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Re: Traveling
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2019, 07:57:45 PM »
I’m going off the idea of traveling for travel’s sake.  Nowadays, I need a reason to travel, whether it’s to Duisburg for a Ring Cycle or Chile for the total solar eclipse.  Next year I’m doing a cruise in the Arctic hoping to see the Northern Lights.  Perth to Europe, or North or South America are such a very long way, taking around 24 hours in flight time, which is a major physical and mental torture.  I travel business class dlespite it being much more expensive than economy, meaning I can’t travel as much.  But it’s much more comfortable, and almost tolerable.

When I travel, I want to go to a limited number of cities, and spend many days in each, so I don’t have to frequently repack and travel to a new city.  The highlight of my last Europe trip was the 11 nights I spent in Duisburg.  I basically did in Duisburg what I do at home.  The cruise next year in the Arctic will be similarish in that I won’t have to repack frequently for the 11 days of the cruise.  And I don’t think I’ll be doing much before or after the cruise.

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I feel pretty much the same. When I traveled I liked to stay two or three weeks in one place rather than trying to see a lot of different places. Except that I finally decided to move to a place where I would not have to travel any more because no place is as much fun as here.
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2019, 11:03:00 PM »
I think it may be safe to say that my main passion in life is traveling.

Please tell me your travel plans, desires, favourite place or traveling stories.


I just returned from a 12-month trip to Europe, during which I visited Ireland, England, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  After returing home for one week, I went to Telluride, Colorado for 3 weeks.  I am now home for 2 weeks after which I go to San Diego for a week and then Israel for a week.  After that, I think I'll actually be home for a while.


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Re: Traveling
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 12:41:00 AM »
I think it may be safe to say that my main passion in life is traveling.

Please tell me your travel plans, desires, favourite place or traveling stories.


I just returned from a 12-month trip to Europe, during which I visited Ireland, England, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  After returing home for one week, I went to Telluride, Colorado for 3 weeks.  I am now home for 2 weeks after which I go to San Diego for a week and then Israel for a week.  After that, I think I'll actually be home for a while.


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I’m not sure what to make of this post.


What is unclear?
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 03:33:35 AM »
I think it may be safe to say that my main passion in life is traveling.

Please tell me your travel plans, desires, favourite place or traveling stories.


I just returned from a 12-month trip to Europe, during which I visited Ireland, England, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  After returing home for one week, I went to Telluride, Colorado for 3 weeks.  I am now home for 2 weeks after which I go to San Diego for a week and then Israel for a week.  After that, I think I'll actually be home for a while.


In the mountains of Telluride:


Sabbatical?

That is impressive traveling. How did you decide where to go and how long to spend in each country?

The longest we have travelled was 10 weeks in SE Asia, and as our budget was only £ 40/day, there was a fatigue factor by the end of it.

I did travel for about 6 months in Mexico and Central America in my early 20s, but that sort of young travelling really isn't the same.

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Re: Traveling
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 04:33:09 AM »
I think it may be safe to say that my main passion in life is traveling.

Please tell me your travel plans, desires, favourite place or traveling stories.


I just returned from a 12-month trip to Europe, during which I visited Ireland, England, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  After returing home for one week, I went to Telluride, Colorado for 3 weeks.  I am now home for 2 weeks after which I go to San Diego for a week and then Israel for a week.  After that, I think I'll actually be home for a while.


In the mountains of Telluride:


Sabbatical?


Yes!  My girlfriend's.  I was just along for the ride.


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That is impressive traveling. How did you decide where to go and how long to spend in each country?


My girlfriend is a theorectical chemist and physicist.  She applied for, and received, funding to visit various research institutions in Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands for agreed-upon periods of time.  Thus we spent 6 months in Hamburg; 2 months in Mainz, Germany; 2 months in the Netherlands; and 1 month in San Sebastián, Spain; with shorter trips to Ireland, England, Italy, and France for scientific conferences.  So the where and the how-long were determined by her research interests and funding.


The trips to Telluride, San Diego, and Israel are also for conferences.  However, my girlfriend was one of the organizers of the Telluride conference and consequenctly there was plenty of time in the schedule for hiking.
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Re: Traveling
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2019, 07:45:31 AM »
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How did you decide where to go and how long to spend in each country?
My girlfriend is a theorectical chemist and physicist.

I was hoping for complex equations after this. Or that you were traveling by some kind of self-energizing mecha.

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Re: Traveling
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2019, 08:10:59 AM »
I’m going off the idea of traveling for travel’s sake.  Nowadays, I need a reason to travel, whether it’s to Duisburg for a Ring Cycle or Chile for the total solar eclipse.  Next year I’m doing a cruise in the Arctic hoping to see the Northern Lights.  Perth to Europe, or North or South America are such a very long way, taking around 24 hours in flight time, which is a major physical and mental torture.  I travel business class dlespite it being much more expensive than economy, meaning I can’t travel as much.  But it’s much more comfortable, and almost tolerable.

When I travel, I want to go to a limited number of cities, and spend many days in each, so I don’t have to frequently repack and travel to a new city.  The highlight of my last Europe trip was the 11 nights I spent in Duisburg.  I basically did in Duisburg what I do at home.  The cruise next year in the Arctic will be similarish in that I won’t have to repack frequently for the 11 days of the cruise.  And I don’t think I’ll be doing much before or after the cruise.

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You should put a whale watching cruise up the Canadian Pacific coast to your list. Awesome squared.
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2019, 11:27:18 AM »
I’m going off the idea of traveling for travel’s sake.  Nowadays, I need a reason to travel, whether it’s to Duisburg for a Ring Cycle or Chile for the total solar eclipse.  Next year I’m doing a cruise in the Arctic hoping to see the Northern Lights.  Perth to Europe, or North or South America are such a very long way, taking around 24 hours in flight time, which is a major physical and mental torture.  I travel business class dlespite it being much more expensive than economy, meaning I can’t travel as much.  But it’s much more comfortable, and almost tolerable.

When I travel, I want to go to a limited number of cities, and spend many days in each, so I don’t have to frequently repack and travel to a new city.  The highlight of my last Europe trip was the 11 nights I spent in Duisburg.  I basically did in Duisburg what I do at home.  The cruise next year in the Arctic will be similarish in that I won’t have to repack frequently for the 11 days of the cruise.  And I don’t think I’ll be doing much before or after the cruise.

Home is the best place in the world.
You should put a whale watching cruise up the Canadian Pacific coast to your list. Awesome squared.

Forget whale-watching from a big boat! Come to Maui in winter and come out whale watching in a kayak or an outrigger canoe. There's only one way to observe whales that's better than in a self-powered tiny boat at water level, and that's...

Go to Tahiti where you can swim with them! A small outboard motorboat will drop you off 100 meters away from the whale (often a mom and calf or a mom, calf, and male escort, or occasionally a male singer) and you'll swim to the whales in snorkel gear. Wetsuit recommended, and Kwells if you get seasick. That's beyond awesome squared.
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2019, 05:48:08 PM »
I’m going off the idea of traveling for travel’s sake.  Nowadays, I need a reason to travel, whether it’s to Duisburg for a Ring Cycle or Chile for the total solar eclipse.  Next year I’m doing a cruise in the Arctic hoping to see the Northern Lights.  Perth to Europe, or North or South America are such a very long way, taking around 24 hours in flight time, which is a major physical and mental torture.  I travel business class dlespite it being much more expensive than economy, meaning I can’t travel as much.  But it’s much more comfortable, and almost tolerable.

When I travel, I want to go to a limited number of cities, and spend many days in each, so I don’t have to frequently repack and travel to a new city.  The highlight of my last Europe trip was the 11 nights I spent in Duisburg.  I basically did in Duisburg what I do at home.  The cruise next year in the Arctic will be similarish in that I won’t have to repack frequently for the 11 days of the cruise.  And I don’t think I’ll be doing much before or after the cruise.

Home is the best place in the world.
You should put a whale watching cruise up the Canadian Pacific coast to your list. Awesome squared.

Forget whale-watching from a big boat! Come to Maui in winter and come out whale watching in a kayak or an outrigger canoe. There's only one way to observe whales that's better than in a self-powered tiny boat at water level, and that's...

Go to Tahiti where you can swim with them! A small outboard motorboat will drop you off 100 meters away from the whale (often a mom and calf or a mom, calf, and male escort, or occasionally a male singer) and you'll swim to the whales in snorkel gear. Wetsuit recommended, and Kwells if you get seasick. That's beyond awesome squared.

I’ve seen humpbacks from an inflatable in the Antarctic.  The best way of observing whales is on a DVD in the comfort of your own home (I’m thinking of the David Attenborough documentaries in particular).  I once spent hours in the Galápagos Islands trying to get the perfect photo of a blue-footed booby diving for its food, but failed.  But then I found a documentary showing not just one booby diving, but many.

The trouble with travel is that the memories soon fade.  But DVDs last forever, or almost so.  A few years ago, I went to Berlin and attended a performance of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s best, which was a highlight.  I can’t remember whether they performed the Shostakovich 6 or the Bruckner 6.  I can listen to both anytime I want at home.


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Re: Traveling
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2019, 07:38:25 PM »
I wish I could afford to travel. Right now, I can't see any way of ever leaving my country again.
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2019, 11:52:35 PM »
I think it may be safe to say that my main passion in life is traveling.

Please tell me your travel plans, desires, favourite place or traveling stories.


I just returned from a 12-month trip to Europe, during which I visited Ireland, England, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  After returing home for one week, I went to Telluride, Colorado for 3 weeks.  I am now home for 2 weeks after which I go to San Diego for a week and then Israel for a week.  After that, I think I'll actually be home for a while.


In the mountains of Telluride:


I’m not sure what to make of this post.

What is unclear?

Your words were perfectly clear as words, they simply describe a series of events which is so outside of my experience of the world as to be incomprehensible without significantly more explanation.
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2019, 12:03:33 AM »
I think it may be safe to say that my main passion in life is traveling.

Please tell me your travel plans, desires, favourite place or traveling stories.


I just returned from a 12-month trip to Europe, during which I visited Ireland, England, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  After returing home for one week, I went to Telluride, Colorado for 3 weeks.  I am now home for 2 weeks after which I go to San Diego for a week and then Israel for a week.  After that, I think I'll actually be home for a while.


In the mountains of Telluride:


I’m not sure what to make of this post.

What is unclear?

Your words were perfectly clear as words, they simply describe a series of events which is so outside of my experience of the world as to be incomprehensible without significantly more explanation.


Really? I'd be happy to explain more if you have any questions.
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2019, 12:11:05 AM »
To be honest, I mostly just want to call you an arrogant, condescending prick and tell you to fuck off.
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Re: Traveling
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2019, 12:13:53 AM »
To be honest, I mostly just want to call you an arrogant, condescending prick and tell you to fuck off.


Seriously?  What the hell did I write that was arrogant or condescending?
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