Nicholas Roberts

Nicholas Roberts

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    How long is the train from Ottawa to Quebec?

    If you are talking Quebec city to Ottawa the train takes about 5 hours. Unfortunately there is usually a connection to be made in Montreal and that can take from 1 to 3 hours so your total trip can take anywhere from 5h20m to 8h Check out the Canadian rail website for more details: http://www.viarail.ca/en over 8 years ago

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    Where can I can the biggest surf waves in Tasmania?

    You know, once I thought these places in Tassie were pretty secret. Then I went to Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and gave a lift to a 16 year old hitchhiker who was going to the other side of the island to go body boarding and the first thing he said after I said I was from Tasmania was "ahh shipsterns" :O Two very well known places are Marrawah on the West Coast and Shipsterns in the South. http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Shipstern-Bluff That surf forecast site has plenty of places to surf all over Tas and Aus. over 8 years ago

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    What are some of the local Roman sites around Coimbra?

    The Roman forum of Aeminium (Roman name for Coimbra) under the National Museum Machado de Castro can be found in the city centre. Conimbriga has a lot of money being put into it and there are more things being re-constructed (e.g. the forum and the courtyard of the Augustan baths) Both places are pretty nice. over 8 years ago

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    how difficult is inter-country bus travel in south america

    In my experience the majority understand you if you speak slowly in English but they appreciate it much more if you speak the local language and then throw in the English word if you really can't think of the translation. Well if you go to Brazil: I want 1 ticket to Eu quero um bilhete para eeoo kearo oong bill-hyet para ... I will let someone else give you Spanish for the majority of other SA countries. over 8 years ago

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    How hard is it to get a Visa when travelling to Brazil?

    I am an Australian who travelled to Brasil after 1 year in Italy. I found it to be pretty easy. In Italy the Brasilians there wanted all sorts of complicated stuff, like proof of studying in Italy etc. etc. So instead I went to the embassy in Lisbon, Portugal and the Brasilians there were much more relaxed and I got a visa within 2 weeks without any form of proof of why I was in Portugal over 8 years ago

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    Housing requirement for Italian student visa?

    For non-EU citizens you will have a pretty short amount of time (maybe 5 working days, I do not remember exactly, and it might have changed since 2007) to organise accommodation before you are required to apply for your student visa at your local Carabinieri or whichever police division it is. Usually Universities are pretty willing to help you find private accommodation if you want it rather than a college. over 8 years ago

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    how difficult is inter-country bus travel in south america

    Not any particular bus line, there are plenty to choose from and all very competitive. Buses are the cheapest way to get around, trains don't exist or are very limited in their coverage. Planes are expensive but the fastest. The bus system is the most convenient and the cheapest, during the off-peak season you can basically walk in to the bus station and buy tickets to go somewhere that day. I suspect that in peak season you might have to plan ahead by a few days (but there will probably be more buses too so not so sure about that) Have fun! You will be an expert on South American bus companies by the time you are finished :P over 8 years ago

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    How can I get from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande?

    It is definitely worth a visit - check out my photos from Ilha Grande here http://picasaweb.google.com/judgenik/Brasil#5205568749797546658 A good site for instructions (although a bit biased sometimes - probably gets commission) http://www.ilhagrande.com.ar/singlepage.php?id=36 Find a bus that goes to Angra dos Reis there should be a few companies just ask around. To get to Abraão on the same day you have to arrive to catch one of the buses. http://www.ilhagrande.com.ar/singlepage2.php?id=60&sel_lang=en Listed here as leaving only twice each day. PS. I would recommend going with friend or making some there and then going on a diving tour on a small boat, it is a lot of fun over 8 years ago