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Bucket List to travel before you die
« on: October 05, 2020, 06:03:34 PM »
They just found 59 mummies is Egypt.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1241954
And the Egyptian museum is set to open next year. Definitely want to check that out.
Peru is also on my list. Ones I checked of are,
 Cuba
Australia
Italy
Indonesia
NYC
France
Jamaica
Amsterdam



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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 06:13:53 AM »
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France (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Biarritz)
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Tokyo
Mexico
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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 08:14:06 AM »
Iím from Arizona so I just want to be and go anywhere but here.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2020, 12:09:48 PM »
I've done a few trips I'm really really thankful for but I'd like to add...

a full month in Iceland (I was there for a day and it seemed amazing)
Kenya
New Zealand
St. Martin
I'd also like to spend a year traveling through all the former Soviet States and make it out to Magadan in Russia (the gulag history is insanely brutal out there and I imagine just being there would be a pretty powerful experience).

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 01:21:48 PM »
They just found 59 mummies is Egypt.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1241954
And the Egyptian museum is set to open next year. Definitely want to check that out.
Egypt was cool to experience once. If you're into archaeology, there's almost endless museums and pyramid sites to check out. The Great Pyramids of Giza were amazing and far bigger than I expected. Coming from the U.S., it's just so cool to be in a place with that much history that well preserved.

On the flip side, you could not pay me to go back there. I'm well-traveled, but I couldn't deal with the 24/7 honking, heat, hustlers, and it was nearly impossible to find a beer. I'd be scared to go if I were female. My airport cab driver smashed into an elderly woman and her daughter crossing the street. He got out of the car and started screaming at them for being in his way. It was so fucked.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 02:34:45 PM »
Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia as well as Armenia is at the top of my list.

I'd love to do a long road trip / camping trip through BC (including Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii), Yukon, Alaska up to the Arctic Ocean, and maybe Northwest Territory as well.

True bucket list style would be Erbil/Kurdistan and some extremely remote island like Pitcairn Island or Tristan de Cuhna.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2020, 07:38:56 PM »
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They just found 59 mummies is Egypt.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1241954
And the Egyptian museum is set to open next year. Definitely want to check that out.
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Egypt was cool to experience once. If you're into archaeology, there's almost endless museums and pyramid sites to check out. The Great Pyramids of Giza were amazing and far bigger than I expected. Coming from the U.S., it's just so cool to be in a place with that much history that well preserved.

On the flip side, you could not pay me to go back there. I'm well-traveled, but I couldn't deal with the 24/7 honking, heat, hustlers, and it was nearly impossible to find a beer. I'd be scared to go if I were female. My airport cab driver smashed into an elderly woman and her daughter crossing the street. He got out of the car and started screaming at them for being in his way. It was so fucked.

Haha I love your summary of Egypt. It definitely has harsh elements but it's also still probably my favourite place I've ever been overseas. The ancient cultural sites, the food, the desert landscapes and even modern Egyptian society- the art, people, cafes  etc are all incredible. Whilst I can acknowledge it's not all rosy, I would return in a heartbeat.

I was really close to going Armenia and Georgia a couple of years back but had to bail due to needing to attend to some family stuff. They're probably the two places I'm most keen to go too.

Other places I'd like to check out are Ethiopia, Pakistan, Greece and some parts of Indonesia I haven't been too.

If we are talking ultimate long term bucket lists, I'd love to go to both Iraq and Afghanistan. I've seen both from the borders of other countries and would love to check them out as they are kind of missing jigsaw pieces of regions I've otherwise travelled fairly broadly in.
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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2020, 09:19:56 PM »
Been to many places and returning to Iceland is on my list, this time rent a camper van and drive the full ring around it.

Surfed and skated in Japan, need to check off that snowboard box because they have incredible winters.

Getting barreled in Indonesia sounds rad, got a homie who is hyped on Ecuador waves as well, so time shall tell.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2020, 07:04:52 AM »
Honestly thereís not too many places I donít wanna go. But my big ones are:
France
Italy
Germany
Portugal
Spain (Iíve been but would love to go back)
Amsterdam
Japan
China
UK
Argentina
Brazil
Indonesia
Thailand
Vietnam
Australia

TBH every just about every country in Europe and South/Central America are on the list as well as Asia. Been to The Philippines and Mexico and would highly suggest Mexico to anyone, considering moving there in a year or two. 

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2020, 10:55:48 AM »
Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia as well as Armenia is at the top of my list.

My wife is from Tbilisi and we go from Chicago nearly every year (not this year obviously). My wife never wants to go to Armenia, but I've been on the border. I've heard Yerevan is nice.

I've been most everywhere throughout Georgia at this point. For a relatively small country, it's incredibly geographically and culturally diverse. I know it's the most linguistically diverse country on the planet. Even my wife struggled to communicate with people when we got up into the mountains. I probably only know a few phrases, but it's been pretty easy/cheap for me to get around Tbilisi and Batumi without her help.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2020, 11:37:12 AM »
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Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia as well as Armenia is at the top of my list.
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My wife is from Tbilisi and we go from Chicago nearly every year (not this year obviously). My wife never wants to go to Armenia, but I've been on the border. I've heard Yerevan is nice.

I've been most everywhere throughout Georgia at this point. For a relatively small country, it's incredibly geographically and culturally diverse. I know it's the most linguistically diverse country on the planet. Even my wife struggled to communicate with people when we got up into the mountains. I probably only know a few phrases, but it's been pretty easy/cheap for me to get around Tbilisi and Batumi without her help.

I remember seeing you post in the Tbilisi thread about visiting often. Seems like quite a few other pals have been too. Why doesn't your wife ever want to go to Armenia? I'll have to hit you up if I ever make it over to Georgia.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2020, 11:45:30 AM »
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Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia as well as Armenia is at the top of my list.
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My wife is from Tbilisi and we go from Chicago nearly every year (not this year obviously). My wife never wants to go to Armenia, but I've been on the border. I've heard Yerevan is nice.

I've been most everywhere throughout Georgia at this point. For a relatively small country, it's incredibly geographically and culturally diverse. I know it's the most linguistically diverse country on the planet. Even my wife struggled to communicate with people when we got up into the mountains. I probably only know a few phrases, but it's been pretty easy/cheap for me to get around Tbilisi and Batumi without her help.
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I remember seeing you post in the Tbilisi thread about visiting often. Seems like quite a few other pals have been too. Why doesn't your wife ever want to go to Armenia? I'll have to hit you up if I ever make it over to Georgia.
Good memory! I think it's a friendly rivalry. Kind of like how I never want to go to Michigan because my home state of Wisconsin is obviously superior. I know Armenians/Georgians bicker about who invented wine and khajapuri.

I'd probably avoid Armenia for a bit just because they're in active conflict with Azerbaijan. My first time in Tbilisi was near the Russian invasion of South Ossetia, it was nerve racking to say the least. In summer 2019, Google maps took me into occupied South Ossetia and the dudes patrolling the border were obviously not the friendliest.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2020, 12:09:04 PM »
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Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia as well as Armenia is at the top of my list.
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My wife is from Tbilisi and we go from Chicago nearly every year (not this year obviously). My wife never wants to go to Armenia, but I've been on the border. I've heard Yerevan is nice.

I've been most everywhere throughout Georgia at this point. For a relatively small country, it's incredibly geographically and culturally diverse. I know it's the most linguistically diverse country on the planet. Even my wife struggled to communicate with people when we got up into the mountains. I probably only know a few phrases, but it's been pretty easy/cheap for me to get around Tbilisi and Batumi without her help.
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I remember seeing you post in the Tbilisi thread about visiting often. Seems like quite a few other pals have been too. Why doesn't your wife ever want to go to Armenia? I'll have to hit you up if I ever make it over to Georgia.
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Good memory! I think it's a friendly rivalry. Kind of like how I never want to go to Michigan because my home state of Wisconsin is obviously superior. I know Armenians/Georgians bicker about who invented wine and khajapuri.

I'd probably avoid Armenia for a bit just because they're in active conflict with Azerbaijan. My first time in Tbilisi was near the Russian invasion of South Ossetia, it was nerve racking to say the least. In summer 2019, Google maps took me into occupied South Ossetia and the dudes patrolling the border were obviously not the friendliest.

I'd agree with you about Wisconsin if not for the Upper Peninsula (but maybe the UP really should be Wisconsin's anyways).

I'm not very well versed in the geopolitics of the Caucasus region, although I probably should be if I plan to travel there someday. I guess international travel like that is somewhat far off through what with Covid (I'm in the US too). When was the first time you traveled to Georgia with your wife?

Since you seem somewhat well traveled, what's on your travel bucket list? I don't think you've shared that here yet.

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Re: Bucket List to travel before you die
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2020, 12:45:19 PM »
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Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia as well as Armenia is at the top of my list.
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My wife is from Tbilisi and we go from Chicago nearly every year (not this year obviously). My wife never wants to go to Armenia, but I've been on the border. I've heard Yerevan is nice.

I've been most everywhere throughout Georgia at this point. For a relatively small country, it's incredibly geographically and culturally diverse. I know it's the most linguistically diverse country on the planet. Even my wife struggled to communicate with people when we got up into the mountains. I probably only know a few phrases, but it's been pretty easy/cheap for me to get around Tbilisi and Batumi without her help.
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I remember seeing you post in the Tbilisi thread about visiting often. Seems like quite a few other pals have been too. Why doesn't your wife ever want to go to Armenia? I'll have to hit you up if I ever make it over to Georgia.
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Good memory! I think it's a friendly rivalry. Kind of like how I never want to go to Michigan because my home state of Wisconsin is obviously superior. I know Armenians/Georgians bicker about who invented wine and khajapuri.

I'd probably avoid Armenia for a bit just because they're in active conflict with Azerbaijan. My first time in Tbilisi was near the Russian invasion of South Ossetia, it was nerve racking to say the least. In summer 2019, Google maps took me into occupied South Ossetia and the dudes patrolling the border were obviously not the friendliest.
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I'd agree with you about Wisconsin if not for the Upper Peninsula (but maybe the UP really should be Wisconsin's anyways).

100%, this has never made any sense to me. I do love snowboarding up there.

I'm not very well versed in the geopolitics of the Caucasus region, although I probably should be if I plan to travel there someday. I guess international travel like that is somewhat far off through what with Covid (I'm in the US too). When was the first time you traveled to Georgia with your wife?

It must have been 2008. Every year we go I try to make a few side trips around Eastern Europe or the Middle East. I'm happy to answer any question you may have about Tbilisi whenever you decide to go, just send me a direct message!

Since you seem somewhat well traveled, what's on your travel bucket list? I don't think you've shared that here yet.
Galapagos is probably at the top, but I know it's really hard to get the permit, etc. My uncle has been there and said it lived up to the hype. My favorite places I've been to have all been because of the natural beauty (e.g. South Island NZ, Norwegian Fjords, Iguazu Falls, etc).