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Places visited/lived in so far - certainly not as many as some, but please scroll... :)

  • South America
    • Brazil
      • Rio
  • Europe
    • France
      • Cannes (for Film Festival)
      • Caen (for work)
    • Italy
      • Venice (Veneto)
    • Monaco
    • Czech Republic
      • Prague
    • Spain
      • Barcelona (including for Sonar Festival)
      • Mallorca
      • Ibiza
    • Scotland
      • Edinburgh (including for the Fringe)
      • Glasgow
      • Highlands
    • Wales
      • Cardiff
    • England
      • Devon, Plymouth, Glastonbury (for the Festival) Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Oxford, Brighton, London, Essex, Harlow, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Manchester, Wigan, Preston, Wilmslow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford
  • Asia
    • China
      • Hong Kong
      • Shenzhen
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
      • Kuala Lumpur
      • Seremban
  • Australia
    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
    • Alice (Springs)
    • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
    • Cairns (Great Barrier Reef)
    • Brisbane
    • Fraser Island, Canberra, many smaller towns and cities on a Sydney-Brisbane road trip
  • North America
    • Canada (for work)
      • Ottawa
      • Toronto
      • and other Ontario
      • Montreal (Quebec)
    • United States
      • New York City
      • California: Los Angeles
      • Nevada: Las Vegas
      • Grand Canyon

Mar
11
comment Do I need to have an electrical converter for small devices when traveling from the US to São Paulo?
Some useful answers below and I'll add a tip: I suggest take an extension block/socket bank from your country in your luggage so that you can plug this into the adapter if it has only one socket (many do). That way, you can run several devices off one socket and not need several conversion/adapters.
Feb
22
comment Attend a lecture in computer science while travelling in the UK
+1 your last comment - Thanks @AnkurBanerjee !
Feb
22
comment Attend a lecture in computer science while travelling in the UK
Moreover it may be that what the original poster is not able to find what they were asking for - due to timing or not being able to attend a lecture theatre with students who have enrolled. So rather than say this can't be done my hope is that the alternatives I suggest achieve the same end goal for them.
Feb
22
comment Attend a lecture in computer science while travelling in the UK
@AnkurBanerjee I disagree - in all 6 of my suggestions it would be possible to learn about computing talks going on. We don't know why the original poster would find it interesting to be in a talk with enrolled students, i.e. what do they ultimately want to gain from this. So perhaps my suggestions may address what this end goal might be - different story same ending. It's possible that in all 6 of my suggestions, the original poster would find contacts in the academic world who could signpost them to events.
Jan
11
comment What is the most effective advice to avoid/minimise risk of illness when travelling in Africa?
+1 @EpiGrad this is great additional advice. Talking to a travel doctor is a good one, some might say one of the first things to do, but good advice nonetheless and I'm not going to shun that. TV shows: I agree with your point, one needs to keep things in perspective.
Jan
11
comment What is the most effective advice to avoid/minimise risk of illness when travelling in Africa?
+1 Thanks Mark for the update - the link is useful. Good to know. I think I have to be careful to stop myself from getting carried away and having some morbid curiosity about these and go off on a tangent when the original goal is to enjoy the travel! "Land of the wide horizon, great sunsets, abundant wildlife, and landscape as old as time itself. Take some risks, odds are that the rewards will far outweigh the risks themselves."
Jan
10
comment What is the most effective advice to avoid/minimise risk of illness when travelling in Africa?
Accepted and many thanks. I'll keep reading around the subject and add anything else useful.
Jan
10
comment 3 days in London. What do I absolutely have to see?
+1 @Mark Mayo for a comprehensive realistic guide for the time alloted
Jan
10
comment 3 days in London. What do I absolutely have to see?
+1 @Kate Gregory
Jan
10
comment What is the most effective advice to avoid/minimise risk of illness when travelling in Africa?
(to clarify, a year for it to become obvious he had the creature, before it decided to reveal itself in the clear part of his eye). thoughts welcome.
Jan
10
comment What is the most effective advice to avoid/minimise risk of illness when travelling in Africa?
Thanks again these are great points, including the points on food hygiene to avoid illness - I accept that for these, those step are the best one can do, and that it is about reducing the risk. But I would welcome thoughts on how far one can avoid acquiring parasites through being bitten for example. I remember watching a TV prog where a chap had a tiny worm wriggling across the clear part of his eye. I think he was treated successfully but it took about at least a year for it to manifest. As said in my question, I'm looking to be informed as to how much these really are a risk, if at all.
Jan
10
comment What is the most effective advice to avoid/minimise risk of illness when travelling in Africa?
+1 @Mark Mayo. Good advice. I'll leave it open for a bit longer before accepting an answer. Thanks!
Jan
6
comment Suggested itinerary for Bahia, Salvador, Brazil at Carnaval time?
+1 and accepted. I'm sure there might be more answers but I think this is a great starter, at the very least. Thanks very much @Mark Mayo.
Jan
3
comment Is it possible to climb Uluru (Ayer's Rock)?
+1 @Mark Mayo - "should you".
Jan
3
comment Backpacker 'social groups' for Hippie trail, Gringo trail etc
+1 Thanks @hippietrail - I'd be interested to learn of your experiences over time. A good friend of mine in Crystal Palace, south London UK has belonged to CouchSurfers for a few years and offers free accomodation and advice as per this quoted goal of the site.
Jan
3
comment Backpacker 'social groups' for Hippie trail, Gringo trail etc
+1 for Thorn Tree - I have found these forums useful for advice.
Jan
3
comment When travelling overland in Russia I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money?
+1 Great answer. nice summary and love the use of the work "hack" too. Thanks!
Jan
3
comment How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?
+1 For the research. I'd like to try other Carnavals too.
Jun
30
comment Working the ski season in France
www.natives.co.uk will give you all the info.