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I'm thinking about spending a few months in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and possible in Curitiba and Floripa in Brazil. Can anyone offer any non-bs opinions on the safety of these places? I understand bad things can happen anywhere (I've lived in NYC my whole life), but I kind of wouldn't want to get stabbed or shot on vacation.
While looking on the internet, I'd get varying opinions from things like "you'll get stabbed in broad daylight in Buenos Aires" to "you have nothing to fear, you can walk around at night without a problem". Does anyone have real advice/experiences? Is it okay to assume that, for the most part, I'd be able to stay away from violent crime/mugging if I try to blend in clothing wise, know which neighborhoods to stay away from, and learn a bit of the local language (Spanish dialect) I should be fine? Or is it better to skip S.A for now?
The Bronx is the only objectively unsafe part of the city and that may even just be a meme from my friends who went to Fordham, because they get targeted as unawares college kids. I walk around wasted, drinking in public late at night in Harlem and the black guys on the corner are friendly at worst.
I live in Curitiba, beautiful city but one of the 50 most violents of THE WORLD
Just be careful and don't show any phone, wach and etc. You will be fine, the murders here happens with people who deal with drugs. The major danger is to get robbed, especially if you don't know anything about where to go. I live in a violent neigtboor but the bandits don't mess with people from here. Kek.
>>1242437 >neighborhood >watch
The Bronx isn't even that bad, if it were its own city it wouldn't even be top 50 most dangerous in the US I bet.
I've been there quite a few times, even drunk and at night, and nothing bad ever happened.
Also keep in mind that The Bronx is big, and has enough people to be a major city. So the neighborhoods vary in quality, byt even the worst are okay if you have common sense.
The GF and I are trying to plan a trip, at the moment we're thinking of flying into Sicily for 5 days then get a ferry to Naples for an additional 5 days.
Any tips for travelling to Pompeii from Naples or of must-see museums/attractions?
Also just what are your opinions on these two spots in general as my favorite thing to do on holiday is just wander around sort of aimlessly all day drinking wine and see what we come across
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There must be buses for travelling from Naples to Pompei.
Also, check out everything you can find about the Amalfi Coast, because it's close to Naples and it's very beautiful. Somehow similar to Cinque Terre, but with a different historical background (Amalfi was one of the biggest Maritime republics, along with Venice, Pisa and Genova). If you like to wander around and eat / drink wine, that's perfect for you. Watch out for tourist traps when you're in big cities like Palermo and Naples. Better if you ask the locals (and by this I mean people in the street) where to eat.
Thanks man the Amalfi Coast looks amazing, unfortunately with issues at work i can only get 7 days off atm so we're thinking of just doing Sicily properly but i plan to do a week in Naples next year and hit The Amalfi Coast/Capri/Pompeii
I'm trying to decide whether to move to:
New York City
Same job, roughly the same total income ($250-300k as a high-level software engineer). I'm a single early 30's guy.
Which would you choose?
>>1242325 >San Francisco winters >cold
Then you would absolutely hate NYC. The coldest SF ever gets in the winter is around high 40s, and it never snows there, at worst MAYBE some light hail. On the other hand, I'm sure you've seen in the news the snowstorms NYC gets.
I make a tiny bit less in silicon valley 30yo single male. I recommend either Seattle or NYC if you're anything like me. Seattle if you want to retire early, NYC if you want to do night life things.
Here's a quick breakdown:
>Ripoff for everything >Need gagillions to rent somebody's living room >Human shit on every single street (yes, shit. piles of it) >Aggressive commie hobos spitting on you and violent cracked out blacks robbing you. >The best place to job hop if your goal is maximizing income (while paying all of it for a tiny bachelor studio)
New York City
>Cheaper than SF >Shitty air/weather >Less bums and aggressive pan handlers >Unless working for Wallstreet doing Fintech there's no money here >Traffic is pure shit
>Unfortunately growing number of hobos and aggressive panhandlers and crackheads everywhere >Clean air >Jobs pay almost the same as SF bay area, depending what you do >Less crime than SF >Less human shit on every street (for now) >Less communists (for now) >Cheap housing (for now)
I would pick Seattle, since you get near SF bay salaries and better weather than NY
*bay area salaries
Note, you can also own a gun in Seattle w/a concealed weapons permit, whereas NYC and SF are liberal shitholes that deny you personal freedom protection. Weed is also legal in WA and you can go into Canada on the weekends to spend all your developer dollars because CAD is free falling to monopoly money status.
Are there attractive women anywhere in Seattle - like, attractive by general US standards?
I just spent a few days in Seattle and I honestly saw maybe 2 or 3 women that weren't overweight or just generally unattractive. It seemed like almost every girl was chubby, and lots of guys in decent shape were out with fat chicks. Then I went down to Portland, and in literally 5 minutes I saw more attractive women than I had seen in 3 days in Seattle. WTF?
Gyaru Revival Edition
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
*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:
If you possess literally zero Japanese ability this is true.
There are some places that will turn you down no matter what your Japanese ability is, but most places simply want to make sure you can understand the instructions and the girl.
What Facebook groups?
basically everything in Tokyo is accessible from the Yamanote train line. If it aint then it's only 1 or 2 connections away. Just do whatever looks interesting.
Hey /trv/. Going to Japan in less than a month with my girlfriend.
9 days. First 2 in Tokyo, next 2 in Kyoto, next 1 in Osaka, next 1 in Hiroshima, and last 3 in Tokyo again. We have a JR Pass of course and we have airbnbs in every city. We know that's cramming a lot into 9 days, but we wanted to get a good taste of both modern Japan and classical Japan. Tokyo days 1 and 2: Odaiba, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, possibly Nakano Broadway Kyoto day 1: Kyoto Railway Museum, Kiyomuzidera, Gion Kyoto day 2: Niji Castle and Nishiki Market. any other suggestions? Osaka: No specific sights here. Just gonna go downtown, denden town and dotonburi. Hiroshima: Peace Park and Miyajima. Back to Tokyo: Shinjuku, Shibuya, any other suggestions? yeah, we know we're cramming a lot into 9 days, but do you think we can make it work? Thanks friends.
>>1243357 >I need 6 tickets. how fucked am I
Pretty fucked if you're limited to a specific set of dates. I was happy to get one ticket when waiting for the April tickets to be unlocked. My main problem was that I kept losing connection. Presumably because the site was overloaded. Maybe you'll have more luck, though.
How much do you pack when you want to travel long term?
For example, three or four months in India and Southeast Asia.
I want to pack light, but I also don't want to visit a laundromat three times a week. Or keep finding new laundromats, for that matter. How do you find that balance?
linen towels are apparently better. they actually remove moisture, don't smell as bad and dry way faster.
Have a think about whether you will gain much benefit from going carry-on only. If you're doing numerous budget flights then it can be great but if you're traveling mostly overland then the cost & time savings may not be that great.
The big consideration with luggage is volume as much as weight. Obviously less weight is better but anything under ~25% of your body weight will be fine unless you're hiking with it for days (which you most likely won't in that part of the world). Small size is more important because it makes it easier to fit in cramped train carriages, minivans etc. Another consideration is packing time - having a bit of surplus space enables you to pack and unpack more quickly. Packing cubes are a bit of a gimmick but may help in this regard. I like to take about a week's worth of clothes, which in reality means 7 pairs of undies & socks, 4-5 shirts, 1-2 pairs of trousers and 1-2 pairs of shorts. If you can try to stick to 1 pair of shoes because shoes take up a lot of space in a pack. I find washing clothes in the sink to be overrated. It's useful as an occasional option but inconvenient to do on a regular basis. It's not particularly hygenic for socks & underwear and clothes take a long time to dry without a spin-dry, especially in the tropics where it's cloudy and humid all the time. Even in warm countries you want some lightweight piece of cold-weather clothing in case you're on a bus with the airconditioning turned up too far.
Bring a regular towel with you next time.
The only real purpose of a microfiber towel is for when you want to wipe things without leaving behind scratches or streaks.
Was recently working cleaning cars for a rental company at an airport to raise cash whilst on the road and made the big mistake of calling the micro fiber clothes rags.... Was not pretty the manager was well pissed.
I get that it's technically wrong, but it's hardly anything to rage over.
>mmm, these fries are delicious >THOSE ARE NOT FRIES, THEY ARE POTATO WEDGES
>land in Belgium
>train to Paris
>fly to Asturias
Where do I go next? I'll have 4 days.
Lisbon? Southern France?
Help me out /trv/
Bruges, Barcelona, Valencia
Are you in Vienna right now?
Then you could go to Venice (~7 hour ride), Bratislava (~1 hour), Budapest (~3 hour), Prague (~2,5 hour) or other austrian destinations like Salzburg (~1,5 hour) or Graz (~2 hour).
Oh, you're in Asturia, not Austria. My bad lol
What is it with people flying to Europe for two week trips hopping between countries like crazy?
Belgium, Paris, Asturias. You could spend an entire vacation in each of those.
I know right, it sounds like those people are literally just travelling around without really taking the time to explore one place
Just moved to Korea
Any tips or pointers from recent visitors?
I've checked out Hongdae, Itaewon and Suwon so far.
All government owned museums have English displays and are free of charge to visit, so check them out. The War Memorial Museum is particularly awesome, lots of awesome architecture and artifacts.
I checked in to a 6 person room in a hostel for a week and reception offhandedly told me that there would be nobody else in my room until the weekend.
Normally that would be a good deal for a private room but I'm trying to work on my social autism and meet people. Would you request to change rooms?
I think there would be a lot more staff and overheads in a hotel, in a hostel you can get away with a few locals and some backpackers willing to work for a room and food.
>>1241935 >You don't meet people in dorms btw.
I do desu
Good for you. Meet people elsewhere then.
They are obviously trying to give you what you paid for, OP, and to keep their other rooms free for no reservation arrivals to get a choice, the kind of choice the make the maximum amount of money. Go ahead and ask if they will change you, but I can't imagine why they wouldn't have done that already if they aren't going to try to get more money out of you.
Bleh, hostels, especially when traveling alone. I would find it a touch creepy to be asleep with strangers I do not know, but that's why I don't sleep in hostels. That's just me. I don't like to use communal bathroom facilities either, because I don't travel with my own personal can of Lysol and there's no maid going in and out of the bathroom with bleach between guests like you get with a private room.
Why the fuck do you want to meet people? I've been on the road for 9 months and met only 5 decent people, the rest are cunts. Also everyone is on their phone now in common rooms. So you won't meet people there either. The best people I have met on my trip have been at a stop on an overnight bus trip in India, outside the gates of my Hostel in Nepal, and one in the common room. The rest were on the beach or in towns etc.
is it really that easy to meet people in hostels? i'm thinking about going to a couple cities in europe myself in early august. i'm 27, will that make me sort of old for the hostel crowd?
Where can I download free travel guides? I've been searching in the pirate Bay and couldn't find anything
Thank you my friends, all three links are really interesting, specially the last one
I'm thinking about going to Argentina in December.
>Planned to go to Thailand but my two friends bailed
>Will now do a solo trip (I did a solo trip to Japan a few months ago)
Any recommendations? >Which cities are the best to visit
>are there any nice rural areas
>how is the food