I'm hoping to travel to Amsterdam for 3 nights in a few weeks time (travelling from UK)
I have never travelled alone before anywhere. I'm quite a shy/introverted person and I'm not sure what to expect or whether its even a particularly good idea. Yes, I want to try the coffeeshops but I do not smoke weed at all usually and I don't want to get too wasted. I would be staying in a hostel which is something I have never done and to be honest it makes me a bit nervous.
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Me and a couple mates went to Amsterdam last year. We also stayed in a hostel which was OK.
Why are you even traveling alone in the first place? Hostels are alright for meeting people; for example, I met a shy Japanese chick who also traveled alone, and went out with her for the night. Needless to say, if you stay in the touristy accommodations, you'll probably eavesdrop a conversation from some English lads, so in that case, just have a quick chat with them, and ask if they want to hang out.
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I'm going to Tokyo this summer (July 14th), along with 2 of my friends, for 2.5 weeks. The hotel we're staying at is extremely close to both Akihabara and Ueno. For somewhere halfway through our trip, we're planning on either:
>Purchasing cheap plane tickets to fly from Narita to Okinawa and book a hotel to stay there for 1, maybe 2, days. >They're still very uncertain about this, but I'd really like to go there and visit a beach if possible and if the weather allows it.
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Aside from all this, my friends are really interested in onsen and we might end up visiting a beach as well. However, I have a tattoo on my chest and I've heard and read that people who have a tattoo aren't allowed to visit any onsen and my friend told me that they're banned from most beaches too. Does anybody have any experience with this themselves or have you seen people with tattoos in these places? Do you know any onsen near Tokyo where they don't mind people having a tattoo? Is it acceptable to at least cover mine with a large waterproof band-aid, if it really is such a big deal? If you're wondering, it's not a big, scary, Yakuza-like tattoo or anything. It's a black heart on my chest, but its length is about 2 inches, so it does kinda stand out.
I understand that most of m questions might be a bit too specific, but it's just what I'd really like to be informed about right now. If you know any other/better places we could visit or have some good tips in general, don't hesitate to tell me all about it. I'd happily look into it. Me and my friends should really start planning some stuff ahead of time.
I'll make sure to read every post [spoiler]if any[/spoiler] in this thread. Thanks in advance, /trv/.
>>854201 Do the Kyoto/rail pass thing, more bang for your buck. Okinawa's beaches are nothing amazing and only really worth visiting in the colder months. For your first time go with kyoto, much more to see and do.
>>854201 Prepare to sweat like a pig OP, summer in Japan (Kyoto in particular) is terribly humid. Going to Okinawa for 1 or 2 days sounds like something of a waste. The beaches aren't amazing, as >>854226 said, but there are other nice stuff to see (and eat!) around the island. You should stay at least 4-5 days if you've gone though the hassle to go there. No trains on Okinawa though, better learn how to ride a buss, rent a car or grab a cab whenever you want to go somewhere.
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I was planning on doing a study abroad program at a Uni that would let me spend 6 months in Hong Kong. I was so excited to go but today I got my admissions rejection letter. That fucking sucks and I'm wondering if there's any other way I could get to Hong Kong? I know this is kind of a vague question but I really, really want to live there for a while. I was so excited to go somewhere totally new and make it on my own. Apartments are so insanely expensive there though. Is there anything I can do that will get me living in that country in the next year?
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I am going to be there in February next year and just wondering what are some of the cities that /trv/ has been to and what you think of them? I know that this will be during the New Year so I would like to avoid any place that will be ghost towns and have everything closed.
I want to avoid the super touristy bullshit.
Im thinking of (in no particular order) Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, and probably Guangzhou (as I want to see Hong Kong and Macau).
/trv/ is a slow board, you don't need to bump more than once a day -- it's OK if your thread is not on the front page, we look several pages deep here. You can do that. too, looking for threads on your topic.
Questions are welcomed, as are threads sharing experiences or generally discussing travel. For very general questions, you can get answers faster at other sites. Google is your friend. Start there, then come back here for specific questions. Some good links for basic info, and a few Pet Peeves of the board, are included... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
In the Tokyo area: Akihabara, of course, is the electronic district in Tokyo. You can spend all day just walking around there and looking. The Meiji-jingu temple near Harajuku is a really nice temple and Harajuku itself is an interesting place to walk around (especially on "cosplay" Sunday) Ueno has a nice park and zoo and also a lot of museums. You can visit the Emporer's palace a few blocks from the Tokyo station, but they wont let you in the gates except 2 days a year, in December and January.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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