Mihaela Tantas

Mihaela Tantas

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Romania Bucuresti, Romania

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    how much money will i need to stay in south east asia for two months including visa and trains to travell abowt

    it all depends of course on how much you're willing to spend and your "minimum required" comfort level: I have a friend who spent 3 months (Thailand, Laos, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam) on 1000 Euros - plane to asia not included. You can manage on that taking few flights booked well in advance - air asia has a lot of destinations but you can also find some other low-cost airlines in the region; staying in hostels and cheaper bungalows - even in thailand you can find lots of decent ones for about 300 baht on the east coast and up to 600 baht in bangkok (roughly 6 to 12 euros); eating mainly on the street - one meal ranges from 0.5 - 1.5 euro from street stalls and 2-5 euro in a restaurant (more in the most touristy areas). I spent about 1 month in Thailand alone, going from north to both east and west coasts down south, and spent about 800 Euros (shopping not included ;-). Prices also differ from period to period - we arrived before Xmas when it's kinda packed with tourists and prices dropped drastically after the first week in jan. hope it helps, Mihaela about 10 years ago

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    what are some of the great local food highlights of Romania?

    Though Romanian food might be all that original (most things we consider traditional foods are actually borrowed / adapted from Turkish cuisine or wide-spread all over the Balkans) or might look quite simple with loads of hearty comfort foods, there's still a great variety of "home-made" recipes and home-grown produce (we export a lot of organic food). In Bucharest try going to Targul Taranului (Peasants Fair / Farmers market) at The Ark (www.theark.ro; it's a new hip location just outside the city center) or try Rossetya (http://www.rossetya.ro/), a restaurant with 19th century recipes. Carul cu Bere offers some traditional (and international) dishes but would be reknown more for its exquisite interior. Outside Bucharest it's quite easy to find some restaurants offering staples or in rural areas some b&b offering nice meals (using mostly their own dairy & meat & garden vegetables). Hope it helps! about 10 years ago

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    Are there any low budget airlines in Colombia?

    there's plenty of national and regional airlines flying all over the country but you'll probably need to plan at least 1-2 weeks in advance to get a good rate. Here's some options (there might be more in the while, I was there in 2001): www.avianca.com www.aerorepublica.com www.satena.com The first two are the biggest local airlines and have online booking / ticket buying and an English version of the site; for some of the smaller airlines you would have to book by phone and collect the ticket usually at the airport. there was another one head-quartered in Medellin, Antioquia something, cannot remember the whole name but should be easy to find when there. Most buses are really nice indeed, but since the distances are quite big you might want to combine flights & bus rides, depending on how much time you've got. about 10 years ago