Month: December 2015

English is hardly spoken in Brazil. Your hotel receptionist in Rio may well speak English, but very few others will. Even in Ipanema — one of the most popular parts of Rio for international tourists –English is not spoken. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Yes not many Brazilians speak the English language especially outside Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. Try to learn as much Portuguese as you can before visiting there. You can also take the help of translator apps, phrasebooks and Youtube to learn basic stuff in Portuguese. English is not widely spoken except in some touristy […]

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Is it possible to enter Taiwan without a return ticket?

Will Taiwan let me in if I show up with a one-way ticket only? My nationality is visa exempt and I can stay 90 days in Taiwan with no problem. My plan is to get to Taiwan, hang out for a bit (anywhere from 1 week to 3 months), and then keep traveling to other […]

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As you have edited your question, I edit my answer, I will come back to it later to fill out the details. With all online purchages, whether items or services, it is up to the buyer to double check that what is on offer is what they require. With hotel bookings you do that by […]

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I can only offer information (from 2014) about the floating village of Prek Toal, at the mouth of the Sangkae river (into the Tonle Sap). I found it absolutely fascinating to see how these people live in floating houses and even raise animals and small gardens floating on the water. Tourism doesn’t seem to be […]

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Need advice on problems with Bookings.com and a hotel

Since the original post has gotten so many negative comments due to the tone, here is the actual question, and I will add the additional details (absent subjective comments and names) at the end. Question: Suppose you book a hotel which is advertised to be of a certain level of quality; in my case, through […]

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If you want to combine several (or many) light houses, you may not be the best off with the country with the most Light houses but may want the stretch of coast where the most are easy to access. If you look at a map of the Netherlands with the light houses on them, you […]

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If I want to travel to Brazil, can I get by with English?

I do not speak Portuguese, and only enough Spanish not to starve. English is my second language, but my first, Dutch, will not be very useful. Will people in Brazil be able to communicate with me? I am willing to go down to a kind of sign language combined with single words but at times […]

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I like to use Travel Line in the UK, it does trains, coaches, buses, underground and can even give routes part car, part other transport. Enter Heathrow, airport, adjust the time to when you expect to leave the terminal and the date, enter Bournemouth and have it run. If you forget to enter details it […]

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What is the latest public transport I can take in the evening from London Heathrow to Bournemouth?

I will be arriving London late in the evening (Heathrow). What’s the time of the last bus/train to Bournemouth? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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