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As I plan to backpack/hike/bushwalk during my travels I am wondering about dried foods and health.
The advice I have been given is peel it or cook it otherwise don't eat it.
With dried food (eg mushrooms, vegetables, beans etc) when reconstituting it I usually soak overnight and eat raw.
Provided I am using filtered water is this a problem or do I have to bring to the boil?
Hi, any tourists in Tibetan areas of Gansu and Qinghai these days? What places are open and worth visiting? What places are closed or best to avoid? I know the situation changes regularly, but just wondering what looks possible for the next few days of travel. Thanks!
Looking to spend four months March April May and June possibly one or two weeks in July in Thailand / vietnam / (** laos - not sure about ) / cambodia / China. ( one month each, maybe less in Cambodia) nothing is fixed..my schedule is flexible..except i am really looking forward to train in muay thai camp.
I am planning to train for a month in a muay thai camp . then going around after that. Looking forward to cycle around vietnam, doing some gun shootings in cambodia. then going to China ( i am a native Chinese speaker)
It is a great time to visit China - Xishuangbanna - Lijiang - Tibet - and Xinjiang - the best weather of the year to visit these area are around May Jun to avoid the cold winter in tibet and Xinjiang,
if you are interested in joining ... more »
My name is Steve and I am 23 year old recent college graduate from the United States. Going abroad has always been a dream of mine and I am beyond excited about my international opportunity. In early February, I will travel to Shanghai to work as a currency trading intern for a wealth management company. Everything is set besides where I will be living. The American company I am working with to coordinate the internship will soon be finding a location for me to live. If I want, I can have a say on where I live in the city.
My company is located on Wudong Road in Yangpu, Shanghai. Some people I have spoken with recommended that I live near some of the local universities. I want to meet as many new people as possible and hopefully live in an area that is both a reasonable commute to my work and has things to do (I fully understand this may not happen). I told my American co... more »
We intend to travel to Yunnan end of March for 6 weeks. Could anyone recommend us quiet, friendly mid-range accomodation in KUNMING (if possible near Green Lake Park), DALI and LIJIANG. Do they pick you up at the Airport / Station?
Is it easy to find hotels over the Easter and 1st May (Labour Day) period?
Is it worthwile visiting the Yuanyang rice terraces in April?
Thanks for your answers!
So I read somewhere it's tradition that you should bring a small gift when you go to someone's house in China. We are going to be staying with two different friends while there and are brainstorming on what would be cool to bring them.
They actually bring us gifts whenever they come home and visit our home now too so I know they take it seriously.
We we're thinking maybe something that they can't get there that they miss from the United States.
Just for fun - does anyone have any clever ideas for these gifts? We are drawing a blank!
We are planning to travel by train to Karuizawa from Narita Airport (via Tokyo).
Can anyone advise how easy this will be with no Japanese?
Is the route straightforward?
Is ticket purchase easy?
Any help very welcome.
Arrive Late Mar 3
Mar 4-6 Shanghai (daytrip to Hangzhou or Suzhou?)
6-9 Fly to Dalian (3hr drive to non-touristy great wall)
13-15 Overnight train to Xian (not enough time for Jiuzhaigou)
15-18 Guilin and Yangshuo
19-21 More time in Yangshuo? Nanning? Get to Guangzhou (not enough time for Stone Forest or Lijiang)
21 fly Guangzhou (CAN) direct to Ho Chi Minh
I have family friends in Dalian. They fly to Ho Chi Minh via CAN on Mar 21.
I am meeting another friend in Guilin March 15 or 16.
Or cut a day from Shanghai at the beginning and fly Guilin back to Shanghai and then fly direct to Ho Chi Minh.
Mar 4-5 Shanghai
5-9 Fly to Dalian (3hr drive to non-touristy great wall)
13-15 Overnight train to Xian (not enough time for Jiuzhaigou)
15-18 Guilin and Yangshuo
18-20 Shanghai (daytrip to Hangzhou or Suzhou?)
21 fly Shangh... more »
I will be heading to Japan from 1st - 10th April.
My main aim:
1) see cherry blossoms n take pretty photos
2) onsen ryokan stay (either Hakone / Izu )
3) eat ramen, sashimi etc
Primarily I will be based in Tokyo
However, people are suggesting side trips to Kyoto, Yokohama etc
And yet, there are ppl who feel that Kyoto can be skipped as Tokyo is gd enough... Hmm~
I m getting a lil confused hearing fr them.
So thought of getting myself (either more confused or enlightened! Haaa~ by asking if any kind souls has any suggested itinerary on how I shd travel?
Thanks so much if YOU can help! :)
Needing some expert advice! We are going to Okinawa from Feb 6-13, so basically 6 full days. Before I plan our itinerary, or should I say as I am trying to plan our trip, a few questions have popped up. Hoping you can help me!
We are travelling with a 2.5 year old and a 5 month old, thus renting a car is a must!
1) Flying from Beijing to Naha, arriving at 2155. Late. Anybody have an idea of what a taxi will cost to our hotel in Naha? Wondering if we should go to the trouble of picking up our rental car (two kids in tow) or just deal with it the next morning.
2) We are going to stay at the same Naha hotel to give the kids a "familiar" place to return to every night (and because our dates coincide with a Japan stat holiday hotels are mostly full). Many "must do" sights are about 1 - 1.5 hours away from Naha by car. How is driving in Okinawa? Relaxing or full of traffic jams?... more »
We will start a tour in Pyongyang ( of course all inclusive) but for the train from Dandong to Pyongyang we can book a ticket at our travel agency for €95/$130 each ticket excluding handling costs at station Dandong of €50,00/$65 for two
Is there an alternative possiblity to buy a ticket at the station at Dandong or??
Flight Pyongyang Beijing is impossible to book on internet but is there an agency whre you can book it??
We have been informed that one way ticket should costs €275,00/$325,00 ?
On T3 E (international terminal) is an hourly hotel and you can make a reservation on
We have paid €90,00 for a double (overpriceed) room with shared facilities for 7 hours (dec2012)
There also rooms en suite but they are much pricier.
Its a good but pricey option when you are very tired of a flight and have to wait for more than 6 hours
Control the thermostate of te room and when the temperature is too high watch the reception (some speak English)
Last december 2012 we saw on Beijing Capital Airport a desk with ""Transfer 48 hours WITHOUT visa ""and a queue before it
Is it possible to make a stopover WITHOUT visa??
Having just done 3 months backpacking Australia and New Zealand, I've now got the travelling bug. I'm planning my next trip, which I hope to start around June 2013. Ultimately I want to end up in Australia to see the places I havn't been yet. I plan to make a few stops in Asia before I end up in Australia. One of the places I've thought of going to is Hong Kong.
The things I wanted to ask are:
1. How long would be a suitable time to see Hong Kong?
I want to see the main tourist attractions (Giant Buddha, water front, see shops, scenic views of sky scrapers, disney possibly, go for a trek possibly, see the nightlife, and sample some of the local cuisine). Anything else to add to the list?
2. Would it be worthwhile adding Macau to my itinerary, and if so, are there backpacker like places to stay, what would be the cost of getting over to Macau, and how would I get over ther... more »
my friend and me are in Shengzhen for a couple of days. We just finished our semester abroad in Shanghai and now we are looking for some nice clubs in Shenzhen. We like to dance and also like to drink for a fair price (we are only students, so we have a limited budget :)
, so a bar is not what we are looking for.
Thanks a lot in advance!!!!
And of course, If you are also in Shenzhen and want to party you can join us.
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