ITT: Eurotrip greentext stories
it took me way too long to figure out that anyone who comes to you is ripping you off and anyone who isn't ripping you off is going to sit there and hope you can find them.
that's just in serbian (minus the cyrillic)
>>1227328 >local anniversary of a town that I lived at for a while >100 whatever the fuck anniversary since the name change of the town >on my way to an open air concert >see two tourists looking lost and just wandering around aimlessly >tell them about a free open air concert paid by the town government >they're Asian and think I want to rip them off >I patiently try to explain it in different ways >they believe me and come with me
it was fun
Sounds like a shit time.
I would like to go to Lebanon in september.
I'm thinking of visiting the following places: Beirut, Baalbek, Byblos, Sidon, Tyre, Anjar, Zahle. Also Nabatiyeh for Ashura.
Any thoughts or tips? Safety precautions? How to get laid? How to meet Nasrallah?
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Anyway, I was actually thinking of going there as well
Some Q's friendo:
1. I have a stamp from Taba, Egypt, which is a border town on the Egypt/Israeli border
Does this disqualify me from entry in Lebanon?
2. Will I be able to shoot with automatic weapons once I get there
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>>1227648 >Does this disqualify me from entry in Lebanon?
No, but it really depends on the mood of the customs officer tho. I know a guy that got rejected because he had Jordanian Visa on his Passport, the argument was that the officer thought it was impossible for him to go to Jordan and not visit Israel
But at the same time I went to Lebanon after staying 2 months in Egypt in a direct flight from Cairo and the visa process took me like 15 seconds
Picture is from Harissa
Sheeeit. I'll handle this through the embassy so I'm not FUBAR at the airport.
I got some Tunisian and Egypt stuff on passport as well, so hopefully that will help.
Yah, looks great.
Speaking of Tunisian stuff lol. Harissa is a condiment there.
Do you have a throwaway e-mail where we can continue this?
shakalakamutafuka @ gmail
1. Technically, yes. The entry stamp from Taba clearly implies you've been to Israel, which is reason enough for them to deny you entry. Depends on the border guard though, some don't even look at your passport, some read it like it's a prize winning novel. I'd just get a new passport if I were you, to be safe, they can't tell you've been there if it's not in the passport.
2. Never heard of any organized tours, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't some, especially in Shia areas.
New Japan General
As always, feel free to ask about:
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed
*Info on prostitution*
*Note about the JR Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥
Please check the /trv/ sticky before asking questions. It's filled with links to great resources, many of them specific to Japan travel.
Please refer to the old thread while it's still up:
I'm not much of a drink so do I have to talk to the kuza orrr.......?
If you no have resistance you have to take a Onsen
In three weeks I'm going to be 5 days in Naha. Are there any special places anyone can recommend to visit? I love classy bars and great food. I hope Anon knows something besides the stuff I can find on Google.
Get an English teaching job and spend all your free time job hunting. Companies hate sponsoring but switching visas is fairly easy if you have an in demand field
I'm coming back from a long RTW trip, and I have to decide where I'm going to live now, but all of my choices seem to suck horribly.
I'm a software engineer at a pretty high level (I was at one of Google/Microsoft/Facebook/etc and am being recruited by all of those now) so I'm limited to the big tech cities if I want to make reasonable money. I can live in other cities but it would mean accepting 1/3-1/2 the pay.
So basically, I'm limited to: San Francisco, Seattle, NYC, and possibly Austin.
Right now the dating scene is probably the most important thing to me, and that's awful in all of the rest so I'm leaning towards NYC, despite the problems there.
Am I missing something? Where would you go in terms of tech cities in the US?
i didnt experience the problems in Seattle that you did (granted you are correct about the sun)
wild weather swings
poor home build quality
it just feels like a glorified mid-size metro to me. DFW cheaper, more amenities, people nicer. Houston more amenities, people nicer.
i will cop to Austin having the best bar scene in TX
but i mean heres some facts
(1) if you can truly pick anywhere, then your life satisfaction will be more determined by your job, and any metro area with over 250k-300k people will have enough to keep you entertained. at this point every city is kind of a black box to you and you dont want to kick yourself for turning down the extra 30k in money, or the position with the team to manage, because you got emotionally invested in one place first
(2) if there are other factors like proximity to elder family, you should decide based on those
(3) nobody on this hmong stop-motion enthusiasts forum should be deciding this for you
I live like 15 miles south of seattle.
Washington is an extremely pretty state.. I5 sucks fucking balls though. Also I guess we're overdue for a giant earthquake so take that into account if you buy property in Seattle
if dating scene is most important, go to NYC.. if you want to think out of the box about tech cities, go to pittsburgh. it is up-and-coming. google has a campus there. CMU is there. lots of tech startups. within a decade they will be calling it "silicon valley east"
I just heard my city Eugene is like #1 now in the tech world in the USA or something like that
Try out LA. It's got an enormous tech industry, one of the biggest in the world (biased towards entertainment, like art/games/etc).
As for dating, LA is packed with any kind of woman you could be into. The downside is that many people here are fit and handsome, but if you take care of yourself you should do fine. Also, LA is bit into outdoor activities, so you wont stay cooped on the computer all day.
Thailand thread. Anyway I'm going to Pattaya this weekend and looking around on google streetview has me so pumped, haven't been there since my navy days. I have a question about motorbikes there, can you rent them, can you ride them on any road even though you don't have a thai drivers license?
Air Asia was consistently the cheapest for me, though DMK is inconvenient. Prepay for more weight, don't do it at the gate. Like $10USD before hand, but much more at the gate. Phuket to Chiang Mai is like 2 hours. But from Bangkok everywhere is about an hour.
Is it easy to get a job in Thailand?
if you know a skill or trade yes. But you'll get 20% of western pay (but it'll still be a fucking lot ppp wise)
We are at an impasse, do you think we will have more fun in chiang mai or Bangkok? As mentioned, we just want to screw in a comfortable room, spend as little as possible, but also drink and eat relatively well each day. Bangkok seems like it has everything but it also seems overwhelming compared to tiny cute chiang mai. 2 week trip.
You will have more fun in Chiang Mai. Me and my wife sure did. Look up AirBnB for accomdations. Make sure to check out the Ladyboy Cabaret.
Watch Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Thailand episode. It' mostly Chiang Mai.
>buy shipping container
>furnish as efficiency apartment
>drop it somewhere nobody cares where it would appear to fit in
>decorate surroundings with appropriate objects in order to disuade curiosity & foot-trafic
NYC is riddled with suitable nooks & crannies -- under bridges, burned-down lots, forgotten alleys, broken sidestreets -- many of which appear to be under perpetual construction, their perimeters defined by caution tape, water barrels, cones, signs, plywood, fencing, etc, etc....
Placed in the right location with proper camouflage, I think I could get away with rent-free living thusly for years.
What do you think?
>>1227080 >Dig a giant hole in the ground and lower your container in there. Set up a secret entrance somewhere and secret ventilation. >Rains a lot >OP now lives in a fishtank
>>1227080 >Nobody will ever question your authority as long as you wear an orange safety vest
I don't know why but I just found this kind of humorous.
OP was a fish all along.
Nobody questioned him, forhe was wearing an orange vest
It's not 1977 anymore, that shit won't work. Forgotten alleys? Where?
I'd rather use a small RV and find a place to park it, or a few places i could switch between
Ok, has any of you poorfags gotten sponsored in some way to travel? I feel like i hear of and meet people getting sponsorships surprisingly often, for stuff that feels semi-normal.
I'm asking out of curiosity, and since I'm planning on biking through Europe during the summer. It's not spectacular in any way but I'm a good photographer and therefore might give the company something in return.
So: have you? How did you get it? What did you get? What did you do? Etc..
hmm no. i got a lot of concert tickets, though, when i still could be bothered to write, so i guess i could get a similar deal if i really wanted to.
i used to sponsor my boyfriend's travel, but he always acted like an insecure bitch about it...
I have a few friends that get sponsored to do /out/ and /trv/ stuff. It's not as sweet of a gig than it sounds because you have to spend inordinate amounts of time on social media shilling their products and it's still usually only a supplemental income.
It's not a bad deal if you want some free shit now and then, but it's not a way to pay for big shit unless you want to spend all your time hustling for likes.
>>1227378 >she's basically paid most of our traveling. >I've also funded my friend when he was 200 Euros short
I was sponsored by a passing guy on a bicycle when I hitchhiked on TA-Jerusalem highway, so I could go by train. He gave me 30 shekels.
Quick, post travelin' cuties before this thread gets deleted.
my high school english teacher did this, can confirm
we were all shocked to learn that "mrs nantongwe" wasn't actually white. good teacher, mrs nantongwe. not really fat tho, just sort of chubby like most 40+ year old women
did you go to school in norwich lol
How's it going /trv/? I'm going to get married this year and I was thinking about hitting the South and the Caribbean for the wedding/honeymoon. I'm from the west coast and I'm intrigued with Tampa. I work in the cigar industry, so I'm very allured with the area which is known as "the cigar capital of the US" Are there any locals or southerners on this board that could attest to Tampa being a good place to get married? I wanted to spend maybe a week or so there, then a week or 2 more in Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. I have connections through the industry there, so I have that more or less covered. But I'd like to know a little more about what to do in Tampa and if that's a good place to start a tour of the south. I am also a Bucs fan so I'd hope to hit a game out there.
Is that Charleston SC you're talking about. I have some family in Raleigh so I'm considering going that far north and seeing sights along the way. How expensive are things out there? For example where I'm from $500 will get you a medium tier restaurant dinner with drinks for two and a Holiday Inn room.
>>1228473 >Are there any casinos in the area?
Yes, and it's a big one, too. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Seminole Tribe of Florida actually owns the rights to the Hard Rock brand now and they have another hotel/casino at their home base in Hollywood, Florida near Miami.
>Would you say Tampa is the right area of Florida to spend most of our time?
Yeah, it's in a pretty central location in the state. Orlando and its theme parks are about one hour away from downtown Tampa and about two hours away from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex. Don't know if you guys are into the theme parks, but there are things that are very adult-relevant and not for kids at all in them.
>Are there any historic hotels in Tampa that you would recommend?
Yes. The most famous historic hotel here is the Don CeSar (built 1928) right on the beach in St. Pete Beach. There is also the Vinoy Park Hotel (built 1925 right on the water in Downtown St. Pete. My wife and I stayed there for one day during our honeymoon.
Also, if you are doing day trips, there is plenty of natural attractions around and one of the things that is pretty common in Florida, but that common elsewhere is our wealth of natural springs. One good one in particular north of Tampa is Homosassa Springs. They also have a small animal park and scheduled manatee feedings (pic is of manatees there). Another prominent one is Silver Springs also north of Tampa. They have glass-bottom boats you can ride so yo u can see through the crystal clear water. Those boats can actually trace their history back to hollowed-out log canoes with pieces of plane glass placed in the bottom starting in 1878, which makes them the oldest man-made tourist attraction in Florida.
The Don CeSar is exactly the type of place my wife would love. We're not too into the crowds that come with theme parks, I'm more interested with the tours and cruises by the water. I'm from San Francisco area and it sucks to be by the water here. I appreciate the help I feel more confident with the idea of getting married in Tampa. I was thinking about going in late September/early October and catching a Bucs game. From what I've read the weather is great around that time.
you can get a good room and a great dinner for two for about $300, add drinks for $10 a piece
additionally, there are a ton of art halls downtown if you're into that kind of thing. also a few art-themed hotels, such as the vendue
I'm also a Tampafag and this guy is pretty spot on.
I go to St. Pete Beach all the time it's really nice and my favorite of all the beaches there. People get married at the Don CeSar all the time, it's pretty nice from the ones I've seen.
There's also lots of cruises that go around the Carribean/Mexico leaving from around Channelside in Tampa. They're Carnival which is a little more for families but I'm sure there are some "classier" ones for you and your wife.
Which I could say more but the other Tampafag has done a really good job
Aware me, is this area of Europe actually worth visiting or is it boring? I definitely do think Iceland has a lot going for it in terms of it's beautiful nature, but what about the other countries?
What would the highlights be of a trip to this area?
I live in Norway its pretty dull
wont be long before we are able to plant palm tree in the south with the trending heat
I might be wrong, but as a Dane I really think the atmosphere and the city itself are the main attractions in CPH.
Check out the museums in the city and close to it, if you like modern art and stuff like that (Louisiana north of CPH is quite famous). Check out Christiania, just to check it off, but it really is a shit hole compared to what it was just some years ago. Go for walks in the parks around CPH and take a look at the castles - there are a few in CPH and some around the city as well. Go to Christianshavn and see some of the beautiful old buildings that were built on proceeds from slave trade. Nyhavn would be very special for most foreigners, and that's located in the Christianshavn area - the Danish parliament and a few other old government buildings are on the way to Christianshavn from the centre of the city. Come in the summer or spring if you don't want to get depressed.
Norway has some very nice nature if you are into that.
Sweden: has a couple nice cities and it isn't really completely overrun with refugees. Denmark: Copenhagen is a very beautiful city and feels very cozy, probably my favorite city in the world. The girls in all of these countries are worth the trip alone.
t. someone who's never seen finnish women
>>1228576 >The girls in all of these countries are worth the trip alone.
Lmao, that superiority complex about your women is fucking phoney and retarded, it's beyond hope at this point. Keep spouting it everywhere.