>>1095248 Thailand is generally easier to meet women however it's not as open as you'd think. I'm not a big fan of Thai women (hate the way they talk), Viet women are tiny so that may or may not be a plus for you. Thailand is easier to get started as a foreigner who knows nobody, in Vietnam you really need to get a few local friends before doors start opening for you.
Food is a matter of preference; personally I don't care much for most Vietnamese food (coffee on the other hand is p good) so Thailand... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This might be a dumb question but when people say specific countries or programs require a bachelors, does that have to be something related to English? Or are they just looking for a bachelors to see that you speak the language well enough to graduate with a degree?
I'd like to teach there, preferably not in the gulf though. My ideal location would be Iran, if not then Lebanon or Egypt. I've heard that the best way to find teaching jobs in the Middle East (apart from the gulf) is on the ground through word of mouth and visiting schools, is this true?
I would assume Iranian schools would be desperate for English teachers, as its generally hard for Westerners to move there and they have a young population. Is that the case? I am a native speaker btw, but also have a French passport, which may... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's not a place you go to for the bars and restaurants. Enjoy the nature, volcanoes, etc. That being said, I had a nice meal at Laekjarbrekka. There's also a grill place called Chuck Norris, just to say you've been there.
>>1094421 That place looks good, thanks. And I'm just passing through as part of a larger trip around Iceland. Still, it'd be nice to have some fun in the city while I'm there. And I've heard pretty good things about the nightlife.
>>1100943 this guy again. For what it's worth, I have an intense fear of heights. So I look at my options like this: I can visit all the places around the US, driving, and have a p-cool road trip a bunch of times, or I can fly there, minimize the time I have to take off work (and pay for gas, and possible car troubles), and spend the maximum amount of time in the destination I wanted to go to.
When someone asks for destination suggestions, why are people deliberately biased toward places they themselves have been? "I've been to Barcelona and literally nowhere else in Spain. You should definitely go to Barcelona, it's AMAZING." Why, why, why?
Used Greyhound during my sophomore year. Going from Louisville KY to Savannah GA. Wore nothing but Converse shoes and a yellow sundress. Got turned on when the freaks were clearly fucking me with their eyes. One of the stops include Atlanta around 3AM. Black guys everywhere. Blew kisses. No one did anything. 16 hours later, got to Savannah. The end.
I've heard that most places that tourists would look up, places with high trip advisor ratings etc, are swarming with tour groups or chinese
Are there peak times to avoid the big crowds? Do you have to accept a crowd of some sort? The pictures are mostly empty temples and one or two people at those orange gates in Kyoto but I'd imagine that's not the reality
>>1087878 >What are some countries/regions that learning their language will serve you best with? A country where not everyone has perfect English, and they appreciate it a lot when you learn their language. As a Westerner with fluent Thai, I can say that Thai people are often impressed and delighted by foreigners speaking good Thai. Those of us who can read and write are an even more amusing party trick.
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>>1087978 Oh, and was also going to say that anywhere off the tourist track in Thailand (almost the entire Northeast, rural parts of the North, many inland/non-beachy Southern areas), there isn't much English. Even in the most sophisticated parts of the country the quality of English is rarely high among the general population.
>>1095020 Creepiest shit? There was a black guy and his Chinese girlfriend in one house. The kitchen door was always open even though there is a sign telling to keep it closed and the air current just channels smoke from the smoking area to the kitchen. So one day I was in the kitchen with the chinese girl, someone started smoking so I closed the door. The girl immediately left and instants latter the black guy came angry about how I'm not supposed to close the door even if there is a fucking sign on it telling to keep... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
That happened to me as well. Me and my father were looking for the palace gardens in Marrakesch and everybody said they were closed. Some guy said they were open and asked us to follow him. When I realised we were going through empty alleys I got suspicious and faked stomach ache so we went back I'm so sure we would've been robbed.
So maybe I should've written it down in the OP but since nothing happened I can't say for sure if it was a dangerous situation or not.
>>1092762 If you don't have to pay for it, no question. If you have to pay for it, only if you are rich enough to never have to care about money. I think it's lovely, without question much better than economy. But I think it's overpriced, and I can survive anything for 24 hours or less of transit time.
Apart from the food and from crazy suite-class services, I think business is good enough for me when I want a bit more comfort. And I've even paid for it a few times. But there too, I prefer it on someone... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Integrate in Japan? Not possible. No matter how perfectly you speak English, no matter if you marry a Japanese girl and her father adopts you into the family name and business and your last name changes to Sato, you'll still be viewed as an outsider, basically a dog walking around in people clothes that's been cleverly trained to mimic human speech.
> Also any tips on how I can find a native qt 3.14 to show me around Japan when I get there?
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Going to Toronto (from New York) for 3 days in the beginning of April since I'm bored, have never been there, and have a few days off. Hockey Hall of Fame and a Laffs game are guaranteed, but looking for a few more suggestions of things not to miss. Blue Jays are away the days I'm there, is the CN Tower cool or just tourist bait? Aquarium?
been there recently, many people say the CN tower is overrated but I had fun, pic related - you get a birds eye view of the blue jays stadium and stuff
also another good thing to do is to rent a bike and go to the Toronto island for the day, it's great, I'll post a shit photo of what it looks like on the way back, looks really good if you can time it right and get the ferry home as the sun sets
...And the best thing about your least favorite country? Post 'em. >Worst thing about Scotland Thanks to the Highland Clearances centuries ago, and English-style tombstone architecture in modern times, there are very few 'quaint and picturesque' towns or villages in Scotland. The economy in mid-sized towns is usually horrendous, and it shows. >Best thing about Vietnam Authentic Pho. I just wish they didn't make you eat it for breakfast.
Frenchie here. I'm going to visit my sister who's moving to Montréal. I'm going to move at the end of January because it's the only moment i'm free. So far i can find flights for 650€ to go from Genova to Canada. Is it a decent price ? Also some guys told me i should not travel there for the winter because "it would be too cold for me". Is it true ? I live in the Alps some i'm used to live with -15°/-20° and snow everywhere in winter.
Also any places to recommand ? I'm planning to stay 2/3 weeks in Canada.
that's a decent price but youu can probably find cheaper if you search around a little more. I used to find flights from London to the central US for between 500-550 euro, but maybe flights from Genova are more expensive since it's a smaller airport. Wait until September before you buy the tickets, anyway; there's no reason to buy 10 months in advance. It can get a lot colder than -20 in montreal, but it'll definitely be a picturesque time to visit.
If you really want the cheapest flight, check out Wow air. Montreal to Reyjavik for $100, and then a lot of connecting flights to Europe for $150.
It wont be too cold for you. There's an off chance it could be -40 or something, but nobody does anything when it's that cold outside anyways. Below -20, things don''t usually seem much colder. There's no humidity, so you don't get as cold.
Hey OP, I'm French too. I subscribed to Air France's deal. You can get direct flight from Paris to Montreal for around 550-650 euros, if you book it at least 40 days before. Just wait for the special deals. It happens at least once every 2 months.
/trv. has pretty consistently opposed adding flags every time somebody brings it up, over a number of years.
Reasons include the fact that flags lead to shitposting about the flags on boards that have them, and where a person is posting from (or using a proxy from) add nothing to the discussion and lead to people judging posts based on an irrelevant and often fraudulent indication of where a person is at the moment, etc.
But if we want to go through it again, I would... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm off to Vietnam on Thursday with my girlfriend and we'll be based in Saigon for the majority of the trip, with a few trips out to the Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels.
Any advice on the area? I've been to SE Asia a few times before but never Vietnam, anything i should be on the lookout for in terms of sights/locations to visits while over there that isn't the typical "found on TripAdvisor" location? Any foods that are a must to try? What's the best way to avoid losing a kidney?
>>1098528 People in Vietnam are markedly less friendly to tourists than in other SEA countries I find. More so in the north though, Saigon is fairly western friendly. Tourism is relatively new, just be glad no one is shooting at you.
>>1098539 They're not as openly friendly as others, but it's a mistake to call them UNfriendly because that implies they go out of their way to make you feel unwelcome. I think what made me feel most uncomfortable was their body language -- the smile isn't used so much by the Vietnamese. Doesn't mean they're not happy, but I guess that's a big contrast to Thailand, "the land of smiles"
We took buses to get out to Mekong, but once there we rented a motorbike and discovered a lot of funky little tourist attractions (okay we found them with the help of our guidebook, but they were still pretty off the beaten path) >Any foods that are a must try Anything and everything, especially in Saigon. Don't buy dinner at a restaurant; just walk around the streets at night looking for street food stalls. I wouldn't care if the war was still going on; I'd still go to Nam for the food. >What's the best way to avoid losing a kidney Don't be a disrespectful cunt tourist like so many people are. I felt really ashamed on behalf of other tourists I saw while I was there. Not that they were always being drunk/disorderly; usually it was just being totally insensitive to the fact that they were guests in another country. That's okay in melting pots like Europe, but not in traditional societies like Nam.
Tbh, if your only visiting the south your missing out on a lot, although i dont speak for everyone lots of people that ive talked to liked the north better. Combination of less businessy and built up, more traditional and better natural attractions, id also say the North has more important cultural and historical attractions too, but to be fair Ho Chi Minh city also has a fair bunch that the north dont have and cant compete with (Presidential palace + Chu Chi).
I found a good place to search for unique souvenirs... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What are your thoughts on living completely primitive? Perhaps I'm a coward but I can't stand the thought of paying bills and dying; airplanes and photos do not suffice. I have been thinking of joining a certain program to learn, and then dropping everything to truly live away from everything. I know it's what most would call stupid, but I say the same to how they live. I don't care about the chance of death, I would rather die a terrible, starved or even mauled death than live in any town.
Is anybody else like this or all you all camera-for-eyes tourists,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /trv/, I am a migrant from /k/ and I am looking for some people to go on a trip with. I posted a thread on /out/ which explains some details, but they suggested to look here, as well.
Here is the scoop- I am looking to tour Chernobyl/Pripyat either in early July or mid September. I will go alone, but would rather have some company and maybe make a new friend. I don't have any friends left in real life that will travel, so I am reaching out to strangers now.
The details are in the other thread, but here is a quick recap:
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>>1098435 The fuck would you be doing in Pripyat for 4 days?
a) it's almost exclusively guided tours now that take you on the same route everytime. The days where you could bribe a local to get you in seem to be over. That also means you won't be able to go inside most of the buildings because of safety regulations, probably just the community center and maybe hotel.
b) there isn't that much to see that would fill up 4 days. I saw everything I wanted and more in just 8 hours.
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How feasible is it to arrive at Kiev, go visit Pripyat and leave Ukraine in two days? I'd just arrive in Kiev, go to Pripyat probably the same day and do the tour and leave the country in the next day. Is this possible? My interest is seeing the ghost city before going to SEA.
>>1098526 Not just seeing Pripyat. Red Forest, Duga, the reactor site, and some other nearby villages. Maybe 3 days.
As for Kiev, I think it'll be pretty interesting, though I'm not interested in finding dates. Depending on how easy it is for Westerners to get around, I'd maybe try and head to Poland for a day, as well.
>>1098569 I'd say fairly feasible. You'd have to have lots of stamina, though, because the tours start at like 8am and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Me and a friend have been planning on going hiking in Europe at the beginning of this summer and we're hoping that you guys could provide with information or advice. We are interested in preferably hiking from hut to hut although I have a good tent to bring if it's needed. We are planning on being out and about for about 2 weeks. Right now we are looking at the Dolomites and hoping that it's not to expensive. Is it possible to follow a trail for a long duration and find accomodation that isn't too expensive?
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my only experience with huts in Europe was along the GR11 trail in the Pyrenees. There are staffed huts that you pay to stay in, but more common are public huts which, in Spain were typically either completely trashed or like pic related. In Andorra the huts were clean, though very basic. I only did ten days so I didn't get a great sense of the overall quality.
I've extensively explored the bothy system in Scotland but that's quite different to what you're thinking. If there's an online resource for all huts in Europe, I'd love to know about it.
>>1098284 Hadn't heard of them, so I looked it up. Looks like they are technically legal, as long as nobody's getting pimped or coerced. Assuming the women are free-agent independent contractors, don't pick up on the street, and they all keep their own passports, appears to be OK per the law.
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