I go to Houston for some uni stuff soon, and I'll have about two weeks to travel afterwards. I don't drive, and I will be travelling alone. What cities/places around Houston are okay without a car? I'm considering New Orleans.
I'm going in Slovenia this summer in Ljubljana for 7/10 days, do you have any specific advice? I saw on internet some recommendations about the town of Bled for its landscape, it is a beautiful city? Should I book a day or two to go to the coast? thank you.
Slovenia is quite a small country so getting to around is very quick. If you can, rent a car for a few days and with it you can easily visit Bled and/or coastal towns. If you go to Bled, make sure you also visit lake Bohinj. Bled is nice, but there's really nothing that special about it other than the lake and the castle. You can also visit Koper which is a coastal town. From there you can easily visit Trieste in Italy or Croatia, since they're both very near.
must see: Goriška brda >best wine in this part of eu >also bridge with the largest stone arch in the way there, Solkan Piran >small and old coastal city, Koper is crap Ljubljana >metelkova street, unique underground scene Bled/Bohinj >both cites are shitty but nature is awesome also google blejski vintgar Kras >Postonjska jama; very noise cave >Škocjanske... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I went to Ljubljana and Bled at around about this time last year. Ljubljana is very nice but there's not actually that much to do there - it's a great place to chill out for a little bit, but not too exciting (unless I missed out on something). From what I can remember, Metelkova is interesting and worth a visit, and the walking tour is good for learning about some of the history of Slovenia (and Yugoslavia). Other than that there's not too much to recommend.
Bled is very nice, but quite touristy. I didn't visit it myself, but I heard from others that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey there, friendo. I'm going to visit Amsterdam in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering if there was anywhere inparticular you were impressed with if you went there. I am looking to smoke a lot of weed, so if there's a specific place that's for that, let me know. As well as that, I'll be heading to the dungeons, and the heineken factory; but if there's anywhere that's as good, please let me know. Thank you, you'd be a great help. I can help you with your programming homework if you want(pretty much my only skill) in exchange for help... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
amsterdam is a pretty cool city but as with most cities in the netherlands, it's relatively small compared to other country's cities, which means that you can see a hell of a lot more in the same span of time. as soon as you walk out of the central station, you should walk towards the oude kerk (old church) on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal. you will be amazed that there is this much prositution literally next to a church. Even though I live in the netherlands I don't get to amsterdam often so I can't really give good recommendations, but here are a few... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I am not OP and I am going to Amsterdam next week (graduation trip with my class). Do you know about any good souvenir shops that don't rip you off with cheap stuff? (Want some souvenirs for my family) and what is a good souvenir anyway? Those wooden shoes(as a keychain or whatever is all I can think of and tulips won't last that long) Also what is your national dish? I went to London last year and a local told me that the 'tourist trap'-national dish is fish n chips which most people don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Any of you guys been to Georgia and/or Armenia before? How were they? I am thinking of spending two weeks in each country (from the beginning of July to beginning of August). I really enjoy hiking and nature so if anyone has any input about some hiking they did there it would be appreciated. Did you find some nice spots to relax in either Georgia or Armenia? I am just about to finish quite a stressful period of my life before moving abroad at the end of summer for a new job, so I'd like to be able to recharge my batteries a bit before leaving. What the level of English... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
OP here. I should also add that I speak French. Do many people there speak it? I don't know if its very common there (maybe though because of the large amounts of Armenians who move to France and Quebec)
>>1125942 Only been to Georgia twice so far, haven't made it to Armenia yet.
>(from the beginning of July to beginning of August) I hope you are like scorching summer heat then. >What the level of English like amongst young people? In bigger cities and more touristy places: decent. Also, while I speak French quite fluently, I haven't encountered anyone speaking it so far. German was surprisingly helpful on a few occasions, but if you want to play safe, learn some basic Russian. Almost everyone speaks it in both countries.
>hiking Several regions in the Georgian Caucasus are excellent hiking terrain: Tusheti and Kazbegi, with the most developed long hiking route being Omalo - Shatili - Juta - Kazbegi. Have your passport on you in that region though, border guards will want to check it - shouldn't be much of a hassle. Another region suitable for hiking is Svaneti - Mestia is the biggest town there, but don't neglect the smaller villages en route, or further down the road. Borjomi NP also has hiking trails, but I hear it's not quite as spectacular as the high Caucasus - it's mostly forested hills. Considering Armenia: there's supposed to be hiking trails. That's all I know really.
Hi there, not sure if this is the right thread to post this in but I'm hoping it's close enough.
Basically myself and my partner need somewhere to live near London and I was hoping to hear other people's opinions on where to live that isn't in the city itself but close enough to commute in when required. Right now Ashford (near Hounslow) is looking very promising (cheaper due to the airport) but I want to explore my options and gain some insight. Many thanks in advance
I have $25,000 USD cash and other non-liquid assets, I'm fairly attractive for the area (500 matches on Tinder in 3 days in Manila as a guy), and I have experience in tech support and other fields. Do you think it would be viable for a 20 year old American guy to move to the Philippines (most likely Manila or Taguig), and start a new life? If I can work remotely from PH at a US based job I could easily make more than enough to live comfortably in a city.
Compared to where I live in the US, the people are nicer, the weather is warmer, the cost of living is about 4... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Could be, bear in mind that while there are some advantages to operating in a developing country there are also downsides like unreliable infrastructure, different business cultures, widespread crime/corruption etc. As for the people, yeah you will always be of interest to the locals because you're different and perceived as rich, but again you may find it difficult to make meaningful friendships.
Working remotely isn't all that easy to set up, you usually need experience/reputation first but I guess if you can differentiate yourself based on lower cost you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1129925 Well I have a couple years experience in working in tech support over the phone and would be happy to work the night shift at a call center for minimum wage and no benefits. I'm a native English speaker and have good customer service skills. I could possibly look into work doing Photography, modeling, stripping, or something of the sort at a physical location there. With what I have saved and what I can sell off, I can easily float myself for a year or so, not that I would go out there blindly without a job lined... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I need a motorhome. A relatively "affordable", "inexpensive", "economic" one. That is, one that is under 10 grand to buy. I dont want a trailer, or a bus, or something huge. Just a truck pictured, or maybe even a van if a truck isnt possible.
I'd prefer used, as I'm not afraid of learning to repair or replace stuff. I also dont know need anything huge, but would prefer something "decent" in the economic range.
What would your recommendations be under criteria like this?
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This may sound like a stupid question, but what's a good place to experience rain? I'm looking for a nice, comfy, medium-sized city where I can hang out for a month or so and experience a moody, rainy scenery. Looking for maximum level of comfiness.
I've travelled around SEA during the wet season, and while it was fun, the combination of rain and jungle was tiresome after a while. This time I'm leaning more towards a european city. Any suggestions?
You will need a credit card with more than a token limit on it.
Also, quite a lot of rental companies insist on you having been a driver for several years already. I know this from experience.
Might be worth looking in to "international drivers licences". (Usually a cheap process at a post office) These can make a difference to the car rental process in some parts of the world. Not sure about the UK 'cause I have a full licence there.
That other anon is right about drop-off points. You need to think about that.
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You can, but they will charge you an extortionate amount of money. I believe the age the rental rates come down for is 24? I rented a car in the UK when I was 23 and I remember it's been close to 350 pounds for 6 days. I'm now 27 and just booked a rental car for 5 days for around 90 pounds. Unless you want to get to somewhere really obscure and not serviced by trains or busses it's not worth it. Also, don't worry about the international drivers license it makes no difference in the UK.
Hey there! Do you ever thought about visiting the Ukraine? This summer is a great time to do it due to political situation, westerns now are highly welcome here. There is also more occasions to do it: 1) It's cheap as hell. 2) Visa free. 3) Girls will like you for sure. 4) It's safe. No crazy russkies with akas don't swarming everywhere. 5) It's not far if you European. And a special offer - i will guide you for free. But not like shit for the tourists with memorials and parks in the Kiev or Lviv. We could visit as much cities as you want... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1129347 >I'm half Peruvian Okay, let's talk about the fact that you have zero clue about life and travel, really can't believe your questions. If you want to know what kind of food or money you'd need, start adding up airfare, hotels and restaurants. Find some menus online, and hit up expedia or something.
For local places to stay, yes, do count on relatives to host you and show you local experiences firsthand and friends. This can add to expenses not just be "free"... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Your relatives there can give you better advice than anyone here.
Would help if you say what you're going to do there, Peru is a pretty big country. If you're going for 2 weeks is it the usual Lima-Cuzco-Inca Trail-Lake Titicaca?
I'd budget $1000 for roundtrip airfare (don't know where you live, or when you're going), another 1000 for travel inside (you can spend a lot less if you're willing to go by bus, but you don't have much time) and $50/day so $700 for a total of 2700. If you're willing to go cheap and/or can mooch... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1128942 I think they will send you away at the border if there is evidence that you have been to Israel. Do you have a passport without Israeli stamps? If so, you might try to fly to Turkey and get to Iran overland? No idea, 2bh.
Tomorrow I'm getting on a train and going to be stuck on it for like 6 or 7 hours or so. It's not even that far, like ~300km, but this mofo stops on every single little insignificant train stop between departure point and arrival. There was no express train either.
Anyway, I'm not a regular here. I'm just stopping by to ask this one question.
What do you guys listen to while travelling? I'm talking podcasts, music, radio, anything. I'm hoping to get some ideas for something fresh.
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You're in the shittiest country in SEA in terms of entertainment. So, first of all vaccinate yourself. After that research the history of the war on your own, try and find local people to guide you some more (not a commercial service) .
lads It took me a bit too long to buy my tickets to Brazil, now they are fucking expensive. Should I try millage brokers? The time for my flight is a bit flexible. I just need to get to Sao Paulo. Somehow.
>>1128350 what's expensive? You can always fly cheap to somewhere nearby then fly to Brazil How much luggage do you have? Any problem flying to Peru through spirit?? that's like 3-500 then another 400 to Brazil
Have you tried google flights? What are you doing in Brazil? Job? American? What city are you going to?
>>1128440 >Any problem flying to Peru through spirit?? that's like 3-500 then another 400 to Brazil
oh I did check that. the prices ended up too similar. I actually need to fly i september. I'm brazilian but studying in Seattle. I heard about people taking some shady companies where you have terrible flight conditions but you eventually get there, but I can't find any. I checked student universe, but I also read many horror stories of bad management and people missing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm going to France via Turkish Airlines. On the way there, I have a 17 hour layover in Istanbul. I've already gotten my Turkish visa. In any case, I was hoping some of you had some tips on the fastest way to get to the Hagia Sophia from the Airport. My flight arrives at 4:40pm, and I read that the museum closes at 7pm, but you need to get there by 6 to go inside.
is the only option for neets to kill themselves or is there a possibility to move to another country?
I don't have a job or money, but I really need to leave the police state i live in to function properly. Been thinking of jumping the border or overstaying at country of choice as a last resort but I don't think I'll do very well as an illegal immigrant
>>1127805 If you've no education, no diplomas, no work experience, it'll be very hard. You can look for which country you're allowed to work in, or get a work visa. If you can make do until you receive your first salary, you only need to get a job. That's it. There are many jobs you can get without prior experience, or that nobody wants to do, but if you can't get the same jobs in your country, it's unlikely you'll get one abroad. You'd better get any kind of job where you're... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Looks like an excellent route. I'm sure it'd be a lot more expensive to rent a car just because of gas prices in Europe. Check out Megabus fares and try to book in advance. Book trains in advance too if you take trains.
Activity suggestions for a group of 3 travelling to Kyoto and Osaka? Activities within train distance of those areas are also acceptable. Already planning to go to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, Phiolsopher's walk, Nishiki food market, Kibune shrine + kawadoko dining, possibly Arashiyama. Haven't planned much for Osaka yet. Also, how is docomo hotspot coverage in Japan? They have a 3 week plan for a very cheap price for foreigners.
>only visiting all-inclusives, never leaving the resort, and only interaction with a local is giving them your drink order yes >traveling to enrich your cultural experience, increase your historical perspective, and challenge yourself physically and mentally no
>>1129375 You know, some people WORK for a living and in thier 3 weeks off a year they would rather be treated like a king than "challenged physically and mentally." I would hardly call that crowd hobbyists either, they typically hit up the same places every year.
Is this route crazy enough to be possible? Warsaw-Kiev-Astana-Almaty-Urumqi-Xi'an-Beijing-Tianjin-Shanghai-Guangzhou-Nanning-Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City-Phnom Penh-Bangkok-Hat Yai-Kuala Lumpur-Singapore-(ferries and overland trough Sumatra, Java)-Bali. I want to do this all without any airplane flight, just bus, train, hitchhiking. (sth like that on the map, I will choose the best possible option)
Does anybody know what SIM cards are the easiest to obtain in China?
I have to spend a while there for work in a couple months, and I'm going to buy a used unlocked GSM iPhone before I go. I'm planning on buying a prepaid SIM card and using one of their networks (probably China Unicom) while I'm there so I don't have to pay outrageous international rates. But I'm not sure what kind of iPhone to buy, 4s/5s/6s etc. The last thing I want is to get there, discover that all the stores are selling nano SIM cards and my iPhone takes a micro or whatever,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1128955 Bless you, anonymous person, for posting such a quick & reassuring reply. I'll probably get a 5s, since my understanding is that the iPhone 4 etc is starting to not play nicely with the new versions of iOS and that's a headache I don't want to deal with, especially if it happens abroad.
I'm crash-coursing myself in Mandarin, but I very much doubt I'll be able to handle a conversation about anything remotely technological by the time I have to go over there, so I'm really glad... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1128960 you're welcome. I was freaking out about it too when I went, so I sympathize.
only place with english is liable to be the airport, even in beijing. the questions won't be much, they'll just ask for your passport, if you want internet, how much money you want to put on the prepaid. but if your tones are off they'll understand nothing ,lol.
good luck. china is super safe and for their reputation as super rude, I've actually found that they're mostly polite but aloof. it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi guys, I am in Dallas right now and plan moving to Houston by car this Saturday morning and getting back on Sunday, I'm going to take a room for 1 night via airbnb. My primary goal is space center excursion, so if someone wants to join me, please welcome. I am Russian male, 31 and I am in business trip in US for 2 weeks. I wouldn't say my English is fluent, so my secondary goal is to get some language practice with locals. In turn I could give you some set of Russian words if you will) I'm hoping this small travel is interesting for someone
That highway that runs though Dallas has more strip clubs along the exits than I've ever seen anywhere else. Stripping must be Texas's main source of income. After washing off people's windshield's at street intersections with newspaper.
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