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quick wrote:nic... i will be doing Estonia and surrounds in June... come... then some fests in Germany near Berlin in July
after hearing your festival stories im unsure if i would survive tbh
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HA!!! at least come to Estonia with me... supposed to be MenTal.... keep early to mid june free... we'll do it, and I will physically drag you if i need to :P
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tickets on tiger right now are $1!!!!

i just got two return to Cairns for $300 - bargain!

heading up to Cape Tribulation with yankee desert dweller boy, excited!

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thinking of jetstar to thailand - too little room for long flight or doable?

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I did air asia for KL then bangers... same as jetstar (cheap cheap)... was fine tbh

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Anyone know of any good places to stay in San Fransisco? Got two days there before a work trip in early April.

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spiral wrote:thinking of jetstar to thailand - too little room for long flight or doable?
I'm 6,2" and did Jetstar to Hawaii which is 11 hours and it was fine. Well actually it wasn't I was pretty cramped, but no more so than what I am on Qantas.

Thailand totally doable.
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fikuss wrote:Anyone know of any good places to stay in San Fransisco? Got two days there before a work trip in early April.
We rented an apartment in the mission when we went there in November. Was rad

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fikuss wrote:Anyone know of any good places to stay in San Fransisco? Got two days there before a work trip in early April.
Sweet backpackers called The Green Turtle in North Beach - if trying to conserve coin. I rented my own double room. Initially booked for 2 nights to check the vibe, stayed for 4. You can score free meals and lots of discounted activities. Around $60 a night if I recall correctly.

North Beach is really centrally located, even if it is in the red light district (strip clubs, not brothels - well, not that I noticed). You can walk to the city, walk to the bay etc. I'd go back, in fact was meant to in January - but my mate pulled out of the trip.

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mrj wrote:
spiral wrote:thinking of jetstar to thailand - too little room for long flight or doable?
I'm 6,2" and did Jetstar to Hawaii which is 11 hours and it was fine. Well actually it wasn't I was pretty cramped, but no more so than what I am on Qantas.

Thailand totally doable.
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i'm leaning towards mexico for our trip this year. anyone been and have recs? want beach and total relaxo as well as culture and noms
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Just sorted: Spring break in Chicago and NYC. BANG!!!

So much win in both cities: visits with bestest lady, bestest cocktails and general bestness :retzielikes:
fikuss wrote:Anyone know of any good places to stay in San Fransisco? Got two days there before a work trip in early April.
Lots of good places in SF on http://www.airbnb.com/.
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gnat wrote:i'm leaning towards mexico for our trip this year. anyone been and have recs? want beach and total relaxo as well as culture and noms


have you read your orginial post to this thread Gnatty? if you don't get to Mexico soon....well, i dunno what i would do, but i just think you need to get there :D



south africa trip is getting me excited. have looked up how to see the jumping great whites, and i can either do a day tour to see them, or volunteer for 12 weeks to hang out with great whites. we become buddies and they will love me and not eat me, yes yes

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You can do it Riz! Just think, tax return, leave payout etc. It's always possible. :D

Have decided to move back to Kolkata in August for a while. No idea how visas or money will work out but fuck it. I know it's meant to be. Time to get my save on.
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yeah working out monies at the moment. Tax time etc will help.


ohhh exciting! that sounds wicked Tash :D you actually inspired me to do my trip. live large, only one life, why the hell not
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nice one tash!

and yes liz - you can do it!

i hate it when im heading somewhere awesome and people say 'oh you so lucky'
im not lucky, i work hard and save and plan hard!

then YOU GO!

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yeah but some people work/save/plan hard and for one reason or another can't go

so you probs are a bit lucky tbh

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agree aroes.

i wouldn't get too miffed about it GK. i get mega jealous hearing travel plans, even when i have my own in the works haha
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i get jealous too, but i believe if you want something bad enough you can make it happen.

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anyone been to the Carribean? I'm going to be on the east coast of USA in Sept and hoping to swing by somewhere "beachy" on the way home.... any thoughts and/or recommendations?

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ghetto kitty wrote:i get jealous too, but i believe if you want something bad enough you can make it happen.

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completely agree... if something happens so u cant go, that is surely temp.. so go asap after...



Direkt, i did caribbean cruise a few years ago.. only did Florida keys, cayman islands and Cozumel but was awesome... i would recommend cruise cos u get to many places for one cost and the boat is pure relaxo
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thanks Quick. It'll be on the tail end of a NYC visit (if it happens). I'm thinking it might be nice just to stay in one spot for maximum relaxation - but I don't know much about the different islands, and from what I hear - there's a hell of a lot of difference there. Some are expensive boutique resorts, some are dangerous, whilst others are chilled etc...

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Cozumel wold be good, cheap, not dangerous, but very touristy, but a lot to do, and some real nice beaches.... its actually the largest Mexican Island. Or fly back via Hawaii... Cayman Islands are exe, but a return flight from Miami to a lot of central america (cheap as chips) is doable... check out Nicaragua even...
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got switched from going to sao paolo for 3 weeks for work to not going at all due to getting to do even 'importnat' more work in dirty filthy london
would of been there for teh carnival

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ah crap nic... that sux hard... poor lil buddy
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I am going to Bali soon, any tips, places to stay things to see etc?
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stay away from Kuta at all costs. dont bother shopping unless you want batik crap.

head north to Amed first, and do snorkelling and diving! Stay at WAWAWEWE!!!! go there first, then you can jump on a fastboat across to the Gili islands - AMAZING and beautfiul, in Lombok.

Ubud is nice but touristy. monkey temple is totes awesome, do NOT take bananas.

hire a driver for your trip north, if you go to Ubud stay at Hansnel's. everyone will know where it is, was run by a dutch painter, best food ever.
dont go white water rafting but do go visit the stray dogs home. give them cash. they need it.

anything specific, hit me up ;)

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ghetto kitty wrote:stay away from Kuta at all costs. dont bother shopping unless you want batik crap.

head north to Amed first, and do snorkelling and diving! Stay at WAWAWEWE!!!! go there first, then you can jump on a fastboat across to the Gili islands - AMAZING and beautfiul, in Lombok.

Ubud is nice but touristy. monkey temple is totes awesome, do NOT take bananas.

hire a driver for your trip north, if you go to Ubud stay at Hansnel's. everyone will know where it is, was run by a dutch painter, best food ever.
dont go white water rafting but do go visit the stray dogs home. give them cash. they need it.

anything specific, hit me up ;)
White water rafting is alright - big 4M drop at the end was fun except for the near busted nose.

Ubud - V nice. fairly quiet aswell.

Diving - north is good, I got two dives in on a wreck on the east coast. would be boring for any more dives after that, got too see quite a few things I hadn't seen before which was awesome

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heh the 4mtre drop was the only fun part, the rest was not rapids!

diving on lombok really good -10 sites within 10 minutes boat ride of gili trawangan though there is some coral damage they are trying to fix.

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Why no to white water rafting Bo?
We are going May - 5 night in Ubud too long? or can you day trip?
We are on a total R&R leaving bub behind and all.
Spending longest part down at Balangan Beach for surfing.

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cos its not white water rafting, its a creek, touristy as hell, and is the shittest ive ever done in any country.

5 days is AGES in Ubud, by night 3 i was well n truly ready to leave. there isnt really much to do but random art galleries, shopping and monkey temple tbh. its pretty much where retirees go to 'bali' ;) i would not go there again tbh....day trip would be totally fine...

yay for surfing in balangan beach, watch out for the locals! competition is intense on the break...

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I'll be there in May as well DBoy.

Where is the best place to learn to surf? I have never surfed before but i am sure i will pick it up pretty quickly, I can snowboard and skate so i don't think it will take too long.
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:lol:

in that case, i take back my earlier comment - kuta to learn then. loads of cowboys to rent boards from, and a nice sweet easy break, plus they are used to tourists cutting their teeth on the beach there.

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quick wrote:Cozumel wold be good, cheap, not dangerous, but very touristy, but a lot to do, and some real nice beaches.... its actually the largest Mexican Island. Or fly back via Hawaii... Cayman Islands are exe, but a return flight from Miami to a lot of central america (cheap as chips) is doable... check out Nicaragua even...
Thanks mang.

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Cuba
The Bahamas
Mexico
The Caribbean
Jamaica
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What to do, what to do.

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could ask peeps on ozreggae, a few with jamaica travel experience at least

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vietnam and possibly japan and taiwan soon. nepal next year and probs colombia too. *needstogetoutahereforonce*
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awesome destinations hugh!

i havent been to nepal since 1994 but want to go back bad.

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yeps, gotta go visit my dad who lives in hcmc. was meant to be in taiwan this month for the taipei cycle show but that is not happening. still need to go visit out manufacturer and some suppliers in japan. work trip lols.

nepal will be a big trip end of next year
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taipei is feckin awesome - best food in asia imho.
true meeting of east n west right there.
def on my return to list.

also vietnam, have only done north but want to go on the coast train all the way south too.

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10 days in Bangkok as a stopover before Europe. Suggestions on where to go/stay and get the feck out of Bangkok?

Also need some suggestions on where to go/stay in Portugal & Spain for 2 weeks.

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You can get out of bangers in one day mister, suggest heading south to islands on overnight train.

ill tell you more when i see ya!

anyone done southern vietnam?
scuba options around there?

looking at flying into Saigon and making my way across to Laos by land...
but needs scuba and laos is landlocked...

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:scr1pt:

only need a couple of days max in bangkok

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yeah, thinking the first two days, then heading the f*ck out.

mmm more looking forward to Portugal & Spain tho.

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better to get the fuck out first day, then spend a day or two on your way back for shopping and not carrying crap

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agree. i'd head from bangers straight out to erawan falls fora few days.

i loved nepal too. so good and beautiful people. and momos MOMOS nom nom nom

5 days in ubud would be lonnng d. head to jinbaran bay maybe post. kuta for first time surfers, uluwatu for those in the know

too many filthy little monkeys in them hills lol

we go to spain next. and portugal. can rent some sick apartments off the ramblas in barca. loreak mendian!
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huge wrote: probs colombia too.
fuk yes, best country i have travelled for sure... so many amazing experiences there... DO IT HUGHBERT!!!

Kitteh.. if u go into Loas from South Vietnam then you should go past 1000 Islands in south of Loas... maybe scuba there, dont know, but supposed to be beautiful... lots of hardcore bus trips going that way tho, so be prepared.


Amick... check flights with Air Asia and Nok Air to islands down south... they are usually pretty cheap and saves you 12+ hours of travel time. If you come to london at all let me know :)
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fucking AirAsia and their sales.
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quick wrote: Kitteh.. if u go into Loas from South Vietnam then you should go past 1000 Islands in south of Loas... maybe scuba there, dont know, but supposed to be beautiful... lots of hardcore bus trips going that way tho, so be prepared.
I think you mean the 4000 Islands!

I'm not sure I would want to Scuba in the Mekong river really.
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:lol:

erm - no fucking way tbh.
i dont scuba just to be underwater, i want to see stuff!

looks like ill be heading from Saigon to nha trang for a bit of diving then across to Laos...

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Nga Trang is an epic shithole Bo.

Crappy beach filled with wanker tourists and shops like the "American Restaurant" where they ship everything in from the US (including vegetables) because they are amazing assholes so high up on their own horses that the horses are actually giraffes and they are guilty of illegal animal trafficking.

AVOID!

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