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Going to Thailand soon, wondering if I should get the rabies vaccination. Do you guys think it's neccesary? It's like £150, but obviously if I need it, I'll get it. My nurse said it was up to me, so now I don't know.
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A pack of wild dogs chased me and my "girlfriend" on the steps of this temple on the mountain. The locals rallied to save us but you may not be so lucky.

You mean your right hand?
depends on where you're going and how long you're gonna be outdoors.

if you plan on doing any multiday iking, or taking a boat through a cave, etc, you should get it, even though chances are nothing will happen.

the need for it increases the further away you get from civilization. you have a 2 day limit to get to a hospital or something without the shot, which can sometimes be impossible to get a flight for if you're in indonesia, the philippines, or west of thailand. or on a mountain.

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My friends and I are chilling in Schnelsen for the next few days and are curious as to what's to do, both day time and nightlife. We're willing to travel 30 - 45 minutes. We see that there's some kayaking and a room escape but that's all that's jumping out to us right about now. Any suggestions on what we should do??
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Get hookers and beer in Sankt Pauli.
I've heard Hamburg's relight district reaaaaally sketchy with pickpockets
Visit Miniatur Wunderland.

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Britfag here,

I'm going instanbul on Saturday, staying until the Friday after.

I got a brilliant deal on my hotel with Expedia. I'll be staying in Sultanahmet.

If you're about and want to meet, let me know. It's the first time I'll be going abroad on my own too.
Britfag here again, I'll reply to this post at 2pm UK time.
damn, OP here, I'll be there between 18th and 24th. Was also looking at staying in Sultanahmet, also using expedia.

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So I'm heading to Japan for a couple of weeks this summer. What are some must see/do things while there?

Keep in mind that I'm not an otaku/weeaboo. I'm much more interested in historical and generally odd cultural things.

Things like the Jigokudani Monkey Park where they bathe in hot springs. Shit we just don't have in the west.
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Kyoto 17 July or 16 August.
I would like to hear if you enjoyed the trip because I'm such in love with Japan
I am also in love with elephants if you care
I happen to be an elephant myself, wanna cyber?

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Hey /trv/,
I'm heading to Europe for 20 days this August, flying in and out of Frankfurt. This will be my first solo trip, although not my first time to Europe. Here's my city itinerary so far in terms of where I'll be spending each night. Any recommendations/suggestions for my itinerary? My budget is approximately $100 per day, although I'd be willing to go higher than that to do something really cool.

2 nights Ghent (probably day trip to Bruges or Antwerp)
5 nights Amsterdam
2 nights Utrecht
5 nights Berlin
4 nights Prague
1 night...
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Not bad, I like it. I'd say spend one night less in Amsterdam and spend one in Antwerp or Brussels, but that's about it.
You'll see enough amsterdam in 2 days. Maybe try fitting in Kopenhagen or London (going from ghent or brussels to london or paris is really easy). When in Ghent, you should have lunch at one of the new "flemish foodie" places (try Publiek, Volta, Karel De Stoute, Oak, Vrijmoed) or have a weekend brunch at De Superette. Be Sure to book a table a couple of months in advance (you can do this on their websites). These are all fancy "michelin star" places with young chefs. The lunches are mostly affordable (27euro's).
I've already been to Paris many times, so I'll probably skip that, but I was not aware that London was that accessible. Is there really much to be seen in London in just a few days?

As far as Amsterdam goes, I'll probably be going on a bike trip outside the city for at least one day, but I'll look in to cutting that down.

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Who here /has seen the world but still feels empty/?

I've been to:
> the us
> guatemala (home country)
> el salvador
> peru
> argentina
> brazil
> uruguay
> germany
> Czech Republic
> switzerland
> austria
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Depression, man. You should see a doctor about that before it completely consumes you.
Get some counseling and figure out what's bugging you. Traveling is not gonna solve anything.
Because travel should be a fun sidetrack to a fulfilling life, not the thing you live for in and of itself. You can see how unhappy the people who travel forever are when you meet them, they're almost like heroin addicts, chasing some dream they can never quite get since they have no real goals.

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How much weight gets added to bags when wrapped in plastic at an airport?

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the weight of the added plastic
Well, Weight=mass * gravity

So if we assume the mass of the plastic = 50g or 0.05kg

And we know that gravity = 9.8m/s^2

Then, W=0.05*9.8

You may find it easier to say that it =0.49Newtons tho.
i hope you don't do that at parties

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Hey /trv/;
For those of you that already visited auschwitz, what do you think its the best option,go solo or go with a guided tour?
For those who went solo , how was the experience?
For the others, which company did you choose?it seems that the price its almost the same for the ones that already checked.

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Girlfriend went and suggested a tour guide. While it's possible to do it alone, she said a tour guide is able to give you so much more information and tell you things that simply don't make it into the text books.
Went last year in October, long ques but they said it was the quiet season so I can only imagine how bad it could be, and we'd arrived on the first bus from Krakow!
Anyway the way we saw it, a guide will go at there pace through the camps and can rush through a lot of the buildings and exhibits that you'd otherwise slowly go through. You can also piggy back onto tours since they're fairly large 20+ people) and frequently overtake individuals looking through the camp.

There might have been a few buildings only the tours can enter, but it's only 1...
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I've been there this year with my class (Im a high school senior in Israel) and you should definitely go alone. Keeping up with the group kind of interferes with the experience

Has anyone ever been in the Frisian Islands? Is it worth spending 2 or 3 days there? I'm currently living in the Netherlands. It's just good to cycle arround or there is anything else to do there?
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I've been to Texel and Schiermonnikoog. Gorgeous nature. On Texel there is a cool seal sancturay. But besides that there isn't much else to see. I believe Terschelling is a party destination in summer for Dutch high school normies.
Been to Terschelling a few times, some great beaches there, and the strandhotels do great snacks. Couple of decent places to eat by Brandaris too.

Been to Vlieland as well. The zuikerbrood there is amazing, so delicious. We'll worth a cycle round the island, it's beautiful in summer
Absolutely. I've been to all of them but Texel and it's really fun. Just relax, swim, go to the beach, cycle the dunes, go to the lighthouses, watch the seals, etc.

I also went skydiving on Ameland which is really amazing. I'd definitely recommend it. The view is spectacular and the jump even more.

Every foreign friend I ever took there loved it too.

Wadlopen is also a great activity. That's a big tip.

And the German wadden island Borkum is nice too.

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What have your experiences been like traveling alone?
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I one time travelled for 4 months

2 months with friends
1 month alone
1 month with gf

My month alone blew the shit out of the rest of the trip, by far the highlight. You can do exactly what you want when you want with no consideration for others necessary. You don't notice how inconvenient little things like people being hungry or wanting to wake up later can have when you're burdened by them all day everyday (and you are equally burdening them).

So I highly rate it, but only...
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It's my only option because most of my friends are losers.
It was amazing.

It's even better when you're single.

White American here.

I spent a week in Japan with absolutely no real plan besides going to the cities I wanted.

I came across this small ass pub. I didn't eat all day so i was starving. I ordered a beer and some skewers. with an imperial japanese looking fucker hunched over a beer with another chef. Dude was tall, bearded and bad ass looking.

Anyways at some point we get to chatting. He speaks really low English but were getting by. Apparently the dude liked me cause he called...
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Hey guys am Finish and i want to study engineering in Taipei and I want some opinions of those that live/have lived in Taipei would be very helpful! Also i would like to know how the whall youth culture is , as how they have fun and if they speak english in general. Thanks
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Bumping this thread. I'll spend the summer there and I'm also curious about opinions.
Which school, OP?

Do you have any specific questions?
I spent a month there last year, and will be returning soon

if I could ask some advice from knowledgeable anons in terms of applying for scholarships such as: what kind of criteria would they select me on? I already speak 3 languages and am intermediate in chinese, would I demonstrate my ability via the HSK in order to win a scholarship? is that the only way? the application criteria doesn't mention the HSK at all.

as for OP, they're probably the most english fluent region in east asia. that...
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I'm thinking about buying a van to live out of. I have no clue what I'm doing. I just know I want to travel central and south america for maybe a few years.
>what's the best van to get, gas mileage and durability wise
>what should I avoid/definitely see
>how to make money while one road
>do I need a visa just to run around or can I use my passport
>how much would it cost
Mind you. I'm going...
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Spend a few nights in your car away from toilet + shower and you'll change your mind.

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Not true, I'm know around town as "the SUV guy" because I lived in my smallish one for about a year. I preferred it and in some ways it was better for my health. I still wonder why I don't move back....oh yeah.

Anyway I got really used to squatting over a small trash can with used old bags inside--sometimes I still do it at home because now it just feels more natural. I used to make fun of Indians "poo in the loo" and all that but it is genuinely a tough habit to break!
Not true at all. (okay some people would change their mind but doesn't mean that's you). borrow a friends van or something and do a lil road trip as a trial run though. sleeping in your car is a pain in the ass, vans are nice because you can actually spread out.

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New Japan General:

As always, feel free to ask about:
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed

*Info on prostitution*

*Note about the JR Rail Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not...
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>walking around in Tokyo
>see a lot of foreigners in a place
>internally disgusted
>about to go into izakaya
>most of the patrons are foreigners
>change my mind and find somewhere else to eat
Anyone else know these feels?
it's Tokyo for gods sake, did you expect to be the only foreigner in a world city? remember that you are one too damn. why dont you go to the coutryside or smaller cities?
There is something deeply wrong with you

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Hey fellow travellers.

I see maybe 30% of the threads are currently about Europe.
I think it makes sense since most people see more than 1 country when travelling Europe to post in one thread. That way we can share our questions and answers together.

I have a question. I'm doing a euro trip for a month in July and have most of what I want to do planned out. However, I'm finishing it in Rome and was wondering, I'll be there for 5 days and want to know what are some must sees. Should I buy tickets to stuff like the coliseum beforehand (online)?...
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I had no trouble getting into the Colosseum without any booking. There's a 1-2 hour queue in high season, but there's no entry limit to worry about.
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I'll bite, Wroclaw or Krakow? I have 3 days to spend in either or on my way to Prague. Can't make up my mind.
So for a first time traveller, I get that this is a massively subjective question, so I'd like to preface with this-

How long do you guys usually amble around Europe for? I've got this idea in my head of just wandering around for a month or two, so with that in mind I'd like to ask for a ballpark number, how much would it be prudent to take with me?

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Going to Shreveport/Bossier City for Memorial weekend...any suggestions? Where to eat, gamble, not get killed?

I know I'm in for a treat when the top restaurant on trip advisor is Margaritaville.
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Go to the cub, eldorado is better than margaritaville. Stay away from jewela , Hollywood, hoody type places. There's a sushi joint in bossier off airline that's good
If you're going to visit family just stay with them the whole time

Unless you really like casinos and come from a state where there are none, don't even go there

Shreveport blows dude

Nope, too late hotel is booked and everything. I live in Dallas, and just wanted a quick getaway that was something different.

I am a big gambler though, so I'll be in the casino most of the time.

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