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Re: Travel

Postby IAustin » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:36 am

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)
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Re: Travel

Postby JewTurk » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:51 pm

Going from Portland -> Seattle -> Vancouver -> Squamish -> Whistler, any off the beaten path recommendations? Unique parks/hikes/eats/art museums?
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Re: Travel

Postby surfdude69 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:06 pm

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
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Re: Travel

Postby Northwest » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 pm

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.
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Re: Travel

Postby Benson » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:50 pm

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.
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Re: Travel

Postby alby » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:10 am

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
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Re: Travel

Postby fun_yunchables » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:28 pm

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:
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:
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
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Re: Travel

Postby parastexis » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:39 pm

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!
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Re: Travel

Postby bels » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:26 am

Emailed ya paras
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Re: Travel

Postby rjbman » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:45 pm

what's hip in london these days? will be visiting in december for work and staying the weekend endcaps
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