to Cuba is approaching, and I'm very exited. Travel plan is more or less settled, but I would appreciate a good advice about places of interest between Trinidad and Havana (not strictly geographically, but doable in 3 days).
I'm more interested in nature than cities or revolution history, however beach is not on my top priority list. I don't speak Spanish, so more complex communication could be an issue. I hope using public transport, where possible/convenient.
Trinidad and Havana already have they fair share of time allocated.
I was looking into following options, but they all have downsides:
- Camaguey - regular buses, looks easy accessible, but I'm not as much of city person to get a long way just for it
- Cayo Coco - not so easy accessible, according to reports there is not much to do, except for the beach
- Villa san jose del lago and Caguanes...
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