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So I'm applying for an 8 week summer internship with my university in one of three cities: Dublin, Hong Kong, or Singapore. I'm wavering on which one to pick, so I'd like to ask /trv/ which one provides the best opportunities for in-region travel, food, sightseeing, and etc.
I'm a huge sinoboo with a massive boner for Chinese history, food, and culture, but: (1) I don't speak Mandarin or Cantonese (2) My ex-gf is from Macau and if I went to Hong Kong she'd want to see me, which is no bueno. On the other hand, being in country would be a great opportunity to learn Cantonese, and the food is dank. How easy is it to get around with English?
I've heard it provides easy access to places like Malaysia, Indonesia, and other countries in SEA fairly easily, and that the food is fantastic. On the other hand, I've heard that there's not that much to see, it's extremely hot, and crazy laws. Any veracity to those claims? And how easy is it to get around with English?
I'm of Irish descent and have always wanted to go to Ireland. I speak the language, there's good food and good beer, and interesting stuff to see, with easy access to the continent. On the other hand, I studied abroad in Europe earlier this year, and I'd kind of like a change of pace.
Right now I'm leaning towards either Singapore or Dublin.
South America Travel PY-AG-UY-CL
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Hi /trv/.I'm planig my first major travel,it will be to South America (pic related) and would
apreciate some fedback and tips,mostly from locals or people who have been there before.
I am fluent in Spanish and English.I'll be traveling just with a backpack (have a 20L and a 40L
but will do my best to fit all my stuff in the 20L one,opinions?) and my DSLR camera.
I lived in Asuncion for 8 months and have a good idea how the city works.
Budget $4000 (after plane tickets).I wont need to pay for my stay in Asuncion, Montevideo and maybe
Santiago.I know Buenos Aires is very expensive but i'm not looking for that face of the city,
though i would like to know how munch could it cost a week there in a cheap yet secure hostel.
I'm not expensive, dont need great hotesl or fancy restaurants.Know the most expensive ones
will be AG and CL
I will need to cross land borders, do you know how good/bad are the following borders?
Encarnacion(PY) - Posadas(AG)
Concordia(AG) - Salto(UY)
Colonia del Sacramento (UY) - Buenos Aire (AG) Buquebus
Las Cuevas (AG - Cancha Pelada (CL)
I have a doubt when it comes to AG.I'll be going from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in order to get to Chile
but would like to know Rosario o Córdoba.I bet they are not as expesive nor have the crime rate of
Buenos Aires but do they worth the detour?
time:1 month (can extend a week more if i have to)
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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 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: >>1188212