Nicholas Roberts

Nicholas Roberts

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    It is legal to smoke dope in the Netherlands?

    This is the subject of a lot of confusion. Most people think that it is legal there, when as far as I know (and according to wikipedia) it actually is NOT LEGAL. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_the_Netherlands It is actually considered a misdemeanor and you can be fined for possession, even for personal use. All of this said, it is not enforced and the coffee shops selling hash brownies and other cool stuff conduct their business without any concerns for police busts. My only advice is, if you are going to consume anything, just behave yourself and don't have too much. Police will not search you unless you give them plenty of reason to do so. And whatever you do, DO NOT try and take anything in or our of the Netherlands. Import/Export is treated very harshly and all transport in and out of the country is targeted because of their drug tourism reputation. about 10 years ago

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    What is your top 5 not to miss things to see/visit in Australia?

    1. Sydney Opera House, NSW 2. Great Barrier Reef, QLD 3. East Coast of Tasmania, Tas 4. Uluru, NT 5. Great Ocean Road, Vic At least with these you get to visit a lot of the states... I am sure other people can suggest a lot more but these are the first 5 really good ones I could think of. about 10 years ago

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    What is there to see in the north of Chile?

    I always wanted to visit the salt lakes in northern Chile. Parque Lauca has big crazy volcanoes next to salt lakes. There are some great pictures here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Parque_Nacional_Lauca Just across the border in Bolivia there is Salar de Uyuni which are fantastic salt plains. Mind blowing pictures from here aswell. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Salar_de_Uyuni about 10 years ago

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    Top cities in Russia to visit?

    Although I've never been I really want to go to St Petersburg. Lots of interesting history to that place. Especially this story about the crazy Russian queen and her ice palace http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_palace My tip if you plan to go here read up on the Siege of Leningrad. One of the worst battles in history. If you are into art the Hermitage Museum is one of the biggest, oldest and has some ridiculous percentage of the art in the world. Heard so many crazy stories about Russia though! Tough country to get into and stay in! about 10 years ago

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    What are THE things to see in Perth?

    Advice was well worth it. We spent a night at Rottnest and a day snorkelling. Unluckely got stung by a jelly fish though (around my face just so it looks good). It was really nice and we times it with the Freo to Rottnest swim which is a crazy 6 hour race. Went to the array of breweries there. Fav beers: Angus Pale Ale - strongly hopped ale from Swan Brewery in Perth Madmonk Freja - crisp citrusey wheat beer from Madmonk in Freo (lots of interesting beers here inc. smoked beer) Little Creatures - in general a great selection of tasty beers but none that stand out as fantastic We went to some places in Perth but my advice is to stay away from the north-eastern part of town, it gets a bit dodgy at night. Great area to stay and go out is Highgate (and I heard Lederville is good) about 10 years ago

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    I want to travel between Spain and Portugal, what are the best places to go to on a budget and the best way to travel (plane or train)?

    Ryanair don't actually fly to Lisboa. Easyjet do though. My advice to travel around go by train. Get an Eurail pass and spend a good amount of time in any cities that interest you. Planes aren't anywhere near as fun or flexible. Two weeks is not enough! If you want to see a lot in 2 weeks: Day 1 - Fly to Barcelona from somewhere (go out immediately and start living it up in the crazy town) Day 2 - Explore the bars of Las Ramblas and spend a day on the metro travelling between all the sites Day 3 - Aquarium and maybe take a bus to one of the beaches out of town (there are ones in town but they are a bit targeted by robbers) Day 4 - Train to Bilbao (northern Spain - great luscious green hills overlooking the pacific) Day 5 - Explore. Gugenheim museum, old town and the northern coasts all accessible with the metro system Day 6 - Train to Santiago de Compostela (North-Western Spain) the end of the pilgrimage Way of St James great cathedrals and other old buildings Day 7 - Exploring Santiago Day 8 - Train to Vigo (Spain's greatest fishing port) - worth it for the seafood and breaks up the journey a bit Day 9 - Train to Porto (great old city in Portugal, worth a visit just to experience the difference from the north and south of Portugal) Day 10 - Train to Lisbon (I would say stop in Coimbra on the way but running out of days) Day 11 - Explore the bars in Barrio Alto, the castle and the waterfronts Day 12 - Relax in Lisbon for a bit more, see the big jesus Day 13 - Train to Faro (Southern Portugal for bit of a last jaunt) Day 14 - Spend a day on the beach before flying with Easyjet back to Paris or London (central airports so you can fly out of Europe) Can get a Eurail regional pass for portgual and spain with 6 travel days for US$415 this is the same price for any age Or if you are under 25 you can get a 3 country select pass with 6 travel days for US$315 Hope this all gives you some ideas on what you can do ;) over 10 years ago

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    Is Argentina still cheap?

    My sister's housemate was just there and she said that it was now 2 pesos to the dollar generally. When I was there last June (08) it was 3 pesos to the dollar. Back when I was there it was still very cheap but the economy was going up because of the major demand for produce world-wide and the massive farmland in Ar. I would imagine that it is still very cheap but not as cheap as Bolivia. over 10 years ago

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    What is the best way to cross the Andes?

    Well my flatmate and I did that trip July last year. We went through Túnel del Cristo Redentor/Paso Libertadores which was amazing. It goes from Mendoza, Argentina to Santiago, Chile down a jacob's ladder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paso_Libertadores You will have to have very good luck to travel that pass in winter though. Other passes go much further north or much further south and take an extra 12 hours or so from memory. The websites to find information on the passes across the Andes are: Chilean: http://www.vialidad.gov.cl/PasosFronterizos/Pasos_Fronterizos.asp?Regiones=16 Argentinian: http://www.aca.org.ar/servicios/turismo/vial/pasos.html over 10 years ago