Travel Essays: How to be a Frugal Traveler (From NYT)

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Seth Kugel's article in NYT.

There are a lot of good anecdotes in the article, along with comments.

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Time really is money, and it helps if you have a great tolerance for money-saving, time-killing tasks, like waiting in line for discount theater tickets or building a day around a museumís free nights or taking a two day boat trip instead of a one hour plane trip in the Amazon.
Actually, an ideal trip would be to start in Peru, and end up in Belem in two months, or three, or more or an equivalent would be to take a bus journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari
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great article !
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Really interesting! Thanks!
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I totally fail on most of the items --- so no frugal travel for me!

Even when I was very much younger, the one thing that I never liked about small-boat sailing was having to share sleeping space with two or three other people.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I totally fail on most of the items --- so no frugal travel for me!

Even when I was very much younger, the one thing that I never liked about small-boat sailing was having to share sleeping space with two or three other people.
Just two or three ? Then you cannot take this or that kind of travel - A slow boat down the Amazon
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Really good article - I had to smile at the part where it mentions toilet paper - seems that many people use this as a gauge as to how good a hotel/guesthouse is. I never expect toilet paper - and that's probably why I'm never that disappointed!
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Toilet paper is one of the things I dislike about visiting UK.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Just two or three ? Then you cannot take this or that kind of travel - A slow boat down the Amazon


I guess you're right about that.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Just two or three ? Then you cannot take this or that kind of travel - A slow boat down the Amazon
Hmmmm ......doesn't look too bad but then again, how slow is "slow"?
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Originally Posted by scottyheather View Post Hmmmm ......doesn't look too bad but then again, how slow is "slow"?
Depends on the boat. There a local boats and express boats. About 3-4 days between two important towns. I gather one trip I was looking at is nearly a week long.
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If I could get a first-class cabin...

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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Depends on the boat. There a local boats and express boats. About 3-4 days between two important towns. I gather one trip I was looking at is nearly a week long.
Not sure I'd like a week in a hammock () but could probably handle 3-4 days. We've always wanted to do the Amazon.
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guess this is a travel 'essay' ...

We're all terror suspects now
Every air passenger is treated with suspicion since 9/11, regardless of appearance.


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I understand why my friends feel aggrieved to be treated as if they came from Nigeria or Mexico or India. But I can't really mourn too much that airports, since 9/11, have become places where everyone may be taken to be guilty until proven innocent. The world is all mixed up these days, and America can no longer claim immunity. On 12 September 2001, Le Monde ran its now famous headline: We are all Americans. On 12 September 2011, it might more usefully announce: We are all Indians.


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A bus journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, I'm gonna have nightmares about that tonight.
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how about one from mumbai to manipur to de-stress you ?
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Useful words. Thanks for sharing this information with us

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