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    if you could go anywhere in the world

    for a week,no expense issues ,where would you go and why

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    New Zealand for me, it's the only place on my list now that I have a real wish to see. If it's only for a week then I want to go for the last test of a Lions tour with the series level. Any Lions tour would be special, an NZ lions tour would be on another level.
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    Antarctica

    All other continents are readily accessible, so going there would be something special.

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    I've just about run down my bucket's list of places I want to see...next month it's home to AUS/NZ for a well overdue holiday/biz trip and then most probably diving off Puerto Galera in the PI early next year with a stop on the way back in PP..(again...we seem to do this every year lately)

    maybe some tramping around Patagonia and a yacht trip out to the Galapagos Islands.....but it's such a long way from here....and it would have to be in Summer....it gets bloody cold in those parts in winter
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    Reckon those over water chalets in the Maldives look good.

    Also the Caribbean.....Puerto Rico for the gals perhaps.

    So many places actually.....will start travelling proper in the next few years.

    But deffo more remote away from it all type of places.

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    Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur (the Indian side of the border with Northeastern Myanmar) - because its near impossible to get permission to visit there and is one of the few remaining areas of totally untouched natural beauty left on Earth.
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    An all expenses paid climb to the summit of Everest...

    Or... does it have to be on Earth? Can we include the moon? I'd like to be taken to the moon...

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    Hot air ballon over the wilds of Africa . No explanation needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    An all expenses paid climb to the summit of Everest...

    Or... does it have to be on Earth? Can we include the moon? I'd like to be taken to the moon...
    One of the these days Alice, boom! 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by ub2yoo View Post
    I've recently been through a detailed photo presentation from a guy showing and explaining to us how he, together with his daughter, summited Everest.

    It does cost around 60k+ USD, but I don't think 'expenses paid' is of most importance here ... look more at your physics and mental state.

    Also a week is not enough, it's a 6 week endeavor going multiple times up and down the various base camps, camp2 etc.

    After I've seen all that pain & risk they went through, I decided that such an adventure is not to my lazy nature and likings 5555
    Yes I understand the preparation involved. But I would put all my expenses into that one week... and then do all the training necessary... though I know there is one variable no one has control over. Your genetic ability to handle altitude... that is almost unrelated to fitness... hence why fat bastards and old people have made it up... and top athletes have failed... 55

    But I have had this fascination of Everest for a long time. Just been too scared to do it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ub2yoo View Post
    Aside the preparation, what I learned during that presentation is that you can't climb Everest in 1 week. You are going levels up to the various camps and each time back to base camp to get adjusted to the altitude, or what 1 week are you talking about, the final climb?

    btw ... here a link of the girl, at 19 years summiting Everest, as youngest British female climber, pretty cool I think.
    They took really great pictures, too
    http://www.leannashuttleworth.com/MyBlog/?p=368
    My one week would be the final week... and I'll pay off the expenses then.. 555

    Thanks for the link. I love reading about people's attempts.

    But yes, its the same as any high altitude climb. You go up part way and come back to base camp to acclimatise. It's like two steps forward and one step back all the time... I know what is involved.... it's why I am so scared...555. Leaving base camp going up the Khumbu glacier is your first death risk zone... and you have to walk up and back across that glacier and its huge crevices a number of times! If you aren't scared you don't know what is involved. If you are interested this is a great, but tragic read...



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    Havent ever really done an African safari and always meant to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    An all expenses paid climb to the summit of Everest...

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    'If it floats, flies or fcuks , it's cheaper to rent"

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    Base camp at my house Kev.....only 3 hours or so from some awesome places.

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    Africa for sure

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    Same applies Paulos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Africa for sure
    Been to Africa several times, actually am here now.
    But I always seem to go the shitty places with work, so...

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    Never even been to the States yet so definitely on my list for some sort of road trip in the not too dim and distant !!

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