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 and why

i would say a trip to wales for a week , pretty much raining the entire time and there wasnt much in the town either. 
#2
worst trip/vacation? can't really think of one that was actually terrible ...
probably family road trip to las vegas when i was like 11 years old, with my annoying cousins who were a few years younger than me
theres not much in vegas for kids, dirty place to take your whole family to on vacation (unless you wanna see Criss Angel or Celine Dion or something)
it was summer time too, extreme dry heat ... hey at least we saw the grand canyon on the way back
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I've been quite lucky, I can't say I've had a holiday that was really terrible. Went on holiday a couple of years ago to Cornwall and got heat stroke, but apart from that, it's all been good.
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I remember being in Stornoway on a Sunday in October years ago. Think I would have been about 10.

Fuck me, that place was dull.
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Went to Haven holiday park. The bath had brown crusty stuff on it and then princess Diana died so everyone made a fuss and it killed the vibe. No one was even sad, they just didn't want to not look sad :/
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When I was younger my family went to India in the middle of a cyclone and I saw someone on a motorbike drown when he fell into a flooded pothole and I got food poisoning. Left early, only to find that someone had broken into our apartment while we were gone and took everything that looked valuable. I think that might've been the year Michael Jackson died too and everyone in my family was grieving like he was a family member.
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I saw someone on a motorbike drown when he fell into a flooded pothole and I got food poisoning.

I was going to post something about my friends being dragged off to a Thai police station for something they didn't do which ended up with us having to pay in order for them not being beaten up badly and sent to jail but holy shit this is on an entirely different level. How did you even cope?
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enjoyed pretty much all of my trips, even shitty butlins ones, but I did have a kinda "lads weekend" in amsterdam where we had 3 days there that was a bit annoying. It was 5 of us, with the other 4 being muslim, so it was a bit of a headache in eating/drinking and also it was guys I worked with rather than people I had legit common interests so there was back and forth about activities all the time. Amsterdam has halal food but it's mostly really shit kebabs or going to a proper restaurant (guys were too cheapskate for that), most of them wouldn't touch all the nice non-halal street food about the place.

Summary of the guys:
-turkish guy who doesn't drink but smokes weed and doesn't mind eating vegetarian if we don't go halal. he was chill and didn't mind hanging in bars. didn't give a crap about prostitutes (actually main thing he gets on my nerves about since he's all like "i'm going to only marry a virgin tho" despite all the escorts he gets and at age of 35 I thought he had no chance, but guy is getting married next year to some 23yo virgin despite being a short creepy looking fellow), has no interests other than cars.
- macedonian guy who sometimes drinks, smokes weed, eats any meat. super chill, massive player, quite a bit of a rudeboy but wants to be more mature so was up anything (cracked me up that a bit that a few months after hanging with me he one day changed his dress sense from tracksuits and hoodies to the same button down shirts I wear and chinos, and last time we met this year at a mate's stag we were both dressed similar outfits with similar colours and accessories, only reason it wasn't too awkward was because we aren't the same skin colour)
- bangladeshi 1 who doesn't drink, smoke, only eats halal but can deal with vegetarian. manchild and you could tell he was a bully at school but being the youngest guy he only ever picked on the tiny old turk. has no interests but is lazy so doesn't want to do shit.
- bangladeshi 2 who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, halal but okay with vegetarian. chill guy, up for anything but dull to hang with, wouldn't ditch #1's side ever.
- bangladeshi 3 who does drink, does smoke but halal only and cries if he doesn't get meat. alternates mood between solid bro to braggart asshole who talks too big.


day 1:
- no sightseeing, straight to "coffee" shops
- lots of smoking by smokers and drinking by drinkers, 1 & 2 being lame but keeping quiet
- turk, macedonian and #3 chatting shit all night about going red light district and getting some. call them on their shit and walk over there, nothing happens.
- dinner is random kebab shit since #3 guy throws a tantrum about eating halal and being cheapskate and we spend 2hrs looking for a place that will shut him up
- #1 & #3 picks on turk all night, turk gets pissed off with them.
- everyone goes to bed a bit fed up

day 2:
- me and 1 & 2 wake up early and decide to go some random cafe for breakfast. pretty nice breakfast, guys are boring me but it's a chill situation so I just revel in the silence and atmosphere, I end up flirting with some cute german girl at the next table who chats me up out of nowhere, get offered a little day out with her since her friend is busy (is the waitress there and is working all day ) & I consider possibly ditching those guys but don'tl because while 1 & 2 are dull, they are decent guys really and I felt bad about maybe ditching them just for a chance of getting some, supposed to be a "guys" trip after all.
- me and those guys do some basic sightseeing, just walking around town with no going into any galleries or doing any other activities. okay enough but boring since they have no interest in anything.
- get back and the other guys are awake, end up at a pub watching the football games with other guys (they don't drink but get some pub food) while 1&2 decide to walk around town some more. forget I'm actually in an another country since it feels like a weekend lazying around in a wetherspoons pretty much. lame. I sink pints hoping it'll make time past faster (it doesn't)
- night time pretty much repeat of night 1 with the red light nonsense but we head back early after grabbing some chips for dinner and all chill in one room while the smokers smoke and kinda hot box the room (weren't supposed to smoke there so didn't want to get caught) main intention was to get 1 & 2 high since they were being such prudes. was fun couple of hours. everyone went to bed smiling.

day 3:
- I wake up real early, kinda annoyed about actually being in another city and not actually enjoying that city for what it is (as in it felt pretty much like having some mediocre couple of nights out at home instead, what was the point getting on a plane and booking a hotel for that shit) so I just walk out the door and do a solo walk around the city, buy some cool amsterdam gifts for home, check out a few galleries, hang out in some really cool coffee roasting place, buy a whole bunch of different gouda wheels to take back (that was gouda every day for a few months), have a nice lunch in a decent restaurant, checked out some bookshops and markets and then got back to the hotel in late afternoon. really pleasant day and definitely the sort of thing I want to be doing when visiting a city.
- guys were all still chilling in bed when I got back in (obvious casuals when it comes to late night bantering about).
- spend a few hours debating what to do with the rest of the (final) day, decide to just hang out in the pub around the corner maybe get something to eat.
- guys aren't hungry because all the chocolate and crisps they had in the room and I had a big lunch so cba, and they don't feel like a proper restaurant later (they want don't want vegetarian and the only halal nice places are all asian which they eat all the time at home anyway)
- end up going down to a "coffee" shop after getting bored sitting at the pub (they won't drink and there's no football on).
- chill for a little bit then 1 & 2 decide they want to go back to the hotel at like 8pm and go to bed early, whatever.
- #3 starts being a moody baby about some shit I forgot, maybe some girl back home, disappears for a few hrs. me, turk and macedonian "upgrade" to what looks like a cool club from outside but is actually just a shit cramped bar, sit around drinking and smoking for a bit, being pretty bored, not saying much, #3 reappears, moans about some shit, goes back to room and he turns our boredom into a sour mood so shortly after we call it a night. we end up agreeing we should've just gone without the bangladeshi guys (it wouldn't have been a "culture" holiday as I like but it would've been some wilder party trip without them dragging us down so much, which would have at least been fun)


things I learned there: don't go on trips with people with wildly different diet requirements and interests. or perhaps it's just that I'm so used to doing whatever the hell I feel when it comes to going out, I've become unable to have a good time trying to accommodate/compromise when it comes to going out with a group. I had that trip with UGer's last year and I was a touch fearful of similar dramas but it was very enjoyable and nothing on that trip ever came close to the headache I had in amsterdam since everyone was generally up for everything, or at least had specific interests in going to things that I could get on board with. only issue with that one was trying to cram so much in the timeframe, lots of cool places I'd loved a few more days chilling/wandering around. for future trips with other people, I'll mostly just be wary about what kind of food they eat, not sure I can put up with people not being reasonably open about food, (picky eaters included, ie those who avoid all the local stuff and will only eat chips or pizza).


edit: lmao I am still really really salty about 3 shitty days from like 5 years ago yeesh. guess I never really vented about it.
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As someone who has lived in Wales for 4 years I can totally relate to the OP.


I've had two trips in wales and both were really nice. granted I was never in cardiff or swansea or any other big city though.

first one was a school trip to penderyn at year 6, weird start of puberty undertones to everything but was nice time in the countryside for a bunch of city kids

second was with family where we had a caravan and drove around the coast (mostly pembrokeshire) stopping at a different beach/landmark every day for about a week, weather was meh for the most part (think we went early spring, I don't recall a lot of swimming due to it being too cold/muggy) can't remember much of what we saw exactly but it was pleasant enough.
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theguitarist shoulda banged that german chick.


right? maybe could've made a whole weekend of it and avoided the rest of that lame crap.

important other lesson learned that day was that sometimes thinking with your dick is okay. I now respect my dick's opinion in situations, rather than immediately dismiss it. I recognise my dick is often putting me first in situations where I am being over considerate to the point where it's hurting me.
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theguitarist Seems like the worst possible posse to enjoy Amsterdam with. Such a shame.
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theguitarist Seems like the worst possible posse to enjoy Amsterdam with. Such a shame.


yeah.

I actually want to do another trip there at some point, possibly solo, ideally taking in the rest of Netherlands. Maybe work in some time in Belgium too. would probably just visit cheese and beer places the whole time. was jealous of all the older tourists I saw clearing doing just that.
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*shitty Amsterdam trip.


That sounds terrible. I think that unless you're on at least a semi-similar wavelength to the people you're going away with, things might not be too great on a holiday. Amsterdam is a great city for just getting lost in and seeing what's about. There are some really interesting museums, but just walking around and seeing all the quirks and places to hang out can be interesting in itself.
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yeah.

I actually want to do another trip there at some point, possibly solo, ideally taking in the rest of Netherlands. Maybe work in some time in Belgium too. would probably just visit cheese and beer places the whole time. was jealous of all the older tourists I saw clearing doing just that.

Solo trips can be tons of fun, especially if you pick cool hostels. Random friend-making is also nice. If you ever need any tips on where to go in the Netherlands or Belgium, hit me up btw!
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Solo trips can be tons of fun, especially if you pick cool hostels. Random friend-making is also nice. If you ever need any tips on where to go in the Netherlands or Belgium, hit me up btw!


I'll likely be doing a solo trip come autumn next year (summer I'm going czech for a week for festival and hanging with eastern euro metalhead mates) and was thinking USA and doing some camping but I can't drive yet (gonna learn at some point soon I think) and I'm aware it's not ideal without a car there, at least if you're not doing the big cities.

Now you mention it, I recall a few people saying they had a good time simply just going around Netherlands and nearby countries with a bicycle and bouncing from hostels. Might just try it out for myself I think.
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I was going to post something about my friends being dragged off to a Thai police station for something they didn't do which ended up with us having to pay in order for them not being beaten up badly and sent to jail but holy shit this is on an entirely different level. How did you even cope?

That sounds pretty terrible too. Actually a similar thing happened to my friend when he was visiting Atlanta for the first time lol. Glad that you and your friends are ok though! Unfortunately it's pretty common in that region particularly with anyone who doesn't look like a local.

We were stuck in traffic when it happened so I think I was just crying the whole way home about how I hated India. Most people in that city use motorbikes or scooters, and I refused to get on a motorbike for a while after that so I couldn't really go anywhere for the rest of the trip. I used to have dreams about that man falling into the water but I haven't thought about it in a while, I guess things like that are just part of life. Also I love going to India now because I don't get food poisoning anymore and I know how to deal with tropical storms now.
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#24
Personally I can't recall an especially bad holiday, I don't really have any bad experiences at all. I mean this year me and some mates decided to hire a Caravan in a holiday park in early spring (still cold) and even that was great, spent the time writing music/jamming and playing old video games with some alcohol in the evenings, dining in local pubs and restaurants and walking the beaches, couple of days of chill..

I mean to be honest I have nothing, all holidays I've been on have been great for one reason or another.

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i would say a trip to wales for a week , pretty much raining the entire time and there wasnt much in the town either. 


If you go to Wales it's well known that it rains there all year round, the country is also very rural and full of farm land. Unless you were in Swansea or Cardiff city there isn't going to be much to do unless you like looking at nature, hiking, mountain biking, offroad/rally driving or visiting old landmarks like castles.
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#25
last thing i went on was a school type thing to europe in '05/'06

got rushed around and didn't have much time to really appreciate anything

Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and England

i mean it was great otherwise, but i wish i hadn't been rushed around like a guided tour

also it was peak Guido/Jersey Shore era so i had a bunch of NJ fucks in my group that made us look bad in almost every country
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#26
When I traveled out of state to an open house for a funeral director school program, years ago, even though I was barely interested in doing that.
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#27
Broke my leg on the first day of a ski trip for my birthday when I was turning 11. That was the only shitty vacation I've had, I think.
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That sounds pretty terrible too. Actually a similar thing happened to my friend when he was visiting Atlanta for the first time lol. Glad that you and your friends are ok though! Unfortunately it's pretty common in that region particularly with anyone who doesn't look like a local.

We were stuck in traffic when it happened so I think I was just crying the whole way home about how I hated India. Most people in that city use motorbikes or scooters, and I refused to get on a motorbike for a while after that so I couldn't really go anywhere for the rest of the trip. I used to have dreams about that man falling into the water but I haven't thought about it in a while, I guess things like that are just part of life. Also I love going to India now because I don't get food poisoning anymore and I know how to deal with tropical storms now.

I’ve been asked to come to a marriage in India, I’d really love to go but they’re bad at pinning down a specific date. I’m not sure if I can get enough time off but I certainly can’t if I don’t even know when. Would love to go for sure.
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#29
Driving down 750 miles from Oregon to California for my dad's death. Was a terrible drive cause we drove 12 hours with a couple gas stops. The couple weeks there dealing with the stuff were worse.
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North Carolina. I'd contend that it's the most boring state in the nation.


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#32
All of them!  Save your money, stay home, and just drink.  It's better, faster, and definitely cheaper.
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#33
I don't think i had a bad trip per se, but the one that just wasn't up to the standard of the rest, Qatar Doha, It was rather boring , not much to do or see and family everywhere so that sorta killed the "im on a vacation" vibe
#34
School skiing trip in the French Alps. Turns out I'm shit at skiing and the food was terrible (they used to give us stale croissants which were leftovers from previous days' breakfast.)
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