Javierj

Javierj

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This is a must for every visitor to Melbourne. The minimum amount of time you should allocate to it is one full day. However, if you have more time, you can do it more relaxed and stay overnight at Warrnambool. Two of the most beautiful beaches around can be found here, Torquay and Apollo Bay. Then you'll be impressed by the twelve apostles, which now are less than 12 due to erosion. Take into account that it might get very windy and cold.

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This place is very interesting at a first impression. You can see how these Burmese people live and still keep their traditional clothing and neck rings, as well as their traditional knitting methods. However, once you do a bit of research, you might learn that those people are kept there because they don't let them integrate to the Thai society for being Burmese, and that the village is just a set up. I will give a neutral rating for this one...as you might be helping them when you buy their products, even if they're suffering for being there.

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Such a beautiful place. Everything looks ivory but indeed it's concrete painted white. Every single sculpture is amazing, and the hands that seem to be trying to escape from hell are shocking. It might get a bit creepy when you see evil skulls with whisky bottles beside them, but that's ok. Totally worth it.

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I think one has to go there once. Personally, I prefer quieter places with less backpackers. If you get approached by vendors and they want to give you a handshake, just refuse it politely, as they will not let you go until you buy them something (they're not violent though). If you wanna buy your never achieved university degree or a fake drivers licence or student card, then there's the place to go. Too many drunk people as well.

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Crowded. You can barely walk there. I went because my friends wanted to buy cheap souvenirs there but couldn't stay more than 10 mins and had to leave. It's sad to see how they keep whatever animal you can imagine, 4 or 5 dogs inside a very small cage and without ventilation. If you're an animal lover or at least feel something for them, then don't go. You'll be able to find cheap souvenirs and clothes everywhere else in Thailand, no need to go to this place. The only good thing is that it has a train station there for when you want to leave ass soon as you get there.

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