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    What is the best way to acclimatise to the high altitudes of the Andes. Especially if you are flying straight in?

    Ditto on Phils answer. I was there in January, flew directly to Cusco. Felt the altitude within a few hours and it forced us to just go slow. Couldn't resist a beer with lunch that same day, but apart from that, lots of water and a daily morning pot of Coca tea which many hostels make freely available or you can buy in the markets. We preferred the leaves vs tea bags. Make sure to get good nights sleep and and don't be surprised if you have odd dreams! about 8 years ago

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    Where is the best place to eat in Montevideo?

    La Perdiz behind the Sheraton in a residential neighborhood. Excellent menu, good for vegetarians and superb service. It is a place I could imagine easily thriving in California as much as it does in Montevideo. It's not a 'budget' place,locals with scratch come here, but by US prices and standards, it's great value. about 8 years ago

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    What are the best places to stay in New York for 5 days in October?

    I'm a huge fan of Priceline bidding, even landing the W mentioned above once, but have also landed hotels all over Manhattan: Hyatt in Grand Central, hotel Giraffe, and Presidents Club ( I think that's what it was called) on Wall Street. There's flexibility to narrow your bidding location to specific neighborhoods and all star ratings are available. I go for anything 3+ and that way feel pretty sure I'll get a national chain with a decent level of quality and safety. Everything is a near walk or subway ride in manhattan so you wont be missing out wherever you end up. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of midtown ( east or west sections), but if you find a deal there, take it! Hoods I like are Chelsea, Greenwich village, Soho, Union Square and Gramercy Park. I have to admit, staying on Wall Street surprised me too- on a great subway line, and well staged for jaunts to Brookyn Bridge, Chinatown, ground Zero, Staten island ferry, statue of liberty about 8 years ago

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    let me know the good place to snow boarding

    And not least is Whistler in BC. Wow wow wow! about 8 years ago

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    let me know the good place to snow boarding

    Well Priya, that depends on where in continent you may be! For east coast, Killington, VT scores highly as does Mad River Glen also in VT. I spent childhood winters in Bromley Mountain, so I have a sift spot for it, but don't know if sets snowboarder hearts alight as the others. Moving west, Colorado, Montana and Utah. It's been years since skiing in Colorado but my cousin lives in Steamboat Springs and he'd tell you the boarding is solid there. There are other superb spots there butas I havent been, I won't comment. California's Sierras. My backyard and I love Northstar & Squaw. Loads of long runs, powder, trees and groomed, so whatever you poison you'll be sure to find it! No been to Kirkwood, but I hear it's also the business. If looking for something more tame and lw key, Bear Valley is worth a look. But dont expect an après ski 'scene' there as youbwould in Tahoe. Not least is Whistler in BC. Wow wow wow! about 8 years ago

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    Where are great places to run in San Francisco?

    Sorry, one more thing. If youre looking to be social do a search for a Hash Run that may be going on when you're in town. Great group of people who know how to have a good time ( their tagline is 'drinkers with a running problem'). There's usually one somewhere every weekend (all over the world too!) about 8 years ago

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    Where are great places to run in San Francisco?

    Oh excellent that you have a car! that means you can run till you drop on the various trails in the Marin Headlands just over the Golden Gate Bridge or just a bit further north to Tennessee Valley for some coastal (hilly) runs or wee bit north still to Mt Tamalpais where the trail system is endless. So much so that in my decades of being here, I've yet to know all of them. Do a search on the Dipsea Run to get the route for an iconic race in Marin, it has some unfathomable number of steps and elevation gains/drops that take you through redwoods (Muir woods) to the Pacific. Stunning. That's also in the Mt Tam/ Muir Woods area. Drive to the East Bay and you'll be spoiled for choice in the series of parks that span the east bay hills from El Sobrante ( one end of the Wildcat Canyon trail in Tilden Park) down to Lake Chabot Park and all the parks in between. Tilden Park has all kinds of wooded to open exposed trails that take you through cow pastures, lakes and stunning views back across the bay to SF. My local secret park is Briones. Past Tilden heading East. Very peaceful, great hills/views and you feel as if you are in another country. Check before you head out as there are about 100 parks in northern California slated for closure because of the budget crisis and I don't know what parks in the area ar on the kist and when they will close. about 8 years ago

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    Does anyone know if there's any necessity to get an International driving license for driving anywhere in the world?

    May be an idea to also do a quick sanity check with a few rental car agencies in the UK and ask what their requirements are for their branches overseas. I have rented cars in Argentina & costa rica and was able to use my US license. about 8 years ago