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I will be in Iran for 13 days in April - I will fly in to Tehran, then take the night train to Shiraz and work my may back via Yazd and Isfahan (including one or two days in the desert somewhere).
My question: It seems like I will probably have two days left after Isfahan, and I'm wondering what to do with them. The default plan is to spend them on the stretch between Isfahan and Tehran (Abyaneh, Kashan, Qom). But I'm wondering if that won't just be "more of the same" and if it wouldn't possibly add more diversity to my trip to go north of Tehran and head for Alamut castle. Major concern: I'm afraid that 1-2 days might just not me enough for that, so it might either just not be possible, or I could end up in a mad rush.
Does anyone have enough experience in the area to give me some advice? Thanks in advance!
So we are travelling from Dubai to Lebanon for a quick three days skiing towards the end of the season. The hotel have offered us a transfer of $260 round trip from Beirit airport to resort. From experience, hotels transfers are very expensive and living in the GCC region, I know how cheap petrol is.
Does anyone know if there are other options in terms of transfers? It is a two hour drive from the airport.
How to get from Cairo to Jerusalem on bus? Can you please include prices.
Does anybody know if it's possible to get from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem during Shabbat - i've heard rumours of pooled taxis from the bus station and things, and wanted to know whether that's true.
Iran is an amazing country , the people are extremely hospitable and friendly , the food is delicious , The lanscape from desert to montain to coast . The history is incredible . I highly recommend u to go there .
Bad experience with the Islamic police .
I was in Teheran taking pictures of a random buidling when 2 guys in civil came to me and explained me than there were cops and asked me my passport and to show them my camera .
After 10 minutes waiting and cheking my id there asked me to come with them , So I folowed them to a random building entering a empty room . There asked me to empty my pocket and there searched me . Then about 10 guys were looking at me ,and looked very unfriendly and scarry and some with guns ( more like a terrorist than cops from an western media view) .
Then one guys told me something in Farsi , I didnt understand , he then pushed my head down o... more »
I will be arriving in Abu Dhabi in ten days and I am looking for some cheap hotel or hostels. I tried looking online and I tried agoda, booking.com and lonely planet's hotel booking and the cheapest hotel I can find is 70euro a night. Does anyone know of any cheaper hotel that I could book directly with the hotel or hostel. My budget is 20-30euro per night.
Also has anyone any recommendations on what to do for two days in Abu Dhabi?
I appreciate any help anyone can give me.
Cheers in advance
I'm considering how long to spend in Iran going from Armenia to Pakistan. I've heard that accomodation is quite expensive, maybe 30 euro a night minimum. Is this true or is this just the stuff that's found on websites? Any info appreciated.
my name is ahmed . i am student of history of ancient egypt .and i would like to help anyone want know anythings about egypt .i'm from cairo but i live in red sea
I'm planning on visiting Petra and was hoping to get as much of the
travelling out of the way asap by doing this at the start of my Israel
trip. Umfortunately I didn't take into account how restricted travel on
a Friday is when I booked my flights.
I arrive into Ben Gurion airport at 11.30 am on a Friday morning. Do
you think it is feasible to catch the 16.15 flight to Eilat from Sde Dov
on the same day? I presume this is my only travel option on this route
on a Friday. Also what are the transfer options between the 2 airports?
Quick (but specific) question this:
To visit Bethany and Mount Nebo, am I better off going from Amman, or from Madaba? I wouldn't be driving, so would be reliant on service taxis or hired taxis.
I'm not planning on visiting the Dead Sea, just the above sites. I'm aware that some hotels in Madaba can 'arrange' taxis, but the rest of my journey has me arriving and departing from Amman, so if I don't have to go through Madaba then that makes the rest of my journey easier. In addition, there's a possibility I could be wanting to do the journey in the early afternoon rather than the early morning and I believe most of the hotel-oriented trips depart early doors?
I'm assuming that hiring a taxi from wherever would be 'easier', but I understand that some service taxis or minibuses would get me 'relatively close' to either site (which then begs the subsequent question - how do you... more »
We will be in Petra 25th May when it is Independance day. I can't find any information about what events will be on or any restrictions etc.
Can anyone help? Is it ok for tourists to be there?
I was planning to visit Israel during the Christmas holidays but that had to be postponed so now I'm going there for 8 days the last weekend of February (flying in and out of Tel Aviv). At present day I don't have a set itinerary other than I know I would like to see Tel Aviv, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and a day or two in Jordan for Petra and perhaps a night in the desert of Wadi Rum. I'm going solo and planning to backpack and stay in hostels. I would love to hear some suggestions for places to see and hostels you recommend. I'm a hiker too so I love a little adventure in exploring.
On a side note, I spent 12 years in a Catholic school so getting in touch with places like Bethlehem and Jerusalem I think would be really spiritually rewarding and is, in part, why I'm going. Needless to say, I'm not very clued in on Israeli culture or sights historically significant to Jews and Pa... more »
We're 5 friends hoping to travel to Kurdistan in March. We have emailed but had no repply from Kurdish Regional Gov. about visa requirements (we're spanish passport holders) so hope the info in the forum is up to date and we can get the visa at the border.
We'll probably arrive around March the18th and have 7-10 days to travel before going back to Turkey. Are there some special places to see Nowruz celebrations or they are more or less similar in every town? We normally don´t book in advance but is possible to have problems with accomodation those days? Any advise will be appreciate
I plan to travel in Wadi Rum from February 20 (early morning) to February 22 (noon-ish), I am looking for a tour that would include 2 full days of jeep& hiking through various areas of Wadi Rum that is suitable for three avid hikers who really want to enjoy nature and do not mind roughing it a bit, so jeep travel should only be to get to the interesting points, but we would like to hike more than drive, even if that means covering a smaller area.
Given that most tours I have seen on offer from Jordan Nomads, Guides of Wadi Rum and Rum Guides are not really offering a 2day 2 night trip, I would not be opposed to propose a private tour designed to our needs. But what tour company would be best?!
We are also interested in a hot air balloon ride, maybe on the third day in the morning....do you know if any of the above companies can offer to set that up/offers that acti... more »
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