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Re: Travel

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:27 pm
by australia
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:06 am
by meatjacket
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:16 pm
by frogosaurus
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:19 pm
by Ques
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


Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:28 pm
by g2x222
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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:09 pm
by mu_
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:26 am
by Syeknom
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:09 am
by sknss
I highly recommend reading @ques' blog about his adventures in China
https://tastyknowledge.wordpress.com

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:06 pm
by lyysander
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:05 am
by Ques
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

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:09 pm
by dull
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

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:30 am
by silvaeri
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:06 pm
by australia2
I went to Malaysia and Vietnam for a few weeks a short time ago, if any one has any questions or wants some recommendations.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:30 am
by Ques
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Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:38 pm
by khayandhi
I'm in Vancouver. Tell me about it, care-tags

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:54 pm
by ramseames
Assuming you mean real vancouver and not suburb-of-Portland-fauxcouver, what do you want to know?

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:21 am
by khayandhi
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?

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:53 pm
by ramseames
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

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:42 am
by khayandhi
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

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:40 am
by stuki
yo what would you do in Tokyo/Japan for a week if you were going there next January? Totaylly hypothetical ofc

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:36 pm
by Syeknom
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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:57 pm
by mellownyellow
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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:57 pm
by trasparenti
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!

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:31 am
by alby
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?

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:05 am
by khayandhi
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~

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:30 pm
by sid3000
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:55 am
by Ques
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:25 pm
by sparkyoriental
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?

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:12 pm
by UnwashedMolasses
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.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:35 pm
by fun_yunchables
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down to hang out with y'all if you're around
also reccs are nice too! coffee, galleries, shops, etc etc