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Planning on getting a one way ticket to germany in april. Hoping to be as spontaneous as possible, couchsurfing, being a cheap ass, etc. I'm confused on where I find out customs info. I know I'm good for 90 days in the Schengen region, but I might want to go pretty east. Will re-entry into the Schengen region be difficult? Can I apply for visas while I'm already in europe? Where is this info? I just want to make all preparations to be as flexible as possible. The most important question though is how might I be denied at the border? Do I need a "rail pass"...
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>>1059820
>Will re-entry into the Schengen region be difficult?
No, as long as you abide by the 90/180 days rule.

>Can I apply for visas while I'm already in europe?
For European visas? No. For Asian visas? Sure, depending on the country.

>Do I need a "rail pass" to show I'm moving on or a return ticket?
If you are from a visa waiver country, odds are low that they would ask.
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>>1059820
>I've never traveled before but don't want to fuck around if I'm going to spend the money to get there.

Then you should know that it's much cheaper to buy a return ticket than two one way tickets. Trying to be spontaneous is expensive. Have a look for yourself. Search for the cost of a one way ticket from, say, Munich or Paris to wherever it is you will be flying from a few days from now and compare that with the cost of a return ticket.
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>>1060008
Can I apply for visas to places outside the Schengen region like Ireland or Ukraine? What if I go to Ireland and want to be able to come back into the region? Is that possible with the "90 day" rule or with a visa?

From my research it looks like one ways are the Way to go. I might only be saving a hundred bucks and would be sacrificing the flexibility.

Is there any good resource to check price changes for a route? What are they usually based off of? I feel like since gas is so low plane tickets...
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Long shot question - is it possible to withdraw 5,000 Euros in Turkey (Istanbul) if I have a UK bank account?

I prefer not to take the cash with me on my person when entering Turkey.
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>>1059529
possible yes if you have a maestro/visa/mastercard card but not in a single transaction and most likely not not in a single day as there're limitations on daily withdrawals abroad from your card, from your bank and most countries have a daily limit per foreign card.
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>>1059529

ask ur bank

n why the fuck u even need 5000 euros?
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>>1059643
He wanna join ISIS

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I'd love to run away from home and live here. Endangered species, tropical climes, beautiful scenery, a ghost town, what's not to like?
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Not to mention the giant freaking volcano
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The deserted town is actually very off limits, and with some really good reasons. The ash is basically powdered glass, imagine a light breeze kicking that up into your lungs.

There are some pretty cool tours that let you fly over it with a helicopter, though. It's weird I've never found any good way to get there without booking a helicopter tour from some other island.
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>>1059516
just install steam and play ark survival

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Hey /trv/

I just agreed to travel to Peru next summer as part of an international program through my University. I was curious to any thoughts ya'll had, whether you have been to the area or not.

Details:
4 wks working with rural citizens near Cusco
After that I plan to stay another two weeks in Cusco and Lima and stay in hostels.
Never been outside the U.S.
25 y/o white male
Thinking I should visit Machu Piccu.
Lost otherwise.
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I'm from Lima and there's a lot of stuff to do in Lima, at least.
Be sure to visit Barranco, it's beautiful and really has a "hipster" vibe to it. Miraflores and San Isidro are wealthier districts where you'll most likely avoid getting mugged and could easily lose yourself walking around the city without being too scared.
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>>1059648
Thanks. I was worried about the crime in Lima desu.
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Never been there and can't tell you a thing about it but I will be going on a mission trip in June for two weeks to Cusco, Lima, and a few other areas ironically enough.

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Okay, so, I just turned 20 years old & I've lived in the same small-town in the USA all my life. Of course, I'm in a desperate need of travel. I'm trying to think of the best places in the world to go.

What I think I'm most interested in is Montreal, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, and Helsinki.

How's my list? Bad? Sucks? where, in your opinion, is better and why?

Thanks in advance.
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>>1059505
Why those cities in particular? Usually my bucket list involves some sort of activity. Lately I'm into hiking and enjoy traveling for the outdoors more than the cities so currently I really want to see some national parks and world heritage sites that emphasize nature.
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Copenhagen is my favorite city in your list. I haven't been to Tel Aviv though. I will someday but I don't think it's my type of place.

However, while Copenhagen can be a nice start, don't simply project your whole traveler ambition on one single city. For example, why not visiting Denmark in general, take a cruise to Oslo, or another Scandinavian destination?
If I were you, I'd do that, start from Copenhagen and go all up north, to Tromso, for example. There are many ideas to be made. Be creative, I mean, if you come from the US, you wouldn't...
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Copenhagen is nice. If you can, try to see Helsingör too for Kronborg Slot (also known as Elsinore Castle). If you feel like visiting Sweden then Helsingborg is just 20 minutes away by ferry from Helsingör.

From Kastrup airport you can take the train all the way to Gothenburg, as it makes stops in the bigger cities along the coast.

Anyone on /trv/ visit Syria before the war?

What was the country like? What were your highlights? places you'd advise to visit, if there was no war?
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>>1059424
I would love to. I'm going to be kicking myself for the rest of my life for not knowing that Palmyra even existed. I blame the history teacher of my youth.

If I tried to go now my family would have an intervention to keep me from leaving, and considering that it would be suicide, I can't blame them. I supposed if I got caught I could always say I came to join ISIS then sneak away later, but then I'd risk being caught by the FBI upon my return which could potentially be worse as they won't...
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>>1059424
>you will never visit al-sham as it was before the war
>you will never see the cultural treasures that were destroyed
>you will never visit a multi-ethnic non-sectarian middle east
>tfw everything is only going to get worse
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>>1059449
This keeps happening. Guess what, it's what shapes our world today. Without such events world would be fucking dull. And I'm not saying I'm in favor

I'm trying to get rid of my mindset for travelling where I try to have the best experience possible, causing me to overthink a lot of things and have a worse experience. Ie: should I go to this hostel? Or maybe this one would be better and I'd meet some cooler people. It's really nice in this town, should I stay another day or move on? But then I won't have enough time to do xxx and so on.
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Just realize that rigid planning is boring. Don't be a slave to your vacation. Do whatever the fuck you want. (Don't get arrested, but yeah)
Make a general plan and then just wing it. You will figure out some things along the way and alter your plans, and that's great. Plan to change your plans.
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>>1059391
Maybe you are living beyond your means, and this is just part of it.

As you travel more and more, this kind of overplanning kind of goes away. You have to realize not to have much in the way of expectations, and that any choices you make is simply giving you tools to make better choices in the coming years. This isn't the last and only time you'll get to leave your country, and you're only entertaining yourself not trying to impress future inlaws or a dying cancer kid making a wish. Relax.

Meeting...
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Screw being picky over hostels. Mostly you're just sleeping and waking up in them. After 2 weeks on a festival I didn't give a shit about the hostel I was staying in next.

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Anyone from Pennsylvania here, or anyone that has spent some time there? I am considering moving to PA, but I don't actually know anyone there that can provide me with information, only what I'm able to toss into Google. A lot of the important information I can find, but you're more than free to throw anything out there that you think might be of importance.

What I'd like to know is nothing fixed however, as I'm mostly curious about the people themselves. Community wise and such. So, I'm looking for purely subjective answers; Do you like...
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>Tell me about Pennsylvania
Why does it wear the mask.
Also... that's a big bell.
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>>1059365
Bucks County native here who has travelled all around the state. If you love history and wildlife, Pennsylvania is quite the state for that. Our weather in the summer does tend to get quite humid (at least here in SE PA), and our weather depending on where you are in the state can be moderately intense in the winter time.
People being nice really varies as to where you are in the state. I've found up in northern Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre area) tend to be pretty friendly. Those in the general Lancaster area...
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Also a /trv/ related tip, PHL has great airfare deals since it was previously US Airways leading hub city, now a American Air hub. Nice perk to an otherwise unimportant airport.

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Average cost in food, transportation, and anything else for someone who intends to spend a month or two abroad on the European continent couch surfing. Any estimates?
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>>1059304
Going to steal this thread as a qtddtot now.
Im planning on visiting the baltic states to meet up with some friends who comprise of foreigners and want me to bring some American snacks and candy with me but Idk wtf to bring since most things here can be found elsewhere. What snack items CANT be found over there that would be appreciated?1
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>>1059304
depends where you go in europe you stupid fuck
europe is big
some parts are expensive some are cheap .
which is logical

where are you going ? how long do you plan to be there ? going out ? drinker ? drugs ? whores ?
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>>1059304
http://www.priceoftravel.com/world-cities-by-price-backpacker-index/#

Gives you an estimate for all the more popular destinations worldwide.

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Hi /trv/

I'd like to propose to my girlfriend somewhere with stunning scenery and pretty special. Any ideas?

Considered the above but it's way too touristy and the fact you have to queue for an hour to get back down would probably ruin things.
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Dinner at the Burj Al Arab
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>>1059213
Sure if OP got the money, you can't just walk there and have dinner. You must live at the hotel and that costs at 23k dollars for the cheapest room
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>>1059206
I was there two weeks ago, it's really beautiful down at the ground of the burj khalifa aswell, after 18:30 they play music and have a fountain show every half hour, google it my friend.

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I'm getting tattooed in berlin the 26 and 27 of January. Thinking about staying in Berlin for 3-4 weeks. Is this too much? Unfortunately I'm going to be there in January/February so it's going to be pretty cold. Any suggestions? Should I do this or should I travel a bit through Europe?
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>>1059138
>Thinking about staying in Berlin for 3-4 weeks. Is this too much?
Prolly too much for any european city.
So easy to move around, might as well add some different sized towns in Germany or head over to your other interests in europe.
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Even if Berlin has much to offer, I think one week and a half are enough. You could use the other weeks to visit some cities which are nearby like Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden, Krakow or Prague.
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Why Are you going to Berlin to get a tattoo? just go to Frankfurt

Planning on going to brazil during carnival.

What should i expect?
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piss on the streets
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getting shot
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>>1058204
Don't go out at night alone.
Don't wear anything expensive.
Don't try to adventure on places that you don't know.
Be careful with the taxi drivers, they will try to scam you, by using longer routes.

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I'm trying to save up enough money so I can go live and teach in a foreign country.

I've been sort of doing jack shit since graduating half a year ago and feel fucking lost in my home town.

I have about a thousand in cash. I was thinking of working really hard for a year while taking TEFL or TESOL classes. Doing odd jobs, working, and tutoring would hopefully let me be saved up after a year, I think.

I was wondering on how realistic this plan would be. I am thinking of moving to Taiwan or South Korea to go teach.

If this fails I was considering...
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>>1057812
Go for TEFL not tesol
also , from where are you ?

teaching is foreign country is 100 % doable , dont blieve the meme makers here , that you need like shitton of degrees and stuff

not true

TAIWAN & South korea however are hard to get in if you dont have experience and stuff
better go for thailand , cambodja , vietnam or china (====
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>>1058722
Im from USA and am white. After some research I was interested in getting a celta. I already have a degree from a State University.

Would a in person CELTA give me enough experience to be decently paid to live and work in a different country.

I am not too picky about where I would go teach.
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>>1057812
ESLfag here, was in Korea before, now in Japan. Biggest piece of advice is to not worry about a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA... Generally speaking you won't need it just to get your foot in the door. A bachelor's degree in any discipline is pretty much all it takes. You DO have to do a 100hr TEFL course to teach in Korean public schools now, but online is good enough--definitely don't waste your time or money on in-class TEFL shit or anything more intensive than a 100hr online class.

>TAIWAN...
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What's your experience with airbnb, /trv/? Any success or horror stories?

I'm thinking of using them when I go to the states this summer. I'm also considering renting out my own apartment while I'm gone, could earn up some money of the trip.
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>>1061129
if you're going to rent out your apartment, be very careful to screen the renters. I've had multiple bad experiences with renters (including family) that ended up costing me more money in repairs and cleanup costs then I made in rent. Basically you want to make sure that if they damage your place or property that you will have viable recourse against them. Its one thing to have a piece of paper that says they owe you "X" amount of money, but its an entirely different matter to actually GET "X"...
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>>1061159

I could just take renters that already have a good rep, right?

What kind of viable recourse are there to get? I could take a deposit, but damages could get way higher than that. Are there any insurances that could cover that?
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>>1061129
Used it once over a holiday, renting family was super chill, because the grill that was coming to stay with me was there 2 days earlier, and they were going out of town, she just straight up left me the key and told me to come whenever since she wouldn't be around.
Left their number if I needed assistance they had someone in the neighborhood who would lend a hand and they'd pay him later.
As for renting my own place, never tried it. Proceed with caution, as the other anon said damages can be painful...
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How's becoming a flight attendant if I want to travel? Are you allowed and do you ever have time to see whatever city/country you arrive in? How are the discounts?
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Anyone?
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>>1061781
look at the FAQ on the careers page of the airline you want to work for...
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>>1061749
>How's becoming a flight attendant if I want to travel?
Pick an airline that goes places you wish to go, or start with some commuter stuff. Realize the biggest airlines will have seniority (years of service) as the reason for the most desired flights such as trans-atlantic, and their promotions. Make yourself the most congenial person you can think of...get some CPR/first aid certs, and any career where you work with wealthy people in a service role. Degrees and other languages...
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