figured it would be cool to share some of the neato things around us that a lot of tourists miss
out in the middle of the dessert sort of near louth there is this monument/pillar called the "fire stone". a man built it so that on it cast a reflection on his wifes grave some distance away on her birthday
nobody really knows how he worked out the angles, or how he got all the stone that way out, they think maybe paddle steamer and horse drawn cart
it's very Australian, but people miss it because it's in the middle of nowhere, (at... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm interested in travelling through Latin America (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile) volunteering for people and living with them along the way but in doing research I keep reading different accounts of the safety in this region. Some say they've hitchhiked from Colombia to Chile and encountered no problems while the Canadian and American government's websites state that one should not travel close to the border of Colombia and Ecuador and Ecuador and Peru for instance.
How safe is South America and will I encounter many problems if I stick to taking buses... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have no money to even pay rent for next month, and am too socially dysfunctional to even get help. I couldn't last at my first job after getting my PhD.
But... I like to think about being able to travel, so I made my itinerary for the month of February in New Zealand (leaving from the UK). I just picked places that sounded cool and more interesting remoter locations. Pics related. 1/6
There is literally nothing in Mongolia but rocks, water and sand. And horse milk. That's really it, I don't know how you guys are going to be bro-ing it up, but don't expect much. Mandatory: Return to your previous mongolia.
Will be leaving London for Washington in a few days. Staying for about a month, got a place to stay in Olympia.
Generally speaking, this will be my first visit to the evergreen state. Been to California plenty of times. I've got a few ideas of things I want to do, but I'm more concerned with making the most of my stay.
It's difficult to feel like you've been to a place without a couple of local contacts, and I'd regret leaving without having a memorable experience.
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A month in Olympia, did you think this through all the way? Olympia is a relatively small town, granted it's a fun little town but it's just small. It has some cool nightlife I guess, there's lots of students so you might be able to meet some cool people, it's even more liberal than Seattle though so they are mostly all the SJW type. There have a pretty cool market in the bay harbor on weekends and nice fountain thingy that kids like to run around in.
There is lots of nature around that area especially in the Olympic peninsula. You've got that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If you have the time take the 101 highway up to Port Angeles, and do a loop back to Olympia through Aberdeen. If you're into forests, you'll like the Olympic peninsula. Lots of hiking there, the trails will be muddy, but if you're English it wont be anything new.
Try to ride a ferry or two. There's ferries in the San Juan Islands.
Have you been to a ski mountain? There's a cluster of them to the east of Seattle. Even if it's just snowshoeing it's not something you could normally do in London.
Might want to look into some... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Post all things related to amusement parks, theme parks, or things that can be found in them ITT.
I'm a bit of an expert in this area and I create elaborate spreadsheets on the topic. Attached is an example of one that lists what I believe are the best amusement places in the USA and Canada using data sets. I know many things about parks in other countries, too, so you can ask questions on this subject and I will answer you.
#1 on the list also happens to be the most-visited theme park complex on Earth: Walt Disney World. Even if you separated the four parks that make it up on the list, Magic Kingdom (the main park), would still be in the Top 10.
Did you happen to go to any of the "Holiday in the Park" days at a Six Flags. I have a season pass, but my local park is Great Adventure and I thought it would be too cold and not worth it with like half the park closed
>>1071891 The only thing that will really make a difference is the exchange rate on their currency. Right now is a perfect time for Americans to visit Canada for example. Compared to 2 years ago it's 40% cheaper. Same thing with the yen which a couple of years ago dropped in value quite a lot. I often base my destinations on where I will get more for my currency than I would in other destinations or historically. Unfortunately I live in Canada and our currency is in the shitter right now so I probably won't travel... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1071898 Wow, yes the USD CAN exchange rate is the best I've seen it, BUT doesn't the price of local goods and services matter as well?
For example if you get 18 Mexican pesos for 1 USD at first that sounds like a good deal but if everywhere you go shops are charging 100 pesos for a bottle of water etc. it doesn't help you....it seems like pricing info is actually more important than exchange rates but I know of no concise place to get facts.
>>1071891 As a "digital nomad" (inb4 meme comment) I most definitely look for this. Countries going downhill financially are excellent to pick up nice apartments to stay in for months. Why pay £1000 for a studio in the UK when you can find 2 bedrooms in Spain for €300.
Hey /trv/, I don't usually (actually, I just lurk) post stuff here, but I've been lurking for a while and could not find a thread of the likes of this, so I decided to make one.
Basically I'm 18 years old, living in Australia, but come from South America (so I am fluent and proficient in Spanish); I have decided to take 2016 as a year for working and travelling a bit more, but this time on my own.
My main idea was working for at least the first half of the year saving up some money in hardmode (barely spending anything) and the from July up to November or December do volunteering abroad as a form of travelling and attempting to make a difference, or at least broaden my world views a bit more for future me.
Now, I was thinking about either somewhere in Africa or somewhere in South America (probably easier for me for language reasons), but as I've been researching for the last couple months, these "volunteering abroad" associations for first worlders with money a profitable organizations, and seem to be more of a pat in the back type of thing.
Should I just backpack it somewhere on my own and find volunteer there? Is the idea of volunteering abroad delusional in itself? Should I go with a project sort of thing?
I know how to handle myself in airports, but never been left alone in a foreign country (always had at least one mate or relative).
Forgot to say that I'm willing to go and do it anywhere in the world really, but I thought that Africa and South America and main focus points for this sort of endeavour... Maybe SE Asia, but you guys would know about that
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