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/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:


Don't forget visa requirements:

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

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me and my two friends will be coming to united states via work and travel, we have two options
1) Virginia, williamsburg as house keeper for 10 dollars per hour
2)Dallas, garland as lifeguard for 7,25 dollars per hour
which one do you reccomend us to choose
if you like history, then you will like Williamsburg. It has one of the biggest open air museums in the country, and there are actors dressed up as historic people, you can go and talk to them as if you were visiting a town in the 1700's.
I live in Dallas. Trust me, you should go to Williamsburg.
Take the housekeeper job.

Think about it.

>Clean rooms for $10.00/hour
>Be responsible for the safety & well-being of irresponsible idiots for $7.25/hour
This is basically my thinking
If you fuck up as a lifeguard people could literally die under your watch. If you fuck up as a housekeeper you'll get told not to do it again. Also it pays more and is in a better part of the country

I'm not a fan of the East coast just on principle, because of the people there, but it's still better than fucking Texas. Pay aside VA is better in pretty much every aspect. More things to do, better community, better culture. Dallas is someplace I would visit once for a day and then never again

I'm going to visit Berlin with my girlfriend in April for 4 or 5 days and I have this list of places we'd like to visit.
We'd really like to walk around and see famous/historical sights and landmarks. I guess neither of us are interested in parties or clubs or anything like that.

What are we missing? Also, which of the "maybes" are the best to add onto the "definitely" list?

>Reichstag (sign up for a free tour in advance)
>Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery)
>Brandenburg Gate
>Checkpoint Charlie
>Potsdamer Platz

>Neues Museum

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Digga wo gibts den besten Dürüm in Kreuzberg
Lekkerurlaub best hostel in Kreuzberg
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>Wake me up
Are the no-go zones in Berlin as bad as those in cities like Paris and London?
>people say that hitler was good

That autist destroyed nearly all of europe

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I'm in Vancouver for a few days, I'm going to the aquarium tomorrow, what else is there to do?
weather is shit which rules out a lot

ubc museum of anthropology
if there's no low clouds could go up grouse mountain gondola
there's downtown chinatown full of addicts, but richmond chinatown (redundant) if you're into asian stuff
Check out Granville Island. It's like Seattle's Pike Place Market only, ya know, an island.

Also there's a pretty cool motorcycle museum if you're into that.
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Did the market today, pretty neat.

I'm staying in the downtown area so I'm pretty close to Stanley park which I'll go to tomorrow.

The weather isn't too bad, just patchy showers.

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Thailand thread. Anyway I'm going to Pattaya this weekend and looking around on google streetview has me so pumped, haven't been there since my navy days. I have a question about motorbikes there, can you rent them, can you ride them on any road even though you don't have a thai drivers license?
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Glad you found an alternative you're looking forward to at least.

How did you meet the Thai gf?
If you fuck a thai/cambodian hooker without a condom, is she expecting that you'll cum inside her? Are they actually on BC?

I fucked a few without condoms but always pulled out because I wasn't sure.
chance for contacting HIV by the way of having vaginal intercourse with a HIV+ woman for a male is around 0.25%
Ive been on koh phangan for a while now but gonna stay 1 more week. Anyone around here want to meet up?
Working in the Middle East, actually. In the Gulf/GCC countries most service jobs are done by South Asians/ South East Asians/ Africans.

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So I'm planning a one week trip to Cuba. I'm a single male, living in Atlanta, Georgia.

Any recommendations for places to stay? Things to do? Travel tips for Cuba?

Usually when I travel alone I'll stay in a youth hostel, and try to do 1 or 2 little adventures, but nothing too crazy.

thanks guys.
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Are flying into Havana? I've only been mid-island, Cayo Coco area. Some pretty amazing snorking/spear-fishing spots there.

Yeah was gonna do Atlanta to Havana.

The currency thing is kinda tripping me out. Apparently I need to convert USD to pounds. Then pounds to their national currency, then from national to their convertible currency.

Jesus. I'm sure each transaction will have fees.

I've also been told not to buy the street food as it will make you sick.
No, you can convert dollars directly to commie monopoly money, if you're okay with taking a 10% hit

The food is fine, just don't eat in government-run places, those will taste awful and give you the runs

Ask your host for advice on where to go and what to do, there are a lot of Canadians on /trv/ that will steer you the wrong way because they get "special treatment" and dont realize everyone is scamming the shit out of them

Don't buy rum or cigars except through your host or your host's sources

If you're gonna be in Havana you should walk the old havana part, if you get bored of the urban exploration ask about:

Monument to the "achievements" of the communists, a rusted decaying complex where you can see some pretty curious shit like soviet planes and such, it's neat

>Parque Lenin

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Thank you so so much!

I guess may last question, what am I looking at budget wise?

I was thinking:
> $500 plane ticket
> $35 a day airbnb
> $30 a day food
> $30 a day minor fun (and taxis, airport too)

Am I missing anything?
Interesting, tell me more, I am gonna be 3 days in Havana starting this Saturday

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I'm thinking of applying to go woofing or whatever it is called in France this summer. I wanna do something like pick fruit or work at a holiday camp, something where I can work with other people my age, make friends (get laid if really lucky), and improve my French. However I am kind of stuck there is too many websites and too many options.

Have I left it too late for this year ?. Preferably I would like something between early June and September.
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Imma just drop this link here, in case it might interest you. In switzerland the local farmers struggle to find enough able-bodied people to help out on their farms. They post openings on this website. They're not paid, but you would get free food and housing and live with a swiss family. You can pick a farm that's on the french speaking part of the country so you can still learn french and be close enough to the border with france that you could travel there too.

>They're not paid, but you would get free food and housing and live with a swiss family.
That sounds terrible
>They're not pai
which is why they don't get help
then why is wwoofing so popular? same concept
It's terrible from a labor standpoint, but it's terrific from a travel standpoint.

Working for free = Shit
Free room & boarding in a foreign country = Pretty good.

Many WWOOF jobs aren't even full-time (8-10 hours, for 40+ hours a week). You typically work 4-5 hours, then do whatever the fuck you want.

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Check this out
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Thanks OP, i like this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VusJAvnQKXU
Wow, envious... Thanks for sharing.
Somehow just managed to watch 2 hours of that guy
although now I just feel like some sort of vicarious cuck
Amazing video! Guy is making the most of every minute he's got. My favorite thing about going places is meeting people like this. Gonna have to watch more of this stuff.

Anons, how did you get your wife to give your solo travel plans the OK?
I didn't think a few weeks out of the year was a lot to ask, but feckin' hell.
Unmarried people/MGTOWs need not respond.
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lol. i'm 36 and am on 4chan more days than not, i know something's wrong with me.

but when offering serious advice i like to provide a little proof that i'm not just a keyboard expert and my opinions are based off my experiences.
The last time I traveled without my wife, I tacked a month of travel to places she didn't really want to go onto a two-week visit to a place she did want to go. Plus, in my case, I made sure that part of my solo travel overlapped with a business trip on her part. So she had to be somewhere else anyway, and we met in the middle (I was in Ukraine, she was in Switzerland, we met in Turkey).
But posting on facebook would be ok? It's heavily censored and I dare say /trv/ is one of the more civilized boards.
OP here; I don't want to get into an /adv/-tier debate, but I'm reading all of your comments. Cheers lads.
We did bring this issue up at a counseling session once, and got basically nowhere.
you sound like a cuckold

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Headed to Charleston for a weekend. Any tips? Restaurant recommendations? Things to see? Cheers!
Local here:

http://xiaobaobiscuit.com/ is the best restaurant in CHS.


Hominy Grill across the street is a bit more southern. Have to get shrimp and grits at least once.

It is imperative that you go to at least one brewery. I suggest Revelry or Holy City.

This site will let you know about stuff going on.

Walking tours are actually fantastic. You can walk around the city and fall in love with how quaint and beautiful it is, but having a guide will give you the history. I have been on like 5 since being here.
Thank you!!

The Tattooed Moose. Has arguably the best sandwich in America (the duck club). their duck fat fries are good, their local beer choices are stellar.
There's also a Mexican place near there that is pretty good

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China general thread

Ask your traveling in china questions, TEFL questions and whatev else that is china related

Going to Chengdu to start a ten month TEFL contract this October, anybody chengdu bound wanting a new mate lemme know

Anyone who's been to Chengdu also share your experience for me please, never left Europe so i know as much as the internet can tell me
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best food you will ever eat
stay away from the tibetan scum
Not same person, but also from the EU, and got a double-entry visa last time.

The only additional thing they asked compared to single-entry was 'proof' of me leaving the country. I did not have any proof upon application, cause I had to clue when exactly I want to leave, etc. But the Chinese visa girl told me I needed 'proof'. Turns out they're happy if you just randomly print out a booking.com confirmation page of any random hotel booking outside of China, I just printed it for her then and there (they had printers and all), cancelled it the moment I left. lol

Got the double-entry visa, also they don't give a fuck if you change your dates (within the 3+3 months you get for entering for the 1st and 2nd time).

Also check if the year visa is the same price now for you as well, it just changed in some Euro countries.
What's the easiest way to get RMB in Hong Kong or Shenzhen border? Can I just use my debit/credit card?
In Shenzhen at every ATM, in HK at every exchange office, check the rates beforehand. In my case I try to withdraw enough cash so I don't need to hit the ATM too often, a one time ATM commission is often better than the exchange rate.
Do all mainland China ATMS take international cards?

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Hallo, My gf and Me are going on a Journey through australia (about 6-8 months). We wanted to Start in Darwin, buy a car there and make our way through the country.
What do you think of Darwin? Good or Not too good Start for Backpacker. We are 22/20 and Start in october/November
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Darwin is extremely hot all the time pretty much but especially december. there isn't a wrong place to start in Australia really.
Strayan here, Darwin's got a bit of a bad rep but take that with a grain of salt because I've never been there. A good car will run you minimum $4000 AUD so be prepared for that. I'd recommend going south from Darwin through Queensland to Brisbane/Gold Coast, staying in Byron Bay for a while (it's mint during the summer) and then going down to Sydney/Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road is meant to be amazing.
Also, I'd highly recommend a Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore sedan/wagon because there's millions of them in this country so they're cheap as chips to get repaired.

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So how will traveling in 100 years look like /trv/? We will be able to travel to the moon? Or the bottom of the Mariana trench?

Provided the next 80 years see a continuous peace in the Western world and no major crisis
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100 years huh? Maybe by then, people will get Total Recall style memories of vacations implanted into their minds, at a fraction of the cost of real traveling. Then the "real traveler" meme will finally become literal.
They'll still be very little travel to the Moon or Mars.

Space hotels in orbit around earth will become a full fledged industry serving upper middle class and up.

War and violence will continue to decline, making more places easier to visit

China is gonna be incredible

North Korea will be flooded with Tourist

Places like New Orleans will still be dry, even if it takes incredible feats of engineering

English will be closer to being the global language

Jacksonville, FL will be the hippest town in America
>War and violence will continue to decline, making more places easier to visit

Good joke. Where do you think those hundreds of million of African climate change refugees are going to go?

For the Americas I can see a peaceful future, but for Europe not at all.
Sure, maybe. You're trying to predict the future and that's hard. Going on just historical trends it's totally reasonable to expect it to continue.
>Implying war and violence haven't been steadily decreasing for years

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GF and I are planning a winter vacation.

Where is the best place in the world to celebrate christmas/new years?

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New York City? Has a lot of Christmas traditions. I'd avoid New Years, at least in the crowds. As I understand you have to wear a diaper.
OP here I am actually from NYC and we wear diapers all the time. It is just more efficient.
Why don't you try Germany? Wife has been wanting to go to some huge Christmas town or market there. The way I understand it, Christmas started in Germany, aside from that whole messiah thing.

Is Calgary/Banff National Park a good place to go to in November?

>Never Been to Canada
>Big fan of Hockey and outdoors stuff
>Will be with my mom and dad, we are all over 21
November is usually when the first snow starts to stick

doubt the lifts will be open yet, but snowshoeing and maybe cross country skiing might be possible

being 21 doesn't matter, drinking age is 18

banff is a bit of a tourist meme because of it's closeness to calgary, there's better towns to go to in the rockies that might take an hour or two to drive too

a lot of australians
>Will be with my mom and dad, we are all over 21
>anon is over 21
>mom and dad are over 21 too

wew lad
maybe I'm just a pussy, but when I was in Banff over the summer it was slightly cold. like 40s and 50s. so I'd imagine it would be really cold in November.

It's a great place though. Jasper is nearby and is equally good
Jasper is way better imo. less busy, more hikes, more naturey shit, less chinks, etc. Go to the bar and watch a hockey game.

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