View Poll Results: Where to go on a 5 to 7 day trip?

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  • Vladivistok; less than 2 hours, but visa is a hassle.

    0 0%
  • Saipan - might be boring.

    0 0%
  • Guam - might be too American.

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  • Hong Kong; can't believe I've never been.

    11 35.48%
  • Macau; could be a double trip with HK.

    5 16.13%
  • Taiwan; close and cheap.

    7 22.58%
  • Fuk off & die kunt, we do not care...

    2 6.45%
  • Somewhere else...

    6 19.35%
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    Poll: where should I go?

    Holiday time in about a month, so might as well book the flights/hotel.

    Only me, I'll be leaving the family at home in Korea...

    I wanna go to somewhere I've never been before, just a week or five days to relax, see something new/different, relax, take some pictures, make a travel thread...

    Suggestions?
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Seychelles was nice. Or go to Mauritius and do some marlin fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Seychelles was nice. Or go to Mauritius and do some marlin fishing.
    Sounds expensive and far away, but I will check - never been to either, so could be an interesting option. Thank you.

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    or Maldives,

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    A week's trip doing the length of Vietnam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    or Maldives,
    Sounds a bit couple/honeymoon-ish, doesn't it?

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    ^^^Was wonderful 40 years ago when totally undeveloped. Very pricey now.

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    ^ if somewhere is gonna be amazing then I don't mind spending more money although the plan was a cheap and quick break. I did consider somewhere like Fiji, more expensive, but could be really interesting. I've never been to Indonesia, so Bali or Lombok or... could be an option although for some reason I've never been particularly interested in Indonesia.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    A week's trip doing the length of Vietnam.
    I've only been to Danang/Hoi-An on a 5 day trip, and I really liked it. Lots of flights from Korea, but the problem is that the wife wants to go to Vietnam, so if she hears that I'm going there she may want to tag along...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Sounds a bit couple/honeymoon-ish, doesn't it?
    yeah, bring your mia noi, that's what they are for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    if she hears that I'm going there she may want to tag along..
    V̶i̶e̶t̶n̶a̶m̶

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    V̶i̶e̶t̶n̶a̶m̶

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    I'm going to assume you've been to Japan and Pattaya is not an option?

    1 week I think is too long for Hong Kong and Macau, perhaps do a three stop and add Taiwan if budget allows
    or get dillingers trip plan and do cambodia

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    Week long train ride around China?

    I did it years and years ago.

    Boat from Chiang Rai to Kunming, train up to Beijing, then Dalian, ferry back to the main coast and train down and around to Yunnan. Sit by the window drinking beer, reading, eyeing up the women and losing money to blokes playing Chinese poker.

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    Planning on doing a 3-4 week historical trip with the kid in a few years, a big loop through Cambodia, then up along Vietnam, then Laos and Burma before back to Thailand. Bus, trains, local transport.

    You can take her on it now if you'd like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Holiday time in about a month, so might as well book the flights/hotel.

    Only me, I'll be leaving the family at home in Korea...

    I wanna go to somewhere I've never been before, just a week or five days to relax, see something new/different, relax, take some pictures, make a travel thread...

    Suggestions?
    I am having wicked deja vu. Did we not just do this and send you off to Philippines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    I'm going to assume you've been to Japan and Pattaya is not an option?

    1 week I think is too long for Hong Kong and Macau, perhaps do a three stop and add Taiwan if budget allows
    or get dillingers trip plan and do cambodia
    HK, Macau & Taiwan could be a good idea - HK&Macau are topping the list. I almost always end up on trips which at least have a beach element even though I don't particularly love beaches; I like the relaxing element.

    Cambodia is not on my list other than a trip to the temple complex, but not this time of year; too hot. If I go to Thailand then I'd have to spend at least a couple of days at my house in Nakhon Nowhere, in this heat, I'd rather not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I am having wicked deja vu. Did we not just do this and send you off to Philippines?
    I'm back from the Philippines, had a really good time and made a thread. We are now 6 months on, it's holiday time again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Week long train ride around China?

    I did it years and years ago.

    Boat from Chiang Rai to Kunming, train up to Beijing, then Dalian, ferry back to the main coast and train down and around to Yunnan. Sit by the window drinking beer, reading, eyeing up the women and losing money to blokes playing Chinese poker.
    Meh...

    I've been to Beijing a few times, went round the Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, the Wall, got a train to Ulaan Bataar... I've no interest in Chine really; some amazing places, but no. I'm not fond of Cambodia either.

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    ^ Ok. Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    A week's trip doing the length of Vietnam.
    On two wheels naturally...

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    Hong Kong for sure, especially if you've never been.
    7 days may be stretching it but mixing it with Macau sounds a good idea.
    Will be your most expensive option of the places you've listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post

    1 week I think is too long for Hong Kong and Macau
    I agree unless (a) you know someone there, preferably Chinese-speaking and with a car, to guide you around or (b) shopping really gets you off. I had a very good friend there...Senior Superintendent in the Hong Kong police and a good linguist....who ensured several great HK visits over the years. Macau was a great disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    ^ Ok. Japan?
    The wife wants to go to Japan - same issue as Vietnam.

    Plus, I'm kinda making secret plans to get over there to watch a rugby world cup game (might take the wife too) although ticket prices are ridiculous; $300+ for a ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Hong Kong for sure, especially if you've never been
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    personally, not a fan of Hong Kong - and last place I would think of coupled with "relaxing". Continual low grade aggravation.

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    Edit to add: ^ that has always been a semi-concern of mine, that HK might just be a bit too active and hyper for a nice little break; maybe better for a work trip and a weekend added to that. Having said that, I thought the Philippines might be hyper/dangerous feeling, but it was very relaxing and pleasant.

    I'd love to go to Darjeeling, but too far; don't want to piss around with connecting flights for a short trip.

    So far, HK and a boat across the bay to Macau seems like the favourite. I will check out hotel prices. Maybe only do 4 or 5 days.

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