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  • Zidargh 25 Sep 2019 15:02:40 2,048 posts
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    @Mola_Ram Nice, Myanmar is a wonderful, fascinating place. Are you an expat in Yangon?

    So for accessibility, I'd recommend a bus ride to Kanchanaburi. About 2.5 hours if I recall from central BKK. Famous of course for the Bridge Over River Kwai, but also has an immaculate WW2 memorial if you're into your history. I believe it's possible to stay overnight on some floating huts if that appeals.

    Will you have time to go to the islands? There's so many that you can easily avoid the usual Kho's.
  • Mola_Ram 25 Sep 2019 16:03:08 25,358 posts
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    @Zidargh no, I'm in Mandalay. It's not as touristy as Yangon, but I like it enough.

    And thank you for the recommendations! I have a week, and will make time for whatever I can. Though I do want at least a day to just sit and watch life go by, at a cafe or something. I don't like operating on too strict a schedule.
  • RyanDS 21 Oct 2019 16:51:59 13,821 posts
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    Mate just offered me a free flight to budapest next week, so flying thursday, returning sunday. Always been a place I have wanted to visit so rather chuffed.

    Anyone been there and got any recommendations? Where to stay etc?
  • anephric 21 Oct 2019 17:18:51 4,858 posts
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    I'm off to Budapest in a couple of weeks too for a Christmas break with the missus, I am interest also.
  • reddevil93 21 Oct 2019 17:24:40 15,869 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    reddevil93 wrote:
    So I take it I shouldn't book any flights with Thomas Cook right now?
    Well looks like that's no longer an option.

    They just ceased trading.
    So funnily enough after my indecision about booking, and eventually not taking the chance on Thomas Cook, my flight from Mexico City to Cancun was delayed and I missed my TUI flight to Manchester.

    So had to piss about for 4 hours in Cancun airport, stay overnight, and then fly into bloody Bristol. Thankfully found a lift with a lovely (but low-key racist) guy up to Manchester from a Man Utd tickets page.

    Now just my flight to Ireland tonight, then Amsterdam on Wednesday, then Belgrade on Thursday, then Dublin on Friday, then back to Mexico next Tuesday to get through.
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Oct 2019 17:47:57 29,798 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    reddevil93 wrote:
    So I take it I shouldn't book any flights with Thomas Cook right now?
    Well looks like that's no longer an option.

    They just ceased trading.
    So funnily enough after my indecision about booking, and eventually not taking the chance on Thomas Cook, my flight from Mexico City to Cancun was delayed and I missed my TUI flight to Manchester.

    So had to piss about for 4 hours in Cancun airport, stay overnight, and then fly into bloody Bristol. Thankfully found a lift with a lovely (but low-key racist) guy up to Manchester from a Man Utd tickets page.

    Now just my flight to Ireland tonight, then Amsterdam on Wednesday, then Belgrade on Thursday, then Dublin on Friday, then back to Mexico next Tuesday to get through.
    Is this for work?
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Oct 2019 17:48:19 29,798 posts
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    3 days till Japan.
    /Excited doesn't cover it.
  • Tonka 21 Oct 2019 19:03:07 31,651 posts
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    I was in London last week for a conference. Had half a day to walk around and I must say that it ain't half bad
  • Mola_Ram 23 Oct 2019 10:25:52 25,358 posts
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    Holy crap there are *so* many foreigners in Bangkok.

    (other foreigners, that is)
  • arsenalherd 23 Oct 2019 15:46:09 158 posts
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    Went to Cape Verde, beautiful but everyone is getting a tummy bug at the moment, fights for loos 😂
  • nickthegun 23 Oct 2019 15:55:14 85,079 posts
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    Heh... one of my mates flew out there yesterday. I'll text him to let him know the good news.
  • RyanDS 1 Nov 2019 19:32:44 13,821 posts
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    Just in Budapest and loving it. Had to work this morning but did caving in the afternoon and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Perfect pitch for an introduction. 3 hours of a genuinely scary and tough experience. I am 40 and reasonably fit and it pushed me to the limits, definitely not a fun diversion and I would say only do it if you are reasonably fit and slim.

    Having to crawl, actually slide, 20m through a 40 cm high tunnel that narrows to maybe 60cm at points, squeezing through gaps where you get stuck and need to be pulled through while holding your breath etc.

    Sure, I am aware it is probably 100% safe, but it is an amazing experience where you genuinely get the feel for the real thing. It also made me realise real cavers are fucking insane. Of the 8 that started 2 pulled out early on, one saw the first tunnel, went fuck that and turned around, another made the first tunnel, saw the next gap and did the same.

    Oh, caving.hu is the place. Did the adventure tour, am just debating whether to do the hardcore experience.

    Edited by RyanDS at 19:34:03 01-11-2019
  • Tonka 2 Nov 2019 09:19:34 31,651 posts
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    I get sweaty palms just reading about that. Never in a million years.
  • RyanDS 16 Nov 2019 13:09:36 13,821 posts
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    That's christmas sorted. Work agreed to let me work from home for 5 weeks. A bit annoying as need to be static during the week but better than being stuck in the uk.

    So 29th I fly out. 2 days bangkok, 2 weeks staying for free with friends in phuket, a week backpacking through laos to hanoi. A week in hanoi staying with friends, then flying to Bali for 10 days to visit komodo island.

    So excited, finally a trip with no rushing.
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Nov 2019 13:27:55 12,442 posts
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    What's the difference between 'traveling' and going on holiday
  • smoothpete 16 Nov 2019 13:42:01 37,517 posts
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    I see rauper just left to go travelling the world for a year.
  • RyanDS 16 Nov 2019 20:33:08 13,821 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    What's the difference between 'traveling' and going on holiday
    For me? I see a holiday as staying in a resort, sitting on a beach and going somewhere for the weather and to get away.

    Travelling is seeing the culture and experiencing the country and opening yourself to new ideas and experiences.

    Obviously the difference is arbitrary etc, but for me backpacking and never being same place twice, trying local food is my idea of heaven. Stick me in a 5 star resort for two weeks and it is hell.
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Nov 2019 20:46:23 12,442 posts
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    You've gone all ecosse
  • RyanDS 16 Nov 2019 20:53:21 13,821 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    You've gone all ecosse
    Not quite. If your idea of fun is two weeks in a resort then good on you. I wont judge. Personal preference and all that malarkey.

    Was saying what I like, not what is objectively good.
  • elstoof 16 Nov 2019 21:45:16 26,690 posts
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    Travelling means you get ostracised by fuzzy ducks
  • TheSaint 16 Nov 2019 21:55:21 20,388 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    What's the difference between 'traveling' and going on holiday
    One involves sex tourism?
  • Armoured_Bear 16 Nov 2019 22:18:53 29,798 posts
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    Only 4 full days in Japan and 2 in Hong Kong left.
    I seriously donít want to leave ☹️
  • elstoof 16 Nov 2019 22:52:58 26,690 posts
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    Iíve been travelling through the US for the past week and my piss smells legit like meat. Not gonna lie itís actually kind of umami
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Nov 2019 23:02:53 12,442 posts
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    Maybe you've had too much MSG. The only way to know for sure is to piss on ecosse and see if he gets the shits
  • Trowel 16 Nov 2019 23:09:27 24,196 posts
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    I lived on a diet of Wendy's for two weeks once in the States. After all, travelling is all about absorbing the local culture.
  • TheSaint 16 Nov 2019 23:38:13 20,388 posts
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    I pretty much avoided meat entirely when I was over there a few weeks back. Couldnít face it after all those articles about their food standards.
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