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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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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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I do not travel nearly as much as I would like to, especially now with two young boys. I am off to Portugal In May for a week to explore the southern coast, caves and rock pools. Not expecting to find any Metal venues or bars but will keep an eye out. 

Dream destination would be Alaska. 

On 5/17/2012 at 6:20 PM, Iceni said:

It seems this may be a useful thread since this topic has cropped up every now and then. At any rate, post anything travel-related here if you like. I would love to go to the Bovington Tank Museum one of these days, sounds like a cool place. For that matter, the Geneva Auto Show could be really cool as well.

I live about 20 mins away in the car, really interesting especially on the demo days when they will demonstrate certain tanks abilities. Also can ride in them if you are lucky. Great day out for all the family. Kids love it. 

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Travel is also a huge passion of mine. I honestly believe it gives you a different perspective on cultures that you can't experience through TV or books. I spent the last few years living in Asia (mostly spent in The Philippines & Hong Kong) and it taught me a lot about cultures & customs, as well as a new found humility. There are still many places i want to experience & have made plans to go to Denmark & visit some family in early 2019.  

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3 hours ago, Paragon_Belial said:

Travel is also a huge passion of mine. I honestly believe it gives you a different perspective on cultures that you can't experience through TV or books. I spent the last few years living in Asia (mostly spent in The Philippines & Hong Kong) and it taught me a lot about cultures & customs, as well as a new found humility. There are still many places i want to experience & have made plans to go to Denmark & visit some family in early 2019.  

Cool. I spent a weekend in Hong Kong at the end of my honeymoon and I couldn't believe how amazing it was. Never been to the Phillipines. That must have been an eye opener. 

Next month the Countess, the infants terribles and I are heading to Thailand to stalk the night and feast deeply. It will be my first time there and I'm really looking forward to it. In September I'm heading to the French countryside around Bourdeaux for three weeks to work on my French and find my inner Requiem. No family on that trip which is also a bonus, bless their infernal hearts (although I'll miss them!). 

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On 6/7/2018 at 8:33 PM, Requiem said:

Cool. I spent a weekend in Hong Kong at the end of my honeymoon and I couldn't believe how amazing it was. Never been to the Phillipines. That must have been an eye opener. 

Next month the Countess, the infants terribles and I are heading to Thailand to stalk the night and feast deeply. It will be my first time there and I'm really looking forward to it. In September I'm heading to the French countryside around Bourdeaux for three weeks to work on my French and find my inner Requiem. No family on that trip which is also a bonus, bless their infernal hearts (although I'll miss them!). 

Hey nice man, I actually spent my honeymoon there as well. We went over to see the Big Buddha in Lantau & took the ferry across to Lamma Island which was nice. Really miss living there. The Philippines was a shock at first, saw a dead body within an hour of being there & saw entire homeless families living on doorsteps, but on the flipside they were the most welcoming & friendly people i have ever met, food is fantastic as well (which is just as well because they continue to stack your plate until you can't move). 

Not been to Thailand but from what i have seen it is the best of both worlds, Party side/country side. I assume plenty of feasting will be done during your stay. The French countryside looks amazing, really hope i can get there one day. I imagine it will be even more so in solitude. That is the kind of region where you can really engulf yourself in the culture and surroundings without so many distractions. 

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15 minutes ago, Paragon_Belial said:

Hey nice man, I actually spent my honeymoon there as well. We went over to see the Big Buddha in Lantau & took the ferry across to Lamma Island which was nice. Really miss living there. The Philippines was a shock at first, saw a dead body within an hour of being there & saw entire homeless families living on doorsteps, but on the flipside they were the most welcoming & friendly people i have ever met, food is fantastic as well (which is just as well because they continue to stack your plate until you can't move). 

Not been to Thailand but from what i have seen it is the best of both worlds, Party side/country side. I assume plenty of feasting will be done during your stay. The French countryside looks amazing, really hope i can get there one day. I imagine it will be even more so in solitude. That is the kind of region where you can really engulf yourself in the culture and surroundings without so many distractions. 

The Phillipines sounds pretty challenging. Dead bodies one minute, overeating the next. All in a day's work in South East Asia.

The only place I've been to in Asia at all is Hong Kong, so I'm really looking forward to Thailand. The resort looks amazing and we'll take day trips out to the islands and things like that. I'm a history nerd so I'll be reading up on the great nation of Siam. 

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On 3/12/2018 at 12:09 PM, Fraser said:

I do not travel nearly as much as I would like to, especially now with two young boys. I am off to Portugal In May for a week to explore the southern coast, caves and rock pools. Not expecting to find any Metal venues or bars but will keep an eye out. 

Dream destination would be Alaska. 

I live about 20 mins away in the car, really interesting especially on the demo days when they will demonstrate certain tanks abilities. Also can ride in them if you are lucky. Great day out for all the family. Kids love it. 

I will be driving a tank next month.  Can’t wait.

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