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Anyone here have any experiences with different national parks in the US and Canada?? Which ones are so exquisitely breathtaking that they're worth traveling across the country for? Which ones are just kind of mediocre? The only one I've been to is Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and it doesn't really seem like much compared to the photos of the other national parks I've seen.
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I've been to Jasper, Banff, Icefields Parkway, and Yoho in Canada. All very beautiful, although Jasper was my favourite.
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Hrm, might need to change your question as to what about it that constitutes a national park appeals to you, because they all had a purpose at the time of their creation...whether some kind of set aside wilderness to protect some natural wonders and species, soaring peaks vs mediocre hills, huge waterfalls....it quite varies. After all, Biscayne national park is to protect a reef and some mangroves, and you need a boat to visit. and the Everglades have a few access points and pretty amazing or pretty boring, depends...
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>>1114537
I was surprised at how worth it the Grand Canyon was. I completely expected to be disappointed.

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Flying to a country in another continent with the main purpose of:
A) Attending a wedding of a family member/friend
B) Attending a concert of a pop star that the person is obsessed with/meeting pop star irl (eg. One Direction, k-pop, etc)
C) Meeting an online friend irl
D) Buying luxury items (eg. Chanel handbags) at a cheaper price than in homeland
E) Getting laid with local women
F) Attending a sporting event
G) Volunteering
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Do you expect different answers this time around?
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E without question
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I think all is acceptable except for volunteering. What kind of fucking idiot goes to a shithole country, pays for it and then works without pay. That idea is just alien.

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Hi /trv/, I'm in year 11 and am going on a 10 month student exchange to Japan in August. My host school is in Kyoto and my home stay will most likely be located around that area. My Japanese is only basic (probably JLPT N5). Any advice or pointers, things to do, etc? Would be much appreciated, thanks.
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>>1114401
>JLPT N5
It is so low you probably cant communicate there
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>>1114401
N5 can be passed within a month of studying Japanese most days. Its ridiculously basic.
Make sure you take Japanese classes while there and spend as much time away from other foreigners as you can stand to help improve your Japanese.
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You are too young to be here mate, adults only

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I just got to know that my workplace is sending me to Malta, where I'll spend 3 months, September-October-November and will work in a full-time job in La Valletta.
However my work can't even suggest me an accomodation, and even if it could I'd still would like to get all kinda info about this country.
So please if you know anything share it, if you can suggest something it's even better. I've got about 1000 eur a month for everything so have to keep it cheap.
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I have detailed knowledge of the area and I can answer any question you might have.
I can also help you find suitable accomodation in a good area, or steer you in the right direction on things like hiring a car.

If you want my help, post a throwaway and I will get back to you.
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>>1114394
Please write here, thanks.
maltaanon@gmx.com
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>>1114360
I´m from Malta. Ask me anything

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So a friend of mine met a chick after moving to Argentina like 2 months ago and is now getting married. He invited me to the wedding. I'm considering going, as I have a few months off this summer, but flights are fucking expensive from North America. So I need some feedback.

Argentina: Yea or nay? How long to stay? Are there other places nearby that are cheap/easily reachable?
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>>1114354
>Getting married within 2 months of moving to a place and meeting some girl
Gee, what could possibly go wrong...
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>>1114355

lol I know. I told him about the South American curse (hot young women turn into entitled slobs after they've wifed) but he didn't listen
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I'm assuming you'll come to Buenos Aires (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), so... you should start looking for motels at Microcentro, you can find some good affordable places there (from the most cheap shitholes to fucking expensive ones). Pretty much everything is around that area (bus, subway, taxi, restaurants, party hard, etc).
Also I suggest to use a Payoneer prepaid card just in case, it's useful.

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Me and my friend are planning a trip to Vietnam and Laos on motorbikes. We're planning to buy them in HCMC and sell them in Vientiane. I read it's possible to cross border from VN to Laos somewhere in the north.

Does anyone have any experience with it?
How expensive it is to get the papers?
How difficult is to sell the bike in Vientiane?
Isn't it easier in some other city in Laos?
How much time do you think is enough for the trip? Three weeks, four weeks?
Any tips for must sees on the way?

We also want to visit Hang Sơn Đoòng...
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I bought a bike in Hanoi and rode down to HCMC, buying it is relatively easy, it's selling it that can get awkward.
Officially you need a licence to be able to buy a bike and get it properly registered but what a lot of people do is just laminate the bike reg form and just pass that on with the sale of the bike. This is your documentation and everyone I've met said if they got stopped by the police they showed them this form and didn't get into any trouble (sometimes they will keep asking you for documents, just keep showing them the form saying THIS is it),...
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I don't mean to hijack the thread but is a 2-week trip somewhere in SEA enough? where would you recommend i go if so?
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>>1114642
Is it enough? No. Should you go? Yes.
You won't see everything but that would take a good few months, pick a region (north/south of somewhere) and do that, don't rush it and try to see everything or you'll never really experience it.
My personal recommendation would be north Vietnam, Hanoi City, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, lots of places to explore in 2 weeks and it's not too touristy.

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I've known this one guy off and on for 6 years via various console's onlines and pc, played 1000s of hours with him, voice chatted, vidoe chatted. I got fuck all to do this summer besides a two planned trips with family to two different parts of the US, I have a car, have plenty of money for gas.

He plans on going to Colorado in like July or August to meet another guy we have known for way less time, apparently he was gonna go anyways even if not for that.

Is this a recipe for getting shanked or could it be alright?
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>>1114238

Should be fine, sounds kinda homo desu though. People meet and fuck on tinder and whatnot all the time. Don't always so no, people who say no all the time are boring.
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I think it's a great idea. To be honest, he's probably a fairly normal guy. Sounds like you're basically bros already.

I'm with the other guy though - I would say yes just to add some fucking excitement into my life. I'm always down for excitement
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>>1114238
Are you a girl?

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Planning a trip to Europe in month or so. I plan on flying into Ireland and then traveling to London and a few other places. Would I be better off flying from Ireland to London or is a ferry a better way of getting there? Also,I'm really having trouble with understanding the eurail system. I use the app and there is no legend for any of the icons and Its making it hard to plan. Any suggestions?
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>>1114215
just by your tickets from the official websites of each country's company, there's only one for each country

France - sncf.fr
Germany - Bahn.de
Italy - trenitalia
Spain - Renfe

for example, from Amsterdam to Paris, use sncf or thalys,
from Lyon to Milan, use trenitalia or sncf etc
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>>1114215
Fly everywhere, it's cheap there compared to north America
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Start looking at ryanair flights

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Hey /trv/.
I'm taking my girlfriend to Disneyland next week.
She's never been, and I haven't been in 10+ years.
What are all the "MUST DO"s of the park? Any resturants we have to go to? Rides that are absolute musts? Fun bits of trivia? Hidden Mickey's? Etc etc etc.
The only thing we have planned is a Blue Bayou reservation one night, and currently have Disneyland only passes--But may upgrade to parkhopper once we're there.
What's the best way to break in a Disney Virgin?
Thanks~
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>>1114195
I took a friend there a few months back for the first time in over ten years. Because of this, we ended up playing it by ear for the most part and hit whatever interested him at the time. I currently recommend the Haunted Mansion, if only to see the effects on the Hatbox Ghost up close. (Definitely worth it IMO). Beyond that, it's all up to whatever interests you both. The 'Mountain' rides are always worth it if you're into thrills, though I recommend a Fast Pass for Space Mountain due to large...
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Download the app, was just there and the ride wait times are pretty accurate.
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thing about disneyland is there's a lot to see, not a lot to do. It's also very expensive

I'd personally recommend changing plans.

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I got a summer internship and I need to decide which state to go to.

I would go to specifically either Zanesville Ohio or Bozeman Montana. If any of you have lived or traveled there I want to know what you think. I've done reasearch on both places, so I mostly want to know what the people are like.
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>>1114133
Montana. how is this even a question? ohio has nothing worth seeing
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I've only been to Bozeman.

i visited a friend out there and it seems pretty legit. He's always out biking/fishing/doing outdoors shit. Culturally I imagine it's different from most of Montana because it's a college town. There are plenty of young people and places to eat.

Plus glacier national park is nearby and that place is awe inspiring
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Ohio has some cool cities but it seems like you're not gonna be near any of them. I'd go with Bozeman.

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Hello 4chaners,

I'm going to visit the USA for the 1st time of my life, probably the west coast... What do you think ?

I'm wondering if the west coast is actually the best choice ?

What are the activities for a 28 yo guy in shape and open minded who likes having fun, sports and cultural shits as well.

Pretty scared because I'll be going alone and well I don't know If I'll be abble to meet and actually interract with people and make friends... Any advices? (I'm from Paris, I hope it's more friendly in the US :D)

For...
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>>1114128
East Coast? Go to NYC. West Coast? Go to San Francisco. Specific places, activities, etc. depend on what you like, so please be more specific.
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Really depends on your interest. The only time I would recommend a first timer to the west coast is if they're really interested in nature and outdoors stuff. If you're just looking to party and city hop, the east cost (specifically the Northeast) is your best option.
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>>1114352

I said west lol... But yeah I get your point. It's kinda hard to say tho cause I'm open to really a lot of thing from doing nothing at all on the beach to go hiking for several hours...

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Well I wanna see a fair share of nature and outdoor stuff, but defenetly not only that... OK I guess I'll check about the north east and see what's up.

I was thinking about West mainly because of California. There should be a hell...
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I got surprised with a plane ticket for my birthday. Problem is the day I return is when i'm supposed to start my new job. The flight was booked 2months and the airline wants to charge me $200 to let me leave a day early. Any advice on how to avoid or lower this fee?
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>>1114039
meant to say 2 month ago
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>>1114039
I know of no way to do that -- I have obviously not flown every airline, and have not had to make changes to the ticket with all of those I've flown with, but they seem to really, really want to discourage you from making changes (or maybe just to get money when you do.)

So sorry, you may be out the money if you have to make the change.

Though, if it works better for you, they might charge the same thing to just postpone and go another time (within a year) when you will have enough time to not leave...
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>>1114045
Oops, misread, thought you were coming back the day before starting.

May be time to talk to the boss, explain that you were given this ticket and are sort of stuck, see if he's feeling mellow. If so, bring him back an iguana or jade dog or whatever.

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I've always had an idealised image of the 'white picket fence' suburban lifestyle, of conservative middle-class families living in close communities, with a couple of kids and a dog. Cheerful housewife, pancakes and apple pie type stuff. This may seem oddly specific, but I'm sure most of you will be familiar with the concept.

How accurate is it in America? Do these communities exist, and if so, what states are they most likely to be found?
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>>1113991
What's so good about this?
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>>1113991
There's always going to be those niche communities, doesn't matter where in the states. Suburban lifestyle exists, which is more or less a glorified hell, and the majority of the suburbans barely cook or bake in the first place, much less have time to.

Stick to smaller towns if you want peaceful living, less stereotypes but more conservativeness there
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>>1113991
In my opinion, suburbs are no longer the place to look for the classic "white picket fence" America I think you are describing. Suburbia now is more into cookie-cutter over-sized homes on too-small lots, with no soul.

Look in smaller towns what you are looking for still exists there.

Just graduated from university, as a gift my father is buying me a plane ticket to Germany. I chose Germany because it's fairly central in Europe and I think I can go other places easily from there, plus there are some places in Germany I want to see.

The places I really am keen on are Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Maybe Ireland and Denmark as well.

So basically traveling alone doesn't scare me in the slightest (major autist, never really had friends) but I have absolutely no idea what to do in these countries. Beyond hiking through fjords my...
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Forgot to mention I'll be staying at hostels in these countries

I only speak English and am quite unsure if I'll be able to communicate at all in these countries. Do people working in hostels in the aforementioned countries usually speak any English?
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Europe is a cakewalk and you've listed some meme destinations.

People are very likely to speak English in SWE at least. Avoid the refugee areas, get on Tinder to get a local qt to tour you around. EZ.
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>>1113910
Sorry, I have no clue what you mean by meme destinations. Is that a good or bad thing?

I'm assuming I would need a facebook account to use tinder (which I don't have). I really dislike social media, don't have any accounts on any of the big ones (facebook, twitter, ig, tumblr, etc) so that kind of rules that out.

Reassuring to know lots of people speak English in Sweden at least

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I will be staying close to the Hero's Square for nearly a month.

What should I know?
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Szechenyi and the Gellert bath houses were awesome. Gellert has a real strong wave pool that really knocks you around
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hmm that's one of the more boring areas of downtown budapest, you'll spend more time around deák, oktogon, nyugati, etc i guess.

around the square it's nice to go for a morning run, you have the széchenyi spa there, which is nice... the museum of fine art is under construction for the next few years, but you still have műcsarnok open ("art hall") on the right side of the square. there used to be a nice café at the back of it, idk if it's still open or not.
museum of transport (and agriculture) are close by as well if you get really...
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they also sell sushi which is kinda meh (you won't really find good sushi anywhere in town), but their korean dishes are really good.

budapest is a good place for pork/chicken/turkey lovers. mangalica is a local type of pork, try it once so that you can say you had it. forget about any sort of seafood, though. some people ignore the fact that hungary is landlocked and try and get their salmon and caviar there... well it is possible to get any sort of seafood, but it will not look appetizing,...
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