Steve

Steve

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    In CR would it be better to rent a car or does public transport cut it?

    As mentioned above it does help if you're staying near San Jose. The public buses and coaches are generally comfortable, friendly and on time, but they mainly use San Jose as a hub. As a result if you're a couple of hours outside you'll be travelling into San Jose, changing bus and then travelling onwards, adding quite a lot of time to your journey. almost 9 years ago

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    What show is better in Beijing - the opera or acrobatics or are both "must see"

    If you're only in China a short while then the opera is the more unique experience - the acrobatic shows tour the world these days. If you've more time, better to travel south to somewhere like QuFu to see where the monks train. Here's an American run company we use that provides an overview of tickets and venues: http://www.thechinaguide.com/shows/peking_opera_huguang_guild_hall.html or book direct at the Peking Opera website: http://www.cnpoc.cn/en/ Random fact: Peking Opera is one of only 3 Beijing institutions to retain the name 'Peking', along with the university and the duck. almost 9 years ago

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    Where is the best place to go Hot Air ballooning in Turkey?

    Most of the pictures you've seen are probably from Goreme in Cappadocia, where you balloon over the fairy chimneys. http://www.kapadokyaballoons.com/en/9/Photo%20Gallery.html almost 9 years ago

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    Can a US citizen get into Russia?

    Absolutely, but you'll need to get in touch with a Russian travel agent to obtain a letter of invitation. US male citizens need to fill out a form to promise not to spy (although they don't check if you cross your fingers) and French citizens need to provide 3 months bank statements. As it's more convoluted than most we recommend using a visa agency, but the steps to do it yourself can be found here: http://www.waytorussia.net/RussianVisa/ almost 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. almost 9 years ago

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    Where can I Learn Spanish in Guatemala?

    Antigua has a number of renowned Spanish schools - it's one of the towns main sources of income. I spent a couple of months there staying with a family for the fully immersive experience and learnt very rapidly, but I guess you could just as easily take an apartment relatively cheaply. It's also a very pleasant place to visit. ¡Buena suerte almost 9 years ago

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    What is the best way to travel overland from Thailand into Myanmar?

    Not sure if it was the best way, but we went across from Mae-Sai (4hrs bus ride from Chang Mai). A 15 day permit is available on the border and costs 500 Baht. Whole exercise took about 15 minutes. almost 9 years ago

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    Bejing Tattoo artist recommendations

    Bit late, and I can't offer a personal recommendation, but this place has just opened and seems promising: http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2010/09/13/A-Tattoo-Parlor-You-Can-Trust-Creation-Tattoo-Opens-in-Jianwai-Soho about 9 years ago