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by Bunni » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:47 pm

I don't think snow causes much of a problem there because they're very used to it. We were actually hoping for snow when we went. The ferry to Statue of Liberty and island is expensive whereas the Staten Island ferry is free and goes right around it.
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by karl_fletcher » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:49 pm

Battery Park is nice, although lower Manhattan is pretty boring as it's really a business district. Like everyone has said though, getting around Manhattan is quick and easy. A lot of the main tourist sites are clustered around midtown, with the main museums being on both sides of the park. The Met on the upper east side is a must.

In Manhattan, the most fun neighborhoods for eating and drinking are probably the east village, lower east side, SoHo and meatpacking district. Greenwich village is leafy and pleasant. Best views of the lower Manhattan skyline (financial district) are from Brooklyn Heights or the Staten Island ferry. Best view of midtown skyline (Empire State, Chrysler, UN etc) is from Gantry Plaza park in Queens.
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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Anyone been to Cape Town? I am considering booking a 10 day trip in October. Never been to Africa mind you so will be a brand new experience.
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by Moggy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:39 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Anyone been to Cape Town? I am considering booking a 10 day trip in October. Never been to Africa mind you so will be a brand new experience.


http://www.riverraftingtrips.co.za/whit ... cape-town/
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by Rightey » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:18 am

Going back to Japan for 5 days in April, hoping to get to see the cherry blossoms this time. I'll be in Tokyo for a day and then Osaka for the other 4 days, but will be able to move around. Any suggestions for things to see?
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by Parksey » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:11 am

What have you done before over here?

You could go stay in a temple in Koyasan - can get a train there from Osaka easy enough.

That's presuming you've already visited those two cities before and seen the main stuff there.
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by Rightey » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:18 pm

In Tokyo, I've been to Akihabara, and Asakusa, in Osaka I've been to Osaka castle, and then gone on day trips to Nara, and Kyoto. I'm sure there's loads more stuff for me to see in the actual city of Osaka. Not really keen on staying in a temple as I'll be staying with in-laws while I'm over there so doesn't really make sense to sleep anywhere else.
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by KingK » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:32 pm

4 sleeps till Orlando beckons! #FeelLikeAKid

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by Knoyleo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:56 pm

I'm off to New York three weeks today!

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by Starbreaker » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:21 am

Parksey wrote:Well obviously we'll do the Harbour area, and walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach. Might do the zoo as well.

But definitely looking at a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Would people recommend hiring a car? Or using that Hop-on, Hop-off bus service?


If this is still pertinent, adding to the advice of others - go on a Sunday if you can and aim for Echo Point in...Kong-something (it's the one where everyone gets off). $2.50 return on the train for one of the best days of your life.

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by KingK » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:03 am

3 days till Disney! #GettingCloser
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