Jaidev S

Jaidev S

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    Are there any hardcore parties / raves in Australia?

    Hardcore isn't as prevalent in Aus as things like trance / hardtrance / hardstyle, but it is here. The cities where it seems to have the biggest followings are probably Perth and Brisbane. What part of Aus are you in and are you happy to travel to get to stuff? (I am constantly going up to Melbs for my hardstyle fix!). I will actually be up there this weekend and plan to catch up with a mate who organises hardcore parties over there so could ask her what is good for wherever in Aus you are. over 10 years ago

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    Good places to go snowboarding?

    If you are just starting out snowboarding then there are plenty of good options. One great place to check out would be around Nagano (on the island of Honshu, easily accessible being about 2 1/2 away from Tokyo by train). Nagano is where snowboarding first debuted as an olympic sport so there is plenty of great feel about it around the place. Personally I have spent some time on Mt. Hakuba (http://www.snowjapan.com/e/spotlight/hakuba-goryu.html), and I can tell you that catching the chairlift down over the halfpipe / snowpark and seeing all the great snowboarders playing down there was really amazing and made snowboarding all the more appealing. over 10 years ago

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    Can someone recommend a really good eco experience in Thailand?

    Check out the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi which a couple hours coach west of Bangkok (the temples real name is Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno but don't go trying to pronounce that...). Basically the temple contains abandoned / orphaned tigers which have been brought up by the monks. The tigers are adjusted to human company and you get to walk among them / touch / get photos with them in the nearby canyon. There is a "donation" you have to pay when visiting the tigers (about $8 USD) but keep in mind that all this goes to the care of these tigers and helps support the continued rescuing of more. While in the area, check out Erowin National Park - take the walk up past the 7 waterfalls and make sure to have a swim in whichever pools look the nicest (as long as you don't mind having your feet nibbled on by the fish on the way out), and stand under a few of the waterfalls - it's invigorating :). over 10 years ago

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    What are THE things to see in Perth?

    For Perth, the city itself really isn't *that* amazing, maybe you should spend a day poking around just to say you have been there but that is about it. Must dos are catching the train down to Freemantle (if you can between thursday - sunday as the markets are open then and things in general are a little busier) - There is plenty to do and see there, lots of interesting shops, some good nightlife, and perhaps most importantly the Little Creatures brewery :). I also think visiting Perth without spending a day at one of its beaches is a crime, so check them out - one of my favouites is Cottesloe, and it is easy to get to as well (on the same train line as Freemantle, about 20 mins out of Perth). Rottnest is actually pretty nice, and fits in well with a lot of Perth's attractions (being more about relaxing and having fun than anything else). There is an awesome sunset from there, and the island really is beautiful - a good way to see it is just to cycle around it. One of the bad things about WA is that everything is so spaced out, so if you actually do want to get out of Perth on a 5 day schedule you are kind of out of luck, although if you can find the time I recommend heading south to Margaret River (3ish hours drive south) - a very relaxing place full of good wineries :). over 10 years ago