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I'm going on the Aranui 3 in Feb. out of Papeete, staying in the dorm. Anyone have any experience with the dorm, or info about how the trip is? How much space is there for my stuff? Is stuff safe? Thanks for any help.
We had a blast in Ireland. We went in mid april for 2 weeks and visited, Dublin, Galway, Innis More, Bunnratty Castle, and Killarney, then back to Dublin for the night and back home. For any honeymooners definitely visit Bunnratty Castle. They have an authentic show and dinner and also serve honey mead which is where the term honeymoon comes from. If you don't want to travel the country I would recommend Dublin. We spent 5 days total in Dublin and needed at least another 2 1/2 weeks to see everything. One thing you should definitely do is take the red double decker hop on/ hop off tour. And if you are a beer person you have to hit the Guinness Brewery. In Galway if you are looking for a great day or even overnight trip take a boat ride to Innis More and take either a horsecart or bus around the island. If you want a great meal at the harbor there is a small pub, The American and they... more »
(Posted in ‘round the world + kids to go)
I just wanted to return the favour just in case it helps anyone planning a round the world, or wondering whether to go via RTW alliances or the low cost carriers … as I got some ideas before our departure from this forum.
We (Australian family of four) 2 adults and 2 children aged 7 &9 have just returned from an 11 month RTW trip.
This was my forth RTW trip (two when single, one as a couple and this one with children) and on two previous occasions had purchased RTW airlines/itineraries with the like of Oneworld (really before the days of LCC), and one time just one-way flights as needed due to stopping longer than 12 months.
For more recent (over the last 7 years) annual holidays to South-East Asia we have primarily used Airasia taking advantage of their great ‘sales’.
This time we decided to go low cost carriers for the fol... more »
I had a debate with a friend this morning whether Hong Kong or Singapore would be the number one food capital in the the world.
Now, I am sure there are many other places that have excellent food but for the sake of this thread, which one do you think has the best and most varied food: Hong Kong or Singapore?
OK, am I right about this? If you're an American (which I am), you can only work legally in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, or South Korea? Is that actually true? That's not a lot of options. What's up with my country? Because I'd really like to work in places like France and Amsterdam and Germany and a whole bunch of others. Is there a way to do that that's not just under-the-table cash-type jobs? I'll be very appreciative for any information you might have. Thanks! —Zach Boyer
I am planning a trip to with my mother who is nearly 80. She loves wildlife and nature particularly butterflies, flowers and birds. Although she is fairly mobile she doesn't like long car drives ( more than 2 or 3 hours) what she wants is one or maybe two peaceful and fairly comfortable hotels to be based in with lots of unspoilt tropical nature right on her doorstep to take gentle walks in. it would also be good if it wasn't to harder journey from the airport. We plan to go in february for about 2 weeks. We are travelling from the uk, and she would prefer not to have to change flights, we concidered and rejected costa rica for this reason.
Thanks for you suggestions,
Aloha! I am a 26 year old Hawaii native that loves to travel but has never moved off of my island. I have decided that it is time to spread my wings, yet am unsure of the best place for me. I am hoping that other travelers and expats have some advice or tips to share. I have recently seriously considered moving to Uruguay based on the country's access to beaches, fertile countryland, high literacy rate and open-minded government but Argentina's growing nuclear program right across the river, amongst a few other things including an increasingly bitter winter, caused me to rethink my decision.
I would prefer to move to another country instead of moving to the US mainland and I am interested in hearing about places that are sunny most of the year yet have sufficient rainfall to sustain a small farm.
I have been to the following places:
San Francisco, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
S... more »
What is the shortest, most succinct, way of posting the warning on a lift or elevator, about how to use the lift/elevator, when there is a fire? No one has got it abbreviated sufficiently yet, it seems...
"in case of fire elevators are out of service"
"in case of fire do not use lift"
"in fire emergency do not use elevator"
"elevators shall not be used in event of fire"
"in case of fire do not use elevators"
"in case of fire do not use lift"
...and it goes on and on...
Is there not a simple English way of phrasing this...especially as the more simple the signing, the better the result, in an emergency?
I am writing a document to review some projects by analysing the background, what we know, etc.
I've structured each analysis as follows:
What do we know?
What don't we know?
What do we need to do?
One of my co-workers pointed out to me that the second header, 'what don't we know?' is incorrect and should be changed to 'What we don't know'
Of course i wrote this down without even thinking about it but now I have started to wonder...
Surely putting it in a question, as I did, is correct, if slightly more theatrical/dramatic than just writing 'What we don't know'?
Hi everyone! This is my first post and i am going to ask a question to those people who have been traveling alone for a very long time. Particularly, I want to ask
1.) In your years of traveling, what have you learned and do you have any regrets?
2.) Is it right to say we are selfish because we rather buy things for traveling or save more money to travel rather than saving them for our family, buying things for home, kids's education,etc.etc. Or how do you manage this?
Edited by: JETNX
Obviously a big part of travelling for many is trying the local cuisine and in many places there is amazing food to be had ( for me thailand and mexico spring to mind) but sometimes you just want something from back home after months of travelling (or sometimes much less).
What is the one dish that you really want or get excited when you see it in a traveller focused restaurant when travelling away from home.
For me is is a good ole English Roast Dinner (veggie option!)
Well, for what it's worth, one of my favorite things during my trip to China was seeing panda bears live and in person.
So cute, and um, lazy.
If you have the opportunity, I highly highly recommend you take it. Some pics/ video to whet your appetite. Travel is much fun.
Hi, I am a 25 year old Hispanic American who has always wanted to travel the world and experience new things, but I don't know anyone who travels or anyone who I can even talk to about this without being looked at as crazy. I plan on saving as close to $20,000 as possible for a no plan round the world backpacking trip and I would love and appreciate if I could have some advice from someone experienced, who has done something along these lines to see if I'm being unrealistic or if I have the wron idea if how to go about things. Any advice/criticism is welcome and appreciated.so I will start of with a little about me:
1.25 year old tattoo artist.
2.Understands some Spanish.
3.Come from very humble beginnings and have dealt with many situations and different people/ environments
4.Very little travel experience.
I do not know if any of these things factor into my pla... more »
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