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    • Queries about 8D 7N Bhutan Itinerary 9-16th August 2015

      Bhutan 1 hours ago

      My husband and I are travelling to Bhutan for a week from 9th to 16th August. We are flying in and out of Paro from India.
      We haven't used any travel agent. Please help me with the following questions.

      1. What is the the regular Taxi Fare from Paro to Thimphu if we take a taxi from Paro Airport? Are the airport services expensive than regular taxis? We are reaching Paro in the evening and we would like to stay overnight in Thimphu.

      2. We are unable to decide between the following 2 itineraries.
      a) 3 N in Thimphu, 1 N in Punakha, 3 N in Paro. Travel to Thimphu on Day 1, keep Day 2 and Day 3 for SIghtseeing in and around Thimphu, Travel to Punakha on Day 4, Travel back to Paro on Day 5, spend evening and Day 6 doing local Paro sightseeing and Haa valley. See Tiger's Nest on Day 7. Depart from Paro back to India on Day 8.

      b) 3 N in Thimphu, 2 N in Gangtey/Phobhjikha via Dochula and Punakha, 2 N in Paro.
      Travel to Thimphu on Day 1, keep Day 2 and Day 3 for sightseeing in and around Thimphu, Travel to Gangtey on Day 4 via Dochula and Punakha. Do Gangtey sightseeing on Day 5. Return all the way back to Paro on Day 6. See Tiger's nest on Day 7. Depart from Paro on Day 8.

      The second itinerary feels like a stretch and doesn't give us any time to do local Sightseeing in Paro and Haa. The various reviews on Trip Advisor suggest that Gangtey is very beautiful and the Paro sightseeing is not that great apart from Tiger's Nest but some others also have a different perspective about Paro and rave about it.

      3. Please suggest the regular taxi fares for travel around Thimphu, to Punakha and Back to Paro. Would we need a taxi to do local Paro Sightseeing, Haa and Tiger's nest?

      What do you guys suggest! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a ton in advance!

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      Ekiben sold at New Chitose Airport?

      Hokkaido 2 hours ago

      We are arriving into New Chitose Airport at 8:20am and hoping to catch the 10:33am train to Shintoku. Where in the airport can we buy ekiben to have as lunch on the train? Would prefer to get here rather than at Minami Chitose Station since the transit time is only 10 minutes.

      Tq, Mel

    • Motorbike rental Iloilo?

      Iloilo City 3 hours ago

      Is it possible to rent a motorbike 100/125 cc for a week in Iloilo, if possible please links or sites.

      Thank you.

    • I want to go Bara Gali. Which route is more feasible from Islamabad Airport

      Islamabad 14 hours ago

      1) Islamabad airport to Faizabad bus stop then from there bus to Natia Gali and then to Bara Gali

      2) Islamabad airport to Daewoo Bus Terminal Rawalpindi then from there to Abbottabad and then Bara Gali.

      Kindly Guide.

    • Honeymoon in the mountains

      Colorado 16 hours ago

      I am looking for some advice on what area would make the best wedding and honeymoon in Colorado. Durango or Estes Park? I seem to be having a hard time finding places that offer weddings at a very reasonable price for just the 2 of us in the Durango area. Any suggestion? Which area would make the best honeymoon when it comes to things to tour and get out and see? Would like suggestions to add to things to do. Durango- Mesa Verde, train ride to Silverton, Black Canyon, Million Dollar Hwy, Canon Land, Arches National Park? Or Estes Park- RMNP, Red Rocks, Trail Ridge Road, other suggestions please!!! We are thinking of traveling in April and will be staying 4 days. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

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      URGENT!! 15 days in Bulgaria - Please advise

      Bulgaria Yesterday

      Where to go/stay economically? From whom to rent a car? What to do/see? What to buy? What to eat?

      We are arriving at Sofia Airport in the last week of August 2015 with our TWO CHILDREN, 4 YEARS OLD, and would like to rent a car to go around Buglaria, stay at a few (4 or 5) different places for a few days each time in economical hotel apartment accommodation, going out day trips around the area, before moving on to the next place of stay and would be grateful of advice as to:


      and "Where to go/stay economically, from whom to rent a car, where to go, what to buy, what to eat?"

      Before we return to the airport to fly back home.

      PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as we need to make booking very soon now - we only bought the flight tickets so far.

      Thanks a lot!


      PS - Would it be good/advisable to cross into Romania too - what to see?

    • Visit Naran, Dudipatsar lake in mid october with family

      Ad Dammam Yesterday

      Dear Sir,

      i am planning to visit Naran , Kaghan , Shogran, Siri & Paye, ansoo lake & dudipatsar lake in mid October with my family, my wife, Daughter, brother and Sister. i am only concerned about visiting dudipatsar lake as i heard that dudipatsar is very tough to reach specially with family members and in mid October. can anyone guide me that is it safe to visit dudipatsar with family in mid October or not?

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      From Prishtina airport to city center

      Pristina Jul 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      We are travelling to Kosovo in September and we are 5 people. After landing to Prishtina airport we will head to Prizren.
      As far as I know there are buses from Prishtina to Prizren. How frequent are they and how long does it cost?
      On the other hand what are the transportation options from airport to city center? Are there public buses or shuttle bus?

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      Prishtina airport to city center

      Kosovo Jul 31, 2015 at 9:29 AM

      We are travelling to Kosovo in September and we are 5 people. After landing to Prishtina airport we will head to Prizren.
      As far as I know there are buses from Prishtina to Prizren. How frequent are they and how long does it cost?
      On the other hand what are the transportation options from airport to city center? Are there public buses or shuttle bus?

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      The Notice Board for Travelers in Auckland

      New Zealand Jul 31, 2015 at 3:34 AM

      I’ve spent a lot of time over the years reading and writing on forums, blogs, and tourism websites. I find there to be so many interesting and knowledgeable people out there exploring the world and taking the time to contribute to these websites. They’re a major part of what makes the travel community so unique and special.

      After I relocated to Auckland, New Zealand for a new job back in February, I started to wonder whether there was anywhere for travelers, expats, backpackers, study abroad students, and vacationers to find local information while being in a new country. The forums, blogs, and tourism sites were all excellent resources for planning and research, but seemed to be missing…

      1) A way for travelers to connect with others nearby
      2) A place for travelers to share local information
      3) An easy way to discover new places to go and things to do in your area

      To solve this problem, a group of friends and I decided to start a notice board for travelers in New Zealand called HerePin -

      We recognise that most people fly in and out of Auckland for all the obvious reasons, but very few take the time to stop and appreciate all the cool things the city has to offer. If any of you are in Auckland at the moment or going to be passing through anytime soon, we’d love to meet up and share some ideas of awesome things to do that are a little off the beaten path. Safe travels!

    • Travelling alone , looking for companion

      Amsterdam Jul 31, 2015 at 3:06 AM

      Hey, I am on business trip and while returning will be in Amsterdam Sep 18-20 (check out) ; well this will be my personal trip and not paid by company:) .
      I was looking for someone who are travelling to join so that we can afford good place to stay at least and share the accommodation expense. I have seen some places on line but the cost is high, hence if someone is travelling on those dates we can get together and at least stay in better hotel near central station or centre of city. Looking forward for a companion. I understand the world is not that sweet however I am ok to share personal details and expect same if able to find someone.

      Thanks. Jks

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2015 at 3:09 AM
    • Day trip to Da Nang

      Da Nang Jul 31, 2015 at 3:04 AM

      We are planning a day trip to Da Nang tomorrow and would like to know a good shopping center to visit, not necessary though for souvenirs. We would then like to spend a couple of hours traveling around to see some of the city. What would be the best means of transport.

    • Meeting passengers transferring flights at Heathrow

      Ascot Jul 31, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      My daughter is flying in to Terminal 4 and then taking the Flight Connections free bus to Terminal 3 where her flight takes off 3 hours later. Am I right in assuming I will be able to meet her in Departures at T3 for a while before she then has to go back through security and flies back to the USA?

      Thank you!

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 2:57 AM
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      Viking sites/museums for children?

      Denmark Jul 31, 2015 at 2:26 AM

      My daughter and my grandson will be taking the bus and train ( no car )from Kerteminde to Copenhagen airport in mid September. Their flight is in the early evening, so they will have time to stop on their way. They would like to visit a Viking site, since the Vikings are a big subject in Kindergarden right now.

      We've read about the Viking ship in Kerteminde and of course about the National Museum in Copenhagen.Is there any other Viking site on the way from Kerteminde to Copenhagen? Maybe a outdoor museum like a Viking village?

      I read about the Trelleborg Fortress, but it seems you nee a car to get there and it's only open for the festival.
      Thank you for any information.

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2015 at 3:03 AM
    • going to Pico

      Ponta Delgada Jul 31, 2015 at 2:19 AM

      We will arrive in Ponta Delgada on a Monday afternoon, 15:15. We'd like to go right away to Pico, but can't seem to figure out how since the flights seem to leave earlier in the day. Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!

    • From Iquitos to Pantoja

      Pantoja Jul 31, 2015 at 12:50 AM

      Hi all!
      In the October I'll be in Iquitos. From there I'd like to get to Equador through Pantoja in Peru. So, could anyone tell me how often cargo boats leave from Iquitos to Pantoja? I've heard 3 times per month, but any schedule? And how long is the trip?
      I have also some information about speed boat but the problem is the price, as some resource gave me the price 200$ (Lonely Planet for example) and the other 200 S (sol peruano), so the difference is huge... Any help from anyone? :)

    • From Puerto Obaldia (Panama) to the North

      Puerto Obaldía Jul 31, 2015 at 12:32 AM

      At the end of November, from Colombia we'll get along the Carribean coast to Puerto Obaldia in Panama. From there I'd like to get to Carti or El Porvenir (or maybe there is different intesresting location there??). Could anyone tell me how often (if any) boats from Puerto Obaldia leaves to that direction? What can be the price of that journey? We're two people, so the cost is per person or per boat? There are a lot of different information in the net, different prices and most of them are quite old :)

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      Unsure wat to do!!!

      United States of America Jul 31, 2015 at 12:08 AM

      We go to USA in Nov. But not sure what to do in ways of money. Will it be best to take all cash or some cash like 1/2 then the rest on card. I have a normal debit keycard plus also a commonwealth bank travel visa debit card.
      Usually when we travel i take half cash and the rest on card. But i havent been to USA before and will be having a bit more money with me.

      TIA :-D

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 1:22 AM
    • trip to key west 4th-8th April 2016

      Key West Jul 31, 2015 at 12:07 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm planning on visiting Key West (for the first time) next April (4-8). Will there still be spring breakers around (college students)?

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      River trip, river life

      Bangkok Jul 30, 2015 at 11:42 PM

      Wondering if anyone has experienced a river trip, probably from Bangkok to maybe north to Ayutthaya. I am not talking about the river cruises, which go to the same place. I am talking long tail, 2-3-4 day event. stop and stay along the way and back again. Hot all the places and markets, side trips etc...
      Anyone ever done anything like this??? One of the big reasons I have not done this yet is all I can find are the expensive, touristy river cruises. That does not appeal to us at all. Been going to Thailand for over 35 years and it's about time I explored the river and it's many tributaries, like the old Thailand used to be.

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2015 at 12:30 AM
    • Restaurant/Bar Terrace Recommendation

      Cascais Jul 30, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      Hi VTers, I'm finding it hard to research nice restaurants and bars to visit in Cascais. I'm looking for recommendations for a group of about 20 people to gather for a pre-wedding celebration. Ideally somewhere a little more upmarket without being crazy expensive and with a view for some food & nice drinks so maybe a terrace/patio/roof deck - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      My next question is that it will be midweek, early it typically quiet in this area midweek or still lively?

      Thanks in advance! K.

    • Suburb near Chicago for Families

      Chicago Jul 30, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Traveling to Chicago from Columbus Ohio with a 16 and 6 year old for Labor Day Weekend and looking for a suburb suggestion for safe, nice area to stay with about a half hour rail commute into the city? Thanks in advance for any suggestions :)

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 9:49 PM
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      Guest Houses

      Victoria Falls Jul 30, 2015 at 9:11 PM

      All the hotels around the Zimbabwe side are conveniently priced.
      Is there a way to beat the trend? Maybe stay in a guest house in the city itself.

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      Watching others Bungy Jump

      Queenstown Jul 30, 2015 at 9:02 PM

      Hi may I know where is the best place to watch others bungy jump in Queenstown?

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 2:44 AM
    • Is it too hot to vacation in Istanbul late August?

      Istanbul Jul 30, 2015 at 8:18 PM

      Hi, my boyfriend and I are from NYC and looking to vacation in Istanbul around the end of August. Some friends of ours say August is unbearable around this time of the year. Is it really that hot, or is it the humidity? Or both? Another important question, I am a slender tall female, (not very curvaceous) that likes to wear shorts or even skirts above the knee with tank tops exposing the arms when it's warm. I would describe my style as basic but elegant. Would this look still be distasteful or make locals feel uncomfortable? I am not at all familiar with their customs and don't want to be viewed as ignorant.
      Thanks so much! Any other tips about customs would be greatly appreciated as well!

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 12:17 AM
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      Day trips out of Dublin

      Dublin Jul 30, 2015 at 7:22 PM

      We are going to be in Dublin for 5 days in September. We are planning on doing a hop on and off bus tour on our first day; the second day a trip out of Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher; the 3rd day spent back in Dublin, 4th day another trip out to the countryside and the 5th day free to decide when we are there. We would like suggestions of anything you think are musts for us to see or do? We love the pictures of Kylemore Abbey and wondering if that trip would be good to take?
      Any suggestions of tour companies for day trips?
      Thanks in advance. Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 11:38 PM
    • spending money

      Hurghada Jul 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM

      hello I am travelling to Hurghada soon, will be staying for 2 weeks with wife and son.
      could anyone give me a rough idea of spending money needed?
      we are staying all inclusive but will not remain in the hotel for the full 2 weeks.
      Also I understand that we can only take £5000 LE each in to the country so guessing the country is relatively cheap.

      thanks for your time.

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 2:07 AM
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      Non-swimming activities

      Puerto Rico Jul 30, 2015 at 3:39 PM

      A friend and I are talking about going to Puerto Rico. He doesn't do well in the heat and sun, and he doesn't want to swim. He is not a shopper either. What are some fun activities that will make a three or four night trip worthwhile?
      He loves music, especially blues, and he loves to dance, Latin, blues and freestyle.
      Thank you for any input you can offer!!

    • is it rush on mondays ?

      Palani Jul 30, 2015 at 2:20 PM

      is it rushy if visiting temple on august 3 ,monday

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2015 at 11:30 PM
    • Retiring to Monteverde...

      Monteverde Jul 30, 2015 at 1:58 PM

      How is the real estate in Monteverde? I have searched online and have not found a lot of real estate properties there? Where can I find out more information on that?

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 2:16 PM
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      Royte planner

      Weimar Jul 30, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      Do you know any route planner for the bus transportation inside Weimar city?

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 1:38 PM
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      Tirana New Railway Station

      Tirana Jul 30, 2015 at 12:36 PM

      Do you know when the station does open?


      3 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 1:02 AM
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      Northern Thailand

      Thailand Jul 30, 2015 at 12:25 PM

      Hey Guys,
      After a lot more reading and research my plans have totally changed. I think I have covered all parts of Thailand in my head now. So Northern Thailand is where I want to explore in my little time in Thailand from October 5th to 23rd.

      I am thinking of one night in Bangkok next night train to Chiang Mai. I don’t want to fly. I have picked out a couple more destinations Chiang Dao ,Chiang Rai, Fang + Tha Ton or Mae Salong then Chian Khong to cross the border and do some Zip lining then work my way back stopping once maybe on the way back somewhere like Nan. I have read up on these places. I hope the weather won’t be too bad.

      I like the outdoors. It would be great to see the Mekong. In general, I would be happy to see some rural type areas with nice scenery lakes, rice paddies etc. Maybe meet some Village People the areas I have picked sounded like some of the areas where I might find some of them. What do ye think? Is it a workable itinerary? Only a Couple of nights in each place! Does it sound manageable?

      Does anyone know a reliable site to book a night train to Chiang Mai from Bangkok On?

      3 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 4:36 PM
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      Music Stores in Milan

      Milan Jul 30, 2015 at 12:09 PM

      Can anyone give me info on the best violin stores in Milan please, thanks in advance.

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      Weimar card

      Weimar Jul 30, 2015 at 11:49 AM

      Hallo. Do you know where can we purchase the Weimar Card? We will arrive by train.

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 12:38 PM
    • Need Help to my Swiss Itinerary

      Switzerland Jul 30, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      I want to add a few details to the above question to enable you to understand my peculiar situation. I am leaving from Paris on 7th Sept, 2015 to Switzerland (place not yet decided). I am leaving back to New Delhi from Zurich on 13th September at 22:35 p.m. (Zurich time). I have already booked a one day trip to Gruyeres on 11th Sept that includes a full day day trip from Geneva to Gruyeres. The Package includes a trip to the Broc chcolate factory, Cheese factory visit, Visit to the Gruyere castle, includes Golden Panoramic Express train and back to Geneva at 7:00 p.m. in the evening).

      So now I am left with 7th Sept - 10th Sept and 12th and 13th Sept. I want to visit Zermatt particularly the Matterhorm Glaciar Paradise and the Gornegrat train. I also want to travel the Jungfraujoch station and spend time in Interlaken. Please advice how can I tweak my itinerary considering the above factors. I will need to be in Geneva on 11th early morning so as to catch the coach to Gruyere. I also have a 8 day Swiss Travel Pass

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2015 at 12:33 PM
    • travel from nimes to arles and back in a day

      Arles Jul 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM

      we are staying in Sommieries about an hour west of Nimes, but really want to go to the " La Camargue aux Arènes 2015 " in arles which starts at 5.30pm. I am having trouble finding the bus and train times to get back from Arles via Nimes and on to Sommierries in the late evening. Anyone help please? thank you

      3 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 2:54 PM
    • Safety in Cannalonga

      Italy Jul 30, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      Is it safe to drive and visit in Cannalonga, Campania, Italy?

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 11:33 AM
    • Transit Visa

      Heathrow Jul 30, 2015 at 8:15 AM

      This is in continuation to my earlier question answered by you. My airlines says that I need to check in the baggage again(though I will be having hand baggage only).
      So the facts are that
      1. I am Indian citizen having a valid canada visa
      2. will need to change terminals 2 to 4 for taking the connecting air canada flight. (Air india and air canada flight tickets booked on same ticket with a time gap of 3 hrs)
      3. Airlines say that I need to check in the baggage again (though I will be having hand baggage only).

      So what do you suggest should I get the transit visa and which type

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2015 at 8:26 AM