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Forum: The Main Room 09-May-12, 12:56am
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Posted By bobdobilina
No idea on the skating culture... but you can...

No idea on the skating culture... but you can always live in the Latino neighbourhood in the city... it's a walk to everything, and rents aren't cheap, but you can make it work.
Forum: The Main Room 08-May-12, 05:24am
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Posted By bobdobilina
Where do you live now? It's a little difficult to...

Where do you live now? It's a little difficult to tell what you're looking for, but if you want a city vibe of the kind you won't get in Australia then i would think one of New York, Chicago or...
Forum: The Main Room 15-Mar-12, 01:07am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,825
Posted By bobdobilina
not sure if you're up for a gastronomic weekend,...

not sure if you're up for a gastronomic weekend, but it is home to the "No. 1 Restaurant in the World", Noma.

Getting a reservation is a little more than a challenge though.
Forum: The Main Room 09-Mar-12, 11:15am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By bobdobilina
If you're going to BA first then Aerolineas would...

If you're going to BA first then Aerolineas would make most sense. The suggestion through the US is also worth thinking about. LAX is not well connected to Latin American, Miami and Dallas would be...
Forum: The Main Room 28-Feb-12, 02:47am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,448
Posted By bobdobilina
Rimowa is also worth thinking about. Similar to...

Rimowa is also worth thinking about. Similar to Zero Halliburton, but their 21" roll aboard is 2 lbs lighter than Z-H's Polycarbonate:
http://www.rimowa.de/main#product/876.52
Forum: Global Clubbing 23-Feb-12, 09:45am
Replies: 3
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Posted By bobdobilina
Consequence of Sound maintains a pretty good list...

Consequence of Sound maintains a pretty good list of festivals including lineups/rumors:
http://festival-outlook.consequenceofsound.net/index/us-festivals
Forum: Global Clubbing 14-Feb-12, 09:57am
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Posted By bobdobilina
Some of the bigger ones on...

Some of the bigger ones on Jul-Sep:

Pitchfork
Lollapalooza
Outside Lands
Austin City Limits
Forum: The Main Room 23-Sep-11, 05:03pm
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Posted By bobdobilina
as an aside, and i am most likely in the minority...

as an aside, and i am most likely in the minority here, the original schedule of LA/Vegas/Cancun/NYC/Miami sounds to me a what not to do in North America schedule. Each to their I guess.

Bobdob
Forum: The Main Room 21-Jul-11, 11:50pm
Replies: 96
Views: 12,640
Posted By bobdobilina
Do you have a budget in mind for Boston? What are...

Do you have a budget in mind for Boston? What are you doing while you're there? Do you prefer to stick to Starwood hotels?

Depending on those answers - we just stayed at the Liberty Hotel and loved...
Forum: The Main Room 20-Jul-11, 12:11am
Replies: 96
Views: 12,640
Posted By bobdobilina
For what it's worth... 10 nights in Socal beach...

For what it's worth... 10 nights in Socal beach towns seems a little unbalanced on your list. But if that's your thing then go for it. I like Santa Barbara, but wonder a little what it's adding to...
Forum: The Main Room 19-Jul-11, 04:57am
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Posted By bobdobilina
Austin is a great city, and a better college town...

Austin is a great city, and a better college town experience than Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara is well worth going to... just not to see a college town). And, yes, music is a big deal there. It's not...
Forum: The Main Room 22-Jun-11, 05:29am
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Posted By bobdobilina
in the major cities you can get great hotel...

in the major cities you can get great hotel prices if you become and expert at using priceline (and to some extent highway). Using the forums at betterbidding.com you can usually figure out what to...
Forum: The Main Room 07-Apr-11, 04:37am
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Posted By bobdobilina
Chicago doesn't really have any side trips, but...

Chicago doesn't really have any side trips, but i'm sure you'd fill the time up with an extra day there
DC is a good idea and well worth a visit. It's also a great place to go out as everyone's...
Forum: Global Clubbing 07-Apr-11, 04:33am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,141
Posted By bobdobilina
not sure for disco, but on the house...

not sure for disco, but on the house front:
http://www.themidchicago.com
http://www.smartbarchicago.com
http://www.jazzitup.com
http://www.martiniranchchicago.com

and these for more big room...
Forum: The Main Room 10-Aug-10, 09:19am
Replies: 13
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Posted By bobdobilina
A few things to cover here. I'm taking it you;re...

A few things to cover here. I'm taking it you;re here in November based on the timing of the Vikings Bears game.

Accommodation - what is your nightly budget? You can usually get some outstanding...
Forum: The Main Room 07-Aug-10, 05:07am
Replies: 30
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Posted By bobdobilina
Just get it out with your ATM - very few money...

Just get it out with your ATM - very few money changers give you a better rate, and many give you worse.
Forum: The Main Room 06-Aug-10, 02:29am
Replies: 133
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Posted By bobdobilina
You don't tip anyone holding a door open to you,...

You don't tip anyone holding a door open to you, including the doorman. If they help you with your luggage (to your room, stored luggage etc.) then $1 a bag is typical. If they flag you a taxi, a...
Forum: The Main Room 29-Jul-10, 02:46am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By bobdobilina
I've only been once quite a while ago (before...

I've only been once quite a while ago (before Katrina). Although have it on the list to go back at some point.

What are you hoping to get out of your trip. If you want to drink and party hard and...
Forum: The Main Room 23-Apr-10, 08:24am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By bobdobilina
Yip, i usually skip lolla despite the monster...

Yip, i usually skip lolla despite the monster lineup each year - i much prefer Pitchfork. That said i've been to several other of the big festivals, like Coachella and APW, and thought they were just...
Forum: The Main Room 22-Apr-10, 01:48am
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Posted By bobdobilina
Apparently there was some sort of glitch on the...

Apparently there was some sort of glitch on the lolla website, and the day by day lineup was leaked… assume it could change but here’s how it shapes up

Friday 6 August 2010
lady gaga
the strokes...
Forum: The Main Room 20-Apr-10, 06:15am
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Posted By bobdobilina
i see it the other way round... Lolla has better...

i see it the other way round... Lolla has better bands than Coachella in the mid tier this year, abd Coachella was better in the mid tier last year. I guess it comes down to your music taste though.
Forum: The Main Room 20-Apr-10, 06:13am
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Posted By bobdobilina
Oh... the country itself is pretty dodgy - plenty...

Oh... the country itself is pretty dodgy - plenty of people walking around with magnums tucked into their pants. Still if you're looking for an authentic central american experience, then you're...
Forum: The Main Room 20-Apr-10, 06:12am
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By bobdobilina
I was there for a little less than a week. Stayed...

I was there for a little less than a week. Stayed at an awesome exo lodge near La Ceiba (The Lodge at Pico Bonito) - not quite in the backpacker budget though. The main beach option i believe to be...
Forum: The Main Room 14-Apr-10, 02:15am
Replies: 12
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Posted By bobdobilina
actually for my tastes this is much better than...

actually for my tastes this is much better than Coachella's lineup, but i guess it all depends what you;re in to. I don't really care for the headliners at any of the big festivals and am more...
Forum: The Main Room 10-Apr-10, 06:47am
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Posted By bobdobilina
Pitchfork Music Festival 2010

Always a great festival - one of the best in the world in my opinion. Some festivals have more spectacular lineups and locations... but Pitchfork delivers with vibe and taste.

This years lineup is a...
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