>Afraid of some jungle men with outdated rifles and machetes
Man the fuck up, the bandits never go anywhere near security guards because they know they are well trained and will shoot at anything that they see as a threat. I got no idea where you have worked before, but i can seriously think of dozens of worse places than PNG.
Hi all. First time poster long term lurker here. After years of thinking about travelling and not doing it, i've finally jetted off on an adventure. Im spending >1 month SEA >1 month India >1 month Nepal. >I'm young male white etc
I'm one week into the first part of the trip and I just wanted to give/recieve some advice. So far I've been Phnom penh, Siem Reap, Bangkok, and am currently in Ayutthaya as I make my... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
But yeah, most of the stuff I've learnt so far is probably quite self explanitory, and obvious to anyone who (unlike myself) has half a brain.
Willing to take absolutely any questions, as I'm not to sure what else to say about the rest of my journey.
After SEA my flight from Bankok is to Chennai, where I was planning on using the 3 weeks to make my own way to Dehli to fly out. Then the flooding happened. I'm now considering flying directly out of Chennai airport to somewhere less ravaged, any suggestions? >Yes I'm... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If a monk tries to bless you then says you owe money - scam. Monks ask for donations, and generally from locals not whiteys If a tuk tuk driver takes you somewhere you don't want to go, refuse to buy anything from the place and they'll eventually let you leave. Don't buy anything from street kids. It's the same marked up imported crap they sell in the foreigner markets, and it encourages the kids to skip school. In fact, dont buy any of those shitty knock off tourist trinkets, these help neither the economy or the people you buy from. If you want... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Do you think five and a half hours is enough time to leave Sciphol International, see some of Amsterdam, and return for an international, non-Schengen Area flight? I'm flying from Chicago to Amsterdam and then Amsterdam to New Delhi. I'll be arriving at AMS around 7:15am and leaving again at 12:45pm. I've passed through AMS quite a few times but have never had the chance to see the city.
I won't have checked bags and am a US citizen, so visas aren't necessary.
Does this sound workable?
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I've been to Schipol / Amsterdam many times and think this is definitely doable. You could probably even stay in the city for 2.5 hours. But you should take a taxi, at least in to the city -- since you're short on time, if your ideal starting point for your city tour isn't close to the train station (and it's unlikely to be, as that area is shit tourist tier level) it's a lot more efficient (time-saving) to take a taxi. IIRC, fare is about 50 or 60 Euro,well worth it if this is an infrequent opportunity for you.
Unfortunately I don't think I'd be willing to pay quite that much for a taxi. Is the train station in a particularly bad or boring area? I'm not at all familiar with the layout of Amsterdam city and only started toying with the idea of leaving the airport today.
I'm not planning on participating in any organized services. I'd be happy just walking around, soaking in some architecture and sights, maybe getting breakfast, and heading back to carry on with my next flight.
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I'm planning a trip for June, July and August. I'd like to go to another country (any primary language fine) on a low budget. I'd like to stay in hostels/campgrounds for the duration of my trip and basically just walk around and talk to people. I am an attractive 20 y/o female. Where can I go where I probably won't be a kidnapping/rape target? I take it all of Africa and the Middle East are out, as well as almost all of South America. I'm most interested in seeing South America- what parts are safe? I will be alone.
Only found the two threads of the WH-hater regarding this topic so I just made this.
I'm 18 years old, white, male, pretty buff and want to go to NZ for ~6 months as a working holiday. This summer Ive been backpacking threw southern europe (spain and france mostly) as warming up, so im not a total newb.
Im planning to get there at the beginning of february when summer holidays are over and the students go back to university. Should be kinda easy to land some jobs then. Is this true?
Is NZ safe enough to me to lets say be homeless for a night or two,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1060358 I would say the safest in the world. But they might call your folks to come get you for being a homeless weirdo if things go bad. And you know what? They totally have the ability to shit-can you back to where you came.
Hi /trv/, I'm thinking of heading to Kyrgyzstan solo in the next year and I was wondering if it's a good place for first time solo travel? I've mainly travelled around Europe and NA with people so travelling solo is completely new to me. I'm 19 and Irish. I'm thinking of travelling to Bishkek to meet a friend that lives there and then getting the train to Issyk-Kul to spend a few days around that area. Any advice would be great! Thanks in advance.
I have a couple of questions. First off, I'm traveling to Japan in June/July to do an extensive trip. I will be there no less then 30 days, but am hoping my funding will stretch me to the end of passport allowances which is I think 3 months. I will be stopping at many places along the way to try out food, culture, and hopefully experience something life changing.
I need to know how those with experience are able to travel with food and water without an vehicle?
I may need to camp out at some points and may need pitch a tent somewhere. Do you know the laws about doing this in areas in between cities/villages?
Do you know how much the cost of a hotel costs after tax and such? For example, in the US, we go hur dur this is $X for 2 nights. But then when you make a final pay they go, "Hah, just kidding, you still have taxes, hotel fees, local fees, etc. bringing your total to $X+Y." I need to know exactly how much I am spending before hand to make sure I have that money available.
Should I buy a bike while I'm there, or should I buy a bike in the US and ship it via the plane ride?
Have you ever had a portable solar panel to charge electricity or possibly operate equipment? If so, what have you used and how good was it? I was hoping to use it to charge camera batteries, laptop batteries, and possibly cook food.
Where can I find water proof clothing? All the local stores near me don't have anything that I could literally sit in the middle of a rain storm in. Because I plan on doing photography in nature, and it will be in June, I need something that will keep me 100% dry and warm. Recommendations?
I had a few more questions but forgot them. I'll ask as I remember.
Can't answer all your questions but I'll answer some. Don't take my opinion as gospel I'm sure other anons will disagree and your own research should be done anyway.
>I need to know how those with experience are able to travel with food and water without an vehicle? I hike/camp quite a bit and everything goes on your back in a rucksack. Water is heavy - 1Kg per Litre . You need 2-3L's per day + more for cooking so this is going to add significant weight to your pack. Food can be as light or as heavy as you want... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Should I buy a bike while I'm there, or should I buy a bike in the US and ship it via the plane ride? Buy it in country, I would imagine.
>Have you ever had a portable solar panel to charge electricity I really wouldn't bother with them. The one's that are small enough to be portable are next to useless. They require a clear bright sunny day to get a trickle of electricty. You'd be better off with a high capacity external battery pack (the type anker make) and recharcing that from mains at every opportunity you get.
>Where can I find water proof clothing? I need something that will keep me 100% dry and warm. There's no such thing really. You'll still get damp from sweat and condensation anyway even with top quality waterproofs. The best thing you can do with clothing is to use a layering system. Thermal base layer to wick away the sweat from the body. A mid layer that offers insulation and keeps you warm (by trapping air) and then an outer waterproof and windproof layer that's breathable. In torrential rain, you're going to struggle to stay dry completely. The most important thing is a quick way to dry your clothes that are wet and a dry change of clothes you can put on. Look into dry bags to keep a spare set of clothes in.
You might also consider a poncho if you don't want to go the waterproof jacket/trousers route. And GAITERS! These are a godsend in keeping your socks dry through tall wet grass. You'll also want a decent pair of walking boots that are comfortable and BROKEN IN BEFORE YOU GO.
Yesterday was my last day at work, I have plenty of savings and about 6 months off to study and travel. I'm going to be spending 2-3 months traveling around South America, starting in Ecuador for carnival, and hitting bolivia at some point to visit family. Anyone have any other suggestions for where I should go? Transportation suggestions would be welcome also
>>1060243 Play Chinese Fire Drill at the stoplight in front of the police station at 3 AM.
Don't put up Christmas lights and invoke the wrath of the Homeowner's Association.
Walk down to the high school and start vandalizing the luxury cars in the student parking lot.
Drive drunk on that one road with all the curves.
Shoot up heroin in the meth lab hidden in the attic of the half-million dollar house, right down the street from the high-end Korean brothel in the other half-million dollar... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1060176 Just a quiet day in Vang Vieng t.b.h.f.a.m And mostly Aussies.
>>1060176 Chance to start of with then it just got the reputation and that was enough to grow it. It's a beautiful location, nice rockclimbing, cool river, all that shit which was enough to attrct people in the beginning. Then a couple of bars appeared on the islands, someone must've realised you could have a nice day floating from one bar to the other. The larger bars started adding... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1060166 You face a decent chance of having a knife implanted in your jugular while you try to signal passing cars. I don't usually give a damn about this shit but crime is pretty fucking high over there. Roadside robberies/killings are fairly common. I'm sure just like any other destination you'll be safe as long as you don't act like an idiot but in this case just hire a car and have fun independently.
>>1060166 There are inter city buses plus the train. Translux and Greyhound are the big bus companies and South African railways(Shoshalosha Meyl) runs the long distance trains. Joburg and Cape Town run somewhat good transit systems(bus,BRT) and the vans pick up the rest. Be careful using the commuter rail,they go through townships.
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