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Hey /trv/

I'm in a shitty place right now and want to teach English abroad, preferably in Russia or some other cold place.

I have a BA in English Lit. Are TEFL courses necessary for this kind of thing?

Any advice or experience?

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Get a CELTA, especially if you want to teach in Europe. Fun experience and you are practically guaranteed a job.

Thanks for the reply.

Any idea how long the shortest course is for this?

I mean how long does it take before deciding to want to do it and being able to do it?
4 weeks
It is the best kind of certification you can get if you want to teach in the west.

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Hello everybody

I'm sure most of you know maps.me. I have a question to those who use it. I don't like the new update they've had since a few weeks. There are various issues I have with it, but there is one thing in particular that annoys me.

The navigation. I don't use it, but for some reason the app insists on putting a marker on my location and constantly zooms towards it. It makes looking at other parts of the world quite annoying. And since I only rely on wifi for internet and don't have 3G or 4G or how do you call it, the marker doesn't move, so if I actually leave home or leave my hotel it will still zoom to a place where I'm not currently located.
How do I turn this off?
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>I'm sure most of you know
Funny guy

I think you should ask the developer
Try HERE maps. It doesn't work everywhere but it's better when it does work.
I'll see what I can find on google.

Thanks for the tip, but I'd like to stick with maps.me

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Hello /trv/

I'll be in SF for a few months under a J1 visa. How easy is it to get part time work under the table? Last time I was there, noticed many vacancies in Asian restaurants in the cities between SF and San Jose. Do you think it's easy to persuade them to give me a cash in hand job without the work visa?

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SF has a $2 higher minimum wage so going into the Peninsula to fill the labor vacuum is a good idea.

Ithe seems like any hole in the wall restaurant would be your best bet. If you had any experience in skilied labor finding a job would be infinitely easier.
Why do you keep going to that shithole?
Best weather in the US.

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I want to attend university in Germany/Austria, and I'm in eastern Europe right now. As you can probably tell from my place of origin, I'm not very well off. I have a choice, I can stay and attend university here, or I can try and move to Germany or Austria, attend university there, adapt to the life there during my studies and be prepared to immediately work there.

I think I'd rather choose Germany/Austria over a country that is ran by politicians who don't care how their people live and where there are literally no jobs. There is basically a huge wave of migration of young educated people leaving the country in search of a better life and in search of work (not necessarily to Germany or Austria of course, basically all over Europe, even Australia, NZ etc.).

Now the main problem I'm facing is, I can't really afford to live in Germany/Austria during my studies, and from what I have read, most of the scholarships require you to have already finished a semester, proving you're worthy of being supported by presenting excellent academic merit.

Also, working part time won't pay the bills from what I've read, and working full time would be literally impossible since I have to study in a foreign language which I've been learning for only a year now. I'm not really fond of picking up a loan either, as I've read that I wont be repaying what I've borrowed, but even more than that, since the amount I'd be paying back is decided in accordance to my earnings, so a bigger salary equals you give even more money than what we've initially borrowed you.

I'm asking the peeps who live there, is there a way to afford living there during studies, that doesn't include a full time job or a loan? Maybe a minimal monthly grant or something enough for me to survive each month? Anything literally? Either place is fine, but other German speaking countries welcome too! (I can only speak Ger/Eng/Cro)
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>working part time won't pay the bills from what I've read
if you're hell bent on studying in munich or other similiar expensive cities that's probably true but cost of living in the eastern parts of Germany are significantly lower. The 200-300€ you have to pay to the university every semester usually includes public transportation and access to government subsidised meals in the mensa. You could also try to get a place in a "studentenwohnheim" (which means super cheap rent but it's hard to get). Bear in mind that the cheapest places to live in Germany (small(ish) towns in east Germany) are stereotypical also the most intolerant/xenophobic (dont know how much truth is to that but I thought I mention it)
this. East Germany for you OP. What are you going to study and whats your monthly budget? part-time-job normally gets you 450 bucks
I thought they abolished university fees?
Well my mum makes a shit salary so we agreed she would pay the living costs for one semester max, until I can somehow get some income going, be it a scholarship or a grant or whatever. Basically I'll have enough to live for a semester, and from there I'm on my own. Wouldn't a part time in eastern Germany yield less since the cost of everything is basically cheaper?

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Alright, cutting to the chase. I

>have EU citizenship
>not UK, so no Brexit issues
>am white as the purest snow

For years, moving to Germany has been rattling around my head. No idea why, it's just on of those things that's been gnawing at me. One downside, I do not speak German. At all.

Not talking about dropping everything forever, but say 6-12 months and see what happens. I know I'm not gonna get a top tier six figure exec job, but what are my prospects? I'm leaning towards Cologne or Stuttgart, but I dunno.
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>what are my prospects?

What are your qualifications?

MAA in English, and I've been working as a script/copywriter these past few years. I do have experience working in hospitality, but it's been a while. I do have a ton of freelance clients who don't give a fuck where I am as long as I have an internet connection and meet my deadlines so I don't need a job NOW NOW NOW, but... y'know. I've worked as a baker, in sales and a few other things.

I was also in the army for a while, but I'm not sure how applications that might have.
Not the first poster, but do you have any qualifications, anything at all regarding German? Considering your English degree, if you add onto that a German qualification (IIRC the Goethe institute does certifications for foreigners), you could start branching out into plurilingual copywriting (and translation, if you're feeling up to snuff). Knowing more languages usually lends you better-paying contracts.

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Me and a friend will go to Harz for 2 days this Saturday/Sunday, having booked an airbnb room in a town at the north-western part of the Harz.

Can you guys recommend two easy hiking routes (around 6-8 hours) for two days?

Also on our way back to Hamburg we will visit Hanover for about 2-3 hours. Is there anything exciting in that city?
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Hanover has a nice train station with good mettbrötchen, but other than that, it's pretty much a non-place. (im a southerner though...)

Thus, I don't know too much about the Harz, but the Oker valley is absolutely worth seeing! I'd guess that the bizarre rock formations there are probably fascinating even for a non climber.

Other than that, there should be a few nice, small, old towns. And the Brocken might be nice, both, landscape wise, as well as historically.
Don't know about hiking routes, but I think the Barbarossadenkmal is worth visiting
try http://regio.outdooractive.com/oar-harz/de/touren/ for some tours

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I am from the UK and I have Kiwi citizenship. Am thinking about doing a Master's in NZ or Australia. What is the minimum amount that I should have saved up before moving there?
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8,000,000,000 sheckels
2000-3000 bottle caps
Depends on the city in NZ senpai. Auckland would a bit more expensive to live as it is a major city, Wellington 2nd then Dunedin third. Think $200 a week for rent, 70 for food 50 - 80 for utilities and another 100 for miscellaneous as a rough guideline for NZ. multiply the quantity over 104 and you have a figure about how much you need to save.

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gf and i have been on a road trip across the US for the past 4 months. unemployment just ended tho so we're now looking for ethical or unethical ways to make money. not tryna get into anything sexual. both in our mid 20s... any ideas?
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Have you tried getting a job?
Kek fpbp

I heard sometimes there are things called jobs where people will give you actual money to do tasks for them.

Its kind of a weird concept but surprisingly alot of people do it. Something to look into at least.

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There's a special type of loneliness I want to feel

I want to find a busy city- the busiest city in the world with the busiest people
bright and loud and moving and active and alive

and I just want to sit back from a distance, and look at it
and just think

no idea where pic related is
but something like that
someplace like that
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has anyone been any place like that? and felt something like that?

forgot to actually ask the question in the post, sorry
That pic looks like La Paz, Bolivia. Entering the city via bus you can get a panoramic view just like that because it's built into the mountains.

Pic related is from the National Geographic insta of La Paz.
NY, Tokyo, Mumbai, London...
Do you want to be seated at a cafe, up close to the action, or at a distance like pic?

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norwegian going to the states in three weeks.

what do I need to know about tipping? I've never tipped.
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There is a whole percent thing of the price in your order but I tip on how the waiter treats and also don't be cheap!
Typically tip 15-20% I think it is. But 15% is standard. So add about 1/10 of your cost and then a few dollars more.
It's shitty and most Americans don't even like it but it literally keeps food on their tables, as places like restaurants pay below minimum wage.
When the fuck did 15% become the standard??? The standard is 10%. Just because restaurants print out receipts with tip suggestions starting at 15% doesn't mean you're obligated to tip that. 10% is fine OP. More if your server was very attentive.

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hey, does anybody have advice for what do in iran -with gf- ? will visit isfahan and tehran, aiming for good food and some art if possible.

reposting since was afk and lost other thread =<
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Make sure your gf packs the appropriate clothing.
No public affection.

Correct clothing.

Do not discuss religion or politics with locals.

Have fun, they'll love you.
Don't be American and dress appropriately

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does anyone know anything about this area? It's one of many places I'm considering while looking for jobs. mainly because of its location between the outer banks (surfing) and richmond (dank beer)
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>Great Dismal Swamp
Those cats really do know how to market their nature reserves.
Norfolk is a pretty decent small city, lots going on, very lively arts scene, Traffic in the area can be brutal for its size, since tunnels are choke-points. Lots of decent restaurants. Summers are hot/humid, and due to low-lying area, street-flooding is common when there are thunderstorms. There is a good Pokemon spot down by the pagoda.
thanks senpai

I've recently graduated from high school, and have been suffering from major depressive disorder for the past two years. I'm sick of my life, and can't stand to spend anymore time in the situation I'm currently in. Before I spend another 4 years of my life studying at a University, I want a few months of freedom. I want to travel to somewhere I've never been, and experience something new.

I've got ~$7,000AUD saved up. What can this get me? I was hoping to possibly going to Japan. I should also mention, that I'm most likely going to be travelling alone, as the friends I have can't afford to travel right now. And besides, I think I'd rather be alone.

I'm from Australia, and want to go to a country I've never been to before, and preferably one where where English isn't the main language, and marijuana is easy/legal to get a hold of.

I've already been to almost every country in the Middle East, and the USA. The only other language I can understand/speak is the Lebanese dialect of Arabic.

Can anyone help me?
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well no weed but japan is cool. if you really want somewhere alone and beautiful and secluded go up to tohoku or hokkaido. if you've just graduated high school there's no rush mate.

I know that I probably shouldn't be rushing, but I feel like if I spend anymore time having to deal with the issues I've got in my current situation, I'm going to end up killing myself. And I can't handle a bunch more stress from university so soon after high school.

I also live with a pretty strict and religious family, so I also really want to be able to drink alcohol/do drugs/whatever, without any repercussions.
Keep in mind you will go to jail for drugs in japan, its not like Australia where if you are caught its a fine.
7k will get you about 90 days or a bit more which is the length of a visa. Eat out of combinis ,sight see with your legs, spend a good amount of time in each location. Learn essential phrases if you dont really care about the language, if you do try to learn as much as possible before you leave aus.
What state you in?

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Hey /trv/. /lit/izen reporting in, first time on your board. A friend and I are going to drive over to Centralia PA tomrrow, get high as fuck, eat shrooms and camp there the night. The initial idea was to camp in Centralia, but I'm a little worried that we won't find a safe/legal place to park the car. Wouldn't want my friend to get tickets and/or towed for some stupid bullshit. So I figured we might rent a camp site in a state park 30 min east of Centralia (for when we get tired of exploring the town), leave our car there, hike out into the park and set up camp somewhere. Of course we'd rather just camp for free and do it in the town itself, but I'm not sure that's a legal/safe option.
So what I'm asking is, does anyone know any safe/legal parking spots/camping spots in Centralia? Have any of you camped there? Will we get bothered by police or are we cool?
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I only have 2500$ but i want to stay in LA about a month. i'm worried if i got shot by a gun. i heard that LA is quiet dangerous place. should i buy stun gun?
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> i'm worried if i got shot by a gun. i heard that LA is quiet dangerous place. should i buy stun gun?
Lol where the fuck are you from? I mean the risk is high if you stay in some of the worst parts of the city like the east side but it's not nearly as bad as people say.
>I only have 2500$
good luck making it in LA for that amount, you're gonna be living pretty basic. Also LA is overrated as shit.
You wont get shot in LA
>worst parts of the city
>not mentioning south central

You will not be able to do a month in LA unless you room with someone. Besides the room situation, I think the rest is doable in a cheaper neighborhood with access to a metro line.

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