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I'll be dropping in Rome at the end of May and would like to take my time seeing smaller villagers, the islands and the rich and varied history, whether through art, architecture or food.
For those Anons who have visited, could you suggest some great towns/areas to visit, recommended reading while travelling, very unique places, etc.
Also, if you know of places similar to San Gimignano (Lesser known/preserved areas), please list them. I'd love it.
They're too many, really. The whole Tuscany is a well preserved historic area. Where do you want to go? Firenze, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca? The northern cusp (Lunigiana/Garfagnana)? The south (Maremma)? Each province has its own characteristics. Tourists usually stay in the centre (Chianti, Val d'Orcia) because those are the most famous and promoted areas. But if you simply want to visit well preserverd medieval towns, you may just as well go to Umbria (Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi) or even Marche (Urbino, Macerata, Fabriano, Ascoli Piceno). But maybe you rather go hiking in nature and explore places off the beaten path? Then the Apennines (the whole area at the border with Emilia-Romagna) is the thing for you. Do you like vast plains and wild beaches? Then Maremma. It's really hard to give recommendations if I know nothing about you and your travel preferences...
to add to the anons post, when i stayed in tuscany we had some stops planned but a lot of it was just taking tips from locals about their favorite places and not being afraid to just follow brown signs (historic land marks) there is plenty to see in tuscany but if you get too caught up in planning you are going to miss a lot of great stuff. I would also add the towns are fantastic but its the landscapes that really blew me away.
That's right, the brown signs are very useful to discover hidden castles, convents, abbeys, roman remains, etc. And I agree that asking the locals (especially in hotels, B&Bs, rural restaurants) is the best way to explore these regions.
sicilian cuties are the best and are really easy going
Evening all, I've just finished a years teaching in China and am interested in doing the same in another country.
Any suggestiions or recommendations?
Also TEFL stories thread I guess
I'm an engineer. I was STEM major in college like any sensible and smart person. I was guaranteed $100,000 staying salary and job security for life. A couple years into it now. Living the dream. Married. Have a house. Gonna have kids soon.
This is really the only acceptable way to live your life. I'm almost in a hiring position and I will make sure to turn away anybody who has taught a English abroad, took a gap year, or otherwise abandoned their standard career path to fuck around. Cant wait honestly.
Thinking about English teachers constantly, posting in their threads, fantasizing over rejecting them in job interviews
Have no idea you exist
Are you just jealous that some of these dudes got to go around fucking exotic women for years that you don't want to hire them because your stuck with your aging gallon of milk wife?
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>>1524984 >LARPing this hard on /trv/ of all places
dunno, i guess employers think of alcos or other deadbeats. i've spent significant time in some dodgy parts of the world to the extent that i can break bread with oil-workers easily, but for some reason i can't get into the industry. oil is on one of its cyclical death spirals at the moment so i guess i'm going back to the language oilfield (China).
A lot of expats in Japan seem to have no talent or real qualities… Guys like Tkyosam or Ryan Boundless
How can they afford living and staying in this country for years? Are English teachers considered gods there?
Does it give unlimited visa even if you are really low skilled and offer close to nothing?
1800-2000 calories is the normal intake one needs per day keep that in mind.
Walking burns a shit load of calories and they walk a ton, most don't have the same the same free budget you do as a tourist either, that with the social stigma around weight eh fairly easy to see. Think about how many japanese you see buying something at a lawsons/familymart/711 that isn't coffee or some wake up shit. Probably a fuck load less than the tourists you recall. They eat far fewer than you think, and walking help burns off anything they buy, then combine with long work hours eating something at home can be fairly small and quick.
Japanese girls are skinny fat
Also, if you do an international program at a Jap university with a bit of namesake it is pretty easy to land a job at an international firm doing business in Japan or a Jap firm looking to do business outside of Japan in various positions. Of course running your own business is better as getting promoted in a Jap business is a dead end due to unironic racism, whatever race you are.
If you are an English teacher you either want that or you fail to properly market yourself in Japan.
>>1524681 >Japanese food >Healthy
The western European diet is unirionic the most healthy and diverse diet there is.
>>1524958 >800-2000 calories is the normal intake one needs per day keep that in mind.
For a man that is 2500 idiot
>tell my coworkers im going to thailand...
They think i’m going for sex...
I just want to go see scenery and eat food. Why is this so hard to believe?
OP here also I’m gay and they keep making ladyboy jokes. I tried to tell them that traps aren’t gay and that I only like men.
Don't worry OP, Thailand is full of old gay pedophiles, so you will fit right in.
I want a ladyboy to sit on my face so hard ;_;
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other anons are right, the whole "male going to thailand for sex" meme is pretty apparent, but that being said, you need to remain true to yourself, either
A) Fully embrace the meme and say "yeah you got me." and then proceed to not fuck at all, because you know why you're there
B) Ignore them, and have a great time.
either way, if you do get horny and fuck a slut, that's not ENTIRELY your fault, if you got thots all around grabbing at you, you're bound to get a little horny.
you do you man.
This is so fucking retarded. This is the exact same kind of incel paranoia that actually believes people notice their dominant arm is bigger than the other explicitly because they masturbate with it.
Nobody gives a fuck
Planning a short trip to Andalusia, flying into Seville, going to Granada, and leaving from Alicante. I'm going to practice my Spanish and explore part of the country I know next to nothing about.
Can anybody share recommendations, insights, places one might like to stop in between the cities?
I'm into history (particularly religious history), literature, and hiking (Sierra Nevada tips?). I'm definitely seeing Alhambra, Sacromonte, and some of the cathedrals. I like interesting cafes and bars more than clubs and partying.
Planning to spend the most time in Granada and the least in Alicante as this seems to be how the spread of points of interest lies.
Any stories or tips are appreciated. Bonus points for a good book set in / about the area.
Make sure to bring Clash album to listen to
Granada is gorgeous.
I went there on a whim, then decided to hike up the Generalife trail and camped out at the top with a view at the Sierra Nevada. Sacromonte has a community of cave gypsies living in the mountainside, you can find them behind the hermitage. I knew some hitchhikers stay with them for a night or two but their life seemed pretty peaceful without people coming in for free handouts. Still cool to see.
never been myself but I was looking at Cordoba. Looks pretty nice. Should be cool if youre into history too
I prefer Córdoba over Sevilla and Granada.
Why is Hawaii so popular for Japanese people? I was under the impression that Japanese people don't travel and would rather stay in their comfort zone.
There's also a large community of japs in Brazil I heard.
Going to big island for a week starting saturday. Is the jap thing mostly honolulu or will i need to go out of my way on BI to avoid japanese culture?
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>>1516121 >"Why are Americans talking about their history?"
>>1525110 >their history
American education at its peak.
Is it true that surgeons in Thailand are really the best at constructing man-made vaginas and if so, how did they come to be this way? What made their surgeons go, "I want to turn dicks inside out for a living?" Also, for someone who hopes to visit this country someday in the future for such a procedure, what is there to do and what should you expect?
Go to /lgbt/ and never look back.
When this thread gets replies, you will regret it.
Why do Americans not appreciate European culture. I woke up around 930 and went to the bar across the street asked for football and they told me it was playing and I had to explain to the lad that I meant real football. He finally put on a game but on a TV hard to see and one out of the 10 here.... Fucking ahit man what is wrong with you sorry lot
'Soccer' and football are completely different sports ya dingus. Football is a highlight sport, meaning the game is such that every play is meant to be fast paced and exciting to watch. A good example is the pats vs falcons, every single play was a highlight and really incredible to watch. Although, it also means theres a fuckload of time between plays, hence why many Europeans will say its slow and boring (somewhat ironic given the reason americans love it). Also, the majority of regular games have a lot of time where nothing of interest happens.
'Soccer' on the other hand is 90 minutes of non-stop action (in theory). Watch a champions league semi-final and you'll see what I mean. Incredibly entertaining when both teams are well matched.
Personally I find 'soccer' more exciting for the fact that teams can win at any time, a team can come back from 2-0 in 10 minutes and breakaway goals happen all the time. Compared to football where if a team is winning by three tds its pretty much game over. Also clock management plays are boring as fuck
You only think something like "pats chiefs" is exciting because of the excruciating narratives created by wall to wall tv coverage with idiots wearing suits making up sports concepts and brainwashing you
No normal person finds nfl exciting
Me like man kick ball game
Me like big field
Me like hooligan firms
Go better country
Why better country no like man kick ball game?
It's a bit the same shithole. Except everyone pats themselves on the back for it.
It's very American to assume that any kind of cultural difference is the result of active malice
I thought it was a Californian thing. Every other state I've been to has been much more welcoming than my "progressive" state. Though I do hate how warm beer isn't a big enough thing . I prefer Guinness that way.
Ausfag here. I've got three weeks to kill in North America in mid-May to mid-June. I know absolutely nothing and would love some insights on what to see and what to do!
I love nature and the outdoors, so maybe some suggestions to do with that would be great. I've got Lake Tahoe on my list - it looks beautiful. Would love to do some fishing, swimming, hiking and check it all out!
I'm also big on food and would love to try different types.
Otherwise, I'd be keen on seeing some sports, but I know that the NFL, NHL, NBA, etc aren't in season then - will there still be college games I could go and watch? I'd also be keen on border hopping to Mexico for a weekend or something - any recommendations on somewhere to go where my head won't get chopped off and skull fucked by some cartel fags?
The only other thing I can think of is I'd like to visit a friend near Vancouver and a friend who moves between Texas/Mississippi - so any suggestions of things around there would be great because it ties in with the only loose plans I have.
tl;dr: clueless ausfag needs advice on North American trip!
>>1524577 > I'm thinking 2 weeks US and 1 week Canada.
if you end up going zion/bryce you are going to want at least 3 full days for zion. bryce can be done in one day but you better start early, wear your walking shoes, and dont do too much dilly dallying. For Zion "Joe's Guide" online is the best. the Lonley Planet Section in the book is pretty amazing. It also has a great zion section.
Arches and Caynonlands are sister parks near the grand esclante monument with Moab in between them. I would pick zion over those but that's ultimately your choice.
you could also do Yellowstone and Glacier to Seattle then up to vancover.
MLB will be the only sport going on when you're here. We call it "tailgating" here and honestly it depends on the stadium (many are in dense downtown areas with no real parking lot). The Milwaukee Brewers have the best tailgating scene i've found in baseball tbqh.
Nothing wrong with visiting LA.
Rent a car and drive Hollywood, the hills, a few canyons, the coast road around Malibu. Even driving the 5 or 405 as an Australian is a bit of an experience. If you want a nicer LA but same feel go south to Orange County, check out Newport Beach, drive down the coast, more canyons. Anaheim angels is there but no idea on fixtures. You’ve also should check out nhra and nascar dates. For crossing the border your only “decent” option is tijuana or a cruise.
For cities i would have the following as my long list:
>Seattle >SF >LA >Denver >Chicago/Milwaukee >DC >NYC >Philadelphia >Boston >Miami/FL Keys
And te following as my short list:
For nature, the absolute musts are
>a drive down highway 1 in the pacific NW/west coast for as long as you have time for >yosemite >yellowstone >rocky mountain natl park >olympic natl park (especially for kayaking in lake crescent)
Some good extras would be
>acadia >everglades >cape lookout in oregon
Not sure if you give a shit about soccer or just "quintessential American" sports but the MLS season will just be starting around that time. LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, and whatever Colorado's team is are out that way.
I'm leaving for Bali in 3 days, so I guess it's high time to start planning some activites to do while there. Of course I know about the main touristy places, I also have a travel book, so what I would like to ask you is showing me some more "underground" stuff. Nice places you found, great restaurants you've been to, hidden gems, whatever, I'm interested in anything. Please share your experiences with me!
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ps.: I also made the same thread about Singapore.
én hitler vagyok
b-but I like real ladies
Watch out taxi guys. They are on 9000 master level of scaming. If you dont have your car or scooter be sure you have someone really really trusted.
Denpasar/Kuta is cancer, but the rest of the island is worth checking out. I'd suggest getting a scooter to get around (it should be around 50,000 IDR / day, plus a few dollars for petrol), otherwise you're going to be raped by the taxi cartel, plus it's much more fun.
I'd suggest checking out - Amed — Snorkelling (Japanese wreck), US shipwreck diving in Tulamben, good place to hang out - Medewi — Surf, good base to explore the Western coast of Bali - Pemuteran — Diving at Menjangan island, hot springs, waterfall - Sideman — Mountains, rice fields, 'Ubud 20 years ago' - Candi Dasa — Good base to explore the south east coast of the island, not much specifically about the town Also, a lot of people go to the Gili islands. They're pretty trash compared to other tropical islands, but it might be worth one visit if you have time (and are continuing onto Lombok)
thanks for the replies guys!
If you do get taxis get bluebirds only, make sure they're the real ones lighter blue and look better quality.
Get a simcard at the airport, try and get a phone holder for a scooter before you go. Make sure its a zip one so the monkey locals can't rip it off. Always wear your helmet, you still may get pulled over by cops regardless so only always have a little money in your pocket rest stashed and haggle with them on the bribe for riding in bali. You can always ride away and not even stop as long as they don't have bikes at the checkpoint and you're confident on a bike. Go to ubud its touristy to some extent but still beautiful. Go to Kuta if you want to bang some drunk aussie girsl at skygarden. Lombok is amazing, depends how much time you actually have there. It's bali of 20 years ago cliche but its great. I wouldn't waste my time on the Gillis unless you plan on party boating it up and fucking other backpackers from europe. Make sure your passport isn't damaged even in the slightest they can turn you around at the entry if they choose to be cunts. Never get money exchanged they'll somehow bull their magic and get free notes out of you, just use reputable ATMs check for skimming devices first pretty obvious over the card slot.