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hey /trv/,
Me and my 5 friends will embark on a Eurail for 30 days.
So if you guys have tips for what to do and to avoid in cities that we'll be visiting, particularly cheap cities.
List of cities:
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Don't act like the british in Amsterdam. Be a bit catious and don't walk alone at night in Berlin, except maybe the really big and central areas taht still has people. Beware of scammers and pocket thieves in Prague, as well as scummy taxi drivers taking the long route. I think you should ask for a price before you get in.

It's like visiting USA and getting the impressions of a whole country from Gary, Indiana
include at least one scenic route

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Is it still possible to become an "explorer" such doing scientific field work in remote locations or finding ruins and/or historical artifacts. Can this be a job or is it just an unobtainable dream?
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Scientific work, sure. Finding ruins and artifacts as well but it's very, very competitive.
yes, but it's probably not easy, you'll have to at least be a doctoral student and have an actual plan no one is going to give you money to go fuck around in the middle of the jungle
Yeah, how many ancient ruins have they found in the last couple months? A whole new Mayan city, another complex near Ankgor, a new site at Petra...
Unfortunately these were all done by people sitting in front of computers using satellite imagery. Get yourself a GIS degree.

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I'm 19 from Australia and spent last December in Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Niseko) and fucking loved it
I'm now about 2 clicks away from booking this December for Korea. Will I enjoy it as much as Japan? Should I just go to China instead? I think what I loved most about Japan was how busy/cosmopolitan it was, buying snacks at 2am or eating ramen at 1am a 20m walk from apartment etc.
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Korea can do all the gritty drunk shit like in Japan but cheaper.

Korea is dirtier than Japan but better food.

I personally found Korean girls hotter than Japanese but Koreans can be bitchy.

I enjoy Korean nightlife more but Japan had much better day time activities.

You'll see plenty of drunk koreans at 6am esp in Seoul and Busan.

I have no idea about China.
>Korea can do all the gritty drunk shit like in Japan but cheaper.

Partying in Seoul is like same level of expensive as Tokyo. "Japan is really expensive" is such a tired meme. Seoul made the list of the most expensive cities for 2016, tied with Copenhagen and LA. Tokyo did not make the top 10.


Still beats Australia. Cheapest 6 pack is like $13 abs cheapest spirits are about $30 for 700mL

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I am currently a college student and supposedly the number one regret college students my age have is that they didn't study abroad.

Now studying abroad appears to more expensive than simply heading to a location and looking around, but is the increased immersion worth it. Have you guys found that your overseas education was superior to traveling?

Just a heads up, I'd likely do this during the summer while taking bullsht classes and I've never been out of America before.

Also, I'd likely study abroad in Japan, Italy, South Korea, or Russia.
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The shittiest thing about working is that you can't spend months at a time experiencing a place.

You can hit up all the tourist sites sure, but you won't be there long enough to make any real friends, you will barely pick up any of the language if you're lucky, and you won't find much if anything that isn't in a guide book. Studying abroad is basically living in another country and is far superior
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While I have not actually studied abroad I have spent extended periods of time in a foreign place. I've also traveled through most of Europe and Central America.

There are obviously pros and cons of both. As you stated when your hanging around one place for a month or longer you begin to feel fully immersed in that place. You usually end up making lasting relationships with people you're staying with and end up getting a very genuine feeling for that particular place. The cons are that it's usually more expensive, unless your working, also if you end up...
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the longer the study program is usually the better cost effective it is, if it's cheap like USAC
a summer program might cost 4-6k
one semester for a USAC program could be 5-12k and a year being 8-22k

I'm amusing you are going through your school what;'s the cost and what does it include?
All of this will effect if it makes sense for you to go.

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Hey, so I go on family trips every year and we're planning next year's trip. I've always wanted to go to New Zealand, but I need to convince my mom it's a good destination. She's the kind of person that likes to go to old castles, on historic tours, famous art galleries, cathedrals, palaces, etc. She doesn't like things like hiking, cruises, scenic drives, etc. Any things in New Zealand that my mom would enjoy? When I research places like Auckland, I don't see a lot of things that seem appealing. Is Christchurch still a wreck or is it back...
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not much history in new zealand. We have only been a country since 1840. new zealand is all about the onspoiled landscape in the south island - lots of hiking and scenic drives.
In general:
LoTR, Rotorua and Wellington in North Island.
South Island, check out Dunedin (Larnach Castle and that Albatross thing), Milford Sound and Queenstown. Most of South Island is for nature stuff though.

There's a few galleries and museums in Auckland that are nice though like Auckland Art Museum and the Domain. I really recommend selling the Maori culture to your mum if she enjoys unique cultures and shit
New Zealand is one of the few places in the world that native cultural customs is practiced in mainstream society. Def an interesting place culturally. Alas not much history tho considering its such a young country.

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going to japan (tokyo) in a couple of months. Any recommendation? thinking about getting a happy ending, anyone with experience?
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>Paying in japan of all places for a happy ending

Assuming you are white, just stand in the middle of shibuya and pick anything. Seriously it's that fucking easy
I've neved had one before. Yes i'm white, swedish, and I would never get one where the penalty if caught is Jailtime... Is it legal there?
Thinking you're a special snowflake and your stupid question deserves a thread of it's own, instead of posting this in the Japan general where all the other fat neckbeard weebs think they will be treated as gods over there. Mfw

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I'm in Kauai for a week on vacation!!! Where can I find some weed?
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It's a week. Just wait until you get home man, Jesus.

I'm on vacation man. I don't smoke in my neck of the woods. I'm here to have fun, not be mature. Faggot.
420chan probably knows all on this subject.

Hi all,

I'm travelling to the US and stopping by Denver for 4 nights and 5 days. I want a smoke friendly cabin out near the mountains, close to horse riding, bush walking and hiking.

Can you suggest an area or place?

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anyone? ;_;
I was going to help you but you were a faggot that bumped on /trv/ after less than 4 fucking hours

Is this section that slow? My bad. Please help.

Going to visit Baku in late august,
I know basically nothing about this place,anybody here been there?,any does and donts?. How is the nightlife,if there are any?
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The Azerbaijanis love their nightlife. There are several clubs and discos throughout Baku. Don't make fun of their goverment or so on etc. They'll either arest you or kick you out. For do's though, you can always visit many of their skyscrappers and arenas. It's a corrupt and not so interesting nation. But, worth a visit if you want to see something diffrent.
I've been in Azerbaijan for two months, but I lived at the other side of the country, in a small town, so I didn't get to spend too much time in Baku.
From what I've seen, the center is very beautiful and clean, a lot of historical places to be found and a sweet combination with modern architecture.
In terms of nightlife, there are a lot of bars and clubs, people really hang out a lot there.
But the farther you move from the center, the worse it gets, there's a stark contrast between...
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if you just want, there are better places to go to, but Bakü is fine too I think.
I've had a several Azerbaijani friends, and when I asked them to what to do as a tourist, they said that I should travel to other cities besides Bakü, like Gence.
If you can get to Iran (visa-wise), I'd also travel to Tebriz. Tebriz is the historic capital of Azerbaijani people, and is more important to see as a tourist in my opinion. Although I doubt the night life is as lively in Tebriz as it is in north.

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Spending next week in Georgia.
What should I know?
What shouldn't I do as Yuropean? Any interesting facts?
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I mean, these questions.. what do you expect here? What should you know? About what? I don't know. Why don't people put a minimum amount of effort into creating these threads?

As to:
>What shouldn't I do as a European
They don't like Russians a lot there. Then again, they're keeping the Gori museum open because it draws loads of tourists.
Enjoy the lubio and kachapuri. I'm jealous, wanted to go to Georgia for a while.
When you're drinking at a table with Georgians, cause it's gonna happen, don't drink your wine or cha cha before the tamada( toast maker) finishes his toast, or else you'll be punished by having to take another. Beer is totally cool to sip whenever. And when the time comes to make a toast, don't make a little shitty one like, "to tmy poor mates who have to work today while I'm getting pissed!", it must come from the heart.

Good luck, hope you have a strong tolerance.

Nest hostel in tbilisi is cool, and so is the restaraunt racha in the same neighborhood. Georgian food at georgian prices. No english, so point to things and have fun OP.

Ooo, try a plum sauce chiken there, it's devine.

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Central Asia thread.
>have you been there? Which countries were they?
>what's worth visiting most in your opinion?

I was thinking about visiting Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in one trip (Afghanistan is still crazy for me...)
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Turkmenistan is the one like North Korea isnt it? Might be a bit hard to get in there and probably not much freedom to just do your own thing once youre inside.
Other than that I can only say Im jealous and eagerly wait for a time when I have enough money and time to do it myself.
Good luck!
It will be the hardest visa to get. I will not have to have the Kazakh and Kyrgyz visas (which I'm very satisfied with), Tajik visa will be pretty easy to get. The problem will start with Uzbek and Turkmen visas, although I have heard of some people who did it even over the Internet (embassy in Vienna).
I also thought about deferring the journey on behalf of other, cheaper ones (getting three visas will cost shitloads of money, at least as it is in my opinion).

Generally my goal is to visit every country...
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To get a Turkmen visa you need an "inviation" of some sort from Turkmen citizens. I have a Turkmen friend, he offered to invite me and have me in his parent's home, but the visa is still 200~ dollars and I don't think it is worth it. All the important cities are in Özbekistan except Merv.

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I am 26 and just missed Eurails super discount opportunity.

Can I lie on my application?

Is there any hope?

Are there better train or transportation alternatives than Eurail?

I plan on crossing from Portugal to Spain, to France, to Switzerland in a month time span.

Any advice is appreciated, I am leaving soon.
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>dat pic

Wow, why have I been ignoring Portugal for so long? Perhaps it's not just a poor man's Spain.....
it's often cheaper to buy point to point tickets and skip on getting an eurail ticket, saved myself £50
The interrailling ticket means you don't have to get specific trains, I'd much rather fork over the extra bit of cash to not have the hassle of catching specific trains, but I suppose it really depends on the person.

Also to OP, I don't think you'll get away with it but I could be wrong.

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Is there any way I could get to Europe from Las Vegas and back for under a grand?
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Flights from LAX to any western europe city should be under a grand. Look into klm (amsterdam), air france (paris),.. Dont use SFO, more expensive.
So I have to drive from Vegas to Los Angeles then get on a plane?
>Greyhound/carpool/hitchhike/etc from Las Vegas to LAX
>Fly with NorwegianAir for 219€ from LAX to London/Oslo
>Fly with NorwegianAir for 219€ from London/Oslo to LAX
>Greyhound/carpool/hitchhike/etc from LAX to Las Vegas

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Hey treasure /trv/, I want your help in finding my next hometown! I need a place where the people are easy, the streets are unpredictable, and the air is thick with anticipation. Inb4: portland, NY NY, LA
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I'm in the same state of mind, but I want to live in a foriegn country. I have $80k saved up, where would an American be welcome, or at least tolerated lol?
Buffalo, NY.

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Are you man enough to post a page from your travel diary? This pic is from google; I'll post my own once others have shared.
I'm seriously interested in what you guys come up with while you're out there. Cursive or print? Do you sketch? Is it more narrative or random thoughts? Post photos or transcription.

And not to be a gearfag but what kind do you use? Is moleskine the best? I do like that little pocket.
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Here is mine. I got a instant camera for my birthday and didnt really know what to do with it.. So i took it while travel (i usually dont really take pictures in general) but then.. I got thoss small pictures to cary around and i thought it would a good idea to keep notes about people that i take pic with.. At least to remember what i have done with them cause after few month, it can be confusing.. So i bought a random notebook and here it is. Funny story about the people i meet.

What do you out in yours ?

Moleskin can be a good choice, it seems solide. Mine...
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What the fuck is this gay shit, are you guys women?

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