Steve

Steve

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    Is Kota Kinabalu safe inspite of the kidnappings in Sabah?

    I flew out of there today and and it seems perfectly safe. The UK FCO suggests caution in remote areas, but that's only sensible and could apply to anywhere: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/malaysia over 8 years ago

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    Is Egypt and the pyramids worth the effort?

    It's a tough question as the pyramids are very iconic, but in reality many people report them as being a bit underwhelming as they're nowhere near as huge as you might imagine them from childhood. Most trips/tours to Egypt will pass through Cairo, so it's definitely worth seeing the Pyramids and the The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, but for more spectacular and informative historical sights also visit Luxor, Karnak or Abu Simbel. Heading down to the desert and sleeping under the stars is also a great experience. over 8 years ago

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    What's the best way to get tickets for transsibirien train?

    I'd second Real Russia - they are always knowledgeable and helpful: http://www.realrussia.co.uk/tours/trans-siberian-tours/trans-sib-tours.asp over 8 years ago

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    What type of electrical outlet is used in Cambodia?

    There is a wide variety in use but I managed with just the two pin sockets, varying between flat or small round pins. See the sockets here: http://yourenotfromaroundhere.com/blog/2009/05/20/global-map-power-sockets-plug-types/ You'll be fine with a standard travel adaptor. over 8 years ago

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    Boutique hotels in Phnom Penh

    I had a very pleasant time here: http://www.thequayhotel.com/ - it's right on the waterfront and has a decent restaurant. over 8 years ago

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    what type of electric plug sockets do they have?

    There is a wide variety in use but I managed with just the two pin sockets, either flat or small round pins. See the sockets here: http://yourenotfromaroundhere.com/blog/2009/05/20/global-map-power-sockets-plug-types/ over 8 years ago

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    how to exchange foreign currency in venezuela? Shall i use atm?

    The safe and legal way is to use an ATM. Alternatively you can ask just about anyone at the airport or hotel where you can exchange some money and they'll direct you away from the official exchange to a friend of theirs. You can haggle to a certain extent but in Dec 2009 we were offered 2-3 times the official exchange rate. over 8 years ago

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    Anyone know of a unique boutique style hotel in La Paz, Bolivia?

    I stayed at http://www.lacomedie-lapaz.com/en/loge.htm for 3 nights earlier in the year. It was quite central and the room came with a little kitchenette and fresh bread every morning, as well as a desktop computer and free wifi. Not very easy for taxi drivers to find though, so worth taking a map before you leave. over 8 years ago