Tunnsey

Tunnsey

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    Tips on Ecuador for 2-3 weeks making our way down to Peru!

    I've been to Guayaquil twice and while it is not necessarily a highlight in the guide books, I really liked it's grittiness and sense of 'real' Ecuador. The downtown central plaza has iguanas walking around, a vibrant early evening paseo on the embarcadero and a large food and crafts market. I spent a few days on the southern coats in Playas, a very sleepy coastal town with nary another foreigner there. Tonnes of seafood places on the waterfront, but otherwise just a pace to relax and hang out on the beach. 15 years ago Montanitas was a speck of beach town and not yet on the surfer map. HUGE waves and endless stretches of beach. Bliss. I suspect by now it is well established, so dot dot dot on what that means for how the town may be and decide if it is for you. Cuenca was my favorite town. Good, scary, bus ride to through mountains. College/young town with lots of bars and eating paces and range of lodging. We camped in Cajas National Park, nearby. No park maps existed back then, so we followed a trail our hostel owner drew on a napkin. Gorgeous hiking and viws and we had the large expansive park to ourselves it seemed (the odd local villager hoofed it up the trails for hours to fish in the lakes). South of Cuenca are some sweet villages to explore and use as stepping off points for hiking and camping up in the mountains. over 9 years ago

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    What's the best place to visit in Croatia?

    I was there in early September and the weather was still warm but not stifling. It was starting to get a bit quieter with tourists and everywhere we went there were no issues with finding a hotel room, ample seating in restaurants and the roads/parks were not crowded at all. I loved Dubrovnik, Trogir and the island of Korcula was also lovely. I traveled by motorbike to Mostar, so I didn't see the northern part of Croatia. Mostar was gorgeous; a very different feel from the rest of the area. I noticed there were day trip bus trips to Mostar from Dubrovnik, but I would do at least a night. Herceg Novi and Kotor in Montenegro are gorgeous medieval towns nestled on the water against the rugged and dramatic mountains that abut the coast. be warned-it's Euros on Montenegro! I went to Split by ferry from Korcula, and only spent a day there in the center and exploring the market, so I can't say if it is worth a few days or not. I spied this site:http://www.croatia-map.net/. It has an interesting map and points of interest overlay. Have fun! over 9 years ago

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    Want to visit Croatia sometime in the last half of 2010...when is the best time to go weather wise and what are the must see places?

    I was there in early September and the weather was still warm but not stifling. It was starting to get a bit quieter with tourists and everywhere we went there were no issues with finding a hotel room, ample seating in restaurants and the roads/parks were not crowded at all. I loved Dubrovnik, Trogir and the island of Korcula was also lovely. I traveled by motorbike to Mostar, so I didn't see the northern part of Croatia. Mostar was gorgeous; a very different feel from the rest of the area. I noticed there were day trip bus trips to Mostar from Dubrovnik, but I would do at least a night. Herceg Novi and Kotor in Montenegro are gorgeous medieval towns nestled on the water against the rugged and dramatic mountains that abut the coast. be warned-it's Euros on Montenegro! I went to Split by ferry from Korcula, and only spent a day there in the center and exploring the market, so I can't say if it is worth a few days or not. I spied this site:http://www.croatia-map.net/. It has an interesting map and points of interest overlay. Have fun over 9 years ago

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    New York accommodation over Christmas 2010-2011...where's a nice place that will leave me enough money to buy food.

    Check out Brooklyn's neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Williamsburg. All near Manhattan and certainly an easy cab rode. park Slope is nice, but a bit further in Brooklyn. A 10-minute Path train ride from Christopher street station (west village) is Hoboken, NJ. Cheap, accessible and trains run most of the night, if not all. Craigslist will also post classifieds from folks who want to sublet while they are on their vacations during that time. over 9 years ago

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    Best barbecue food in California?

    Berkeley: T-Rex on Gilman & 10th. Organic meats, great space, good bar, Korean BBQ in Temescal neighborhood: Koryo. telegraph avenue. Lots of good kimchi side dishes, locals and Koreans go there. In a hood that also has good bars and other rstaurants Never been but hear Uncle Willys on 14th in downtown Oaktown is good. over 9 years ago

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    What are some good walking routes to explore New York city?

    Great recommendations above! A good map is all you need and/or a smart phone with cool apps like Urbanspoon, yelp, and opentable to help you with the food/cafe pitstops. My fave walk is from Unuin Square down Braodway towards Canal Street and through Chinatown. Keep going to City Hall and then walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and over to Brooklyn Heights. If you have the stamina keep going to Carroll Gardens and Smith Street where there are terrific restaurants (The Grocery is one of NYC's best-make reservations!) over 9 years ago

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    best way to big ben

    Depends on the starting point, but I've always liked the walk along the Thames on the Southbank where you can meander along the restaurants and cafes there, past the Royal Festival Hall, the London Eye and then across the Westminstr Bridge to Big Ben. Another approach is from Trafalgar Sq through the Mall and Horse guards Parade which takes you past the Churchill War Rooms. Take a left on Great George Street. An alternate route that also starts from Trafalgar Sq is to go down Whitehall, which takes you past Downing Street and right ti Big Ben. over 9 years ago