PJandLisa Offtherails

PJandLisa Offtherails

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    We are hoping to take our two girls to Hong Kong Disneyland in mid December, is it safe becasue of the problems in the country.

    Yes Very safe! We were there in october and have been keeping an interested eye on Hong Kong news ever since. I would avoid Mong Kok, not because of the umbrella movement protestors but instead because there are a lot of violent thugs trying to attack the protestors. Not only are the Admiralty and Central areas very safe, if there are any displays and things still up in those areas I would even recommend taking your family there during the day to see a piece of Hong Kong history in the making. almost 5 years ago

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    Hi , going to Kathmandu in December , I know it's cold during that time , but is it bitterly cold and unbearabable .?

    We're there right now. In the middle of the day a t-shirt, jeans and sweater are warm enough and many people are still walking around in shorts and thongs (flip flops). The morning and evening have been quite cold and so we have needed a beanie, scarf and warm jacket when walking around the streets our sitting out side in a cafe for breakfast or dinner. It is certainly not bitterly cold and unbearable, it's just ... well, I would say wintery. almost 5 years ago

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    Hi , going to Kathmandu in December , I know it's cold during that time , but is it bitterly cold and unbearabable .?

    Oh and don't stress too much about not bringing enough warm clothing. If you need something extra when you arrive there are plenty, and I really do mean PLENTY, of shops selling warm outdoor gear. Everything from cheap copies to the expensive real deal. You can't walk down any street in Thamel without passing at least 3 or 4 stores selling outdoor gear or woollen clothing. 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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    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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    In Sydney for the New Year's Eve with my family... Which is best place for NYE dinner & watching fireworks with kids ?

    I also find that Darling Harbour tends to be more tame and family friendly than circular quay. about 5 years ago

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    What are some good foods to try in Japan without wheat?

    My husband is gluten free so we also had to avoid wheat while in Japan. Some of his go to foods were: Donburi bowls especially when topped with something really simple Moochi Balls -the little sweet brightly coloured balls are made from rice. And of course the endless variety of sushi type nibbles The tricky thing is soy is used a lot and often made from wheat. about 4 years ago

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    Is it worth spending a month on the East Coast (cairns to Sydney) from the Middle of June?

    Weather will still be pretty good north of sydney and get even warmer as you head up the coast towards cairns (or vice versa if you are heading down). Most of the north east coast, especially byron and anywhere in qld will be busy ... no ghost towns there. In fact it's common for people who live in Sydney to head up to queensland for some warmer weather during winter. Now having said all that, don't get me wrong, Sydney will still be quite cold, and probably wet, but that is cold by Sydney standards - not as cold as NZ. over 4 years ago