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My friend is going to the dead sea tomorrow. He asked if he should bring back anything. What gifts should I ask him for? Idk what type of stuff they have there.
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>>1133574
/trv/
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a Jew

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My friend is going to the dead sea tomorrow. He asked if he should bring back anything. What gifts should I ask him for? Idk what type of stuff they have there.
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dead sea salt
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>>1133567
Dead sea scrolls?
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Salt-encrusted scrolls.

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I'll be living abroad for a year and I was told not to drink water from the tap due to differences in filtration systems and there being an almost certain risk of getting sick.

How realistic is this? I can't imagine myself buying mountains of bottled water just to avoid drinking from the tap. I regularly go to the gym and when I do, I easily have to fill up my water bottle twice from the fountain. I'm not going to start lugging around expensive water everywhere.

How do people deal with this realistically?
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>>1133476
where are you going ?
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>>1133501
Taipei
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>>1133476
I lived in Taipei for 1.5 years and drank tap water, but usually it either was filtered and/or boiled for tea because I only ever drank from the sink when home. When you're out, it's easier to step into a convenience store and buy a liter of cold water for a buck than hunt down a fountain to fill up. At school we had water dispenser units that spit out hot and cold filtered water.

I do remember my dad telling me to be cautious about drinking too much unfiltered tap water but I never really worried about it.

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Do any of you people have greyhound stories
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Not really.

I've got the Greyhound twice, both times in the day time for 3 hour rides. The weirdest thing that happened was the kind black lady sat next to me gave me a Jehovahs Witness pamphlet. It was a bit awkward but she waited till right at the end of the ride so it wasn't too bad.

I hear that if you get it at night in the south then that's a different kind of experience, though.
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>>1133379
She was probably used to getting abused. Thank God have have a peephole in my door so I can see them coming.
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Jesus christ. I did greydog bus from Providence to Denver back to Providence. 3 days. Worst fucking shit ever. Drivers are shit. Passengers are shit. The only way for me to live through it was I stayed fucked up. Smoke stop?? Smoke a bowl, drink booze, hope no one sat next to me, pass out. Repeat. This was before wifi and smart phones.

Spaghetti here, I wanna do my very first oversea travel
what do you think, 2 weeks in Tokyo or 1 week in New York? I have money for one of these trips, but can't decide.

I fucking hate anime, jesus christ fuck off with that shit, I don't go there for jerking off to cartoons, I like japanese food a lot, I wanna go there for that, visiting temples, skyscrapers and shit and just for the novelty of the things that you can find there (from the shinkansen to the designated hi-tech shitting devices).

New York on the other hand would be much easier for me...
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You want to go to New York to eat fucking McDonald's
Think about that for a moment
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>>1133296
You want to go to Italy to eat Pizza
You want to go to the Netherlands to smoke weed
You want to go to Japan to eat sushi
You want to go to India to shit on the streets
You want to go to France to eat baguette

Think about that for a moment
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>>1133290
Both are amazing places in their own ways.
One of them isn't objectively a better place to visit than the other.
Go with your gut instinct and remember that you're gaining a great experience, you're not missing out on one.

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Looks awesome, can I come?
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>>1133387
On my face or my tits?
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>>1133461
both

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So, I've become jaded with American cities. I've been to Boston, Miami, New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, DC, and live in Los Angeles. Are there any new places out there that I can visit in December for a week? Sounds ignorant but I really do feel like I've seen all that there is to offer in America as far as cities go. Needs to be walkable or have a good public transit system as I won't be renting a car. Also open to cities in Canada or Mexico.
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>>1133173
America isn't great because of our cities. It's everything in between them. Have you no interest in natural locations?
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>>1133179
I do, I'm actually a pretty big national parks buff but as it will be winter it makes some places inaccessible or not ideal to visit. I'm also 23 and waiting for when rental car rates drop for me when I'm 25 before I go and see many of them.
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>>1133182
If that is the case, with the current car restriction I can't think of a ton of places for you to go unless some city has a big Christmas festival or something.

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Going to rome for 4 days with sone friends. Best restsurants, places to visit besides the well known ones?
Is the roma pass worth it? What else does trv recommend
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Pumping with maymays
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>>1133150
Man, there's a restaurant just next to the colosseum, you'll recognize it because it's next to a gay flag. Best pizza.
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>>1133151
How high are the restaurant prices in general?

So I'm headed to Turks and Caicos Islands for the first time next week. I'm staying at the Sands Resort.

I've done a bit of research but would love to hear from those who have been there. I'm looking for tips such as hidden gem restaurants/activities, night life (especially vice/party-related), and any other specific Do's/Dont's that anyone cares to share.

Thanks for your expertise!
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>>1133142
Beware the stobor
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Stobor?
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Anybody have any actual tips/recommendations?

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Hey /trv/ I'm staying in Canada for the entirety of December to January. I know its cold as balls but are there any activities places worth checking out? I was considering Churchill Manitoba for the northern lights and all that.
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>hey guys, I'm staying in America, what do I do?
>hey guys, I'm staying in Russia, what do I do?
>hey guys, I'm staying in China, what do I do?
>hey guys, I'm staying in Brazil, what do I do?
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>>1133133
just asking for some winter suggestions from canada anons jeez
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>>>/b/

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Hey /trv/. I'm keen to go somewhere in Jan/Feb 2017, I was thinking of either Europe or US/Canada (Australian here). I don't mind the cold but I'm afraid of not being able to do anything if there's heavy snow that forces things to close or anything like that. What recommendations do you have for places to travel in the Northern Hemisphere? Of course no one has control over the weather, so I'd just like to hear your best suggestions. Pic completely unrelated
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Traveling to the Northern Hermisphere and afraid of heavy snow? I guess you have to deal with it or you have to travel in summer.
But I can recommend Sweden or Norway. Too. fcking. beautiful,
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>>1133108

Hey OP, Canadian here

During the winter in Canada, expect all 'outside' summer attractions to be closed for the season, like gardens, old forts, etc. However, there are tons of winter attractions that open up, like ski hills and skating rinks etc. As for general closures, Canada is extremely hardy in terms of dealing with snow and things will only shut down during the most extreme conditions, maybe one day a year. I've driven through white-out blizzards on several occasions which is possible...
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>>1133108
The fun part is that places where you can expect heavy snow generally don't give a shit because they're prepared to handle it. Countries like UK on the other hand enter "SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING" panic mode the moment they spot a snowflake.

Next month I'm travelling to italy, might go without friends. I'm doing 12 days to Milan, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Pompeii.

Any tips?
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In Venice check out San Zaccaria church's flooded catacombs, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Zaccaria,_Venice it's only a stones throw away from St Mark's square and it is beautifully atmospheric and lovely and cooling on a hot summer's day. Also Florian's in St Marks Square is THE PLACE to have afternoon tea (do it inside and you'll see the wonderful artwork too) have a pot of their blossoming tea if you can afford it my wife and I went there for our first wedding anniversary and I surprised her with that. The big bell tower in St Marks square...
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>>1133110
Thanks I'll definitely go to Campo San Barnaba and St. Mark's Square. How much do gondola rides usually cost?

Any advice for Rome and mostly I want to go up Vesuvius in Naples?
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>>1133098
Avoid pickpocketers (in Napoli)

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A friend and I are planning to go to southern France this summer and we are going to go do some hiking in Gorges du Verdon - any one here have experiences in the area? Do you by any chance have recommendations on where to start/end, we are flying to Nice. The aim is to do a 4-5 day hike.
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>>1133073
I never hiked there so I can't give you advice, but it's pretty crowded in summer.
I actually don't know if you can just go hiking into the wild there, French national parks tends to be restrictive.
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>>1133101
There are trails, like everywhere else in the world. Whether you follow them or not is up to you
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>>1133101
>>1133124

And anyway the Verdon gorges aren't a national park

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A good idea still? Due to arrive in a about 10 days time but reconsidering after these latest events...
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Rip OP
Don't worry you won't be missed
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>>1133039
Just avoid cliche tourist locations, oh and don't go through the airport.
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I'm of the opinion that everytime something like this happens, security is greatly improved for the following weeks or months. I think you'll be safe.

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I have no idea how public transport works in the US, but apparently there's a bus from DC to New York that I can take. Supposing I've landed at Dulles and it's like 4:30pm, does anyone know exactly how I can get from there to central park before 2am? Money's not a huge issue but I'd prefer to keep it under $50
pls help, I'm super retarded
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>>1132999
Try Megabus

http://us.megabus.com/Default.aspx

A quick search got me fares from 27-31 dollars, so its within your budget
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Not OP, but....

>>1133009
>try to visit website
>the state commission for gambling has blocked the website

What fresh hell of retardation is this, now.
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>>1133009
Will I be able to rock up on the night to catch the bus, or should I book in advance? How popular do you think the service would be?

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