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  The Chatter Box : Travel
Unmissable Places by Palinite14 on 29 November 2004 7:16pm
I want to take a gap year before going to university (it'll be summer 2007 to autumn 2008) and I'm thinking about places I'd like to go. Does anyone have anywhere they think should not be missed? (Budget/practicality not yet a consideration here) On my very early preliminary plan, I've got returning to New Zealand (Dunedin) and possibly Australia (Perth), and most definitely travel throughout Japan, with work in Tokyo and/or Kyoto. Suggestions? (Or any experiences I should avoid?)
Re: Unmissable Places by Sky on 9 December 2004 3:30pm
I went to Berlin recently and thought it was great. I guess it's all down to personal taste but i'd love to go again. Seeing the remains of the Berlin Wall was quite an experience, if a little sad.(And I too would love to see Japan, that's the untimate for me.)

I'm not sure how costly it would be, I guess it depents on how you get there and where you stay (Transit Loft is a pretty good hotel).
Re: Unmissable Places by Mark Pav on 9 December 2004 6:04pm
Everywhere is interesting in its own way! So personal enjoyment in travel is subjective. Okay I'm done stating the obvious.

Greece is cool. See it before the clouds of pollution swallow it entirely. It's a very diverse country - winter skiing and summer beach parties, museums, ruins, etc. If you're a non-smoker it can be trying though since many people smoke and there are no real non-smoking areas.
Re: Unmissable Places by Ken Dunn on 12 June 2005 9:27pm
I've pulled this thread forward because it seems like a good one to post some general travel information on.
If you have access to UK digital freeview then I can recommend the Sky Travel Channel either for armchair travelling of exotic holiday destinations or viewing possible resorts to visit for your own holidays.
One of my favourite items on the channel is the live two minute look at the weather conditions in various cities around the world which they transmit just before the hour most evenings. The cities I have seen so far are mostly European and USA.
Re: Unmissable Places by sjcairns on 15 June 2005 8:04pm
Visit Vietnam soon (preferably Hanoi) as the country is changing so fast, it will soon have lost it's 'untouched' feel. The modern hotels are already being built and it's only a matter of time before the apartments and shopping malls follow.
Re: Unmissable Places by beccles on 16 June 2005 12:49pm
I've never been to Hanoi, only Ho Chi Minh but I absolutely loved it, there is still a very French feel about it- would recommend a visit there to anyone!
Re: Unmissable Places by Valarie on 16 June 2005 9:07pm
I know of a few people who have gone to Iceland and just loved it. The pictures I saw from it were stunning. I'm not sure where you'd be originating from, but for the US, Iceland Air offers a free stopover in Reykjavik en route to any other of their European destinations.

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