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Submitted 1 month ago for Cuba
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Internet access in Cuba is very restricted and limited:

  • Wifi is restricted to certain areas, for both locals & tourists…
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Submitted 1 month ago for Cuba
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Here's the brief from Ciara's original post:

  • Cuba has 2 currencies, CUP(for Cubans) and CUC(for non-Cubans)
  • 1 USD = 1 CUC = 24 CUP
  • You probably won't…
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Updated 1 month ago for Cuba
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Here's the brief from Ciara's original post:

  • 1st of all: US citizens can still travel to Cuba independently or with a tour group!
  • I traveled to Cuba…
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Updated 2 days ago for Mount Huashan, China
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  • The best spot on Huashan to view the sunrise is the East Peak (Huashan has 5 peaks, North, East, West, South, and Central)
  • There are two main options…
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Submitted 3 days ago for Kenya
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When shopping in Kenya as a tourist keep this in mind:

  • The only currency accepted by local traders countrywide is the Kenyan shilling( Ksh).
  • Other forms of currency
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Submitted yesterday for Mount Huashan, China
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Huashan is made up of two hiking entrance/exits, two cable car entrance/exits, and five peaks. Here's an overview map:


There are a number of possible route options:

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Updated 4 days ago for Beijing, China
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Beijing is generally a very safe city. Because it's the capital city there is always a lot of security around, so tourists and locals alike are never in…

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Updated 2 days ago for Mount Huashan, China
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  • The majority of Chinese people visit Huashan for no more than 1-2 days
  • 1 day is completely doable as day trip from Xi'an (but will be a long…
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Submitted 4 days ago for Beijing, China
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  • If you are visiting Beijing and want to rent a bike, I suggest using either Mobike or Ofo. If you haven't heard of them, they are basically…
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Submitted 3 days ago for Jaipur, India
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Jaipur - the Pink City


Jaipur - the famous Pink City in India, is the capital of Rajasthan state. The city is built in the early 18th century…

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Updated 3 days ago for Mount Huashan, China
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Huashan National Park is only 130km away from Xi'an, and getting there is very quick and easy with the high speed train, which is how everyone goes there…

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Updated 2 days ago for Mount Huashan, China
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Huashan itself is open 24/7 (for hiking and stuff), but the two cable cars only operate during the day. Like most places in China, credit cards are not…

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Submitted yesterday for Mount Huashan, China
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  • Cash: bring ¥500-¥650 in cash from March-November, ¥350-¥450 from December-February. This should cover your entry ticket, cable cars, and water and snacks on the mountain
  • Backpack
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