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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 headed to Oahu in Hawaii next week. Are there any foodstuffs (besides "everything") that it would be remarkably cheaper to bring? Also, I eat lots of plants - fruits, nuts, etc. Are there customs-like restrictions for the islands? I.e. if I show up with a handful of apples and a few kilos of nuts, will I end up having to leave them at the airport?
Thanks for your time!
one of the disappoints of traveling in south america has been the lack of a good cup of coffee to start the day. plenty of good coffee grown and exported but much of the local servings have been nescafe instant or worse
wondering if anyone has suggestions for places in quito and/or cuenca that serve good coffee? probably searching for french pressed would be really pushing my luck, huh?
i was talking to the owner of a hostel in Dhaka. She told me it is realy dangerous in Dhaka / Bangladesh now a days. So she suggested me not to visit the country...
Is it realy that bad?
Best regards and thanks for your suggestions.
I will be going to Peru at the end of June. I will be there for 16 days, not including travel time. I am planning on doing the Inca Trail, Puno/Lake Titicaca and Iquitos (below I'll include my rough itinerary). I am wondering if anyone could give me their thoughts on how to do Iquitos and the Amazon. I plan on having 4 days there and 3 nights. I am a female solo traveler in my early twenties. After doing some research it seems like the best way to experience the Amazon is to stay at a lodge. In that case, do you think I would be the only solo traveler as this seems to be more of a thing for couples and families to do? And does anyone have any suggestions to lodges that have decent tours and accommodations at a somewhat affordable rate as I am on a backpacker's budget? I understand that it will be expensive regardless, but I've seen lots of varying rates from place t... more »
I am trying to book a hostel or reasonably priced hotel for Iguazu in mid-April and there seems to be an overwhelming amount of reviews on Hostelworld and Tripadvisor mentioning bedbugs in the area. Has anyone else heard of there being a real problem there recently? To the contrary, has anyone stayed in a decent place in Iguazu lately that they could recommend? Thank you.
Quick question! Coming through San Ignacio soon and probably staying a few days (enough time to do the ATM tour, some tubing and just relaxing) - do anyone have any preferences between the Trek Stop and Parrot Nest? Is P. Nest worth the extra 25.00 dollars? Both look beautiful! Maybe it comes down to jungle frisbee golf at Trek Stop vs. free river tubing at the Nest?! :)
Any suggestions or or recommendations would be appreciated (I've checked TripAdvisor but I prefer peoples opinions on this forum)!
Thanks so much.
Next monday early morning I'm scheduled to arrive at Beijing int Airport. As I will be in Beijing at least three more times during my 5 week trip I'm considering to skip Beijing. For a short (almost one week) trip before returning to Beijing for departure on a North Korea tour. So I wonder:
- Are their convenient public transport options from Beijing Int. Airport to Jinshanling or Simatai Great Wall?
- What would be the better option Simatai or Jinshanling?
- I did a quick search foraccomodation that didn't turn up too much, but I assume there are plenty of options. Correct?
- Is it worth to visit nearby Wuling Shan?
For the weeklong trip I'm considering the following destinations: Simatai/Jinshanling, Chengde, Eastern Qing tombs, Pan Shan Scenic area... more »
I was hoping to buy a cheap GSM dual-band phone for travel in Portugal and Spain.
Does anyone know if there's a Vodaphone store at the Lisbon Airport? or another reliable carrier?
Any idea what the cheapest phones there would cost me?
I'm what you'd call a seasoned traveler - lack of other terms! ;-) and I want to spend 10-12 days in Athens and the Cyclades. At first I was convinced I'd go "backpacking" and simply take the next available ferry from island to island, but after summing up the cost of hotels+ferries, I started looking into cruises...I'm aware cruises have a schedule and take away the freedom feeling, but can someone tell me if I should keep on considering this option? If yes, any recommandations? And, let's say I only book my flight, arrive at Piraeus one day (end of May), do I have any chances of getting a cabin on a cruise, on-the-spot? Thanks..I'm thorn... :-)
This topyc may seem a little bit stupid, but i really would like to know wheter me and my friends will have troubles in drinking a copuple of indian beers or a bottle wine in restaurants, while eating delicious indian food! We really love wine and beers (we are not alchoolist, but we love eating, and eating without wine or beer seems very sad! :) )
I will visit Rajasthan and Varanasi. Maybe also the buddhist area close to varanasi.
As far as I understand, the more the city is sacred, the most is difficult to find alchool!
Will we also have troubles in hotel restaurants?
On my return flight i want to end my trip in the layover city and forfeit the last leg of the flight, is it possible to check in my luggage only for part of the return flight? Does it vary by airline or there is a general rule?
to give an example: san diego to maui via LAX; return Maui to San Diego via SFO. I will have to check in my luggage in Maui (due to size) but i want to end my trip in SFO.
is that possible?
Thanks a lot!
we are going to Oman in late august and mainly travelling around the north, however are hoping to book 2 nights in Salalah via flight.
We are keen nature enthusiasts and love animals etc but what would you suggest as the top sights/things to do in Salalah for a short 2 night visit?
I have seen the blowhole online, that looks pretty interesting, but anything else that will not break our budget?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Next winter would like to do the above. I guess the island is about 100 miles long. If one takes a powerboat from Nassau Yacht Harbor to Eleuthera can one rent a car from The North part of the island? Then drive to the southern part or is there not a road that goes all the way down? Do the towns along the way have hotels? How about gas stations? guess there are no campgrounds. Thanks in advance
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