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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.

I'm in Berlin for a week. Redpill me on some things to do and places to go to.
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>>1277174
The museam on middle eastern history is awsome. Seeing the babylon gates is an amazing experience.

Also yeah the guy above me is right, there are alot of muslims, but you should not let that stop you.
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>>1277174
Don't forget to try the camel rides, the "magical" flying carpets, pointy shoes and shis kebab.
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Is KitKat worth going to on a Friday night if I'm a single white straight cis male?
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Single white cis make with wholesome Christian values*
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>>1277216
>Who is that strange looking girl you posted? She doesn't look German at all.
A tourist in Germany I guess. The photo was probably taken in the Allahuakbari Desert near Frankfurtabad, judging from the background.

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Wasn't sure where to post this, but I figured /trv/ may know someone who's a pilot (parents, family friends, etc).

I'm seriously considering getting a commercial pilot's license, but I have a history of mental illness (depression and anxiety disorder). Luckily I've never been committed so there's no hard documentation on that front, but I have gone to therapists and have been prescribed medication (I don't currently take any). I've stabilized well for years without needing meds or special help, but I do have this in my past. I could lie, but I wonder about them being able to pull medical records or forcing me to self-disclose or else they won't hire. I'm totally confident in myself to be fine and not fly the plane into the ocean -- if I had any doubts I wouldn't even think about getting a license because that'd be too fucked.


Possible?
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>>1277038

OP here, yeah I don't want to pull a Germanwings either. It's always worrisome with this stuff because people with no firsthand experience with mental illness have some wild ideas about what it is. They basically just file it under "crazy," and once you're crazy then you might do anything!! Who knows when he'll pop: he's CrAzY!!

So I'm always very careful with when/how I bring it up in my life.

>>1277005
It's tempting to get free flight school but I'm sure the military knows that's what people do so they'll get their due from you. I'd rather go in debt and have a surefire path to getting licensure than having the possibility of being stuck in a ground job in fucking Kuwait
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>>1277176
That's why the active duty contracts are 6 years now. Not to mention approx. 2 years of training that isn't included in your contract length.

Almost everyone who goes pilot route in the military stay in the military to get their pensions because at that point, why the fuck not? It's only 10-12 more years really.

Thing is, me personally I can't. I want to do a million other things that don't involve in the military.

I may go Air National Guard, but they have limited slots of actual flying, More likely to get a chance to fly choppers with the regular National Guard.
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>>1275287
OP you seem resistant to your disorder. I can read what you state from different perspectives. It could be you are resistant to your diagnosis or need for medication right now! If you were utterly cognizant of the dangers of your disorder, and how much you do not have control of your actions when you and if you go without sleep for two days, and aren't currently under any care, which you would avoid if you were a pilot, then you don't know what you'd be capable of if you were delusional. A medical professional would know this, as does the FAA and people who would want to hire you. It's a no go. It's like a cardiac condition. Forget it.

Why not spend your time getting into a nice airline maintenance gig. It will cost you what, a year or two, and you make just as much money. Entry level pilots are getting paid nothing right now.
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Look up the basic maintanence costs of owning even a bare bones piper or cessna.

Then remember you're a mentally ill neet with no money or mechanical skills.

Then maybe go flip burgers or something instead of thinking you're going to be on some sure fire path to being a bush pilot wearing an indiana jones hat. Faggot.
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>>1277237

I thought /trv/ was above shitposting

So, let me begin by saying that I am American (more particularly an Ohioan) and I'm unhappy here. As lovely as other countries are, immigration is a lengthy, difficult process that only the most wealthy, talented and desired, and/or powerful people glide through effortlessly. I'm not a member of the transnational financial class. So, in other words, I wanted to ask advice about other states and places to live in America, although I am perhaps not entirely disinclined from one day leaving America. In fact, I almost did after high school as I had been admitted to McGill. I still kick myself for not having gone.

Do not despair. I'm not by any means motivated to move to the Pacific Northwest, albeit once upon a time I had a job offer in Bellingham, WA. I wanted to ask about the State of Minnesota and I hope to receive recommendations about other states and cities if other anons were so inclined. To put it figuratively, I'm trying to hit an erratically moving target blowing in the wind while moving in the opposite direction on a speeding train and the target is at such a great distance I have to account for the Coriolis effect, weather, barometric pressure, etc. I need to account for change.

I wish I had saved the cap, but a while ago I mentioned that I moved back to OH from TX in a thread on one of the boards I frequent on 4chan, and an anon said "sadder words were never written." While I do not echo that thought, it is not without its merit.

I won't indulge in the worst carte blanche shitposting about Austin, e.g. technoelitism, income disparity, rampant mentally ill homeless population, its poor infrastructure, etc. This isn't a thread about ethnocentrism or elitism, partisan sentiment and civic pride are certainly welcome.

Feel free to ask about Austin, or other places I have lived like Maryland, New York, D.C., Virginia, etc. for those of you considering moving. If you are in similar circumstances, feel free to ask/offer advice, post your story, or comment.
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>>1276112
>the Twin Cities are not great for the tourist but amazing for the local

So true. Just imagine the poor shlubs that visit, and don't know any better than to wander downtown into Sneaky Pete's and the like.

They must be like, "this city sucks."
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>>1271668
I also live in Vancouver and agree with both those criticisms. Million dollar properties in Tsawwassen is just retarded. I inheirited a small property way out in Sechelt, an undeveloped lot on the side of a cliff hours out Vancouver, and even that has a super jacked up value. Couldn't believe it.

As to the people, you are definitely right, at least about people born and raised here. Ultra clique-ish and for all the diversity this city loves to go on about, people self-segregate like crazy. I also find women from Vancouver a huge pain in the ass to deal with compared to women from almost anywhere else. Can't explain it.
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>the Twin Cities are not great for the tourist but amazing for the local

That's funny, having lived either in Asheville NC or Savannah GA the last 6 years, I've had the opposite experience. I mean, they're not bad to live in, but better for the tourist, I think.
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>>1272477
Oh really? I have a friend that lives there. He's always complaining about his crazy neighborhood in the Bronx--his neighbors, drunk people yelling and going crazy on the street at any hour the day, Hasidim trying to buy him out, asshole neighbors, etc. It sounds like a wild ride.

Personally, if I could I live anywhere, it would be on the outskirts of a Mid-Metro Area.

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I live on the US Mexican border in a town called El Paso, I hate this shit more then anything else, I hate being a minority here to the Hispanics, I hate the constant sun, I hate the city council who cock block any measure to improve the city because it's "too expensive" or we want preserve cheap fuckers from moving out despite their neighbohoods turning into decrepit shit holes, I'd kill to move up north or to at least to a suburb somewhere else

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Dear /trv/.

My, 25 year old male, and my bro, 26 year old male, need advice on a travel destination. It seems like just as it's difficult to find out which groceries to buy when you're hungry finding a travel destination when you have scheduled a week can be an uninspiring process.

Therefore i ask you guys for advice for a perfect destination. We have 6-7 days and all of europe (and near europe as well) possible. We are both experienced travellers who have travelled in third world countries.

Bless!

I'm going with my two friends to Africa for a month and a half. So far we are planing on Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameron, DRC, Kenya, Ethiopia in that order.

Sorta nervous. We'll stick together but we are three women and we aren't doing touristy stuff we're mostly hanging in cities. I've heard it's easy to be swindled and stuff like that and in some cases worse. Any advice for the countries listed above?
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>>1277037
Anyone else feeling emotional about the fact that we're not going to be 20'something and exploring Africa, transcontinentally on a train.
Maybe even easy and unharrased train-hopping, given the African, relaxed attitude towards public safety.

All the brown, tropic ass we're never going to get.
We're one or two generations too old.
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>>1277231
You are romanticizing the past. You would never have afforded any kind of travel if you weren't exceedingly wealthy/privileged at the time, two generations ago. Is that your family heritage anon? Enjoy good books, dream about life as tarzan, out of africa, dr livingstone, collecting plant specimens for queen victoria, but then also realize you had a 50/50 chance of dying before you got to your current age, and you didn't have mosquito repellent.
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>>1277238
Not the past, I meant the future!
When they finally build transcontinental railways in Africa, when it finally starts to settle down there.
We are too old for that and it bothers me.
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>>1277240
Because of global warming, africa will look more and more like mad max, i m affraid no one will ever travel africa like they are in thailand.

You can live your dream in souther africa, just watch out for aids.
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>>1275358
Make out your wills, name executors, etc. You might not come back when you were planning to, if at all.

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Where do you guys stand on medicating before any long flights?

The flights are tedious as fuck and i just want it to be over as quick as fuck. Any recommendations

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Please help clear something up for me regarding Ryanair. So I want to fly to Berlin and on the cheapest option I get one laptop bag + one 50cm wheelie bag / small shit whatever. So I add another 15kg bag for additional fee. That 15kg bag - what are its dimensions, does it go into the hold or the overhead rack, what?

Any tips regarding this shit airline would be welcome, their site made it as unclear as possible and I don't want to talk to their third world representative. I suppose I also need to pay up for priority boarding?
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Ryanair is not shit. What you pay for is what you get, and for the prices, they are very reasonable.

As a passenger, you get the following for free.

1x bag at 55 x 40 x 20cm. Max, 10kg.
1 x bag at 35 x 20 x 20cm.

You've paid for a bag which will go in the hold. Max 15kg. 81x 119 x 119 cm

For the price you paid, you get a seat on a flight that'll take you around Europe for (if you're buying at the right time) a stupidly good price. Nothing more, nothing less.

Ryanair like to play by the rules. Learn their rules and play by them. There is *minimal* room for compromise. Be polite. Don't fuck with them and you're good.

And be prepared for the bare min for the flight. Like I said, you get a seat. Eat before you fly, maybe a drink, and don't expect anything other than your seat.


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And priority boarding is a waste of money. Anything other than the seat you paid for is a waste of money (excluding necessary baggage).

This man has run Ryanair for a long time. He's a travel god. Read these quotes below from him to get an idea of the airline you'll be flying with.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/shortcuts/2013/nov/08/michael-o-leary-33-daftest-quotes
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Why are you using a DSP detractor picture?
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>>1277239
Thank you, I have no idea why they didn't clearly say that the additional bag goes in the hold nor did they give the precise dimensions when you add it. They also have 20kg option.

>>1277247
Because that guy has top tier animation/expression skills

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I thought it'd be nice to take a trip there someday. Anyone ever been? How was the trip? Anything worth seeing when I get there?
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>>1275985
https://yuki.la/trv/1216175
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>>1276076
Ironic. Most people would consider Russian food to be shittest anywhere.
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>>1276076
My Russian friends considered it drunk food and I ate it while drunk so I was so quite satisfied regardless of how people associate with it.
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>>1274145
what an arrogant fuck. what are the chances of you speaking a foreign language like Russian?
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>>1276310
Russian food always looks fucking weird, but sometimes its pretty gud.

The guy who spent the last ten years travelling to all 197 countries in the world has named his favourite country

https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/guy-whos-visited-every-country-in-the-world-reveals-his-favourite-place/
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>When people hear my story they often quickly assume I’m just another white guy from a rich family, traveling around on daddy’s credit card.

Absolutely.

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If anyone is looking to visit Vietnam, I made some a bit of a visual guide for Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh
https://www.natal.space/vietnam
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>>1276892
Oh, I get it. I saw two when I was in Thailand, they were not what you call "passable". I feel really bad for Thai dudes, can you imagine how you'd feel if your country was famous for that?

>>1276711
Yes I meant this.
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>>1276389
I've recently interviewed a fuckload of vietnam vets for a project i've been working on and they've made me want to visit.

my only question: is it a shithole? all i know about it comes from old guys who were there almost 50 years ago and they make it sound like a shithole but I realize much has changed.
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>>1276908
I dont understand, did they go back after the war or something?

Did they have a good time there during the war? I mean, it looks like shit now, it looked worse in the 70s. Were there soliders walking around thinking, hey, pretty nice place. Just seems really weird, I'd love to hear their commentary, I assume they just have nostalgia for their unit or something, what is it about Vietnam that somebody could find appealing? Share their perspectives please.
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>>1276903
I just have an interesting hypothesis that Thailand is gonna move harder into the direction of tourism and ladyboys offer a very exotic option that really captures peoples attention. It's half a meme, but there are so many in Thailand around the tourist areas due to how much money tourism brings in and offers.
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>>1276389
>Ho Chi Minh Being the capital, Saigon offers a wide variety of restaurants...

Hanoi is actually the capital, nguyen

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Where i can i randomly meet up with strangers? My best chances seem to be:
Meetups on couchsurfinger.com
meetup.com
travbuddy.com
making a thread in the city's subreddit
and socialising with people i meet in hostels

Any other ideas or recommendations?
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I never did this before btw.

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Spending some days in dubrivnik, searched for "Spoted By Locals" but find nothing.

any advice to go know none-touristic places or some cozy restaurants and cafés that are less frequented by outsiders and more a local thing?

1 month from today...where's everyone going?

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I'm taking a gap year and living near Seattle (specifically Bellevue) with my parents. What is there to do in this city? I'll be working as a barista at Starbucks but when I'm not working I'd like to do something meaningful with my time.

Without going into too much detail my interests are
>music
>religion
>politics
>foreign culture and language
>secret societies
>fishing
I'm kind of a shut-in but I'd like to change that so any advice is appreciated.
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>>1276463
I'm from Tacoma. Lots of people who move to the area not seeking tech jobs come from those areas. That mostly includes military people and blue collar workers who come up here because the economy is in better shape than those areas. Seattle itself has a lot of Californians, but the rest of Western Washington has lots of southerners and midwesterners.
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>>1276384
-Most american cities
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>>1276384
>implying economics works
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>>1276503
it does
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>>1276451
>Thanks Microsoft and Amazon

You're welcome. Thanks for being easily replaced.



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