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By the end of the year I want to go to North Africa and the Middle East. I'm planning for the trip to be three months, but I think I will have a very, very limited budget. I will be spending at least a month in Palestine, I would also like to visit Amman in Jordan, Erbil in Iraq, Marrakesh in Morocco and maybe Cairo in Egypt and Homs in Syria depending on the situation there at the time.
I figure I'm probably going to have to drop Morocco and Egypt considering the distance they are from everything else. Can anyone recommend an economical route to do this and maybe any suggestions, if you would drop a city or two?
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So I'm thinking about going to Europe and I'm interested in /trv/'s opinions on the matter and relevant stories. Currently reading various sites and such but I'm interested in simply talking to people.
I'm simply going to post as I think of shit, feel free to talk about whatever.
How easy is it to simply travel around Europe, go wherever the fuck I want to. When I went to America the 2nd time I took my time and simply went cross country at a leisurely place, finding a state with some stuff I wanted to see/do and heading there.
It was great I got to see what I wanted, and found countless things along the way I never would have thought to look for. I wasn't rushed and really got to experience the places I went.
I'm worried with Europe (atleast, the western non Russian part) the place is rather compact. With so many countries and cultures so close I might not get to take my time and experience all that random stuff that makes traveling great. I fear that I'll either get to focused on the stuff I plan around or I'll get so sidetracked in a single place and spend half my trip there.
Also the language barrier, how big of an issue is/isn't it?
Terrible Travel Experiences General
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Any and all welcome, from getting there, to police trouble, to ending up with a shemale prostitute, share your pains.
>Decide to fly Spirit airlines
>It's every joke that every comedian has ever told about air travel, but worse
>End up pulling my hamstring after standing up from sitting in such a tight space for so long
>It was only a connection flight
>In London for the third time
>Out drinking with some friends
>Some guys are getting into an argument in the street
>A guy outside knows my friend, comes in and grabs him, tells him there's a fight going on
>Decide to go see what's going on, of course get dragged in
>Full on fight taking place
>Police fly in, kicking the shit out of all of us
>Spend a day in the clink, instead of being on vacation
>Leaving the station
>Cop calls me an American vagrant
>In Indonesia for work, taking tourists SCUBA diving and stuff
>A guy and his 15 year old son want to go somewhere kind of obscure, somewhere no one really knows about
>Boss decides it's cool, we go off the beaten path and spend the morning diving, having a good time
>Take the boat to a beach for lunch
>Another boat pulls up as we're eating
>Four guys with guns jump out, start shouting at us
>Everyone is freaking out except my boss
>Boss grabs one of the guys, get ready to die on a beach in the middle of nowhere
>Boss is hugging one of them, they're cousins
>Boss tells the dad and the son that they're in the army, out for a good time
>After they leave he tells me they were pirates, and if that one guy wasn't his cousin we'd be dead or ransomed and tortured.
>Boss decides to get some guns and we always had 4 extra guys come with us anytime we went somewhere kind of obscure from then on
Easily the most scared I've ever been. Besides that, Indonesia was really excellent.
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Hey /trv/, first-timer here.
A friend of mine from Nowheresville out in the Midwest goes on trips every few months and he's currently in the Windy City. I'm sure he has a schedule all done up because he's organized like that, but I figured as long as he's out seeing the world, why not help him a bit?
So I come to you asking what are some must-see places in Chicago? I'm uncultured so all I know about Chicago is the Sears Tower (I know, I know, its not called that anymore.) and pizza. What else can I cram his inbox with?
If it helps at all, he's really into books/writing as well as movies (typically bad ones). Maybe there's some place relevant to those interests that he can check out?
Thanks in advance.
First time traveling here
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>Graduation gift from parents is a ticket to ANYWHERE (see, I want to join the US Army after college, they went hurr durr y u no travel first, then see if you want to still join? they dont want me joining the Army)
>My plan is to travel the red route I posted
>My journey should end in Prague, then take a plan home etc. etc.
How long will it take me to travel the red route? On foot? Maybe hitch a ride, sometimes
INB4 You will get kidnapped by militia groups etc. etc. I am Asian, nobody will want to kidnap me