GRcade Travel Topic

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by DrPepperMan » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:41 pm

John Galt wrote:
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?


I've played on the Dalian map from Battlefield 2. Sadly that doesn't count in visiting the place! :lol:

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by franklk » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:16 pm

Been to

New Zealand
England
Wales
Scotland
Ireland
USA
Bahamas
France
Holland
Germany
Cyprus
Australia
India
Hong Kong
Singapore

Places I definitely want to go to

China
Japan

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by Mini E » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:48 pm

DrPepperMan wrote: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.


I'd definitely advise not doing moscow by yourself. Some parts of it (i suppose... like any city... but more so) aare extremely dodgy. I would not walk around by myself there. The police are extremely dodgy. I've heard a lot of friends who are russian and live there talking about problems they've had with police bribing/threatening them.

Lovely place if you go to the right bits though. Red square and the surrounding half mile in each direction is simply stunning in the sun

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by John Galt » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:17 pm

Just plugging my topic here.

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I'm looking for a lot of help if anyone's got it to offer.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by tomvek » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:39 pm

Been to:

New York
Amsterdam
Prague
Edinburgh

Want to go:

San Francisco
Canada
Tokyo
Wellington
Germany
Barcelona
Italy

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Kinetic » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:38 pm

You've been to Edinburgh mate. You need not go anywhere else.

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by AerisHime » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:53 pm

Guess I have been boring so far.

Been to:

Russia (Moscow, Aleksin)
Germany (Berlin...obviously...and around, Frankfurt (both), Blackforest, Bavaria, Baltic Sea, Northern Sea, Saxony/Leipzig, Bonn)
Austria
Switzerland
Italy (North and middle, never south...)
England
Ireland (NI and RoI)
Wales
Mallorca ( :fp: how very German..)
New Jersey & NYC

edit: I forgot to mention:
Czech Republic
Poland

Where I'd like to go:
the whole wide world. including scotland and Norwich.
(only those having listened to Bill Bailey and Anne Dudley will know what I mean :D)

Trips that are actually planned to go through with a friend...to a certain extent:
London - Moscow; transsib to Irkutsk and go to the lake... then continue on the transsib to Vladivostok, back to London
London - Alexandria; buy a car and hike down to Johannesbourg (sp?); sell it and fly back to london
London - US east coast; buy a car (again), drive to the west coast (kerouac ftw!); sell car, fly to Alaska and somehow get over to canada. Might skip alaska though, if that is impossible. Fly back to London.
Trip through south-east asia (malaysia); possible route: thailand and southwards
Trip through india
similar trip through australia (buy/sell car).

This is going to cover a few years.... :D
at the moment we're only planning on doing it ourselves (just her and me), to keep the flirt options as high as possible, but we might need a car mechanic. at least when i think of what I recall from the Top Gear special episodes ;)

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by E-Man » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:09 am

Been to:

England
France
Spain
Portugal
Italy
Switzerland
Czech Republic
Holland
USA (New York, Washington DC)

I'm planning a trip that would take me to:

Russia (Moscow)
China (Bejing, Shanghai)
Japan
Australia (Sydney)
Hawaii
Canada (Toronto)
and New York again.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Mini E » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:58 am

Well if anyone wants any info on Moscow or St petersburg.. feel free to drop a PM =)

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by Banjo » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:00 am

Wales
England
Ireland
France
Spain
Portugal
Holland
Belgium

Not all that impressive really. Portugal was when I was a baby as well so I don't think it counts. These next few years are when I plan on doing a bit of sightseeing.

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by 1>3>4>2 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:00 am

I have been to:

Northern Ireland
Hong Kong
Germany
England
Wales
Scotland
Spain

I would like to go:

Japan
Spain again
Sweden
Norway
cant think of anywhere else.

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by Rightey » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:33 am

Well screw Japan, I just found out they take your fingerprints when you enter their country, apparently it's an "anti-terrorism" measure :roll:

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by AerisHime » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:59 pm

Mini E wrote:Well if anyone wants any info on Moscow or St petersburg.. feel free to drop a PM =)


:D you been there? :) I grew up in Moscow for a while before we moved to Berlin... :)


and Rightey:
don't the USA require the very same? :)

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by Rightey » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:35 pm

AerisHime wrote:and Rightey:
don't the USA require the very same? :)


They still haven't implemented it, at least I don't think they have. Just a few years ago you could cross the border with just a Canadian drivers license.

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by John Galt » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:37 pm

Rightey wrote:
AerisHime wrote:and Rightey:
don't the USA require the very same? :)


They still haven't implemented it, at least I don't think they have. Just a few years ago you could cross the border with just a Canadian drivers license.


Maybe for Canadians, but I've just been to the US and they take a full set of finger prints on both hands and take your photo.

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by Pontius Pilate » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:38 pm

Me and my pal, were half going to the nearest airport and buying the cheapest flights to anywhere, the other night :lol: Our plans were foiled when I remembered my passport had ran out :( It's definitely something I wanna do tho...Especially so I could phone my mum - "Hi maw...Ain't comming home for dinner, I'm in Ukraine. :shifty: "

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by AerisHime » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:32 pm

Ryan0rz wrote:Me and my pal, were half going to the nearest airport and buying the cheapest flights to anywhere, the other night :lol: Our plans were foiled when I remembered my passport had ran out :( It's definitely something I wanna do tho...Especially so I could phone my mum - "Hi maw...Ain't comming home for dinner, I'm in Ukraine. :shifty: "



Two recommendations for you:
"You shall know our velocity" by Dave Eggers (they do exactly that) and
"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac...I practically inhaled those books

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by Pontius Pilate » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:08 pm

AerisHime wrote:
Ryan0rz wrote:Me and my pal, were half going to the nearest airport and buying the cheapest flights to anywhere, the other night :lol: Our plans were foiled when I remembered my passport had ran out :( It's definitely something I wanna do tho...Especially so I could phone my mum - "Hi maw...Ain't comming home for dinner, I'm in Ukraine. :shifty: "



Two recommendations for you:
"You shall know our velocity" by Dave Eggers (they do exactly that) and
"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac...I practically inhaled those books


I'll check them out sometime! Maybe after I return from anywhere :D

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Rightey » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:00 pm

John Galt wrote:
Rightey wrote:
AerisHime wrote:and Rightey:
don't the USA require the very same? :)


They still haven't implemented it, at least I don't think they have. Just a few years ago you could cross the border with just a Canadian drivers license.


Maybe for Canadians, but I've just been to the US and they take a full set of finger prints on both hands and take your photo.


Apparently they only do that if you fly into the country.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Lotus » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:35 pm

So my brother and I are looking for places to go to on holiday. We both like the idea of somewhere in Canada or the US, and while we've looked at Vancouver, I'm not sure I'll be able to afford it bearing in mind when we're looking at going (this summer). Does anyone have any suggestions of anywhere in the US or Canada that they can recommend?

We've been to New York before and Florida, so those are out this time, but I'm open to any recommendations. Cheers.

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