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Useful travel links
Our first night in London was made luxurious and comfortable in MyHotel Bloomsbury, where the feel of a bohemian country house meets contemporary glamour... pretty neat for a couple of backpackers.
Visa requirements by country thanks to the State Department
Lonely Planet... best damn guide books. period.
The second most useful site in the world is this XE exchange rates and currency converter
General site information
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Other people's travelogues
Everybody has a brother-in-law or friend somewhere that did this kind of trip. Many of them have left behind interesting websites. Here are a few we know of: