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re: Has anyone been to India - Optimus Gus
Ninety percent of first time India goers do the Golden Triangle- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. We did that plus Goa. Delhi and Agra are two of the most fantastic places in the world. The Mughal kings make the Europeans look like paupers. In retrospect, I could have skipped Goa and Jaipur. Siem Re...
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re: Greek Isles - 2 Week Honeymoon - Optimus Gus
[quote]Staying in Ornos Beach on Mykonos, with a day trip into Mykonos Town and a boat day trip to Delos. Staying in Agios Prokopios beach and Naxos Town on Naxos. Doing a historical tour and boat tour. Not sure for the other 2 days. Staying in Oia on Santorini. Doing a jet ski tour of the volcano, ...
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re: Greek Isles - 2 Week Honeymoon - Optimus Gus
I could have spent two weeks on Crete. We stayed in the Rimondi Boutique hotel in Rethimno. Rethimno is a touristy little town, they all are, but it does have a nice restaurant selection. Seeing the Palace of Knossos is a must. Go in the late afternoon to avoid the giant tour groups. Ther...
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re: Condor Flights from MSY - Optimus Gus
Frankfurt is not especially appealing. There is a direct train from the Frankfurt airport that will take you to the central stations in Munich and Stuttgart. ...
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re: ESPN article about the Lakers - Optimus Gus
Long but interesting. What a mess. AD might not find the grass is green in LA....
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re: Recommendations for traveling with kids - Optimus Gus
[quote]Bookmarking as I'm bringing my one year old to Singapore and Bali in one month. [/quote] I've never been to either but that sounds like a fantastic trip. One other thing that I have found that helps a lot on long flights is having a wife that is attentive with kids. Kids of any age do ...
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re: So who beat up the London lesbians? - Optimus Gus
These are the ones from a similar attack in January [img]https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/01/08/10/homophobic-attack-.jpg?w968[/img]...
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re: Good shoe for traveling in Europe? - Optimus Gus
Crocs...
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re: Sao Paulo - Optimus Gus
The area around the Museum of Art is upscale. Sao Paulo is a big city. It'll be a lot more fun if you know or hang out with locals....
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re: Seattle in September for Saints game - Optimus Gus
IMHO, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you get a chance, check out Olympic National Park or Mt Ranier. Whale watching in Puget Sound is neat. We saw about 20 humpbacks but no killer whales. Apparently there are pods of killer whales that live in th...
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re: Recommendations for traveling with kids - Optimus Gus
[quote]Avoid big cities with little kids [/quote] Smaller cities are often more cost-effective. You can have the same type of experience without the London-Paris-Rome price tag. It also gets you out of the checklist mindset (e.g. I have to see the Mona Lisa if I go to France)....
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re: Recommendations for traveling with kids - Optimus Gus
[quote]Pre-travel prep - we try to prep the kids and get them excited. Like we watched Mary Poppins and Peter Pan before going to London. Get some kids books on the city. They inevitably will each get a couple of things they are excited about[/quote] Absolutely. We also google things like "movie...
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re: Where to stay in San Diego in July? - Optimus Gus
Not glamorous at all, but we stayed in the Residence Inn at Del Mar. It was comfortable, nice enough, and affordable. Since you have a car, getting around won't be a problem....
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re: Anyone traveled to Egypt - Optimus Gus
I went when I was a kid. I can't remember the tour company's name. But I highly recommend a cruise on the Upper Nile. It was one of the neatest places I've been. That being said, a friend of mine went last December and walked by a group of locals who started chanting "death to Americans" in ...
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Recommendations for traveling with kids - Optimus Gus
These are my recs below, but I'd like to hear what others have to say. As people add their recs, I'll add them to this first post. 1. Rent an apartment. The value washing machine, kitchen and extra space cannot be overstated. We stayed in apartments in London and Amsterdam and living was...
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Hypothetical... better futures for LA, NY or NO? - Optimus Gus
It seems like the Pelicans are trending up, while the Nicks and Lakers are trending down. I realize NY and LA are big market teams, but it's hard for me to see them being successful or even a fun place to play. Thoughts?...
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re: What is your dream job? - Optimus Gus
[quote]Naval architect for super yachts.[/quote] A buddy of mine does this. He grew up sailing, went to naval architecture school and now designs mega sail boats. I saw him for the first time in a bunch of years, and asked him about it. He said yes, it's good but it's still a job. He'd rath...
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re: Podcasts I’m into.... Plus your suggestions - Optimus Gus
For history buffs, I recommend Mike Duncan's History of Rome and Revolutions. The 14 episodes on the American Revolution are concise and easy to listen to. The French Revolution was a little too detailed for my taste. Revolutions is a podcast created by Mike Duncan which first aired on 15 S...
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re: European speeding ticket - Optimus Gus
I got one in Italy a few years ago. I didn't pay it, mostly because the letter was in Italian. It never made it to my credit report, the rental company didn't charge me, and I have been back to Italy and didn't get arrested or cited....
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re: David Duke sighting in Mandeville - Optimus Gus
[quote]I would argue that the voices of extremists in public makes things better[/quote] IMHO... With social media, the 24 hour news cycle and America's demand for sensationalism, the extremists get all the air time and drown everyone else out. Both parties seem to be dominated by their extreme ...
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