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36 hours in Oslo

NORWAY | Sat, 13 Oct 2018 | By shire_girl | Views [83]

Such a short time for a city with so much to do, namely so many museums! After taking an hour to relax at our airbnb and getting to know the friendly kitten sized cat that came with it we headed out to explore a piece of Oslo. Perhaps the best moments ... Read more >

Tags: fram museum, norsk folkemuseum, open air museum, oslo, transportation, vigeland park

Ferries and Shinkanesen, Everyone's Favorite Modes of Transportation

JAPAN | Thu, 21 Apr 2016 | By kakimono | Views [347]

Sunday morning, Rachel and I planned to catch ferry to Nokonomishma. This required catching a train, then either a bus or a ten minute walk, buying ferry tickets, and getting on the ferry. Which wasn’t all that complicated until the last step.... Read more >

Tags: coffee, flowers, gardens, hamburger, kyushu, shinkansen, transportation

On the Way to Kyushu

JAPAN | Wed, 6 Apr 2016 | By kakimono | Views [366]

“I want to go to Kyushu,” I heard myself say while video chatting with my parents. It was a weird thing for me to say. Like someone in Chicago saying “I want to go to Minnesota.” There’s nothing wrong with Minnesota, it’... Read more >

Tags: bus, coffee, fukuoka, kyushu, transportation

Let's Take a Train to Anywhere

JAPAN | Sat, 23 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [409]

Wednesday the first few hours were dedicated to train vocabulary. How to buy train tickets, how to buy shinkansen tickets, commuter passes, etc. After a little over an hour in the classroom, we headed out to one of the nearby train stations to get tickets ... Read more >

Tags: food, french, japanese, pens, river, train, transportation

Cows and farms: what every Midwestern girl spending a semester in Paris wants to see

FRANCE | Fri, 2 Oct 2015 | By kakimono | Views [322]

In a shocking move, Sunday began with us getting into the bus and driving for at least an hour. This brought us to Périguex, a small town with a beautiful cathedral. While we were there, the town was also in the middle of Pé... Read more >

Tags: animals, bus, popcorn, train, transportation

Train, bus, caves, and geese

FRANCE | Tue, 29 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [416]

Friday we had to show up at the train station at 7:30 with clothes for the weekend and food for lunch packed. In addition to everyone in the Paris program, we were joined by the four Brown students studying in Lyon. We got on the train a little before ... Read more >

Tags: bus, cave painting, food, sarlat, tour, train, transportation

Courses and Housing: what most people figured out in April

FRANCE | Thu, 27 Aug 2015 | By kakimono | Views [256]

he day began with a quick breakfast from the nearest boulangerie (perk of being in Paris) and a two hour description of French higher education.  Mainly focusing on universities, especially the ones we'd be studying at. It was a mixture of practical ... Read more >

Tags: apartment, classes, metro, transportation, universities

To Tangiers

MOROCCO | Fri, 25 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [401]

 Without mule riding to go to, we got up at 9, ate breakfast, and got a taxi to the bus station. Natasha and I could both use an ATM, so after we bought our bus tickets we left Nathan and Cynthia with the bags and went off to find one. Nathan ... Read more >

Tags: atm, bus, taxi, transportation

Another Time, Another Town, Another Everything

MOROCCO | Tue, 22 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [385]

The Moroccan consensus on Rabat, at least among people of our age, tends to be that it is a boring city. From the ftour on the beach: Fati (who has lived her entire life in Rabat): “What do you think of Rabat?” Us: “It's nice.... Read more >

Tags: film, school, taxi, transportation, travel

Death and the bionic asshole

SERBIA | Wed, 28 May 2014 | By thelonelyserb | Views [989]

I needed to get my computer fixed, so I called a phone number I found taped onto the window of a bus stop in New Belgrade. The man on the had a heavy Serbian accent, which if you are not familar with, sunds similar to a Russian accent.  On the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, computers, death, europe, humor, life, moving, roadtrip, transportation, tv

Random Elaboration about the Island

KENYA | Thu, 9 Aug 2012 | By jilljahns | Views [754]

Saturday 6/2 Last night I experienced my first rainstorm, which scared me to death. The roof is made of tin, so even a drizzle is deafening. I woke in the middle of the night and thought the roof was going to crash on me. I could have sworn ... Read more >

Tags: animals, funeral, rainstorm, transportation

Day One - Get me out of here!!!

USA | Tue, 28 Feb 2012 | By flywomenflysolo | Views [516]

Friday February 17, 2012 My flight to Brazil was scheduled to leave at 10:50 pm which should have left me plenty of time to make my flight out of Miami. However, given the way my month prior to trip was going, it was almost certain that something ... Read more >

Tags: cab, flight, late, missed connections, nervous, scared, transportation

7 Tips for Surviving the Night Bus

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 21 Oct 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [4690]

All budget travelers eventually have to learn to love the night bus. It's not the quickest or most comfortable mode of transportation, but often it's the most sensible. Buses are a lot cheaper than flying and roads go many places that planes and ... Read more >

Tags: safety, transportation, travel

Staying Safe in Afghanistan?

AFGHANISTAN | Fri, 7 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [784]

Though the name of this article might imply there is a way to stay safe when travelling through Afghanistan, it's a little misleading. Basically, the country is unsafe in the current climate. If you are set on visiting anyway, here are some ... Read more >

Tags: afghanistan, diseases, health, transportation, travel-health, travel-safety-tips, travel-transport

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2168]

Mongolia is a fascinating place to visit, and a journey here can be as adventurous as you’d like it to be.   Even if you stick to the capital city, UlaanBaatar, you can find portable gers (the round felt tents of the Mongolian nomad) set up in ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, asia, festivals, food, mongolia, naadam festival, transportation, travel, weather, wildlife

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Italy

ITALY | Fri, 29 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [13849] | Comments [5]

Photo courtesy of cameronparkins, Flickr.com In some ways, it's hard to remember what life was like before I went to Italy - but on the flip side of that coin, every single time I'm there I learn something new about the country and traveling ... Read more >

Tags: cuisine, europe, food, italy, language, money, regions, restuarnats, transportation, travel

Malaysia Travel 101

MALAYSIA | Thu, 28 Apr 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [4765]

Tags: asia, diversity, food, homestay, kuala lumpur, malaysia, religion, southeast asia, transportation, travel

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Malaysia

MALAYSIA | Tue, 19 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3477] | Comments [3]

Malaysia has been making huge strides in recent years to boost awareness of its potential for tourism. Located between Thailand to the north and Singapore and Indonesia to the south, Malaysia represents different things to different people: A melting ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, bahasa malaysia, culture, english, food, language, malaysia, penang, transportation, travel borneo

The Long Haul to Salta

ARGENTINA | Thu, 17 Feb 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [6860]

"I'm going to Tucumán," says Martín, the man sitting next to me in the double-decker bus' top row. He is slight of frame with inky black hair, a touch of the Andean blood, so prevalent in Argentina's northwest provinces, ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, buenos aires, bus travel, off the beaten path, salta, solo travel, south america, transportation, travel, traveling savage

A Smart Traveller's Guide to Hitchhiking

BOTSWANA | Wed, 16 Feb 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [4857]

Laura waiting for a ride in Botswana I never thought I would hitchhike. Not in a million years and especially not alone. But, six months ago I found myself alone and standing on the side of the road trying to flag down every car that drove ... Read more >

Tags: africa, botswana, hitchhiking, locals, namibia, off the beaten path, tips, transportation, travel, traveler

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