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I heard that if we are stressed out we should go and travel it takes us off our routine and refreshes , i am sure exactly and sounds amazing, do you agree ?

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I heard that if we are stressed out we should go and travel it takes us off our routine and refreshes
A change is as good as a rest? Traveling itself can be pretty stressful
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A very wise man once said;

"No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances"
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Yes Travelon, some of us have even been there.

But I wouldnt use Indian roads and the word "relax" in the same sentence, however.
As for "rejuvenating", I suggest that riding there actually contributes to the ageing process.


The people are great though.

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A few years ago I ended up in South Sinai, Egypt on the Red Sea. I became so totally de-stressed, I lost all my physical pain, which convinced me, stress is killing us.
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A few years ago I ended up in South Sinai, Egypt on the Red Sea. I became so totally de-stressed, I lost all my physical pain, which convinced me, stress is killing us.
Sharm el Sheik?
I flew to S-el-S airport on a diving holiday, but got the minibus to Dahab. That was a place and a half to chill out. Some of the divers said they preferred it to Sharm, which was getting very busy.
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I worked as a Dive Instructor in Dahab. Sharm was a place to visit for a day, usually coming back from El Tur after renewing your visa. Dahab is growing now and it is better to go North (walking) from the Blue Hole to Laguna. There you can totally de-stress in just a few days. I think you could possibly get there by bike coming in from Nuwieba.
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Hi Vern. I cant send a personal reply. Said not enough posts yet.
Anyway in regards to your question about a shipping agent in Cape town. i am currently still organizing it through an agent here, will let you know when the bike arrives in Capetown at least then you will know if they any good. Cheers
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Hi Vern

Checked out shipping and it is via Singapore. Takes 40 days from Auckland to Cape Town. Boat arrives 6 days before me so the timing should work out well with customs formalities etc...
The company i am useing is Agility their Austrailian web site is as per below. Hope that helps, Cheers Miles

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I worked as a Dive Instructor in Dahab. Sharm was a place to visit for a day, usually coming back from El Tur after renewing your visa. Dahab is growing now and it is better to go North (walking) from the Blue Hole to Laguna. There you can totally de-stress in just a few days. I think you could possibly get there by bike coming in from Nuwieba.
Thanks Vern, it'll be a while before I have the cash to ride to the Sinai (a dream of mine) but it would be great to go bike-exploring there.

I thought Laguna was the southern bit of Dahab? Just double-checked on wiki - Dahab travel guide - Wikitravel I agree that Dahab, whilst still a great base for diving, looks like it's growing rapidly. Might end up spoiled.
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going to california from Philly

Hi, I just found this website while trying to plan an impromptu trip to california to see a friend. I'm riding a 92 suzuki intruder 800, i have low funds and about twelve days to take the trip and get back, lol. i know it sounds loopy, but i gotta get away for awhile. any advice?
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From Philly to San Fransisco is almost 2,900 miles, LA about 2,700 miles.
Thats 540-580 miles a day for 5 days, depending.
That will leave you 2 rest days.
The quickest to northern Cal. is I-80 but it is not much fun.
If you have a reason to go to California then it may be worth it but if it is a tourist's trip I would do something shorter.
I have made that trip many times. My wifes family is in Philly and when we go back East I try to make one way quick on the interstate and the other direction take more time on two lane roads.
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thanks

i have a buddy out there that wanted me to visit, and i really have the urge to just get away for awhile. i dont mind that travel, but that is kinda close on the days. i also was gonna be on a budget and was looking for cheap places to stay. any advice there? and yeah i was plannin on staying off 80 if possible.
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Hi, I just found this website while trying to plan an impromptu trip to california to see a friend. I'm riding a 92 suzuki intruder 800, i have low funds and about twelve days to take the trip and get back, lol. i know it sounds loopy, but i gotta get away for awhile. any advice?
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That's not a bad ride. I did 8,000 miles in 15 days on a Bandit B12 a few years back, so what you have in mind is eminently doable..

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