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Post #1 by Dog » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:25 am

Talk on the other thread got me thinking this could help. Undecided between 3 options for next summer. About 14 day vacation with wife and by then 7 year old (really good traveller).

1. Moscow/ St-Petersburg

Never been, would be run away first choice if it wasn't for safety/crime concerns. Talked to a buddy that's just been to Moscow and he said it was fine. Still, have meet few people that have gone. Been to South Africa with the wife and it's probably nowhere near as dangerous, but that wasn't with our 7 year old and we weren't middle aged upper middle class crusty types at the time (were recent grads/mid-late twenties). Anybody been? How easy and safe is it to get around?


2. France

Been twice, but not been in more than 10 years. Wife hasn't been since like high school. Paris then rent car heading south. It's been a while, it's nice, kept good memories, daughter would love it, super safe, not a fan of current political climate.


3. California

Never been. Would drive coast from north to south.


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Post #2 by AD » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:41 am

So you're going to visit Putin, LePen or Trump.

Why am I not surprised.
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Post #3 by Dog » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:44 am

A. Boom Boom Al Thawaher wrote:So you're going to visit Putin, LePen or Trump.

Why am I not surprised.


My initial plan was to do Germany after Japan last year.
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Post #4 by AD » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:01 am

So why not Germany dog?
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Post #5 by Dog » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:04 am

It's number 4 on the list.
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Post #6 by jester » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:29 am

I have not done it ... but if you're planning on driving, you might consider starting a bit further north and driving south into California. I've heard great things about that drive. San Francisco is pretty great if you've never been there, but also has a notable shady element at night (something to keep in mind).
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Post #7 by Zardoz » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:43 am

My wife and I have always wanted to go to Russia, but she is very Jewish in looks, so most of eastern Europe scares the shit out of her. Definitely would be top of my list though.
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Post #8 by PredsFan77 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:51 am

I went to Moscow when I went to the olympics. Not sure I'd bring a kid in tow. Subway system is designed nice but there's no English at all. Also didn't see any machines for buying subway tickets, had to communicate with someone at a ticket window. Red square is pretty spectacular. I went right before sunrise and had the place to myself for 30 minutes.

California is a good trip. I've done it going from LA to SF. Highway 1 is amazing. San Fran is probably top two in my favorite cities in the world. Marin Headlands, Napa, Carmel/Monterey/Pebble Beach. Santa Barbara. Santa Monica. The tourist stuff in LA. Palm Springs. San Diego. Also have Yosemite, Sequoia, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley. Could easily make as long a trip as you'd like there.
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Post #9 by Dog » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:56 am

Yeah, was leaning towards California. Thanks guys. Definately want to do Moscow/St-Petersburg sometime -will continue to gather info.
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Post #10 by edgar_dong » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:00 pm

A. Boom Boom Al Thawaher wrote:So why not Germany dog?


If someone wants to see Germany at its finest, show 'em a photo of it in ruin. :smuglanne:

Drive from Vancouver to Mexico. You're welcome. : )
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Post #11 by Craig » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:29 pm

jester wrote:I have not done it ... but if you're planning on driving, you might consider starting a bit further north and driving south into California. I've heard great things about that drive. San Francisco is pretty great if you've never been there, but also has a notable shady element at night (something to keep in mind).


I've done that drive and I don't really recommend it. The part of it before California was pleasant, but not worth going out of the way for.
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Post #12 by MP » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:25 pm

I think you should hire a boat and do the Galapagos Islands. Doesn't get more hippy schooling then that.
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Post #13 by Dog » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:32 pm

A friend of mine and his wife took a year off and are literally sailing around the world while home/boat schooling their 3 kids.

I can't compete with that, mp. I'm out yuppie hippied.

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Post #14 by MP » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:39 pm

Yeah, you need two more kids. . .
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Post #15 by vonbonds » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:32 am

Dog wrote:A friend of mine and his wife took a year off and are literally sailing around the world while home/boat schooling their 3 kids.

I can't compete with that, mp. I'm out yuppie hippied.

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How old are the kids? That has to be an amazing experience.
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Post #16 by Dog » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:36 am

Like 7-9 and a teen. It's extreme. There's stretch of 30+ days when they are literally alone in the world crossing the pacific in a small sail boat. Have a medical emergency and you are likely screwed. Best bet is a cargo ship responding to an alarm call and even then the ship is likely to be days away and the approach of such a large ship could be fatal. But he figures the probabilities of that are lower than the probabilities of a bunch of other everyday risks we hardly even think about. Otherwise, you have to enjoy sailing and spending your days on a small boat (I don't think I would for such a long time). Otherwise, yeah what an absolutely incredible experience.
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Post #17 by Craig » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:13 am

Sounds super boring for kids. Sounds like a midlife crises being forced on your family.

Now if they were just sailing up and down the coast of the Americas, that would be a different story.
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Post #18 by Dog » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:23 pm

Well, the bulk of the trip is small island hopping in the south pacific, so probably pretty cool. I've heard of a few people that have done this. Cool life experience for the kids, but yeah it's definately an adult oriented thing. To be fair, those tend to also be better for kids than going to Disney and waterparks.
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Post #19 by Zardoz » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:47 pm

My brother in law sailed around the world as a teen with his dad and brother. But he's about 250 miles short of doing the full trip because he got sick at some point and they flew him to a hospital on the next island.
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Post #20 by AD » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:15 pm

He was 250 miles from completing a trip around the world?
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Post #21 by vonbonds » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:01 pm

Those 250 miles would bother me to my grave
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Post #22 by AD » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:12 pm

Is this person on suicide watch?
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Post #23 by PPJ » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:53 pm

Some people live a fools paradise.
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Post #25 by Zardoz » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:46 am

Oh it bothers him. But to complete it would require a lot of time and money he doesn't have.
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Post #26 by Dog » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:46 am

Maybe he should become a pirate.

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Post #27 by AD » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:07 am

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Post #28 by AD » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:08 am

Zardoz wrote:Oh it bothers him. But to complete it would require a lot of time and money he doesn't have.


It doesn't count if he just completes it. He has to restart it all.

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Post #29 by Zardoz » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:29 am

Now he'll definitely be on suicide watch.
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Post #30 by AD » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:51 am

Sorry. I don't make up the rules.

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