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My family wants to visit my uncle for his birthday in March of next year, and invited me to go with them despite the fact I'm not much of a family guy.
Don't take me wrong, I don't dislike my relatives above normal levels, but seeing as I care very little about wasting time with them walking around looking at clothes, or even being a tourist doing touristy things, I decided to use this as a chance to purchase tech equipment that cost 800% more in my country(Brazil), try and talk to people to practice my English and see what it's like pretending I lived there.
It's not /that/ hopeless a dream to apply for an exchange program or a green card(long story short, my father is a US citizen), so why not?
Here where I live I rely heavily on public transportation to get around. I take the bus and train/subway wherever I want to go, and get rides from time to time. So I have a question for folks living in the US:
How's public transportation? Does it work OK? What do I need to take the bus or train around town?
I'll probably stay in Florida for a week or two, so if you know how that'd work in Orlando, it'd be cool, but feel free to recommend me any other parts of the country I could visit.
I'm not even being a dick, but check out the "get around" section of Orlando's wikitravel article. As the other Anon said, it varies widely from city to city.
what's the US citizenship deal, though, homie? parents unmarried, or father lived in the US a very short period?
Use google maps and click on bus
Should plan out a route, it's pretty easy; just bring single dollars ($1) and quarters
This, seriously. Google maps are integrated into most cities transportation systems and does a good job with it. Overall it is fine
>talk to people you don't know >look around at people too much >AVOID EYE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO LOOKS POOR OR DRUNK
>google where you want to go like the other anon said >have cash or look up the card system it uses, some places do day/week passes >be prepared to stand >keep your hands in your pockets or close to you >expect it to smell shoddy >How's public transportation? Does it work OK? What do I need to take the bus or train around town?
Works fine just plan out where you want to go prior to arrival. Don't be one of those idiots who gets to the destination then tries to figure out how to get around. Google maps saves locations and I think routes as well; use and abuse it. Keep in mind some bus lines shut down outside main routes after XX PM, so download and install uber just incase
I see. I thought maybe y'all had something like the bus/train/subway passes we use here in São Paulo: they're kind of a must have because with them you don't need to pay additional fares if you need to change buses.
You recharge the card with some money, put it in front of this machine, NFC does its magic, and here's how it works:
- First bus: R$3.80
- Additional bus fares are R$0.00 for like 3 or 4 hours.
- If you need to take the subway/train, the fare is R$2.12
- Train/subway fare is always R$3.80 otherwise
Such a system is devised so that you don't spend too much when you're commuting from far away.
Sorry, I should've looked it up.
Thanks for the tips! I'm used to buses here, but I'll keep your advice in mind when I'm there.
I just left Orlando a couple days ago, OP, and rode the buses around a bunch. For an American city, especially one so new, Orlando's public transportation is really great.
The LYNX is your primary go to. It's their local bus system with $2 fares and stops seemingly everywhere. Dunno what
was on about, nothing smelled or was shady in any way. Granted, I guess I wasn't going through any rough neighborhoods, but LYNX isn't dirty or dangerous at all, at least in my experience.
There's also SunRail, a light rail system that cuts north-south through downtown and I think goes as far south as Kissimee? I didn't ride it but I saw it go past like a thousand times, so it must be pretty frequent.
There's also LYMMO, which is a free local bus service just for downtown. It's not nearly as frequent or widespread as LYNX obviously, but free is free.
Orlando also connects to both Tampa and Miami via Amtrak for relatively cheap, so if you've got the time to shoot down to either, I would definitely recommend it. Amtrak is slow but a super comfy way to travel.
>make a bunch of meme noise in your home board
>realize neighboring board is peaceful and quiet
>visit them to apologize
>SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKERS starts playing
sage report fuck you frog
Has anyone trained at a Muay Thai camp? What were the pros/cons? What suggestions do you have for someone looking into them?
Big hyped tourist gyms are in fact a save choice and provide high standards of training.
Care to talk about your experience?
Hey /trv/, my gf and I are going to Edinburgh in September for a week. She wants to go to the Highlands, I kinda do too but I would be content to stay in Edinburgh for the week.
Are the Highlands worth going to or is it a meme? Are they easy to get around without a car?
I live in Skye, have done almost all my life.
Edinburgh is good for a day or two but is mostly filled with cunts wanting to be English or actual English cunts. Come visit here, via Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Glencoe. Can come either through Glen Shiel and via Eilean Donan Castle or via Mallaig by train and ferry (takes you over Glenfinnan Viaduct - Harry Potter train bridge thing, maybe your girlfriend will like). Skye is better than all of the rest of Scotland, and I don't even think that's bias speaking. The Trotternish loop has the most spectacular scenery I've seen in Europe. A car would be a good idea to not get bogged in with the masses of tourists but to be fair, the tour buses do a good job of hitting the main parts in a day. And if I'm still here in September, come into the West Highland Bar in Portree, ask for the singing barman and I'll get you both a drink.
Really you need a car, but its worth it
Edinburgh is okay, it has a castle which is dank
Go to Fort William, enjoy the scenery on the way there (should see Ben Nevis when you get there) and get on 'the Jacobite'
And not too far from anything I've just listed is Loch Ness (pic related)
crap the thumbnail doesn't look blurry have another
Has anyone had experiences with Ba in Kirkwall? I don't know if outsiders are allowed to play, but I would go to watch even If I couldn't.
Also, whats Hogmanay like? I'm going to be in the highlands in winter and am looking for some things to do
Inner or outer Hebrides?
I have a plan for quite a large trip next year, starting from the Netherlands, my homecountry, to Berlin for 2 nights, followed by Zagreb for 3 nights, Ljubljana for 3 nights, with a day out to Triëst, Maribor for 3 nights, Budapest for 4 nights, Bratislava for 3 nights incl. a daytrip to Vienna, Brno for 2 nights, Olomouc for 2 nights and finally Prague for 4 nights before returning.
Does anyone have experience with this, I am wondering if it is enough per place and I hope it's not too much.
>Pic related, route planning
It is not too much. For me a city gets boring within a few days so i guess changing them on an almost daily basis is a good idea. I just don't get how you chose to stay in smaller towns that long. Do you just want to stay in cities or do you want to go out to visit the countryside too?
>>1264081 >Berlin for 2 nights >Zagreb for 3 nights
Only if you are going from Berlin to Zagreb by plane it is forgivable to go there. Otherwise, skip Zagreb and you won't lose so much.
>Bratislava for 3 nights incl. a daytrip to Vienna
Unless this is a budget trip, it is better to do the other way round.
For most of the places I'll be staying in the cities, only in Maribor I will go and see the mountains and in Prague I will take half a day for the Sedlec ossary. If possible I'll try to get off the beaten track, going to the outskirts of the city, trying to find local hotspots or some nice nature.
It is a budget trip, so yeah, it will be 3 nights Bratislava, and for the travelling, I am taking a Flixbus (15h journey, I know). Maybe in a few years I can go to Vienna on a better budget.
Hi guys !
So recently shit has really hit the fan in my country and just about everybody my age is leaving the country ( over 20% of the population aged 18-30 has left the country just in 2016. 2017 is expected to be worse ).
So, as all my friends are packing their stuff, there's no point in staying here.
And I have the opportunity to work in alot of countries, given my current work experience, and someone suggested Canada. Moreover, the visas for Canada will be lifted by December 2017, which is a great thing.
I have friends in whole Europe and a few in Australia, but nobody in Canada.
Can any canadian please be so kind as to tell me something about Canada ? Lifestyle, how's life there, how are the people there, how are immigrants seen ?
I've worked so far with people from Calgary, Alberta, Toronto, Quebec and Montreal and they seem like really good natured people with lots of patience.
Also, in order to give something back to /trv/, ask a multinational service desk analyst anything.
Believe me, bub, when you don't/can't earn enough in order to pay the bills and the groceries, let alone entertainment, gross income does matter.
Where I live the average rent costs more than the average salary. And food costs more than in Western Europe.
Try to live on 300 euros/month, when you need 700 euros/month for a decent life.
So move to Hungary or Czechia? Or try and move to a country with an actual economic future like the U.S., don't come here. And you sound like you're from Bulgaria or Romania kek.
I'm not trying to trick you into not discovering this " paradise ", I'm warning you that this county has no economic future and people with even slightly greater than rudimentary knowledge of macroeconomics are making plans to leave Canada. You're wanting to board a sinking ship.
i am actually from Romania. Just about any country is better than this.
Recently corruption has been decriminalized and now the gubment is voting to give full autonomy to a region which consists mostly of hungarians that settled here some time ago.
Basically the gubment is selling the country.
And Romania has the highest migration rate in the world for a country with no on-going war. And we have the 2nd highest migration rate in the world in general, number 1 being Syria.
Why not look to more regional countries? Or the U.S. Like I said, if you can get into Canada legally then you can probably get into the U.S. Legally too. Poland, Hungary and Czechia all seem like good options. I'm actually considering moving to Czechia and living in Praha to establish myself financially before buying property in Poland in a decade or so. Canada may be better than Romania but the same stuff is happening here in terms of selling the country, this won't be a desirable place to live in 20-25 years.
Well, visas for Canada will be lifted in December so it's much easier to go. US still requires visa. And I'm afraid that US will get into a nasty war any time soon.
I currently have the options of UK ( not so sure about it though due to Brexit ), Italy ( which is an average life but spectacular view and generally norther Italy is such a nice place to be ), Australia ( high income but too hot and too littered with dangerous animals ).
So the runner ups are Canada and Italy.
So I'm three days from leaving on my bike trip through europe and desperately trying to decide what to bring clotheswise.
Anyone with touring experience that can chip in?
My current plan is to bring:
"casual" linen dress shirt
hiking shorts (for biking)
one pair of trail-running/hiking shoes for biking and walking around in
I'm mainly concerned about the temperature during the day, and at night in the tent. I have a great fleece jacket that I could bring, but it takes a lot of space. I feel like I could also just stay a few nights in hostels/warm showers/airbnb if the weather turns bad..
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Warm weather is seriously overrated. I'm not going to complain because this is still 100 times better than cold and rain, but I'm sweating like a pig. Should probably get a pair of sunglasses and a hat as well..
Anyway I succumbed to the merino wool meme and bought a pair of underwear. They help, but so does 40 EUR I guess.
Try not to stick to the coast in South-East France. It's traffic-heavy. Also any reason for the overall route in France? That wouldn't have been my preference (i've toured extensively all over France).
Oh, please do tell me if you have any recommendations! The route in the OP is pretty inaccurate as of now. I'm currently heading to Paris (there in two days), and then I will take the train to Nantes with my girlfriend, from there we will bike a part of the Loire valley. She only has five days so after that she will return to Paris, and I will, as it stands now, go east towards Zurich, go through Schweiz and down into Italy.
Take less clothes you can always buy them in country
Hm, though I agree (and have bought some stuff on the way), I actually wouldn't change my luggage much now after having been out for two weeks.
For anyone planning a similar trip, this would've been my perfect luggage list:
On the bike:
Airy sports shirt/tank-top
Bike shorts (with padding)
Casual shorts you can just pull on over shoes and bike shorts
Nice casual t-shirt
A comfy shirt (flannel)
If you're camping:
Good underclothes, takes almost no space and can be combined with almost every other piece of clothing in case of a sudden drop in temperature.
Underwear (I actually did get some merino ones for biking and they're great, but normal ones from H&M work fine as well)
Socks and shit
What kind of career options can I approach to give myself the opportunity to traveled. I have been trapped up in Alaska most of my life and I desperately yearn to go around the world, I am confident that there is nothing else I would rather do, and unfortunately I can't get a career in flight because of my /minor/ eye condition. They won't even let me be considered for as a flight attendant because of it.
I know this is just a pipe dream, and I know this is definitely not even the appropriate place to post this. I am just really hoping someone here would have some insight and suggestion, because there are definitely more people with ideas here than /adv/
Just go work in hostels and other shit jobs all over the place until you get tired of it. It's a good life for a while and you'll see the world.
People that get jobs that require you to travel all the time end up hating it pretty quickly.
Preferably a white suburb where I can roll out a sleeping bag behind an obstructed building and not get caught, raped or stabbed.
Also, if this place has a public library, gym that allows you to rent a locker to store your stuff in overnight, bus system, and post office where you can rent a po box and an entry level call center or data entry place (like pic related only less pay) all within close range, that would be ideal.
If he gets caught the trespassing charge is far greater
do you know this from experience or is this just a meme?
Idk I went to college in foco and it was pretty nice
>>1262202 >dat pic
guaranteed in 3 years he's on /adv/ asking
>how can i make friends
If I go to Brazil, as a slightly above average american white man, what are my chances with the local women?
ITT: people assume brazil speaks spanish
If you can fuck girls in the states you can fuck girls in Brazil. I'm an American living here who never had trouble back home and honestly I find that it's way easier to get things started here - as in you're immediately interesting for being a foreigner. As for closing though (besides kissing, they kiss way more than we do) I didn't find it particularly different. I don't even think the ratio of girls who fuck on the first night is that different. If you're not making out with a girl on the first date/encounter you blew it. If you tried and she wasn't down, just move on. If you didn't try, you seriously confused her and made her think you don't like her, because its expected of you. Same if you don't have lots of contact.
Now if you're a sperg who can't fuck anybody back home, you'll probably feel way more of a difference since people will actively engage you since you're different and getting things started is where most people fail in the first place.
34 y-o 6'2 blue eye /fit/ here
Just came back from Brazil, slept with 20 girls in a month.
If you're good-looking, have decent game and know what you're doing, it's like fishing in a barrel.
Where did you go, Manaus? I know things are easy in other cities too, but I don't know anywhere that could be that consistent about 1N stands.
And how did you keep yourself interested in fucking new ones? I lost steam after about 5 in a row personally, my libido just dropped to nothing.
Do you know portuguese? What was your schedule like?