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trvl2.com is the travel website of Véronique and Thomas Lauer.

We're a UK-based French-German couple, slightly older than we'd like to be but still serviceable. These days we are spending a lot of time on the road — to do what we like most:

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Some useful links

General Information

UK Foreign Office travel advice: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/

US State Dept travel advice: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html

US State Dept warnings: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/


OANDA forex: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

XE forex: http://www.xe.com/


Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/

World Climate and Temperatures: http://www.climatemps.com/

Weather, Timezones, Calendars etc: http://www.timeanddate.com/

Other practical bits

CDC travel health: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

Translations: there's Google for text and web pages (http://translate.google.com/) or the very good DeepL (https://www.deepl.com/translator), alas for text only

Online Maps: http://maps.google.com/ or if you prefer to stay away from Google: https://www.openstreetmap.org/

Offline Maps, great to use on your phone: https://osmand.net/

From Stanfords, THE travel bookshop in London: an interactive map where you click on a country and see their assortment of books and maps about this country.

For those long stop-overs: the wifi passwords of airports around the world and a guide to sleeping in airports (or how to save money on an airport hotel by sleeping in the airport).

Travel sites

A-Contresens: a good site (unfortunately only in French) to help you plan your next trip with a planning tool including budget and weather information.

To help you set your budget: http://www.budgetyourtrip.com/

First-hand information on your next destination from travellers to travellers: https://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page

LP Thorntree: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/

Ideas for worldwide outdoor trails (hiking, cycling) with maps and GPS files: https://www.wikiloc.com/

Indian Travel: http://www.indiamike.com/

The source for train travel: http://www.seat61.com/

General information: http://www.tripadvisor.com/

People whose trips we follow (or followed)

Ivonne and Edwin: http://babakoto.eu/ (Dutch and English)

Quentin et Mariette: http://shoesyourpath.com/ (French and English)

Magy and Mr. Shushtari: https://magickervan.com/ (Bulgarian and English)

Arimo: http://arimotravels.com/ (English)

Laurent: http://onechai.fr/ (French)

Anaïs and Nico: http://www.enpassantparlemonde.com/ (French)

Mi-fugue, mi-raison: https://www.mifuguemiraison.com/ (French)

Annemarie: http://www.bikeworldtour.com/ (German and English)

Thomas' old travel pages


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