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starcreeper wrote:

lol, I have to say, out of all the Asian people I've met on my travels, the Japs are the bestest. Great craic. And they seem to understand the concept of manners.

I'd agree with this.

The nouveau-riche Koreans are bloody awful, and the Chinese just give you a headache with all their loud talking, hacking and spitting everywhere.

草泥马

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Beijing Dave wrote:
Henry Rindhoops wrote:

And Soapland. You filthy animal.

How much is this leisure pursuit in Japan? I am guessing quite a bit more expensive than here?

£25 in China, which is great for cheap, beautiful whores but of course you get lungrot the minute you step off the plane so perhaps not the best holiday destination.

Basically if you are a foreigner you won't get in. Now whether that's because they see us all as diseased, likely to cause trouble there or because we have bigger mickeys and will ruin the ladies, or maybe cause trouble with your big mickey, I'm not entirely sure. There are Chinese equivalents dotted around, but you'd need a lot of soap to keep the rot at bay. I imagine.

I get a Soapland-style wash every birthday from my misses. But I usually end up paying big time throughout the course of the year.

Creepy, Tokyo is mad. But you need to know your way around or at least know somebody there to take you to places. It won't be mad with a Lonely Planet in your back pocket and a trip down to Roppongi.

Keep it FLAC. Say NO to variable bit rates.

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Oh, the Chinks have no qualms about servicing foreigners, even the Japanese.

You've got to kind of respect the brutally cash-driven world of the nongs, they don't give a fuck about anything so long as they can make a transaction at a price they see as fair to them.

草泥马

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I'm lining up a trip to Zanzibar - anybody been?

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Not been personally but 2 good friends of mine were caught smoking pot on the beach there. They were banged up and extorted of everything they had including maxing out their cards in return for release/passports.
They weren't charged and after they had been let out they sat in the bar and had a beer with the policeman who ripped them.
He even bought them a drink LOL

Part of the problem

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Dermo wrote:

Not been personally but 2 good friends of mine were caught smoking pot on the beach there. They were banged up and extorted of everything they had including maxing out their cards in return for release/passports.
They weren't charged and after they had been let out they sat in the bar and had a beer with the policeman who ripped them.
He even bought them a drink LOL

Standard filth behaviour.

I'm not going to let that put me off...

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Nah they were working in Tanzania and went for a week. Said it was mint. The whole thing was set up. The guy who sold it them grassed them. They said the copper acted like nothing had happened in the bar haha.

Part of the problem

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Kashmir.

I've a mate who lived on a house boat up there. Said it was amazing. Only drawbacks he came across were the little wooden signs that read "the enemy is watching". Put a dampner on his dogging career.

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I've booked a dream holiday to Villierstown in November this year with the mrs.... gonna try take in Rathgormack if time allows.

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fadass wrote:

I've booked a dream holiday to Villierstown in November this year with the mrs.... gonna try take in Rathgormack if time allows.

lol fuckin Rathgormack. Many a saturday morning up there chasing the pigskin around a pitch that resembled an off-peak ski slope.

The locals have hairy ears, probably due to the prevailing winds off the Comeraghs and evolution mostly.

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smashdad wrote:

I'm lining up a trip to Zanzibar - anybody been?

I'd say that'll be a great trip...great choice...I'd like to see Mauritius also, staying somewhere like this would be nice

http://moncocotier.com/images/mauritius3.jpg

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liquitech1 wrote:
smashdad wrote:

I'm lining up a trip to Zanzibar - anybody been?

I'd say that'll be a great trip...great choice...I'd like to see Mauritius also, staying somewhere like this would be nice

http://moncocotier.com/images/mauritius3.jpg

Not a Lineker's Bar in sight!? Count me out.

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I wouldn't mind doing Japan with a huge budget, wouldn't think about doing it any other way. Soon enough.

Korea was a shit load of fun, but that's mainly because i was hosted by an old girlfriend. The food is amazing... and everything is priced well. Didn't really feel a pinch when I was there. I'd love to visit again, but the missus isn't going to let that happen anytime soon, i'm sure.

Thinking about Bhutan at the end of the year...

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starcreeper wrote:

Its all about life experiences lads.

Don't need to leave these shores for that. Same everywhere you go: trees, buildings, roads, money, food, people...just looks and sounds a bit different that's all. Never understood the hysteric obsession of the English to fuck off abroad at every opportunity, when most of them don't have a clue how culturally and historically rich this land is. It's also one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

John Digweed has two other brothers called Paul and Ringo

Flaresy - Uneasy Listening Vol.1

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flares_and_an_anorak wrote:
starcreeper wrote:

Its all about life experiences lads.

Don't need to leave these shores for that. Same everywhere you go: trees, buildings, roads, money, food, people...just looks and sounds a bit different that's all. Never understood the hysteric obsession of the English to fuck off abroad at every opportunity, when most of them don't have a clue how culturally and historically rich this land is. It's also one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Its ok to go wherever the fuck you want really. Experiencing other cultures is the best education some people get.

What you've posted there explains why about 35% of Yanks have passports. And why most of them are completely ignorant of the world around them. I've gone to South America and back 7 times since I've lived here and been asked on several occasions why I would do that. I never give them an answer, what would be the point.

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starcreeper wrote:
flares_and_an_anorak wrote:
starcreeper wrote:

Its all about life experiences lads.

Don't need to leave these shores for that. Same everywhere you go: trees, buildings, roads, money, food, people...just looks and sounds a bit different that's all. Never understood the hysteric obsession of the English to fuck off abroad at every opportunity, when most of them don't have a clue how culturally and historically rich this land is. It's also one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Its ok to go wherever the fuck you want really. Experiencing other cultures is the best education some people get.

What you've posted there explains why about 35% of Yanks have passports. And why most of them are completely ignorant of the world around them. I've gone to South America and back 7 times since I've lived here and been asked on several occasions why I would do that. I never give them an answer, what would be the point.

Of course it's okay, but you're coming across like one of those mainstream bores who insist that unless you've been halfway around the world you don't have any perspective on life. As for the Yanks, they're ignorant because they've been brainwashed since birth to think they're the centre of the universe and it's closed their tiny minds to the wider world. However, I get the point they make about having everything to hand - awesome beachlife in California or Florida, incredible skiing in Aspen...you name it, they have it on tap for the price of an internal flight. The only real knock to their status is the lack of history, which puts me off going somewhat.

John Digweed has two other brothers called Paul and Ringo

Flaresy - Uneasy Listening Vol.1

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Cartagena in Colombia is great.

Off to the hard rock cafe for lunch in a bit, I can't wait.

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Malaga, Spain

San Remo, Italy

Luzerne, Switzerland

Barbados, Barbados

week in Bavaria for Oktoberfest.

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flares_and_an_anorak wrote:
starcreeper wrote:
flares_and_an_anorak wrote:

Don't need to leave these shores for that. Same everywhere you go: trees, buildings, roads, money, food, people...just looks and sounds a bit different that's all. Never understood the hysteric obsession of the English to fuck off abroad at every opportunity, when most of them don't have a clue how culturally and historically rich this land is. It's also one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Its ok to go wherever the fuck you want really. Experiencing other cultures is the best education some people get.

What you've posted there explains why about 35% of Yanks have passports. And why most of them are completely ignorant of the world around them. I've gone to South America and back 7 times since I've lived here and been asked on several occasions why I would do that. I never give them an answer, what would be the point.

Of course it's okay, but you're coming across like one of those mainstream bores who insist that unless you've been halfway around the world you don't have any perspective on life. As for the Yanks, they're ignorant because they've been brainwashed since birth to think they're the centre of the universe and it's closed their tiny minds to the wider world. However, I get the point they make about having everything to hand - awesome beachlife in California or Florida, incredible skiing in Aspen...you name it, they have it on tap for the price of an internal flight. The only real knock to their status is the lack of history, which puts me off going somewhat.

You're missing the point. They don't see the benefit of experiencing other cultures, thats the problem. Of course they've got what they need within their own borders but most of those without passports will go on to say they're the greatest country on earth without any experience of other cultures.

Where did I say you need to travel to have some perspective on life? If you think travelling isnt an education there youre either taking the piss or seriously fucking thick. I've been very lucky with the amount of travelling I've done and would recommend it to those who have an urge to explore & learn more about the world around them, thats all there is to it. Seems like you're jealous of those who have travelled. I cant help you with that.

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flares_and_an_anorak wrote:

... but you're coming across like one of those mainstream bores...

*turns irony detector on - shakes irony detector - bashes irony detector - changes irony detector batteries*

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Lake Tahoe, CA. Weed, bitches, casinos, snow, sun.

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La Nausee wrote:
liquitech1 wrote:
smashdad wrote:

I'm lining up a trip to Zanzibar - anybody been?

I'd say that'll be a great trip...great choice...I'd like to see Mauritius also, staying somewhere like this would be nice

http://moncocotier.com/images/mauritius3.jpg

Not a Lineker's Bar in sight!? Count me out.

I'm with The Phil on this one! It looks fuck all like that when you are sat in your straw house on stilts. Carsten and Delila next door complaining that their WiFi isn't working.

Man Up

Jack is back baby.....

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Great thread


Shame about the handbags.

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Jack trying a bit too hard to fit in.

I'd like to visit the northern part of Norway too if thats ok, Flaresy.

http://www.nordnorge.com/sites/n/nordnorge.com/files/421032154.jpg

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Come to think of it, Id like to visit the Lake District when I get the chance. Always heard good things about that area.