The Travel Thread

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:35 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:airbnb
It's looking that way alright.

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:20 pm

I mentioned before in the thread and it's based on a mates experience so I can't vouch for it but he was in New Jersey with work and said if he was to go to New York again he'd stay in NJ as access was easy between the two and it was much cheaper than NY.

Might not suit as you're obviously leaving the city each night but he reckons it's what he'd do.

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:39 pm

stay in Hoboken. Only across hte river and loads of deadly bars in it.

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:45 pm

Are there scammers on AirBNB?

Seeing listings with no reviews that seem a bit too good...
https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/16643922

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:42 pm

https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/92/ ... eservation
They have an escrow system. With the example you gave you can get a full refund up to five days before arrival.
Provided you send money through Airbnb only.
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Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:20 pm

i_ate_cats wrote:Are there scammers on AirBNB?

Seeing listings with no reviews that seem a bit too good...
https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/16643922
That has 909 reviews.

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:27 pm

Eucrid wrote: That has 909 reviews.
The host does. Not the apt.

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Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:17 pm

Heading to Japan next week for 10 days. Going snowboarding up in Hokkaido for 5/6 days and have that all figured out, then will be in Tokyo for 3 days and 3 nights after which is where I would like your recommendations.

Friends who've been have told me just to wander around and take it all in (which is what I like to do on holidays anyway) but is there anything in particular that's worth seeing?

I'm staying at the Wise Owl Hostel right by Tokyo Central Station or whatever it's called. Would like to see some (just 1?) parks/temples if possible. And a good museum maybe. Other than that I'm easy. I know different areas of the city are known for different things, anyone able to give a run down of what there is to see in each?

Will check the thread now as I've just copped I know some of ye have been there because of your posts in this exact thread.

Cheers.

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:52 am

I was there for a few days last summer, but was at the end of a long trip traveling around China so was a bit wrecked and didn't do much. Just wandered about the Imperial Gardens, took in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi. I was staying in Akasaka, in one of the capsule hotels.

It's an unbelievably clean place. That's the first thing I noticed about it, especially after coming from Hong Kong/China. I made sure to go for a sushi set menu, was class but can't remember the name of the place. It's a small chain, they have a few all around Tokyo; I'll try to find that one out.

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:49 am

What's the benefit of moving to Switzerland?

Well, the flag's a big plus.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:06 am

I think you would have gotten away with that in the general chat thread

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:30 am

Going to Copenhagen in two weeks. Anything a must see? Also popping over to Malmo for a day. Probably visit the Zlatan statue :lol:

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:33 am

Christiania, boat trip.
Mikkeller bar if you like beer.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:42 am

Boat trip is good.
Tivoli Amusement Park.
See if there's any gig on at Vega.
Rundetaarn in the middle of the city has great views.

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:26 am

I came into this thread to say that I'm off to Copenhagen next week and does anyone have any ideas!

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:42 am

Pretty sure Tivoli will be closed this time of year. It was last week, but not sure if it will be in 2 weeks time seeing as we're shoulder season now.

The Tycho Brahe Planetarium is pretty cool. Deadly 3D Imax thing floating through the universe.

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:11 pm

Yeah, tivoli is only open sometime in April to Xmas

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:38 pm

Bring loads of money
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:45 am

Copenhagen is the most expensive place i have ever been to!! By far!!

But lovely though. Everyone has a great dress sense

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Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:30 am

Booked flights to Nepal for April. Gonna do a 3 day rafting/camping trip as part of it; http://www.paddlenepal.com/extreme-adre ... ge-3-days/

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