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Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Margaret Thatcher

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:20 PM
How many of y'all would be keen to kick it? Where are you/will you be summer 2015? Any couches I can crash on? Anyone wanna go to some festivals etc?

I've just inherited some money and I want to go on a big (4+ month) holiday next year. At te moment I am tossing up between the US and Europe. I feel like the US would be easier to do solo being as it's English speaking all over. But Europe would be super cool too.


Thoughts? Suggestions?

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 10:22 PM
i would kick it with you no doubt

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 10:22 PM
no hesitation
no words
no thoughts
no future
no past

D.
06-24-2014, 10:24 PM
You KNOW already you can crash with us if your trek in 'merica takes you through Kansas City. I'll take you to bars and bookstores and I'll force you to listen to all my Phil Collins and Phil Collins-related records, of which I have many.

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:25 PM
You're in TX right?

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:25 PM
^ @ trots

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 10:25 PM
i'm in Austin Texas where ALL OF THE COOL PEOPLE ARE OMG IT'S SO HIP

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:27 PM
You KNOW already you can crash with us if your trek in 'merica takes you through Kansas City. I'll take you to bars and bookstores and I'll force you to listen to all my Phil Collins and Phil Collins-related records, of which I have many.

Cheers man! My geography ain't so sharp so I have no idea where KC is but I'd be super keen to kick it at some gigs with you dude.

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 10:28 PM
it's in the middle of jesus land where everything is flat

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 10:29 PM
literally the fucking middle

D.
06-24-2014, 10:29 PM
That's easy. It's (almost literally) the middle of America. Should you start srsly planning, you'll see there are two Kansas Citys, one in Kansas and one in Missouri. I'm in the latter. ;)

D.
06-24-2014, 10:30 PM
literally the fucking middle

Great minds...

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 10:30 PM
it's also known as "hell on earth" and "the place nobody wants to be"

"get me out of here" is the slogan of the city

D.
06-24-2014, 10:34 PM
For fuckin' real.

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:36 PM
Wow that is literally right in the god damn middle hey.

I'm looking at the map and i've got Colorado and Chicago both pretty high on my list, so that could very well be a viable stop in the middle!

So far I think i'd really like to see Colorado, Chicago, New York, Boston (mostly as a hardcore pilgrimage to see where all my favourite bands came up), Texas generally, some part of the south (Nola probably but would love to get to Savannah too), and i've heard that Portland/Washington is p. cool too. No interest in doing LA or Vegas but i've heard a few cool things about San Fran, though that looks like it might be a bit out of my way.

D.
06-24-2014, 10:38 PM
I love SF so much.:love:

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:40 PM
Trots i'm thinking pretty seriously about SXSW. Worth it?

reprise85
06-24-2014, 10:42 PM
I'm down to kick it in south FL but no couch to crash on, my place doesn't have one :P

yo soy el mejor
06-24-2014, 10:45 PM
let's party

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Thx Reprise, i'll keep you in mind! :)

******, whereabouts are you?

Lucky Day Spa
06-24-2014, 10:49 PM
I've just inherited some money and I want to go on a big (4+ month) holiday next year. At te moment I am tossing up between the US and Europe. I feel like the US would be easier to do solo being as it's English speaking all over. But Europe would be super cool too.

how much money? for the right amount, i would travel to the US and hang out with you

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 10:53 PM
Hahahaha yeah why not let's just fly every Netphorian to one location on my grannys dime!

Lucky Day Spa
06-24-2014, 10:53 PM
seriously though, you'd have a great time in the US or europe, so i wouldn't worry too much about that. hell, if you've got four months, why not do both?

i spent a month in england/france/italy a couple of years ago. in the two or three months before i went, i picked up enough french and italian to get by. most of the time all you really need is to know how to ask for things politely, to apologise for mangling the language, and to explain that you're not american

Lucky Day Spa
06-24-2014, 10:56 PM
the year before that i spent a month in the US. honestly, i don't know which i'd pick to go back to first. probably the US, because i only travelled up and down the west coast so i barely saw the place really, but i'd be just as happy to go spend more time in the south of italy

if memory serves, i'm hardcore did a US road trip a few years back so you should flick him a message if he doesn't show up in this thread

Lucky Day Spa
06-24-2014, 10:59 PM
i'd be just as happy to go spend more time in the south of italy

that being said i'm basically a food and vista tourist so if that's not your bag, perhaps disregard

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 11:01 PM
seriously though, you'd have a great time in the US or europe, so i wouldn't worry too much about that. hell, if you've got four months, why not do both?


It crossed my mind but I feel like i'd rather keep my travel expenses a bit lower so I can focus on just seeing and doing as much shit as I can while i'm on holidays. I really just want to soak up wherever I go. That said i'm looking at buying a flight for ~10/11 months from now so who knows what my saving might look like by then.

sppunk
06-24-2014, 11:12 PM
The first bit of advice, if you choose the U.S., is to try to grasp the shear size of the country and the distance between places you want to visit. It can cost a decent chunk of change as well. Like most Americans think in a week they can visit London, Paris and Rome, a lot of foreigners can't grasp the distances between destinations here. Google Maps is your friend.

For four months though depending on the $$$ I think you could do both the major U.S. cities and a nice United Kingdom/Netherlahds/France trip.

I'll be happy to help, we travel quite a bit so can maybe help budgeting or whatever.

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 11:17 PM
Trots i'm thinking pretty seriously about SXSW. Worth it?

that's a great question

i'm not sure if i know the answer

for someone visiting the country for the first time and loves music, yeah, probably

on the other hand, every year is bigger and more corporate than the last

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 11:20 PM
and to explain that you're not american

and in your case perhaps that you're not australian, as well?

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 11:22 PM
i've never really traveled much before, i find people who do tend to think it's an interesting hobby that gives them a unique perspective when in fact they are still banal and their dumb trips to fucking hawaii don't give them any perspective at all

i actually hate travelling, the whole process is just the most annoying hassle. the destination, of course, is lovely and it's a wonderful privilege of being the bourgeoisie. But I'm often inspired to be a miserly curmudgeon because People who Travel are often so smug about it I just don't want to be those stupid dicks

Sonic Johnny instead of going to SXSW lets say me and you get a case of lone star, some acid, and just drive out to Big Bend and do drugs what do you say

Lucky Day Spa
06-24-2014, 11:28 PM
and in your case perhaps that you're not australian, as well?

didn't think about that, but i guess i got it for free. i learned how to say "i'm from new zealand" rather than "i'm not american"

Lucky Day Spa
06-24-2014, 11:29 PM
then again the only place i've ever been mistaken for an australian was in the US

Lucky Day Spa
06-24-2014, 11:31 PM
no, i'm from new zealand

no, that isn't in australia

no, it's relatively near australia. about 1,000 miles away

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 11:33 PM
The first bit of advice, if you choose the U.S., is to try to grasp the shear size of the country and the distance between places you want to visit. It can cost a decent chunk of change as well. Like most Americans think in a week they can visit London, Paris and Rome, a lot of foreigners can't grasp the distances between destinations here. Google Maps is your friend.

Thanks for the advice! I did grow up in a state nearly 4 times the size of texas with literally only one city in it though, so I feel pretty well equipped in this area.


I'll be happy to help, we travel quite a bit so can maybe help budgeting or whatever.

Cheers, I will almost definitely take you up on this, I really have no idea what things like buses/accommodation cost yet.

and in your case perhaps that you're not australian, as well?

Hahaha yeah i'll probably just lie

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 11:35 PM
Sonic Johnny instead of going to SXSW lets say me and you get a case of lone star, some acid, and just drive out to Big Bend and do drugs what do you say

I had to google big bend but that looks fucken choice.

Sonic Johnny
06-24-2014, 11:37 PM
We should see if Noyen wants in

Trotskilicious
06-24-2014, 11:39 PM
i know right, google the SHIT out of big bend. I've been wanting to go there for years now.

Sonic Johnny
06-25-2014, 03:34 AM
Okay here's what i'm thinking (over the course of 4 months):

Seattle, Portland, SLC to see Noyen via Boise, Denver, KCMO to see D, Chicago, NY, trip up to Boston back to NY (Maybe), fly down to Nola, on to Austin to meet up with Trots.

Sonic Johnny
06-25-2014, 03:39 AM
where is Bahnzah?

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 04:24 AM
sppunks advice about the distance is pretty valuable right now. i think you'd have a pretty tough time getting to these places without lots and lots of road time to the exclusion of pretty much everything else

although i wonder what i'm hardcore things about this

Cool As Ice Cream
06-25-2014, 04:31 AM
don't go to america. it's a trap!

Cool As Ice Cream
06-25-2014, 04:32 AM
and it's full of americans.

Cool As Ice Cream
06-25-2014, 04:40 AM
no offence.

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 04:43 AM
<img src="http://www.portlandmercury.com/binary/91d1/1253637441-admiral_ackbar.jpg">

Cool As Ice Cream
06-25-2014, 04:45 AM
what is that? is that an american thing?
no offence.

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 04:47 AM
it's an incredibly american thing, possibly one of the MOST american things

Lucky Day Spa
06-25-2014, 05:14 AM
a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… everyone was american, even the squid people

Lucky Day Spa
06-25-2014, 05:14 AM
except for some of the bad dudes who were english

duovamp
06-25-2014, 07:56 AM
If your travels bring you near Pittsburgh, you can crash here.

I'm Hardcore
06-25-2014, 08:08 AM
If your travels bring you near Pittsburgh, you can crash here.

do it, Duo's a dude

I'm Hardcore
06-25-2014, 08:08 AM
i'd probably do mouth stuff tbh

vixnix
06-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Travelling overland in the states is pretty brutal, to go all over like that I reckon you should fly...especially as flights are pretty cheap. Not sure what your citizenship status is, but AFAIK normal nzers and australians are given 90 days so if you want to stay longer you might need to organise a special visa?

I had two months on the East Coast, only 4 cities, and it wasn't really enough...depends what you're looking for though. You're a muso hey, so I would pick the cities you really have to know about, to satisfy your creative curiosity kinda stuff, and head there and see what comes up. I flew into New York with a 30 day stopover on my way to London, and so much stuff just came up spontaneously - if your itinerary is too planned you might kinda miss out on things that are happening when you get to a place, that you had never thought about before and really want to be a part of.

Eulogy
06-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Flights are pretty cheap? What are you talking about.

I guess some southwest fares could be considered cheap. Maybe? Well I guess it all depends on your budget. But flying is also annoying so there is that fact to consider.

scottytheoneand
06-25-2014, 08:32 AM
I love to travel. I've driven to almost every one of the lower 48 states and I wouldn't say that "overland" travel is brutel. It really depends on what you're interested in. Road trips in the US can be much more interesting than spending days in airports flying between cities. I've also covered a lot of the US on trains. I wouldn't suggest it cross country, as the trains are shit. But traveling the East and West coasts by train is interesting. Especially the west coast (LA to Seattle) as it's very scenic.

I fly 50k or more miles per year, half of that in the USA. I wouldn't call air travel here "cheap".

sppunk
06-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Air travel here is not cheap, that's complete bullshit.

For example, we are flying Baltimore to Dallas in two weeks. That's a 3.5 hour flight. It costs $470/pp. Well I guess Spirit is cheaper but I'd rather stay home than travel with them.

I know you want to visit Phorians, but while Kansas City and Salt Lake City are fine places they are definitely not worth going out if the way for a short time to visit IMO.

I'd look at taking 1 month or so for Boston, NYC and DC - maybe Phily too. All easy train trips but that'll cost a few hundred dollars. No car needed.

I'd take 1 month or so and do SF, Portland and Seattle. You'll want a car there.

Fly into Chicago for a white. Then I guess if you lie long ass boring drives you can drive to Texas - it'll take 18 or so hours drive between Chicago and Austin.

I think you could have an extra month to fly into London and do the UK easily with that.

But really how much money are we talking about? Every budget is different and you'll have a lot of straight travel expenses to factor.

Cool As Ice Cream
06-25-2014, 10:26 AM
if you want to go to san francisco on a budget, you should ask monty if he doesn't need anyone to star in one of his video projects.

Cool As Ice Cream
06-25-2014, 10:32 AM
maybe suggest he also flies in the netphorians you want to meet up with, but whose locations aren't very convenient to plan into your america trip.

if this works out, i might even come and join you all. why not, right? everyone could come*. NETPHORIA MEETUP "ON MONTYS DIME" SAN FRANCISCO 2015

*scotty can't

yo soy el mejor
06-25-2014, 10:51 AM
i'm in chicago. let's make fun of each other until the ice is broken.

pavementtune
06-25-2014, 11:00 AM
How many of y'all would be keen to kick it? Where are you/will you be summer 2015? Any couches I can crash on? Anyone wanna go to some festivals etc?

I've just inherited some money and I want to go on a big (4+ month) holiday next year. At te moment I am tossing up between the US and Europe. I feel like the US would be easier to do solo being as it's English speaking all over. But Europe would be super cool too.


Thoughts? Suggestions?


http://www.interrail.eu/interrail-passes/global-pass

The exploding boy
06-25-2014, 11:02 AM
mayonaise

The exploding boy
06-25-2014, 11:03 AM
i've never really traveled much before, i find people who do tend to think it's an interesting hobby that gives them a unique perspective when in fact they are still banal and their dumb trips to fucking hawaii don't give them any perspective at all

i actually hate travelling, the whole process is just the most annoying hassle. the destination, of course, is lovely and it's a wonderful privilege of being the bourgeoisie. But I'm often inspired to be a miserly curmudgeon because People who Travel are often so smug about it I just don't want to be those stupid dicks



It's called the "i've-been-to-places-you-haven't-and-it- makes-me-feel-superior-and-more-interesting-than-you-and-im-gonna-talk-about-it-for-months" syndrome or as i like to call it the "please shut the fuck up" syndrome and its an ailment that affects anyone who's ever been anywhere that isn't their own country. It gets them to change their habits too, like food, to let you know how much going around the world has changed them in new positive ways while you stayed home content in remaining ignorant. "I've been a month in india so now i i'm an expert on indian culture and cuisine."

Though i have to say the first few times i went to the states i couldn't shut up about one thing........ the variety of "food" products in grocery stores. Like omg how come they get like 24 flavors of pop tarts when we have only like 6!?!?! and WHAT? you STILL have cherry coke?!? (in canada its been an on and off thing for 30 years) To this day if i go to the US, i'm having some fucking pop tarts.


and seriously if anyone thinks going to hawaii gave them perspective on anything...hmm...you do know its STILL the FUCKING US?

pavementtune
06-25-2014, 11:11 AM
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/neldhw/manny-coffee.gif

Cool As Ice Cream
06-25-2014, 11:26 AM
its an ailment that affects anyone who's ever been anywhere that isn't their own country.

yes, it affects everyone who's been abroad. all the examples you know only confirm this. that's the only possible explanation.
that's some clever thinking, right there. well done.

scottytheoneand
06-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Air travel here is not cheap, that's complete bullshit.

For example, we are flying Baltimore to Dallas in two weeks. That's a 3.5 hour flight. It costs $470/pp. Well I guess Spirit is cheaper but I'd rather stay home than travel with them.

I know you want to visit Phorians, but while Kansas City and Salt Lake City are fine places they are definitely not worth going out if the way for a short time to visit IMO.

I'd look at taking 1 month or so for Boston, NYC and DC - maybe Phily too. All easy train trips but that'll cost a few hundred dollars. No car needed.

I'd take 1 month or so and do SF, Portland and Seattle. You'll want a car there.

Fly into Chicago for a white. Then I guess if you lie long ass boring drives you can drive to Texas - it'll take 18 or so hours drive between Chicago and Austin.

I think you could have an extra month to fly into London and do the UK easily with that.

But really how much money are we talking about? Every budget is different and you'll have a lot of straight travel expenses to factor.


^^

Real Truth

skip Texas. It's a shit hole. The people are shit heads. And it's as hot as Iraq during the summer.

duovamp
06-25-2014, 01:13 PM
i'd probably do mouth stuff tbh

Butt stuff only

reprise85
06-25-2014, 02:47 PM
where is Bahnzah?

central florida

hnibos
06-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Heads up, central Florida is a gigantic, humid, shit hole.

mpp
06-25-2014, 04:50 PM
When do I get my time off/money so I can travel for four months?

Jealous man. Real jealous.

I think you've got a lot of great spots in mind, and sppunk is spouting troof. Travel can be very expensive here.

scottytheoneand
06-25-2014, 05:33 PM
I have friends who've done months long trips and I've always been jealous. Most of my trips are for work. I never get to relax. I have to go to Baltimore, Miami and New York in the next 3 months, but I'll almost no time to do anything.

I do have a two week trip planned to Scotland and Amsterdam in October, though. Should be fun since it's not a work trip.

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Flights are pretty cheap? What are you talking about.


she's been upper middle class her entire life, most of her posts leaves little doubt that she has no concept of what money is worth

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 06:07 PM
and seriously if anyone thinks going to hawaii gave them perspective on anything...hmm...you do know its STILL the FUCKING US?

i have no idea, i'm not really into going to a place everybody goes to

i want to go to places like
Croatia (dalmatian coast)
Bosnia
Actually most of the former yugoslavia
cambodia
vietnam
beirut

you know shit like that

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 06:07 PM
BAY OF KOTOR and its sequel the BAY OF SWTOR

sppunk
06-25-2014, 06:36 PM
she's been upper middle class her entire life, most of her posts leaves little doubt that she has no concept of what money is worth

That's no excuse. I've been fortunate in my life but still recognize value and cost expectancy. She's just obtuse and wrong.

D.
06-25-2014, 06:43 PM
i have no idea, i'm not really into going to a place everybody goes to

i want to go to places like
Croatia (dalmatian coast)
Bosnia
Actually most of the former yugoslavia
cambodia
vietnam
beirut

you know shit like that

I wanna go to Africa and India but I already know those are cliche'. :(

mxzombie
06-25-2014, 07:13 PM
^ travel hipsters

Order 66
06-25-2014, 07:37 PM
i'm going to veitnam end of the year

scottytheoneand
06-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Say hello to Pol Pott you fucking commie!

TuralyonW3
06-25-2014, 07:39 PM
you're welcome in west palm beach but it sucks

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 07:46 PM
That's no excuse. I've been fortunate in my life but still recognize value and cost expectancy. She's just obtuse and wrong.

well she's never really had to work for it, remember all those goddamn threads where she was whining about how she had to get a job

now she has a part time gig at a church and she acts like she's a put-upon proletarian

scottytheoneand
06-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Anybody in Miami?

I be there next month and I'll buy beer!

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 07:48 PM
^ travel hipsters

i mean sure, but honestly i'd want to go where the crowds aren't and the dollar goes further

vixnix
06-25-2014, 08:14 PM
beggars, though :( and heaps of poverty.

yeah I was completely wrong about flights, they're pretty cheap down here at the moment and I figured they'd be comparable up there...sorry

scottytheoneand
06-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Still don't get why Vix is supposed to be some kind of dilitant

vixnix
06-25-2014, 08:20 PM
what's a dilitant?

scottytheoneand
06-25-2014, 08:25 PM
Lol

dilettante!

null123
06-25-2014, 08:30 PM
If you buy them early enough and travel between major cities I don't understand why you'd have to pay 400 dollars for a plane ticket unless you're going from one end of the country to the other, in which case you'd only need to do it once, and it'd sure as hell be cheaper than driving the same distance. Just depends.

slunken
06-25-2014, 08:31 PM
I prefer to travel within my own mind

mxzombie
06-25-2014, 09:44 PM
i mean sure, but honestly i'd want to go where the crowds aren't and the dollar goes further

i was kidding. i agree. i've never traveled anywhere extremely foreign to me. only in the americas.

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 09:45 PM
Ecuador looks pretty rad.

reprise85
06-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Anybody in Miami?

I be there next month and I'll buy beer!

I'm about an hour north. Where in Miami and when?

pavementtune
06-25-2014, 10:57 PM
Tourist question:
would you set foot in Disneyland if

- you were stuck across the street for two days
- you had free admission
- it's unlikely you'll be there again?

The people I asked so far either said "don't be stupid, of course not" or "take shrooms and do it."

I don't want to waste the ticket if I'm just gonna turn round and run after 5 minutes.

Bread Regal
06-25-2014, 11:07 PM
If you come to central florida, you'll learnwhy touring bands rarely come here.

if i'm not in florida next summer, i will be in colorado. in either case i will extend my hospitality to the greatest degree possible.

null123
06-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Tourist question:
would you set foot in Disneyland if

- you were stuck across the street for two days
- you had free admission
- it's unlikely you'll be there again?

The people I asked so far either said "don't be stupid, of course not" or "take shrooms and do it."

I don't want to waste the ticket if I'm just gonna turn round and run after 5 minutes.

Do you like theme parks and rides? Then you should go

reprise85
06-25-2014, 11:44 PM
Tourist question:
would you set foot in Disneyland if

- you were stuck across the street for two days
- you had free admission
- it's unlikely you'll be thee again?

The people I asked so far either said "don't be stupid, of course not" or "take shrooms and do it."

I don't want to waste the ticket if I'm just gonna turn round and run after 5 minutes.

if it's not in the heart of summer, absolutely.

shrooms would help, but if you can get in the child-like mindset before you go it could be really fun. say hello to princesses and peter pan and shit. ride the idyllic rides like the teacups and it's a small world. it's a really over the top place.

pavementtune
06-25-2014, 11:54 PM
Do you like theme parks and rides? Then you should go

I might. I've never been in a theme park before, so I am curious.
It's the same with these huge ass aquariums and astronomy thingies - I don't know places like that, there weren't any where I grew up.

Reprise, teacups, like in Alice in Wonderland? OMG.

Thanks guys, you made it easy, I'm going tomorrow :)
Peter fuckin Paaaaan

Trotskilicious
06-25-2014, 11:56 PM
If you come to central florida, you'll learnwhy touring bands rarely come here.

if i'm not in florida next summer, i will be in colorado. in either case i will extend my hospitality to the greatest degree possible.

if you go to coloRADo, man, i might see you sooner than you think. i got so many homies out there. it's like the new nirvana

Order 66
06-26-2014, 12:11 AM
i was driving some guy with me to a bachelor party in galveston and he kept talking about all the 'candy stores' he went to in CO and i was like what the fuck is this guy on about. then i was like.. oh..

Trotskilicious
06-26-2014, 12:57 AM
SMOKING WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

Fonzie
06-26-2014, 03:49 AM
Boston (mostly as a hardcore pilgrimage to see where all my favourite bands came up)


Your favourite band is Boston?

Right on.

reprise85
06-26-2014, 07:45 AM
I might. I've never been in a theme park before, so I am curious.
It's the same with these huge ass aquariums and astronomy thingies - I don't know places like that, there weren't any where I grew up.

Reprise, teacups, like in Alice in Wonderland? OMG.

Thanks guys, you made it easy, I'm going tomorrow :)
Peter fuckin Paaaaan

have fun :) take pictures!

Eulogy
06-26-2014, 08:25 AM
If you buy them early enough and travel between major cities I don't understand why you'd have to pay 400 dollars for a plane ticket unless you're going from one end of the country to the other, in which case you'd only need to do it once, and it'd sure as hell be cheaper than driving the same distance. Just depends.

I flew back and forth from Chicago to DC about two dozen times. Tickets ranged from $250 to $450. And that's a short flight.

Been contemplating going to Seattle for a wedding and that's at least $450.

In Europe you can hop all over the fucking place for under $100. Flights are not cheap here.

Eulogy
06-26-2014, 08:29 AM
i mean sure, but honestly i'd want to go where the crowds aren't and the dollar goes further

I'm sure mxzombie can tell you more, but panama, bro.

I can't remember the name of where I went, but it was south. Where we stayed was kind of a developing/touristy area but we were quick water taxis away from some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen.

Cheap as fuuuuuck. Wanna go back.

Spent a couple nights in Panama City at a hostel with no a/c and that sucked but just don't do that and you'll be good.

Oh wait south doesn't make sense does it. West? Fuck I don't remember.

Eulogy
06-26-2014, 08:30 AM
Oh and the bus ride from PC to our destination was terrifying. And then on the way back it broke down and we had to move to a different one and a couple people had to sit/lie in the aisle. But eh. Shit happens.

Eulogy
06-26-2014, 08:47 AM
Bocas del Toro! That was it. And yeah it's west. And lovely.

Sonic Johnny
06-26-2014, 08:51 AM
you're welcome in west palm beach but it sucks

central florida


much as I would grade A all-caps LOVE to kick it with you and JB, I don't think Florida is on the itinerary at the moment.

Sonic Johnny
06-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Tourist question:
would you set foot in Disneyland if


oh hell no

If you come to central florida, you'll learnwhy touring bands rarely come here.

if i'm not in florida next summer, i will be in colorado. in either case i will extend my hospitality to the greatest degree possible.

Thx bro. vis-a-vis colorado:

if you go to coloRADo, man, i might see you sooner than you think. i got so many homies out there. it's like the new nirvana

I have a couple relatives there apparently and I rly wanna visit a legal weed state while i'm there so i'm pretty srs about having this one on the itinerary.

Sonic Johnny
06-26-2014, 08:57 AM
If your travels bring you near Pittsburgh, you can crash here.

looks to me like you're on the way from Chi to NY so i'd say thats a fuck yeah.

i'm in chicago. let's make fun of each other until the ice is broken.

Deal.

duovamp
06-26-2014, 09:25 AM
Awesome. Awesome to the max.

Sonic Johnny
06-26-2014, 07:29 PM
What is there to do in Pittsburgh?

noyen
06-26-2014, 07:51 PM
What is there to do in Pittsburgh?

go straight through. don't even stop for food.

Trotskilicious
06-26-2014, 07:57 PM
and, if you can manage it, make a big fart out of the window

vixnix
06-26-2014, 08:25 PM
I changed buses in Pittsburgh and was in the station with my pack, my day bag, and my guitar, and someone asked me if I had a dollar. I opened my wallet and said "all I have left is this ten dollar note, that's all the money I have in the world, right now" and the guy reached in, took the ten dollar note, and walked off. He didn't even run, because he could see I wasn't going to be able to catch him while carrying all my stuff.

First and last time somebody took money out of my wallet right in front of me.

But after that I got to board the Greyhound in Pittsburgh like Simon and Garfunkel, and then count the cars on the New Jersey turnpike, so I cheered up.

The exploding boy
06-26-2014, 08:33 PM
DID YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM? Cause if memory serves pittbusrgh greyhound station bathroom was the worst i saw aside from Buffalo. you can tell the US is a country of degenerate troglodytes by the state of their bus station bathrooms versus the state of bus stations bathrooms in canada. I'd eat a sandwich off the toilet seats in montreal's bus stations


well ok no i wouldn't. But i feel just entering in say buffalo's bus station bathroom it's probably already like you licked a toilet seat. I have to say, the first thing that struck me in general the first time i went to the US was how filthy it all was.

mxzombie
06-26-2014, 08:37 PM
Bocas del Toro! That was it. And yeah it's west. And lovely.

i hear bocas is really nice, but i've never been. every time i go to panama it's to panama city and a place near penonome, in the center of the country.

duovamp
06-26-2014, 08:38 PM
What is there to do in Pittsburgh?

Not much tbh. Food, beer, a couple sights.

Sonic Johnny
06-27-2014, 01:11 AM
Can we just get turnt and do some blow or something?