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I'm new to the forum and need some help please. I am British form the UK, have lived in Egypt for 7 years both working and more importantly helping out the local animal shelters and the street animals. Back in the UK now and hating it and looking for a new challenge. I love animals so looking for something in this field. I don't have any vet qualifications, just lots of go and determination. I don't mind where I go!!
Any help most appreciated
I am currently cycling the Danube cycle route to Budapest. I would like to sell my bicycle in Budapest as I only bought it for the trip. Does anyone know the best way to go about this? Or is there anyone out there who would like to buy two bikes from me and my friend once we get to Budapest. We will be there on June 19.
Just an add on to say that this is such a beautiful route, the signage is good and there are lots if opportunities for coffee stops along the way.
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I'm sick of lugging about my laptop. It adds to much weight to my gear. However i love keeping a typewritten diary on the road. But the main reason i ever bought a laptop was to be able to store and process a lot of pictures whilst on the road.
I haven't really resolved what i'm going to do about my photography for my trip through france next and future trips but i guess i will figure out an option. Probably just getting my memory cards copied to dvds. I'm not sure i will be able to find places to upload them all to hte internet. I am sure it would take ages and cost a fortune if i tried anyway.
Anyhow, i am keen to get a voice recorder for diarising. then of course i will have the fairly dull task of transcribing it when i get home but at least i've experience with tha... more »
My boyfriend and I are travelling to Europe this summer because my sister is getting married in Switzerland.
We fly into Amsterdam on August 10th and have to be in Switzerland for August 17th-19th, then we want to go to Italy, and fly out of Barcelona on August 26th. We dont know if we should get a Eurail pass or not, since we are not old enough to rent a campervan :( we want to save as much money as we can but have the most fun obviously haha.
if anybody has some tips or advice, that is also appreciated :)
I have a good friend, long-long distance cyclist, who impresses me for many reasons, one of them is how extremely update he is with the news, not only for his country but international too. I do not know why but I cannot recall any conversation with another cyclist talking about news, and I thought that it was a natural consequence when you are living the small life of a nomad. Even now that my country -Spain- is involved in a -they say- big crisis, I do not care very much, it is far from my world. But... maybe I am wrong, so this is why I would like to know if you guys pay attention to the news when in a long journey, and if yes, could you give me a reason?
Salva, in Guatemala now.
When pushing up steep hills I am now getting pain on the outside of my left knee. I want to look up some possible treatment but I am not even sure as to what the affected tendon is called.
Does anyone know and does anyone have any effective treatments?
Yes, I am 48 but I am hoping that this is not the end of my cycling life.
Hi, can anyone recommend a cruise company in Patagonia, Chile? Ideally, we'd like a cruise of 4-5 nights, around Patagonia and maybe Cape Horn, to travel in September. We have a 2.5 yr that we hope to take on a few of the shore excursions, she is already well travelled and pretty easy-going (for a toddler!)
Has anyone had experience doing this sort of thing? I know we'll need to take lots of woollen undies!
We have asked some travel agencies in vientianne for advice and nobody here has a clue what this is about. Anyone has any idea of advice to give us? We ar... more »
my name's Felix, I'm 20 years old and I just finished 9 months of volunteering in Indonesia. But I guess I'll go back to SEA some months in the future, most propably at the beginning of August to do a cycling- tour with my GF through one of the countries. However, this would be my first time cycling in a developing country, so I've got a bunch of questions:
1. Is there any country in SEA with at least acceptable cycling- tracks? Because it wouldn't be nice to cycle on a mega- busy street for a long time, nor would it be enjoyable to have sandy ways all the time.
2. What country is nice for cycling?
3. How about camping outside? I guess it could become problematic in some areas, since I'm travelling with my GF... I guess especially in Malaysia. And how about criminality problems?
Ok, that's all. As I've mentioned, it'll be something totally new both for ... more »
I have been living for an entire year in a place which is polluted with the fumes of old car paint and thinner. Many canisters of this were in a room next to the kitchen. The inhabitants of the house did not smell the fumes, but everyone felt very tired. We only found out after almost a year that the reason was these rusty canisters. It was next to the kitchen and a lot of our food also sucked in the chemical fumes I assume.
Without telling me how stupid I am for living under such conditions, can someone who actually knows things about this tell me how bad the risk is to get cancer (or something similar terrrible) in the (near) future ?
My husband and I want to take our 2 year old to an all-inclusive beach resort so we can all have a holiday - lots of sun, swimming and toddler activities while no stress about preparing meals etc. We live in Chile and have travelled heaps as a family but this would be about some R&R for everyone. Any things to do outside the resort would be a bonus (national park, marine reserve etc) but I am pregnant as well so mostly want to lounge about!
Ideally, we'd like something in Ecuador, Peru, Brazil or Colombia. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
When I booked the flight last year, the policy said that the bike is considered an excess baggage, which would charge me an extra €80 and that's what happened when I flew from HK. But when I returned, the guy from Air Europa in Malaga airport told me that a bike would charge me €200, regardless it's a usual bike or a foldable bike, and regardless when I booked my flight. I had no choice but paid. I'm not sure if I've saved a copy of the baggage policy at booking but I'll check. I wanted to make a complain but I didn't have time before boarding.
I think the policy of charging on excess baggage is still acceptable cos afterall it's extra fuel required. But why especially expensive on bike?
So, I'm gonna check really carefully for my next trip, and save a copy of the baggage policy when buying the ticket cos u never know when they'll change the policy. However, I think, the... more »
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