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Best stops along the Silk Road?

Where in central Asia would you recommend for sightseeing, photography, street life, and general wow factor? [more inside]
posted by Emperor SnooKloze on Jul 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me feed my 20-something wanderlust. Difficulty level: Wheelchair

I'm like every other post-college twentysomething in lots of ways: I make too little money, watch too much Netflix and indulge in an existential crisis oh, about once an hour. Also, like many in my cohort, I love the idea of packing up a ratty old duffel bag and heading off to some far corner of the world to taste, see and do all I can, while maybe giving myself either a leg to stand on once I return to the job market here or the warm-n-fuzzies that come from volunteering and/or service learning. All pretty standard fare. Here comes the doozy of snowflake: I'm in a wheelchair and have certain difficulties with speech fluency, owing to my CP and spastic diplegia diagnosis. Try as I might, I can't get myself to give up on the dream of spending a year or more abroad, even with all this in my way. Help me get there, oh beautiful hivemind? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Fantastic round the world trip planned, except...

The plan was to fly into Mumbai and make my way down the cost to Cochi. I just realized that my visa to India is not going to happen. I now have a 10-14 day gap. I'm leaving Tel Aviv on Feb. 3rd and staying in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 14th, dates somewhat flexible. Where should I go? Things to know: -No countries that require anything other then VOA for a US born citizen please. -In addition to Israel and Kuala Lumpur I'm also going to Hong Kong, much of Japan, Australia and New Zealand. -Have visited western Europe and northern S. America on previous trips. Bonus points if it involves hiking, learning how to sail or involves getting to see the countryside in safety, though perhaps not comfort.
posted by rip on Jan 8, 2014 - 11 answers

SE Asia Tips for Solo Lady?

I'm a solo female traveler with 3 weeks free in Dec/Jan. Thinking of checking out SE Asia - maybe Laos + Cambodia. Do you have other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Oct 13, 2013 - 9 answers

2 weeks in Singapore and around -- what to see and do?

My Dad lives in Singapore, and I'll be visiting him for two weeks this summer. He'll be pretty busy with work during the week, and I'm trying to plan one or two day trips (spending one night somewhere else is fine, but no more than that). Where can I go that is a) safe to travel alone to (I'm an upper-20s female)? and b) relatively cheap (I'm thinking probably a bus, train, or boat ride to somewhere in Indonesia or Malaysia)? [more inside]
posted by eenagy on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Waitlisted events/places in Europe or Asia in Spring 2014

I'm slowly pulling together a plan to throughout Asia and/or Europe this time next year - March or April 2014. Are there any events or places that are difficult to get into that would be worth signing up for now? I'm thinking of things like elBulli, which had a year long waiting list. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Mar 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me travel to Japan!

My sibling, mother, and I want to go to Japan (Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, and Kyoto) in late July. I am getting overwhelmed by trying to book tickets. Help! [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Feb 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Help my 18yo niece get to Asia

What options in the USA are there for sending my 18yo niece on a trip to Asia with a group of similarly aged folks this summer. [more inside]
posted by Long Way To Go on Jan 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting)

Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Nov 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for best NYE party in UTC+5.

NYE in UTC+5 (West Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan) for two late-twenties Americans. Which country to pick, where to go, what to do? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Oct 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Best Resources for a Trip Around the World

What are the best resources, websites, and blogs for someone who is planning a trip around the world? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me plan my trip to Asia!!

Help me plan my trip to Asia!! [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Aug 10, 2012 - 14 answers

What beachy vacation can take en route to Taipei?

I live in Toronto, and I have to go to Taipei in June for my brother's wedding. (I've never been to Taiwan.) In addition to the week i spend in Taiwan, I also want to go somewhere culturally interesting with good food and beaches, and i want to either fly there on my way to taiwan, or i want fly there and back from taiwan. Where can i fly to and from taiwan, cheaply? Or where can i stop en route to taiwan, without it breaking the bank? (Right now, my ideal beach vacation stop is Bali, but it appears to be an expensive flight from Taiwan, and it isn't a place i can get to as a stop en route.) [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Where should I go in SE Asia?

Southeast Asia filter: where should I go later this month? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Asia vs Europe (The Final Countdown)

We live in the USA. My family of five, two adults and three kids (youngest 11, oldest 17), are planning a trip for this summer (July/August). We have friends who have invited us to two very different parts of the world and we're trying to decide where to go. We can either take a France/Italy trip, or go to Hong Kong (and maybe make our way up to Japan or down to Thailand if the price is right). Looking for experiences, advice, stories, from those of you who have traveled the world that will help us make the choice. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jan 13, 2012 - 24 answers

What to do after we eat all the dim sums.

[TravelFilter] Two weeks in Hong Kong - what should three twenty-somethings do after we've eaten all the dim sum? [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Help this freelance writer in Asia figure out his next career move!

I’m a writer, doing OK in a small pond, but I’m looking for a bigger pond to swim in. Help me figure out my next career move. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I travel this winter?

What is a cheap international trip I can take this winter? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Oct 21, 2011 - 3 answers

What to do in a far-away emergency?

I'm thinking of going backpacking with a couple of friends in Southeast Asia for two weeks, and using a GPS tracker with an alert function. Only trouble is, who should I alert, and what could they do? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Oct 15, 2011 - 7 answers

4 day Long weekend in Asia - where to go?

My wife and I are living in Manila and would like to get away for the long weekend in Late November/Early October. I was thinking of going to Japan but after watching a tv show on Taiwan, it looks amazing. I'm sure Asia has more to offer, so please help us pick a destination! [more inside]
posted by Admira on Oct 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Going Hither But Not Thither

I will soon have 12 days in Asia for a photoshoot and am trying to narrow down four choices of where to go. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Sep 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Who'd say no to an exciting adventure? My husband.

How can my husband and I balance my dream job (in Asia) with his not-quite-wanting to go? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 23, 2011 - 44 answers

Traving to Thailand and Malaysia for ten days

Ten days in Thailand and Malaysia. I need ideas of what to do, where to go and where to stay. I know ten days for two countries is short but that is all I have. I love adventure and I also love to kick back and relax. I will be leaving from Montreal. [more inside]
posted by alshain on Aug 14, 2011 - 15 answers

What to sell along the way? RTW honeymoon from US to Europe & Asia

What to sell along the way, RTW honeymoon from US to Europe & Asia [more inside]
posted by hussmanne on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo?

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jun 24, 2011 - 26 answers

Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia?

Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Jun 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Be my tour guide guide, please!

Help me find the laid-back path to Laos & Cambodia around Songkrang! [more inside]
posted by hampanda on Mar 21, 2011 - 7 answers

One continent. Six months.

So I'm in my final year of medical school. I have about 6 months of extraneous time on my hands. Help me find something both interesting and useful to do in Asia for those 6 months. [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Sep 16, 2010 - 4 answers

One night in bangkok...then what?

Where to visit with an extra week (or just short of) in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by gyroscope on Sep 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me plan my awesome Southeast Asia journey

What is the best time of year to travel in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Will a nearly-expired passport give me trouble traveling in Japan and Singapore?

I'm traveling to Japan and Singapore soon, returning to the US on October 1, 2010. My passport expires April 11, 2011. Singapore's entry requirements state that the passport must be valid for at least six more months. Do I need to renew before I go? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Aug 7, 2010 - 14 answers

WWOOFing in India?

Can anyone recommend specific WWOOFing farms in India? [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Jul 18, 2010 - 2 answers

What to do in Japan while on vacation

My buddy and I are going to Japan for vacation. We need help in deciding on where to stay and what to do. [more inside]
posted by GooseOnTheLoose on Jul 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Recommendations for Bali?

[Travel Filter] Bali recs? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Instead of Bangkok?

Help me and my mom to decide where to go instead of Bangkok. [more inside]
posted by Suciu on May 19, 2010 - 25 answers

Who will plan the global vacation that I'm too stressed to plan for myself?

What are the best reputable Web sites for booking packaged, affordable global travel from the U.S.? Not looking to actually travel until 2011. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Help plan our Asia trip.

Bali or Malaysia (or the neighborhood) for a week in June with a toddler. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 10, 2010 - 4 answers

How do you research international relocation?

I'm an American who is thinking about moving abroad. Most likely to Mainland China, although Taiwan and Singapore are potential options. What's the best way to go about doing some research for a move overseas? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Feb 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I travel to Southeast Asia in the rainy season?

If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Jan 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Help us go to Singapore!

Singapore conference/vacation! Toddler! Please help! [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Travel Options w/a RT Ticket to Kuala Lumpur

I jumped on a super cheap ticket on Air China to Kuala Lumpur next Spring. It'll be my first time in Asia and I have about 10 days. Should I stick to Malaysia & Singapore or is it worth it looking at other locations I can fly to from the airport? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Dec 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Bait-and-Switch or ineptitude?... WTF Travelocity!?

Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 27, 2009 - 20 answers

Where to spend a 4-day weekend in SE Asia?

I've found myself in SE Asia (KL, Malaysia) with a 4-day weekend (because of Raya) and nothing to do. I'm thinking I probably should travel somewhere, but really not sure where. Where is a good place for a solo traveler to go in the area (the area being anywhere in the eastern hemisphere I can get in a reasonable amount of time)? Cheap is good, but not essential.
posted by cosmonaught on Sep 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Travelling with Swine flu risks: Safety vs Bargain

Safety and budget -wise, should I buy a heavily discounted ticket now to SE Asia in January 2010? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Aug 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Suggestions for traveling cheaply, and (mostly) comfortably *within* Asia?

Suggestions for traveling cheaply, and (mostly) comfortably *within* Asia? [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Feb 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me travel SE Asia as cheaply and amazingly as possible, please

So I'm going to be going over to SE Asia for the first time in a couple weeks and I'd love some advice on where to go and what to do... [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Dec 15, 2008 - 11 answers

GiftFilter: must-have objects for a year-long trip

What are the must-have objects for a year-long trip in the World's south-east (India, Asia, Australia). [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Sep 18, 2008 - 26 answers

What should I do in Vietnam?

Does anyone have suggestions for me regarding my 14 day trip to Vietnam? I am in my late 20s, I am traveling alone, and I have never traveled in a foreign country before. I am flying into Ho Chi Minh City and would like to explore as much of Vietnam as possible. I was considering traveling by train and heading north. How easy/difficult is it to navigate the train system in Vietnam? Please, any suggestions, destinations, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
posted by misterL on Jul 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Victorian era travel journals and exploration books?

I'm looking for historical travel journals and books in the public domain. Specifically I'm interested in anything related to Victorian era exploration of the middle east and central Asia. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 7, 2008 - 13 answers

How to handle media upload when traveling far and light?

My little brother will in a few months embark in a year-long trip around Asia (India, Vietnam, Thailand...), towards Australia as final destination. He asks me to set up a blog for him - easy does it, I'm a WordPress translator. But what about media? And in general, what should I not forgot to make sure we get the best from his experience while not making it hard for him to communicate? [more inside]
posted by XiBe on May 21, 2008 - 10 answers

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