Noob here who has never really done much travelling.
Wanting to head to the US for my first trip to get a taste for it. There are a few main things I'd like to see, but I'm struggling on finding things to fill in the gaps. I'll have about 3 weeks free in June where I'll be in the US east coast and I'd like to do as much as possible. Is this enough time? Any recommendations?
I've heard that Niagra Falls is best viewed from the Canadian side... How easy is it to go from the US into Canada and then back to the US?
Pic is my travel map so far
Can you clarify whether you are looking for additional cities/stops between the three you show or things to do at the three locations you are planning to visit?
I've only ever seen the falls from the US side, and an excursion boat in the middle, and they are pretty impressive whether or not you go into Canada. Since I've never crossed the border there, I have no info on how the process works. I would guess it is as easy there as anywhere, given the number f folks visiting the falls and wanting to see it from all sides.
If you have citizenship in one of the right countries, it is pretty easy. The US allows citizens of the 38 visa waiver countries to make short trips to Canada or Mexico, counting the time spent as part of the allotted 90 days. Canada lets citizens of many countries visit without a visa, if visiting by land
On the other hand, if your citizenship is from, say India, things may be more difficult.
I last visited about 30 years ago.. At the time, the crossing was easy for a US citizen, and the view from Canada was superior. Things could have changed since then.
So me and my friend want to travel around UK.
We have many places we wnat to visit but can someone recommend us some places in
Central england we should visit?
I'd look into Derry (Londonderry, or in recent PR stuff Legend-Derry) in addition to or instead of Belfast. You get the same sense of the history of The Troubles, in a smaller and I thought more enjoyable setting.
Hey guys, due to various unpleasant circumstances I'll be in New York on my own on New Years Eve.
I've ended up staying in hostels for that week and don't know if I will meet people I can hang with so want to prepare by finding stuff I can do on my own that will make the best of being in NY on NYE.
I'm determined not to let shitty circumstances ruin what should have been an amazing time, so could anyone give any suggestions?
Yea that's Times Square and it's totally packed for about 18 hrs before with no toilets or places to sit or eat. I don't intent to do that
I thought New York was meant to be a great place to spend NYE?
If you give up a job, there is no guarantee that you will get it back. Today's job market is saturated with degree holders and the company will just hire someone else.
It's also expensive to go backpacking like this. Chances are these backpackers have to work in shitty jobs in coffee shops and retail. Surely their jobs back home are better? At least they can live with their parents/friends to cut expenses. Living on minimum wage is tough and living in a hostel full of strangers is also dangerous.
And what are they going to do when they return to their home country ?When a backpacker come back, a manager may frown upon how he gave up his job to go travelling as it's pretty unrealistic. What follows then? More backpacking? Working forever in retail? How can such people save enough money for retirement?
My brother went backpacking from Texas to Canada going west to California, then moving up. He got his job back because he was a forklift driver for 4+ years and they needed more drivers so they gave him a tough time, called him a little bitch for leaving and coming back and resumes his life working at the company.
They are but if you are qualified enough in a certain field or fields then it won't be that hard may take a few months but eventually you can get a job. Unemployment rates are high for numerous amounts of reasons. You don't have to work for the same company for whatever your specialty is. My brother could've worked for many other warehouses but he chose the one he worked at before. If they didn't hire him, that sucks,but he could've checked around to other companies that probably are hiring people with his skills. The economy isn't based around 1 giant company there are many companies with many different opportunities. Unemployment is high but that could be for many reasons.
Does anyone have question?
I'm having trouble coming up with trip ideas.
>leave from nyc
>only 4 days
That is my criteria. The only ideas I've come up with so far is New Orleans, but then it would be around Mardi Gras time and that could be a problem because we hate most of the public.
I also thought maybe some all inclusive to a nearby place, say Bahamas or Dominican..
Anyone got some ideas?
I just got back from New Orleans a few weeks ago and DESU I didn't like it. It's pretty damn small and a lot seedier than Vegas (a lot more blacks in New Orleans versus just a lot more white trash in Vegas) so naturally I feel safer in Vegas. Maybe I picked a bad time of year but I really didn't enjoy NOLA.
New Japan General since the old one is past the bump limit:
As always, feel free to ask about:
>Travelling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
Also info on prostitution http://rockitreports.com/category/sex-in-tokyo/
Please check the /trv/ sticky before asking questions. It's filled with links to great resources, many of them specific to Japan travel.
Please refer to the old thread while it's still up:
Is the Robot Restaurant worth the price? From the videos iv'e seen I feel like it could be easily missed but it has really good reviews and part of me feels like I should go for the experience.
How hard would it be to get shrooms? Do I have to go through those sketchy Nigerians in Roppongi?
I've heard it's worth going to at least once. Everyone knows it's a overpriced ripoff, but a fun one at least.
I just got a job in Geneva, Switzerland. I'm moving there this February... I'm a 23y/o male American. What should I expect? What are some cool things to do?
Swiss from Zurich here,
Some general tips:
1. don't try to live in Geneva. Almost the whole canton is owned by Russian/Middle Eastern Oligarchs and rent even for small apartments is exorbitant. Try Lausanne and it's suburbs like Morge (direct rapid train connection to geneva)
2. You don't need a car in switzerland. get a train/public transport abonnement, it's cheap and reliable. The whole Geneva - Lausanne area is one big traffic jam on work days. If you need a car there is the thing called mobility
where you can rent a car at almost every train station with your mobile phone and a access card for 5-6CHF/hour
3. groceries are fucking expensive, think about going over to france once a week to buy meat and other stuff it's about 50% off just for crossing the border.
4. learn at least basic french, you can get around with english but you won't have fun.
5. Just that I said it: you can't CC/OC a loaded weapon here
6. There's a shitload to do and after you covered your area you have switzerland to explore, you can get anywhere by train within 5hours max, explore and have fun.
Tell me what you like and I can hook you up with things to do.
Be humble or you'll make enemies quick. We're chill and hate people bragging all the time.
If you like weed then enjoy, it's really good, not too expensive and almost legal. Be kinda careful but I smoked a lot in the streets, outside of pubs and at the beach and never had any trouble, the most you risk is a 100CHF fine.
Try to save money and not spend it on bullshit like tons of people do. If you got a decent pay you can save 20k a year.
It might feel depressing at first, but don't kill yourself before May or June when everything wakes up. Maybe go to the mountain while there's still snow.
Get your income tax situation figured out before you move. Even if you live in the canton of Zug, but work in Zurich, you will be hit with the Zurich tax rate. I have no experience with Geneva, they are likely totally different. You are still on the hook for American taxes, but you do get a good portion of it exempt for being an expatriate. Talk to an international tax lawyer and get everything set up.
Aside from that, plan your weekends. You can now spend a day and night in a European capital for cheap. You can even day trip many places for just a rail ticket.
If you are in tech, Switzerland does not have much of a start up culture. That's the only reason to leave, otherwise I would have stayed there forever, even if I had to marry to stay there.
Zurich and Silicon Valley have similar costs of living for a young single guy.
I'm planning on cycling from the tip of Scotland right down to the cliffs of Dover this coming summer, with a good friend of mine.
I want to get a feel for this land that me and my ancestors have called home before I reach out and touch the world. I'll be spending two months on this journey so I have every chance to see what I want and not rush myself.
So my question to you is what little facts and tips about this land are oft forgotten? Any little villages that haven't been touched by time? Any must see's and do's?
i'd reccomend the new forest where I live, its got quite a few of those little villages you're after, see burley for example.
i can recommend you some nice pubs and stuff all along the south coast but all of the places i know are by the sea, and presumably you're gonna stop when you reach the sea.
I'm really excited about the new forest, one of the most recent places I've read about and it sounds fantastic
Think we're going to hit Devon then ride along the coast to Cornwall
Please do, I love a good pub
well if you're going to the new forest you might as well stop off in bournemouth. My favourite place there is a bar called chaplins/the cellar bar in boscombe. Good food, good beer, great atmosphere, live local bands every night, i believe it got voted the best bar in the country at one point, though i don't know if that can possibly be true.
unfortunately actually in the new forest i don't know what to tell you, everyone will basically just go to their local so off the top of my head i can't think of anywhere special, but they should all have a nice little country atmosphere that should be refreshing if you're from a city
Hi, Im a 19 year old girl researching ways to teach english in China.
Im actually just wondering if anyone has any experience and would like to share?
How did you get the job, whats it like teaching in China, what do i need to make look out for etc.
Hope for some replies, thanks!
Everyone I know that has taught English in China has always said they had a blast, up until their contract ended, they wanted to get a new job, etc. Every single one of them said their last 1-3 pay checks were with held and never paid out. Literally every single one.
Go to university first, 4 year degree minimum (Education preferred but not required). However I know people in Australia who only finished Year 12 and are teaching in Europe so who the fuck knows.
I'll be real with you, TEFL teachers are a joke. You're pretty much a clown/babysitter, you aren't a linguistic expert nor are you typically educated in education itself if you do a degree not in education. I haven't done TEFL but it interested me and I looked into it; shit pay, no respect/terrible reputation from retards who can confuse than & then.
If you like the idea of teaching, go into education (Primary/High school take your pick, go High school as Primary is female dominated and it gives you more growth; I'm a male Australian primary teacher and I wouldn't trade it for the world but I know that primary lacks a career ladder of sorts). Become an actual teacher in a country which actually values education (LOL) and enjoy a decent standard of living.
Or go to uni, do something better than an education degree (See: Anything) and get a good job.
Any recommendations on what to do in Arizona?
Sup guys, brokefag here, I don't know what to do with my life. No job or school.
I want to walk from California to Vancouver, no money in my pockets. How long will I survive?
Feel free to share similar experiences/stories
Fuck dude, that's bleak.
How long you survive depends at least a good amount on you. Just like your current situation at least somewhat depends on you. Why do you have no job or no schooling? I'm not saying you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it, but no matter the hand you're dealt you can always, ALWAYS make your situation that much better through your own determination and will.
If you have depression, it sucks. I'm sure it does. Start doing physical exercise. Lifting, running. Especially running. It will make you feel a bit better. I promise. It literally alters the chemicals in your head.
What do you like? Everyone likes something. Live for that--at least for now, no matter how small. The point of life, at the end of the day is happiness and enjoyment. Concentrate and that thing that makes you happy and just focus on it.
Anyway, good luck, man.
I'm graduating university in May of this upcoming year. My buddies and I want to go to Europe for ~6-8 weeks. Our goal is to party and have fun.
I am looking for "Party Capitals" on the beach (think Ibiza, Mykonos, etc., pic related).
What options do I have? For now, I'm thinking Ibiza, Mykonos, Split. What other places have great nightlife yet are still beautiful and on the beach?
Should we look into some mainland cities also?
Thank you very much!
City i'd say Budapest for sure ! It's beautiful, cheap, has attractive girls and cool clubs and bars.
Obviously Ibiza is the ultimate I'd you are into that sort of thing but beware it is expensive to the point of insanity. €10-15 for a bottle of water one of the super clubs.
You'd be better off somewhere like split to be honest, will be cheaper than Ibiza and more beautiful
I saw the US Government released a warning for US Citizens traveling to Europe due to the terrorists activity recently. I already have tickets to go to Italy in like 25 days, I'm going regardless of the warning. But I'm just wondering what stuff I can do to make myself not be such a "American" over there just to avoid being a potential target. Any advice is appreciated.
why are you acting so shocked? Highest alert is where its at all the time, really. Check travel.state.gov whenever you're going somewhere if you want to know what (the US state dept) currently is the warning status of your trip destination. It's a pretty useful website by region, city, and might list things like crime against tourists, from gypsy stuff to cafes or things to be aware about. It also lets you register yourself much as you would a float plan or hiking thing, just so someone knows where you are.
I'm going to tell OP if you want to look like a local, wear a european brand of something, like your shoes or some adidas crap, or else look a touch more fashionable or slightly more businessy, as is the norm in Italy. American slob-comfortable and casual wear isn't typical of a local. They'd have on fashionable pants or a sweater over the shoulders. Women wear skirts, not shorts and sleeveless isn't good for visiting churches.
I think you'll be fine in Italy, but the usual warning to think on your feet, avoid crowds/demonstrations, sports gatherings, and such. Fanny packs/man purses are more common than backpacks. Avoid it all, if you must, by wearing something under a jacket when in crowds.
If you were a policeman or someone with some kind of training, you'd not sit with your back to a door when dining or in a store. Awareness always is just what you do to avoid being a crime victim, and applies to terrorist stuff too.
Hello /trv/. So i got 2 and a half weeks off work during christmas and new years and i was thinking about doing a UK trip (i live in Romania). Im starting in Dublin. Ive been told that the weather is shit around that time so i wont be going for much scenery.
Anyway, i was wondering if anyone can give me useful information such as cheap/good hostels, main things to do and see, daytrips you can take or anything else on these cities im considering:
>Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and London
Also if theres anything else you think i should do in the UK that doesnt require great weather i would be very thankful if you could share it with me.
The weather is always shit, just do outside stuff anyway. In winter there's snow sometimes, in spring/summer/autumn it rains all of the time.
Also leave more information on what you like.
Also, you're essentially asking for an all-round tour of the GB and Ireland - nobody's going to write that for you.
Premier Inn, there's one in most towns
Instead of the cities you have, I made some edits:
St Ives is a beautiful town in Cornwall with Lands End to the west and the Devon national park to the east.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is worth a visit, be wary of their alien accent
York is a great place to go, everyone will say the women are slags and it's a shithole, that's in the suburbs. City center is nice with great Viking history and historical architecture.
Leicester is also good, visit the train museum.
Do NOT visit Liverpool or to a lesser extent Manchester. They are shitholes and you will find it spoils the trip.