Me and my gf are planning on a 5 day trip to Transylvania. On day 1 We're landing in Bucharest. On day 2 We're taking a train to Brasov early in the morning. We plan to take a taxi to see bran castle and sinaia On day 3 we're gonna take a train to sighisoara. We might take a train the day after to Sibiu if We have time, if not back to Bucharest.
How does this plan seem? Any tips and suggestions?
I've heard there are excursions to see both Bran and Sianaia castles in a day. But all the people I met were evaluating the Bran castle as "meh" at most. And SInaia seems more like a posh summer retreat than a castle to me. So I didn't go there. I enjoyed both Brasov and Sighisoara, doing the latter as a day trip from the former. Both are nice medieval towns. More stuff to see in Brasov.
Also, there are things to see in Bucharest for like half a day. Whole day if you want to see inside the Parliament... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My girlfriend and I are doing 19 nights in Europe this May. Most of the travel will be by plane but some by train/bus. Is 3 nights in a city the right amount of time for a trip? 2 feels like we would be leaving as soon as we got there, and 4 feels too long.
I would like to see Dublin, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice, some of the italian cost (Pic related) and Barcelona. Could we reasonably do each of these cities in two days WITH travel time?
>>1092942 >Dublin, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice, some of the italian cost (Pic related) and Barcelona. Could we reasonably do each of these cities in two days WITH travel time? No.
Every one of those cities has lots to do in them, you could spend a week in each to do them slowly, maybe three days WITHOUT travel time to do them comfortably. You'd probably still be a bit rushed running around.
Two days in Paris including travel time? You'd barely... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My friend wants me to plan a trip for me and him to "a god forsaken third world shithole" this January. Now third-world shitholes are my preferred areas to visit which is why he is wanting me to do the planning (he has only ever visited Europe) however the largest problem I am running into is time constraints. We are only going to have around 10-11 days total to visit where we are going so it limits us greatly.
Burma >fly into Mandalay >Check out Bagan >possibly check... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1092920 Most of the cities in Myanmar are linked by air, and the flights aren't terribly expensive. I'll take a $100 flight over losing a day and a half on the road, at least, if there are time constraints.
Alright /trv/ I'm going to Myanmar the 1st of April as the start of a short SEA trip (2,5 months). Planning to spend 3-4 weeks in Myanmar, and travelling with qt 3.14 GF.
What I'm tripping balls over is the government taxes on guesthouses, hotels etc. Each overnight seems to be 20 USD+, and this will seriously fuck up the budget we've planned - or atleast take a serious toll on it.
Any tips on how to avoid staying in overpriced guesthouses? Couchsurfing any good? Crashing at the occasional monastery? Paying locals for a couch in the night? Hit... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've never been there specifically, but I'm sure you can pay people to stay at their houses UNLESS the government has specifically forbidden this, which tyrannical governments have in the past. If your lassie is cool as well as cute, y'all could camp a few nights. Have fun and let us know how it goes. Thinking of going there for honeymoon.
>>1092916 there's apparently some law requiring tourists to register at local government offices if staying the night in the region outside of a guesthouse. Not really enforced as far as I can tell from reading abit up on the subject
Hi /trv/, Any great restaurants and bars to check out in Vancouver? Going there with a friend for a week. We wanted to check out the suspension bridge, is it really $36 admission to get on it? How is Gastown? Any cool places to check out there? Someone told us to check out the Narrow Lounge on main street and it looks awesome - any kind of hidden gems like that would be cool to know. Thanks in advance!
Suspension Bridge is a stupid touristy waste of time, don't bother. Vancouvertrails has way more interesting stuff, much of it that you'd have to yourself.
Gastown's touristy but has lots of good eateries too. Six Acres and Alibi Room are great places to start your night/grab dinner. Nelson the Seagull is great too for lunch, though that's Downtown Eastside which is a grungy but gentrifying neighbourhood nearby.
Narrow Lounge is cool, as is Main Street generally. Also consider checking out Locus and, if you're into veg stuff, Acorn has... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1092874 What sort of food do you like and what's your budget? Vancouver has mediocre food for the most part except for Asian food. Having said that, I'd say Vancouver has some of the best cheap sushi (under $15) in the world. There are a lot of good Chinese restaurants, noodle shops and dim sum all over the place.
As for the bridge fee, yeah it's a tourist trap kind of place. I go there when someone visits me. But there's another suspension bridge not too far away from that one that's free.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Im in a very similar situation. 3 days but gonna be meeting 2 locals. Im planning to go, see the memes then just fuck about. Try and find English, Scottish and Irish eateries while there cuz not visiting the respective countries and its the best next thing. For my sleeping arrangements Im gonna stay at what google tells me is the cheapest place and is not in a stabby area (Brighton?).
>>1092512 >Britbong in Houston. First time in US. What do/see/eat? Should I buy Kevlar? Locals own cars. Rent a car. It's really the only way around Houston safely (and comfortably in the heat). It's a huge sprawling city, with the kind of violent crime that kills you for your Rolex. You avoid that by not being on foot, ever.
Buy some authentic, or even better, some custom cowboy boots to last you a lifetime, such as: http://houston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/11/best-cowboy-boot-stores-in-houston/ http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/west_university/opinion/rocky-carroll-texas-legendary-boot-maker/article_ce9885f2-ce05-5ba4-81d0-255caf368fb8.html http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/01/politics/presidential-cowboy-boots/
Dine... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
About an hour southeast of Houston (listen to this guy: >>1092523 and rent a car) is Galveston, which is on a little island on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It's one of the oldest cities in the state and has several things that would interest tourists. They have the old part of town called the Strand, which has tons of restaurants and bars housed in old brick buildings.
They also have the recently-opened Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and their one steel coaster is legit. It's run by Landry's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
In June I'm going to SE Asia alone for 6 months (I might also visit India during the trip). I've been reading lots of horror stories online about malaria, Japanese encephalitis and dengue fever. Should I be worried about catching these diseases or am I just being pathetic?
protip: when reading up, pay attention to frequency of occurrence of events, aka statistics, rather than individual (horror) stories. When you are reading individual stories try to assess how typical they are.
>>1092508 Nothing to do about dengue but avoid mosquito bites, anyway. But if you get it, yes, you will regret it. Good friend of mine got it in Chiang Mai a few years ago, and she was bedridden and miserable for at least two weeks. We were working there at the time, so it was less trouble for us than it might have been for a backpacker, but two weeks when you can't get out of bed would wreck many trips.
I advocate caution w regard to Japanese encephalitis, too, despite the fact that I lived there for years without... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Which of these cities would be the best to visit for 3-4 days after/before seeing Budapest? I am mostly interested in historical shit and I am kinda leaning to Lviv, however it is the most out of the way.
>>1092484 Vienna is great for several days of sightseeing palaces, museum content, and great shopping and food. If by "history" you mean medieval intact buildings stuff you can't get much better than war-protected Prague, but you should stop somewhere inbetween the two cities or take a day trip out of either. Ex. Melk or Salzburg, Austria, or Cesky Krumlov or Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep or maybe even Dresden, Germany.
It's a pretty common itinerary to do Prague-Vienna-Budapest, as a 3 city tour in about... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Heading to NYC from Kansas in july, 15-18th to be precise. I''ll be flying into La Guardia, hostel is on the upper west side of manhattan, about 1/4th of a mile from central park. I'm just traveling for fun, have a few things I'd like to do, but no real game plan. Money not really an issue, so there's that.
Best way to get from airport to hostel in a timely manner?
Where can I find street vendors, similar to like they have in south east asia?
Are there any dingy hole in the wall bars I should... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1092460 Not many hostels in NYC. It's not a hostel city. There are three airports so you have a choice. Newark is the closet to midtown Manhattan. Airbnb rentals are illegal here though they are listed on the site. Most vendors sell food:hot dog carts,food trucks,halal(Muslim kosher)food. They are all over Manhattan. Get a Metrocard to use on the subways and bus. Don't even think of renting a car here. Go to mta.info for transit information.
If your hostel is Jazz - it is an excellent choice, congratulations.
The best way to get from LGA to Jazz is Uber. Or if you can't get Ube, get a yellow cab. Don't take unlicenced cabs, they're dangerous.
The second best is to take Q60 SBS bus from LGA to 125 St and then change to another bus headed downtown. It will only cost $2.75, and will be just slightly slower than Uber. However NYC bus and luggage don't mix well.
Street vendors are all over town... but most of them aim to rip off tourists and aren't really a good deal. UWS... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm overthinking my plans for the trip around the world I'm planning. There are two ways I could go: 1. New Zealand -> Fiji -> Vancouver -> New York -> Reykjavik -> Frankfurt 2. New Zealand -> French-Polynesia -> Lima/Santiago/somewhere in the Amazonas region -> Frankfurt
I'll fly in Mai or June next year and the second option would cost about 1000-1500$ more than the first option. The thing is, I REALLY would like to see either the Andes or Amazonia. Also, I'd rather go to French-Polynesia than Fiji.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1092149 Thank you for your reply! I thought about going to the Society Islands, because they are a good connection between NZ and America. Have you been there?
Actually I'm German and no Kiwi. The first half of my trip is already booked, but for the part after New Zealand I'm quite unsure where to go. I could also fly via French-Polynesia instead of Fiji and then do the rest of the first option. That would cost about 700$ more. Should I do it?
I'm working for an NGO and I'll be sent to Suriname for about a month. I'm leaving on the 25th of March, coming back the 22nd of April. My boss gave me a pretty exhaustive list of thins to bring/not to bring so I'm covered on that front. The NGO I'm working for is Dutch (as am I) so language should not be a problem.
What are some cool things to do in the country? Or in Guyana/French Guiana? I should have weekends off. I'll be based in Paramaribo but I'll be flying/boating into the jungle pretty often, so I'll be... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1090991 I've never been there, but I have a good friend who's from there. He made it seem to me like there isn't that much to do. A lot of the beaches aren't very pretty and there are indigenious people there who don't want to be disturbed. The country only has half a million inhabitants so I guess there really aren't that many towns other than Paramaribo.
Sounds like a very cool experience anyway, working in the jungle and shit. My friends also told me that ild wmonkeys used to throw... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1091140 >there really aren't that many towns other than Paramaribo Yeah, I knew that, but maybe there were some tranquil beach towns. Oh well, Paramaribo it is.
>other countries in the Carribean I don't think either my budget or my time allows for that. Which is a pity, because I've never been to South America or the Caribbean. Oh well, Guyana will have to do. Maybe I'll pop over into Venezuela for laughs.
Has anyone here ever bought an Amtrak USA Rail Pass (https://www.amtrak.com/take-the-trains-across-america-with-usa-rail-pass) and traveled around America?
What was it like and would you recommend it? Or perhaps people who have traveled long distance via Amtrak without a pass could chime in?
I'm a teacher so I have long summer vacations and I thought this might be a cool way of traveling around the country [starting in New York and going west] since I don't have a car, though maybe it is actually terrible?
>>1091544 Amtrak is complete shit and slow as fuck everywhere except traveling up and down California and traveling the northeast corridor.
Everywhere else it should only be used to travel back and forth between neighboring cities and even then most of the time the bus is just as fast. If you have any need to travel great distance you'll need to fly
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