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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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What is the worst city you have visited outside of your home country?

What made it so bad?
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Amsterdam city centre does not equal Amsterdam, the city. The city centre is, in its entirety, a tourist trap. Most Amsterdammers avoid it like the plague.
>being a cumskin with a weak constitution
must suck only being able to eat pretty food
Copenhagen. It gets so much hype but then

>dirty as fuck
>piss poor metro system
>expensive food that isnt worth the price
>nothing to do during the day, one of the biggest attractions is a small fucking mermaid statue
>people chainsmoking so much it makes Parisians look healthy

All the more shit after visiting Stockholm which is

>clean as fuck for a big city
>one of the nicest metros Ive seen
>tons of shit to do between museums and historical sites within the city
>the whole city's architecture is gorgeous as opposed to just one street
>expensive food but very worth it; fresh cinnamon buns everywhere instead of stale danishes

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>there are people on this board right now who don't like Berlin

I can't fathom this. Fun as fuck
Everything I hate about Europe supercondensed

Alternatively, any of the newer cities in Turkey, because they're just endless prefab concrete apartment buildings

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Hi, I'm a British guy who can't decide between visiting Toronto or Montreal for my next vacation. Could you guys tell me the better city and why I should pick one over the other?
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Montreal is much better. The coffee and food are scenes are amazing, the people are better looking/better dressed and it's got a really good relaxed vibe. The metro is also very nice and makes getting around easy.

Toronto has shit public transportation, is dirtier, feels more like a soulless big city and doesn't feel much different from American cities. However, I did also enjoy my time in Toronto and appreciated how big it is/how all the different neighborhoods means there's something for everyone. I just think it's not a destination like Montreal is.
Toronto is absolute shit. It's one of the dreariest, most boring, generic, underwhelming cities on earth. Not to mention that it's full of chinks, has complete prickjob cops who make sure no fun is allowed anywhere, is crowded to all shit, and traffic is basically always at a standstill. Might I add that it's where all the SJW feminist nutjobs like Big Red reside, there's no good live music because everyone listens to boring indie shoegaze, everyone dresses like a redditor, and these dickheads work in gay little tech startups, all the bars are dirty and run down because "dive bars" are totally hip and cool, it's hard to get laid, their club district is full of Arabs and Indians, the whole city is run down. And hey, do you like faggots? Because it has the largest community of faggots in North America, and don't worry, once a year every channel plays their celebration of fucking little boys called "pride parade"!
Haven't been to Toronto but Montréal is great. Always lots of festivals and big parties, cirque, young vibrant community and just cool shit all around town.
I live in Toronto and a lot of complaints about the city are valid. The food scene is mediocre, there is no unified architecture, there is a distinct lack of culture, the people who live on King West are materialistic cunts but simultaneously not very rich, public transport is 30 years behind the civilized world, there are a lot of homeless people pissing and shitting everywhere, there is a lack of effort to curb homelessness and mental illness at the municipal and provincial level. Also, the students are generally hysterical, reactionary SJWs.

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Post here /trv/ for questions that don't deserve their own threads.
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>Why the fuck doesn't /trv/ have the flag emblem when someone makes a post?
Being from a country doesn't give you the same street cred as anyone else who tourists it. Think about that. When was the last time you went to a museum in your own city? Travel advice tends to be quite general, and too country specific for the most part.
>But why? just to post a fucking selfie on Facebook?
That isn't why people travel. That's your projection. It comes from a place of your own naivety, lack of experience, and like you said no interest in other cultures or countries. I'd suggest you also don't give a shit about history, architecture, or anything else. Maybe it's depression. You don't at all sound privileged like you describe, just low class. You probably have little savings/little education, so when other people blow money or sacrifice in order to spend money, you can't relate. If you ever took a single humanities, music appreciation, geography, geology, world history or any arts class that wasn't some quick required slice of your life, you wouldn't get it. I bet you don't read novels for pleasure.

Fix yourself kid. Get a little attitude adjustment when you have two dimes to rub together and start to collect art for your house, a significant other, or just collect memories to reflect on.
>To be fair, there are a lot of people who essentially do just go to take selfies and otherwise experience as homely a situation as possible.
It all sounds very reflective and philosophical, but it's still not true. It isn't just a mutation of society with the living through facebook image portrayal, because it's impossible to totally ignore all the other aspects of an adventure unless you're certifiably mentally ill, with 2 or more disorders. As many crazy people there are in the world, it's still rare, and certainly not the majority or "a lot of people" as you state.
because Hong Kong is better in everyway other than gambling
Do you think it's possible/a good idea for a NEET to do volunteering/working abroad? I figured it would double up as travel experience and a way to leave my useless leech lifestyle.

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So I'm going to be visiting a friend in Italy next month. As a gift, I want to bring her a bunch of American candies so she can see what we have here. I'm trying to figure out what American candies are currently sold in Europe so I know what to not buy.

Any advice?
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Alright thanks man.

I'll buy some Reeses, Skittles, poptarts, and maybe some caramel popcorn or something that's made locally.
German here, we can get Southern Comfort in every supermarket.
A European Snickers bar is not the same as a US Snickers bar.
If you actually want to treat this lady then you'll have to buy imported US candy. This will not be cheap.
If your friend is a snack nerd, you can bring some US 3Musketeers which are equivalent to the EU MilkyWay, but different from the US MilkyWay (which you can bring too) closer to the EU Mars bar.

Maple syrup and peanut butter are less available in Europe, I think mostly for cultural reasons.

Perhaps cinnamon or pumpkin flavoured cakes are somewhat more typical of US.

On the chocolate side, it's true that European snacks are often superior.
Skeetles sold in Europe.

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Hey everyone, student from the US. I'm planning on studying abroad in Germany in spring, and I'm stuck between three options in Badem-Wuerttemberg. The options are Heidelberg, Konstanz, and Tuebingen. Any opinions out there? My German is alright, by the time I'm there I will have had two years of uni German.
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>I don't really like the bavarian culture/people
Which one do you like better?
Thanks for the help

How expensive is "fucking expensive"? my country will pay me around 700 euro per month to study there and if I can pick up part time work I would be sorted.


Check this here bro. I guess you are lucky if you can live in a students dorm. It's the most expensive city to live in in germany.

Well I live in the Palatinate now and I must say it's alright here.
>I don't really like the bavarian culture/people, since they are really full of themselves.
Only towards Germans, who often look down on us for some reason. Towards other foreigners were really nice.
>I don't really like the bavarian culture/people, since they are really full of themselves.
>Only towards Germans, who often look down on us for some reason

Hast du mein Argument nicht grade selbst begründet?

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I see these backpackers with massive backpacks staying in hostels and I think what could they possibly need to bring with them that warrants lugging that on your back across countries?

I've travelled with my little brothers tiny backpack stuffed with clothes and toiletries because I was late for a flight/the train/whatever (I'm always late) and couldn't find another bag

So why do these backpackers need such enormous bags? They're not sleeping outdoors they're staying in hostels
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forgot to mention:

I got a smaller toiletries bag after this photo and replaced the flip flops for a pair of Tevas.

If I were to do it again, I wouldn't have brought the Vans at all, they were basically dead weight the whole time.
Did you only stay in cities? Didn't even venture out into nature there?

Why do you say that? Do I need trekking poles or something?

You're right, though. I mainly stayed in cities. I hiked Bukhansan in Korea and went to Ninh Binh province in Vietnam. Tevas were fine for both situations.
Bags in pic related aren't even that big, seen folks with much bigger kek.
Personally I carry a 45L backpack and a small bag for food, and I do sleep outside 90% of the time, so it's mostly clothes and camping gear. And really i carry astoundingly little.
>hammock and tarp, no tent.
>no sleeping pad, just a small bag
>2 changes of clothes, pair of pants, windbreaker (I wear things 2 or 3 days or until they start to feel gross)
>other small bullshit
BUT that other 10% of the time I stay with friends or use a hostel when I'm in a big city. So... just because someone stays in a hostel one night doesn't mean they don't need camping gear.

Even when I went south east Asia I had a 45L green canvas bag that I picked up for £20, and I even packed a jumper, waterproof jacket and a fucking scarf for some reason (they went in the bin about 30 seconds out of Bangkok INTL)

The only large bag I've ever had was a north face duffel style hiking bag which I took to Africa, because I knew I wouldn't have much chance to do dry cleaning, and I'd be sweating all day long as I did hiking and stuff out there, so needed space for boots and shit.

I've seen backpackers with a 90litre on their back and a 35 on their front, always middle class teens on some gap year with a fucking bear grylls style survival kit, it's Thailand not the capital wasteland ya fucking dingus.

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Hi Guys!

I two weeks I'll be leaving for my first ever trip to Asia. And it'll be my first time travelling alone.
If someone has something must see/do, I'd really like that!
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Granted, more American backpackers go to Latin America, Europe, and arguably even Africa, than SEA. But we are so large, a significant number do go to SEA as well. Granted SEA is the most expensive place to travel from the USA, barring Oceana
I see, that does sound very enjoyable. I'll give it a look over, thanks for the info.

I am from yurop so I imagine it's slightly cheaper to get to SE Asia, maybe?
Yeah definitely m8.
Like everyone else has said, book one of the boat tours, theyre a dime a dozen. Shop around though, everyone on our boat seemed to pay different prices. We paid 70 USD a head for 2 nights (the most we paid for anything in vietnam, by a long way).
The backpacker district has a slough of hostels to choose from, but the beachfront is taken up by hotels catering to Chinese tourists.
Hey guys I am also going to Cambodia/Laos. I have a budget of around 3000-4000€. Think it will be enough for two months? also Im traveling alone, will I die?

What about immigration thread? I want to go to USA. Live and working there, states California or Massachusetts. I am a programmer, 23 years.
USA guys, before I get citizenship I can work non officially by profession?
Get a job from a company that will sponsor you with an H1 visa.

Or marry an American and file green card paperwork to get a work permit.
I'm thinking the same, also a programmer here. Where are you living currently?
in Russia. But I dont like this country and want to go to USA. I tried to get green card (lottery) but...
For example?
America sucks and will be a hellhole if clinton gets elected. Go to canada they might be cowardly and pathetic but at least you get free healthcare

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Sup /trv/? My girlfriend and I will be flying out to Hawaii in two months. We will either be flying into O'ahu or Maui, still undecided. For those of you who have been, what would you recommend? We enjoy nature moreso than people. Love hiking, and of course being by the water. I'm looking into some things now, but it'd be great to hear some first hand stories and get personal input.

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I have the opportunity to move from Europe to other countries because of my parents and I’ve chosen England to improve my English.
I have to choose between:


Any thoughts about theses areas ? What should I do/choose ?
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I've lived in Cambridge for the last year as a student. It's very picturesque and pretty, but on the downside it's quite small compared to other English cities and the cost of living is quite high (being a major commuting base to London etc). I hear Oxford is slightly bigger if you do end up going for this type of area. Don't go to either if the idea of Chinese tourists flooding the streets all year round puts you off. Cambridge is not car-friendly if you plan on driving when you are here.
Alright so I’ve planned this trip just to improve my English, only for study purposes (I want to quit my native country for England to study to a law school and afterwards work there)

As far as I’m concerned I don’t have a "typical place" that I like, I like every kind of places where you can visit, practise sport, discover another country, another culture, meet people and so on, in a few words: Enjoy your trip
>I’ll travel with "Education First" and live with a host family during the time of the stay, however all the activities are planned by them if I remember correctly. (I’m from France and I’m 16 by the way)

Thank you for your reply, I’ll do a little research about the places you’ve mentioned.
(and sorry for the eventual grammatical mistakes)
potential grammatical mistakes* sorry

Another UK here.

Have you considered rent and how much you can afford.

It goes without saying that London will be pretty pricey accommodation-wise, the same with Oxford and Cambridge because rich folks who work in London but don't want to live there commute from a bit further away and push up the house prices locally.

Manchester is another major cosmopolitan area but much further north.

I would also recommend thinking about access to travel routes such as trains, major motorways etc. Do you have a car?

At the end of the day money will dictate where you will live so pay close attention to that.
Manchester, easily.

First reply is correct, though Manchester is far cheaper than Bristol. Bristol is incredibly bourgeois.

Translation please?
You'll get a couple mandatory shitposts and waito piggu jokes but some Korean will eventually translate it for you.
Y: Let's take a trip this week?
O: Where to?
Y: I don't know. Never mind if you don't want to.
O: I just asked where to and that's the response I get.
Y: Can't you just say yes and ask me where I want to go?

The last sentence doesn't make sense. It's something about Orange's last text.
samsung nida kekeke

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What are the best cities in Europe? I'm want to go there for my first international vacation and I want to know what to see.
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dont talk shit about albania you pleb
how the fuck is rome underrated jesus christ you are fucking retarded
I haven't been to yurop in a while but here's some suggestions
The Hague
Oh boy, another self-hating American
Agreed with eastern European/Balkan cities being god tier.
Sarajevo is a pretty interesting city but very small worth visiting for 2 days. Not like other western cities though except a lot of mosques and muslims native to the region and a lot of old ottoman influences.

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I've begun planning for a 2 week backpacking trip around Greece after Christmas 2016, and I'm trying to see as much ancient history as I can. I've never been to Greece before but my general plan is to start in Athens and travel down into the Peloponnese possibly ending in Crete.
I'd appreciate any help or advice you guys have on anything to see or do, or any advice on the best way to travel around.

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New Japan General
What's your favorite memory of Japan? One of mine was visiting fushimi inari at night, pretty spooky.

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*

*Note about the JR Pass*

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just don't sleep? who cares? try not to take a retardedly long flight and then just take a nap/go to bed in the evening. You won't lose more than an afternoon
I would add more for food. Also eat more in general mate so you can become big and strong
Anyone else real sad now that they're back from Japan? I miss it a bunch even though it's already been almost 3 months since I came back
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I came back 2 days ago and i'm fucking sad, the food was so good and i almost picked up a cutie.
I know that feeling at it'll actually get worse with time until you go again. And afterwards it'll hit you even harder.
I've been in the same boat, visiting 3 times and now I'm about to move there for an extended period (permanently if it all goes well).

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