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Re: Travel

Postby australia » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:27 pm

Syeknom wrote:Malaysia is amazing and the food is terrific.

Any specific recommendations for food/sights/tours/odds and ends?

From what I've read, I'm going to eat as well as I ever have across the 3 weeks. Georgetown especially, apparently it has some of the best food in the world.
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Re: Travel

Postby meatjacket » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:06 am

Just got back from a hike/camp in Enchanted Rock and Jacob's Well. Did not take very many good pics but i will post what i can soon.
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Re: Travel

Postby frogosaurus » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:16 pm

trip to italy is rapidly approaching. praying it'll be cool enough to debut the casual suit but i know in my heart it'll be hotter than hell.
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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:19 pm

i spent 30 days wandering around the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England mostly by myself, but also got to see some really cool care-taggers! here's some of my favorite photos that i took

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Re: Travel

Postby g2x222 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:28 pm

Ques wrote:i spent 30 days wandering around the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England mostly by myself, but also got to see some really cool care-taggers! here's some of my favorite photos that i took


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Re: Travel

Postby mu_ » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:09 pm

my CEO of the small company I work at is kind of mandating some sort of extended vacation this summer

the thought of flying doesn't appeal, I thought maybe I'd bike to Portland (700ish miles from SF) and then take the train back. This might be a terrible idea.
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Re: Travel

Postby Syeknom » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:26 am

australia wrote:
Syeknom wrote:Malaysia is amazing and the food is terrific.

Any specific recommendations for food/sights/tours/odds and ends?

From what I've read, I'm going to eat as well as I ever have across the 3 weeks. Georgetown especially, apparently it has some of the best food in the world.


@australia,

I did KL -> Taman Negara -> Cameron Highlands -> Penang (-> Singapore -> KL)

Loved Taman Negara and the Highlands the most but that's fairly unhelpful if you're not going there. Lots to do/enjoy there though.

Georgetown was overwhelmingly hot and chaotic but it's a good jizz place. Eat roti canai. Eat shaved ice desserts. Drink things with jelly in. Good stuff. Can't recommend much specific to do there, my ex came down with food poisoning and we were didn't do much besides explore the city. Visit temples. Penang Hill is good if you like being up high, I do not and therefore did not find it to my tastes.

In KL there's plenty to see and do in the city. I remember the museum of islamic art being wonderful and the bird park being really nice too. Explore chinese areas of the city and eat strange pastries.
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Re: Travel

Postby sknss » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:09 am

I highly recommend reading @ques' blog about his adventures in China
https://tastyknowledge.wordpress.com
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Re: Travel

Postby lyysander » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:06 pm

Went to Prague for a few days this summer, and have never been so impressed with a city's architecture, food, and beer. Really beautiful and amazing place.
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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:05 am

sknss wrote:I highly recommend reading @ques' blog about his adventures in China
https://tastyknowledge.wordpress.com

how did you find out about my blog?? @sknss . I'm glad you like it
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Re: Travel

Postby dull » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:09 pm

Currently in jamaica, im at a very touresty resort (which is probably a good thing) but the food is really good and i can browse care-tags while having my feet in the sand
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Re: Travel

Postby silvaeri » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:30 am

Who's over in Portland? I'll be coming in November to race bikes and drink beer and would love to meetup with any of you people if you're around.



Unrelated: Anyone been to Russia, was doing some research today and I kind of really want to travel and visit there.
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Re: Travel

Postby australia2 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:06 pm

I went to Malaysia and Vietnam for a few weeks a short time ago, if any one has any questions or wants some recommendations.
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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:30 am

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Re: Travel

Postby khayandhi » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:38 pm

I'm in Vancouver. Tell me about it, care-tags
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Re: Travel

Postby ramseames » Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:54 pm

Assuming you mean real vancouver and not suburb-of-Portland-fauxcouver, what do you want to know?
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Re: Travel

Postby khayandhi » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:21 am

yep, real vancouver. basically I've no clue about the place because I'm here for a couple days for a conference and don't know how much to trust, like, wikitravel. where's cool for food/shops/sights/whatever? if I want to wander randomly around in no fixed direction, where should I do that?
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Re: Travel

Postby ramseames » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:53 pm

downtown (but mostly gastown), sorta yaletown, kitsilano, and parts of main street are the cool areas

pretty much all of the good shopping is in gastown/kits

there are tons of worthwhile restaurants everywhere, I can give recommendations if you let me know what you like/a rough budget (i assume you're staying in/close to downtown).

To name a few favourites: Farmer's apprentice, pidgin, l'abbatoir, the union, ask for luigi, meat and bread, the oakwood, bel cafe, the arc restaurant at the fairmont (have pancakes), Kin Kao Thai Kitchen, minami, miku, hapa izakaya, etc etc

earnest ice cream near olympic village is a really popular thing to do

the art gallery is quite nice, its in a really impressive old building and the exhibits are generally well worth a couple hours

grouse mountain and stanley park are extremely touristy but pretty worth checking out (not in season for big tour groups and stuff anyway so it wontbe thaaat busy)

granville island is a bit of a tourist trap but its cute

if you like craft beer its huge here; this website lists all of the breweries and tells you when they're open

http://growlerfill.ca/

33 acres, brassneck, main street are all within like a 3 minute walk of each other, are really well rated, and have tasting rooms where you can try flights

alibi room is the best craft beer bar in the city, period.

wrote this awhile ago about shopping in gastown for someone else, i'll edit it to be current:

Livestock-mainly sneakers, basics streetwear stuff. 3 locations.

Roden gray- you've probably seen their online store but yeah, lot of higher fashion stuff, TB, giv, dries, moncler, mmm etc.

Neighbour- OL, Norse, ervell, schnieder, raeburn, that kinda thing.

Neighbour woman- same idea but for women. where inventory used to be

Haven- i'm sure you know them

Dutil- denim

niftydo- workwear/repro stuff

old faithful shop- housewares, really cool store.

board of trade- pretty random selection of brands, a kind of guise, muttonhead, silent, mcnairy, i love ugly, etc.

inform- one of the best furniture/interiors store i've ever been in

litchfield- housewares

one of a few- building block, wood wood, apiece apart, etc. only womenswear

nouvelle nouvelle- small selection of housewares and clothing

the block- apc, oliver spencer, creep, vibskov, endless filsons and such



Nordstrom just opened and while those are everywhere this is a flagship so its massive (think its their largest store), has SPACE their little shop for up and coming designers and stuff, and a nice cafe.

Holt renfrew is similar to like barneys

The bay kinda sucks for guys, the room section is good for women though

there are basically infinite coffee shops:

revolver, timbertrain, matchstick, 49th parallel, beaucoup bakery, kafka's, musette cafe, east van roasters, prado, and elysian are all good but seriously there's so many

let me know if you have any questions
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Re: Travel

Postby khayandhi » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:42 am

thanks, this is awesome! walked around gastown and shopped a bit and it was cool, went out to kin kao for a meal too. glad I got to do anything interesting at all here that wasn't just sitting around listening to talks
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Re: Travel

Postby stuki » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:40 am

yo what would you do in Tokyo/Japan for a week if you were going there next January? Totaylly hypothetical ofc
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Re: Travel

Postby Syeknom » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:36 pm

Berlin is completely rad. Such a chill (and bitterly chilly) city.

Veggie/vegan food paradise - completely spoiled for choice. Soooo many rad shops (both tiny and boutique) and markets. Berghain was insane, one of the best clubbing experiences of my life (in spite of a three hour queue in the freezing night with no idea whether we'd get in or not - luckily we are, as it turns out, cool as fuck).

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Re: Travel

Postby mellownyellow » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:57 pm

Tagging on to @syeknom's post with some Berlin graffiti/street art pictures (a couple taken at the wall). The entire city is covered in this kind of stuff, and just strolling about is a very satisfying experience. Would love to return to explore more of it.

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Re: Travel

Postby trasparenti » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:57 pm

I'm moving to Osaka in three weeks. Life happens faster than you think. Does anyone live out there? I have two friends that live in Japan, though one of them seems to have vanished altogether.

I might start a little blog to document my time over there but I'll also be adding to my Japanese thread here, time constraints aside. So besides Facebook and blogging, Care-tags is gonna be one of the main ways I stay in contact with folks!
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Re: Travel

Postby alby » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:31 am

Going to Indianapolis this weekend for a conference but should have some free time in order to roam a little bit. Is there any must sees in Indy? Never been there. Also, any decent coffee places I should check out?
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Re: Travel

Postby khayandhi » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:05 am

I want to go somewhere. Where should I go? (Requirements: within a cheap flight's distance of Manchester, not a small town, stuff 2 do) This is the only semester I'm not teaching in for A While which means I don't have to be here all the time so I feel like I should take advantage of this now~
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Re: Travel

Postby sid3000 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:30 pm

Wanted to get some recs on a trip for last two weeks of December; not planning on spending the holidays at home this year. Only requirement is somewhere that will be less cold and snow than Chicago, preferably sunnier. I'm not really sure where to go because travel-wise it's the off-season for everywhere besides like, the Caribbean.
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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:55 am

my school is making me choose flights to leave china now, even though my program ends in early june, so i'm being forced to decide now if i want to travel around east/southeast asia afterwards. is june a good time of year to go to thailand/japan/south korea/vietnam? should i boycott traveling to thailand until democracy is restored? is that a stupid question? also does not knowing any of the languages spoken in those places make it difficult to travel? i know that traveling in china without speaking chinese would be near impossible for instance.
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Re: Travel

Postby sparkyoriental » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:25 pm

I'm going to Miami for 5 days after Thanksgiving. Any suggestions on food/events/attractions/bars/lodging, etc.?

Also going to the Bahamas for 5 days during Christmas...any recommendations?
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Re: Travel

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:12 pm

Where in Miami are you going? It's going to depend heavily on the area you're in.

Pollo Tropical is decent for cuban-style fast food but there's much better places if you can search. I can recommend Versailles for a little more authenticity. Lots of places have great chocolate shakes if you're into that.
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Re: Travel

Postby fun_yunchables » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:35 pm

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