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General Travel Links:

Travel Information:

Lonely Planet - a good resource for travelers
Globe Trekker - a good TV show on world travel
Wikitravel - travel info, wiki style
Everything you need to know about independent budget travel
Rail Europe

Government Information:

US Department of State Travel Site
CDC general website and the CDC guide to health issues in east Asia
Project Visa - visa and embassy information

Useful Facts:

Global weather via weather.com
World Clock
Currency Converter
Steve Kropla's Help for World Travelers - Electrical and telephone information

Budget Accomodation:

Hostelling International

Recommended travel blogs:

www.vagabonding.com - A guy from Chicago quit his job and started travelling around the world, making videos of what he saw. A very good site.
www.fourontour.com - Four British blokes who tried to travel around the world without leaving the ground.
Where the Hell is Matt? - A dorky guy does a dorky dance all over the planet. Very funny stuff from a guy who got famous on YouTube.
top 100 travel sites - A long list of travel sites to check out.

Nation Information:


Wikipedia page on Germany
Wikitravel page on Germany
Berlin website

Czech Republic

Wikipedia page on Czech Republic
Wikitravel page on Czech Republic


Wikipedia page on Poland
Wikitravel page on Poland


Lonelyplanet.com guide to Japan
www.japanrail.com - Guide to Japan Rail
www.japanhotel.net - Guide to hotels in Japan
JR Kyushu Beetle - Ferry I'm taking from Fukouka to Pusan

South Korea

Lonelyplanet.com guide to South Korea

KORAIL - Korean National Railroad


Lonelyplanet.com guide to China

Chinese Busniess World - a general guide to travel in China
Chinese Consulates in the U.S. - where you get your visa

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Site created 1 May 2004
Last updated 3 July 2007
dave at backpackingdave.com