>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.
Just wondering what the times of peak season are in places around the world. I'm going solo backpacking next year and want try land some backpacker/local hotties around the world while seeing the normal tourist/backpacker sights.
Current plan is SEA Feb to April, India + Nepal in April & June, Europe in June + July.
In terms of the US, I've got stereotypical scenes of big ass parties on beaches & busy clubs burnt into my mind by American media over my lifetime which i think would be fun. Just wondering about the US & South America mainly, should I go to Cancun/Colombia/DR in August or stay in the US (Florida/NY/LA) during that time. I'm guessing it's the end of your Summer holidays and you will either be home partying before uni restarts or making the most of your final holiday time overseas.
Once it gets quiet and everybody is going back to uni, I'll likely go and do tourist stuff that is better done when it is quiet season (Machu Picchu, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley ect).
For example, here in Australia most backpackers will go away between December and February as we have uni holidays.
Advice appreciated senpai
I found last time i went (Late feb), it was still pretty good. This time ill be going a tad later (mainly March) but I assume it will still be fairly busy as last time it was after European & US uni holidays had finished but it was still busy.
>should I go to Cancun/Colombia/DR in August
Spring break (the busiest time in Cancun) is in mid March so you will miss that for sure.
Unfortunately I have no idea what the end of summer holidays are like as I've never been at that time.
Feel free to use the hugely detailed one, too.
>didn't fill in where I want to go because that would take too long
Hey /trv/, does anyone go to American style craft breweries in Europe or anywhere else? I know Europe especially has its own native beer cultures so I'm sure there's not much of a demand, but it would still be interesting to check out if I'm over there.
I remember going to one of the only ones in China a few years back and I had a blast. The beer was really good too. Going to Scotland in a few weeks and wouldn't mind trying to repeat that experience
If you are in France check out the Brasserie de la Débauche, best crafts of the country imo
Brasserie Corrézienne is also solid, as well as Brasserie du Mont Salève and Brasserie des Garrigues
Naparbier is a top tier Spanish brewery as well
Hi /trv/ I'm from Ohio and wanting a change of scenery, I have 15,000 in moving funds and I don't really have much to move. So, I'll probs live in an apartment with my dog and few belongings but here's the catch I'm gay(but not flamboyant) and right wing. But in pic related what's the best state for me to live in? Thanks in advance!
Definitely Louisiana, it's full of closeted conservatives. Which is not to imply that you are closeted, just that there will be more guys that share your sexual orientation and politics. They just won't be open about it.
cubans in s. florida (miami, dade, palm beach) who are older or anti-castro are conservatives and pro limited govt and entrepreneurship. Some of their descendants feel the same. Southwest florida from naples to sarasota has a bunch of wealthier republican base.
It is actually fun to be political in northern virginia, if you are an activist type, you won't find a greater population that actually watches news, reads multiple sources of news, and stays abreast of news and actually likes talking about it.
Alaska is really it's own entity in an unto itself. It is kind of the leave-me-alone state, where people go to just get away. From anarchists to survivalists to outdoors types, I think actually it could be pretty lonely for someone who needed a good social scene to feel alive and normal. If you and a partner wanted leaving alone, an introverted, and more than adequate income, you might love it.
I'm going to Cracow with a friend in Oktober. We've got two and a half days, and haven't thought of anywhere to go or anything to do besides Auschwitz. Any advice?