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....?
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?
Hi, should I exchange my GBP£ for Bali currency in the UK or should I wait until I get to Bali?
How easy is it to get a taxi at the airport in the evening (8-9 PM)? How much is the fare on average, including luggage? Do the taxi drivers expect a tip, and if so, how much? Do airport taxis take US dollars? Do airport taxis accept credit cards?
As an alternative, are there reasonable limo services? Online, it looks like about $100 US and up.
Does anyone know if I can get a pump boat to take me from Boracay to Romblon island?
My travel company advises me to be at the airport 5 hours before the departure time. What was your experience when flying out?
I happened to have a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone (USA) that I plan to travel to India with. I have heard that the frequencies used by Indian carriers for GSM-2, 3 may be different from the ones supported by Samsung S3.
Would there be someone who is using a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone in India and knows that it works. Thanks.
Samsung S3 Specs. :
Hi is there anywhere where you can meditate as my daughter. Is into the spiritual side of things thanks
Hi is there any places that you could go and meditate as my daughter. Likes the spiritual side of things. Thanks
Hi. On my way back from hols near Sorong I will have about 7 hors before my flight. Even counting check in time for the second flight etc., it leaves me with 5 hours. Any idea of where to park myself? Is there any lounge, spa, even day hotel within the airport?
Sad day being told that VT will be coming to a close! I hope I have been able to help travellers to Shanghai and other destinations. Happy and safe travels to you all and to all the VT staff.
I want to know how to contact Air Kyrgyzstan in English as its web-site is not in English. Does this airline respond to international enquiries on its services? Although i have its email address firstname.lastname@example.org i am not sure whether they will respond to my enquiry. Also does it have a branch office in Urumqi?
Is Bishkek an English-speaking city? How to seek direction to Air Kyrgyzstan's Head Office in Bishkek if i decided to make a debut trip to Bishkek via Urumqi?
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
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 email@example.com for further info regarding availability and other questions. I am truly sorry VT and this Forum closes at the end of February.
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.
I shall visit Banjarmasin for a few days in early March 2017. Can you recommend a good guide to show me around and help with short tours in the area of South Kalimantan. Thank you!
We are leaving for Vietnam on 11 January 2017. We arrive in Hanoi on 12 January 2017 and depart from Hanoi on 26 February 2017.
So far I have only booked a hotel in Hanoi for 7 nights. The rest of the itinerary is still flexible.
I need some suggestions and comments and recommendations from your experiences as to possible changes to cities being visited, number of days and other cities to be visited, etc.
Hanoi - 7 nights
Luang Prabang - 6 nights
Siem Reap - 7 nights
Phnom Penh - 7 nights
HCMC - 5 nights
Hoi An - 5 nights
Hue - 5 nights
Hanoi and Halong Bay - 3 nights
Or maybe skip Hue and spend more time in Hanoi/Halang Bay/SAPA?
Thanks for your input.
We are a couple from Cape Town leaving for Vietnam on 11 January 2017 entering through Hanoi.
We have been reading a lot about vaccines recommended and get conflicting stories.
According to the website www.dirco.gov.za (dated 27 November 2013):
"There is a risk of malaria in non-urban areas. Hepatitis A & B immunisations are recommended (Dengue fever or DHF). There is no immunization against DHF. It is strongly recommended that comprehensive travel and health insurance be obtained which would include emergency air evacuation by a recognised carrier. Prospective travellers should check with their insurer to make sure that their policy meets their needs."
CDC again recommends that:
"most travellers" get travel vaccines and medicines for Hepatitis A, Typhoid and that "some travellers" get vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis. They even warn They also warn about the Zika virus.
I personally have travelled to many parts of the world and have never taken any vaccines before but my partner is concerned.
Can anybody please shed some light on the subject?
Hi I am going to Bangkok Phuket and Krabi which is the best currency to take English. Pound or baht which is better rate
I am wondering how easy/difficult would it be to get a sim card, perhaps at the Mumbai airport itself. I have all the necessary id's such as my North American passport, Driver's license, Credit card. Having access to a phone would be a definite asset. Any information in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
My young son and I arrive in Colombo late and are looking for safe transport and accommodation. Where to stay in Colombo? How to get there at that hour?
Please any good suggestion for accommodation (hostels) nearest the Royal Thai Embassy?
About how long will it take to clear customs at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport (DMK)? We will be arriving on a Thursday at 10:15 am in a few weeks using Thai AirAsia X Airbus 330. We already have Thai 60 days visa in our passports. Thanks.
I am travelling to Bali for 14 nights in June and I am seeking advice on where to visit and for how long.
This is a loose plan so far however I am open to suggestions!
4 nights Seminyak
3 Nights Ubud
3 Nights Gili T
4 Nights either Lombok with a day trip to Uluwatu during our stay in Seminyak or 3 nights in Uluwatu and an extra night in Gili T with day trip to Lombok.
In terms of what we are looking for on our trip, we are looking for a variety of things. We are a young couple and like going out and partying however we also want to do lots of cultural things as well and see some temples. We prefer to stay in five star hotels/villas and we have already chosen ones we like in Seminyak, Ubud and gili T.
Ideally we would like at least one destination on our trip to include nice white sand beaches however we are not big water sports people so that is not mandatory. We have decided against Nusa Dua though as we want to experience more of what Bali has to offer rather than stay in a 5 star resort the whole time.
I would also like to swim with turtles which I have heard you can do in Gili T and see some waterfalls which seem to be abundant on Lombok however I was wondering if this could be a day trip?
I want to visit all of the above at some point during the trip however I am undecided on whether to do a day trip to Lombok when in Gili T and stay in Uluwatu for 3 nights or to visit Uluwatu for a day trip while in Seminyak and then stick with Lombok for 4 nights. My main concerns are how few and expensive the nice resorts are in uluwatu are (I am finding it difficult to find the right accommodation in terms of price, availability and service level) while I have found this to be easier on the north side of Lombok I am concerned about the travelling time staying in Lombok will add on to the trip and that the nice beaches seem to be much further south far from the hotels in the north?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I plan to visit India for a three week period. I realize there is a currency crunch at this time (Jan. 4th 2017 today) in India. I am wondering if ATM machines in Mumbai have started dispensing out the cash? I have a couple of USA credit cards and a US Bank ATM card. Will it be a grim situation for me? I also have a couple of hundred US Dollars in cash with me. Any suggestion (short of don't come) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I'm flying from Bangkok to phuket next week, and on my arrival i have to take a taxi or bus to patong?, can u guys give some advice? which is better taxi or a bus? thanks a lot in advance :)
If staying for two days before departing, which one would you prefer?
were planning a visit to HCMC in May, can anyone who's visited recently comment if there visits was affected by the works being carried out to develop the new metro system , also can anyone recommend a 3 day stay on a beach resort please.
This is my first time there and would like to know which hotel is cheap and good near to the market.
What is the bus and bus fare to the tourist places?
Can recommend some good eateries?
Which Domestic Airlines is Best in South India?