Russell

Russell

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    hi i am planning to leave sydney to london. but i want to spend a few months in bangkok.were would i look to get a flight like that.thanks

    Yeah I did the same thing, no problems or extra costs and I think its great to visit places along the way. I got a mate though that swears by Air Asia. He's managed to score a flight from Melbourne to KL for like $150 or something ridiculous like that. Might be able to score something cheap that way. I think if you do your research you could probably ride the cheapo airlines all the way. Air Berlin were offering flights from Beijing to Berlin for heaps cheap. Theoretically you could budget airline it (ie Air Asia or Jetstar) to Bangkok, then to Beijing then Air Berlin it to Berlin, then Ryanair or Easyjet it to London. Pain in the arse I know but if your anything like me and am a cheap bastard that likes to see lots of towns on the way then it might be worth a look. over 10 years ago

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    Best way to travel to St Petersburg

    Yeah buses takes way more than 8 hours. over 10 years ago

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    when would be the best time to visit Riga and what is a good hostel / B&B to check into?

    Well in the winter its gonna get pretty cold and that might deter some people, personally though I think there is a certain charm in winter, especially in that area of Europe. Plus its not like your going to Latvia for the beaches. If you have 2 weeks thats a pretty good amount of time for a Baltic trip. Be prepared tho to spend more time in Riga then you planned, that city is awesome and its one of those places that you never want to leave (well at least it was fr me). A good hostel in Riga is called "friendly fun franks" http://www.franksbackpackers.hostel.com/ . I had an absolute blast at this place. Really friendly staff, great location, always parties in the hostel also they have some sweet optional extras such as bobsledding (which was great!). One tip tho is if you venture down to Lithuania make sure you check out Grutas Park http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12635612. Its this forest where some guy has set up hundreds of statues from the communist era. So you wander around this eerie forest which is set up like a prison camp looking at all these huge statues of Stalin, Lenin etc. Definately a unique experience! over 10 years ago

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    A good place to stay in Ghent, Brugge or Oostende?

    I cant help you out with any specific info about places to stay because when I was there I just slept at peoples places etc. If your thinking of basing yourself somewhere though I would personally recommend Ghent or Antwerp, really nice towns. Never went to Oostende sorry. 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?

    Im struggling to see any signs of this so called 'economic crisis' here in Tasmania. Though its hardly beach weather. Berlins a good spot to go, the cities been so poor for so long and already had such high unemployment that apparently its holding up pretty well compared to other European towns. But its inland so no beaches. over 10 years ago

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    What are some unusual things to do in Egypt

    I would be really interested to visit places where the "rubbish people" live. The "rubbish people" are Christians in Egypt who are basically so descriminated against that they are forced to live in slum-like areas of the city and the only way they can afford to live is to gather and sort all of Cairos garbage for recycling and to find things to sell. Its really sad but it would be very interesting to visit the areas and see how they live. You can watch a documentary on them here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1270236445080122792 I havent been to Cairo and dont know how safe these areas are, though I think they might be reasonably safe. Also Id imagie they might be hard to find. If you go though let me know what its like, im really interested in the topic. Cheers, Russell over 10 years ago

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    Holiday ideas for russia?

    Sorry I cant really help you with either of those answers, when I went there I went via bus from Finland. As for money... Well when I went there I went with a bus group the uni I was studying at in Sweden organised. For a 15-odd day road trip from stockholm to moscow and back cost me about $1000 AUD plus maybe another $500 on booze food etc (but I was living it up). But this was something the uni organised so it was pretty cheap, if you go with some sort of package tour it might end up costing you quite a bit. I hate package tours and this bus the uni organised is as far as Id ever go but if you want to go to Russia they make it very difficult for you to not go on a package. Contact the Russian embassy on details about what you have to go through, but I think its something along the lines of you need some sort of documentation from a tour company which is approved by Russia. You need to fill out a form saying where you will be staying, for how long, why you are going to Russia etc etc. You need to get yourself a visa then theres always the chance they will simply refuse you entry at the border. So you dont need to go with an organised tour but its heaps easier if you do, and if you do you'll have a better idea on what you'll spend. Talk to the guys at STA they might have one of those heaps basic cheap "tours" which make visa issues easier. over 10 years ago

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    Holiday ideas for russia?

    Russia is one of those pain-in-the-arse countries when it comes to visas. Its quite difficult to get in unless your with some sort of organised tour/package thing. If you really want to avoid that it is possible but they like to know all the details of where you will be staying for pretty much the duration of your stay. In a nut shell its not the sort of country you can go to and just see where the road takes you and stay wherever you want for as long as you want, you have to plan a lot. Having said that its definately worth it, its a fascinating place. I only went to St Petersburg and Moscow but I had a great time in these 2 towns, completly different both with so much amazing and unique stuff to offer. Time of year? I was there around the start of May and it was fine, cold but fine. Any earlier and it might be too cold. Cost of travelling? Well Russia is both dirt cheap and incredibly overpriced. One thing (say a bottle of vodka) might cost you next to nothing while another thing (say an mp3 player) might cost twice as much as everywhere else. So it depends on how you like to travel how much you'll spend. Hotels? Sorry I cant remember where I stayed, Im sure if you do a websearch you'll get an idea, try and make sure your hotel is close to the underground though, cabs are bloody expensive and black cabs might scare you. over 10 years ago