I'm hoping some of you are more learnéd than I am about the different areas of africa, the middle east, and asia.
I am a pre-medical student, and looking to acquire some clinical experience. It occurred to me that countries with fewer regulations and severely understaffed hospitals would allow just about anyone to preform medical procedures with minimal training. I have read of hospitals where nearly half the patients die waiting to be treated; so perhaps it's better that someone try something in those situations rather than nothing at all.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1139118 I think your best bet is to do a clinical exchange when you're in med school. I talked to a guy who went on a clinical exchange to Palestine, when a war suddenly broke out, and they let him preform a lot more procedures than he was used to.
How does it work with pre med and med school in the US? We just have med school right after high school.
>>1139157 >How does it work with pre med and med school in the US? We just have med school right after high school. PreMed is a 4 year bachelors degree, and can be in physiology, biology, physics, really, any science, as long as you take courses that they require by the time you apply for grad school (medical school). Medical school is highly competitive. During your pre-med years, you should not make more than 1 B or C grade in more than 1 course. Period. That's how it is. Students might... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1139068 >Is it a good idea to cook our own food in our house? If you wish to save money, then yes, it can make sense to shop in a grocery or market and make at least one of your meals each day. I often skip a sit down meal while on vacation. It makes sense for sightseeing time as well as money. I get a coffee, and just have a whole fruit or granola bar, might buy some bread or pastries. Breakfast is done! Lunch can be the least expensive way to dine in an expensive locale or famous restaurant,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1139068 By all accounts that is the best way to avoid dying in a terrorist attack, yes. Otherwise, what >>1139075 Said. Sure, take some time to use local ingredients to make your own dinner plans and save some money, but don't lock yourself in
I will be studying abroad in Japan for 4 months this fall, and I'm wondering what I should do for a cell phone that won't get me destroyed by international roaming costs. I could really use some guidance from more experienced travelers because it seems impossible to find a straight answer on this subject online.
> Bring my phone with me, get a Japanese SIM card and put that into my U.S. phone > Buy/rent a Japanese phone while there
Any other options or opinions on what will... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The fuck is romantic about Dubai? Can't even kiss the girl in public. Morocco can be rough on a relationship. Possibly my favorite country but always very stressful. I'd vote for Budapest. Unusual culture, weird and cheap alcohol, great stuff to post to facebook.
I'm planning on going to Iran in a little over a month and everything is going fine so far except one thing. Apparently US citizens can only visit while under 100% around the clock supervision. The thing is that I'm a dual US/German citizen and I live in Germany. I'd really rather not be supervised while traveling throughout Iran as it kind of defeats the purpose of solo traveling a foreign land. I won't be able to experience a language barrier, true contact with the locals, spontaneous at-the-moment adventure, or plan my travels... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Probably nothing to worry about. Just make sure you temporarily remove your travel blogs and fb posts about your trip to Israel, just in case. Or that the first thing that appears when someone googles your name is not a page where you loudly proclaim your americanity.
>>1138274 Not the first time I read about dual citizens using their non US passport to go to Iran. I don't think you need to worry. You live in Germany so it's only normal you use your German passport to apply for a visa in Germany. I was never asked if I happened to have American citizenship.
>>1138342 >emporarily remove your travel blogs and fb posts about your trip to Israel, just in case. Or that the first thing that appears when someone googles your name is not a page where you
+1 with that. It may be an avidence for you but don't brag out about the fact that you are american. a good proportion of people is in fact American friendly (and have some family in the US as they left in the 80's) but you may always fall on a pasdaran...
Me and my buds, all 23 y/o, We're from Singapore and from different ethnic backgrounds (Malay, Chinese, Indian), will be heading to Vietnam in december, we're planning to fly to HCM city, spend a day or two and then head to Cambodia, specifically Pnom Penh.
1) as this is the first time ever we are going to be backpacking could you direct me to some resources about backpacking? we're not inexperienced travellers, having been to thailand, new zealand, america but we've always stayed in hotels and luxury so we wanted to try something new.
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You say that you aren't into prostitutes, which would make a visit to Grand Sorya Mall in Phnom Penh, safe, and give you the ability to test your resolve. At 2am the ice vampires appear. They are not to be trifled with.
As for culture, you might want to check out some proper Apsara dancing. It is pretty highbrow and classy if you catch the right act to see.
And yes, S21, in your pic, is the place to go to. The killing fields just outside the city, not so much.
Also, don't miss out on Siem Reap. Some hustle there, but one could easily spend weeks... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Sup guys, I'm planning my honeymoon. We want to go somewhere we can travel independently and get away from it all, buy a motorbike, stealth camp, that kind of thing, but also relax a wee bit, maybe a cheeky night or two at a resort. We're stuck between Zanzibar and Bali. Bali seems ideal for the motorbike exploration/chill out on a beach type of escapade. I don't really know what Zanzibar is good for except for clubbing. We're not interested in clubbing. Of course we'd probably have to start in mainland Tanzania, so couldn't we buy a bike... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I was in the Sistine chapel in the Vatican earlier and there was a gangly, nerdy-looking kid staring down at his phone playing Pokemon Go for a good 20 minutes. He may have glanced upwards to take a selfie before moving to the next room with his phone still glued to his face.
It took Michelangelo 4 years to paint the ceiling of the chapel, on scaffolding that he designed himself, while painting in a very uncomfortable position. Some people don't deserve to travel.
hi guys, i'm 19 and i've never traveled before, in fact I hardly get out of the house, which is why i'm trying to change this. Recently I've been trying to get out more and do things, and I've always wanted to go on a trip outside the US. Anyways, I came here to ask some general tips and tricks for getting cheap flights and traveling economy, I know taking vacations on a budget is a bit of a paradox, but I can't resist.
the place I'd like to go specifically is Salar De Uyuni, in Bolivia. I looked on a few flight websites, it seems like... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey bud. Did you read the sticky? There's lots of useful stuff there. I got my tickets using skyscanner, but i would recommend buying them waaaaay in advance. Like plan your trip 6-12 months in advance so you can get good prices. Also, skip hotels. you're 19, go do hostels and meet people. They're cheaper too.
Also book your flights on a Tuesday. It's cheaper.
I watch A LOT of food and cooking shows, shows about chefs, cuisines and all that shit. In a lot of them they travel to other places, or feature chefs from various parts of the world and how they have done visionary things with their local cuisines and other's cuisines as well.
I never see food travel as a topic on this board, so i am wondering if any of you have done any food tourism, or wanted to.
Have you traveled to destinations where food was a major influencer of choosing that destination? Have you wanted to? What places have you gone/wanted... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'll be traveling to New York City in december, and I need some advice aout good hotels below $100, must visit places, good food, zones to be avoided, good rock bars, how to move around (transport) prices too! Any information is well recieved, thanks!
>>1137376 >transport Avoid using car or cab (cans are expensive, always use the subway and sometimes walk >food Avoid the touristy shit. The best food in New York is usually some random restaurant in the city run by a person born in the country of the type of food. Basically, somewhere you'd see a local would go.
I'm looking at going to Cambodia in October/November from the UK. I haven't travelled much outside of Europe and this will be my first trip taken alone- although there will be others on the same trip as me, they'll be complete strangers. This is the one I was thinking of booking: http://www.statravel.co.uk/tour-details.htm?tourCode=STREPCAM
A few questions for seasoned travellers or those who have stayed in Cambodia before: 1. How fucked am I? Is Cambodia relatively safe/friendly to tourists? Anything in particular I should watch out... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
1. You will be OK, probably. Watch out when walking alone at night, so know where you are, and know how to get back. Mind you, the absolutely biggest risk of thieving comes from the girls. You are an absolute tool if you bring a girl into your room where your valuables are. Thieving is the national sport, but violent crimes are more rare. Also, lots of the usual scams present. If you are a noob when it comes to travel you will get targeted. Expect anything from paying double... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1137274 >>1137279 More... I see now that you have some holding hands group trip going on... so don't worry too much about safety. We're not talking about South Africa. Just remember what I said about the girls. They would rather rob you than screw you. It sort of makes sense...
As you say, I'm unlikely to be completely alone at any point, at night at least, but it's worth knowing. All the travel is arranged for us as far as I know so I'm less worried about taxis etc. unless I'm drunk. As for the thieving, are we taking waiting until I'm asleep and then making off with my wallet or mugging me in my own hotel room?
As for the food, that sounds all right, I don't mind... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1137145 Make sure you are there for August the fithteenth evening. The festival of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in style in several towns / villages. Parade of statues through the streets and huge firework displays. A celebration not to be missed. Personal favourite is Mosta but several of the others are also very good. http://www.visitmalta.com/en/search-events?pg=1&from=15-08-2016&to=15-08-2016&type=112
I'm traveling to study dentistry in the next six months, and i've narrowed down my choices to Hungary,Turkey and Russia. Which one of these countries is the best Soical/education wise? I'm studying dentistry by the way.
Personally I'd choose Russia. Incredibly rich language, culture and history and while the cities might be a bit more grim and gloomy than, say, Budapest and Istanbul they redeem themselves with great nightlife and social activities. In my opinion you should consider St. Petersburg if it is possible for you. It is close to other countries in the Baltics and a short plane journey from the Nordic countries.
Language wise, Russian, Hungarian and Turkish are all difficult languages, but Russian might be a tiny bit easier because of several cognates with English which... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1136498 The inflatables are the only ones that work just right for me, because I can let out enough air that the back of the neck is comfortable, also I don't like to give up precious carry-on room for a full size pillow.
What I also do? I have a real wool (breathable) scarf that can serve as an extra neckroll/lap blanket, or be folded for a low back pillow. If I know I'll be in economy or something else uncomfortable for long hours like a hard train seat or economy car, I might also wear a packable down (or polyester) vest that cushions the back like a giant pillow. To me the enemy of sleep is simply comfort.
I'm going on economy train overnight. Are these necessary? Even when camping I just use a bag of clothing or something. I'll have a wool blanket with me. Can I just roll up a towel? Limited room in pack.
>>1136498 When I was younger I would travel with the ones stuffed with beans. Those were the best. Now I have an inflatable and while not as comfy, they are definitely better than rolling up a jacket or not having any pillow at all. I inflate before going to the airport precisely so I don't have to do it in public.
Doing the CELTA course next month, and I really can't decide where to go once I've finished. The standard places seem to be either China or the Gulf states and I don't really fancy either, based on where I've already been and liked/am interested in I would rather West Africa, North Africa, the Levant, Eastern Europe, Latin America, India, or Vietnam. Does anyone have any advice or experience that might help me? Also tefl general
I've only recently gotten into the idea of doing TEFL, if anyone has any general information that might not be mentioned on guides elsewhere I would appreciate that. Also, if English is the required college major is another concern of mine during the application process.
>>1121694 I'm OP but I can at least tell you that studying English at college isn't required. I'm English so I don't have a major but my degree was in politics, and at my interview for the course 3 of the 6 people didn't speak it as a first language.
>>1139247 >What's some good shit to do in Miami beach? 1) Travel during Dec-Mar 2) Eat/shop/party
A local and tourist schedule should look quite similar to the following: 9PM get knockout gorgeous designer duds dressed to go out. Hit up Lincoln Road or Design District restaurant, get sloshed while people watching, wait for clubs to open at midnight. Midnight: dance til 4ish or so, club hob, bar hop, maybe even an afterparty club 4AM-7AM breakfast on the way to your hotel,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If it were Dec-Mar, you could actually be outside more early or even all day, a little earlier for sure, and there are a ton of festivals. Since it's summer, damn, it's unbearable. Remember locals only go out at night, and you need to hydrate constantly and move from air conditioned cars to buildings as fast as possible. What kinds of nice things are there to do in Miami?
Coral Gables: shopping, dining, historic homes x15, biltmore sunday brunch, venetian pool swimming. ArtWalk night, a few choices for this combined with some wine and dine fun, maybe even... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
as possible as with any other language, I've never been in any english speaking country but I'd say I'm kind of fluent. I think you'd be able to find some Spanish expats in Australia since it's a popular destination, maybe you can find some language exchange activities in your town or in couchsurfing.
I was summing all travels I could do in my life and I was amazed of how potential cool things this country could offer. But, at the same time, I found weird I have never seen any Algerian thread in /trv/ as long as I remember. What do you think of Algeria, /trv/?
There was an Algerian anon who made a pretty good thread on /out/ a while back. Pretty good post on /r/hitchhiking a while back about hitchhiking through the north. It's definitely on my bucket list, but I suspect for every cool thing Algeria has, Morocco has something cooler.
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