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Hey guys, what's up?
Starting this thread to ask a single question.
I'll be travelling to south east asia next month and have heard that at times, things can get kind of sketchy in the rougher areas.
My question is, should I carry some kind of protection? Such as a knife?
My girlfriend thinks that is a bad idea but I honestly think that should I get into a situation where it is needed, I would like to have protection.
Any opinion is welcome!
Thought picture was funny, kind of related.
Travelling has fucked my life.
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I'm not a smart guy, very little in the way of formal education. I got a job when I was 17 saved up 5k over a couple of years while living with my parents and set off to Asia. I spent a just over a year there (India, SEA and China), living it fairly rough (though still better than a significant proportion of the locals) but doing what I wanted, I had lots of good times a a few bad times and difficult situations, but through it all I felt alive. It felt real. I was doing something.
I've been back home from that trip for three years now and I'm finding it very hard to deal with "normal" life. Everything is shit and fucking boring, work is boring, people are boring, everyone is fully invested in their shitty lives and jobs and gossip. It feels like I'm floating on a platform looking at it all from a third person perspective. I'm not smart enough to get a good job and I cant join the army (or whatever) for medical reasons. I guess I could go out and travel again but that isn't going to fix anything, just drag out the problem. Similarly I doubt a second time away will be as big of an adventure as the first without travelling to a war zone or literally sleeping on the streets. (I don't have a death wish)
I just cant seem to settle back into "normal" life and its killing me.
Can anyone here relate? Any fix for this?
Travelling in Amsterdam, Camping
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I'm travelling to Amsterdam in October this year with my best friend. The thing is, we travel with a really tight budget.
From my little research, I saw that there are lots of campsites there. We love camping, but not a single one of them has the option (or at least mentions it in their website) of renting a tent. They only rent tentspots.
For many reasons, we cannot bring a tent. Is there any campsite that would rent us, or do we have to buy one? Also what are the prices for tents, even second-hand?
Finally, is it more worthy to go camping or stay in a cheap hostel?
P.S. Unlimited 2-day ticket for public transport or bike rental for 2 days?
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From Cape town, to Morocco, to Saudi Arabia
I'm a complete novice to /trv/, have never been outside of the United States, I want to dive head first into traveling. I want to backpack, hitch, and do whatever it takes to get to my destinations and have fun while doing so. More than likely I'll be going this trip alone, if not hiring translator(s) to help me along the way. How feasible/retarded is this idea? I'm thinking, with headroom, it'll probably cost me around $10,000 to do the entire trip. From Cape Town, to Rabat, to Riyadh, back to Cape Town.