Steve

Steve

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    Should one wait to travel until you have some sort of degree?

    Another consideration would be that your attitude to travel may change over time. Before/during university I was much happier to rough it, stay anywhere, and try anything which led to far more unique adventures. After working for a few years it became a little more important to be able to occasionally find a decent meal or a comfortable bed at the end of the day, but the extra finances opened up many destinations which I couldn't fund before. Your responsibilities, perspectives and travel style may constantly evolve, so start travelling early in life and make the most of all the different stages. Regarding travelling on limited funds, consider volunteering. You'll spend the weeks working alongside like-minded people and have the (long) weekends free to visit your surroundings. For me Costa Rica was a great place to volunteer as it was possible to visit a wide variety of regions and even surrounding countries. I did unpaid construction work through Habitat for Humanity, but there are also fully paid TEFL teaching positions, which can be quite lucrative in Singapore, Korea or China. over 8 years ago

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    How will I do with minimal french skills in Nice?

    Nice is very popular with tourists, so many vendors will speak English and/or Italian and most important signs and directions will have translations. A few cafes in the old town will have an English menu if you ask for it (Avez-vous une carte en anglais?) Get a reminder of a few key phrases at http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/quickfix/ and taking a notepad is potentially helpful for numbers and improptu Pictionary. Just do your best to start the conversation in French and they'll generally help out. Starting in English will get the same sort of reception you might expect walking into a shop in Australia or the UK and saying 'Bonjour, comment ca va?' over 8 years ago

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    How long is the train ride from Milan to Nice?

    A little under 5 hours from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville. over 8 years ago

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    What is a good company to buy a fast and easy prepaid SIM card in Argentina?

    I used Movistar earlier this year - service and coverage were both fine. over 8 years ago

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    When is the best time to avoid tourists on Easter Island?

    Any time of year is fine if you arrange your own transport round the island. All the cruise tours and day trips seem to visit the same sites in the same order, so just look at their itineraries and do it in reverse. Back in November we had pretty much every site to ourselves apart from around midday. over 8 years ago

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    What is the best way to get from Bamako to Djenne?

    There's a mopti bus via Segou (1-2hr stop) which will get you there in about half a day if it doesn't break down. It's best to go early in the day, so when you get to the Djenne Junction there will still be vehicles waiting to take you into town. If you're short on time: Hire a 4x4 for between 45000 and 60000 FCFA including driver over 8 years ago

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    Is it possible to go up the Kuwait towers?

    I went up to the viewing sphere last month - it's 120m high and open from 9am - 11pm. http://www.kuwaittowers.com/Viewingsphere.aspx There's also a restaurant. over 8 years ago

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    What power plug do they use in Morocco?

    They use the standard double round pin adapter found across most of europe and asia http://yourenotfromaroundhere.com/blog/2009/05/20/global-map-power-sockets-plug-types/ over 8 years ago