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Post by Jordan311 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:10 pm

been about a week since anyone's posted. how's everyone's week goin?

jimbo how was your trip?

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Post by $lmjimy311 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:50 pm

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been about a week since anyone's posted. how's everyone's week goin?

jimbo how was your trip?

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Europe?
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Post by $lmjimy311 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:51 pm

Also i like this. we should post about how are weeks are going. good way to keep in touch
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Post by Jordan311 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:20 pm

yeah man Europe. You went to Barcelona and all that good stuff right?
Weren't you there like right before that terror attack happened?

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Post by $lmjimy311 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:01 pm

I was in Leeds, Ibiza, Valencia, Barcelona, and Dublin (but did Northern Ireland and Eastern Ireland too). Dude, it was fucking amazing. I mean, on another level. I could live in Barcelona. Weather, women, food, wine...it was all just perfect. I'm gonna try and go to Amsterdam this March. I took a ton of pictures, but this one had to be the best by far.
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Post by $lmjimy311 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:16 pm

I was in Barca a few weeks before the attack. Funny enough, when I was going, my dad was telling me to be careful because of all the shit that was going down and my response was, "Dad, it's Spain and more so, it's Barcelona. Nobody wants to attack that place." And then there you go. I hate it for the city. I went solo for the majority of the trip and stayed in hostels. In between "events" when I had nothing to do, I would just go to whatever restaurant was highly rated on google and have some tapas and a glass or two of wine and just love life. A 2 euro glass of wine was worth at least a 10-15 dollar glass here. I have always enjoyed wine, but not to this level. I really learned to have an appreciation for it. I also loved how everything was so damn cheap there. My normal meal came to like 15 euros after wine. I hate that in the States there isn't an actual tapas culture. Not the bullshit we have where it's like "oh hey there, here are some tapas. It's 15 for a plate and you share with your friends!" No, I want the shit where it's like 2 bucks for a small plate and I get to try like 10 things. The most expensive meal I had in Spain cost me 25 euros and it was at a Michelin Plate restaurant in Valencia.

I wish I took more pictures in Spain, but I didn't take my camera unless I went to like the "Futbol" stadium or Sagrada. Here are two more from Ireland. These are from the Cliffs of Mohr.
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Post by Jordan311 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:01 pm

hell yeah man, Barcelona was my favorite city when I went to Europe too. I could spend a lot of time there. Had a similar experience, lots of tapas and wine. The tapas restaurants are amazing and it's so great just ordering like 10 different items. Did you go to the food markets there?

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Post by $lmjimy311 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:31 pm

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hell yeah man, Barcelona was my favorite city when I went to Europe too. I could spend a lot of time there. Had a similar experience, lots of tapas and wine. The tapas restaurants are amazing and it's so great just ordering like 10 different items. Did you go to the food markets there?

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I didn't. I only had 4 days there and it just wasn't enough. Each major stop i made I ended up spending about 4 hours at because I figured since I was going to visit again I wanted to get "all" of whatever I was visiting so next time I can hit up a new spot and won't have to re-visit. Oh so check this shit out. My dumbass didn't realize the running of the bulls was when I was in Spain. I found out when I got there. I so badly wanted to do it but just couldn't swing the last minute hotel fees and travel and I had already paid for my stay and everything in Barca. Next time hopefully. Where all else did you go? Oh and how's the citizenship coming along in Aus?
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Post by Jordan311 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:04 am

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hell yeah man, Barcelona was my favorite city when I went to Europe too. I could spend a lot of time there. Had a similar experience, lots of tapas and wine. The tapas restaurants are amazing and it's so great just ordering like 10 different items. Did you go to the food markets there?

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I didn't. I only had 4 days there and it just wasn't enough. Each major stop i made I ended up spending about 4 hours at because I figured since I was going to visit again I wanted to get "all" of whatever I was visiting so next time I can hit up a new spot and won't have to re-visit. Oh so check this shit out. My dumbass didn't realize the running of the bulls was when I was in Spain. I found out when I got there. I so badly wanted to do it but just couldn't swing the last minute hotel fees and travel and I had already paid for my stay and everything in Barca. Next time hopefully. Where all else did you go? Oh and how's the citizenship coming along in Aus?
fuckkkk that I would not want to do the running of the bulls. no way lol.

When I went to Europe I went to Budapest, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, and Milan. I did it all in like a week and a half lol so I had a flight like every other day. It was pretty hectic but awesome.

Yeah still working on the AU residency. Getting a de facto partner visa with my gf since she's got an Aussie passport. So that will get me another 2 year visa, and then after that I can apply for residency. Lots of paperwork and kinda expensive but worth it.

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Post by $lmjimy311 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:02 pm

Oh damn. If I have only a week to do the travel, I'd rather just do like 2 spots. There is so much to do in each city that I can't imagine having so little time.

I'm just hoping with all the shit that's going on in the world and with our glorious leader, Donald J. Trump (SEE, NSA I AM NOT A BAD GUY. I PROMISE), travel doesn't become more expensive and difficult to do. I like being able to book my ticket, maybe paying a small fine for a visa, and moving on.
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Post by $lmjimy311 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:14 pm

Got into a wreck. Somehow this shit is my fault. Long story short, I made a left turn and as I completed the turn and was driving away, I got rearended. This fucking sucks. I did not need the expense for a insurance deductible, increase in insurance, and ticket cost. Fucking kill me.
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Post by bcolephases » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:14 pm

Dude that sux.

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Post by Jordan311 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:42 pm

damn son that blows. I've never caused an accident before. been hit once or twice though.

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Post by 311Chik » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:48 pm

Totally jealous of all the traveling to different countries. I've only been around eastern Canada. Helps that it's only a 4 hour car rude to the border. Couldn't do a week where I'd go to multiple countries, would need to spend at least a few days in each place. Would feel rushed/overwhelmed trying to do everything I want to do in a short time. I can do 3 cities in Canada in a week now only because I've visited them few times before so know what's worth seeing/skipping.

Sucks about the accident. Boyfriend had one couple years ago backing out of his driveway after huge snow storm. Chick hit the side if his car but because he was backing up was his fault. She lived down street from him and when he went to check something on the info she gave him her husband wasn't even surprised she hit his car. His car had scrapes and her bumper was slightly cracked. His insurance doubled, it sucked.
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Post by Shiny » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:36 am

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Totally jealous of all the traveling to different countries. I've only been around eastern Canada. Helps that it's only a 4 hour car rude to the border.
Same, I've never left the country except for Canada. I did go on cruises as a kid to Mexico, Jamaica, etc - but I really don't count that as those things are very 'sanitized' versions of experiencing another country. I need to get out tho.

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Post by Jordan311 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:05 pm

god damn guys what are you doing with your lives? go travel!

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Post by $lmjimy311 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:55 pm

Yeah for the love of God, travel. Save money and go travel. It's absolutely worth it
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Post by 311Chik » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:30 pm

I am horrible with flying, that's the main issue with travel. I know it's safe and all the stats of what's more likely to happen, but still doesn't matter. I get wicked stressed and spend half the trip worrying about flight home. If my boyfriend and I could take enough time off to take a boat I would in a heartbeat. Most of our trips now are roadtrips, which are wicked fun. Lately with Canada we do more Toronto/Ottawa trips since there's still so much we haven't done in those areas and we love it there. We have gone up to Newfoundland which was amazing. I want to go back since we were only able to do the West coast of the island when we went.
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Post by Jordan311 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:20 pm

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Post by Shiny » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:28 am

yeah it's the same reason for me. i haven't flown in a long time and just travel places by car or train. i'm not worried about the safety of flying really, but it's the feeling of being 'trapped'. in a car you can just pull over whenever you need to, but in a plane you're stuck in it til the bitter end. i just don't like that feeling of not being in control of the situation (I also get that when you're driving you aren't in control of all the variables on the road, so I acknowledge that it's an illusion of control). i kinda made up my mind about this a while ago and just accepted that i probably wouldn't 'see the world' in my lifetime and i was ok with that. but now i feel differently and want to get over it. i'm actually going to fly somewhere in the US next month for the first time in like 10 years. so we'll see how it goes. :bounce: and yeah 311chik, i know what you mean about spending the trip worried about the flight home. in the past i've always been like "well, i gotta do that shit again soon" and couldn't get my mind off of it.

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