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Hey guys!
French dude just landed in Argentina 3 days ago.
Thanks to family I have here, I've already seen wonderfull things in Buenos Aires (Street art, Tango show, Architecture and some museum).
I'm heading to Puerto Madryn tuesday, by bus (17h by night on a big ass seat). Already got a place to stay there.

I don't have plans to tour the bay & peninsula yet, I hope to find a good deal on site.

I'd like to have a sneak peak to south (El carafate then follow the mountain back to bariloche?)

From tuesday I'll be alone on this trip but OK to share activities/travel (got my internationnal driver licence but given the size of the country, it would be ridiculous to rent a car alone for transfers...)
Any /trv/ellers on the road?
Also my spanish is so bad... Feww.

Ill be around till 09/11/17
So far so good!

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Alright lads, the time for me has arrived. I'm growing up. I got accepted into law school, and will be starting next fall. I got a serious gf as well, and right now I'm working a full time job. As far as I'm concerned, this year is my last year to do some shit I've always wanted to do.

I've always wanted to go to Mongolia, but I kept pushing it off. I think the time has finally come for me to go. I've done a lot of research over the years, so I generally know what to expect over there, and I have a basic idea what to see and what to do. I'm here asking for /trv/'s help on some of the more practical side of things.

I will definitely want to go during the summer. I'm not totally interested in Nadaam, but willing to go if a good case is made. I'm leaning towards August, would that be a good time? What else would you guys suggest?

What is the best airport to connect to Ulaanbaator through? I know your three choices are generally Beijing, Seoul, or Moscow. I'd prefer Moscow, as I can visit with some Russian friends for a few days, but I've never been to South Korea so Seoul would be fine too. Beijing I'm not very interested in visiting again. Whatever the case though, price is king and I won't be too picky if I can save a few hundred dollars.

Is Ulaanbaatar worth hanging in for a day or two? I just want to get drunk in that dump one night. Do you recommend any guest houses or hostels?

Most important, I know infrastructure sucks over there, so I'm planning on taking a tour just to see some parts of the country. Are there any good ones out there that won't bankrupt me?

Just for the record, I probably just want to hang out in yurts and check out the steppe
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>>1311432
yeah true, as long as you're assertive enough to say "no" you'll be fine bro
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>>1311284

OP China is very liquory if you go out into the country

What's it like getting around Mongolia senpai?
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>>1311275
you asked about the railroad, so that's what I answered to.
If you want to refuse vodka, it may get literally risky to get on a train with russians for weeks.
Take a car or whatever. Hitchhiking is a good option too.

>>1311284
>>1311445

Mongols drink, but not too much (after all, most of them live tens of kilometers from the nearest shop). Still, they don't mind hard alcohol and are able to drink russian-wise. They have the classic eastern 2.5 liter beer bottles. They also make an alcohol out of milk. It has 10%alc. and tastes funny.

>>1311432
>>1311433
being assertive is important.
On the other hand, not drinking even once with them may get you into a fight. (Of course it heavily depends on who is offering that vodka. But chances are they are already drunk)
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>>1311445
good point, i've never been to back country china, was thinking of cities
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>>1309153

You're going to have lots of time to travel still. I travelled more after I got accepted to law school than I did prior to it. I also had a serious gf (now wife) the whole time.

Enjoy your trip to Mongolia, but it won't be your "last big trip" - that will come in 3ish years.

Source: am lawyer now and just completed actual "last big trip" this past summer

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Planning on going to Korea and Japan for five days each in Feburary with a group of 4 people. Any ideas on what we should do? We're from Australia, will they hate us?
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Be warned OP

Any overly anti-Japan or anti-Korea post is either a weeb or a koreaboo. They make it pitifully obvious when they don’t give details of their trip. Most of the shitposters have never even been to either place. Both countries have redeeming qualities and I’ve greatly enjoyed my time in both.
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>>1312414
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y49VfddU-L4
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Go to night clubs in shibuya. You will get laid, and it's one of the best night life cities in the world
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>>1312445
>If you're there on the weekend Harajuku is intersting because all of the hip kids go there with their crazy fashion so it's interesting to see some crazy stuff.
Don't. Everyone hates tourists gawking at people and taking up space unless they're into jfashion themselves.
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>>1312522
This. Came here expecting the usual shitposting but was pleasantly surprised by the lack of it.

Lived in Korea and travel to Japan regular. Love them both but for different reasons.

Korea has cheaper drinking and taxis for night life. Lots of interesting and traditional food, I suggest going out and trying some both normal Korean lunch like healthy soups and the late dinner barbecues. Don't get stuck eating the marinated bulgogi like most foreigners do following some lonely planet guide, try some mom and dad restaurants.

Tokyo has higher quality of life in general and you'll find interesting things to do aside from drinking, although a step up in price. I love them both.

Best cheap cities to live in that are somewhat big (or near enough)?
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>>1312249

Though home prices have risen since I left in 2009, Colorado Springs is nice city very close to a ton of places to explore in and around the mountains. It's an overwhelmingly Protestant city, meaning that most people are educated and polite, and there's a few military bases nearby that support the local businesses.

I liked living there and I'm considering moving back in the future, but I don't know how the job market will look by then
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>>1312405
Seoul is all of that, minus the English speaking part. Compared to what you get it's reasonably cheap.
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>>1312249
Kiev. If you're a foreigner from the developed world, everything will be ridiculously cheap. The best suite in a 5 star hotel in Kiev was $110 a night.
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>>1312480
Not OP but curious. How does one live in a cheap city with a lot of money. In other words, where do you get the money from.
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>>1312626
Generally either from making it beforehand and then moving, or from a job that mainly allows you to work remotely.

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Anyone on /trv/ every been to Easter Island? What's it like?
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>>1309530

Got the ticket for $500 eat it.
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>>1309182

bump
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>>1309182

bumping again
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one more time bump
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>>1312628

It's a slow board. There's no need to bump that much

I Have lived in multiple country's some in SEA and the others in Europe I now want to look a bit more at the middle east as I'm curious in the middle eastern culture (not the shit Ideologies that certain people have adopted)
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>>1310137
Bongistan
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Probably Kazakhstan. Have heard fairly positive comments about it from other Europeans.
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In my opinion, the best Stan is by far Tajikistan, but thats just because of the incredible Nature. If you want islamic culture and stuff, I would recommend Usbekistan, their historic cities beat everything in that manner.

Still, the people in the Stans are very russified, so if you want "more authentic" ME culture, go to some arabian country or Iran.
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kyrgyzstan is the only good central asian country
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>>1310555
trips of truth

I was glad to do Iraq twice instead of Iraq and Afghanistan, but in retrospect envy my friends who did it the other way

I'm going to be in Paris for about three days (two full days, two half days) midweek next week. I don't know a ton about Paris. Is there anything I should absolutely do? Places to avoid? Anything to avoid pissing people off as an American that speaks almost no French?

I'm going with someone that used to be very familiar with the city, but it's been 15 years since they've been back.
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>>1312260
Actually I don't recommend sacrificing several hours waiting in line for the Eiffel Tower, especially with only 3 days in the city
I know it's the most iconic landmark of Paris but there are other places that offer great views of the city with less waiting, like the Arc de Triomphe or Montmartre hill with the Sacré-Cœur

Or just get up very early to avoid the crowd
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>>1312224
Pompidou/Louvre to see famous paints from famous artists
Galeries Lafayette to see most expensive shit in the worlds
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>>1312298
Good point you can't take a photo of the tower when you're on top of it.
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>>1312260
Lol no, the Louvre alone would take you 3 days if you wanted an in depth visit.
Paris is incredible and no amount of shady African men will erase the fuck tons of things there are to do
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>>1312224
Wake up early/pre-book things to avoid queues. Do your queue-heavy sight seeing in the morning, hvae a good lunch and then just wander around seeing the free shit in the afternoon. Repeat for 3 days.

There's nowhere to avoid that you would ever think to go in the first place. Walking up to the Sacre Coeur and wandering around there is a good way to spend the time.

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I'm in Northern Germany right now, staying for about a year. Any suggestions on interesting places to visit? (travel by feet, train, or bike optimal)
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>>1311953
Bremen's poor as fuck, that's why. It can't pay teachers shit so they all go elsewhere. They should just merge it into Niedersachsen already. Or make a new state out of western Niedersachsen and Bremen.
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>>1311953
That sucks I'm like 5 minutes by train from Bremen
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>>1311953
Hamburgfag here... Hamburg is one of the best cities in the world in my opinion and by far the best in Northern Germany. Kiel is nice, Bremen not!
If you are looking for hookers, DONT go to the ones at Reeperbahn. Total scam. Use modelle-hamburg.de
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>>1311978
Any decent FKK clubs in Hamburg? Like Oase or Sharks in Frankfurt?
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>>1312056
Isnt hamburg more of window prostitution town?

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Hey /trv/, I'm considering going to South Korea with a couple of friends next year for 2 weeks. We're thinking about staying in Seoul at the moment and looking to experience the town, go to bars and have a generally chill time. Does this sound like an alright idea or does anyone have any better suggestions and/or tips for what to do? I'm a little afraid of falling into areas that have been too touristified. Would going to a smaller and less popular city be more fun/interesting? Our budgets are fairly limited (around 1600 dollars each) and we have basically no knowledge of Korea outside of PSY and kimchi.

>inb4 just go to japan
I would love to, but one of the guys I'm going going with has recently been there and vetoed Japan, so it's sadly out of the question.

Sorry if the question is too general, I've looked at other places but I don't really trust any tourism sites since they seem to be mostly vetted by dumbos.
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>>1311162
>bruh..like...cities are so overrated, like...dude...Tokyo is so mainstream...
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>>1303685
I had a really shitty experience with a cunt bartender in Cakeshop, hopefully he got hit by a train or something and everyone else has better luck. Do note that it's a tiny place, too.
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I'd like to see 1 (one) thread without any mention of Japan and Tokyo. Is it so hard to get an opinion without comparison and biased weeaboos? I only see it happen with Korea threads.
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>>1312348
it's really weird seeing as the two countries are not as similar as many people think.
I'd say Canada and the USA have a lot more in common, but I don't see people in Canada threads saying "JUST GO TO USA INSTEAD"

As you say, weebs just like to search out Korea threads and shit on the country.
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>>1312348
They aren’t going anywhere. Just know how to recognize the shitposters and move on. I’ve been here for years at it was a thing when I first started browsing. Both countries are dope but they got history with each other that makes some people booty blasted to this day and they resort to delusional shitposts.

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Me and a couple of friends are going to japan and we are conflicted about going to the countryside or going to the concrete hell of tokyo. We were thinking of solving this by living on the outskirts of tokyo and going by train wherever we´d desire. But looking at the prices that wont work as it is shit expensive. But why? is there some historical background to this? Like the travel ban after senguko jidai? What do you all know?
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>>1309966
>I havent turned eighteen yet
>already acting like a "real traveler" who doesn't wanna visit the so called concrete jungle of tokyo when he hasn't even been there yet
Just do the world a favor and kill yourself
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>>1308713
Weeaboos are super defensive about other weeaboos visiting their grorious "home"land. It's like watching chimps fight over the same turd.
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>>1309966
>haven't turned eighteen yet
Wow this is the wrong place kiddo
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>>1309966
Jesus Christ

>>1311810
this
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>Why is it expensive?
Same reason why it is expensive in the U.S. Extremely old, out of date system that requires too much money to upgrade so they just fix it up enough to keep it going. They do have high speed trains of course, because there was the demand for it due to population density. You have to also consider the terrain of Japan, its very mountainous with a shit ton of islands.

Hi /trv/ looking for some advice/assessments of my plan. Going with 3 friends through Malaysia-Taiwan-South Korea-Japan. We're spending roughly a week in each place and a bit longer in Japan (3 of those days in the snow). Our trip is from the 27th of December to the 30th of January. We're mostly staying in Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo during that time.

A few questions-

> Is AUD$3500 enough to live on not counting airfares/accommodation/insurance?

> We're trying to decide between Hakuba or Nozawa Onsen, which one is the better option for skiing and snowboarding? (Including travelling there, etc.)

> Should I learn some Korean beforehand, since I'll be spending 2 days alone there, since my friends want to stay in Taiwan a bit longer

> What is the best way to buy concert tickets (especially in South Korea)?

Thanks!
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>>1311714

3500 aud is enough to live for 3-5 months in those regions if you don't spend money on dumb shit like most tourists do
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>>1311714
Also another question, is it better to exchange money at home or overseas or should I use a card?
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>>1311726
For Taiwan, you will get absolutely shit exchange rates anywhere except in Taiwan. Use a card to withdraw from an ATM (if your bank doesn't assrape you on that) or exchange cash at the banks in Taipei. I don't know what rates are like on AUD. If you have a local friend, banks give slightly better rates to accountholders than they do to walk-ins.
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skip south korea. it sucks compared to three other places you are going.

in June I move to Paris to work for a year from London. I've never been to France, am 22. What should I prepare for/expect?
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>>1312296
Probably making sure you know some French, first and foremost.
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Daily street prayers
If you are a girl, you can buy nice burkas in Galleries Lafayette

I'm planning a three week trip to Southeast Asia in December but I don't know where to go.

I'd like to hear any suggestions on where to head if I'm looking for warm places off the beaten path.

I have been to many of the backpacker places already and would like to see something different this time. Are there places in Myanmar for instance that have just been opened for tourists recently?
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I think most of Myanmar is open now, you may still need permits to head up way up north. And there is all the stuff going on with the "ethnic cleansing" atm too.

I am heading there and to Cambodia Nov/December as well, hella looking forward to it
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>>1312279
You should visit the son doong cave in vietnam.
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>>1312396
I have already been there five years ago. That is actually a good example of what I'm looking for now. Back then I was staying at this guesthouse where a lonely planet writer had just stayed a couple of weeks before me. Meaning that i had visited the place before it was on lonely planet.

This is what i'm looking for this time as well.

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i want to visit merida in mexico but then take the bus to other cities or areas. is this wise? where is worth going? places that are not completely broken by the cartels would be nice

not really interested in the north of the country
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Merida is a safe city. The whole southern Mexican states are alright as well. High tourist prices can be expected anywhere along the route from Cancun to chichen Itza and south of cancun to Tulum.
The gulf coast of mexico is good to go to, just watch for tourist pricing
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>>1311418
I was there a few years ago. Went by bus from Cancun to Guadalajara including many buses in the Yucatan. It's my understanding that the Yucatan is the safest area of Mexico and Merida is the safest large city in the country.

>where is worth going?
Valladolid is a nice town and nearby is Ek Balam. Take a shuttle from Valladolid, it's quite cheap and Ek Balam is one of my favourite sites cause few people go there. If you're going to Chichen Itza, go very early in the morning. At 10am all the tours from Cancun show up and it's packed as fuck. If you go when they open at 8am there might only be 50-100 people with you in the entire complex. As I was leaving there were probably 2-4 thousand...

Uxmal is another cool site that's not overly busy but a very big and significant complex. You can also climb one of the pyramids there. Further on you can go to Campeche which was actually one of my favourite towns in Mexico. Really beautiful place.
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>>1311930
I'm glad you liked Campeche, it's quite hidden...

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Where is the cheapest place i can spend november through april.
I just need to not exist in my country for a while.
Thanks
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>>1312017

Not him but pff dude so many people in the US and UK make garbage income. Saying "Yeah I went to SEA to live this cheap getaway lifestyle at only 1500 a month! What a steal!" sounds like a rich cocksucking loser with no frame of reference to the general population. People get 30-40k a year, then taxes come in, and suddenly there you are at 1500-2000 a month.
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>>1312049
are you a girl?
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>>1311923
>Africa
If you're black and speak the local language fluently then maybe, but if you're white or look touristy then they charge you through the roof. "Through the roof" by their standards is not ridiculous, but it's enough to make it more expensive than many other places.
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>>1311740
What is the second to last item he is squeezing the lime on?
Right before the hair I mean.
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>>1311909
maybe i can take over your apartment in january?



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