My gf and I are planning a trip that we want to take next year. Basically we just want to get on a train and go around the US. Head northeast, see the big cities, go out west for the mountains, head towards the coast, and all that. Thing is, neither of us have ever done anything like this so I've got no clue what sort of things to look out for or how to plan properly. Any general advice would be appreciated!
We'd be leaving from the Dallas/Fort Worth area of TX if it's of any help.
if it was me I would look into more historical train rides (Colorado has a bunch as well as the east and west coast and just drive rental cars between destinations though they are pricy it will save you time because riding a train takes time....
>thinking of a trip to Morocco and southern Spain in 2017 or before, maybe for two weeks >American traveler, no Arabic language skills (though can learn the basics), high school Spanish (Mexican and Puerto Rican dialects - for what it's worth, it passed in South America, at least)
how is the situation? language barrier? getting around by yourself? not into tours and shit like that. I've read up on other travel sites, but figured you guys have a more lay-of-the-land impression.
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I don't know how easy it is to get a boat directly to Gibraltar; it's definitely easy to get to Algeciras, although I recommend sailing to Tarifa instead. It's a beautiful town with great tapas bars and views of Africa. From Tarifa it's maybe an hour by bus to La Linea, at the border with Gibraltar. Is it worth the trouble and expense? Yes, but only if you happen to be in Morocco's far north anyway. It's straightforward enough if you're starting in Casa or Rabat, but Moroccan public transport is a pain in the ass so if you're in Chefchaouen don't think "oh I'm not so far from Tangier". Still, Gibraltar is motherfucking cool. >Situation There is no situation. There never has been a situation. >Language barrier You can use your Spanish in the far north. If you only speak English you'll only interact with people who want to get your money, and you'll quickly convince yourself that all Moroccans are scumbags. Try, try, try to learn as much French as possible before you go. I used a combination of Michel Thomas and Duolingo. >Getting around by yourself you'll have to deal with bus ticket salesmen who are mostly crooks. If they're charging you 100 dirham, if the trip isn't at least 3 hours long you're being cheated. Trains are functional but slow and don't go many places. Shared taxis are the fastest way to get anywhere but they cram you in with six other people which is so uncomfortable I avoid them whenever I can.
Do you have any specific plans? >Don't bother with Marrakech >Do go to Rabat
Hey, just wondering if someone could edit the sticky in /trv/ to let people know one should:
A) search for a thread about your travel destination BEFORE making a new post.
B) be very specific in your question about >WHO you are (age, gender, nationality etc) >WHAT you want to see/do, your interests >WHEN you are planning to go >WHERE you are headed >HOW much money do you have.
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I'm an American and I'm interested in visiting Cuba. Obviously the forbidden fruit aspect of it is a big draw, but I am genuinely interested in experiencing the island as it is now. I don't have any political agenda, and I would prefer to not get a license and just show up and bum around the island. For the Americans that have done this, is it easy to do? Have you been hassled? Is it an overrated destination?
>>1089630 I'm Australian and spent about three weeks in Cuba in October/November. First of all I would say make sure you do some research and possibly bring Lonely Planet guide. I got a bit caught out without the internet and without that many opportunities to meet other travellers. Secondly, the food is very shitty and supermarkets are very limited. Thirdly, it is quite expensive compared to the countries I had travelled to prior to Cuba (Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras at that point). If you re travelling by yourself accomodation... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Seriously OP, the point of lads holidays is too keep yourself contained, so that sane reasonable people know where NOT to go to avoid shitstains like yourself. Lads holidays are one thing, whatever, but it's pretty rude to consider shitting up respectable places that aren't filled with drunk Brits climbing up and pissing on memorials to war dead.
Do us all a favour and stick to Ibiza or 'the Greek Islands'.
does "lads holiday" mean "go somewhere people don't know us to be loud drunken assholes and bang sloots"? or do you want to actually go on a cool trip with a couple friends? and don't fucking say "both"-one of them has to be the priority.
Hey guys, I just got one question, wich I have to know right now. I got a job-proposal and now I have to go from Belgium to Ireland, I already booked a flight (almost) and I can also do a transfer (so I arrive at Dublin Airport and have to go to Belfast city centre)
There are these bus-transfers and one says:
Dublin Apt Express - Belfast City Centre (Single)
Does that mean 'Dublin AIRPORT Express' or am I completly retarded?
I'm going to Cyprus for a week in four days, being based in Larnaca the whole time.
I want to see Nicosia, Limassol, Famagusta, and possibly Kyrenia and Paphos if it's not too long for a day trip. I don't have my own car, and have to rely on public transport. Will this be a problem? How is transport between north and south? Can I take a bus from Larnaca to Famagusta, for example, or to Kyrenia?
Any other sights apart from the big cities I shouldn't miss, that can be reached by public transport?
I've been to Cyprus, great place. Transport between North and South can be tricky without a local, although as long as you're from a politically stable country you'll be fine (EU passport is the easiest way to do it, that way it's easier to get back into the South).
Get a Taxi to Karpasia in the far North East, you won't regret it. There's a monastery right on the tip next to a huge beach (Golden Beach, pic related) which is often empty. The monastery has monks which allow visitors to come in and look at the ancient buildings, amazing, and in the middle of nowhere, in a cove next to the beach.
My only advice is get to the North East and back in one piece, its the most rural and least visited part, and you'll become more interesting if you go there instead of some tourist scum.
>>1089626 >>1089627 Thanks, it looks lovely, will definitely try to make my way up there. As for my passport, I'm from Norway, so not EU, strictly speaking, but travel wise we tend to count as "EU passports" anyway.
>>1089518 >Homemade stuff? Interesting idea; like what? Like bread, vegetables and fruits grown in your garden, home gym, etc... I mean, I guess which there are a lot of ways to save money for spend it in a journey.
>>1089425 >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPy6HbvSjfE Go hike the great wall. Go to the Mutianyu portion not Badaling.
You take a ski lift up to the top from the parking lot. Then you toboggan down at the end of the day. Hike all the way to the end of the restored section. Ignore all of the signs that say end of tourist area. Keep going. Find a cool looking brick to take home. Leave really early, its pretty far from the city center. You can spend all day there.
So me and my girlfriend are road tripping from Ames to Colorado where we will be staying in Denver but am open to going anywhere within Colorado. I know for sure will be going to Pikes peak and some hot springs. Other than that am looking for some good hiking spots and views all around colorado. Also i am wondering some must do things in colorado.I am wondering about what is a must do in colorado and what is a must see we are really interested in the outdoors,hiking, and learning about new things. Also what is some must try food places? Also 420
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