GRcade Travel Topic

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Stig » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:12 pm

I've been to:

UK (Not N. Ireland)
France
Spain
Portugal
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Belgium
Netherlands
Italy (and Sardinia)
Austria
Germany
Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Iceland
Finland
Estonia
Vatican City

USA
South Africa
Indonesia
New Zealand

Not bad :P :mrgreen: .

Loads of place I want to go, so here's the first few:
USA again (more)
Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech Rep., etc)
New Zealand (again) and Australia

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Cardinal Chunder » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:15 pm

I've been to....................... France.

I'd like to go to:

USA
Italy
Australia
Austria/Switzerland
Japan
Canada
Spain

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Mini E » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:15 am

Goat of Christmas Past wrote:Places I'd like to visit:
Russia
Wales (for the lulz)



:o ! :lol:

Oh and wales isn't worth visiting. I was there for the day today, infact. not so pleasant. lots of very dirty terraced houses separated by valleys with large amounts of unemployment for the most part

Oh and I've only visited:
Wales
Scotland
France
Russia

but am visiting Malaysia and Gambia next year

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Alpha eX » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:27 am

Forgot to mention, going Iceland this year, not Iceland foods. :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Kinetic » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:53 am

Right, who wants to help me figure out what to do this Winter holiday? Basically I've got 7 weeks off Uni starting on the 10th of January, and I want to spend that whole time travelling, but I'm not sure what to do.

I'm currently living in a city called Dalian in NE China:
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I know I'm gonna head up North to the Harbin Ice Festival first to see such crazy gooseberry fool as this:
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Afterwards though I'm at a wee bit of a loss. My options for the 7 weeks are thus:

1) I can get a ferry to Icheon in S Korea from Dalian, then spend time meeting up with friends and travelling round there before heading back and braving the entriely mobilized Chinese population. I don't speak a word of Korean though, and would probably be travelling on my own.

2) Travel to a city that has ferries running to Japan, or possibly grab the ferry from S Korea to Japan depending on prices (Japan will be very pricy, mind). Same lang. probs. as kin Korea though, so after leaving friends I'd be on my own.

3) Head as far South in China as I can before 1 billion people decide to get the train to travel home for New Year AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME, and maybe hole up in Hong Kong or somewhere suitably warm for a while.

4) Head down to SE Asia, and attempt to get into places like Laos, Cambodia etc. Advantages being they're warm and cheap, disadvantages being getting Visas and gooseberry fool will be a strawberry floating hassle.

Any ideas/recommendations?

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by John Galt » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:30 am

Kinetic wrote:Right, who wants to help me figure out what to do this Winter holiday? Basically I've got 7 weeks off Uni starting on the 10th of January, and I want to spend that whole time travelling, but I'm not sure what to do.

I'm currently living in a city called Dalian in NE China:
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I know I'm gonna head up North to the Harbin Ice Festival first to see such crazy gooseberry fool as this:
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Afterwards though I'm at a wee bit of a loss. My options for the 7 weeks are thus:

1) I can get a ferry to Icheon in S Korea from Dalian, then spend time meeting up with friends and travelling round there before heading back and braving the entriely mobilized Chinese population. I don't speak a word of Korean though, and would probably be travelling on my own.

2) Travel to a city that has ferries running to Japan, or possibly grab the ferry from S Korea to Japan depending on prices (Japan will be very pricy, mind). Same lang. probs. as kin Korea though, so after leaving friends I'd be on my own.

3) Head as far South in China as I can before 1 billion people decide to get the train to travel home for New Year AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME, and maybe hole up in Hong Kong or somewhere suitably warm for a while.

4) Head down to SE Asia, and attempt to get into places like Laos, Cambodia etc. Advantages being they're warm and cheap, disadvantages being getting Visas and gooseberry fool will be a strawberry floating hassle.

Any ideas/recommendations?


I'm thinking of doing a bit of travelling around China/Japan (possibly Korea) in the summer so anything you know about getting around, and between, the countries would be helpful.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Oh Teh Noes » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:26 am

I've been to:

France
Germany
Greece
Turkey
Republic of Ireland
Wales
USA

There are so many places I'd like to go though.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Kinetic » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:08 am

John Galt wrote:I'm thinking of doing a bit of travelling around China/Japan (possibly Korea) in the summer so anything you know about getting around, and between, the countries would be helpful.


Well, I'll (hopefully) be able to tell you in a few weeks mate. I'm living in a pretty dull and dirty city at the moment and I'm itching to get back out and see the people/countryside that first attracted me to this place. I can't remember the last time I saw a pretty view.

AlphaEx went to Jap. recently though, you should ask him how he got around and other such tips.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Red Devil » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:42 am

Been to:

Bangladesh
Nepal
Thailand
Singapore
Australia
Tokyo Airport
Dubai
Karachi Airport
Turkey
Uganda
Zimbabwe
South Africa
England
Wales
Ireland
Greece
France
USA

Would like to visit:

Argentina
Spain
Italy
Czech Republic
Croatia
USA again

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Curls » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:15 pm

Rocking Around the Mini E wrote:

Oh and wales isn't worth visiting. I was there for the day today, infact. not so pleasant. lots of very dirty terraced houses separated by valleys with large amounts of unemployment for the most part


You've obviously only been to the South. Wait until you come to the North sonny. Llandudno and Rhyl will have you breathless.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Oh Teh Noes » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:19 pm

Mistletoe Mayhem wrote:
Rocking Around the Mini E wrote:

Oh and wales isn't worth visiting. I was there for the day today, infact. not so pleasant. lots of very dirty terraced houses separated by valleys with large amounts of unemployment for the most part


You've obviously only been to the South. Wait until you come to the North sonny. Llandudno and Rhyl will have you breathless.

True. Snowdonia is a lovely place.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Red Devil » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:26 pm

Mistletoe Mayhem wrote:
Rocking Around the Mini E wrote:

Oh and wales isn't worth visiting. I was there for the day today, infact. not so pleasant. lots of very dirty terraced houses separated by valleys with large amounts of unemployment for the most part


You've obviously only been to the South. Wait until you come to the North sonny. Llandudno and Rhyl will have you breathless.


A mate of mine who goes to uni in Cardiff says the north is full of inbreds.

:shifty:

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Curls » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:26 pm

El Establo Santo wrote:
Mistletoe Mayhem wrote:
Rocking Around the Mini E wrote:

Oh and wales isn't worth visiting. I was there for the day today, infact. not so pleasant. lots of very dirty terraced houses separated by valleys with large amounts of unemployment for the most part


You've obviously only been to the South. Wait until you come to the North sonny. Llandudno and Rhyl will have you breathless.


A mate of mine who goes to uni in Cardiff says the north is full of inbreds.

:shifty:


Edit: Best shut it..I've offended some sheep shagging southerner.

strawberry floating welshies, so easily offended :roll:

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Slartibartfast » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:59 pm

Mistletoe Mayhem wrote:
El Establo Santo wrote:
Mistletoe Mayhem wrote:
Rocking Around the Mini E wrote:

Oh and wales isn't worth visiting. I was there for the day today, infact. not so pleasant. lots of very dirty terraced houses separated by valleys with large amounts of unemployment for the most part


You've obviously only been to the South. Wait until you come to the North sonny. Llandudno and Rhyl will have you breathless.


A mate of mine who goes to uni in Cardiff says the north is full of inbreds.

:shifty:


Not as imbred as the south. NON of them can speak welsh, but yet they all have the accent...If you can't speak it...at least speak Scouse like us northerners :P


Wales makes me laugh (in a good way).

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Fatal Exception » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:13 am

South Vietnam is looking attractive after Top Gear :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by DrPepperMan » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:25 am

Festive Exception wrote:South Vietnam is looking attractive after Top Gear :lol:


That's what I thought after watching it too. I'll stick it up on my list :P

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Red » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:42 pm

I been to:

Russia
Norway
Spain
France
Canada
US
Greece
Belgium
Portugal

Would like to go to:

Germany
Finland
Italy (really should do, studying the Romans at uni)

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Banjo » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:47 pm

Mistletoe Mayhem wrote:
El Establo Santo wrote:
Mistletoe Mayhem wrote:
Rocking Around the Mini E wrote:

Oh and wales isn't worth visiting. I was there for the day today, infact. not so pleasant. lots of very dirty terraced houses separated by valleys with large amounts of unemployment for the most part


You've obviously only been to the South. Wait until you come to the North sonny. Llandudno and Rhyl will have you breathless.


A mate of mine who goes to uni in Cardiff says the north is full of inbreds.

:shifty:


Not as imbred as the south. NON of them can speak welsh, but yet they all have the accent...If you can't speak it...at least speak Scouse like us northerners :P


I speak Welsh, ya big twat. And I'm from the south, so shut it.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by DrPepperMan » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:01 pm

The only problem I have with going to Russia mainly Moscow is I would rather visit the place with someone that has lived in Moscow and speaks the language. I have heard stories about the police and would feel better with a local. Also they would know the best places to go/eat etc.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by John Galt » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:40 pm

Kinetic wrote:I'm currently living in a city called Dalian in NE China:


I was actually looking at doing a teaching placement in Dalian this summer. I decided against it as they wanted a load of commitment without giving a lot of details first. It's cold there in the winter from what I remember reading.

When do you finish your year in China? If I do end up doing my little trip (which I really want to) then I'd probably be going as soon as I finish Uni: around the middle of June. It's far from definite but if I do go then would you be up for travelling some more with me?


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