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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:04 am

Slayerx wrote:Cologne bound today :)


You must smell amazing, but where are you going?

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by Lotus » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:29 am

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Parksey wrote:Tokyo in August. You'll reach new levels of sweatiness in untold amounts of crevices. I had about three showers a day in the summer and I AM NEVER CLEAN.


We did Morroco in August so we're sadly experienced in the "being wrung out like a sponge" experience.

If anyone has done Japan - did they do the Ghibli museum and is it worth the effort if so?

I'd also be interested in knowing this…and maybe the best way to get there. Can you use the JR rail pass get the train over?

Another Japan question, I'm looking at the best way of getting from Narita airport to Edogawa where my hotel is, and then from central Tokyo (wherever the Shinkansen arrives in from Kyoto - Tokyo station I think) to Haneda. I keep hearing about a 'limousine bus' from Nartia to Edogawa, and then I'm thinking the monorail from Tokyo to Haneda (but you have to get a regular train for a stop or two first before you get to where the monorail goes from, by the looks of it). Can anyone shed some light on these and what might be the best option?

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by Slayerx » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:49 am

Moggy wrote:
Slayerx wrote:Cologne bound today :)


You must smell amazing, but where are you going?


:roll:

Its actually called Koln in German i beleive.

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by *<]:^D » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:46 pm

thinking of doing a US trip in December. extremely early plans were to do some combination of Las Vegas/Grand Canyon/New Mexico/Texas.
has anyone been/recommend anything? we're travel novices and have done absolutely no research planning yet :lol:

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by Starbreaker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:01 pm

Grand Canyon to Vegas is relatively straightforward. If you're driving it then I'd definitely recommend Death Valley too, it's superb and better than both in my opinion - it was the unexpected highlight of my time in the US and the main visitor stuff is all on the Vegas side (probably a couple of hours away).

I don't know much about the other two, but we drove to GC from San Deigo and were within twenty yards of the Mexican border just on the outskirts of California. Looks like El Paso in New Mexico is about the same distance from the Grand Canyon as SD so it's definitely doable I'd say(about a 7-8 hour drive, we busted it out in a day no problem).

How long are you going for? If you just want to see the sights of Vegas it can be done in a day easily and Grand Canyon is only a couple of hours away from it - again, I wouldn't spend more than a day there, it's beautiful but...well, it's a big canyon. You don't need any more time than that.

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by Tomous » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:42 am

We took a helicopter from Vegas to Grand Canyon. It was pricey (£250+ each) but an amazing experience. Flew over the Hoover Dam and our pilot played the Jurassic Park theme as we flew into the canyon and landed. Great view of the strip when we flew back too.

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by Advent7 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:03 am

<]:^D wrote:thinking of doing a US trip in December. extremely early plans were to do some combination of Las Vegas/Grand Canyon/New Mexico/Texas.
has anyone been/recommend anything? we're travel novices and have done absolutely no research planning yet :lol:


Our wedding trip was all around that area. I'll put a proper post together on Sunday with photos and where we went.

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by *<]:^D » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:50 pm

Ad7 wrote:
<]:^D wrote:thinking of doing a US trip in December. extremely early plans were to do some combination of Las Vegas/Grand Canyon/New Mexico/Texas.
has anyone been/recommend anything? we're travel novices and have done absolutely no research planning yet :lol:


Our wedding trip was all around that area. I'll put a proper post together on Sunday with photos and where we went.


dont waste your time we've changed our minds completely :lol: :lol:
now probably going to Florida - any suggestions?

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by *<]:^D » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:50 pm

Ad7 wrote:
<]:^D wrote:thinking of doing a US trip in December. extremely early plans were to do some combination of Las Vegas/Grand Canyon/New Mexico/Texas.
has anyone been/recommend anything? we're travel novices and have done absolutely no research planning yet :lol:


Our wedding trip was all around that area. I'll put a proper post together on Sunday with photos and where we went.


dont waste your time we've changed our minds completely :lol: :lol:
now probably going to Florida - any suggestions?

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:50 am

Florida is just theme parks, swamps, Miami and crazy violent people.

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by Lastpostamorph » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:07 am

What are suggestions for things to do for a few days in New York?

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by Dual » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:08 am

Lagamorph wrote:What are suggestions for things to do for a few days in New York?


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by *<]:^D » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:26 pm

Moggy wrote:Florida is just theme parks, swamps, Miami and crazy violent people.


i must admit this was my first line of thought when it was suggested :lol:

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:23 pm

I went on a solo holiday to Berlin this week. It was my first time in Germany (besides when connecting flights). Had a great time! I did all the tourist hotspots:

Brandenburger gate
WWII/Holocaust memorial
Berlin Wall (Eastside and memorial)
Checkpoint Charlie

Foodwise I ate a lot of currywurst, kababs (best kababs ever with really crispy bread), frankfurters lol

I plan to go to Paris and Rome as my next city breaks :)

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by *<]:^D » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:05 pm

i went to Berlin in Jan last year - it was brilliant, loved the place

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by Curls » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:50 pm

Yeah I recently went to Berlin too, fantastic city.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:04 am

Lagamorph wrote:What are suggestions for things to do for a few days in New York?


Have you been there before? If not, then do all the tourist stuff (Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State, Times Square etc). If you have been before then what did you enjoy while you were there?

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by SandyCoin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:50 am

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I went on a solo holiday to Berlin this week. It was my first time in Germany (besides when connecting flights). Had a great time! I did all the tourist hotspots:

Brandenburger gate
WWII/Holocaust memorial
Berlin Wall (Eastside and memorial)
Checkpoint Charlie

Foodwise I ate a lot of currywurst, kababs (best kababs ever with really crispy bread), frankfurters lol

I plan to go to Paris and Rome as my next city breaks :)


The Berlin kebabs are delicious. They are good here in Hamburg but the Berlin ones are something else. Shame the UK ones are still so average on the whole.

Berlin is a good city though. Not my favourite, and I can see why people wouldn't like it, but I really enjoyed my short visit. I'll probably head back soon as I've not been for a few years.

I can give you some good Rome recommendations when you go.

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by Lastpostamorph » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:06 am

Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:What are suggestions for things to do for a few days in New York?


Have you been there before? If not, then do all the tourist stuff (Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State, Times Square etc). If you have been before then what did you enjoy while you were there?

Nope, never been before.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:16 am

Lagamorph wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:What are suggestions for things to do for a few days in New York?


Have you been there before? If not, then do all the tourist stuff (Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State, Times Square etc). If you have been before then what did you enjoy while you were there?

Nope, never been before.


Do the tourist stuff then.

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