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Hey /trv/, I'm currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and will be heading to Taiwan soon.
I'll be there for a few weeks and am pretty psyched to explore.
Anyone been before?
I'm more interested in being outside major urban areas and getting into the wilds. But I DO have a love for HK and that uber-dense urban madness. So a balance of both appears to be on the cards.
I'm particularly seeking tips regarding:
1) Accommodations in Taipei. Hostel tier def a plus... don't have much in the way of $.
2) Hot springs and hiking! Anywhere off the beaten track where I could base out of for a week or so.
3) Quaint, quiet seaside towns where I could live cheaply while concentrating on writing for a week.
4) Artist-y spots, whether in Taipei or elsewhere.
5) Anyone had success couchsurfing there?
6) How about tent camping?
7) "MUST EATS" :D
Many thanks for any info/recommendations you'd be willing to share :D
Camino de Santiago / Road to Santiago
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Hello everybody, I've been thinking for a while now about walking the Route of Santiago de Compostela from my city, Toulouse.
I've never done anything that challenging, I'm only 19 y.o, but I am in good physical shape, love walking, and even speak enough Spanish.
So I'd like to know if anyone here has already done it, and to ask for any advice concerning...well pretty much everything. Which season would be best, should I book rooms for the nights between my walks or is it possible to camp most of the time, what kind of equipment I'd need...
Also I'll add even if it looks easy on a map I know walking more than 1000km isn't a piece of cake, I'm not thinking about it like I think about a casual hiking day. So yeah I'm inexperienced and as such i'll take any advice but I'm not blind to the risks.
It's not even a religious thing btw I've just been thinking about a long trip like this by myself for a while and this looks perfect (History, I can start from my home, landscapes seem interesting, and I've never been in those parts of Spain)
Thanks, I'll check the thread regularly
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New Japan General:
As always, feel free to ask about:
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
*Info on prostitution*
*Note about the JR Rail Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥
Please check the /trv/ sticky before asking questions. It's filled with links to great resources, many of them specific to Japan travel.
Please refer to the old thread while it's still up: >>1057401