Considering going to the Azores this year. What islands should I include or exclude from the trip and how easy is it to get from island to island? Also, how much does it cost to hop from island to island by either boat or plane?
I actually live in the Azores. Im on Terceira. When are you looking to come? I can help with some questions.
Check out this site for pricing on the ferry from island to island. It doesnt run all year so keep that in mind.
Internet in my home is surprisingly good and you can find it available free at most cafes. Keep in mind that that may vary depending on the Island. Sao Miguel, Terceira and Sao Jorge probably best, the rest of the islands are small and may not be as good.
You will certainly pick up some Portuguese but from island to island dialect will be noticable. I tried Rosetta stone Brazilian and it didnt help much. Im learning on the fly.
I'm currently in Amsterdam visiting a friend. I need to be in Paris by the 10'th and so I have the 8-9 to kill time.
I have an unlimited global eurail pass, but I have no idea what to do!
Is luxembourg cool... or brussels?
I've done all of the museums in Amsterdam and feel like i've done all there is to do besides getting high and partying my face off.
Find the closest trappist monastery next to you and drink really good beer. Maybe Westmalle, not too far from Antwerp.
Would pick Brussels over Luxembourg.
I also heard Bruge is a beautiful city.
You can also make your trip shorter to Paris and also head to Champagne?
Hey guys me and my girlfriend are looking to go on holiday somewhere in Europe close to the beach on this weekend for a week, could anyone recommend any sites for good deals?
>>not posting country of origin
>>not posting time frame
>>not posting interests
>>not posting fuck all and opening a new thread because you believe you're a special snow flake that deserves to be helped
>>posting pic of singapore in a thread about 'beaches' in europe
>>mfw europe has thousands of miles of beach
do everyone always need travel insurance? Am I dumb for asking? I'm thinking of going to S.E. asia without it. Here's why:
1. I'm not taking anything valuable.
2. I have a credit card that has a $10000 limit
3. The only situation that I can think of when it would actually be useful is when I have a nasty accident and the hospital costs more than $1000
4. Even if I get insurance there's no guarantee they'll pay out if i need it.
Only reason I'd get it for SEA is if I were going to do a lot of motorbike riding, since the roads are so bad.
I've never bought travel insurance in my life, and the people who consider it indispensable really irk me.
Alright anon I have a question for you regarding lodging and food while sailing the Caribbean.
Backstory: Sailed for the last 2 years as a foredeck hand, and after moving to good old atlanta, I find myself wanting to get back on the water. I'm 90% sure I convinced my old captain and one of my old crewmates to come to the Caribbean with me next year and Sail from Trinidad to Miami. I'm also taking 2 family members and a friend who have no sailing experience (yay! We get to see if they get seasick.)
I've got an estimate on the cost of a 35' monohull bareboat at $1500 per person for 3 weeks, which isn't that bad when you consider the distance that we will be covering. On top of that, we have the custom fees associated with the different islands; no more than $300 per island
What I don't have figured out is how much we should plan for food and lodging. We will be on the boat for an average of 6-8 hours a day (there are a couple 10-12 hour days because of the distance between the islands) so we will be eating 2 meals on the boat.
We absolutely do not need a 4 star hotel, but we can't all sleep on the boat, so we'll need to go ashore for lodging each night. Reserving a whole dorm at a hostel seemed logical, but it appears that the Caribbean had some really high hotel taxes (hostelworld.com $430 for a 6 bed dorm rated at $20 a night per person, it just seems like that's wrong).
So, tl;dr 6 people, food (1 prepared meal at a restaurant and provisions for 2 meals on boat) and lodging budget for various Caribbean islands along the way.
Can't really answer that, other than to suggest Googling lodging on the islands you plan to hit and building that part of the budget that way.
I do like the chandler's store at Soper's Hole in BVI, though. FWIW.
Best shit to do in Florence
Uffizi Gallery is God tier
go to Santa Maria del Fiore and visit the dome of Brunelleschi, it's amazing
>dome of Brunelleschi
you can also go up to the dome and walk around the circular balaustrade to see the frescoes and then go up again to the dome's peak and see a panorama of Florence
protip: DON'T DO IT if you are claustrophobic. believe me
Hey /trv/. I will soon start my gap year abroad and I want to create a YouTube channel with videos about it. I want to make the videos interesting so that I will have as many viewers as possible. What are some suggesting to make my videos interesting? I don't want to do anything too clichéd
Firstly ask yourself why you are doing it. If the only reason is for the videos to get as many viewers as possible then stop. You really can tell when people are making videos in the hopes of hitting it big because funnily enough they are the worst videos. You need to plan what you want to create and you need to enjoy what you are doing. Find a style that you like, the competition on YouTube essentially means that if your video doesn't include original ideas perfectly executed then next to no one will see it. You really haven't given any information about what kind of videos you want to make so no one will be able to give you any suggestions. But I recommend thinking about it first.
Planning my first NAM trip with gf and possibly another friend. got 2 weeks. Is a motorbike trip doable? Where should i go? Getting down and dirty isnt a problem for me. ADVICE ME PLEEZ. I dont know much about the country aside from the visa entry.
Ilegally? Also yes.
Better if you have experience with bikes because biking in Vietnam is not easy and not for inexperienced bikers.
Also, depends from where to where you wanna go in those 2 weeks.
I reckon you should be able to cross from north to south without a problem in 2 weeks, but you won't have so much time to enjoy the places.
I tackled biking in 'Nam with zero prior experience and had a good time. I didn't try to go on any busy freeways, though; that shit is dangerous.
Two weeks is a very, very short time for a country with infrastructure as shitty as Nam's. It's not a problem as long as you don't try to bite off more than you can chew. If you fly into saigon, only visit places in the south. Ditto for Hanoi in the north.
We didn't buy a motorbike, we just rented for one or two days at a time. You can rent a motorbike from anyone on the street (be prepared to haggle hard) or from any tourist agency.
I am moving From North Ridgeville, Ohio (Near Cleveland) to Wolf Creek, Oregon July 6th, everything is planned for me but driving that far alone is punishing. Where should I go to find someone to make the journey with. All of my friends are not busy/not interested or already out of state. Also any advice for someone moving cross country.
>any advice for someone moving cross country?
DON'T!! FUCK OFF, OREGON IS FULL REEEEEEEEEEE. you will not be welcomed here, please crash and die along the way.
Seriously though, why are there always 3+ "moving to oregon" threads on this board at any given time?
I'm a musician and the guy I write songs with just up and left one day without saying anything and he later called me and said he was working on a pot farm and that he had a job guaranteed for me in august. That and the fact that I can't afford to go to Le Cordon Bleu.
Going to Sevilla in 2 days for a week.
I don't know what to visit, it's my first time in Spain.
Did you ever go to Sevilla? What do you think of this city? What's interesting there?
I checked the sticky, but it looks like all the working abroad stuff is for low skill work.
I don't mean to sound entitled, but what about getting jobs abroad that are higher paying? Like, an actual career?
I'm a senior and an EE major, and would really like the opportunity to work overseas, but I actually want to do work related to what I study.
Do any of you have any advice/tips for getting jobs overseas? Has anyone ever applied for post-grad school overseas? Is it easier/harder getting into certain countries for a doctorates?
I imagine this question is dependent on where you live, and where you're trying to go, but I would love to hear anyone's experiences/advice.
>I imagine this question is dependent on where you live, and where you're trying to go,
Indeed, that's why you might start by sharing your own.
Electrical engineering is a pretty broad field. Do you have any specialization yet? As you might imagine, industry in 'foreign' countries tends to work in the language of that country. You're dealing with people on a daily basis who may not have ever taken much language courses. So YOU will be learning their language.
>applying for post-grad in engineering without having even worked
Don't waste your time.
It's certainly dependent on where you come from and where you want to go. For me I'm a business student (finance) in Canada, and I want to go out to work in Asia. I am not fluent in any Asian language, so that will automatically close many doors, and basically shut out many more opportunities for me. That being said Singapore or Hong Kong will be my best bet.
I've spoken with more people working in Singapore (as they are typically less stringent in their language requirements) and have learned a lot of it is about either networking, experience, or both. I've got some friends that just worked over in North America for two years and instead of taking their promotion they applied for that equivalent position in Singapore and got it easily. By easily I mean that it wasn't any more difficult for them to get that job than it was for them to find jobs here.
So try to get some experience here under your belt, that way it proves that you are worth the visa, and while you're doing that try to reach out to people in the international market you want to work in. This way you'll have a bit of a network, and you're proving that you really want it.
This is just what people I'm close with have done, and they're also business people so shit might work a bit differently. But essentially it came down to networking and having some sort of experience that proved they weren't stupid.
I'm doing this august a 2 weeks roadtrip around Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria with a camping-car.
I know that we will visit Sofia, Varna, Bucarest and Constanţa.
I think we'll hang 2-3 days to each cities, and some days in Serbia (we will visit a friend home village).
We're specially interested in beautiful landscape and historical / cultural places.
A friend wanted to go in Transylvania, is it possible with our 2weeks ? I don't think so but it would be cool.
So thanks for the informations!
Hey, anon. Romanian here. I would say to definitely include Transylvania, if you're mainly looking to see beautiful & history rich places. Maybe ditch Constanta - it's not very interesting. If you really want to go to seaside in Romania, there are some resorts that are better. And then there's the Danube Delta, but that's another story.
I'm currently at work, but I will come back later with more info if you're interested.
I'm heartbroken. I have some time off work coming up soon and think getting away may help. I'm planning on just booking a flight somewhere and walking around and drinking in a foreign city for a few days.
I'm in the UK, so somewhere in Europe would be practical. Where would you suggest?
What does the rest of Ontario offer that I can't get in Toronto? I'm looking for a one or two-day weekend destination with my boyfriend.
>Accessible by public transit
>Not Niagara Falls
>We don't give a damn about nature or the outdoors
Speaking of Niagara Falls...
Solo traveller here, will be on the Canuck side in a little while, staying at a nice hotel but want to do some interesting shit at night - ie steer clear of tourist traps, is it worth heading over to St Catharines or Niagara-on-the-Lake to drink / meet people at night?
Hello! just booked flights to denpasar for a almost a month. What should i do there besides surfing and laying on the beach and drink?
Also general indonesia thread!
some people take a motorbike around the island
you can see the rice terraces (that doesn' take long though)
the best thing about bali is the traditional architechture. even peasants live in these richly decortated pagan stone edifice buildings, so you can head into the central island to see that.
go to some of the temples.
a month might be a bit long for just bali, imo. depends on what you want. south kuta has pretty low waves. no one would wnat to surf those for a mnth straight, you might want to travel elsewhere.
there are plenty of other places you can take a 2 hour boat/plane ride to for a week or so if you're open to it. imo avoid java. it's (largely) culturally devoid unless you're willing to really slog through it. but if you go east or to borneo you might like it.
You can do the typical Mount Batur early morning/sunrise "trek". It's pretty nice, but I'm sure there are some less frequented volcanoes to climb that will give you a nice view of the sunrise.
I'd recommend motorbike around the island. Bali is a beautiful island, and taking it easy by driving around is a lot of fun.
If you want something else to do you can ferry over to Lombok and kill some time over there (once again doing beaches, trails, and such) or relax for a few nights in the Gili Islands.
Just got back from a month long trip to indonesia, stayed in bali for 1 week of the trip.
Definitely rent out a scooter for the time you are there. (Honda Beat or Scoopy if you can Vario's are bad)
Ride up to see NungNung waterfall, huge waterfall at the bottom of 500 stairs, surrounded by jungle and forrestry. Pic related
Kuta beach/ Kuta general if you are club scene and ready to see a bunch of rowdy australians.
Plenty of hindu temples to see, would reccomend Tanah Lot, Goa Gajah, Garuda Wisnu.
Ubud monkey forest is a great time. Monkeys everywhere and will climb on you if you buy a banana from the banana salespeople in the forest.
Lots of snorkeling/diving to do around the island. Sunken U.S.A.T ship to the north of the island that you can snorkel/dive, dank time.
You can find fast boats for 200,000 idr to the gili islands. Would recomend going to Gili Trawangan. Party island, no cops, magic mushrooms sold openly at the bars.
Climb mount agung if you are /fit/ otherwise i wouldn't attempt it. If you can manage, its an amazing view from above the clouds.
May i ask what country you're from?