Hello, First of all, i am new to the /trv/ board so please forgive me if i make any mistakes.
I have met a girl from Kuwait which was on holiday to my country (netherlands). She asked me to visit her in Kuwait, but i have doubts if it is safe, and how the general acceptation is there from the population.
I would be traveling with Qatar airways.
Her family won't be a problem because i already met her sister and her dad and her mum know about this and invited me over.
Is it safe to travel to kuwait? Is it safe for a non-muslim to be there... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Kuwait is safe to travel but no public displays of affection or allowed and alcohol can be hard to come by. Don't get me wrong, it's not impossible, but it's technically illegal so you are dealing with a black, prohibition, type market and all that entails.
I'd suggest, after meeting the fam, take a flight over to UAE or Bahrain for more wesern style fun. There is shoping there but even Kuwaitiis go to the aforementioned destinations for leisure. It's funny being on a plane, they announce they have left Kuwaiti airspace, and there's a long... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So, me and my girlfriend are going to Amsterdam in January 2016. We have flights and hotels booked that provides breakfast and we want to go to the sex museum etc explore a bit and get high a lot. No drinking.
How much would we be looking at to spend a day on just food and travel/ attractions? We have budgeted £300 for 5 days.. Does anyone if this is enough?
I'm an American and will be travelling to Europe for the first time. I'll be visiting Germany and France and will be driving a rented car the whole way. Was just wondering, do I need health insurance? I already purchased insurance for the vehicle, but didn't know whether it was advisable to purchase a separate health plan just in case I get sick or injured.
>>1040321 Go to a national park, or as many as you can. Bring bear spray and possibly mosquito nets. I've heard there are also rafting opportunities. Alaska is my dream trip, Gates of the Arctic National Park in particular. If you go let us know how it is
I live in Kasilof, Alaska, and if you've never been up here I'd recommend visiting Homer and possibly Seldovia or taking the ferry to Kodiak which is rather inexpensive, Denali National park is pretty cool I suppose, Kennicott mines are interesting if you're into historical mining landmarks and what not, Seward and Valdez are both beautiful areas but there isn't shit there really aside from like camping and boat tours which I recommend doing the one in either seward or valdez where they take you right up to the edge of the glacier, pretty epic watching massive... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I'm going to study in Australia for 3 years. I'm going to get an apartment in Sydney near that weird bridge. I haven't been outside my own country for 8 years, and I'm a countryguy so cities has never been a such big part of my life, so I got some questions for you:
>What should I think of (Doing/Preparing/Etc). >Good places in Sydney or Australia as whole? (I like mountains). >How much job are there? I'm allowed to work 20% of the week there. Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>How much job are there? I'm allowed to work 20% of the week there.
You can get an illegal job in a 7 11 store, but you will get exploited. Also anything in hospitality is good, try getting a kitchen hand job in a hotel or a large restaurant. The larger the establishment the more protection you will have from the law. >Any of you guys who lives there? I live in Melbourne, so my advice on Sydney is limited.
Is it possible to travel the world with no money at all? I hear stories about people going around with next to no money and doing perfectly fine but I can't imagine myself doing it. I'd prefer to save at least $20K just to make sure that I've always got some safety net.
some countries are real assholes about the (proof of) funds you have in order to enter the country and get the visa/visa entry. It's a roll of the dice, but you often see filthy backpackers getting pulled up for it, particularly ones that thought they could work whilst there.
Been to plenty of countries that list "proof of funds" as an entry requirement and I've never been asked to show mine. I think you're fine as long as you don't look like a miserable vagrant and are from a first-world country.
How hard would it be to just pack up and go? My friend and I want to leave. I'm 20 and she's 19. We live in small town West Virginia and I have family in Colorado Springs, Colorado that I want to go stay with. Finding work here is hard (Even though I just got a job as a pharmacy cashier) and we both aspire to reach out and travel across the country. For me, it would be a place I'm moving to but for her, it might be a place to stay for a while. There isn't much here, and we want to broaden our horizons. The only problem is that she has lawsuit money... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
# of Miles traveled / # of miles your car gets per gallon * $ per gallon of gas
With 2 people driving you will only really need to stop to sleep once. Plus some money for food but you can bring that with you.
Its risky to leave for a road trip like that if you are not sure about your car. If you break down in some little town and have to get towed off the freeway they are going to overcharge like crazy. 4 tires for a small car like that is going to be $300+.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1039843 The job market is one aspect. My dad is the general manager of a convenience store chain, so if anything I'll be able to get something, even if it is a cashier. We don't really have very many friends, I only have my mother here and she cant really afford to take care of me, and aside from my dad recently moving, all we've known is rural West Virginia. I know that we would be taken care of if we got there, the only thing is getting there.
Didn't see any sort of qtddtot on the catalog so I thought to make one to get some of my questions answered. I don't usually browse /trv/ and only have traveled a bit in the past. But recently I have been gaining interest in going solo, starting with around the US before I go on out to other countries. I want to pick some of your brains out there and learn a few safe ways to do things. I am pretty clueless with traveling. Are there any safety precaution in traveling solo other than using common sense? Any sort of trusted and affordable places to stay for solo traveler?
I heard good things about hostels from /trv/. I've never been to one so I don't know exactly how it works. Where would you keep your stuff? just as close to you as you can? Or do they have some sort of locker for personal use?
>>1039377 I haven't properly lived there, but i've been there a bunch of times.
First question is: Do you speak Japanese?. Most people in Japan don't feel confident enough about their english to strike a conversation with you. Some of them will plain ignore you mostly because of this reason. This can be acceptable during a 1-2 week trip, but I imagine it can very quickly make a dent and take a toll on you after a few months.
Are you planning to work remotely? I'm in IT so I've been considering getting a remote job in the future, and spend 6 months there or so. Still just an idea.
>>1039387 If you don't speak Japanese, your choices are not looking good. Even on IT, which is a highly globalized industry, there are very few jobs over there that don't require business level Japanese proficiency.
The only exception being an english teacher, there's plenty of people with ESL jobs here in /trv/, so they might be able to give you some pointers.
Im living in Berlin right now and I think food prices are quite similar. You can get a very low-cost (and a bit low quality) meal at a... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'd had a few problems with life at home so I decided to take last year off to escape from it all and do as much travelling as I could. I'm not particularly wealthy, but I spent a few months working and saving up money, found some placements, and over the course of the year I managed to travel to nearly 20 different countries across 3 different continents. It was a pretty amazing year filled with new experiences, and it made me passionate about travelling. However, I have student debts to pay off and a feeling that I should begin to 'settle down', so I applied... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm 22 and wrapping up university. I've traveled to about thirty countries over the course of the past three years, all with money I saved from working multiple jobs. I lived in India, saw the Gezi Park protests in Turkey, hitchhiked across Europe, and just came back home from Colombia.
I have a nice girlfriend and a very good job, especially for a student. I still live at home since I don't have to pay rent and can save more money this way.
As you said, nothing at home quite compares to the feeling you get when you're able to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I graduated and taught ESL in various countries age 22-26 and travelled a shitload. The actual job was shit but the experience was amazing. I do hate the thought that my life "peaked" and I won't have so much fun again.
The first 6-12 months back home were pretty depressing to be honest. Now I've got a career on the go and making decent money and it's alright... I'm 27 now and am just focused on my job for the next few years.
I use my vacation days for short trips to Europe. In a few years time when I want to move jobs (or if I get... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1039378 I was actually considering doing the same thing, even though what I study is completely unrelated to languages, and my career path is actually one I want to pursue. My 'sensible' brain won out and I decided to get some career progression first before accumulating more debt, but I do sometimes wish I'd picked the other option. Oh well, I guess it's always an option if I change my mind about the career, or decide a career break would be a good idea.
How about you use Google instead of asking incredibly retarded questions like "tell me which entire countries I should avoid on the hike through Central Asia I'm probably never going to take."
You are not "going" to hike across Central Asia if you don't have any visas or clue which countries you shouldn't visit. You are "considering" hiking across Central Asia, or, more likely, fantasizing about it.
I am a 21 year old Canadian, I have completed one year in Australia on a working holiday visa in 2013, and this January I will be heading across the pond to start working and living in the UK. I already have my working visa approved. So far:
>have a savings of $6000 CAD, will save another $2500 >Have experience travelling
My question is, can you guys give me some tips on where to settle. So far I have considered Belfast, Edinburgh, or Manchester.
Any tips/information that may... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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