Jarrod Brown

Jarrod Brown

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    Can anyone suggest a decent beach front resort in Pondicherry to stay with family. Not very pricey though.

    The St. James Court is a nice place with rooms running about 2000 rupees and up. I haven't been there in a couple of years, but it was very nicely maintained but was showing a little wear then. The beach was just "nice" and pool was small. The food was okay as well. I have not been to the Nalla Resort that bills itself as an "Eco-Resort" but it might be worth checking out online. I had some local friends stay a while back but they were not too impressed, I think. They said some work was still being done on it, and they were disappointed there was no swimming pool as the surf can get very rough on the east coast--too rough to be safe for kiddies sometimes. Further north, near Mahabalipuram, there are also some very, very nice resort areas that I like, too. I have stayed at Ideal Beach on many occasions. It has an excellent restaurant, two swimming pools and a nice kiddie area, and the beachfront is well-kept and beautiful. A cottage begins at about 4000 rupees, give or take, and the prices go up. That is a great deal, I have to say, for the quality of resort. I've been to some of the others, like Mamalla, and of course the uber-expensive Fisherman's Cove, but now when we plan a retreat in the area, we go to Ideal Beach (and it is very family friendly). See http://www.stjamescourtbeachresort.com and also http://www.idealresort.com/bresorts.htm just in case you think about staying outside of Pondy . . . over 7 years ago

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    Kinabalu Park is my destination. What is the cheapest and fastest way to the Park. Rent a car or join a local tour? We are foursome.

    It depends on where you are traveling from. You can get a very cheap van ride to the park from the main transportation circle in Kinabalu. They leave as they fill up, so generally at least every hour or so. To get back, you can hail one down or arrange for a taxi. If you arrange for a taxi, before sure to do it the day before. The help staff at the park can call and arrange pick-up. It is fairly expensive. almost 8 years ago

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    Best hawker food in Kuala Lumpur. Please be specific with locations. Thanks!

    Hey, Mike: I agree with Parpy. Jalan Alor is FANTASTIC. It’s easiest to arrive at the Bukit Bintang monorail stop and walk. It isn't hard to find from here at all. The Chow Kit market also has some great hawker stands. Chow Kit Market is located at the Northern end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman The market can be reached by KL Monorail easily. You'll get off the monorail at the station "Chow Kit" You might also try the basement of Lot 10. It has a mall, but the food court is set up with all very, very authentic traditional street foods--it is a great hygienic way to same some street food mainstays. Lot 10 has a Web site here:www.lot10.com.my/--you get there from the Bukit Bintang monorail station. almost 8 years ago

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    how do I find cheap apartments in Phnom Penh

    There are several Khmer online classifieds in English. I know a few realtors that put most of their apartments up on these. http://www.bongthom.com is one place as is http://www.khmer-announces.com. I've done business with Bonna Realty before: http://www.bonnarealty.com/ They always have a large selection. I'm not sure what your budget is, but I am sure they have some things in the couple hundred dollar range. Just be sure to see anything in person first. almost 8 years ago

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    What is the best game park to visit near Hyderabad?

    Bandipur is about 12 hours away by train. It is a very nice tiger reserve with abundant wildlife. There may be something closer to Hyderabad, though. almost 8 years ago

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    How and how much I'd pay for travelling crossing thailand-cambodia-vietna?

    Hi, Simone. It depends. You will need to pay for your Vietnamese and Cambodian visas, and each bus run will cost you about $10-15 or so. You will need to get your Vietnam visa from a consulate, but several border crossings into Cambodia offer visas at the border. A tourist visa is about $20-25. For a small fee, you can have your visa's arranged by your hotel and save yourself a trip to the Vietnamese embassy/consulate. Payment is in cash and in US$. There is a rough budgeting information to be found at this Southeast Asia Travel Budget Web page: http://www.southeastasiatraveladvice.com/2011/06/southeast-asia-travel-budget.html almost 8 years ago

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    Do i need a single entry or mutiple entry Visa when visiting India?

    This is not a simple process. If you are going in and out of India you need a multi-entry visa, yes. However, things are not as simple as this--in India, they never are. Even if you have a multiple-entry visa you cannot immediately return on it after leaving the country without securing special permission to do so. Even if you have a six month multiple entry tourist visa and you leave India, you most likely won't be allowed to return to India for two months. Exceptions can be made by applying for special permission from the "Mission/Embassy" abroad. Tourists who have documentation to prove that they're using India as a base to visit neighboring countries as part of their holiday, can enter India up to three times without being subjected to the two month gap in between. So you you need special permission in addition to your multi-entry visa. I'd highly recommend you contact either an Indian visa broker or the Embassy. You don't want to miss your return flight home because you flubbed up with the bureaucracy that is the Indian government. almost 8 years ago

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    I want to go to Singapore as a tourist do I need a visa? And what the maximum days can I stay in Singapore as a tourist?can I extend my tour

    It depends on your nationality. Singapore tourist visas are not required for citizens of United States for a stay up to 90 days. You can see the specific country requirements here: http://www.ica.gov.sg/services_centre_overview.aspx?pageid=252&secid=165 almost 8 years ago