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Travel Channel: Where are you going today?

Robert Taylor – February 25, 2008 08:02PM Reply Quote
Thread for discussing travel...

El Jeffe – February 05, 2009 03:26PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Get fitted for your toga right away.

John Willoughby – February 05, 2009 03:36PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Naw, it's Greece. He needs a chiton.

El Jeffe – February 05, 2009 03:45PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I feel like I get chiton everyday.

John Willoughby – February 05, 2009 03:48PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
The Hellas you say!

El Jeffe – February 05, 2009 03:58PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
What do aftermarket fog/driving lights have to do with anything? :)

John Willoughby – February 05, 2009 04:08PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Well, they say that Greece was the Light of Western Civilization. I didn't know it was aftermarket, though.

ARL (Moderator) – February 06, 2009 01:44AM Reply Quote
Going to NZ in a week. For all the buzz I'd read about "NZ is very wheelchair friendly" on various travel sites it's turning out to be anything but.

Buses? Nope.

Trains? Sort of if you're willing to get on an airplane aisle chair (so basically no for me)

Whale-watching tour-boats? Nope

Hire vans? No "dignified" solutions like modified Dodge Caravans. Only crappy Toyota Hiaces with hoists, no visibility for wheelchair passengers, and shocking suspension.

Was planning to do a Christchurch -> Wellington -> Auckland road trip but it's now going to be basically bumming around Christchurch and then flying up to Auckland (which is going to suck - domestic flights are a horrendous pain when you're in a wheelchair) and then flying home. And all this because my darling s.o. - god bless her cotton socks - has to jump at every chance of "cheap flights, buy now" without any thought or planning. They always come at a cost, namely my ability to travel in comfort with dignity...

God I hate (rushed, unplanned) travel...

That is one thing I really did like about the US, the options for accessible travel are pretty darn good.

El Jeffe – February 06, 2009 07:54AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Just go to Epcot (Disney in Orlando) and you can travel around the world in a couple of hours.

ddt – February 06, 2009 11:45AM Reply Quote
you can get a complete DVD set of all of rick steves' series if you donate to kqed.org today... .

ddt

tliet – February 06, 2009 04:00PM Reply Quote
Well, scrap Dubai as a destination, people are finally discovering what it really is. A sandpit with a huge number of new buildings in it that are worth next to nothing in 2 years time and very harsh laws.

El Jeffe – February 06, 2009 04:28PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'd still go there if I had the time/money.

John Willoughby – February 06, 2009 04:45PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I would accept execution before going there.

rino – February 07, 2009 12:41PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I've been laughing at the desperate Arabs building indoor ski arenas and more monstrosities in the middle of the desert in a grab for relevancy beyond the black gold that lie in the ground. It's like a bad reality TV show.

Dave Loudin – February 08, 2009 02:00PM Reply Quote
We're planning a week-long trip to Italy in April. Besides our oldest daughter wanting to catch an opera or two, we don't have any firm itinerary. Any tips would be welcome!

ddt – February 08, 2009 02:05PM Reply Quote
the duomo and modern art collection in milan are amazing.

ddt

El Jeffe – February 08, 2009 04:38PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Pizza?

Steve Cordova – February 08, 2009 05:10PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
Where in Italy? I always pimp this site, http://www.italyguides.it/us/italy_travel.htm because they made heavy use of QTVR and podcasting.

El Jeffe – February 08, 2009 05:12PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
You like virtual panoramas? This Irish site I've been talking with the guy that runs it. It's VERY COOL.

http://www.virtualvisit-northernireland.com/gallery.aspx?dataid=61001&title=Hotels

John Willoughby – February 08, 2009 09:39PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I've read that the gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum is very good, and the races at the Circus Maximus. But this brochure is a little dated.

tomierna (Admin) – February 09, 2009 07:30AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Well, I'm back from Greece, and in North Carolina for the next three days.

I have many pictures and some video from the 5d, and I'll be putting them up sometime after the 12th.

Commentary on the trip will follow on my blog when time permits.

Naturally, I'll link to both here when that happens.

The big takeaway (again) from international travel is that the US could learn a whole shit-ton about how people in the service industry treat their guests. This definition of service includes airline agents, flight attendants, customs officials, and airport personnel, but also includes things like environmental stressors (PA announcements, signage.)

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