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I'll be going to Colombia next weekend, (Bucaramanga to be more specific), and it will be my first time to visit my extended family there in almost 12 years. Since the last time I went was as a kid, I want to have an experience that a 24-26 year old will have fun. All my cousins are older than me and married with kids, so I know I'll be kinda on my own until family gatherings. My brother, who's 19 and just started college, will also be with me. Any tips/places to go would be appreciated
Just graduated, need a trip
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Just finished my degree and I haven't done something for myself in a while. It also looks like I may be single soon so I don't have a reason to plan a couples trip.
I've heard of people "back-packing" and whatnot but I am not the type to drift from hostel to hostel. But I am more of a solo camper kind of person.
I haven't gone camping in a long while and figured now's a good time (with warm clothing of course). I live in flat Florida so I thought about going to some place full of greenery that I can ride my mountain bike for the trip.
Ideally I would fly into a state/country (thought Ireland but I am afraid it is frigid right now), cab or bike to an area to get food and provisions to fit in a backpack, and ride around to enjoy some mountains and creeks.
Sadly I don't have much survival or wilderness training, so I am not looking for something fierce or hardcore, just a place where I can relax and enjoy rolling greens. Would help to minimize dangerous animals.
If all else fails I thought of just staying in a low budget cabin somewhere that has the same views with some mountain/trail bike features.
tl;dr: Wheres a good place with awesome green, mountainous views during this time of the year for a solo person to enjoy and ride their bike?
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Hey guys, please excuse the naivety of this post, but I must ask.
Say I wanted to teach English at the university level in either China or Japan (I haven't learned either country's language(s), will do once I'm dead set on where I'd like to go). Assume also that I obtained a masters in English. How attainable is such a goal?
I understand that learning mandarin would probably open up a lot more opportunities, but I would also slightly prefer actually living in Japan due to the cleaner air and healthier food (living and teaching in a large city is part of the goal). I'm just not sure what's "worth" more, and which country would be more accommodating towards a long-term career path.
This is all just a hypothetical of course; I'm still in my first year of college, but I really should set a solid plan down soon. I've done some research (and obviously have a lot more to do) but I'm interested in any one's perspective on here.
I can provide more specific information if it will help. I know I'm being pretty general here. Pic not related.
Car Hire Austria
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Dear /trv/ and all Austrians!
I am travelling to Innsbruck on the 17th of this month until the 24th, and am staying just south of the city in Patsch with my partner and daughter.
We are looking to hire a car for the week, however we are having a big problem with finding a suitable car hire firm.
The big companies Hertz/Sixt/Avis/etc. all charge excessive rates, and as I am not 25 (24 atm) the charges are higher, along with deposits into the 1000's.
I cannot find any local firms other than buchbinder, however a quick look on tripadvisor reveals them as massive scam artists.
I have found one company based in Vienna only, which is a little inconvenient for me and my 4yr old with luggage.
Does anyone know of an honest, decent car hire firm.
Or better still, I would be interested in hiring a car from a member of the public (or someone on here!)
tl;dr - I want to hire a car in innsbruck, from you, a friend, and not a rip-off company like buchbinder.