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    New York, New York...love it or hate it?

    NYC - love it! What's not to love? (ok it can be expensive, crowded, and New Yorkers can be a liitle on the ummm aggressive side, but still love it!) My tips: https://traveleater.wordpress.com/nyc-field-notes/ I'd love to know your additions after your visit. about 8 years ago

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    They say New York is really dangerous. how can I keep safe?

    NYC is a safe city. But like in most big cities in the world, you do need to keep your wits about you, but you're unlikely to run in to trouble. Don't flash valuables, be aware of the neighbourhood you're in, watch for pick pockets in heavily touristy areas, etc. NYC is wonderful - enjoy it! Here are my tips: http://traveleater.wordpress.com/nyc-field-notes/ about 8 years ago

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    It is more worthwhile to stay in a neighborhood far away as Queens or Flushing instead of Manhattan? The ease of being close worth the cost?

    I have a list of cheap-ish hotels at the end of my list of NYC food & sites recommendations : http://traveleater.wordpress.com/nyc-field-notes/ Or check hotels in the neighbourhood called Long Island City - in Queens, on the water with a view of the UN, and one subway stop past Grand Central Station (7 train). And it is quiet! No horns honking :-) about 6 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. almost 5 years ago

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    Hi, arriving in Istanbul Oct 30 and departing Nov 11. can anyone suggest an itinerary? Travel by train, preferably. Thank you.

    The above answer is a good one. Turkey is a lovely country. Buses are much easier (and nicer) than trains in Turkey. But distances are long ... I'd recommend flying from Istanbul to Cappadocia to save time because you'd be packing a lot in to your trip. For more info on spectacular Turkey this post might help: http://traveleater.wordpress.com/turkey-not-greece/ almost 7 years ago

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    How much is the trip from Luang Prabang airport to downtown? Can I exchange the money at the airport?

    Most hotels and taxis charge about $10 US. Not sure about exchange .... But US $ are fine to use, although sometimes your change will be in Lao kip. over 6 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. about 5 years ago

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    I have 10 days to spend between Siem Reap and Kuala Lumpur. Should I split the time equally or spend 4 days at one and 6 at the other?

    I would spend most of my time in Siem Reap - Angkor is amazing. You need a few days to see it all, plus a few days to rest from all your walking in the heat and to enjoy the local restaurants etc. If you have time, I'd suggest Luang Prabang, Laos too - magical! over 5 years ago