Travel Thread


#2824

Ha. It’s forecast as 40 in Melbourne on your first day…


#2825

And what an absolutely phenomenal bloke he is.
Just totally top notch.


#2826

albert thurgood is in swan hill?


#2827

Have they finished the bridge? Was still being worked on when I was there in early October.

(my mother in law lives in Koondrook, she said the heat there was stifling last week.)


#2828

Yeah…just finished, but now they have to remove the temporary workings.

It was 40 plus when we were there.


#2829

You’re getting soft in your old age Noons.


#2830

At what age are you too old to stay at a backpackers and cart your stuff around in a one of those back packs they use?


#2831

Last time i went backpacking i was 31.


#2832

My idiot mate loves staying at the backpackers and getting around in one of them backpacks. He’s 34. Kinda feel it’s time he grew up a bit.


#2833

I’m going to Europe in June and intend on taking my backpack. I find it easy to carry. But am upgrading the accommodation.


#2834

My sister did with kids (10 and under). I also did it with my parents as a teenager


#2835

I’d say you’re never too old to stay in backpackers if you enjoy the experience. For me it was 30, but I travelled with my wife and then with kids from then on, so wanted to fork out for better accom for them.


#2836

Never.

But I do say that for most questions phrased that way, and don’t give a flying what people think.


#2837

Continuing on from the other thread, some pics of Baku, Azerbaijan.


#2838

Stayed at the Hilton Hotel which had good views over the city and of course watched the flame towers at night.


#2839

The Flame Towers certainly look impressive


#2840

Pretty easy City to navigate and whilst not as cheap as some of the other former CIS countries it was still fine. $15-20 will get you a decent entree and mains for 2 people and the Hilton was $170 a night. Bugger all tourists and as such hardly any English so best learn a few phrases and use your hands. Had a day trip outside of Baku and the country side is quite pretty. Definitely want to return and get out into the countryside.


#2841

Wow, how did I not know of this place??? Baku, Azerbaijan has now firmly rocketed into the top 10 of places to go to…


#2842

Add the Stans too if you want something unreal. Some of the scenery is simply stunning and some great museums and historic buildings/churches in the cities. Dirt cheap and you won’t be jostling with a million other tourists. Some great ski resorts that are cheap and easily accessible if you are into that aswell


#2843

How did you get around in this area - car, buses, trains? You’ve really piqued my interest, but any trip I do will undoubtedly end up being a family effort (so will require ease of getting from A to B). In Europe, and places like Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia etc. it’s a piece of cake due to public transport being so efficient and far-reaching. How would these areas compare?