I'm a US citizen that was convicted of misdemeanor MIP (Minor in possession of alcohol, ironically I don't drink) when I was 19, a few years ago.
Do you think I would have any problems at the border? Under Canadian law, I committed no crime, some websites say they use the canadian equivalent of offenses to judge admissibility.
No, you'll be fine.
canadian equivalent of offenses means that if you got a misdemeanor for impaired driving in america, the border guards would consider that a felony because of canadian law and deny entry, not that a crime isn't illegal because it's not a crime in canada
if they ask you if you have a criminal record, just state the truth, they will still let you in
Thought I'd open a Taiwan thread. I happen to be going there soon, and there's a lot I want to talk about, so I figure it's better to create a separate thread rather than scatter my posts throughout other threads.
People who have already been, or are currently in Taiwan, please share your experiences. Anyone else planning on/thinking of going, ask or lurk.
..Its still China.
>>1309264 >It's starting to get frustrating that the only thing I can eat at is chain restaurants or fast food
Why not hit up the night market stalls? They get tons of visits from tourists, and many if not most of them are prepared to deal with them. And, most importantly, they still hold cultural value.
I've even taken my chance with a vendor who only had Chinese signs on his stall. He spoke just barely enough English to make the transaction happen, and this was in Kaohsiung, where English is less common than Taipei.
For all intents and purposes, they are separate countries. Different passports, different visas, different currencies, different political systems.
Download Waygo for your phone. 100x better translations than google, just point your camera at the menu and it will give you a pretty reasonable translation for the whole menu.
What's Hsinchu like?
If you could only live in one 'big' city for the rest of your life, what would it be?
>>1313090 >>1313174 >>1312214 >Berlin
You clearly have not lived in Berlin if this is your answer, shit fucking sucks and the people here are fucking weird
Perth? Perth Australia?
What's the appeal?
Out of cities i've visited: San Francisco
All: Prague, Sarajevo, Luzerne
Melbourne or Perth
Seoul, Taipei or Singapore
Great quality of life. Less of a busy sprawling mess than most of these cities
this guy gets it
New Japan General
As always, feel free to ask about:
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed
*Info on prostitution*
Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution.
Japan's sex industry is almost completely inaccessible to foreigners who do not speak Japanese.
What is available can generally be found in the following links
http://hentaitokyo.com/ >Note that most of these companies are owned by the same group so behave.
*Note about the JR Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥
Please check the /trv/ sticky before asking questions. It's filled with links to great resources, many of them specific to Japan travel.
Please refer to the old thread while it's still up:
When does your flight arrive at HND, and where do you need to go?
What's the closest station to the place you're staying at?
osaka is so much better than tokyo in almost every way
Imagine having as much spare cash as this kid
19:25 IF the flight doesn't get delayed. I need to go to Oshikiri - Ichikawa-city
I'm looking for abandon locations in North Carolina specifically near Wilmington and Jacksonville to take some photographs. I like places with lots of graffiti or just dark/ "haunted" buildings. Any help would be appreciated.
Downtown Jacksonville may still have some abandoned buildings, despite revitalization efforts. Downtowns in general are a good look for that in the South.
Does anybody get in your face about what you are selling/doing since you are doing mostly anti-candidate stuff?
How do you afford to move around so much? Is this because of work?
Damn, guess I really am an East Coaster
What are some nice places to visit? Please note that I'm not American.
>inb4 go to New York lol
is fallingwater even worth it though?
what about kennywood?
If you like architecture or theme parks maybe. Fallingwater seems cool, but there's better architecture in the city and I don't think Kennywood is that regarded as a theme park, is it?
its a comfy theme park. one of the "great old ones"
whats so great about it? im thinking of going for their halloween night
Fair enough. The food is pretty good from what I remember, as in super unhealthy but still good.
I'm moving to Jersey City (pic related) in a short while. The only real cities I've lived in are on the West Coast, so I have absolutely no idea what I'm in for. Does anyone have tips for living in the NYC area, e.g. etiquette, indications that a restaurant is good or bad/a tourist trap, where to shop, ins and outs of daily life, safety, etc?
you're an autist
The only abrasive people are the mentally ill and losers
If someone who obviously doesn't know what they're talking about posts misinformation about the city I live in, of course I'm gonna call it out.
Not really true anymore. I live about 6 stops after all the other white people get off and I've been fine so far.
What misinformation did I post? Obviously you
think you are the expert here and the only one who can voice an opinion. You're just an opinionated asshole, that's all.
NJfag who just moved to Brooklyn here.
Basically don't get in people's way. Step to the side when you check your phone, stand to the side of the subway door.
Seconding Trader Joe's
Meet people from the culture you're trying to eat from. I guarantee they'll know the local spots. If the owner doesn't have an accent, that's a problem.
In Manhattan I'd feel comfortable walking anyway south of Columbia during the day. I imagine Brooklyn as having a ring of bad neighborhoods from Bushwick and Bed-Stuy in the north to Crown Heights and Flatbush in the south. JC from what I've heard is nice near the water, bad far from the water.
>>1313168 >bushwick >dangerous
Unless you get into a fight with a drunk hipster, than no
I'm going to New York in November and I have a few questions
I'm a 24 year old male traveling solo for about a week, and my airbnb is on Weirfield St, near Wilson Ave, in the Brooklyn section.
Is this a good neighborhood? Is there anything in the area to do?
For the city in general, I would like to go to some cool parks, go to good places for people watching, eat lots of good food, and experience some good nightlife pretty much every night I'm there.
Fuck, I wish the bums I saw were this interesting.
I just see boring crackheads.
The village is a fun place to be a basic bitch pleb, I do it sometimes. 42nd street is not. Fuck 42nd street
If you don't want to head all the way out to Harlem I had a good time at Smalls Jazz, but that's more of a basement showroom than a bar. Great aesthetic though
PC Richards would be a good place to get electronics if you can't go to B&H. Michael's is probably your best bet for art supplies.
>>1312631 >fun parts of brooklyn and manhattan
Theres your problem
42nd is only cool if youre a restaurant worker that knows other restaurant workers in the area and can get wine, beer and cocktails for next to nothing
I'm making a list of prisons around the world I want to visit. Any recommendations on locations you've visited or know of? Preferably ones open to the public with tours or information, but just taking pictures of the outside would be worth a visit for me. No, I don't want to commit any crimes to get the full experience.
I have a trip to Northern England with a long list to see, and I'm planning a nation-wide tour of Russian gulags, but I'd like to see other parts of the world too.
Pic is Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio where some movies were filmed. I've seen Eastern State Pen. in Philadelphia, the West Virginia Pen. in Moundsville, Joliet near Chicago (not open to public), Missouri State Reformatory, and lots of smaller historical jails. Internationally I saw Quezon City Jail in the Philippines (operational) and few jails in Canada.
Thanks in advance
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I liked the Château d'If, an island prison with a fortress near the coast of Marseille in France, the one where the protagonist of the Count of Monte-Christo is jailed
That would be amazing to visit. Any advice on how to book transportation and a tour?
fuck, no one's brought up kilmainham yet?
I don't really know where you can book online, I live 3h away from Marseille so I when I went to the city I just went to where the boats leave for the tour, in the old port, and bought a ticket there
It's actually very close to the city (pic related) so it's not hard to get there
Here's the official website, in English