GRcade Travel Topic

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Mini E
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Mini E » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:08 am

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Thinking of going to Sydney this year whilst I'm in Hong Kong. I'm thinking 5 days in Sydney will be more than enough. But probably don't have time to fit in Melbourne also.

I have watched the Expedia Sydney youtube video and it doesn't actually look that good compared to places like LA, Vegas, New York etc...please tell me Sydney is worth going to?

Btw I have never been to Australia before.


Sydney is worth going to.

User avatar
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:19 pm

Mini E wrote:
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Thinking of going to Sydney this year whilst I'm in Hong Kong. I'm thinking 5 days in Sydney will be more than enough. But probably don't have time to fit in Melbourne also.

I have watched the Expedia Sydney youtube video and it doesn't actually look that good compared to places like LA, Vegas, New York etc...please tell me Sydney is worth going to?

Btw I have never been to Australia before.


Sydney is worth going to.

Thanks, definitely want to go there now. Maybe stay in a hostel or something as I'm travelling solo

Just booked to go to Paris for 3 nights next week! Never been to France before so looking forward to it. Gonna book my tickets for the Lourve and Eiffel Tower to avoid any queues, go see Notre Dame and then the gate/arch thing. Not much else planned yet.

User avatar
smurphy
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: A Little Cocky Child
Location: Scotland

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by smurphy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:24 pm

BTB wrote:Anyone been to Bucharest before? Tips/suggestions?


Bucharest is pretty great. I can't remember doing all that much touristy stuff there, but it was great for a night out. I got taken to a gay club and mildly felt up by a group of gay Hungarian guys who I didn't even realise were gay until the next day, and it's a pretty good place if you're looking to pull (women). The Palace of the Parliament is worth a visit (one of the biggest building in the world, and apparently has gooseberry fool loads of secret nuclear bunkers and stuff) and I did a free walking tour that was pretty interesting. I also got lost at night coming out of the station and wandered into this neighbourhood where every house is guarded by stray dogs that the owners feed. I've genuinely not been as scared in a long time.

User avatar
Rocsteady
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Rocsteady » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:54 am

Off to Thailand for 2 weeks on Friday :D
Think the plan is a couple of nights in Bangkok then jump a bus to Krabi and spend most of the time on the islands like Koh Phangan and Koh phiphi

Image
User avatar
Dual
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Stool Bloke

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Dual » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:36 pm

Bangkok to Krabi is a long way on a bus. Isn't there an internal flight you can catch?

User avatar
Rocsteady
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Rocsteady » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:04 am

Yeah there is actually, think we’ll probably go with that instead.

Image
User avatar
Tomous
I Pissed My Pants
Joined in 2010
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Tomous » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:20 am

Rocsteady wrote:Yeah there is actually, think we’ll probably go with that instead.


You can get an overnight train, with AC and a bed to Surat Thani and then a connecting bus to Krabi too. Obviously flying is a lot quicker and more comfortable but worth checking costs in case there’s a big difference and you’re on a budget etc.

User avatar
Blue Canary
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Blighty

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Blue Canary » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Going to Ukraine later this week with a bunch of people. While I'm looking forward to going, I am not looking forward to the 3 am flight out there.

But I get to do one of those guided tours of Chernobyl though so that should be pretty cool.

Has anyone been to Ukraine before? Is it worth getting some USD/EUR out and getting them changed at the bank over there, or should I just get my spending money out of a cash machine when I get over there?

User avatar
Rocsteady
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Rocsteady » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:36 pm

Tomous wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Yeah there is actually, think we’ll probably go with that instead.


You can get an overnight train, with AC and a bed to Surat Thani and then a connecting bus to Krabi too. Obviously flying is a lot quicker and more comfortable but worth checking costs in case there’s a big difference and you’re on a budget etc.

Cheers i looked into that as i thought it might be nicer to do it the backpacker way and see the countryside etc. but the flights are only 30 quid one way so think the easy option will be getting taken!

Image
User avatar
Parksey
Moderator
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Parksey » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:49 am

Anyone been to Bali/the surrounding areas? Got any recommendations as to where to stay, what to do bar the obvious beach/bars/clubbing.

User avatar
poshrule_uk
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by poshrule_uk » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:02 pm

Got some good travel plans booked in.

Going Amsterdam next week for the weekend with the wife, in laws and sister in law.

Also booked 5 days in Lisbon in may.

Another two places ticked off the list

User avatar
Tomous
I Pissed My Pants
Joined in 2010
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Tomous » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:07 pm

Parksey wrote:Anyone been to Bali/the surrounding areas? Got any recommendations as to where to stay, what to do bar the obvious beach/bars/clubbing.


Ubud is a really nice area in the centre and different from the beaches/clubbing area. Has the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, temples and waterfalls. A lot of fun to explore and you can get amazing accommodation for very cheap. I'd recommend the Athaya if you go, we paid £25 a night and it was incredible value. I suspect it may have gone up in price by now though as it had just opened when we went.

There's a volcano you can hike, Mount Batur, although it erupted recently so I don't know if you still can.

Tanah Lot is a pretty cool temple off the coast you can visit. Ulawatu in the south has a really beautiful coastline apparently (although we didn't visit it, just head from others).

If you have time, Java, the Gilli Islands (Gilli T for dirty party/Gilli Air for chill, can scuba/snorkel from all 3) and Lombok are short boat journeys away. Lombok is really beautiful and much quieter than Bali. Java has Ijen and Bromo volcanoes which are incredible (but if you can Batur on Bali maybe not worth it.). It also has Prambanan and Borobudur temples (kind of Indonesia's Angkor Wat) but they've very central so would be a long journey. Internal flights are cheap if you have time

Avoid Kuta. Aussie Benidorm. We stayed in Canggu which is further up the coast from Kuta and was pretty nice, more of a laidback surfer vibe.

User avatar
SMPL
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by SMPL » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 pm

Anyone ever been to Taiwan? Thinking of going there for a few weeks.

User avatar
Kezzer
Member
Joined in 2012

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Kezzer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:57 am

Going to Barcelona on the 23rd - anyone got any advice on local hostels? Also need to work out how to get from the airport into the city. :shifty:

Image
Image
Image
https://i.imgur.com/p4kW4c7.png

Check out the Digital Combat Simulator thread for some hardcore aerial combat! | Mumble | PCGT V | The Photography Thread |
User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:02 am

SMPL wrote:Anyone ever been to Taiwan? Thinking of going there for a few weeks.


I don't think he is active anymore, but we had a member that went to live there for a few years. His thread might have some interesting information.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34124&p=3124573&hilit=taiwan#p3124573

User avatar
Tomous
I Pissed My Pants
Joined in 2010
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Tomous » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Kezzer wrote:Going to Barcelona on the 23rd - anyone got any advice on local hostels? Also need to work out how to get from the airport into the city. :shifty:


There's a train service from the airport to the city centre

User avatar
Kezzer
Member
Joined in 2012

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Kezzer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:38 pm

Know doubt I will get on it and end up back in the UK

Image
Image
Image
https://i.imgur.com/p4kW4c7.png

Check out the Digital Combat Simulator thread for some hardcore aerial combat! | Mumble | PCGT V | The Photography Thread |
User avatar
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:08 pm

Tomous wrote:
Kezzer wrote:Going to Barcelona on the 23rd - anyone got any advice on local hostels? Also need to work out how to get from the airport into the city. :shifty:


There's a train service from the airport to the city centre


User avatar
SandyCoin
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: London

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by SandyCoin » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:39 pm

I was going to make a new topic but thought I'd just ask in here first. I'm planning on leaving Germany by the end of the year to live outside of Europe. I know there are a handful of folk who live in Asia, but can't remember who exactly.

I'm struggling to really know where to even look for advice as obviously everyone is different. My girlfriend is on a lot of forums, but mostly they are women only, so the advice she is getting is obviously from a female perspective.

If anyone here lives in Asia, or even South America can you let me know, and if it's ok can I PM a bunch of questions?

Thank you, kindly.

-----> My Illustration Blog | My Shop <------
User avatar
Alvin Flummux
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Wilmington, OH, USA
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Kezzer wrote:Going to Barcelona on the 23rd - anyone got any advice on local hostels? Also need to work out how to get from the airport into the city. :shifty:


:idea: :arrow: http://toandfromtheairport.com/

Fetch me old brown trousers, bring them to me now, I'll wear them in the rigging as they fire across the bow. Fetch me old brown trousers, I fear we may be hit, for even if they shoot me now, they'll never see me... ;)

Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alvin Flummux, Frank, Neo Cortex, Snowcannon and 59 guests