Martha Nova

Martha Nova

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    Surfing in Fiji, where is good.

    Tavarua - expensive, non Fijian owner Lighthouse Right, Wilkes passage, Sigatoka Sand Dunes, Natadola Beach, Frigates Passage Also Taveuni and Kadavu but you don't really have time to get out there! about 7 years ago

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    What is the best family resort (and hotel) in Fiji?

    Which island are you staying on? The other guys have given good advice for Viti Levu. If Vanua Levu, Cousteau resort is highly recommended for families but very pricey (over 800 FJD per night). Second to that, can recommend Koro Sun where 1 kid is free per adult. The staff there are great and activities and pools for the kids. You have to cross the (very quiet) road to get to the beach though. Price approx 450 FJD about 7 years ago

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    Can a US citizen get into Russia?

    Yes but you need a visa obtained in advance Invitation letter isn't difficult and can be provided by a hotel if you don't want go through an agent. If you are not staying in a hotel, then you will need a private invitation (Izvisheniye) - much more difficult to obtain. Lots more up to date and official info here http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1006.html about 7 years ago

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    When is the Golden Eagle festival?

    There were two festivals in the past (they are run by tourism companies but attended by eagle hunters from all over the province), maybe they still are as I found one was on Oct 2nd and 3rd. It is always in the first week or so although dates vary each year. I have been back in 2004 - it is a great experience. You get to see all the things that Simon has mentioned - there are veteran trainers with their proteges. They also have kokpar tournaments, where men wrestle over a goat skin by horseback - it gets quite intense and is an amazing show of horsemanship as well as physical strength. There are also traders selling rugs, food etc. Best way to see the festival? Hire a horse from a local so you can cover more ground and keep up with the action! People don't stay at the festival site - they stay in town (Olgii) or with friends nearby. Some of my pictures will give you a flavour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marnova/sets/1549244/ about 7 years ago

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    Cheapest hotel in ulan bator?

    The cheapest places are the guesthouses, which cost a few dollars per bunk. The leading guesthouses (which are more like hostels) are The Khongor Guesthouse and UB Guesthouse. If you want a private room, these places have quite small rooms. Somewhere like Zayas has more space but no community. Cheaper hotels include the more outdated ex-Soviet hotels like the Bayangol. Palace Hotel (south side of the city) is not too expensive for a reasonable standard, but you need to take a taxi into town. over 7 years ago

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    Can someone recommend a good hotel in Bangkok?

    Upmarket - Conrad. Unreal. But far from the trains, so you need to travel by taxi. over 7 years ago

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    best things to see in Malaysia

    KL by day: The Skybridge at the Petronas towers - queue for tickets early in the morning (from about 6 or 7) as they go quickly. Central Market Genting Highlands - casino, resort and cooler climate! Bukit Tinggi - French themed resort, Malaysia style! About an hour from KL Shopping, shopping, shopping (The Pavillion, KLCC, Pyramid, The Curve, for electronics Sungei Wang) KL by night: Petaling Street in China Town at night and Changkat - clubs and bars at night Luna Bar - rooftop pool, bar, club Miami-style Weekend trips: Penang Malacca Singapore Further afield: Perhentian Islands Tioman Island Sipadan Water Village Borneo - Mount Kinabalu and the orangutans over 7 years ago

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    Iceland: To get to the Lake Myvatn area from Akureyri and to see the sites would it be best to rent a car or is there a good tour by bus?

    In Iceland it's always nicer to have your own car than go by tour. You can stop anywhere you like and there are lots of places you will want to stop! Possible in one day I believe, weather and volcanos permitting! over 7 years ago