I'm off to Vietnam on Thursday with my girlfriend and we'll be based in Saigon for the majority of the trip, with a few trips out to the Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels.
Any advice on the area? I've been to SE Asia a few times before but never Vietnam, anything i should be on the lookout for in terms of sights/locations to visits while over there that isn't the typical "found on TripAdvisor" location? Any foods that are a must to try? What's the best way to avoid losing a kidney?
>>1098528 People in Vietnam are markedly less friendly to tourists than in other SEA countries I find. More so in the north though, Saigon is fairly western friendly. Tourism is relatively new, just be glad no one is shooting at you.
>>1098539 They're not as openly friendly as others, but it's a mistake to call them UNfriendly because that implies they go out of their way to make you feel unwelcome. I think what made me feel most uncomfortable was their body language -- the smile isn't used so much by the Vietnamese. Doesn't mean they're not happy, but I guess that's a big contrast to Thailand, "the land of smiles"
We took buses to get out to Mekong, but once there we rented a motorbike and discovered a lot of funky little tourist attractions (okay we found them with the help of our guidebook, but they were still pretty off the beaten path) >Any foods that are a must try Anything and everything, especially in Saigon. Don't buy dinner at a restaurant; just walk around the streets at night looking for street food stalls. I wouldn't care if the war was still going on; I'd still go to Nam for the food. >What's the best way to avoid losing a kidney Don't be a disrespectful cunt tourist like so many people are. I felt really ashamed on behalf of other tourists I saw while I was there. Not that they were always being drunk/disorderly; usually it was just being totally insensitive to the fact that they were guests in another country. That's okay in melting pots like Europe, but not in traditional societies like Nam.
Tbh, if your only visiting the south your missing out on a lot, although i dont speak for everyone lots of people that ive talked to liked the north better. Combination of less businessy and built up, more traditional and better natural attractions, id also say the North has more important cultural and historical attractions too, but to be fair Ho Chi Minh city also has a fair bunch that the north dont have and cant compete with (Presidential palace + Chu Chi).
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What are your thoughts on living completely primitive? Perhaps I'm a coward but I can't stand the thought of paying bills and dying; airplanes and photos do not suffice. I have been thinking of joining a certain program to learn, and then dropping everything to truly live away from everything. I know it's what most would call stupid, but I say the same to how they live. I don't care about the chance of death, I would rather die a terrible, starved or even mauled death than live in any town.
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Hey /trv/, I am a migrant from /k/ and I am looking for some people to go on a trip with. I posted a thread on /out/ which explains some details, but they suggested to look here, as well.
Here is the scoop- I am looking to tour Chernobyl/Pripyat either in early July or mid September. I will go alone, but would rather have some company and maybe make a new friend. I don't have any friends left in real life that will travel, so I am reaching out to strangers now.
The details are in the other thread, but here is a quick recap:
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>>1098435 The fuck would you be doing in Pripyat for 4 days?
a) it's almost exclusively guided tours now that take you on the same route everytime. The days where you could bribe a local to get you in seem to be over. That also means you won't be able to go inside most of the buildings because of safety regulations, probably just the community center and maybe hotel.
b) there isn't that much to see that would fill up 4 days. I saw everything I wanted and more in just 8 hours.
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How feasible is it to arrive at Kiev, go visit Pripyat and leave Ukraine in two days? I'd just arrive in Kiev, go to Pripyat probably the same day and do the tour and leave the country in the next day. Is this possible? My interest is seeing the ghost city before going to SEA.
>>1098526 Not just seeing Pripyat. Red Forest, Duga, the reactor site, and some other nearby villages. Maybe 3 days.
As for Kiev, I think it'll be pretty interesting, though I'm not interested in finding dates. Depending on how easy it is for Westerners to get around, I'd maybe try and head to Poland for a day, as well.
>>1098569 I'd say fairly feasible. You'd have to have lots of stamina, though, because the tours start at like 8am and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Me and a friend have been planning on going hiking in Europe at the beginning of this summer and we're hoping that you guys could provide with information or advice. We are interested in preferably hiking from hut to hut although I have a good tent to bring if it's needed. We are planning on being out and about for about 2 weeks. Right now we are looking at the Dolomites and hoping that it's not to expensive. Is it possible to follow a trail for a long duration and find accomodation that isn't too expensive?
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my only experience with huts in Europe was along the GR11 trail in the Pyrenees. There are staffed huts that you pay to stay in, but more common are public huts which, in Spain were typically either completely trashed or like pic related. In Andorra the huts were clean, though very basic. I only did ten days so I didn't get a great sense of the overall quality.
I've extensively explored the bothy system in Scotland but that's quite different to what you're thinking. If there's an online resource for all huts in Europe, I'd love to know about it.
>>1098284 Hadn't heard of them, so I looked it up. Looks like they are technically legal, as long as nobody's getting pimped or coerced. Assuming the women are free-agent independent contractors, don't pick up on the street, and they all keep their own passports, appears to be OK per the law.
I have left the United States with the intention of deriving as much as possible from the inexpressibly rich South American continent. I have no more than my backpack, instrument, and 800 USD and am eager to see what will come from the trip. There is no real itinerary nor any plan for a return and unless physical necessity demands that I give it up, I will continue to explore this land, working when I have to, indefinitely.
I am starting in Peru because convenience makes it easy for me to do so and because I am interested in some of the traditional practices to be found... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm not an expert, but I don't know if this is the best time to go. Several South American nations are experiencing financial troubles (especially Brazil and Venezuela) so I'm not sure if that's going to hurt your ability to find jobs down there.
>>1098241 My blog is a little behind since I have not had much time to write. I'm already in Lima but from what I have learned from the people I've talked to, it's not too difficult to find work. I am certified to teach English.
An anon from /lit/ said that he took his brother to the DR and had him fuck a girl every night in order to save him from degenerating into a beta. I'm going to Santa Domingo this summer, how can I safely have a quickie with some pretty Dominican girls? I will probably bring a lot of money to spend for this purpose alone.
Hey guys, so I'm going to Costa Rica and I'm wondering what the deal is down there. Never been out of America and a bit worried about going to a country that different. Any Dos or Don'ts would also be helpful
>>1098016 just flew back from CR on Monday. It is pretty much America.Sure it has more dirt roads and the houses are built different, but they are similar. Do you speak Spanish? You really don't need to, but if you want to meet locals etc it is the way to do so.
How much of a threat does human trafficking pose to tourists in West Europe? My qt gf is going to esp on study vacation, which is great. And although I support the opportunity, I find myself more so questioning the trips risks.
However, the chance that she'll end up plowed by a conga line of Spanish guys who know how say vaguely romantic things in Spanish and know visiting student girls are the easiest prey of all is approaching 99%.
>>1097795 >However, the chance that she'll end up plowed by a conga line of Spanish guys who know how say vaguely romantic things in Spanish and know visiting student girls are the easiest prey of all is approaching 99%. This was pretty much what I was going to say.
Kidnapped, nah, that's not what you should worry about. Enjoy the trust you have while it lasts bro, because it's about to be drowned by litres and litres of Spanish and other European cum.
Sup /trv/, I am Brazilian and I and some friends are going to travel to the US, actually we do something crazy, we will drive from Orlando to Seattle. We chose the path south straight to San Francisco first, but beyond the Grand Canyon we do not know many "cool places" this way, you would suggestions of places to eat, visit, or just sit and watch the scenery? I search some blogs, but I have nothing concrete or that really cool. Also, if you have any tips on where to go or do not, is welcome.
>>1097733 This is kinda vague. There's beauty every inch of the Pacific coast, especially the Oregon coast. As for eating.. In-n-out is the best fast food once you make it West. I can't speak for the rest of the country but if I had the motivation I could go into a lot of fucking detail on Cali/Oregon/Washington
>>1097742 We, maybe, would take this rote, but we can change. We want some place to drink and eat well, and nice places to just seat and relax, one of my friends are almost dying by the cancer and he wanna just relax with us.
In 2 months I am moving from NC to WA and I need to fit everything I own into one of these. I don't have a tonneau/cap and I can't get one. Can anyone give me some tips or ideas or thoughts or whatever on the process? I was going to keep my valuables locked in the cab and only keep the bulky cheapshit stuff in the bed, covered by my mattress and some tied down tarps. is this pretty much okay or am I fucked? I also need to figure out how to keep my bicycle attached.
>>1098865 you could always camp, if you have a tent. Campgrounds usually cost about $15 a night, but can go up to $30 if it's a popular area. (I'd allocate $20 per night, on average, to be on the safe side).
Otherwise you're kinda out of luck. You probably can pull off of a less busy state road / rural area, but i'd just recline and sleep in your driver/passenger seat.
As for your bike, think about getting a bike rack.
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