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Offline Disco

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« Reply #6425 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:24:19 pm »
Was a few years ago now but yes, stayed for a few days. Absolutely beautiful.

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« Reply #6426 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:39:18 pm »
Was a few years ago now but yes, stayed for a few days. Absolutely beautiful.

Any recommendations on where to stay, what to do? Have two days there.

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« Reply #6427 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:50:02 pm »
Was a few years ago now but yes, stayed for a few days. Absolutely beautiful.

Any recommendations on where to stay, what to do? Have two days there.

We just stayed in some hostel as it was when we travelling and it wasn’t great so I can’t help you there. Try and stay lakeside if you can though, the views are worth it. If they’re still there then...

  • Go up the chair lift at Cerro Campanero. The view is as good as anything anywhere. 360 too.We got the bus there, can’t remember how far it was but wasn’t too far.
  • There’s a needless amount of chocolate places if you’re that way inclined. Rapa Nui rings a bell. Loads of Swiss style food places too.
  • Antares is/was good if you’re a beer man. There’s a few all over Arg

There’ll be skiing if you’re going in their winter too, no idea if it’s good or not though.

Where else you headed?

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Re: Hollibobs
« Reply #6428 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:01:09 pm »
Was a few years ago now but yes, stayed for a few days. Absolutely beautiful.

Any recommendations on where to stay, what to do? Have two days there.

We just stayed in some hostel as it was when we travelling and it wasn’t great so I can’t help you there. Try and stay lakeside if you can though, the views are worth it. If they’re still there then...

  • Go up the chair lift at Cerro Campanero. The view is as good as anything anywhere. We got the bus there, can’t remember how far it was but wasn’t too bad.
  • There’s a needless amount of chocolate places if you’re that way inclined. Rapa Nui rings a bell. Loads of Swiss style food places too.
  • Antares is/was good if you’re a beer man.

There’ll be skiing if you’re going in their winter too, no idea if it’s good or not though.

Where else you headed?

Cheers Disco. Don't have a lot of time so not seeing as much of Patagonia as I'd like. I'm flying into Punta Arenas to see a King penguin colony and Magellanic penguin colony, and maybe a few places further south, then going up the towards Bariloche for the scenery. Looks like the Lake District :lol:

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« Reply #6429 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:10:57 pm »
Any tips from @Disco, @Slim and @Kid Icarus for Japan.  Tempted to go over Xmas after some news today.

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« Reply #6430 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:20:03 pm »
Was a few years ago now but yes, stayed for a few days. Absolutely beautiful.

Any recommendations on where to stay, what to do? Have two days there.

We just stayed in some hostel as it was when we travelling and it wasn’t great so I can’t help you there. Try and stay lakeside if you can though, the views are worth it. If they’re still there then...

  • Go up the chair lift at Cerro Campanero. The view is as good as anything anywhere. We got the bus there, can’t remember how far it was but wasn’t too bad.
  • There’s a needless amount of chocolate places if you’re that way inclined. Rapa Nui rings a bell. Loads of Swiss style food places too.
  • Antares is/was good if you’re a beer man.

There’ll be skiing if you’re going in their winter too, no idea if it’s good or not though.

Where else you headed?

Cheers Disco. Don't have a lot of time so not seeing as much of Patagonia as I'd like. I'm flying into Punta Arenas to see a King penguin colony and Magellanic penguin colony, and maybe a few places further south, then going up the towards Bariloche for the scenery. Looks like the Lake District :lol:

If you’re not already and can do so, try to make time to go to Perito Moreno. Best natural thing I’ve ever seen. Simply amazing.

Aye, it’s like the Lake District after a trip to a Barcelona blood clinic. Enjoy!

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« Reply #6431 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:25:37 pm »
@Beren gonna shoot you a PM when I get a minute

Offline Disco

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« Reply #6432 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:30:41 pm »
Any tips from @Disco, @Slim and @Kid Icarus for Japan.  Tempted to go over Xmas after some news today.

Search back through here but definitely fly in/out of different airports and buy a JR pass. Mystays are a good budget hotel brand too if you don’t want to hostel it. Couple of weeks covers most the mainland places and sights

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« Reply #6433 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 09:26:35 am »
Any tips from @Disco, @Slim and @Kid Icarus for Japan.  Tempted to go over Xmas after some news today.

Get a JR Pass for the trains and try and get out into the countryside too. Tokyo is great, but once you've done that the city centres everywhere are much of a muchness. I'd do Tokyo, Kyoto, Sapporo, and somewhere like Magome if I was going again. I'd also go for at least a couple of weeks to make it worthwhile.
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« Reply #6434 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 11:26:34 am »
Hiroshima is definitely worth a visit if you are going that far - the museum about the atomic bomb is absolutely amazing (Not sure what the correct word is, given the context). Can also go over to the island of Miyajime if you want.

I thought Osaka was also worth a visit but some people don’t rate it.

Echo the suggestions about the JR Pass - definitely get one.

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« Reply #6435 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 11:31:04 am »
Bit of a long shot, but anyone been to Bariloche, Argentina?

Absolutely beautiful place. Well worth trying to get on a guided kayaking and hiking tour if you can.

Not sure where else you are planning on seeing but we did Buenos Aires, El Calafate (definitely do a walk on Perito Moreno), Mendoza, Barriloche, Iguazu and then finished in Rio.  Amazing country.

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« Reply #6436 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 04:02:31 pm »
Argentina is ace, just like most countries in South America :thup: Central America is sweet too, but the scenery and diversity isn't quite as extreme.

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« Reply #6437 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 04:14:43 pm »
N'eesy, get on my facebook and check out my Nippon album. I've put locations on most of the photos so if anything takes your fancy, you could go there too.

Tokyo for a week, then JR Pass for a week or two along down to Hiroshima would be a pretty classic route. Kyoto is definitely worth a visit.
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« Reply #6438 on: Friday 21 December 2018, 11:31:30 pm »
Currently in Lagos. Pretty mental :lol:

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« Reply #6439 on: Friday 21 December 2018, 11:37:58 pm »
Go to Osaka it’s great nightlife. Fukuoka hosts sumo which we managed to get to.


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« Reply #6440 on: Saturday 22 December 2018, 02:54:07 pm »
The women of Osaka were outrageously beautiful like.

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« Reply #6441 on: Sunday 23 December 2018, 06:15:09 pm »
Currently in Lagos. Pretty mental :lol:

Enjoy Africa  :thup:

A good friend of mine, he’s a Geordie and his parents are originally from there so he goes back a lot, he’s always trying to get me to go though, but Lagos looks a crazy place. Parts of Kenya were crazy enough for me. :lol:
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« Reply #6442 on: Sunday 23 December 2018, 07:12:03 pm »
Super curious about traveling to that area of Africa.

Any tips or websites I should look at to get a better idea of what's going on?
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« Reply #6443 on: Tuesday 25 December 2018, 12:13:25 pm »
Super curious about traveling to that area of Africa.

Any tips or websites I should look at to get a better idea of what's going on?

I can’t help I’m afraid. Just staying with friends and their families and for once not arranging a thing! :lol:

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« Reply #6444 on: Friday 28 December 2018, 10:15:09 am »
Anyone been to Namibia? I planned on going to Vietnam but then I decided to go with South Africa again, but now I've booked a flight to Namibia instead (from Joburg). Will do a 3-4 day tour in the Namibian desert. Maybe Etosha National park as well. Haven't done any research yet so if you have any tips please shoot.
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« Reply #6445 on: Monday 31 December 2018, 10:50:58 am »
Really am enjoying Namibia so far. Spent most of my time in the desert so far. Just arrived in Windhoek and will fly to South Africa tomorrow.
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« Reply #6446 on: Monday 31 December 2018, 12:08:10 pm »
Jealous my dude, looks incredible :thup:

Girlfriend and I are thinking of doing SA/Namibia next year, gonna hit you up for recs.

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« Reply #6447 on: Tuesday 1 January 2019, 12:41:49 pm »
For sure mate :thup: :)

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« Reply #6448 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:14:25 pm »
I fancy New York for a week in August for me my wife and my 15 year old son but don't even know where to start for best place to stay for the sights, where to fly to and from (Newcastle ?) transfers from the hotel, value for money, how much spends I'll need etc. any advice from seasoned travellers would be very helpful

Sorry its a late reply, but just seen this question.

We visited NY twice last year (2018) - in February for 4 nights, and then (funnily enough) in August for 7 nights as a mini-honeymoon. Both times we stayed in Midtown Manhattan, at Intercontinental Times Sq first time, and The Manhattan Club, in August.

Both our trips were booked through British Airways holidays as a flights+Hotels package. You fly from Newcastle to Heathrow, then Heathrow to JFK, and BA deal with your bags for the connecting flights. The prices were reasonable (IMO) for all packages we have booked with them.

February was cold, but not as cold as feared, apart from at night. August was hot and humid, but not overly sunny. The subways trains/stations were like travelling in an oven being underground. The subway is the easiest way to get around, unless you like walking. A 7 day subway pass is $32 per person, but you can ride the subway as much as you like for 7 days. Otherwise, its $2.75 per ride, which can mount up.

Not knowing we'd be going back in August, we visited a few of the sights in February, such as Top of the Rock. Central Park is a must, and can take a couple of days to see/walk fully. We also walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Our son was also 15, and we visited the SoHo district of lower Manhattan for clothes shops for him. The Staten Island ferry is a decent little trip, and is free, and runs 24 hours a day. For a lot of these things, its can be good to go in the evening as sunset turns to night-time, and the Manhattan skyline lights up.

In August, I also got the see the Ghostbusters HQ (Hook and Ladder 8 Fire Station), which was under refurb in February.

Spends - difficult to say exactly what we spent, with meals/snacks and shopping. But you can spend a lot on food, but can also eat easily at relatively cheap diners and snack places also. However, we went to Katz Deli one evening, where the sandwiches are $20 each!

As it happens, we have just booked up to go back in December 2019, for 4 nights again, but to take in Pre-Christmas and see the Rockerfeller Tree and all the decorations, and stuff.

Next time, we'll be staying at Hilton Brooklyn, so looking forward to seeing more of that side, as well as visiting Manhattan again.

Have to say, we caught the New York bug, and love the place.
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« Reply #6449 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:54:40 pm »
Just spend all your time in Brooklyn next time, it’s class. Recommend Pod Hotel if you’re looking to save a little bit (still expensive but not for NYC).