Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Hello /trv/, I have a few questions regarding Calgary. In September I´m traveling with my girlfriend to Calgary for two weeks. We´re both from Germany and it´ll be our first visit to Canada.
Because of that I´m looking for some advice about what to look out for, what to do etc.
First of all, how will the weather be in September? Do we need our winter coats or are light jacekts enough?
Second, we´ll have a rental car and I´ll be the driver. I have almost 10 years driving experience in Germany, northern and southern Europe so I´ve seen my fair share of possibly dangerous situations. Are Calgarians good or bad drivers, agressive or courteous?
I have read about the public transportation system in Calgary and think that leaving our car at the place we sleep at would be good, as the train and bus connection into the inner city is quite good. Any advice on that?
We´re also planing on going to Banff national park for two to three days for hiking and sightseeing. As far as I have understood there´s an entry fee for the park which you have to pay before entering. Essentially like a road toll. How does it exactly work and what are good places to sleep over in the park if you can´t use a tent/camper?
Last but not least, what´s the best way to deal with money issues? We were thinking of taking some Euros on the plane and exchanging them at the airport. Later we´d use my credit card to withdraw a larger amount of cash to pay with it, since there´s a fee when I´m using the card for non-Euro purchases. Are Canadians willing to accept cash or is a credit card a must?
Quite a few questions, I know, but I´m grateful for every hint! Thanks in advance and prost!
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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
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed
*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: >>1133206
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hi guys, i'm 19 and i've never traveled before, in fact I hardly get out of the house, which is why i'm trying to change this. Recently I've been trying to get out more and do things, and I've always wanted to go on a trip outside the US. Anyways, I came here to ask some general tips and tricks for getting cheap flights and traveling economy, I know taking vacations on a budget is a bit of a paradox, but I can't resist.
the place I'd like to go specifically is Salar De Uyuni, in Bolivia. I looked on a few flight websites, it seems like the cheapest round trips for about 3 days cost around $3000. accounting for food, hotels (looked like 100-150 a night around the area), could i accurately assess that I could take this whole trip, for 3 days, for under $5000? I was saving up to buy a car, but just 3 days at this beautiful location i would gladly replace it with. I also found this guy on reddit, scott's cheap flights, who sends out cheap flight deals sometimes, but i havent seen anything around there yet. would it be worth it to try for that or will it really matter in the long run.
any tips or tricks, useful advice or anything of the like for a first time traveler is gladly welcomed. thanks!
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I watch A LOT of food and cooking shows, shows about chefs, cuisines and all that shit. In a lot of them they travel to other places, or feature chefs from various parts of the world and how they have done visionary things with their local cuisines and other's cuisines as well.
I never see food travel as a topic on this board, so i am wondering if any of you have done any food tourism, or wanted to.
Have you traveled to destinations where food was a major influencer of choosing that destination?
Have you wanted to?
What places have you gone/wanted to go?
Have you been places where the food surprised you?
TL;DR let's talk about food and travel
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First time on this board, but I have no clue where I should write about this.
So long story short, I would love to go and live in UK (I'm Hungarian, and currently living in Malta) but with all this Brexit happening I'm not sure anymore.
Do you think I still have a chance?
As you all can see, I can write(and speak) English fluently.
And if I'm out of luck, what other EU country would you recommend for me to go?
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Help. Please recommend me shoe that have a wide fit, especially in the toe area.
Every time I travel I go through the same circus. Look for shoes, settle on something that's too narrow by buying two sizes bigger. Feet rock back and forth in the shoe, destroying the insoles, savaging the rear area of the shoes, and giving me mad callus.
Bonus if it's available in Europe.
taking the train from Vancouver to San Francisco?
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I probably have to get from Vancouver to San Francisco in a few months.
So I figured, I'll just take the train, since, being an Euro, that's just the normal thing to do…
Turns out your continent is really big, so that's over 1000km and 24h, but I'm not in a hurry, so that's not a big issue. Plus, I like going by train, as long as its on routes I dont know with some nice views or interesting engineering (I'm not a train foamer, however!).
But, is it worth it? Amtrak has two of their "famous" (at least according to german wikipedia) long distance trains on this route (Cascades and Coast Starlight), and from their website, it seems like the Coast starlight will cost me only between 112 and 216$, including bus parts from Vancouver to Seattle and Neverheardofthat to San Francisco. So that might even be cheaper than flying. Is it worth trying to get a connection that uses the Cascades instead of the starlight? How does customs work, when you cross the border on land, in a bus?
But on the other hand, you also hear a lot of bad things about the US train system, but the same applies to the airlines.