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by Alvin Flummux » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:17 am

Arrive around 7:35am, fly out at 5:55pm; it's just a long layover, but I didn't want to spend that amount of time pissing about in the airport. Note, never been to Toronto before. Thinking about hitting up a supermarket and admiring the bagged milk (for real), maybe going to the Aga Khan museum for their Fatimid Empire exhibit, and hunting down some Poutine.

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by Curls » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:54 am

Not sure why you'd need a car, jump on the metro to the city centre. It's all very well linked by public transport and for the most part walkable.

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by Alvin Flummux » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:13 pm

I don't know the city, and from what I could see, it takes ages to get anywhere on their buses. Trusting in public transport when I only have a few hours is not my idea of a good time.

Didn't even know there was a metro, tbh. :shifty:

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by Bunni » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 am

Anyone actually bother with vaccines for Japan? Encephalitis jags are £189 per person. Frankly I'd rather just get sick.

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by Parksey » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:35 am

Bunni wrote:Anyone actually bother with vaccines for Japan? Encephalitis jags are £189 per person. Frankly I'd rather just get sick.


Nope, and I've been here for four years. You don't need them. Unless you're planning to go wading in a lot of rice fields then you're not going to need those vaccinations. I've travelled all over Asia in this time and never had any.

Did you get them last time? Does everyone get them when they come from the UK? No-one visiting me ever has, and before I came here on the JET Programme there was never any suggestion from the government that we needed to get them done before we go (and we have a mandatory health check that covers quite a few things).

It's also basically Japanese in name-only. I was looking at going to Laos recently and that looks like the one place where I may actually get it, but even then it's just a precaution and more for people who are staying for a long period of time or doing stuff that puts them at risk. I think it's more prevalent in South East Asia and around the Indian sub-continent. There's a chance you could get it in Japan, but it's going to be so low, you might as well not get in a car to go to the airport, as it's probably more likely to crash than you contract this disease on your trip.

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:46 am

Canada has a travel authorization scheme? :o Good thing I looked, or I would've been denied entry. :slol:

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by Bunni » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:57 am

Nah we patched it last time. And will do so again.

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by Moggy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:52 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Canada has a travel authorization scheme? :o Good thing I looked, or I would've been denied entry. :slol:


It's their way of stopping all those Americans just flooding in across their border. They should build a wall to stop them.

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by Rax » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:31 am

Hime wrote:That's pretty good to be fair. I have amassed a collection of adapters that I can never find when I'm going away.

Keep them in your luggage when you put it back up to the attic or into the back to the wardrobe or whatever. That way the adapter is already packed and ready to go and youre not wandering around the house trying to remember what drawer you put them in this time.

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by Lotus » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:51 am

I didn't bother with any vaccines when I went to Japan. I looked into it and the advice I saw suggested that unless you were going anywhere tropical (Okinawa) or going caving where there might be bats (bat rabies :dread:) then you'll be okay, so we didn't bother.

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by Parksey » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:10 am

Lotus wrote:I didn't bother with any vaccines when I went to Japan. I looked into it and the advice I saw suggested that unless you were going anywhere tropical (Okinawa) or going caving where there might be bats (bat rabies :dread:) then you'll be okay, so we didn't bother.


Even Okinawa is fine I reckon. I know loads of people who have gone, and I'm possibly going later in the year. I wouldn't even have considered vaccinations.

The infection has serious consequences, which is what drives the advice for vaccinations, but it's stupendously rare here at least. And I've never had it when going to Thailand, Cambodoa, Vietnam, Malyasia, Indonesia, the Philippines etc.


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