>>1095575 There are like a dozen regions in Europe that fit your bill:
- Italian alps - Slovenian alps - French alps - Pyrenees - Sierra Nevada in Spain - Mountains in central Italy - Balkan mountains (Bosnia via Montenegro to Macedonia) - Greece (literally half the country is mountains and wilderness) - Inner regions of Albania - and more
I suspect this question has been asked countless times, but I would like to hear from solo travellers, how you managed and whether you enjoyed it?
I've never travelled on my own, it was either with friends or family. I recently came back from a holiday with a friend and now itching to leave the UK and go somewhere close by (in Europe). Most of my friends are either working, or are boring cunts that don't want to travel in Europe, which leaves me by myself. I want to travel on my own (sometimes I prefer to be by myself when travelling), but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1095397 >Does it not get boring? It's as exciting as you make it. You have no reason not to do precisely what you want. If you want to go to Sunny Beach and spend twelve hours sitting on the sand, you can. If you want to go hiking, you can. If you want to visit a Mongolian cattle farm, you can. If it's boring it's nobodies fault but yours but fortunately you don't have to consult anybody to change that.
>Is it not weird...? No. Different, uncomfortable, surreal, relaxing, pleasant... You could describe it any number of ways. I don't know how you are on your own but you can change that.
>Can you make friends easily? Of course. It's easier if you go places where English is still spoken but tourists aren't as common because they will be much more interested in you. Going to Majorca as a Brit will probably be met with indifference, but Tehran? You will be the talk of the town.
>What do you do to enjoy everything? The things you enjoy. I know that sharing a trip is half the fun sometimes, but of you aren't enjoying what you're doing then you're doing something wrong.
Safety is too varied to comment on. Back alleys in Rio De Janeiro at 2am? Probably not a good idea. Midnight in the middle of Prague? No better or worse than any other city, just be sensible.
I can't tell you if it's better or worse because I don't know you. Going to Vegas alone would be dull, but going to a remote island in the Philippines could be quite cathartic.
Personally I would like some sturdy and durable backpacks and suitcases that don't cost me my life. I have a military backpack that seems like it will last many more years but didn't bring it with me to Japan expecting to get another good military one here but seems like the military otakus got all the good deals already.
>>1095164 If you dont care for looks, you can get a us army duffle bag for about 30$. Get the newer version that opens on the side as well as the end. Its sturdy, cheap, and and you can carry it by the handles, with a shoulder strap, or with the backpack straps.
>>1095175 That looks good for camping and as a hand luggage on airplane but seems a little too much for urban environment. Isn't organization an issue on this bag? Also I still don't know where to go for army surplus where I am.
>>1095308 There are some sites you can try for buying milsurp online. And yeah, as someone who has been issue a couple of standard army duffels, they're just a big empty bag with no compartments. They're bigger than the look, and durable as hell, but they're mainly good for getting a large amount of stuff from point A to point B and not needing to get anything out of the bag in between. For what you want, I'd recommend getting a rucksack.
I'm going to Vegas for the month of August on business. I'm going to be either renting a suite for the month from Vdara or getting something cheaper off AirBNB. For the first few days I think I'm going to stay at Caesar's just for the hell of it.
This is my first time in Vegas. Any tips on where to go/what to do/casino comps would be greatly appreciated. Does the "20 dollar trick" really work at getting hotel upgrades on off days?
1.) Vdara is a non-gaming hotel. Closest casino would be the Cosmopolitan right in front. 2.) "Next door" is still a 10 minute walk from your room. 3.) The strip proper is 5 miles long 4.) Play table games and you can get drinks and then just tip the waitress. Sportsbook wagering requires a minimum amount bet before you get drink tickets. Comps are getting more and more hard to come by unless you're playing/winning some crazy $$$. Most of the time if you consistently play at the same casino, they'll at least throw you a free buffet if you play enough. > I stay at the Encore when I go to Vegas and play at the Wynn sportsbook. I'm no high roller by any means but from just staying there they gave me some drink tickets right off the bat with my players card. Then I hit a few times and they gave me a whole stack of them for the remainder of my trip. 4.) Fremont Street is hit or miss depending on your personal preferences. It's like Vegas's "Bourbon Street" in New Orleans with a giant projector screen ceiling. 5.) People will hassle you on the street to buy shit and want to hand out hooker calling cards. I like to collect them all like they're Pokemon cards. 6.) Food is as cheap or as expensive as you want to make it. Just remember that all nice casinos on the strip will not be cheap for any meals really. 7.) Catch a show or two depending on your tastes. There's something for everyone. 8.) You will see an inordinate amount of Asian tourists who do not speak English and are very pushy. They travel in packs.
>>1096055 Thanks for the reply Anon. Any thoughts on Vdara as a whole? Do you know of any other places that offer extended (30 day) stays? My options are pretty much to rent a condo in Trump Tower or Palms Place through AirBNB or book through Vdara at this point.
I'm not looking to go too extravagant but I want my girlfriend and I to be comfortable. Vdara is going to run me about 4 grand. My AirBNB options are between 3 and 5.5k I'd like to stay in that window.
The Vdara is a great place and it's quiet since there is no casino. For an extended stay I'd say it's a good deal honestly and I think it'd be a better bet than an airBnB crapshoot.
They have a nice spa, but if you really want to treat your gf, go to the one at the Encore. Check it out online, it's totally on point.
You can take a trip to the north end of the Grand Canyon on a tour for about 125pp and the glass skywalk is another 30pp if I remember correctly. The bus will... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hard to say, depends on cities/regions, etc. - there's quite a range, the following are in my opinion "normal" prices for a city. There are places (Munich, Heidelberg) which tend to be a bit more expensive, though. On the other hand, rural areas and Eastern Germany can be much cheaper.
Breakfast: I'd say 7 to 14 EUR, depending on what, where and how much. You can go to a bakery and get a coffee and a bread roll for c. 3,50 EUR though
Lunch: 6 to 10 EUR in simple restaurants. A Döner Kebab is around 4 EUR. McDonald's menu c. 7 EUR.
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>>1094893 I can confirm. I live in Heidelberg though, and you can eat for the same low prices, you just have to know where to find them. But the trick is not to hard, just leave the tourist road and go two blocks in a random direction.
This September, I'll move to Moscow from Hungary for two years to get an MSc degree. I'll start learning Russian next month and I have a place to live near the university that's already paid for.
I'd like to estimate the cost of living (food, smoking, etc.). Also, I'm interested in book recommendations, either fiction or non-fiction, from which I'd better understand Russian culture. Any general advice about living in Moscow as a foreigner is appreciated too.
I spontaneously booked a trip to Prague for four days next month. I'm 18 and it's my first time traveling completely alone, but I have some experience being in foreign cities due to football matches.
What are the must-sees? Where are the best parties locals go to? Which are the best spots for sightseeing and street photography? Are the people open-minded and hospitable? I also think about couchsurfing there for the first time.
There's plenty to do in Prague. I was there for about 5-6 days and saw a hockey game (hockey is HUGE is the Czech Republic), visited Charles Bridge, Prage Castle, St Vitus Cathedral (which is gorgeous, pic related), Karlstejn Castle (not IN Prague but well within day trip distance), saw a movie (in English and subbed in Czech which seems common), saw a play, went to Pruhonice Park (a huge and very scenic park very close to Prague), did a walking tour that included a trip to a cold war bunker and gave some history on the Prague Spring and Czech's eventual independance.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Curious as if anyone on this board has traveled Vietnam by motorcycle. I'm strongly considering taking a journey from Northern Vietnam to Southern this fall and I would like to know if anyone has made the trip before.
I just made this journey. Flew into Hanoi, weather sucked to flew to Hué, bought a bike there, rode down to Saigon over 3 weeks.
I'm no stranger to adventure but this time has been some of the craziest days of my life. Definitely my best experiences traveling so far were here.
My biggest recommendation is to avoid the main highway like everyone else - highway 1 - but also consider avoiding most of the standard backpacker route. When you're away from places that foreigners go you're treated like a celebrity everywhere. It's so intense that it gets really overwhelming when you're tired from riding and just want a beer or food.
All that said I would strongly recommend against doing this unless you have a really good amount of riding experience. Even with that, about half of our group got hurt to some degree. Road conditions and the unpredictable traffic makes it difficult. I saw a guy that got hit by a bus because he wasn't expecting a bus to be coming at him in the wrong lane (as he went around a corner). It was bad.
The last one got deleted, so I figured I'd make a new thread.
I'm in Asia and tutoring English privately to a very young Asian kid. The kid seems bored and doesn't seem to understand most of what I say. He can only remember some of the words I teach and doesn't retain the rest.
I'm wondering if anyone can recommend me some good websites to find lesson plans and other ESL resources, or free English games online?
>>1080192 I'm moving to Vietnam in June to teach english to kids. Has anyone here ever taught in Vietnam? How was it? I don't have a degree, only a tefl but I talked to a bunch of people on the Expats in Saigon group and they told me its super easy to find a good job in Saigon even without a degree. Anybody have any thoughts or opinions on this?
My GF and I are traveling to Europe for 15 days in July. Could anyone critique our itinerary? Am I allowing enough time to each city or too long? Any critique is welcome! We want to see all the typical sights, eat/drink everything, party at night.
LA -> London by 12 hr flight London: 3 days/nights London -> Paris: 2.5 hr by transit Paris: 3 days/nights Paris -> Madrid: 2.5 hr flight Madrid: 3 days/nights Madrid -> Barcelona: 2.5 hr by transit Barcelona: 3 days/2 nights Barcelona -> Rome: 2.5 hr flight Rome: 2 days/nights Rome... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1097343 >choose one of Barcalona/Madrid and go to Amsterdam or Porto instead >I'd go to Florence instead of Rome unless you're a christian and want to visit the Vatican. >by 'transit', do you mean train ?
I've never traveled abroad before (I'm American) and I'm thinking about traveling to Mexico City for two weeks in May. I'm mostly interested in visiting museums, historical sites, anything cultural, I'm not much of a drinker/party-er. Two weeks seems like a pretty decent time to get a feel for the city and visit some surrounding towns (interested in Toluca, Puebla, Taxco, maybe take a bus to Guanajuato if the timing is right). I want to do this on a pretty tight budget, I'm thinking $20 a night or less for lodging, and I'll mostly eat on the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1097096 Lots of hostels in Mexico City, you can find many for under $20 a night, even some for around $10 but never go for the cheapest options in town.
I suggest you spend about a week in Mexico City and then spend a week traveling to other towns close by. I went to San Miguel and Guanajuato but there are many others out there like Queretaro or Puebla. They're not really 1 day trip kind of places, you really need to spend at least a night in each one. The buses to Teotihuacan leave from the north bus terminal... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm in the first semester of University and I've started the process for an overseas exchange for next year, and I was wondering if I could get some help on what the different universities that my university offers as exchange schools would be good for, and what others would recommend.
From the US there is; Baylor University California Polytechnic State University California State University Monterey Bay Drexel University Kirkwood College (TAFE) Loyola Marymount University Northeastern University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute San... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I live in the area RPI is in. It's a fantastic school, but for a foreigner, it might be a bit boring. There's fuck all to do here, however, there are several schools in the area, so a lot of kids go to parties and get drunk every day of the week, which is possible thanks to the massive student population. Since you mentioned TAFE, I'm assuming you're from Australia, in which case I would to like to point out that it gets very, very cold here, much colder than it gets in Europe. We're actually colder than Northern Sweden. It's also overcast constantly,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1096903 Yeah from Melbourne. I'm not really concerned with academics, just looking for a place with a great culture, hopefully go to a bunch of parties, pick up and get wasted etc etc, usual university fair. I'd prefer to steer towards a larger city just because I'm quite into music and would enjoy being able to go to gigs regularly and that's always easier when you're in a bigger city.
I was in Hawaii a year ago and I ran into some locals at a natural pool as they were chilling and having drinks. I was kinda buzzed and ended up joining them after one of them offered me a beer.
Then out of nowhere one of those meatheaded island shitheads thought I was looking at his girlfriend the wrong way, which I denied. Then he got mad and threatened me saying "You need to get the fuck outta here you fucking haole." (Haole is Hawaiian for foreigner).
I tried to be civil about it but then his bitch girlfriend wanted... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /travel/ >I am 19 years old >I am 5'3 and live in Connecticut >have a really shitty car and like 1,000 bucks plus 1,000 in computer and other crap
I have been family trips around america but never really lefted my home town, I have a really shitty part time job and still live with my mother I have been really depressed and have been really thinking about killing myself lately I think its maybe because I never lefted my shelter of my home town and my chronic addiction... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1096750 1) it would be pretty fucking retarded to kill yourself. If shit is really THAT bad then sell everything and start hitchhiking around, doing odd jobs, making friends on the road. Maybe buy a ticket to SEA and bum around there living with next to nothing for a while. What's the worst that could happen? You die? You were already going to kill yourself so mission accomplished.
2) I'd recommend you look into the Shikoku 88 pilgrimage. I did it a few years ago in the summer, brutal, but life changing. It's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What areas around Texas are fun? I'm flying from Norway to Houston in June, trying to decide where to go after and where to fly home from.
I'm considering a rough itinerary of Houston - New Orleans - Memphis - Atlanta, probably with two weeks after leaving Houston. I like going to small music venues, cycling/hiking and cooking, just to name some things.
>really obscure but still interesting spots you want to travel to thread
I'm making it my goal to go to the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands this year, about a thousand miles away from the Falkland Islands. Supposedly there are no indigenous peoples and only a handful of people actually live there year round.
Rugged as fuck, surrounded by glaciers and requiring a very skilled sailor to navigate in the treacherous waters of the southern ocean... once you reach there the local fauna aren't afraid of humans since they've... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's easy. At least before all this terrorist shit - I don't know if that changes things.
The only hard countries were Spain and Italy (which is weird because they're the friendliest ones). Easiest were Germany and France. But even countries like Sweden and Norway which everyone says is impossible weren't all that bad.
Dude Europe is easy mode for hitchhiking. Just stand anywhere a car can stop. Signs will be your friend. Don't be an idiot and stand on a motorway where nobody has time/room to stop. Try to look and act like a friendly normal dude.
I've hitchhiked all over Western and Eastern Europe last year and had very little trouble.
Me and 3 of my male friends looking for a budget travel destination. We are from Turkey and what we are looking for these;
"travel cheap, nightlife, hot climate (tropical if possible), great beaches, easy sex, hot girls receptive to white tourists and most importantly beautiful nature"
Our biggest expense will be the plane tickets so we are aiming to have a comfortable vacation as cheap as possible, be able to rent a house or stay in a hostel for a month, eat good street-traditional food, be able to party hard and just have fun.
The cheaper the better. We can spend 20$/day max I suppose.
Yea a friend of mine has recommended Thailand. My only concern is the expenses. Can we manage a comfortable 1 month trip in a Major city in Thailand with 20-25$/day?
We arent really into prostitution tho. Picking up girls is like a hobby for us. I mean, we love it. We love the thrill, we love the adventure of it. When paying for sex is very very common, do people really meet regular chicks or are most of em professionals?
Other than that, the food, the climate, the nature, the nightlife... They all appeal us to be honest.
I'll be going to Busan for about 5 days and I'd like to ask for any advice/experiences any of you might have regarding places, things to do, how to get around, etc... In case it's useful info: it'll be my first time in Korea and I don't know any Korean.
even if you don't like seafood or if you're vegetarian, please suspend that for busan. it's a great place for seafood. i'm not really into seafood, but the markets there are just amazing. probably one of te you can either have like a nice fresh soup at one of the stalls, or just go inside one of the market buildings, pick something at random, have it prepared for you...
some random foods listed here: http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Travel/view?articleId=133001 might worth to read up on korean food before you go. from marinated crabs to penis fish,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1095671 Go to Tennessee. Not faggot Memphis but Eastern side to the Smoky Mountains. It's the only free National Park...well.. in the nation! Big Ridge in Union County above Knoxville has a Beautiful hike on a mountain next to a lake with some fantastic forest scenery. but gimme a sec and I'll post a map with the route I think you should take (generally) itll be a long trip though
>>1095671 It'll be a long trip. Probably 3 days of driving at the minimum. If you're passing through Texas, stop at a Buc-ee's if you see one. They're pretty great. Uhh... gee I dunno. I did a comparable trip not too long ago. Georgia to Arizona. I'm not sure what advice to impart besides common sense stuff. Like if you get tired, just pull your ass over and sleep at a rest area. Keep right except to pass, etc, etc. If you don't have a AAA membership, get one. It might save your ass and you'll... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1095671 It depends on which part of California and if you want to do scenic routes, touristy see the sights stuff, or just get there as quick as you can. I would say take the I-40 straight across the nation with would land you about 45 minutes NE from Los Angeles. My family has gone across there many many times. The roughest part is from Arizona to Eastern California where there is a stretch where there is 1 gas station and a weird knock-off dairy queen and literally nothing but a state penitentiary for miles. but the 40 is... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I believe it was first made famous when it was frequented by the Russian monarchy for Summer holidays. And of course, more recently with the Olympics debacle. There is still some stuff to see there, most notably the new Sochi Park amusement park with its decent set of roller coasters, but overall I would rather skip it and just stick with Moscow and St. Petersburg. There is actually a better amusement park in St. Petersburg called Wonder Island (I believe it has the best roller coaster ensemble in all of Russia). As for parks... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1095526 >I heard some people liked the trans-siberian railway but I've also heard that it was just a boring train ride.
It might be interesting for you to ride in 3rd class and meet Russian people. However, you might also hate people (or at least, Russian people), especially if you get stuck with a bunch of shithead alcoholics or young army conscripts.
You might also want to ride in 1st class with a friend/partner and enjoy it in relative privacy. Either way, doing it soon... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Visiting Japan and South Korea for a week each while visiting some friends teaching in China. I'll be an at least moderately attractive white male staying in hostels in Tokyo and Seoul. What am i gonna be up for to get some ass on the side.
>>1095377 >I'll be an at least moderately attractive white male Are you a immoderately attractive black woman now? Or perhaps an unattractive Asian trans-sexual? >What am i gonna be up for Well, apparently you're up for changing your sex and skin color. Honestly, I'm concerned for your mental health, anon.
>>1095163 Smoking in public spaces may be forbidden in certain places, even if it's outside. I don't really have a lot to recommend as I only went there for a conference and visiting a university. Taipei is pretty cool, but I wish I was there on a holiday instead.
Taipei seemed more quiet and relaxed than other smaller places (I don't really like the activity of the markets at night in smaller cities).
I am a girl from Canada. A week ago, I realised that I was selected for a three-week exchange trip to Germany. I have an online friend whom I've been talking to for more than 2 years and he lives very close to Munich. My uni does not offer any exchange opportunities to Munich so I picked Berlin , but I plan to stay behind and travel to Munich and other German cities later on.
My parents are thinking about joining me after visiting Berlin. I think it is awkward if they come along when meeting an online friend. I don't have any German friends irl, so I cannot... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You're asking this on 4chan; I hope you know what kind of response to expect.
I'm sure you have a decent gauge of the dude's character after two years. But ooh, yeah, it's a sticky situation. My two cents is that truth is always the best policy. Or if you lie you could say "remember when my friend X spent a year abroad in Germany? You don't? Well while she was there she met this really nice guy and she's asked him to show me around the place..."
>>1094734 >My uni does not offer any exchange opportunities to Munich so I picked Berlin Semesters abroad should be something you could get from any uni in your country and be applicable to your degree wouldn't it? Check that out too.
I grew up on IRC in tech channels, and have a seriously close set of friends numbering in the dozens still over 20 years later. I felt that it would be awkward too to have online friends meet family like they weren't "real friends" or... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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