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    • Ferries from Mykonos to Naxos

      Mykonos Yesterday

      I am travelling to Naxos in September -How many ferries are there a day -my flight arrives in Mykonos at 13:35

      Thanks in advance

      Phil

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    • Man vs Wild - Munnar edition ;)

      Munnar Jan 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM

      Hi, i want to go jungle treking on a long multiple day camping trip; around, to, or from Munnar.
      I want to do this alone.
      Do you guys know, any routes, source of information, tips....?

      Thank youuuu

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      To enjoy perhaps 10 days in CHAD

      Chad Jan 11, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      My wife and me (around 70 y.o.) want to visit the more beautiful of this big country: probably Ennedi Plateau, perhaps the Zakouma NP... Please, may you advise about the places to visit? Which local Tours are the best? Do you think to do this travel is too hard or difficult? We live in Europe (Barcelona, Spain): to arrange the visa and papers need a lot of time? Last question. We will try to visit also the close country: Cameroon. Is it possible to cross this border?.

      Thanks for any advice!
      Dr. Roma Massot, massot@comt.cat Barcelona

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      Roughly 10 days in CAMEROON

      Cameroon Jan 11, 2017 at 3:29 PM

      My wife and me (around 70 y.o.) want to visit the more beautiful places of this country. Please, may you advise about the cities, NP, or other nice parts to visit? Which local Tours are the best? We live in Europe (Barcelona, Spain): To arrange the visa and papers need a lot of time? More interesting: is it possible to cross the border to CHAD, by land or by flight? It should be perfect to visit these two close countries.

      Thanks for any advice!
      Dr. Roma Massot, massot@comt.cat Barcelona

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    • Visiting Kona for Ironman Oct 2017

      Kailua-Kona Jan 8, 2017 at 1:39 AM

      We live in Perth W.Australia and plan to visit Kona for the Ironman in October (as spectator only) and plan to be there for 2-3 weeks. We regularly spectate at 70.3s and full Ironmans in Australia/Asia, great to watch.

      Can anyone please suggest/recommend good location to stay (and possible condos/hotels/airB&B) within easy reach of start and transitions.

      Many thanks. Penny

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      PETITION TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

      South America Jan 7, 2017 at 7:45 PM

      Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

      Petition here: change.org/p/tripadvisor-sav...

      In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer

       

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      PETITION TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

      Asia Jan 7, 2017 at 7:43 PM

      Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

      Petition here: change.org/p/tripadvisor-sav...

      In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer

       

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      PETITION TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

      Europe Jan 7, 2017 at 7:42 PM

      Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

      Petition here: change.org/p/tripadvisor-sav...

      In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer

       

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      What to see in Basel

      Basel Jan 7, 2017 at 7:02 PM

      We only have one afternoon in Basel before our cruise ship leaves. What should we see in the 3-4 hours that we have?

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      Travelling to Lisbon with children in April

      Portugal Jan 7, 2017 at 6:54 PM

      My last attempt to go to Lisbon was in 2005, with my ageing mother. I had collected great tips from reading fellow VT'ers tips and assembled an array of ideas. The day before departure my mother keeled over with a stroke and did not regained sufficient strength to travel anymore. So now with the kids, trying again:
      Question 1: 3 things to do with children that need to be challenged, not entertained, aged 8-11 in Lisbon?
      Question 2: choice of 3 places to stay (towns, not necessarily hotels) on the Algarve coast between the Spanish border and the south-west cape, keeping kids in mind?

      - Yes, indeed, I am reading all relevant info on the Portugal VT pages, but a little help would be good to cut through the jungle...

      Thank you for any responses to what is probably one of my last questions before VT closes down...

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      VT Itineraries for Nepal?

      Nepal Jan 7, 2017 at 6:06 PM

      I liked the idea of VT Itineraries, but never got around to write itineraries on my own VT pages. Instead, some two and a half years ago I started collecting itineraries - in the beginning as a response to all the questions on the Nepal Forum. That developed into a book which is coming out now in Kathmandu, "Adventures in Nepal. Discovering the Country and the People". I hasten to mention that I wrote this book with a friend for free (even paid our research expenses), and had the Norwegian Embassy modestly sponsoring the design, print and distribution. We receive no royalties. The book is for sale at a not-for profit rate, where the sales money go back into printing more copies according to market request and providing a distribution subsidy. Reasonably priced. A low-resolution edition of the book will be made available for free on an accessible web page of the Norway-Nepal Association later.
      The effort was done in order to attract visitors to Nepal, to familiarize them with simple how-to in Nepal, ease their anxiety after the earth quakes, and to encourage the spread of tourism jobs and salaries to other places than in the iconic areas and the crowded trails.
      We wrote nearly 130 treks and activities - all of them non-motorized, but not necessarily trekking - covering all but 17 of Nepal's 75 districts. You will hopefully recognize some of the VT spirit in this book. For several of the treks I have consulted VT Nepal pages for confirmation and relevance, but most of the itineraries go in areas that are not on VT/Nepal, in places not many would venture into, or areas people not described in traditional guidebooks. However, in the future the book will need an update, so I look forward to keep in touch with fellow Nepal clan VT'ers. Anyone out there?
      Our book does not undermine other guidebooks or web sites, but roll out the real map of opportunities that exist in Nepal. Then you go ahead and buy a specific guide book for your backpack. All we have described is commercially available (but no expeditions, charter helicopters etc.), modestly available, and downplaying the over-featured areas. I am amazed myself of all there is to see and do. My conclusion after all this research, statistics and screening of every district in Nepal, is that people will tend to go where "everybody else has been before". And they are just not aware of the opportunities beyond. From this I had intended to present some of the routes I have taken myself in VT Itineraries. And then, just as the book is ready from the printers VT closes down. If there were to be a dedication in that book, it would have gone to the VT Community and Spirit. The book will become available on Himalayan Map House in Kathmandu and their outlets shortly, and, give it some more time, there will be a free pdf version available on the net. Write me on deurali@online.no for further info regarding availability and other questions. I am truly sorry VT and this Forum closes at the end of February.

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      VT closing down - what about the Nepal clan?

      Nepal Jan 7, 2017 at 4:59 PM

      There is a lot of valuable information saved between us on our member pages; any chance of a coordinated effort to save the Nepal info and make the info available somehow? With some of the features of the old VT, incl. the Forum? I am not a very technically capable person, that's why I ask. In fact, I am beginning to take down some of the info from my VT pages to my personal computer in word format, simple cut and past. Most of the original formatting is lost. Asn an example, my Svalbard pages alone (not arrived to Nepal yet) ran to 167 pages of text and thumbnail photos. I think my Nepal files are even larger. There are literally b o o k s of info on Nepal.

      To start with, let's keep in touch! My VT nome de guerre is Saagar, my real name is Olav Myrholt, and you can reach me on deurali@online no, and in a little while (about VT close-down time) Nepal@deurali.no . I maintain a Facebook page in my real name and I think I will establish my VT Friends group there for now.

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      Sad News on Closure

      Ireland Jan 7, 2017 at 12:49 PM

      I would like to say a big thank you to the management and staff @ VT for running a clean ship and being one of the better Irish forums over many years.
      Anyone not wishing to ask on the more Klanish parent Forum of TA might want to look at Fodor's or Ireland Yes.
      Anyone wanting to contact me can do so on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/t2pIreland/

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      hotel location

      Amsterdam 8 hours ago

      I hadn't intended to ask this question quite yet, but I am thinking of flying into Amsterdam in 2018 and staying there a couple of days to see the city and get over jet lag before we fly to Kilimanjaro for a safari. I will be with my granddaughter who is a tiny little girl. I am currently using a scooter to get around, but I don't think my granddaughter will be able to pick up the scooter which weighs about 60 lbs. I can walk a short distance, but I cannot stand for more than about a minute without back pain and once my back starts to hurt I am finished for the day. That means that even standing in an elevator can be a problem.

      I don't think that a scooter will be useful on safari and I am hoping that I can get along with just a cane that I can sit on. We will have a car and driver so most of my walking will be in the safari camps. I think I can do from the car to the room and from the room to dinner.

      Also I thought we would take the hopon-hopoff canal boat trip and I don't think the scooter will be that useful there and I would be using the cane. The problem would come in getting to and from the canal boat.

      Is there a hotel where I could stay there and then leave the scooter in storage while we go on the safari? Or is there any kind of rental place where I could rent one when i got there? I have stayed at a hotel where they had a wheelchair, but Bob had to push and I don't think my granddaughter will have enough mass to be able to wrangle me in a wheelchair (her two siblings also had a problem with this).

      And what would be the best hotel/location to be able to see Amsterdam. Are there hotels with airport pick-up?

      Do you have any other suggestions

      5 Answers 13 minutes ago
    • Ferries from Mykonos to Naxos

      Mykonos Yesterday

      I am travelling to Naxos in September -How many ferries are there a day -my flight arrives in Mykonos at 13:35

      Thanks in advance

      Phil

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      Train Tehran to Tabriz.

      Iran Yesterday

      I need to get from Tehran to Tabriz mid April. I wonder how safe the overnight train is for an older woman travelling on her own? What would be an alternative to the train, it seems the flights are very expensive.
      Thank you.

      2 Answers 12 hours ago
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      Planning on renting a car

      Sardegna Jan 17, 2017 at 11:19 AM

      Hi there,
      We are planning on taking a ferry from mainland Italy to Olbia. From Olbia, we have to get to Palau, which is 45 minutes away.
      I was "strongly recommended" to rent a car. Does anyone know if we'd be better off renting a car in Olbia, or bringing one on the ferry from mainland Italy?
      I looked into renting a car in Olbia, and the prices were outrageous (we need one for 5 days.) Does anyone know which rental company I should look into, and how much we can expect to pay?
      Grazie!
      Kristin

      4 Answers Yesterday
    • 1st week in Feb

      Vancouver Island Jan 17, 2017 at 5:17 AM

      We have the chance to visit from London during 1st week in Feb. Probably not the best time to visit but its all we have. Will there be enough for us to do/see? Will we be able to drive around (Whistler?) or will the weather make that impossible? Grateful for your thoughts.

      3 Answers Jan 17, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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      Visit to the Tyrol

      Austria Jan 16, 2017 at 1:40 PM

      We have been invited to join a couple of family members on a holiday in Austria based in St Anton am Arlberg. They are farmers and keen to see the Almabtrieb Cow Festival that takes place in the area.
      I have always wanted to visit this part of Austrian Tyrol again after faint memories of a school trip to Innsbruck many moons ago.
      I have not found much about Almabtrieb on the Internet and would welcome personal advice and information.

      8 Answers Yesterday
    • Chinon to Chambord Wednesday afternoon

      Chinon Jan 16, 2017 at 12:02 PM

      What would be the best way to go from Chinon to Chambord Chateau? I will only have an afternoon.

      2 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 1:48 PM
    • Provence France1 week extra

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Jan 16, 2017 at 11:47 AM

      I will be ending a tour of southern France on a Thursday - end of Sept 2017. The tour will include: Pont du Gard, Arles, Les Baux, and Nice. I will have 7 days (following Thursday night) to get back to Paris for return flight.
      What would be a good trip? I have not seen Monaco, Antibes, Cannes, Marseilles, Aix en Provence, Vaison la Romaine. I would not mind going to Orange again. Prefer TGV rail over driving, but could rent a car for short trips.

      1 Answer Jan 16, 2017 at 1:40 PM
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      Plitvice Lakes

      Croatia Jan 16, 2017 at 10:04 AM

      Information about Plitvice Lakes

      3 Answers Jan 17, 2017 at 3:08 AM
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      July visit

      Washington State Jan 16, 2017 at 7:25 AM

      Hi all

      We're planning a road trip to Washington (State) in July and I'd be interested in your views about the timing. Are we likely to encounter more crowds if we go immediately after July 4th rather than a bit later in the month, or is it just going to get busier if we leave it till the second half of the month? I do already know we should avoid Mount Rainier NP at weekends so we'll factor that into our planning.

      Thanks

      19 Answers 2 hours ago
    • Man vs Wild - Munnar edition ;)

      Munnar Jan 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM

      Hi, i want to go jungle treking on a long multiple day camping trip; around, to, or from Munnar.
      I want to do this alone.
      Do you guys know, any routes, source of information, tips....?

      Thank youuuu

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      Traveling to Cancun from Chicago with 4 month old baby- First trip with baby!

      Cancún Jan 15, 2017 at 2:45 PM

      Hi,

      My husband and I will be traveling for the first time with our 4 month old baby. We have been to Cancun before, however, never with a baby! Can you please let me know what things I should be taking with or any tips.. I am nursing the baby, We will be staying at the all inclusive Royalton Riviera Resort.

      1) I am planning on taking a stroller and carseat and baby carrier

      2) Suncreen?? I hear I can't put it on a baby - any tricks besides not taking her out until later afternoon/evening.

      3) Swim suit and flotie???or swim diaper- I was thinking about having her in a flotie with us supervising.

       4) I am assuming we can't really do any excursions or activities?

      5) any tips?

       

      3 Answers 8 hours ago
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      transportation from Chinatown to FRIM

      Kuala Lumpur Jan 15, 2017 at 9:37 AM

      Hello,

      I will be traveling from our guest house in Chinatown KL to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, then to the Batu Caves, and finally back to Chinatown. Can anyone advise on the best way to do this?

      Thank you!

      5 Answers 2 hours ago
    • Any cheaper alternatives to Switzerland with similar scenery

      Switzerland Jan 15, 2017 at 8:48 AM

      Hi,

      I was wondering if there were other countries or regions in other countries with beautiful scenery like in Switzerland
      - quaint villages
      - glaciers, ice caves
      - pretty castles
      - decent public transport

      8 Answers Jan 17, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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      Acomodation in July

      Berlin Jan 15, 2017 at 7:41 AM

      We are a family of four. Two Adults and two Children, age 7 and 10. We are looking for a family room for 3 nights. We are on a very tight budget. I have checked the usual websites Hostelworld, Booking.com etc. but have nothing that suits our budget. Can any of you fellow travellers advise?

      2 Answers Yesterday
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      Where to stay

      Paris Jan 14, 2017 at 4:42 PM

      Traveling to Paris (3 days) and then to Caen (2days). Using the train system. Looking to stay close/walking distance or central point to stations. What station that would be? and any tips of what/where to stay (hotel wise) On a budget but safe area please. Thank you for your help.

      5 Answers Jan 15, 2017 at 10:02 PM
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      Weather in March in Madagascar

      Madagascar Jan 14, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      I am thinking of traveling in Madagascar for three months. As I have to be back in middle June I thought starting my trip on mid March. My question is "Is the weather good enough in March or is the rain too heavy?"

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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      Bed and breakfast.

      Paris Jan 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM

      Could you suggest me some nice bed and breakfast in Paris?

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2017 at 9:13 AM
    • BUS between Abu Dhabi and Dubai....

      Abu Dhabi Jan 13, 2017 at 6:15 PM

      Would anyone know if there is a bus running from Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi to Al Gubalba Bus Terminal in Dubai. We would appreciate the info. Thanks.

      John.

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2017 at 5:31 AM
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      Which town is best

      Stelvio Jan 13, 2017 at 3:44 PM

      I would like to spend some time hiking around the Stelvio National Park in summer. Which town would be the best to use as a base to access the park. I do not drive and need to be able to rely on public transport. thank you

      2 Answers Jan 14, 2017 at 9:35 AM
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      Best site for renting house or Condo Short term?

      United States of America Jan 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM

      Figured I had better ask this now, as can't later. My husband and I generally travel with a 5-th wheel trailer, but are considering maybe trying out staying in a condo, apartment, house, etc. short term instead in the coming years. This would be for a 2 - 3 week stay in the US. So far I have found HomeAway and VRBO as possible helpful sources. I would appreciate any advice as to if these are the best ones, and/or are there others that are also valuable sources.

      8 Answers Jan 14, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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      Paris with kids

      Paris Jan 13, 2017 at 6:23 AM

      Hello Paris experts ;-)

      We'll be attending the U2 show in Paris on July 25 and want to add a couple of extra days in and around the city.
      I don't yet know where we'll be staying.

      Our boys - who will be 9 and 11 by then - will be joining us. In fact it was their idea go along to a show and then our oldest one decided he wanted to see the Eiffeltower ... And what's a mum to do then but to buy tickets for the Stade de France then ... anything to keep the young ones happy (and now I can 'blame' them for the trip ;-) ).

      We'll likely arrive there around noon on friday 21st and leave for home again on wednesday 26th.

      Do any of you have a suggestion as on what kids might enjoy doing. The Eiffeltower is a must. Besides that: they don't mind a museum (as long as it doesn't take an entire day), they like history and they're not fussy about walking.
      I've read something about the sewers tour ... do you think that's worth doing with kids?

      As always: thanks for your input!

      8 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 8:58 AM
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      Palamos taxi or Transfer

      Palamós Jan 13, 2017 at 4:25 AM

      hi, can anyone advise my sister and husband need to get from Palamos to Barcelona airport for about 2pm, however on the bus routes / trains from Girona its all a bit messy and times make it a long connection they will have just flown from America 3 days before and wont want to be chopping and changing to get to airport. Does anyone know of a private transfer or descent taxi fare that may work? I could rent a car but too nervous to drive there, I have checked the Sarfa Bus the train times from Girona etc Thanks in Advance

      1 Answer Jan 16, 2017 at 12:13 AM
    • Areas in Cyprus

      Cyprus Jan 13, 2017 at 4:21 AM

      Hi All,

      Planning to visit Cyprus in Easter Break 2017 ( 10-17th April ). The main plan is to Unwind in beautiful location with couple of Beaches near by for Kids. Possible visit to Couple of scenic villages.

      Is Paphos a good base for this?

      Any recommendation would be highly appreciated? Is Cyprus okay vegetarian food?
      Would weather be okay in April. I checked online and it shows average temp to be 17 with Average max around 21-22. Sounds okay to us.

      Regards,
      R

      2 Answers 23 hours ago
    • Currency exchange

      Bali Jan 13, 2017 at 1:42 AM

      Hi, should I exchange my GBP for Bali currency in the UK or should I wait until I get to Bali?
      THanks

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 8:36 AM
    • Bus route in Dubai.

      Dubai Jan 12, 2017 at 7:43 PM

      Is there a public transportation between Ibn Battata Mall and Dubai World trade center? Our Hotel (Hotel President) is near Dubai World Trade center. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

      John.

      7 Answers 2 hours ago
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      Brugge, Ghent or Brussels?

      Belgium Jan 12, 2017 at 5:01 PM

      We will be visiting Amsterdam Nov 25 till Dec 3. That is 8 nights. I think 4 nights in Amsterdam will do and thinking of doing the other 4 in Belgium since it's easy to get to by train. Am interested in Brugge. But perhaps just 2 nights there? Any other place in Belgium? Ghent or Brussels?

      Would they all be too similar (canals and more canals)? Really need your input..

      Tq, Mel

      9 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 2:22 PM
    • 2 days Itinerary to explore Switzerland

      Lausanne Jan 12, 2017 at 2:56 PM

      Can anyone help me with my itinerary? I'll be staying in Lausanne for 2 weeks and have one weekend free to explore the beauty of Switzerland. I would like to see the Swiss Alps also Chateau de Chillon and other great places. please help!

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2017 at 4:58 PM
    • Eurostar to paris

      London Jan 12, 2017 at 1:52 PM

      Seat selection recommendations

      4 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 4:07 AM
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      just booked a four day trip to bucharest in early march. tips?

      Bucharest Jan 12, 2017 at 12:44 PM

      hey vt'ers,
      i am on a budget. what are must sees that are not in the books? where to get lost, etc. cheap street food? artistic sites, free museum days, stuff like that.. local pubs..
      thanks and safe travels!
      regina

      3 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 2:43 AM