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/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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Say you want to go somewhere and live the 'white king' lifestyle, new girl each day and that sort of debauchery. Not paying, that defeats the whole point. I want some sort of escapism from my crippling self-worth issues.

What's a good place?
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sup /trv/, what's the best way to travel alone and not feel like a lonely loser?

>everyone says they love traveling
>their stories all involve being drunk with others

my travels:
>been to NYC and Chicago by myself
>see tourist sites and eat at restaurants alone
>go back home after a week, wondering what was the point

i want to go to Japan or even Europe. but worried i'll just go there, do the same (tourist sites and eat food), and feel like i wasted my time and money

what do /trv/?
i do like food and trying new foods (though I am too poor for michelin star places)

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My Asian-American friend will be traveling to Europe next month (Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands). he's worried people will make remarks about him spreading the corona virus, or refused entry in some restaurants. He hasnt been to Asia in 2 years.

what should he say? would it be best to just ignore them?
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Japan General
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Dessert cake edition

FAQ (aka shit you should stop asking)*
>Where should I stay in Tokyo?
Anywhere on the JR Yamanote loop line.
>Is Hiroshima+Miyajima worth it as a day trip from Osaka/Kyoto?
Not really, it's too rushed and you should probably just stay the night there.
>Is Miyajima worth visiting when the floating torii gate is under construction?
Yes, it's still a great place to visit.
>"Dude what should I see in ________?"
Solid general guides - sights, sample itineraries, pre-travel considerations, etc
/JPG/anon put together an autistic supermap of sights, restaurants, and shopping. Go nuts.

*Info on prostitution*
Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution. If you're coming to Japan solely for prostitutes you should probably consider a different country like China or Singapore.
What is available can generally be found in the following links

*JR Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥ (approximately a Tokyo-Kyoto round-trip bullet train trip)
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥

Super-easy rail pass calculator. Fill in your planned trips, get a quick yes/no response.

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Corona Virus travel General?
I am sure there are a good number of us here who are planning on traveling in the coming months. Some of us may or may not be worried about Corona, I feel like having a dedicated thread to the subject would be good for the board to save space as well as have everything in a single area.

>Where are you going?
>when are you going
>Are you worried about Corona?

Other anons feel free to chip in and give your advice. I have personally traveled to many "dangerous" places and I have never been worried about it, however something like this seems different and I am personally somewhat worried about my upcoming travel plans.

>Turkey, Uzbekistan
>2nd week of april
>currently worried, not too much since they seem to be unaffected by corona currently. Will be watching the situation though.
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Does anyone have tips on ethiopia ?
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Russia is probably on my bucket list of countries that i need to visit. Did you go there ? Is it worth it or it just a meme ? The main attaction seems to be in St. Petersburg and Moscow, but usually, i try to go to see the countryside too.

The Visa seems to be a pain in the ass if you don't like hotels and prefer airbnb.

Russia general thread

by the way, I'm trans, not sure if it matters
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Desert Island
Uninhabited islands are often depicted in movies or stories about shipwrecked people, and are also used as stereotypes for the idea of paradise. Only 2000 out of 7107 Phillipine islands are inhabited. In Pacific countries 50-80% of islands are uninhabited

You have £10,000 and a big breasted companion. You must fly to a tropical country and buy some type of small boat to travel to your island

>Where do you go
>What supplies do you buy
>What will you build
>How long can you survive

Im going to do this soon with my gf
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starter question I know but where to find literally the cheapest possible flights anywhere?
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good place to go in europe with a 1 year old babba?
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So let's here it what are some weerdest festivals in the world you atended, like the cheese rolling thing in England bull race and tomato fight in Spain Finland wife carry thing or Spartan races and similar !
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US road trip
In your guy's opinion, what's the best southwest or rocky mountain state to do a camping/road trip in? I'm going in late April for about 10 days, and currently leaning towards either Colorado or Utah but I'm looking for suggestions. I'm from eastern Canada and just want to go somewhere with some really striking scenery.
Feel free to discuss your own road trip ideas/discussions or whatever.
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Red Light Europe
Have a few free days coming up so am planning on a short trip to somewhere in western Europe to check out some red light/brothel fun for a change. I passed through Amsterdam for a few hours last year and De Wallen seemed nice, so I could go there again for a proper look, or is there some other spots I should consider?
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What you do for a living
Tell me how you afford to travel if you do. All the jobs I worked are 0-2 weeks off a year, 30-40k USD shit jobs. Any pointers would be appreciated, but I'm mainly looking to find out what your job title or area of work is in
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What do you guys do to fit all you need into a personal item when taking flights with expensive charges for carry ons and checked luggage
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I will be spending 5 days in Bologna in late March.
What foods and restaurants would you recommend? I hear bologna has the best food in Italy - obviously I will try bolognese pastas and all.
Any worthy sight not in the guidebooks?Thinking of a day trip to Pisa just to check the tower.

Will be travelling with gf
>inb4 coomer sexpats complain about this
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Techno Tourism
Share your
>favorite places
>favorite acts
>favorite clubs
>future plans
>experiences, both good and bad

All electronic music is welcome
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If you only want to travel to first world countries and don't care about Europe you really have nowhere to go. I'm a leaffag and I made a list pared down from this "top 100 world cities" list and all I have is Tokyo, a handful of major or party-oriented American cities, and Seoul, Korea

The logic of going to places that are worse than where you live doesn't work in my brain at all. If I split my time away from my already adequate city and mix in a less than adequate location, wouldn't my total satisfaction decrease? It's like averaging an 80 and a 50
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/SWG/ - Seasonal Work General
Where were you last season? Where you going next season? Shoulder Season vacation plans? Gap Gigs? Advice for n00bs?
I've spent this winter doing boat rentals and kayak tours in the Florida keys, headed back to Alaska to river raft in May. Thinking about Costa Rica for a few months in the fall.
How about you bums?
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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread
>also known as /sqt/ (Stupid Questions Thread)

For any and all of your one-off questions that pertain to travel.

If your question is specific to a popular destination (eg. Thailand, Japan, Germany, Italy, etc.), check to see if there's a relevant general before asking it here.

If your question is administrative in nature (eg. visas, passports, customs/immigration, airport/airline policies, etc.), be as specific as possible. Such information may include, but is not limited to your nationality, where you're going, any layover points, etc. These details do get missed quite often, and they sometimes can make a difference.

Previous thread: >>1723920
Sticky: >>609350
The rest of the Sticky (for those who are able to hover reply links): >>609352, >>609358, >>609359, >>609360
Experimental Pastebin with additional basic travel information:

If you follow the advice of any posts in this thread or the contents of any external links, you do so at your own risk. Only you are responsible for any resulting outcome.
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moving to Guadalajara at the end of March to live with my wife who's from there.
Any advice?
Im still learning Spanish
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Las Vegas
How the fuck do I get laid here?
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Hi /trv/. I want to go to Japan. I already bought my plane ticket for April, there is no return. I want adventure in my life. Where are the cheapest places to stay in the long term? How to earn money? I have about $800USD left in my bank account. Thank you.
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Oceania travel plan
Eurofag here. Thinking about going to a few places in Oceania this summer as I found out I really like islands, and I never went to this part of the world. I have a few questions.

1. Is my route safe? I'm thinking about Vanuatu - Fiji - Tuvalu. Now Vanuatu seems fairly safe according to Google, Tuvalu isn't even a question, but I'll have to connect thru Fiji, and I don't really know anything about Fiji. Still thinking about spending time here but I wanna know if it is really safe.

2. What's the best way to get there from Europe? Looks like I'm gonna have to go thru Straya or NZ. Any other places that would be cheaper (hah) to get to from Europe?

3. Any fun things to do there? I love small islands and meeting the locals, thinking about going to some remote places in Vanuatu/Tuvalu, but any fun things to do in Fiji? Again, I'm going there as a connecting place but I'm sure there's some fun stuff to do there as well. Heard there was some cool Pajeet stuff there...

4. Any general tips for the region other than learning about the local culture and the usual stuff? Feel free to share your experiences of the region
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Southeast Asia General #3 - Non-Sexpat Edition
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Best European countries to try life as a illegal, only with tourism visa?
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Pot in Canberra
Im going to Canberra tomorrow, Australian Capital Territory, and want to buy pot. How do i go about doing so? I know its not illegal to have or use, just to sell. So how do i find some?
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Travel Bangs
How many different nationalities have you hooked up with? What's your rarest flag? How do you determine which flag you took for mixed nationalities? What's the "country that got away"?

25 here. Saudi or Mauritania is my rarest flag. Didn't pick up any Swedish chicks in Sweden, unfortunately. They're incredibly sexy but our personalities just clash because they don't pick up on sarcasm or humor at all. Also they get way too drunk to the point of making me feel uncomfortable just talking to them.
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Is Barcelona really that bad of a place to visit? Basically the majority of the things I want to see and experience in Spain are in Barcelona but everyone says to skip it and that it's a niggerfied shithole full of gypsies.
What is Barcelona really like?
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Im looking for a job in canada working in a hotel so i get cheap room and easy meals but i cant decide out of the 8 as they all just seem pretty similar, help me pick one guys
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Greetings, I will be in Europe for 3 weeks starting in the first week of April. I like landscapes and/or cool cities. I went to Madrid, Paris, Berlín, Salzburg and Bern last year. Any recomendations?
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I’m entering Nepal from the east (Siliguri/Darjeeling crossing) tomorrow on a motorbike and have no idea what there is to see/do, particularly east of Kathmandu.

There’s so much smoke in the air in W. Bengal and Sikkim I haven’t even laid eyes yet on the Himalayas. Really hoping the visibility is better in Nepal? Do I have any hope of glimpsing Everest this time of year?
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Egypt general
There is not Egypt General thread, but there should be. Lets parody the Japan General first post that always pops up.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Tel Aviv to Cairo?
What is the fastest way to travel from Tel Aviv to Cairo?
Are there any overlaps?
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Cruise ships fares are plummeting because no one wants to get quarantined and spends months in a harbor not allowed to leave their quarters.
I want to get on a quarantined ship and have free food delivered to my room and surf the chans for months on end.
Please help me flesh out a viable plan
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I'm German and I'll be in Namibia for about three weeks for vacation, starting end of May.

Currently organizing a list of things to pack and which routes to take. Any advice on accommodation, rental cars and women?

Although I want it to stay as ignorant as possible before I go, what is it that I have to absolutely know before the start of my trip?
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I've never used a travel service/bundle before...I'm considering pulling the trigger on this one:

1 night post flight
2 nights in cairo
4 nights on nile river cruise
I would probably add on some island hopping in Greece at the end for 3-4 more days.

Is it worth it to use any of these travel services? This one is like $2700 base price...doesn't seem too bad for 8 days 7 nights (and I assume about $300-350/day after that).

Aside from price, I've haven't been traveling since I became single in Oct2018 and I'm nervous about traveling alone outside of Europe: should I be worried about egypt after the political turnover? Should I avoid traveling alone outside of Europe without a female partner?
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Is Amsterdam a fun place to visit? And is it easy to score shrooms?
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How safe is the Philippines?
Is it safe to travel there?
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ITT: That Person in the Hostel
>The Autistic german backpacker without any Plans and goals in life
>French guy without any knowledge of english, even in anglo countries
>the indian guy that spends his entire Day shouting in his Phone
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Ireland in June - Solo American
I have a passport with zero stamps and 2020 is the year I change that. I have a flight to Ireland booked. Here's my itinerary thus far

Tues 6/23: Depart LAX 19:30
Wed 6/24: Arrive LGW 13:50, Depart LGW 15:15, Arrive DUB 16:55. Check into Dublin hotel. Eat. Drink. Crash
Thurs 6/25: I have a ticket to the Twenty One Pilots show at RDS arena at 5pm. Prior to the show, I'll probably just meander about Dublin and check out some parks and shit.
Fri 6/26: Nothing planned. Was thinking about doing a Newgrange/Hill of Tara tour on this day but they all leave early in the morning and I might wanna sleep in and recover from the show. The plan was to rent a car when I leave Dublin but maybe I'll get a car on this day and drive to Newgrange and Hill of Tara myself. Someone on here said Newgrange was "cash yo" so it's on my list.
Sat 6/27: Check out of Dublin hotel and drive to Doolin. Google maps says the total drive is 3.5 hours so I anticipate taking all day to get to Doolin. I have a rad airbnb booked.
Sun 6/28: Might try to take in a catholic mass (I was raised catholic). Cliffs of Moher.
Mon 6/29: Check out of Doolin airbnb. Drive to Dingle. Check into Dingle airbnb.
Tues 6/30: Do the Slea Head drive.
Wed 7/1: Check out of Dingle airbnb. Drive to Killarney. Enjoy Killarney Park. Check into Killarney hotel
Thurs 7/2: Check out of Killarney hotel. Depart SNN 12:25, Arrive LHR 14:00, Depart LHR 16:00, Arrive LAX 19:25

I'll take any recommendations on where to eat and drink. What's the process going to be like when I get off the plane in London? Are they gonna search my shit real good and waste a bunch of my time? Am I gonna have my search searched and my time wasted when I land in Dublin as well? Will I be able to smuggle a couple THC vape cartridges like when I fly domestic?
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Anyone had experiences with workaway or similar sites that want to share ?
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What's the oldest you can be and still go travelling around, meeting people, and just generally having carefree fun?
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Some friends and I are planning to go on the most basic white girl Europe trip this spring; so basic that google inundates me with travel guides on travel guides on travel guides for this specific tour
Any city tips that might take us off the overly beaten path?
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New York Thread
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I'll be there in a month, a lonely Australian incel.

I was told to do Empire State Building or Top of the Rock at night. Only one of them. Which should I do at night, which should I do in the day?

Natural history looks boring, but American history looks good.

Will people get triggered if I ask them to take photos of me in front of the Trump tower?

These are my dumb questions for now, but there will be more.
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Possibility of Safe Travel to Iran
One day I plan to travel to Israel, but I want to visit all the locations a visit to Israel would disqualify first. The big one on the list is Iran. I love the history of the region and its culture seems good. However, there is the obvious safety risk. Assuming tensions die down in a few years and we get some kind of detente, what options are there to travel to Iran?

I already hate the fact it is unlikely I'll ever be able to see Syria or Afghanistan, but Iran at least seems possible. From my limited understanding I would assume going via Azerbaijan is the best option. However, any general information about visiting Iran from some some adventurous anons would be good before I do some more serious research myself when the time is right to actually plan.

I just want to know how realistic it is to actually travel to Iran safely and what advice there is to pull it off.
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/airlines/ Airlines thread
This thread is dedicated to everything regarding flights and the discussion of specific airlines.

I'm flying Chicago to Sarajevo this April through Turkish Airlines and have heard both really positive and negative things about Turkish Airlines. Open to hear all perspectives and also how Istanbul airport is.
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Europeans in Tokyo
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Just wondering if there are any european anons flying to tokyo soon. I am in tokyo and want to acquire genuine european cheese.

I'm 100% serious.
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Which cities to see on the East Coast?
I haven't done much travelling within the USA (despite living here) and haven't been to the East Coast at all. I'm planning to spend 1.5-2 weeks on the East Coast (likely without a car) and am wondering which cities are worth seeing. I'm into food and American history/culture.

I likely won't be doing any East Coast national parks (no car + I'm from the West Coast).

Currently thinking of New York City, Boston, and D.C. Any tips?
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1 week in England
Just bought plane tickets for one week in London because they were cheap, what should my itinerary be?

I'd like to spend 3 or so days outside of the city.

I also wanna "shag" some "birds"

t. american who's never traveled to the developed world, only third world hellholes (like my home country)
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Is anybody else seriously hesitating to make plans?

I wanted to book a flight and a flat for June but I'm afraid that by then travelling will be risky or simply not possible.
Would a flight company reimburse you if your city or your destination city was quarantined?
What if all planes were grounded?

I realize worrying about money during a pandemic might be insensitive but, well, this is 4chan.
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Cancelling Travel to Japan
Smug Nip Plague Doctor
I need some advice.

My girlfriend is wussing out of our travel to Japan at the end of march because of the corona virus situation. I bought our tickets and flight insurance 8 months ago and filed a claim last week to cancel but apparently a global health concern is not a qualifying event to cancel my flight.

Am I fucked in the ass on this one?
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Renting a Honda Semi Automatic tomorrow to drive from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Any tips would be great, I really don't know much besides reading a random blog or 2. Any suggestions for stops to make would be awesome.

Also, I never see anyone talk about Vietnam on this board. What gives? I mean, Hanoi is a shit whole. But this is /trv/
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China General
China General

Old thread is at: >>1749504

General info:




Expat restaurants/supermarkets/bars:

Pleco (dictionary)
baidu maps/google maps
baidu translate
wechat (to join the CCP botnet and help people's intelligence agency to monitor foreign countries)


4chan: get a pass or use a vpn or both (4chan is blocked now, 4channel works for reading)
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Traveling to Canada
I have never browed /trv/ but this is the most appropriate board I can post for my subject.
A very close friend and I are considering traveling to Canada Summer 2021 and I was hoping you guys could give some advice as to how to get there/what to do/etc.
Currently we have two options:
>travel north from Washington DC
>travel north from Colorado
Which of these options does /trv/ find better, considering travel time and things to do in the different provinces?
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Im a neet that makes about $600 through online profits and live in my parents basement. I want to move out but can't afford rent anywhere in my country. The only place i found I could afford was Cambodia or Thailand. But i prefer Cambodia cause its cheaper to stay and Thailand is getting more expensive. Do you think I can just stay in Cambodia and be a neet there? I dont give a fuck about anything else, i just need a place to live and use the internet. I've got to move out of my parents house soon as well, they're in debt/financial trouble, and are always fighting over money. When they die they won't have anything left for me. So is Cambodia a good idea for a neet like me? Any expats that can give some advice?
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What do you need to know when traveling to Italy?
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Friendliest vs. least friendliest countries in the West?(includes Eastern Europe)
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>read reviews for hostel
>talk about cleanliness, noise, the staff, etc.
>nothing about the social environment of the hostel
all i want to know if it's a good place to meet euro qts in the common area
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greece acropolis
Hey. My girl and I are thinking about visiting greece. We don't want to sit in a hotel or take cringy guided tours. We'de like to explore on our own and meet the real people.

When is the best time to travel?
Where is the best experience for people like us?
Any other reccomondations?

thx in advance
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why do Americans suck at kebab? got some last night and it was horrible. I made a thread earlier this week about Vegas would have been kind to warn me how bad American food is.
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>be American
>travel literally anywhere
>Europe, South America, Asia, doesn't matter
>people just want to talk to me about Trump
God, shut the fuck up already. I'm here to have fun and experience a new place. Stop talking to me about politics. Especially fucking Scandinavians, they won't shut the fuck up about it.
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when will be able to travel on supersonic jet liners again? it's a disgrace how slow travel is
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Fear Mongering
American here. What the fuck is up with the fear-mongering going on? I know people who think the entire world is at war, and if you step foot outside US soil you're going to either A) Get Corona, B) get killed and raped by a young angry Muslim Boi or C) get killed and raped by some eastern European neo-nazi or D) get beheaded in Africa

Is the world legit becoming unsafe for travelling or is this all just sensationalism and typical uncultured American behavior?

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Irishfriend going travelling in Mexico this summer. Roughly north to south. I can fly in to anywhere (I'll be flying in from the states; or could even just cross in over the land border).

What's a good route for me?
Can I take a bus through the country?
What are the essential places? My favourite attractions are cities, rather than natural beauty spots etc.
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I'm thinking of moving to Texas after I finish my masters here in the UK to find a job in Maths research, what is the culture like over there, I'm coloured btw, if you live/have been there is it actually racist or not?
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Which is the most beautiful city in the world?
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Moving to Japan
How much money and what would I need to move to JP at a young age?
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How can I experience this?
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Good youtuber travelling china/japan?
Hi gents,

I'm quite a fan of Harald Bald and Bankrupt Bald.

Unfortunately both fuckers haven't done any vids into china and japan.

Is there anyone on youtube alike them...that travelled/vlogged in those two countries.
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Can any anons aware me of Cape Verde?
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/Europe General/
I'm curious to what /trv/ likes and dislikes from Europe.. Name one overrated city/country that you've been too and one underrated country/city that you really liked. Also list an recommendations you might have in a place to try or see.
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Tips for travel to Japan
Hello, I travelled to Japan wtih my best friend one year ago and I'm considering going back for one month in one or two years.
Me and my friend travelled by train with our backpacks in Tokyo , then Chubu region , then Kyoto and finally Osaka. Best trip of my short life.
Truth is dont know wich corner of Japan to visit next... Hokkaido seems nice ( I love nature and hiking ) but I also love culture and traditions ( what Hokkaido seems to lack of to me ). Do you have recomandations for nice backpacking trips in Japan ?
Also , is hitchhiking a thing in Japan ? It could save me a lot of money.
My english is decent when I concentrate and I've been learning basic japanese for the past 2 years.
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Is there any law against flying someone to a country that isn't their home country while they have no money to fly back to their home country and what would happen should this happen?
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help planning an anniversary trip
the wife and i were planning a 2 year anniversary trip to japan, but with all the wuflu paranoia she thinks maybe we should look into alternatives before we book anything. She's been pushing Chernobyl and as much as I love the idea of drinking vodka while shooting decommissioned soviet guns, idk
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Vampire stuff aside, this place looks amazing, why does it seem so little people go over there?
It seriously seems like an awesome area for a road trip; great outdoors, lovely villages and lots of castles here and there.
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Does anyone else here have a chronic disease which requires infusions every several weeks, preventing you from traveling anywhere for a long period of time? It's depressing.
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Incredible India
What countries will you never visit again?
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Nashville, Tennessee
Thinking about visiting here for a few day. Would any of you that have been recommend it? How does the nightlife compare to New Orleans and how is the BBQ here?
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Some Albanians just robbed me in Milan. I’ve filed a police report. Is there anything else I can do? I don’t want to cancel my cards, because I still have to get home. I still have my phone/wallet/passport, but they took my backpack with my cash, laptop, iPad, etc.

pic not rly related
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Why do Europeans bring their young children with them when they visit south east asian red light districts?

I seek an explanation for this phenomenon.
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trv map
I've been trying to make a new thread for 30 minutes now, but the spam filters prevent me from writing what I want, lol. Anyway, here's a Real Traveler's™ map for your enjoyment.

>colour in your home country with subdivisions visited in red
>colour in subdivisions where you've lived previously and where you live now in blue
>colour in countries visited and subdivisions within that country you've actually been to in green
>colour in upcoming travels, whether booked, planned or just somewhere you want to go in the future in yellow
>feel free to change the map categories to your liking
>comment on your own and others' maps and ask questions to keep the thread lively, instead of just a list of maps.

This template is different than the previous one. I've changed the border of South Ossetia, which was slightly off, and added Green Island and Orchid Island of Taiwan, per popular demand. There were also major changes to Africa and Asia that many people missed, but since I don't know what's triggering the spam filters, I'll try to explain in the next post.
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Self Defense
Anybody ever had to defend themselves while traveling?
Some homeless dude tried to rob me of my car/keys/wallet at knife point in New Mexico. Luckily I had this guy on me.

Was a weird sensation of putting it in his chest, didn't want it to happen, but he was on something and wasn't going to stop pressuring me for my shit.
I had just purchased this as well, won't be getting it back until they process the case.
Whatever though, was worth the price considering it saved my life, and probably someone else's.

Dude ended up being alive in critical condition, gonna get charged with 2 felony accounts of Attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault for the knife to my throat.

Feel free to share your experiences, I could use some insight from others in this it's been 4 hours and i'm still processing what happened.

Pic related, the knife I used, blacked out because it's the only picture I took of it in my hand, and it has my home desktop on it.
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Cyprus motorcycle tour
So my girlfriend booked us an extended weekend trip to Cyprus (beginning of March). I have literally no idea what to expect. First off it's gonna probably be too cold to swim or do watersport so that's out. What do you guys do there? I'm gonna do one or two days of motorcycle rental to drive around the island and see a few sightworthy spots. So suggestions? Think caves, dramatic coastal panoramas, mountains, old villages, ruins, etc.
What should we eat? I'm assuming it's basically Greek fare but like I said I don't know anything about this place.
>Rental shops
Are they white or are they gonna do the SEA monkey "you scratch my bike" thing? I know read reviews etc etc but just would like to hear some first hand accounts.
What's the situation here? How much is it gonna set me back to take a boat just off the coast to do some shallow sea fishing? Or can I just rent a pole and go down to a Pier somewhere? Do I need a fishing license?
>Corrupt officials
Are cops gonna try and fuck me for stupid things? Is there a bribe culture there?

I know I asked a ton of questions, thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm currently balls deep in research tabs because, you know, surprise vacation in one week.

Pic unrelated it's the Alps last weekend. 15° and snowy, weird experience
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Slowakei to Macedonia
Sin título
Hi /trv/,

I am going to be travelling to rural Slovakia to visit a friend of mine, then down to Skopje to meet with another friend. I don't have a car so I'll be doing this in public transport, maybe some hitchiking if the weather allows it.

Thing is, I'm not sure what to do and see inbetween both countries as I've never researched this part of the world. I'll be stopping in Budapest and Belgrad, so I'm looking for shit to do in both places, but I'd really appreciate your input for other worthy cities and stops along the way (Szeged, Novi Sad, Kosovo?).

Bit about me, I'm a cook so I'm hyped to be sampling food accross the region. I'm into history, art and architecture and ofc nightlife every now and then. Cool buildings/ruins, natural sights and dishes or places to eat would be welcome, as well as general recs for Budapest and Belgrad.
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Travel Photography
What's better, an expensive phone with a good camera or an SLR camera?

I can either buy an expensive phone with a good camera, or I can just buy a cheap phone and an SLR for the same price.
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Traveling with a youth group
I would like to travel with a youth group to somewhere warm this year, because basically I got no friends and I don't want to travel alone. I'm 20 years old and I live in Germany. Does anyone of you have experiences with travel groups operated by tour companys, you can join if your 16 to 21 years old? If so, it would be nice if you could recommend me some. Also what where your experiences with your co-travelers and the activities you where part of.
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Sailing trips
I really love the idea of spending a holiday sailing in the med. I've sailed before in the UK, but just daytrips on small boats. Anyone know where to look for a boat I could pay to learn the ropes on?
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Is there any way to travel cheaply from Russia/China into Japan? Therefore preferably not by plane
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how safe is CABA / northern Argentina in 2020?
hey guys, i was in Argentina around this time of year in 2018, so before the currency got cut in half twice. I loved CABA, sadly I only had an opportunity for two or three days, and I want very much to return. However, I have some fear about crime increase, etc., since the economy has changed...

my Spanish is solid and i don't dress to impress or flash my smartphone... i found last time there were a couple sketchy situations but nothing dramatic...

Anyone have any experiences during the past couple years?

> in before "trans btw if that matters"... i'm not..
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Do you prefer to travel lonely or with friends or family?
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West Virginia
Almost Heaven
what is it like in West Virginia?
I want to go there in the summer when it heats up.
What can I expect? Is it nice?
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itt/ Life on the Cayman Islands
Also I just got a 12 month teaching contract and will soon have my work permit, was wondering what life there is like. I had a look on the webs already and it seems decent enough, wanted to hear /trv/s experiences tho.
Am I gonna get taxed to hell for all the things I bring with me or is that just for tourists?
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SE Euro Power Rankings
Hi, /trv/!

I’m planning a long solo weekend at the end of March (4-5 days), and I’m trying to rank a list of affordable destinations in Southeastern Europe. If the city isn’t on this list, it’s either out because it’s over my budget, or because I have already been there. So no additions are necessary.

People who have been to more than one of the places below, how do you rank them? Which is your #1. They’re ranked below just by ticket price, not preference. (#1 is cheapest, all are cheap.)

1. Sofia
2. Bucharest
3. Varna
4-5. Skopje/Podgorica (tied)
6. Belgrade
7. Prishtinë
8. Tiranë
9. Zagreb
10. Sibiu
11. Sarajevo

>I know they are mostly post-Commie holes; no need to inform me. I like post-Commie holes.

>I like urban strolling, cafes/bars, local shops and markets, and people-watching. Art and history are bonuses but I can live without them.

>Not looking for nightlife—I might have a drink after dinner but I’m going to bed with a book well before dawn. Might consider some local live music in a low-key setting but I hate clubbing.

>Will not be attempting to get laid. Happily married father of two, having a solo weekend doing some very low-key urban farting around.

>If it isn’t on this list it’s not a contender.

>Pic unrelated
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Travel to Paris and London
OIP - 2020-02-17T002131.992
I'm an American and always wanted to visit these places but lately the news says all there is is crime and terrorism in these cities. How safe is it to travel there for a middle class family?
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Anyone been to this Swiss ski town?
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Am I stupid for canceling my Japan trip at the end of the month over Corona?
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Why do I listen to this fucking site? I went to Berlin and found it to be awesome, even as someone who is "far right". Great night life, food, everyone spoke English. Turks were bro tier. Fucked plenty of whores, hookers, even some Turkish girls. Again, take what this site says with a grain of salt if they say it's a shithole (unless it's Paris because it is). Berlin is great. Travel to Berlin. Airport is shit though.
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How's Argentina these days? I've been looking at some videos from Buenos Aires and it seems like such a cool city. Is it crime ridden like every other shithole down there? How's the nightlife over there? Is it just normie stuff like EDM or does it have some local undergroud/alternative scene?

I'd also like to visit patagonia. What are some nice places that I should know for hiking and general outdoor stuff?

Any argentinians lurking this board? I'm from Berlin and currently visiting Brazil and fucking hating it.
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Why the fuck is Thailand and Spain and Turkey and EVERY FUCKING BEACH DESTINATION full of Russian tourists?

Isn't Russia that poor, corrupt country in Eastern Europe, where half the population lives in huts?
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Car Games
Cross country
Getting ready to drive 45 hours both ways in a few months with a group of 6. Share underrated ways to pass the time!

I'll start with a classic everyone should know:

>Alphabet Game

>Starting at A, every player tries to find a word on a sign corresponding to that letter of the alphabet. (E for exit, player moves to F)

>First letter of license plates count

>Make and/or model of cars count

>Same sign or car can't be used twice

>First to get Z wins
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Japan General
Nara park edition.

FAQ (aka shit you should stop asking)*
>Where should I stay in Tokyo?
Anywhere on the JR Yamanote loop line.
>Is Hiroshima+Miyajima worth it as a day trip from Osaka/Kyoto?
Not really, it's too rushed and you should probably just stay the night there.
>Is Miyajima worth visiting when the floating torii gate is under construction?
Yes, it's still a great place to visit.
>"Dude what should I see in ________?"
Solid general guides - sights, sample itineraries, pre-travel considerations, etc
/JPG/anon put together an autistic supermap of sights, restaurants, and shopping. Go nuts.

*Info on prostitution*
Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution. If you're coming to Japan solely for prostitutes you should probably consider a different country like China or Singapore.
What is available can generally be found in the following links

*JR Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥ (approximately a Tokyo-Kyoto round-trip bullet train trip)
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥

Super-easy rail pass calculator. Fill in your planned trips, get a quick yes/no response.

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>Canadian citizen
>Fly into Dublin
>Get to the desk
>Give the woman my passport
>She pops it open for a split second
>Sees my last name is an Irish name
>"Ah, welcome back home!"
>Hands it back
>Some number of countries later, eventually fly back home to Canada
>No welcome back
>Get stuck in customs for an hour as an agent checks every pocket in my backpack
>It really did take an hour because sometimes he would walk over to the other agent and talk about me
>Get grilled about how I could afford such a vacation
>Get grilled about what's on my phone
>"Guess the password and you can find out"
>Gives me the stinkeye

I had less issues dealing with fucking North Korean border guards going in via the train from Dandong. They mostly were interested in my Warhammer 40k novels.

But I want to hear your border control stories.
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First time solo travel
Im sick of my country. I always bummed out when im here, I just want to get out and travel this summer to somewhere nice but I have no friends to go with and have no idea how I would go about traveling to another country. Has anyone here ever traveled alone and could give me some tips. Im in Europe so anywhere around there would be nice to keep my budget low, but im open to any suggestion!
Not really sure what im looking for, I guess im not that into generic touristy places, I've already seen the quintessential monuments (i.e Roman colosseum, eiffel tower, etc.), I like pretty landscapes, natural scenery and what not, but I also want to meet people so pointers for socializing with people from other countries would be appreciated and I dont want to be in bum fuck no where.
Btw sorry for bad england
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Have you guys traveled there?
I've been wanting to travel to Eastern Europe and I thought Lithuania be a cool country to visit.
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Long term city stays
Just got a job in a hostel in New Zealand for the next few months and I’m gonna have a fair amount of free time, anybody ever picked any new hobbies up or anything? Any recommendations?
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Moving to Norway
I'm a redneck in Kentucky with a college degree and I'm 50% norwegian on both sides of my parents

Is it possible to move to Norway

Do they let Americas rural retards into other countries?
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Moscow /trv guide
I wrote this guide about Moscow here on /trv a couple of years ago. Haven't updated it since, but a lot of things are still relevant. Reposting because I see same shit asked here over and over again

You will find 86 pages about travelling to Moscow, hotels, visas etc. In past 3 years some things have changed - there are much more good hotels, the bar, restaurants and clubs scene has completely changed, Moscow is getting ready to introduce simple to obtain e-visas, Tinder seems completely dead, new museums and public spaces have opened, some things that are under construction in the guide have been completed, etc etc.

This is a fast developing global city, so such a book should be re-written and updated every year probably, but none of the western indie publishing houses wanted to print this, so here it is again, online and free for /trv visitors

Also AMA
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Will be spending a week in April driving a rented 4x4 Lada Niva through Armenia.
Anybody have recommendations for interesting places to visit outside of Yerevan?
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I will be going to Jordan for 5 days, leaving in about two weeks. So far my plan is:

day 1: Arrive at 17:35 in Aqaba, spent night there
day 2: Leave in the morning for Wadi Rum, Jeep tour + camp for the night
day 3-4: Leave in the morning for Petra, spent two days and nights there
day 5: spend another half day in Petra? Maybe little Petra? Flight leaves from Aqaba 20:35

My main questions are:

How to book an affordable tour in Wadi Rum as a solo traveller? Most sites are quoting very high prices for 1 person (almost double the p.p. for groups), but I'd like to join a group tour for a more normal price. Any recommendations for tour companies where I can do this?

Is there anything else I can do on the last day? I think two days is enough for Petra but I don't want to travel much farther because of costs, and I'm not sure when I must leave to catch my flight back in Aqaba.

Transport between these places? Especially Aqaba Wadi Rum (need to arrive around 9:00 for most tours) and Petra Aqaba, the information I find online is rather confusing.
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Travel Destination Prioritization: What's your method/List?
What is your travel bucket list and how did you determine the order?

For example:

>Best time of year for a destination (avoid the burning season in northern Thailand)
>Destinations to visit sooner due to changing environment or increasing crowding. (Kilimanjaro before the ice is gone etc.)
>Go to cheaper places when your younger and more expensive places when you have more money. Or maybe reverse it if you plan to travel while you work then go full nomad later on? (SE asia vs europe)
>Do more physically demanding things while you are younger (Trek the himalayas etc)
>What are some other examples of these type of optimizations?
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I'm planning a trip with a car. I will be sleeping in a tent and making my food mostly myself. For april I want to travel south, visiting most important and beautiful cities i can.
I have trouble planning route from croatia to romania. Im asking for advice on how to cross bosnia and serbia. Thank you.
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Bros I need your help, I'm saving money because I want to travel to Japan next year. I have never left Mexico and I don't know shit about how much is it gonna cost, what travel agencies are good etc. can someone give me some advice? (specially other mexicans who have travel)
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How hard would it be to walk India for a couple weeks?
White american, english heritage. I can finally leave the country next year.

I've done backpacking trips and can get around on my own.

I'm imagining Mumbai-Hyderabad-New Delhi-Chennai. 20 days, 5 days each, might do it the other way around.
I don't have money, I can pay for hotels if I have to but hopefully I can bring enough acid to get myself around easily.

What should I catch next spring?
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How would you rate South Korea as a travel destination? I still have to decide to visit one country in October. Is there enough to do for three weeks? I have been to Japan and Taiwan and liked traveling in those countries, as they were quite comfy and had good food.
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kawaiii ramen kat
Hi, i'm from Ohio and i want to Japan this year (aka Tokyo).

Where do you find the best anime in Japan? Also, will the japenese be affraid because i'm white?
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>whole world's getting infected because travelcunts gotta travelcunt

There is literally no reason to travel in a digital society. If you want to look at something so badly, go look up a fucking picture on the internet. Travelcunts should be all lined up and shot.
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what do you guys think about traveling around the states by hitchhiking and train hopping?
broke is the reason
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Traveling to Spain, Portugal
Planning a 4 day trip spread across Seville and Lisbon, with perhaps a night or two some place else. Never been to either place before so any recommendations are appreciated.
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Learning Spanish in Latin America
I'm looking for a 2-4 weeks quality immersive/university course in a Latin American city where there's stuff to see, that has a nightlife scene and is located within travel distance of other tourist venues. So far I've thought off:

>Monterrey, MX
>Guadalajara, MX
>Cali, CO
>Arequipa, PE
>San Miguel de Tucuman, AR
>Mendoza, AR
>Santiago, CL
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Erasmus or MFS? Europe or South Africa for my bachelor thesis?
So where should I go? Swedefag here. Should I apply for Erasmus somewhere in Europe for the next september/october to collect data for my bachelor thesis or should I take the more e x c i t i n g option and stay in Cape Town, SA, during those months for the same purpose?

It's easier to apply and recieve Erasmus-scholarship and the south of Europe would be cool since it's still pretty warm there then, but it could be more interesting going to Cape Town on a Minor Field Studies-scholarship ( more difficult to get the funding ). How is Cape Town in september/october? I've heard a lot, both good and bad. I feel like I'd might regret it if I don't take SA but then again, I'd like to not get stabbed.

> inb4 you'll get stabbed in Europe
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Is Switzerland worth visiting?
The reason I'm asking is because I grew up near the Canadian Rockies and have hiked in the mountains several times. What does Switzerland have going for it besides the nature? Or is the nature that spectacular that it's still worth a visit?
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wedding trip

I'm not a regular here, in fact, I haven't traveled much, but the thing is, I'm getting married! and we really want to do something special for ourselves so we are refusing all those caribbean hotels or mediterranean cruises.

If it's ok, I would like to share with you our crazy idea of a trip and you can tell me if this is absolutely insane or is actually doable. And sorry for my english, we are from Spain.

So, our first destination is New Orleans. That HBO show, Treme, we watched it when we started living together and the idea of going to New Orleans became some romantic dream for us, so we relly would like to go there. our wedding is just before Christmas, how's Christmas there? is it something special for the tourist, like, I don't know, New York? How many days would you stay there, minimum?

Now it gets a little weirder, since this is the part of the trip I have chosen. My idea is to rent a car there in NO and drive, avoiding highways, to San Antonio, to visit The Alamo.

As I've seen in google maps, it's a 12 hours trip, taking route 190 or another norther one. So maybe should be made in two days. Is it crazy? Do you think it's worth?

So, after spending the night in San Antonio, we would drive to Austin, leave the car there and take a plane to our last stage and my wife's favourite, Disneyland Orlando.

what do you think? seriously, our experience is zero, we don't know about airports, hotels, renting cars, anything... are we biting more than we can chew?

Thanks for your help.
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I want go somewhere, anywhere in the world outside of the US, Canada, or Europe, where I can spend a week or two visiting temples or other sacred sites and, ideally, walking a lot from place to place or taking trains/buses without using a car. No partying, just a pilgrimage seeking spiritually uplifting environments. Any suggestions? Pic unrelated.
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Affordable Cities/Towns in the US with actual varied weather
glacier national park, montana
Perhaps I should ask /adv/ but I'll try my luck here.

Basically what are some affordable cities/towns in the US that feature all four seasons?

I know that might sound odd to some, but I've been a desert rat my whole life between Arizona and New Mexico. I dream of moving somewhere that has rain/snow/fall in general. And mountains. I'm beyond sick of 330+ of sunny days yearly. I guess I'm technically an unskilled worker, but I have 9k saved up, a car completely paid off and no debt. I'd say it doesn't have to US but the chances of an unskilled worker making it in a decent country are rather low.
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Post pictures, stories, and questions about Italy.
I have one week to travel Italy in autumn. What would you recommend to someone who loves nature, ruins, inexpensive things, and lesser known locations?
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Did any of you do an erasmus semester?How was it?
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Looking for a nice place in America to just chill out, read, go hiking somewhere amazing but not too packed with tourists.

Really could use a week of solitude to just camp out alone, read, hike, fish.

Any cool places or parks? I'm up for anything desu so long as I can hike, read, and fish alone.
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How do you cure post-travel depression?

Returned to my shithole hometown and miserable job after two weeks in Japan and want to kms
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Red Pill me on Latin America
Give me the truth. This place can't be a "BRBRBR LOW IQ Shithole" country. Everytime I hear an American shit posting about SA/non-white countries I always imagine some fat dude in Ohio who doesn't even own a passport and masturbates to hentai
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What have your experiences been like in the Japanese onsen?
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I just want to skip uni and go somewhere next week for like 4 nights (coming from dc).
Where the fuck should I go?
I was thinking of potentially going to New Orleans but idk how it would go since I've never traveled by myself but I'm open to trying new things
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Any of you /trv/lers used "Wifi calling" on your phone to reduce/eliminate charges for calling home while traveling? Is there a catch I need to be aware of?

Obviously it won't help you if you need to make a call where you don't have wifi, but unless I am missing something in the fine print it looks like it is a lovely work around to avoid stupid charges when traveling.
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Help me plan my trip to southern Spain in the second half of March, I fly to Malaga but have done virtually no planning outside of that. Not so interested in the boomer stuff like Alhambra, I'm more into nature and outdoor activities and comfy villages and beaches. I don't like to move around constantly while on vacation so I'd like to pick one area for the first week and another area for the second. pls advise
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Did any of you do an erasmus semester?How was it?
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How are the "rural" chinese provinces?
Or to be more specific, city areas somewhat far from Peking. Many of them seem interesting and have a lot of history to study and get to know via local museums.
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Post your WWOOF experiences!
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Studying in Japan
Hey /trv/. Just wondering if anyone had a cheap solution for studying in Japan, currently I'm looking at a 1 year program but it's around 10.000 USD and I can't afford that with my current job. Any ideas where to look?
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New York City
NYC. The Big Apple... Have you ever been? When is best time to see it?

>go to New York to see Beetlejuice
>find out I'm sharing a two-bed hotel room with 18 other guys
>Nbd, take them all to dinner at the Times Square Applebees
>return to hotel, use bathroom
>diarrhea but it ok
>try to flush... it won't go down
>it starts backing up
>nearly flooding the floor with poopy doopy water
>go to ask my roomies for help
>they say no, but they've gotta shit too
>"It's okay, anon. We'll just shit on top of it. They can still unclog the pipes."
>go to front desk and beg for help
>they say they'll send up maintenance asap
>return to room
>mfw these men have shit in the toilet until it filled to the brim, then moved to the sink, the trash can, the potted plants, all the dresser drawers... All packed to the rim with feces
>mfw I have a hotel room full of poop and 18 guys angry at me because I clogged the pot
>janitor arrives at the room
I almost missed Beetlejuice, but I made it minutes before the overture.
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Best city/country for inexpensive spas?

I usually have super active trips but I've been working for a few years now and am pretty exhausted - ive never really done a trip or spent time just sitting around doin nothing and want to give it a try as I might like it. : ) I don't have a ton of money for really fancy spas, I guess I could stay in my own city and go to spas but rather find better prices than nyc)
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