Anyone have experiences with mail order brides? Im considering one from the Philippines.
Many come to NYC and fail to explore the geologic wonders of upstate New York.
Not OP, but this is actually interesting to some of us. I've done travel to look for fossils and rocks and stuff. Hiddenite, NC has some very unusual minerals that you can only find there, and Utah has some awesome fossils. Herkimer is so cool because the Herkimer crystals form so slowly that they're usually more transparent and double-terminated, and some of them may even have petrol inclusions inside of them.
All up and down the east coast are places to find cool treasures like this. It's a shame that there are very few places overseas that'll allow you to search the mines. No Madagascar labradorite, no Pakistani aquamarine, no Vietnamese rubies.
I'm a britfag engaged to an American.
Looking at all the visas and requirements etc is extremely overwhelming, confusing and depressing.
Does anyone have any experience with this? We've mainly been looking at her moving to the uk, but I'm open to look at moving to the US.
Whichever way round is easier. We just want to finally live in the same damn country.
Which way around is easier (us to uk, uk to us) and which visas are the easiest to do?
Probably would be easier for her to go to UK with you. The immigration act of 1965 closed the door to white euros and swung the door wide open to the third world. If you had been mexican rather than British you would have no problem getting a visa.
>closed the door to white euros and swung the door wide open to the third world. If you had been mexican rather than British you would have no problem getting a visa
Yeah, this is what pisses me off he most. It's the same in Britain. Not trying to be /pol/ or anything but they make it hard as fuck for people like my fiancée but some 3rd world shit that can't speak English literally just knocks the door and Britain does everything for them, gives them a place to live, everything hassle free
Thoughts on war tourism?
Have you encountered armed conflict on the road?
Have you participated?
Planning on traveling to kiev, Ukraine.
It's pretty fucked up right now, my main concern is my own safety. I'm from Canada, the closest thing i have seen to war was downtown Vancouver when the Canucks lost in the Stanley cup final
I'm a pharmacist in Australia. Managed to find a job despite the fact that the job market is saturated. What I love is teaching though. I took part in teaching voluntary programs during summer and I really enjoyed them, and I find teaching much more rewarding than my current job as a pharmacist.
Is a career change (i.e. becoming a high school teacher) worth it?
My parents taught for their careers, and they think that it is ridiculous how I am thinking of this career change.
Another question: I have citizenship in another country. I am interested in working there (stayed there in the past and love it). Is it better for me to get a teaching degree there so that I can do a bit of networking there? I want to teach there and see what life is like in a different country. It will be expensive though and means that I have to drop everything.
Did you ask the exact same question on here recently?
Pharmacists make a lot more money than teachers do. Why not work as a pharmacist for a few more years, get some contacts in a local university and try teaching courses there? High school teachers have it pretty rough for the most part.
Yes but I don't think you replied.
I really hate studying Pharmacy. I really don't want to go to grad school and study more courses related to Pharmacy.
Well I think I can earn enough to live comfortably as a teacher even though I earn less than a pharmacist, so the decrease in salary does not matter that much. I can also work in international schools and travel the world and these schools pay pretty well.
They have to quit their jobs in their homelands and there is no guarantee that they will get their jobs back. Why would a firm hire someone who quit their jobs for a year or two? They will probably forget what they learned.
Why don't these people just travel during their holidays if they want to see the world? Becoming an ESL teacher makes no sense.
>They have to quit their jobs in their homelands and there is no guarantee that they will get their jobs back.
Many people do it directly out of university. There's no guarantee of anything in life. No guarantee you won't one day regret your commitment to the rat race. No guarantee you won't die tomorrow.
>Why would a firm hire someone who quit their jobs for a year or two?
Why not? This isn't some fucking rule.
>They will probably forget what they learned.
Why? Source? Yup I'm gonna forget everything I learned about finance in 4 years of college just because I sang songs to some kids in Taiwan for a year.
>Why don't these people just travel during their holidays if they want to see the world?
Because traveling alone is a net loss of money while teaching pays you? ESL is a long term thing meaning you get to experience a country for longer and on a deeper level than just visiting?
>Becoming an ESL teacher makes no sense.
You make no sense, and on top of it you are clearly that pertinacious ESL hater that has showed in the last couple threads. Dude, give it a rest.
>No guarantee you won't one day regret your commitment to the rat race. No guarantee you won't die tomorrow.
What are the chances of thaf happening? Very unlikely? It is a waste to just go teacg ESL abroad when you can progress onwards towards a nice job.
>Why not? This isn't some fucking rule.
Think about it. Let's say a Law graduate can't find a law job after graduation. His chances of finding one in future years is very unlikely. Who the fuck will hire him instead of a local graduate?
>Yup I'm gonna forget everything I learned about finance in 4 years of college just because I sang songs to some kids in Taiwan for a year.
>Because traveling alone is a net loss of money while teaching pays you?
But you can find a well-paid, stable job which pays WAY more than teaching English abroad..
>You make no sense, and on top of it you are clearly that pertinacious ESL hater that has showed in the last couple threads. Dude, give it a rest.
Not all our lives revolve around ruthlessly chasing careers and money and whatever yuppie lifestyle your soulless boring bitch ass Chinese parents beat you into wanting. Just imagine it, graduating uni and going straight into working 9-5 to afford your studio apartment and $10 beers at some shitty inner city pub just to be desirable to other pretentious cunts when you could be living free, watching the Ganges roll by or camping in the Sahara.
Stay pleb mother fucker
>not traveling in First Class
What's your excuse, /trv/?
Not worth the money. I mean I like the extra legspace but the other extras are things I don't care for. And just legspace isn't worth that kind of money. The only possible exceptions are long flights. But unless you go to another continent - not worth considering.
Im moving to Cambodja for a year in 2016
Anything is welcome doing a long trip throughout asia !
Hit me up !
Do they use us nurses or nurse practitioners? I used to live in Vietnam, and traveled all over the region over 4 years. Recommend ha nang in North Vietnam, dating an educated local for companionship and travel, motorbike trips into mountains, and Burma. You will get used to the cost of everything. I would try to stay away from the seedy underbelly of sea, but to each their own. Cambo really bummed me out compared to the rest of the region, but I vhalk it down to psychedelics and genocide museums. Ankor wat is A+.
Just booked flights to Cuba from 11th - 25th Jan. From the UK.
What is the best way to get around?
Any must see locations?
What will it be like for vegetarians?
The title really says it all guys. I'm going backpacking for 25 days through Vietnam starting the 28th of December. We're flying into Hanoi and from there, the country is our oyster. Our only set trip is to Phu Quoc for three days before we fly back up to Hanoi and than back to the states.
While we've decided to leave most of our trip unplanned, what are the must see's?
Which places will give us the best bang for our buck?
Has anyone ever biked for a duration of their stay there? We want to bike but we aren't sure where we should/if its worth it.
You come at a wrong time my friend. Vietnam in the summer is a lot more fun seeing how beaches and tropical weather are our strong points. That being said:
1. Northern Vietnam: go to Sa Pa up north and climb the Fan Si Pang. Hanoi's winter is pretty nice, just rent scooters drive around and see shit for yourself, try plenty of street foods too. Go to Quang Binh for the caves and stuffs. Hookers are cheap in Hanoi
2. Mid Vietnam: Hoi An is overhyped but if you're into the old dynasty side of Vietnam then give it a shot
3. Southern: Ho Chi Minh city is cool, plenty to see and do, ppl speak better english too. Also, hookers
Above all: learn to haggle, beware of the traffic. If you're white you will have a great time there
North: Hanoi (desu i thought it was way better than Ho Chi Minh), Ha long bay (it might be foggy), Sa Pa & the mountains, Ninh Binh.
Middle: Hue & Palace, Danang for beaches and royal tombs, Hai van pass (rent a motorbike, its amazing).
South: Ho Chi Minh, Chu Chi tunnels, Mekong Delta, Floating markets.
That's all the major stuff i did when i went to Vietnam in the summer last year, weather is good all around but Ha Long and Sa Pa might be foggy (though they weren't for us and it was amazing, worth the risk) and the best thing is its not Monsoon season when you get down south.
I know, I wish we could've chosen to go in the summer, but we both start our full time jobs in February and this is out last hoorah.
Thanks for the advice in the North. Is it worth it to get suits made in Hoi An/Da Nang? We read it was the best place overall.
Why would you say its better being white? My travel companion is light skin lol. What street foods would you recommend? I already love Pho, but that's in the US of course, so I'm sure its completely different.
Definitely want to climb Fan Si Pang.
So /trv/ I'm going to Budapest, this january for a week, with a friend. How are the people? Any advice on attractions, places to eat and places to go out? Thank you.
Book a massage a couple days in advance at Szechenyi, or there won't be one available the day you wish to go.
Musts: Terror House ~3hrs, Hospital in the rock possible in the evenings when doing fisherman's bastion and castle buda. Some of the best klezmer music restaurants need a reservation too, so plan ahead for that experience.
When it comes to tourist, Budapest is like most of other big cities. There would be many hospitable people, some who hate tourists, most do not care. There is significantly less English spoken than in Western Europe, but when you're there for a week, you probably won't really notice that.
Note down the Király utca-Kazinczy utca area as well for food, drinks, bars.
I am interested in doing a one year Master's degree in Australia. Excluding tuition fees, how much should I have saved up before moving?
I am a Singaporefag with Aussie citizenship.
I am a bit worried about not getting used to the culture there and ending up depressed and miserable (for some reason, this seems common amongst immigrants in the west).
The depression is usually the result of being disconnected from friends, family, and familiarity.
The specifics of how much money you'll need, you'll probably need to take up with a spreadsheet over long, painful hours, but I doubt that the living expenses are proportionally/PPP more than Singapore.
how can I quantify it?
I work part time as a bartender and I get by, anyone with a full time job can make it with a bit of discipline
alcohol and cigarettes are disproportionately expensive, public transport is very cheap
I stopped by a while back asking for advice on where to go in South America. Tickets are now booked! I’ll be heading to Colombia for three weeks in January, I can’t wait. I am really excited about all the possibilities the country appears to offer from jungle in the south, to mountains, pacific coast and Caribbean beaches! Sorry for the guide book introduction, but I cant wait and it is the first time I’m heading further south west than Mexico (I am from Denmark btw).
What are some stops that should not be missed, what is the most awesome thing to do/eat? I do realize that drugs could potentially be quite a popular activity, I already smoke the amount of pot I want to at home and I am not interested in cocaine… So back to the question that I hope you have some input on, I really like hiking, diving, spotting and photographing animals, staying in cities and eating whatever street vendors sell.
The list could go forever, I'm trying to address the points you mentioned. Talking about thw street vendors, be sure to have someone from the city to advice you where to eat. Better be safe.
PS: I'm from Bogota. Whatever you need, just ask.
I am in Croatia right now. How do I score with Croatian girls ?
Hello /trv/ I'll be in L.A. in a few days for the first time. What do I absolutely need to see/do? And is there any place you guys would suggest a weeb to see in L.A.?
>celebrity death tour
>watch Chinatown so you can more fully appreciate how grotesque development was
...also, I imagine it's possible to troll 3rd tier entertainment people with requests for interviews or talent/casting submissions. Getting a troll meeting during your vacation would be a great Life Story.
Something not many people know is that talk show tickets are free. I know Conan and maybe Kimmy Kimmel tape in LA. There is a long queue to get tickets but it's an interesting experience if you can come by them, I saw conan and there seemed to be quite a few open seats