Hey friends, let me introduce myself a little bit first. I'm a 22 year old Belgian student. I've been to some decent amount of different countries. (A hike with friends in scandinavia was by far the best)
I am now at a point in life where I realise how important it is to start saving money as soon as you can.
A friend of mine is currently staying in vancouver, Canada. I have the chance to go to him. So I only have to pay for the flight and ofcourse the money I spent there. Flight is around 700 and I'll think I will spend another 300 there in the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1074529 Are you talking about Euros, or Dollars? Vancouver on $20 a day isn't going to be very good, especially in February or April. What part of town does your friend live in? If they're a student, they might be busy in April with finals
Vancouver is a ok city, in a setting that's great for the 4-5 months of summer. If you're going to go, pick April. There could easily be 20 days of rain in February, but you're probably used to that.
Unless you're friend is buying you stuff, you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hello everyone. I just want to preface this with how fucking glad I am that I remembered that this board exists.
Anyway, I'm a 19 year old college dropout (still living on residence, left school because it just wasn't what I thought it was going to be) and my lease expires in late August. I'll try not to bore you with the details here, but basically I've had a really fucked up life and instead of helping, college just sent me into a brief but brutal relapse. I've quit just about everything at this point, I don't even smoke cigarettes anymore,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1073677 Contrary to popular belief, I'm not planning on living with wolves. I mean if they're friendly enough and they offer me the scraps of a deer carcass it would be rude to turn it down, but I'm not going to be actively looking for them.
I think about this a lot. I'd skip Russia if I did it. I'd go through Turkey instead, through Georgia and Azerbaijan and take a boat across the Black Sea. The Azerbaijani visa is apparently a motherfucker but on a bike you could probably do the country quickly with an easy transit visa. Once across the Caspian I'd land in Kazakhstan. As an American I can travel through Kazakhistan visa-free. Then I'd see Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan before entering China (which is another pain in the ass visa-wise, I dunno why you're singling out Russia)
What languages have you found most useful when traveling the world? Like which ones have come in handy in the most places? One day I plan to go, particulary to places like Egypt or Kenya, maybe some of Europe or whatever, but I figure it's best if I start learning a language earlier rather than in the few months before I leave. I already know English because I'm from NZ. Thinking about maybe picking up French as I took it as a class like 7 years ago.
Yeah there's no clean answer to this question, OP. I would argue French for two reasons: it's the co-official language of 29 countries, and it's widely understood in many more (the only meaningful conversation I had with any locals in Vietnam was in French, not English). Second reason is that it gives you a toehold onto Romance languages in general, and Spanish of course is the other most widely spoken language. Speaking French you won't necessarily be able to have a convo with a Spanish speaker, but you'll be able to understand road signs, menus,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1070936 I always fly solo, but I can tell you who some of the worst company for the day were.
>ugly East European who fancied himself a Pick Up Artist. Idolized Roosh.v and couldn't shut up about "game", called going to the pub "night game" and called our clothes "outer game". Just stood creepily over girls. Needless to say, neither one of us got laid that night
>bratty Japanese couchsurfers who spent the whole time in the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1067027 Wel the reason I wanted to visit the coast is because I have an uncle that went there once and only said amazing things about it. Second reason is thet the trip is actually 2 trips: One to spend 6 days on Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic sea, and the 8 days on the balkans. I tough that having the Blakan destination on the coast would make it faster and easier to get too.
What is Sofia like? With the 4 day per location limit I cant visit the whole of Bulgaria, but im sure I can see the capital fine.
Any... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1073986 I have a masters and have seen plenty of job offers for managerial positions for recent graduates. Also I'm an american citizen, I just wasn't born there and have never lived there. So it isn't going to be that difficult, I already live outside of the country I grew up in.
Is there a single fucking city/country where Taxi drivers don't try to rip you off? I live in the South East US so I have never dealt with them in the states but every city in Europe or Asia I have been to they try to overcharge you in anyway possible.
>>1073470 Protip: Don't ever just flag a taxi and get in. You look stupid that way, and will be treated like all the other stupid idiots that driver once drove. Use other transport to/from trains and airports, there should be kiosks where you pay first, and then a queue of taxi drivers receive a voucher from you and can't size you up or choose you as the passenger. Have your hotel send a car for you, a limo is never that much more money when affiliated with your hotel, and the hotel trusts them/vetted them and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1073470 >I live in the South East US so I have never dealt with them in the states It's a regulated industry in the US. Union-negotiated fares are marked on stickers on windows, drivers are reported by 800 number, and you can reverse a credit card charge. On top of that, there will be competitively stated rates for all services to/from airports, and to/from ports, such as in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, New York, and transits such as that. It's posted and companies can't veer from... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Can I transfer my savings in my chinese bank account to my UK bank account via paypal (eg having a Chinese paypal account and transfering the money to my British one?) Anyone have experience doing this?
Do I need USB verification from my Chinese bank to be able to make the payment?
Also whats the pollution like in Chengdu? Anyone on this thread lived in China with asthma?
>>1073957 French southerner reporting in. I'll assume you have a car or will use our efficent, when not on strike railway, so i'll pick locations from all over the south.
-High mountains: The Pyrenees are pretty amazing but I know the Alps better. The nationals parks of the Écrins and of the Vanoise (pic related) are beautiful. The Aiguille du Midi is pretty cool, with its James Bond villain like base at the top. -Lower mountains: The pre-Alps, a.k.a the Vercors mostly is rocky... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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