>>1122839 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.
>>1122839 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.
>>1121588 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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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?
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1123819 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?
>>1124019 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
>>1123706 >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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1123521 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!
>>1123521 >UAE 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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1121746 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+... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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.
>>1121677 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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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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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?
>>1120692 >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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1120109 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
>>1120139 >>1120109 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.
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'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.
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.
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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.
>>1121859 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.
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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).
>>1121315 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.
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>>1121315 >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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1121317 >>1121319 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.
>>1121197 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)
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.
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?
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
>>1120328 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.
>>1107907 >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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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