LisaF

LisaF

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    Is it possible for an elderly couple to travel to Uluru from Sydney without incurring huge expense. Reasonable accommodation please.

    There are always good domestic flight deals, I would choose the flight above a 20+hour drive along some dusty roads. You may have all the time in the world - but the conditions really are harsh and I would never recommend a long drive on those roads unless you knew the country well. Think Kangaroos at dawn and dusk jumping out of you, and thats the least scary thing that will happen. Once in Alice Springs, there are numerous day trips etc, as well as organised tours to Uluru. Or you can hire a car there and drive yourself. www.avis.com.au may have some good deals for car rentals. Accommodation wise, unless you're camping, it is expensive. There are resorts ranging form expensive budget to expensive luxury. No such thing as budget-budget in Uluru. over 7 years ago

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    where is the best location in Sydney, Australia to stay?

    I agree - Bronte or Clovelly any time of the year. The beaches are lovely, as are the walks along the cliffs. And the public transport is great. The only think lacking is affordable accommodation. Closer to the city I would choose Paddington or Potts Point, walk into the CBD via Botanical Gardens, and still great public transport. Depending on your budget of course. Cheaper options close to the CBD are Glebe and Newtown. over 7 years ago

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    I'm looking to plan a year of travel starting July 2013. How do I even begin to plan an agenda, and what is a realistic amount of money?

    Wow, how exciting. Start with what you're interested in. Do you have a dream location? What do you know already? That should give you an idea on how much money you wil need to at least start. Have you considered working your way around the world? It means less money to save upfront for. There are a lot of things you can do around the world to subsidise your travel. Bar Tending Nannying English Lessons Fruit Picking Cleaning I would advise on a fully flexible RTW ticket to start with once you know your starting point. The ticket should be able to be date changed etc. If you plan on hostels, join an association (like the youth hostel association) because you can book in stays along the way and its very economical. Some (across Europe) are also really lovely. over 7 years ago

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    Accomodations in NYC

    www.hotels.com has last minute deals that are amazing. It means you can upgrade to a nicer hotel for the price of a budget one. I booked into the PCYC, and on arrival decided to forego this. It was dirty (but cheap) and had to step over sleeping people int he doorways. over 7 years ago

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    Is it possible to do a 5 day safari in Tanzania and see the wildebeest migration in lake ndudtu, ngorongoro crater, and the Serengeti?

    Yes it is! The wildebeasts migrate over a specific time; you can google the migration pattern and then chose the time to go! over 7 years ago

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    What is the best area to be while in Bali? Is Kuta not the best place to be? If in Kuta, what options do I have to enjoy our vacation?

    If you do decide to stay in Kuta, there are various options dependant on your budget. It also really depends on your interests and what you want out of the holiday. Relaxation - dont head to Kuta. Seminyak is more upmarket (still crowded) and has many lovely private villas to stay as well as restaurants and shopping. Also, brilliant massage parlours and little cafes. Kuta is busy, noisy and very touristy. Think cheap markets, a lot of cars and a lot a drunken tourists. The beach is crowded, but if the pub / nightclub scene is your gig, then this is your place. Sanur is close by (10mins drive in traffic) and a more quiet beach resort. Nusa Dua the same. Upmarket resorts, but lovely beaches and much more quiet. My preference in Bali is Ubud because I love the serenity of it, and I also really love Singaraja (a little less discovered). Bali and Lombok are both very different cultures, Bali is a predominantly Hindu country whilst Lombok is predominantly Muslim. If you are seeking a but more of an island escape with less tourists, perhaps split your time between Bali and Lombok and take in a visit to a the Gili Islands. over 7 years ago

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    I am heading for Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam on Feb 2, are there any safety or health concerns for that area that I should be aware of?

    Lucky you! Best to get your travel vaccinations before you head off, if you're in Australia there are numerous travel clinics in the major cities who can consult. Health concerns: Water. Drink only bottles and ensure the lid is really sealed when you buy it. Some vendors refill and then put the cap on tight to pretend..... Food. All countries have amazing cuisine, just check for hygiene standards where you do go. I'm rather conservative when it comes to food because of my past career in emergency assistance for travellers (the bulk of my medical cases were food or alcohol related). In saying that, I am a very adventurous traveller and love the local cuisine. Alcohol. Its cheap. Its plentiful. And it can be spiked. In Cambodia, you cannot go past Chicken Amok, the national dish. Vietnam you can cannot go past the fish curry's or vietnamese rolls. Both places are also ex-French colonies so the pastries in Vietnam and Cambodia . Safety - the usual stuff, be mindful of your surroundings, don't walk down dark alley ways at night, watch your drinks (spiking incidents are high). The biggest risk is getting scammed or ripped off. The tubing in Laos is high on the media watch right now as I'm sure you're aware. With motorbike hire places, be careful in Laos because the hire places will try to make you pay for damages that are not really there. Drugs. Plenty in each country - stay clear. Overall, you're going at a nice time of year. Enjoy. over 7 years ago

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    We would like to experience a White Christmas, where would be the best place?

    Have you considered about Norway and also taking in the Northern Lights. Or what about lapland, and you go dog sledding to the North Pole? That would be a brilliant way to spend Christmas. over 7 years ago