Where should I go that's close (flight wise) to Manila?
Hong Kong, Singapore...? I want somewhere to stay a week en route to Philippines.
Bonus for cheap western quality airbnbs, safe, relaxed atmosphere. Just somewhere to chill in comfort for a week
Hey /trv/, I'm in Rome right now, heading out tommorow. I have a couple grand in the bank left for my trip, and I'm starting to miss home. I figure that I'll be coming back stateside in a couple weeks anyway, so my dilemna is should I
A: Take a luxury train to Paris and blow all my money on expensive meals, nice hotels, and fancy museums.
B: Take a flight to Tokyo and fufill all my weebdreams, continue living the hostel life.
Personally I've always wanted to travel to Japan, but feel like if I don't go to Paris then I won't have truly completed my european grand tour.
I plan on attending the World Cup in Russia, I think a budget of at least 5k is a decent amount. If not then feel free to tell me. My question is what I else I can do while there. I'll most likely be by myself, and any tips on traveling in Russia will be appreciated. I'm going to be 19 by the time I'd leave to Russia, and am Mexican American if that matters. I also do plan on learning as much Russian as I can. Are youth hostels a good way to meet other young people to hangout with?
2.5-3k will be spent on plane tickets, another 1k on game tickets and 1.5k for food housing ect. I plan on attendting 3 group games. And will try to see if I can go to a round of 16 game. So I will be there for atleast 4 weeks.
i'm going as well OP, where are you from m8?
i'm mexican american as well.
I'm thinking of taking about $4k, since my friend will be able to let me stay at her place, which is fucking great.
>are youth hostels a good way to meet other young people to hangout with?
Always. Have fun
Sup /trv/ Spaniard here stuck in África after car crash (pic related). Already contacted the embassy. Appointment tomorrow with local lawyer. So, 3 or 4 days of paperwork ahead.
Any advice on how to spend those days (besides court) ?
Anybody nows the city?
May looks straight but its not, pretty bad road, It was a curve between two "hills" where we avoided another car coming to us though the middle of the road. No lanes un África.
Also take a look at our tyres. One blowed up. Shitty rental company.
I saw a recent movie according to which there is a high availability of child prostitutes. So if that rocks your boat you might have soemthing to do. The movie's dutch, it's called Tirza . ACtually a pretty cool movie, not just stereotype peddling, so you might give it a go if you've nothing to do. Shows other places in Namibia too
My travels have brought me to Thailand, Colombia and Ethiopia. Always had amazing fun though after the last trip to Ethiopia I am convinced that I need to keep going to destinations that remain to be discovered, where people still are not used to see foreigners.
Ethiopia was absolutely humbling, incredibly safe, cultural mindfuck, great and cheap food. Downside - little difficult to get closer with locals and sun too strong (easy sunburn).
Where to go next? Been thinking about Iran and Nepal. The latter is likely full of tourists though.
Like to do outdoor activities but also wandering around cities and contemplating about life but also interactions with people.
Great for outdoor activities, but mostly in tourist groups. I did a 3 day river-raft which was a blast. Except you go hiking alone.
And I don't know how it is nowadays, because of the quake. Anyone?
I don't suggest Kathmandu because its dirty and smelly. Can also be quite cold.
Iran is great, and has a whole bunch of various climates and great cities. Sure there's the stereotypical desert, but there's also snowy mountains, and mediterraneans climes with forests and shit, plains.
On a shoestring budget. Anons where do I start? Something more nature oriented is preferable.
I'm going to Spain (Southern part), and other places in Europe after that... starting tomorrow and I have booked no hostels or hotels, etc. I'm planning on just sleeping on the beach for the first few nights (if possible) or on the street if not) and then possibly hostels after that since my budget is limited. I just bought a one way ticket and that's about it. Got nothing to lose, really. Fuck it.
Is this possible, or am I going to get raped/arrested/mugged/fucked in general? Lol
Any advice for travelling/backpacking on a budget?
(I'm travelling light, no tent though, just spare clothes, etc. No laptop only my phone and going to have to use free wifi if available) I've also never travelled alone before so I am nervous as hell as you may imagine. I've left enough in my bank for a return if I need it, but that it literally it. Hopefully I'll be able to find a dish washing job although this is probably unlikely in the short term. My main concern is obviously not dying and being able to find a place to store my belongings like a locker, paid storage etc.
What do you think? Appreciate any replies.
I was there last year and never ever booked hostel until last minute. Several times booked it while on train on way to next stop, but I did have cheap moviefone sim with data. A few times just showed up at hostel, got room or got directed to hostel with room.
Nice one. Thanks for the info. Any advice?
Looks great, I'm travelling on just under 500 euros so probably gonna be tight but I want to make it last for as long as possible. Do you think it's possible to sleep """rough""" if I have to without dying/being arrested? Will surely save me some cash
In which two cities that you've never been to would like to live and why? As you've never been to those places, your decision is based solely on other sources than yourself.
Montréal. It seems to have everything I like besides an ocean. Cold weather, modern, cycling infrastructure, bilingual, close to family (New England).
Portland (ME). Many of the same reasons as above, but better fishing and have heard it's quite cozy.
OP here. By the way, it would be interesting to also say where you're from. So I'm from Munich, Germany and my two cities would be:
1) Seattle: Seems to have relaxed people and I guess it's muliticultural without having problems because of that. The food seems great and I think I wouldn't mind the rainy weather. The outdoors around the city also seem to be awesome. On top of all that, Seattle doesn't seem to be as hipsterish as Portland.
2) Sapporo: I've never been to northern Japan, but I love Japan. I hate the humid summers, though and that would be much better in Sapporo. I also like the wilderness and pioneer spirit plus the elusiveness of the city. The whole mindset seems to be a bit more American than in the rest of Japan and I also really like America, so that's a plus.
I've just nailed down a teaching job in South Korea starting early next year and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on what to do/see while I'm there.
Pic not related
hello, going to bali in about 10 days.
first time going to asia, first time leaving europe to go this far. i also plan on going to osaka after two month in bali.
i'm thinking of a backpack more than a suitcase that only can be rolled.
this one looks nice, 50L and tacticool. but im not so sure.
what do you think ? and what do you use ?
probably too much. thats definitely too big for bdget airlines if you want to hit many places
a25 or partially filled 30 should do you fine unless you plan to double or triple our flght budget
>make 80k a year
>can't afford to go to [insert exotic location here] for a week
>there are poor as shit people who live there year round
Really made me think
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
*Note about the 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¥
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥
Please check the /trv/ sticky before asking questions. It's filled with links to great resources, many of them specific to Japan travel.
Please refer to the old thread while it's still up: >>1295579
You are set for life. Maybe you won the lottery or something, but the thing is, you got great amount of money and dont need to work anymore
Where will you move to?
Norway for me
I'd probably move to just about anywhere else in the US besides my hometown in Upstate NY. I'd probably move to San Francisco, Seattle, or NYC. I've heard great things about all of them and there are positives and negatives to each of them, but they all seem great, especially if you're wealthy. Realistically I'd be travelling almost constantly though, so it'd be more of an address than a home.
I'd probably have a couple places in different locations around the world. Not like big fancy vacation homes, just little cabins or apartments. One in Alaska, one in Chile, maybe a little beach hut in New Caledonia.
What is /trv/'s preferred footwear when traveling?
Actually it's kinda pic related. I have done a lot of outdoor travel in the last few years and there are no better shoes for me than Moab 2 Vents at the moment.
My other shoes that I take are black New Balance walking shoes. They're comfortable and black goes with anything, including dress pants for going out.
I'm going to get a pair of sandals for my next trip though, I've never liked sandals my whole life but I think they have a purpose especially in the tropics.
General Palestine thread but also questions specifically for people who have been on Birthright.
I'm 1/4th Jew which makes me eligible to go (lol!) So I thought why not take advantage of the free trip and then spend some time int he Middle East? I'm going to do 10 day birthright then spend some extra time in Israel (still deciding exactly where) but afterwards I want to do West Bank and Jordan.
Jordan is no problem I know but is the West Bank safe if I go alone? Also, I'm not even sure if people who are extending birthright are allowed to go. I've heard stories of people getting kicked out of Birthright for planning to go to Palestine.
I'm not planning anything political I just want to see some Christian and Muslim sites. Has anybody gone on birthright and then gone to the West Bank? Can you tell me about it?
You're probably better off just basing yourself in Jerusalem and day-tripping into the West Bank. You can get buses from Jerusalem to most of the sites in the WB and taxi your way around once you're there.
Israeli authorities will check your passport on the bus (can't remember if they asked to see my visa slip) but that's about it.
West Bank is no problem from the safety point of view if you go in there as a non-Israeli tourist. Just stay away from the settler areas, in case they decide to incite violence and you get caught up in it. The authorities probably will get buttmad if you plan to go there. But they most likely won't know if you don't tell them, and use whatever non-Israel passport you have. The WB border is surprisingly easy and they'll hardly glance at your passport if you look like a western tourist.
Also don't listen to Shlomo here >>1297394
, he's not going to give you anything objective.