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How to Use the London Underground — A Beginner’s Guide to the Tube

The London Underground is the rapid transit train system in London that runs — you guessed it — underground. It is the cheapest and fastest way to get between two places in London. If you’re not from a city with an elaborate train system, it might seem a bit overwhelming or hard to navigate. Fear …

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Two Ways from Parikia to Krios and Marcello Beaches | Paros, Greece

Paros, Greece | Paros is a small island that is part of the Greek Cyclades chain. It is often a stopping point for travelers on their way to more famous islands, like Santorini or Mykonos. If you find yourself on Paros (which you should), you will arrive on a ferry boat in the town of …

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Taking the Bus to Badaling: A DIY Day Trip from Beijing to the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is essential on any trip to Beijing and probably any trip to China. Visiting the Great Wall can be complicated. There are so many sections of the wall, tour providers and ancillary attractions to consider that it can make your head spin. The options and the cost can add up …

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Chiang Khong to Huay Xai – Thailand / Laos Border Crossing

While there apparently used to be a ferry, the only way to cross the Chiang Khong (Thailand) – Huay Xai (Laos) border these days is via the Friendship Bridge, which has a pretty specific series of steps for crossing. Here’s our step-by-step instructions for crossing from Chiang Khong into Huay Xai. 1. Getting to Friendship …

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Two-Day Slow Boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, Laos

One of the most fun parts of the Southeast Asia backpacker trail is the slow boat from the border town of Huay Xai, Laos to the tourist hotspot Luang Prabang, Laos. The two-day trip totals about 14 hours with an overnight stop on Pakbeng, Laos. Note: Some sources refer to this same ride as the …

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