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I Have lived in multiple country's some in SEA and the others in Europe I now want to look a bit more at the middle east as I'm curious in the middle eastern culture (not the shit Ideologies that certain people have adopted)
Probably Kazakhstan. Have heard fairly positive comments about it from other Europeans.
In my opinion, the best Stan is by far Tajikistan, but thats just because of the incredible Nature. If you want islamic culture and stuff, I would recommend Usbekistan, their historic cities beat everything in that manner.
Still, the people in the Stans are very russified, so if you want "more authentic" ME culture, go to some arabian country or Iran.
kyrgyzstan is the only good central asian country
trips of truth
I was glad to do Iraq twice instead of Iraq and Afghanistan, but in retrospect envy my friends who did it the other way
Sup guys, I'm heading to Milan tomorrow. What's some shit I should check out slash do while I'm there?
If it helps, /lit/ is my homeboard so art & culture recs are v. much welcome
Go check out "Leoncavallo", lots of street art, graffiti...It's a 40 years old social center
They have a pest problem tho, you just have to ignore all the commies lying around because >dude weed LMAO XD
Hey op, how's it going in Milan?
Does anyone have any tips about Florence?
Any recs for Sorrento peninsula? We're heading to Amalfi/Ravello tomorrow and staying in Massa lubrense.
I want to bring back a nice (reasonably priced) suit. Any recommendations/advice?
I'm going to be in Paris for about three days (two full days, two half days) midweek next week. I don't know a ton about Paris. Is there anything I should absolutely do? Places to avoid? Anything to avoid pissing people off as an American that speaks almost no French?
I'm going with someone that used to be very familiar with the city, but it's been 15 years since they've been back.
Actually I don't recommend sacrificing several hours waiting in line for the Eiffel Tower, especially with only 3 days in the city
I know it's the most iconic landmark of Paris but there are other places that offer great views of the city with less waiting, like the Arc de Triomphe or Montmartre hill with the Sacré-Cœur
Or just get up very early to avoid the crowd
Pompidou/Louvre to see famous paints from famous artists
Galeries Lafayette to see most expensive shit in the worlds
Good point you can't take a photo of the tower when you're on top of it.
Lol no, the Louvre alone would take you 3 days if you wanted an in depth visit.
Paris is incredible and no amount of shady African men will erase the fuck tons of things there are to do
Wake up early/pre-book things to avoid queues. Do your queue-heavy sight seeing in the morning, hvae a good lunch and then just wander around seeing the free shit in the afternoon. Repeat for 3 days.
There's nowhere to avoid that you would ever think to go in the first place. Walking up to the Sacre Coeur and wandering around there is a good way to spend the time.
I'm in Northern Germany right now, staying for about a year. Any suggestions on interesting places to visit? (travel by feet, train, or bike optimal)
Bremen's poor as fuck, that's why. It can't pay teachers shit so they all go elsewhere. They should just merge it into Niedersachsen already. Or make a new state out of western Niedersachsen and Bremen.
That sucks I'm like 5 minutes by train from Bremen
Hamburgfag here... Hamburg is one of the best cities in the world in my opinion and by far the best in Northern Germany. Kiel is nice, Bremen not!
If you are looking for hookers, DONT go to the ones at Reeperbahn. Total scam. Use
Any decent FKK clubs in Hamburg? Like Oase or Sharks in Frankfurt?
Isnt hamburg more of window prostitution town?
Hey /trv/, I'm considering going to South Korea with a couple of friends next year for 2 weeks. We're thinking about staying in Seoul at the moment and looking to experience the town, go to bars and have a generally chill time. Does this sound like an alright idea or does anyone have any better suggestions and/or tips for what to do? I'm a little afraid of falling into areas that have been too touristified. Would going to a smaller and less popular city be more fun/interesting? Our budgets are fairly limited (around 1600 dollars each) and we have basically no knowledge of Korea outside of PSY and kimchi.
>inb4 just go to japan
I would love to, but one of the guys I'm going going with has recently been there and vetoed Japan, so it's sadly out of the question.
Sorry if the question is too general, I've looked at other places but I don't really trust any tourism sites since they seem to be mostly vetted by dumbos.
>>1311162 >bruh..like...cities are so overrated, like...dude...Tokyo is so mainstream...
I had a really shitty experience with a cunt bartender in Cakeshop, hopefully he got hit by a train or something and everyone else has better luck. Do note that it's a tiny place, too.
I'd like to see 1 (one) thread without any mention of Japan and Tokyo. Is it so hard to get an opinion without comparison and biased weeaboos? I only see it happen with Korea threads.
it's really weird seeing as the two countries are not as similar as many people think.
I'd say Canada and the USA have a lot more in common, but I don't see people in Canada threads saying "JUST GO TO USA INSTEAD"
As you say, weebs just like to search out Korea threads and shit on the country.
They aren’t going anywhere. Just know how to recognize the shitposters and move on. I’ve been here for years at it was a thing when I first started browsing. Both countries are dope but they got history with each other that makes some people booty blasted to this day and they resort to delusional shitposts.
Me and a couple of friends are going to japan and we are conflicted about going to the countryside or going to the concrete hell of tokyo. We were thinking of solving this by living on the outskirts of tokyo and going by train wherever we´d desire. But looking at the prices that wont work as it is shit expensive. But why? is there some historical background to this? Like the travel ban after senguko jidai? What do you all know?
>>1309966 >I havent turned eighteen yet >already acting like a "real traveler" who doesn't wanna visit the so called concrete jungle of tokyo when he hasn't even been there yet
Just do the world a favor and kill yourself
Weeaboos are super defensive about other weeaboos visiting their grorious "home"land. It's like watching chimps fight over the same turd.
>>1309966 >haven't turned eighteen yet
Wow this is the wrong place kiddo
>Why is it expensive? Same reason why it is expensive in the U.S. Extremely old, out of date system that requires too much money to upgrade so they just fix it up enough to keep it going. They do have high speed trains of course, because there was the demand for it due to population density. You have to also consider the terrain of Japan, its very mountainous with a shit ton of islands.
Hi /trv/ looking for some advice/assessments of my plan. Going with 3 friends through Malaysia-Taiwan-South Korea-Japan. We're spending roughly a week in each place and a bit longer in Japan (3 of those days in the snow). Our trip is from the 27th of December to the 30th of January. We're mostly staying in Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo during that time.
A few questions-
> Is AUD$3500 enough to live on not counting airfares/accommodation/insurance?
> We're trying to decide between Hakuba or Nozawa Onsen, which one is the better option for skiing and snowboarding? (Including travelling there, etc.)
> Should I learn some Korean beforehand, since I'll be spending 2 days alone there, since my friends want to stay in Taiwan a bit longer
> What is the best way to buy concert tickets (especially in South Korea)?
3500 aud is enough to live for 3-5 months in those regions if you don't spend money on dumb shit like most tourists do
Also another question, is it better to exchange money at home or overseas or should I use a card?
For Taiwan, you will get absolutely shit exchange rates anywhere except in Taiwan. Use a card to withdraw from an ATM (if your bank doesn't assrape you on that) or exchange cash at the banks in Taipei. I don't know what rates are like on AUD. If you have a local friend, banks give slightly better rates to accountholders than they do to walk-ins.
skip south korea. it sucks compared to three other places you are going.
in June I move to Paris to work for a year from London. I've never been to France, am 22. What should I prepare for/expect?
Probably making sure you know some French, first and foremost.
Daily street prayers
If you are a girl, you can buy nice burkas in Galleries Lafayette
I'm planning a three week trip to Southeast Asia in December but I don't know where to go.
I'd like to hear any suggestions on where to head if I'm looking for warm places off the beaten path.
I have been to many of the backpacker places already and would like to see something different this time. Are there places in Myanmar for instance that have just been opened for tourists recently?
I think most of Myanmar is open now, you may still need permits to head up way up north. And there is all the stuff going on with the "ethnic cleansing" atm too.
I am heading there and to Cambodia Nov/December as well, hella looking forward to it
You should visit the son doong cave in vietnam.
I have already been there five years ago. That is actually a good example of what I'm looking for now. Back then I was staying at this guesthouse where a lonely planet writer had just stayed a couple of weeks before me. Meaning that i had visited the place before it was on lonely planet.
This is what i'm looking for this time as well.
i want to visit merida in mexico but then take the bus to other cities or areas. is this wise? where is worth going? places that are not completely broken by the cartels would be nice
not really interested in the north of the country
Merida is a safe city. The whole southern Mexican states are alright as well. High tourist prices can be expected anywhere along the route from Cancun to chichen Itza and south of cancun to Tulum.
The gulf coast of mexico is good to go to, just watch for tourist pricing
I was there a few years ago. Went by bus from Cancun to Guadalajara including many buses in the Yucatan. It's my understanding that the Yucatan is the safest area of Mexico and Merida is the safest large city in the country.
>where is worth going?
Valladolid is a nice town and nearby is Ek Balam. Take a shuttle from Valladolid, it's quite cheap and Ek Balam is one of my favourite sites cause few people go there. If you're going to Chichen Itza, go very early in the morning. At 10am all the tours from Cancun show up and it's packed as fuck. If you go when they open at 8am there might only be 50-100 people with you in the entire complex. As I was leaving there were probably 2-4 thousand...
Uxmal is another cool site that's not overly busy but a very big and significant complex. You can also climb one of the pyramids there. Further on you can go to Campeche which was actually one of my favourite towns in Mexico. Really beautiful place.
I'm glad you liked Campeche, it's quite hidden...