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    Where can I find great pancakes in Sydney?

    Bunker Hill in Darlinghurst had some killer ricotta pancakes over 8 years ago

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    What are the best non-tourist things to do in Manhattan?

    Agree! Go for a morning run or walk in Central Park with locals, walk over the Brooklyn Bridge during commute hours, check out the farmers market on Union Square, go to Century 21 (half a block from Ground Zero) for great shopping. See a gig at Irving Plaza, take the ferry from Governors Mansion to lower Manhatan (commuter boat), walk the floors of J&R electronics by City Hall (lower Broadway). Grab a coffee or eat a sandwich at Bryant Park during lunch hour. See a reading or event at the NY Public Library. Take the #15 bus all along 1st (uptown) from Wall Street to he upper east side. Walk everywhere...just walk. over 9 years ago

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    Any European or Asian expats living in Cairo? I'm looking to make new friends.. I'm a European girl living half of the time here... Thanks

    Seek out the folks at the American University- lots of students, profs, and post grad expats there. They likely have a notice board or facebook page to get wind of events. Also, if it's still about, Swiss Air had a great bar in the city (Heliopolis) where many expats gathered. Britsh Council also a good resource. almost 8 years ago

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    what if you don't have a return ticket

    Broad question. Do you mean domestically? Entering which country? Which country are you a citizen of? Etc. Entry requirements vary widely from country to country and can depend on several variables: how long you plan on staying in a place, your 'regular' profession, information on the landing card, proof that you can support yourself while in a country and handle the questions from an immigration officer. Most countries want to make sure that your not having a return ticket doesn't equate to your staying in the country to work, etc. In the past I carried a copy of a recent bank statement or proof of a hostel reservation in an ongoing country I'm visiting to show my intention that I am just traveling through. Best approach is to look at the State Department or equivalent website of the country(ies) you are planning to visit to see what they require for entry. over 9 years ago

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    What are the best summer music festivals in Europe?

    Depends on the type of music you are into, but If you like electronic music, Sonar in Barcelona can't be beat (no pun intended!). It's in June over a weekend, and the streets and stages everywhere are jammed with music and dance parties well into the night and wee hours of the morning. magically pulsating time to be in a great city! over 9 years ago

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    I need advice for buying some (almost) professional camera. Was thinking about Nikon. What else do I need of equipment?

    Cnet.com has great editor and user reviews that may help you narrow the choices down. about 9 years ago

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    Heading to Peru in a week with my 9 year old son...any tips :)

    I was there last year and thought Peru is a great place to take kids! Lima was OK during the day (usual big city precautions apply) but do be sure at night to take taxis and to only take taxis that are licensed, perhaps best to ask the hotel or the restaurant you are leaving from to call one for you at night. Miraflores is a safe neighborhood to walk around it at night (at least I found it so as a single lone female traveler). If your 9 yr old is intrigued by surfing, Lima has good surfing schools on the beach below Miraflores. Plaza de Armas and main Cathedral are stunning, and a a day in Barranco is a must. Cuzco is a delight, but do take it easy due to altitude and possible altitude sickness. We took it slow and drank alot of water and coca tea. We felt safe walking everywhere in Cuzco. En route to Machu Picchu, try to overnight in Ollantaytambo and stay at the station albergue-one of the best places I ever stayed at-loads of charm and fab garden and restaurant. Good Inca ruins in town too. Puno was a so-so place for me-very touristy and overrun with touristy businesses, but the central market was great-only locals and lots of colour. The buses between cities are great-vary from two decker comfortable to rickety. Spend the extra to go on a comfortable one. I prefer to arive in a place during the day, so depending on the length of journey, be OK with overnight buses. Consider a trip to the Colca Canyon and stay at Cabanaconde-better than the mad dash day trips folks do from Arequipa to see the condors. We stayed in the village for three nights and could easily have stayed a week with all the hiking opportunities in the area. Here's a good assortment of articles on Peru safety: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/country/168/Peru over 8 years ago

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    Winter destinations in the American southwest?

    Sedona and Flagstaff are a nice drive up to elevation. It gets cold up there so dress accordingly. Lots of hiking in Sedona and a scenic drive further on to Flagstaff, in Navajo country. It's a college town too, so there will be budget options for food and hotel. walnut Canyon national monument is there. There may be snow, so look out or snowshoeing opportunities. I recommend getting a Gazetteer road map as it as all the small side roads, parks and trails. I used their California, Nevada and New Mexico ones and swear by them. about 8 years ago