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quick wrote: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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JAMESSSS wrote: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!

The diving might be nice though.
whoah!
okay then :lol: ill take that on for sure. fuck giraffes!
well perhaps i forgo scuba this time then, its really all about laos and doing this 3 day trip somewhere in there...

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plan now is fly to BKK, head south asap to go diving at Koh Tao, then back to bangers to fly to Chang mai...
then border crossing into Laos....then do gibbon ziplining, and wing it for 2 weeks, then fly back to bangers for shopping and parties with my thai crew...

anyone dived at Koh Tao? Want flashpacker dive school + accom on Hat Sai ri.

also looking for rec's in Chang mai, never been north in thailand....

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Sounds awesome lady. My brother did the Gibbons thing and said it was absolutely amazing!
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yup stuie and his gf just did it too and said mega funs! definately booking that before i go. but apparently need hiking boots - do not like! thongs or sneakers for jungle trekking!!!

i reckon im gonna go get my advanced open water certificate here >

http://www.bansdivingresort.com/accommo ... -view.html

only $300 for the qual that goes for 2 days with a section on underwater photography!
and this deluxe bungalow only $30 a night :)

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yeah, i think i'd be getting boots. thongs + jungle = death imo.
brother did it in sneaks and said it was total fail.
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borneo jungle (which was feckin intense) was fine with sneakers, but we were in the coastal parts so less leeches.
ew leeches.

i usually only take thongs and sneakers and end up hardly wearing the sneakers ever. boots = heavy shit to carry for the other 30 days of no trekking. :(

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the flight of the gibbons is tonnes of fun. we did the one out of bangers and had an absolute ball

totes recommend

boots are good because there's some ankle support- good for uneven grounds. agree they're a pain to carry though. can tie to the front of your pack next to your canadian flag? lolololol
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canadian flag huhuhuh
(i say im aussie, most ppl think i am ;))

just booked flights, air asia website is gash.
seem to have missed out on cheap flights to bangers too - $1k return. oh wells. when you gotta go, you gotta go!

boo to carrying hiking boots. they are totes not fashionable. :P

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wiht that accent?! surely not! ;-)

sure you can get light boots- like not leather chunkers. just something light and waterproof..
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:lol: - to the rest of the world i sound aussie - just not to youse guys.

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am going camping around here for a few days at begining of may... total lolz at the name

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ghetto kitty wrote: - $1k return. oh wells. when you gotta go, you gotta go!
pretty sure jetstar friday fare frenzy last week was $400 return to bangerz huhuhu

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yup it was, but not when i can go dan.
i have spent my birthday Os alone before, i wanted to be here for it this year and then fly out right after.

booked accom here on koh tao http://www.sensiparadise.com/en/koh-toa-pictures.asp

more expensive than lots of the others, but fuck going to a tropical island and staying in a hotel/apartment.
give me traditional wooden bungalow by the massive pool on the beach plzkthx.

excited!

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ghetto kitty wrote:yup stuie and his gf just did it too and said mega funs! definately booking that before i go. but apparently need hiking boots - do not like! thongs or sneakers for jungle trekking!!!

i reckon im gonna go get my advanced open water certificate here >

http://www.bansdivingresort.com/accommo ... -view.html

only $300 for the qual that goes for 2 days with a section on underwater photography!
and this deluxe bungalow only $30 a night :)

Bans is a pretty rank outfit to dive with, biggest school=gigantic boats=squillions of divers=not very relaxing time. I spent 5 months diving on Tao and would definitely choose most schools over them. DJL, Crystal or Buddha View are nice. Dive Chumphon Pinnacle and Southwest Pinnacle if you can - by far the best sites there! (except for Sail Rock, but thats closer to Phanghan)
On the mish.....

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thanks RK!

yup have already decided no Bans. will check out the ones you mentioned, and the sites for sure. i think im gonna just book when i get there, have accom sorted and will spend the first day exploring island before doing diving.

excited!

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iv just been in prague
fuck me there are alot of tourists there
its pretty disusting and makes me hate
food is generally fuckign vile as well tbh - no matter what you pay or where you go its awful

at least we found coffee and beer and beatifult weather and city

but jesus christ broverload of groups of bros
bros bros brors

can someone ban goups of more than 3 men going on holiday together

ffss i hate bros

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MATE THAT IS BROTAL
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man something is BROKEN in his face look at his eyes . they are all crossed over

thankfuck back in berlin with normal looking people lol

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berlin rocks... didn't like prague for that same reason... get to Kracow if you can, totes awesome
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yeah prague is fucking skank. horrible place. tho at least thanks to being in prague with a footy team, i can now say i've seen midget strippers.

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me? I am back home in October most likely... leavin London in June for more European adventures, still moar to see...
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ah sorry i meant nic, ha

where are you in london then quick?
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ha 2 threads needed imo

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haha kew :royal:

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i pay £150 a month for my room :P i head e1 way often tho... beers soon
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nic wrote: MATE THAT IS BROTAL

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Ticketsssssssss hooooooooooooooooooooooooome :D

6 weeks, July/Aug yo. And can we have a Thank Fucken Fuck I don't have to fly fucken United. Stupid government grant restrictions, I thought I was a goner. Yay for teh mad connectionz to be paid off an Australian government grant instead :teefnilly:
Qantas can, however, suck my dick at $20 for pre-selecting a seat :lame:


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retzie wrote:Qantas can, however, suck my dick at $20 for pre-selecting a seat :lame:
That must be new... I always just used to book in exactly 24 hours in advance and nearly always get to pick a good seat.. never saw option to pay for seat selection, not that I would, pretty crap indeed. I booked some qantas flights with last minute and they let me pick seats at same time as ticket booking for no extra, but book through qantas direct and no option :/
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qantas are waste and the planes often nearly crash and they are staffed by fat, past it slags with many chips on shoulders and a raspy voice and cross eyes. no wonder they n early crash most weeks.

qantas are up there with telstra as my most hated 'ozzie businesssess'

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qantas have gone badly downhill over the past few years. emirates/singapore/malaysian/etihad or in fact pretty much anyone else will be heaps more useful. it does mean you have to fly united rather than american when you're in the US if you want to earn points (most of them are star alliance rather than oneworld, except for emirates who are so ronery), but american are ghetto as fuck these days so it really makes no odds.

ba are still pretty decent tho.
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lolz, have any of you had to fly United long-haul recently? In fact, even if you last flew them in 1986, the experience is basically exactly the same today. Their very oldest planes fly LAX/SFO-SYD/MEL and the flight attendants are what you'd get if you took the ones off a 53 minute commuter flight and told them they had to do 15 hours without warning. The movie service is G-rated via ancient monitors/projecty screen, with sound shaky at best. Meals are still of the "light or dark brown sludge" variety and you are lucky if you get a blanky.

Basically, US airlines are in the same category as their banks and mobile phones networks, viz. cheques and CDMA. Anyone remember these good ol' days?

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Alas, I can but dream of Singapore and Emirates. For the trans-Pacific flights, Qantas and Air NZ are still top o' the pile. (Have not tried Delta or Virgin Oz - reports indicate decent, but not surpassing the oldies.)

Now, United domestic is another matter - they are still one of the better ones. Having said that, domestic air travel here is fairly shit and pretty exxy across the board :?
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oh, don't get me wrong, united can eat a bucket of dicks. in fact several buckets. i'd rather fly air western samoa b2b half the trip on a raft than ever go united, even shorthaul. the only good thing i can say about them is that if you have any decent status with them, then you get upgrades (including economy -> first) out the arse. seriously all the time.

but aside from that it's godawful, and their ancient 747s are even worse still.

still not flown v australia or virgin atlantic, apparently they're really quite good though. plus virgin atlantic (at least - dunno about v australia) share points with singapore, so if you get singapore frequent flyer, you can get points from singapore, virgin atlantic, united/continental, lufthansa, air nz, sas, air canada, and a wide range of fucking horrible and fairly marginal airlines.
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virgin atlantic are good imo
etihad are also good, calm clean new - spose that comes from being partially owned by qatar state

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fooishbar wrote:oh, don't get me wrong, united can eat a bucket of dicks. in fact several buckets. i'd rather fly air western samoa b2b half the trip on a raft than ever go united, even shorthaul.
:lol: Good, as long as we all know how much worse than Qantas it gets. Interesting you mention a raft - kayak seems to be Gmaps' recommendation on the matter.

I'm interested to see what the United/Continental merger does around here. So far it has just made me think I'd be on a Continental plane, only to show up and find out it's United :?. Unfortunately, although I do a bit of domestic travel, cheapest flight selection has meant I've got fuck-all 'miles' with everyone. Also, in my experience, alliances are utter bollocks: I was earning so few Qantas points for AA flights, that I ended up just getting a separate AA account :tard:

As for QF seat selection: I think I can still (try to) select when I check in, but you used to be able to do it whenever you bought the ticket. $20 tae fuck. They better still use frequent flyer ongoing preferences...
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Bali in a few weeks. Most of the time in some villa in the middle of now where on a dirt track with a nice little surf spot on the reef. Get me relax on.

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sounds awesome d, up north?

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Virgin Atlantic are only mildly better than United.

United can get fucked. Flown with them twice in the past 18 months AU-USA and back... they suck. At least they used to have decent spirits (Tanqueray as gin), but I heard they recently canned the free drinks - and now you have to pay for them.

VA are only better as they have TV's in the back of the seats, and you can earn Velocity points... but fuck me you have to work hard to get more than just a drink with your meal. The staff at the check-in counters are pretty ordinary, it certainly is not "customer service".

Wonder who we'll be flying with come Sept?

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all you whinging cunts are lucky to be able to fly anywhere so stfu tbh huhuhu :teef:
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i flew v australia to the states and back. recommended.
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i think im gonna book diving with these guys

http://www.newheavendiveschool.com/

CANNOT WAIT

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huge wrote:all you whinging cunts are lucky to be able to fly anywhere so stfu tbh huhuhu :teef:
all u need to do is book!
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nic wrote:
huge wrote:all you whinging cunts are lucky to be able to fly anywhere so stfu tbh huhuhu :teef:
all u need to do is book!
:teefnilly: :retzielikes:
summer imo
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surely you must have enough wonga for a flight between working seven full-time jobs and only buying things from aldi :teef:

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yep get on air asia and take 10 valium and it will be over before you know it

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soooo what you guys think about tiger might go under cos of safety issues/cutting corners etc?

i mean, they are the crappest ever, but will that drive domestic flights up again?

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ha nah, doubt it. casa seem happy now, it's pretty hard to get grounded. someone will probably get fired and there'll be a few kickings up and down the hall but that's about it really.
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I'm in China.. Air China sucks.

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Qantas is great I reckon... and I have flow shitloads... awesome service, and star alliance has more euro carriers, but to get round world, one world is biz
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i am such a fool and never signed up for frequent flyers. idiotidiot. will do this week i think actually.
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RGLZ wrote:I'm in China.. Air China sucks.
better than kunming air?

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witty_pseudonym wrote:i am such a fool and never signed up for frequent flyers. idiotidiot. will do this week i think actually.
YES DO IT!!! seriously, i met so many round world travelers without a FFP, sillyness... all my flights have earn't me a return to London... Its cos my mum rapes those programs with all her work travel, so i was well informed
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yes but you gotta always fly the same airline right?

6 weeks till adventure and counting. get me outta melb greytown!!!

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