Looking for adventure in Oct

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    Looking for adventure in Oct

    Hi

    A friend and I are planning on going on a mini adventure/getaway for 2 weeks in Mid Oct and still contemplating on where to go. Initally was to get to Peru to do the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu but the flights alone are working out to be quite expensive, so anyone got any good alternatives. Would like to go somewhere different. With a bit of trekking, lots of new experiences and culture.

    Been to India, East Africa, Egypt,..

    Anyone got any ideas... appreciated !!


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    How about Kamchatka?

    Edit: actually, on reflection, mid-October doesn't seem like the best time to go there... but put it on the list for later!

    Last edited by PDLM; 19-09-2009 at 03:03 PM.

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    Go to Nepal, lots of treking to do there. Oct is a good time as well for weather. From Nepal, u can fly to Tibet directly as well if u like.

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    China? treking in Yunnan or Sichuan.


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    >>From Nepal, u can fly to Tibet directly as well if u like.

    They would need a special Chinese visa / permit if doing that.


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    well, there are so many travel agents in Mong Kok, they maybe able to help. I tried before. Plus the price are pretty attractive.


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    how about go to Dandong and travel to North Korea.the special country in the world.
    Travellers come to Dandong solely for its vicinity to the North Korean border. Western tourists are few.

    Situated at the confluence of the Yalu River and the Yellow Sea in the southeast of Liaoning Peninsula, facing the north Korean town of Xinyizhou across the Yalu River, small Dandong enjoys its reputation as the largest border city in China.

    The geographic setting and the rich natural resources of Dandong account for its recent development into a city characterized by the light industry, silk industry (Every late May, Dandong is the venue for the Oriental Silk Festival),and also Xiu Jade is very famouse. sea products and special products, such as Ginseng, hawthorn and chestnut.

    The quiet riverside city is most famous for the pockmarked Yalu River Bridge spanning distressingly over the river. The bridge survived the bombing during the Korean War, a time when the city still had its old name Andong. Now it is open to the public to commemorate "the defeat of the American Aggression" and is the first choice for a glimpse of North Korea.

    From Dandong, you can easily get to the Changbaishan Nature Reserve in Jilin Province. If you are interested in paying a visit to North Korea, you'll have to wait for weeks to see your visa application through. Visitors with American, Israeli and South Korean nationalities are unqualified to apply. But don't worry, you can still learn a lot about North Korea on the streets of Dandong, where vendors sell North Korean stamps and propaganda posters and frequently you'll see Korean writing on boards over shops. In the hotels you can watch North Korean TV. Anyway, the city is so close to North Korea, you can feel the strong influence of Korean culture everywhere.
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    Hi everyone for your varied and interesting suggestion on where we can go.. Still lookin into it as my schedule has now changes and therefore can only be away for 7-10days max as opposed to the schedules 2 weeks. Has anyone been to Morrocco and whats it like?


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    Bit of a pain for 7-10 days since there's no direct flights and you lose a lot of time in travelling.

    But for something similar how about Jordan? Direct flights on Royal Jordanian are, apparently, rather good, particularly in business.