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Hey Guys , Do you know any good place to stay for one night is San jose, I would like to visit Tortugeros , what elase do you recommend to stop by
Plaza del Carmen is very nice. Clean white beach with clear water. Very touristy, but not completely spoiled.
Cozumel is ok, but there is not much of a beach there and the island isn't that special either. Easy to visit as a day trip from Plaza del Carmen.
Tulum is just beautiful. The ruins are amazing and the beach is a proper one as well. Unfortunately there is not much to do besides that, so probably not the best place to hang around for long time..
I would like to vote for Palenque as well. It is large enough to be impressive and its location in the jungle is what sets it apart. I went there when it just opened in the morning. When visiting without many people already being there, it adds a lot of character to it.
Tulum was very nice as well and the beach which was nearby makes the day out perfect.
Chichen Itza was a bit of a turn off. Too many people and way too many vendors trying to sell everything.
To escape the crowds, visit Monte Alban near Oaxaca. It's not as impressive as some of the other ruins, but there was literally no one around..
Hi! I'd better check the hotel you were saying, my partner and I will go to New York this coming April. Thanks.
You better make a contacts with the travel agent as they may arrange you the best ticket policy. Once you contact with them, they would keep this relationship as long as you need them. The money that you are going to take is sufficient fora month long tour. Hoping you enjoy your tour..
Just wanna say, you enjoyed it too much. I am inspired by it and hoping of making a tour once in Costa Rica..
My first highway journey from the airport in Mexico:two bandits with a gun stopped the bus in the middle of the highway,take phones, money, jewelry...Mexicans were probably already used to it. Without fear in his eyes gave a few coins, and after all. Only we we were horrified.
I'm going to Tulum shortly for a little over a week. If anyone knows the area please chime in with worthwhile restaurants, sites, excetera.
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Going to Usa, it's probably everybody's dream. Going up to usa, you propbably need more then a travel quid...i would recomand 1 month time free, and a lot of money..coz usa it's great...
Cant compare one place with another, but Cost it's an exclusive place !!.
I have been to Honduras and it was stunnngly beautiful.
I now live n Mexico City and love it!.
Have been doing some research on the internet and it looks like to travel by frieghter/cargo ship is very expensive and complicated. But it sounds like fun/a different way to end our travels.
Dont suppose anyone has any tips or suggestions?
There are some really good intentional communities in Belize which showcase much of its beauty. Also, Belize is pretty small, I'd spend maybe 5 days there, 3 of which I recommend getting off the mainland and going out to one of the Cayes..
The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America. It is also an amazing cultural festival. Created 25 years ago by the University of Guadalajara, the Fair is aimed at professionals and the general public alike, a characteristic that sets it apart from other book fairs around the globe. With business as one of its main goals, it is also a cultural festival in which literature plays a major role including a program where authors from all continents and languages participate, and a forum for the academic discussion of the major issues of our time.
For nine days, people willingly stand in long lines to listen to their favorite authors, the book industry makes Guadalajara its beating heart and the whole city is filled with the music, arts, cinema and theatre from the featured Guest of Honor which this year is Germany.
find out more about the fair on their website http://www.
What's your budget? If you have a little extra cash, the Cozumel Palace is amazing, (we could only afford to stay there one night :)
other than that, there are a lot more budget choices if you expand the radius a little bit further from downtown. The water is gorgeous no matter where you end up, so if you are going for the snorkeling/scuba like we did, the room matters less.
Casa Mexicana Cozumel is in town and absolutely enough hotel for a modest traveler..though it doesn't have it's own beach access we had fun taking day trips to more remote beaches away from the resorts anyway, (chankanaab park has great snorkeling! If you'd like to read about my experience there, check this out, http://allaboutrivieramaya.com/blog/exploring-cozumels-chankanaab-park/ )
The weather should always be fair there, but it's much less crowded if you go during their off season, (summer)
Hope this helps!.
Cancun is a hotspot, but it's too crowded for my taste, too commercialized. If you head south on the yucatan towards Playa del Carmen, Costa Maya, you'll get the same scenery and great snorkeling without so much crowding..
I suggest Santa Teresa, South of Nicoya Peninsula, on the Pacific Coast.
If you like touristic places go in high season (Dic-May), on the contrary if you dont like it very crowded go during the low season (May-Oct).
Santa Teresa is chosen for many honeymooners, weddings, elopements, families and big groups of young people looking for fun.
Everybody has a wide variety of options, in matter of restaurants, outdoor activites (surf, boogie board, fishing, horsebackriding, hiking, atv tours, etc)and accommodation.
This sounds really fun.
[quote:e458149b5f="Paul79UF"]Another thing to add to your list is doing a jungle canopy zipline tour.
That was a highlight of our trip to the Jaco Beach area of CR.
Have fun! :)[/quote:e458149b5f]
I am also very interested in learning more about the nightlife here. :-).
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Yeah! DR is pretty awesome place for live and holidays as well. One of my uncles visited there last year for vacation with his family and he really enjoyed throughout the holidays..
Wow, Jamaica is one of the best and my most favorite places for vacation. I visited there just once with my family for spending short vacation and I enjoyed really much..
This thread just makes me want to go on a holiday.
From what I've read on the internet Cuba, the Dominican republic, St. Lucia and the Bahama's are very attractive.
The difficulty I found with the whole Caribbean is that it is hard to travel from one place to the other as most of them are focused on staying a week in one resort..
I have been there last year. It was great experience. December and January are the best season to travel into the Caribbean..
Negril is known the globe around for it's magnificent Caribbean sunsets, but an often missed, equally lovely surprise are Negril sunrises over the Great Morass.
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May i know that is this hotel good ?.
Dominica is the most nicest places among the whole Caribbean, I been there during my Caribbean tour I liked this place among of all.
I never had that problem but I know people affected by it but all of 'em are farmers. These are adapted to saltwater. Sea lice cause physical and enzymatic damage at their sites of attachment but hardly causes problem to human. Human need to remain in contact for a very long time for getting damaged by it..
I suggest you to choose Dominica. It cheapest and with all facilities..
Nice out of you for the tips. I love animals and spent time with them. I enjoyed time with Elephants, parrots and big cats only sparing dolphins. When I'll be making a trip like so, I shall keep your suggestion in my mind..
I would say that a major attraction of Jamaica is the amazing Blue Mountains. Not only do they have some of the best coffee in the world, they are also great for nature lovers, cycling, hiking and bird watching..
Singapore is best for marine world. In Caribbean, Saint. Thomas park is good enough..
The best hotel you could is San Juan Beach Hotel. Nice hospitality with affordable costing..
Well, I am from South Asia and visited Caribbean already with friends, colleague or girl friend. Now I am alone and very keen to know that is there any chance of adult spa club for men in the Caribbeans as I am looking for making a tour to Caribbean instead of America or Canada..
Haiti is a calm place. Actually many of the country has very decent tourist place..
for my trips booking I use sunpreview.com . It's a global seasons calendar. not very detailed, but for me it works each time..
I do pray and hope that things get better because for most of the countries in the world especially in the Caribbean tourism plays a major role for their economy and they still yet to be violent. But if everyone in these regions continue to turn a blind eye then yet to see what the future holds.
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[quote]Any recommendations for a hotel in Niagara Falls Canada?[/quote]
Everyone has own opinion so it better to see the tripadvisor and read reviews you also find answer about the NIagara falls canada.. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g154998-Niagara_Falls_Ontario-Hotels.html.
My favorite is Lion gate bridge..
visit to the niagra falls is a must....try doing some hikes with your brother....there are some great resorts for that and not that expensive either.
hiking in Algonquin park....highly recommended...one of my favourite hike and camp... :).
I think it mostly depends on the type of passport you hold.
According to the Canada web site, if it's biometric then you don't need a VISA, else you'll need to apply for one. Pretty sure most EU countries have been using the biometric ones for quite some time.
See the "Basic requirements" link.
Will depend if you take out single trip or multi-trip insurance, on age and any medical conditions but from what I remember a few years ago it might be 20 now for a single trip single person travel insurance.
If you've got a family, there are policies for that too.
Would have a look around the various insurance providers, or even the insurance comparison sites which I think now do travel insurance.
Hello Sam, its to be great to hear this you going Canada.In according to me Canada is beautiful and blooming city. i don't want take your more time, to qualify for a Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa under the Federal Skilled Worker.I think they must a lot the Visa..
Top car rental providers in Toronto are hertz , enterprise , thrifty , alamo . After comparing there prices you can hire that more profitable to you ..
driving after drinking is not a good idea not only in canada but world over.
Canada truly has so many beautiful places to visit. Hotel de Glace tops the cake! Next time you are in Quebec City in the winter, check it out! My husband and I thought we would freeze, but were so surprised! Loved it!.
I think this is really awesome information by Gux. You did really good job..
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I have heard it never gets easier! Went to Montreal just last month (September 2011) and the weather was beautiful, but talking to people... they really scare you on the winter.... a solid 6 months of cold they say! One thing they stressed was not trying to look cool and just buy the thermals :).
I decided the west coast was really for me; much milder climate (even though it is a lot wetter), but I tend to favor the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest over the east coast anyway. Maybe I'll just visit Montreal in the summer!.
Wow!!! You did an excellent job sharing your vacation. The photos were amazing, especially the dolphin looking at you through the water; awesome timing.
Thanks for the summary too, it was great to have your ending conclusion giving some bottom lines to Canadian travelers. I would definitely second the "prepare to get wet" and that you can travel Canada on a budget. One of my favorite things is to go up into Banff and Jasper and stay... even staying on the coast is very reasonable as far as cost go... and so much to see and do!.
Canada, no question. I lived in Florida for 2 years and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. That is unless you want Disney, but Disney to me seems like a place where parents go to yell at their kids.
Go to Canada.
If you do go to Florida, only go to Key West. It's the only place left with any "old florida" character. Everything else in the state is high rise condos, retirees, bad drivers, gang violence, plastic surgery and tourists. Also consider that people mainly go there for the beaches, but if you remove that aspect of the state, all you have left is a place with high crime and high unemployment. Might as well go to detroit.
I think Stephen Fry sums up florida exceptionally well in his brief encounter with it. [url=http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/stephen-fry-in-america-deep-south/]Stephen Fry in America: Deep South[/url].
AG... you need to ask yourself the question "Why should someone fill out your survey just because you ask them to?"
People here don't know you and you haven't even bothered to introduce yourself (as is requested). You need to become a part of - and give to - the community if you hope to gain anything from it.
Paul (who's been North of the Arctic Circle).
You can easily go by megabus..
Toronto from canada is the great city and it is famous for the Nigeria waterfall it is simply amazing to visit..
You might want to try Plaza Premium Lounge. It's a "Pay-In Lounge" open to all classes of travelers.
I believe it is at Terminal 1 and costs around 30-35$..
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Or check if the hotel/motel is next to the Bart. The only problem with this public transport system is you have to beware of is the occasional strike....
My route is still the subject of research. Last time I went West from Denver and you couldn't help but fall over great scenery, Indian ruins, canyons, NPs etc. Going East I'm having trouble finding targets, so I'll go whichever route might take me past something interesting!
I don't have a camping vehicle, I'll be staying at motels..
The jungle queen is really really fun and if you are into nature then the bonnet gardens is a must visit....hope you have a great time :) :) :).
Around Boston there are a lot a beautiful spots to visit.
For example [url=http://www.capecodchamber.org/]Cape Cod,[/url] where there are a lot of beautiful places like Plymouth.
A fun thing I did there was Whale Watching.
A place I have always wanted to visit, but unfortunately never have, is Salem!
You could also go to the US site of the Niagara Falls for a day-trip! It's a must see sight so why not if you have the time?
I would suggest just to an Amtrack train-pass!
This is really easy too use and you can go to loads of city's with it..
Hampton Inn and Suites Miami is the best hotel i can suggest but you should go to your nearest suitable place......
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele
Lanai City, Hawaii
Inn at Palmetto Bluff, An Auberge Resort
Bluffton, South Carolina
RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
these places are best.....
these places are good for your visit.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
is the best place in usa.....
my sister is a US resident. i intend to go over, buy a car, drive it about over there for 2 weeks then have it shipped to UK
is the best insurance option to insure it on a 6 or 12 month policy in my sister's name then cancel at the end of the 2 weeks
has anyone tried this successfully.
The rest of Lonely Planet's Top 10 destinations: Fairbanks, Alaska (2); San Juan Islands, Washington (3), Philadelphia (4); American Samoa (5); Eastern Sierra, California (6); northern Maine (7); Twin Cities, Minnesota (8); Verde Valley, Arizona (9); and Glacier National Park, Montana (10).
These are the best place to visit Alone in USA .
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I would like to know the top 5 things San Francisco.
What would be your priorities? example: hotel, must see sights, transportation (getting around in the city), discounts or others..
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If you have some flexibility, I would recommend flying to Seattle and taking Amtrak's Empire Builder back to Chicago, from there you could switch trains and take one to Buffalo (which is about as close as Amtrak will get you to Niagra). The Chicago to Buffalo train runs at night, so you likely won't see much of anything on that route.
Not sure how to put in a link, but if you google the Empire Builder, wikipedia has a decent page on it..
Ask about a flat rate rather than a per person charge.
And remember that price does not include the 20% driver tip/gratuity.
Things to do in Memphis -
Clubs on Beale Street - definitely go into one of the Blues clubs
Graceland ( you gotta go see Elvis)
And eat some Memphis BBQ, its finger licking good. :wink:.
I really really like Manhattan. I don't know but there's just something about that city that just makes me wanna go back there. Back and forth..
FLORIDA has got all my fingers up..
The USA is more than New York and LA. There are many places that are so very different than these two cities, but just as, if not more enjoyable depending on one's preferences.
Yellowstone National Park, a drive down the Blue Mountain Parkway, Hilton Head Beach. For cities, look at Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Look to National Parks for inspiration.
Avoid anything with 'disney' somewhere in a name's place..
Check out Fermilab--it's about a half hour outside of Chicago and it's a really beautiful place with lots to see and learn..
SF is a great way to go. I've been to LA and in my opinion it's the biggest let down ever. What's shown on tv and in pictures is far from the reality of a grimy, endless urban sprawl..
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The main attractions of Brasilia which the travelers can see are- The Three Powers Square, Brasilia Cathedral, Itamaraty Palace, Parano Lake, Brasilia National Museum,.
You can easily visit MP on your own, it's very easy to do ! Can't help you with hostels (we never stay in those) but I would recommend staying the night befor the visit of MP in Ollantaytambo. It's al lot closer, you can take earlier trains and beat the crowd that rolls in with the Cusco-train, by the time they get there you almost have the place to your own (OK, a bit exagerated maybe but it's a huge difference !).
Best book your trainticket to MP ahead through Perurail - best do it in advance since they do get booked full in the busier seasons !
Once you're in MP you can either walk to the village (it's quite a walk !) or take a bus, that's up to you....
Go here for more information about visas and immigration in Ecuador:
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Ecuador is a great place to visit. It has the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon rainforest, beautiful beaches and, of course, nearly 30 volcanoes.
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Ecuador is a great place to visit. It has the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon rainforest, beautiful beaches and, of course, nearly 30 volcanoes.
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This thread is for exchanging info about the next Worldcup here in Brazil in 2014
could be used by travelers to meet and/organise their travel here in Brazil
According to Thierry Weil (marketing FIFA) today in Rio de Janeiro World Cup tickets will go on sale on August 20th.
All informations will be avaiable on July 1st
Participating cities and their respective stadiums are :
Belo Horizonte - Mineiro
Brasilia Estdio - Nacional de Braslia
Cuiab - Arena Pantanal
Curitiba - Arena da Baixada
Fortaleza - Castelo
Manaus - Arena Amazonia
Natal - Arena das Dunas
Porto Alegre - Estdio Beira-Rio
Recife - Arena Cidade da Copa
Rio de Janeiro - Maracan
Salvador - Bahia Arena - Fonte Nova
So Paulo - Novo Estdio do Corinthians
Here in Salvador da Bahia we also have the game-dates as well :
- 13th June : group B
- 16th June : group G
- 20th June : group E
- 25th June : group F
- 01st July : eight finals
- 05th July : quarter finals
People in need for specific information about the games here in Bahia, north-east of Brazil may always PM me
Greetz from the tropIX of Salvador da Bahia
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How much does it cost to travel from new york to Venezuela from airplane?Please recommend me asap.Thanks..
There are no ocean beaches in Brasilia. The city itself is many hundreds of miles inland..
Of course , most of people speaking Portuguese ..
Montecristo Cloud Forest: , El Impossible National Park , Los Chorros , Barra de Santiago , El Jocotal Lagoon are near by places Salvador you can visit .
The major attractions of the country are:
Panchimalco Indian Village
Lago de llopango
The Devil's Doorway
La Laguna Botanical Garden
David J. Gusman National Museum
Parque Nacional Los Volcanes
La Ruta de las Flores
Juayua Gastronomic Festival
Restaurante El Bodegon
Alo Nuestro / Abajo Lounge
Tazamul Ruins, Chalchuapa
Joya De Ceren, Sucio River
Coatepeque Caldera, Juayua
El Sunzal Beach, La Libertad
Old Town, Suchitoto.
yeah, I remember having seen their truck here in Bahia on the island of Itaparica.
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Mijn broer, Chris Danieu, Belg, 35 jaar en 1,94m, is naar Peru gaan trekken zonder iemand iets te laten weten. Maar, hij heeft medicatie nodig. Daarom is het belangrijk dat we hem zo snel mogelijk vinden. Als jij naar Peru vertrekt en hem opmerkt, laat ons dan zeker iets weten. Zijn gezondheid mag niet in gevaar komen.
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My brother Chris Danieu, Belgian, 35years old and 1.94 m tall, left for Peru with his back pack without telling anyone. But, he needs medication. So its important to find him as quickly as possible. If you are leaving for Peru and you happen to meet him, please let us know. He needs help.
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It is always better to learn some basic greeting speech, this is what i always do when visiting a country, I feel the locals will feel they are respected and will be more helpful especially when you are asking for help.
Just my opinion.
Love the banter. me and a friend are planning a possible trip starting in Buenos Aires and driving all the way up to Panama.
Questions: I like all the back and forth about bikes. However, im looking for a bike for around 400USD. Dont need fancy just badass. To put this in perspective. I recently bought a honda win in Saigon and drove to Hanoi. Was a little trooper and every local had one. Thats exactly the type bike i want again. Cheap and fun.
Also where to buy such bikes, any good classified in BA?
You didn't read the sticky on advertising did you?
You lied about where you're posting from. You're in Ecuador. That's a bannable offense (not that you're in Ecuador, but that you lied about it)..
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