Some good advice I read a while ago was you will fill whatever bag you get, if it's 20 or 60ltr you'll find something to put in it, so go as small as you can. I had a 30ltr for 2 months travelling and it was perfect. Just get something with lots of pockets, mine was one big bag and it had to be emptied to find anything.
Yup. The unbreakable law of backpack is that no matter the size of it, you'll ALWAYS fill it up. So pick the smallest backpack you can afford, or else you'll just fill it with useless crap that you'll regret having brought. The smallest backpack you can afford, obviously, depends on where you're going, for how long, and your budget. In general, the longer you're going to stay and the colder the place is, the bigger your bag will have to be, unless you're willing to shell some cash on high quality, extra thin clothing for winter.
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>>1113578 I have been traveling with a 25 liter Tom Bihn Synapse for 8 months. I was in Seoul during winter and in Myanmar now (so hot). My traveling friend is hoping indefinitely and has the 18 l version.
Wool t shirts do not need to be washed as frequently and dry quickly when you do. It sounds crazy at first but once you start it's easy and you wonder what everyone carries in those 60 liter packs.
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I just booked a flight and my return leg is with air France. Should I be worried? I have a pretty serious fear of flying and I didn't realize until afterwards they have a less than stellar track record.
>>1113073 Their planes might not offer the highest tier of comfort but it's still one of the biggest airlines that will take you around the globe even to destinations that are usually only served by meme airlines on a daily base.
Nothing to be afraid of. If they would suck they wouldn't be allowed to land in the EU or the US.
Air France is allowed in botb EU/US airspace, which is a good indicator of their safety status - yes there have been two mishaps in recent memory (last was AF447, seven years ago). You're much much more likely to get killed en route to the airport in an auto wreck than you ever will flying anywhere.
Try the 7/11 breathing technique, take propanolol, distract yourself with a book or imagine you're in a train rolling along the rails & look directly down the cabin, avoid external visual references. I find it's a good way to keep my mind off the most dangerous... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
That's enough money to go pretty much anywhere if you're frugal. Are you just after original ideas? Go on a quest to find illegal Casu Marzu cheese in Sardinia Hike the coastal path in Cornwall while trying to find the best cream tea in the West Country Hunt wild pigs in Samoa Investigate the Zugurramurdi cave festival in Basque country Ride the iron ore train in Mauritania and hunt for glow worms in the oases Walk from the Atlantic to the Pacific in Costa Rica Go to Ouagadougou. I don't know what you'll find there but it's within... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How do I cross the Atlantic for free? From Europe to the Americas. Does anyone have experience hitchhiking boats? I heard it takes a lot of time to find a boat and still it won't be for free. Is there a way via Iceland, Greenland? Or maybe from Africa to Brazil? Experience anyone?
maybe go around some of the major ports of europe and ask is there a way for you to get on a boat that's going to the americas in exchange that you do some basic work on that boat
i have a friend who got from rotterdam to rio de janeiro on a container ship that way, although the trip took over two weeks and my friend said it was one of the worst experiences he has ever gone through
>>1113310 I was there in January with my wife, we really liked Prague alot (although I personally thought Krakow was better). I would advise you that whenever you go out to eat make sure they dont fuck you on the VAT. The ticket breakdown is suppose to be
>total >VAT amount >total amount (same as the original total)
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>>1113337 That never ever happened to me after 25 years of my life in here, but I've heard there are some serious tourist traps in Prague and I believe it might happen there. Just stay away from the very obvious scams. The most touristy places in Prague aren't really filled with the most pleasant and honest people, really.
>>1113310 Hiking in Czechia can be quite enjoyable as we have a really good network of marked hiking paths. If you zoom in, you can see them... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1113250 What are your interests? I had an awesome time there, recommend staying at the Posada San Francisco Hostel in Old San Juan. It's very close to cheap parking, and you can see old Spanish forts from the window.
Some sights to see: >Indian ceremonial grounds (those were my favorite) >walk around San Juan >see Arecibo Observatory if it's open to the public (sometimes it's not) >drive... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1113171 Doesn't hep shots last 30 years? That's what the vaccine lady told me. I thought about japanese encephalitis but you need like 2 shots and they cost like 140 USD each. And the protection only lasts 5 years. Are they really worth it?
What credit card do you guys use? I'm skeptical but hopeful.
>"The credit card market is extremely competitive and very lucrative. As a result, credit card companies will hand out huge frequent flyer bonuses to get you to pick up their card.
>A typical bonus for getting a new credit card is 25,000 frequent flyer miles. Occasionally, you can get as many as 100,000 frequent flyer miles just by signing up for a new card. In case you're wondering, 100,000 frequent flyer miles is enough to get you a... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1113014 It's a Credit Card, if you plan to use the frequent flyer program of airline anyway it's worth it. Just remember if you can't pay the full bill by the end of months you shouldn't have a credit card at all.
>>1113014 I sell these fuckers for a living, and I'm essentially a corporate carnie.
At the end of the day, pretty much every retailer has a credit card, and many fast food places for that matter. The rewards can actually be pretty high but we are trained to pretty much bullshit and say whatever we can to get those cards in your hands. We get 20 bucks a card and I cant remember half the outlandish shit I said to get my $20.
Always read the fine print. Some of the shit like the 10 cents off per litre is only... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is it feasible to just hit the road with a fully stocked backpack and a few thousand dollars in savings, and just explore the U.S. for a couple of months? Could taking busses, hitchhiking, dumpster diving, couchsurfing, and sleeping on benches be relied upon as practical cost saving measures?
>>1113477 Right. I would want to try to rely on Couchsurfing and AirBNB as much as possible to cut costs. I was just thinking of sleeping outside as a last resort scenario. The plan would be to see how long I could stay on the road and stretch my budget. Ya, I was thinking of using craigslist to look up rideshares, but I also want to try hitchhiking at least once. I could rely on trains and Greyhound if all else fails.
Göteborg is very safe, don't believe the /pol/ memers who try to make Sweden out to be some shithole where oogaboogas try to kill you just because you're not Muslim.
With that said, don't travel to the suburb areas such as Angered, Bergsjön, Frölunda, Kortedala and Hisings Backa, but there's fuck all to do there anyway unless you love to look at DDR-style buildings and hear more Arabic than Swedish.
As for things to do, go to Hagastan, picturesque old part of Gothenburg with a very specific design on the buildings. Lots of great cafés as... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
As a general rule for all of Europe. In tourist areas the only non-Europeans you see are tourists like you. Or staff working in tourist industry. Even beggars in the streets are Europeans. Usually Gypsies.
Which one to travel to for sights, adventure, fun, and not getting murdered? Also, why does it seem like Thailand is always being raved about or shitted on when it seems Brazil has most of the exact same things?
I haven't been to Brazil so I can't comment on that. But Thailand is great, I've been there twice, once with my family and once just with the missus. I never once felt in danger? I'm a skinny white guy from Australia too, so I'm not menacing at all. Plenty of friendly people. Just don't walk down dodgy alleys I guess!
>>1113392 You'll only get murdered in those countries if you're a stupid shithead and don't care about where you go. That aside, both are great for sights, adventure and fun, though you'll need more time for Brazil because the country is the size of a continent and the transport system is horrible.
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