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A ferry is the only “normal” way to travel between Hong Kong and Macau (I think you can take a helicopter if you really want to spend a lot of money). There are multiple ferry links connecting different parts of Macau with different parts of Hong Kong. Given that you don't have all day, you should take the ferry straight from the Hong Kong airport when you ...


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The Arctic seas are unforgiving. The conditions are likely to change from day to day and even from hour to hour. You can ask the ferry operator, but with a 4 hour one way trip they probably don't make more than one trip per day so they'll be getting their info second hand too. That particular ferry route is on open, unprotected waters so it is possible ...


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One popular overnight ferry close to where I live is a DFDS ferry from Newcastle to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) Both cities have plenty to offer for short trips and the fare is quite cheap if you get an off season deal and are a foot passenger travelling in a group. Last time I got it it took around 14 hours overnight. Alternatively here is a map of some of the ...


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There are other ferry companies operating in the area. A thorough search of Google should find these. Also, consider investing in a quality guide book like the ones from Rough Guides. When we travelled the length of Chile in 2003, we decided to ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaiten and then we went with buses down the Carretera Austral to Coyhaique and from ...


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DavidB has perhaps the most comprehensive answer (= the Google Answer)... but here's some bits that we've done over the years. If you are in the Med, there are a lot that go to/from Marseille as well as Barcelona. Obviously Corsica/Sardinia/Silicy are paired up there. There are a lot of different operators (Corsica Ferries, for example); start looking in ...


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There a ferry mentioned on the Rome2Rio site which also mentioned that the tickets for the ferry can be bought on Pier1TT, which appears to be in the process of upgrading, so they give a phone number to call.


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The best I can figure there is not a route of any ferry that goes Petropavlovsk → Kurils → Hokkaido. It is possible to hop a ferry from Petropavlovsk → Vladivostok → Korsakov (Sakhalin) → Hokkaido using Sasco and Heartland Ferry but the schedule for both stop on September 30th. According to another article Sasco provides ferry service to Kurils which is ...


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The Aogashima village home page summarizes your options nicely, although only in Japanese: Basically, there are no direct options, you have to transit via Hachijojima. The ferry leaves daily except Sundays at 10 AM (2:30, ¥2,590), but is subject to weather conditions and apparently only goes out around 60% of the time (!). The helicopter is daily at ...


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Yes, it can get crowded! Buy your tickets in advance! Or it might be an hour and a half before you get on a ferry. [Note I base this answer on our experience on one particular Sunday, but it is reasonable to suppose that the situation is similar, at least on weekends, most of the year.] There are frequent departures (every 15 min), at least in the morning ...


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There are several possible routes from the North Sea or the English Channel down to the Mediterranean. All of them eventually end up in the Rhone, but you can enter pretty much any major North Western European port and navigate all the way south the the mouth of the Rhone near Marseilles. For routes just google "inland waterways map Europe" to find a good ...


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As you can see on this map, Japanese ferries are operated by different companies (every color is a different one). This is by the way similar to the Japanese railway and subway system. The difference from the Subway system however is that people rarely travel over several ferry routes. To make a cross-company ferry ticket is quite difficult, and due to the ...


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There are multiple ferry companies so multiple rates. You can take a look at Seat 61, which provide the listing. There is Weidong which runs about 750 CNY for the economy ticket which runs from Qingdao and Jinchon Ferry, which runs from Tanggu. Unfortunately the latter is in Korean, but there is information on that from Travel China Guide which states 888 ...


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I am a UK citizen and have visited Russia, Turkey and Georgia recently (only came back from Georgia 2 weeks ago - via Turkey). It is safe to visit Istanbul (apart from the usual risks associated with being a tourist in an unknown city) and it is safe to visit Moscow. If you want to visit both on one trip, I would strongly recommend that you fly between ...


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Condor Ferries run Jersey (St Helier) to Portsmouth departing 21:10, duration 9h 20m (about £60 per head).


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A-Line goes from Motobu (本部) to Kagoshima (鹿児島) around twice weekly, but the price difference is marginal: Naha to Kagoshima: ¥15,200 in 2nd class Motobu to Kagoshima: ¥14,300 in 2nd class And by remarkable coincidence, the prices on competitor Marix are precisely the same.


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While this may be out of date but there is bad news: Polaris is moving to Sakhalin, so whatever routes it used to run are no longer being serviced by MSCO


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This cannot be done. The Spain resident's discount is a help the Spanish government gives to the people living in Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta or Melilla to fly within the country. The idea of this subsidy is to alleviate the difficulty (on money and time) to access the rest of the country. This said, what you pretend to do is to fake the rule. ...


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I thought I found it but didn't have time to post about it, and then didn't have internet for a couple of days. But now I see it's different to the one jpatokal found! Walking route from the one jpatokal found to the one I found on Google Maps. That's over a one-hour walk. Mine is called "福州马尾旧镇渡口‎" (Fuzhou Old Town Ferry). Hopefully the one I found is ...


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I think I've found it on Baidu Maps: 福州港马尾客运站 (Fuzhou Port Mawei Passenger Terminal) 罗星东路77 (Luoxing East Rd 77) Per their home page, they have ferries to Matsu (马祖) every few hours. Page seems to be on the blink though, the Transport (交通指南) page is showing up blank. Give 0591-83268880 a ring?


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2nd addition: Latest update from China: No.73 bus can take people from fuzhou to the terminal for the ferry, but only those listed with these four chinese characters 两马快线 = liang ma kuai xian = fast bus for the ferry from Mawei to Matsu,) could enter the terminal. so he could only take No.73 buses with those chinese characters 1st addition: You ...


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This is a non-definitive answer with some guides as to where to learn more. From what I have found "on web" it sounds like there is probably not a direct passenger ferry service, there may be a long duration 2 leg service via Kampala and the trip by bus or other road vehicle is liable to be a viable alternative. I have a friend who visits the greater ...


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I was able to phone the ferry agency. A one-way ticket is about 6,500 Bolivares Fuertes (including taxes) (USD $1,035, EUR €755). Round-trip has a cost of about 13,000 Bolivares Fuertes. (USD $2,070, EUR €1,515) But a flight (for example from Margarita Island) is much cheaper. A Round-trip from Margarita Island to Port of Spain is about 5,000 Bolivares ...


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There is no international ferry operating on lake Victoria, scheduled or otherwise. There is a scheduled ferry between Mwanza and Bukoba, both in Tanzania. It is possible, however, to travel from, specifically, Kampala to Mwanza, by boat. But, this basically requires going to the port and asking around for a berth on one of the cargo ships. I've not heard ...


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I have no reliable information, but I'll post this anyway as an answer until someone finds reliable sources. The traditional Lake Victoria ferries were discontinued in the mid-2000s after a series of accidents. The Ugandan government announced that it would bring in a replacement service but nothing came of that. Earthwise operates one ferry out of Uganda ...


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The obvious big thing you miss out on is a tour guide. But you and I think very much alike. When traveling, I like to save on paid tours by using audio tour podcasts (or podwalks), so I immediately checked my various audio tour apps and podcast bookmarks, and you are in luck! You are going to the right place, because Copenhagen X actually claims to have ...


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Yeah, Ivan is right. Your options are to pay for the ferry and take the bike or fly and buy a bike when you get there. I guess it's really up to you and how attached to/expensive your bike is. The other option is to maybe hang out around the docks for a few days and ask ships if they're heading across and will give you a lift, however I would recommend ...


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The absolute requirement for entering Germany/Italy is a Schengen visa, if you haven't it, you cannot enter Europe at all and the voyage is over. Given the current situation in Egypt you must be aware that you need to meet many requirements to get the visa. Let's assume you have the visa, what next ? The simple solution for driving in Germany is traveling ...


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Travelling from Istanbul to Moscow overland is adventurous at best. For example, there's a big country between the two places called the Ukraine. Assume you take the Asian route, you will almost certainly pass near Kharkiv border and other hot spots along the border of eastern Ukraine. These would include Donetsk and Lugansk. Anywhere near those ...


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There is a night train between Copenhagen (actually, Malmö) and Berlin, arriving between 6 and 8 am. The whole train gets inside a ferry to cross the water, and you can freely go to deck. Booking well in advance, the tickets are cheap.



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