Alright /trv/, so there's an idea going on in the back of my head. I'd really love to travel around the world, but I'm not that rich and I want to save as far as I can and earn money whenever possible. I'm an amateur astronomer and I know quite a lot about telescopes, so I thought that it'd be a great idea to pack a telescope small enough to fit in my backpack and travel from place to place and show people various objects on the sky and ask for a small, optional donation for it. Basically, I'd explain people stuff about the things they're... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1065141 I don't think it would work. Unless you're showing sun spots you're dependent on doing all of your work at night. People are more into food and drink in cities at that time. I guess plazas would be a good place to do this.
I wouldn't give you money to look at your telescope. Where I live there's astronomy clubs that let you do that for free. In most of Europe I'd think it would be the same.
If you're into astronomy take your telescope with you. You could try doing it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1065141 Let me get this straight, you are going to pack a portable telescope that is easy to travel with which means shit tier optics. Then you are going to set up in the middle of a city with limited field of view, light pollution, and drink assholes? Then you expect said drink assholes to pay you to look at... What, the moon? Someone undressing on th fifth floor?
I finally saved up 2 weeks worth of vacation time at work so I'll be traveling for the first time outside the US and Mexico in July 2016. Where should I go?
Originally, my number one destination was New Zealand. Mainly because of all the outdoor activities I hear you can do, for example Zorbing, cave rafting with the glow worms, and bungie jumping. But at the same time I wanted to visit as many places as possible. Aside from New Zealand I wanted to visit areas like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia are next down the list. And eventually Japan and Australia.
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>>1064456 Remember the flights are a long time. Then you have the time differences. You will be exhausted when you arrive more likely than not.
>New Zealand and Thailand/Cambodia/Singapore doable in 2 weeks You will get about 2 full days in each country. It would be one of the worst trips I could imagine.
If you only have 2 weeks, I'd recommend picking one country and staying there. In SEA, Singapore doesn't really need more than a few days, so you could go somewhere else... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1064456 go NZ and australia and go to different states in Oz, though Im not sure if activities are still available because July will be winter season in Nz and Oz, though skiing and snowboarding will be available.
hmm thats a good point about, not just flight time but the time it takes to get to the airport and waiting/security checks for the actual plane ride and then the time it takes to get to next destination coming out of airport. Yea so definitely not NZ/Australia + SEA.
>>1064477 That is also a good point about being Winter time. If I'm not interested in skiing or snowboarding is it even worth visiting in July for any other activities?
At this... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
yo trv, I got like six thousand bucks and I just got laid off from my job and also my car just shit the bed. Where the hell should I go? I don't mind living in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-tier conditions, I just wanna get the hell out and go experience something besides the murican bullshit I'm buried in. I'm willing to do basically whatever at this point. Just gimme some food, a bed to sleep on, and some booze and smokes. Also some human interaction might be nice. Also I'm willing to work my ass off to subside, after all I'm not a lazy faggot. What place would be... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1064453 If you want to get a job and don't mind settling somewhere a pint of beer costs $9, consider Australia or New Zealand. If you're less than 30 you can go on a 'working holiday' visa. Otherwise, it sounds like you'd enjoy southeast Asia for the social scene.
Hey /trv/! I'm going to China in June. I've been to Canada, the UK, and France, but China is a whole different beast. I've got a few questions. Are the pickpockets really as bad as people make them out to be here? How bad is the air quality really? How much money should I bring for a 9 day trip?
>>1064145 >Are the pickpockets really as bad as people make them out to be here? Just be careful of your stuff and you should be fine. Also: http://kotaku.com/chinese-man-pickpockets-an-iphone-by-using-chopstick-472615317
>How bad is the air quality really? Beijing has really shitty air but other places should be ok. Generally, the more north you go, the shittier the air.
>How much money should I bring for a 9 day trip? No... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I want to travel to Toulouse to visit my fiancée for about a year or so but unfortunately I don't have that much money. I want to get the cheapest flight I can and that is Turkish Airlines. Is Turkish Airlines dangerous or safe ?
Hey everyone, I know that these threads get posted about 100 times a day but I need some advice. I'm considering traveling to tokyonext summer for about 10 day. I can read hiragana, some katakana and some kanji. My main problem is getting lost and such. Has anybody that has traveled to Tokyo or Japan in general ever gotten lost or how did you get around? Did the taxi drivers speak some English? We're there signs located? P.s: not related but is it true that Japanese women love foreigner?
>>1064986 I stayed there once, for one night, many years ago. The deal with it is that it is cheap and in central Manhattan--close, among other things, to the Port Authority bus terminal, which probably increases the scumbag quotient. It stays cheap by offering a large number of very small rooms in a mostly unrenovated 80-year-old structure, together with negligible housekeeping or other services.
There are actually a couple of other similarly awful sleep mills in Midtown, but thanks to word of mouth and the Internet,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1065247 I'm not sure. Periodic, cyclical population boom? Import of superbedbugs from abroad? Global warming? But I know that I only started to hear horror stories over the last 10 years or so. I was staying in seriously subpar accommodations in NYC 20+ years ago and that wasn't one of their problems. Roaches yes, but not bedbugs.
So this is a lengthy one, but any help would be great. I'm an illegal immigrant from Honduras living in Texas, brought here at the age of 4(21now) and lived illegally until I received DACA in 2012. All that means is that I'm not going to be deported and can work for a living. SO I look at my situation as a sort of limbo state where I am not a US citizen/Resident, and I am not prepared to live in Honduras because I have no paperwork or knowledge of the history and the entire country in general. I want to leave the US, but where can I go? How could a person in my situation... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1065133 Can you obtain a passport from Honduras? This should be possible in the embassy. Then apply for university in a European country where studying is free (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, etc.). With a student visa you can stay in said country for as long as you study and work too whilst you get a degree. With the degree it should be easier for you to go live places.
Hi there, I'm not much of a traveler myself but I visit this board fairly often.
I'd like to ask if anyone uses software for planning their trips?
I'm a software developer with intrest in logistic algorithms, and I've been wondering would people be interested in software that would allow them to pick a bunch of towns and find an optimal route for several criteria(cost, least time spent enroute).
The thing is, also it sounds easy, but finding a good solution for a problem of covering a set of cities is difficult and optimal routes... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'd be very interested in that as a traveler and frankly there's probably some monetization potential if you could make that as an app and slap some ads on it.
I'm still a CS student so this might be impractical, but that sounds like something that a genetic algorithm would excel at for the larger problem sizes. Semi-randomly generate a first generation based on physical distance, give the user the option to choose between faster and more optimized pathing (fewer or more generations). I've never actually implemented a genetic algorithm but I've... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1064055 This isn't the board for tackling Traveling Salesman Problem on. Talk to /g/.
But research more first, you clearly haven't thought about this enough to start asking for help.
Secondly, no one goes on 65 city holidays anyway. I've travelling to every major city in China and that's only 40. Where the fuck else would you be talking about? Every state capital in the USA is less than 65 and who does that kind of trip?
There are all sorts of heuristic simplifications that you could... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1064941 >how does one go about traveling the world for free? Hitchhiking, walking, train-hopping, dumpster-diving, and begging work for lots of scumbags, but you're almost certainly limited to your starting continent. I do not believe there is any realistic way to cross an ocean without paying for it.
Perhaps crewing on a yacht if you're in the right Point A and have skills that someone would desire en route to the right Point B, but I don't see that as a long-distance... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi /trv/, quite new to this board and have mostly been lurking around here on 4chan. the travellers board seems more like the common man than any other board. I have a question, or more likely a problem. anyways, any hints, tips, post experiences, faults, warnings etc. will be considered. I'm 24 and have lived in a religious community for 2 years and a half. I'm from scandinavia and lived outside of my country of birth for most of my post teenage years. Here's the drill, I don't like money, and I don't like routine, I like nature and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I only know about two options for squats; I'm sure there are many. On the farthest north tip of Sardinia there's a hippie colony. It's a bad option in the winter, though. I visited in June and there were only old people there, with no teeth and nowhere else to go. They told me "Come back in August. Naked girls, swimming, we bake pizza every day." Pic related, the old hippies.
There's also the Faslane Peace Camp in Scotland, which is a year-round squat community of anti-nuclear protesters. Apparently in winter there's some competition... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1064805 >very single country I've been in the local food tasted either like shit or just alright I'm no gourmet foodie faggot, but sounds like the problem is with you. >tasted like western food but with a weird twist. That's because you're a total fucking pleb who sticks to what he knows. >Yet every single country people rave about the local food. Wow, people like food. What a shocker.
a) How... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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