posted 3 Jan 2019 12:18, edited 3 Jan 2019 12:18
We stayed in mammoth lakes when we did Yosemite (on FUK recommendation) and I don’t remember it being that expensive, it’s a ski resort really so if you’re going in summer then it won’t be mega busy but it was a nice little town with plenty of places to eat and drink.
We had only planned to stay one night but ended up doing two coz we really liked it there, the drive up through Yosemite to there was amazing then we headed up through the rest of it to get back to the coast.
My advice would be not to underestimate how much time it takes in between places, it really is vast and through Yosemite you’re going at a slow pace and stopping off plenty. Also, leave a good few days free coz you’ll end up in places where you wish you had an extra night there.
Best holiday I’ve ever had doing that trip and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
11 Jan 2019 11:51
Anyone can recommend where to stay in Madrid?
Specific places are welcome, but areas would be more than enough. Last time I went was 10yrs ago…
12 Jan 2019 18:08
Seen all the bar/restaurant recs for Lisbon, but any hotels or airbnb? Just for 3-4 nights
12 Jan 2019 19:24
Recently stayed at Dear Lisbon hotel and was great.
Alegria Center Apartments was good too.
Both available on Booking.com
12 Jan 2019 20:39
Any recommendations for places to stay in Brisbane/Sydney? Or any places to visit between the two?
13 Jan 2019 10:00
It depends what you're after and what you plan to do but you probably want to be in the CBD for ease of getting around. We stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Central a few years ago and it was pretty good. Around $130 a night at that time and walking distance to the harbour and botanic gardens.
The Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks is good for beer and pub food (we had an unmeet with MrPlatinum there).
We headed south so I can't help you with places on the way to Brisbane. Bondi is well worth a visit before you head north though. Manly is supposed to be nice too although we ran out of time to visit in the end.
14 Jan 2019 20:38
Just booked flights to Peru for two weeks during the Easter break. Any tips, must dos, etc.?
Already have Central and Maido on the food front for when we're in Lima - though only planning to spend three days max in the city.
14 Jan 2019 20:51
food is great in Lima but that's all. 2 days are more than enough
plenty of things to do in Peru, depends what you're after (mountains, desert, jungle, canyons, almost everything one could find on earth in a single country)
14 Jan 2019 22:06
Any advice on which route to Machu Picchu would be appreciated! Also any recommendations or tips for visiting the Amazon.
posted 15 Jan 2019 06:58, edited 15 Jan 2019 06:58
a trek to macchu micchu is a must do, as the area is really nice, but it'll take almost a week…
you should go to Cuzco, from there Titicaca lake, sacred valley or rainforest (manu national parc) are within 1 day by bus (more or less)
from/to Cuzco, you'b better book a flight early in the morning, as most flights gets delayed in the afternoon (from noon actually) due to weather conditions
15 Jan 2019 09:02
lima is pretty crap if I'm honest. i spent a few weeks travelling in northern peru quite a few years back (huarez, trujillo, tarapoto) which was good, did some cool hikes etc. Food is good, make sure you try guinea pig