Going to visit Baku in late august,
I know basically nothing about this place,anybody here been there?,any does and donts?. How is the nightlife,if there are any?
The Azerbaijanis love their nightlife. There are several clubs and discos throughout Baku. Don't make fun of their goverment or so on etc. They'll either arest you or kick you out. For do's though, you can always visit many of their skyscrappers and arenas. It's a corrupt and not so interesting nation. But, worth a visit if you want to see something diffrent.
I've been in Azerbaijan for two months, but I lived at the other side of the country, in a small town, so I didn't get to spend too much time in Baku.
From what I've seen, the center is very beautiful and clean, a lot of historical places to be found and a sweet combination with modern architecture.
In terms of nightlife, there are a lot of bars and clubs, people really hang out a lot there.
But the farther you move from the center, the worse it gets, there's a stark contrast between rich and poor, clean and dirty.
Also, if you're going to live farther from the center, take a taxi back to the hotel, the metro closes as 12.
Hope I've managed to help.
if you just want, there are better places to go to, but Bakü is fine too I think.
I've had a several Azerbaijani friends, and when I asked them to what to do as a tourist, they said that I should travel to other cities besides Bakü, like Gence.
If you can get to Iran (visa-wise), I'd also travel to Tebriz. Tebriz is the historic capital of Azerbaijani people, and is more important to see as a tourist in my opinion. Although I doubt the night life is as lively in Tebriz as it is in north.
Spending next week in Georgia.
What should I know?
What shouldn't I do as Yuropean? Any interesting facts?
I mean, these questions.. what do you expect here? What should you know? About what? I don't know. Why don't people put a minimum amount of effort into creating these threads?
>What shouldn't I do as a European
They don't like Russians a lot there. Then again, they're keeping the Gori museum open because it draws loads of tourists.
When you're drinking at a table with Georgians, cause it's gonna happen, don't drink your wine or cha cha before the tamada( toast maker) finishes his toast, or else you'll be punished by having to take another. Beer is totally cool to sip whenever. And when the time comes to make a toast, don't make a little shitty one like, "to tmy poor mates who have to work today while I'm getting pissed!", it must come from the heart.
Good luck, hope you have a strong tolerance.
Nest hostel in tbilisi is cool, and so is the restaraunt racha in the same neighborhood. Georgian food at georgian prices. No english, so point to things and have fun OP.
Ooo, try a plum sauce chiken there, it's devine.
Central Asia thread.
>have you been there? Which countries were they?
>what's worth visiting most in your opinion?
I was thinking about visiting Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in one trip (Afghanistan is still crazy for me...)
Turkmenistan is the one like North Korea isnt it? Might be a bit hard to get in there and probably not much freedom to just do your own thing once youre inside.
Other than that I can only say Im jealous and eagerly wait for a time when I have enough money and time to do it myself.
It will be the hardest visa to get. I will not have to have the Kazakh and Kyrgyz visas (which I'm very satisfied with), Tajik visa will be pretty easy to get. The problem will start with Uzbek and Turkmen visas, although I have heard of some people who did it even over the Internet (embassy in Vienna).
I also thought about deferring the journey on behalf of other, cheaper ones (getting three visas will cost shitloads of money, at least as it is in my opinion).
Generally my goal is to visit every country in the world, possibly with as little flights as possible in journeys a few months long
To get a Turkmen visa you need an "inviation" of some sort from Turkmen citizens. I have a Turkmen friend, he offered to invite me and have me in his parent's home, but the visa is still 200~ dollars and I don't think it is worth it. All the important cities are in Özbekistan except Merv.
I am 26 and just missed Eurails super discount opportunity.
Can I lie on my application?
Is there any hope?
Are there better train or transportation alternatives than Eurail?
I plan on crossing from Portugal to Spain, to France, to Switzerland in a month time span.
Any advice is appreciated, I am leaving soon.
The interrailling ticket means you don't have to get specific trains, I'd much rather fork over the extra bit of cash to not have the hassle of catching specific trains, but I suppose it really depends on the person.
Also to OP, I don't think you'll get away with it but I could be wrong.
Is there any way I could get to Europe from Las Vegas and back for under a grand?
>Greyhound/carpool/hitchhike/etc from Las Vegas to LAX
>Fly with NorwegianAir for 219€ from LAX to London/Oslo
>Fly with NorwegianAir for 219€ from London/Oslo to LAX
>Greyhound/carpool/hitchhike/etc from LAX to Las Vegas
Hey treasure /trv/, I want your help in finding my next hometown! I need a place where the people are easy, the streets are unpredictable, and the air is thick with anticipation. Inb4: portland, NY NY, LA
Are you man enough to post a page from your travel diary? This pic is from google; I'll post my own once others have shared.
I'm seriously interested in what you guys come up with while you're out there. Cursive or print? Do you sketch? Is it more narrative or random thoughts? Post photos or transcription.
And not to be a gearfag but what kind do you use? Is moleskine the best? I do like that little pocket.
Here is mine. I got a instant camera for my birthday and didnt really know what to do with it.. So i took it while travel (i usually dont really take pictures in general) but then.. I got thoss small pictures to cary around and i thought it would a good idea to keep notes about people that i take pic with.. At least to remember what i have done with them cause after few month, it can be confusing.. So i bought a random notebook and here it is. Funny story about the people i meet.
What do you out in yours ?
Moleskin can be a good choice, it seems solide. Mine is very poor but it works.. !
Going to the UK and Ireland in a few days, which nice places should I visit in these cities?
Thanks in advance
3 November: London to Bordeaux
30 November: Berlin to London
What do in between?
France is famous for good food and whine so you picked a good starting point. Germany is famous for beer and got food as well. So this should be easy. You will also fine art and architecture on your way. Outdoors depends on weather.
brit here. i just booked flights for a trip in europe for the duration of november. was it a bad idea? i don't really understand politics or economics.
Anyone been to Luxembourg City before?
I'm going there next week for a Europa League match.
Any advice / must sees / hidden gems?
Visiting Europe this winter (Dec 16-Jan 16) with a friend. This is a superset of places we want to visit, minus small trips to neighboring towns/cities. Any suggestions to add/remove?
-art (Siena, Florence, Vatican, also some architecture -- German cathedrals, Mantua, Pienza, etc),
-philosophy/logic (Vienna, Gottingen, Ljubljana (ayyy zizek), Athens/Delphi/etc)
-literature (not sure about this one)
-computer science/math (maybe visit some universities in Athens?)
What's there to do in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area on a weekend?
So, after saving up lots of money and getting the approvals, I'm interested in Studying Abroad for a full year to finish college with a bang and I was looking to do it in France. I do speak French, its my minor actually. I have been to France a few times (Twice in Paris, once in Nice) so I have a bit of an idea what I'm getting into.
However, due to some recent things going on within the news, I'm not sure if I should study abroad in France. I had the opportunity to study Business in Paris and was very excited but I'm not sure now. I can also study in Nice for a semester and I thought about that, but the Paris opportunity would be great.
Is it safe to go abroad right now? If so, should I go to Paris or Nice? Both cost roughly the same (Nice is a bit more expensive) so that's not a problem.
Paris is going to cost you a whole lot more than Nice. Don't underestimate the impact of monthly living costs.
>is it safe
I'm assuming you're American: yes, it is. Don't worry. Certainly don't cancel your plans if your options are in France! If your options were Karachi and Baghdad I'd reconsider, but you'll be fine. Remember: there are millions of people living there every day without any problems. /pol/ is not reality.
I myself had the opportunity of studying abroad (Italy) for either a semester or a year. Pick whatever opportunity allows you to go abroad for as long as you can. It sounds like a cliché, and it sort of is, but it broadens your mind in a way that no course at any university ever will be able to.
Hey man I'm a local in Paris. If you decided to go there I could help you get in touch with people and overall be helpfull.
The town is pretty indiferent toward its citizens and sometimes parisians are a pain in the ass to deal with.
I am planning to visit teheran for a week in August, anybody been there?, Is it worth the trip?.