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I'm assuming you mean onboard. It's perfectly safe. I've travelled from Washington, D.C. to Chicago, and down to Austin, Texas (two and a half days). I've also done a bit in the Pacific North West, and from NYC to Phily. So I feel I can speak on this a bit. (I also did a LOT of it in Canada on a coast to coast trip, but that was split up with buses ...


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I don't have a complete answer, but I think you can actually get pretty far by ferry alone. There's a ferry between Puerto Princesa and Iloilo City. You can get there by taking the ferry from Balabac to Bataraza and driving the rest (although there should also be a ferry between Bataraza and Puerto Princesa). Although I don't know any ferries to Balabac, ...


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The cheapest way I know is to get a bus from Nazareth all the way to Amman using a company called Nazarene Tours. The bus departs almost daily at 8AM and will cost around $20. You will be dropped off around Amman University. A public bus from Tel Aviv to Nazareth will cost you less than $10. Another company called Mazada Tours has a direct bus from Tel Aviv ...


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If you are not traveling alone you can use a Taxi, which could run you by my calculation about $250pp. If you want it even cheaper you can do a more complicated route of Tel Aviv - Eilat (#393, #394), Eilat - Aqaba and finally Aqaba - Amman. Or you can do a straight trip as described on True Nomads, which would all run a lot less then $400 for a flight.


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Rome2Rio is surprisingly effective in some African countries. Again, they won't cover every local minibus - most of them won't have timetables and certainly won't be online. This is why so many references to them are on blogs etc. However, for those that do, take for example, Harare to Cape Town on the site - it shows flight, bus & train, and driving ...


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I am now a Canadian citizen but before that, I was only a national of a Visa Waiver country, with Canadian PR status. You just bring your passport (and PR card) and make sure to buffer at least an hour if it's a busy crossing for parking your vehicle and filling out the I-94. The PR card isn't actually needed to enter the US, but it's a must to re-enter ...


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As a French citizen, you're part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If you're traveling by land, you do not need to get an ESTA. Having Canadian permanent residence doesn't change the situation. You will have to fill out an I94W for upon arrival at the border. According to this FAQ, you should turn in the I94W form when you leave the U.S. (question 4) I ...


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I also suggest: London to Paris by Eurostar (2h30) Paris to Milan by high-speed TGV Milan to Bari by Frecciabianca Bari to Dubrovnik by Jadrolinija ferry bus from Dubrovnik to Split train to Zagreb and then to Istanbul train to Tehran bus to Bandar-e-Abbas ferry to Dubai or else, you can ride the TGV Lyria to Zurich, Chur, and then the Bernina Express ...


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Rail safety in the US is a far cry from the images of the old movies. Just about all long-haul passenger operation in the US takes place on signaled lines protected by interlocking and under the watchful eye of a dispatcher at a desk (what's known as Centralized Traffic Control or CTC for short). The dispatcher will have a computer terminal in front of him ...


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I was in Panama in 2013 and was told it is not possible to cross the Colombian border by car/bus/train because there is no road in the middle of the jungle. In fact Wikipedia says about the Panama-Colombia border: A hostile environment of tropical jungles. There is no road that goes to the border because the Carretera Panamericana (the road that ...


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You can take a direct bus from New Delhi to Kathmandu from Ambedkar stadium bus terminus and goes up to Swaymbhu bus terminal at Kathmandu. It is a 30 hour journey and is a daily bus service both ways. Ticket from New Delhi to Kathmandu costs INR 2300. This has only started 2-3 days ago.


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OK, this is not first hand experience, but if it helps. Following a comment in Lonely Planet I found this link, I have quoted that Lonely Planet link as well because it has someone who has personally vouched for this and even provided an email offering help for travellers. The next page also contains an update about a year ago, but you may not need it if ...


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The best answer you're going to get is from someone who's done it which, as you linked in your question, would be this guy. If you follow his instructions to get from Douala to Pointe-Noire it's then a simple case of getting the Congo-Ocean Railway straight to Brazzaville. The only part he gives only the option of hitching is Bifoum to Lambaréné: you ...


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Travel guides (either printed or pdf editions) like Lonely Planet usually have extensive sections on overland transport. The issue with them is that they are not really updated very often (they print a new edition every year in many cases, but most of the content stays the same). From my personal experience, this issue is getting worse and worse.


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QueueHammer, I'm assuming you're from the USA. You're going to need a really, really good car for this. Driving from, random example, Dijon to Stockholm (that will knock-off three or four countries for you) is an incredibly long trip on the world's best and fastest autoroutes (and also the odd few thousand km on Sweden's tidy laneways). So... (1) To do ...


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First, if you are traveling on an American passport, the answer is no. If you're a dual citizen (United States and another country), you can probably enter by rail on your second passport, but mentioning that you're an American would be a very bad idea. There have been rumors of North Korea opening up domestic trains to U.S. citizens, but I haven't seen ...



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