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I imagine the new bus service would follow the Narayanghat Mugling Highway to get into the higher valleys and onto Kathmandu or Pokhara. Without knowing where you went within Nepal 20 years back, I would hazard a guess that maybe you went up either the Siddharta Highway (to Pokhara) or the Tribhuvan Highway (to Kathmandu). Both of these roads are still ...


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These days you may also consider tossing a bluetooth tracker in your bags; when the bag gets in or out of range an alert will pop up on your phone. There are devices custom built for this, such as this one.


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Many companies use a tag that you keep with your ticket, to prove you own the luggage. If this service is available, make sure to use it. If not, then some (Greyhound) provide a name ticket you can put your details on. Sure it doesn't prevent someone from taking it, but if anyone's suspicious it's easy to ask for ID and show it doesn't match the thief's ...


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I found a website where the bus connection is shown. But obviously it isn't such a good route as the person stated it would be, so probably I will take a bus to Salvador and then a transfer via boat to Morro de Sao Paulo. Seems to be the fastest and cheapest alternative, though I didn't expect it to be...


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No, your name in kana is not really required, it's just that the booking systems for both sites are 100% geared for Japanese people. But instead of making something up, just punch your name into Google Translate and let it do the work: James Smith → ジェームス·スミス. That said, I wouldn't bother booking at all, the buses are virtually never full. Just show ...


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Pack for carry-on. If you're willing to live with having a day-pack in your lap or under your feet, you don't need to check luggage. You can (and arguably should) certainly do that with anything small and valuable. Remember, watching may not be enough. There was a case a few years ago where a team was packing a thief into a large piece of luggage, so he ...



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