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Has anyone else done this, letting out your room while you go travelling?

Did you check with your landlord that he/she didn't mind you doing such a thing?
Yes done it a few times when I've been on holiday.

Never told the landlord - most rental contracts have clauses in them to prevent you "sub-letting" so most landlords would not be cool with this sort of thing as it's a breach of contract. But it's very unlikely the landlord will ever find out. Lots of people are doing the airbnb thing on the down low.

The most problematic thing for me was having to get the keys to the guest while you're in the airport or in another country. I've always had to ask a housemate or neighbor to help out and it's a bit of hassle & stress.
I’ve done a home exchange stuff once. Unsatisfactory experience overall because the couple jew’d us out, but there was no money involved.
We could probably get a nice sum for sub-letting our apartment but we have 2 dogs and 5 cats so there’s that.

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I'm making a list of prisons around the world I want to visit. Any recommendations on locations you've visited or know of? Preferably ones open to the public with tours or information, but just taking pictures of the outside would be worth a visit for me. No, I don't want to commit any crimes to get the full experience.

I have a trip to Northern England with a long list to see, and I'm planning a nation-wide tour of Russian gulags, but I'd like to see other parts of the world too.

Pic is Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio where some movies were filmed. I've seen Eastern State Pen. in Philadelphia, the West Virginia Pen. in Moundsville, Joliet near Chicago (not open to public), Missouri State Reformatory, and lots of smaller historical jails. Internationally I saw Quezon City Jail in the Philippines (operational) and few jails in Canada.

Thanks in advance
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Just do dph if you guys wanna mert hatman
These are touristy places in Turkey:


There is a hostel called Alibi Hostel in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, which is situated in an old prison. Opened last year, I think.
>Alibi Hostel in Leeuwarden
That looks amazing. European prisons can be so fancy.

This is definitely on my list now. Thank you. I planned on flying Turkish airlines and they all hub in Turkey, so this will justify a long layover. Thanks

Theres been a lot sick fucks hanged or locked up in there.

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Realistically. Can I travel in Tibet by myself? I know the permits and it seems its very difficult to get around them. Always having a middle man to hold my papers and keeping an eye on me. Background: I am pretty good to do travels by myself. I can spend days / week in nature without getting lost or dying. But this is I feel a political reason. So for people who traveled to Tibet, do I need to follow the rules, stick to the guided walks with other tourists? Many times, the visa policy of a country is strict and serious but in reality it's rarely enforced that way.
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considering how much easier it is to go to nepal, yes, this was my exact thinking, perhaps i get caught but i can talk myself out of it for sure
Are you retarded?

West Sichuan is culturally Tibetan.

It isn't fake or a knockoff or something.

Why don't you actually become educated on the thing you claim to be interested in you fucking moron?
I've only been to Lhasa in 2013, so the permit situation has probably changed a bit. Though I think it was less strict in 2012.

I got my permits in China through a hostel. The permit required me to travel with a group of people, all from my home country. I think before 2013 the people didn't have to be from the same country. Hiring a guide was obligatory of course. The hostel just fuddled the papers a little bit to make it seem I was with a group. I met the guide in Lhasa, but I didn't really have to spend time with her, so I could walk around alone for four days. I had to apply for the permit in China, and it was a gamble if I would even get it. Depends what the situation in Tibet is at the moment.

Outside Lhasa is a separate permit, and I think you have to pay for a jeep and some other stuff. In the end it's gonna cost you.

Western Sichuan is good. Jiuzhaigou especially, stayed there in a Tibetan homestay. Beatiful place, but the earthquake destroyed it few months ago.

McLeod Ganj in northern India is good too, that's where the Tibetan government is in exile, so a lot of Tibetans living there.
Try Mustang or Ladakh to avoid all the red tape
Ladakh is extremely beautiful. Just be aware that you will need about three days to adjust to the high altitudes if you are flying in. Take some camphor with you to sniff to remove any dizziness. It would be a better experience to fly to a nearby city, and then hire a driver to take a jeep up to Ladakh. You won't have any headaches, and you would be treated with amazing views.

The people there are very friendly. Be sure to try the apricots. They are delicious! I went during the summer. I know snow can be a big issue during the winter time, so do some diligent research before booking flights. Airports and roadways could close down.

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Strayan with AUD 3k, need to spend a couple weeks overseas. Need suggestions ASAP.
Perfect time of year to check out Tassie, m8.
What would I even be doing there?

I am planning on taking a trip to Europe this winter. More specifically I am going to Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. I have 4 days in each city. Obviously there is a lot to experience and see in each city, so I am well aware that I won't be able to see everything. With that said, I do want to make the most of my time in each city.

I want to to hear about anons' experiences in each city and recommended locations to visit.

I already checked out the Paris thread and got some good ideas from there. So far I want to visit the Army Museum, Versailles, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs-Elysees.

I also really want to go visit the beaches at Normandy to pay my respects (F). I learned that it is about a 2 hour train ride to Caen which is nearby. If any anons have experience with touring the D-day beaches your input would be very valuable.

Regarding Amsterdam and Frankfurt, I don't know too much about them. All I know about Amsterdam is what everyone hears about its reputation for coffee shops and the red light district. I know even less about Frankfurt. Any input here is greatly appreciated.
Why are you traveling to Frankfurt? Unless you really, really needed to there isn't anything there. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich are far better options to see Germany.

You can book a tour (group or private) that visits all the major places in Normandy quite easily from Caen, or take local transport.
I had friends recommend Frankfurt so it doesn't seem like too terrible of a stop. The reason for going though was because it is part of the package I was signed up for. This trip was a gift so I didn't get much say in the exact locations.

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Traveling to LA alone tomorrow. Will be there for 2 days and have no idea what to do when I get there. Anyone have any recommendations?
Skidrow, 2AM, you're welcome

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is vanlife (living in a van) a meme or something to actually consider doing ? I'm tired to live in the same shitty place and to be able to live an adventure, possibly saving rent and being able to do roadtrips on the cheap is quite appealing to me.
Of course I then checked out the infinity of Instagram photos and checked for cheap vans of craigslist

alright so, am I retarded for thinking about living in a van ? thoughts
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Damn that sounds nice.
I'm eastern canadian so i definitly don't want to live a winter in a van
live in the bay area, long time ago had the opportunity to buy a pristine 1999 vanagon for 3k, now they go for 15k minimum due to techies buying them up.

It's feasible though op, some people enjoy it some people hate it. the main factor is your personality.
>bay area
Which country are you talking about?
Spain? China?
>198 cm

vanlife is not for me
There's only one bay area in the English language, and that's San Francisco bay. "The bay area" is not a generic term, like "the coastal area" would be.

Boatlife would at least not preclude sex.

Don't know anything about it, but I have this screencap, and it's relevant to the topic of nomadic housing.

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What's the best city in Germany?

My vote is for Frankfurt. Literally has everything
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Sure thing, bud. American living in Germany for 7 years now, telling you how it is. I have black coworkers here, and have had a black friend visit. But what would I know...
Stupid. Hope you enjoy huddling for warmth under the stairs at a subway station. They're gonna laugh at you at Berghain and tell you to get lost.
fuck off we're full
And why is that. I'll be wearing plain black stuff and go alone at midnight. I can still get a dorm bed on the spot if I want to.
Trips confirm you'll fit right in.

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Hey /trv/, a friend and I are planning on a 2 week trip to Britain and France some time during our next leave period. We don't know the dates yet, but we're expecting it to be somewhere around late April or May, but at this point anything can happen.

I've been doing some planning already, but I figured I'd come here to ask y'all for any advice on what to do or see while in the area. We really have no clue what we're gonna do in Britain. I'm into parkour, so I plan on hitting some of the classic spots in London, but other than that, we don't know.

As for France, we really want to get into the countryside and experience what it's like in a small French town. However, we're both into oldschool French bands like Asylum Party and Little Nemo, so if we could find clubs in a city that have a scene like that, that would be cool.

We're gonna be flying from Seattle, so we expect to have expensive tickets, but since neither of us have traveled out of the country before, we don't know what to expect in terms of currency exchange and how much to save up, or a realistic guess on how much we expect to spend.

Any tips or advice would be appreciated, cheers!

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Oops, I tried clicking /tv/.
haha! uh-ooooh

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I'm heading to China to complete an intensive short term study in Shanghai in January. If I have classes M-Th will I have enough time to see Shanghai over the 4 weeks?
I've then got an extra 3 weeks for travelling. Anywhere you'd recommend? So far I'm thinking Beijing, Xi'an and Harbin. I'd like to see rural China too, any recommendations of where to go?

China general also
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Thanks guys. I figure that I'll have about 5-8 hours of enjoying the city then. I'll try to start heading back to the airport at around 2-3 for my flight that leaves at 6pm. I really don't want to be stuck in China.

Any recommendations for must sees? Is walking around the bund going to take up many hours? I have no idea how big it is.
You have communism and their laws to thank for how the modern Chinese act
Guangdong province is pretty good in my experience.
Does nobody go to West China?
nah, the bund doesn't take long, it's just a waterfront.

the french concession is cool. i dunno what you're into... if you've only got a day i'd skip museums etc. shanghai doesn't have major tourist sites like older cities. i'd just stuff my face, walk about, maybe go to a park and see what i find

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I have a week before I start my new job. Would I be dumb to book a flight/buy an airbnb to Reykjavik without any planning? Seems like a pretty cool place, but would I be able to find anything fun to do without a bunch of planning beforehand?
No just turn up
i don't understand people who go on vacations only for a week, how can you spend so much money just to tease yourself like that

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Hello lads sp/ here I'm thinking about going to the next wc and was wondering about staying in russia for the month, what would be the cheapest way to survive?

I have enough money for the flights but not enough for staying in hotels , how do I manage

any other lad is going??
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I'm going to the WC next year as well. Though I'll be staying with a friend of mine
decent,nothing really fancy just a place to stay during the event
Just don't say anything about the politics, Ukraine or Chechnya and you'll be fine. It's an even more restricted place than Belarus nowadays. And make sure you install at least one VPN (and keep the installation file so you can spread it to other people) on the laptop or Android phone you're possibly bringing in. They are planning to ban Internet Anonymity (Including Blocking 4Chan.org) by 12th of November.
cool story, bro
I started in 6 airbnb's in Russia over the last 2 years, never had a problem.
Mass transit in Moscow and Spb works pretty well. (In Moscow, buy a 20-ride card for the best fare). Took uber a few times (it's now merging with Yandex Taxi), never a problem.
Buying groceries and cooking is airbnb's kitchen is cheaper than restaurant with waiters.

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Where do you guys exchange your currency? At the bank? Airport? Dedicated currency exchange shop?

Also would you recommend using your currency if accepted in another country? I'm trying to convert American US dollar to Cambodian Riel but I am not finding any luck
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What? There’s a non sequitur in your sentence. If he exchanges 1 USD for 4000 lolcoins when the actual rate should be 4100/4200 then he is loosing purchase power.
Sorry it’s me who misread your post.
If it's a common currency (USD, CAD, EUR, JPY, HKD, etc.), I generally prefer to exchange them while still in my home country. I just want to have some cash on hand when I land.

If it's a less common currency, I will bring USD (it's not my native currency, so I will still have to do some exchanging) to the country, and exchange it there.
What are the pros and cons between exchanging cash and using ATMs?
This is simple, always bring with you 100 Euro or USD.
Exchange it for cash on hand, find the best rate you can, obviously dont take too big of a hit if you can help it.
Use ATM for the rest of the trip, it will dispense the monopoly money you need.

Use USD in Cambodia, stop being stupid. The 2% you lose is a favorable enough exhange if you were going to convert everything to Riel anyways

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I'm gonna be in Vienna in 20 days then I'm planning to travel to Poland and Baltic states.

What buses should I take? Are trains cheaper? Can I buy the tickets in the bus because I suck at online reservations?

My major routes are Vienna-Warsaw and Warsaw-Vilnius.

Any baltic or polebro to help please, note that this is my first travel abroad ever.
If you want to be certain there will be place on the bus, you better book it online, it's really not that hard. Polski Bus has comfortable buses between Warsaw and Vienna two times a day for about 10-15 euros. Duration of travel is ~10 hours. Here's the website: http://www.polskibus.com/EN/index.htm
Just pick Warszawa and Wiedeń, choose the date and you're set. You cannot buy tickets in Polski Bus directly from the driver.
Trains also go twice a day, duration is 7 hours, but the price 30-35 euros. You should be able to buy them on the station (but again, online payments is more secure).
Or travel by plane - 1 hour flight, ~130 euros both ways.
flixbus is good. buy your ticket on the app, show your ticket on the app, easy.
Regarding the Baltics, there are no trains between the countries yet. Buses are plentiful and cheap, though. You can just buy tickets at the station, usually no need to book well in advance.

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