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Old 02-15-2019, 04:40 PM   #26
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You should probably stick to someplace where they have a hospital... but what the hell.

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It's an ice breaker so if seas get rough you WILL know it. This is the cheapest thing I could find.
Yikes, that's way out of our budget. I appreciate the help, though. I've had my eye on Chimu Adventures; they've got stuff for about $4k-$6k a person, once you're in Ushuaia or Punta Arenas.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:40 PM   #27
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Did your wife enjoy Mexico City at least?
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:41 PM   #28
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Near-death experience in Mexico City wasn't adventurous enough?
Oh, it was an "adventure" all right. Hoping to avoid anything similar for the rest of forever, thankyouverymuch.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:42 PM   #29
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We were going to Antarctica. Got stuck in Mexico City.

This wasn't intended to be a humblebrag; wife saved up vacation days for over a year for this, and we scrimped and saved to afford it, even asking for contributions to our honeymoon in lieu of wedding gifts. That's the only way we could have afforded this.
not to change the subject, but I'm really pushing the future wife to do this. we're both adults, so there's not much that we really need from a 'filling our home' point of view, but I kind of want the steak and lobster dinner on the honeymoon.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:44 PM   #30
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Did your wife enjoy Mexico City at least?
Yeah, she's a huge Mexican food fan. Once I was finally able to walk some again, we did a little bit of super low-key exploration around our hotel and into the city center. Couldn't walk very far at the time, and the air quality + altitude (~7400 ft) made my limited lung capacity a big pain in the ass. But what we did experience was pretty neat.

Also, the medical care was excellent and the people were all super nice. Hotel staff, taxi drivers, medical team, etc, all very kind and helpful.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:45 PM   #31
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not to change the subject, but I'm really pushing the future wife to do this. we're both adults, so there's not much that we really need from a 'filling our home' point of view, but I kind of want the steak and lobster dinner on the honeymoon.
I highly recommend. Who needs more **** these days? I'm assuming you already live together. Go for a once-in-a-lifetime experience while you have the chance.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:45 PM   #32
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:54 PM   #33
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You should probably stick to someplace where they have a hospital... but what the hell.

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It's an ice breaker so if seas get rough you WILL know it. This is the cheapest thing I could find.

https://www.polarcruises.com/antarct...2-day#rates_59
Throw the word "cancer" in your go-fundme ad and you will have double the top price here in a matter of hours.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:54 PM   #34
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**** it, Death Valley!
This is likely a facetious suggestion being the polar opposite of Antarctica, but the wife & I went to Death Valley for our 5th anniversary a few months back and were amazed by the landscape. Absolutely breathtaking and truly a natural wonder. Everyone should visit at some point.
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This is likely a facetious suggestion being the polar opposite of Antarctica, but the wife & I went to Death Valley for our 5th anniversary a few months back and were amazed by the landscape. Absolutely breathtaking and truly a natural wonder. Everyone should visit at some point.
Yeah, it's pretty incredible. I've been, but my wife hasn't. We're planning a big road trip someday, with Death Valley and Sequoia National Park as some of the main attractions.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:57 PM   #36
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not to change the subject, but I'm really pushing the future wife to do this. we're both adults, so there's not much that we really need from a 'filling our home' point of view, but I kind of want the steak and lobster dinner on the honeymoon.
We did this for our honeymoon to Costa Rica. Wife made a page on honeyfund and added a few packages we were interested that family & friends could contribute funds towards. Like a coffee plantation tour, zipline tour, etc...
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. Glad to hear you are recovering. Have you thought about creating a house in a shipping container and shipping yourself down there?
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We did this for our honeymoon to Costa Rica. Wife made a page on honeyfund and added a few packages we were interested that family & friends could contribute funds towards. Like a coffee plantation tour, zipline tour, etc...
So a Tuesday.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:10 PM   #39
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I mean...it's more than that. But if you don't know, you don't know. \_(ツ)_/
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:18 PM   #40
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We did this for our honeymoon to Costa Rica. Wife made a page on honeyfund and added a few packages we were interested that family & friends could contribute funds towards. Like a coffee plantation tour, zipline tour, etc...
Nice. Our first real trip together was to Costa Rica. We stayed at a beautiful yoga retreat and had an amazing time.

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Sorry to hear about your troubles. Glad to hear you are recovering. Have you thought about creating a house in a shipping container and shipping yourself down there?
Thanks, mang. Yes, we've thought about building a shipping container house. No to the other part.

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Old 02-15-2019, 05:36 PM   #41
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I'm super curious about what is in Antarctica besides ice, penguins, and other ice
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So a Tuesday.
Now that you mention it, the coffee tour was on the Tuesday of the week we were there.
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I'm super curious about what is in Antarctica besides ice, penguins, and other ice
You go there so you can brag about it for the rest of your life.

Airfare has been dirt cheap to Australia and Asia lately, but that's probably a little too mainstream for you.
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You go there so you can brag about it for the rest of your life.
To each their own but I can find better things to do with 10k.
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History: the fateful Shackleton expedition, a story of incredible courage, leadership, and human endurance that is now used in business and leadership classes, took place in Antarctica.

Nature/Science: it's literally the only place on earth like it in terms of biomes, and it's one of the most alien/extreme locations you can visit. It's also ****ing beautiful.

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You go there so you can brag about it for the rest of your life.
Damn, dude. You always assume the worst about people?

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To each their own but I can find better things to do with 10k.
You do you, but you don't need to crap all over my thread in the meantime.
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:35 PM   #46
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If you want an adventure...take a motorcycle with a sidecar from the US.

Lots of websites with routes and tips. Plenty cheap...although you'll need more than 25 days.
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History: the fateful Shackleton expedition, a story of incredible courage, leadership, and human endurance that is now used in business and leadership classes, took place in Antarctica.

Nature/Science: it's literally the only place on earth like it in terms of biomes, and it's one of the most alien/extreme locations you can visit. It's also ****ing beautiful.



Damn, dude. You always assume the worst about people?



You do you, but you don't need to crap all over my thread in the meantime.

**** the haters man. you don't need to justify this to anyone but you and your wife. hope you make it and have a great trip.
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:55 PM   #48
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Peru

I did the Inca trail with this company and would do it all over again.
https://www.llamapath.com/en/
I also did separate tours to other places while I was there, with them too.
Peru is very cheap. US dollar is very strong, which is great for food. Not so much for things that are imported, like clothes and stuff. Though I did go to a pulguero and buy my gf some cheap bathingsuits
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:15 PM   #49
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Dude, we just went through the Antarctic simulator, do you really need to do it again?


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Old 02-15-2019, 09:21 PM   #50
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Dude, we just went through the Antarctic simulator, do you really need to do it again?


Needed moar penguins.
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