PJandLisa Offtherails

PJandLisa Offtherails

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    What are some names of outdoor gear shops in Portugal?

    So far we have found the Decathlon chain, does anyone know of others? over 4 years ago

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    What are the easy trails of Annapoorna near to Pokhara

    It depends how you define easy. The Annapurna area is full of trails that make up a kind of trekking highway. Along these trails your are rarely any more than 2 hours walk from the a hot meal and a bed. So if you mean easy, in terms of specialised skills or equipment, yes. But if you mean easy in terms of physical fitness then it all depends how far you want to walk each day. You can take it really slow, or you can push hard. keepnepal.org may be a good starting point for trekking in Nepal. We found them to be a fantastic organisation that provides free advice to trekkers about trails, equipment, safety, hiring guides and porters. over 4 years ago

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    Best websites for extended travel(not hotel or actual travel price sites) and websites on cost of living around the world etc

    priceoftravel.com has a helpful backpacker index on some of the more popular countries and cities. It seems to be updated with new prices each year. over 4 years ago

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    Best websites for extended travel(not hotel or actual travel price sites) and websites on cost of living around the world etc

    This is definitely one of the more helpful sites that got us started: www.travelindepenent.info over 4 years ago

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    Where are some good spots to stay in pokhara?

    We are budget travellers and have been staying down the south end of town, in the side street with the well known am/pm cafe and the peace eye guest house. We have stayed in a few different guest houses in this street and they have all been good clean basic rooms. What we is really nice about this end of lakeside is that it is a bit quieter and the food is also a bit cheaper, while still having a really warm friendly pokhara vibe! I think it would be hard to go wrong choosing a place in your price range anywhere in Pokhara. almost 5 years ago

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    safety in cambodia for solo female traveler

    We stayed at a place called The Siem Reap hostel. Here there was a board where you could sign up with other guests to share tuk tuk trips to the common sights in the area. www.thesiemreaphostel.com They had their own trusted tuk tuk drivers, and would even help you to organise tours. My point is that if your are feeling a little nervous about travelling alone it may help to know that we met many other solo female travellers in Cambodia. Choosing a good hostel that offers lots of activities and opportunities to meet other travellers will probably help you to feel more secure and play it safe. almost 5 years ago

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    28 degree credit card now has an ATM cash advance fee of 3% are there any other better alternatives.

    I feel your pain John! .... we were also very disappointed by the 28 degrees policy change. We are also aussies and are on the road at the moment. We use the citibank plus visa debit card for making withdrawals from atms. We use the 28 degrees card when we want to use actual credit such as making online bookings or paying for a meal at a restaurant. The other tip I can share is keep an eye on the fees that the individual atms charge in each country. Sometimes the fees are so hi (I talking to you Thailand!) that it's cheaper to pay a restaurants surcharge for using a credit card, than to pay with cash. almost 5 years ago

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    What's the best and cheapest way to see the east coast?

    I think you definitely have a great idea with the driving. Driving is one of the best ways to see the country and you can make accommodation cheaper by having a tent and sleeping bags so that you can camp in national parks where the overnight park entry fee is usually per car, and so almost always cheaper than staying at caravan parks or hostels. Australia has a great network of visitor information centers dotted all througout the country in pretty much every regional town and they will always be able to point to you campsites in the area. In terms of rental, if you are staying for quite a long time (a month or more) it may even be worth you money to buy a second hand car at the beginning of your trip and then sell it to other travellers at the end. almost 5 years ago