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Nov
29
comment Chiang Mai Trek that doesn't feature Elephant Rides
Hi Emily. I'm jealous! We had an amazing time up in Chiang Mai. Yes we did end up booking through Barking Gecko. However Barking Gecko is owned by Travel Hub (sub-program) so you can book through either. The last part of our trek ended with us staying in this Spicy Village Ecolodge for 1 night. Absolutely beautiful place: chiangmaiecolodges.com. I think our guide's name was Dang... or Dayg. And another guide's name was Samart. Trip of a lifetime :) Have fun!
Mar
7
comment Is there any rule that a Canadian citizen entering US should have ticket back?
I'm a Canadian citizen and I've entered into the US dozens of times with many different people by car with no return ticket. Never heard of anyone having a problem with it (I'm from Vancouver and live 30 minutes from the border)
Jan
7
comment Travelling to Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos with kids
Hey Karlson, I'd recommend changing the name of the question to something specific. At the moment, it is really ambiguous for anyone browsing the list of questions.
Dec
22
comment Time needed to visit the Seattle Space Needle
If you have any interest in music, playing instruments, or amazing Frank Gehry architecture, the EMP is a lot of fun and it's literally at the base of the Space Needle.
Dec
22
comment What is the most comfortable way to sleep on a plane?
This is a great suggestion for somewhere who like-wise has trouble sleeping on planes.
Dec
20
comment Chiang Mai Trek that doesn't feature Elephant Rides
Should I be concerned that I won't be able to find any when I arrive, or that they will be all booked? I only have a 2 day window for the trek because I am only in Chiang Mai for 4 nights (5 days)
Dec
20
comment Should I book Thailand Rail tickets online (pre-trip) or at the station when I arrive?
Thanks for the extra detail and it's unfortunate that I'm over 6 feet tall. Now I have something to look forward to. and WOW that's a little bit farther than 5hrs. I'm curious how long the bus ended up taking. It must have been a 20hr ride at least.
Dec
19
comment Chiang Mai Trek that doesn't feature Elephant Rides
Haha what a coincidence. I appreciate you taking the time to have a look at tours for me. Thank you
Dec
19
comment Chiang Mai Trek that doesn't feature Elephant Rides
I ask because I wasn't able to find any reviews about it anywhere else online :)
Dec
19
comment Chiang Mai Trek that doesn't feature Elephant Rides
Thanks Mark! I haven't seen this particular tour. Do you have any experience with this tour company?
Dec
19
comment Should I book Thailand Rail tickets online (pre-trip) or at the station when I arrive?
Thanks Peter. To add to what you and Ankur have mentioned about no need to buy online; Is there any reason not to book online? It seems more convenient to just buy tickets online instead of having to wait in a line up at the station with our bags and trying to find someone who can speak english. I'm not trying to sound lazy but it seems like it would be a smoother process booking online.
Dec
6
comment Top destinations in Southern Laos and how to get there from Cambodia?
haha thanks Ankur Banerjee :)
Dec
6
comment Flying with a desktop computer (as checked luggage)
I've done almost exactly what Mark Mayo has posted here. I didn't even use a hard-case suitcase and I simply packed clothes around the whole desktop and monitor. Customs may ask to inspect your hardware in your carry-on but that's the only issue I had.
Aug
23
comment Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?
Perfect :D Thank you for the detailed breakdown and the tip about altitude sickness. Something I had not previously considered.
Aug
23
comment China Airlines, safe?
I've flown with them several times as well. No problems, same experience as any other airline.
Aug
3
comment Can somebody recommended a tour for the Amazon in Ecuador?
wow great suggestions :D This is perfect information because of how specific it is. Thanks!
Aug
1
comment Can somebody recommended a tour for the Amazon in Ecuador?
@Mark I'm looking for anything worthy of seeing :) Doesn't just have to be the Amazon jungle. I will simply be passing through Ecuador on my way to Brazil and I love adventure. I don't know a lot about the area so I'm hoping to learn about what's worth seeing, and how much time would be appropriate to get a good feel for each place!
Jul
20
comment Recommended destinations located close to Siem Reap, Cambodia
Thanks Ankur for the very detailed answer. This is really helpful and very much appreciated!
Jul
18
comment Recommended destinations located close to Siem Reap, Cambodia
How would you suggest re-writting the question to make it less open? I had considered something more direct such as "What are some adventure based destinations close to or within Cambodia in February?" but I felt that would yield similar answers. Perhaps just leaving out some of the more detailed information could make it more concise?
Jul
18
comment How can I fly with a guitar?
I bought a guitar in Italy and upon flying home via Lufthansa they simply checked it into oversized baggage. No extra cost. This was in 2004.