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Cool, a travel thread. 

I love travelling and spent a lot of my 20s out and about. I lived in London for a stint and have travelled overseas to a heap of places.

My favourite places have been Norway, Egypt, Israel aaaannnnddd the good ol' United Kingdom.

And the greatest of these is the United Kingdom. 

Anyone been anywhere interesting lately? 

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Going to Budapest for the second time in my life tomorrow in the morning. It's gonna be cool for a couple of days, I'm not sure what I'm gonna visit, but maybe zoo, some different stuff that I haven't seen yet.

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On 2017-6-19 at 1:05 PM, Kristiko said:

Going to Budapest for the second time in my life tomorrow in the morning. It's gonna be cool for a couple of days, I'm not sure what I'm gonna visit, but maybe zoo, some different stuff that I haven't seen yet.

What did you end up doing? 

I've got a quirky Budapest story.

It was back when Heathrow's Terminal 5 was opening - the very day it was opening - and the Mistress of the Dark and I were due to fly from London to Budapest: she for business, I for pleasure. Anyway, we were there early in the morning, went through ok, and as I turned on the BBC in our Budapest suite all across the news was the revelation that the conveyer belts for the baggage had all broken down causing chaos in Terminal 5. We had missed the carnage by probably just a few minutes! 

Oh how we laughed as we sipped Hungarian beer and ate goulash as we gazed out at the mighty Danube.  

 

On 2017-6-19 at 1:05 PM, Kristiko said:

 

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The best thing about this roadtrip was that I learned the city, how to get where and find different stuff, it helped a lot. The best thing was the zoo, I was there for a couple of hours and I had camera with battery for two hours, almost everything went on recording everything I could, I was like small kid while I was watching from seals, penguines, rhinos, different exotic birds, apes, EVERYTHING! And it's so big, I don't think I saw it all. Just fantastic. Aside from that, I was really happy to buy some NIN and Slipknot records in CD Pince, very, very happy with that. 

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One of the schools I'm applying to for Masters study is UCLA. Would love being in LA for two years...major city with zero humidity, a car culture and gigs galore, close to NM so flights are cheaper...yes please. Also applying to Pitt and I hear Pittsburgh is nice.

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4 hours ago, Iceni said:

One of the schools I'm applying to for Masters study is UCLA. Would love being in LA for two years...major city with zero humidity, a car culture and gigs galore, close to NM so flights are cheaper...yes please. Also applying to Pitt and I hear Pittsburgh is nice.

I'd love to live in LA for a couple of years too. For some reason I really love the whole vibe there. 

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2 hours ago, True Belief said:

 


Add me to that list, I’ve been there 5-6 times and always loved it. Have friends there.

 

I've been there three times but I don't have any rock n roll friends there. It's just me, a case of budweiser, and a dream. A dream to rock. 

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L.A. has always sounded revolting to me. Heat, smog, crime, is all that comes to mind when I think of the place. Not sure if I've ever posted in this thread before, so here's a run down of the places I've been: Around the U.S. by car, Canada (Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls), Norway, Iceland, Der Nederlands, England, Ireland, & France.

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