View Poll Results: Where to go for a week?

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  • Taiwan.

    7 36.84%
  • Vladivostok.

    4 21.05%
  • Guam/Saipan.

    0 0%
  • Somewhere Else...

    6 31.58%
  • Toe-fees and cream.!

    2 10.53%
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    Poll: Holiday Time: where to go???

    Here we are again!

    Around the new year I'll take about a week, by meself, and I wanna go somewhere I haven't been before that's close-ish.

    The three main options (that I can think of) are:

    Taiwan: Maybe fly into the Northern airport, spend a couple of days in the city, spend four or five days making my way south then fly back to Korea from the Southern airport... Should be great food, interesting culture and a variety of stuff to do. Cheap to fly to, cheapish hotels and cheapish to eat/go out.




    Vladivostok: I just wanna go, and it's very close to Korea by air. Pain in the arse to get visas, maybe only worth a long weekend, I could get the overnight boat which might be cool...





    Guam and/or Saipan: beach, some shopping on Guam, nice weather, a relaxing either 3 or 4 days in one place or maybe visit both???



    (Guam is more built up, more Americanized, more shopping.)



    (Saipan might be boring, and the wife has no interest in going...)
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Fucking hell...again?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Fucking hell...again?!
    Yep, twice a year, every year, now contribute!

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    Afghanistan maybe.

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    This guy....Life of fucking Reilly.

    What about South Africa?

    What kind of hol do you want? Beach, mountains,
    nightlife, cultural?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Fucking hell...again?!
    Jealous Syb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Afghanistan maybe.
    i'd not recommend it, the flights can be rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Afghanistan maybe.
    Direct flights only, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    This guy....Life of fucking Reilly.

    What about South Africa?

    What kind of hol do you want? Beach, mountains,
    nightlife, cultural?
    A mix; some nice food, stuff to see (culture innit...), I like a bit of relaxing on the beach. Mountains are nice from a distance. Nice coffeeshops to relax and have a bit of time 'working'.

    Taiwan is looking like the go, so anybody who has been there please add your insights.

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    Geelung north of Taipei is an abandoned city North of Taipei. Might be interesting as a place to take spooky photos..

    If you're headed south a swing around the East Coast would satisfy any yearning you may have for wild coastlines. Taroko Gorge is worth traveling through.

    The West Coast of Taiwan is highly developed and very densely populated. Lots of cities, factories, and farms. Kaohsiung is the big smoke down south. It has a fairly reasonable nightlife.

    For beaches, Kenting at the southern tip of the island would be worth checking out.

    As for the piss - Taiwan beer is barely passable. Beware of local firewater like kaoliang and maotai.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

    All Blacks!

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    What about goin to flippaland and help Topper find his feet.

    He may need some help Bettsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Yep, twice a year, every year
    Bladdy size 14 carbon footprints on this fella...

    I ask ya....


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    Best time of year to visit Thailand.

    Is there anywhere you haven't done here yet?

    Taiwan has never appealed to me, I just think of electronics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    hat about goin to flippaland and help Topper find his feet.
    I know and actually like you in real life Terry but do you have any close relatives who will share festive shit with you?

    I've got 8 relos on their way to spend a bit of time with me in Thailand in the new year and I cannot wait.

    You come across as a no thrills loner and that is OK by me but do you ever think you are missing something?

    Not being a smart-arse cvnt but!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The Elephant in the loom hasn't been addressed, namely where and when is Bets taking his long suffering wife on Hols?

    The Members demand a satisfactory answer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Saipan might be boring, and the wife has no interest in going...
    Saipan it is then.

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    Terry but do you have any close relatives who will share festive shit with you?
    they're probably all like him, can you imagine the after dinner conversation!!!!!


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    Good thing you've seen Hong Kong already

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    What about goin to flippaland and help Topper find his feet.

    He may need some help Bettsy.
    No plan to visit Thailand. I did enjoy it last time.


    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Bladdy size 14 carbon footprints on this fella...

    I ask ya....

    Yeah, well, you've gotta travel, haven't you? That's one thing almost all of us on this forum share - a love for travelling and seeing new stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Best time of year to visit Thailand.

    Is there anywhere you haven't done here yet?

    Taiwan has never appealed to me, I just think of electronics.
    True, but nowhere in Thailand beckons. I visited most areas from North to Central to South (maybe missed a few places in Northern Issan...).

    There are a few places in SE Asia that I've somehow neglected to visit over the years: Ankor, Bagan and Luang Prabang. I really need to visit those three - I can fly to Siem Reip from here then do flights from there to Luang Prabang, so I might check out that - would be nice; two countries I've visited a few times, but not those specific places.

    I suspect that Taiwan is a bit of a hidden gem if some research is done before the trip - flights are $100 each way here, so cheap as chips... It's highly likely thats where I'll go (although, I'll also see if I can find any decent prices/connections to Bali another place I've never been, but maybe a bit further than I wanna fly this time...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Saipan it is then.
    Funnily enough, getting a break from the wife and her from me is part of the reason. Although, she is currently on a 2 month trip to Thailand, so she may wanna come with me when she gets back - we'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Good thing you've seen Hong Kong already
    Yeah, probably not a good time to go now. I didn't love HK as much as I thought I would, maybe I need to go back and look at other areas and places, getting a wider feel for the place, maybe take the wife...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    The Elephant in the loom hasn't been addressed, namely where and when is Bets taking his long suffering wife on Hols?

    The Members demand a satisfactory answer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    She doesn't like to travel. I took her to Vientienne once, she thought Thailand was better...

    She does wanna visit Japan and HK. She might wanna visit Taiwan, I'll ask her. Hopefully, she'll say no...

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    Is it even legal to have holidays this often? I am sure there must be some sort of law against it somewhere.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    She might wanna visit Taiwan, I'll ask her. Hopefully, she'll say no...
    Hopefully not especially if you have never been there. Aside from what happynz posted, the National Museum along is a must see for anyone one with the slightest interest in Asian history.

    Voted Taiwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    No plan to visit Thailand. I did enjoy it last time.




    Yeah, well, you've gotta travel, haven't you? That's one thing almost all of us on this forum share - a love for travelling and seeing new stuff.



    True, but nowhere in Thailand beckons. I visited most areas from North to Central to South (maybe missed a few places in Northern Issan...).

    There are a few places in SE Asia that I've somehow neglected to visit over the years: Ankor, Bagan and Luang Prabang. I really need to visit those three - I can fly to Siem Reip from here then do flights from there to Luang Prabang, so I might check out that - would be nice; two countries I've visited a few times, but not those specific places.

    I suspect that Taiwan is a bit of a hidden gem if some research is done before the trip - flights are $100 each way here, so cheap as chips... It's highly likely thats where I'll go (although, I'll also see if I can find any decent prices/connections to Bali another place I've never been, but maybe a bit further than I wanna fly this time...).

    Luang Prabang it is then.
    Fabulous place to relax and explore. Unesco world heritage site.
    Best time of the year, no humidity day time, cool to chilly nightime - bring a sweat shirt.

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    Vietnam? I've never been, but do have itch.

    Best holiday destination?, if the weather is good and you have coin ... Tahiti.
    Specifically Bora Bora or Moorea, about 12 klicks from the main island.

    Next step down, not as spectacular as Tahiti, but still good and relatively cheap ... Cook Islands.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    ^ terrible ideas, David...

    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Is it even legal to have holidays this often? I am sure there must be some sort of law against it somewhere.....
    I don't go that often, usually twice a year, but just had a recent Japan trip for the WC too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Hopefully not especially if you have never been there. Aside from what happynz posted, the National Museum along is a must see for anyone one with the slightest interest in Asian history.

    Voted Taiwan.
    Yeah, I think that's the goer; I'll research over the next few days. My holiday break is only 5 weeks away now which is nice. I usually get between 6-8 weeks holiday a year.

    Quote Originally Posted by thaiguzzi View Post
    Luang Prabang it is then.
    Fabulous place to relax and explore. Unesco world heritage site.
    Best time of the year, no humidity day time, cool to chilly nightime - bring a sweat shirt.
    Yeah, I desperately wanna go. Not sure it'll be this time though.

    Now, the wife has just texted me, and after 18 or so years together, the last 10 married where she kept her own Thai surname, she has decided to change her last name to mine... Hmmm... Maybe I'm about to be killed soon while she gets all the (my!) monies set up; private pension from UK, Korean pension rebate, small monies in bank, death in service 'bonus' for her.

    Blimey, I might as well make this a good holiday.

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