GRcade Travel Topic

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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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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
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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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
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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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Bunni » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:57 am

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

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
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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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
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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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
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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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
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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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Vermilion » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:12 pm

Haven't really been here long enough to have seen most of this thread (and i'm not gonna read it all through from the start), so i thought i'd try a little something which we used to do occasionally on SONM.

The North/South/East/West Game.

All you do is post the furthest town/village you have travelled to in each direction, along with the highest and lowest elevations you have ever found yourself at.

Here's my stats, and i'll look forward to seeing yours...

Vermilion's Locations

North: Braemar, Scotland
South: Orta San Giulio, Italy
East: Berchtesgaden, Germany
West: Clifden, Republic of Ireland

Highest Elevation: Eagle's Nest, Germany: 1834m
Lowest Elevation: Amsterdam, Netherlands: -2m

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by smurphy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:35 pm

North: Grundarhverfi, Iceland
South: Osaka, Japan
East: Kyoto, Japan
West: New York, USA

Highest: Probably Ben Nevis
Lowest: Presumably also Amsterdam

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:10 am

North Loch Ness, Scotland
South Apollo Bay, Australia
East Brisbane, Australia
West Las Vegas, USA

Highest No idea
Lowest No idea, but I will stick with the Dutch theme and go with Rotterdam, Netherlands

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Ecno » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:39 am

North: Perth , Scotland
South: Apollo Bay. Australia
East: Sydney, Australia
West: San Francisco, USA

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by RichardUK » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:41 am

North: Isle of Harris, Scotland
South: Wied iz-Zurrieq, Malta
East: Baku, Azerbaijan
West: Florida, United States of America

I have no idea about elevations of places I have been so I will just say the same as I have been to both
Highest Elevation: Eagle's Nest, Germany: 1834m
Lowest Elevation: Amsterdam, Netherlands: -2m

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:47 am

Wouldn't Florida be further south than Malta?

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Rax » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:23 am

North Edinburgh, Scotland
South Pattaya, Thailand
East Pattaya, Thailand
West Ventura, California, USA

Highest Las Vegas apparently.
Lowest Sea level, various.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by RichardUK » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:24 am

It most probably is but it would have made my west location look boring because it would of had to have been somewhere in Wales,

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:25 am

RichardUK wrote:It most probably is but it would have made my west location look boring because it would of had to have been somewhere in Wales,


Florida is definitely further west than Wales. ;)


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