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    I regret not traveling to Thailand
    When Covid 19 hit we were set to return to Thailand, having been in the US for a few months. We decided to postpone our plans and wait a couple of months to see how this thing played out. My thinking was that it would be much safer in the US and that we might be trapped in Thailand with travel restrictions.
    We are in Florida LOL the epicenter of covid19 in the world and we cant travel anywhere!! LOL Talk about being wrong. If we had came to Thailand not only we would have been safer, we would now be able to travel to Greece (travel from Thailand is allowed in Greece but not from the US) for our summer vacation. Instead I am sitting here watching my nails grow and going stir crazy.
    It merits saying it again. BOY WAS I WRONG !!!
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i was lucky enough to visit all my dream destinations in the 70's, 80's and 90's when i was infused with the spirit of adventure and before the horrors of terrorism, security, mass tourism, gap years and the rigid enforcement of regulations made travel and the crossing of land borders such a chore.

    as recently as 20 years ago if you wanted to see somewhere, you either had to look at a postcard or actually go there. these days you just log on to the net and within 5 minutes you have booked the flight, the hotel and the taxi. there is no more "unknown", and for me at least the adventure has evaporated. you can travel the world and never have to speak to a local, never have to ask directions, and never get lost. all the answers are on the smartphone, and mass tourism seems to have turned desirable destinations into theme parks crowded with burger and pizza joints, selfie addicts and filled with the sort of people who really should never be allowed to have a credit card or travel beyond magaluf, aya napa or their local boozer.

    my hope is that covid will reboot the mass tourism market into something a lot more sustainable and a lot more pleasant for those who travel independently.

    as far as destinations i regret never having visited, i would love to visit patagonia.


    I agree

    Me and my friends went to Europe in 2004. No cell phone between any of us. It was the old style

    Even the 2010's was good. Forums like this were the only media still
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    Las Vegas. Now I'm happily semi retired and no longer hold any wild ambitions to earn extra money I wish I'd done a high roller deal with a villa, hookers and the works back when I was earning up to 100k a month. Alas I now have more modest means and rarely splurge, for fear I might live to be 100 and still need a few quid in the bank

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Serbia
    I've been to Croatia and Bosnia. The Balkans are fascinating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Before retiring from the game, I wish i went to Tijuana. I made a thread about Tijuana Mexico back in the day. It was going to be my third to the Mexico and Jamaica trip. I just cant believe i never went. Seeing some videos of the beauties now.. uggh They say 60-80 bucks. There's nothing quite like getting down and dirty with the ghetto hoes.

    That's just sad.
    You know those girls have families.
    Mothers, fathers, siblings, aunties, uncles who love them and would rathe they didn't do that.
    In some cases children. No one wants to live without dignity but circumstances......
    You're a jerk socal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I've been to Croatia and Bosnia. The Balkans are fascinating
    For a guy who was saving hard you sure traveled a lot. One of those things people who are serious about saving and investing forgo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    That's just sad.
    You know those girls have families.
    Mothers, fathers, siblings, aunties, uncles who love them and would rathe they didn't do that.
    In some cases children. No one wants to live without dignity but circumstances......
    You're a jerk socal.
    It's just reality cujo. I passionately hate my work and career.i dread most of my waking hours too. And I have no way out. This is how 60+% of people live. Life is a tragedy for everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    It's just reality cujo. I passionately hate my work and career.i dread most of my waking hours too. And I have no way out. This is how 60+% of people live. Life is a tragedy for everyone
    Seriously? You compare hating your job (which you are free to leave/change anytime) To young women trapped in poverty forced to prostitute themselves??
    You just out tard yourself everytime don't you.

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    I kinda regret not seeing more of the UK when I lived there as I have no real plans on going back except to show my daughter her "roots". And once will be enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Seriously? You compare hating your job (which you are free to leave/change anytime) To young women trapped in poverty forced to prostitute themselves??
    You just out tard yourself everytime don't you.
    Lol free to leave anytime says. Jesus H Christ

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    Nepal and Mt Everest.

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    Snowboarding in Japan and Canada while my battered bones can still take the falls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Nepal
    Had a short visit to Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Kathmandu has many interesting lanes to wander around. It's a photographer's delight.

    Pokhara is just a lovely place to kick back, relax and enjoy the scenery lakeside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Nepal and Mt Everest.
    I wonder what knappy headed nepalese girls are like

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    still plan on climbing Hellvellyn
    Like to go to the Isle of Skye also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    It's just reality cujo. I passionately hate my work and career.i dread most of my waking hours too. And I have no way out. This is how 60+% of people live. Life is a tragedy for everyone
    Your reality sounds miserable, I don't want a part of it. I wonder how you made up that 60%+ statistic? Perhaps 60%+ of the people you know, certainly not the 60%+ of people I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I passionately hate my work and career.
    Pretty simple solution to that - change it. Up to you - nobody will fix it for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I wonder how you made up that 60%+ statistic?
    Pulled it out of his arse like everything he rants on about

    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Pretty simple solution to that - change it. Up to you - nobody will fix it for you...
    You're a boomer, I presume, so therefore it is up to you to fix it as you, individually obviously, ruined it in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    up to you to fix it
    Don't hold your breath - I'm done, finished, caput... ain't gonna lift a finger.

    Don't like your world - Fix It...

    Fingerpointing never, ever works... Good luck... Let us know how you make out.

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    Nooooooo, you don't understand . . . socal/backspin demands that others fix whatever is broken

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Pretty simple solution to that - change it. Up to you - nobody will fix it for you...
    Stupid cvnt Boomer again. I make around 100k taxed favorably and live in a ponzi boomer hellscape with the most expensive housing in the world. So yes. I could quit and start at rock bottom. Oh yes. Sounds like such an easy decision.

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    The thing is, you been to one jungle you have been pretty much to them all, one desert is as arid and barren as the next, a mountain range above the tree line is no different to any other, rolling plains stretching to the horizon are as featureless and desolate no matter which continent, a tropical beach becomes as tedious as any other. Travel always was about expectation but in the end no matter the destination the reality is always same, you are who you are and there is no escape, and the human condition in all its frailty remains what it is. The only difference now is that travel has been homogenised and packaged to the nth degree, and becomes but a mere factor in GDP growth, an opportunity for production line exploitation and usually as disappointing as a dull meal.

    The irony is, when we are young we travel to experience a new future but with advancing age all we really want is to escape to the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Pretty simple solution to that - change it. Up to you - nobody will fix it for you...
    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Stupid cvnt Boomer again.
    Picked it like a dirty nose

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I make around 100k taxed favorably and live in a ponzi boomer hellscape with the most expensive housing in the world.
    You live in HK, Sing or Shanghai? Yea, 100k is a bit feeble. Try harder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I could quit and start at rock bottom
    Well, 100k is a bit at the bottom . . . again - try harderas the Boomers have stacked it all against you.

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