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Hi all- we have signed up for a week long guided small group trip to Ukraine starting 29 June, but there aren't quite enough other people going as yet. Anyone interested in joining in? It sounds fascinating to us- small guided visits, walking and village stays,traditional music and food. We havent found any other way of getting to know a place quite so well and there is no tourist infrastructure in Ukraine so this is really the only way of experiencing it
Hi fellow travellers
Asking for input, suggestions, information, anything that can help make this trip memorable for us. Hubby has wanted to visit Paris (note, he specifically said Paris and not France), Spain, a bit of Portugal and possibly Morocco.
We would like to stay a couple of weeks in Paris and have been thinking of renting a service apartment rather then staying in guest house/b&b or budget hotels. Hubby would prefer to avoid staying in traveller's hostel as he likes having an ensuite attach to the room.
I recently came across airbnb and am quite puzzled by this new in-thing accommodation. I did try googling it but couldn't make head or tail about this airbnb. Has anyone tried it and what do you think of it?
Please feel free to comment on likes, dislikes, indifference, etc
i guess this might be travel related but it's really more of a rant. ... i can tie it into a search for medical tourism...
The worst thing about aging, for me, is when things break down, fall out, or stop working, and last night I lost a huge filling! Saw the dentist today, and he said I would need a crown. (this is where dental tourism could come in) Needed a crown two years ago, and I managed to deal with the finances, but this time not likely. I guess i am posting this to whinge a bit and express my disgust and horror at the difference in prices between a gold crown and a stainless steel crown. Steel? $185. Gold? $1450!!!!!!
that would mean no travel for another couple of years!!!!
Dentists don't like you to have steel crowns, because they say that they wont last as long (i have had one for 25 years with no problems) and as i don't think i will be around for ano... more »
I'm 65 and travelling to Montreal next summer. I would like to rent a furnished apartment. Does anyone has comments about The Apartment Network in Quebec? They specialize in short term rental and they seem to have a large choice of apartments.
Not sure if this is the appropriate branch to post but im sure I will get some replys..
Ok to all the experienced travellers on this I would like some Info or advice as to what you can give me on traveling. For someone my age (22) going at it solo with a budget of around 5 to 6k where would use reccomend to go to and for how long? Ive researched quite a bit on South America and Asia but feel it would be best to hear some opinions from people who have actually been there and done it. Also is it possible to work and fund your travels as you go or is this hard to come by?
Hi guys.....I am a 49 years old Australian which I guess qualifies me as an older traveller...(which reminds me of a time I was in India ...I was 37 at the time talking to a 22 year old....he congratulated me for 'still' being on the road)......so maybe I am an 'ancient' traveller these days....anyway I am getting married in September and then going on a three month honeymoon....our budget will probably be $80 per day for my partner and I as a couple....because of this relatively low budget and because of its proximity to Australia re cheap fares, my mind goes immediately to Asia as a destination....we would like a mix of adventure (we are especially keen on walking/trekking, cycling and kayaking) and lazing around....countries we've backpacked through already in Asia are Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India (that doesn't mean these are ruled out this time)......we don'... more »
I am doing some research and looking into how people go about preparing for their trips when traveling away from home.
1- Travel guide, online research, word of mouth... ok, but what kind of information would you like to read about the places you are planning to visit?
With Alain de Botton’s assertion that travelers today are ‚generation curious‘ and that ‚luxury has been supplanted by experience as the main goal‘
2- What is it you are interested in doing once you’ve visited the museums, art galleries, monuments and general tourist sites and where do you look for the lowdown?
4- Other than travel forums which are wonderful ways to get personal and updated information, but which are time consuming and not always possible to manage, do you have a recommended travel app or webiste that you like to consult?
I’d be grateful for any feedback. Many thanks. more »
I am 67 and looking for a residence for retirees in good health.
Of course, I have searched internet but such residences do not seem so easy to find. Many of them are regular nursing homes.
My basic requirements are :
. good, warm climate
. reasonable cost of living
. a rather safe environment
. renting, not buying
. “visa friendly” for a EU national
I am thinking of Malaysia, but would also consider other warm destinations.
Should you have any idea, please let me know.
You're in Seville - aren't you?
I only went and gave you my Granada addrress (and maybe dates) - and even then I got it wrong.
Put it down to the glut of info I've been dealing with recently - cos I'll never admit to incipient dementia. :>))
So I'm arriving in Seville late at night on 14 April, staying at Triana Backpackers (cos it looks lovely, Andalucian-style, and closer to the feria grounds) until Friday 19 April) when I'm off to Cordoba in the morning.
Isn't it a drag having to arrange meetings on a thread, instead of the logical, PM way?
BTW - please answer this so I can see you've read it.
I have booked and paid for my flights to Katmandu dec 2013 but have since been diagnosed with angina/heart probs (57 yo).I do not intend to cancel but clearly take it easier . I am now looking for easy /short low level treks .I do not need nor want high comfort levels am happy to rough it but am clearly not able to carry big packs over 5000 m passes but can walk over rough ground and climb hills allbeit slowly with stops got any recommendations with this in mind
regards chris p
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 booki... more »
We are planning an African Trip in October /November. Our itinerary includes a primate tour in Uganda and some time in the Okavango Delta and Vic Falls, as well as Jo'burg and Capetown.
We had planned to go to Vic Falls, catch the train from Kapiri Mposhi to Dar El Salaam, maybe Zanzibar for a couple of days and fly to Entebbe.
The problem seems to be getting from Victoria Falls to Kapiri Mposhi. I have tried to research travelling this relatively short distance but can't seem to get a grasp on it! I'm happy to fly from Livingstone to Lusaka, and then bus it or reverse the whole trip if necessary. I really do want to go on theTanzar, but its starting to seem impossible.
Has anyone had success with Zambian travel. I'm OK with some discomfort but the bones are ageing - anything over 8 hours in a basic bus over potholes may exhaust the anti imflammatory drug supplies.
Any inpu... more »
To those who awake to the song of birds,
To those who walk on, with the wind in their hair,
To those who see the beauty of the sunset,
To those who take the long and lovely path,
Long life, good health and love to all world travellers,
And we who may be older - yet we're not unloved,
Because our ears try harder, hear the unspoken words of friendship,
Although our eyes grow dim, still the view from up here's great.
Because our pace is slower - then the world is at our feet,
For although we may be solo, still sweet memories live on,
And love, when true, is nothing but eternal .... :>))
Thought I'd post the plans for our next trip here and see if you have any suggestions for not-to-be missed places and experiences.
Madrid March 4
Tangier, Morccoo March 5
travel around Morocco by car for 3 weeks
back to Madrid March 28
4 days in Madrid
April 1 pick up a small RV and spend 6 weeks traveling around Spain and Portugal
Obviously we've done lots of research already including scouring the country forums on LP so I 'm not looking for basic info. We're good there now.
Just looking for comments and recommendations from this crowd who've been everywhere already before me :)
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