Why girlfriend is going to Kenya with two other girls next month. I can't go because I work.
Is it mostly safe there?
Thinking of illegally entering into the zone this summer before it gets impossible. How can I find a guide/stalker to take me into the zone for a lengthy trip ( 1-2 weeks )? What would the pricing be like? Also general Chernobyl experiences thread
I'm 22, white guy from South Africa. So basically I'm tired of all the crap happening in my country and I've wanted to leave for quite a while. Got a job abroad in Shanghai and move there next month. Any tips for what I should prepare for or things I need to know for being completely independent for the first time in my life? And if anyone is familiar with Shanghai, what are some places I should check out?
Congratulations on gettiing a job and leaving South Africa. You're lucky it's Shanghai, since there is a lot more people on average who speak some English.
There are three things you should be able to do to be considered a human being by Chinese people.
>know how to eat with chopsticks
>know a few simple phrases at least
>know how to squat (Chinese squat not Slav squat, there's a difference)
Can't gice you much advise on Shanghai specifically, only been there for a few days, but it's one of the most Westernized cities in China.
Get a VPN before you go so you can get around the internet restrictions.
>Any tips for what I should prepare for or things I need to know for being completely independent for the first time in my life?
You go to youtube and subsribe to serpentZA and watch all the videos where he actually talks about China instead of his motorbike because he did what you are going to do.
I'm going off to college in DC in a few weeks, can anyone who lives/lived there give me some advice about what to expect?
>Great food restaurants. Especially food trucks
>Metro consistently sucks
Most people I know live on the far ends of the metro line like Silver springs. It's hot and not an easy place to wear a suit. Very pretty place imo
What are the secret tips for Disneyland? What are things you must do and avoid?
Which one are you going to? General tips:
>pick the right day (if you can)
Use this: http://www.isitpacked.com/disneyland-crowd-forecast-predictor-calendar/
They're free. Get Fastpasses on the most popular rides early in the day, like for Space Mountain. On crowded days they usually run out of Fastpasses by the midway through the day.
>buy souvenirs at end of day or ask them to hold it for you at the park exit
That way you can pick it up at end and not have to carry it around all day. The main street shops and downtown Disney (assuming you're in Anaheim) close an hour after park closing
>ask for ice water instead of buying bottled water
You can ask for it at any restaurant
>bring sunscreen and your own water/snacks
I dunno anon, what do you want to do at Disneyland? There's nothing to really avoid
How do you guys fight against travel anxiety?
I am going for my 1 month trip next week, and all I can think about is that something really bad will happen. This is my first time going really alone.
I am not talking about fear of flying, I am talking about something will happen and I won't handle it properly. I googled the subject for some tips but all I got is general bullshit.
I am thinking about general things. I am middle aged, but so far I went always with my older sister o with my parents everywhere, if there was some kind of issue they knew it what to do.
I am completely terrified by the fact that something happens I won't be able to do anything against it. For example my luggage won't arrive to the airport, I won't be able to find the corect direction, etc. etc.
I have so big panic that I am thinking about cancelling the whole thing while I already paid everything.
I'm moving to Thuringia soon, specifically Jena. Can anyone tell me how the people are there and what kind stuff I should do in the area?
New Japan General
As always, feel free to ask about:
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed
*Info on prostitution*
Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution.
Japan's sex industry is almost completely inaccessible to foreigners who do not speak Japanese.
What is available can generally be found in the following links
*Note about the JR Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥
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: >>1268902
Whatever happened with the Maine-anon who did the ore train? Did he ever go on any more crazy adventures?
I assume you're talking about my thread from 3 years ago, unless by coincidence there's another Mainer who did it more recently.
No, I've done nothing crazy since. I might do it again next year; dunno when exactly.
Maine is lovely this time of year, you are all welcome.
>""""traveling"""" to a resort
Literally why do normies do this? My coworker just back from her honeymoon in Jamaica and all she did was sit on a beach at an over priced hotel.
>why don't people like what I like: the thread
While I'm young and wouldn't consider blowing money on a resort, I can understand why others might.
If you're not particularly adventurous and work 40 or 50 hours per week, you might not feel inclined to have a 'real traveler' experience on your ten days of vacation per year. Sometimes it can be nice to just relax and have all your needs taken care of. I imagine a resort would be ideal for over-worked or stressed-out folks who want to forget about life for a while and not have to worry about anything other than what flavor their next drink is going to be.
Personally I'd never do something like that, but I guess for them it's just a way to relax and disconnect from everything.
You and I enjoy researching, planning, looking for places to see, things to do etc. I think for them doing all this things would be stressful, as they don't really enjoy travelling the way we do.
For me it would be a fucking nightmare being day after day laying on a beach and getting drunk. For them, it's paradise.
I can understand it, but I'll never relate to them.
Anything worth seeing in Cambodia apart from Angkor?
The problem with Cambodia is Thailand does everything better. You might find a few nice spots in bars and whatever but most of the country is populated by people too stupid to be marked for genocide by pol pot and bottom of the barrel Westerners who fled to Cambodia because they can be left alone to do Meth and commit sex crimes.
Hello, I'm planning on studying abroad next year and am trying to decide between the University of Kent, in Canterbury, and the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. Anyone know anything about these universities, cities, or regions? Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
>They are both full of insufferable lefties
Do you mean the cities, or the universities? I think the simple fact that they are universities implies that they'd be full of lefties. My university in the US is no different unfortunately.
>Norwich is more English
Could you elaborate on that please. Is it the demographics of the university? And speaking of demographics, which city has the least muslims?
Live in Norwich, went to university in Canterbury and I say go for the UEA. Canterbury is a nice place to visit, but it's a complete fucking hole to live in as a student as it's just too small and quaint.
Norwich is great tho. In my opinion just as pretty as Canterbury but with so much more in terms of pubs/things to do (it'd be difficult to find a small city that's better for pubs than Norwich). Clubs are a weak link in both, but at least Norwich has a good deal of bands that visit, Canterbury gets sweet fuck all because of how small and close to London it is. Also, I kinda feel that people in Norwich are more friendly than people from Canterbury but that might just be the accent so YMMV.
And I don't mean the fucking growth of our dollar. I just want to know where to go that my Aussie money will get me the most beers, massages and everything else
>will get me the most beers, massages and everything else
Thailand is fucking awesome for all three. I'm going over seas at the end of the year but haven't decided where to go yet. Was thinking Eastern Europe but the draw to go back to Japan and/or Thailand is intense. Really need to see somewhere new though. Maybe a quick stopover in Bangkok on the way home before they get rid of the street food and a trip or two to Nana Plaza before spending a few days on the beach at a resort and then heading back home.
Me and my gf will be travelling to Orlando in October. Will be the first time going to america and i have some question i'm hoping you can help me with.
-should i, and i yes, how do i use Uber? Can we just use an uber driver at any time of the day? How much does a drive usually cost, and how do i pay the driver?
I installed the app on my mobile phone, my sim is registered in the Netherlands. Does it still work when visiting a different country?
-how does tipping work? I only ever tipped at very luxurious dinnings, where the service was absolute top notch. I have no further experience but ive heard america is pretty hardcore on the tips..
-any other tips? What are some must sees around florida?
>I've always been that guy who do shit by himself
>Just traveling alone at the moment
>Got sick, probably off street food
>Note the flag for where I am.
>By myself sick and throwing up in hotel
>I get kind of lonely wishing someone will comfort me
>Hours later I got better
>Hear couple having sex
>Hotel apparently has tin walls
>Fuck never felt so alone in a while
I've been there many times, bro. Settle down somewhere interesting and socialize with other travelers for a few weeks.
And stay hydrated if you have the shits. Dehydration can affect you emotionally.