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Discussion in 'General Lounge' started by Mapache, May 8, 2017.

  1. Mapache

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    Hello reader. If you're wondering what this thread is about, let me briefly explain it to you. During the last weeks and months I have been travelling a bit. Not too much but enough to take tons of photos. As I'm not really active on any common social media website I decided that I will upload my photos here, so they don't rot away on my hard drive.


    This first post will be about a trip that I made yesterday. My roommates and I had booked a tour into the mountains called Sierra Gorda which are located in the centre of Mexico. We left the house at 4 in the morning and came back at 10 in the evening, so there was plenty of time to take photos. Here are some of them (22 of them to be precise).


    Our first stop was at a little village at the top of a mountain from where we made a little hike to a lookout point. Of course, the view was amazing.
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    Even before reaching the actual lookout point, just walking along the trail, the view was great.
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    The view from the lookout point:
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    On our way we reached we reached the highest point of that mountain. We had climbed up 92 metres from the village in the beginning and were at a total height of 2727 metres.
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    Of course, a lot of people were taking photos and selfies there. Before my inner eye I could already see some of them falling down because they were pretty close to the edge.
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    Others were just chilling:
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    Our second stop was in a valley where there was flowing a little river. We followed the river until the end where there was a little waterfall.
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    At the third stop, which was another but bigger waterfall I was already too tired to take many photos. So here's only one.
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    During all of our three stops there were a lot of street dogs running around. They were very friendly and accompanied us for some time. In exchange I shared my food with some of them. Many of them seemed to be in a pretty bad condition and we even saw two dogs who were missing an eye.
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    Beside the friendly street dogs there were some other curious things that we saw.
    For example, pigs:
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    A vandalised agave plant:
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    Something for all the single guys out there ("If you read this you're my boyfriend"):
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    And last but not least at one place there were some very interesting restrooms. To flush them you had to use a bucket and pour the water into the toilet bowl. I have to mention though that all the others restrooms were pretty normal.
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    Alright, that's it for now. In the future I'll probably upload more photos of past trips/holidays.
     
  2. Edinbour

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    Awesome! :)

    I'm glad that you had a safe trip ;)
     
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    Thats really cool! I wonder who wrote on the plant... PEPE
     
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    Wow, that trail looks so awsome. Glad to hear you had a safe trip!

    Really nice photos.
     
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    Why the hell was that pig tied to a plant???
     
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    LOVE the photos! Reminds me of the Ranch my mother grew up in when she was a child! Have have in Mexico Mapache!!!!!

    PS. did you eat those Nopales you took photos of ??? :P
     
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    Where are you planning to go for the next trip, @Mapache?
     
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  8. Mapache

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    To prevent it from running away, I guess.

    Haha nope. I noticed that I don't like eating nopal.

    I don't know yet. Unfortunately I have to work Monday to Saturday, so I don't even have time to go on a weekend trip. Only day tours which won't bring you that far. I'll soon upload some photos of past trips though.
     
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    I'll have to wait for the photos then. :)
     
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    i hope you go to the Mummy Museum in Guanajuato with your Boyfriend! Its very interesting and y'all would love it even though its creepy lol Keep us updated Mapache! :)
     
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    Baka baka. Obviously.
    But why was it out there? Being taken on a walk?
     
  12. Mapache

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    It just lives outside, they don't have any stable there. If you have a pig you'll keep it right in front of your house.
     
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    It's time for some more photos.

    During the end of December/beginning of January we spent a week in Tokyo and it was awesome. I took about 500 photos and tried to pick out the best ones.

    First there are some impressions of the city and streets themselves. It was pretty impressive, a lot of lights, a lot of advertising, a lot of music.
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    Second will be the highlight of the whole trip: The Cat Café But as I've already uploaded photos of this here on the forum I'll just give you a link to that post. To the Cat Café this way.

    Another highlight was the visit of the One Piece Tower. As with the Cat Café I have already made a post about it, so here's the link.

    Next up is somethig that we spent a lot of time with during our stay: Crane games.
    Soooooo many anime related prizes, and of course tons of One Piece and Dragonball:
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    But also other stuff:
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    We even won something:
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    Last but not least some random photos of fun and curious things:
    Seeing Mount Fuji from the airplane window:
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    In case you ever need shat underpants but are too shy to get the real deal:
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    An almost empty metro in Tokyo, a miracle:
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    Our super futuristic toilet:
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    A mapache!
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    Maaan. Japan is still on my list.
    Were you popular with the Japanese gentleman? Being white. I always get told by friends they are just get flocked to in clubs.

    Also, did you like the butt spray? I hear it is awkward... BUT PLEASANT!
     
  15. Mapache

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    Nope, not at all. I guess the people from Tokyo are pretty used to westerners by now.

    I didn't use it but I think my boyfriend said it was alright. Now that I think about it I should have tried at least once


    Also, I felt so big and fat during the whole trip. These Japanese women really know how to stay in shape. Furthermore, some buildings are just designed for smaller people than Central Europeans and even though for European standards I'm pretty short I felt kinda tall there sometimes (and fat).
     
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    Dude. That would be the first thing I would do.
    I'm sure I would jump out of the plane, run to the airport toilet and crank that spray level to 10. Although that probably could have been interpreted wrong, that's what I would literally do.
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen,
    it's time, two years have passed. New trips have been undertaken. New photos have been taken. New stories have unfolded.


    Let's start with the one that lies most in the past: 2018, Mexico (again). In October/November 2018 I went to Mexico for about four weeks. It was great. (Of course it was, it's Mexico!)

    Well, first of all. At that time my mobile phone camera was messed up. So, unfortunately many photos appear a bit blurry on the left side. Anyway.



    First I went to Cancún for two days. At the airport I met a guy and we decided to spend the next day together exploring the surroundings.
    That's how we ended up going swimming and snorkeling in this so called "cenote", a kind of pond.
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    And this is the view behind my hostel. Cancún really isn't that beautiful of a city, if you put aside all the fancy hotel areas.
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    The rest of the time I spent in the city of Querétaro.
    Here I lived in this wonderful Airbnb which is also a café and a cultural meeting point (Angulo 13).[​IMG]

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    This was the door to my room.
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    One day I went hiking up a mountain right next to the city and this is the view.
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    And this is the view at the same place but into the other direction.
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    In this city I stumbled upon a dancing event and spent ages watching it.


    Right behind the dancing parade there was a more serious looking christian parade.
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    Doesn't seem like it, but this is (in my opinion and experience) the best club in town.
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    One day I made a trip to a nearby village and climbed a mountain peak, not aaaaall the way to the top though.
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    I've met quite some interesting animals.
    A Mapache! I'd love to get him out of there.
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    At the end just some photos of food because I love Mexican food and I love taking photos of food.
    Enchiladas
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    Chilaquiles (a great hangover breakfast)
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    Sopa azteca
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    Some of the best tacos I've ever eaten. They are vegan tacos, the meaty looking stuff is made of soy.
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    Typical after party food in a typical fast food taco joint at three in the morning,
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    And mmmhhhh delicious, grasshopper tacos. Not bad either.
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    @Mapache loving the holiday diary, do more pls

    PS - @Yumavo Cado when will you finish your morocco diary smh
     
  19. Mapache

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    Thank you! I still have some more things to post but I'll have to sort out the photos first. Stay tuned :cool:
     
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    Here's a little something. I went to Austria twice last year to visit somebody. The first time we spent some time in Vienna doing cultural stuff. The second time we were in a little village doing nature stuff. Both times were great and I really wish I could do that all once again.

    Of course we had to visit a castle. This is Schloss Schönbrunn as viewed from the side. (Imagine what the front must look like if the side already looks like this. Luckily Google can help with that as I didn't take a photo of the front.)
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    Who's that Pokémon? (Unfortunately it's only a butterfly cocoon in the Butterfly House.)
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    Next up is a lot of art which is mostly from the Albertina museum and all but the fist one are works of Albrecht Dürer. I picked out my favourite pieces.

    This one is called "The big fish eat the little ones" from the year 1556 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
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    This special and super famous little thing "Young Hare" by Dürer from 1502.
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    Again, Dürer, totally nailing it with this Indian Rhinoceros. It looks so cool.
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    If this doesn't make you want to boop I don't know what will.
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    And the last beautiful piece "Wing of a Blue Roller".
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    Now back to more mundane things. Of course we had some original traditional Austrian cake. An Apfelstrudel (probably the most delicious one I've ever had in my life) and a piece of Sachertorte.
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    Some hiking,
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    hours and hours of cycling through the woods (I don't remember the last time I've been sitting on a bike for that long.)
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    and a beautiful view with a retouched friend.
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    So, that was that. Next post will come soon.
     
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