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Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:29 am

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:17 am
Wiki tells me "the bars on the sunrise beach of Haad Rin town stay open and play music such as psychedelic trance, R&B, drum and bass, house, dance and reggae."

Suppose some of it would be all right, just a matter of finding the spot playing music you like.
The music at the full moon party is that shite EDM music that the kids love. At the smaller half moon and black moon parties some of the bars in the town will have house and techno nights. I'd a great night at the full moon party despite the music.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:31 am

sure if yer off yer tits yil be grand

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:34 pm
Just discovered there's a full moon while we're in Thailand... Which means only one thing!
Don't stay in Haad Rin. You'll get a really nice hotel away from the town which will cost you €20 for the night. I stayed in this place https://www.google.ie/maps/uv?hl=en&pb= ... dtQ5n2zGLw and it was great, just beside a very quite beach as well.

It's also down the road from here https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_R ... vince.html I know you're into your beers so this place is a bit of a novelty.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:47 am

anyone been to cuba? heading next month - 5 nights in Havana, couple down in Trinidad, then up to that resort place on the north coast for a few nights, then back to havana

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:42 pm

Looking increasingly likely next year :)
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:28 pm

JC! wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:47 am
anyone been to cuba? heading next month - 5 nights in Havana, couple down in Trinidad, then up to that resort place on the north coast for a few nights, then back to havana
Was there back in March of this year and absolutely loved it. Havana and Trinidad are definitely the places to go. Vinales is great too, very rural, different vibe entirely. Trinidad is beautiful. Old Spanish colonial feel to it. It's not that big but I'd nearly give 3 days to it. The food is much better there, and there's a good few options. It's jsut a great fucking spot for chilling out.

Didn't do the resort, had no interest really, but spoke to people along the way who had been and their reports weren't exactly glowing.
There are fantastic beaches just outside Havana, but if you're looking for the all-inclusive treatment then they are you're best option i suppose.

Best way to get around is shared taxis.
In Havana you'll end up spending loads of time in the old town, and you'll head across to Vedado for all the revolutionary site-seeing stuff, but there is so much more to the city, particularly in Central Havana, where all the residential streets are and the locals hang out.
i wouldn't call Havana Vieja a tourist trap by any means, well not in your conventional sense, but if you want the authentic local atmosphere, central Havana is the spot.
It's completely safe, the tourist is king in Cuba.
Callejón de Hamel is worth checking out in Central Havana, its the hub of the african community, loads of street art, sunday markets, music, art work for sale etc. nice chilled atmosphere, and walking there will give you a great feel for the city.
http://www.desiglobetrotter.com/havanas ... treet-art/


If i think of anything else i'll throw it in here.

have you accommodation sorted? Casa's are the way to go.

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:04 pm

So, eh, back to the travel tips for Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam... Has anyone ever travelled there either while pregnant or with anyone pregnant and have any advice on whether this is a good idea or not.....?

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:17 pm

I was heavily pregnant and had no issues.

Just back from my travels and my advice would be go to Myanmar instead. Blew everywhere else I visited out of the water...until I got to Japan.

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:53 pm

enemies/friends wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:04 pm
So, eh, back to the travel tips for Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam... Has anyone ever travelled there either while pregnant or with anyone pregnant and have any advice on whether this is a good idea or not.....?
Weddings turned into a shotgun wedding has it?

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:34 pm

Maybe.... :?

Yeah, we kind of messed up the timing on that one. It looks like we're going to postpone SE Asia. Seems we can change the flight dates for a small fee and most of the hotels are free cancellation so we'll not lose anything much that way then can go back for a break from the child at a later date :lol: .

The two big things are the Zika Virus and inability to have certain vaccinations for her and the quality of the hospitals particularly in Cambodia. Risks of Zika are "moderate" but why put ourself at risk at all.

Looking at doing something else though like a 10 day trip to somewhere like Cape Town now if we can sort something easy enough

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:49 pm

When's this? Going to Cape Town late April, then the plan is Joburg and Kruger National Park but the finer details haven't been thought out yet.
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:26 pm

Early March, looking at 4 nights in Cape Town, then 5 driving round the Garden Route with a couple of nights in a Game Reserve, Seems pretty pleasant part of the world

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:03 pm

Garden Route you say...shame i don't drive, but i can make that work.
Throw some tips my way after sure.
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Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:31 pm

Going to road trip around Tuscany and a lot of northwestern Italy in Sept. Possibly even as far north east as Lake Garda as well, not sure yet, but going to have 2 full weeks and renting a car/camper, so happy to move about.
Anyone been? Have good knowledge of the area? Tips/recommendations for places to see, things to do, hidden gems?
Wine tour recommendations welcome.

Been to Florence already so going to skip that, but Siena, San Gimignano, the hot springs at Saturnia, & Elba, are all on the cards.
And going to take in Cinque Terre too.

Any nice beaches up around Genoa way?

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Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:17 pm

Go to Lucca, rent bikes and cycle on top of the walls that surround the city. stop, have lunch, a bottle of red wine and do it again half pissed. Best afternoon you'll spend there

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Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:29 pm

Just booked week in Lanzarote next month, and two weeks in Japan at the start of May, any tips would be great!

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:20 am

can't imagine why anyone would have a desire to go to Lanzarote

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:07 pm

I've to go there next January for work

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:22 pm

maradara wrote:
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can't imagine why anyone would have a desire to go to Lanzarote
We were due to go skiing, but the wife banjaxed her ankle, so we chose there as it'll be relatively warm and there are direct flights for that period at a decent price.
We'll be staying on the east cost well away from the 'aving it laaaaarge crowd, right by the national park. Should be very nice and relaxing which is what's needed after the last while.

Nearly every other option was a place we'd been to before.

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Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:34 am

Finalising this over the weekend

Berlin -> Paris -> Cape Town -> AfrikaBurn -> Cape Town -> Knysna -> Port Elizabeth -> Johannesburg -> Kruger National Park -> Johannesburg -> Paris -> Berlin

Had to skip on Bloemfontein. Big loss?
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