What is there to do in this city? I'm from buffalo and I'm going to Toronto, Canada in a couple weeks to see a Yankees game. Ironically Toronto is considerably closer than New York City so I'm going to cross the border to see a game. I'm coming with my brother and our girlfriends, we're considering staying a night or 2 and maybe stay for the whole series. What's some stuff to do in Toronto? I've looked at basic tourist websites but I want some first hand info
Is the CN tower worth seeing? The aquarium? The brewery? Bars and night... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1115836 CN tower is expensive but it's something to do I guess. If you make a reservation at the 360 restaurant getting up is free. The restaurant rotates around so you get a 360 view. If you want to shell out for something thrilling do the edge walk. Its a good adrenalin rush Rogers centre is pretty underwhelming, the aquarium is cool, I'd say on par with the one in Chicago. Night life would be King Street west area Also Toronto doesn't have many shitty hotels, even the 3 stars are nice
Congrats on picking the absolute shittest, douchiest place in Toronto to go party... unless you like greasy paki dude bros from the 905, light beer, and top 40 nigger music, avoid King West like the plague. Literally go anywhere else.
Can we get one of these? Where have you taught? Was it worth it?
I'm currently thinking of chilling in the Philippines for a month or two before going to teach in South Korea. My problem though, is that I want to just up and do it when I'm done my vacay but I hear it's a stupidly long process, like up to 4 months. This seems insane. Anyone have experience with hiring processes? How long did it take?
Apply for job that starts around the time you want your holiday to end. Bring all the shit you may need for the job on holiday.
I heard Korea is a lot of bother to get in to these days... I know people who are US-based that are having to get FBI background checks for their schools. (Maybe that's only the international schools though and no-one cares for hagwons?)
Check that you don't need to do it at the Korean embassy in your country, too. It would be shit if you had to fly back home just to get the visa.
>>1115662 I'm going to go to the Korean embassy where I live and report back on what they say.
My big goal here was to just leave whimsically and stay floating around travelling for a longass time, but that can only be possible if it doesn't take a big long hassle to get into new countries while I'm abroad
>>1115662 I taught in sk. Pretty much all schools require an fbi background check and it has been that way for a while now. Make sure you dont get a shitty school. Do your research and ask to email a teacher before taking any job.
I seem to remember some hippie commune in the Netherlands, but I don't think that matches all your criteria. Your only choice is to go "off the grid". The Russian government was giving people a bunch of money and a chunk of land in Siberia if you wanted to move there. But I doubt you could dodge taxes unless you moved to some shithole of a country. I guess the only option is to do like Jackie Chan in "Who Am I" and join an African tribe. Even then, they are already starting to adopt the western culture and have started buying and wearing clothes,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1115554 I've been there in 2005, 4 days each capital, and I've been in Saint Petersburg twice. Here are my thoguts:
- Vilnius and Tallinn are really beautiful, but 4 days are too much. 2, max 3 days are enough. - Once in Vilnius, pass in Trakai. - Riga is boring. 2 days max. - In Saint Petersburg, spare a day only to Hermitage and another only to Peterhoff.
>>1115554 It depends what you're doing. If you're hiking, or cycling and camping in the countryside that's fine, but if your just visiting the cities it too much unless you add Russia; the capitals of each Baltic country are nice but as the other anon said, two days max. Russia is a hassle to get a visa for; so look into it well in advance.
my gf and I are planning a trip to europe to see a lot of places we always wanted to go. We are looking for a 6 month journey, how feasible is this in terms of getting it done, getting tired, interaction money? I proabably gonn save up around 5000 euros so we are most likely gonna rough it most of the time. Looking for other ppl who've done the same.
What do you want to see and do while in Europe? What kind of travel do you prefer? When you aay you're planning to rough it out, what do you have in mind specifically?
I've travelled all western europe usually without money, so I know what I think as roughing it out, but on a 800€ monthly budget I think your anticipation and forethought on rough might be a little different than mine.
Travel costs alone (planes, buses, trains) will bleed you dry. Then comes a roof above your head. Then comes food. Then comes basic necessities and toiletries. And this is in a scenario where you can't afford to buy a pack of gum.
If you want more detailed info, post your itinerary/travel wishlist.
I'm going through the selection process for a software development gig in Gdansk, Poland. How's the cost of living/wages in there? Can I reasonably expect to be able to tour Europe during long weekends/vacations with the money I make if I'm not a heavy spender? I'd be going alone so I can make do with a 1-room apartment and an internet connection.
How hard is Polish? I don't need it for the job, but I'd like to learn it if I end up living in the damn place.
>>1115298 Well, there's a reason all the Poles leave Poland. There's enough money to satisfy whatever basic needs you have, but not much left for luxuries. Imagine all the fun things back at home costing three, four times as much and you have a good comparison for the purchasing power you'll have with your remaining money. Of course if you get paid an American or whatever foreign wage while living in Poland, you'll live like a king. Traveling isn't a problem - if I can do it, so can you. Don't expect... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I've spent the last 4-ish months in Mexico teaching kids english. I have to leave the country to renew my US tourist visa and get another 6 months of permitted time in Mexico.
I need to leave early july, and can only get a few (4-5) days off teaching. Having a hard time finding round trip flights to my home state (Indiana) for less than $375-400. This seems rather steeper than normal.
Anyone recommend some search tools or strategies to get cheaper flights? I am willing to deal with ridiculously early flight departures/arrivals.
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>>1115306 >Sounds a bit too dangerous. how so? I'd describe it more as "sketchy". The school I'm at doesnt care and technically theres some sort of loophole so apparently La Migra doesnt give a fuck that we dont have work visas, as long as our tourist/resident visas are in order (hence my need to make the journey). What makes you think it'd be dangerous?
So, I have a friend that's going to college in Brooklyn and he thinks he's going to hate and get depressed because he thinks it will be just as pack and busy as NYC. So my question is: is Brooklyn just as busy as NYC?
Anything goo stuff to do in Manchester? I will be going there to attend an HR conference but will be only for one day. Any other things to check out in Manchester while there? Besides visiting Old Trafford, although I'm not a huge football fan.
Visit the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry on the west side of town. They have a working replica of a locomotive built in 1830 for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, the world's first modern railway (the museum building is its former terminus). They have other neat things, too.
>never really traveled before >going to NYC alone for 8 days >staying at a hostel, just so I have more opportunities to meet people how do i have a good time?
been to Montreal alone for work. t b h it felt lonely going to restaurants and places by myself. didn't meet anyone
things I plan on doing: >hiking breakneck ridge (never really hiked before though) >restaurants, places without waiters, so you can go alone: >>halal guys stand >>shake shack would like to go to others (like sit in restaurants like ninja new york), but afraid of waiting in long lines by myself or sitting at tables meant for groups by myself >attractions >>museum of modern art >>central park >>empire state and/or the rock >>highline park >>brooklyn bridge
i'm thinking of going to bars. but i don't go to them here at home (no friends to go with). i don't know what to wear, or even what to say to complete strangers at bars.
what do i even say to those at the hostel if i wanted to hang with other travelers? help
>>1114825 I just can speak for Basel: If your Master is Pharmacology related or anything close it might be your best bet as you can easily score a job there if you want and the university is funded by all the big players in the industry. Pros: >you can be all over switzerland/france/germany within 4h so there's enough nature or travel opportunities >You're about 2h away from great ski/snowboard locations by train >comfy... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Finland has lots of nature available everywhere and it's a huge part of local interaction and probably the greatest part of experiencing the country, but other than that I wouldn't recommend spending two years if you don't have anything solid to do here.
And I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for when you say 'cool', but Finland at summer isn't anywhere as cold as people seem to think. It can and will be as high as 35 degrees Celsius, and at most sunny days it'll be around 25.
My travel/backpacking clothes tend to start stinking after a few weeks out on the road. I know everyone recommends merino wool but it is both expensive and too heavy in terms of packing weight and hotness in the heat. Polyesters/Nylons are cooling, lightweight, and dry fast but they start smelling like absolute death. Cotton is completely shunned by the travel community but I wonder if I took a bunch of solid white cotton t-shirts I could just bleach them in the sink every few days to avoid the stink and get rid of stains?
>>1114771 Cotton isn't smartly shunned as travel clothing entirely, it just doesn't help against hypothermia when wet/damp if that is an issue for your travels ("death picks cotton"). It's comfortable, breathable and healthy on the skin so it has its purpose, and is alright in a wool blend, but it can take more than overnight if airdrying.
It's the poly and non-gortex nylon that smells, because I think down on the microscopic level it's pretty porous with little exchange like the plumping that happens with natural stuff, so soap doesn't really wash it out..memory. It's why they dry fast too, though.
Try a brand called Ibex or look to Patagonia. You could also pack some of the Sport Tide or a washing bag that scrubs the hell out of it. Or just pay for some hotel laundry, and skip the sink and air dry. Heat drying kills bacteria too, and resets those fibers and wrinkles.
so i think i kinda wanna make this road trip (solo i guess) in the next few weeks.
google says its a 30hr drive, but im only 12hr from denver so i think i might try to stop there too (if i follow through with this which is the point of this thread) but is there another cool spot between denver and oregon that i could/should stop at as well?
this is all something im kinda just coming up with as i go but im thinking;
drive to denver stay the night hang out there for a day head out stop at second town, hang out there a day head to oregon stay... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
not sure what you're into, but from an /out/ perspective: yellowstone>salt lake city. coming home i'd jam south down i5 out of portland, maybe hit crater lake if time for the detour, swing west from sacramento to san francisco then take 120 east through tuolumne (hit yosemite valley while in the area) to 395 south through the owens valley to i40 east. stop at grand canyon for sure.
havent calculated money yet but ill be keeping it pretty tight. and i dont work so i can have as much or as little time as i need. and ive got a high school friend that lives in denver so i imagine i can stay there while im in town and then the rest of the places ill either camp or airbnb i assume. im new to camping so i dunno how well that would go.
that sounds like a great route back though, im gonna map it out and see what the time difference would be.
Almost the same, but >Dozens of locals warn you that you can't send mail internationally from the post boxes that you're about to use >They refuse to sell you stamps for the same reason >Drop post cards in the post box with no stamps >A few weeks later family says thanks for the cards
I'd like some advice about work and live abroad. /adv/ does not work, so I decided make thread here.
Finished highschool with Information technology course. Couldn't afford go to university since lack of money and family personal problems. Father died couple months ago. Besides Portuguese, I do speak spanish and english fluently. Know a little of Italian and German, still can't speak in a fluent way. I've no problem to work in other areas that's not related with computers.
I did some research about some countries that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Me and 4 buddies were looking to stay in spain a couple of days. Any EU-bros know the regulations of what you can carry in your hand luggage? I've read you're not supposed to bring any kind of liquid? Is a deodorant stick falling under that category?
Any liquids, gels and pastes need to be in containers 100ml or under and presented to security in a clear ziploc bag separate from your luggage. Your ziploc bag can be up to 20cm x 20cm and you can have up to 10 items in the bag. You just take it out before the security checkpoint and put it back in afterwards.
>>1114636 Advice... yes and no. If you can get into shearing (well, technically rousing, which is a fancy word for picking up wool) you'll be onto a pretty good wicket. Very hard work, but easy enough to pick up. I make about $1,000 a week doing that, most of the work is over summer. You usually get fed as part of the deal, and a lot of the shearers follow the work so there's always somewhere you can stay. Generally farmwork in Aus, at least where I'm from Victoria) is over the summer, so Dec-Apr, the rest... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I need some holiday advice, kindof. I was thinking about taking my partner on a holiday for a week or so to a place in Brisbane in about a month and a half, but we broke up recently and I kind of still want to go but I feel weird going myself. Nobody I know can go, and the few that could I don't talk to anymore > 2015 was the year for losing friends I don't like going to pubs and clubs alone, and I feel like I would maybe see the city and do some shopping one day, then just sit in the hotel room bored getting stoned, drunk and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1114594 I'd look up if there are any things like festivals (food, film, music, whatever) going on, check out places to eat, try to find any cool nature spots... those are all the ideas I have I think. I'd go for it, it might get lonely but idk. It'd still be a break from your regular life. Which city are you from, out of curiosity? I'm melb
>>1114631 I've looked up a couple things that will be going on at around that time, but there's not really a lot I actually want to do. One of my biggest concerns is simply that; start off doing things I want, get lonely and bored and waste all my time doing nothing. I was going to pay for a friend of mine to come down so I'd have someone to go to clubs/shows with but he couldn't get any time off work. This will realistically be my first holiday since I was a child so I'm pretty keen, and after the last... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't suppose any of you have ever done this, but I just recently joined the military. I figure I'm going to save my cash, and before I go into college, I'll finish the journey with either a friend or a stranger. Any tips?
>buy a clunker car in western Europe (not technically Mongol Rally, because I won't be making the donation) >drive through eastern Ukraine >continue through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan again, Russia and then Mongolia Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1114583 Haven't really done a trip using a travel agency, and I figure the paperwork would be the hardest. Is this accurate?
>go to travel agency >get visas from them >multiple entry Russian visas, try to find longer term visas for some of the more difficult-to-visit countries >get travel insurance from them >contact Ukrainian embassy to figure out if the east... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Anyone here have any experiences with different national parks in the US and Canada?? Which ones are so exquisitely breathtaking that they're worth traveling across the country for? Which ones are just kind of mediocre? The only one I've been to is Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and it doesn't really seem like much compared to the photos of the other national parks I've seen.
>>1114537 Hrm, might need to change your question as to what about it that constitutes a national park appeals to you, because they all had a purpose at the time of their creation...whether some kind of set aside wilderness to protect some natural wonders and species, soaring peaks vs mediocre hills, huge waterfalls....it quite varies. After all, Biscayne national park is to protect a reef and some mangroves, and you need a boat to visit. and the Everglades have a few access points and pretty amazing or pretty boring, depends... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Flying to a country in another continent with the main purpose of: A) Attending a wedding of a family member/friend B) Attending a concert of a pop star that the person is obsessed with/meeting pop star irl (eg. One Direction, k-pop, etc) C) Meeting an online friend irl D) Buying luxury items (eg. Chanel handbags) at a cheaper price than in homeland E) Getting laid with local women F) Attending a sporting event G) Volunteering
Hi /trv/, I'm in year 11 and am going on a 10 month student exchange to Japan in August. My host school is in Kyoto and my home stay will most likely be located around that area. My Japanese is only basic (probably JLPT N5). Any advice or pointers, things to do, etc? Would be much appreciated, thanks.
>>1114401 N5 can be passed within a month of studying Japanese most days. Its ridiculously basic. Make sure you take Japanese classes while there and spend as much time away from other foreigners as you can stand to help improve your Japanese.
I just got to know that my workplace is sending me to Malta, where I'll spend 3 months, September-October-November and will work in a full-time job in La Valletta. However my work can't even suggest me an accomodation, and even if it could I'd still would like to get all kinda info about this country. So please if you know anything share it, if you can suggest something it's even better. I've got about 1000 eur a month for everything so have to keep it cheap.
I have detailed knowledge of the area and I can answer any question you might have. I can also help you find suitable accomodation in a good area, or steer you in the right direction on things like hiring a car.
If you want my help, post a throwaway and I will get back to you.
So a friend of mine met a chick after moving to Argentina like 2 months ago and is now getting married. He invited me to the wedding. I'm considering going, as I have a few months off this summer, but flights are fucking expensive from North America. So I need some feedback.
Argentina: Yea or nay? How long to stay? Are there other places nearby that are cheap/easily reachable?
I'm assuming you'll come to Buenos Aires (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), so... you should start looking for motels at Microcentro, you can find some good affordable places there (from the most cheap shitholes to fucking expensive ones). Pretty much everything is around that area (bus, subway, taxi, restaurants, party hard, etc). Also I suggest to use a Payoneer prepaid card just in case, it's useful.
Me and my friend are planning a trip to Vietnam and Laos on motorbikes. We're planning to buy them in HCMC and sell them in Vientiane. I read it's possible to cross border from VN to Laos somewhere in the north.
Does anyone have any experience with it? How expensive it is to get the papers? How difficult is to sell the bike in Vientiane? Isn't it easier in some other city in Laos? How much time do you think is enough for the trip? Three weeks, four weeks? Any tips for must sees on the way?
We also want to visit Hang Sơn Đoòng... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I bought a bike in Hanoi and rode down to HCMC, buying it is relatively easy, it's selling it that can get awkward. Officially you need a licence to be able to buy a bike and get it properly registered but what a lot of people do is just laminate the bike reg form and just pass that on with the sale of the bike. This is your documentation and everyone I've met said if they got stopped by the police they showed them this form and didn't get into any trouble (sometimes they will keep asking you for documents, just keep showing them the form saying THIS is it),... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1114642 Is it enough? No. Should you go? Yes. You won't see everything but that would take a good few months, pick a region (north/south of somewhere) and do that, don't rush it and try to see everything or you'll never really experience it. My personal recommendation would be north Vietnam, Hanoi City, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, lots of places to explore in 2 weeks and it's not too touristy.
I've known this one guy off and on for 6 years via various console's onlines and pc, played 1000s of hours with him, voice chatted, vidoe chatted. I got fuck all to do this summer besides a two planned trips with family to two different parts of the US, I have a car, have plenty of money for gas.
He plans on going to Colorado in like July or August to meet another guy we have known for way less time, apparently he was gonna go anyways even if not for that.
Is this a recipe for getting shanked or could it be alright?
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