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I would like to hear your ideas where to fly next year? This year I was in Japan, it was incredibly beautiful. I was also in Kenya after DiRT. I was a little upset. It wasn't what I expected.

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A new thread on the off-topic forums? That cannot be... ūüėõ¬†
I don't really travel, so I don't really have any suggestions.

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3 hours ago, GordensHigh said:

I would like to hear your ideas where to fly next year? This year I was in Japan, it was incredibly beautiful. I was also in Kenya after DiRT. I was a little upset. It wasn't what I expected.

This year I flew on vacation to Bulgaria. I'm very happy with the trip. If you are a lover of beautiful scenic views, its for you. The food wasn't bad, but I was missing something. People are often kind and sympathetic, many helped me in finding interesting places. The prices are very low. I was very surprised when I saw the prices of Varna properties. it is very good for budget trips. I recommend Bulgaria to visit.

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I have been to many countries, so I'd ask what are you looking for in a trip? I aim to go overseas (how we say it here in Australia as visiting any other country requires a trip over the ocean LOL) at least 3-4 times a year, mix of pleasure/vacations and work related trips. 

I have been to (stayed for more than 24 hrs and left the airport):

Europe

England (many times as I have close relatives who stayed in the old country, expensive and dreary, kindly put uninteresting)

Wales (rained more than I could stand cancelled 2 week visit and went back to Sussex to stay with family)

Scotland (why is this considered beautiful? cannot fathom boring as hell and couldn't understand locals especially in glasgow)

France (also many times, though not recently, got robbed in 2008 stole my passport, purse and laptop out of a rental car, I speak fluent French with not much of an accent still get treated badly at times)

Belgium (cried so hard at Ypres memorial after laying Poppy at my ancestors graves, people lovely at F1 at Spa was worth every cent)

Netherlands (visited place my grandfather fought in ww2, found dutch people nice but a bit odd)

Germany (wonderful, I speak very good German but found people willing to speak English everywhere, spent 3 months touring loved every minute except an ill conceived visit to Dachau)

Luxembourg (spent 48 hours visiting an uncle who runs a business here, the city is beautiful)

Switzerland (broke my wrist here when I was 13 skiing, not fun, alps are great but I prefer deserts, also country a bit dull)

Italy (many times, my parents own a property in Tuscany, if you enjoy madness then go to italy, italians very mad but lovable...avoid Rome like the plague though best roman stuff is out in the country)

Greece (mostly Crete where my parents also own a place, ahh crete so peaceful and relaxed, doesn't attract the hordes of tourists and all that fresh fruit, quiet towns are stunning)

Denmark (part 1 of my nordic tour, Copenhagen was lovely but not much else of interest)

Norway (Oslo a bit dreary but loved my boat cruise up the coast visiting the fjords)

Sweden (Stockholm bit like Oslo but loved Lappland, sprained my ankle trekking and got looked after so well by locals while my partner finished the trek)

Iceland (let my inner geologist go wild, on my desk at work I have a large chunk of volcanic rock that landed near our vehicle, couldn't pronounce a single thing tho)

 

Africa/Mid East

Kenya (field excavations while doing phd, very hot country very poor, got treated like royalty which was embarrassing, took 3 weeks to get anyone local to call me by my name)

Ethiopia (ditto above, except amazing to see Coptic Christian sites and the source of the Blue Nile, partner is pestering me to do Simien Mountains trek but looks too hard)

Jordan (3 week trip included Petra amazing, met the King, lovely man he attended the science expo and sat in on a session I was presenting at)

Egypt (Pyramids yay, though did not feel safe for most of it, did a 5 star expensive tour for safety reasons still didn't feel at ease)

Morocco (many times, will keep going back wonderful place, always get treated so well here, only islamic country where I feel fine travelling alone)

 

Asia

Japan (conferences etc don't like it, too many people and Japanese men incredibly rude to female conference presenters, i presented a paper once and a local professor stood up and asked the convener who was a man a question about my paper and when I was signaled to answer then interrupted me to ask the convener to reply)

South Korea (one visit and one only, bit the same as Japan I don't think they like foreign educated professional women)

Indonesia (never going again even if they do have some brilliant examples of early hominids, got harassed endlessly had to spend my entire visit standing right next to male colleagues for protection...hands)

 

North America 

USA (many times, airports never friendly but people nice outside of LA and New York, had injections in my spine in LA once after falling off a horse as a teen ouchies)

Canada (many times, friendlier then USA also far more concerned with scientific ethics prefer to present papers here then to the south)

 

South America

Brazil (got held at gunpoint with colleagues 15 mins after leaving airport, took cash, laptop and camera, police totally not interested, Rio is a complete dump couldn't wait to leave)

 

Oceania

New Zealand (many many times, wonderful people just like Australians just can't pronounce vowels, holidays and work related visits, love it)

Vanuatu (once very hot and humid, beaches dirty and crowded)

New Caledonia (wonderful, most relaxing thing I've ever done got me through a very dark period recently, super expensive though and must speak French despite being close to Aussie)

New Guinea (awful place, so hot and depressingly poor, get treated like the queen with local paleontologists who know more then me hanging off my every word like its from God, embarrassing)

Tahiti (so expensive but beaches nice, French desired but not a must, avoid surfer areas though they get wild)

Aussie (my homeland so I'm biased, fair warning to any visitor everything costs a lot here and you can't just go from place to place in 5 mins cos its huge, my city Adelaide is so beautiful, peaceful and quiet (as far as a city of 1.2 million can be) South Aussie is underrated by travellers and especially by the tossers (in aussie we insult people all the time its just the way we talk) in the eastern states. Sydney is an overcrowded shithole, Melbourne is inhabited by ******* (victorians), Perth is a million kms from anywhere anybody cares about, Brisbane is too humid so Adelaide is the place to go. AVoid Adelaide in December -Feb though unless you like it hot can hit mid 40s C at those times...last summer got to 47.8 here but no humidity hehe. We have rugged outback a days driver north, stunning coastlines, the murray river, kangaroo island and if you're adventurous 90% of the people live in Adelaide so for a state a third larger than France there plenty of desert to disappear into. Just don't get fooled by the 'lakes' on the maps, theres no water in any of them...ever...well cept for lake eyre every blue moon. 

 

 

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On 10/31/2019 at 3:59 AM, KittyFit90 said:

I have been to many countries, so I'd ask what are you looking for in a trip? I aim to go overseas (how we say it here in Australia as visiting any other country requires a trip over the ocean LOL) at least 3-4 times a year, mix of pleasure/vacations and work related trips. 

I have been to (stayed for more than 24 hrs and left the airport):

Europe

England (many times as I have close relatives who stayed in the old country, expensive and dreary, kindly put uninteresting)

Wales (rained more than I could stand cancelled 2 week visit and went back to Sussex to stay with family)

Scotland (why is this considered beautiful? cannot fathom boring as hell and couldn't understand locals especially in glasgow)

France (also many times, though not recently, got robbed in 2008 stole my passport, purse and laptop out of a rental car, I speak fluent French with not much of an accent still get treated badly at times)

Belgium (cried so hard at Ypres memorial after laying Poppy at my ancestors graves, people lovely at F1 at Spa was worth every cent)

Netherlands (visited place my grandfather fought in ww2, found dutch people nice but a bit odd)

Germany (wonderful, I speak very good German but found people willing to speak English everywhere, spent 3 months touring loved every minute except an ill conceived visit to Dachau)

Luxembourg (spent 48 hours visiting an uncle who runs a business here, the city is beautiful)

Switzerland (broke my wrist here when I was 13 skiing, not fun, alps are great but I prefer deserts, also country a bit dull)

Italy (many times, my parents own a property in Tuscany, if you enjoy madness then go to italy, italians very mad but lovable...avoid Rome like the plague though best roman stuff is out in the country)

Greece (mostly Crete where my parents also own a place, ahh crete so peaceful and relaxed, doesn't attract the hordes of tourists and all that fresh fruit, quiet towns are stunning)

Denmark (part 1 of my nordic tour, Copenhagen was lovely but not much else of interest)

Norway (Oslo a bit dreary but loved my boat cruise up the coast visiting the fjords)

Sweden (Stockholm bit like Oslo but loved Lappland, sprained my ankle trekking and got looked after so well by locals while my partner finished the trek)

Iceland (let my inner geologist go wild, on my desk at work I have a large chunk of volcanic rock that landed near our vehicle, couldn't pronounce a single thing tho)

 

Africa/Mid East

Kenya (field excavations while doing phd, very hot country very poor, got treated like royalty which was embarrassing, took 3 weeks to get anyone local to call me by my name)

Ethiopia (ditto above, except amazing to see Coptic Christian sites and the source of the Blue Nile, partner is pestering me to do Simien Mountains trek but looks too hard)

Jordan (3 week trip included Petra amazing, met the King, lovely man he attended the science expo and sat in on a session I was presenting at)

Egypt (Pyramids yay, though did not feel safe for most of it, did a 5 star expensive tour for safety reasons still didn't feel at ease)

Morocco (many times, will keep going back wonderful place, always get treated so well here, only islamic country where I feel fine travelling alone)

 

Asia

Japan (conferences etc don't like it, too many people use black wax car and Japanese men incredibly rude to female conference presenters, i presented a paper once and a local professor stood up and asked the convener who was a man a question about my paper and when I was signaled to answer then interrupted me to ask the convener to reply)

South Korea (one visit and one only, bit the same as Japan I don't think they like foreign educated professional women)

Indonesia (never going again even if they do have some brilliant examples of early hominids, got harassed endlessly had to spend my entire visit standing right next to male colleagues for protection...hands)

 

North America 

USA (many times, airports never friendly but people nice outside of LA and New York, had injections in my spine in LA once after falling off a horse as a teen ouchies)

Canada (many times, friendlier then USA also far more concerned with scientific ethics prefer to present papers here then to the south)

 

South America

Brazil (got held at gunpoint with colleagues 15 mins after leaving airport, took cash, laptop and camera, police totally not interested, Rio is a complete dump couldn't wait to leave)

 

Oceania

New Zealand (many many times, wonderful people just like Australians just can't pronounce vowels, holidays and work related visits, love it)

Vanuatu (once very hot and humid, beaches dirty and crowded)

New Caledonia (wonderful, most relaxing thing I've ever done got me through a very dark period recently, super expensive though and must speak French despite being close to Aussie)

New Guinea (awful place, so hot and depressingly poor, get treated like the queen with local paleontologists who know more then me hanging off my every word like its from God, embarrassing)

Tahiti (so expensive but beaches nice, French desired but not a must, avoid surfer areas though they get wild)

Aussie (my homeland so I'm biased, fair warning to any visitor everything costs a lot here and you can't just go from place to place in 5 mins cos its huge, my city Adelaide is so beautiful, peaceful and quiet (as far as a city of 1.2 million can be) South Aussie is underrated by travellers and especially by the tossers (in aussie we insult people all the time its just the way we talk) in the eastern states. Sydney is an overcrowded shithole, Melbourne is inhabited by ******* (victorians), Perth is a million kms from anywhere anybody cares about, Brisbane is too humid so Adelaide is the place to go. AVoid Adelaide in December -Feb though unless you like it hot can hit mid 40s C at those times...last summer got to 47.8 here but no humidity hehe. We have rugged outback a days driver north, stunning coastlines, the murray river, kangaroo island and if you're adventurous 90% of the people live in Adelaide so for a state a third larger than France there plenty of desert to disappear into. Just don't get fooled by the 'lakes' on the maps, theres no water in any of them...ever...well cept for lake eyre every blue moon. 

 

 

WOw! Too much places. Have you visited all of these?

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On 7/13/2020 at 2:43 PM, david12072 said:

Do anyone have idea when travelling will get started like before?

Depending on where you live and where you want to go, travelling is already possible. I have a trip booked to Malaga in 4 weeks time. Just hoping that things don't get worse again before we go!

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Yeah I agree with you. Things totally depends on the situation of place. If everything goes okay, we can definitely proceed for our trips.

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On 7/17/2020 at 6:44 PM, phil83 said:

Depending on where you live and where you want to go, travelling is already possible. I have a trip booked to Malaga in 4 weeks time. Just hoping that things don't get worse again before we go!

Also when people will get out of this corona pandemic then definitely government will promote tourism.

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Needless to say, after my last post, we introduced quarantine for returning from Spain in the UK so we cancelled the holiday. That, along with the Finns making us quarantine too, made us decide to go nowhere this year ūüė≠

Hoping to go to Helsinki for xmas this year for family purposes so quarantine is not an issue (my wife's brother has a habit of getting me ****** so won't leave his place much) so fingers crossed ūü§ěūü§ěūü§ě

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