Marie McKnow :

I have some money saved up now and was thinking about taking a trip. Here are some places I’d like to go…

AFRICA: Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya
CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala/Mexico(see the Mayans)
OCEANIA: Australia, NZ, Tasmania
ASIA: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China

So where would you go? I have a few grand thus far.
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Been to Paris and Amsterdam, but yes those are neat places. ^_^

BigBadWolf :

I’m somewhat of a world traveler Been to north south and central America. been to most of Asia and africa. not may places left for me to see in Europe. I’ve seen people with wealth beyond measure and people so poor their dream was simply to someday send they children to a school.
But no where was I ever treated as badly and rudely as when I went to Port-au-Prince Haiti! of course I was there in 2005 and the violence in the streets was really horrorfic
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How about you? what’s your worse place?

Sam B :

Hey people,

I’m planning a trip to central asia starting in Almaty. I have yet to get any decent information on how long it takes to get to Issy-kul from Almaty. The town I will be going to is Karakol.

Does anyone know how long it will take?
How much it will cost?
Is there any specific border crossing?

And if anyone knows about travel from Karakol to Bishkek I’d be SO grateful.

Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks!

Kirsten :

You have just won a sweepstakes. The prize is a trip to ONE country of your choice in these regions of the world. Here are the regions:

North America
Middle East
Central America
South America

Oh, and you can’t pick a country you’ve already been to. For example, if you’ve been to France, you can’t choose France for Europe.
Have fun!! =)


A. Crossed the polar ice cap from norway to northern canada
b. walked across a land bridge from asia to alaska
C. used seagoing vessels to sail from africa to central america
d. traveled in rafts and small boats from pacific islands to south america

Which development led to the other three?
A. Native american indian population were destroyed by disease
B. New types of foods were shared by europoeans and americans
C. European nations sent explorers to the americas
D. africans were brought to the americans

0theamazingrace0 :

I’m very interested in traveling to either Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Kyrgyzstan for a week in the summer. Of those countries, which would be the best to visit, pertaining to ‘things to do’?

paris.lydia :

I just got out of college and jumped into the real world. When my lease is up in March, I am quitting my job (don’t tell my boss!) and I want to travel! I want to stay in hostels etc. and I want to really experience each country. In the least, I want to visit a few countries in Central America, Take the train around Europe, and possibly do Asia/Australia.
In the fall, I will settle back down and get a “real” job again. I feel like this summer is really the best opportunity for me to do this!

Any ideas of how to organize my trip? What are some places I should definitely see?


Nick :

Hi everybody! My name is Nick! Do you ever heared about such travelling? Exchage travalling means – you ivite me to your country, and then I ivite you to my country(It is icluding ofcourse habitation,sightseeing, having fun, I mean disco club and e.c.)
P.S. I live in Uzbekistan, Tashkent city! There are a lot of beautifull places!

saren :

Overland vs. flying (Iran to Kyrgyzstan)

I am visiting Iran in the Spring, and I’m deciding whether to enter Central Asia by

1) overland via Turkmenistan or
2) by airplane to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

On one hand, I can see NO benefit in going overland since I need to arrange a difficult/expensive Turkmen transit visa in Iran, and a tourist visa to Uzbekistan, as “proof of onward travel” .

Honestly, I am more interested in Kyrgystan, and Tajikstan because of the high mountain ranges. It’s going to be hot in the late spring/early summer, and Uzbekistan and Turkemistan are pretty flat compared to their mountainous neighbours. Therefore, I prefer Kyrgyz and Tajik

Anyways, that’s why I am considering just flying (Iran-Kyrgyzstan) and since I am Canadian, a free visa on arrival (30 days) awaits me at Bishkek airport. Another added bonus compared to going overland.

Does anyone see the benefit of going overland? Of course, I already found an airline flying Mahshad, Iran directly to Bishkek, only a 4 hour flight, and the price is bound to be cheap. In August 2008, and Iran Aseman flight crashed killing everyone on board just 2km outside Bishkek airport.

So I guess now I’m only looking for an excuse NOT to go overland? And no the crash isn’t enough, though maybe it should be? Nah, not by me.

Arriving in Bishkek by air is again beneficial because of the free visa on arrival, and the relative ease in getting a Tajik visa in Bishkek, as well as the new Chinese/Tajik border crossing recently opened (2004).

The only concern remaining is where to get a Chinese tourist visa to enter Xinjiang?

Bishkek, or Dushanbe?

Also, I am interested in entering Pakistan, and India after China, via the Karakourom highway (from Kashgar to near Islamabad). Where do I get those visas? Which embassies hand them out easier?

My possibilities are

Bishkek, Dushanbe, Tehran, or Dubai, but I have no idea when I am going to enter China, India, or Pakistan, so I need open entry dates on the visas, thus giving me freedom to travel at my own speed.

Thanks for any insight.
Maybe if you were more open to explaining what you mean?

der_kaspar_hauser :

I from kazakhstan and am tired of people saying that it is unpeaceful and its people are not free. Kazakhstan is as civilized as any country. Women can now travel on inside of bus, homosexuals are no longer have to wear blue hats, and age of consent has been raised to eight years old. Please, captain of industry, I invite you to come to Kazakhstan, where we have incredible natural resources, hard-working labor and some of the cleanest prostitutes in whole of central Asia

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michelle b : My best friend and I want to travel for 6 months to a year, but would like to work temporary jobs to help us pay the expenses as we go. Two girls, age 22, both college graduates looking for an experience of a lifetime. Any ideas on traveling between countries and working?? [...]

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