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Have you ever had things stolen from your hotel room, /trv/?
I'm having an argument with a friend over whether taking your passport and money out every day is a bigger risk than leaving it locked in the suitcase, etc. I'm of the opinion that pickpockets are a bigger risk than light-fingered hotel staff.
First of all price. If you're backpacking and don't have daddies credit card at hand you almost can never afford hostels if you live by what you earn working in the country you're staying in.
Second of all socializing. It's easy as fuck and the general idea of a (cozy) hostel to meet new people and do stuff together. Atleast in the (cozy) hostels I've been to
AirBnB hosts rely on reviews much more heavily than hotels.
I'd be more worried about a host who lacks a sense of personal space than one who steals from guests; stealing and hosting both require planning, and the latter pretty much cancels the first out, from an amoral business-sense point of view.
I usually do one night hostel for the socializing and put myself in a private apartment the day after. Theft is always a risk though.
i've had a laptop stolen from a locked hostel locker in London.
Since then i always carry my passport on my person, i use a small shoulder bag warn across my body under my t-shirt. should be pickpocket proof..
And also have anti-theft software on your laptop.
Hey guys, going to Seoul this summer. First time out of Europe and besides, haven't travelled in a few years. I'm conscious of how certain mannerisms and taboo's that I am used to being the norm won't be received so well over there and I'm trying to prepare a little bit so I don't do stupid shit while I'm there.
Can anyone fill me in on some DON'T's of South Korea? I'm already aware that UK/Irish tourists are generally not liked abroad, but I'd like to avoid making the usual mistakes myself
just act normal, Korea isnt autistic on mannerisms
pretty much same as this
I acted as I usually did and was fine. Enjoy it's a great city
I miss the imperial british Hong Kong, which now almost turned into GenericChineseCity by Maoist goverment.
So where among tropical/southern countries i can find megapolis or a whole country with atmosphere like if British Empire still exist?
Maybe Ceylon(Sri-Lanka) ?
They even feel like London today!
Do you mean strictly british? If not you have Macau right next door.
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Not strictly british, but european in general. European outposts in Asia, like Shanghai, Bombay, Calcutta, Rangoon and others 70-80 years ago.
feels like lisbon...
I'm doing a 3.5 month excursion from Barcelona to Moscow, and I need places to stay. If you have any recommendations on good hostels for the following cities, I'd be delighted.
My goal is to average €30, but that is dlexible. Breakfast isnt important, but +1 to places next to subway stations, I thrive on public transportation when travelling. Thanks!
I always wanted to go to Mexico city, is it safe for a gringo? Have any other anons been there?
The two main amusement parks in Mexico, Six Flags Mexico and Feria Chapultepec, are there.
>>1365895 >as if that means anything down there.
Sure you can go to mexico city and be safe.
Just go to any amusement park in the US my dude
how are the mexican girls
like the girls back home some are loose some are conservative. if you look good youl do fine if your fat and old what can i tell you cash always talks
Im planing to go to Thailand for two weeks. No gf, just few friends. plan is visit bankok, phuket, few days in jungle and chill on beach. I heard storys about midget fighting pubs, cheap prostitutes and so on.
Any tips for me? green text is very welcome
op here, its not phuket, but pattaya im planing to visit
anyone been there?
Im in phulet untill 3 march. Wanna do something fun?
Hello /trv/. I have a very specific question to ask that my Google-fu has failed to answer.
I'm visiting my sister in Japan and will be departing from San Fransisco, and she really loves sourdough bread. I want to bring her a fresh, authentic loaf of San Fransisco sourdough to surprise her.
There are some shops inside the airport that do sell sourdough, but can I take it on the plane with me to gift it to her when I land in Japan?
BTW, thanks for the sticky all about Japan. It's making planning this trip a whole lot easier.
not where i live ossi
Anyyhing processed is fine never had problems with bread. I thought a bakery or two in SF sold bake your own in vaccum sealed packages. Icant imagine sourdough fairing well on a ten hour flight.
I take dried food in both checked and carry-on luggage all the time. As long as it's neatly stowed away I'd be amazed if you have any difficulties. It's liquids and pastes that are tricky.
You guys need to read wheatbelly.
Dont eat bread
I'm going to visit Frankfurt for the first time this weekend with my gf, any recommendation on places to visit/eat/traditional food/shop?
>gf There goes one of the few good options in Frankfurt out of the window. If you have the time, do something like a daytrip to Heidelberg.
Don't forget the headscarve, the local people don't like women that wear their hair open
I recommend the mosque in the city centre
Come to discuss your trip plans, transportation, and girls. Stay to complain about infrastructure problems. Just please don't turn this into another debate about sex tourism, thanks.
There's one in Eastwood but that may already be too far from where you're at because Eastwod is a bastard
nowhere place between Marikina, QC and Pasig.
This time next year they'll be as common as starbucks
Yeah I wish there was one somewhere near SM North EDSA. That's usually as far as I go into the city. Not because I don't like other places, I enjoy going to Makati especially, but because commuting is hellish.
Almost every mall has one. Some have two or three. But it's usually the same kinda stuff and you might not find it all that exciting, but worth a look.
Next time I'm in Marquee Mall in Angeles City I want to see if they still have a Soul Calibur 2 cabinet. I really want to play it again for nostalgia reasons.
Timezone Arcades are pretty good here.
I have a question for you guys. Not sure if it's the right board but I think a few of you here might have experience.
I'm about to get dual-citizenship. I was wondering if as a dual citizen I will be able to take the citizen lane when entering the country.
For example USA-Canada. Will I be able to skip the immigration line and get in the shorter one entering say USA without an exit stamp?
Seriously, why is it that you Burgers must always be so delusional? You have this desperate need to be #1 in everything, and no matter how many times you are pointed to facts, you refuse to believe reason.
The more you know. I guess I'll be a bit more watchful in the future.
I'm not even a burger, just jealous of their wages. According to your link, there are like 5 or 6 countries out of 200 where average wage is higher than in the US. In Japan, Germany or France it's like 35% lower. And $100k is way above the average in any country.
I got a South African and Dutch Passport.
I only use my South African passport when exiting and entering South Africa. When it comes to entering and exiting countries abroad; I use my Dutch passport exclusively.
I have done this with a US Official passport I have for traveling for government work. It is brown, instead of blue. I will use the diplomatic line when entering foreign countries if the regular line is too long. But I will still get my civilian passport stamped. I have even been escorted to the diplomatic/flight crew line from the regular line when it was too long, and I was in danger of missing my flight