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Hello /trv/! I am asking you a favour.
Anyone who's living (or traveling) in Wien could send me a photo of the house at Kaiserstraße 34?
I am doing a reasearch about a famous scientist who lived there. Thank you in advance.
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Hallo. It is I, helpful anon from the depths of the internet.
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>>1147372
Have you tried Street View and such?
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Thank you! Found it as a spherical photo, I have not seen it before!

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I am supposed to be traveling to Copenhagen for a month but I am unable to find any accommodation that fits within my budget... Roomster and airbnb are pretty useless.
Would honestly love to just rent a place for a month. Literally scoured the internet and cant find anything. Hotels are just too expensive for that length of time.
Help me guys, i don't know what to do :'(
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>>1147244
Easy. Lower your standards.
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What do you mean lower my standards.. I am looking for something relatively specific?
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>>1147244
Student living in Cph here. Sorry m8, but you're very unlikely to find a place to live. The housing situation is completely fucked right now. This is also one of the worst times to be looking for accommodation because all the new students are doing the same.

Try Facebook groups, sometimes people rent their places(often illegaly) for a month or so when they go on holiday.

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All them hipsters should be heading to Bangladesh!

Is it like India in 'poo in the loo' sort of way?

I was flying to Manila and noticed this place called Cox's Bazar on the map and it stuck on my mind. Seems like a pretty cool place!

Must be cheap at least and crowded for sure.
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It's probably really cheap but it's a country packing 160 million people into a territory the size of Iowa, and it apparently has a really widespread sex slavery problem as well as an unstable political situation.
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Take the poo...too the loooo

Such a catchy song!
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>>1147009
That and their unfortunate habit of hacking secular bloggers to death in the street

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Which would be better to expatriate to. Planning to do so when i have a stable income. Thanks
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>>1146978
Argentina is boring, but has better food, and if you're attracted to spinners more attractive women.
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>>1146978
Chile has a more stable political system and economy

My company always has problems getting paid by argies due to currency controls, not so with the Chileans
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>>1147001
What business does your company deal in?

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How safe is Mexico right now? I plan on going to Mexico in 2 weeks for a week, with some of my friends to the city. And, visit one of the enthic states, maybe Jalisco, Guerrero, Port Veracruz. One of those, anyone been to one of those recently? Is it safe to travel or hold off?

Went to Cancun last summer, wanna explore more of the city, and stuff.

Also, what are some cool venues in the city?
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>>>/trv/
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>>1146667
what
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>>1146657
Avoid Guerrero right now, trust me.

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Hey /trv/ I'm going to study in Beijing for a year with Kaplan International. Some info about me:

>light skinned Mexican
>18 yrs old
>know Spanish, English, and a bit of French

So basically what I want to know is:

>how will the locals treat me?
>can i make gains off of chinese food?
>do they have decent gyms? (Squat racks, deadlift platforms)
>how...
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Daily bump
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>>1146163
Do not go.
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>>1146456
Why?

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Recently picked up this baby in the US. I'm flying to Zürich (with Delta) soon and was wondering if I will be able to take it as a carry on.

>It's under 45 inches in length. So would it fall under the "freebie" section with umbrellas?

>Will the TSA have a heart attack if i stroll in with this?
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>>1145474
Forgot link:

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/during-your-trip/carry-on.html
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Throw that piece of shit in the trash you manchild.

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Going to Montreal this week from Thursday to Sunday. Looking for any sort of tips on how to spend the time.

We're staying Outremont and plan on buying a 3-day metro pass to get around. We'll also have a car, but I figured it would make sense just to park it and forget about it since I imagine it would be a hassle to park everywhere. Is getting around the city doable on the public transit from Outremont?

Planning on doing all the big tourist stuff, Mont-Royal, Old Montreal, the Biodome and Tower, Notre-Dame, Underground City, MoFA, Jean-Talon Market, Mile...
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>>1145455
Le Robin Square in Old Montreal is the best meal I've ever had. Everything is decadent. Go there. You will not regret it.
Juliette et Chocolat for alcoholic hot chocolate
Schwartz's for smoked meat
Chez Paree for titties
Restaurant L'Original for local game meat
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>>1145458
>Schwartz's for smoked meat
>Chez Paree for titties

Do you even live in Montreal ? those are both garbage options
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>>1145455
Don't bother with the underground city, it's a tourist trap. Jean-talon market is ok, the oyster bar there is kinda nice. If you want to have a good time: just bar hop on st-denis, or st-laurent. There is enough stuff on both streets to keep you occupied for a month.

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Hello anon,

I've seen a bunch of questions here and there about the hostel experience, so I thought I would write you some info because you've obviously never heard of Google.

> What is a hostel?
Hostels provide budget accommodation in shared dormitories - you pay for the bed rather than the room. Usually this means you share bathroom facilities (some rooms have sinks in the dorms), often a lounge area, and sometimes a kitchen.

Dormitories can be divided between mixed or single-sex, and at some hostels you can also...
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> Ok, but do I have to book? Can't I just turn up?
It depends. When are you going? Is there something going on at a time (a big concert, a city-wide festival, a sport event like a marathon, royal visit etc)? Is it high season? Is it a really popular destination/particular district thereof?

Often, if you're staying a week or so, you can do yourself a favour and book yourself two nights. That way you settle, get a feel for the place, and if you really hate it you can look for something/where else.

This isn't always...
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> How do I choose which one's the right one?
As I say, you can use various booking sites as well as the usual TripAdvisor to look for reviews. Prices can vary hugely. I've stayed in hostels that were about £50 a night (around 65USD) in a mixed dorm, and I've had private double bedrooms for about a fiver (~6USD). It all depends where in the world it is, as well as other factors like how many facilities it offers etc.

While I would say to read reviews, take them with a pinch of salt. I've gone to well-rated places that...
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> How do I keep safe?
LOCK. YOUR. BELONGINGS. Most places are safe, usually you're with a bunch of other travellers who are all in the same boat as you, so you're not going to get dickheads.

Occasionally dickheads exist. A room of 7 of us in a 12 bed dorm got their wallets, phones, phone chargers, and expensive cameras stolen during the night while they were sleeping because they didn't secure their shit in the lockers provided. They're there for a reason, use them.

Having said that, you may also want to just...
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Alright /trv/ I've got 35k saved up and am ready to start a new life abroad. Il be using the money to continue to live off poker. I need to know the best place to live on $1500-2000 a month where there is also a thriving casino scene.
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prague might be good, you can get a nice apartment in the city centre for that kind of money
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>>1141450
Yes I was looking at prague but what worries me is that city centre apartments may be too much for my 1.5-2k budget. And if I lived far away from the casinos/city centre I would need some kind of transportation method.
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>>1141448
I imagine it would not be hard to live on that in Macau. Not as interesting as Hong Kong, but a bit cheaper.

Me and two friends want to go to Crotia soon.
What is the best spot to stay?

We thought about Rijeka, but it looks like city doesn't even have beach

Hope to hear some tips of you guys
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>>1146767
Entirely depends on what you're looking for. There is no "best".
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>>1146773
some nature, beaches and nightlife basicly.
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national park krka? I haven't been there but did spend a holiday near porec/rovinj it was pretty cool nice beaches and relaxing

Alright since my last thread died without much of a reply, I'm gonna try again, this time a bit more concrete:

Going to Cyprus next week (Arriving on August 11th at night, departing on August 16th in the afternoon) and looking for input on my itinerary/suggestions on things to do/see. Here's what I have so far:

>11th
Arrive at night in Larnaka, go to hotel, sleep
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Take the bus to Nikosia, check out the old town, cross the border, maybe go to a shisha bar in the evening

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I have only been there for work, so my time for "touristy" things was somewhat limited.
However, I had to work right in the middle of the Troodos mountains, which I would deem very much worth seeing!
Its quite a nice landscape, and the fact that you can find such high, almost alpine mountais that close to the sea is fascinating. I was there in spring, and there was skiing going on on Mt. Olympos in the morning, and you could go swimming in the sea on the afternoon.
Also, the geology is fantastic!
Kykkos...
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>>1146722
yeah I think I will certainly enjoy my time there if I go, it's just that my grandparents live in the mountains and I oftentimes visit them, whereas I live in a landlocked country so I don't get to see the ocean that much.
>And you should probably be able to find some cheap, rather rustic hotels in the mountains.
seems like most stuff is booked out unfortunately. Got a slightly overpriced shitty hotel but that's fine I guess
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>>1146789
>it's just that my grandparents live in the mountains and I oftentimes visit them, whereas I live in a landlocked country so I don't get to see the ocean that much.
Fair enough.
Same for me. Still, the combination of "real" (ie. almost 2000 m asl) mountains AND the ocean was absolutely fascinating.
since its literally a 1 hour drive from the Olympos skiing club to the beach in Limmasol, you wont loose to much time.

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Taiwan - Taipei

Anyone been? Any recommendations? Advice?

I'll be staying in the Xinyi District
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I hear taipei 101 is a good thing to see
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>>1146538
Inside Taipei, not much. There's Elephant Mountain, Taipei 101, Freedom Park.

Near Taipei you have Jiufen, Yilan, and Hualien.
Jiufen is the surreal oceanside village Spirited Away was based on. Yilan has the Kavalan Whiskey distillery for a tour. Hualien has Taroko Gorge and nature galore.
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>>1146579
Cheers man. Only there a few days so don't wanna head too far from Taipei

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So /trv/, I really want to go on a bike trip through Europe, but I'm not sure what bike I will need.

Been looking at Surly bikes, and I'm thinking Surly Troll. Looks like a bike that goes as well on the road as in the woods. That and the ECR.
The Long Haul Trucker and the Disc Trucker also seems very good, but looks like it is mainly a road bike, and I want to have the possibility of going "wild".

What bike would you reccommend for a trip like this?
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>>1146504
The LHT is a classic touring bike, hard to go wrong there. How much of this trip are you planning to do on dirt vs. pavement?
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>>1146504
You should probably post this in >>>/n/

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Hi guys

Does anyone have any experience with interrail?
I'm leaving on my first interrail the 7th of August from Denmark.
My first stop is in Hamburg. I am meeting my friends in Budapest, so i need to get to Budapest from Hamburg and desu i'm pretty overwhelmed.

I'm not that old and i have never travelled by myself. Does anyone have some good advice?

wth have i gotten myself into
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>>1146437
shameless self bump
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>>1146437
I have a hard time with trains too. Have you reserved a ticket from Hamburg to Budapest?
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>>1146443
No, i have only reserved a ticket from Denmark to Hamburg. After that, everything is pretty much unplanned.

Can anyone help me out with the train schedule from Hamburg to Budapest? Can't seem to find any good websites

What are the best cities in the world to party?
And what are some of the go-to clubs in them?
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Montreal is the city that never sleeps. Or I guess not until 3 am. Pretty dope. Crescent, Saint-Catherine's, Saint-Denis area is real fun with lots of bars, clubs, and strippers
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Manhattan, but be mindful of anywhere outside of maybe central or downtown, as those are areas of the city that definitely DO sleep.
I've heard San Francisco isn't too bad.
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Berlin, Berghain. Say what you want against. Raving there is magical.

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I am planning on moving to East Asia in 8-10 years, but I want to start planning now. In particular I've been looking at Hong Kong and Singapore as I like the way those places are run and don't particularly mind the weather(also interested in Japan, but I'll ask about that in the General).

How does one go about starting the process? Are there any /trv/-approved guides? I've looked through the ones I could find, but most don't go too in-depth. I'm also interested in how one gets naturalised and whether immigrants are allowed to work in the...
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Hi Op
I have lived in HK but on European company payroll.
As such I was just considered as a tourist and had to renew my permit every 90 days (a day trip across the border to Shenzhen was enough to get a new stamp).
This was enough to rent a serviced apartment, purchase a phone card and so on. But this wouldn't grant you anything that would be based on citizenship.
Most expats I knew where there on work visas, and that's probably the easiest way to gain citizenship: being hired by a local company that sponsors your visa.
Then you are more legit in regards...
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>>1146254
Would you mind sharing what industry you're in? Also, were there any language requirements besides English? A lot of the online job postings seem to require Cantonese.
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>>1146264
>A lot of the online job postings seem to require Cantonese
Hongkonger here. This is true. Most of the jobs that do not require Cantonese are "expat" jobs (eg. ESL teacher, vet, pilot, business manager/executive, professor, etc)
Where are you from?

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Good city for a first timer in Europe? 23/M/Canada

I'll be booking through AirBNB, friends recommended Berlin. I'm into beer, art and history, food, kinda wanna keep it thrifty, not to into prostitutes and stuff.
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>>1145893
Paris, Berlin and London are all pleb tourist destinations.

Prague, Budapest and Krakow are patrician tier.
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>>1145908
Don't listen to this guy, he's trolling. Prague, Budapest and Krakow are all beautiful places but they're completely full of plebs and you'll see lots of British people vomiting everywhere and being rude to local people and thinking they can sleep with everyone.

But, that said, according to what you said I would recommend Poland. It's cheap, there is good beer in the big cities, Poland (obviously) has a very interesting history and it's easy to get around. For a place which is slightly...
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>>1145893
Rome for beautiful huge ass churches and some cool roman stuff.

Austria for beautiful mountains and nature, try rafting when you are there.

Berlin for cool city and nightlife and a few monuments here and there.

Greece island for maximum enjoyment, party, AMAZING food, nice views, some places got great diving places (snorkel not deep diving)

QUESTION! Are you coming all the way from Canada just to visit 1 city/place?

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Ohayo /trv/!! Just got my passport and ill be going to costa rica in October any anons been there? how was it
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O-ohayo?
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>>1145836

sorry, no weeaboos here. Delete your shit and come back with a normal picture, not a kid's cartoon, and an introduction that suggests you have brain cells, and youll get a response.

Even the english teachers in Japan think this gook cartoon shit is cringey.
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>>1146015
>cant post an anime picture on fucking 4chan
this place really has become reddit

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I'll be in Panama City for Spring Break next year and my buddy and I will have access to more money than we know what to do with.

Need recommendations for places to turn up and things to do while there. If anyone can tell me of a couple good clubs that play American-style music that'd be great too. We both speak Spanish fluently, for what it's worth. Good places to pick up chicks would be much appreciated as well.
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>>1145827
Fucking gorgeous. 10/10.

I don't really think there is much to do in Panama though, isn't it basically just Florida? Check out the canal, go back to your hotel and watch a movie.
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>>1145843
Not OP, but Panama City is one of the top Spring Break destinations in the country. Think those old MTV Spring Breaks back when they ised to have VJs and stuff.
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>>1145844
Those were in South Padre, Texas.
I know because my older bro used to watch that stuff.

SP is shit by the way.

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Hey, this is first time I post here. I am planning to travel to Iceland with a friend, although we've seen minor stuff about Iceland we still don't know how to move from a place to another place since we don't drive.
Are bycicles an option then?

Also we heared that it's expensive out there so how does one not spend fortune.

Is it better to camp rather than staying hostels?
Are there any other tips you can offer me about Island.
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From place to place you mean between cities far from Reykjavík? If so, there are some buses and planes but I wouldn't trust on those, I'd recommend to rent a cheap car if you plan to visit other cities/waterfalls/ringroad shit or try to hitchhike which many people do. If you mean moving within the city it is pretty small so I think you can either walk or rent a bike.

It is pretty expensive especially in the summer, outside of high season the price drops quite a bit but it's still expensive compared to many places. If you want to save money I'd recommend...
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>>1145594
It is possible, though not cheap, to hire a driver/guide to take you around the country, if you seriously don't drive at all and want to keep to your own schedule.
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Has anyone rented any vehicles there?

If so, what did you find was the cheapest option for it?

every thing I look at currently makes it seem like its going to be like $1100 CAD for 6 days.

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/Trv/, I've moved to a small town in Italy called Varese for a job. Does anyone know anything to do around here?

Its near Milan, so I can go there for the weekends, I suppose, but it feels far, especially without having a car. My last city was Chengdu, China and everything was easily accessible, I miss that.

Does anyone have any tips for living in Italy, specifically Varese, but also in general and maybe finding things to do?
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Hello!

You're quite lucky because Varese is located in an ideal spot to see many beauties of northern Italy. First of all, you're surrounded by many lakes that are often chosen as tourist destinations, such as Lake of Varese, Lake Maggiore, Lake of Orta, Lake of Lugano, Lake of Como, Lake of Iseo and others.

I highly suggest you to take a trip to Lake of Orta, on the bank of which you will find Orta San Giulio, a small graceful village. From here you can reach San Giulio Island by boat, which is the one you can see in the right-hand corner of picture...
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>>1145243

If you like tiny old villages, you could plan a trip to Castiglione Olona (9 kilometers from you), Arcumeggia, Gromo, Pagazzano, Camerata Cornello and all the ones on the coast of Lake of Iseo. An absolute gem, included in UNESCO's cultural heritage list, is Crespi d'Adda, an incredible industrial village of the late 19th century, near Bergamo. It's a weird masterpiece of urban engineering, probably unique in the world.

Last but not least, you can visit the Sacri Monti (Holy Mounts), again...
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Thanks! I've been a bit reluctant to really travel on my own because my Italian is pretty bad, but the places seem too nice to not go to. I'll try to drag a coworker to follow me so I have someone who can talk Italian to people for me.

Any tips on getting to them? Or just use the trains?

(Also, if you know of any good bars/clubs in Varese or Milan that would be great. This Friday, I have to be in Milan at night for a horrifyingly early morning flight anyway)

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Hit its bump limit so I'm starting a new one.
Anything regarding SEA countries go.
Have fun!
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>>1110361

Any hidden jems in Laos/Cambodia?

Trying to see a few things out of the ordinary, hopefully not too far off the tourist trail.
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Will ask here again.

In a scale of 1-10, where 1 is airport level with the country's passport in hand and 10 is impossiburu, how hard is it for foreigners to cross by train (read: by land, not by plane) between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam?
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>>1110416
10.

There are no train lines through Cambodia. The only line that goes to Laos goes a little past the border and then stops, so you won't really cross anywhere.

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I'm trying to find best Ukranian dating website/app but I can't be sure which one is good or which one is scam.

>inb4 vk

VK is like Facebook. Probably the girls don't want one night stands. You guys know which one is better also free?
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There's a thread dedicated to meeting qts from around the world on /int/. It's slow, and you don't need to take part in it, but you're welcome to. You'll find a link to the website and a pastebin answering most of the question you'll ask. It's a penpal website, but many people use it as an international dating website. It's buggy, but it's the best of its kind.
You can find the thread on /int/ by looking for "Culture Pals".

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>>1146776
I know Interpals. Interpals girls are too conservative. All they want long relationship, penpal friends or exchange language. Lol.

I will visit Ukraine for 3 weeks. I don't have time for that shits.
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Tinder. Use FakeGPS and set your location to your landing area/where you plan to stay. Give it 5-10 minutes for the app to re-calibrate and your next matches should be UA qties.

After that just tell them you're coming soon and you'd like to meet. Done.

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I'm traveling through the Balkans for two weeks.

What's essential? What's skippable? How do I avoid getting kidnapped by gypsies?
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In most cities gyppos are confined to ghettos and they aren't as dangerous as you'd think. They deal with petty crime (low risk/low reward). They'd rarely try to swindle/rob you outright. Only if you're in their area and you look vulnerable.

Depends on how much time you have, Serbia is entirely skippable in terms of culture, architecture and anything actually to see. Macedonia is also safe to skip.

Other than that, in terms of recommendations:

Croatia first,
Montenegro is a hidden gem
Albania is nice
Bulgaria would be very interesting
Romania...
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>>1146732
Well, what do you like? I was in the Balkans for three months so I have plenty of tips
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>>1146807

I can only speak from my one 2-week experience in Ohrid, but I found Macedonia to be absolutely stunning both with regard to nature and culture. I'm interested to hear what made you form your particular opinion. Could you elaborate?

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I'll be visiting Vienna for a short trip this weekend. Any tips on what to see and what not to miss?
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>>1146552
the church and city-center are GOAT imo

just walk around the city, it feels really imperial. Go check out museum quarter.

The Schönbrunn Schloss is beautiful and Unesco heritage iirc, I recommend going on your most sunny day.


If you're staying for a long while, you can catch a bus in the morning to Bratislava, do the city & come back in the evening (or stay sleeping in the Blues Hostel, which is one of the best I've been too).


If you like geography and want to do...
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The Donauinsel is a no-brainer.
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>>1146558
why? it's just a park

I am from Hong Kong. I have Kiwi citizenship and am thinking about relocating there. However, I have never really lived there and have only traveled briefly around NZ when I was young. The longest I have been in one western country is a month. I really like the way of life there but I understand that traveling around a country for a month is different from living there for years. I cannot just quit my job and stay in NZ for a couple of months just to see whether I will like it or not. How to tell whether I will ever get past the cultural shock stage and adjust to life abroad...
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>>1146377
>I cannot just quit my job and stay in NZ for a couple of months just to see whether I will like it or not.
Then it sounds like you don't have enough money in the bank to even consider relocating at this juncture in your life. When you are more secure financially to take some risk, say if you ended up unemployed for a year, and/or had to relocate a second time without income, then you could be ready.

In the meantime, you should immerse yourself in whatever you can find in...
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>>1146406
It's not that I have no money. It's more like quitting a job before finding another one seems a bit too risky.
I guess I can surirve until I make new friends. I have been been that far away from my family but I guess I will be fine.
So, no answers to my questions about cultural shock?
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>>1146412
>So, no answers to my questions about cultural shock?
It depends on you: your age (did you live in british HK?), your previous travel, social class and so forth. Most people like NZ, but will a non-anglo feel awesome? I honestly don't know with how it compares to say AU.

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Hey /trv/ My bf and I are travelling through Europe later this month. Wanting to download a maps app/gps maps which we can make use of, whilst offline. I dont like google maps as the only source of data,mainly as i have to rely on wifi,and map data doesn't save when offline. (We will be driving wherever the wind blows....
Hoping you guys can give me some recommendations on some good functional user friendly apps i could download
Using a samsung 7..
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>>1146350
Get a paper road atlas book

Cheaper, more reliable, easier to read, works anywhere
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>>1146350
the answer is maps.me for android or iOS.
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>>1146388
This, it's really amazing. It has everything, even hiking trails etc.

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Moved to the UK and been living in Bristol for the last month.
I don't know exactly why, but I don't like Bristol at all. I don't like it's layout (look at the google maps of Bristol City Centre for example), the suburbs are depressing as fuck, the weather is shit, lots of old buildings and old houses everywhere, which I dislike, dreary and depressing atmosphere everywhere. In short, I'm just not feeling it. Is all of the UK the same? Is there a city with a more modern feel and where the weather is a at least a little bit better?
For reference...
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OP here, also, residential areas are SO FUCKING QUIET. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I'm a loud troglodyte or anything like that, but man, they feel like ghost towns. I walk around the suburbs and rarely hear a single sound, everywhere feels so lonely and depressing.
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UK is the same everywhere, leave before you become another soulless resident
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>>1146124
but WHY? Why is it so depressing everywhere? And is there no place in the UK that is not depressing?

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Hey dudes, I'm going to Sofia backpaking for a few days and I don't know shit about the place, people, language or food.

What's fun for two twentysomething dudes to do and see there?
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Sofia guy here, what are your interests, senpai, where you from, etc.

There's buildings from very different eras that contrast each other, predominantly Ottoman, Soviet/Stalinist, Tzarist and contemporary stuff.

Check out http://www.freesofiatour.com/
It's tl;dr Sofia in ez mode.

similar food tour:
http://www.balkanbites.bg/

I see the tour doesn't include the National Palace of Culture (HДК, NDK) which is a nice this time of the year with fountains and stuff.

Lemme know if you have more questions.
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>>1146009
Rent a car and go hiking around the seven Rila lakes
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>>1146040
We're there for four days. I'm interested in architecture myself -- if you know any interesting/impressive spots, I'd be much obliged.

Also, what's Sofia like for drinks? Are there breweries, microbreweries? Is there a speciality liquor? What's a good place to spend an evening drinking and sampling?

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If we were there longer we would


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