>>922849 Yep. She was from a fairly new company and the company targets (English-speaking) foreigners on their website as their niche. They have some pretty girls that speak English, but I found they bent over backwards to help me because I spoke passable Japanese.
Pros: Less security More legroom Better baggage policies Concessions available Scenery
Cons: Travel time much greater Intermediary stops (if you get annoyed by that kind of thing) Less accessible (far fewer stations than airports/many places don't have one anywhere near) Stations located in "the bad part of town" (not always)
Overall is say the train in more leisurely and perhaps more adventurous, but far less efficient pruely as transportation.
Northeast corridor (DC - Baltimore - Philly - NYC - Boston) - Amtrak is generally better than flying (although bus may be even better than Amtrak). Pretty much anywhere else, Amtrak is not worth taking... unless you have plenty of time and want to enjoy a scentic route.
Basically you want to be a sex tourist... fuckup and you end up in prison for a long time. Good luck... I guess go pick up some newspapers from your local porn shop.. or find some forums and ask there.
Depends on what your standard of living is and your sailing experience. What size boat are you looking at? How handy are you at fixing things? Are you looking to buy at a lower price and fix her up yourself or do you want one that will require minimal set up?
Worked for the FBI for 7 years, quit to move to Japan with a load of savings, got a nice paying job, hated it, quit, ran out of money and had a financial situation back home that emptied my funds, apartment contract renewal was up at the same time, didn't have money to renew the lease nor for a plane ticket back home. Ended up sleeping in internet cafes until I had the money to return to the states.
I've been reading through the Western vs Asian clubbing thread and keep seeing people say it helps if you're white to get girls in Asia. Is this true? If so, why? Wouldn't they want a local guy who's just as wealthy as a white guy (for poorer places), and if they end up with a white guy, won't their kids be ostracized?
If they are having kids, I'd hope they wouldn't make the children they are raising to feel that way, or think that there is actually any problem with that. As for the white people thing, generally speaking, ( you can Google the statistics ) people trust white people more. so that's probably maybe a thing.
Also with a couple of exceptions asians want to be western. And there's a lot of asian girls who find western guys more attractive. Plus, you're rich. And you can probably get them to move to Aus/Eng/US which would otherwise be out of reach.
Hey /trv/ I'm going to SK for a few weeks in Jan and want to hear what people's experiences with the country and the cold weather was/is like.
I'll be staying in Seoul mainly, but plan to backpack around the country for a week or so.
Some questions: >Has anyone been to Jeju during mid winter? Do many people go there, and is there actually stuff to do during that time? >Can anyone recommend cities/places that are specifically nice during winter? >How many layers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>919594 I'd compare the winter to a typical Norwegian winter, not much below zero. A warm jacket and a sweater underneath should be all you need. You'll find easily accessible hostels anywhere, don't need to know much to ask for "room" and pay for it. Most hostels can also use a free translating service, should be no problem. Christmas in Seoul is a very much couples thing, not that much to do if you're single, I guess
>>919594 Whether you should buy the KTX rail pass or not depends on how much you want to travel around, or how quickly you might get bored at one location. I'd probably visit a mountainside village for a while, then head for Seoul or Busan.
>>919605 Will it be easy to get a hostel room by just showing up on the day, and not having made any previous booking?
>>919606 Most of my time will be spent in Seoul, then I'll go to Busan stopping at two or three places along the way. No idea how much a regular ticket costs (e.g Seoul to Busan) so can't really tell if the pass is good value or not
ITT: The closest you've ever come to dying while travelling
Mine's not that great, but I'll put it out there to try and get the ball rolling:
>Be staying at Buddhist monastery in Nepal >Only other white people there are three girls from Spain, France, and Germany >There's a small mountain/large hill near the monastery >One of the girls hears that the peak is an amazing place to watch the sunrise >Convinces... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>driving scooter while drunk and on valium >max speed about 110km/hr going through reds and shit cos I was high as fuck >go to mcdonalds get food and come home and dont remember it >gf tells me what happened the next day
>>919211 That's the thing about Nepalese. They're so eager to help even when they have no idea what they're doing.
>solo-trekking the tour de mont blanc during the off season >decide to do two days of trekking in one while crossing from france into italy cuz fuckit >French side is ezpz >cross over to Italian side >fuck there's so much snow where's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Get really drunk in a hostel with some other people in Rome. >We decide to walk to the Colosseum. >See a fountain on the way and climb it to take a picture >Decide it would be a good idea to jump of the top of the fountain. >With my entire bodyweight behind it, my ribcage smashes into concrete lip of fountain and I hear a large cracking noise. >Stand up and can't breathe Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
There was a red light district with whores sitting on display like 5mins from my hotel back when I visited Osaka. Anyone have any personal experience with Japanese prices etc? I'm heading back in December
>>918561 That place is called Tobita Shinchi and there's no other place like it in Japan. I'm not usually into paid sex but I also wanna go there next year.
Some badass old dude Japanese shop keeper told me about it, said to go there and experience it because the Japanese government are most likely shutting it down within the next few years. I didn't go though, and regret it now. But expect to be paying at least $100 for any kind of service
>>918386 I much prefer backpacks, you can run for a flight with a backpack and it's vaguely easy. Suitcases are awkward, if you're tall then they always bash your legs and you have to stoop to pull them.
The security issues in soft-sided ones are valid (they can also sometimes just be slashed with knives) but hard ones can usually be forced with a crowbar or any length of metal etc.
Really you just don't valuable things in a suitcase, even in flights. Don't travel with guns and diamond-encrusted... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What are some unconventional, or just plain weird, scams you've come across?
>Staying at a hostel in Istanbul. >All goes well, it's a nice place, good staff. >Leave, tell them I'll be back in a week after I've travelled elsewhere. >Get back, stay again, all good again. >A few days after I've left I log on to leave a review on the site I booked at. >A review has... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>918160 Had something similar happen to me. >take shared taxi (collectivo) to one of the archeological sites in Mexico >40 pesos for the ride >first one to exit the van, driver opened the side door for us, I give him 40 pesos in coins >everyone exits, slowly take out wallets and pay for their ride, we all start walking away (new people I just met while waiting for the ride) >taxi... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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