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Im both new to Forums as well as to traveling and was looking for a few bits of information.
Im 23 years old (male) and was heading to europe this summer for a month with my gf and her friend (female). after landing in Paris, our rough itinerary is as follows:
nice (visiting cannes and monaco)
greece (for a week)
now, I'm aware that this trip is bold and was looking for advice on whether a) its doable (i.e. smart, logical, etc...), b) if need be, which places should cut out, c) the amount of time to spend in each of these places and d) any other suggestions you guys have :p
As a spending budget, im bringing around 4000$ total
any and all advice is greatly appreciated
I'm about to head off to Central America for 6 months, maybe longer and have most of my gear already from other trips. I'm going to be taking my DSLR and netbook which, although not indispensable (I started traveling in the pre-internet/ipod/smartphone era so I know it can be done without much tech) are must have's for me as things stand. The netbook only weighs a kilo and it means I can back up my precious photo's as well as being able to access the internet, sort out my music, watch a film etc.
I managed to hold off on the whole "smartphone revolution" until a few months ago and thought that I'd leave it at home and just take a basic phone with me, but I've changed my mind and now it's coming with me! I didn't go for the latest, greatest but got a solid phone and put a custom ROM on it and it runs like a dream with ICS.
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Ideas on this one. I've used Matrix, using airports close by as well, and have searched the AA web site. There must be something....
Looking for a one way from SFO to DEL around May 20th. Cheap cash $$ or combo with American airline miles (up to 40K American Miles). Will fly East or West.
I would prefer BA , but recognize I don't want to pay a lot for taxes and surcharges. I've found 45K miles and 350 in tax using AA/BA, but there must be something else out there. Don't want o spend more than 500$.
I'd love to earn miles on the flights if I pay for them... Have my 10 year visa already.
And I'm ready to buy the ticket now....
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Im seeking advice in how to emigrate to Hungary. My girlfriend is currently living in Budapest and i wish to return to live, I am an australian citizen. Spousal/marriage is an option but isnt the fast track in this case unike australia
SO much mixed information out there.... I am thinking to start a business or even just register one for now (KFT) teaching English is my best bet i think
Business is not essential at this point but basically could anyone tell me the best way to go about acquiring a long term renewable visa for Hungary?
MANY thanks in advance.
I'm planning on going in France next autumn with a work holiday visa. I'd like to spent six months to one year there and travel around the country as well as in Spain. I'd like some tips about the job possibilities(i am a waitress/bartender), the best cities to go to and the best options for short-term places to live(as i dont think i want to settle anywhere for more than a couple of months). Also, i know the tipping mentality is very different from north america to europe, so i'd like to know how much money i can expect doing in a month working as a waitress there, just so i know the right amount of money to save before i leave.
And any other tip on the work holiday visa or just about travelling in France and spain is very welcome : )
My hubby and I are excitedly planning our trip to Russia with our seven month old.
Any pearls of wisdom from others who have backpacked in Russia with a wee one would be gratefully received!!
I am a 22 year old student in Salt Lake City; graduation date approx. spring of 2014. I will graduate with a bachelors in Linguistics, along with a TESOL certificate, and minors in English and French. I have begun my research into the vast world of TESOL that I want to make my career in, and am completely overwhelmed. I have a myriad of questions, and hoping you guys can help me sort out some answers:
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- I had my heart set on somewhere in Eastern Europe, but after doing research on the job availability/salaries of teachers living there, it seems like the best place for a first time teacher to go is Asia. But honestly,
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I wanting to go abroad for a month into europe from the UK. Is hoping to spend in total £1000 ambitous? And where should I go I thought of going to 4 to 6 destinations and would like a variety of destinations ie culture, city, beach, mountains. So where should I go?
I am going to be travelling for 3 months at the end of the year through south east Asia and am looking at buying one of these as per recommendation from a mate, he uses it for hikes and a bit of military stuff. I am in the Australian defence force and do a fair bit of short 2-3 day hikes as well with fairly minimalist gear, so thats another reason i want to buy it.
Just wondering if anyone else has used one or would be able to help me make my mind up. I am aware it is quite an expensive piece of kit but i will have a lot of uses for it.
I have been to south east asia so know roughly what im planning on taking, my main concern is that the pack might be just a little bit too small.
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I am currently doing a trip from Shanghai to Cape Town and am currently in Urumqi (China) doing paperwork to get to Kazakhstan and try to get my chinese visa extended. If everything goes well, I should be leaving in about 14 days (May 16, 2013) and bike North Xinjiang province and cross the border to go to Kazakhstan, followed by Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan... South Africa.
I just lost my bike partner (gone back home) and am seeking for someone to ride with for part of my trip at least.
If you are in the area or interested, please contact me as soon as possible. I am not a very fast rider (average of 70 km/day depending on the terrain) and I have all camping gear even if I don't necessarily use it every day.
You can look at my website at crazylaowaienvelo.wordpress.com
How is Vancouver as a cycling city? Is it easy to cycle year-round? Is the rain incessant in the winter? Is the bike path network mostly recreational, or does it branch out well into all corners of the city?
Any comparison to Ottawa and Montreal most welcome, as I know these cities best!
we are a couple looking for a sail from New Zealand in June/July 2013.
Destination...anywhere!We are pretty flexible and would like to learn more about sailing..in exchange we can offer our culinary skills (we are both professional chefs) or help out with other tasks as needed.
Please, reply if interested :)
Elisa and Ugo
I've begun writing and posting photos from my most recent trip to Jamaica, last week on the south coast. I'll just add blog entries here as I write them for anyone interested in following along.
I've written the first: http://www.travelsinjamaica.com/2013/05/1-introduction-to-week-in-treasure.html
So I haven't done a whole lot of traveling so far, but in what little I've done, probably my favorite aspect of travel (other than the people and the food) is simply being in the midst of old neighborhoods and districts, where cobbled streets, weathered, traditional buildings, narrow roads (the narrower the street, the better!), and that old, vintage atmosphere dominate, and I much preference going to such places.
I feel like I may not alone in feeling this way, but for those of you that have traveled more than I have, which cities/towns have the largest and best Old Towns?
Any particular recommendations?
Well, that didn’t take long. I walked all around the ‘downtown’ of Er-Rachidia and was back at my hotel in 45 minutes! The town seemed to be quite spread out, but the centro was just a few blocks each way. I stopped in at the covered market at 9:20 AM, but nothing was doing yet---everything was still covered with tarpaulins. Morocco does not get going very early! Still it was worthwhile to stay here two nights as it gave me a chance to catch up on my laundry. In the mountains where I had been it took three days for a tee shirt to dry---cool and damp weather. In the desert in Er-Rachidia it was hot and dry, so I had a chance to wash all my clothes!
At the bus depot, I waited quite some time before I got the bus for Tinerhir, the jumping off point to the Todra Gorge, which promised beautiful scenery. I struck up a friendship with some fellow waiters---one had lovely henna desi... more »
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