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My vacation this year is 08-25 August and my girlfriend and I want to go backpacking by rail or car tripping in Europe. Given that it's going to be August, I thought we should avoid the south, which brought up the possibility of Great Britain and Ireland.
We don't have a definitive budget, partly because we have no idea what to expect, but we would be trying to keep it frugal, staying in hostels or couchsurfing.
Starting in London seems to be a good idea, as flight tickets are cheapest to that destination. I thought then we could work our way up to Scotland and then catch a ferry to Northern Ireland and then continue south to the Republic of Ireland. Then from Dublin, if time permits, we would be flying to Amsterdam with a cheap airline to visit a friend before flying back home.
Can anyone help me sketch an itinerary along these general lines? Also would it make more sense to rent a car or get an Interrail pass? Is there a prerequisite for a drive-on-the-righter to drive there?
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eurofag here. I want to ask about the cost of plane tickets. If I travel around europe, I can go pretty much from any place A to any place B with 100 or 150 euros. Maybe I'll need to sleep at some airport, or take two buses and two trains in addition to the plane, but it's doable without too much hassle.
I want to ask you now about the cost of tickets to Australia, or the US, or maybe South America. What goes on with them? Is it easy to get to those places without spending too much?
I was checking out just now tickets from Europe to Australia and couldn't find anything less than 500 euro. Is that close to the lowest one can go? (Lucky, low-probability situations aside.)
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Hey guis, i will be traveling to japan this june for 30 days, but im thinking about splitting the trip and give seoul 10 days? is it worth it?
I know a bit of japanese, 0 korean, im interested in the dmz stuff but i dont know if i should sacrifice glorious nippon for a bit of worst korea....
Another alternative is 10 days in hong kong. What do you think, should i split or not?
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Do places like this still exist as a reality? Nearly untouched towns, going about their business, not developing cement streets, still making traditional clothing, bakeries, etc? I know this is a fantasy by now but I'm sure there has to be at least one small village out there still living like this.
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Hi, /trv/. I'm a student of music in the UK, and I plan on teaching English abroad upon graduation next summer, (my degree realistically yields no other career prospects). I have talked to many people who say it's a great experience and pays well, however, my only requirement is that I am able to get involved in a vibrant music scene. I am looking to teach in either East Asia or South America and although I know that beyond all the shitty J-pop, Japan has a great electronic music scene, I am unaware of anything else musical that stands out in the aforementioned areas. What can /trv/ recommend?
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Saint Martin, maybe Anguilla
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So, going to Saint Martin for five days, and I'm thinking of taking a day trip to Anguilla. The biggest reason for the side trip to Anguilla is for the boat trip between the islands. So that's the main thing. Girlfriend wants to ride the fence and, to be honest, so do I. Otherwise, the plan is to relax, walk around, and do whatever. Anyone been to Saint Martin have a recommendation on hotels? Anything not to be missed?