Whether you are looking to save a little money or just want to be creative, this is the place for you. I feel as if I’ve come to know Istanbul so well, and come to love Istanbul so deeply, that I’m almost completely unable to look at the situation here objectively. I want to believe that things will change for the better so badly, that I’m worried I’m unable to see that they won’t.
This was very helpful. We are planning a trip in 2013 and the train is still an option. We are going from California to Washington DC. I have driven it but spent my childhood riding the trains and want to share that experience with my husband and child. Things have changed (not always for the best) but I love train travel.
If there are no volunteers to switch to another flight, any passenger may get bumped off the flight, there is nothing illegal in this. Usually passengers with children or high tier frequent flyers might be the last ones to be bumped, but all depends on the airline agent.
Asia (Thailand, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc) : The new hotspot for hip travelers is Asia. Although the plane ticket out there is pricy (about as much as to Europe), once you are on the continent you can survive on $10/day! Everything is cheap if you stay out of the cities and the culture is incredible, exotic, and charming.
The key downside to these attractions is that they make Luang Prabang a popular tourist destination. It can get crowded and full of visitors, so if you’re looking for a more authentic and relaxed Laos experience, you may want to spend more of your time in towns outside of this historic city.
I’m SO GLAD you wrote this Hub! I have been meaning to buy a water purification device for quite some time(not for travel, but just to have on hand in case of emergencies), but I wasn’t really sure what would be ideal for my particular needs. I rather like the microfilter you’ve profiled, though I might go for one of the less expensive options, too. Thanks for all the useful information!