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World Travel Thread

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by Brother J, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Juice

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    Gran Canaria is nice. As far as living there, I have no idea. Its a tourist destination, so as long as you are okay with that type of environment, then why not?

    You may want to learn to speak Spanish if you dont already. Lots of regions in Spain have their own dialect, Im sure they do too. Also, you'll need to find consistent employment thats not contract-based in order to gain citizenship, as with a lot of European countries. Might be tough on such a small island that will likely cater to locals.
     
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    If it helps you at all, I live in Fuerteventura. Of the two, I prefer Gran Canaria. It felt "cleaner" I guess. Tenerife is amazing and if you would like I have some friends there that may be able to help point you in the right direction. It feels built up compared to Gran Canaria, just a shitload of people. Compare that to Fuerteventura however and you'll feel like you've moved backward in time. But I love that about this place. Anyway, here to help if you'd like it.
     
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    A last minute work trip has me in Boston today through Friday. Anything I should check out tonight or tomorrow?
     
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    Catch a game at Fenway, they're in town. Even if you're not a huge baseball fan it really is a good time.
     
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    Assuming you only have time for meals since its a work trip, go to the North End for Italian food or Yankee Lobster Co for seafood. Skip Quincy Market; its a waste of time.
     
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    If you get a chance to get to the waterfront, go see the USS Constitution. There is so much history in that city, but "Old Ironsides" has been recently restored and it is a visit I still remember 47 years later.
     
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    I'm heading up to the Vancouver area for a week at the end of August with my wife and kid (he'll be 12 months old by then) meeting up with my brother, his wife and their kid (who will be 7 months old) who live in White Rock, BC. Despite have been to the Vancouver area many times before, I am new at the vacation parenting game and as a result I'm not exactly sure what kind of activities would be fun to do with small kids. We've discussed eating dim sum in Richmond, and I'm guessing we'll take a day to stroll around in downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. Taking a ferry to Vancouver Island is an option, but have done that a bunch before and wouldn't mind checking out a different island - Salt Spring or Galiano perhaps?
     
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    I got married on Denman Island. Not really much to do around there if you ask me.

    Personally, I’d look at driving up to Campbell River, and maybe stay a night at April Point Lodge. Fun little water taxi, nice restaurant, pretty inexpensive. It has been a few years since I’ve been there, but might be worth checking out.
     
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    The Vancouver aquarium is great for little kids.
     
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    Not just kids... I picked up a lifetime membership when I was living in Vancouver. I was self-employed, working from home, and it was quite cathartic to go spend an hour or two hanging out with the sloths during the week.
     
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    I see the Vancouver Aquarium is free for kids 3 and under also, which is great. How about Lynn Canyon Park - worth a visit?
     
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    It's a very cool nature walk that you can't believe exists within the city. Every year emergency crews pull cliff jumpers out of the pools, which is always fun to watch. (They go out of their way to jump into the water, it's not like it's an easy thing to do).

    There's also the suspension bridge, if you're into that kind of thing (but last I checked, it was a bit expensive).
    https://www.capbridge.com/

    For a really nice summer day thing, I'd recommend going to Jericho Sailing Centre... they have a rooftop restaurant that has an amazing view of English Bay, and is a great way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny day. It's also a nice walk along the beach. I used to race a 20' Hobiecat out of there... lots of fun times.

    https://jsca.bc.ca/ --> the sailing club

    https://thegalley.ca/ --> the restaurant
     
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    I’m going to Pittsburgh next. weekend for a concert. Any decent bar districts or breweries to check out?
     
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    I like Penn Brewery beers, but I've never been to their location on the North Side. Staying in the Allegheny neighborhood, there's Allegheny City Brewing and Southern Tier Brewing which are near Heinz Field, PNC Park and the casino so there's a number of other bars and restaurants in the surrounding area. I can't vouch for Southern Tier, but I like Allegheny's beers.

    The Church Brew Works in the Lawrenceville neighborhood as is the Arsenal Cider House which if you're into ciders is well worth a stop. In the neighboring Strip District there's Wigle Whiskey--named for one of the starters of the Whiskey Rebellion. The Strip District is also a bar district. I prefer it to the South Side which is the largest bar district in the city however, it can be a shit show due to the number of bars, narrow streets and not much parking.

    The only reason to go to Station Square is so you can take either the Monongahela or Duquesne inclines up to Mt. Washington to take in the view of the city. The Duquesne has the better view of the city at the top.

    Regardless of where you go, you'll find Iron City or IC Light just about everywhere. It's the defacto local beer. It's the local version of "Coors/Miller/Bud."