Greg Curtis

Greg Curtis

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    2000 dallars in Hong Kong money

    And which way is the exchange? over 9 years ago

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    Flying in from Langkawi to KL, staying overnight then flying home to Aus. Where to stay? Near airport or in city?

    It depend how long you are there and if you have been before. If you dont have a reasonable part of the evening in the city I think that staying nearby is good. I stayed with Walter at Jawadene with was reasonably priced and had a Malaysian village eating strip nearby. Nice room and pool to relax between flights. (You need evening time as the shops open late in the morning.) But, if you have time go into KL and stay in the Bukit Bintang area. Lots of shops, stalls and eating places. Also a great computer building at LowYat. Try the rotti channai with curry sauce at one of the smaller stalls. Down in the basement of the Dept Store there are 100s of shops selling cheap clothes, electronics and stuff. Its a great city to overnight. and top up the baggage with market goods. Good Luck Greg over 9 years ago

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    I´m searching cheap accommodation, and some interesting places to visit

    Go up to Kota Bharu (fly on AirAsis real cheaply) and take a boat to Pulau Perhentian and learn to dive or just relax in this tropical island paradise. Much better than Penang or Langkawee............ over 10 years ago

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    Am I going to get sick from the food in India?"

    I'd say yes too. But if you don't stay a long time you might be lucky and avoid it! You miss out on a great experience if you don't eat with the locals. Its not just the food, its the sitting down with local people and their children and being part of their day. Its worth the risk but do take the usual precautions. over 10 years ago

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    Any suggestions for an inexpensive hotel/B&B near fun restaurants and the subway?

    I have stayed at a few spots in Tokyo. A very cheap Ryokan in Asakusa is Taito Ryokan. http://www.libertyhouse.gr.jp/ Its pretty low end but the area is good and at 3000Y you wont get much cheaper. It easy to get to from the subway. (There are other ryokans in Asakusa, do a search) Also, ask for the public bathhouse (sento) its quite an experience but a bit hard to find. Something (a lot) better is Hotel Kitcho in Nihonbashi which is an older part of Tokyo. Its a bit of a trek coming in fron Narita but once you are there it is on 2 main subway lines. It also has a japanese bathroom in the room and also an electronic toilet. (washlet) Cost was about $100au. I liked this one! Eating in Tokyo is great. As well as the usual expensive places there are lots of eating bars (for businessmen) where you buy a ticket from the vending machine press the button near the picture you like. You take the ticket to the cook and wait until your number is called. (in Japanese) Good luck over 10 years ago

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    Can anyone recommend a good Australian travel insurance company for a round the world trip?

    Travel insurance costs vary quite a bit and there doesn't seem to be any pattern. Things to watch are: Where are you going, including stopovers. (The rates vary by country) What are the excesses. (They vary on the type of claim) No medical limit policies are good! Check that there are no exclusions for sking, diving etc etc I personally like WebJet's policy as the medical cover is unlimited and there are no excesses. 14 days to Europe is $100 compared with the QF policy at $134 and then add $20 extra for sking etc etc etc....... My health insurance company did policies that were even more expensive! over 10 years ago

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    Good restaurants in Hobart?

    I went to the Golden Harbour chinese restaurant at the weekend. It's the most authentic southern chinese food I have had since we lived there. Its BYO with reasonable prices. over 10 years ago

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    What is worth seeing and doing while traveling in Malaysia for a 2 weeks?

    I have been to Malaysia a few times and I was a little surprised on my last trip. KL has moved much closer to Singapore in terms of development, sophistication and also cost. (A beer costs au$5 at a 7/11.) But, it is still one of my favourite Asian places. From KL I recommend going to the Genting Highland for a cooler experience and the casino theme park has a skydiving tunnel. 200km/h winds in the vertical tunnel and you're flying. Its cheap enough to have lots of goes. If you are a diver then Perhentian Islands are pretty nice. They are on the east cost near the Thai borber. You fly to Kota Bharu (Yes, by Air Asia) which is the most traditional muslim part of Malaysia. You can only buy alcohol at Chinese owned resteraunts! You taxi to Tok Bali and then long boat 30 or so Kms out to the islands. Its a tropical paradise and very undeveloped. Breakfast on the beach, diving courses and many diving sites. Its just beautiful. I could take or leave the Malaysian resorts of Peneng or Langkawi after that but if you like luxury......... There is a national marine park between these islands which have good tours for diving and snorkelling. Internal travel is really cheap on busses but its only for the brave. We have a 12hr, overnight bus trip from north to south Malaysia and it didn't slow down for the whole trip. I like to mix the bussing with some more instant flying with AirAsia where for about au$30 you can go to many places in Malaysia. As well as the Malaysian food, the Indian food in Malaysia is fantasic.... Try the street stall and food courts, Its still relatively cheap and so good. Roti Chanai is the best roti anywhere. over 10 years ago