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If your trip will include Transportation, be sure to browse through all the Transportation articles below. We at The Cheap Route have already done a lot of first hand research about Transportation, we've been there done that when it comes to Transportation, continue reading to gain first hand insight. Our goal is to to provide the hard to find information and photos about Transportation.

Would You Expect Sri Lanka To Be Cheap?

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Lion Gate
Whats left of a once fantastic Lion Gate entrance to the Sigiriya Rock Palace.

I'm currently wrapping up my time here in Sri Lanka, a place I never planned to visit on this trip, but threw in last minute as I worked my way west towards India. I had about 3 weeks of time to fill from when I split with one set of friends in Vietnam, and before meeting another in India. Originally I was going to head straight to India, but instead I ended up cruising up the Mekong to Cambodia for 5 days, then stopped over in Singapore for a couple, and then noticed flights to Sri Lanka and on to India didn't cost much more than straight to India. On a whim I went for it and booked my flight from Singapore to Sri Lanka.

Best Way To Get Around Amsterdam: Bikes

Monday, July 18, 2011
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Amsterdam Bike Parking Lot
A regular site in Amsterdam, rows and rows of bikes

Amsterdam is a city of cyclists, with twice as many bicycles as cars on the road. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Dutch person who doesn’t own a bicycle. With an abundance of bike-only lanes and special traffic lights, cycling through Amsterdam is safe and easy for visitors of all sorts. Whether you’re traveling solo, sight-seeing with a group, or have a toddler in tow, you’ll love the leisurely experience of exploring this colorful city by bicycle.

SWA Flight Attendant Raps Safety Announcements

Friday, July 15, 2011
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Rapping Flight Attendant
The flight attendant rapping the safety announcements

Every traveler hates the beginning of a flight; no electronic devices, on board entertainment systems are turned off, and you have to listen to the same boring speech every single time. I'm glad there are people out there like this guy who gets so bored of that speech himself that he decides to mix it up and turns it into a rap.

Questions For 10 Day Trip Between Istanbul & Split

Walking to Kravice Waterfall Pools
About to go for a swim through the frigid cold water out to the waterfalls

Q. I am going to croatia for a week and the end of august but will have about 10 days before our boat trip there to cruise around eastern europe. will probably start in istanbul and work our way up to split. what cities would you recommend going to and what is the best way to get around through there?

Sailing The Capricorn Coast: Great Keppel Island

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Corner Beach Girl Great Keppel Island
A girl enjoying the corner beach on Great Keppel Island

The east coast of Australia has a well worn travel path carved into it, running from Cairns to Melbourne in either direction.  Along the way there are a set of stops which virtually everyone picks, and all the tour agencies promote.  These include from south to north: The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Fraser Island, Agnes Water / 1770, Airlie Beach & The Whitsundays, Townsville / Magnetic Island, and finally Cairns.  Most people don't stray very far off this path, but some of these places were not even that developed until fairly recently, so why do people not explore new places more often?  Recently I took a road trip from the Gold Coast up to a place called Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, where we set off for a sail around the Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Islands.

A Jeep Made Out of Passport Stamps

Friday, June 17, 2011
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Passport Stamp Jeep
A Jeep made out of passport stamps from around the world

A really cool ad campaign by Land Rover

Tip – How To Beat Jet Lag

Thursday, June 16, 2011
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Sleepy Skydiver
Jet Lag got you missing out on the sights?

At this moment it's 5:33 AM Pacific Standard Time on Thursday.  My flight left Brisbane at 11:10 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, connecting in Taipei for 10 hours, then dropping me at LAX 36 hours later.  I hardly slept on either leg of my flight, and went sightseeing in Taipei during my layover.  When I arrived home I spent time with friends and family until nearly 2AM.  Logic says 3.5 hours of sleep should not be enough, so why am I awake?  I didn't follow my own method for avoiding jet lag...

5 Tips For Pleasant Overnight Train Travel

Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Train Travel Tips
Extended time on a train can get uncomfortable and boring, be prepared

Traveling by night train is a relatively inexpensive and efficient form of transportation. It’s also very different from flying, so you’ll need to keep a few key points in mind to ensure a stress-free journey and safe arrival:

Do It Yourself Boat Cruise: Gold Coast Canals

Sunday, June 5, 2011
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Gold Coast Boat Rental
Driving a rental boat through the canals of the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is famous for being one of the premier tourist destinations in Australia.  There are so many things to do on the Gold Coast, it's impossible to do everything in one visit.  This means you have to choose wisely.  For those of you who don't know anything about the Gold Coast, it's set on a VERY long stretch of beach on one side, and an intricate system of canals on the other.  It actually has more canals than Venice.  I've been living here for the past 4 months, and my time is ending in a week, so I'm scrambling to do everything I've not managed to do yet.  This afternoon we decided to rent a boat and cruise the Gold Coast Canals, and it turned out to be one of my favorite things to do here.

Visiting China – Questions & Answers

Great Wall of China - Jinshanling and Simatai
The best part of the wall to see from Beijing: Jinshanling and Simatai

Q. I need tips for China, I'm going there this week and meeting Anna on tuesday. We start from Beijing, and then have no idea where to go, have about a month there. Any must places outside of the big cities what did you enjoy, or anything else you recommend?

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