PJandLisa Offtherails

PJandLisa Offtherails

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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. over 4 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. over 4 years ago

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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. over 4 years ago

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    Chiang Mai recommended day trips?

    Kayaking. There are a stack of tour operators who will take you out of Chiang Mai to the river areas and teach you how to Kayak. We did it and had incredible peaceful views of the jungle. over 4 years ago

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    Best Route For South East Asia

    Hi Alex. If our experiences help at all, we just spent a little under two months in both Thailand and Cambodia. You're not going to like hearing this, but we felt that even with three to four weeks in each country we just barely scratched the surface! However, we were mostly making it up as we went, and we met many other travellers who were much more organised than us and many of the, were doing the northern thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia trail. Places we loved were Chiang Mai and Siem Reap. Places we wished we had made it to after speaking others: Chiang Rai & Pai, Laos, some smaller towns in Cambodia. over 4 years ago

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    How are your best experience in phuket ,thailand?

    So far ... A day on the water out in Phang Nga Bay with the June Bahtra crew. The stop at James Bond island stop off was a bit over the top touristy, but being out in that bay all day on a beautiful slow boat with a fabulous crew was amazing! http://www.asian-oasis.com/product/june-bahtra-cruises-the-spirit-of-phang-nga-bay/ almost 5 years ago

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    Are there many inland activities around Phuket?

    There are a bunch of jungle zip lining and outdoor adventure parks in Phuket. Flying Hanuman and Jungle Xtrem Adventure are two that we came across. almost 5 years ago

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    which palces you recomend to visit in Cambodia for a more authentic experience?

    In Phnom Penh we signed up for an overnight tour with a company called Betelnut Tours. http://betelnuttours.com It was run by a Cambodian & Dutch couple living in Phnom Penh and, although on the pricy end of Cambodia experiences, we had a fabulous time. We got taken to some of their favourite local picnic spots outside of Phnom Penh and spent the night at their family farm cooking together in the outdoor kitchen and hanging out in the hammocks just chatting. I think once you have a look at their website you'll get a really good feel for the sort of people they are. My second authentic experience recommendation would be to find out a bit more about some of the social enterprises running in Siem Reap. We discovered these by accident by picking up a brochure from ConCERT http://www.concertcambodia.org and learnt so much about the challenges facing the Cambodian people by just asking questions when we visited these local businesses. Included in this recommendation is must do visit to the incredible GreenGecko project http://www.greengeckoproject.org It's also worth looking over the ConCERT website to read up on how to be socially responsible tourist http://www.thinkchildsafe.org/thinkbeforevisiting/ because it seems there is whole heap of victim tourism in Cambodia branding itself as authentic inside experiences. almost 5 years ago