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A while ago, some Anon recommended Departures in a thread about travel shows. Thank you, based Anon. It's one of the travel shows I've seen. Interesting places, but most importantly, some really good hosts.
What are your favorites, /trv/?
Post a picture of your residential area
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Just for fun. It's interesting to see how people around the world live.
Pick a picture that is taken within 0-2 minutes walking distance of your home. Kinda lame if someone who lives in the outer parts of paris posts a picture of the Eiffel tower.
So this is where I live, it's a part of central Stockholm (Which is the capital of Sweden for those who didnt know) called Hornsbergs strand.
The area is a bit sleepy but we have like a 30 second walk down to the water from our house entrance so that's great. We have a little mini-gym made out of wood along the "beach walk", 2-3 in door gyms just around the corner, 4 min metro ride to downtown Stockholm, you can take a run alongside the water all the way into downtown Stockholm. It's really nice :)
It's very clean and calm except during summer, since during that time the area is invaded by wannabe gangsters and people from the surrounding Stockholm ghettos, and they pretty much trash the place.
Where do you live and what do you like/dislike etc about it?
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Me and a friend, who both have minimal backpacking experience, want to visit Copenhagen and Stockholm this winter, probably around December 26-January 3
We mostly are concerned with if this trip is practical. How big of an issue will the weather be? We're ready for the cold but will the lack of daylight be an issue? Going around Christmastime will be nice, regardless of the weather, right?
In general, any tips for these two cities?
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what's the best asian country for a long term traveler (1-2 years) in terms of girls?
basically, I want to settle down for cheap, and, in between pursuing hobbies, I'd like to have a semi-steady girlfriend or two
I do NOT want hookers, just a girlfriend that is a little easier to please than western gals, and less fat
I had the idea of maybe picking up girls at a university, or something similar, or maybe staying long term on an island with good surf
I just want a girl to play homemaker for me for a couple years, maybe longer.
What's the best place? I hear PI is most open to foreigners, and english is best, so there's real relationship potential, whereas sex tourists like thailand more because they're just after hookers.
What about vietnam, china, cambodia, malaysia?
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I want to study a year abroad in either China or Japan. I need to apply now and I can't decide which schools to put in my Top 3.
I'm more interested in Japan and I've been dreaming of going to Japan since I was a child (Yeah, I know. At least I'm not into anime.) but improving my Chinese would probably be slightly more useful for the future, and China would be cool, too. The top 3 can be in different countries, so I might just put both in there.
The universities/cities I can choose from are:
Waseda University, Tokyo
Chiba University, Chiba
Mie University, Tsu
Renmin University, Beijing
Tongji University, Shanghai
Baptist University, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is already pretty much out of the race because it's Cantonese-speaking. I'm not sure how necessary speaking Wu is to get along in Shanghai, but that could be a potential downside along with the large expat community.
I have this romanticized image of living in a gigantic metropolis like Tokyo, but maybe a smaller city like Tsu would be better to learn the language and cheaper etc.
I don't know whether any of those universities offer courses in my field (linguistics) but I'm not even sure whether that matters at all.
So, any advice? Maybe some of you know the cities and/or universities and can recommend me something?