>>1143678 You shouldn't have any problems with communication in the airport and in the city center. A lot of people speak english, but mostly young/middle aged people. A lot of people are extremely shy when it comes to talking english, but in general you shouldn't have any problems finding someone communicative in a few tries. I don't know about kielce though.
Hey, I'm a Britbong who is going to go backpacking in Australia for six weeks from May - July 2017 who has a couple of questions: Aside from the obvious, is there any, in your opinion, must see stops on the way up the east coast? Also, since I will be going in the winter will the weather be unbearably cold or will it be comfortable for someone from Scotland?
spent a year working in 'Straya and I know few spots, but it really depends what youre into. It will be cold in the deep south but will be otherwise pleasant for you.
One thing I can tell you to do is go to Tasmania. It's literally my favorite place on earth. I spent a week there and it wasnt nearly enough. Do literally everything there.
Other than that, do the obvious. Go to the Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rain forest. Stay in Port Douglass and not Cairns. Cairns is Lad Central and the reef there is shit. Take a Quality... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1143512 Wow, thanks for all the detail! I must admit I hadn't really thought of staying in Tasmania but since you mentioned it, I will certainly look into staying there but I was originally planning on starting in Melbourne, flying to Sydney then working my way up to Cairns.
I'm a German national that will attend a wedding in Montreal and stay there for 3-4 weeks starting in mid-September. At one point I will be at a distant summer house, so I hope to catch some of that Indian Summer while hiking. Any cool suggestions on what to do on the island?
My French ist B1/conversational but I still have a hard time understanding full-blown joual, so I will try to familiarize myself with the dialect in the 1-2 months of vacation I have before my arrival.
I'd also like to cross the American border to Vermont by bus(Burlington... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1143405 You sound like a nerd. I suspect you have had fewer than 10 sexual partners, this makes you an awkward inexperienced child. Therefore you should avoid Quebec as they are all grown men who will laugh at your beta awkwardness.
>>1143408 Visit the Plateau and the Mile End. They're completely infested with hipsters but they're still fun neighborhoods. 3-4 weeks is a long ass time though if you stay in the city, I'd recommend going to enjoy the outdoors before the hunting season.
>Any experience with greyhound/megabus or bus trips in the US in general? It gets the job done and it's cheap but mostly used by the lowest of the low kind of people. Personally I'd take a car or a train... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Anyone else here love travelling just to try new food?
By this I mean actually going out and trying food from the local area that you've never had before, or never had as good. Literally errbady who goes travelling says they do this, but very few push the boat out in my experience.
Singapore and Taiwan are definitely the best places for food in Asia that I've seen. Singapore has more variety than you'll find anywhere else, and cleaner (though can find a lot of less sanitised versions in Malaysia), and Taiwan has the freshest fruit I've ever... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't travel for food by itself but I always love to try the local gastronomy whenever I go somewhere. This is why I get so pissed off with my friends when they'd rather eat something cheap to cut costs.
I think this board is best to ask my question. I was born in Berlin and often hear that many tourists come here and many people from all over the world actually move here to live here because of the reputation of the city. But what exactly is this reputation? I hear in the news that many young people from Israel move here, "creative people", we have now the highest number of inhabitants since 1944. I like my city for what it is but I never thought so many people would choose it over Paris, Rome, Budapest or whatever. Especially the tourists. I know we are the greatest... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1143282 From my perspective, Berlin is popular because of the history it holds and how recently it was affected. I think the other attraction is it's perceived as safe compared to the eastern block, and has strong indications of the difference between east and west in a small space.
I'm going with friends late august and we're going to visit lots of the 'touristy' areas and it's just a cheap and easy, plus I've wanted to go back for quite a while now.
Do you recommend anything... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1143297 There is actually much "people do not know about" here ;-) Are you interested in something special? Partys, theaters, museums, street festivals, quite places to chill? cheap or expensive? Where have you been last time already? And can you give me a somewhat more specific date?
Does anyone know volunteering or job opportunities in Barcelona for someone who doesn't have a degree and doesn't speak Spanish or Catalan? I've been backpacking through Europe for a while and would love to stay in Barcelona for half a year or so to do a language course. But I can only afford it if I find a job or a place where I can live for free.
/Trv/let's (Anglos excluded), what does it feel like when you come across foreigners who can speak your mother tongue when traveling? Are you impressed, do you feel welcomed, or do you take it for granted? What is your native language btw?
Have not met such peoples yet. On a recent outbound flight I met a guy who was... French, living in England, but actually living in my country for a good amount of time and he had picked up on a lot, including the Cyrillic alphabet.
I was surprised at all the mundane places he has visited just mucking about in my country which I would never visit on my own just because there's nothing to see or do there.
Bulgarian. Would be cool, desu. I love speaking it.
this summer I traveled europe for a bit. I'm american, but i've barely seen my own country. I've seen DC (where i live), STL, ATL, New York, Vermont, Annapolis, and parts of central PA. I was planning on doing a solo roadtrip next summer in my car (oldass camry), but the transmission decided to fuck itself.
I wanna try to get out to the west. New Mexico, Northern Arizona, Colorado, California, Washington, etc. I'll probably spend next summer driving around there and seeing music, along with going to music festivals. I need a cheap... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1143035 Sounds really like you should invest in a late model car something within 5 years of aging, and postpone this dream vacation that you think you can do in a vehicle that was only 2k (you won't even have safe expressway worthy tires on a car that cheap). About 8-10k is really the starting point for something within 10 years of age. If you need something to sleep in, I'd wouldn't suggest the Town Car/Vic idea, though they are comfortable rides, the seats don't fully recline. I would however suggest a smaller SUV or minivan where you would be unseen from dark tinted windows. You really shouldn't sleep in a vehicle though, puts you vulnerable to crime. But rather get a real camper you can lock yourself into, you know at a campground, with showers, security, no breaking of city ordinances. P.S. Nothing beats the A/C of an older Camry. Fact. Fix it and forget it. Take a little 1k trip that doesn't include driving your car halfway across the country, but a $170 JetBlue flight instead.
Most of the threads on here are about Europe at time of writing. Usually it's mostly Asia, I thought? Weird.
Anyway, I need ideas for off-the-beaten-path shit in Taiwan, HK and Macao. Never been to these places before but I'll be there soon and I guess I want to do more than just hit up museums, night markets, "famous" temples and all the usual shit you have all over Asia.
>>1142798 I mean buses are so much cheaper in comparison to fast trains. If money isnt an issue sure then fast trains are great. But youre paying a fee for a seat reservation ie the fast trains with good conenctions. I avoided these and it ended up being quite a mess and it was exhausting travelling days. Download the app and compare what time difference it is and what the seat reservation costs (these vary depending on the length of your journey). Buses arent as easy to plan but they usually end up being cheaper... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1142542 I've stayed 6 different Airbnbs before any only 1 I think was a private apartment. All of the others were holiday rental flats. They came prefurnished with like 1 spoon and 1 fork, 1 towel, etc so you wouldn't steal anything. I had to register with my passport and sign a contract too.
The private apartment I stayed in was in Poland and happened to be the first Airbnb I had ever stayed in. I met some woman and her two kids who were going out of town for the weekend. I paid 11€ a night for the entire... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Just came back from Spain >During two-week study abroad session I stayed with a host family >Was hoping to become friends with them as I want Spanish-speaking friends to practice my Spanish with >Host family turns out to be bed and breakfast like >Unlike my previous host family, they didn't show us around town, never eat their meals with us, host a large number of students at the same time, etc >Even... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1142449 I went to Málaga, Andalucia. For example, was it my fault for having really high standards or was my host family really being cold towards us. Was it my fault for mentioning that I am disappointed with my host family a couple of times to my friends and family or was it my dad's fault for overreacting?
A host family is supposed to act like a family toward you. Of course the relationship is meant to be personal. What kind of seedy program did you do this through? If you didn't get what you hoped to out of the experience, it's a failed program.
Hey /trv/ I'm white and upper middle class, highly educated with a tech job. I currently like in CA and I'm getting tired of all the liberals around me and the US's catering to minority groups. I only speak English and am pretty bad at language. Where would be the best place to move to live comfortably in a cultured yet not-diverse environment?
Asians are pretty good at not giving a shit about the feelings of minority groups and calling things as they are.
I recommend Taiwan as it's sort of a more cultured, refined China IMO. And I think it has the best looking Asian girls (Japan doesn't count, they don't have personalities) when you go there in person.
I'm educated, was at one of the major tech co's as a senior engineer, quit and have been traveling around the world for almost a year now. I don't think I can go back to the US after this, so I'll be looking at remote... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Saw some weird ass shit today regarding a JetBlue flight and some Harriers >volunteering at train museum with a friend >walking into the building after gettting lunch >2 fucking Harriers, bristling with missiles, fly over town really really low, as soon as they get over the river, they ascend like nothing I've ever seen at full tilt >Guy I'm with is into plane stuff like I'm into train stuff >checks app he... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1142239 I thought the most popular place for Americans to aim was Dresden or Juelich ;^) > Jokes aside, engineering, and Berlin seems like the strongest prospect, but I'm definitely open to other cities.
I'm not sure if I should even bother traveling. I'm a 21M Canadian that's never traveled alone before. I'm off school for 6 more months, and money isn't an issue.
In theory I've been bouncing ideas of somewhere in Asia that's not too poor or unusual, because I'm a noobie that could easily die, so maybe: South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan... But I feel like I'm going to go to these places, and just be completely unimpressed, and not enjoy it. Like I would be dragging myself through it. What do you guys think? Maybe I need a more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1140778 1) Either you really can't afford it despite your money-no-object claims, or you need depression treatment. To "not bother" with someone is kind of weird language to use. Overall a lot of critical words in this deal. 2) Maybe you should go to Japan, Singapore or Hong Kong. You seem like you would be bothered too much in your depressed state to witness anything too upsetting.
>>1140783 No, uh, I have the money, about 80k. (I didn't say money was no object, I said it wasn't a issue.)
I was just wondering anyone had the experience of traveling for first time and being unimpressed (I thought maybe it was common). Or maybe there are people that had the some of my concerns and after they landed they were pleasantly surprised.
What's upsetting in South Korea or Taiwan just out of curiosity?
>>1140778 First time I left the country was to South Korea. Had a miserable trip. I was unimpressed, as you put it. Everything was so superficial, and Seoul was essentially New York, and everything outside of Seoul was essentially Soviet-era, which would have been fine if I had not traveled to Korea for modernity. Went to China after that, and it was a complete 180.
I would not go to South Korea. It is too familiar.
Why is England so fucking depressing? I'm here visiting and the country is nice, it is developed, there is a high quality of life, but everything here is so fucking SAD. People here are polite, but cold as fuck, and you can feel some tension or repressed aggressiveness in them. Can anyone please tell me what the deal is or is it just me?
>>1139407 It's not bait. I'm in Bristol at the moment and everything is so fucking dreary here. I can't explain it. It is nice, and developed and everything but there is like this bad energy everywhere. And it really can't be just the weather as I have lived in Canada in the past, and it is a very nice country to live in.
I have had three altercations with people in Berlin today, two because I had a frown on my face and they thought I was giving them a dirty look and the third because someone asked for my number and I said I'd only be able to message them when I get to wifi, after which they called me an asshole and said I was leading them on and wasting their time and that I should be truthful
Some bitchy middle aged woman looked at me and smirked too
None of the shopkeepers smile at all or try to be helpful
And everyone... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1133400 Whomever stays in a room with a guest is their business. They accept responsibility for their guests behaviours if they are in the room with their permission. Rates are by the room, not the guest # - sales just uses the guest numbers to track and analyze shit. That being said there are limits on the number of people who can be in a room of a certain size or type, but this is dictated by your states fire safety code. Ex. Our single kings can have a max of 5 occupants, I believe, legally.
Hey /trv/. Recently my grandfather passed away and I inherited his home in Arkansas. I plan on selling the home and buying a house somewhere in Europe. Probably somewhere in Spain, Italy, or France. What's the legality concerning this? Do I need some kind of residency visa to purchase the home? If I buy the house am I legally allowed to live in it and stay in the country without a visa?
>>1132360 It's possible to ask for a permanent residence card if you're a EU citizen living in another EU country for at least the last 5 years. It will allow you to keep living and working in the country if need be.
Hi guys, I´m from Germany and I´ve got my motorcycle drivers licnense last week. I´m planning to make a wildcamping roadtrip through norway next year and I don't know, what bike i should buy, what gear I need and all the other stuff, like how to store alle my things on the bike, should I take an extra container for gas with me, etc.
>>1143404 Im on a bicycle trip through Europe, and I can tell that you don't need a tent like that. If it's your first tour then you're probably gonna pack more things than you truly need, but that's not necessarily such a bad thing, especially on a motor bike where weight doesn't matter that much.
Hi /trv/, been lurking quite a while, first time poster, so sorry for any misshaps. Going travelling for the first ever really, and going solo, so am looking for any sort of advice/tips you might have. As I don’t actually know if I enjoy travelling at all, I’m staying fairly close to home, and have decided to tour Europe for 3 or 4 weeks. I’m leaving from Toulouse and doing Brussels->Amsterdam->Berlin->Prague->Budapest-> see from there (maybe Belgrade or start swinging back home through Croatia/ Italy). Have a few questions that come to mind: -Hostels:... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1143337 Yea? Only staying there 2 nights and was told Brussels was quite a nice city. I actually decided to stop there because I'm car pooling up north from Toulouse, and Brussels is the furthest north I could find in a day trip, and needed a place to stay at the end of the day, so figured I may as well visit the place if I'm there. Is it really not worth it? Copenhagen seems a bit off track for the itinerary I'd planned, isn't it also pretty expensive?
This is actually very similar to the route I'm taking in the winter, I'm starting in Copenhagen, then Berlin>Prague>Vienna>Budapest>something else in Central Europe, maybe Zagreb or Belgrade>Rome>Florence>Madrid>Paris>Amsterdam. I usually book in advance via hostelworld
Heya guys, so I might be travelling to Dubai during the first week of August. Any tips? places to see? advice from locals? things to look out for? basically anything you think would be helpful for a first timer over there.
>>1143221 Dubai is not very popular on this board. Some for its politics (Indian labor), some for its glitz (soullessness they would say), but it is actually a great place for leisure/recreational tourism. An adult playground. But you will not likely get too much advice here on that place.
My advice is to get alcohol from the duty free to preflight before going to clubs. Also order a "Blue Frog" at any club you go to, to save on alcohol cost. And make sure taxi drivers run the meter. Even if they quote you what... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I am travelling to Alicante this week, staying at a friends vacation home, we will be staying there for 9-10 days, do you have any advice for what we can do? We have a car and are staying within a 20 minute drive of Alicante airport.
Hey /trv/ I was planning a eurotrip to UK,France,Germany,Italy and was just curious about boarder customs and taxation. If I buy expensive souvenirs in the UK and then fly to France, do I have to pay import/export tax or fees every time I enter a new country or is it like the U.S. where you can go between states without any hassles?
>>1142865 The tariffs and border security is only for your going home to the US. Keep very good receipts and records together in an envelope. Where there is VAT charged or waived, you should have that paperwork all together and so its clear to anyone you aren't a shady type and not trying to hide where and when you bought something if anyone is searching you and your bags, say in France. No, they can't charge you, but you won't look like someone trafficking to finance a trip. If you are able to ship items... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1142898 >f you are able to ship items home each time you buy them, to a relative, you should. Thanks anon, I was thinking about this but was worried it would cost a lot more then just flying home with them in carry on.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from them. If you need IP information for a Poster - you need to contact them. This website shows only archived content.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with that post and thread number and it will be removed as soon as possible.