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Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:36 am
by IAustin
Just visited my relatives in fake canada. I love this city. Nice people, delicious food, and good coffee. Going to stay here for a week or two to finish my novel. My cousins promised to make this summer unforgettable (smiling)

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:51 pm
by JewTurk
Going from Portland -> Seattle -> Vancouver -> Squamish -> Whistler, any off the beaten path recommendations? Unique parks/hikes/eats/art museums?

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:06 pm
by surfdude69
Planning on taking trips to Riga, Porto, and Wroclaw this autumn/winter. If anyone has any insights as to budgeting, weather etc to these cities I would be very appreciative x

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 pm
by Northwest
Vancouver B.C. worth it any more? I have a better time in Victoria going to their bookshops, walking, and eating treats. Plus I can take a ferry to get there. The train to Vancouver isn't not nice, but the last time I took it someone ate an entire Little Caesars pizza next to me, slowly, for the majority of the ride. Not ideal.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:50 pm
by Benson
Thinking about heading to Taipei for a week in October or November, since that's all the time I'll be able to get off work around then. Would you guys recommend it? I've never been to Asia figured it would be a good introduction and a bit more budget-friendly than Japan.

I've also been kind of feeling guilty about wanting to travel lately. I sometimes think that my intentions are to just class signify and keep up with the Joneses since it seems like people's conspicuous consumption has shifted from owning things to showing off the things they've done. I also feel a bit guilty about supporting tourism when I know it's wreaked havoc in some local economies. I kind of feel like it'd be better if I was going places with a purpose but at the same time I wonder if I would just keep putting it off and never go. Anyone gone through these thoughts? I don't want to bash on travelling but I figured you may have experienced similar thoughts.

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:10 am
by alby
what are the joints in Seattle? I'll be there for a week at the end of sept. for a conference and would love to hit up some shopping, coffee, restaraunts, bars, etc. if yall got any advice let me know

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:28 pm
by fun_yunchables
taiwan's chill and that's arguably close to the best season to go -- my personal opinion is that winter is optimal but i hate heat so ymmv. at the very least its not typhoon season. if u wanna make that trip many short hops from taiwan are quite feasible -- china, hk, japan, sk, philippines. taipei alone is pretty interesting but there is so much more to taiwan worth seeing imo. close by is keelung and jiufen/shifen. the high speed train in taiwan is pretty good too so other cities like tainan, taichung, and kaohsiung are relatively accessible. idk where you come from but daily costs in taiwan are cheaper than that of japan in my experience (especially when it comes to food)

on the topic of exploitative tourism:
Spoiler:
i'm not an economist
but as i understand tourism is largely a net flow of "money" into the country, which with a broad lens is good for a country. but look with a closer lens, you might see the money coming in only making inequality worse. up to you in the end but i try my best to go to small business/mom & pop stuff even if it's a little subpar or pricier (or both) mainly because i know where my money is going (this is true even for not being a tourist).

i went off on a tangent about more the social impact so don't read below if u don't care about that stuff
does jeff bezos really deserve another $10,000 versus the family owners of a restuarant who are struggling to pay for healthcare and rent? idk -- up to you how you see it. i mean jeff bezos did come up with an innovative idea i will admit but i dont think its right for someone to struggle with basic needs just because some rich dude got lucky and is reaping (in my eyes) an unfair reward and can afford to underprice shit anyway i'm going off on a tangent


on the topic of finding a reason to go:
Spoiler:
for going w/o a purpose i feel the same way and i usually try and orient my trips around various art book fairs or conferences although i know i probably shouldnt have to feel guilty for going without a reason. that said my op is you should travel when youre younger if you have the means to do so because you arent tied down to much yet, and your health is still probably pretty good

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:39 pm
by parastexis
i'm in london from 9/12 to 9/17. looking for some record stores to find old techno/house records. also down to hang!

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:26 am
by bels
Emailed ya paras

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:45 pm
by rjbman
what's hip in london these days? will be visiting in december for work and staying the weekend endcaps

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:40 pm
by brlmski
who's in the seattle area? i'm headed up there for an interview in the first week of december. gonna specifically be in the uw area

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:34 pm
by archangel666
will be in London this summer.. possibly Berlin after my program is over and going to travel around.. I would love to meet u all :heck:

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:59 am
by Benson
I ended up finding a good deal on a flight to Tokyo, so I'm heading there instead of Taiwan. I'm there tomorrow until Sunday the 15th. Anyone in the area? I found a whole bunch of great looking place from searching old threads :woop:

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:55 pm
by zevolution
I am in amsterdam for the next six or seven and I'd love to meet any of you who are living or may be visiting here. My Mastodon is the same as my u/n if u wanna hit me up on there (smiling)

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:26 pm
by Ques
im gonna be in sf from july 25 - august 2

if anyone feels like looking at art/going to uniqlo/convincing me to move to san francisco drop me a PM

Re: Travel

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:04 pm
by fun_yunchables
anyone comment on south korea i'm waffling on going
jazz seems great out there but i dont speak korean

will take a sk (?) -> taiwan -> hk trip v soon