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Desiree
Desiree I would be interested in going at the end of 2011 or beginning 2012. It's kind of difficult to find people who want to do this sort of trip. :) So, I was surprised when I saw this posted. Which company are you guys going with?
tachyon
tachyon Quark Expeditions. They've generally got the best "bang for your buck" reputation. Not dodgy, but not overpriced either. I am planning on the 3 week trip that goes to South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica. There are shorter trips available, and they are of course cheaper (as the guy below posted, but I'm not interested in BTW)...This is the kind of trip you'll only do once, and I want to make the most of it and not do it half arsed, lest I regret it later.
4 years ago
Desiree
Desiree Yes, three weeks would be ideal especially if one is traveling all that way. I think I looked at Quark's website before but that was awhile ago. I'll have to take a look again. Do you have any people who are going for sure? Males, females, both?
4 years ago
tachyon
tachyon Well so far I'm the only one planning on going, and I'm female. The "for sure" bit is about 90% and assumes I can actually get the time off work :-)
4 years ago
Alex
Alex Hey tachyon & Desiree, I'm interested, too! End of 2011 or beginning 2012 (3wks) is fine with me. I just need your dates in advance to apply for leave. Looks like I need to start saving asap. ^_* Me -- female from Macau.
4 years ago
Alex
Alex The fact that Aurora departs from Santiago, Chile and returns to Ushuaia is good, but to be honest I didn't read much reviews on Aurora. I read a lot of positive comments on Quark and MS FRAM though. Nevertheless, I'm open to any suggestions. Again, the dates are totally fine for me, I just need advanced notice.
4 years ago
tachyon
tachyon Yeah, I'm pretty open on dates at this point as well. I just wish Quark Expeditions would release their 2011/12 cruise dates. It would make planning a lot easier! I'd try to pick a date that had a cheaper price I think, because depending on date, the price can range between $8000 and $14000. The cheaper end of the scale would suit me better and I'd try to organise the time off work to fit around that. I've contacted them to see when they're likely to release dates. Will let you know when I hear back.
4 years ago
Alex
Alex Great. It looks like our priorities are pretty much the same. Yes, if could confirm the dates earlier, we could get ourselves ready for early bird promotions on flights and stuff. The hongkongese love MS Fram, what do you think? http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/antarctica/Antarctica-Offers/Antarctic-Polar-Circle-Quest/www.hurtigruten.co.uk/antarctica/Antarctica-Offers/Antarctic-Polar-Circle-Quest/
4 years ago
tachyon
tachyon I'm certainly not opposed to MS Fram, however I'm not too keen on that itinerary. I really want to go to South Georgia Island, which as far as I can tell, basically fits this trip: http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/antarctica/Antarctica-Offers/19days-Shackletons-Antarctica/
4 years ago
Alex
Alex To be honest, I only have a general idea on the Antarctic cruise thing, I didnt really look into the details yet. I'm actually busy preparing for my short trip to Vietnam in August and my "possibly" Peru trip at the end of this year. Anyways, I'll look into the details when I have time. Just to let you know I am very probable to do this cruise with you and am willing to share the planning and work later on. Keep in touch.
4 years ago
tachyon
tachyon lol, not to worry. I started researching this last year...And then blew my "Antarctica" money going to Africa, so put it off till next year. I'm in the midst of sorting out a dive trip at Christmas time at the moment. And while I'm definitely in for this trip, I won't be able to confirm dates till later in the year anyway, because we're only allowed to apply for leave from work 12 months in advance. So we've got some time to figure it all out!
4 years ago
Alex
Alex GREAT. Btw, your bunch of adventurous trips really made me envious. I just wish I wont chicken out for the Peru trip this year end. Let's concentrate on our own trips this year for the time being... Antarctic is distracting! LOL
4 years ago
tachyon
tachyon Peru's awesome. I went last year and did the Inca Trail. Hard work, but good fun :-) If you get the chance (and budget permits) I also recommend heading up to Ecuador and going out to the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos among all my travels, has been my favorite ever trip.
4 years ago
Alex
Alex Thanx for da advice, I'll check it out. ^_*
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi Desiree, I'm hoping to go to NYC in August or Sept. But not sure on dates yet. I will let you know. What are you wanting to do? Museums? Shopping? Restaurants? Have you been before? It would be my first time so I probably want to check out MOMA and Times square
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4 years ago
Desiree
Desiree Well, I definitely want to do some shopping and explore some the major shopping areas. I would be up for a Museum. Haven't been to NYC before either so trying to figure out what I can squeeze into a week. Doing one Broadway show for sure. I have an extra ticket since the person who was supposed to go isn't. Other then that pretty open to exploring the city.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Shopping? You can count me out :) Lauren: maybe Wendy would be interested.
4 years ago
Desiree
Desiree Well, I will be doing more then just shopping! More sightseeing then anything else. :)
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Yeah, I'm on a budget so won't be able to do much shopping (you'll be glad to hear Todd!). I'm thinking I might try couchsurfing... Desiree have you done it?
4 years ago
Desiree
Desiree No, haven't tried it. How do you find people to stay with? I may do a Hostel. They seem to be pretty cheap. I'm on a budget also....:(
4 years ago
Desiree
Desiree I'll be in NYC the second week of August. Will you be in NYC by then? If so, let me know
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