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Re: Travel

Postby ramseames » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:08 pm

sniles is the xpert but here's some shopping stuff I remember

K11 art mall
Konzepp
odd one out and 45rpm (near monocle and FIL)
UC gilapple store is kinda out of the way but neat (and had other stuff like some WM stuff on sale cheap too)
soph/apc/cdg all near each other
hoods (wtaps/nbhd)
208 duecento otto (really fucking fantastic italian restaurant)
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Re: Travel

Postby smiles » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:17 pm

@WHAT_A_BEAUTIFUL_DUWANG

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Just before I left I lived in cwb (and before that near hku) so those are the areas I know best. Honestly for me shopping in cwb is not great because most of them are IT brands and I was kind of boycotting them to support the regular guys. Only ones worth checking out are ink, kniq, and shine. Check out Times Square bazaar website a bunch because shine has their 50-90% off sale there about twice per year I think. IT outlet is a waste of time imo, and same with their big sales

I'd say incredibles is my favourite, the one in wan chai has more simple stuff and is more my style. The one in Jordan has good stuff as well but is a bit more patterned/lots of aldies. Keith is a great guy too, and I liked supporting him. Don't think there are specifically women's clothes but most of the stuff in the wanchai store could be unisex honestly, just tees and shoes etc.

Delstore does sell women's, though I think the annex (which is right next to incredibles) has a bit more. They have kapital and arts & science and yaeca and lots more. Obviously super expensive but worth trying in to see how you like it. If you manage to get to delstore archival when it's open, they have crazy deals. Not sure if they have women's but it's worth a look.

Went to bang bang 70s once but there wasn't much there for me, I remember the guy being nice though.

Comma is cool, but you need a code to get into the building which can be a bit awkward. I'll look for the code. They have a good bit of women's cdg and some yohji I think. Reasonable prices too, around 1800 to 4000 for most jackets (up to big coats), 1200 to 2000 for shirts and pants, and around 800 for tees.

Bit mixed on kapok. I like it for stuff other than clothes, because most of time their stuff is pretty boring for guys. My ex girlfriend got tons of nice dresses and such there so I guess it depends. Lots of good lifestyle stuff perfume etc. it's worth going to all their locations because they're all different. Overall I preferred the style at delstore and incredibles.

Not sure if it's your scene, but the red cloud (denim brand) distribution guys in kwun tong are super nice and fun to talk to. They really love to chat though so be warned. Always spend like an hour there.

Iirc the dmop in central has raf simons adidas on sale for some reason but that's all I really know about it. Joyce is obviously the coolest department store but I've never bought anything there. Worth it for a look.



monocle, incredible, two kapoks, FIL, two delstores, some scandi store, le labo, and 45rpm are all within 30 seconds of each other in Wanchai.
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Re: Travel

Postby WHAT_A_BEAUTIFUL_DUWANG » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:51 pm

whoa...looked up this "kapo chiu" that @yung_lunchables mentioned....apparently HK has a celebrated barista championship??? TIL....
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Re: Travel

Postby Syeknom » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:38 pm

Wet and foggy down at Padstow

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Re: Travel

Postby Rosenrot » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:48 pm

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Spent my Christmas in Bali, and a couple of days on an island nearby.
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Re: Travel

Postby huhuslum » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:54 pm

I'm going to Marrakech on wednesday with a few mates and our gfs. Has anyone else been and know some cool spots we should check out whilst there? We haven't really got anything planned because it was pretty spontaneous booking on lastminute.
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Re: Travel

Postby bels » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:57 am

Pack some smart shoes and trews and try and crash the fancy hotel there. I tried to do it in vans and cargo pants and the bouncer turned me away.

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Re: Travel

Postby starfox64 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:12 am

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went to aruba for new years. it was alright.
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Re: Travel

Postby frogosaurus » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:26 pm

Anyone go on any really great spring break trips in college? Looking for ideas. I'm in the south east US, btw.
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Re: Travel

Postby sparkyoriental » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:07 am

Going to London and Iceland in June! Wheee I'm excited. Any recommendations?
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Re: Travel

Postby Syeknom » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:21 am

Where are you going in Iceland?
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Re: Travel

Postby nem » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:28 pm

Just got back from Geneva earlier today, lovely city, public transport systems are really well done in my opinion, although they do seem to have an extraordinary amount of pizzerias and pharmacies (I don't know if those two are related). Small album of a few pictures I took in the spoiler.

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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:52 am

thinking of going to vancouver for spring break, good idea? are hostels cheap / well located? i hear there's an island?
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Re: Travel

Postby ramseames » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:13 am

yeah its nice here around that time, still a little chilly but not too bad


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Vancouver Island is the big island on the left side. There are ferries from west vancouver (NW corner of the city, about an hour by bus from dt) to nanaimo, and from tsawwassen (very far southwest part of the city right near the border, probably an hour and a half from dt on the train/bus) to victoria. if you went to the island you'd want to go to victoria. both ferries take about 1.5hours + time spent waiting and shit and cost like $15. if you don't have a car its not really worth going for just the day.

TLDR don't go to the island, there's tons of stuff to in the city for like a week and its a hassle.

there's a bunch of hostels downtown i think, never really looked into it obvs. I assume they're around $25-35 like they are in every major city though.

if you're coming from pdx like i think you are take the bolt bus, its cheap and fast(ish) and has power outlets and really you can't ask for more than that.
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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:08 am

luckily i have a car, so i was just gonna drive up with that. do they search your car when you cross the border? is parking/traffic so bad that taking a car isn't even worth it?
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Re: Travel

Postby ramseames » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:21 am

They might but usually they don't, unless you seem really nervous /twitchy. Usually they just ask where/why/how long you'll be there for. The US guards on the way back will ask more questions, cuz they want to catch people bringing back things without declaring them.

Parking downtown is pretty damn expensive tbh during the day. You could maybe find somewhere residential to just leave your car overnight though. Traffic is nbd as long as you're not trying to cross the lions gate or ironworkers memorial bridges during rush hour, which is super easy to avoid doing. Transit is really good though and if you can take the skytrain where you're going its definitely faster then driving. Busses aren't bad either, pretty frequent service and easy to figure out. Costs 2.75 for 1.5hrs (3.50 if you go to Richmond or North Van) or 9.75 per day. You can also buy packs of 10 1.5hr tickets for 21 (or again more if your need multiple zones)


also bring @charybdis if you come cuz ive been buggin her for a long time to take the bus up and hang out
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Re: Travel

Postby JewTurk » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:04 pm

Anyone travel in the chzech republic / slovakia region? Anyone live there? Stories to tell?
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Re: Travel

Postby Soruk » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:42 pm

Planning to visit the sis once again in Tokyo.

Feeling super nostalgic whenever I look at this picture of my mother.
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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:04 am

Roommate just bailed on the Europe trip we've been planning for three months which means I get to start over and plan just for myself, so maybe it's a blessing in disguise. I honestly have no idea what Europe is actually like except for Italy, so if anyone really liked visiting a place or lives somewhere cool let me know because I honestly have no idea where to go, other than Greece looking gorgeous, me knowing French, and Amsterdam being beautiful that time of year (I'll be there from May 10- june10)

So basically any thoughts/advice would be appreciated
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Re: Travel

Postby sknss » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:37 am

@ques don't stress too much about where to go, just pick like 5 cities (sounds reasonable for a month) and go there. you'll have fun because it's an adventure!!!
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Re: Travel

Postby Ques » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:30 pm

thinking amsterdam --> brussels --> paris --> london, with day trips sprinkled in

probably going to get the benelux/france eurail pass, that seems like a pretty good deal? or are those a rip-off

also @ramseames i'll be coming up march 22-24/25 approximately. 3 of my portland friends schenagled their way into coming with me, so if anyone wants to hang out with us all/i can ditch them for a few hours lets do it
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Re: Travel

Postby g2x222 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:59 am

Syeknom wrote:Where are you going in Iceland?


Do you have any suggestions in Iceland? Airefare is absurdly cheap from Boston, and I'd love to take advantage in the spring (or summer?)
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Re: Travel

Postby asianfuntime » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:36 pm

NYC

I'm going to be there twice in a few months, once with a friend and another with my family. all questions are from a first time goer to nyc

the time I go with my friend is going to be for a weekend, and we both want to experience the "higher end" parts of nyc, like restaurants, clothes, shows, etc. What are some good places to go for a short weekend to experience a nicer feel of nyc?

what are some good places for a family to go to also? no one is particularly young in my family. we have around 4-5 days to explore, and one of the certain places is to see chinatown.
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Re: Travel

Postby can- » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:28 pm

most shopping is in soho or midtown. definitely a better/wider selection in soho, midtown is more geared towards luxury brands and big department stores although bergdorf and barneys are both worth checking out.


restaurants are everywhere, depends what you want and what you're looking to spend
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Re: Travel

Postby sknss » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:33 pm

My uni is offering us to go on a trip to Baku, Azerbaijan to see the first European Olympic Games. At 150€ all included for a week, it's really tempting. I don't think I'll ever get another chance to visit Azerbaijan. On the other hand, I don't know anyone who wants to go. What if turns out to be horrible?
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Re: Travel

Postby oneseriouslady » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:07 pm

i'll be going to japan in two weeks. still haphazardly planning and trying to sort out my accommodation... i really just want to wing it lol. anyone have any recommendations on where to go / anyone wanna meet up? i'll be in tokyo, kyoto, and osaka most likely.
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Re: Travel

Postby sknss » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:45 am

@syeknom what made you want to go there?
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Re: Travel

Postby bleeker » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:12 pm

I will be going to Bologna next month and on my way there I will make a quick stop in Venice.
The following week I will be going to Rouen and on my way there I will stop in Paris for the day.

I'll stop by the A.P.C. surplus store in Paris because it's between my train stations but so far that's all I've got.
Does anyone have any recommendations for activities and shopping in these cities?
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Re: Travel

Postby sknss » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:58 pm

After you've gone to the APC shop (don't get your hopes up btw it's not great), climb up the Montmartre hill by the little streets, and enjoy the view. then go around the church and go to that little charming park:
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if you're there just for one day you could take a walk by the Seine. Start at Gare d'Austerlitz, walk by the Jardin des Plantes, go to l'île Saint Louis, l'île de la Cité and see Notre Dame, have a falafel at Al dar rue Frédéric Sauton, go to Dries van noten, acne, cross the river, see the Louvre, go rue Saint Honoré, go to Colette, get some chocolate at JP Hévin, walk through the Jardin des Tuileries, see the Concorde, see the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais, cross the river to the Invalides.

I hope you like walking sorry
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Re: Travel

Postby sknss » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:10 am

Sad news guys, my dreams of Baku have been crushed. When I gave my application they said they had enough people already -- I guess some people must've been told before me. At least I know where Azerbaijan is located now.
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