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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.

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moving here in april, what can i expect?d
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>>1203924
im american btw
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best of the ex-yu country for pretty much anything, except women

good news is that unless you're coming from socal you probably won't notice the difference
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>>1203925
what would you like to know?

>slovenian fag here
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>>1203928
Also except:
- Partying
- Beaches
- Probably food
- Big city stuff in general
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>>1203978
Work there and come in Serbia for a good time

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Hey guys Im looking for resorts that actually have cool shit to do, like jetskiing and stuff preferably in cuba
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>>1203968
>Hey guys Im looking for resorts that actually have cool shit to do, like jetskiing and stuff preferably in cuba
Flotation devices? boats?....nope, not in Cuba. Maybe try Costa Rica. Go take a river rafting, hiking, cloud walking trip that ends at a nice beach lodge.

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'''China General:''' The other thread 404'd
All questions / discussions about China, feel free to ask here.
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>>1203765
there are a number of forums with a good community for ESL in china, and to some extent other workers

you just have to be REALLY conscious about not believing things just because they are on the forum, you have to work out who is who first
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>>1203682
NK is super hard for a Muslim

Sure you can pray in your room, but if your out and about, you can't just say "give me 5 minutes, I need to pray to Allah"
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Which city would you choose to work in?

>Nanjing
>Suzhou
>Qingdao
>Xi'an
>Dalian
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>>1203427
I just visited Beijing for a short while so I don't know much (although I did a similar study thing like you in Guangzhou), but this is what I noticed in Beijing:
1) Air is dry as fuck. Bring plenty of moisturizing or greasy cream
2) Air pollution is bad, but what the fuck can you do?
3) Tonnes of scammers that target Westerners in the tourist areas. Read up on the tea house and artist scams. I can imagine falling for this shit if you're completely clueless about it
4) Bar scene is kinda ruined because of the absurd amount of hookers, pimps and African drug dealers at Sanlitun
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>>1203953
Yeah that's what I'm really worried about in going to North Korea. I wanted to find a practicing Muslim who's been here to ask before going. I mean we can shorten and combine prayers when traveling but I heard the North Korean handlers are pretty close by at all times. They have weird stuff about taking pictures of their leaders' statues, so I don't want them to try to make me do something weird either

how common is airbnb fraud? how do you know if you can trust the person making the add?

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>says she likes to travel
>never left the country and only been to a few other states
>mfw

Why, /trv/? I'm not even that well traveled compared to the rest of this board but damn
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>>1203935
This sounds soul destroying, anon, and a good reason to remind all the other anons out there to "WRAP IT B4 U TAP IT!"
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>>1203935
>>1203971
Actually, I'm just reading through your story again, and can I ask if she was "on the spectrum"?
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>>1203732
>Are resort travellers even travellers at all? They just sit on their asses at a fuckin hotel and beach for two weeks and don't do shit! It's angering!
Why does that anger you?
I bet you had a really cheap horrible hotel, and that's the point of your story, that you're a cheap person while traveling.
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>>1203786
>No part of the concept "liking to travel" requires crossing oceans, or borders.
All of this. OP sounds like a judgmental jerk.

>>1203935
>Waitress says, I am sorry, we only have Pepsi Products. It's a contract.
What I don't get is someone who has NEVER dined out in a restaurant not understanding that it's always Coke vs Pepsi contracts, and that's how the restaurant world works. Why didn't you rent a car, go to 7-11 buy a few 2liters and 12packs and enjoy Coke during your stay with ice in your room, your own drink container, in some way that didn't include scenes in restaurants. Why switch hotels? Asinine that you don't _get_ that when you date someone and they treat waitstaff bad that it's the biggest red flag in the world about their mental health and level of respect for others. Get out early.
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>>1203970
>being irresponsible and having someone pay for them.
To be fair, I'm sure most men would like that too

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Hi,
I have the opportunity to study in Egypt next year in Cairo (Misr University), but by recent events and the geopolitical situation of this area, I wonder if it's safe to go in Cairo for one year while being French?
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Apparently Cairo has the third cheapest cost of living in the world.

Bottom 20

454. Indore, India: 24.38
455. Lviv, Ukraine: 24.32
456. Hyderabad, India: 24.05
457. Kochi, India: 23.58
458. Visakhapatnam, India: 23.54
459. Nagpur, India: 23.47
460. Coimbatore, India: 23.36
461. Bhubaneswar, India: 23.25
462. Cairo, Egypt: 22.29
463. Mangalore, India: 21.89
464. Thiruvananthapuram, India: 19.83
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>>1203818
*10
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>>1202062
>is it safe in Cairo?
In a word: no.

Oh, so you're French....
Non.
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>>1202084
Alexanderia is so far from Cairo that it would almost require two separate trips.

I think the best way to enjoy Alexanderia would be to visit by boat after a trip to Greece.
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>>1203830
There are trains that go from Cairo to Alexandria. It's doable.You have to bring your visa or passport or something so make sure your paper work is nice and legal. That's why I couldn't go. My visa was out for six months when I left but they didn't notice at the airport

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QTDDTOT - Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread


Leggo
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>>1203208
Canuck here

Im having a bit of trouble with travel medical insurance.

Im planning on traveling for 6 months through Europe and Asia and the medical insurance ive found only covers up to 60 days.

For anyone who has done a long trip, did you still buy travel medical insurance? I cant find any that will cover a long period of time.
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>>1203434
I walked into Blue Cross Blue Shield and got a policy. The temporary policy was up to 3 months, and was an executive ridiculously nice policy that covered 100% of everything until they actually approved you for a permanent policy, with a rider I bought for another $100. I specifically checked it covered overseas and airlifting, and it did (was going to iceland and was intending to ice climb). This was pre-obabacare, but I want to recall it was $350/mo.
My own policy at home is United and it's PPO, and no I'm not covered anywhere but my county in-network, but hey, it came with my job and probably worth $1000/mo.

I'm going on a cruise in Feb and my e-travel agent sold me a policy I can later get refunded on after my trip if unused (this is ~$80). They can't say that is what they will do, but yea, they have done that the past 4x I've booked with them. Talk to your travel agent. And, don't give up or listen to naysayers. Insurance is needed.
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I'm studying abroad atm (Netherlands). When I finish my MA I plan to go to Asia to TEFL for some time before returning back home (Caribbean)
How do I reconcile homesickness and the feeling of wanting to come back home ASAP with the feeling of wanting to travel and see the world/TEFLing in other countries? I'm kinda torn between homesickness and wanting to live somewhere else.
Wat do?
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>>1201141

How much money would you say I should budget per day to live comfortably (bought meals 2x a day, a few drinks, perhaps a museum visit + daily hostel price) in the following places:

Poland (Wroclaw, Krakow, Zakopane)
Hungary (Budapest)
Croatia (Zagreb)
Czech Republic (Prague)
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>>1203972
About 35-40 euros should do it.

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New Japan General

As always, feel free to ask about:
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed

*Info on prostitution*
>http://rockitreports.com/category/sex-in-tokyo/
>http://erolin.net/
>http://rockitrisingsun.com/

*Note about the JR Pass*

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>>1203897
You can draw kanji into google translate.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/阿曽原温泉
This doesn't look anywhere near Kyoto though.
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>>1203899
>>1203900
thanks. i figured it wasn't near kyoto (and it doesn't matter since i'm home now anyways), but if i'm ever back there with a more /out/ group than i was with this time i'd like to try to make it up the trail.

>You can draw kanji into google translate.
cool. learn something everyday
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>>1203903
*assuming i wouldn't have to go with a guide (dealbreaker)
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>>1203886
the rest of your life
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>>1203584
what if ur not white? rip pulls?

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Posting here at the suggestion of /ck/:

I'm moving to Denver, CO tomorrow, and I'm curious to know if /trv/ has any recommendations about where to eat/avoid. I know there are a ton of great breweries in the Front Range area, but I'm more concerned with the restaurant scene.

Any good hole-in-the-wall spots? Which are the best of the well-known restaurants? Anyplace that's overrated/overpriced? I know it's not exactly a culinary mecca, but am also aware that there's a nice mixture of Tex-Mex and New Mexican influence going on, and a huge farm-to-table/responsible eating scene there. Any advice from locals or people familiar with the area would be appreciated.
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>http://www.denver.org/denver-restaurant-week/
coincidentally was in denver for restaurant week a couple years back. my wife and i got the best steaks we've ever had for $52.80 (total, not each).

but just generally denver has some great food, especially lunch spots. burnt end bbq was great, and i lived in the middle of texas for 3 years.
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>>1203867
Not OP, but going to be visiting Denver when I land there in a few hours for a couple days. I'll take this onto consideration since I'm sure lll be walking around a lot.
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>>1203856
>>1203859
>>1203867
>>1203870
>>1203883
Thanks a bunch guys! I tend to prefer taking advice from people who aren't affiliated with tourism magazines/city commerce boards. If it serves as any point of reference, I'll be living down the street from the CU Denver campus, and will be restricted to biking/walking/busing to get around. It seems like the Cap Hill district has some decent spots, and I'm really looking forward to checking out the aforementioned 26th + Walnut area. Cheers!
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Also, every person I've talked to has told me to avoid Casa Bonita, is this good advice? I mostly wanted to go because it seems like a Denver institution, but people tell me the food is terrible.
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In my experience, food in CO is pretty hit and miss. It's growing a lot, but there's still this Wroming-ish cowboy culture, and though there's nothing wrong with that, they don't exactly have great tastes.

Had some pretty bad chicken and waffles (how do you fuck that up?) at a supposed great spot, and this "award winning" ramen place I went to was a travesty.

Best food I had was at a cocktail bar called WIlliams & Graham

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ITT: Worst travel experiences
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>>1200886
went to a music festival abroad, train back to the airport was delayed, missed my flight, had to spend 72 hours in valencia airprot, couldnt sleep as I needed to check for standby seats on flights every 2 hours
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>>1201113

You must be 16
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Being stuck in in Dublin for 3 days due to baggage handler strikes and my bags lost due to strikes when travelling with Ryan Air, eventually getting a paid ferry to Liverpool to train all the way down to London.

Flying with AirBerlin, the delays I didn't mind thats normal and I think everyone should be patient. However the air crew allowing a ridiculous amount of on board luggage meant all the above stowaways were full by the time I boarded. So I sat with my backpack on my lap for the flight to Budapest.

Lastly one being entirely my fault, getting too drunk before flying back from Belfast and being told they were going to check with the pilot whether they would allow me to fly. Fucking terrifying moment, awaiting whether I will be stuck further in Northern Ireland or not. They eventually allowed me to board.
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>>1202889
>I'm promptly rearrested for unpaid tickets
Lost it.
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Was on Malta this January, coldest winter in 30 years. Hostels of course weren't used to this so they didn't have heating. It was colder inside than outside, to the point where you could see your own breath. It was also windy as fuck which made it even worse. The journey home (to Austria) also took 11 hours instead of 5 because of flight delays across Europe

1. The last airline you flew
2. How was the airplane meal
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>>1198404
Fly a North American carrier and then you'll understand.
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Singapore to Helsinki on Finnair
I didn't feel like throwing up, so OK I guess. Previously had mostly bad experiences flying Finnair
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I flew Delta domestically so no meal but they served these awesome blueberry granola snacks. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I forgot to remember the name of them but now I want to order them online.
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>>1203835
>> Amateur who has only done short flights less than 8-10 hours
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>>1197920
I flew a 1 hour and 20 min flight from Juneau Alaska to Anchorage Alaska. I rode first class on Alaska Airlines, and the meal was a spinach mushroom burrito. I had terrible breath the rest of the day. It also tasted terrible.

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anyone been? any recommendations? other places in india worth visiting?

what's the country with the horniest women??

is it the Philippines?
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>>1203455
Yes, girls in Finland are easy and slutty. The downside is that they are usually bad in bed, and just lie there waiting for you to finish.
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>>1203841
>Big cities in the Amazon region (Iquitos and Manaus)
How come? What sets them apart from other Brazilian and Peruvian cities?
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>>1203911
I'm pretty dominant in bed, so that doesn't bother me. Just fertile clay. My hand will around their throat or pulling their hair, maybe in a headlock as I grind from behind.
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>>1203860
Not that guy, but Kenya. Basically anywhere south of Ethiopia, excluding S. Africa though. Compared to SEA, tje women are actually agressive and outgoing in pursuing you. More flirty. And more enthusiastic, better in bed on average. The black sex meme works for women, too, I guess.
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>>1203937
Kenya and Nairobi are said to be rather dangerous.
Is it a good country for someone who has never been to Africa and wants to get laid? Or do you recommend others?

>>1203936
But why are they easier than women from other areas?

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Hello. I'm Brazilian, and I'm here to warn you.

Don't come to Brazil. I'll explain why.

1 - Everything is overpriced, especially for you.
A normal water bottle is R$2. In tourist points, like Rio de Janeiro, get ready to pay R$5. Most sellers, when they see you are a "gringo", the price will go to R$10.
This happens with everything you are going to buy.
You can avoid this happening with taxis, at least. Just use Uber.
2 - There is no security.
See that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMdnMsUuaIA
This is Rio de Janeiro. It is very easy to steal, see? Especially for you, too. Gringos are very easy to steal. Very very easy. When someone see that you are gringo, get ready to be stolen.
Also, the police aren't gone to help you. See the movie Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite), what happens with the normal police is true: they aren't going to solve the crime, they just put in the statistics.
3 - Most people don't speak English.
Most people who speak it have a broken English, too. You'll find most English speakers in South and SP. If you are Japanese, you can find some people in SP too (especially Liberdade).
Don't thrust the "South is Germanic" meme, they don't speak German.

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>>1203220
>Brazilians who came up to the States to primarily power shop for electronics and luxury items without robberies

It's not about avoiding robberies, it's about avoiding taxes.
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>>1203220
>For the past five years, over ONE THIRD of tourists coming and going in Florida now to "vacation" are Brazilians who came up to the States to primarily power shop for electronics and luxury items without robberies.
...And you can still have your hand luggage stolen during the flight.
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>>1203930
>...And you can still have your hand luggage stolen during the flight.
During the flight? Really? The whole piece of luggage? How unseasoned a traveler are you?
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Don't trust in OP. Brazil isn't Rio de Janeiro. But he's correct.

I think the gringos will like cities like the as in South, Minas Gerais and São Paulo states.

São Paulo is fucking huge, more than New York in numbers, there's a lot of things to do here.

No, in South there's a lot of German speakers, OP. Not a rare thing. I know at least 5 german speakers (and me) and I fucking live in SP.
o.O

BUT PLEASE, FUCK YOU GRINGOS AND LEARN SOME PORTUGUESE.
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nice try, Argentina minister of tourism.



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