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#61    Professor Buzzkill

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

View PostWoIverine, on 21 February 2013 - 07:11 PM, said:

New Zealand, they made Lord of the Rings there! lol

Its great here, i have seen most of the country. But my ideal holiday would be a motorcycle road trip across America. I doubt it will happen though because; 1 cost, 2 i cant bring my family on a motorcycle, 3 i really dislike the idea that i can be searched without reason/frisked at the airport. I have travelled to Europe a few times with my children and partner and I have never been frisked or full body scanned and by principle, i would do anything in my power to avoid that.

It still doesn't change the fact that it would be my ideal holiday.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

View PostMichelle, on 21 February 2013 - 06:12 PM, said:




The type of propaganda that makes you believe you aren't safe anywhere but an Amish community.

Besides, this isn't a thread to say I would visit this country but....then proceed to bash it. It was made to find out what countries people would enjoy visiting. If you feel that way about the US I would advise you to stay at home.
I was a bit strong when I said the States was enveloped in a " climate of fear".
It must be that Patriots Act of yours that's addling my brain.
But my intention wasn't to bash America.
I actually answered the question and piped up with Australia.
There's no way I have retracted that statement in this thread.
The only reason it got to this stage is me struggling to get past the language barrier.
And in the process made myself Commonwealth centric.
TNRN would have preferred me to bash South Africa but it's not part of my repertoire.
You had one thing leading to an other here.
However there's a certain minority that do make me a tad uncomfy.
But I don't think any of the Americans here belong to it.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

There are many places I would like to visit that I have not yet been to, and manyy places I have visited I would like to go back to...

Among the ones I've never been to:
Russia
Sweden
Denmark
Peru
Brazil
Austrailia
New Zealand
India
Egypt
Scotland
Poland
Rumania
Turkey
Spain
Greece
Norway
Finland
Malta

Places I've been to and would like to return:

Ireland
England
Wales
Germany
Italy
Japan
Canada
Viet Nam (without being shot at this time :) )

But there are also places I would like to go see rather than 'countries'
Most of them are historical sites like Ninevah (Iraq), Angkor Wat, Gobekli tepe (sp), places like that...


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

I like this bit about getting a taxi.  Have you any idea how dangerous that is in some countries?


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 22 February 2013 - 05:19 PM, said:

I like this bit about getting a taxi.  Have you any idea how dangerous that is in some countries?

Well you did say some countries.
But I honestly can't include the States in that number despite my paranoia.
That's despite one of Kananga's men masquerading as one in Live And Let Die.
And there was a whole film based around a psychopathic one starring Robert De Niro.
Closer to home there is even Floyd in Cracker.
Tbh I'm more bothered about them jipping me on the meter.
And besides I don't exactly wear provocative clothing.
If you want my honest opinion the punters are more of a danger to them.
There's also rickshaws but I can imagine them being safe as houses.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

Canada but hmmm I`m a homebody

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

Taking a taxi is something of an art form in most countries, and the rules vary even from city to city.  There have been a number of crackdowns in Ho Chi Minh City so now for the most part the meters are fair, provided you watch the guy and be sure he starts it.  Of course there's the old round-and-round-the-city-we-go routine, so its a good idea to have some idea how much it should cost before you get in.  I also try to go with the big taxi companies and avoid the freelancers (you'll get a more comfortable vehicle anyway).

I haven't heard of any taxi atrocities here in a long, long time -- in fact that sort of story went with the old "cyclos" that have now pretty much disappeared.  That sort of story is for Mexico City or Manila, and especially for smaller cities in such countries.  There are places where one always calls, never hails, a taxi.

I never give getting into a taxi in the States a second thought.  I think I've been cheated a few times but that's the worst of it.  One time in Atlanta the guy couldn't find my hotel, and no one else had heard about it, and we drove around over an hour before someone showed the driver that the hotel had changed its name.  He refused any extra money though.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

View PostMedium Brown, on 20 February 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

It's just that if I enter your country I will come unarmed.
It's also quite possible I won't be able to defend myself even if I was.
Me and my brother are cut from the same cloth because we are both wimpoids.
But he's got the added advantage of having a wife who's overweight.
If he came on the slim off- chance I would take some precautions...
I would get a taxi even if my destination is two blocks away.
If I'm in a resturant I would make sure my back isn't exposed to outside on the street.
I would avoid all fleapit motels because they are nothing but glorified knocking houses.
I would avoid anywhere where there is housing projects and ghettos.
I would avoid the Deep South where they lay bibles besides firearms.
I would avoid the far North in winter because it's too glacial for my tastes.
The only place I would actually relax would be an Amish community.
So what if I'm a bit paranoid.
I'll rather be safe than sorry.

Maybe rent yourself a bunker if you ever do visit.Seems you may be a bit to timid to visit here.There is good and bad everywhere on earth,in the states good and bad parts of each state.Just know where you are going and you will be fine.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Anywhere I don't have to wear a bikini to be honest, I can't stand cold climates. :D

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

View Postspartan max2, on 25 January 2013 - 06:26 PM, said:

If you could visit any country in the world. Money wasent a problem and you could stay as long as you like. Which one would it be?
Well there's many countries i'd like to visit. At the top of my head: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Austria, USA, Canada
Cuba, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, France, Egypt, Holland.

View Postspartan max2, on 25 January 2013 - 06:26 PM, said:



And why? what would you do there and see?
I'd like to visit these countries for a variety of reasons. They look cool. I'd visit famous sights, I'd also visit art galleries, musiums, and i'd also be interested in trying out new food and learning about new cultures.
Hope that helps!




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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

usa. got to get over and visit before emperor obama declares martial law and closes the borders. could be a long civil war. :no:


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 23 February 2013 - 08:50 AM, said:



Maybe rent yourself a bunker if you ever do visit.Seems you may be a bit to timid to visit here.There is good and bad everywhere on earth,in the states good and bad parts of each state.Just know where you are going and you will be fine.
Yep! I'm a bit timid.But for some perverse reason I find darkness comforting.It has to be said that if I visited America my funds won't stretch to a penthouse suite or a Hilton.

However's who to say I can't sleep in a Holiday Inn.

You've got your share of serial killers out there but I don't fit the victim profile.It would be dumb to think there isn't such a thing as " stranger danger" after saying that. However I don't exactly bleed red,blue and white and the 4th of July is just an other Groundhog Day to me.

I didn't mean any disrespect to any Americans here.But everybody's got the automatic right to comment on my posts.I didn't think asking a simple question would escalate to this point.

Tbh I wouldn't mind visiting Japan as well.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 23 February 2013 - 09:43 PM, said:

Yep! I'm a bit timid.But for some perverse reason I find darkness comforting.It has to be said that if I visited America my funds won't stretch to a penthouse suite or a Hilton.

However's who to say I can't sleep in a Holiday Inn.

You've got your share of serial killers out there but I don't fit the victim profile.It would be dumb to think there isn't such a thing as " stranger danger" after saying that. However I don't exactly bleed red,blue and white and the 4th of July is just an other Groundhog Day to me.

I didn't mean any disrespect to any Americans here.But everybody's got the automatic right to comment on my posts.I didn't think asking a simple question would escalate to this point.

Tbh I wouldn't mind visiting Japan as well.

? Wasnt trying to be a ******* just making a joke then stating a fact.It amazes me hown damn touchy people are in these forums.Almost makes you wonder how they would respond face to face with who they talk to when they say what they say sometimes.

Hell for all anyone knows you could be 10 ft tall and bullet proof haha.If i were you and you wanted to visit as i said just know where you are going and study up on it.Shouldnt have many problems.

Edited by CrimsonKing, 23 February 2013 - 10:27 PM.

"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 23 February 2013 - 10:04 PM, said:



? Wasnt trying to be a ******* just making a joke then stating a fact.It amazes me hown damn touchy people are in these forums.Almost makes you wonder how they would respond face to face with who they talk to when they say what they say sometimes.
It's called Asperger's Syndrome which is why I am what I am.
This is why I take things too literally including jokes.
It just goes to show I'm not ready for forum life.
I really thought I had exorcised my demons here after the other place.
But all I seem to do is excaspirate than participate.
So I'm going to take a long sabbatical to gather my thoughts together.
Hopefully I can start afresh in a few months time and learn not to get het up so easily.
I just get people's backs up and I don't seem to realise because I'm an Aspie.
So bye for now.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 23 February 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

It's called Asperger's Syndrome which is why I am what I am.
This is why I take things too literally including jokes.
It just goes to show I'm not ready for forum life.
I really thought I had exorcised my demons here after the other place.
But all I seem to do is excaspirate than participate.
So I'm going to take a long sabbatical to gather my thoughts together.
Hopefully I can start afresh in a few months time and learn not to get het up so easily.
I just get people's backs up and I don't seem to realise because I'm an Aspie.
So bye for now.

Did not mean you being the one being touchy,i meant almost everyone lol.Might aswell stick around you are not the only person here who takes things to literally,hell i do aswell sometimes haha.Just post away someone says something you dont like just ignore it.

"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu




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