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Welcome!

/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 within this thread.
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For all those wanting information on Vagabonding:

http://www.artoftravel.com/index.html
http://www.vagabondjourney.com/

Don't forget visa requirements:
http://www.visahq.com/citizens/

Happy traveling! P.S. Do not post nsfw content on this board.

I often hear a lot of good and bad stuff about Paris.

What does /trv/ think about this city?
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>>1144029
you seem to have problems with niggers.
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>>1143821
This.
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It's the best African city, no doubt about this.
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>>1142743
Can't really give a complete answer without being banned or told HURR GO BACK TO /POL/ YOU HURT MY FEE FEES
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>>1142761
>blown by a muslim

i think that's haram m8

Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread

Had to create one, since all of the threads I browse are swarmed with irrelevant stuff, I can't even think of the whole /trv/

I start.

Are hostels guest-friendly? Can I bring over a girl (Hooker or someone I picked up)?

Does it have to be double room in order to be able to have guests in your room? (Doesnt have to be over-night, just an hour)
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>>1144450
It's not your problem. You be you, and let the chips fall where they may. Who the fuck cares if the other Americans are upset? They're not your friends. Let them be upset.

You can explain to foreigners that what they're seeing is a working-class populist reactionary movement (with legitimate grievances) to an out-of-touch elitist/oligarchic political class (Reps and Dems), which is what it is. Trump is the """right""" wing, Bernie the """left""". That Trump, a self-aggrandizing billionaire demagogue, is able to hijack the movement (presaged by the Tea Party) shows how ill informed Americans are, and how ripe for the hijacking it was. Hillary is of course also a rotten bitch, but that's the system Americans have built for themselves.
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Whats it like working on a cruise ship?
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>>1144450
stop supporting criminals.
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>>1144450
This kind of people actually exist? I mean, I too talk of how awesome Trump is but in a "it's Willy Wonka in charge of our nuclear arsenal" way.
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Flying with Ryanair. Never had a short flight that was hand luggage only. Are pressurised shaving foam containers a) allowed b) considered a liquid that need to be displayed in a clear bag?

Or, to phrase it another way, what things for basic travel should be displayed in my clear bag? Shampoo, shower gel and, presumably aftershave. Anything else?

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What places would you recommend someone visit if they just needed to get away for an undetermined amount of time, from a month or so to a couple of years, or more? I'm in the UK btw.

Have you ever felt the need to leave it all behind? Did you do it and did it help?
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>>1144078
>dirtbag expat
Honestly, I would love to pack up and move outside the country.

I'm unemployed, living in a flyover state. Before moving here, I lived in Northern California working in DB management. Moving back to the West Coast is ideal, but moving overseas is definitely appealing as well. I wouldn't move for an English teaching position though.
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>>1144078
top post

that said, not all poorer expats are dirtbags. just most of them

honestly, the west is pretty fucked up at this point. it's hard to pretend that being surrounded by drugs, broken families, television, facebook, and obese women is having "made it" despite however much money you might make. what does any of that get you on the weekends, when you're basically just waiting for death?

in my estimation, materialism, greed, and sjw culture has destroyed nearly every country in the west.

if someone makes the legitimate attempt to adapt to a foreign language and setting, even if they're "poor" by western standards, if they're surrounded by a more traditional culture, a family they've made for themselves, and dirtbag expats who at least they have rituals and camaraderie with, I'd say that' still better than what most people have back home.

yeah, being unable to tell jokes well sucks. it wears on you after a while. there are worse things. that's why you have your dirtbag expat friends, who probably aren't going anywhere.

OP you're not just restless because you're young. you're restless because our modern culture is fucked and gives you NOTHING. if you want to break free, you need to approach this practically, and not get trapped into the cycle of addition the above poster was talking about.
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>>1144078
/board
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>>1144707
Op in 10 years living in denial as a dirtbag expat detected
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>>1144078
Completely over thinking it, what's wrong with a life revolving around cheap beer and friends exeactley? If it brings you enjoyment, than just do it. Don't over analys your life or you will end up like this grumpy guy

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Tell me about moravia
how is it there?
prague is for normies so i decided i wanna travel to moravia
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>>1144830
Brno is beautiful, but it's by far the quietest city of 400,000 people I've ever been to. Olomouc is equally quiet. They're probably less quiet during the spring or fall during the university terms.

I haven't been to anywhere else.

Last year, I went on the Birthright trip to Israel and got week-long extension. When I was in Jerusalem, I went into one of the Palestinian areas in the West Bank just to see it for myself, across the checkpoint. I know that you are not supposed to be involved in any Palestinian activism, which I am not. But are there rules against just visiting?
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>>1144238
I'm not, did you ever hear about the Munich massacre and Mossad assissinating every Palestinian involved? Mossad are ruthless, you should microwave your hard drive and move house at the very least, maybe change your name
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>>1144257
They also murdered some folk singer by accident because he happened to have a similar name

But let's face it the folk singer had it coming to them, I mean the arabs attacked first and also we mustn't forget that anyone who listens to folk music is anti-semitic
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>>1144249
No one is copy pasting.
Only an idiot would assume people are exactly like you are, someone incapable of original and personal thoughts. If someone disagrees with you, then it's propaganda or copypasta of someone else's idea? Use your brain, silly.
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Please somebody tell me the Mossad doesn't care about a loser like me. I didn't hurt anybody.
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>>1144677
Nothing bad will happen
I am Palestinian and I've seen many guys like you come over here.

Here are some tips for you when visiting PA territories:
Be American, forget about your Judaism, and you will have every door opened for you with warm welcome.
Don't share your opinions on the struggle, and if you did be neutral or be more humorous to the Palestinians.
Other than that, it is incredibly safe place and you will have warm and friendly people everywhere. Stick to Ramallah, Bethlehem, and if you are adventurous go to Nablus but the precautions about your jewishness remain the same everywhere. Not saying something bad will happen to you if people knew you are jewish, it will just save you the awkward conversations. As for the Israelis they mostly don't care unless you are participating in protests against them.

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Has anyone here used couchsurfings rideshare option to travel? im visiting san fransico and i figured this might be a cheap way to get home to NY and a chance to see the country. thoughts?

also
should i continue to travel though norcal or socal?
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>>1144692
Well shitposts about politics are getting tons of replies while my on topic thread was being ignored.
>hitchhiking
its like youre asking to be kidnapped by cannibalistic cults
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People on this board, myself included, hitch all the time
Sounds like you are not comfortable with it though which is understandable but your loss
So unless you want to do something cool like cycling across the country (which I'm guessing you don't because you don't really seem that cool) rideshare is your option
Keep in mind it's not just on couchsurfing, there are plenty of rideshare websites (craigslist is popular) and you may be able to find one that's stopping at some national landmarks
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>>1144704
I used to be scared of hitchhiking (I'm a Britfag and culturally it's not like us to do things like hitching), but I started doing it a few months ago and it's great. The first couple of times you'll be really scared, but you'll learn to love it. Seriously, what are the actual chances of getting picked up by a murderer? There are very few killers driving around on the roads looking for their next victim, you're probably more likely to die from being in a coach crash, having food poisoning or even being attacked by a maniac in a hostel dorm room. It just isn't going to happen.
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>>1144775
>britfag
America is alot bigger and more dangerous than britain. i wouldnt be afraid to hitchhike there
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>>1144619
No not really

Hi guys. I am from Russia so i have some questions about Canada. Can you say some advantages and disadvantages of living in Canada .
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>>1144685
>The food is also far more expensive in the US.
Are there any regional benefits? for instance, dirt cheap fish in Nova Scotia or Vancouver?

>Of course bigger cities may have better medical care.
How often do you guys visit a doctor? Are there any employer requirements for health screening or something?

I've also read that VAT doesn't show up on price tags, so you can't tell how much you really have to pay before buying. Is that so?
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>>1144802
>Another thing is that all these new homes in new subdivisions and condos in the city are built to pretty shitty low standards. They are not built to last.
That's why I think there might be more stuff constructed for the gooks. They can afford throwing money around and none of them want to live in ugly buildings. So, I think they will try to find something more expensive and durable 5-10 years down the road.
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>>1144804
Seafood is cheaper closer to the coasts. It's not too bad inland in big cities, either.

I rarely go to the doctor myself. Not sure about health screening, but I don't think so. If you want to be a firefighter or cop or gym trainer, I guess obviously there would. Pretty sure it's illegal to exclude you from a job because you have health concerns that insurance would cover anyway. It's none of the employer's business.

Sales tax (VAT is European) is generally divided into Provincial and General (federal) levels of tax. Some provinces formally combine them into a 'harmonized' tax. But it's true the list price is only the price pre-tax. So what? You get used to calculating the tax yourself, it's not that big a deal. Different sorts of items may have provincial but not federal taxes, or vice versa. Most natives are exempt from sales tax (they need a card to verify this) on certain items. Thus, it's not always more convenient to put the tax included price. Although to be honest, after living 7 years outside of Canada in various places, I wish we would just do it like the rest of the world already.
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>>1144612
>You'll have to ask millenials
If there's anyone here in late teens to twenties, please tell what you do for a living. Are any of you on temporary jobs?
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>>1144810
Btw, if any canuck or russki wishes to contact me, message to this temp email, i'll respond with a real one: rsvp6787@hmamail.com
I'd certainly like to make a friend! And maybe torture you with more questions, if you don't mind!

t. the inquisitive russian

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Hi /trv/. Im a latin american staying alone on Brussels for three weeks and have no idea what to do with my time. How do I have fun here? What is there to see or do? Which places around the city to go? I can leave and go for other cities or countries but can't stay away for more than four nights. Recommendations?
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>>1144809
burssel is a shit, go to amsterdam or paris (personaly dont like paris)

brussel also has a pretty big airport. look for wizzair, ryanair or easyjets flights. You can easily find some destination wich costs less than 100 € roundtrip in europe. If you got luck even for 20 € rounttrip
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Go to Brüxsel Jardin tomorrow at Tour & Taxis. Go to J'peux Pas, J'ai Piscine next Wednesday. Visit the Cantillon Brewery. Go to the aub-svp rooftop picnic. Go to Bozar. Go to all the museums on Mont Des Arts.
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Anderlecht are playing tonight at 6.

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Hello /trv/

I'd like to visit this isolated corridor some day. I've done long treks before, so I'm not too worried about that. What I'm interested in is accessibility, general dangers and possibilities to cross over into neighbouring countries.
Any experienced or knowledgeable anons out there?
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>>1144826
>How close did you get to the afghan border?
Just a river cross, the narrowest was like 5 metres, pic related behind me afghani villages
>Were you travelling alone?
for the most part yea, i met lots of travellers and sometimes we travelled together
>How much did the car and fuel cost for your trip?
the car was something like 100 dollars a day, it was a big car and there are only two or three companies there that rents you a 4x4 that let's you cross borders with it, it was a nice experience driving the pamir highway, but i think if you're on a budget just use transport
>Which of the countries you visited did you enjoy most? Could you post a short recap per country?
sure thing

Kyrgyzstan
>amazing nature, lots of mountains and high lakes
>nomads, yurts, horses
>amazing people
>bishkek is a really cool and laid-back city, it has a soviet city feel to it, but it was my favorite capital in the region

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>>1144826
I enjoyed all the places i've been into, especially tajikstan and kyrgyzstan, i think i should've spent more time in tajikstan but was strained by time to get back to kyrgyzstan, so yea i'd recommend these two countries the most, you can easily hike around the wakhan corridor for at least a week there, lots of places to camp and you'll meet lots of travellers in many different places because more or less everyone is going the same way, you become a family which i miss the most about that part of the world, sometimes you see travellers randomly in different countries and catch up with what happened and all that, really great vibe.

All of these countries were cheap, especially kyrgyzstan and uzbekistan, 95% of the people at least don't speak english, the rest speak few words, everyone speaks russian there, so try to learn some phrases

For the wakhan corridor in addition to the tajik visa you need a special permit for the GBAO autonomous region, you can get it from tajik embassies, however i got mine from a police precinct in dushanbe, you need to have it with you all the times there because it's inspected with your passport
>Any areas to avoid?
Not really, just practice common sense, people there are very nice and would go out of their way to help you or invite you to their homes, try to avoid the police especially in uzbekistan and the osh bazaar in bishkek
Where are you going exactly? i can recommend some hostels
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>>1144826
The other was a bit extreme, but yes, there is no good reason to post "pic not related" on a followup post.
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>>1144828
>>1144832
Thanks again anon.
>Where are you going exactly
No where as of yet, but your offer seemed like a good opportunity to gather some information on the general area. Please post your hostel recommendations, I'll gladly save them as well.
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>>1144836
Bishkek: interhouse bishkek, you can sleep on the couch for 5 dollars if you don't want to pay for dorm
Osh: osh guesthouse
Karakol: duet hostel
Cholpon-ata: apple hostel
Toktogul: just camp there
Song-kul: just camp there, unless you want to pay 15 dollars for a yurt
Kochkor: any CBT affiliated guesthouse

Dushanbe: green house hostel
Khorug: pamir lodge
Khalai khum: midway between dushanbe and khorug, i recommend staying there for a night because the ride is long, any guesthouse will do, there's one next to the river for 15 dollars including breakfast and dinner
Ishkoshim: hani's place
Murghab: pamir hotel
Almaty: amigo hostel almaty (cheapest in town)

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Planing a trip all around Ireland. Any advice? What should I make sure I don't miss?
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>>1144646
It's a street full of shops surrounded by miles of shuttered buildings council housing and decaying neighbourhoods of festering cultural waste
>>1144651
Same goes for Derry but with less to do. Antrim coast is no better than any given area in ROI, nothing about NI offers any reason to expand your trip
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>>1144328
How long do you have?
You need minimum 3+ weeks for a "all around" trip. If you do the Southern half, Dublin --> South and then west around and up to Shannon and Galway, you'll be crying that 1.5-2 weeks was too rushy, making choices to skip 2 worthwhile sights each day
So make a choice north half or south half, or lengthen the trip if you have a day less than 3 weeks. If you don't have a lot of time, South > North. And, it's far better to do a relaxing trip, see all things that you wish, but the real problem is just how slow it is to drive town to town on those narrow blind curves all day every day. It kind of wears the driver out too, and you'll want to call it quits by 4PM each day for pub time and destressing.
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If you go to Northern Ireland; Visit the Loch. Also go to belfast, its worth it.

lastly; visit Donagal; beautiful place. My grandparents used to live there and visited NI 4-5 times a year. Has a special place in my heart.
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My favourite part of my trip was definitely driving through connemara. Not crowded with tourist like ring of kerry and amazing landscapes
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Eirefag here
If you enjoy scenery,travel along the Wild Atlantic Way, the views are fucking amazing

>>1144778
Some parts of Donegal are great for this is well although theres a place like it in every county

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All SEA related things can go here if it be stories, pics, or explanations
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>>1143560
pls respond
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>>1144537
Not really true in Palawan... the girls were totally lacking. Maybe in Puerto Princesa.
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>>1144689
palawan is probably the most provincial place n the philippines.

they're pretty attractive for being people that literally still live in grass huts

I imagine it's a lot easier to run afoul of people there, because it's so small though. not hte place I'd reccomend for mongering
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>>1144160
Oh please tell us more how morally superior your western philosophy is compared to everywhere else in the world.
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>>1144367
In planning a post-christmas SEA trip too, though limited to Vietnam/Cambodia. Only 3 weeks though.

Just wanna tag along for advice

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For those of you that followed the previous thread concerning my yearly summer trip (Mauritania - Cameroon - Kenya) by motorcycle, here's the new thread.

Arrived on Saturday in Nouakchott, Mauritania, and spent the last couple of days hunting for a bike. Found it, finally, bought it, (picture), and waiting for some roadside mechanic to check everything and build me some carriers for the bags and jerrycans.

The bike was fairly cheap after long negotiations, but comes without papers or licence plate. I had to find a contact than can get me fake documents and plates to be able to cross borders. Those should be done within 48 hours.

After that I'll head up to Nuadhibou, before coming back down to Senegal, where I got invited by someone for the end of Ramadan.

More info to come as wifi and local SIM cards allow.

Enjoy!
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>>1144526
Is OP's elbow hurt or is that just a fashion statement?

Keep on pushing, guys, you're probably sick of it all by now but don't give up, we're with you.
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>>1144526
Money shot right here. I got itchy feet real bad.
One suggestion though, why not ditch that tacticool shemagh for a badass Tuareg scarf?
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>>1144526
No helmet for you huh?

How fast do you drive?

Stay safe.
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>>1144690
I bet the locals would laugh their asses off if he did. You try putting on a seatbelt anywhere in North Africa and see what your driver says.
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>>1144526

That picture is pure gold. Loving the mental image of you guys driving past

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What's the cheapest/best way to get from DC to NYC and back? For weekend trips.
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Last I checked, the chinatown bus

Yahoo answers tier question, btw

Hello voices and ears of /trv/ I am an underage(20yr.old) traveler on his way to Yellowstone National Park all the from the Lone Star State.

However, on my drive up I planned on stopping in Denver for the night to both rest and hopefully pick up some delicious herb from a local dispensary and was wondering if any of you all can give me some recommendations on some dispensaries that have both quality herb and a relaxed staff I can pass my fake ID on.
Thanks.
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>>1144734
>dispensary
>under 21
u wot? youll need a 21+ yr old friend, mate
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>>1144735
you should trying reading, mate
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>>1144824
A fake ID will get you nowhere at a dispensary . They are waaaaaaay stricter than any bar and by law they record your name and DL number.
Anon is right , you need to make a buddy and you wont even get to see what you are buying cause you cant get in the door.


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