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31. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1897 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

But I think you must mean Granada (and not Grenada which is an island/country in the Caribbean).

You're right! My mind must have been half in the Caribbean Even read through it a few times before posting and still didn't catch it Though Grenada Caribbean island is a must see place on my list;)

I did the tip grouping for Cancun

Just wondering but what is a tip grouping? It isn't a phrase I have heard before.

32. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1896 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

In relation to the original post, no memories as such yet but we're presently in Amsterdam for the first time and it really is a very interesting city. So different to other cities and there's a photograph on every canal bridge - brilliant, despite the December weather!

33. Posted by Marymary12 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

The most interesting place where I visited is Lake Baikal. So clean, so beautiful. Both in summer and winter. But the problem is to get there. It is difficult to organize a trip. I was looking for a long time and asked friends about the tour companies. <snip>

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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35. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1629 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Recommended Kamchatka in Russia's Far East. There are 30 active volcanoes, of which three currently are erupting. There's the opportunity to hike several of these volcanoes, including Tolbachik, which erupted in 2012-2013. The lava fields are amazing. There's steam and gases pouring out of the rocks. Insert a wooden stick into one of the crevices and out it comes flaming. Mutnovsky's fumaroles are massive. It's an amazing sight, either from far away, or up close. Plus there are an estimated 17,000 brown bears on the peninsula. I visited this past August and September.

Also recommend Nepal's Lower and Upper Mustang region for spectacular views of the Himalayas. Make sure you travel from Lo Manthang to Kora-La, the border outpost with China/Tibet. You'll see three massive mountain ranges, plus blue sheep and yaks. People used to live in caves in Mustang's mountains. Some have moved to villages such as Tetang, which has unusual architecture; and some of the narrowest of streets to protect against wind. Interior of the houses are dark as in caves; and they are laden with dust. But it's an amazing place to visit. Go now, as China is helping Nepal build and widen roads in the region. There's also talk of a rail link. Permits are required for visits to Mustang. They cost $50 per day per person, so a 10-day visit would cost $500. Permits are extendable at $50 per day.

Tribal areas of India's Odisha and Chhattisgarh states also are worth visiting. Here, too, permits are required, although some villages, particularly for the Bonda and Dongria Kondh communities, are off limits. Best places to see tribal members are in the markets, such as those in Bissamcuttack. Maoists operate in some tribal areas, and you see the Indian Army deployed in some places; but it's generally safe to travel. I toured the area independently for three weeks in mid-November-early December with a friend and encountered no problems.

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