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    what are the markets to visit in london and when are they open

    For Art and Culture you can look at both Camden and Portobello Markets. For Food Borough Market is outstanding, Fish is at Billingsgate. You also have other like East Street Market, Petticoat Lane and Dagenham are all a mixture of household items, clothing and cheaper brand copies that are more for locals than tourists looking for souvenirs. over 10 years ago

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    How good is the Stanstead Express (Liverpool Stn to Stanstead) reliable and efficient ?

    Train or Bus are both quick and reliable. Train is probably the easier option. over 10 years ago

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    places to go and see at Karon

    There's not a huge amount in Karon itself apart from the beach, it's a lovely beach though. Right now it's quite quiet so you'll have a couple of miles of pristine white sand pretty much to yourself/ You could use the facilities at the Hilton (Pools, Tennis, Gym, Bar's) for a day fee which is about half way down Karon beach towards Kata. There is a Wat or Temple which has a market a couple of days a week which is on the main road from Karon Circle to Chalong (Patak Road) which is worth a visit. At the southern most end of Karon as you go into Kata there is a Mini Golf actuvity with a Dinosaur Theme which is actually pretty good. About 10 minutes drive north is the main tourist area of Patong, between th 2 there is so interesting Nightlife to check out. There is the late, late open air nightclub called Safari where everyone goes after the main bars and clubs shut. They have some pretty strange offerings such as "Dunk The Lady Boy" and a climbing wall along with a huge screen you can sometimes watch sports on. There is also the Phuket Fantasea which is also apparently well worth the visit although I havent made it down yet. You can do fishing trips from Chalong Pier, about 15 minutes drive, or for the nicest beach in Southern Phuket, head to Nai Harn, along the waythere are a couple of Elephant Trek / Sanctuarys. Enjoy and e4mail me if you want anything specific or more details. I live in Kata so just next door. over 10 years ago

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    Does anyone know where I can hire a ute/pick up type vehicle in Cyprus at local not tourist rates?

    Check with the Naafi at RAF Akrotiri. There's an entire sub-city with a massive infrastructure. They may well have vehicle hire places or at least know where a good one will be. It's not far from Limassol. over 10 years ago

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    I'm looking for a good place to ride out the economic crisis. Is Thailand a good place?

    I'm in Thailand at the moment, it's not as cheap as I originally thought it was going to be before coming here but still it's a lot cheaper than back in the UK. As Ian said you can live cheaper away from tourist spots. Bangkok is obviously the most expensive but Phuket is also about 50% more expensive than less westernised places such as Krabi. I have friends that live down in Indonesia and having chatted with them a lot about the quality of life, the beaches and the prices I would say it was a much better option than Thailand at the moment. If you stay clear of Bali and head for one of the smaller islands you'll find things are crazy cheap, great food, wonderful beaches, and the people are friendlier towards tourists as they haven't had the influx of disgusting peado sex tourists and busto beer swilling louts yet to antagonize them. over 10 years ago

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    what is the cheapest way to see london by bus and train is a pass advisable

    You might also want to check out the Thames River cruise tour as well, you don't get to see Buckingham Palace but you do see a lot of the main attractions from a different angle. over 10 years ago

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    what is the cheapest way to see london by bus and train is a pass advisable

    I'd agree with Calvert, rather than PAYG get either a daily Travel Card or if you're there for a week get the weekly, it works out much cheaper than paying for each individual journey even on the reduced pre-paid oyster prices. over 10 years ago

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    Do I need to pre-book tickets for Wimbledon tennis championships?

    You need to be there as early as you can possibly make it. Take the District Line train (Wimbledon Branch) to Southfileds station. It's actually closer to Wimbledon Park station but the que is always directed back towards Southfields. You can't miss it as there'll be signage everywhere as soon as you get off the train. over 10 years ago