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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

A couple around here'll be keen to let Kim Jong Un know when and where you're going.  Wink


Would seriously love to go to North Korea. An amazing step into the unknown. Rather dificult, unfortunately!!
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Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

Anyone been to Japan? Planning a holiday in August and throwing a few ideas around.

I'm planning to go in February 2018 . The thing I always struggle with is phone systems overseas , last time i went OS it was to the US and I used a travel sim in my mobile . 
It was awkward and not reliable . You had to ring a number and hang up the phone and wait for a server in the UK  (i assume) to ring you back and connect you . It was cheap but made it difficult to contact other people in our party and ring home reliably ? 
I'd be interested to know how you go in Japan with phones and what you are planning to do ? 



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Originally posted by ExceedAndExcel ExceedAndExcel wrote:

Originally posted by Rosscoe Rosscoe wrote:

Some great shots E&E. I am thinking about a trip there next year.



Yosemite specifically or the US?

Can highly recommend Yosemite, one of my favourite places and looking to go back again next year as well. 

A great site for any tips about the park itself as well as many of the hiking trails:




Sorry E&E, overlooked this post whilst on holiday.

Just arrived back from Thailand/Myanmar and adjustment to the normal routines & reality again!!

Probably heading to US in June /July 2018 taking in NY and a few other places before bolting over to Europe with my partner who is Croatian and taking in the Greek Isles and the Dalmatian Coast.

Nothing firmly booked yet and set in stone but will start planning the holiday later this year once things come together with dates etc.

Would love to get to Yosemite however ....

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Bugger these Winter temps!

I'm going to grab up a holiday in September for a couple of weeks up in Northern QLD.

Which Island? Been & stayed on Green, Hamilton, Linderman, Keppel & Daydream Islands. Also stayed at Port Douglas which I love and have visited & snorkelled the reefs but looking for something a bit different!

Would prefer to stay away from the Whitsundays with the recent cyclone damage.

An Island holiday strictly for chilling out without too much adrenaline & adventure!

Recommendations from anyone?
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Lizard Island is wonderful-Have Fun
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Originally posted by Mr Prospector Mr Prospector wrote:

Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

Anyone been to Japan? Planning a holiday in August and throwing a few ideas around.

I'm planning to go in February 2018 . The thing I always struggle with is phone systems overseas , last time i went OS it was to the US and I used a travel sim in my mobile . 
It was awkward and not reliable . You had to ring a number and hang up the phone and wait for a server in the UK  (i assume) to ring you back and connect you . It was cheap but made it difficult to contact other people in our party and ring home reliably ? 
I'd be interested to know how you go in Japan with phones and what you are planning to do ? 





Didnt end up booking Japan, so cant help you now. Sorry!!
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Looks perfect, fly into Cooktown & then transfer to the island.

Maximum of 82 guests in the resort/island! Loving this ....

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So you are just going to sit around on an island and bludge out ??     And do what ??    Sit about and look at each other ??   Eat and drink ??    And what else ??? 
Thats not my idea of a trip away.
You can do that at home.
I can go over to Hawkes Nest,  an hour away, and do that  Stern Smile
Great places to stay,,,good beaches,,,,wonderful remote areas.  
And if I want adventure just go up to Mungo Brush and climb the sand dunes.
I really cant see going way overseas to do something you can do at home.
BUT, thats just me  .


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I suppose everyone to their own aa!

For me it's getting away from the Winter temps to somewhere exclusive and enjoy the warmer temps!

Who said the two of us? Your assumption? Actually going with a group of friends if it comes off!

It appears you are revisiting destinations you've been to previously above aa? Hawks Nest,Mungo Brush etc ...

Maybe I might get down to those areas when the warmer weather arrives one day?

Yep, you're unique as am I!

I love exploring exotic, tropical locations. 🙏

Some holidays can be full of adrenaline & adventure, been there done that recently,,,, other holidays are designed to chill and relax!

Don't worry I'm already sketching out details for a trip to the US/ Europe next year! Plenty of time however to get that one sorted! 👌
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

So you are just going to sit around on an island and bludge out ??     And do what ??    Sit about and look at each other ??   Eat and drink ??    And what else ??? 
Thats not my idea of a trip away.
You can do that at home.
I can go over to Hawkes Nest,  an hour away, and do that  Stern Smile
Great places to stay,,,good beaches,,,,wonderful remote areas.  
And if I want adventure just go up to Mungo Brush and climb the sand dunes.
I really cant see going way overseas to do something you can do at home.
BUT, thats just me  .




A mate of mine has a holiday house at hawks nest. (His family do actually). i had heard about hawks nest as a nice little spot rah rah rah...then a few of us went up and stayed there for a few days.

it is as picturesque and beautiful a spot as anywhere ive been...thailand, boracay PI, mexico. what a gem it is. only spoiled by one resident...john howard lol.
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Hi- I'm in China right now getting in a bit of hiking.Tongue


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Originally posted by Rosscoe Rosscoe wrote:

I suppose everyone to their own aa!

For me it's getting away from the Winter temps to somewhere exclusive and enjoy the warmer temps!

Who said the two of us? Your assumption? Actually going with a group of friends if it comes off!

It appears you are revisiting destinations you've been to previously above aa? Hawks Nest,Mungo Brush etc ...

Maybe I might get down to those areas when the warmer weather arrives one day?

Yep, you're unique as am I!

I love exploring exotic, tropical locations. 🙏

Some holidays can be full of adrenaline & adventure, been there done that recently,,,, other holidays are designed to chill and relax!

Don't worry I'm already sketching out details for a trip to the US/ Europe next year! Plenty of time however to get that one sorted! 👌


As you say, Rosscoe, each has their own ideas on holidays. Thumbs Up
We cant all like the same thing.Smile
Hawkes Nest etc is just an hour for us, so if we want to just chill out, off we go for a few days.  Miles and miles of white beach to walk.  Sand dunes that constantly change. The lake to prawn in.  Nice motel 5 mins walk from the club.  Sit and watch the dolphins or get the ferry to Nelsons Bay for lunch.  That sort of thing .  Once we head O/S we want  "different " .
Since we only get 1 major O/S trip a year we try to see and do a different thing each year , and keep HN up our sleeve for our vege out time.LOL
So where have you decided to go, anyway ?  Where ever it is , it will be nice I am sure .
Subby, are you away in some exotic place at present ?
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Empire State Building taken from the Top Of The Rock observation deck. Have been to this attraction (ToTR) each time I've been to NYC. Somewhat of a traditional final look over Manhattan before departing for the airport.


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Holidays can be a puzzle .

My friend and wife went to Paris 2 years in a row . I asked him what was the attraction for doing that twice .

   The answer staggered me ,     " Wonderful Restaurants ".

A short walk and I would have given then eggs on toast for free ,     A lot of sacrifice for a bluddy feed aye.
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