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I have $5000 and I live in the US
whats the most fun thing I can do travel wise?
save for your future
Jesus, would only 5k actually be feasible with this much time abroad? Flights to Asia are upwards of 1500 themselves.
Flights to Asia have become incredibly cheap. Theres a few deal sites now, its pretty easy to find tickets to Asia in the 400-900 dollar range if you're willing to jump on the deals and don't really care when you're traveling.
5K would make for a pretty epic 3-day Vegas trip.
Flights to Asia are upwards of 1500 themselves.
Booking one probably next week LAX->NRT 450 bucks in march. It almost entirely depends on WHEN you leave and WHERE you leave/land
I live in Phoenix but taking a 30 dollar greyhoud to get to LAX saves me about 3-400 bucks. Yeah it's a shitty 6 hour greyhound bus ride but for extending my trip X much, I can suck it up.
So I've accepted a job in Taichung, Taiwan and I've been reading up on the location. Apparently Taiwan is like Florida (where I live now) in terms of weather, so I'm not too sure what to pack. Should I bring some cold weather clothes as well? I don't want to be underprepared and look like a loon walking around in shorts while it's frosty outside.
It does get a bit chilly in the winter sometimes. I'd say the temperature fluctuates more than Florida, it tends to get hotter in summer and colder in winter, but it's not too different overall. But yeah, bring some warmer clothes for the winter months or if you plan on taking any trips into the mountains. Even in summer it can get down to around 10 Celsius at 2000 meters or higher.
I appreciate the helpful response. I'm excited to get started but I have to wait for my FBI background check to come back before I buy a ticket to fly in... In the mean time, what do you recommend as far as sites and activities around the island? I'm stoked to see the temples and whatnot
Taichung itself is is kind of boring. It's a nice city and all, but there isn't a ton of stuff to do. There are temples everywhere and I found they got kind of boring after a while, but Fo Guang Shan is pretty damn impressive mainly for the size. There's also a pretty big Buddha in Changhua which is like 15 minutes from Taichung, and there's a bit of a temple complex around it. You'll see tons of temples walking around though and most of them got pretty boring to me after a while. There's also a place called the Gaomei wetlands near Taichung, and I thought that was pretty cool, but it's probably a better thing to do in spring/summer when the water won't be frigid.
Besides that, if you like mountains I'd recommend Alishan, and I hear Taroko Gorge is cool too though I've actually never been. There's also Yangmingshan just outside Taipei and there's a lot of pretty cool areas around there. Honestly over the whole island there's tons of stuff to do, just depends where you are. You can find flyers and stuff in train stations for the city you're in, and while some of them will just advertise shitty attractions, you might find something cool worth doing.
Oh god. Taiching is a pretty boring city. Should have gone with Taipei if you had the chance.
I was in Hsin chu, fucking spelling, for a while. Stand pat on your clothes, no different from what you'd have in the moist part of florida. Remember how close you are to all the chinks shitting out clothing.
Range for me was about 60 degrees to a fucking jungle swamp. I'd expect it to be a touch cooler there at the low end, with the high end still being fucking jungle swamp.
I'm planning to move to Colorado Springs from California for a lot of reasons, to name a few:
>A decent home is around 300k, not 800k+
>Cost of living isn't sky high
>Weather isn't scorching hot 8 months out of the year
But I need to know the best part of Colorado Springs to move to since I don't know anyone that lives out there. Currently, house hunting at the moment and found some good ones.
Well, that just gave me another reason
Southeast part of town is #1
Colorado Springs isn't Boulder or Denver its a super traditionally Conservative part of the Midwest and has some of the biggest Mega Churches in the US not to mention the Air Force Academy. Its also a good amount of sub urbs
not that any of that is bad just that some people don't realize that when they think of Colorado
I honestly prefer that over where I am right now considering I'm a conservative living in southern California. I keep to myself and my wife loves to hike so I don't exactly see it as a problem being in a conservative city.
>>1336800 >from California
Fuck off, we're full. Go vote for Hillary somewhere else.
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What, in your opinion, are the best places to visit on the Costa del Sol?
I just moved to Munich and I've been very interested in visiting a FKK club. Any tips or suggestions of clubs in here?
Also, are there any girls who take clients at home here or just in brothels/FKKs?
Obviously privacy is important there. No cell phones or photo equipment allowed outside locker rooms. The way it works is, you talk to a girl, and if you want to fuck, you get a private room.
>>1336831 >private room
Ive been looking at some pictures and there's very few actual private rooms. Most FKK clubs seem to have these lounge areas full of couches and stuff.
The lounge and couches are for picking the girl
the rooms are all the same and usually upstairs. They aren't special, after you pick a girl while in the lounge you go up to her room
Hmm, that doesnt sound too bad. Still, i'd be very much aware of being in a place with a bunch of horny old dudes wanting to fuck hookers.
well they why the fuck would you even visit such an establishment when that's the whole point of it?
that being said, if you're really in for it you should consider frankfurt over new years.
some of the FKK clubs there have flat rate new years events / swinger things going on
fuck a whore for 2018 how's that
So aside from trying to find resturants and bars and a chinese message parlor I don't know what to particularly check out as the typical tourist traps don't interest me (although I might try to go to the Smithsonian, havn't been there). Any suggestions?
Walk up and down 14th St and gawk at all the rich hot young ass. At least thats what i did when i was there.
Ideally I would perfer to do more than look. If I wanted to look I just use the internet I pay $100* a month for
*pending death of net neutrality
DC Metro is honestly really fantastic when there aren't ass delays that come randomly. Much better than most US metro systems imo. Getting in and out of arlington is kind of a dick in the ass, but if you're planning to be just in DC, it'll do you fine. I guess it's snowing around there right about now right? When it's not so bad out, I've always found DC a very walkable city.
The Red Room bar, which inspired the darknet sites of same name.
Comet Ping pong, which people made fake conspiracies about to distract from actual red rooms is decent too but a bit far from the metro
This anon is right you in particular the Spy Museum and the Air and Space are my favorites to take tourists when I lived there
Foggy Bottom and you can out the Watergate Hotel
See a play at Ford's Theater
The Kennedy Center can have some cool plays sometimes
I enjoyed Adams Morgan and definitely check out Union Market
You should really see the War memorials if you haven't especially the Vietnam and the Arlington Cemetery the scale is really sobering regardless how you feel about any wars we've been in
I'll be soon visiting Malmo and I'll be staying for 3 weeks. I need info travel cards or something for that time.
I'm gonna need to use public transport and skane buses, my visit list includes :
Söderåsen national park
Stenshuvud national park
If you have some more places to recommend feel free to, but I'm actually looking for info on travel cards/options.
There's an app you can download "skanetrafiken" you can buy all your tickets in there. A monthly card might be your best option if you want to travel around a lot. You can't use it to go to Denmark or outside of Skåne though.
Otherwise Lund is just ten minutes away from Sweden and is one of the major university cities. It's a pretty comfy city and there's usually a lot of events going on there.
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I just found trv. going to spend a ton of time here
im planning a trip to south beach next month. i always rent an airbnb but it cost $1k for the week. im never inside.
but i do bring an expensive camera as im friendly with the modeling agencies and usually get busy shooting models.
i also like to sunbathe by an open window.
possible in a hostile?
should i just scrap the camera? and can anyone recommend a hostel? this is all really new. sorry if I broke any rules.
>>1336630 >im friendly with the modeling agencies and usually get busy shooting models. >i also like to sunbathe by an open window
You're gonna fit in just fine around here, friend. Welcome!
anyone ever been to mongolia? i have been thinking of doing a long distance trek by foot with a backpack and a tent or if that is not possible by motorbike or perhaps horse but since i am not very apt in horse riding this might not be the best idea, but i cant find much mapping or walkable trails there is also little info about resupply stops or info about the roads if it is suitable for a motorbike or if the distances between villages are to far to go by foot. I was thinking of taking food supply for 3 days and travel between villages especially in the altai area on the steps and perhaps venture into the mountains for a few days but that i ll best do with a guide. probably for 2 months.
>>1336774 >thinking of doing a long distance trek by foot with a backpack and a tent
No, just no lol
>but that i ll best do with a guide
You can only do this style of trip with a guide. Mongolia is fuck huge and no one outside of Ulaan speaks english (not that ppl there really do anyway) so your fantasy of being able to "resupply" every few days with nomads is unrealistic. Even if you spoke Mongolian (which you don't) most nomad families don't have enough extra food/gas/supplies to trade unless you were willing to pay 3-4x their value.
Just book a couple week long horse trek trip through a reputable guide company and let them handle the logistics of food/drinks/sleeping. The steppe is not a place for foreigners to fuck around larping as 'real traveler-nomad edition'. You will get lost and die of exposure before you know what happened.
well reading many testemonies on forums tell me it is possible to do alone just not very easy, i have experience in hiking alone for long periods of time scotland and taiwan, but indeed the logistics are not so easy as they were there perhaps as well as the language barriere but i just detest guided tours, as for the resupply issue there are some who claim they have done it this way from ger to ger although they just gave the general area name and not any specifics of what landmarks and or paths they took and for the exposure issue i will be going in the mildest months and have decent enough equipment to withstand rain and cold, for water supply since i would need a lot i was thinking of following low rivers that way it is easier to navigate and you have a constant supply of water i would also take a gps with me if navigation gets difficult the biggest problems as you said is the hugeness of the country and the poorness of villages i didnt come here to get convinced that it wasent done it has been done and can be done again but there isnt many detailed information available. I am not the kind of person that does these kind of thing because of the romantic view of being a nomad in mongalia i simpily love solitude, hiking and vast nature.
>>1336783 >but i just detest guided tours
That's fair, I do too.
>i have experience in hiking alone for long periods of time scotland and taiwan
Hiking in either of those places isn't really comparable. Hiking somewhere like say Alaska might compare in terms of 'vastness' and population density.
Do you speak any Russian at least? Some old people still speak/understand a little.
>i didnt come here to get convinced that it wasent done it has been done and can be done again
You do you, but your plan is bordering on the suicidal. Mongolia isn't Scotland, if you get in trouble, no one is going to come riding to the rescue. I could maybe see it if you spoke a little Mongol, were a competent horseman or were some sort of legit Les Stroud type outdoors man.
I would highly recommend you at least hire a private guide when you get there to gather supplies/logistics and help you pick a safe-ish route, just wandering off onto the steppe (even w/ a gps) is insane.
mhh yeah the point if something goes wrong i wont be able to get any help is also something that realy concerns me i also consider the option of going to a somewhat bigger village that is known for one/two day trekkings and just do those but in serie so i would be out for 2 days come back to the village resupply and go on another few day trek this seems more managable and there will be more hikers and travelrs who can help if something would go terrebly wrong.
as for the guided tour i will indeed have to take one for gobi and altai since those are realy difficult places to get around
but what do you think of the conected day trip plan? not going to far from the village so resupply is possible but yet far enough so i can enjoy nature and solitude.
i am no russian speaker i am however prepared to learn languages even if it were only the basics they should give me a decent advantage.
i am somewhat capable of survival, took a few cources and tried living on my own in the woods a couple of times but that would indeed be very hard to do in a completly diffrent habitat then i am used to however i did hear the rivers of mongolia are filled with fish, but i am not crazy nor stupid enough to make sure i have at least one or two days of extra food with me than is normaly necessary to complete the trip
I am visiting Copenhagen soon and I will be staying there for 10h. I'd like to see the city and the attractions as much as possible so I'm asking here what should I pick and what are the must see things ? Also what about travel in the city ? Which is the fastest way to travel ?
i visited copenhagen in one day like you want to do , and i can recomend to rent a bike , copenhagen is not a huge city , so you will be okay
Copenhagener here - Visit Christiania and Tivoli
Fellow copenhagener here;
Send him to langelinje to see the little mermaid like the rest of the tourists
Then go to kongens nyhavn
Then go to frederiksberg naturepark
Then goto christiania
Then go to stroget
Then visit the 3 christmas markets on stroget
And the ten hours are up
All in all this trip will only cost transport, and whatever you buy on the way no entrance fees involved
That would be the best thing yes but my fellow traveler cannot ride a bike unfortunately.
Sounds good guys, thanks for the info.
Would you recommend buying the DUO 24h ticket for adults for public transport ?