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location Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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Backpacking since Christmas Day, 1989. Hitchhiking since mid 2010.

For the first time I managed to save enough travel funds in less than six months in Australia.

I've been soaking up the atmosphere around Malaysia and Thailand before hitchhiking around Asia for the next nine or ten months.


Aug
27
revised Sunrise/sunset photographic opportunities at the Grand Canyon
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Aug
26
revised How to find farm type stays / internships / volunteering other than via WWOOF?
mention the fee too
Aug
26
asked How to find farm type stays / internships / volunteering other than via WWOOF?
Aug
26
comment Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?
At the risk of lacking balance I did a Google search for negative WWOOFing experiences and came across this thread on wwoof.tribe.net. Worth a read if you assumed everything would be rosy in WWOOFland. But I'm sure there's tons more positive stories so don't judge by these alone...
Aug
26
comment Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?
The closest experience I've had was years ago in Guatemala at Finca Ixobel, which seems to still be going strong and doesn't seem to be in WWOOF. Then again maybe I did have to pay to stay there. I'd like to hear from anyone else either way!
Aug
26
comment Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?
I never used WWOOF either, but due to working reception in a hostel for almost decade I've met plenty of people who have. The thing is that it seems to be a very mixed bag. There are places that are awesome experiences but also apparently ones that make you and and even one Japanese girl that stayed at my hostel had a story that they were forcing her to work too hard but as it was in outback Australia and she spoke nearly no English she had a very hard time leaving and eventually had to get some people to help her escape! I've been wary of them ever since \-:
Aug
25
revised What to wear in Egypt to blend in?
minor english improvements
Aug
25
comment What to wear in Egypt to blend in?
Hmm what would Lawrence of Arabia do in this situation?
Aug
25
comment If I find a cheap flight on a site that doesn't sell tickets, can I buy them online somewhere?
so look for a website in the country you're departing from. - Hmm why not look for a website in the country I'm in when I'm ready to book? Am I missing something? (I'm in Romania but all the cheapest options depart from Istanbul where I can hitchhike to from here.)
Aug
25
revised Can I leave my U.S. car in Mexico on an FM3 visa?
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Aug
25
revised What to wear in Egypt to blend in?
improve non native english a bit and add some culture tags
Aug
25
revised US Roadtrip: book hotels long in advance, short notice or day itself
edited tags
Aug
25
revised Does it make more sense to stay in Lido or Venice?
-thanks
Aug
25
asked Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?
Aug
25
revised Which district to stay in while visiting these features in New York?
edited tags
Aug
25
asked If I find a cheap flight on a site that doesn't sell tickets, can I buy them online somewhere?
Aug
25
accepted What kind of trousers or shorts are suitable for long-distance summer walking / hitchhiking?
Aug
25
comment What kind of trousers or shorts are suitable for long-distance summer walking / hitchhiking?
Ouch those are the kinds of expensive name brands I was hoping to avoid but I guess I can look at their stuff then know what I'm looking for in generic brand stuff. Possibly Quechua might have something of this type here in Romania? They seem to have pretty reasonable quality outdoor stuff at pretty reasonable prices.
Aug
24
revised What kind of trousers or shorts are suitable for long-distance summer walking / hitchhiking?
link to wikipedia/Permethrin
Aug
24
comment What kind of trousers or shorts are suitable for long-distance summer walking / hitchhiking?
Awesome answer thanks - very informative. But now I'm wondering what they look like. Do you have references for some? Pictures or links to some kind of shop/store that sells them? I'd be looking for them somewhere like Eastern Europe or Turkey or when I get home to Australia so I'm not sure where to shop for them.