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Alright, first time on /trv/ and I need some advice. My uncle has offered me a Job in Tokyo with his company, and I don't know what to do. I was born in raised in America, I don't know a lick of Japanese, and did I mention I'm Pakistani? How do japanese people even treat brown people? Or all all foreigners gaijin regardless of their color? Regardless, I'm a bit flustered and I don't know what do to do. Is it worth it? Also I would like to note that I'm currently in community college right now, so I don't really have big ambitions here. Help
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hey friends, i was looking for someone who could help shed some hope into a little advice... i'm from the U.S. (cleveland), and met a girl who's from sydney...
i'll save you the naive love bullshit, and cut to the point. I know I cant get around the $1800-$2000 plane ticket, but advice on cheap housing? i'm willing to stay in a hostel (recommendation)? or attempt the housing pages on Craigslist - AUS brahs, do you know how responsive those are there? any advice from traveling guru's/anything would be more than appreciated. I want to give this thing an honest chance and be with her... any help would be fantastic.
Safe for a Belarusian to travel to Belarus?
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I was born in Belarus but have lived in the U.S. for most of my life.
I'm only looking for input here from people who are Belarusian, have been to Belarus, or have extensive knowledge about it, please do not just google and give me your answer.
My grandma, grandpa, and uncle still live in Minsk and I've been back there once but we've been spied on and followed by strange people there.
Now my mother wants to go back there this summer even though it's incredibly fucking dangerous (according to everything I've heard from her) and I don't know what to do.
I want to see my family, but at the same time I don't want to be killed. I don't know, is it safe to go there? Are the loud protesters and foreigners the only ones who get kidnapped, jailed and/or kiled?
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Hello /trv/, i've never been in Asia, wich are the best cities to visit? I was thinking about Beijing, Hong Kong or Tokyo. I'm looking for fun (nightlife, clubbing, no strip bars), maybe shopping, restaurants... and well i know what to visit in Tokyo but i've no idea about Hong Kong and Beijing. Thank you.
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I'm going to Morocco in three weeks and I have a couple questions if you guys would be so kind.
First, apparently the Moroccan Dirham is a closed currency and they don't allow you to import more than 1000 dirhams. I have over 5000 dirhams that I was planning on bringing with me to cover most of the costs of my trip. I already have them, so should I declare them or sneak them in?
Second, I want to ride around the desert on a camel. Probably for a couple days. I don't want to overpay or get scammed or anything like that, and this seems like a really touristy thing to do, so I feel like the chances of me getting taken advantage of while trying to do this are relatively high. Has anyone ever done this before and have any suggestions? I'm going to be touring the country for about 4 weeks, so I'm planning on being all over the place, so if you have any recommendations that are really out of the way, I'd certainly be open to them.
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I live in NYC, but the media makes California look like such an amazing place. I've been wanting to go for the longest time, and I'd like to finally go this summer.
However, California is awfully big so I'm not sure exactly where I want to go. Is LA as overrated as they say? I'd like to go somewhere preferably near a beach, but also near a city with a great night life.
Open for ideas, thanks.
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Hello /trv/, I have come to you with important questions. Has any of you ever done a motorcycle trip about 1500 km long? I just dropped out of university, and I've got two months of free time for the end of Februari untill the end of April to ride to Italy on my motorcycle. Now, since this will be my first trip, I have no idea what to expect, and most importantly how much it'll cost me. Now, I've thought about things like fuel usage(which will be at least 1500km/30kpl=50 liters of fuel, say 100 euros counting for extra kms), camping(no idea how much that'll cost, but I've got a tent, sleeping bag and everything I'll need to camp), and several other stuff like eating(I've never been on long road trips, how can you eat on cheaply when on the road) and a lot of other stuff, but I have no idea where to begin even. Can you guys offer any advice? I mean, this board is bound to have some guy who did this, right?
As far as the trip itself goes: I'm planning to go the usual route my parent have always taken(for the most part): going through Germany, Switzerland, and then straight into Italy. I'll be staying with friends near the Lago Trasimeno so that'll be cheap lodging without having to stay in a tent for two months(and with a shower, thank god). I'll be doing about 200-250 km per day untill I'm at those friends, and after that I'll just start explore te countryside of Umbria and Tuscany. Once I'm either out of money, or when it's mid-April, I'll go home again, and do those 200-250 km per day again. That means about 7 to 8 days of riding (provided I won't stay near Davos for a while, ride around in the Alps for a bit) per trip.
Pic related: my current planning(could use a fair bit of work).
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I'm going to europe with my brother this July.
We're going to visit Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid in a time frame of 24 days.
I don't know much about Barcelona or Munich (they are also the shortest stays on our trip - about 3 days each) Are there any MUST-sees/dos while there? Will I be able to do it all?
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Visiting Frankfurt in about one month
How's the nightlife? We'll be visiting from Monday to Friday, is the nightlife lively during the weekdays?
Also, we will be staying across the street of the the central station, will this be a problem? I have read that physical crime is concentrated around this area and the neighbouring red-light district, will it be a problem getting home at night? Where are the good places situated, and is it a long walk from the station?
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Would you recommend for or against traveling to Russia for personal recreation if I am not fluent in the language? I've taken four semesters of Russian in college and I'm not fluent, but I think I can get around and hold maybe a basic conversation.
Also, where do you recommend I go? I've heard nice things about St. Petersberg and Moscow, but apparently Moscow is expensive and sometimes dangerous, so i'm leaning towards St. Petersberg.
If I travel with a friend from college who is at the same level of Russian, do you think we could get around?
It seems like such a cool place and most Russians I know say that in the big cities, Russians like and are fascinated by Americans
Lastly, what is the visa process like? Thanks guys.