Steve

Steve

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    Planning on going to Costa Rica next year, when is a good time and where should i go?

    If you're there for a while then transport around the country is easy via the coach network, but you'll want to base yourself somewhere near San Jose, as most of the buses run via the capital. As for places to vist, La Fortuna is great for ziplining and volcano watching. Turrialba is the centre for whitewater rafting, Manuel Antonio for beaches and wildlife spotting, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí for river cruises, Montezuma for beaches and watersport. Depending on your interests, you'll want to visit in dry season for beaches and sports, and the wet season for rafting. almost 9 years ago

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    Do the following restaurants in Beijing, China have good food -- Zhezhen, Xiao Longpu, and Mingjirongbao.

    The only one I've heard of is Xiao Long Pu, out by the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. It's a safe enough restaurant with English menus. Once you're in China you'll see there are so many restaurants that if the agents first choice really doesn't appeal you can walk a short distance and find a wide range of alternatives, or just fill up on steamed buns/pancakes from a corner shop. Have a look at http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2011/03/21/The-Winners-the-Beijingers-8th-Annual-Reader-Restaurant-Awards. The website also has a large restaurant review section. over 8 years ago

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    what are the 'must see' places in Paris ?

    To the above I'd add a visit to the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, and then the surrounding Montmartre area for some decent food. If you fancy something a little quirky I had a great time on a guided tour of Paris in a 2CV: http://www.4roues-sous-1parapluie.com/ about 9 years ago

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    What can I do on a monday at 8 pm in Buenos Aires?

    I would definitely second La Cabrera if you want to try steak with some amazing and occasionally surprising side dishes. almost 9 years ago

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    What's the oldest town in Southern France?

    Marseille in the south dates back to around 600BC and is the oldest town in France about 9 years ago

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    What is the cost of a bus from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park?

    The bus network is excellent but this is a 3000+km journey - you'd need to travel from BA to Rio Gallegos with one of the many bus companies, stay overnight then continue onwards to El Calafate with a smaller operator like Chalten Travel. Use Andesmar.com (when it's working) to find coach routes and prices throughout Argentina - last year it was around $90+$20+hotel. For a long journey the upgrade to Full-Cama is worth every penny, but any of the seats are more comfortable than a plane. If you're not keen on driving through the wilderness for 3 days consider flying as it's only 3 hours and the price difference minimal if you factor in the hotels. about 9 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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    where should I go in BEIJING?

    The usual list would be Forbidden City Tiananmen Square Temple of Heaven Summer Palace Ming Tombs Great Wall Hutongs Olympic Sites Peking Opera and finally eat some Peking Roast Duck If you're a little more specific with your interests then there are many other suggestions off the beaten track. almost 9 years ago