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Hello, im visiting New york soon and from there im going to Myrtle beach so i was wondering what is the best way to get from New york to Myrtle beach.Bus/plane/something else?Thanks to all in advance :)

Really depends on your budget. I'd fly, but you could drive that if you're good with long drives. You could also take the train, search amtrak.
Just drive, enjoy the scenery and then enjoy a shitty tourist beach

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Right, I've been trying to plan a week's holiday in Russia to meet a friend, having never travelled by myself before and never outside of the EU.
I had been planning to apply for a tourist visa, booking a hotel for five days with flights there and back. I've already bought medical insurance.
Only now do I realise that I almost certainly do not qualify for a tourist visa as I'm not travelling as part of a tour company.
German citizen. I have no idea what I'm doing. Private visa sounds more plausible but it's apparently one hell of a hassle to apply for.
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hey there, Im an American but I actually just arrived in Russia a day ago on a tourist visa.
It's not a terribly hard process, I really recommend using a visa agency as it simplifies the process immensely, and they will usually sell you an invitation as well.
Things you need:
1. Passport that's valid for 6months after your visit.
2. Visa
3. Visa support voucher (in order to actually get the visa.
>The "letter of invitation" can be just something from a Russian hotel
If so, couldn't I get one from the hotel that I'm trying to stay at?
As far as I understand it, smaller places such as BnBs and places you'd book on Airbnb won't be licensed to hand these out but, as I'm staying in a hotel, I'd expect it to be large enough of an establishment to be able to do this themselves.
Or am I terribly misunderstanding something here?

>I really recommend using a visa agency
Am I correct in thinking that VFS Global is one?
I had called them the day after I made the OP for advice.
Why is your friend not giving you a letter of invitation?
Hassle: requires them to apply at their local federal migration office, takes some 4 to 6 weeks to process, can be rejected if they don't earn enough, and also incurs costs to them.
That's what I gather from reading around, although it appears to me that the checks and controls are becoming laxer with each passing year.
Litterly just pay for it and stop being stupid mate. Instead of wasting days pondering how to get it, 3 min on a website and its in your email

Yes, your AirBnB host will not get you one, nor will they "register you", whole nother thing and it doesnt matter either

Hopefully you looked up that guide on how to apply for visa, this is a stupid easy process, i have been in country 4 times this year, was just there last week, and will be going next week again

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Canadian here, new to this country.

Anybody in Seoul/South Korea want to go see Kendrick Lamar or Mac DeMarco July 30th? I'd like to see both, but they are playing the same night.

Leaning more towards Kendrick, but both will likely be great shows.

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Maybe they should form a super-group and call themselves Kendrac LeMarco
That would be pretty dope desu
hip hop culture is poison and as an american i just want to apologize for all the angry tryhard kids out there that are angry all the time. the fashion is also shit.

Just had to get that off my chest.

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What are the worst travel experiences you have ever encountered?
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So, this is nothing compared to the other people in this thread, but it's my first time travelling by myself

>Be French
>go to Spain to meet a friend
>check whether my operator covers my phone data while in Spain
>it does, cool, order a bus to Spain
>As soon as I cross the border, data goes to 0
>arrive in Madrid, supposed to go to Parla
>manage my way to Parla, but then I gotta find the Airbnb
>no data at all, couldn't connect to free WiFi for some reason and I didn't knew the address
>try to find the house myself, end up walking 2 hours around a ghetto-ish town with my suitcase

At some point I asked a cute girl for help and she stayed with me until i found my host, wish I asked for her number, even if I couldn't have called her at the time

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>"Globalist!!!" is screamed if you point out the immigrants came to fill labour shortages after Hitler plunged Europe into war.

Yes because the 300,000 migrants per year initiated under new labour in the 90s (the UK for anyone who doesn't know, similar things happened across the continent anyway) really needed to fill those effects we were still suffering from WW2. Imagine being this much of a brainlet.

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I wanna go to a place in Africa where people speak english, where theres good surf and interesting things to do.
I have a friend from Lagos who recommends it, but I kinda wanna hear some more opinions, since flight and visa together are already pretty expensive.

In particular Id like to know about the following:
>How is the hostel situation in places like Lagos? I dont mid couchsurfing but its also refreshing to be with other backpackers from time to time.
>How is tourism in general? I assume its not super crowded, even in late summer.
>How much time can I even spend there? I could potentially make time from mid August till mid October, and the visa would be valid for 90 day anyways.
>Whats there to do? I do like to just chill for days or even weeks at a time, but something like jungle adventure tours is also usually fun for me.
>What about neighboring countries like Benin or Cameroon? Is it worth hopping over the border if I have that much time?
>How much money should I expect to spend as a minimum? I like to cheap out as much as possible usually, but obviously not at the cost of experiencing something. I assume neither food nor accommodation nor transport will be expensive at all, but a rough picture would be nice. (spent about 15€ per day on average when I was in morocco doing 50% couchsurfing 50% hostels as a reference)

Thanks for any and all info and stories/ experience. Also obviously pls no /pol/ replies. I already know theres gonna be black people there.
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They'd all get skin cancers like Australians.
>As far as I know Ghana and Senegal are best for surfing, but since I dont speak french Im afraid Ill have too little chance to get to know locals.
Ghana was a British colony you fucking dolt; unless you're going to rural villages with people who have never been to school, everyone will speak and understand English at least to a functional degree.

No, I’m not an edgy teen
Being a former colony doesnt necessarily imply that they still speak the language. For example in Tunisia there isnt actually that many people speaking french at any level, while in Morocco everyone does.
Thats why Id like some personal experiences.
Go to Ghanaif you want to do English West Africa

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Has anyone done this? Please post your experiences. Curious how it works.

Is there a way to seek out cuties especially?

The only thing I can comment is that I once was on a date with a Japanese girl who had, by her own account, spoken english for 20 years but for the life of me I could not make out what she was saying when she said BlaBla Car as it kept coming out as "Burra Burra car".
>Curious how it works
It works because creeps who think it's tinder get shit reviwes and bans. No girl will accept you if you are riding alone without a review btw.
h...hhhey...ma...my name is ....anon.....how are yyyou?
The story of how OP met is waifu with his smooth talking skills on bla bla car

First started using it because it was the cheapest way for me to travel back from where I study to my hometown (for instance, trains here in France can be kinda expensive depending on where you’re going, also traveling by car can be faster). It’s been 3 years now.
Easy to use, I tend to choose the person I’m traveling with based on their reviews (I always travel as a passenger). I’ve never had any bad experience, actually I’ve met some cool people, young and old.
I don’t know how popular it is outside of France though.

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Is it worth it to visit Morrocco in the winter on low funds?

it seems to me most of the major population centers are close to the coast and at low elevations. what's the weather like in the daytime and the nighttime?

are the atlas mountains basically not accessible during the winter?

and is this the low or high season for tourism?
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That's a really cute moth, OP. Thanks.

>This last winter was particularly bad; there was snow in regions where only old people could remember the last time it fell.
ya dawg

perks of working outdoors
amazing and comprehensive post, thank you
I went in November two years ago, and it was great. Not too hot, not too cool. No tourists as it was off-season. Had a blast in Morocco -- hope to be back at some point.
where exactly did you go, where it was so nice?

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im gonna be going to iceland soon, does anyone know how the hell i would learn icelandic? there doesnt seem to be any good resources online. also, any places i should visit while in iceland (besides the obvious ones like blue lagoon?)
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Whats the best method to see the northern lights? I am going in early September and will only be there for about four days
so i'm assuming there's no way to opt out of this insurance? i'm seeing no mention of them on car rental websites currently.

is there no public transit option to see things near reykjavik?
Essential Icelandic phrases you need to know:
>It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake
>Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free
>We are number one
There's public transport (buses), but they wouldn't go to the touristy places far outside of reykjavik e.g. golden circle
>is there no public transit option to see things near reykjavik?
Public transit isn't really a thing outside the immediate area around Reykjavik, the country is basically 99% empty, consider that ~80% of the entire population lives in the immediate vicinity of the capital.
If you want to go see some sights, I'd recommend using one of the tour companies, they offer lots and at fairly reasonable prices.

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Japan General: night edition

Post about
>Your favorite Japanese drinks, bars, and degenerate drinking activities
>Getting drunk with salarymen
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed

*Info on prostitution*
Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution.
Japan's sex industry is almost completely inaccessible to foreigners who do not speak Japanese. What is available can generally be found in the following links

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Its true thogh, lately they started selling it on amazon, search for Apagard M-Plus toothpaste.
Japan for 12 days, mostly staying in 1 city in a hostel.

35L backpack or 40L for light packing?
Recommend getting a small day pack at all, or is it a hassle?
i had a small carry pouch / sling wallet and that was absolutely essential for me. pic related not exactly what i had but kinda close. Japan was super, super safe but i bought it just to be sure i didnt get robbed, but it was also amazing for carrying around change, phone, JR pass, any cards or cash etc. I even carried around my backpack for days i wanted to shoot some street photography and it wasnt bad at all.

in total i brought 1 suitcase, 1 backpack and my sling shoulder pouch but you could probably do with just 2 of those if you are packing light.
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How much of a good idea and how difficult is it to rent a bike in tokyo (and kyoto?) for a few days. I go there with friends and we don't want to have to bother taking it and giving it back every mornings and afternoon.

Of the three main art museums, which is worth visiting the most and why?

>Legion of Honor
>De Young
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palace gardens are really nice to walk around, and you can appreciate the classical architecture
proximity to Golden Gate which you are sure to be visiting makes seeing it worthwhile just from convenience
it’s a venue for performances like ballet and orchestras, so if your trip coincides with an event i strongly recommend seeing it

there’s no actual art per se, but I enjoyed it there more than the other museums — but maybe that’s just me
SFMOMA is the biggest, perhaps obviously, and only recently reopened after a massive, and impressive, renovation/expansion project.

But the DeYoung has, in my opinion, more interesting exhibits much of the time. And it is nearly adjacent to the Academy of Sciences, which is also worth a visit for a different species of museum.

You might also enjoy the Asian Art Museum, largest in the US dedicated to art from Asia, but small enough that you can see highlights of the collection in just a couple of hours.

I find the Legion of Honor pretty boring, but that's a matter of personal taste. Pretty setting, but it is all ancient and European stuff; I like more modern and diverse collections. Feels like the personal collection of a 19th-century robber baron to me.

You might also see what's on at the Contemporary Jewish Museum--their modern exhibits/installations are sometimes very cool (but not always fine art--they do a lot of illustrators and cartoonists, too, such as Roz Chast, and more recently, Rube Goldberg).
>(((Contemporary Jewish Museum)))
>(((You mouth-breathing dipshit)))
>(((/pol/ out of /trv)))
This dude gets it. Other museum-y ideas:
- Musee Mechanique
- Library of Banned Books
- Mission / SoMa Street Art Tours

If you can only choose one, definitely go MOMA though. Most bang for your buck.

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Alright, boys. Let the love and peace storm commence.

Resources for ESL teaching opportunities:




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>I'd like to go somewhere to learn Mandarin
Mandatory pic related.

To be honest, if you hadn't stated your age I'd have assumed you are in your mid twenties. 31 seems a bit old to be fucking around in Asia and then getting a masters in Europe. You're gonna be at least 35, possibly older, entering a new job field that isn't exactly immediately beneficial like engineering or software development. If you had experience in a profitable field like those and could pick up your career when you get back then sure but I'd give your planned life trajectory a long hard look before you commit to it if I were you.
Yes I've seen that pic before. I'm also used to living with Chinese people here in Canada and understand their lack of culture. The thing is, the young Chinese people I meet are almost every single time incredibly friendly and generous, as long as they're not the spoiled kids of rich parents type. I actually have some basics in Mandarin already so it's not like I randomly picked this.

>31 seems a bit old to be fucking around in Asia and then getting a masters in Europe. You're gonna be at least 35, possibly older, entering a new job field

Well I've pretty much decided to do it like this nearly 10 years ago when I finished my undergrad. My view on life changed a lot when I was in uni, I was always pushed by parents and peers to work work work and achieve that American dream (it's the same in Canada). The thing is, prices for houses are out of reach for me here in Vancouver, having kids is ridiculously expensive as well, I will never own a place here and if I do have kids I probably would have to move somewhere else. I've instead decided to invest into other things and set my life up so I get to enjoy it as much as I can instead of a bullshit 1 week vacation in Vegas or Mexico twice a year like my parents do. I don't care if I never become upper management or very wealthy in life, I'd rather spend as much of it doing what I like instead. I'm at work now and I hate every moment of it, not because the job is awful but because I can't do what I want to do, I'm a wage slave.

Also, the longer I work the more I understand that unless you're doing physical labour where your body wears out, if you have some experience and skills you will find a job out there. It's not like the only way to have a good career is to get a masters at 24 and then become management in the next 2 years. I know a guy who was a truck driver and went to uni with me to a get a business degree when he was over 30. He has a really good job and I don't think he cares about his previous jobs.
Very useful information, thanks!
I personally would want to have a balance between living as close to work as possible to narrow the commuting time and having access to food and other white people. So maybe I'll be taking a look at D4 or D2 especially if I can find a job with only a few days a week, then I can explore the interesting parts more, and enjoy the relatively laid back areas. Sounds like you have a good place.

My town is Tt. Xuân Tâm which is nothing like a city, it is rural to the level of most people having never seen a foreigner before. However, there is good food.
>grabbing a CELTA in September/October
>will probably go out to S.Korea with £1k in the bank at the earlier opportunity

Will I be okay with this amount of savings? It's very tough for me to save with the cost of living in London.

Secondly is the possibility of saving $1k p/m in S.Korea really true and still a thing, even in the city areas?

Thirdly how do I need to account for medical care? Is it complicated? Is it usually included along with the flight/housing they say S.Korea usually provides? Britbong here who's only ever known the NHS.

(I would choose Japan but for practical reasons it makes more sense to atleast start in South Korea).
>Will I be okay with this amount of savings?

Yeah I think so, you probably get your first paycheck after a month if I remember right. If it is EPIK they also offer a settlement allowance which I believe was $300~ at the time.

>Secondly is the possibility of saving $1k p/m in S.Korea really true and still a thing, even in the city areas?

With EPIK definitely. Just don't go out Fri/Sat every weekend and stay away from buying overpriced western food/cook at home.

>Thirdly how do I need to account for medical care? Is it complicated?

You shouldn't have to worry about health insurance. I can't remember exactly but I either had to pick up a card or my school gave it to me. I do remember having to go to a clinic for a mandatory health check/physical. Clinics, hospitals and medicine in Korea are modern, plentiful and pretty cheap.

>(I would choose Japan but for practical reasons it makes more sense to atleast start in South Korea)

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If you ever need a free info or a tour in magaluf let me know
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even as an 18 year old when I did the magaluf shit I still thought it was the most degenerate cesspool I'd ever seen
I've been to this crazy ass place before and had one of the best times of my life there. Will be going with my brother a month or so.

If you are legit I would like some info on some decent places to hang out. You got discord?
i dont do discord but i work at the Piano Bar, just pop on in with your brother and say hi.

I've only ever heard of Magaluf from the "Lads on Tour" memes

is it really that degenerate? how much would a week there run me? is it something you could do solo?
Google is your friend. Something like "Brits in Magaluf" should do.

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Anyone have recommendations for Costa Rica, especially the carribean east coast in September?

I'll be there for a couple of weeks and want to so a bit more of the country.
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carribean side doesn't have nearly as much as the pacific side
locals are much less likely to vacation there, be like them and go to the pacific
I quite liked the central areas outside of san jose, this is 2-3 out of downtown
Rainy as fuck. The Caribbean side is already very rainy even in summer and we're just starting rainy season. There was a landslide in the highway just the other day that cutoff transit for several days I think and Limon is literally underwater. See pic related. I aleays love to recommend Puerto Viejo because beaches are nicer, but its definitely not the best time. The pacific is more suitable but expect rain
is it possible to reach the pacific side beaches and location in one-day tripos from San Jose?

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I wanna do Rio in December. Plan to stay in Leblon or Ipanema. I basically just want to swim, lay on the beach, see the tourist sites, snort coke, and fuck hoes at termas.

Budget for everything is between 10k to 12k USD. Was hoping you guys could offer some suggestions because I've never been to South America before. I have been to third world countries, so I think I have some idea of what to expect.

I'm an amerilard, if that matters.

Note: if you're one of those weirdo "white" brazilians who's never left the hyper-militarized 500 sqft radius your mother shit you into, please stay the fuck away from this thread. You guys ruin every brazil thread on here.
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that data is user-reported so it's more useful for comparing different areas of the city rather than to extrapolate absolute numbers, from what I gather from a quick google search it seems for Ipanema + Leblon back in 2016 there were a little over 7 armed robberies per day, that sounds about right
doesn't sound much different from any gentrified american area, desu
Budget for 8 days in Rio (USD)

Flight: 1100
Accommodation (4 star hotel, Ipanema): 2300
Daily spending: 200/day x 8 days = 1600
Coke and hookers: 4000

Total: 9000 USD
jesus fucking christ. I'm budgeting like $50 per day in Rio. What the fuck are you buying??
If you hang out in the more expensive areas, expect to pay Western prices. Like a dinner will be 60 USD alone

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So /trv/ I need help deciding. I want to teach English for a summer abroad and have a blast during my free time. Right now I’m thinking Thailand or Brazil, honorable mention Japan or some European country. Things to know about me: I’m an African American male, masters degree holder, only speak english. My free time priorities are training MMA/BJJ, and women (no pay 4 play).

Which destination wins in in these categories:

Better weather?
Better/easier women (for a black buy) ?
Better opportunity or meet other travelers from other countries?
Better organized english teaching programs?
Ease of getting around just knowing english?
Lower std rate?

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You would have a fine time being a degenerate in Thailand, especially if you have never been to Brazil. Saying this as a black guy. Brazil is on a whole other level with the women, but Thailand is still going to be on a whole other level than what you are used to, Brazil is just higher.

Please share your stories and experiences, both in general and women related
The Netherlands

okay, sell me on the Netherlands. I know the kickboxing scene is huge there. But what else? how about the women? Friendly to black guys?

Most importantly, what could I spend the rest of my non training time doing? My situation is im getting out of the military in the next year and would like to go abroad before starting and MBA program. I'd like to do something abroad I could talk about to an employer (rather than just say "I took 3 months and just partied, explored trained and chased women") That's why I chose places I could teach English.
Well, for Thailand they have a shit load of options to choose from and they would probably be cheaper than Brazil. You could also consider a Dutch kickboxing gym in the Netherlands.

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