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by Sandy » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:14 pm

Ecno wrote:I quite fancy going whale watching, Iceland seems like the best bet, to combine closeness and whale watching experience. Anyone got anything better, or can recommend any tour companies?


I've been in Iceland. We saw Orcas and Humpbacks. It was over in the west with a company called Laki Tours. The boat departs from Olafsvik but the office and associated cafe (which is worth visiting) is in Grundarfjordur.

When we were on the south of the Island at Dyrhólaey Lighthouse we saw tonnes of Minke Whales in the bay.

It's also worth going and seeing the Seals at Illugastadir. They're one the best animals to just sit and watch, they were one of the highlights of the island. There's also some interesting stories about events that happened at the now ruined farm 200 years ago.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Vermilion » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 pm

Snowy wrote:I've been in Iceland.



So have i.

A bag of 14 packets of hula hoops there is only £2!

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Bunni » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:27 pm

Worst thing is about Iceland (the country) is they actually sell Iceland (Povvo shop) food. It’s all price marked in English so your £1 Iceland (Kerry katona) pizza actually sells for £8 worth of their Icelandic (country) money.

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by Rocsteady » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:12 pm

Just booked myself an apartment in Williamsburg for a long weekend in New York next spring, gonna try combine copious amounts of weed and red bull to stay awake the whole 4 days. Never been before so can't wait to explore.

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by Snowcannon » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:58 pm

An apartment where the owner is, or isn’t present? I ask as if the latter vacation rentals <30 days where the owner isn’t present are illegal in NYC

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Rocsteady » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:13 am

Is present. Not sure I'd really care either way though to be honest.

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by Snowcannon » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:48 am

Ah ok good. Well even if they weren’t tbh I doubt anything would happen, but in theory evictions can result. Really though it helps protect against rents going up beyond their already astronomical levels

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by SandyCoin » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 am

Not sure many people really look in here, but thought I'd give it a bash.

Me and my gf are planning on taking a 6 month sabbatical this year to move to Bangkok. We have been planning on moving out there for quite a few years now but it just never happened for one reason or another. At present we are in Hamburg and enjoying life here but it is getting a bit stale and we need a bit of adventure/good food.

The plan was to move in March as that is when English schools hire (gf is a teacher), but we are hesitant due to the weather. I've been to Bangkok before but only in the high season, so great weather and very little rain. Has anyone been to Thailand in the months March to September? Was the weather as horrendous as it looks like it can get? I'm obviously aware Thailand is a big country and the weather varies, but we don't want to get there and either be stuck inside or melt.

We lived in Rome and stayed in August when the Italians tended to run away for the Summer and we survived the 40 degree weather. It wasn't overly pleasant but it was manageable. However, the tropics is most certainly going to be tougher.

We are thinking of maybe waiting until the high season to leave (Sept/Oct), but that's just so far away and we are getting itchy feet. I'm sure we can take some long holidays to other places in the mean time, but I'm a bit sad we may have possibly taken too long in finally deciding to go.

What would you people do in this situation?

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Sandy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:18 am

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