Nicholas Roberts

Nicholas Roberts

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

    The place I stayed while I was in Rio de Janeiro was an awesome little side street that had about 5 hostels in it. It was 3 blocks from Ipanema beach on 175 Rua Barao da Torre on the eastern end. The five hostels were: Ipanema Waves Hostel Harmonia Hostel Rio Backpackers Ipanema The LightHouse Hostel Girl From Ipanema Hostel As you can imagine having 5 hostels right next to each other means everyone parties together and it is very secure with guards and a locked gate to make sure your things are secure. almost 11 years ago

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    What are some things to see in Buenos Aires?

    I went to Buenos Aires in June 07. One of the best cities I have ever been to. There is something to do in Buenos Aires every day and night of the week. The flea market in San Telmo is great, they run on Sundays If you are in Argentina make sure you see some Tango. There are plenty of restaurants where you can eat and watch at the same time. The best district to stay is Palermo near the Plaza Italia metro stop. There is a great place called Tierra Santa http://www.tierrasanta-bsas.com.ar/ - a theme park based on the bible. All made out of fibreglass! I will get back to you with more stuff when I can review all my tickets etc. almost 11 years ago

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    What is a good day trip from Lisbon?

    If you go to Lisbon some things to see are: Castelo de Sao Jorge - big castle on top of one of the hills Torre de Belem - Another little castle on the river front Mosteiro dos Jeronimos - great big church, worth a see if you aren't sick of europes churches by then. Cristo Rei - a big statue of Jesus across the river from the main city If you go out at night go to Bairro Alto, it is where all the students hang out and you can find all sorts of cool bars and clubs there (don't get too drunk the streets all look the same) If you mean where to travel outside of Lisboa. Other cities/areas to see are Sintra, Cascais or Sines. All great places worth a visit (at most 2 hours drive away) almost 11 years ago

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    We're looking to buy a second hand 4WD from Kenya in June 2009, has anyone any contacts or ideas?

    Here is a reply from a Twitter user: paulakahumbu: @travellr try Jon Mwangi - he found me my 4x4 and has some at his wk shop now- email me paula@wildlifedirect.org if you need a phone number about 12 hours ago from TweetDeck http://twitter.com/paulakahumbu/statuses/1754198657 over 10 years ago

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    What sights can you recommend to see in one weekend?

    Well today we saw the Biblioteca Nacional de España (www.bne.es) which had two exhibitions both were free which was cool. Only issue was that only one had any translations into anything other than spanish. Apparently most musuems are free on Sundays so we intend to see Museo del Prado (www.museodelprado.es) and the Museo Nacional centro de Arte Reina Sofia then. Retiro is also a great place to take a alfresco lunch if the weather is good. We are here in the autumn so all the leaves are orange and red. about 10 years ago

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    What sights can you recommend to see in one weekend?

    Well apparently every museum has different "free" periods. Reina Sofia is free from 14:30 till 21:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 to closing on Sundays. Prado is free from 5pm to 8pm on Sundays (great since I fly at 8pm...) Thyssen cant tell if there are free periods about 10 years ago

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    I am heading to Portugal in April... Where are the best places to visit?...

    Touristy or not touristy is the question North: Green lush countryside and dramatic coasts with white sandy beaches (a bit like the East coast of Tas). Porto is a big old city with a lot of touristy things to see like churches etc. Coimbra - apparently the big student capital with a lot of fun parties. If you are there in the beginning of May there is an 8 day festival! Middle: Lisboa - great city with a lot of night-life and thriving student population in Barrio Alto and Chiado Sintra - beautiful castle on a hill with a really quaint little town on the side of the hill. Sines - castle and beaches, great place to go to relax South: The Algarve is the main tourist area in Portugal, if you enjoy seeing red raw English tourist this is for you. However it is also a crazy party area. Also there are towns like Lagos which are much more relaxing and cruisey. almost 11 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 ;) almost 11 years ago