What's a lower-end daily budget including travel between cities in Scandinavia? I've traveled like a hobo in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe before so I'm used to roughing it, but I'd really like to spend some time in the more expensive countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway. Is $100 a day (excluding my flight into and out of the region) enough to stay in hostels, eat from grocery stores, and travel around?
Hard to say, but I think that would be fine. Take me as a swede, when in Japan I usually spend around $94 a day excluding accommodations but felt like I was living like a king with the cheap food, restaurant food will be pricey in Sweden but groceries are fine. Check out SJ for some travelprices by train, busses are a little cheaper but trains are worth it, rail isn't monopolized any longer so there are other companies too for intercity travel, I usually go with SJ though.
>>1109781 $100 per day is enough to visit the cities if you stay in hostels, but in the countryside (in Norway anyway) there are no hostels and price-wise a lot of stuff is tailored for older European and American with money. If you want to travel in rural Norway on the cheap you gotta bring a tent and hitchhike or take local buses.
Is camping free in a lot of spots like it is in the United States? I'd be there in summer so sleeping outside would be doable, but then there's the obvious problem of having a tent and transporting it around the country.
What do you like to do? Do you want cities and night life and tourist shit? Or do you want nature and hiking/camping? Really beyond Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver no cities are really worth going to for long.
>>1109748 Honestly I'd like to experience a bit of both. I was considering Vancouver but they don't have a lot of good ecotourism around there. Is there any place there with some good city stuff and culture along with some ecotourism?
>>1109102 Hostel culture is not the same in the US as abroad, admittedly I am not a hostel fan, period, but I definitely don't recommend it in the US. I am pretty sure you can get into Disney World by yourself, I know you can get into Disney Land in California by yourself. Long Weekends are enough for me with kids, but solo, I'm not sure, but there is nothing to say you can't visit again. You don't have to see everything in one trip.
Week long Cities: NYC D.C. Boston
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I personally enjoyed a lot wandering through back-alleys and the less crowded streets. Apart from that it depends on your interests. I was really interested in the medieval history as well as the relics (specially the Byzantine ones). Some people are interested in museums, others in food, it really depends on who you are
>>1108935 Venice is fine but its nothing compared to Florence imo that might just be because i live 1hr away and see it all the time but 2 days in Venice is enough. you can catch a train for 50 euro to Florence or Rome from Venice menstra
So I'm planning a road trip from Houston, TX to Otto, North Carolina.
First time doing a trip like this. What should I expect?
Also, post your general road trip experiences. Things to do en route. Things worth deviating for in South Carolina, Alabama or New Orleans Essentials for a trip like this 16 hours +detours and pit stops, I'm shooting for 20 all said and done.
I'll be staying in a cabin for a week then driving back. My new wife will be my co-pilot.
I've been to India six times since 2013 and lived in New Delhi for about a year and a half.
If you have any interest in going, I'd recommend taking the plunge and hopping on over. India is a magnificent country with a lot to offer, so far as cultural and natural diversity are concerned. Having said that, I will throw in this caveat - it's not for everyone, and I can understand why. As a presumably white tourist, you will meet people day in and day out who try to cheat you, scam... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi there im from Bolivia, and lately I've been thinking about studying for my college degree in Australia. Actually im searching for a career related to cattle breeding and i heard that Australia breeds are similar in my country.Can someone help me answering some of this questions and giving me some advice? - Is life there expensive? - Which university can you advice to me? - It'd difficult to make friends? - How's night life? - Which state should i live? And finally if you can give me any advice that would be fantastic. Thanks!
so, I'm from mexico, and i'm moving to vancouver for a master degree at UBC. any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. i mean about cell phone carriers (someone told me mexican plans are even cheaper than canadain's), where to rent, where to NOT rent, and stuff like that.
>>1110492 What are you studying, and what is your budget?
Vancouver is the most expensive city in NA. Like Manhattan is more expensive, but it's not an actual city itself. I grew up around the red circle, new houses there sell for 3 million +.
There's only 3 big carriers in Canada, they're all kind of shitty, bring your own phone and local calling for $40. Not much of a difference between prices and quality. You're best off using whatsapp and skype a lot on wifi. If you can, get shaw cable... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Not personally but I have a friend that did it in Israel and she said it was a great time. Her experience was waking up before dawn and working until early afternoon than had the rest of the day to herself. Free bed and food, really nice set up if you dont mind putting your back into it.
how do I get into traveling? I want to solo travel somewhere in Europe for a few weeks (I was thinking about starting in the Netherlands and move on from there), but I don't really know how to start approaching this. For example, how much money should I prepare? Are there any shots I'm supposed to take or something? Should I worried about something like Insurance? I have zero knowledge in any of this.
>pick a country or series of counties >pick a route with the help of rometorio, Google maps, etc. >decide how long you want to spend at each stop and what you want to do/see. >research lodging and make reservations if you're traveling at a peak time, or like to have everything planned in advance. >research the cost and logistics of inter city and intra city transit. >Add up all costs and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1110267 Even the most complex projects or endeavors can be simple if you break them down into their most simple parts anon. Also, Europe is basically easy mode for traveling, the infrastructure is so good. Just be prepared for everything to be insanely expensive unless you're in E. Europe.
I'm almost done planning a 5 month trip around Asia starting in late July and easily the most difficult/frustrating factor has been the level of indecision from my travel companions.
Hey /trv/, I am looking for advice from anyone who has experience with name discrepancies on different documents in regards to immigration procedures.
I am from the UK, I have a French father and British mother. I have a French first name which is spelled with an e with an accute accent (é). On my British passport, I was unable to have the é in my name, so instead had to spell my name with a standard e. On my French passport I obviously have the é, likewise on my French record of overseas birth. Strangely I also have the é on my British birth certificate as well.
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>>1110160 Never had this problem so I can't help. My suggestion is to get in touch with the immigration office of the country you want to apply, explain your situation and ask how to proceed. Probably better than getting advice from /trv/ Or check if you really can't get a UK passport with your name written with é
If you want to get the best out of the country, you should visit the north as well.
Also, there's no need to spend any more than a day in Oslo. There's really not much to see except for the Vigeland park, the royal palace and maybe the opera.
You can also expect very unpredictable weather. Especially on the west coast. Don't be surprised if it rains the whole time. That's why I'm glad I live in Norway, as I can travel whenever the weather is nice.
If you can get to the Isle of Skye it is very beautiful. There is a bridge leading to it from the mainland in the west of Scotland, so you can drive there. Amazing mountains, cliffs and coasts. Nice drives and hikes. Other than that there is loads of stuff to see in the Highlands but that's all I know really! Good luck with the weather anon, hope you enjoy.
I want to live in a place where I can walk/take transit most of everywhere, where rent is under $1500 a month, and you won't get shot at night. Where can I live in the USA that fits this criteria? I'm graduating with a computer science degree at the end of the summer, and going to look for programming positions, but from what I've seen every city has some jobs.
My last summer internship was in Detroit (and so was where I was living) and I loved it--I walked or bussed 5 miles to work and back every day and had a blast. It was probably the best summer of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Portland (Maine), Providence, Philly, Burlington If you are looking to stay in b- or c-list cheap rustbelt cities like Detroit with a lot of young people, art, restaurants.
Hi guys, I'm planning on going to Florida last week of March/first week of April. It's been a while since I've been and prices have gone up so much. What's the cheapest and best place to get tickets for Disney from? I'm booking individually so not through travel agents.
If you can't afford the sky-high Orlando theme park tickets at their regular price, I recommend not going. The heavyweight theme park resorts here are very slowly turning into places reserved for the rich, through pricing out the middle class. If you're going to be on a budget, you'll be miserable.
Na I've done it all before anyway, it's just since the last time I went tickets have gone up and I've heard they are strict with ticket resellers. Not going on a budget just trying to save where I can.
>>1109948 The only real way to save money without dealing with shady 3rd-party park ticket sellers is to stay at a hotel not on resort property. Even those are still expensive, but at least you'll be able to afford it. Don't go too cheap with the hotel, though. We did that once and we were the only guests that spoke English.
what the title says during holy week I visited some cities in spain started in san sebastian, went to burgos, madrid, barcelona and then back to san sebastian, all in a week when I arrived to the cities I would visit all the touristic places by feet, walking from one place to another, by the end of the week I had these huge blisters on my feet, especially on my pinkies, the blisters were the same size as my pinky, the first day in madrid I had to rest because I just couldnt take it anymore and in the days I was in barcelona I was just walking with a limp everywere I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1108607 coincidentally just heard something on the radio about this yesterday use the flimsy paper athletic tape. Somebody tested super-marathon runners something like 90% didn't get blisters with the athletic tape
Hello guys, I just saw that there's now cheap flights from my location to the island of MALTA - I'm considering to go for a week.
Has anyone been? What did you think of the place?
I'm mostly interested in places that have a strong local culture, maybe some interesting nature, not TOO touristy (not Venice/Ibiza/Magaluf-level). I'm interested in good local food, churches and a historical/archaeological backdrop.
Would you recommend MALTA to me? I'm mostly concerned that it might be some hyper-touristy resort-town place (see pic)
I was there last year july/august and it was superb. Just mind the weather, its super hot in there that time, rest of the year should be warm and sunny too.
Its perfect place to visit for you if you like that kind of things and im sure you wont be dissapointed. Cant reccomend much about the food cause i had all inclusive option bought and mosty i ate in hotel.
what you HAVE to see in Malta/Gozo :
Mdina - I reccomend going during the day and in the evening, yopu will see why.
Plenty to see in Valletta only, barraka gardens, harbour, grandmasters palace..... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I stayed in a hostel exactly ONCE in my life. I am quite extroverted - but still have srs anxiety issues and just need my own space. The time I stayed in a hostel was studies-related, we were in St Petersburg and our university crammed us into a hostel room. Couldn't sleep, tense all night, hung out in the filthy lobby room where some dirty Kazakhs were having a late-night snack. OH BOY. never again. 4 am, lying awake, I looked for an Airbnb. Found one and pissed off. I swear to God the other people in that class ended up hating me and thought I was the most pompous cunt... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's a hit or miss. The kids you host may be extremely shy, some conceited bastards shitholes, borderline hyperactive, just dumbass stupid pieces of down syndrome or the best kids in the world. And there's also the hit or miss about whether they'll connect with your kids and have a nice interaction. Some programs, I believe, allow you to choose between some kids (they give you the profile of the brat and you pick one), others may just send you a random one. It really depends and you should seek information with the program organizers.
Go there and find out. Worst case scenario, you'll be arrested, charged for illegal possession and rot in an awesome jail with all your expenses paid by citizens of another country that will hate you 4ever and ever.
Hello /trv/. I'm an American who's traveling to Europe this summer, and I have a concern. I'm 19 years old and a freshman in college, and this summer, I'll be going to Croatia with my best friend from high school. My friend is of Croatian descent, and as such, he has family over there, and thus, he will actually arrive in Croatia a few days before me. Also, since I'm a starving college student, I couldn't afford a direct flight to Croatia. Instead, I booked a flight to Frankfurt, Germany, and I plan to take a train into Zagreb.
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>>1110013 OK, so firs you have to understand that the US transit system is all built off of the Interstate Highway System -- supplemented with airports, so the best ways o get around the country are by car or plane. If you can't do a car, and what you want is to hit certain cities, look into air travel between cities.
If that doesn't work for you, your choices are bus or train or hitching. Our train system is OK on commuter routes between cities in the NE corridor and I am told along the west coast. Not so much... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Has anyone here been to Albania? After visiting Japan, I really want to travel more and look for possible places to move to out of the United States. The Albanian language has always interested me. How would you fellows who've traveled to Albania describe it? Is it nice there? Easy/hard to get around for someone who doesn't know Albanian?
Had a very nice few weeks backpacking through. Very friendly open people. Very pleasant hitchhiking. Not a ton of infrastructure. There are no real bus or train lines, only taxies. Interesting roads as well.
I would happily spend the rest of my life there and never look back. Beautiful country, amazing people.
>>1109857 I'm sure the people were very friendly and open to you, but I'm afraid that's only because they wanted your money. Albania is a very backwards country where blood law is still practiced and organized crime is rampant.
"Not a ton of infrastructure" and "interesting roads" are both very shit ways of saying that infrastructure is basically nonexistent.
Overall, it's a nice place to visit if you enjoy nature and hiking and stuff like that, the mountains to the north... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Thinking of meeting up with my friends on their trip to Paris in November or December. Probably gonna be doing my own thing for a few days cuz they're a couple, and I want to give them their alone time.
Also what are my chances with the French girls if I'm American?
I'm from Paris... for your information, frenchies don't like tourists, it's stupid I know but it's like this. and especially the americans because we don't like the way they think they are the best in everything...
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