I am planning to travel across South East Asia. Which places are must see for the first time visitor?

I just happen to have a friend who travels extensively in SE Asia buying that teak furniture you see in high-end catalogs, and I've tagged along more than a few times. These are our recommendations:Buddhist Temples of Bagan, Myanmar (really . . . how could you NOT want to see this in person? And BTW, there are

I really want to travel to Indonesia, but I'm a bit nervous because of the (recent) natural disasters. Does anyone have any advice for me?

If your destination is in Bali where is the centre of the island nation's tourism industry and welcomes millions of visitors a year from all around the world, then you'll be fine. Bali remains safe as it is 980km away from Palu where 7.5 magnitude earthquake just

I will be travelling to Rawalpindi for the first time. Are there any places to explore?

Particularly if we talk about the capital city of Pakistan that is; Islamabad is a naturally rich and an extremely beautiful place to be visited. So is the neighboring city Rawalpindi aka Pindi. It is a bustling town strategically located between the Punjab and Azad

I'm traveling to India for the first time over the holidays. What are some common things to be aware of when traveling in and around India?

India is guaranteed to be  a sensory overload for the first time visitor - anticipate this and bring a lot of patience.If you are a frequent traveler then you already know the basic stuff - you need not worry beyond that.

What are the best places for first-time travelers to visit in China?

If you mean China‘s mainlandShen Zhen - first place to go. Newest big city in China, and it has the best air quality comparing with other big citiesGuangzhou - near Shenzhen, connecting with foreign world for hundreds of years (Qing dynasty, China close the boundary , this was

What should someone travelling to China for the first time be aware of?

Climate goes from one extreme to the other, be careful of pickpockets in crowded places, get used to being stared at, no private doctors so even for minior problem go to a hospital but take a local to negotiate the burocracy. Generally safe

How much does it cost to visit London from India?

I can surely answer this question as I have been living in London from last 9 years and I travel twice in a year to Delhi. Cost to visit London depends on various factors. Most important is the purpose of your visit and timing.Let assume you are visiting in the

I am going to Amritsar for a day. What are the restaurants I should go to?

Langar and karah parshad at the Golden Temple.Sarson da Saag with Makki di Roti at Jandiala Haveli or at Bharawan da Dhaba (opposite Town Hall). Sarson da Saag is only available in the winter months. During other times of the year, choose Palak Paneer or Baingan Bharta with Tandoori Roti.Puri Chole at Kanha Sweets on Lawrence Road.Chaat

Is Washington, D.C., worth visiting a second time?

You think you saw everything there is to see?  If you spent one minute looking at each item in the Smithsonian, you would be there for a century. Did you go through Mt. Vernon? Visit all the art galleries? Tour Arlington National Cemetery? Try Adams

I just got food poisoning. Do I contact the (very high end) restaurant that served me this unexpected Thanksgiving surprise?

I'm skeptical, I think this is more likely making a fuss to try to generate some attention rather than a case of food poisoning. Anyone with a good knowledge of restaurant safety and sanitation and the details of food poisoning would likely agree.On the East coast of the US, it is now 10:30am; it is even earlier

Why do I have to tip the server?

When restaurants began, waiters were volunteers who worked only for tips ... and had to pay the more successful establishments for the privilege of serving their customers. Then some restaurants began paying the best waiters in addition to tips, in order

I want to take my wife to Las Vegas for her 35th birthday. Where should we stay, what should we see, and where should we make reservations?

If you have some money to spend: Arrange a limo pickup at the airport. Stay at Wynn, Encore, Venetian or Palazzo. Have dinner at Eiffel Tower in the Paris, which has an excellent view of the Bellagio fountains, or at Alize in the Palms, which has an excellent view of the Strip. See Ka, Million Dollar Quartet and/or

I'm going to Washington DC soon, what are the best places to eat and best places to visit on a budget?

Ian has the right idea amusement-wise. I would add Great Falls (VA or MD side) and Rock Creek Park to the list. I would remind you that venturing outside the borders of DC and into northern Virginia or Maryland can yield delicious rewards, depending on your culinary tastes. We're big into burgers here right now. I've eaten a

What are some places to travel in Seoul?

There are many beautiful places in seoul, but the places that you must visit are..Gyeongbokgung Palace-This is pne of the grandest palaces of all five.The name of the palace, Gyeongbokgung,translates in English as

What are the best places to visit in Chicago? I am an Indian girl and I will be travelling for 2 weeks.

Here's a quick list:Navy PierJust before navy pier, theres this boardwalk and tiny beach (opposite the Northwestern University gate) which gives a great view of the city from the lake and you're over the lake.Giordano's Chicago style deepdish(ignore the cost, it's worth it)Arts museumSears tower skydeckYou should walk around the downtown areaMillennium

I'm going to Washington DC soon, what are the best places to eat and best places to visit on a budget?

Ian has the right idea amusement-wise. I would add Great Falls (VA or MD side) and Rock Creek Park to the list. I would remind you that venturing outside the borders of DC and into northern Virginia or Maryland can yield delicious rewards, depending on your culinary tastes. We're big into burgers here right now. I've eaten a

What are some places to travel in Seoul?

There are many beautiful places in seoul, but the places that you must visit are..Gyeongbokgung Palace-This is pne of the grandest palaces of all five.The name of the palace, Gyeongbokgung,translates in English as

What are the best places to visit in Chicago? I am an Indian girl and I will be travelling for 2 weeks.

Here's a quick list:Navy PierJust before navy pier, theres this boardwalk and tiny beach (opposite the Northwestern University gate) which gives a great view of the city from the lake and you're over the lake.Giordano's Chicago style deepdish(ignore the cost, it's worth it)Arts museumSears tower skydeckYou should walk around the downtown areaMillennium

What are some tips for first-time visitors of Jakarta?

Learn how to use transjakarta/ busway. It has route map in intrnet that you can learn. Depend on your itinerary. If you dont like mass transport, you can try uber and uberlike service like grabtaxi, grabbike, grabcar, gocar, gojek etc. Peta Rute - PT Transportasi Jakarta

What is the best safe and cheap country to visit in Europe in summer?

GreeceI went to Greece this summer for a week. It was my first time in Greece and I visited Athens, Mykonos and Naxos. Now I would be speaking for the places I have seen as my trip easily convinced me that Greece is absolutely a stunning

Why should I never visit Canada?

On an Internet walks so much garbage that sometimes you wonder what the ratio of slag to really useful information is. The situation is sometimes aggravated by the fact that the overwhelming majority of people find it easier to believe and click than think and google ... I have

My dad said that he would take me anywhere in the world for my college graduation present next year. Where should I go?

A2A Few places I would recommend: London: It's just not the center of the world, its an amazing historic place with a lot to explore. Considering time and money, you can plan to visit few places around London.  USA -

Where should I stay when visiting Nepal?

It depends on what all cities in nepal you are visiting. On my visit to Nepal, I toured Pokhra, Chittvan, Kathmandu and bharatpur. You will find a lot of local hotels in all these beautiful and diverse cities. Choose to

Why should I never visit Saudi Arabia?

don't worry saudi arabia is safe & if you want to visit arabic county with More civilizations, progress and culturei suggest you to visit egyptTemple of Karnak, Luxor ©Pyramids of Giza, Giza ©Valley of the Kings, Luxor ©Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel ©Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo.Great Sphinx, Giza ©Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Cairo ©Luxor Temple, Luxor ©

Is it currently safe for Americans to visit London?

You bet it is. I was just there a month ago and will be back again in four months. Take normal precautions against pickpockets and petty thieves, just as you would in any other urban area. Overall though, London is a fine place to visit and likely safer than many large American cities.

If I only had time to visit one museum in Mexico City, which one would you recommend?

That is a hard question. There are so many different good museums. I guess the best and largest is the National Museum of Anthropology. It is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. It is a bargain at only 70 pesos which is less that 5 dollars or Euros or Pounds. You can see many pre-Columbian archaeological

Can I travel in the USA with a NYC ID?

That depends what you mean by travel. As a legitimate government-issued ID, it is valid as identification wherever a government-issued ID is required, although many smaller locations outside of NYC may not recognize it as an official government-issued ID.But it can be used only for free admission to museums, zoos and other cultural

As a black person, are there any countries I should not visit if going out of the US?

I am with embarrassment and shame acknowledging the country that should be at the top of your NO GO list has to be India.Pardon my political incorrectness - but here are the three main reasonsColor of the skin, Indian have historically had a

If I want take a vacation in Latin America, which countries should I visit and why?

If you have limited time, Ecuador is fantastic because it's really diverse yet small and compact so you can cover a lot of ground quickly. They have beaches, surfing, rainforest/jungle, volcanoes & adventure sports, cities (Quito, Guayancil, Cuenca), or beautiful mountains and hiking.  Also- don't forget

What things should visitors not do in Iran?

Travelers cannot drink alcohol or look for it in public places! Although people usually drink in parties.Wearing suitable clothes is another thing a traveler should pay attention to! It is better not to wear shorts for both men and women (especially in small towns) and women should have hijab which absolutely is not what shown in media

Is it good to visit the offbeat places in India?

Nowadays, more and more people are looking for destinations off the charted routes. Furthermore, the offbeat destinations in India offer the thrill of a relaxing getaway but also some cherished memories.

I'm going on a tour to Italy. What phrases should I know before I go?

Hi,let's take a look:Buongiorno (Good morning)Ciao [informal] (Hi!)Buonasera (Good evening)Buonanotte (Good night)Arrivederci (Goodbye)Mi chiamo... (My name is...)Piacere di conoscerti/conoscerLa [formal] (Nice to meet you)Per piacere/Mi scusi, potrebbe...? (Excuse me, could you...?)Grazie mille (Thank you [so much])Prego (Welcome/Don't even mention it)Quanto costa? (How much is it?)Come stai/sta [formal] (How are you?)Sto bene,

I'm going to Russia. Where should I go?

Kazan, Vladivostok, Great Novgorod. Vladivostok is the largest city in the east. Kazan and Novgorod are ancient cities that are beautiful. Kazan blends Islam and Orthodoxy in its skyline. Novgorod is the heart of ancient Rus.Petersburg of course is a must. Moscow is big and hectic. For an enjoyable trip get your picture of Red Square

What is it like going out of your home country to travel for the first time?

I was 45 when I finally went to Europe the first time. I wanted to go to France because I am a Francophile and do speak (un peu) Francais. A co-worker who had been there said

I want to go to America. How?

I'm assuming by your question that you'd like to do this legally and legitimately.There are 4 processes that I know of:The most popular was created by the 1965 Immigration Act. In this, any U.S. citizen can file an immigrant visa petition for a spouse, child, parent, or sibling. Any U.S. legal resident (green card holder) can file

I'm thinking of visiting Canada and I'm wondering where I should go first. Which province or city should I visit?

Thanks for the A2A.Wow, it's a huge country and no way to see it all! But there are great things in all of them.And a lot will depend on whether you can rent a car while you are here. Not

What should you know before going on vacation to Mexico?

Mexico can be dangerous for travelers because of drug cartel violence and regular street crime. The murder rate is very high. You should know there are more interesting and much safer destinations further south, like Costa Rica.

What should I know before visiting Dubrovnik?

This is a bit random, but I wish I had known how slippery the surface of the incredibly smooth stone would be in the old town center (even when dry)! There are several steep staircases and I was constantly anxious about slipping. I recommend getting some nonslip self

Where is the best place you have traveled to for vacation that most people wouldn't think of? How did you know to go there?

Lake Bunyoni in Southern Uganda. This is a beautiful lake, high up in the hills, with lodges of different types scattered around. It is green, has a lovely cool climate, and you can stay on Bushara Island which is famous for it's colorful birds. (It is supposed to translate to

What do I need to do before travelling overseas?

You should decide to which country or countries you wish to travel overseas. If you already have a passport or need to apply and get one please do that.Then you need to apply and obtain visitor visa to the country where you wish to go. It is

Where should you go if you want to leave America?

If you were asked to leave America, where would you go and why?Without a second thought: Canada. I am Canadian but I've lived in the US for nearly a decade. Ignoring the fact that Canada is safer, has free healthcare and Canadians are nicer (typical stereotyping there

Why should I never visit Israel?

There are a few reasons why you should never visit Israel.You are afraid of flying: Other than air travel, it's very hard to get into Israel. There are occasionally Mediterranean cruise ships that dock in Israel for a few days, but other than that

Is it safe to go on vacation to Mexico?

Yes definitely, it is safe to go on vacation to Mexico. Last year I visited this place and traveled safely. I had booked a taxi from nasttransfers.com for traveling. I traveled there for 5 days with my friend.

Why should I never visit Australia?

Why should I never visit Australia?I am not in the tourism industry so I could easily say - please don't come. We are full up. But I do realise its a very big industry for us, and a lot of people survive off the visitors we get. So I won't

If I have one day to visit Rajasthan which tourist place will you suggest?

You cannot pick a place from Rajasthan, all the places have their own experience. Let me give you a brief about the places and you can decide for yourself.Jaipur: the pink city has all the things a traveller can hope for. Adventure, history, art, culture, food. Most visited place in