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  • Transportation | Italy
    Updated at Jul 13,2013

    Car - We rented the car using Economy Car Rentals. Rather cheap. Worked great. One litter gasoline is around 1.7-1.85 euros. Price changes between different gas stations.

    Roads - Pay attention(!) Many of the roads, especially in the lakes in the north, which seems like highways, are actually limited to 50 km/hour. Calculate your time accordingly... In addition there's a toll road (A1 and A22). The speed limit is 130 km/h (not listed anywhere) and they cost several Euros (the ratio is around 10 Euro for a 200 km drive).

    Praking - It's important to read the signs, although most of them are in Italian, they somehow pass the message about whether or not you can park on the sidewalk.
    In cities/central places parking requires a fee (you pay in advance and leave the receipt in the car). Try to ask your pre-booked hotels if there's a parking space in the hotel or if there's free parking in the area.

  • Transportation | Dominican Republic
    Updated at May 22,2013

    A small tip : when you land in Punta Cana, an army of local drivers will run towards you yelling buzz-words to grab you attention : "Travelocity! Expedia!". Immediately you think that the company sent them - but, they didn't. They charge extra money for transportation.

    It is best to avoid those and find yourself a decent taxi.

  • Transportation | Thailand > Krabi
    Updated at May 22,2013

    Once we arrived at Krabi Airport we took a taxi service to the pier (600Baht). From there we took a long tail boat that took us to Raliey beach (you can also take a bus for 150Baht per person). Since we were four we took the Taxi.

    Before I paid, I tried getting outside the terminal to see if there were "free lance" taxi drivers who could give us a better price. No one approached even though I wore my "tempting" face, so I guess it is well regulated in Krabi.

    The Taxi was more of a minibus, and was amazingly convenient. We arrived at the Pier after approximately 45 minutes .

  • Transportation | Panama > San Blas Islands
    Updated at May 22,2013

    It costs less than $40 each way via plane from Panama City.

  • Transportation | China > Beijing
    Updated at Aug 2,2013

    In general, in Beijing it's very convenient to get around with the Subway, except for the airport (cost 25 yuan, cheap and fast). From each point to each point it costs 2 Yuan, cheap and comfortable.   

  • Transportation | China > Tagongxiang
    Updated at Aug 5,2013

    From Chengdu we drove to Tagong via Kangding (123 Yuan and another 50 Yuan for a van to Tagong).

  • Transportation | Mexico > San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
    Updated at Aug 15,2013

    At noon we left for San Cristóbal. The drive took us 5 hours. You can use ADO but their hours aren't comfortable (only early in the morning or late in the evening, in which you reach San Cristóbal in the middle of the night). We used a local company called AXA which has buses to San Cristobal at 13:30 and 17:00. 13:00 was great as we arrived at 18:30. Another option if you don't want to sleep in Palenque area, is to get to Palenque in the early morning, take the bus that leaves at 7:30 which gives you a tour at 3 locations  (archaeological site, Agua Azul and Misol Ha falls) and brings you directly to San Cristóbal. I don't recommend that because you will miss the El Panchán experience, and won't have enough time to get lost in the jungle. 

    There's a tour to the remains and the falls leaving from San Cristóbal. Don't do it! The drive alone is 5 hours in each direction, so you're left for two hours to do all of the sights all together. Definitely not enough. 

  • Transportation | China > Shanghai
    Updated at Aug 15,2013

    To Beijing we took the fast train which cost around 500 Yuan. The train is 5 hours, and it's worth it.