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Could you please recommend me a nice, but not too super expensive ($20 - $40 per dish) restaurant in Dubai. Preferably a place where people come a little dressier.
In a few months I am going to Israel for 5 weeks. I have a hostel booked in Tel Aviv for my first few days there, and I have a hostel booked for 12 days in Jerusalem a few weeks later, but where else should I be staying? Should I base in Haifa and Tiberias to explore the surrounding areas because it would be easier? Or are there pleasant little towns with lovely hostels that you know of that I should not miss? Or other cheap places to stay....guest houses etc. that you recommend. I will be using public transport so I do need places that can be easily got to on the bus/mini bus or train. My main interests are history, nature, religion, gardening/agriculture. I hope that some of you that have traveled around Israel independently can help me out here. Thanks Oh....and I already booked a couple of nights at the hostel below Massada. I have been warned on TT that hostels bookings fill up v... more »
Someone informations how to get visa in Erzurum. Do you need authorisation number? standard response time? price? or some other info.
I can only find expensive hotels in Abu Dhabi, is it worth going to Dubai as it's cheaper for one nite? And, does anyone know a site i can book a cheapish hotel in Abu Dhabi? Is 660 dbh - £130 ? This seems expensive!
I will soon be travelling 15 days in Iran and I have my flight back from Diyarbakir and in between I have about 4 days to spend in Kurdistan, which will surely be interesting. Now I'm trying to figure out how to get there best and not so expensive (I'm travelling on budget, as always), but information is quite unclear or contradictory.
1. Does anyone know whether there are direct buses from Sulaymaniyah going to Turkey, or will I have to go through Erbil again?
2. Are there buses going from Zakho to Turkey (Silopi or Cizre,any place where I can change onto a bus to Diyarbakir)?
3. If (2) yes, is Zakho at all worth the visit and does it have any budget accommodation?
4. At what times are there buses going from Erbil straight to Diyarbakir?
I have read lots of conflicting information on this - does anyone know what the situation is for a British person living in England wishing to get a visa to go to Iran for a couple of weeks, preferably entering overland from Armenia and exiting overland to Turkey?
Are visas still being issued for overland travel? Thanks, Ben
Can anyone recommend the easiest and cheapest way to get to Golan for a day trip from Tel Aviv? I looked on the egged bus site and saw they have a bus service to katzrin...will I be able to get a view from the Golan from there?
I just got back from a road trip in Iran and Pakistan. I have posted some useful information about Pakistan part on my blog as well as some pics. There will be more soon. You can check out the info on Country info in Central Asia, Silk Road, China, Pakistan & Iran | Not Just a Tourist as well as my last post about security and traveling in Baluchistan part Overland on motorbike in Baluchistan/Iran | Not Just a Tourist
Generally, I found Iran & Pakistan quite safe (apart from the motorbike accident I had in my last week in Persian Gulf on the island of Qehsm resluting in 2 broken legs :( and meeting a Spanish rider that was stopped on Saveh Tehran road by a car and got stolen all his money, passport and even the bike key). Th... more »
Here are few impressions from my recent 3-day trip from Eilat to Petra and Wadi Rum. Maybe someone will find this helpful.
It was possible to avoid passport stamps all together (Swedish passport). Instead they stamped a separate piece of paper in both Israel and Jordan.
Hotel in Wadi Musa
I stayed at Cleopetra hotel in Wadi Miss when visiting Petra. I was positively surprised and I would definitely recommend this hotel. It is cheap, clean and the staff is very friendly and supportive (taxis, trip arrangement etc).
I have seen many different comments about how much time is needed to explore Petra. Personally, I believe that one full day (8am - 4pm) is enough to cover the main things assuming reasonable physical shape. Two days will allow a more thorough experience and should be enough for most people. Accordingly, I would not recommend a 1-day gr... more »
Is it recommended that I book ahead to get a hotel or hostel in Abu Dhabi using lonely Planet or should I o it when i get there?
I need suggestion for other travelers for my first time travel in Iran. I am a female and will travel alone. Is it safe for a female to travel alone in Iran? I plan to travel there late March to early April.
I'd like to see Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd and Tehran as well, will one week be enough?
From Iran, I plan to travel to Turkey by land. What is the comforable mode to travel to Turkey by train or by bus?
1st of April (2012) a young Dutchman, recently graduated with a law degree, arrives in Tehran with two plastic cards and very little, almost zero, paper money.
He stays at the Firouzeh Hotel, where his problem is soon realised and Mr Mousavi, the hotel captain, steps up with a loan and all necessary assistance (applause for Mr Mousavi).
Using complicated channels and after waiting numerous days our Hollander has 600 Euro and continues his adventure.
The Dutch chap had a copy of the LP Iran guidebook - he just had not read it.
He told me the days before his departure had been hectic.
Hello, sorry if this has already been asked before.
Does the Iran visa restrict you to a pre-specified port of entry or once you have the visa in your passport you can enter wherever you wish?
I haven't booked one yet. Is it possible to get in with just a one way ticket?
How far in advance would I need to book tickets with Egg bus company in Israel - specifically the route from Jerusalem to Eilat - can i just turn up or should I book a few days/weeks before?
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