Peter Alderson

Peter Alderson

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    Are there boats from Oslo to Copehagen?

    I caught a train from Copenhagen to Oslo on a Eurail pass and you end up taking a ferry by default. The train actually drives onto the ferry and the ferry then sets sail to Norway. Whenever trains are involved the, it's worth referring to the site http://www.seat61.com. There are other ferries that run between the two countries. Route details can be found here http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry_crossings/copenhagen_oslo/ferry_denmark_to_norway Happy travels. over 8 years ago

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    Looking for great location and value in Accomodation in Toulouse

    Toulouse truely sucks for accommodation. It's crappy and expensive. I stayed at Residence Jolimont - http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostels-Toulouse---R%C3%A9sidence-Jolimont-020185.en.htm?himap=Y#book It is a HI hostel and it is close to the train station. But it's very impersonal with roughly 200 beds in the place. It felt more like a boarding school to me. Plus, one of the guys in my room had something stolen by another guy who was in the room for all of a few hours. Fortunately, a couple of days later I got an offer to stay with a friend. I'd definitely recommend signing up to Couchsurfing.org and Globalfreeloaders.com. You'll get a far better feel for the place if you have someone with you that can show you around a little and help you out if and when the language becomes an issue. almost 9 years ago

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    Which bus station and bus companies are recommended to get from south west (Morumbi) side of Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rio de Janeiro?

    The bus companies in Brazil are not that great and quite expensive. This is most trafficked flight in the country and therefore for literally US$10 more than the cost of a bus ticket you can fly. However, the trick is that you need to book the flight while in the country and sitting next to a friendly Brazilian as the two best airlines GOL (http://www.voegol.com.br/Paginas/home.aspx) and Webjet (http://www.webjet.com.br/empresa/novosite/v3/index.aspx) aren't available in English. Good luck! almost 9 years ago

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    What area should we stay in Barcelona...we LOVE the St. Germain area of Paris and want a safe neighborhood - feel in Barcelona - first time

    I was traveling through Spain as a backpacker and stayed at Sant Jordi Hostel while in Barcelona - http://www.santjordihostels.com/hostel-lluria/ Both of their hostels are in great locations and I'd highly recommend getting something in the vicinity of either one. Barcelona itself is very easy to get around thanks to the train network, so you'll find that wherever you end up, you won't be presented by too many challenges when it comes to seeing the sights. almost 9 years ago

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    How Much is the cheapest i can get away with for 2 weeks in China?

    China is cheap! Easily the cheapest place I've ever been. Although, that's if you head off the beaten track. You can generally get away with less than AU$10 per day for accommodation, food and travel if you're in a little town like Dao Cheng (zero tourists in that place). But it should only go up to about $20 in a the bigger cities such as Kunming, Chengdu and Xi'an. In terms of things to do, trekking across Leaping Tiger Gorge is amazing and comes complete with some stunning views. Try and get to Shangri-la. Every night at 7pm, the entire town congregates in the town square in their best tribal outfits and performs a dance that's been around for generations. Check out the panda breeding facility in Chengdu and see the terra-cotta warriors in Xi'an - do it the opposite way you're supposed to (you'll know what I mean if you get there). And, when it comes to eating, head for the dirtiest, most horrible looking restaurants. I assure you, there're the best places to eat in China! almost 9 years ago

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    What to do in the South Island of New Zealand for 7 days?

    The south island is by far the best island in NZ. Depending on what you're into - you can find some amazing beaches up the top in the Abel Tasman National Park. If you do head up there, you should rent a kayak from Kaiteriteri Beach, pack a tent and camp on the beaches of places like Mosquito Bay, Bark and Torrent Bay. If you're around Christchurch, you can drive north to Kaikoura where you can do some whale watching and crayfish diving. Or head toward the West Coast through Arthur's Pass National Park. If you do take this road, spring for the nicest rental car you can find. The road is awesome! Over on the coast you'll also find some pretty crazy surfing. For ski fields, head up Mt Hutt. A buddy of mine was there last week and said they're having a pretty good season. Don't bother with the other mountains close to Christchurch. If skiing/snowboarding is your thing, you should try and get to Queenstown, via Wanaka, and, particularly, to Cadrona (mountain). Once you're down that way, you'll be amazed by Fiordland, which you can see via a cruise boat of from one of the many walking tracks. Whatever you decide, you won't be disappointed. Just make sure you get out of the cities and see NZ for what it's internationally known for! almost 9 years ago

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    Good areas in London to go out for drinks with friends?

    Koko in Camden! Awesome! almost 9 years ago

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