Help. Please recommend me shoe that have a wide fit, especially in the toe area.
Every time I travel I go through the same circus. Look for shoes, settle on something that's too narrow by buying two sizes bigger. Feet rock back and forth in the shoe, destroying the insoles, savaging the rear area of the shoes, and giving me mad callus.
>>1137832 To be honest that sounds like a nightmare to me. 5-6 days for Southern Germany, through Italy, to Greece, to Istanbul? What the fuck dude, how did you come up with that?
Istanbul alone has material to keep you busy for like 2 weeks (actually, forever). I honestly can't understand your plan. You're starting in Munich. Cool. So you have like what, an entire day there? And then sleep on the bus to Venice because that shit takes a LONG time?
Then you're in Venice. What's the plan here?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm going to be visiting Seattle in a few days. What am I in for? Anything I should know? Never really been to a major city before, so I don't know what it's like and I'm just generally nervous about the whole thing.
I'm doing the same thing, OP! Visiting family in a burb called kirkland. I really want to do lots of hiking, walking, and cycling, although I probably can't bring my own bike. I love coffee shops too, so I might visit some, although maybe that's just a meme. My stereotypical image of Seattle is hiking through a really lush, damp hillside with lots of tall trees... wonder if I can find that.
I am going to Thailand next month and due to weakening pound I will only have 4500 baht per day for 15 days. I already paid for flights and hotels. My question is:is 4500 baht per day enough? I only plan on sightseeing, no parties, no drinking, maybe one ladyboy escort per three days. Is my budget ok?
>>1136920 That should be more than enough... you could even drink a bit (or a lot, if you're OK with local rotgut 'whisky' purchased from convenience stores). Fancy bars or nightclubs are beyond your range, but most other places will not be.
It's possible to eat well on the street for less than THB200/day. Restaurants will be more, obviously. But you have room.
Tourist attractions vary but are rarely expensive--a few hundred tops, usually less.
Local transport is cheap--most I've... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1136976 Thanks for the tips. Almost all my hotels are booked with all you can eat breakfast so I will gorge on that to save money. Only one without the option is in Pattaya where I am for 3 days.But I already found a local Thai fast food joint with good tripadvisor reviews where you can good breakfeast for 200 baht. I don't plan on spending more than 500 baht per day on food. Ladyboy prices seem a bit high from what I expected(1500 baht per short time)..We will see.
>>1136991 If you don't plan to spend more than THB500/day on food, you are absolutely fine. Even with a pricy hooker date every night (the THB3000 I described above included the girls, bar fines [600 or so, just to get the girl out of the establishment--none of this goes to your date, just to her bosses], a few drinks, and some street food), you should have nearly 1000 baht a day to spend on entertainment and getting around. Should be easy.
On my last few trips I've noticed a worrying pattern. Hostels, motels, and hotels are in many places fully booked up, they're also booked up a long time ahead. I also have been noticing the increase in costs associated with travel, camp sites being expensive, entrances to places getting ridiculous in many cases...and yet, there's more travelers out there now than ever before.
Have you guys been seeing the same or something similar? It seems to me like the world is turning away from adventurous exploratory travel (RealTraveler™ type) into more packaged... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1135501 depends on where you go. over time it's getting more expensive. the golden age of travel was probabl the 70s, when american currency was at its strongest and other countries were a lot weaker. your money would go 4-5 times as far.
from the 90's to the 2010s as well, costs have maybe doubled for non-industrialized countries.
it's still not that expensive though. it just depends.
Well $3000 today is not worth the same amount as $3000 10 years ago. Inflation happens.
Now if you own a hotel or something, or if you are the govt, you feel the effects of inflation and raise prices of things accordingly. But regular people feel inflation a little more slowly, and our perception of what a $20 is worth takes a lot of time to change. Things aren't necessarily getting expensive, its just the money used to buy them is worth less.
Budget? Personal interests? Length of stay? I'm assuming you're not just arriving in Manila and making it up as you go along so where do you plan on going (or where would you like to go)?
My number one piece of advice for where to go is: The best time to go to Boracay is now. It's getting worse and worse as the years go by due to overcrowding, poor infrastructure and not being able to handle the growing number of tourists every year. It's stunning but being ruined.
I've not been to Palawan but from what I understand it's closer to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
We are going to be over there for a month, Jan till Feb. So far we have booked to get a flight in to Manila and are leaving straight to Cebu after arriving as we have heard it is a nicer place for tourism. From their we have no plans except flights leaving Palawan at the end of our trip so thats where we will end up at. Mostly interested in nice beaches and activities such as the canyoneering in Cebu. Would really like to know about how expensive accomodation is around the area, since our budget isnt huge, we dont mind staying in cheap hostels/hotels.
Today, three of my good, long-time friends suddenly decided that they want to go to India for New Year's. They really want me to join in on the action too.
Problem is, though I've never been to India, I have a very negative image of it: filth everywhere, poverty on every corner, five horns honking at once every second, touts scamming you on every city block, etc. It's basically my go-to image for "filthy poverty-ridden hellhole" in my mind.
Yet these are really good friends of mine who are always really fun to hang out with. On top of that,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I like India a lot. In fact, I've been there six times in the last three years and I'm about to go again in December.
I'm not a hippie and I'm not the kind of person who thinks of finding spiritual salvation in poverty. However, I did live in Delhi for a year and a half and have tons of great friends spread out all across the capital city and elsewhere. I can and will admit that the country has a lot of problems. There are a lot of beggars, amputees, perverts, and weirdos. Horn honking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Yesterday I flew from the Big Island to Oahu on a 717. I was trying to take a nap at take off, but my traveling partner saw another 717 start to take off, lift off slightly, then a loud noise and a large puff of black smoke and then the plane came back down safely.
Are plane malfunctions common? Has anyone been on a plane where something like that happened?
>>1131276 riga to st.petersburg, flying with an airbaltic machine. plane in front of us on the runway had to make an emergency landing shortly after taking off, so we were stranded. since it was the same airline, didn't put a lot of confidence in us. this was the week after an airbaltic crew was fired/detained? for being drunk on the job.
I'm thinking about getting a campervan and roaming around Europe. Money won't really be a problem, since I play the saxophone and hence can busk easily. Has anyone here done something similar, and perhaps has some tips for me? I want to do this either alone, or with my bestfriend who is also a musician. Any sort of advice is appreciated!
I'm kind of upset right now, mostly with myself. But I do need some advice.
I going to Italy next month. I've been really excited about this trip for a while, because a female friend of mine, who we briefly had a thing, lives close to where I will be. And I was excited to spend a lot of time with her... Well,, things changed the past 2 months. And she's seeing another guy.. It makes me feel like shit. And now, I'm dreading this trip. Because I know I'm going to feel fucking terrible once I get into Italy.
What can I do to help overcome... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
OP There is an art in traveling with one's misery. Eat lots of food and drink lots of drink. Talk about your novel/portfolio/screenplay/general art stuffs, and wait for the pussy to come round and try to heal your broken wounds.
I am looking for help travelling from South Korea to Vietnam.
I will be studying abroad in Seoul starting 24th of August. My semester will be done by the end of december. I really would prefer to travel as cheap as humanly possible, disregarding any kind of comfort is not a problem. I've already been on Thai trains with roaches everywhere.
Are there any bus options? How long would that generally take? A google search revealed nothing at all. If not, where would I best book my flight? I've found flights from Seoul to Hanoi back to Seoul... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1140481 There are ferries connecting Korea to Russia, China and Japan, afaik. Don't know if there are any connecting to Vietnam. Going by ferry to China and then on land is an option. This could be cheaper if you find cheap land travel in China (bus maybe?), but it'll probably take you like a week or so, may be risky and may save you like US$50. Never even considered this option because it's retarded, but who am I to judge you if you want to save a few bucks?
Wanted to hear everyone's countries of choice for the following categories:
1. Favorite Urban Destination: 2. Favorite Nature Destination: 3. Favorite Country Overall: 4. Place You'd Never Visit Again: 5. Dream Destination:
1. Cusco, just an amazing city with fantastic culture, surroundings, and people. 2. Monument Valley, Utah, I've never seen a more beautiful sunrise than over there as I rose from my tent (pic related). 3. Peru, it has every type of landscape and environment you could imagine! 4. Nebraska... just nothing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1140387 1. Istanbul, all crazy happenings aside, it is a beautiful city and being a Muslim, having a place to pray pretty much everywhere in a modern city beautified as Europe is ideal. 2. Rishikesh, I stayed at an ashram for a while and being surrounded by the Himalayas with the pristine Ganges floating nearby was something that will forever bring a smile to my face. 3. India, for the natural and diverse beauty, friendly, kind, and English speaking population, the safety I felt while backpacking, THE FOOD, unparalleled... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
1. Singapore 2. Bolivia/ Amazon 3. Impossible to decide but probably Bolivia as well 4. Honestly have not had a trip that I would have regretted enough to say that. 5. Indonesia again probably coupled with Singapore
>>1140358 Pretty simple math. If you'll be here for seven days and ride the bus or streetcars ($2.25 each) three times each day, you'll save a little over $7 by buying the unlimited 7-day pass for $40. If you ride the bus or the streetcars three times a day and a cable car ($7 a pop) once, you'll save ~$14.
If you don't expect to ride more than once or twice daily, and don't plan on a cable car trip (cable cars are mostly just a tourist attraction, but the California St line is also a semi-practical... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Dutch guy here. Recently the Mrs and I planned several trips for this summer. However, life got in the way. My wife got pregnant (yay!) and all our ideas were pretty ambitious in terms of activity, traveling from place to place, covering a lot of distance and doing a lot of stuff.
So we canceled it all. Now we have no idea where to go. Our situation is: - We have basically the first half of September off from work - Pregnant wife, roughly 15 weeks when we're going on vacation - She's very tired at the moment, so the ideal thing is... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
London is great as there's so much to do and not much travel needed to get from place to place, seems it would be good given the situation. And then driving to the coast or other nice places outside the town isn't too far either.
>>1140287 You could play it safe and travel down the Rhine. But in general I would say it's southern Europe. You want good weather, interesting places close together coast and mountains nearby. You could get this in Portugal or Italy.
I'm 24, living in Curitiba. Just talked to a French guy with his girlfriend and a good fella from Finland.
Brazil is polarized country. You'll find the best and the worst of anything. Mostly beautiful landscapes with poor infrastructure. The current season here is winter. While we don't have any particular snowfall (generally), temperatures can get to 0ºC in southern cities (like Curitiba). Rio shouldn't drop below 15ºC, it's mostly over 30ºC all the time.
Some people here will... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Because of the Olympics, Brazil has waived visa requirements for a lot of countries, including mine. I'm thinking about going between the games ending, and the visa free period ending, so late August to mid September. A few questions, but some are about places pretty far away.
Only person I know who has been there said other than flying, going between cities is pretty bad. He also said just about every flight was connecting via Sao Paolo. Would you agree?
I've heard a lot of mixed things about your cities. All of the big ones have nice safe parts, but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1140320 I can't help you in Amazon, but here it goes: >Only person I know who has been there said other than flying, going between cities is pretty bad. He also said just about every flight was connecting via Sao Paolo. Would you agree? No. The main Brazilian hubs are São Paulo (both), Rio de Janeiro (both), Campinas (for Azul company) and Brasília >I've heard a lot of mixed things about your cities. All of the big ones have nice safe parts, but they're... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The Falls themselves are obviously worth checking out but the area surrounding is just an underwhelming tourist trap with the prerequisite Ripley's Believe it or Not and wax museums. Overpriced food and mediocre American chain restaurants. Fallsview casino is nice but most of the tourist stuff is low quality.
The local's drag (Queen street) has a nice brewhouse called Taps that usually has great live music in the summer, and a generic sports bar called Grand Central with hot... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1140130 If you're a sporty person, you could go hiking for a bit. I wouldn't recommend the GR20 because that shit was still dangerous and icy and slippery when I got back three weeks ago. But maybe hike up to a réfuge, spend the night there and then take another path down?
So I'm moving to Belgrade from Glasgow, got an IT job there. I was there already a couple of times and love it. The question I have is, in what part of the city would be the best to find an apartment? Thanks.
>>1140089 Well it depends on what you like. Autokomanda is pretty cool because most of the embasies are there and because of that you don't have that many cops there to give you shit if you like smoking joints outside.
Also i should note that i really want to take her sooner rather than later. Our other kids are old enough to be on their own but we won't be able to get away with a newborn. Lot's of stress. Work, pregnancy and we haven't taken a real holiday in over a year.
>>1140031 There are no ferries to the DR from the mainland US. There are ferries between Puerto Rico and the DR, though, so perhaps you could get there from Miami via either a cruise ship or freighter.
But it's hard to imagine that a long drive followed by a long boat ride or two would be very relaxing for a woman in her last couple of weeks of pregnancy.
But are you sure you can't fly? If she's healthy and carrying just the one kid, many airlines will let women on up until a month before due date,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
There are cruises that can probably take you there.
Dominican Republic sucked balls in my experience. The country is beautiful but the people are trash.
I actually stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe which is the resort in your picture. However I think you had to pay extra for that hotel section.
That resort is gigantic and it was terrible. I got extremely sick while I was there. The food was really bad and the workers were extremely rude and were getting drunk while on the job. They will most likely hit... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Me and some friends booked return tickets to Dubrovnik from the 9th of august until the 25th of august. Our plan is to travel south through Montenegro and Albania. Any tips on places we really should visit? Also, how is the transportation in Albania? Will we be able to book a bus/train/shuttle bus/whatever to travel from place to place?
They have shuttle bus / van type thing called furgons most places that will take you mostly anywhere, but it's not really a bookable thing and you will have to haggle. Public transport isn't really a thing.
The coast is REALLY nice. I camped on Gjipe Beach (pic related), but anywhere around the Dhermi region is great.
I also really enjoyed Tirana though. Super interesting city with, good hostels, great food and you can live like a fucking king for very little money.
Also some pharmacies will let you buy xanax without a prescription so that's a thing too.
Shkoër is an amazing little city not far from Montenegro. Should be your first stop. The only hostel in town is great. Probably the coolest hostel I've ever stayed in. Also, you can bike 20 minutes from the hostel to the largest lake in the Balkans, skaderzko jezero (spelling?). It's quite a sight. Shkoder is probably one of my favourite cities in the Balkans. Cheap as fuck too.
Anyway, for dark grins, spend an hour in "The Dead Zoo" (Museum of Natural History) which is an old-school taxidermied critters in glass cases museum. In addition to the dark humor of bad and aging taxidermy, it is amazing how many of the dead things are smiling at you. Apparently being dead in Dublin is just a fine old time...
>>1139902 been here in Dublin for the last couple of days and I gotta say it's kind of a bummer. yes, there are plenty of pubs and yes there's lot of beer, if thats what ur looking maybe u ll be fine, but city seems really uninteresting in a cultural way or whatever, it's just a bunch of boring low ceiling buildings and drunken people. Guinness factory it's shit though they give u a 'free' pint.
on the other hand I really enjoyed Howth which is a city by the shore just 20' away from Dublin
I want to travel to Switzerland for a week with my girlfriend in the coming days. Ive been told I should go to Interloken and Bern and I should avoid Geneva. Is this good advice? Where would the best place to enjoy the mountains and take a hike?
Im an American in France by the way so my French is only semi-passable.
>>1139882 Valais is nice for hiking and stuff, Graubünden, too. Not as much tourism as interlaken. Jungfraujoch is really expensive if you want to go to the top. A lot of nice hiking spots in and around interlaken though, I recommend the harder kulm, short and easy hike and in case you're feeling tired you can take a lil' train down again.
Hi 4chan, this is a very seriousn inquiry. Come summer 2017 me and a smal crew of people I would say 2-5 will be travelling from washington state all the way to new york. I'm looking for some serious tips about backpacking, hiking etc, our plan is to use longboards and have multiple backup parts for maintence. so I guess my core questions are. 1) how do we stay at places for relativly cheap? couchsurf.com? 2) what states could we meetup the main reason i'm doing this is a personal journey so meeting people is a big priority 3) food.... do we just pool money... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1139832 In my left hand I have tonight's top ten list so without further ado here are the top ten reasons why OP is a prick. Paul, can you play us in?
Number 10 >You write at a sixth grade level Number 9 >You use a trip Number 8 >You use backpack as a verb Number 7 >You use the term hiking even though you will be longboarding which has completely different parameters from hiking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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