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Russell

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    What is the best way to cross the Andes?

    And don't forget the bus stations You can go in to the bus station in Mendoza (and probably other cities/towns) every day and check the status of the passes. The company we took over the Andes was called CATA Internacional but there are plenty others who do the trip. almost 11 years ago

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    Anyone have road trip advice from Melbourne to Sydney?

    The dog on the tuckerbox rules! Ha ha ha... Yes it is quite crappy but funny. If your swinging by Gundagai though go into town instead of detouring. I dont know if it still exists but there is a place called the Niagra cafe in Gundagai. Its seriously a cafe straight out of the 50's, not that its trying to be that way, it just hasnt been upgraded since then. After the dog on the tuckerbox and a "coffee with milk" from the Niagra cafe you wont be able to handle Sydney. almost 11 years ago

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    Best sight seeing activities for a day?

    If your into partying Cologne is awesome, perhaps spendig a few nights instead? almost 11 years ago

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    What are the best places to visit in Eastern Europe?

    Im not the most well travelled man in Eastern Europe, but Krakow in Poland was great. I thought Prague was overated and too touristy. Ive heard good things about Budapest. The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) is a great trip! Tallin in Estonia has an old town that you wouldnt believe, Riga in Latvia is heaps friendly and wild parties, and Villnius is very beautiful and interesting. Also check out the statue park in southern Lithuania, some dude took all the old statues from the soviet era and put them in this forest, very eerie. Also Russia is a place worth venturing too. Perhaps a little too rough about the edges for many trevellers but amazing, I loved it. St Petersburg is gorgeous while Moscow is simply crazy. almost 11 years ago

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    How to travel around the country

    Yes that is true. There is actually quite a good train system in Sweden which links most towns but it is bloody expensive though. Busses are quite good but pricey as well. Flying is cheap but its ironically usually cheaper to fly to anywhere else in europe besides sweden. A few of my mates actually pushbiked all the way from Uppsala to Gothenburg, the country is really flat and there are good bike lanes. Im thinking though that the cheapest way to see the place is with a eurail or interrail ticket, or renting a large car with a heap of mates and splitting the $2odd per liter petrol. almost 11 years ago

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    Best times to visit Berlin?

    Summer baby! During the winter the city is only a quarter of what it is in the summer. If you like to party then your in luck. Check out Bar 25, its an outdoor bar that is open non-sop all summer. Though I heard a rumor that its been closed down since I left. Fusion festival its off the show. You've also got the spacebeach beach bars against the Berlin Wall between Ostbahnhof and S-bhf Warschauer Strasse. Not to mention all the daytime raves kicking around Ostkreuz. Theres still stuff to do in winter. 1st May is wild, lots of demonstrations and clashes with police for no real reason. There are still heaps of bars and clubs kicking on for days on end. Make sure you do the Alternative Berlin tour. almost 11 years ago