You were one of the only good boards on this site. A place where I got great information and the people are intelligent and well rounded.
Thanks for it all, I guess I'm getting a bit too old to be browsing a place where people post frog pics lol.
Hope you all get to where you want to be and feel content with yourselves.
To not make this an egotistical wah im leaving thread, hows about you all post your dream locations to visit one day in your life, like the Aztec ruins or Machu Picchu
How old are you OP? I often wonder if I'm getting to old to be on 4chan...
Anyway, I'd like to visit Qatar
Serious question -- why? Not sureI see anything attractive abut it, it'd be third or fourth on my list of gulf mini-states.
Dream location, OP?
Places I have not been, probably Southern South America and a run to touch Antarctica, just to see it.
Of places I've been, I'd go back to Iceland or Italy in a heart best...
I'm feeling more and more the same way as OP. /trv/ used to be a decent place but has recently turned a little bit of a shitstorm. We're lucky enough to avoid the green frogs for the most part but the content here has decreased in quality by quite a bit.
I have gone from posting on a daily basis to posting on a weekly basis but still checking daily. Maybe it's time for me to slowly leave this place for good.
I'm 29 and my dream location to visit is Sikkim.
I don't think you were around when it was good.
It was a fun board in its first couple of years. Really slow, not much of a theme. Things were light, easygoing. But then "the regulars" came. Travel and young people (the 4chan demographic) inevitably means lots of pretentiousness and self-important garbage. Every mid-20s thinks he's the first to learn a few phrases of a foreign language and navigate a foreign transport network and this entitles him to act like an all around jackass and talk down to everyone. So suddenly we had a board full of self-appointed wannabe mods.
Soon it devolved into "this is MY board and we will talk about what I like and not about what you like, stop liking what I don't like you are a bad person if your definition of culture is not extremely narrow and patronizing like mine".
And then every thread was a contest to see who could be the most shrill and self-victimizing "regular" humanly possible.
I used to come here a lot but then the meta-shitposting started. I come back maybe once a month, do a quick scan for anything new (it's always the same old shit but now with more smugness).
I never thought I'd miss the days when saying you enjoyed Dubai was edgy and provocative. Now you can't even have an opinion on airlines without someone jumping down your throat and yelling about /pol/. Let alone mentioning sex which apparently gets you reported to the mods who probably don't even read any of the threads let alone the board rules.
Forgot my dream location..
Dream place that I have been and want to go back: Granada, Spain
Dream place first time: Egypt. I have a friend who lives in Cairo that would come with us on a tour to Luxor, Aswan, or anywhere. It would be great.
To be honest though there's plenty of good forums out there that won't turn into shitstorms. I think I'm getting too old for 4chan all together.
I think I've been around for around 8 years now. We've gone through some stupid shit before like that phase where someone was always confrontational or that Toronto is shit phase but for the most part it was kinda funny. These days there's little of anything left here.
When my dad was 19, he hitchhiked from Hamburg to North Pakistan in order to meet the Kalash people. Ever since he told me his story, I've been dreaming to do the same. Obviously, it's a bit hard nowadays...
On the other hand, I'd also love to go to Rojava and the general Kurdistan area, both because of the area and because I'd love to support the fight of the YPG.
If you're leaving 4Chan it has less to do with your age, and more to do with you growing out of your autistic tendencies. You have basically sold your soul to the man and can no longer relate or appreciate what is 4Chan. You have moved from the fringes to the center. As this poster said:>>1037580
Oh so you think you're leaving 4chan do you? Because that's not how it works. You will be back I guarantee it.
>>1037556 I went, can't find any photos I snagged. It was neither terrible nor great. What are you wanting to see?
It seemed cool, but then I had to leave early because of pneumonia
>Toronto is shit phase
not a phase because Toronto a shit
>You have moved from the fringes to the center
implying 4chan isn't as normcore as reddit
Agreed: my amount of time on 4chan ebbs and flows with boredom and mental health
>dream destination? I've seen a lotta the shit on my list, so let's say Aruba for the specific reason of /not/ doing Real Travel
>easy cheap flights
Why not do what I do and browse only trv?
Which regulars are you talking about? Tripfags were never a thing on here. I've been on here since 2008 and more or less stopped posting in 2012.
I'm 34 now and my dream places are not so much dream places, just places I'd really love to visit some day: Eritrea, Chad, CAR, Libya, Sri Lanka, and Peru.
That's the only one I remember. He was a bit pretentious, but not too bad of triphomo, he kept the place lively. I made him mad on numerous occasions. lel.
Same with me, pretty much. I'm 31 and I've been around /trv/ since 2008. For a while, I was a daily poster, occasionally I've been gone for long periods, occasionally thought "meh, I'm done with /trv/", but I keep coming back, at least to lurk.
Yea, /trv/ has turned a bit shitty, that's just 4chan's popularity now in general. There's a lot of idiots around, not the least of which are /pol/ drones, but that's what based 'hide thread' is for.
I almost visited Sikkim, and it's still on my bucket list. I was in New Delhi and read you needed a permit to visit. I went to what was supposed to be the right office. It was definitely some government office, and it had more Asian/Tibet (Sikkimese) looking people in the back, but no one there spoke English and the couple staffers at the front desk told me to wait, at the couch they had in the front of the big open plan office. I waited for an hour and a half and no one came or went, so I got fed up and just left.
On my bucket list are also: Siberia, Mongolia, Mexico, Peru and Brazil (just the rainforest, really)
I've been here since 2008, posted just a few mins ago, and uh, honestly I don't know what you're talking about. The self-importantfags phenomenon is only a couple years old IME, which is younger than even the Real Traveler™ forced meme.
Granada is wonderful. Egypt... well, see the ancient sites and don't feel you're missing out if you zip from one to the next and then leave.
Toronto is your average North American city, for better and worse. I wouldn't want to live there, but a couple pleasant days can easily be had. It's safer and a little friendlier than a similarly sized American city. What's the big fuss against it, tbh. It's not like anywhere Canada is all that interesting.
You are never old to browse 4chan, or internet. Sure this place is fulled with normies and kids, but /trv/ is the place you belong. You experience is very helpfull here and old stories about traveling pre internet era is always welcome.
And I don't have a dream place to travel.
>I went, can't find any photos I snagged. It was neither terrible nor great. What are you wanting to see?
Mainly the museum of islamic art and maybe zubarah. Where would you recommend going/staying away from?
Fuck it, I'll leave with you, OP. This was the only travel forum I ever got any fulfillment out of, but that hasn't happened for me in years.
Insha'allah I'll make it to the Dogon Cliffs before they succumb to tourism.
Eh. I'm 22 but I've been on 4chan since about 2008. While the quality of this board has taken a blow in recent years, it's still much better than the rest.
However, I do remember getting a lot of great advice before taking my first trip in summer of 2013. I made a "report" thread after I came back, showing pictures of Iraq, the Gezi Park protests, Tbilisi, and a few other places. It stayed alive for a long time and I got a lot of great responses and suggestions for future trips. When I made a similar thread after my trip the next year, I got a lot more "hur dur why do you write so much dur hur."
As somebody who never used /trv/ much before he actually starting traveling, I can definitely see an overall downward shift in content quality since I first came here. Obviously I don't mind new posters, but a lot of threads now seem to be troll crap ("tell me 2 good reesons i should go to shitistan lol!") or asking a bunch of obvious garbage.
Oh well. I'm still going to keep coming here, at least on occasion. I enjoy the fact that a lot of the people who post here DO travel on a regular basis, and there's always somebody with a cool story to tell or amazing pictures. Plus, this is a great resource! If you can think of somewhere, a person here has already been there.
Not that I use too many boards, but this seems like one of the most genuine on 4chan, in regards to both the posters and the content.
>here DO travel on a regular basis
We made a map in the old days of all the countries we had visited as /trv/. We only missed a couple of countries. I really wonder how well travelled /trv/ is today...
>>1037714 pic related
>>1037734 even she wasn't a trip, just a namefag. I never understood her deal with toilets.
>Real Traveler™ forced meme
that's not even forced, they're just out there and if nothing else it's pleasurable to call them out for being full of shit
(also Real Traveller detected)
>>1037777 Didn't feel like anything worth seeing outside the city, but shouldn't have missed Zubarah and the Museum. As per Arab locations, fantastic teas, fruit juices and coffee where I could find it. There's a mall that's worth seeing for its sheer oddness -- a gondola ride through its main thoroughfare, for example . The Pearl, of course, and just walking around town taking it in. I'd go back if it weren't really expensive, because why not, but the tickets are ridiculous. I've not been since early 2009, though...
>>1037825 we could transform this thread into one of those. I'll start, pretty vanilla shit, though:
>live in US, seen 40 states
>somehow not Mexico in spite of being in San Diego often
>Ireland: Republic and Northern
>Britain: England, but not Wales or Scotland
tldr? yank, military, road trips and 2 eurotrips
Real Travelers™ exist of course, if we mean the neophyte tourists who (in stereotype wardrobe department) have dreadlocks, only wear organic cotton natural dye rags pirate pants and sneer at you for not having been to Belgrade and smoking crack under a bridge with hobos like they did or some shit like that.
But mostly it's used here to bash others who enjoy travelling in a different way from oneself. /trv/ is all about travel opinions, what one /trv/ler liked or didn't like, etc. It's fair to give one's opinions, warnings, and experiences. But then posters get haughty about responses to their advice and then before you know it, Real Traveller™ is pulled out fired back and forth like a good ol' fashioned saloon shoout out.
I think there have been very few genuine 'real travellers' here, and a whole lot of fragile egos having pissing contests. Either way, the term is way over used.
Someone should make a map. here's my list:
>Canada (home -- everywhere but the arctic)
>USA (pretty much everything east of the Mississippi, plus the Midwest, the South, and Dakotas)
>Ireland (North and Republic)
>Real Travelers™ exist of course, if we mean the neophyte tourists who (in stereotype wardrobe department) have dreadlocks, only wear organic cotton natural dye rags pirate pants and sneer at you for not having been to Belgrade and smoking crack under a bridge with hobos like they did or some shit like that.
>But mostly it's used here to bash others who enjoy travelling in a different way from oneself. /trv/ is all about travel opinions, what one /trv/ler liked or didn't like, etc. It's fair to give one's opinions, warnings, and experiences. But then posters get haughty about responses to their advice and then before you know it, Real Traveller™ is pulled out fired back and forth like a good ol' fashioned saloon shoout out.
You have it backwards. People don't et bashed for being Real Travelers when they travel different. They get bashed when they are being pretentious and get on others for traveling different. They are literally the travel equivalent of annoying fags. It's great you like sucking dick, but don't say I'm unenlightened for sticking to poon.
how the hell is a collective effort dick measuring? nigga u dum
>>1037854 most of the Real Travel calling out has seemed justified, not people liking what others dislike...different nuts for different butts
>>1037864 tfw men have the objectively superior genitals and are easy to deal with, but you're not attracted to them
I actually hated Kuzu but he's amateur hour compared to the annoying fags we have now. Like the anons who imagine they're the only ones on /trv/ to have actually traveled and everyone else is just fantasizing or regurgitating something we read on some website or another 4chan board.
The Real Traveler meme was not forced, and it's a great meme even better than Gap's Closed.
You are clearly jealous of my amazing travel experiences, probably because you are a sheeple like my mom and dad.
But that's just it, annoying as this trope is, even the definition of what a Real Traveller is remains inconsistent. It's the disagreement over travel 'philosophy' that usually triggers the "U R Real Traveller!" call, and often as not on a hair trigger, and coming from both sides. It gets rather stupid at times, and it's become overused.
Meh, I think it's overused.
Kuzu was irritating, especially in his Dubai fanboy era. He's still a joke, and brings ridicule and hate on himself, but he can be a serious decent and informed poster. If only he'd drop the namefagging...
Not sure what you're talking about. Dogon country was touristy as fuck before, now it is deserted due to the security situation. So yes, go there now because it's the perfect time to have the whole area to yourself, but don't act like it's something undiscovered.
>but he can be a serious decent and informed poster
>If only he'd drop the namefagging...
since the word kuzu's not been on the board for a while, if kuzu remains, then she has clearly dropped the namefagging
The Real Traveler meme is pretty ridiculous. I've been called it a number of times just because I travel to what the same people call "edgy" locations. I think it's a defence mechanism used by people to try and not feel jealous about what others do.
He has travelled a lot actually, he's an oldfag (which earns him some respect from me), and there have been threads where he's asked questions and given decent (if usually short) advice. He still invites fair and easy ridicule by his idiotic fashion sense, his snivelling arrogant manners, and utterly trollbeast whiny militant vegan girlfriend.
You do know he's a he, right? Or are you saying 'she' to make a point?
Yea, it's used a lot by insecure anons, I find... Real Travellers™ exist out there in the world, but like I said I don't think there are or have been many genuine ones on /trv/.
Guys, you're doing it wrong.
>fill in all the countries you've been to using a color of your preference
>next person uses it and does the same using a different color
And so on. Regions are not important, only the countries we've been to. I did make an exception for Somaliland because it's pretty much a country only not recognized by the international community as a sovereign entity. I know people on here have been to Somalia proper, but I seriously doubt anyone has been to Puntland.
I agree with >>1037830, it's simply a collective effort. You see this is wrong with /trv/ nowadays, why would you see this as a dick measuring contest when it's simply to see how well /trv/ is travelled? I didn't hear "the dick measuring" argument" when we made this thread years ago. Not even once, not even slightly hinted at. The beta males have truly usurped this board.
>Guys, you're doing it wrong.
I was fully aware of my wrongness but too lazy to care. I have done my penance by filling in my countries and the other anon's.
Just adding mine on. Funny that we only have a handful of posters and they've already covered the 30 countries I've been to.
Adding a few more that I've been to and the previous posters hadn't, mostly Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, & Japan.
I know for a fact we have people on here that have visited all of South America bar the Guyanas. Central Africa/America/Asia not so much, these truly seem to be the least desirable places for /trv/ to go to.
I dunno if it's least desirably as much as just more complicated. You need to have quite a lot of money and time to make the most of Africa (South Africa is easy mode) and central Asia, for example. They're less set-up for independent travel, and of course have a couple extra risks that while not insurmountable are going to keep away most casual travellers. I'd love to visit some parts of Africa, but realistically they're much lower on my 'let's make this happen!' list.
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