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From my experience... Yes, traveling in Colombia is rather easy, often time consuming but what to expect from such a vast country. Long distance busses - they are rather comfortable, usually with toilets and WiFi. Finding schedule is a problem but you can always ask at the bus station (e.g. at the arrival), We had no problems with reservations or anything ...


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Metro Turizm runs two direct buses a day. Lüks Karadeniz runs one bus a day. It seems like both leave from the central Ortachala bus station. It's helpful to know Tbilisi (Gerogria) = Tiflis (Gürcistan) in Turkish for their search fields.


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It's specifically banned by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization. (See page 20). It appears to be in response to the loss of the Estonia in 1994.


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The reason passengers are not allowed on the car decks on ferries is that it is illegal. The reason for it being illegal is of course safety, preventing theft from cars, fire hazards (people smoking in their own cars) etc. This is from Marine and Coast Guard Agency (UK) on ro-ro passenger ships. 3.1 The SOLAS Convention Chapter II-1 Reg. 20-3, requires ...


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There is a night train-ferry across the Baltic, which (for example) leaves Germany (Sassnitz) at 23.15 and arrives Sweden (Trelleborg) at 03.15. The whole point of the night train is that train passengers are allowed to stay in their sleeping berth for the crossing, but they can also wander around the ship including the train deck. I suspect the difference ...


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People on a bus inside a ferry could do all kinds of mischief. You'd have to expect that someone might do something totally idiotic like starting the engine of a bus and starting to drive. That's obviously idiocy of the highest order, but it could endanger the lifes of hundreds of passengers and crew, and you don't want to take that risk.


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Even in ferries where your coach stays on the top deck, you sometimes have to leave the vehicle. This is because in case of accident, the fear is that it will take too long to escape the vehicle and the risk of going down with the ferry is high. And it is not just for rogue waves, it is also for the ferry getting hit by (or hitting) other craft on the ...


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Passengers are prohibited from the car decks on ferries in most every country in the world. Vehicles can shift position in rough seas and injure people standing between them. And since a rogue wave can appear at any point in time without any warning, the ban applies throughout the entirety of a sailing.


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There are numerous routes to get to Laos from Vietnam, but most of travellers and tourism agencies choose to use the three common roads below: Highway No.279 from Dien Bien Phu City, crossing Tay Trang International Checkpoint. Highway No.8 from Vinh City of Nghe An, crossing Cau Treo International Checkpoint. Highway No.9A from Dong Ha, crossing Lao Bao ...


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As I thought after a look on a map, there are options to travel by trains without going through Paris. At a random date and time from the French SNCF site: 09H05 RENNES to 10H16 LE MANS change 10H43 LE MANS to 11H43 ST PIERRE DES CORPS change 12H03 ST PIERRE DES CORPS to 12H42 POITIERS Or, (this time from the German website) Rennes ...


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Indeed, the French transportation network is organised very centrally around Paris. Looking at the map of the recent (it might change rapidly) intercity bus connections provided by comparabus.com (some website to book buses) and the train network maps provided by the SNCF for Intercités and TGVs, it looks clear that most trains and buses are centered around ...


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It's very likely the roads won't be open yet, according to the Icelandic authority, which publishes statistics on such matters. The median date for opening Landmannalaugar is June 17, the earliest date being May 31 so you're short on luck it seems. If the roads are closed, I don't think any bus company will attempt to go there. I've checked a few bus ...



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