Nicholas Roberts

Nicholas Roberts

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    Which Indian Restaraunt is the best?

    Ooo! A controversial question, lol Depends what you value as a "better" quality. Little India is BYO, it is cheap and has decent curries. Best and favourite in my opinion but I'm not rating on the best flavoured curries or anything. The new Indian place in Sandy Bay from what I have heard is a bit soft on their spice and the hottest curry there will only burn a couple of taste buds instead of your whole mouth. There is an indian place in Battery Point which I have heard people rave about. over 10 years ago

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    Rough budget for two months' travel?

    Really depends on how you are spending your $$s Haven't been to Peru, so I am not much use there. In terms of buying power Argentina is the cheapest, Brazil is the next and Chile is the most expensive. Since I was there last year we have had the western world economy crash which has made all of the exchange rates a lot worse. Argentina was easily the cheapest. You could find all you can eat buffets with a great selection of food for 7 pesos (US$2)! Dorm rooms in hostels for 35 pesos (US$10) - Palermo House hostel in Buenos Aires and the buffet down the road. So in Argentina you can do a lot with US$30 per day. Brazil is probably 1.5 or 2 times as expensive, at least in the big cities. Chile is something similar to Brazil. over 10 years ago

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    What are the "must see" spots? Why did you select this spot?

    For the south island check out my question: http://travellr.com/questions/new-zealand/184/what-are-the-highlights-in-the-south-island-of-new-zealand In the north island I would recommend checking out the Te Urewera National Park, it is a beautiful national park full of mountains that sit in the clouds and overlook the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana. If you want to relax probably a visit to Rotorua, to see the mud pools would be a good tip as well. When I was there, we were told that we should tour north of Auckland and go to the barrier islands but unfortunately we did not have time. over 10 years ago

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    What are some good places to stay in or around Barcelona?

    There are a lot of options for accommodation in Barcelona. Firstly go to an information booth in a train station or around the city to see what is available. We stayed in a camping ground 40 mins from the city but in a fantastic location on the beach. It was called Tres Estrellas. We also met another aussie guy who stayed in the university student apartments when he was there. I am not sure of the place but I think it was on wotif.com over 10 years ago

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    What is some good, cheap accommodation in Madrid?

    RC Miguel Angel is a good hostel to stay near one of the 3 big metro stations (Sol) In Madrid, depending on how far ahead of time you intend to book, it will cost you anywhere from AU$30/per night and upwards (more like $40 for decent hostels) One thing you should visit there is the El Tigre Tapas bar. It is 2 blocks North-East of the Gran Via metro station (2 north and 1 east). Great place where you can eat until you are really full for extremely little. It is packed with locals and tourists who you can easily find people to go out on the town with. over 10 years ago

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    Where is the best place to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

    Another thing to remember. When you get to the airport you will be approached by plenty of people offering to rent apartments in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Don't just refuse them. Check it out as prices can be bargained down to a reasonable price depending on what time of year you are there. The place will always be a bit less than what is advertised and try and travel with the person back to their apartment or you may be duped by a taxi driver with his own apartment deal (this happened to us) over 10 years ago

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    I have been told Mendoza is a bit boring unless you pay money?

    We went there in the winter and it was a bit average... If you want to see the wineries then pay the ~200 pesos for a guided tour with lunch and transport. We tried to find our own way around and the wineries we tried were closed. It was a long walk and the bike hiring places were closed at the end of the town where the bus dropped us off. over 10 years ago

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    Any things that we should not miss in Dublin?

    Here's my recommendations! * A pint of Guinness in Temple Bar - touristy but still a must * Visit the parks north of Grafton street * The Guinness factory tour is brilliant and ends with a drink in their sky bar with fantastic views over the city * The "stiletto in the ghetto" - that's about all worth seeing south of the liffey river * Walk over the h'penny bridge and have a coffee along the river * The deers in the big park just outside Dublin - can't recall name and never went but have been told it is wonderful * Barnacles youth hostel in temple bar highly recommended for good value accom/hostel over 10 years ago