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Okay let me try this, if you dunno what WWOOFing is its working on organic farms whilst shacking up in provided accommodation
Im a student from UK in my last year before i become a fully qualified carpenter, im looking to get away to norway to get for a month.
Share your experiences, questions and advice
WWOOFing always struck me as being a bit exploitative, in that farmers are essentially skimping on labor costs by taking on volunteer laborers and working them 20-30 hours per week in exchange for a room and some food.
Doesn't really seem worthwhile, to be honest, but that's just my opinion.
I'm not going to lie, it is certainly a way for many people to cut costs. That said, I don't think it's exploitative. The people travelling have money and obviously could choose not to work wherever, yet they choose to accept room and board jobs where they basically have no employment rights. I don't think WWOOF and the like are right for everyone, but for someone looking to cut costs who isn't too hung up about possibly having to change their plans because of a shitty host, it can be good. So yeah, I think exploitation requires someone to actually be forced into something at least indirectly, and I don't think that qualifies here.
WWOOFing can be exploitative, you just need to be careful about the places you're going and have a backup plan to get out. The worst thing that can happen is that you make up some excuse and leave.
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Any advice on where to do it? East coast? West coast? Rockies?
I guess wherever you want, given seasonal farming times and access
The world is your oyster
Hey /trv/, I wanted to ask your advice on a move I plan to make in the near-ish future. I have been highly considering moving to Cambodia (Phnom Penh) for at least a year (save money teaching English with my wife), until I can afford someplace else + have Tefl experience. Besides Cambodia being poor and dirty is there any reason why this would be a bad idea? Wanting to go to China after. Will have just over 10k after tickets.
How can I teach abroad without a degree? I don't care if it's in the Middle East or in Asia. I don't have a TEFL-cert and I haven't started uni/college yet
Same way that people with a degree do, go there, apply around and get a job. The only difference is you won't really have a chance in any developed countries so your options are limited to places like Cambodia, Laos, etc. It's not impossible, just don't expect to make a lot of money.
Hmm, I was hoping for some more info on places in the Middle East as well. I just checked up on Oman, and as far as I can see, almost everywhere they ask for TEFL
You won't teach anywhere in the middle east without a degree (and even then really only if you have experience/can actually teach). They have money so they can afford to be selective.
You can also like.. You know.. Lie about a Tefl and degree like literally everyone without them do..
I'm going to Berlin tomorrow for a couple days and the plan is to go clubbing as much as possible. I'm from America and have been clubbing in the states enough times to know how it works but is it significantly different in Berlin? I don't speak any German, but I don't know how common it is for Germans to speak English.
I'm also really interested in going to a sex club while I'm there, but I don't have anything to wear and again, worried about the language barrier.
In general, advice for a foreigner clubbing in Berlin?
>>1265037 >love to party in a club with a VIP section
Lmao, there are clubs which have a vip section which is bigger than the regular one, because they know that idiots like you will pay more for nothing, they obviously don't tell you and you can't really see that with one glance, but person per square feet is what I mean.
Acting weird won't get you in. If it's raining, bring an umbrella or raincoat, and check it when you get in
>>1265104 >paying for VIP section
Matched with a Berlin sloot from Tinder who's in town (Ontario) til the weekend for her brother's graduation. Am virgin, and she seems cute. Figure there's nothing to lose, should I go for it? Or are there red flags I should keep my eyes peeled for
>>1265188 >not paying for any drinks in a club
Has your nationality or race ever actually worked against you while traveling? I've been thinking about it recently and I have never experienced any harm due to being a white American yet people keep telling me that certain countries "hate Americans."
Pic is Russia, a country a lot of people have told me not to go to because they dislike Americans.
Total miss, I'm from eastern Europe and have been pretty much everywhere on the continent, save for the Nordics because fucking post-commie budget. I used to live almost next to the German border, I've been to Marktkauf enough times to know exchanging greetings is perfectly normal. Full blown small talk isn't; hallo, danke, bitte or tschuss is and it's basic courtesy.
Did what I say look like basic courtesies?
Have a nice day is such a goofy expression it has its own wikipedia article and this attitude extends to the way my people uncaringly ask "how are you doing?"
man, you're going 80% retard allready. pls, don't go full retard.
I can back what the other anon said - 'have a nice day' is a fine, nice way of saying goodbye to someone
thx man, you too
what city has the convenience and offerings of nyc but the weather of southern california?
I think Buenos Aires is more like Paris in California than New York.
If there was a place that was as good as New York but with better weather everyone would move there. That said, if you want New York with cooler summer try London. If you want New York with warmer winters, try Tokyo.
London is a shithole and you're a bad person for recommending it. Montevideo has great weather and is pretty metropolitan.
i haven't been back since before the arab spring so yeah i guess you're right.
london is pretty dystopian right now based on all the news
Lots of the spanish colonial cities have perfect weather every single day of the year, way better than southern california. Mexico City and Medellin have the convenience, and Mexico City has stuff going on all the time.
Other cities in Colombia/Brazil are warmer and good places to live, but have less to do or are less convenient.
How's your trip going so far? where are you and where are you going?
>>1264899 >why bother?
no point, I agree
but why bother the others then?
I try my best not to bother anyone. I'm sorry if my post bothered you.
I've been on the roads through central america towards south america, currently in nicaragua since April.
I skipped mexico but have done Belize -> Guatemala -> Costa Rica -> Nicaragua, next stops are south of San Jose to work my way down Panama. When I started I told myself I will never go to Columbia but I am starting to reconsider. Price difference between flights fron Panama City to Columbia instead of Peru are just too good. The plan is then to work my way through some parts of columbia by shuttle or bus towards Peru, Bolivia and Chile. I don't really care about the other countries for now, or at least I haven't seen anything that strikes me really worth seeing or doing. Anyone have experience with that route im looking forward to? Any tips or questions appreciated
I'm gonna do one month in ethiopia in december, any recommendations? so far planning on visiting the simien mountains for trekking and harar in the east, might split it into 3 weeks ethiopia and 1 week djibouti tho
I took a train from lisbon to porto, flew from porto to madrid, train from madrid to barcelona. It was all very cheap. I don't know how hitch hiking would go
Barcelona. No, I don't want a warm beer, and no, I don't want a hooker to blow me. Fuck off.
It's my first trip and I tried going out at night by myself. I'm now fully convinced I'm socially retarded. I thought an easy warm up before the club would be to go up to a group of (seemingly strangers) playing volleyball and ask if I could join. One guy sitting on the side told me to ask the others and when I did they just ignored me. Am I a creep? I thought this would be a normal thing to do? They all seemed like a mismatched group of people. Then I got so flustered I just walked away since they clearly ignored me. I was afraid the same thing would happen at a club so I just skipped it and went back to sleep.
In a few days I start staying in hostels. Will this make it better? Please help with your words I feel like shit and it's only the second day of 21 days.
pic is in Barca but unrelated
I'm about to be in Barcelona for a few days alone. If anyone wants to get a drink let me know. Only thing I know in gonna do so far is visit sagrada familia and the Picasso museum
Anyone know a good place to watch the confederations cup in Barcelona?
>>1264797 > Isn't Madrid better?
Yes, it is. But that is too late now for OP.
Maybe they didn't hear you? Maybe they were concentrating on the game?
Stupid that you skipped the club just for that, come on faggot laugh it off and get over it.
I'm in a hostel now in Stockholm actually, just struck up a random conversation with people in the kitchen. Never experienced this before, everyone is super friendly and open. Of course I fucked it up since my mind isn't calibrated towards seduction but insulting strangers on the internet...
>>1264713 >lisbon >make friends with an italian dude who lives with paris >meet up in paris and chill >madrid >make friends with a dude who works in the same city as me >barcelona >make friends with a girl who lives in the next city over from me and is also going to paris at the same time as me
So /trv/ I've recently moved abroad from Spain to Belgium, I need to go to Spain during some days for taking some stuff. I thought maybe the trains would be a better option than planes, specially than low cost carriers since It's not only the plane ticket but the displacement to the airport (let's say 10€ in each trip) and the bags.
but for my surprise, Trains (and buses also) are very expensive for what I've been able to find - 300€ r/t for trains 120€ r/t for buses -
I know know there are cheap trains out there, people gets nice seats for the same price or less than a low cost carrier ticket.. anyone knows how to do it?
I'd consider getting one of those 25% cards for frequents travellers, but at those prices it doesn't seem really worth
Car rental and air travel being impossibly cheap makes up for this.
I was looking at using blablacar for this reason, its basically the "trips/rideshare" section of craigslist, but european
I've always wanted to visit this region, but it seems so dangerous. My impression is basically:
Relatively safe, but culturally quite westernized
Am I right or wrong? Any recommendations?
I'm a white guy who went to Iran twice. Definitely an extremely safe country with very nice and open people. Nobody hates the West. If you're from USA, you need to travel by guide. All other countries are free to move (except Israel of course lol).
I can give you a lot of stories but I would just recommend to go there. Just do it. People will love you and you will constantly be invited to their houses. Also the women are really beautiful. In Tehran and other big cities they wear the hijab in a really loose way. Watch out with getting laid though, religious police might catch you. Overall, a 10/10 experience.
>>1262375 > wear the hijab in a really loose way
all that eroticism
Jordan and Iran are definitely not too dangerous at all. Egypt and Turkey are also pretty safe by all accounts, though there is a lot of petty crime. Even Yemen isn't so bad most places, just stay the fuck out of Syria and most of Iraq.
>>1259027 >Relatively safe, but culturally quite westernized >UAE >Kuwait >Qatar
Well yeah, but only if you stay in the hotel and get a taxi to/from the various shopping malls.
I'm planning a short trip to the Middle East. Tempting between Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. Which country should I pick?
Jordan looks really cool with Petra and the desert but the downside is that you're probably not able to do much at night. Lebanon looks cool too but idk if there's that much too see? It seems that Beirut hasn't got a lot of sights. Israel kinda has what Lebanon and Jordan have (city life and desert) but afaik it looks very westernized and I really want to expierence the Middle East to its fullest
I need words of encouragement.
I'm going on vacation tomorrow and my flight is tomorrow evening. However, many of my co-workers have been sick the past week and it looks like I caught it. I just threw up several times and feel like a mess.
Anyone here ever travel alone while sick? I don't want to cancel my trip, I'd be very embarrassed if I did that. Any advice for me
you sound like you need a vacation
You just need to rest. Sleep a lot even if that means you will waste the day.
You'll feel better as times goes by.
By the way, that A380 is gorgeous.
>>1264724 >taking pictures of airports
do you want to be shot?
As soon as I checked in I passed out for a few hours in bed. Feeling much better compared to earlier, now I just got to gradually start eating more until I'm back to normal
the 'tism is strong in you, young brave