We often joke about 'hard tier' or 'expert tier' countries here when people post threads about typical RealTraveler™ or first trip overseas threads, but i was just wondering which countries other people think as easy or hard to travel to. I was just wondering what the typical westerner thinks about the difficulty of traveling to a country.
Feel free to add to my map, ive just added the countries i know enough about to make a decision, or you can just make your own and post it. Maybe we can try get some kind of constructive useful map in the end.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1179739 >Ease of getting a visa & how restrictive the visa is. >language barriers >means and costs to arrive from your own country We will never be able to make a final map that goes for everyone because these factors are different depending on your home country. However I like the idea.
Filled in some more that I've been to. I'd say most western Europe should be green for sure. In all the Nordic countries English is very widely understood and girls can usually walk around even in the middle of the night and feel safe. I filled in some in yellow as language can be a problem here, traffic can also be difficult. China is also pretty obvious as the visa restriction regards basically everyone. But maybe we should separate it as it's much eaiser to get by in say Shanghai than in rural Xinjiang.
Hey /trv/ I'm going to Malaysia at the end of the month for about a week. Gonna be staying mostly around Kuala Lumpur and then Johor for a couple of days for theme parks and stuff. Any advice on what to do/see while I'm there?
>>1177734 There's a lot of things you can do in KL. Twin towers, Batu Caves, park near twin towers is pretty chill, Central Market, Petaling Street, etc. Genting Highland is also pretty close. There's big casino and theme park there.
>>1178198 it is hot and humid. wearing tank tops is ok. as long as you are not wearing hot pants or go shirtless, people wont care
Asshole of this planet. I hated every fucking minute I spent in in Gold Coast. Disgusting place. I did get really high on pills with some english guys I met at bar where I was trying to pass the time because I was dumb enough to book my hostel for two nights.
Hey everyone! My girl and I are starting to plan a trip to New Zealand for early next year, maybe between March and May. Now we live in Australia so we are pretty close but know little about the place. We aren't wanting to be nestled up in the city nor even suburbia, we would like to stay somewhere more natural and mountainous. Somewhere fresh. Does anybody know any nice areas // attractions outside of the typical Auckland etc. Looking for beautiful natural sights to see. Thankyou in advance.
>>1182383 South Island, Fiordland or Mount Cook if its not raining for the next 10 weeks (2 best places in NZ), Nelson area or Kaikoura (not anymore after the earthquake) if weather is shit
North Island, Cape Rainga, Taranaki, obvious Tongariro and maybe the East Coast. My personal favourite is the lake Waikaremoana Walk as its probably the least visited Greatwalk, very remote, but very beatiful. See pic related
Simple question. I want to travel to USA for pleasure. I expect to stay there for around a month.
The thing is I'm from South America and I was wondering if I might have any trouble getting in there. What kind of stuff USA checks to let you get in?? I've heard it is pretty picky with visas and it might even reject you even with your papers in order. There's no way I'm wasting a single penny before knowing if I might qualify smoothly.
I'm a middle-class teacher btw, in case that counts for anything.
>>1182356 Requirements vary by country, but if you aren't on the cool list you basically have to demonstrate the monetary means to support yourself while here, and the intention of leaving. The fact you are middle class with a job will probably help.
Ehh they will ask to see my bank account or something??? (btw I consider all this process kind of humiliating)
Also how to show my intentions of leaving?
I need all the necessary information you can give me. To get the visa I guess I'll get some info, but I wouldn't like to waste money there. Anyway, my real concern is not getting the visa, but having troubles when I'm already there, since they say in the webpage you might be rejected even with your travel visa in order (which is insane).
I did and I got really pissed off that I couldn't copy addresses out of them because copying text is disabled without the owner password. This meant that I kept having to enlarge the screen on my phone so that I could try and read the foreign language address and then enter that in a dictionary app and then get something that I could copy and paste into maps. It took ten minutes to get an address for a restaurant when it should have taken ten seconds. I wasted so many hours on transcribing addresses in languages that I can't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Okay, so there's some places I'd love to go take leave at that I don't want the morale and welfare office knowing, if they don't need to know. It'd seem fishy if I went in with a list of fishy places asking if I'd be investigated if I went.
But I can't seem to find a list of places that are banned from recreational travel for US military on the web.
Where can I view a complete list of places the military can't go while on vacation?
>>1182277 >But I can't seem to find a list of places that are banned from recreational travel for US military on the web. >Where can I view a complete list of places the military can't go while on vacation? This comes up now and then on this board.
Your HR staff, whatever you call them are supposed to have a list of places that you're not supposed to go, it's more about going in uniform than anything else I think but some places you're... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1182263 I would like to visit both Israel Egypt and Jordan all in one trip for three weeks total.
But those places are not necessarily cheap and in order to travel from one country to thr next SAFELY, you'd have to cough up more shekels for domestic flights.
I don't have that kind of cash, my trips are usually less than $2,000 USD... I'm in college and working 30 hours a week but it will still take me some time to save up for this, probably a lot longer than it typically takes me to save up for trips.
>>1182265 Why those places in particular? Does the current turmoil put you off, or is that part of that appeal? Studying and working 30 hours a week is admirable man, keep it up! Where have you travelled on your sub-$2K budget?
I would like to move to Maine sometime in the near future. Currently, I am living in DC. Can anyone tell me the generally vibe of Maine? This may include the way people are, the culture, coolest places to live, etc. Thanks.
>>1182118 Mainer here; can confirm as haunted. Vibe in some areas is probably more rural and redneckish than you're comfortable with coming from the swamps of the Potomac. Some townships are inhabited mostly by hippies, artists, and summer people -- those are tolerable I guess, good places to raise kids. Then you get places like Rockland and Bar Harbor, where out-of-staters are literally buying up entire streets of houses to rent out to summer tourists. The remaining locals live in homeless camps and ghettos. Avoid.
people that hate outsiders being driven from their homes by people who are fairly similar. everything is Maine is either extremely expensive or cheaper than you'd expect in New England, but living there would burn through money.
>>1182072 I just went through a similar situation, moved from Georgia to Wisconsin. Based on the areas you've mentioned, I would say that you should make sure that you're prepared for the winter before you move. As far as saving money, you would ideally have at least 3 months of expenses saved.
Parents are funding a 3 month Europe vacation for me after I graduate College, and I'm visiting all the major sights (London, Paris, Vatican). Should I learn a language other than English for my stay in Europe? Would also love to hear recommendations on Countries/Cities to Visit
>Would also love to hear recommendations on Countries/Cities to Visit Since I hate vague questions, I would recommend 6 weeks in Liechtenstein, 4 hours - not one more - in Belarus and the rest of the time in Vatican.
- 34 y/o white male - loveless marriage, staying together for the kids - demanding career/work life - gotten a "7 days off" as bd gift
interests - music; electro, industrial, ambient, braindance, everything in between and to the extremes - culture; modern art and cult - ex-stoner
goal: - get away from the daily drag - feel "something"
My current ideas don't go much further than Amsterdam (smoke, record shop, concerts) and London (repeat above, although harder to get weed as a tourist I guess). Budget is above... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Tell me honestly anon, do you wish you had never married and had kids? Do your male friends know your marriage is loveless ? I feel like my married friends are just faking being happy and are actually dead inside. Should I stay away from women to have a happy life? Do modern women just ruin everything?
> Yes I do > No they don't. They aren't in similar situations either (I know which signs to look for) > That might be true for some, but not all > Definately not. Women add enormously to your life. I don't have a lot of friends but some of my closest are women. I don't hate my wife either, I just don't love her. > Women do not ruin everything. If stuff gets ruined you mostly have yourself to blame.
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>>1181653 >Tell me honestly anon, do you wish you had never married and had kids? > Yes I do
This is legit depressing anon. I hope your marriage, or at least family life, recovers at some point for your and your family's sake.
Not the anon you replied to, but there you go about Prague : 1/ lots of underground places, you'll find everything you mentioned as music, it is also fairly open and you won't have to suck dicks to some shitty... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1181526 Yeah but that hip local scene, that start up entrepreneurial scene, innovation square and day vision. Oh and the "culture meets nature" foundational ideology rent is cheap here and the education beyond structural educational system is real. I'm in love with this city, and it's music scene is great where the underground scene is better.
People make it big from this place. Promise, this is the new holy land bro (for edgy millenials).
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I fucking get pulled out of the line and questioned at the border/airport all the time? What gives?
I've never ever been in trouble with the law, never even got a speeding or parking ticket in my entire life. I don't look suspicious at all, I'm 30 years old, 5'6 and chubby. There's literally nothing that would suggest I would be up to something but I'm always the one being asked questions. After I give the same lame answers I see their faces droop because they get so bored with me and then just let me through.
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Unless your on a list or something you dont normally get picked out, you can get put on lists for stupid reasons that you dont realize though.
I bought a BB gun into Australia, one of those plastic ones with a spring from Europe when i was 18, when i came back they found it and arrested me at the airport. Told me i could go to jail for arms smuggling (for a bb gun loael) but ended up releasing me without charge a few hours later after some stupid questioning (eg: Where did you purchase the firearm - From a toy store in Austria).
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>>1181501 meh, get used to it. i myself only get random checks... which proves how fucking racist border control is. like my brothers always get stopped for extra checks. always. both when we travel together and when they're alone. i don't. their only 'fault' is that their skin and hair color is a few shades darker compared to eg. mine.
So I'm planning a 4 week trip to South America for next year; I'm aware this really isn't a lot of time, but I was wondering if you could offer some advice on my itinerary.
The basis of which will be the blue line on pic related - flying into Lima, making a beeline for Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, crossing into Bolivia via Titicaca, La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, Uyuni Salt Flats (3 days).
After that is where I'm stuck: given the time, do you think it would be viable to go down Chile, hit up San Atacama, Valparaiso and fly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1181488 "If you spend a month in Bolivia without at least one 'bloqueo', you haven't properly experienced Bolivia." I, for one, have been there for almost a month and I experienced two. During the first I needed to go from Cochabamba to Oruro, I easily found other means of getting there. The second time was simply a bus/trufi strike in La Paz and it didn't inconvenience me much. Take what this anon said in account, but don't let it scare you. It's always a good idea when planning... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How do I visit these places, or similar Russian Arctic places? There's almost no infrastructure in Chukotka, a little more in Nenetsia, but the tour companies are all insanely expensive. Has anyone ever been? Tips, ideas?
Hey /trv/ how hard is it to find a job in Australia and move there. I'm canadian so I'm not running from trump. I've just always wanted to go to Australia and I figured why not just move there. Pic unrelated
Can i just pick a random spot in a national park and setup camp?
Mainly looking for information on NZ, USA, and CDN parks. I grew up in small rural town where we'd just hike into the woods, pick a spot and start camping. For some reason i feel like national parks might make you go to a campsite and that sounds kinda lame. I've tried googling but all the park sites refer to their campsites.
For US parks, yes, but you need a backcountry camping permit. You can probably get away with camping without one, as long as you clean up your site and pack out your trash. If you're not planning to 100% clean up after yourself in any national park, anywhere, kys.
Should I get a portable wifi thing before I leave for Japan, or should I get it while I'm in Japan? Can I depend on free Wi-Fi to get me home when in Japan?
If I order it, I'm worried that by the time I'm at the airport the store will have closed, and I don't want to have to waste a few hours of the next day travelling back to the airport to pick up the portable wifi thing.
According to my ticket I should be arriving at Narita at 1800.
Also, what's a good website to get portable wifi things from? I need one that's got unlimited data, fairly fast speed, and preferably nothing over ~$100. I need it for a month.
If a friend and I were to motorcycle through Central Asia (namely Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan M41 Highway) , what's the best way to not end up beheaded on Al Jazeera? This fear is due to the close proximity to Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
We're all Westerners, with no grasp of Russian or any of the local languages. If anything it'll be the usual rudimentary tourist books that we're using as a resource.
>This fear is due to the close proximity to Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
Dont go near the boarders, simple as that, they dont venture over the boarders because of a large military presence.
The only other place with enough Islamic activity to warrant any concern in the Fergana valley, though they are normally more in hiding from the government rather than being Islamist's (they head to Afghanistan or Pakistan on holidays if they want to attack westerners).
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>>1179529 Marrakech is awful, its hot and filled with tourist traps and scams
Essaouira is beautiful, cool ocean breeze and nice surf, i would suggest spending no time in Marrakech, and spending your time in essaouria, there's also a small village near there called sidi kouhkki (or something like that) which is nice for a day trip
alternatively, you could spend a days drive going north to chefchouen, if your into Hash and mountain scenery (but mostly hash)
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>>1179529 If anyone offers you anything on the street for 'free' do not accept. Expect to pay out the ass even if it's for directions.
And stay away from the macaroon man. Especially the macaroon man.
Go check out the local artisan market, it's a 15 minute walk from the main souk (jemaa Al fna?) Everything there is fixed price and a little more expensive than the regular markets but the quality is real good. There's also a cafe there.
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