Mihaela Tantas

Mihaela Tantas

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    Good beer bar in Toronto?

    Biermarkt is indeed one of the best; Horseshoe tavern is a bit of an institution as well and though they might have live music everynight you can still find some quiet nook to have a normal conversation. about 10 years ago

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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 over 10 years ago

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    where to stay in copenhagen?

    If you try hostels, stay away from "Sleep in Heaven" - it's everything opposite of what the name would suggest. almost 11 years ago

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    Where are some good and cheap hotels in the city centre?

    Indeed, cheap & good hotel is an oximoron in London. There are plenty of affordable B&Bs / hotels just south of Victoria station, varying in terms of quality though - prices go from 60-80 GBP per double room / night. Several are listed on www.venere.com (they do not charge for reservations and they send booking confirmation by sms within 24 h max). You can also try this one in Notting Hill or something similar but a double room will set you off some 100 Euro / 70-80 GBP: http://www.splendia.com/en/the-shaftesbury-premier-london-paddington-london.html almost 11 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. almost 11 years ago

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    Is there a boutique hotel in Bucharest?

    quite a late reply, but I hope it helps. Not a lot to chose from in this respect, just yet, but still, you can also try: Rembrandt http://www.rembrandt.ro/ - just opposite the National Bank and within 50m of Lipscani & Smardan streets (the only pedestrian area in Bucharest, though currently undergoing massive excavation work) Hotel Centreville http://www.centreville.ro/ - just behind the newly opened Radisson SAS on Calea Victoriei, a nice aparthotel Hotel Residence Cerisiers - some 10 minutes away from the "heart" of the city, close to Arcul de Triumf http://www.residencehotels.com.ro/cerisiers/index.htm Hotel Capsa - one of the oldest most luxurious hotels right in the center of town; try also the confectionary shop www.capsa.ro Hotel El Greco - close to Universitate Sq www.hotelelgreco.ro There's also an NH hotel close to Unirii Sq in the center, which is a chain, of course, but a more intimate than most and good value for money option. almost 11 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! almost 11 years ago