Kristina Meakin

Kristina Meakin

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    What is the must-see places to visit in Seoul, South Korea if I only have 3 days?

    Oooh, I love Seoul! Here are my - albeit "unconventional" - favourites in the whole city. Check them out if you can! :) http://www.thevagablond.com/2010/09/20/top-10-seoul-the-unconventional-list/ over 7 years ago

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    Does anyone know a central cheapish hostel in Kuala lumpur?

    BackHome hostel in Kuala Lumpur is excellent for affordability, location, comfort & great atmosphere. I stayed here in October and I would recommend it to anyone! The only thing I would keep in mind when you're looking for the hotel: the directions on Hostel World's site say "you should be able to recognize BACKHOME by our white-washed walls and red banners...." actually the banners are super faded to look almost brown! But once you find it, it's in an excellent location for exploring the city. Here's the link; hope it helps! :) http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/BackHome-Kuala-Lumpur/Kuala-Lumpur/35901 about 8 years ago

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    I'm going to Barcelona in September for 10days, I was wondering if anyone knows if € 2,000 would be enough?

    Well more than enough, assuming you don't live too extravagantly! I'd almost say you'd be good with half that. Watch your dollar and it can stretch, even in Barcelona! Have fun!! about 8 years ago

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    Whats a cheap way to get from Phuket to Koh Phangan

    Agree with both the above. Details here: http://www.thevagablond.com/2010/12/06/coconut-bowling-and-leering-cow-the-flee-from-ko-phi-phi/ Be careful what bus you take ;) Hope it helps! about 8 years ago

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    What adapter do I need to charge my Ipad in France

    Here. https://skitch.com/kristinameakin/r14rt/apple-world-travel-adapter-kit-apple-store-canada about 8 years ago

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

    Use an agency to get yourself started (I used monkeyshrine.com). You'll need them to help you apply for your Russian and/or Mongolian visa(s), depending on your route. over 8 years ago

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    is moscow safe for single woman

    Yes. I was there 2 months ago, and as a solo female traveler in my 20's, I can honestly say it was incredible. If you use your common sense, you won't have any trouble; it's a lovely, modern city with friendlier people than most realize. Don't wander down dodgy alleyways after dark, and you'll be just fine. Have a great time! over 8 years ago

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    What's worth a visit in South Korea apart from the big cities?

    Are you into camping? Muuido and Seonyudo are beautiful islands off the west coast - Muuido is easily accessible on the Seoul metro (plus a short ferry), and Seonyudo is a little further south (about 3 hours by bus to Gunsan, plus an hour ferry to get to the island), and it's perhaps the most beautiful place I have seen in all of South Korea thus far. Seoraksan is a great climb, if you're into hiking. It's east of Seoul and you can take a bus there as well. Jeju-do, South Korea's "hawaii" and honeymoon destination, is covered in palm trees and lava caves. The fabled "woman divers" are here as well, and to see them is worth the trip to Jeju alone. You can ferry there from the southern tip of the peninsula, but we found it more practical and economical (and much less time-consuming!) to take a flight there from Seoul - it takes about an hour and prices are around USD $75 round trip, check out jejuair.com for details. Also beautiful is Haeundae beach, just outside of Busan on the Southeastern tip of the peninsula. Busan is a great destination on its own, but Haeundae beach is famous throughout Korea. Lots of places to see! There's also a lot of outdoor activities to do around the country and even within Seoul itself, if you find yourself here for a while - like wakeboarding, and hiking, and seeing the temples and market streets... not to mention the amazing norebong rooms (karaoke!), and jimjilbangs (Korean spas, cheap, luxurious, and open 24hours!). Check out my blog if you like, there's some more info there on our favourite things to do here, pictures from our adventures, and more detailed directions on how to get to different places... Good luck! It's a great country! :) http://vagablonding.wordpress.com Muuido: (http://vagablonding.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/camping-in-korea-beach-huts-on-muuido-island/) Seonyudo: (http://vagablonding.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/vlog-beach-camping-on-seonyudo/) almost 9 years ago