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post #46 of 112
I refuse to allow anything to ruin my vacation. The only thing that's fucked it up in the past has been the flu or food poisoning.

What pisses me off and makes the absolute worst travel companion is the one who never has money - you pay for their bills and then have to collect from them after you get back. This makes things very awkward.
post #47 of 112
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

also, as pointed out by others, people who can not decide/agree on something to do, and end up doing nothing.

I went to puerto rico for spring break with a bunch of (too many and too disparate) people. I think people spent more time in the house staying up late watching youtube videos and playing cutthroat uno than they did a couple hundred feet away on the beach. I tried to go to bed and get up earlier with my then GF to at least get out and have some local breakfast. Never successfully made it to any sort of nightlife activity...

I ended up waking up one morning to rent a van and come back to start banging together pots and pans and pushing people into it so we could at least go visit the rainforest.

I mean I'm sure they enjoyed their youtubeing and card games (the card game has become a beloved memory of many) but it just felt like a huge fucking waste to me and really made me dislike the whole vacation.
post #48 of 112
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I went to puerto rico for spring break with a bunch of (too many and too disparate) people. I think people spent more time in the house staying up late watching youtube videos and playing cutthroat uno than they did a couple hundred feet away on the beach. I tried to go to bed and get up earlier with my then GF to at least get out and have some local breakfast. Never successfully made it to any sort of nightlife activity...
I ended up waking up one morning to rent a van and come back to start banging together pots and pans and pushing people into it so we could at least go visit the rainforest.
I mean I'm sure they enjoyed their youtubeing and card games (the card game has become a beloved memory of many) but it just felt like a huge fucking waste to me and really made me dislike the whole vacation.

yeah, thats sounds like a waste of a vacay frown.gif
post #49 of 112
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

What pisses me off and makes the absolute worst travel companion is the one who never has money - you pay for their bills and then have to collect from them after you get back. This makes things very awkward.
Along with those who want to do everything on the cheap. They don't want to pay for a nice meal, or go to a show, or do anything that is fun and entertaining because they perceive it to be too expensive; yet, they're all for it if someone else is paying.
post #50 of 112
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I mean I'm sure they enjoyed their youtubeing and card games (the card game has become a beloved memory of many) but it just felt like a huge fucking waste to me and really made me dislike the whole vacation.

I did a four day beach trip with some people I was still getting to know. We took three cars for ~10 people. Half of them insisted on having everyone involved for every activity, and some of the people were either stupidly cheap or stupidly picky. It got to the point where a couple of us just said "fuck it", and went off and did our own shit and left the other fools to stay home and drink crappy beer, play cards, and Tiger Woods Golf on the Xbox. Not surprisingly, the first group of people are still my friends and the second group is not.


Also the same group of annoying cheap people threw a shit fit about spending money on food, so we had to go shopping every damn day just to have anything to eat around the house. But we sure as hell didn't run out of beer! I'm spending my own money on food you bastards, shut up about it.
post #51 of 112
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Along with those who want to do everything on the cheap. They don't want to pay for a nice meal, or go to a show, or do anything that is fun and entertaining because they perceive it to be too expensive; yet, they're all for it if someone else is paying.

no need to make fun of the j00cation wink.gif
post #52 of 112
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no need to make fun of the j00cation wink.gif

If the shoe fits.... laugh.gif
post #53 of 112
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I did a four day beach trip with some people I was still getting to know. We took three cars for ~10 people. Half of them insisted on having everyone involved for every activity, and some of the people were either stupidly cheap or stupidly picky. It got to the point where a couple of us just said "fuck it", and went off and did our own shit and left the other fools to stay home and drink crappy beer, play cards, and Tiger Woods Golf on the Xbox. Not surprisingly, the first group of people are still my friends and the second group is not.
Also the same group of annoying cheap people threw a shit fit about spending money on food, so we had to go shopping every damn day just to have anything to eat around the house. But we sure as hell didn't run out of beer! I'm spending my own money on food you bastards, shut up about it.

went on a beach trip once with 9 old school friends. one went home the next day for an emergency, a couple takes fucking afternoon naps, six of them sleeps by 10 pm, and only 2 likes to drink. moral of the story is: choose who you go on a trip with.
post #54 of 112
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

It is actually not that true, it is just that americans tend to be loud in different contexts than Italians or Spaniards, people who are, overall, fucking loud. In Canada, Quebeckers are extremely loud in restaurants and I guess even an Italian would notice.

IMO the British are the only truly loud nationality. Even when they whisper they are loud.

I find that I have friends with whom I travel well and others I don't. The good companions are, quite often, not people with whom I am very close at home.
post #55 of 112
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If the shoe fits.... laugh.gif

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post #56 of 112
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Smelly Russians and Americans that talk too loudly at breakfast...."I WANNA TELL YA!!!... yadda yadda yadda.."
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071124234845AACIN6N
Why do Americans talk so loud in public while in foreign countries?

Are you kidding? In Beijing, the Mainland Chinese were loud as hell....
post #57 of 112
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Are you kidding? In Beijing, the Mainland Chinese were loud as hell....

their loudness I can take, but their total lack of understanding what "personal space" is just too fucking much.
post #58 of 112
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their loudness I can take, but their total lack of understanding what "personal space" is just too fucking much.

Perhaps the understanding and use of "personal space" was strongly discouraged during The Cultural Revolution, as being imperialist and decadent? Same thing with the concept of standing in line/queueing?
post #59 of 112
i agree with a lot of what's said here, especially the "don't do stuff" or "inflexible" people. i think it all boils down to selfishness. don't vacation (or do anything) with selfish people. my worst vacation in recent memory was spoiled by a person who forced her way into our plans...then it turns out she doesn't "do stuff" and of the stuff she does, she gets incredibly tired and cranky very quickly and makes everyone miserable unless we stop our fun and all go back to the hotel.

my wife is my favorite traveling companion because she's the most flexible to what i want to do, as long as she gets hers eventually. she once agreed to accompany me on a vacation where i drove a car around a track all day on her birthday, as long as the rest of the trip she got what she wanted. of course it's not a perfect situation - we're guaranteed to have a really, really bad fight once during every trip, but we've learned to plan around that happy.gif
post #60 of 112
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their loudness I can take, but their total lack of understanding what "personal space" is just too fucking much.

*points across your face* Naaaaaar?!
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