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Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:16 pm
by AndUR??
SoMelo wrote: Yep, we take the redeye out on 3rd...
Nice!
We will be there from July 30th to Aug 6th.
You will love Ocho Rios :D

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:18 pm
by SoMelo
AndUR?? wrote:
:cheers: :cheers:
Do you take malaria meds before/during/after Jamaica? We were in the BVI's about 10 years ago and I took it, a guy on the trip didn't and actually got sick (real sick)

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:41 pm
by RoadRunner
AndUR?? wrote:
You got it!
:cheers:
Nice

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:55 pm
by AndUR??
SoMelo wrote: Do you take malaria meds before/during/after Jamaica? We were in the BVI's about 10 years ago and I took it, a guy on the trip didn't and actually got sick (real sick)
I have been to Jamaica 10+ times and have NEVER gotten sick.
Stick to the food at the resort and rum and you will be fine :wink:

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:45 pm
by SoMelo
AndUR?? wrote:
I have been to Jamaica 10+ times and have NEVER gotten sick.
Stick to the food at the resort and rum and you will be fine :wink:
I'm more concerned with mosquitoes

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:16 pm
by Wiley
SoMelo wrote: I'm more concerned with mosquitoes
Disguise your body odor by sponging with vinegar and apply DEET after toweling off...

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Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:17 pm
by Buc Pride
(cut and pasted from a March thread titled Summer Vacations)

We just purchased our tickets to Bangkok. The plan is to use Bangkok as the hub and travel through SE Asia for most of July. I'm still in the process of putting together a loose itenerary to outline the places we will visit. So far the definate go to places are:

Cambodia -Siem Reap (Ankor Wat, floating villiages), Phnom Penh (The Killing fields, Royal Palace, Wat Phnom)
Thailand -Bangkok (I can only handle a day or so of this place), Patong Beach, Phi Phi Island, Krabi


(new material)

We leave in exactly 20 days. On a normal day I'm logging at least 3 hours a day researching. Trip Adviser, Lonely Planet, creepy Expat forums, various travel blogs, weather reports, and the F-ing hotel review sites. F the hotel review people, I don't trust them at all. Pretty sure my tastes are going to differ a tad bit from Helen the 58 year old divorced Scandinavian former house wife. Oh yeah, travel books on the beach all weekend. Needless to say I'm ready to go.

Timing out the flights (8) was tough. Turns out I'm a terrible flight planner. The wife is too busy to deal with the planning so hopefully she will understand I tried my best. A few uncomfortable lay overs will just make us appreciate the final destination that much more.

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:04 am
by not4u13
We're just a few weeks out from our cruise to Alaska. It's a bit pricey but we don't often do full-blown vacations so we decided to endulge a little this one last time.

Starting to get a bit nervous though as we are still waiting on two passports and don't have our flights yet, but we've still got time.

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:20 am
by Buc Pride
slowyoroll wrote:What's better Laughlin or Havasu? Buc?
The River is The River so it's a toss up. They both have strong points.

Laughlin: Loser Lounge, margaritas at Harrahs, gambling with old people, bad cheap food everywhere, ugly people watching
Havafew: Kokomos, Pirate Cove, sandbar, pasties, beer bongs, new style Brazilian cut bathing suits, I.E tatted up juice heads driving $200k boats with ghost flames.

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:46 am
by slowyoroll
Buc Pride wrote:
The River is The River so it's a toss up. They both have strong points.

Laughlin: Loser Lounge, margaritas at Harrahs, gambling with old people, bad cheap food everywhere, ugly people watching
Havafew: Kokomos, Pirate Cove, sandbar, pasties, beer bongs, new style Brazilian cut bathing suits, I.E tatted up juice heads driving $200k boats with ghost flames.

Check this guy out at the Turtle Bar

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:50 am
by Buc Pride
slowyoroll wrote:

Check this guy out at the Turtle Bar
roadrunner!!

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:51 am
by slowyoroll
Naw..he was white..kinda short..

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:57 am
by oceanvue
I would have gotten creative with sunblok if I was him

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:00 am
by Parrotpaul
Does sunscreen stop tattoos from fading in the sun?

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:00 am
by oceanvue
Bali is a great travel hub for SE Asia. Make sure you hit KL and Surabaya

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:02 am
by oceanvue
Paul wrote:Does sunscreen stop tattoos from fading in the sun?
Probably not but he could have whitened up the teeth and had fun with the eyes

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:11 am
by AndUR??
SoMelo wrote: I'm more concerned with mosquitoes
Yes, you will probably get some bites.
Make sure you bring some repellent with you just in case your resort does not have it available.

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:14 am
by AndUR??
not4u13 wrote:We're just a few weeks out from our cruise to Alaska. It's a bit pricey but we don't often do full-blown vacations so we decided to endulge a little this one last time.

Starting to get a bit nervous though as we are still waiting on two passports and don't have our flights yet, but we've still got time.
So wait...you have planned a "full-blown" vacation and don't have your flights yet?? :-s

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:41 pm
by not4u13
AndUR?? wrote:
So wait...you have planned a "full-blown" vacation and don't have your flights yet?? :-s
We booked the flights with the cruise line. They haven't told us yet what the filghts are. We only know the day and the airport.

Re: SUMMER PLANS

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:49 pm
by AndUR??
not4u13 wrote:
We booked the flights with the cruise line. They haven't told us yet what the filghts are. We only know the day and the airport.

Ohhhh...got it.
My parents did a cruise in Alaska a few years ago.
Said it was AH-MAH-ZING!!!
Try to do the Helicopter tour if you can.