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Hey /trv/
In two weeks im going to Dessel for graspop.
I am staying in Belgium after that, going to Brugges then Brussels for a while.

What are some must see/do in these cities, or other cities nearby? Also any tips welcome
Thank you
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Both Brugges and Brussels are pretty boring and shit. I dont get why they attract so many tourists.

Go to Ghent instead.
What's there to do at Ghent
Bruges and Bxl are just the normal tourist path.
Genth is of the usual path & pretty vibrant city. It's ok.

I'm a big fan of Mechelen for culture/during the day. And Leuven is by far the best place to go out (avoid june-august & december-january)

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What airports are the worst in terms of theft by employees? Casablanca, Johannesburg, Manila..
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I've only once had something stolen from my luggage (a swiss army knife) and that was in Johannesburg.
Only time I've had something stolen (a printer in a checked suitcase) was on a long Asian itinerary. Could have been in Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, or Khon Kaen. I don't generally have appliances in my luggage anymore.
Johannesburg can be pretty bad if you dont pay attention to your belongings. There is visible security walking about, but it doesn't necessarily deter some opportunists.

Also be aware that there have been recent reports about a crime syndicate on flights to Asian countries where they ransack your overhead stored luggage when you're either asleep or gone to the bathroom.

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Hey trv, staying in Nice, France for the next two weeks. How do I go about getting laid here? So far I'm just on tinder. Any good clubs I should check out?
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Check out Grindr
I'm straight but man I wish there was a heterosexual equivalent to grindr. Too bad girls just go on tinder for validation
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I have 5 days for traveling between Flagstaff and Austin around 15-20 June. What can you recommend me visiting en route in Arizona New Mexico and Texas? I'm open to anything.
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If you have time to head up to Santa Fe, the art center Meow Wolf is pretty wild. That or something outdoorsy in Albuquerque like riding the tram up to the Sandia Mtns crest
Thanks! Good advice

Further I'd like to know what is the best city or town in Texas for a genuine Texan experience. Does someone know something about that?
I grew up in texas til I was 17. I've driven around here and there as soon as I could. It really depends on your definition of "genuine Texan experience" if you take the i10 route, which I imagine you will, near the end of your trip you'd have the option of going through San Antonio, which is where the Alamo is at. A lot of Hispanic culture with some areas still having the old times western look. But if you really want true western look you'd have to go further south to Laredo. Although it's...
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I've got a few nights in LA in July.
I'll be with my missus and a friend of hers. We're from Australia and have never been to the USA.
Has anyone got some great recommendations for some trendy bars and such? Roof top bars, great beach bars etc etc.
Preferably on the cheaper side, but if there's some unmissable spots that are expensive, I'm all ears.
Also general LA things to do. We'll be staying in the West Hollywood area. Is public transport reliable etc? How expensive are taxis and shit?
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>public transit

These are not commonly associated with LA for a reason. I live here, and I'm the only person I know that uses the subway every day -- but I do it with a bike. Without a bike, it'd be a restrictively far distance to walk from WeHo to the Red Line (Hollywood/Highland), and you probably don't want to rent bikes for 3 people every day. Buses are 95% reliable when you use Google...
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>I'll be with my missus and a friend of hers
>We're from Australia
>anyone got some great recommendations for some trendy bars?

This cannot be real lol, Australian kucks traveling thousands of miles just to do MORE drinking. The only thing you're missing is a fist fight.

This is why the French are passing you in likeability, at this rate you guys are going to fall in last place fast.
sounds like you don't really know LA.

Let me fill you in.

It will be a letdown. LA is not the sunny shiny city of beautiful beaches and pristine long lined avenues of palm trees. It is a flat grey smoggy sprawl of about 20 cities that bleed into each other to create an expanse of shit. Hollywood is a sad sad place filled with asian tourists and pathetic individuals who fell in love with the romanticized idea of California and came for stardom and never left. trendy and hip pockets of town exist in various places but give way to unorganized old strip malls...
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Hey /trv/

>26 male
>wife and two kids, toddlers.

Considering political refuge from America.

This election is getting out of hand.

Any suggestions on where and how?
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>le ebin "i'm going to leave the country if x wins" maymay

no you're not.

I love how there's a bunch of idiots who say the exact same thing every single election and none of you ever act upon it.
I don't like any of these candidates.
Just worried for my kids, I didn't have them last election.

Hello /trv/lers,

I'm completely new to traveling. I live in northern Germany in a smaller village and I'm 19 years old, and lately I feel like actually doing more than just drinking with the same faggots every weekend and I want to experience things.

My plan for now is just to drive away for weekends, to nice areas in Germany, for as long as my money allows. But I don't want to pay money for hostels, so I was wondering if anyone here had any experiences with sleeping in your car and could give me advice.

Don't have a van, but its a long...
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I did it only once but I wasn't travelling.
The first thing that come in mind is the problem with the cold (eventually bring with you a blanket).
Anyway what are your concerns about sleeping in your blue car?

Good luck!
there's not much advice needed for sleeping in a car

just remember to lock your doors
also like the other guy said, bring a blanket

i slept once in my car, it was a bit tight and cramped, but it was ok
Well my concerns are how safe it is to sleep in my car and I also read somewhere to always keep a window slightly open to get some air in, I'm just a paranoid fucker who always thinks he'll get killed

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What are the Great Lakes like? How does it compare to beaches on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts during the summer?
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>What are the Great Lakes like?
As the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, they're pretty much what you'd expect -- large.
>How does it compare
How do they compare. You need to go with the plural of the verb here as there's more than one lake. The "s" in "Lakes" should have tipped you off.
>How does it compare to beaches
Beaches are generally composed of sand. The Great...
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They're full of girls from Illinois who will smile at you and invite you to go home and play with them until daddy gets home.
They're cold.
also this.

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Hello fellow travelers. I will precede my question by expressing my gratitude in advance. I know how helpful you guys are and have had many questions answered in the past. It is boards like this that motivate me to defend this site when it is scorned by those who know it only through the debauchery in most of the other boards.

My soul is restive and I cannot sit still for long. I have traveled to many countries and have found that teaching English is the best way to spend a significant length of time in a place while having the opportunity to learn about the culture,...
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I am an artist and naturally work best in a bohemian environment. I do not know if the places I have in mind can offer that for me so if there is a city or town that may be better suitable for me and what I would like, please recommend it!
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Really? Well I don't have any personal experience in the area, but I'd be lying if I said that your choice of the UAE did not come as a surprise to me, but maybe it is worth checking out and I've been to quick to dismiss it simply as "Vegas in a turban", is there more to UAE than just Dubai? Or is there more to Dubai than I've given them credit for?

I've never been to St. Petersburg, other than the one in Florida, but I can understand why...
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I'm visiting Ireland for the first time tomorrow, what do I have to look forward to and what should I expect!
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>getting drunk
>banging bitches that wear too much makeup (they all wear too much)
>getting ragged on by the locals if your from America
I just came back from a 2 week holiday there. Nice people, Good alcohol and beers, laid back environment. I sugest you to get a dublin pass and leap card if you are staying in dublin. Dublin pass let you enter a lot of museums and attractions. Leap pass let you use buses, luas and the other trains which I dont recall their names. Lots of bus tours, I highly recommend the ghost tour in dublin. Good luck with your travel
You should expect paying over the odds on mediocre food, museums and accommodation

Hay there folks! Im trying to plan and execute a very ambitious trip that i will be starting next summer. Bare with my story telling formate lol.

The general route of this adventurous plan is to backpack from the Island of Java in Indonesia through Sumatra and into Singapore and Malaysia.I would continue up the coast to the ferociously fun filled conquests in Thailand through Bangkok to Cambodia, then i go up the coast of Vietnam into China eventually arriving at Kunming.

My unstoppable Blitzkrieg would thrust east from here making many stops on the way to Hong...
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literally youre not going to actually do this, you're just another NEET with an overactive imagination. Don't waste our fucking time kid.

OP here, thanks for the reply!

This is what i need to hear; i don't mind the challenge amigo! I feel i will be fully capable of making this trip happen. Considering the fact i graduate collage next May; i have no reason not to attempt to see as many cities and sights and humanly possible during this trip. ill be 27 and experienced; having backpacked multiple continents prior to doing this trip. I consider myself in my prime.

I realized what I'm getting into, and I'm aware this trip...
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Anyone here ever been to Laos? What's it like?
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Like rest of South East Asia, but less fun, less interesting, and less friendly to travelers. Stay out stupid redneck!
I've been many times. The stock answer to this, which I got from friends in Northeastern Thailand, is that it's like Northeastern Thailand was 30 years ago.

This isn't all that accurate, but Laos is like a much smaller, much poorer, quasi-Communist (the government is revolutionary in origin, and authoritarian in practice, but there is little effective socialism in place, limited propaganda or iconography, and market liberalization has been an increasing fact of life since I started visiting 20+...
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this is so accurated,
also the food and drinks are a lot more expensive than Thailand,
they import most of things from Thailand and Vietnam.

So I'm in Ashville, NC for the next few days. What are the best places to go and things to do? Besides the usual tourist spots, what are some unique, fringe spots that might get overlooked, but are cool nonetheless.
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is ashville walkable at all? im going there in august and i dont have a car will this be a problem?
You could go to the dark corner in SC it's not too far away and has moonshine
It also has some great mountain views
if your still around pic related is probably the most boring thing you can do there. i haven't been in probably 10 years. but to tour the biltmore is like being trapped on a rollercoaster. all the rooms look the same and you cant escape you kind of had to finish the route to get out. id just check it out from the outside.

the greenbriar hotel for years was a legend for those in hospitality industry for being a non chain that was known for its service standards being so high. and just innovative like having...
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Does any one know any dirt cheap hotels in downtown Portland Oregon?
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Yeah - theres this nice little spot past Constitution Ave and Dundas. It's called "The Dirt Nap" and its situated in a drainage ditch just off to the right of the road. BYOBlankets.
Ugh, avoid anything cheap and downtown while in Portland. Your fellow guests are junkies, career hobos, vagrants, drug addict, black hustlers, druggie burnouts, thieves, bedbugs, roaches, etc. They're cleaning up downtown (praise Jesus), so it's hard to find anything decent without spending $$$

Instead, you could get a cheap room out in Beaverton or North Portland (a little sketchy) and just take the MAX into downtown.

Downtown sucks, Portland is better up in the inner SE and NE. Airbnb has a couple cuck sheds you can rent for like $30/night.

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just go to airbnb like everyone else

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Alright /trv/ I've been travelling solo through Europe for the past two weeks and have been meeting lots of people. However most of them are other guys who, although I have a drink and laugh with, well, aren't girls.

My question is, in your experience, is romance and sex when travelling common or is it just a meme?

Real travellers need not apply.
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If you're traveling short term I'd imagine pump n dumps to be the popular option.

That's what I did anyways.

My now gf i met because I'm living in the country for 1+ years. Companionship is better than being on the prowl constantly in that situation.

But 2 weeks? What are you really expecting?
>is romance and sex when travelling common or is it just a meme

Depends on the type of places you go to and when. When I went interrailing when I was 18 in July sex was at least reasonably common. I'm not quite as OTT as /trv/ who say that women are falling over themselves to sleep with you but I had sex a couple of times in 2 months and of course your classic chads were having it quite frequently. The route round I took was very easy, straight into city centres, not at all...
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If you're 6'2", Australian, muscular and a surfer, it's gonna be easy as pie. If you're not, you're gonna have to rely on luck and your wit. Hostels in Europe are full of the former type.

You can maximize your chances by staying in party hostels, of course, or by going to destinations where people implicitely go to party and have sex.

If you're at a random hostel in some city in Europe that is not known for being a party destination, few girls will be there to have sex...
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Amerifat here plan on going to Switzerland and then Croatia in August suggest me shit anons. What do? Bonus points if some one can tell me where that pic was taken.
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I'm from Switzerland, no idea what you're interested in or your budget so can't really give any advices beside:
Budget: Even with $100/day it's a hobo tier experience, yes switzerland is this expensive.
1. August is the national holiday so there's usually some cool shit going on.
13. August is Street Parade in Zurich, one big rave in the center of the city
>pic related

Else tell me what you like burger bro.

I like nature stuff like hiking also swimming. I like electronic music and drinking. Just walking around sight seeing and experiencing local culture. Trying some good food. You guys got castles? Forgot to mention I'll be bringing wife too.

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Just got back from a 10 day trip to Reykjavik and the surrounding area, hung out with a bunch of locals and got to know the city fairly well.

Feel free to ask any questions.
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how much money did you spend ?
exclude the plane tickets.
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Pic related :
>takes fuckload of investigation and fuckloads of time searching my stuff item by item in order to enter
>enters and see nothing interesting , nothing that I wouldn't have seen in the nearby countries
>people are rude and hostile
>a meme country overall with shit geography
>muh holy wall

0/10 I would not visit again
>inb4 go away /pol/

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I quite enjoyed my visit to Israel. I would go ad far as saying Jerusalem is a must see bucket list kind of location , although I am admittedly a history nut.

My only real complaint is that it is really fucking expensive. They really know how to jew you out of a shekel.
The israelis i have met in the USA are very aggressive and hostile...definitely not laid back people. I think they have a lot of guilt in becoming the very nazis that they condemn
So far:
>Disgusting people.
>City reeks.
>Everything is rather ramshackle.
>Nothing to do but get drunk and go to tourist traps.

>Everyone is insane.
>No concept of personal privacy.
>Homeless everywhere.
>Insane cunts that haven't washed in a week jumping...
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I'll be flying by myself from the US to Paris in September and staying for 10 days (9 nights) purely for leisure purposes. It will be my first time in Europe. How should I divide up my itinerary? I want to keep things fairly cheap, with that said I'm up for just about anything. I was thinking 4-5 days in Paris itself to start with, and then hop on a train/car to visit other places in the remaining time.
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> I want to keep things fairly cheap
> I was thinking 4-5 days in Paris

Good luck ...

I advise you to take the bus, its really cheap.
What do you whant to do ? Cultural/historical/nature trip or partying hard ?
Try not to get blown up....

But if your in Paris visit the louvre obviously. I thought the audio bus tours were overrated when I went last summer but I enjoyed the guided tours to the wineries in the area they bring you through the vineyards and show you how to make it while you sample the finished product a little pricey if I remember correctly.

For me it was all about visiting Normandy France to see the d day beaches and what not which i found very interesting
Once you get to the airport, go to the information desk and get yourself a museum pass. They're like €50 and last three, four or six days from when you first use it. It's a bit cheaper than what you'd pay to see the museums if you are gonna museum it up and most of the time you get to skip lines, too. Get the shortest time one for cheap and write the starting date on it in light pencil so you can erase it and rewrite it later.

hey guys, i need to get some keys send from sivas to vienna! does anybody have tips about possibilities (which stores)? best would be a company with express service
thanks in advance!
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>what is DHL
yeah would be the nicest possibility but i didnt find a dhl-location via web - do you know an adress?
>What is google
>What is FEDEX

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Hi /trv/

I thought this would be the best place to ask this:

I am planning to fly from Oslo to Manila through Qatar airways, but the ticket I am planning to take, the transit time in Doha is only 45 minutes.
This concerns me, as I have had bad experience of this. I fear that the airport would be too large and there's so many security processes, that I would most likely miss the flight. Something that happened in Schiphol a while back, where my transit stay was 50 min

Anyone got experience with Doha here?
I guess it would be similar to Dubai, which...
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I have no particular experience with Doha, but it def sounds tight.

Problem is that some online sales sites really don't think about this. But if you have bought the ticket directly from the airline, then they will put you on the next flight. If you haven't bought it from the airline, you could get screwed.

Also, you might reach the flight, but it is quite likely that your luggage will not.
I haven't bought ticket yet, but I plan to buy it directly from the airline.
So you're sure Qatar Airways will put me on the next flight without any problem if ever I miss the flight?
If you have bought the ticket directly through them, then it really should not be a problem, they will rebook you for free if you miss the flight. 45 minutes is tight, but maybe it's planned in a way the gates are very close to each other. My guess is if your plane is on time you'll have staff waiting for you at the gate and guide you to the plane directly.

Just make sure you don't need to use the bathroom right after you get off the plane. Assume you need to run straight to the next gate.

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Has /trv/ been to Maui?

I'm going next week and was looking for recommendations, especially related to ecotourism and food.
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I enjoyed the road to Hana and Mt Haleakala. The road to Hana is a famous drive through a beautiful Hawaiian rainforest, so many endemic species of plants. Lots of waterfalls. Mt Haleakala has many great areas to birdwatch. We saw all kinds of cool things. Some endemic plants up on the mountain. Most people get up at ridiculous hours to see the sunrise on the mountain, but we went for sunset and were just as pleased and got to sleep in.

We drove around the coast of the whole island (on accident) and found...
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Go to Haleakala park.

Awesome volcano scenery and hiking. Not crowded at all.

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Sell me on Kuala Lumpur.

I will be traveling through Malaysia and have the opportunity to detour to KL and stay a night or two, but this will mean less time in rural areas. I suppose I feel its silly to visit that part of Malaysia, get so close to KL and just miss it, but then I don't know an awful lot about the city either.

I am interested in history, culture and the natural world but am partial to any unique experience potentially (stuff I will have no problem experiencing in more rural Malaysia regardless).
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kuala lumpur is kind of gay. it's just a 2nd world capital with semi-functional roads and public transit, with amenities available at cost to nurture foreign capital.

not bad. you can do some fun things that you could do at home at cost in KL, but there's nothing particularly cultural, etc. about it. you won't find much muslim culture, or indian culture, or chinese culture. it's just a city that floods a lot which attracts business.

I'd say there's a fair reason most travelers...
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>I am interested in history, culture and the natural world
KL is not your best bet, then. Although it's quite green for a "big" city (it's actually pretty modest in size--less than 2M people, or 1/5 the size of Bangkok, for example), it's an urban area. And it's not particularly historic, although there is some late 19th/early 20th-century architecture scattered around, particularly in Chinatown and Brickfields--Melaka, which has a nicely preserved historical...
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Hmm, seems to back up my concerns about KL. For the record if I don't detour there it will mean more time in Singapore, Gua Musang and Kota Bharu...
I'm definitely leaning towards missing KL altogether.

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Just got back from a week in cape town AMA!
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So, what did you do there? Did you get out of Cape Town at all? Share pics?

I might have some questions for you, based on answers to those general points of information.
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Camp’s Bay, Table Mountain, Hoho buses, Langa Township Tour, The Cape Convoy (Cape Point Tour), Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, World of birds (had monkeys climb on me), did a mini cruise, aquila game reserve safari, penguins (boulders beach), Long Street shopping/bartering, Kirstenboch Gardens (bridge that goes to the tree tops)

I didn't leave cape town, just there for 7 days.
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Also Bo-kaap and 2 oceans aquarium

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Considering going to South Africa soon, but I need to know: how's Joburg nowadays?

I heard it has a phenomenally high crime rate, but I've also heard that the crime rate has gone down and police response times have shortened in the not too distant past.
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Every 20 seconds someone gets raped there. This is a fact which you can look up. Enjoy.
JHBlive website. Plus Joburg city website.
Depends on the neighborhood. Having said that, I walked through Hillbrow, a notorious neighborhood, at night with a huge duffel bag around my shoulders that had my passport and tons of electronics, and nothing happened. I was an absolute retard and nothing happened, if you're smart you'll be fine. Petty crime is big, just don't look like a tourist. Joburg is a cool city.

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I'm a student and i will leave for munich during the winter semester. I heard it's a real pain in the ass for finding a home in munich. Does anyone ever lived there as a student? Was it hard finding a home? Anyone have a piece of advice about getting an apartment over there?
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Airbnb is getting crazy there because of the new german laws, but you can still try it.
There's also hostels, craigslist, couchsurfing, etc.

From what I've heard the prices are insane as in every bigger german city.
Search for specific groups in Facebook, and contact the Studierendenwerk München.
OP I hope you don't mind if I piggy back on your thread but speaking of Europe, I'm moving to the UK and I want to know the best way to transfer my savings over there.
My plan was to open an account with HSBC or Barclays and when I'm in the UK I'll access the money as needed.
Is that the best way? Honestly I'd carry it all in a bag if I could

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Please help me determine the language in the attached image
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Looks like thai (?)
No, this is fairly clearly a modified Latin alphabet. A few of the letters (particularly the backwards 'c', backwards 'e') look like letters from the African Reference Alphabet, and the diacritic marks look sort of Arabic, so I would suspect a language of some Muslim people of Africa.
what the fuck are you talking?
It's Thai mate

Going to Costa Rica for 9-10 days. Leaving on Tuesday and still don't have a good idea of what to do.

Any suggestions? Not looking to wreck myself hopping from one place to the next every day.
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Not big on tours, but that actually seems pretty cool. Might check it out.
Yeah, tours is tours, but shit -- it's sloths, and sloths are bros.

Poke around a little, there may be a less packaged alternative.

>Not big on tours

You'll get more useful answers if you let us know what sort of stuff you ARE into.

Couch surfing general.

Share your experiences, storys, adventures.

Im using it since this januari. Traveling all over SEA. meeting amazing people with such cool stories and unebelievable experiences from different perspectives.
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Is bad use it if you're planning to stay only one night in each city?
Although i did it few times. Its more fun to stay a few days. Talk and get some insiders info. Completely depended on how u comunicate with your host and how it clicks i guess.

I stayed for weeks at full serviced mansions/apartements/ gated comunnities.

But also shared small spaces with lots of other surfers at hosts.

Its a rather cool comunnity, if u can filter out the weird people and conect with like minded people.

Even then its always a guess.

I fucked one host

And bailed...
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I only let girls couchsurf at my place, so that I can fuck them.

Hi travelniggers!

Im going to Sri Lanka in july, does anyone have any great reccomandations?

I was thinking of driving down to Galle from Colombo, maybe stopping in Hikkaduwa (or is it a shithole?)

Then checking out the beaches in the south, around Tangalle, surfing a bit (any good ones?).

Driving up to Ella, hiking in the tea plantations and maybe even up Adams Peak which is 2 k masl. On the way stopping in the national parks etc.

Does it sound like a good plan? Any must sees? Hidden treasures? Wasn't really thinking about hitting...
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>I was thinking of driving down to Galle from Colombo, maybe stopping in Hikkaduwa (or is it a shithole?)
Galle is easily worth a day, quite nice really. Hikkaduwa isn't much to look at, but there's nice beaches along that stretch of the coast. Road's quite busy though, and the driving style is rather Asian.

Don't know about surfing, but definitely an option.

Ella/Adam's Peak/National Parks are definitely nice, the scenery around that area is quite...
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>maybe even up Adams Peak which is 2 k masl
Do that. It's out-of-this-worldly beautiful. Bat as the other anon said, it can get busy.

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