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A two-year tour of World Heritage sites (962 places) is now available, offered by a British luxury company. By the way, it costs about 1 million pounds. It claims to cover all the sites if they are safely accessible. The Daily Mail lists some of the stops.


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Our much-missed member-on-sabbatical, Gayot Fow, has answered this on his blog. With permission, and for the benefit of the OP, I post the text of his answer here. Essentially the OP wants to purchase a house in the UK to attend cultural events and otherwise enjoy the offerings of this island. The OP understands that the 6 month Standard Visitor Visa (SVV) ...


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You need someone to check your mail for you, so the most convenient option might simply be to use the mailing address of a close friend or family member whom you trust, ideally in the same province/state/region as where you lived before, in case it matters for certain things like driver's licenses and such. Alternatively, it might make sense to get a post ...


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The bad news is: it's such a broad topic & there are so many insurers out there that it's very time consuming to understand which insurances are actually "good" for you. The good news is: I had the same problem & did loads of research, so read on! Regarding health-related insurances, you are looking for what is usually called an "international ...


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This Russian company offers a world-wide cruise for the 140 days, from New Zealand to Norway (being honest, there are no countries from both Americas :). There are over 100 cities in 31 countries being visited during this cruise. Places are from $77,270 to $261,070 per person, trip is being made on Seven Seas Voyager. I think search for another world-wide ...


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Looking at the other side of the income-expense equation of traveling there are many ways to make income while you travel. I make more than I spend per day by running my business remotely via skype and email. I have met other travelers who can cover their travel costs indefinitely by travel writing, selling photos, teaching English, doing import-export of ...


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1 You don’t need a car for most personal local transportation I'm a resident of Berlin since birth (some 25–30 years ago) and I never owned a car. Imho the transportation system is perfectly sufficient under most circumstances. The exceptions are according to my experience: You need to transport heavy or unwieldy objects on a regular basis. You need to ...


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It's called a Private Mail Box (PMB) They are run by private companies. The number one player in the field is The UPS Store,* however many smaller businesses also exist. Your address becomes Your Name Their Storefront address #123** (your unit number) Their town, ZC 12345 These differ from a Post Office mailbox in several ways: They are more ...


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I used to live there, and would love to go back for a holiday at some point. One of the interesting things to note is that while it is generally warmer and drier than the UK (Port Stanley is around the same latitude south as London is north, but is partially sheltered by Andes, which strip a lot of the moisture out of the air) the water is much colder, as ...


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The Canadian Government provides a questionnaire to determine which possibilities you have to visit Canada and if a visa is required. In addition to your citizenship, there are a few other issues which may be relevant to determine the requirements, e.g. country of residence, any relationship with Canadian citizens, age or any previous permanent residence in ...


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From my recent experience with the official Toronto processing center (an efficient 15th floor operation which has been separated from the consulate for some time, thank goodness). There is basically one price, which varies only with processing time request and if it needs to be shipped back to you. The 10 year business (M) visa requires an written ...


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For me it works quite well to try to estimate a daily budget for a given country/region. Of course you will spend more in cities than trekking in wilderness, but still the average gives a decent indication. Then you obviously multiply the daily budget times the number of days and you are done. The easiest way to get a daily budget is to find it in a guide ...


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Ozbus offer a 29 week tour of South America, starting and finishing in Quito. http://www.oz-bus.com/oz-bus-south-america/oz-bus-south-america.aspx Update: Ozbus have sadly ceased trading as of april 2012


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From my experience it is practically infeasible to carry food supplies for more than half a week and water supplies for more than a day. Unless you have porters or mules. Freeze-dried food can furthermore reduce the weight you have to carry. There are a lot of people walking the Way of st. James which takes about one month. The best prepared have less than ...


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MadVenture Travel is now offering: LONDON TO SYDNEY OVERLAND (via Africa & central Asian silk road) which promises to be a 64 week, 61 country odyssey!! From their site: A 64 week in-depth overland expedition from London to Sydney travelling through Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and Australasia visiting highlights and natural wonders ...


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Sydney - London by bus was the longest i could think of, but it's only 92 days and crosses 18 countries.


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One day, while travelling online with google maps, I zoomed onto Ushuaia and got caught by a ship named Peace Boat. This ship takes passengers for cruises around the world that last about 100 days. EDIT, Nov,2016: Google Maps has updated its satellite imagery. Peace Boat is no longer visible.


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UKTOOZ appears to offer a 28 Week London to Sydney trip http://uktooz.com/ A 28 week in-depth overland expedition from London to Sydney visiting the highlights and natural wonders of over 23 countries including Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia!


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There are numerous companies that offer mail scanning/destruction/forwarding services. They vary dramatically in price and service levels, so I'd suggest a bit of research into whichever one you select would be a good idea. There is an excellent list of a number of the services including prices in this FlyerTalk post. The rest of that thread (click the ...


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Since we don't really care about the mode of transportation: 143 nights: http://www.rssc.com/cruises/VOY121024H/Itinerary.aspx 115 nights: Silver Sea World Cruise 115 nights: Holland America World At one point there was a 335 night cruise but as far as I can tell that company is now out of business 2010. Had to add this Around the world by Freighters: ...


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G Adventures still has an 82 day trip.


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The key limit is three months. It has nothing to do with Schengen but is part of general EU law. As such, it also applies outside the Schengen area (i.e. to the UK, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia – and to Switzerland through a distinct agreement that was implemented even before the country became part of the Schengen area). Even in countries ...


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90 days (in any 180-day period) is in any event the longest you can stay on a Schengen visa. Schengen visas can be valid for up to 5 years but this has no bearing on the maximum stay, which is still at most 90 days. After that, it's usually necessary to leave the Schengen area for another 90 days before being allowed to return and use your visa again (at ...


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Much of this is answered on this FAQ of a visa company. It is not official info but it looks good to me. Also it seems to apply for US citizens only, but I assume similar for the other nationalities you list. Are there any special requirements for a 10-year visa? No. The requirement for a 10-year visa are the same as that of a 1 year visa. [...] ...


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I am afraid there is no temporary (nonimmigrant) visa that allows you to be a tourist and work at the same time (except for H-1B, H-2B), and by work I mean getting paid by any US employer. As a Dutch citizen, you can enter under the visa waiver program which allows you enter for tourism/business/medical reasons only. You will not be allowed to work. To work ...


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I don't think there is anything specific for this length of stay other than figuring out where the most local classified ads are (Kijiji, Craigslist, something local) and trying to arrange something directly. As far as Airbnb goes, they have a specific site airbnb.com/sublets for this term of stay, advantage of using this over regular search tool is that it ...


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You can not apply for a US Visa from within the US - it needs to be done outside of the country. In general the best place to apply is in her home country (Australia, I presume). It's also possible to apply via the US consulate at any other country, however it may take longer for the application to be processed, and there may be a higher chance of being ...


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I've gotten Chinese Visas 3 or so times and recently helped my family get them too for a trip. This advice applies to the SF consulate, the only office I've visited. We had no problem getting the visas added to our new passports. Do you have to travel to China a few times on ordinary visas first? Generally not. Applying through a processing service can ...


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Can I get a 1 year UK long term visitor visa? It's a moot point because even if they did offer such a visa you would not qualify. The longer term visas are for people with a lengthy performance history and who have a really strong premise. You want to cohab with your boyfriend while he attends graduate school in the UK, depending on your cohab history ...


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