Budget trip around the Canadian Rockies
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In a few months I'll probably be working at a summer camp in northwestern Alberta, with the opportunity to do some travelling afterwards. Unfortunately, because of various factors such as expensive flights and the company who organises the placement taking a big chunk out of my paycheck, I'm actually going to end up losing money rather than earning it, and therefore I need to keep the costs to a minimum for the 1-2 weeks of travelling I do afterwards before returning to the UK.
I probably won't have much more than $600CAD to spend on this. I'm aware that, at this stage, my plan is probably completely unrealistic for this budget and I'll have to make a ton of sacrifices, but I just thought I'd say how I would do this ideally, and if anyone can give me some cost-saving tips on any little aspect of the journey, that would be hugely appreciated. I'll write the plan in the next post.
Lonely Planet travel Guides
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Hey /trv/, after years of staunchly traveling without any guides, I decided to procure a lonely planet for my upcoming trip to Istanbul to see if it makes me see more than what I would normally and whether it will reduce the quantity of brute research I need to do myself.
My question is, seeing as this year I will be visiting Istanbul and only Istanbul, which guide should I buy? The country guide (Turkey) or the city-specific guide (Istanbul)?
Would the city guide be a more complete version of the country guide or would it essentially be the Istanbul chapter taken out and sold separately? The price difference really isn't that great so I'm thinking of buying the country guide for the Istanbul trip as I may visit other regions in Turkey in the future, however the country guide is significantly larger and I wonder if it has less detail than the Istanbul one.
Looking for USA road trip stops
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hi all, /fit/izen here breaking his /trv/ cherry and hoping for some ideas on a road trip. basically, knoxville to yellowstone, down to grand canyon, back across to knoxville.
looking for anything out of the ordinary - roadsideamerica.com kinda stuff. definitely not looking for big touristy attractions. i did find some good-looking hot springs to hike to in new mexico (san antonio hot springs) but i'm down for a better hot spring hike.
and yes, i know yellowstone in april is stupid, but my friend insists on it.
thanks for any ideas! here's a link to the google maps url that made pic related: http://pastebin.com/ct9rwEiW
Interning for 3 Months in Shenzhen, China
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I'll be living in Shenzhen from May through August this year. Since I'll be working, I'll realistically only have Friday night through Sunday to have fun and "travel" (three days seems like a pretty pitiful amount of time to go anywhere).
Anything super touristy doesn't really interest me in Shenzhen like the fake Eiffel Tower and anything similar to that. I'm big into music and plan on experiencing the night life, but what else is worth seeing/doing in Shenzhen?
Outside of Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Guangzhou seem to be the obvious big cities to make trips to, but I'm also interested in things I can do outside of the cities. Hiking comes to mind. What do you recommend?
I'd also like to hear about any general advice you have for the area, or experiences you've had there.
American/Canadian Abroad: First European Trip
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Hello there, this is my first time really ever coming to /trv/. I've read the sticky and tried to find other threads related but didn't find anything to my liking.
I'm a dual citizen of both Canada and the US (with two passports) studying abroad at the University of Lausanne for a semester (until July). My schedule is very light as I only need to maintain 16 credits for full student status and receive monthly benefits. I also have a job in social media marketing for some extra income and that job can be done all online.
So I have a fairly nice income of cash and about a 4 day weekend every weekend thanks to my scheduling.
I have thus far only toured Geneva (1 day trip saw most of old town, the reformation wall, st. pierre cathedral, the united nations buildig, an art gallery or two, and most of the waterfront) and have spent quite some time in Lausanne itself going around and drinking mostly.
With so much time on my hands I wanted to get out and do some more traveling, and seeing as this is my first time in Europe I was wondering if I could have some advice on must see places in Europe? Most suggestions I've heard would be Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Berlin and while I would love to go these places I want to see some places that could be considered more of hidden gems.
I only speak English, with a little knowledge of Spanish thanks to my US schooling and I'm picking up French quite well as well.
So /trv/ what are some of the must see places in Europe? What are some of the places that are off the beaten path and totally satisfying to visit?