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Hey anons, lifelong solo-traveler here. My friends are not interested in travel unless it’s for live music or sports, and my family refuses to leave the US (mom went to Paris once but rarely left the hotel). Normally this is not a problem for me obviously but next July/August I plan to visit Australia an unlike the places I typically go to prices and exchange rates will not be in my favor. Although you can always join organized tours these can be expensive because companies set them up and their employees still need to be paid. I’m thinking a road trip would be the best route for me, and the best way to do that would be to split the cost of renting a van and drive to campsites, splitting the cost of gas and alternating who pays for campsites, and maybe the occasional hostel.
Hopefull this thread stays up for a while, I’d like to enlist others to join me if they are: frugal, nature loving, laid back, apolitical, and not racist. Basically fellowpoorfags that just need to get out once and a while; doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran traveler or if this is your first time so long as you can commit.
I might make a related discord, fake email or something but I’d rather the bulk of brainstorming take place here. AMA
How big is the tent in that picture? It looks super practical but it makes me a little claustrophobic imagining sleeping in a coffin like tent.
Given it’s something intended to be carried, quite small, the size of an “average” adult but I daresay it would still be fucking uncomfortable, claustrophobic & quite warm inside. I’d invest in, depending on what months you’re travelling, in a light swag, mosquito net & a hammock.
>>1326541 >Everyone I've spoken to seems to prefer Melbourne to Sydney, this comes as a surprise to me. I'm sure they both have plenty to do, my final choice will likely come down to which is a cheaper destination on the day I buy tickets.
If you have money saved and unless you plan on going back to Australia again soon, it’s retarded to select a city purely because it’s cheaper even tho you think the more expensive option is nicer.
I mean you travel across the globe, you could at least try to make it worth it.
There’s being frugal and then there’s being cheap.
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That would be true if choosing to save money by visiting Sana'a over Seattle or something just to save a few bucks; but I'm not yet convinced that Melbourne is a better choice relative to Sydney, still reading about the two cities to compare.
If you wanted to visit the US and were equally interested in both LA and NYC would you choose the more expensive option just cause? Cost is a good tiebreaker, and at the time of my earlier post it did seem like a tie.
I'm finishing my master's in engineering and I'm looking for a job that involves travel to Japan. Who should I apply to? Kind of a long shot but I figured this would be a good place to try.
I know nothing about engineering. But Kobuta might actually be a place to look into. I farm in the USA part time and even with the ag sector being complete shit right now Kubota has being increasing sales year after year. Seems like a quality company that does a lot of manufacturing in both the US and Japan.
I've got a working holiday visa but not confident I'll find work in Japan, if not it's a trip to China. I'd be getting the same pay as I get at home, but everything would be cheaper.
>>1326819 >stiII in dire need of native EngIish teachers?
No, they haven't needed teachers in Asia since Iost in TransIation came out.
They're pretty much fIooded and onIy V.Nam needs them.
>Enjoy making Iess than the Iowest U.S. minimum wage there
You IiteraIIy make 20% Iess than shit skin gas pumpers with the onIy benefit being cheap food that doesn't have any quaIity controI.
Dumbass. China constantly needs English teachers. The fucktwits on this board.
You are soooo cool. How rich and awesome are you? Can i suck your dick!?! You hate english teachers hahaha wow you are just mature and adult and unique and professional!!!!! How do i get as good at sweeping generalizations about things i know nothinf about as you!?!?!?
To answer your question OP, demand is still high but you'll likely end up in a second tier city without experience and If you don't have a bachelor's or don't have citizenship from a English speaking (need both) you'll have to work illegally.
But it is pretty sweet being here. Lots of opportunities to travel and if you aren't one of those guys that complains about having to eat rice and noodles everyday or that not everyone knows English then you'll be fine. I think most contracts are one year though but not sure
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I'm sitting here with a busted shoulder and can't travel for the rest of the year. Many of the guys I travel with are off on a journey tomorrow, but I've had to drop out. Bummed as fuck.
I need distraction and inspiration for the future -- please post inspiring pics from your travels.
Posting a few to start us off.
Have a Costa Rican three-toed sloth.
Was there last week, anyone want to see more pictures?
dmso oil/gel and prolozone injection will heal it in a few weeks. I'm not bs you.
I traveled to Japan earlier this year and after a couple days in tokyo I wandered into a ramen shop located in the same complex as my hostel. I was amazed, after sipping my first spoonful of broth, at just how comforting a soup could be. Those flavors, that atmosphere, and the beer to wash it down. There was no moment before then that I felt a greater sense of serenity. It was warmer than a fireplace on a cool winter night, and more peaceful than a fall stream. Just the noises of running water and swinging doors and tired, worn out businessmen sitting down to find respite in an endless, dreadful rat race. Noodles slurped down, pint glasses hitting wooden tables. Chairs being pushed out, adjusted, back in. Cool warm air rushing out, cool air drifting in with each new customer. The silence of ramen shops is often misunderstood by outsiders as a symptom of Japanese loneliness and isolation, but it is merely a sign of respect, allowing other patrons to sit in their own little world of nirvana. Its been a month, anons, and I crave that feeling again, more than anything else I want to be in that ramen shop. Is there anything in the united states that even compares?
I think you're probably a white guy with some Chinese friends that took you to a few decent places a couple times, that has never left the country or atleast never been to Asia.
Despite what /ck/ thinks regional dishes are not easily reproduced in other places and theres a reason that they still are regional. Even when you have the recipe for something simple like bread, theres still certain places that completely dominate when it comes to certain styles due to a combination of technique and just simple differences in the basics. The food in China is not the same as in Japan and its definitely different from anything you'll get in the US
the funny thing is
the best ramen ever I ate was in Germany near Hauptbahnhof Düsseldorf
even Japanese men and women wanted to go so badly in the restaurant that they queued up
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>to be fair... level. I call bait.
This thread is better suited for /ck/, in terms of content and autism.
>>1325385 >near Hauptbahnhof Düsseldorf
Yeah, they call that quarter "Japanviertel" for a reason. I work in Düsseldorf, and occasionally visit the old stock exchange there. I could visit that shop some day. *thingken face*
Have you ever thought that you might die on one of your travels? What did you feel when you knew it wasn't the end?
Yeah I know, one of the reasons I left was that there was no duty-of-care.
Like I get it, it's a warzone and your safety isn't guaranteed. But if you can't provide clean drinking water a camp that is about as far from the frontline as it is possible to be, what hope is there.
Pic related is how Syria was looking at the time I was there. The camp I was at was within the blue circle at the north-eastern extremity. You couldn't really get much further away from the fighting.....
Id rather be a living faggot than a dead one.
If its not funny then why were you laughing?
>>1326697 >hahaha i'm so edgy because turbulences are so funny only high iq people like me know the plane won't crash
Because he was euphoric in that very moment.
How much money do I need to backpack around Southeast Asia for 6 months? I want to do this right when I finish college, I've never travelled before, and it is my desire to see the world. I will be very sad if this is not possible or does not happen.
Are the Baltics doable if I only speak English?
Russian and sometimes German can help but all young people know some English
Yeah they are, but they are not that fun for backpackers i would argue, not enough to do there (imho)
I spent ~$30 a day while in SEA for 9 months with my gf. That was the cost for both of us. It includes the cost for hotel+eating out every meal+gas money and maintenance for the motorcycle that we bought. Doesn't include border crossings, tours, or any of that stuff.
We could have spent less, maybe $23 a day, but we splurged on food and hotel quit often.
As a rough estimate figure $25 a day for just yourself. It really depends on how you plan to travel, what you plan to do, and what your transportation method is.
Why not just take a rolly suitcase? I hate wearing backpacks especially the big ones I see backpackers wear. Is there some middle way? A light rollable suitcase that also has straps?
I'm planning a good bout of jetsetting for next year, and want to tag my camera and memory card case with a multilingual "Reward if found" message and my e-mail.
So far I've gathered
>Recompensa por el regreso
>Prix assuré à qui la retrouve
>Finderlohn für Rückkehr
>Ανταμοιβή για επιστροφή
>Haгpaдa зa вoзвpaщeниe
Correct me if I'm wrong on any of these, please.
How would you say it in your own language?
>Na znalazcę czeka nagroda But I doubt someone will bother to look for their language through 50 others.
>nigger nigger nigger nigger Nice trip
Looks like I'm going to Thailand for the Christmas/new years!
Going to stay just under 2 weeks in Pattaya.
How do I stay alive?
>>1326467 >how do I stay alive
1) never drink the water
2) wear a condom
3) buy a large supply of doxycycline from a semi-reputable pharmacy ("Boots" is at the airport, you could get a few strips there before you exit into the wilderness) and take it throughout your whorecation.
Note, this won't stop viruses or the new XDR gonorrhea, but it will at least stop chlamydia, which IME 100% of the whores there have.
Buy some high strength probiotic tablets (the ones that don’t need refrigeration), 30-50 billion cultures per capsule, start taking them 2-3 days before departure, take 1 daily when in country. This, combined with regular use of hand sanitizer (before you eat / smoke etc) should drastically reduce the chances of getting any of the shitting + spewing illnesses.
Don’t be afraid to eat local or street food - if the Thais are eaing it, then it’s good. Be aware Chang beer is 5.8% but very easy to drink. To avoid the dreaded Changover, stick to Singha or Tiger/Heineken. Drink bottled water & lots of it. Thai bar girls & ladyboys will happily fuck you bareback. Do not give in to temptation, the risk is unacceptable & not worth it. Do not buy street drugs, especially not from tuktuk drivers or other street urchins.