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Hey, long story short, i'm going to Madrid, Spain next weekend and would like you guys n gals to suggest me places to go and must-go monuments/tourist points. Also, if there's stuff I should know about places to avoid, It'd be very much appreciated
In order to get more accurate info: Im 20, staying for 4~5 days, studying engineering, going with a college group around 7 people, looking for monuments/museums/nice landscapes/nice and productive routes/stuff that madrid is known for (preferably good stuff).
Thanks in advance
I have a 9 hour lay over in madrid. Wat do
Go to Avila. I shouldn't even post it on here it's such a gem. Walk the walls explore inside. Amazing day trip.
Madrid is great tho, second favorite place in Spain next to Asturias, another gem I shouldn't even post since there are hardly any tourists there compared to other places in Spain.
Do you remember the monuments/parks names, for reference?
Since im going to the city by bus with all the groups, we have a curfew at 5pm OR 10pm so I wont be able to enjoy the night there
Also not looking for flirts either, but thanks :)
Yea, it seems many places are free for students so I want to take advantage of it. Surely looking for historic stuff, but not fill it too much in my plans. I'll write those down, thanks :)
Not sure if I'll have much time to go around outside of Madrid because of curfew, but in case I do, I'll have it in account. Thanks :)
>>1227733 >>1227767 >>1227898
Not OP but thanks a lot. I'm going to Spain for 2 weeks in May/June and it is my first travel ever outside of Canada/USA and the first time I take the plane, so obviously I'm scared as fuck about this.
At least I speak decent Spanish, by the way, will I be ok in catalan areas if I only speak Spanish? I've heard some of them will even speak French which is my native language, but I'm not too sure and the language barrier scares me a lot.
>>1228118 >will I be ok in catalan areas if I only speak Spanish?
Yes, 100% of the population speaks Spanish. Don't worry, it's a non-issue. You'll have much more luck with English than woth French, at least with the younger generations.
Who else is addicted to flying business class? Full flat bed and sipping champagne.
Booked 14 hour flights with turkish airlines business in september. My longest flights (of 300+ total) so far.
I only book business class special offers however. This shit is just too expensive otherwise.
Hey, if you spend years spending less than you make, and investing the difference, you might get pretty well-off.
And then the "not spending as much as I could" habit is hard to break!
That has never bothered me, but then I've never taken long flights
OP I can't say I'm addicted to it, since I can't afford to fly business let alone first (I mainly fly 10h+ flights, living on a small island).
But I've been upgraded once on Air France (Paris > Hong Kong), and I have used my miles to upgrade on Air Mauritius once (Hong Kong > Mauritius) and I definitely understand why people who can afford it, or people who travel on company's money, get hooked. Also when I was Silver member with Cathay I would access the business class lounge for free and I can't take an overnight flight without showering first anymore. However I'm often upgraded for free on a short distance flight, and it's honestly useless to pay out of the ass for 30mn in the air. >tfw I have enough miles to upgrade my next HKG>MRU
Being addicted to some comfort is ridiculous.
I've flown business class long-haul and it's sure nice but the cost makes it ridiculous if an employer/client isn't paying.
I fly domestic a lot, 5+ hour flights on a regular basis. If the business class is only 20% more then I'll take it, much more and I'll just cope with cattle-class.
The business class is great for having enough room to use my laptop easily and play games for the whole trip, in-flight power is useful for the same reason.
The food is generally really good as opposed to just ok but that's not worth paying more than a restaurant for.
About half the time, I can get a business class flight for between 20-40% more, I usually take it at that price. I guess everyone has a price point where they don't mind spending a little more for some comfort.
Choosing business class when vacationing long-haul makes the relaxing, fun experience start as soon as I get to the airport.
With SAS points, me and gf are flying Sweden - London - Bangkok - Auckland - Cook Islands and back later this year. Most of it in Thai business. Really looking forward to it since the actual travelling will be enjoyable instead of annoying.
25yo male from the US traveling Solo for the first time. Trying to get in some last minute planning to get an Idea of what I want to see or do when. I will be leaving May 9th for 7 days in Europe. I will be landing in Amsterdam around noon the 10th. Fly out of Amsterdam into Berlin at 9am the 13th. Bus to Quedlinburg Morning of the 14th and come back to berlin the 15th and head home at noon the 16th. Just looking for more ideas to fill my days. Not too big into Art so not worried about seeing art galleries but super historical works could be cool. Im more interested in Military and Cultural history. Not too big on partying and drinking, but a drink is nice every now and then. I travel for experiences not pleasure. Any lesser known spots to see and Ideas for restaurants to check out or places to avoid would be appreciated!
Amsterdam Plans: May 10, 11, 12
- Staying in The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel
- Vrolik museum
- Canal tour
- Red light district (Just to say I was there)
- Wynand Fockink Jenever bar
- Possible trip to Haarlem/IJmuiden to see WW2 bunkers on beach if time allows
- rent a bike to enjoy the real bike infrastructure we dont have in the US
Berlin Plans: May 13,15,16
- Staying in Generator Hostel Mitte
- Museum island
- Berlin wall
- Spandau Citade
- German Historical museum
- anhalter bahnhof
- Berliner unterwelten
- DDR Museum
Quedlinurg plans: May 14 & 15
- Staying at DJH Youth Hostel
- Explore the town and take pictures
- Castle Hill
- Scholoss museum
- Munzenberg museum
>>1228060 >want to go >East Kazakhstan olbast, Atyrau oblast >not Mangystau olblast
God why? Dude, THE ONLY regions in KZ with things have to be seen are Mangystau oblast and some places at south-east border where Tian-Shan is. The rest is truly nothing but boring steppe. Also I'm going to go to Mangyshlak from 28.04 to 9.05 and inetersting in company, one more seat in a car is vacant. If you suddenly gonna join it would be good though. Boszhira in Mangyshlak picrelated.
Why not Belarus but whole Ukraine?
Why not Mordovia lol but not whole Caucasus? What to do, what to see in fucking Mordovia? Russia has tons of worth to visit locations but regions such as Mordovia is a kind of wasted Earth surface.
Weird map, mate.
not a finished map.. Just fucking around with it cause that map is a pain in the ass to fill in with it being seperated into a pillion regions.. This post is about my trip to Amsterdam and Germany
>>1228060 >Wanting to go to BC but not Vancouver Island
>>1228060 >NS but no CB
If i was you i'd rent a car. the real gems in europe are off the beaten paths and out of the tourist traps.
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The world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge is currently in the works in the Rappbode valley near Quedlinburg. Might get finished in May if you're lucky.
The Harz mountains nearby are a no-brainer if you're in the area imo but it might be hard to fit into your schedule if you've got less than two full days in Quedlinburg. The Harz was part of the heavily protected West German - GDR border during the cold war era. There's some pretty cool stuff related to that history like the border open-air musem in Sorge. Would be easy to combine that with a hike to the highest peak of the Harz, the Brocken, which Goethe himself climbed three times. For Berlin I recommend the Gardens of the World in Marzahn. There's also the concentration camp Sachsenhausen to the North of Berlin if you're into Nazi stuff.
How do you thwart pickpockets?
...where nobody will ever steal your shit, nope, no way man
>cleaners with the reset code to hotel safe >gangs that pay off the night manager for keys >hostels... kek
I took a really interesting gamble then.
I stayed at a two-star "hotel" in Hong Kong. Actually, it was an office building that was repurposed into a hotel. I once left my money in my room, and when I came back to it at night, it was right there, on the nightstand.
The bed has been made, the trash was taken out, the towels were folded, and the slippers were neatly arranged. Everything on the nightstand was left exactly as-is.
I'm the exception, not the norm, but I had a better opinion of the place despite being such shitty lodging.
>>1227759 >stay at a hostel >other dude in the dorm room leaves his money spread out on his bed >couple of euro bills >more and more every day
Dunno what that guy's problem was
Grab them by the wrist and twist it so hard that it breaks. Should thwart them off for good or at least for a few minutes until the entire gypsy colony comes to break your kneecaps.
>>1227153 >wallet with chain
I'd rather be robbed
So i'm tired of living in canada i find it a very boring country and want to go abroad. I'm hoping to get some answers here to my questions.
I was planning to go to france and start looking for a job with a tourist vista. I'm a certified welder with 5 years experience.
So basically i have no idea what to do exactly.
I have to find someone to hire me and this person will also help me get a better vista?
if i don't find a job within 3 months can i just go to Belgium or somewhere else and start looking there for a job?
How does a tourist vista work exactly?
Can i just switch from country to country when it expires and come back after a year?
This way i could just backpack europe all summer from country to country looking for a job?
And if i find one i could get a permanent vista for working?
You're not supposed to look for work on a tourist visa. When border guards ask you why you are visiting, say you're sightseeing and have a detailed plan out. If they think you're coming to seek work, they'll turn your ass away.
And look up the Schengen 90/180 rule. You can only get 90 days inside Schengen, which is pretty much all of Europe minus UK and Balkans.
And finally, it's very difficult for a non-EU citizen to find work if you're not specially skilled or have a big company sponsoring you.
I'm going to Mexico, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and a handful of other places from June through January. I've decided to see another country at the beginning of May, after my semester finishes and I'll have fewer hours at work.
I want to go somewhere which is economical to visit and can be done on a budget. Peru and Ecuador both have fairly cheap fares from Detroit, ranging between $350 and $500.
Does anyone have a recommendation on which to chose? I know they're both inexpensive destinations but otherwise I'm drawing a big blank.
Anyone been to one or the other or both? Just looking for some simple opinions to help me make up my mind. Will post my ticket on Friday or Saturday after I decide.
Probably going from about May 6th through the 20th, working for a month, and then embarking on my other trip on June 26th.
Yeah, I'm not going to try and explore Lima right now. Aside from the exit visa, lodging and transport costs they're legitimately in the middle of a national disaster right now.
I've got another overnight in Bogota, but that's a pretty sleeper friendly airport.
WiFi for the whole day was $10 I think. Just be careful with your stuff as anyone can enter the food court.
The food court isn't airside?
I'm just going to stay airside so I don't have to cross customs.
I have no idea what airside means. You go in there's all the booths where you can check in
then there's a huge area on the left with chairs and sockets I think there's also some conference rooms. On the right side you go up and there you have the food court. Once you pass the control I don't remember any food court just some small cafes
Landside = before check-in/security
Airside= after check-in/security
I'm flying in from Ecuador and flying out to Los Angeles, the Peru part of my trip got scrubbed because of all the flooding but I couldn't change my flight out of Lima. So I'm going to fly in on Sunday night, stay airside if possible and fly out Monday for home.
Personally, my top picks would be;
What do you think?
Agreed. Socal could not be more overrated. Norcal seems nice though.
Other than a couple coastal spots Alabama and Mississipi have about 0 to offer.
Louisiana has the GOAT food in the entire world. It's worldwide known for it's food.
I would kill to have LA food here in Georgia.
Also there is so much culture and different things happening. Plus Mardi Gras.
I thought people were joking about Miami drivers until I visited. If you live there you see accidents on almost a daily basis.
I live in Cumming. It's good, but sometimes I think I should head down to the city.
I would like to travel to Sarajevo with my 3 friends by car from Italy.
One of my friend is transexual (FtM). He is a guy but his name on the passport is still a feminine one.
Are we going to have trouble at the border or in the country?
Thank you very much for any help. I really care about this trip.
how is the passport photo?
if he looks unrecognizable from the photo then yes, you will have problems.
at a bosnian border crossing? keep dreaming.
they probably still using windows 95.
I'm from Bosnia and our passports have biometric data. I've only crossed the border twice (at an airport) and they had the equipment.
I don't know how well equipped the land-borders are, but I assume it's the same situation.
i dunno about the border but if you manage to actually get IN the country you should be fine (probably)
i'm a bosnian myself (born,raised and spent my whole life here) and i have never left the country nor did i ever even had a passport (lol) so i wouldn't know all that much about crossing the border
I recommend you take a trip to your local mental health clinic and have him get checked out and hospitalized.
Mental disorders are NO JOKE
Wow, envious... Thanks for sharing.
Somehow just managed to watch 2 hours of that guy
although now I just feel like some sort of vicarious cuck
Amazing video! Guy is making the most of every minute he's got. My favorite thing about going places is meeting people like this. Gonna have to watch more of this stuff.
Just spent the whole night binging on his videos. Great share, anon!
i just hate humanity right now, how can i leave?
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