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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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Yes you can drive between Barrow and Prudhoe Bay with proper permits. See below. 11/16/2015 www.adn.com Arnie Arey and his specially outfitted truck, pictured here with other vehicles, haul newly purchased trucks and other cargo by sled, hundreds of miles along the snow and ice between Prudhoe Bay and Barrow, providing a winter link to the state's road ...


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If you want to avoid going through Russia, that's a unique challenge. You can try the Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India route as described https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Istanbul_to_New_Delhi_over_land here. It's very detailed; your challenges might be getting the right visas and the Iran-Pakistan border. Or you can take a more northern route. Let's look at the ...


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Currently, no. There is no road connecting the two countries. Briefly and recently, a ferry ran between Panama and Colombia. However, it seems it is no longer available: Their Facebook page is empty, their website is suspended. Outdated information at Wikioverland suggests the ferry didn't run for most of 2015 either.


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[TL;DR] An existing, valid, visa waiver does not remove the requirement for ESTA. To fly in you need ESTA. The fact that you already have a visa waiver allowing you to visit for 90 days is irrelevant. Full discussion When I made this trip, maybe 3 years ago, I couldn't find anything on the ESTA, or Customs and Border Protection help websites that deals ...


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Another option, not mentioned until now is covoiturage or ride-sharing. It's becoming quite popular in France. The main operator in this space is https://www.blablacar.fr/ (I am a user/member but otherwise unconnected to them). Beginning this year, rules regarding long-distance busses have changed so it's possible that cheaper bus-based options will appear ...


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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 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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In Uganda, outside of the main urban centres, it's hard to find accommodation that's reasonable value for money. Either it's very expensive (and not too bad), or extremely cheap (and quite bad, if not really bad). Or there's nothing at all. Camping inside the national parks is not too much of a problem, though you will have to pay park fees, which, for ...


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At the moment, Pullman del Sur offers direct connections between Santiago and Asuncion. From Santiago, they leave every Tuesday at 11am for 80.000 CLP. Crucero del Norte also travels between Santiago to Asuncion. They leave every Monday and Friday at 11:50am. You switch busses in Cordoba, but you buy just one ticket in Santiago. The cost is 70.000 CLP or ...


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I checked the Hungarian railways site and, indeed, this train no longer exists. There is a direct train between Budapest and Sarajevo. It takes around 12 hours. Seen in groundedtravel: Only one direct service operates each day between the two cities. While it is unlikely that this train will sell out in advance of your journey, it can be quite ...


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About the best information I can find is on a tour operator website, which says: China crossing To cross the land border at Ruili (known as Shweli in Burmese and located in China’s Yunnan Province) / Muse (Myanmar, Shan State), you will need to arrange a special tour package by filling out this form; the package will include a guide and ...


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The trains are safe - at least they're more or less as safe as the UK. I was going to cite some statistics here, but it turns out it's complicated comparing modes of transportation. What you should know, however, is that they're often ludicrously late. The railroads would rather not be in the passenger business, and unlike most anywhere else in the world, ...


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Go to Ubung bus terminal, catch a bus to Gilimanuk, cross by ferry to Banyuwangi (Ketapang), continue to Surabaya, take long-distance bus across Java to Jakarta. This will take at least 24 hours, much of it on bad roads with suicidal bus drivers hopped up on drugs. Most travel agencies can organize a through ticket for you, or you can try to find your own ...


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Rome2Rio shows you a few options, including the company you found: A bus with Bus SAS MK will take 12 hours and cost US$55-75 Bus Simeonidis takes two buses, to Thessaloniki and then on, for a total of just over 15 hours for US$85-115 Or as you've found, Bus Alpar Turizm goes for 15 hours and costs $80. So you don't have to rely on just one company, and ...


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I would suggest you to take a train/flight to delhi. you will find lot of trains running in this route. Prefer rajdhani as it is faster and comfortable. Train would take 32-40 hours. Then you can take a bus to Amritsar. you can either take a direct bus or change from Chandigarh. There wont be much difference in price. Bus route will take 5-6 hours. Happy ...


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In 2015 no passenger oriented ferries operate to/from Israel, however some cargo companies will take passengers as well. Grimaldi certainly does, I am not sure whether anyone else does. It's significantly more expensive than flying to Israel.


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The "gotchas" are mainly centered around import costs. The price of shipping won't be cheap, but will be determined by a couple different factors: distance, type of vehicle, time of year, company, etc. The other main thing to look out for are import taxes. They can vary quite a bit between countries and significantly affect the overall cost. I've worked ...


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Taking your car from America to Europe or vice versa is not really a problem. Temporary importation is based on the UN's 1968 Convention on Road Traffic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Convention_on_Road_Traffic . Even if the US and Canada haven't signed it (let alone ratified), they seem to play by its rules, which means that drivers from these ...



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