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  • You-can-call-me-kal 24 Nov 2019 15:45:23 20,038 posts
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    Iím having a weekend in Iceland. I think I might have found my place. I really really like it here.
  • Frogofdoom 24 Nov 2019 15:46:07 16,587 posts
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    Any northern lights at this time Kal?
  • Armoured_Bear 24 Nov 2019 15:48:33 28,862 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Iím having a weekend in Iceland. I think I might have found my place. I really really like it here.
    I haven't heard a bad word from anyone that's been there. Is it as expensive as made out to be?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 24 Nov 2019 15:53:35 20,038 posts
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    Some things are expensive, others not. Staying in a stunning huge air bnb for £70 right on the harbour. Energy is basically free and 100% green. Food isnít cheap but all the meat is from Iceland, even in fast food places. Alcohol is expensive but it doesnít bother me.

    Itís astonishingly beautiful and quiet and the people are amazing. Iím completely blissed out. Itís just so so nice.

    Canít see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik where we are but you can do trips to see them. Iíve seen them before so am not bothering.
  • Armoured_Bear 24 Nov 2019 15:56:20 28,862 posts
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    Sounds cracking, definitely one for the future for me.
  • Psychotext 24 Nov 2019 16:14:44 67,165 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I haven't heard a bad word from anyone that's been there. Is it as expensive as made out to be?
    I've got plenty of bad things to say about Reykjavik.

    That said, I'd love to go back and explore the rest of the country.
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Nov 2019 16:32:53 9,960 posts
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    I love Iceland, Airwaves was a yearly ritual when I lived over there.

    Never got a taste for their food tho
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Nov 2019 16:33:09 9,960 posts
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    But for me a holiday isn't about food
  • elstoof 24 Nov 2019 17:14:54 25,863 posts
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    Thatís what travelling is for
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Nov 2019 17:19:25 9,960 posts
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    ^5
  • Armoured_Bear 24 Nov 2019 17:28:08 28,862 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    But for me a holiday isn't about food
    Obvs, can't get poutine abroad.
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Nov 2019 17:46:00 9,960 posts
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    The new AIDS
  • Armoured_Bear 24 Nov 2019 18:30:31 28,862 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    The new AIDS
    Apparently it tastes slightly better.
  • Armoured_Bear 24 Nov 2019 18:30:31 28,862 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    The new AIDS
    Apparently it tastes slightly better.
  • elstoof 24 Nov 2019 18:35:01 25,863 posts
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    They were serving tater tots with curd cheese and gravy last time I was in Boston
  • fontgeeksogood 24 Nov 2019 18:36:36 9,960 posts
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    Euch
  • elstoof 24 Nov 2019 18:37:43 25,863 posts
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    I had it without the cheese, it hit the spot along with some hot wings
  • mrpon 24 Nov 2019 23:10:32 36,268 posts
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    Blize loved it kal, enjoy! ;)
  • RyanDS 7 Dec 2019 05:33:20 13,275 posts
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    Oh God I love asia.

    A week in phuket staying with a friend and it is heaven. I am working 10 hours a day, but feel more relaxed than I ever have. Living in an all thai complex away from all the tourist shit, it is costing me maybe £10 a day, and most of that is petrol as i explore the island on a bike.

    It really is heaven out here, friendly people, cheap food and the weather is perfect. 5 weeks this trip, but 2021 i have to move out here, i always forget how depressed Nd miserable i am in the uk. Here depression has gone, I haven't taken my asthma inhaler in 5 days (in uk I take daily) and I am happy and relaxed.

    Last night did first big night, my birthday so headed patong to get a few beers, and even that I loved when I usually hate it. Full of hookers and drunk Aussies, but managed to find a little bar to play pool, met some Americans and played pool till 4am.

    Tuesday off to Saigon, then Ha Phong, Hanoi, Hoi An and Komodo.
  • fontgeeksogood 7 Dec 2019 06:13:08 9,960 posts
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    Be careful, you can go somewhere on holiday once or twice, like it and move there and then twenty years later they vote for Brexit and you have to go back home broken hearted
  • elstoof 7 Dec 2019 08:26:15 25,863 posts
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    Anywhere feels like heaven when you make 100x as much money as the average person
  • Mola_Ram 7 Dec 2019 08:30:54 23,974 posts
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    Does anyone else have serious accent cringe when they come back after lengthy stints overseas?

    I got back about a month ago, having spent about 6 months on assignment with very little exposure to Australian people. The night I got back I listened to a news report, and all I could think was "...Jesus, do we really talk like that? Fucking hell."
  • RyanDS 7 Dec 2019 08:38:32 13,275 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Anywhere feels like heaven when you make 100x as much money as the average person
    Depressingly true. But I could get 100◊ the salary in uk and still be unhappy. I need the sun. In london when bored there is the pub or the cinema. In asia you can sit outside with a book, or walk in the sun.

    I miss south africa loads, but the crime is just too much, out here you can relax and have the hot weather.
  • elstoof 7 Dec 2019 08:54:51 25,863 posts
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    In London when you earn £2-3m per year you have more options than the pub or cinema when youíre bored
  • elstoof 7 Dec 2019 08:57:31 25,863 posts
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    Iím pretty sure thereís plenty of Asian people earning peanuts who are miserable that walking or sitting in the sun reading a book are their only options
  • RyanDS 7 Dec 2019 10:10:29 13,275 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Iím pretty sure thereís plenty of Asian people earning peanuts who are miserable that walking or sitting in the sun reading a book are their only options
    I actually know quite a few. Spent a fair bit of time in Isaan with my mates wife family. They earn fuck all and live in a village with no running water etc. I am not going to pretend they are happy etc, but they do seem happier than the uk poor. The outlook is different, not sure if it is a Buddhist or cultural thing. Obviously india and cambodia are different, there you see misery.

    Also I am fully aware of my privilege, the fact I can consider a move like this makes me in the 1% and I am aware how blessed my life is in this respect.
  • RyanDS 11 Dec 2019 11:44:19 13,275 posts
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    A new scam for me in saigon. Got taxi from the airport, I know should be around 150,000. I have done this enough times so got meter fair etc. Got to destination and the guy said 800,000. I looked at the meter and very cleverly he had painted over the final digit, so instead of seeing 1790 it displayed 790 and he was trying to convince me that meant 800,000. I offered him 200,000 and he started haggling so I dropped to 150, then when he got angry saying okay 500 is fair I dropped to 130, gave it to him and walked off.

    Really fucks me off, I always leave large tips and would happily have paid 250 if he had done proper price or even tried to graft me for double. But when they start trying to do 5 times the price I get really offended.

    I have to admire the ingenuity of it though.
  • Armoured_Bear 11 Dec 2019 13:05:10 28,862 posts
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    I haven't been to Vietnam since 7 years ago and loved it, I'd like to go back to wonder how much that kind of shit would piss me off now. I have much less patience for that kind of thing as I get older, think that's why I keep going back to Japan :)
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Dec 2019 19:52:21 9,960 posts
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    It's paradise out there, people are friendly, and you can rip off taxi drivers
  • RyanDS 12 Dec 2019 02:11:17 13,275 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    It's paradise out there, people are friendly, and you can rip off taxi drivers
    Oh fuck of you sanctimonious cunt. Do you ever come into this thread to do anything apart from shit on it?
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