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    How can I go about avoiding ATM fees while travelling in South East Asia?

    You're Canadian? Get a Scotia or ING (now called Tangerine) card. They have a pretty good network that doesn't have fees for use. Many in SE Asia. But that's really your only option. over 3 years ago

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    How do you deal with Australian summer heat?

    It is pretty hot in Australia in January. Sydney won't be overly humid however, and there may be a nice breeze from the ocean. Have you been to Ottawa on a hot summer day? Won't be too much hotter than that. over 3 years ago

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    Hi!. what is the weather like in Toronto, in December ? And What should I pack? Thanks !

    Well .... That depends on where you're from Hilary. If you're coming from Bangkok, yes, Toronto in December will be cold. If you're coming from Edmonton or Montreal, you'll find Toronto not so bad. Obviously every December is different, but it is unlikely to snow in Toronto in December (rain is more likely). If it does, it won't last, though the streets might be slippery. Bring a jacket that protects you from the wind and rain. A pair of light gloves is good if you're carrying anything or don't have pockets (I lived in Toronto one winter and didn't wear gloves once, however ...) It won't be sandals weather, but you'll be fine in any closed toe shoes, no need for boots. What you pack really depends on what you'll be doing. Weather websites will give you the average temperatures and precipitation for December -- you'll be the best judge if whether you find it cold or not so bad for December. over 3 years ago

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    im traveling to cusco, solo and on june 1st, im hoping to find a guid to machu picchu while in cusco is that a decent plan?

    Hi Michael Any tips to share from your solo trip to Peru? I'm planning the same for Oct-Dec. thanks! over 3 years ago

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    Is Bali safe? Is it in the hot Tsunami zone?

    In theory Bali and every coastal area in SE Asia could be hit by a tsunami, but it is extremely extremely unlikely. Even less likely than having a major earthquake hit San Francisco. Don't let it affect your plans to go to Bali if that's something you'd like to do. over 3 years ago

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    What local street food should we try in Bangkok?

    You can eat extremely well on the street in Thailand. Look for places that have a lot of locals lined up -- they won't eat at places with low quality and poor food safety. I prefer the street food to most restaurants. I always choose something that is cooked in front of me (though I will eat freshly cut up pineapple and mango, as well as smoothies). My favourite is pad kra prao - which is stirfried chili peppers, holy basil and a protein, usually served with rice and sometimes with a fried egg. Chicken is usually a safe bet in Thailand -- gai. You can order this in Thai quite easily and will be rewarded with a smile and a delicious meal. You pronounce it like "pad kra prow guy". If you are a man, add "cup" on the end, and if you are a woman, add "kaa". This is, more or less, please. over 3 years ago

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    Travel to South East Asia

    Thailand is easy travel and full of wonderfulness -- the food, history, culture, shopping, beauty, wonderful scenery, and friendly people. Bangkok, Chiang Mai/Rai, and beaches (try Ko Yao Noi for a bit quieter) would fit your needs. I love Laos too -- though it is landlocked. I think the best shopping in SE Asia is in Luang Prabang (for unique and handmade items, though the generic factory made stuff is crowding in). Incredible eating there too (the restaurant at The 3 Nagas Hotel in particular), plus a gentle culture with lots to learn about. Here is my travel advice for Luang Prabang: http://traveleater.net/2014/05/16/luang-prabang-laos-travel/ over 3 years ago

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    Best way to travel from JFK to hotel in Time Square for a family of three?

    Depends on how you define best ... Cheapest? Fastest? Easiest? Regardless, with three of you, it is probably about the same price for a taxi as it would be for three tickets for a shuttle bus. over 3 years ago