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Hey /trv/, im going on a trip to the Balkans and im thinking about going with this route (pic related). I will be travelling by bus. However, there are some things i wonder about which i hope you can answer:
Do you have to register your stay at a police station in Serbia/Macedonia?
Is Kosovo worth the effort?
Would you skip going deep south into Albania?

And also i would like to know about gems or other top tier sights that you may know of (that is not too far away from the designated route). Im well sure about what i can do in Croatia, BAH and Montenegro but i would still appreciate any tips about places worth a visit. Especially in Serbia.
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Haven't ever been to Serbia (sadly). But Zadar is worth a visit, if you're going there.
Second, surely it's easer to visit Podgorica when you're visiting the Montenegrin coast already? Going from Kosovo to Montenegro to Serbia seems like a huge hassle.

I would add pics from Zadar. But I was an idiot and did not make back-ups before hard-drive failure. :(
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I have something familiar in mind, pic related.

I'm obviously not sure about the southern part of my route but things will turn out when I go there. I'll just let it happen.
I advise you to do the same. Don't plan every top tier sight you want to see. If they're close to your designated route you'll find about it anyway.

Also: all of these countries are pretty small, you can just roam around the region

I will bring a tent with me. Will I be able to go wild camping or do I have to stick to camping sites?
I suppose i could visit Zadar if i wanted to because it would not be out of the way. It's just that i am abit worried that spending too much time on the croatian riviera will blow my budget, i heard it's a little expensive. Reason to go from Kosovo to Montenegro again is because, if i understood right, i can't cross from Kosovo in to Serbia.

Have any of you visited either of these nations? How did you enjoy it? What are some "must see" places/towns?

Thinking about visiting in a future trip.
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I think you're better off spending your time and money elsewhere; you're not going to see anything spectacular

I went to Liechtenstein on a day trip from Zurich; there's nothing to see in Liechtenstein really, I wouldn't be bothered visiting it's just a basic little town with a mediocre castle. I honestly just went for the sake of saying I've been to Liechtenstein

I decided to have a 4 day holiday in Luxembourg City. I seen pretty much the entire city in 6 hours. The next day I went to Vianden Castle which was nice. The other two days I had nothing to do so I just went on day trips to Trier, Germany and Metz, France. I really enjoyed Trier it was probably the highlight of my trip.

Both countries are expensive; unless you're rich as fuck and have lots of time to kill I wouldn't really bother
They should probably be near the bottom of your list of European countries to visit desu.
In Luxemburg you can use the entire public transportation system for a whole day for 4 euros.
Maybe consider Echternach.

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I am going on a road trip longer than 8 hours for the first time in my life. I'll be traveling from Illinois to Mt. Rushmore and then Yellowstone with my S.O.

Things to be wary of? Things I should pack? Google gives me a lot of bullshit and pinterest-esque answers.
We'll be gone for 8 days.
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I did that drive a few years ago. Buy an annual national park pass for sure. It'll get you into any national park or national monument for free. Make sure to stop in the badlands for a day in South Dakota. I reccomend staying in Cody Wyoming on the way into Yellowstone. Also, if you have time, drive down to Jackson Wyoming and stay there for a few days if you have the time. It's one of the best little cities in the US. If you have money to splurge, go do a whitewater rafting trip or take a horse ride in jackson.
>buy a pass
>gets you in for free
>buy to get for free

I dont think those words mean what you think they mean

It depends on how many national parks you plan on visiting in the next year. If you're only visiting a couple national parks/monuments just pay the regular entrance fee, it's good for 7 days at national parks.

>Things to be wary of? Things I should pack?
Make sure your gas is good and inspect your car before you go, don't let it get below 1/4 tank.

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I am starting to look into a trip to Nepal and Bhutan, perhaps sometime in October 2017 to co-inside with Kukur Tihar, the dog appreciation day Festival.

I am thinking of spending a week or two in Kathmandu and around Nepal, mainly staying in Air BNB accommodation, with a 5-day visit to Bhutan in the middle.

My wife is not very adventurous, but I have heard that the Nepalese and Bhutanese are very friendly, and both countries are quite safe. I have also heard that sanitation and facilities are what you would expect.

Any comments, or perspectives , or suggestions, would be appreciated.
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You have $250 to spend everyday in Bhutan, or are from India or something? It's on my bucket list.
The travels tax is why only about 5 days in Bhutan. That could even be reduced to 4 or 3 days, depending on timing.

Since Bhutan is only accessible through Nepal, it would be a huge waste not to visit while there, even if it was just a single day-trip to Paro Taktsang.
>Bhutan is only accessible through Nepal
Nigga what. They do have an airport in Paro. They have flights from a few places, including Bangkok, from where I flew to Bhutan.

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Here's the deal, /trv/ lads. It's been a while since I last took a vacation and I also keep a close eye on the latest and greatest classes airlines have to offer. Here's what's on my bucket list as of now:
> JetBlue Mint
> Emirates First on an A380
> Singapore Airlines’ SFO to SIN nonstop
> Singapore Airlines Suites
> Etihad First Apartment on an A380 (too poor for muh Residence)
> Lufthansa First Class (Wanna check out that terminal)
> Qatar Airways Biz on A321LR

So I decided that after my vacation in Thailand, I will make a quick detour to check a few of these airlines off my bucket list. Which airlines would you add, and what's your thoughts on my itinerary?
>Singapore (SFO-SIN) on Premium Economy A350 ($803)
>Singapore (SIN-HKG) on Suites ($2099)
>Thai (HKG-BKK) on Biz A330 ($764)
>Air India (BKK-BOM) on Biz 787 ($390)
>Etihad (BOM-AUH) on First A380 ($1,394)
>Emirates (DXB to BKK) on First A380 ($2,888)
>Singapore (BKK-SFO) on Premium Economy A350 ($803)
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Sounds expensive as fuck. Where do you get the money for all that premium travel?
That is all nonsense.

The only class I fly is Diazepam Class on CX. Europe to Ho Chi Minh. 22 hours. 2 stops. 550 dollars return. Yuropoor, yesss.
>Singapore (SIN-HKG) on Suites ($2099)
Are you sure you want to spend that much money on such a short flight? Or is it because that's the cheapest way you can access Suites?

I'm going to NI to work in social service for one year.

Any suggestion, tips or tricks I should know about?

Why do the people put sugar in fruit juices, are they mad?
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>Any suggestion, tips or tricks I should know about?
Visit the Corn Islands while you're there!

I don't think fruit juices need sugar either, but if you're talking Aqua Frescas, they're hit with the brightness of lime juice, so it balances that out. Some tropical drinks are kind of pasty filmy almost bitter, such as mamey or guanabana. Of course it counters underripe fruit in packaged juice brands, or bitterness from peels.

I'm going there myself in less than a month. I won't be staying for a year, though. I'll be monitoring this thread.
I'll bump this.

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So I want to travel somewhere in February 2017, I live in Australia and I would like to go somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. My problem with travelling to Europe at this time is the lack of daylight hours and wet weather/snow may detract from the experience. Canada and the US East Coast will be freezing and snowing as well I presume. Been to Japan twice and travelled most of Asia so I'm not interested there (hence why I've been looking at the US)

I've been told the best place in this case may be the west coast US, I will be travelling for a month and would want to cover everywhere from Seattle to San Diego. Would you recommend it /trv/? If so, what advice or suggestions do you have?
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It will be cloudy, rainy and 40 degrees F in Seattle pretty much all the way down to California. It will be cloudy and 50s down through the San Francisco area.

The further south you go, the more sun youll get. I love the PNW and the west coast in general, but if you are looking for someplace warm you will need to revisit this idea. Even Los Angeles will only be about 65F during the day and could be in the 40s at night.

Assuming you have no issues with the weather id be glad to tell you more about where to go; just thought id clear that up first.
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I've road tripped the west coast in February several times and it is actually pretty awesome. If you like raging pacific storms, crashing waves and horizontal rain it is actually a lot of fun. I actually enjoy that environment and there are brief periods where it is not pouring rain and the beaches are deserted and perfect for beach combing. Prices are low and you don't need reservations anywhere.

Then there is terrific skiing and winter sports in the Sierras.

If you want nicer weather, you can easily travel east into the deserts and enjoy some nicer weather.

Not everyone is into the warm beaches and swimming and I encourage people to travel that time of year.
if you want warm, and I'm not saying you do or you should, but coming from your summer to that area's winter ...

LA to San Diego along the I-8 thru Yuma to Tucson to Phoenix then go home whichever way you want

However i dunno the kinda stuff you wanna see when you travel or how dedicated you are to avoiding the cold and the wet

I personally love the rain, but I have lived in Miami, Boston, Texas, Baghdad, Georgia and DC so the extremes of heat, cold, humidity, and dry have worn me out like your mother's box. I can deal with clouds and drizzle here in Portland way better than i ever imagined, and Dublin didn't kill me either

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I was wondering if /jp/ could help me find this place.

I have looked at pictures of suspended bridges in Japan for nearly an hour now and have found pretty much nothing giving me a clue where the heck this is.

I believe it's a park of some sort, with a very distinct suspended bridge that I couldn't find online, massive shrubbery, and rushing rapids.

An important detail is that this was during the 90s, so the park and bridge may have changed a bit since then, but I would very much doubt it would be very drastic.

I have found a few clues pointing to Minakami Onsen, and while the shrubbery looks similar, I can't find that bridge anywhere near there.

I believe this is the same area in both videos here:

I know I'm being a sperg, but I would very much like to know this. Thanks!
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Another view of the bridge
Have you tried contacting the band, asking where they took the pic?
Polydor records, according to Wiki-p,, would be worth a contact.

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Just found out I'll be in Ireland for a week. Have a month off from work in August so I figured I'd meet my sister there while she's traveling with a couple of friends.

My question is basically what should I do? Landing in Dublin but I think the group will be willing to go to the southwest of Ireland. Renting a car necessary for this?

Although I'd love to I don't think we'll be visiting the six counties.

Any tips in general?

>inb4 don't say "top of the mornin, talk about your great-great-great grandfather, wear green everyday, etc
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And also what is the food like? The one Irish person I spoke to mentioned chicken curry and I'm not sure if he is fucking with me
>Although I'd love to I don't think we'll be visiting the six counties.
if you can, then go to crossmaglen, but i guess you can't...
What separates it from the rest of NI?

Share ideas and recommendations for visiting Portugal. I am about to leave on the 10th of July and stay there for a while. I am starting in Lisbon for 7 days, and I want to get the most out of my trip.
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7 days is way too long for lisbon IMO. Beautiful city, but there's not much to do there. If you can, I'd reccomend renting a car and driving around, the area is really nice. There's some nice beaches around too. Don't remember the details unfortunately, was there some years ago.
Bumping for any advice on what to do in or near Porto. Won a free stay for a couple of nights at a 5-star hotel in the city, but would obviously like to extend the trip by a few days in another place nearby to make the plane tickets worth it.
I will be in Lisbon from 25 till 30 July. I will take the train to Porto in the morning. I'll fly back in the evening on the 3rd of August.

Aside from the typical sightseeing, do you have any recommendations for nightlife and nature/beaches?

I am a Japanese girl who recently got into partying and drinking. I will be traveling around Europe for two months and I plan to go to bars there. What are some tips for staying safe? My face becomes red even if I drink half a cup of alcohol and I don't want to become a target for men with Asian fetish who think that it is easy to have sex with us.
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Let's just test out this hide thread feature...
What kind of man (or woman) are you trying to attract?
FYI, drunk Japanese women are incredibly easy. But stay away from anyone who isn't white, and you'll be fine. In fact, the darker the skin, the further you need to stay away.

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Hey guys, saw a few threads along these lines so thought I'd post up some of my plans for the beginning of my trip to try get a feel of the places I'm going to and to make sure I don't miss any obvious landmarks or scenic drives. I'm big into my history so hoping to see some good sites.

Looking to drive through most of Eurasia in a large loop over a year. Here's my plans for the first leg which I've allocated 30-35 days for, before cracking into Russia. I'm not from Europe so any information would be appreciated.

Not opposed to good places to meet travellers and drink either. Stops on the map aren't necessarily my stops, just tried to get it on mapping software that didn't limit me like googles.

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I would sooner ride straight through Denmark (so head pretty much North at J) and then jump on the ferry from Fredrikshamn to Goteborg. The ride from Goteborg to Oslo is OK, but long, and the Kopenhavn-Goteborg ride will be a dull ride through forests and stuff. I've (bi)cycled from Esbjerg to Fredrikshamn and it was incredible, motorbikes will have to take a different route though but its much prettier. Oslo to Stockholm will be long but beautiful, a lot of pretty lakes and scenery throughout, real quiet and tranquil, gorgeous nature and wildlife.

Finland is full of Finns, but if you HAVE to go there just know that they are a bunch of awkward wierdos who will not help your ass out.

Also sort your visa situation out well in advance if you're thinking of visiting Mother Russia. Bring all paperworks and prepare for a lot of border bullshit.
>dull ride through forests

by that of course i mean farms
The first part of your journey is through some densely populated parts of the EU. I hope you have enough riding experience because that part isnt very motorcycle friendly. Not trying to scare you but it's just very packed roads.

Driving in Germany and beyond should be more of a breeze.

If you're into /out/ you should venture deeper into norway. Not that much north, just northwest a bit. Sweden is pretty much flatter than Norway.

Belgium has some nice cities close to each other with history all over them. My order of importance: Ghent, Bruges and Namur. Flanders is shit for scenic driving though. In Germany try to hit up Berlin and Dresden if you have time.

I have no idea about Finland, but never heard any bad stuff about it.

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Can we have a caucasus general?

I am going there next month for around 30 days (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia). I don't have the Azeri visa yet (booked this trip last minute). Anyone got any experience of how to go about getting this in Tblisbi or Batumi? Will be on a French passport if that makes any difference.
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i was there a few years ago, got the azeri visa in batumi at the azeri embassy.
You can get it in tbilisi or batumi. Did the same and it takes a few days. Note that you cant apply for a visa on fridays in tbilissi

How long did it take to process? Did you need a letter of invitation from a tour company or a hotel booking confirmation or anything?

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im going to Prague for a week and i would like the usual, places to visit, cheap places to eat, good night clubs...any info about anything, thanks.
also, i would like to visit karlovy vary and terezin, how can i get there and go back by bus? thanks again
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I really liked the parks in Prague. climb up to that jan zizkov statue and go to the beergarden in the park near the radio-tower. also the park on the other side of the river, climb up to the petrin tower. the castle was cool as well, if you are very tight on money you could skip paying and not visit the interiors of the buildings though.

For food I realy liked Cafe Pavlac, try the rice/chicken sandwich its great. A chinese place called Harmony is nice too, cheap with huge portions.

I didnt really go out to party, but I can recommend Hostel One. they have a bar open until midnight and take anyone who wants to clubs/pubs afterwards.

>pic related view of the castle from petrin tower
I went to Cross Club when I was there, it's supposed to be way less touristy than Karlovy lázně. It was pretty fun, and had cool decorations and shit.

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Do you collect foreign currency? Post your collection. Pic related, it's mine. From left to right:

>Top row: Kenyan shilling (50 and 100), Belarusian ruble (50, 500)
>2nd: Lithuanian litas (10, 20), Russian ruble, Thai baht
>3rd: UAE dirham, Qatari riyal, Euro, Ukrainian hryvnia
>4th: Swedish krone, Romanian leu (1, 5), Moldovan leu (1, 50)
>Bottom row: Jordanian dinar, Lebanese lira, Polish zloty (10, 50)

I've also been to Denmark, Israel and the UK, but I don't have their respective currencies, for some reason. I also went to the breakaway republic of Transnistria when I was in Moldova, and I curse myself to this day for not bringing back the based Transnistrian ruble.

Fun facts: 50 Belarusian rubles is a ridiculously low amount of money, a grand total of $0.002. Indeed, Belarus is one of few countries with only notes, no coins, in circulation. Lithuanian litas was replaced by the Euro last year, and next month the old Swedish notes will be replaced by new ones. The three notes in the picture are the only notes I have that are, or will soon be, out of circulation.

tl;dr: Post your moneys collection.
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too much
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I try to collect currency from every country I visit. I unfortunately forgot to save paper notes from Georgia, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a handful of other countries. However, I have a metric shit-ton of coins from those places and elsewhere.

I don't have any banknotes from anywhere I haven't visited, except for the single Russian ruble note, which a friend gave to me.
This might be a good thread to post in rather then starting my own...

I'm about to start traveling and was thinking of ways to take unique mementos from all the countries and/or cities I visit.

I can think of a lot of obvious things, it all seems a little too cliche. I will probably keep a little bit their currency anyway, but that's not really the kind of memento that I am talking about.

Anyone have any ideas that will leave me feeling like I've actually got something worth keeping for life, not just some tacky souvenir or what not?

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