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I'm planning to spend a few weeks with my girlfriend in Africa, specifically our trip would pass through
South Africa: Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg, Kruger Park;
Zambia - Livingstone to see Victoria Falls.
It seems like an awesome trip and a great opportunity to see interesting sights, but I'm a little worried about all these rumors I keep hearing about South Africa being dangerous and generally... rapey?
Can I get any advice on this? Anything I should know in advance? Should I really be worried?
I don't plan for us to go out at night in some alley to buy drugs or anything, but just your average cultural tourism stuff...
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18-yr-old Ausfag here, going to Bali this summer with my mates, first time out of the country. Looking to have a great time, really want to get as fucked up as possible and have a few questions:
Is it true the booze is really cheap there? What are there laws like?
What are the girls like? I have heard all you have to do is grind up on girls in Kuta clubs to get laid. Will I have trouble cuz I'm 18?
Is it true weed is super strict there? We want to smoke of course but dont want to go to jail.
Anyway, first time poster in /trv/ but looking for good advice! Any and all welcome. Will be travelling with 7 good friends, have all been saving up for ages. Also one is thinking of bringing his gf but I think that is a bad idea. What does /trv/ think? Also, Bali in general. Is there anything to see there?
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Hey /trv/, I'm looking for some suggestions.
To give you guys some insight, I am a freelance web designer / developer from Eastern Europe but working with clients from all around the world, so I guess you could say I'm location independent. Ever since someone tweeted a picture of Boracay and how great it was to live there for a while I couldn't stop thinking about it and how bad I need some time away.
Basically, I'm looking to spend a whole month ( march or april 2013 ) in a place like it, and would really appreciate some alternatives, since even though rent, food, drinks etc. in Boracay are cheap from what I've heard, it's really far away and the airplane tickets would cost me a shitload of money.
What I'm looking for: really freaking awesome beaches ( look at the pic ), relatively cheap ( on a budget of around $1k, maybe I'll be able to scrape some more by then ), I'm down for parties and shit but that wouldn't be my main interest, the main reason I'm thinking about doing this in the first place is the need for some time away to really think about about where I'm going next with my life, and I believe a place like that would really help a lot. Also, I would still be working on personal / client projects but I wouldn't really need fast internet.
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I'm currently studying German as part of my science degree here in Australia, with the eventual goal of moving there to live/teach. I'm planning a trip there around this time next year for two weeks, and being the inexperienced child I am, have no idea what I should be looking for.
So my questions are;
Which cities/places MUST I visit whilst over there?
How much should I be expecting to pay in accommodation? I am more than happy to use hostels and backpackers!
What are the best sites to look for deals on for things like flights and tours?
and, as a bonus question, keeping in mind my intention of moving over there and finding work as a science/english teacher, which is your favourite city in Germany/Austria and why?
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Okay /trv/ I'm in need of your advice.
I've been presented the opportunity to go back packing around Europe for 2 weeks in early January and I'm going to go, the only question is where. There are a few options and I would like your input/experience with these places. You don't need to address all, just the one you would like most.
1. Turkey- more specifically Istanbul for 1 week and Greece, probably Athens for the 2nd week.
2. Germany - fly into Berlin, maybe stay there or do a different German city for 1 week. Prague and/or Vienna for the 2nd week.
3. Ireland for 1 week, England (probably London) for the 2nd week.
4. Spain for two weeks- Barcelona, Madrid, some smaller cities.
I'm American and only speak broken Spanish so language might be a barrier for me but nothing that intimidates me.
My questions for all options above:
1. How easy is it to navigate those areas not being able to speak the local language?
2. How tolerant are the people of me not being able to speak to them in their native language and have you had good experiences with strangers helping?
3. I have IBD and need to have access to bathrooms, are any places not good for letting the public use their restrooms?
4. How cheap are the hostiles? Are there any places you would recommend that help with both sleeping at night and pointing you towards good places to spend the rest of your time?
5. I love history and know all these places have plenty of that, but what is the night life like in each?
5. What kind of weather should I expect in January.
Thank you /trv/lers