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    What are the highlights to see in Seattle?

    Space Needle is great, Pike Place market where you'll see the very first Starbucks and across the street is the fish market, which is world renown and entertaining just want watch. I'd also recommend EMP (Experience Music Project) and the 2 hour boat cruise (I think by Argosy) on Lake Union and Lake Washington. It's a nice scenic and informative tour of Seattle, you'll pass Bill Gates' house, the Univ. of Washington and the home where they filmed Sleepless in Seattle. There used to be a GO Card which gave you access to all the attractions for a certain number of days. over 7 years ago

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    My friend and I are travelling to Goa in April. We're both 30 & male. any suggestions on where to stay?

    A friend and full-time traveler was just in Goa at Christmas time and posted this. http://www.wanderingearl.com/from-my-beach-hut-a-quick-guide-to-palolem-beach-goa/ You might find it helpful. over 7 years ago

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    is it better to go with US dollars and change to rupees as we need them, or use ATM's to withdraw local currency as needed.... ?

    Really depends on your bank's ATM rules. We are from Canada and had an account with the bank that we use that didn't charge us for foreign withdrawals. So we used the ATMs in each country as we traveled for 8 months as we feel you get the best rate at the ATM. Any currency exchange place always has to make their profit margin in addition to the banks margin they are getting the money from. ATMs in Sri Lanka didn't charge for ATM withdrawals but your bank might charge you a fee. If they are charging you a fee, it still might be a better deal to use the ATM but get enough money out to cover your trip. There are a lot of factors that can change how best to answer your question. over 7 years ago

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    Am bringing an unlocked iPhone and an iPad to Sri Lanka for a 14-day trip. Any advice on buying a local sim card, using wifi, etc?

    We were in Sri Lanka for 6 days in February. We had purchased a sim card in other locations, but for 6 days we felt it wasn't worth it. We also stayed in several guest houses that did not have wifi, so we ended up relying on internet cafes for staying connected. If you are only traveling 14 days and primarily using your devices for connecting with friends and checking email and websites, you might consider not having both devices, unless you have books/movies on the iPad. We didn't look into sim cards in Sri Lanka so I can't answer that question for you but my thinking is that if you want to stay connected while you're there, a sim card would be better than depending on wifi, unless you're staying at nicer hotels. Enjoy your trip...it's a beautiful country! over 7 years ago

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    Communicating from Bulandshahr, India?

    We had our iPad with us at the time and picked up a sim card to use data with the iPad and also a sim card for our unlocked phone. I found it easier to call home through the iPad using one of the apps that I had (MagicJack, Bobsled, Skype, Text+ and there are others out there) as it allowed free calling to the US and Canada. Using your cell to call would be expensive. We mostly had the cell for other people to call us. over 7 years ago

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    What kind of electrical adapter do I need in Kenya and Tanzania

    Both these countries use the same adapter as the UK system (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/200b33/). However, it is possible to use a european plug. You would need to insert a thin object into the bottom hole (I used a tweezer) that will release the blockage on the top 2 holes to allow you to plug in. We had to do this for our last week and half in Kenya and it worked fine. The bottom hole on the UK/Kenya outlet is more of a grounder. over 7 years ago

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    Should one bring iPad to kenya

    That really depends on what you planning on doing in Kenya and what you plan on doing with the iPad. We took an iPad to 24 countries around the world, Kenya being one of them. It was our only communication device with family and friends at home. In Kenya, along with a few other countries, we also got a sim card to use data on the iPad when we didn't have access to wifi. So, if you are wondering about the safety about bringing an iPad to Kenya, you'll have no problems. Just like any other place you travel to, you'll want to be smart and keep it safe. You don't need to make a big deal that you have an iPad. That being said, you don't NEED an iPad in Kenya or really anywhere for that matter. So it just depends on what you want to do with your iPad and what you want to do in Kenya. If you're going to spend 10 days in the wilderness camping, then an iPad probably is just extra weight. over 7 years ago

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    How to get a SIM card in Bangalore

    We were there in the spring. Got a micro-SIM for the iPad through Vodofone and a SIM for the phone through Reliance because they offered a better rate. But search around as there is a lot of competition and depending on how much you use the phone, one company might be better than the other. Joshua is right though, having a local go with you will make a big deal. My iPad sim was in my aunt's name and the phone was in my cousins name. Locals can go in with just a passport photo and proof of address to get a SIM where as foreigners have to provide a passport and maybe a deposit too. Make sure to get a receipt as well as they don't always give one automatically. I had an issue when trying to reload credit onto my iPad and I had to visit the Vodofone store 4 days in a row all for the fact they had charged me 1 rupee less than what it was supposed to be and as a result the service wasn't activated. Customer service is not so common in India as it is in developed countries, so sometimes it can be frustrating with the service you get. almost 8 years ago