Have anyone here done WWOOF?
Is it possible to sign up, go somewhere, and basically just stay there for an undetermined amount of time until I save up enough money for my next ticket somewhere?
it took a big hit here in australia when it was excluded from a special agriculture/backpacking visa
you never save any money doing them from what I hear
basically it's just accommodation for people on driving-type holidays
Alright /trv/ I'm currently backpacking around Europe and am heading to Bruges tomorrow. The problem is I've been forced to book 4 nights instead of 2 as the hostel in Amsterdam (where I'm going next) was overbooked.
So, my question is, how should I fill up my extra two days in Bruges?
ctrl-f no airport thread
Where are you anons at and where are you going?
Pic related is me in Stockholm headed for Taipei
As long as we're having an airport thread, can we discuss airports to avoid?
>needing to take a bus between terminals
>terribly inefficient and unfriendly staff
Never going back through there again if I can avoid it.
What does /trv/ think of Ethiopian Airlines? I'm looking for a way to travel from Japan to Brazil cheap, and it seems like the best option involves a connection from Addis Abeba to Sao Paulo with Ethiopian. Forgive my ignorance, but should I really fly Ethiopian for such a long route? Even if there are no accidents it seems like just a generally messy airline. Thanks. Pic unrelated and all that
I personally don't go to sub-Saharan Africa desu.
Alright. Should mention my layover in ADD is only 2 hrs, so it's not like I have to be there long. Just worried about them losing my baggage, anyone have experience with the Addis Ababa airport?
First time visiting NYC. What are the "musts"? I've never been in the US in the first place, so everything here is kinda new.
So far I've taken a picnic at central park, eaten pretty good pizza, visited a shake shack, taken the subway everywhere. I checked out natural history museum and transit museum as well earlier, intrepid is in the schedule next week.
I wanted to visit a costco, but apparently they're a member only place. I guess I'm going to check out Macy's and oakley store at least tomorrow.
I like your city and most of you guys seem pretty friendly and caring. Some elderly lady even stopped yesterday to ask if I needed help when I was checking out google maps on my phone on the sidewalk.
Have you checked out places like the East and/or Greenwich Village, and SoHo? Have you been to Queens or Brooklyn yet? I typically just enjoy going for after breakfast walks around some neighborhoods around the city.
I've walked quite a bit this week around queens, brooklyn and manhattan. In fact I even got some blisters :) I've walked along manhattan bridge and I'm going to walk the brooklyn bridge as well too.
Thanks, gonna check it out. Website says $25, though.
Anything special on staten island?
This is my first vacation in three years and flights+accommodation costing me $11000 I'd like to see all the things I've read about
Would anyone mind giving me some advice?
I'm a Britfag about to turn 22 and am planning to quit my job in a few months time to travel this alluring region.
The one core part of my trip will be a 2 month stint volunteering with a charity in Cusco, Peru; no fixed date yet but I imagine between July and September.
Time isn't a particular issue for me, but money is. I'd absolutely love to add Cuba to my trip - feeling like it's a now or never kinda deal - but the extra two flights throw a spanner in the works re. budget.
I have two vague travel routes outlined and was hoping you could give me some ballpark figures and budgeting advice with both? It'll be dorms all the way for me outside of the volunteer house, and the bulk of my attractions spending will be in Peru/Bolivia. Thanks!
UK -> Cuba (2 weeks) -> Lima (few days) -> Cusco (2months; accommodation will cost £200) -> Machu Picchu -> La Paz -> Potosi -> Uyuni Salt Flats -> EITHER flying home from Bolivia or getting to Rio and flying.
The issue here being that any money for Chile, Argentina and an extended time in Brazil is gone from Cuba. Flights between SA and The UK being quite infrequent and expensive means getting to Rio or Buenos Aires may also be my only options here.
UK -> Lima (few days) -> Cusco (2months; accommodation will cost £200) -> Machu Picchu -> La Paz -> Potosi -> Uyuni Salt Flats -> down to Santiago -> Mendoza -> Cordoba -> Buenos Aires (have friends here so accommodation could be taken care of) -> up to Rio -> home
Who had done the tran Siberian railway? I'm making my way up to Russia slowly and want to do this badly, any advice? I want to go all the way to Beijing,I met someone on the road who said you can plan it so you have a few days in each country which is what I want to do.
>I met someone on the road who said you can plan it so you have a few days in each country
What? You have few days in which countries and how is this connected to traveling the transsib?
Oh and Transsib is...well...not that amusing as it might sound. You're basically trapped 7 days inside mediocre train with strangers. Very boring.
It was a guy at a bar, I was kinda drunk but he was saying in countries like Mongolia you can stop off for a few days. So instead of buying one long ticket you just buy it in sections
There are scenic trains, and then there are historic trains, and then there are historic trains that aren't scenic at all. It's the latter.
So, to understand this rightly, you need to be immersed in the historical nature of it all in your head to find some kind of cool train romance going on in your mind, because the reality is that you are basically riding with people who chose not to fly, at the cheapest time in history for air travel. Why is that? They are a special class of people, that's why. So if you get into some tour with those amazing historic plush private cars, awesome, but don't expect amazing vistas throughout those 7 days. When you google pictures, you'll see the same exact 3 vistas.
Also, I hope you adore cigarette smoke. I'm not saying don't go, but everyone who has done it was highly disappointed at the reality. It's long.
a friend of mine is going to see his relatives in keiv and wants me to come along. the problem is, im African and im wondering if people of Ukrainian hate foreigners that are not white?
should i take the risk after the hole civil war and refuges crisis?
European women, Slavic in particular, aren't too fond of blacks. If you're african american you might have better luck. There's definitely a type of women that will go for africans but they're not very.. attractive. That doesn't mean you're doomed. If you're charming and a nice person your skin colour shouldn't matter.
Me and my friend want to travel the world going treasure hunting, but we have no skills or money. If I had to list our best qualities, I'd say I'm pretty creative and can tell jokes, and he has a high speech stat and can pick up new skills quickly if he wants to but usually doesn't. Anyone have any tips on taking over a ship so we can get free transport?
Pic related, a ship I found when I googled ship
1. fly to san francisco
2. sneak onto mothballed battleship
Have everyone here been in Vietnam? Share your experience
I was there as a English teacher, here are my thoughts:
>People are horrible, rude, dishonest monkeys.
>Cities are dirty, polluted, noisy and boring to death.
>Food is shit. Why the fuck all that hype? It's 1/unflavoured and 2/poisoned half of the time.
>Traffic is the worst in the world, pathetic Vetnamese have no education for nothing, not even to drive safe and save their peers' life.
>Liars and cheaters everywhere. You have to pay more money for a item than their people
>HaLong bay is shit, nothing so great about it
>Hanoi is a black shithole.
>Fucking retarded commies everwhere.
Funniest thing is, Vietnamese people believe their country is great! topkek! Ho Chi Minh is a fucking communist criminal, Vietnam is the trash of the world, period
I hope I'll never have to come back to that shithole ever again
Desperately need some advice.
So I'm in Canada right now, and I'm leaving back to the US tomorrow. I just looked at my passport and there's black marker covering the last digit of my birth year. I don't know how this shit got on there, but it wasn't there when I was coming in. I tried washing it off but I think it's permanent. Will this fuck me over as I try to leave the country? I have no idea what to do.
What do I do in Athens?
For whatever reason I chose to fly out of Athens for my trip but after some research it seems like the only thing worth doing here is Plaka.
I have 2.5 full days here any suggestions?
It's true. Athens might have been a big deal once, but there isn't much to do or see nowadays. If you like ancient history stuff there are tons of better places in Greece you can visit.
I might also add to have lunch in one of those cafeteria like restaurants where you pick up the food, i went to one in the city with a greek friend and it was great, red wine is nice there but they order it by the kilograms, half a kilo is enough for one person and it's light and sweet
Say you're heartbroken and need to get away. Leave for you don't know how long, with not much of a plan etc. What do you do?
Recent college grad here with about 2 weeks left to enjoy myself before entering the workforce. I've got about $600-700 to spend on a trip, and I'd love your guys input on it. I'm down for some place to self-reflect and challenge myself; I've studied abroad in Spain and traveled quite a bit, so a destination that's less touristy is preferred.
I was thinking maybe a road-trip to visit friends in DC, then Boston, and NYC. Otherwise, maybe Toronto? I really don't know how to pick and choose options.
There's certainly plenty to do in DC every day of the year, festival/museum/restaurant and historic wise. But summer in ANY mid-Atlantic to Northeastern city is miserable. Go now, and the more northern the better. Go look at the weather forecast and see if you would enjoy pounding the pavement for 12 hours of sightseeing. Hanging out in some dudes houses? Air conditioned car to air-conditioned buildings in suburbia? Manhattan? No. Boston? No. Smithsonians? Go early, leave late. That's not so bad.
Post your region maps of which places you have visited yet, exchange travel stories, discuss odd picks and the obligatory anon who's been to Greenland, Bhutan, or some other exotic place, and start coloring your own maps.
I tried my best to turn mine into a clean template, but, thanks to my limited editing abilities, it has some beauty spots, so if anyone has a better version, feel free to share it.
Posting template for OP since this isn't Reddit.
>tfw no new regions since the last thread
Going to Costa Rica in a week and a half and then Mexico in July or August. I have $1100 in Delta Dollars that I have to use up by September 7th, so I'm trying to pick between Brazil, India and Nepal, China, Moldova, Tanzania, and some other place. I have friends in the Peace Corps in Moldova and Tanzania who both want me to visit them, but flights to sub-Saharan Africa are a fortune from here and I'm not sure if I want to be in Eastern Europe in winter.
Finishing Sixth Form in a few months, so I'll have a great amount of time to work across this year and save up for a trip next year. Though I have penned a potential, subject-to-change, route across Eastern Europe I've recently been interested in some other countries.
I guess my question is: Should I pursue backpacking across Eastern Europe, or, should I visit countries on separate trips but expand my reach to other continents? On these hypothetical single-country trips, I would aim to explore each country exhaustively.
Any insight would be valuable to my final decision.