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/ 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. almost 9 years ago

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    Where to stay near Lisbon or Porto?

    I tried to find the hostel I stayed at when I was in Porto, but I can't seem to find it. It's been awhile so it may have closed down. My best tip for Porto, if you have time, is to take a train along the Douro river valley - it's beautiful and scenic and an awesome day-trip from the city. As for Lisbon, anywhere near the historical and central area of Lisbon (Baixa) is probably best. Check this one out - I didn't stay there personally but I've heard good things : http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php/Travellers-House/Lisbon/15588 Might I strongly suggest a trip to the Lagos/ the Algarve?! I had planned on spending 3 nights there and wound up staying over a week in an excellent hostel which I will never forget: http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php/Residencial-Sol-a-Sol/Lagos/12529 The Algarve was, by far, my favourite place in all of Portugal. Definitely try to get there if you have a chance. :) And Coimbra is excellent too. We stayed here: http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php/Guesthouse-Casa-Pombal/Coimbra/23504 and they have, to date, the best breakfasts I have tasted in any hostel/hotel in all my travels. :) Check it out if you're swinging by the area. Good luck!! :) over 9 years ago

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    I want to go from Macedonia to Fethiye by car (across Canakkale).Is it safe?Is it hard to drive?Are the roads good?Is there a heavy traffic?

    What's your nationality? I only ask because when I tried to take the train through Macedonia, I was kicked off because I'm Canadian, and apparently we need visas which we weren't, contrary to what we'd been told, able to purchase at the border. Other than that, I had no troubles. Felt pretty safe, despite the circumstances. But I was glad my boyfriend of the time was with me. Wouldn't want to be there alone. over 9 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 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! almost 9 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/) over 9 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!! over 8 years ago