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Would you say this is an accurate breakdown of the cultural regions of America?
No. Not even close.
I much prefer pic related. I didnt make it.
It's pretty close.
No. Houston has no relation to Asheville. The upper east coast bears little resemblance to its instate counterparts. There's no reason to separate western Iowa from eastern Nebraska. The OP map takes geography into account but ignores culture almost entirely.
Maryland, and NOVA are only Southern to people from the NorthEast, which is ironic because they lost there Southern cred because of NE transplants
Did I do good?
I hate Seattle.
Sorry, just passing through
Do you hate Bellevue?
What the fuck am i even looking at here? What a stupid fucking thread.
what to do in NYC? No empire state building madam Tussaud bs. Im here for 2 days one night to visit a consulate and figure I might as well see some cool shit while im here
Bumping, as this is relevant to my interests
2 days is not enough to see New York. I'd recommend just walking around. But you're really not going to be able to see much with that limited time.
The Met is possibly the best art museum in the world. Central Park is overrated. There are tons of top-notch jazz clubs in Greenwich village worth checking out. Stick to Manhattan if you have limited time.
Two days? Stick to Times Square!!!FACT!!!
Pick a museum or two to visit, and get reservations at an established restaurant. Maybe a broadway show if you can get cheap tickets.
Boom done. Stay as far away from Times Square as possible. If you go to a chain restaurant while there, neck yourself.
the met is the best place to visit in NY. It takes 2 days for you to appreciate it,
Sup /trv/ Long story short, in a fatty from Northern Europe. I hiked once when I was a kid, and I want to do it again someday.
Short story long: Back when I was a kid, around 14, my parents took my 8 days hiking up in Northern Sweden, other side of the polar circle. It was an amazing experience, had reindeer burgers at a small Sami village. Now, at little over 30, and way, waaay fatter thanks to just kinda hating myself in my 20's I want to recapture that past I loved so much. Which means, I want to travel, and I want to hike. My "dream" route (which I won't start with, but want to work myself up to), is from Hamburg in Germany, and then to follow down along the coastline of Europe until I reach Mont Saint-Michel. It's about 1500km in total, right now my walking speed is way low, even assuming I was fit for walking it, at my current speed it would take (assuming one rest day a week) over a month with almost 8 hours of walking a day.
So, I have "a couple of" questions. How do I get ready for such a thing? Both physically (beyond just losing weight) and mentally. What should I prepare to bring along, what is some good/necessary equipment? When is the best time to take such a trip? Should I take a detour around Calais to avoid the "jungle" or is that whole thing not really an issue anymore? How much physical money should I bring since I can use my card for most purchases? What is the easiest way to get home? Should I get a partner to walk with? Stay and hospice, outdoors or try and couch surf? And do anyone here have anyone here have experience with the so-called "European Long Distance Walking Paths" network?
I was considering packing very little food as well since there are supermarkets and farmer markets all along the route, I should be able to buy meat and veggies for dinner most days.
>How do I get ready for such a thing? You don't. You just do it, ready or not. >Both physically (beyond just losing weight) and mentally. You really ought to try doing 20+ kilometer trips with a heavy backpack first and see if you actually enjoy it. It's a lot differernt than just a casual day trip. Do not be fooled. >My "dream" route (which I won't start with, but want to work myself up to), is from Hamburg in Germany, and then to follow down along the coastline of Europe until I reach Mont Saint-Michel. Honestly, what's your reasoning for this route? It's all flat and not very interesting as far as the landscape is concerned. Plus it's a very populated area and you're unlikely to find that many hiking trails near the coast. It's a poor idea imo. >When is the best time to take such a trip? Spring or fall, the summer heat would mutilate you. >Should I take a detour around Calais to avoid the "jungle" or is that whole thing not really an issue anymore. lol >What should I prepare to bring along, what is some good/necessary equipment? Good fucking shoes, a good fucking backpack, a good fucking tent and a GPS. >What is the easiest way to get home? ? Flying? >Should I get a partner to walk with? Stay and hospice, outdoors or try and couch surf? That's something you have to decide for yourself. Also try asking /out/ for gear questions.
> Honestly, what's your reasoning for this route? It's all flat and not very interesting as far as the landscape is concerned. Plus it's a very populated area and you're unlikely to find that many hiking trails near the coast. It's a poor idea imo. Well, I like the coast. And there's supposed to be a Long Distance Path meant for hiking that goes all the way down the coast to Portugal. With regular campsites along the route. Also, there's plenty of sights to see such as Dunkirk, and the beaches of Normandy. Mostly I set it as an initial goal exactly because it's not too demanding.
So I'm planning on quitting my depressing job and going travelling with my savings. My first idea was the US to avoid issues with language. My first plan of doing the whole country fell through after looking into it and seeing I only get 90 days so I've settled on doing the Eastern States and want to run some things by guys with more travelling experience than me and some native Yanks before laying any real groundwork into it.
My plan is to go to NYC for a week before doing a New England loop and then a second loop down to Florida and then up to Minnesota and then back to NYC getting in all the States along the way. I will either take the basic camping bits or buy them over there to sleep in, with at least one stay in a cheap motel a week, all travelling will be done via public transport and hitchhiking.
My questions are;
Is this doable in 90 days?
Is the camping idea workable or should I do mostly motels with a bit of camping?
Will I get eaten by bears or mountain lions at any point?
Is a 5K budget enough?
How will the weather be in August to October?
What are the public transport links like in the US?
Is this way too ambitious?
>>1378277 >Is this doable in 90 days?
Not really, you're going to moving around so much that you will miss a ton of stuff. I think Europoors don't realize how huge America is. You're better off choosing fewer locations and spending more time in each of them. You won't get to cross as many places off on your RealTraveler™ map but you'll have a more fulfilling experience.
>Is the camping idea workable or should I do mostly motels with a bit of camping?
You can make camping work during the warmer months, but October might be too cold depending how far north you are.
>Will I get eaten by bears or mountain lions at any point?
>Is a 5K budget enough?
Yes if you are camping all the time for free, and you aren't paying too much for transportation.
>How will the weather be in August to October?
The range of your image covers over 1,000,000 square miles, so umm... it depends on what part.
>What are the public transport links like in the US?
>Is this way too ambitious?
>>1378282 >not really...
Yeah, I haven't gone super in depth into what I want to see or places I want to go yet beyond NYC, Plymouth, Boston, Salem, Niagra Falls, D.C, and space stuff in Florida. I'll admit the main motivation for this first draft was to go to as many states as possible even if it was just to go there. I'll be working on it until July.
My initial plan didn't involve looping round and I just expected to find the nearest airport after 80 days and see about getting a flight back to UK but then I found most flights only go to and from JFK and then all sorts of complicated connections, so I just figured it was easier to buy a return ticket for 12 weeks later and then see how far I could get before needing to head back to NY.
I was mainly looking for general cold up north, warm down south stuff
>>1378277 >all travelling will be done via public transport and hitchhiking.
Good fucking luck. There isn't much public transport, and hitchhiking is illegal in most of the U.S.
Literally the only place I see hitchhikers any more is California, and on one small island I lived on for a summer. The island was small-town-rural and everyone knew everyone else.
So, other than getting arrested for vagrancy, what are your real plans?
>>1378588 >Today, hitchhiking is legal in 44 of the 50 states, provided that the hitchhiker is not standing in the roadway or otherwise hindering the normal flow of traffic. Even in states where hitchhiking is illegal, hitchhikers are rarely ticketed.
I had thought of renting a car but haven't looked too much into it due to the costs probably being way too high, though i could realistically cut down the scope of my travelling to maybe 2 months, sleep in the car instead of a tent sometimes and see less in one go to get back the cost.
Where's the best place to see the Northern Lights? Any places in Alaska worthwhile or am I better off to look somewhere in Europe?
At this time of day?
In this part of the country?
Your pic? Kino as
March and September are the best times to see the Aurora in Alaska IMO. In the dead of winter they usually don't appear until well after midnight but in the spring and fall they frequently appear earlier.
As for where (again IMO) the best place is in the Mat-Su valley North of Anchorage/Wasilla. It's very flat, wide open and there's less light pollution. Talkeetna is a fun town and would be a good option. The areas North/Northeast of Fairbanks are popular too, but it's a little more hilly. There's a lot of tour companies out of Fairbanks to good viewing spots, might be worth it if you're not good at winter driving.
Couldn't find one, so I'm making own edition
Anyone spend an amount of time around Roma Termini? My phone is dying and my train doesn't arrive for another hour or so
It's true. I forgot to withdraw Euros with my bankcard at the airport. I only realized too late when I had already gone through security. The bank card can only be used at post office atms in my country. I bought the 4chan pass with a mastercard which I don't have with me but have the number written down.
When I was younger I thought peoples who always had a wad of cash with them were just posing as ballers. Just withdraw as you go I said, or just pay with it always.
Then I've been stuck in China with useless plastic, after my idiot banker freaked out because he saw an international payment worth thousands (dumbass didn't know the value of HKD) and blocked it. I've also had another time when no ATM would accept my visa. And countless times when no one accepts cards. So now I always have a small cushion, 100-300 € depending where/how long I go, for emergencies just like this. You'll always find a taxi driver willing to drive you to an exchange counter (or probably accept Euros, in Turkey) and that can be the difference between an excrutiating night in an unwelcoming airport, and a nice little adventure when you rode till the wee hours in Istanbul just to use up your 50€ bill with the driver, hitting small cafés, having delicious street foods, falling in love at first sight with a young turkish beauty that you will never see again, but never forget. Tell me you won't make that mistake again, son.
>I don't doubt it's true, but it doesn't mean I should feel sorry for you
I'm forgetting basic shit lately. I was so focused on getting to the checkin counter that I forgot I had to withdraw money. Went into auto mode then and yep, won't ever make this mistake again. People are starting to leave the airport now. Never actually slept in an airport before, just outside so this will be a first.
Beforehand next trip, you withdraw cash that you intend to come home with. Really treat it as emergency fund, not expendable unless you have to, like tonight. So you don't need to be thinking about it when needed. Any sympathetic looking traveler? Someone who could lend you a fiver for drinks or snacks?
I'm used to not eating for a day so this doesn't bother me. And I'm the type of autist who would rather die than beg for money in a foreign country. Especially as a so called western. I've seen white people begging in countries and it's not a level I would drop down to. I'll just suck it up, who knows once it gets really quiet I might speak to another non work, non cashier person for the first time in years.
Hello, am looking for some information on how hard it would be to get a permanent citizenship in Ukraine. I have been wanting to move for a long time and could use some help. Also if there are any native Ukrainians that could tell me what it's like living there and what to expect.(from the U.S btw)
-thanks for your time
Though I'll add, the conversation has shifted dramatically from the desire to be with ones race (identity politics), to the challenges of integration in an ethnically homogeneous society.
Firstly- travel, and try to live month, then make the decision =)
So it's safe to go there right? Thread making it sound like it's still unsafe. I'm a turbomanlet. Will be there for 2-3 weeks for sightseeing.
It's safe if you stay away from the warzones. But if you've never been there before or other former Soviet blocks, you will face other kinds of cultural shocks.
There are plenty of overwhelmingly majority white countries that aren't corrupt shitholes embroiled in a civil war. I'd go to Ukraine for tourism or even long term if I was getting paid a salary in USD but it's a bad idea to want to settle down there for good. I'm used to the lower quality of life in Russia (didn't live in Moscow or SPB either), speak the language quite well, and still wouldn't want to live in Ukraine. If you're on the hunt for a wife Ukraine isn't a bad choice but if you don't speak the language and know what you're doing in general you're gonna get taken for a ride sooner or later.
To answer OP's question I remember weev said he got citizenship for around $20k but I'm sure he has connections there.
Im making this board for people to share any location in Russia with unique history to them
This can vary from;
Stalinist architecture/Soviet Era buildings
Places in Siberia
Gulags and old Battlefields
Where is *that*?!?
So I'm going to travel to Kazan next saturday. Not sure what to expect but I'll post my experiences if I can find this topic in a week or so.
i have a trip of 3 day in dubai, what there is to do there ?
what do you like to do on holiday
Theres plenty of resorts with activities there, but you should check out a day excursion into the desert either via with a Jeep or camel.
Do the Jeep thing with Arabian Adventures.