Hi /trv/ Honestly my first time here but I figured that this would be a good place to ask. After some recent drama innmy own life I've decided to finally go on my worldwide wander.
I plan on travelling from Australia (where I live) to South East Asia then buying a car and travelling east before turning north and travelling through the himalayas towards Eastern Europe and then over to Ireland and spend time with my family there.
I'm asking for any advice, I plan on travelling alone or at least not with anyone I know currently. I'm not an extremely... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1156314 First of all, buy spare parts for car. Second of all, get a compass, because I'm pretty sure travelling east from South East Asia won't get you to Europe. (no h8, just playing) Thirdly, Plan trips from big city to big city, I imagine driving through the -stans alone might get you killed more easily than anywhere else
>>1156321 Thanks spare parts is a good idea, Im not just heading east I do plan to map it out a bit more.
Definitely plan to avoid the - stans as much as possible. Also I'm going to be well equipped for this trek I don't even plan on having the car the whole way so I'm going to be equipped enough as if I was planning on walking the trip so yeah I'll have a compass haha. I'm not experienced international traveller like I said but I have been camping all over Australia in many climates pushing myself... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1156321 > I imagine driving through the -stans alone might get you killed more easily than anywhere else
But i've driven in the -stans and that's bullshit, people there are some of the nicest in earth, and most roads outside cities are rugged and limited so you won't find that big of a problem navigation wise
Roller coaster thread? Roller coaster thread. Post Top 10s, best/worst manufacturers, all that jazz.
My Top 10: 1) The Voyage, Holiday World 2) Goliath, Six Flags Great America 3) Skyrush, Hersheypark 4) Maverick, Cedar Point 5) Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City 6) Thunderhead, Dollywood 7) Viper, Six Flags Great America(extremely underrated coaster) 8) Superman: Ride of Steel, Six Flags America 9) Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point 10) Lightning Run, Kentucky Kingdom
Kinda basic, but hey, I'm doing better than other people out there.
>>1155945 Superman and top thrill dragster are shit tier, typical American pissing contest bullshit over who can make the tallest and fastest rides, no design innovation, just a hill, a drop, and a world record. Kys.
Kinda new to 4chan and I need some advice from /trv/. I'm planning to do a solo trip to Japan next summer before I go full zombie mode at my new uni and I need a heads up from those who have done solo traveling or have gone to Japan. I'm planning to go to Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. What advice can you give to a 20 year old who just wants to explore a new place.
>>1155921 You're lost without a basic level of Japanese outside the cities. If you stay in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo there really is nothing special to say other than enjoy your time and don't underestimate how expensive everything is.
I've been saving up for a bit and I think I've made my decision on going away for a while, and that decision is Austria. I originally thought of it after seeing pictures of Hallstat, but there's a lot to do there. Also apparently I have family in Germany which is pretty close.
So tl;dr anyone been to Austria? Hoping to gain as much valuable tips or info as possible.
I'd definitely want to visit Hallstat, and I know the Alps are near Austria too so maybe theres some nice hiking trails around the area? Nothing too serious, just looking to see... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1155881 Hey. My gf is from Vienna and I've been to Austria four times since the start of the year.
Hallstat is turning into a bit of a tourist trap and I think spending a day there would be sufficient. It looks beautiful in the winter (especially after snow) but it's completely overrun with Chinese tourists. My gf's mother also said that the town has the highest suicide rate in Austria, which is peculiar.
Vienna is a fantastic city with great nightlife, culinary cuisine, and loads of activities.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1155899 Awesome, thanks for replying. Curious about the suicide rate but I kind of expected it to be touristy, 1 day is plenty. Vienna is likely where I'd stay, I don't know any German at all currently so the larger the city the more English speakers which is fine with me. I would like to learn some German so I don't seem like a douchebag tourist though. Also what is the Danube river, just a cool place to go or anything special there? Also I would love to check out Salzburg, sounds up my alley.
Only question... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Anyone here have any experience in Scotland? I live here and want to get into traveling, I was thinking about just walking all around and sleeping in a tent most nights. I'd especially like to go around the highlands.
>>1155833 I'm not from Scotland but took a trip there, the highlands are beautiful and I would recommend going there. The area towards the middle (around Ben Nevis and Loch Ness if I remember correctly) was beautiful. I would highly recommend the isle of Skye, it's remote and scenic and a place that I feel everybody who goes to Scotland should see if possible. And Edinburgh if you've never been, of course.
I am thinking about walking from Inverness to Loch Ness and then to the Cairngorms, wild camping most or all of the way. Is this retarded and/or ambitious? I figure if I practice camping in my garden (which I am already doing successfully) and plan my route with a map on hand I'll be alright. I'd make sure to pass through towns every day so that I can buy food. Thoughts?
When would you plan to go? How would you get from Loch Ness to the Cairngorms? The most direct route would most likely be a mindless trudge over moorland, which would get pretty boring pretty quickly.
I would personally walk down the Moray coast from Inverness, and then take the Speyside Way to get from Spey Bay to Nethy Bridge (avoiding Aviemore), and then entering the Cairngorms that way via Lairig an Laoigh.
You could walk down that, taking in closeby mountains, and link with the Lairig Ghru, walking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I was like you, suckered into working for Outland by that Facebook friend who makes $300/day and gets to ride in a helicopter, travels every winter, etc etc. You will NOT become that guy.
Instead you will suffer the worst pain imaginable for below minimum wage (remember they deduct $25/day for "camp costs" so you'll make about $65/day post taxes). When I mean it's excruciating labor, I don't mean the kind that makes you feel like a man and washes away with a beer like landscaping or roofing. I mean the kind of pain where... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1155798 If you're referring to horseflies the size of acorns who take chunks out of you with each bite, get caught in your hair, hurt worse than bee stings and crushing one sends out pheremones that attract other horseflies then yes.
>>1155712 Did you fall for the "no speed limits in Germany" meme? Germans take their speed laws very seriously. They'll go exactly 80km/h in an 80 zone and then floor it to 260km/h once in a limitless zone and then back to 120km/h within a second once the speed limit is back.
If you had a German license you'd get a hundred and something Euro fine and several month ban. Since you're a brit you'll probably just get the fine in the mail. Should have left the EU sooner.
Sup /trv/? My girlfriend and I will be flying out to Hawaii in two months. We will either be flying into O'ahu or Maui, still undecided. For those of you who have been, what would you recommend? We enjoy nature moreso than people. Love hiking, and of course being by the water. I'm looking into some things now, but it'd be great to hear some first hand stories and get personal input.
Hawaii nananative here, if you like nature and beaches you really can't go wrong anywhere in Hawaii. That being said I'd recommend Maui over Oahu for those purposes, while Oahu is nice it's definitely the 'big city' with its most famous beach (Waikiki) being overcrowded 24/7 but if you wanna see some big waves north shore is pretty cool. While Maui has arguably some of the best beaches on the planet (makena, kaanapali, red sand, hamoa) with far less people, granted it's still gonna be a shit ton around that time. For the biggest big waves in the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I'm going to be visiting a friend in Italy next month. As a gift, I want to bring her a bunch of American candies so she can see what we have here. I'm trying to figure out what American candies are currently sold in Europe so I know what to not buy.
So i've been living a fairly "/trv/" life for the last 2 yrs, traveling through mexico and teaching english to pay the bills.
I just finished a gig, going to do some more traveling with a friend, and then I want to do something different.
With all the fucked stuff going on in the world, I have a really strong desire to do something to actually help others. Obviously syria stands out as the most dramatic area in need of humanitarian work, but as I understand it NGOs really arent looking for foreigners to go into the country and that I'd be more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1154931 >I'd be more of a hindrance than anything.
This is going to be the case almost anywhere that is in crisis -- the last thing they need is to have to feed and support unskilled but earnest "help" as well as the people who live in the middle of a crisis. Unless you have a particular set f needed skills, they don;t need you there.
So look for areas with more chronic problems of poverty, etc. Did some work in Guatemala some years back, learned to install and operate... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What are the best places to visit in London? I want to explore the city not conventionally and I'm not attracted to the mainstream locations which everyone want's to visit. Does anyone have some suggestions?
>>1154371 Your weather may vary. December isn't tourist season, and the kids are all out at the boarding schools (which are hotels in summer). I don't know what hostels would be open outside of the city, you'd have to check each on individually, but might need to skip the travel around if the weather required you to have a snorkel or other special equipment on your car.
You might even find a guide for some of your activities. So you know, Blue lagoon is 25 minutes south of the Keflavik airport, which is... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1154371 I went to Iceland in January. To answer on your questions I would say: be sure you have a decent car. There was a lot of snow when i was there . I rented my car from Hertz, because there are a lot of car rentals who are a bit shady. I would also suggest to rent an airbnb. It will be cold so wanna have your privacy with your girlfriend. If you go south go visit Vik beach ;) If you have to pay your car, tours, food,... 1200 won't be enough for 2 I think And very important: don't forget your thermal underwear ;)
me and a friend want to go backpacking for two or three weeks in december. When I was looking for possible destinations I stumbled upon Sri Lanka. It looks like a really nice island that should have enough stuff to do in our time span. But why is it that I hardly ever read on /trv/ about it? Apparently it has to offer a lot of culture, nature and nice beaches. Is there something that makes the often recommended SEA countries superior?
>>1152495 >It doesn't have tourism infrastructure to the same degree as most of SE Asia due to the recent conflicts, plus it's got that Indian subcontinent chaos/grime. This is changing fast though Would you rather go to another country for a first time Asia backpacking trip? We´re not really looking for Real Traveler shit but rather want to just have a good time... How long have you stayed there?
>>1146838 Try HDMG chiken, it's like "hwon dong mu gea" but we just called it HDMG, that shit is know as "crack chiken" in camp Humphreys, and you are talking to one of the original customers and discoverers.
I'm planning a trip in eastern Europe with a friend of mine.We plan on going to Chisinau (Moldova),Tiraspol (Transnistria),Kiev (Ukraine) and if we have money Minsk (Belarus).My friend has been to Moldova before so he knows how things work there.But none of us have been to any of the other countries so can /trv/ help us?We'll be going in early august next year probably. -How is the situation in Kiev right now,and Ukraine in general?I'm talking about crime rate and how the war is going (most news says it mostly ended) -How are the prices in these places?I'm... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Transnistria is super safe. No issues at all in Tiraspol. It's also cheap. If you stay at the "Tiraspol hostel" say hi to the owner Tim (American). Just mind the 24hr limit and get out in time, remembering it can take a long time to get a bus. Also remember that if you go in to Transnistria from Ukraine and out in Moldova they won't like it and possibly give you headaches at the Moldovan border.
Minsk is also very safe. No issues at all. Remember that you need a visa in advance though which takes some work to get.
>>1157295 Thanks! Any idea what might happen if we stayed more than 24 hrs,just curious.Since we are Romanians who,from what i read,are very discriminated there,we were planning on going there early in the morninng and leaving sometime in the afternoon. Also what can we see/do in Tiraspol?Interent isn't very helpful with this.
Alrighty, dunno if this is the correct board to ask, but figured you guys would be informed on the subject. I'm flying out for a few days tomorrow, and I have two 70mg pills of Vyvanse that I was going to bring with me. Would these trip any red flags going through security? I don't have a prescription or anything so I doubt I could lie my way out of anything if I were caught with them, but are they even something airports would look for/detect?
>>1157089 I wouldn't risk it, myself. Yes, they often look at prescriptions at TSA. They catch traffickers all da every day. But...Odds are low anyone would ask you about your prescriptions unless you threw them into a bottle with 15 other unmarked drugs which many people do to save space, but they can flip open a book, or google a website and read that number and shape into their website to identify. Since they are Class scheduled drugs and not even relevant for the flight itself, (like a valium would be) why do you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1156980 >We're both untraveled and in the US. I'm eyeing something like a 9 night Mediterranean cruise for $4k for everything. Pros to using a "travel agency" for travel. Comprehensive travel insurance (in case of weather, illness or some other cancellation). The airfare plus a cruise is tricky. Make sure you have a day ahead of your cruise at your destination, imho, esp for such a long cruise.
Cons of booking with a travel agency, the cruise lines paid a commission... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Depends on what you want to do. If you want to be a trimmer, you will start off around $12-15 an hour, which depending where you live, isn't much in California. It is a tedious job. People envision it's just sitting around all day 420blazin it but that's far from the truth. It's just like any other job. Would you like to work on a farm? Because that is what it is.
Hello guys, Im a 20 year old swedish male. Well this is so hard for me to talk about, but anyways. 2 years ago i got thrown out of home, i had nowhere to go, im still homeless and have no income whatsoever, and i dont have full education either, because i cant go to school and be homeless. I want to move out from Sweden, Mainly because of all imigrant. And that its so hard to get a job here. I can speak perfect english but when i write english i just mess up the grammar sometimes. Im searching a contact where i can stay for a while and get a job so i can pay my own rent, or... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My job lets me work remotely. My lease is almost up here in the pacific northwest of the US (end of January).
I was thinking of throwing my stuff in storage and working remotely from various asian cities for the better part of 2017 using airbnb. I went to college in Japan and worked there for a few years, so I'd love to head back.
Feb: Japan Mar: Japan April: Taiwan May: Hong Kong
>>1156863 I assume that you earn a good wage and need a good internet connection. I would go to places like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur for a month each. People rag on Singapore for being boring but it really isn't if you actually live there. Kuala Lumpur is a good mix of modern and wild.
>>1156879 >I assume that you earn a good wage I do, but frankly the cost of traveling isn't too much more than what i pay now for a place in the US. Most places on airbnb seem to be 1000-1500 USD--less than my rent.
>and need a good internet connection definitely
>I would go to places like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur for a month each. People rag on Singapore for being boring but it really isn't if you actually live... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1156886 Not that anno but KL is 100% safe. Also I agree with him on Singapore, it's a good expat city/country. It's hard to give proper advice tho OP. What are you looking for, could you name a few attributes?
I lived in Indonesia for a while, it's insanely hectic but Yogya is a really laid back place. Although the cities you named in your itinerary make me think you might like Jakarta, there's a big expat scene there.
What about China/Korea? Are you also looking for chill out beach places to work from?
taking a trip to new York city in October from toronto. I'd like to plan my trip ahead of time. if you could give me some ideas for things to do. I'll make a list of stuff I like and dislike to help you
LIKE -hood shit. planning on going to the Marcy projects and also see where big L died -good food. -hole in the wall restaurants -good cheap food. family run, comfort food -cool architecture. old or new -abandoned shit. planning on going to that hospital -weird shit. going to some restaurant that's hidden in a wall -flea markets... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I feel like I have literally nowhere else to turn to, but I'm really worried I am about to loose 500$ to this thing. I am trying to move to an apartment in NYC and I found a place that had a very nice price for where it was and what it included, but theres so many confusing things about this listing that I can't tell if its legitimate or not.
So when I first started communicating with this person about the apartment for rent they asked me for a photo of my drivers license because they needed to send it to the agent to confirm I am a real person, but they also... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Then there’s the thing that’s so crazy that I can’t help but think something is wrong here. The payment method that they specified on the email is through itunes gift cards. They host claims it’s because you need an id card to make the purchase of the gift cards, and that “a lot of properties are reserved this way now”, because they say someone once paid with a stolen credit card and it messed up their ability to host on airbnb for a while. The website to upload the codes is very odd as well, it doesn’t have security on it as well but it has one of those little... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1156724 Can you elaborate on that a little more? I mean I feel it is, but there's so many things that make me thing it might now be, I sent a message to airbnb directly through the main website with the invoice number and receipt number attached, and mentioned how I thought the url was weird. I'm hoping they get back to me really soon about it but I don't know how reliable their message center is.
Post your travel shoes. I found this combination pretty good, they're both very comfortable for longer walks and even easy hikes, also the Nikes are very light and dry fast. However I can't do proper treks in them, especially mountainous ones. So any recommendation on comfy hiking sneakers (is that a thing?) is welcome
Tbh it does depend on where you're trekking/hiking, but since it usually involves waddling through streams and rivers, humid growth and the weather can go sour, sneakers are not the best option. I know hiking boots are not really fashionable but they are always the best option (goretex).
Serbia, mainly the capital Belgrade (Beograd). I'm here right now, originally from Australia and these women are fucking beautiful. But they won't pay attention to you unless they see you're a foreigner with money, which shouldn't be a problem since the RSD (dinar) is utter filth compared to the Euro, AUD, USD and GBP. You can live like a king for 2 months with roughly $2000 dollars.
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