Hello guys. I want to visit Czech Rep. Slovenia and Hungary on my summer break. I'm looking for some tips, about which places One need to see, what food & drinkd i have to try, form peaople tah actually live there, not tourist guide bullshit. Im uni student so i don't have shitload of money, also im travelling with my gf. Also stories about this particular countries are very welcome/
Don't really know much about Slovenia, but I like their balkan-style barbecue. Hungary is a culinary paradise, at least for my European taste buds. Wine, fresh vegetables, langos, salamis, all kind of stews, fish soup, really good. In Czechia definitely beer and Kofola, that's what locals drink...if you want some local spirits then Becherovka or Fernet or Slivovice. For food, definitely try all kind of sauces with knedle, or schnitzels or soups. Typical fast food is fried cheese with fries or in a burger.
For cheap travelling - the cheapest international connection is probably by buses, but there are some good offers for Budapest-Czechia trains as well and they are definitely much more comfortable. For getting around Czechia it mostly depends, but in some directions trains are very fast and cheap. There are private train operators running on the main line from Prague thru Pardubice and Olomouc to Ostrava (and further to Slovakia to Žilina and Košice) and the tickets can get ridiculously cheap. I like to say that this line gives you the best budget train traveling you will ever find in Europe.
I'm also visiting Budapest, and I was wondering if any locals know any good sneaker stores. I know of Nike official and Footlocker on Vaci Utca. Also, if there are any cool thrift shops or local designer shops I'd definitely give those a try. I know what to visit, but I don't know what stores to hit.
About Czech Republic What to see: Charle's Bridge in Prague Prague Castle Žižkov Tower Prašná Brána near Náměstí Republiky Vyšehrad Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad If you plan to also have some trips, then consider Terezín, Český Krumlov, Karlovy Vary or Castle Karlštejn.
Where to eat: Strahovský Klášter (Strahov Monastery) near Prague Castle if you love beer. Richer Brewery (this is place locals go to, no turists, so if you want authentic experience) which is on the tram line 3 or 10 station Bulovka. For Breakfast... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
> Be me > Be a foodie who loves temples and culture > Have a job that offers unlimited PTO with 2 weeks minimum vacation > Wants to spend no more than $3k (minus flight) > Wants to explore SE Asia > Been to Singapore and Indonesia before, so no need for those two spots > Thailand too touristy > Whittled it down to Cambodia... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
my wife and i chose cambodia over vietnam a couple years ago. absolutely no regrets. temples are amazing, modern history was jaw dropping. everything was cheap as hell, people were super nice.
food left something to be desired, imo-everything is lemongrass+palm sugar+fish oil. it was delicious for 3 days, then utterly disgusted by it.
if you pick cambodia take the betelnut tour to phnom tamao wildlife reserve. i shill the fuck out of it every cambodia thread i see because it was the highlight of a trip of highlights (and they provide a fucking phenomenal homecooked... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I enjoyed the food overall in Vietnam much more than Cambodia. However the food by the beach in Cambodia was some of the best I've had. I recommend Vietnam though as far as food goes. Cambodia if you want drugs, sex, and tourism with some temples here and there.
>Be me traveling to Austria with two other girls >Friends want to stay in flat found in the site Airbnb for three days >Hostess is female with two kids (or so she wrote on the site) Is this safe? (I'm girl too)
>>1125328 If you are going to Prague do not miss: Charles Bridge in Prague Old Town Square Prague Castle Žižkov Tower Go around Kampa at night with some bottled beer Prašná Brána near Náměstí Republiky Vyšehrad Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad
I've been doing TEFL in Japan for the past four years and, let's be honest, seem to have fucked myself out of anything else. Have decent Japanese (N2), but other than that, my resume is all TEFL.
Most people I see that seem to be getting into TEFL are only doing it temporarily. Can it be a long-term career? I've heard of university jobs, but assume I will have to move out of Japan for this, since university jobs here in Japan are all contract or part-time only.
>>1125308 TEFL can be parlayed to a career as a legit school teacher, at international schools especially. But I don't think Japan has a market that. I think it's pretty much restricted to third world countries where people with money want their kids to have a quality Western education. Like the Middle East and South East Asia.
I'll be kicking off a two month European vacation in February with 4 days in Copenhagen. Any recommendations on what and what not to see & do? How are the locals? How is the nightlife? I know the food is consistently lauded but opinions on that and anything about Copenhagen I'd love to hear.
>>1124705 I'm a local and I'm nice. Expect February to be cold, wet and dark, but don't let that hinder you from seeing things. I suppose you want to see the mermaid and the other historical sights. You could walk from Langelinje to the city center and stop along the way for the sights. For food you could check out Papiroen, but stay away from Nyhavn, it's a tourist trap.
Im leaving for eastern europe in july and would like to know any advice, cool place/things to do etc Here our schedule: Prague 4 days Vienna 2 days Bratislava 3 days Zakopane 3 days Krakow 4 days Wroclaw 4 days Prague 1 day hop on the plane
Ive read some stuff about bratislava can be seen in one day but im mainly going to have fun with my friends so its ok if we dont see new things everyday
Bratislava: can be done it 6 hours I think you could dedicate some days from Bratislava and go for Vienna for an extra day or get a train to Brno Krakow: can be done in 2 days easily, I suppose you can visit the salt mines and concentration camps for the other 2 days while there
>>1123867 Zakopane is honestly not worth it unless you really like mountains, nature etc. Add a day or two to Prague or Vienna. Wrocław can be probably done in 1 day less as well, unless you want to go really in-depth. Im not sure about Bratislava. You could go visit Auschwitz while you are at it as well, although i am not wsure if it will fit what you want to do.
I cannot enjoy traveling, I really don't enjoy spending my money. >$20 for a bed in a hostel? Shit u could have bought lots of cool stuff with that money >$10 for a meal in a cheap restaurant? Well it was tasty but in the supermarket the food is cheaper >$200 for a one way plane ticket? I'd really like to go but I don't earn that much.. I don't want to be broke when I'm back home
I always get this feeling before, during and after each travel; I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1123849 Yeah, I can relate. I never bother paying for any beds and people usually feed me, so I used to spend not more than 10 euro a week or something. (Also, I'm always hitchhiking of course) I suggest you giving no fuck about this, OP
tl;dr I'm trying out cheap one-way plane tickets and I plan on bringing my 30L backpack to avoid luggage fees. on the left is the caliper of the allowed cabin luggage which is free, and on the right are the dimensions of my backpack.
the thing is, it's smaller regarding the volume and width, but it's 5 cm too high. will I still be able to pass? I really don't have much experience with planes.
>>1125984 >literally skipping all of Colorado Dude you gotta see at least the Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Forest, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods, Mesa Verde (but not if you have a fear of heights), etc.. Colorado is absolutely based, and you should definitely hit it on your return trip
Orsay Louvre Musée Gustave Moreau (Symbolist painter) Jacquemart-André (a museum in a beautiful mansion) Cognacq-Jay (same deal, beautiful mansion) Carnavalet (museum about history of Paris) Always check out churches
Hey /trv/ I never thought I'd find myself making a thread like this but I have to put my stupid ego aside.
After about 8 years of talking with a Colombian friend over the internet who lives in Medellin, I have decided to pay her a visit and go to the city (full disclosure, I never met her in person before). I'll do 4-5 Workaway weeks in a hostel to take in the place a little more.
I'm from the UK and speak no Spanish, never been to Latin America before. I am aware of Medellin's past and the progress it has made but understand there are still... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's pretty simple >don't go to shitty favelas by yourself, it's pretty easy because there's nothing there but poverty >don't walk around by yourself at night outside of commercial areas >get businesses to order taxis for you if unsure
It's not the 80s anymore, plenty of tourists go to Medellin and are fine. Carry around $50 in a pocket in case you get mugged. Westerners don't get kidnapped unless in the countryside by FARC. Attracts way... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm a European guy who lived in Colombia for a little over a year, visited Medellín a handful of times and I must say it is one of my favourite cities on the continent. The people are awesome, the parties great and the women beautiful. Not to mention the food! If you get the chance (who am I kidding, you will at every corner) definitely try a Bandeja Paisa. Fucking good.
Anyway, the security situation in Medellín has improved immensely in the past 15 or so years. While of course there are still problems of course you will have nothing to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Tbqhwu m8, I'd just rent the car. Trains here are expensive as fuck, so generally we rely on buses (like Aircoach and GoBE, which are the cork-dublin ones), but public transport overall is fairly patchy. Car would be a lot easier.
As for must see stuff, definitely go to the Aran Islands. Tend to be a bit full of burger tourists in the summer, but still great. The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher are worth a look, and West Cork and Kerry is just fantastic in general.
The Ring of Kerry is what all the burgerfats do on coach tours, never... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have aspergers syndrome and my main fear about travelling is that it is only for socially competent people. For example I remember talking to this little French girl (she was pretty but kind of simple) telling me how strangers let her sleep on there sofa and how everyone she met was nice to her. If I did this I would almost certainly be treated like shit, in fact the only people I ever see do well out of things like erasmus are people who were already popular at home. For example a guy I know who was a 21 year old virgin basically made no friends, whereas a pretty foreign... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1107141 >How's the situation in Ukraine vs Russia? very poor, animosity on the personal and political levels is growing; increasing economic consequences of conflict in Ukr >I'm thinking about going there in September to visit Prypiat and then take a train from Kyiv to Moscow. if pripyat interests you then go ahead but other than the nature-taking-over-streets part it is kind of dull, one of those places for which it is more fun to say you've... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1126305 It's a super budget carrier that gets you around as long as you don't need to check-in a bag. (pure carry-on traveling) >zero service >zero amenities >typical A-320/A-321 commuter flight For anything under 3h go for it, else think about it twice.
>>1126305 it's cheaper than even googlge says it it round trip from atl to Boston for $109
I will fly them in the future for short flights but probably not bad for longer flights if i get the nice seats int he front. I'm also a severe cheapskate and i could not give a shit about any "service" I just want to pay you gas money get me from A to B the business model is perfect for me.
They even fly to south america which is nice super cheap flights to Lima may be worth the shity little airplane.
Are you renting a car to get to Ayres rock or are you just flying or on an organised tour?
Tbh, one of the funnest things in Australia is to rent a 4wd and go exploring throughout central Australia and the Northern part of the Northern territory, so much to see and do.
Depends what time of year you go though, Darwin is shit during rainy season, but in the dry season there are so many national parks and waterfalls to check out without the fear of getting eaten by salties.
The hardest part about the entire thing was learning Russian, which I'm happy I can carry a conversation in now. Moscow is pretty safe, don't go down dark alleys, walk around by yourself at night, etc. Same shit as any big city. I had a couple of schoolmates who had family in St. Petersburg and we all went there by train a couple of times during the year to visit. If you are invited to someone's home, bring flowers/vodka/a gift.
Russian qts, and russians in general were hard asses at first, even... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How do you maintain a work-travel balance? Have you had to make any major sacrifices in one or the other? Are you happy with the decisions you've made, or would you do something different if you had the opportunity?
OP here, and not entirely happy with the decisions I've made, but also don't know how to change. During university I didn't do much travel except the occasional ski trip or interrailing trip, so after graduating I took a gap year. I did a volunteering placement in Africa, then spent a couple of months in central and southeast Europe, and had a great time. Then, at about this time last year, I travelled to Canada to work at a summer camp and had pretty much the best summer of my life. I've had on-off depression in the past and this was just the perfect cure... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
In my life there isn't really a balance desu, it all just boils down to 4 key times I know i'll be able to travel in my life, and trying to make the most of them. The rest of my holiday time is mostly about resting up and seeing family/friends.
>1. Gap year
Just out of school, it's a very socially acceptable time to take some time out to do shit. I personally did the classic thing of saving money while working for a few months, then travelling for a few.
>2. University Summers
Uni summers are really fucking long, so if you've had a job through the year or as in my case, some left over from my gap year you can go for 1-2 months for these years
>3. Mid-late 20s, between jobs and with nothing tying them down
One of the most common types of people you'll see abroad, people who have plenty of money from their first few years of work, but it didn't work out for whatever reason or they just needed to get out and do something while they have the chance. Easy enough to do when you have no kids and aren't so married to a career that you can't get away from it.
>4. Mid-50s to mid-60s
Again you see a lot of these, people whose careers are on the wind down or gone altogether, have tons of money from a life of work and nothing to do now their children are all adults, so they take advantage of the time left they have with good health to see the world.
And I think for most people that's realistically it. With a few exceptions (who you obviously meet a disproportionately large number of when travelling) you can't keep dropping your career for months at a time through your life because it looks bad, and even I could personally I'm not sure I'd want to. I love travel, but the things I do in my life at home are what I consider my actual 'life'. The travel is just a sidetrack.
Johannesburg...I'm planning to take a trip there and I want to know does the rand have a good exchange rate? Is it really that dangerous? As an American, can I eat the meat there...like braai? Best hostels there? How's the nightlife and using a taxi is a safe option? If I do plan to go out, what time should I leave to go home?
>>1125022 >special needs-carer >vegan You could start by taking care of yourself.
Why would you work on your vacation for significantly less money than back at home, with the added disadvantage of not knowing the language and looking for a job in a shitty economy? Just do some extra part-time work in Sweden and go loaded with cash by Greek standards. Also lost it at foraging in the countryside.
I'm going to be in Scotland for 2 weeks around new years.
I'll be doing some hogmanay related events ofc, but there seems to be so many to choose from? What would give me the best local flair?
Where is the best place to spend new years in Scotland? I'll be between Edinburgh, Glasgow, and maybe Inverness. A restaurant? A pub? Maybe a local festival ? I'm going with my girlfriend, so a romantic or highly atmospheric and fun place would be ideal.
What else is there to do for a history and museum buff in Scotland ? I'm sure there are... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Edinburgh reporting. Hogmanay is pretty good here and people come from other parts of Scotland for it (mainly the street party on Princes st) My folks go to a dinner thing in a castle turned restaurant sort of place but I'll have to get the name. I was there once and it was a very grand affair and would be something you could take a gf or whatever to if romance is your thing. Not sure about Glasgow but I imagine it would be quite atmospheric with just the sheer amount of people.
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