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Welcome!

/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:

http://www.artoftravel.com/index.html
http://www.vagabondjourney.com/

Don't forget visa requirements:
http://www.visahq.com/citizens/

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

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Basically I want to become a hobo in Japan. I'm sick of my home country, all the people around, the society, the entertainment here, the politics, the weather, the scenery, IM SICK OF EVERYTHING!!! I just wanna run away so bad but I don't have too much money at the moment. Someone tell me how much money I'll need to start my hobo journey. Im fine with sleeping manga cafes, capsule hotels, a box, just anything where I can have a place to lie down and some sort of roof on top.

And dont talk to me anything about getting more educated. Ive done high school but Im sick of education and Im not gonna study 1 day more. I can talk a little bit of japanese.

PS: If ur here to tell me how stupid my idea is then go ahead but Im not gonna change my mind
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>>1255576
>Japanese cops are hardasses and will get very physical with you if you give them the slightest excuse to do so
No matter how I look at it I can't help but find this very very hard to believe...
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>>1255576
>Japanese cops are hardasses and will get very physical with you if you give them the slightest excuse to do so.

Hahahahahahah no they won't you fool, it would take a fucking gunman to get them to come out of their little boxes

You obviously have not been to Japan
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>>1255576
You clearly haven't been here for very long if you don't know about shoplifting anon's adventure in Japan
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HEY YOU GUYS GUESS WHAT!

I just saw the news on NHK World and they said that there's a huuuuuge problem in Japan with food waste.

They said that the japanese throw over 6 MILLION TONS of edible food away every year! A real dream for a hobo dont u think?
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>>1255614
But it's true. They do intensive physical training several times a week. Karate, kendo, etc. Once you've been taken into custody, they can pretty much do what they want as in Japan you're considered 100% guilty once you've been arrested. Oh, and they can hold you in custody for a really long time while they decide whether or not to press charges. It's not pleasant.

>>1255616
>You obviously have not been to Japan
I live in Japan. I've done consulting work with the Japanese police for the past several years. I've gone out drinking with Japanese cops lots of times. I'm pretty sure I know a lot more about them and Japan than you do. Except for weeb shit, of course.

>>1255638
I've been here plenty long. I saw the shoplifting story when it first appeared. There's a few kernels of truth in it here and there, but most of it's bullshit. Anyone with any real experience in Japan knows this.

>>1255688
>A real dream for a hobo dont u think?
Edible food can only be thrown away two days a week. A real problem for a hobo, don't you think?

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Hi /trv/!

Next week I have a short time in Stockholm. Acutally it is not a stop-over, just a really short day-trip.

Plane lands 11:55 and leaves 18:50.

So effectively I don't even have 6 hours in total.

How should I go from and to the city? The Airport express train seems to be the way fastest but costs a butload of money.

Taxi and bus may suffer from traffic when going back to the airport.

Normal train seems to be f*cking slow.

So what's the best choice?

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Speaking of Stockholm, is it a nice place to travel to for a week or are the neighboring countries better?
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>>1255287
I think a week is way too much. I was for 4 days and already got bored. It is not much different to other big cities: A few sights that are more or less the same in any european city and some different food, that's it.
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>>1255251
Airport Express costs a buttload.
Airport buses, flygbussarna.se, is also fast and cheaper.
Cheapest way is to take the bus outside the terminals to the commuter train station at Märsta. Take commuter train from there.
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>>1255499
How long wil those take? I only have 6 hours in total. And I guess the bus will suffer from traffic in the afternoon?

My question is basically if it's worth paying 60 euro for the 20 minutes ride or if there is a cheaper alternative that doesn't cost me an hour for each way
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>>1255682
The buses take 45 mins from Arlanda to City Terminal next to Stockholm Central Station. The price is 99kr one way, or 10 euro.. Even with heavy traffic, they should not be extremely delayed, maybe another 20 mins (somebody from Stockholm please verify)

The buses usually leave every 10 minutes.

If the weather is nice I would walk from Central Station to Gamla Stan (old town). Stroll around for an hour. Walk up Fjällgatan Södermalm. Have a coffee somewhere up there. Then take a taxi or walk back to Central Station for the bus back to the airport.

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Or came close to fucking up abroad

>Be me and freshfaced 19yr old
>In Japan but catching flight back to the UK
>Flight flying back home from Tokyo Narita, think everything is fine
>Board the flight fine arrive in Tokyo
>Sit down in the waiting room before my next flight, check my last bit of battary with spotty wifi
>haha funny memes on /trv/
>Check my tickets
>*PANIC*
>Realise my flight from Osaka arrives at Tokyo Haneda instead and that Haneda and Narita are two different airports
>I have four hours to change and I've been sitting here for 90mins in the wrong fucking airport
>Google the fastest train to Narita with the little battery I have left
>phone dies but end up on train to Narita arriving just as the gates opened for my plane


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>>1254989

>be 10
>visit the US for the first time
>take elevator at hotel
>press 4th floor
>elevator goes to top floor for some reason
>door opens
>there is only a short hall and a closed door
>elevator door stays open and unresponsive
>freakout.exe
>hyperventilate like a retard
>push all the buttons randomly
>think I am going to die alone in a third world country
>someone calls the elevator from the lobby

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>layover in Singapore, international connection
>get in the immigration queue like a fucking retard
Also accidentally going to really nice restaurants alone dressed like shit that you didn't realize was nice until you got in, and the whole time you feel like your presence is just ruining everyone around you's fancy date night
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>>1254989
>In Malaysia, had booked a train ticket a month or so in advance.
>The train was at 11:30pm on the 12th from this small town called Gemas.
>I was in Malacca and needed to get an hour long taxi ride to Gemas
>Looked at my clock and it says past midnight... I've missed the train and would have no chance of booking another as it was Eid El-Fitr and all the trains were booked for weeks.
>Start panicking as I have a schedule to keep
>Look for alternative travel arrangements, there's fuck all available because I was heading to Kota Bharu
>Sitting in hotel room for ages
>Look at clock and realise it says 12:30am on the 12th... I had looked at the clock after midnight and forgot the changing date.
Pretty stupid but it was my first time travelling solo and I was a little stressed, especially in Malaysia.
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>>1255644
this reminds me when me and my friends decided to change our itinerary, and skip huaihua near the end of a china trip... the guy who run the guilin hostel we stayed at even told us we were one day early, but we were like 'wut?', and forgot it cause we got a cheaper room than originally booked.

fast forward to a few days later, we get into shenzhen with the last train that is 5 mins late (all others were booked).
take the metro to the hk border, as we thought we had a hotel booking there for the night (and wanted to continue the trip in hk). border closes literally when we get there. we did a half-hearted attempt to try and convince the mainlander officers to let us through, but like, ain't nobody wants trouble there, so when they said no, we were like "okay, change of plans", and started leaving the station.
some white dude tells us to go to the back of the station, to the official taxi stand, as there are only sharks elsewhere. (this delayed us with like an hour...) the much more useful thing we got out of him is that he wrote the name of the closest 24hr border crossing down on a post it.
the taxi stand had like 1 taxi there for 30+ people. at first we assumed that there would be, you know, more coming. but then that one left, and no new ones showed up. i noted down the number on the side earlier, attempted to call them... in very good english they told me they did not take orders in english (not too surprised). on a second attempt i tried with my minimal mandarin, but i didn't get what they were asking... as my friend checked, and there really were only sharks in the front, we decided to book what we thought was another hotel, stay in shenzhen (it was midnight, we were tired). cont.....
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>>1255696
i start checking hotels on my phone, we manage to pass the sharks (most aggressive people we've seen in china, they were shouting really loud, touching us, etc.), and with just one more minute of walking, we realize that there are dozens of taxis passing on a big road there every second.
we try waving them down, nothing.
we try asking teenagers for help to ask for a taxi over the phone in chinese for us, they're scared of us.
within a few mins, our hero of that night showed up. we showed him the note with the name of the border crossing, he managed to wave a taxi down right away. acted like he was our good friend, confirmed the destination repeatedly with the driver as we got in, checked the meter, all that. i looked at the buses online in the meantime, turned out that one of the shuttles stopped literally in front of our hotel in mong kok. like the same side of the street even. we got off the bus in front of the building of our hotel in mong kok around 2am. there were many signs, but not one for our hotel. some guy stops, asks us what address we're looking for, manages to tell us it's many kilometres away on the same road. we're fucking tired, but not dumb, so we only walk away for a bit to get rid of the guy, and to get a better view of the building... and we find the reception, yay. they just tell us which floor to go to. at the hotel reception they tell us we're actually too early, that we booked from a day later. they again gave us a cheaper room than what we booked?! it was really fucking small, like 'have to go out to the hallway to open my bag' small, but no one cared at that point.

the low point was when we knew we were standing right in front of the hotel, but did not find the entrance... all of us were so stressed at that point that we had to try really hard not to flip at each other.

Is there anything to do in Iceland besides nature stuff?

I don't have a problem with that if not because I love the outdoors, I'm just curious about what the locals do--I can't imagine the locals go out to stare at glaciers every weekend, majestic as they may be.
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>>1255208
Reykjavik is pretty cool, you should spend a few days there
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>>1255365
And do what?
Do they have a viking museum or something?

Any good bars/clubs venues or resturants ? I'm almost afraid to ask this question because I know how expensive alcohol is there.
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>>1255208
>What the locals do
I'm gonna guess they go to local bars, watch Netflix at home, spend way too much time on Instagram, and occasionally post on the 4chinz. Just like most other places these days.

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How do I muster up the courage to move to Maine?
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>>1255515
Read more Stephen King books.
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I hope you enjoy elk and sadness.
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>>1255647
>sadness

What's there to be sad about living in Maine?
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>>1255515
Why the fuck would you want to? It's like a shitty canada, which is already shitty
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>>1255684
>Why the fuck would you want to? It's like a shitty canada, which is already shitty

Hmmm, let me think about that for a second:

>awesome nature
>seaside
>dank seafood
>DUDE WEED LMAO
>comfy coastal towns vibes
>not densely populated

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I fear this thread may just devolve into shitposting, but I'm genuinely asking:

What's the deal with tipping in the US?

I live in the UK and the only places we ever tip are in nice restaurants or sometimes taxi drivers and delivery guys. I'm heading to America for a month next week. What sort of extra things should I be expected to tip? and how much?
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Just don't tip. Say you're foreign and you don't believe in it
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>>1252638
you will vey much dislike AbuDhabi, where they expect a fair tip even if you didnt like a course, and the "cocktails"are watered down.
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>>1254332
He isnt black, this is normal in Holland too.
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>>1255076
>Tips are supposed to be taxed
t. IRS man
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>>1255393
>autistic foreigners
Has literally nothing to do with autism
t. autist waiter who tips generously when he eats out.

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Which city is better for travel: Paris or London?
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>>1254611
From an NA persepctive London was gorgeous

Paris smells like pee
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>>1252738
Go to africa youll never know the difference and its cheaper
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>>1254630
Gas yourself you enormous retard. I guess youre one of those cunts who think "diversity is strength" as you fight your way through the horde of arabic speaking africans and militarized police during rush hour.

Wow what a fantastic feature of life there. #refugeeswelcome
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>>1254630
It's so funny how people think that the anons talking about brown people are /pol/ autists.

A work colleague of mine, 50 something, came back recently from a trip to France. Super liberal, super left. Hes a very seasoned traveler and has been all over the world, but hadn't been back to France in a long time.

The one thing he said about from France was how many Africans and Arabs there were. He said on the trains he was literally the only white person there. He was sure to add 'not that there was anything wrong about it' at the end.

Choose to ignore this at your peril.
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I've been to Paris multiple times and I've only been to London once, and I have to say I prefer London. London has a better atmosphere and better sights and free museums, but that is like, my opinion man.

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g'day /trv/llers

i'm headed to beijing this friday, for a week. Anyone up for a meet? i'll be walking around the city at night mostly, taking photos.

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Do any of you travel for work? Care to talk about your job and what's better/worse about traveling for work compared to traveling for fun?

I'm a programmer considering working at a consulting company like Accenture or Deloitte that sends people out to businesses in different locations to help on projects, but I'm trying to get an idea of how much time I'd have after work to explore the places and if the work travel is enjoyable or not.
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i do strategy consulting at one of the companies you mentioned. traveling for work is great if you're single. once you gain a name you can start to control roles/location/timing. would recommend while younger, has opened many doors for me, afforded me the opportunity to visit many countries. international assignments are good on short term, fly business, jet-lag still blows
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>>1255211
Any advice for the tech side of the business? I do actually like to code and want to continue to develop those skills for at least a few more years, but it seems that role is kind of looked down on in some of these companies? Also, any tips for getting international projects, and would my expat experience help with that at all?
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>>1253183
I work for the State Dept, been to 3 different international posts over the last 7 years and did a handful of TDY trips that put me in several other different countries from as little as 1 week to as long as 6 weeks at a time. Compared to friends and family back home, my life is constantly being changed around before I can get too comfortable anywhere.

Traveling for work is fun in the sense that my career allows certain perks of convenience that you don't fully appreciate until you travel on your own dime for fun. Having a Diplomatic passport and accompanying identification is like having cheat codes for small time international hassles.

On the other hand... I've had a real challenge of a time trying to have a decent personal life and having a relationship with someone who is gone for months at a time or married to someone who is literally FORCED to move every 3 years at minimum.
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i've only done very little business travel, i have a question for all of you who did more.

how do you deal with the jetlag?

like the only thing i could come up with is that next time i'll ask for the weekend before and after to be the start and end dates for the trip, so that i don't have to show up at work the day after. but what if you cannot do that?

btw when i travel for fun, i refuse to use a travel agency... but for business i find it relaxing that if shit hits the fan (plane cancelled, i'm late, etc), i just call my agent, and bam, all sorted.
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>>1255683
Business class.

Hey Britfags and, more importantly, hello Scotfags!

On Thursday I'll arrive in Dover with a car and I plan to spend two weeks traveling through England and Scotland, aiming to spend about two thirds in the latter.

I'm hoping for a nice sightseeing vacation, with a focus on the great Scottish landscape. I'd also like to visit some old towns. What I don't want to do is go shopping and clubbing.

Please share any nice locations you think are worth a visit.

Also, I know that wild camping in Scotland is permitted and to save money, I intend to do so. The question is, is it safe or should I prepare do defend myself against hordes of murderous Scots?
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Op still.

Also, what weather should I expect? I know UK is notorious for its rain, but can I expect some decent warmth?
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>>1255592
Take a look at >>1253600 there's plenty of great answers there

>wild camping
All cool as long as you tidy up after yourself and respect the place. If you are in someones land it's only fair that you go ask them if you can camp .

>weather
Expect four seasons in a day.
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>>1255596
Average June temperatures in Scotland are usually around 16 degrees Celsius.

Don't know if you would call that warm.
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>>1255592
I just came back from a trip like that but went to wales and cornwall instead of scotland. Strongly suggest you drive through the peak district on your way up, i just thought it would be a fun detour but it ended up being one of the highlights of the trip. The road to flash was pretty cool.

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Lets say, someone wants to kill himself and wants to spend his last days in some nice place.

Where would you go?
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Pitcairn Islands
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talk to those who think you are their friend.

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New Japan General

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*
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
>http://rockitreports.com/category/sex-in-tokyo/
>http://erolin.net/
>http://rockitrisingsun.com/


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Anyone ever been to "気仙沼大島"? My Japanese girlfriend wanna go there with me as she says it's a beautiful place. However, I'm concerned as it's not far from Fukushima. Is radiation still an issue?
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>>1255540
>what's so interesting about japan, bros?
>what draws u weebs to the place?

Very cool history. samurai are interesting, imperial Japan is interesting and its 1500 year unbroken royal line is pretty interesting.

Japan is full of pretty fascinating stuff. 800 year old giant Buddhas, centuries old wood temples, samurai arms and armor.

Japanese theatre, Kabuki and Noh, are fascinating.

Japan is also home to a very intriguing native religion that has spawned a lot of cool mythology and legends.

Japan is a clean and modern country full of exciting nightlife, delicious food and very nice scenery as well as cute and pretty girls.

Honestly speaking if you really don't find Japan interesting or intriguing at all you may just be a boring person or a homebody milquetoast or a combination thereof.
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I've bought a ticket to Japan for November, how far ahead should I start planning and booking accommodations?
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>>1255675
Adding to this guys post.. If I'm going to Japan in July and haven't booked anything apart from flights there.. How fucked am I?
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>>1255675
November 2016

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Hi all,
starting a month from now I'll be studying abroad In Australia until around this time next year and I'm in the middle of writing out my budget and trying to make notes about useful things to remember. I'm coming from the USA btw.

I've already been able to scrounge up quite a lot of useful information from searching around, but any useful information from other travelers but especially natives would be greatly appreciated.

I already have my rent sorted out, but I'd specifically love any information regarding costs of utilities, clothes and food.

For example,
If I want to give clothes that are cheap but not shabby,
where to get food (I know food is more expensive than where I come from so I'm staying the hell away from fast food.),
what should I know about the bus system,
any kind of useful advice for someone who's never been in Australia before.
Thanks.
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>>1255501
I've heard really good things about Aldi so I'll keep that in mind thanks.
>>1255537
I'll be in NSW for the most part. I figure it'd be less expensive, but it would be great to have estimates in AUD. I really appreciate the help.
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>>1255402
Walk on the left side of footpaths and on escalators, don't stand in the door ways of buses or trains until people getting off are out.

Mobile data is more expensive here, as is internet. It depends on where you live but most of our internet services are overpriced trash.

>>1255571
I live in a one bedroom apartment in inner-city Brisbane and I pay ~au$130 per month for combined electricity, water, gas bills. $360pw rent and about $150 a month for internet and mobile bills.
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>>1255571
RIP re rent and general cost of living if you intend to live in Sydney.
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>>1255679
Me again..

Take note of where to walk from >>1255642
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>>1255402
Get ready to punch darts and sink tins cunt. You're going to fucking love it here as long as you don't cry like a bitch from all the banter.

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So I got convicted for battery (punched a guy once and some of his teeth fell out). I didn't recieve a prison sentence, nor a fine, nor a criminal record. I got community service. But no criminal record, like I said.

So my concern is whether countries are aware of that conviction (does it pop up when they scan your passport) and if they are, will that hinder my travels?
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>>1255546
Rude. Why do you think they didn't give me a prison sentence or criminal record in the first place? It's because there were obvious circumstances (that person provoked me by stealing from me)

>>1255511
>>1255523
Well if it's not on my record how are they ever going to find out? I mean records are designed for keeping track of one's criminal history
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If you don't have a criminal record you are not a criminal.
If they look for something, nothing will show up because, surprise! You aren't a criminal.
Travel free my friend. You have literally nothing to worry about.
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>>1255308
This
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>>1255377

No, they will not. Unless you are an American citizen travelling to Canada or the other way around, other countries have zero knowledge about your criminal record.

I hold a EU passport and have a criminal record. I have travelled to USA and Japan, both countries which ask if you have committed crimes in the past. Just don't declare it and you are fine.

People who tell you otherwise are talking out of their ass unless they have any hands on experience.
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>>1255300
>I didn't recieve a prison sentence, nor a fine, nor a criminal record.

>nor a criminal record

>whether countries are aware of that conviction (does it pop up when they scan your passport)

Are you dense m8.



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