The New Travel Thread: Now with write ups in the OP

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Spontaneous Cumbustion

    Spontaneous Cumbustion Well-Known Member
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    Lisbon is a very underrated cool city. Madrid is much bigger so they have plenty of things to do. I liked Madrid a lot but I like pretty much all big Euro cities.
     
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  2. letan

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    I lived in Madrid for a year in 2008-2009 and didn’t recognize this market so I googled it bc it would’ve obviously been right up my alley. Looks like it re-opened the month I came back to the states. Guess I’ve gotta go back now once covid is over.
     
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  3. CoastalOrange

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    Had no idea about the freelance stuff, that's pretty interesting.

    I mentioned it on the Clemson board but my hope/plan is to spend a month or so working abroad for the rest of my career (likely not going to happen but I can dream). The big catch is staying close enough to ET that meetings aren't difficult to schedule.
     
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  4. BamaNug

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    I don't ever plan on going back to an office setting. Covid shifted my mentality to fully remote work and I can never go back.

    Thankfully, the west coast has fully embraced Zoom hearings and Zoom depositions. I think it will be pretty normal going forward.
     
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  5. soulfly

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    If you’re doing Toledo you may as well fly out of Madrid. However, that’s a pretty short schedule so I’d abandon that idea altogether.
     
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  6. hood b. goode

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    I think I'll shoot for something like Madrid for 2 days, Barcelona for 4.
    Thank you!
     
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  7. Fran Tarkenton

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    Drive over to Cascais on way to Porto and pick out anywhere to eat along the beach

    (imo Monte Mar)
     
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  8. Room 15

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    It will happen
     
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  9. hood b. goode

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    Update: I am stupid and didnt realize that Spain is still closed to US visitors and likely will be for the indefinite future. (Maybe through summer). That reduces options. There are a few countries still accepting us visitors (I plan to be vaccinated by the time I travel internal) but that really cuts down on options.
     
  10. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    What foreign countries are even accepting US citizens right now? I'll be interested to see how the list grows as we get closer to summer. Would really like to get to Europe or Asia this year but obviously hard to plan something right now.
     
  11. Lyrtch

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    if i had to guess the EU will start opening up over the next two months with vaccine passports being a requirement and likely also testing requirements
     
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  12. BamaNug

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    I think (hope?) by the end of the year travel will be fairly unrestricted with a vaccine card.

    If not, will just fuck around Mexico for a while. The horror
     
  13. southside

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    Fwiw you can get into Asia in some places if you buy a social visa (Bali being one)
     
  14. Pasta88

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    I hope you’re right but much of Europe is still locked down so tough to think they’ll start allowing in foreign leisure travelers before they are comfortable being open back up. I’m hoping for May/June where more people vaccinated + warmer weather makes for a much improved situation.
     
  15. AptosDuck

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    If you can't go abroad, drop some money in Puerto Rico. They really need the business