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I'm in my final year in university, and I'm going to have to start applying for masters/postgraduate programs pretty soon.
My degree is in Chinese and French, I've been thinking of applying to Hong Kong University, on the basis that I loved HK while I was in China, and it'd be a good excuse to pick up a bit of Cantonese- I have decent Mandarin already, which I hear tends to be the business language of HK along with English.
To any HKers or people who have studied there, would you recommend studying in HKU? Is it worth coming to Hong Kong to study, or is the expense too much?
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Next year in February a close friend and I are looking to fly to Bangkok. From there we were planning to travel through Laos and Cambodia and end our trip flying out of Bangkok or maybe Phuket.
We want to come up with a realistic plan on a map but I can't seem to find much good information on interesting things to see and do.
There are obvious things, such as the tubing in Vang Vieng, but I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me about other things. Drinking and partying is one thing, but I'm also really interested in temples and ruins and other things that don't involve getting wasted every day. Once we have places figiured out, we can start coordinating out trip in relation to border crossings, etc.
Also any advice would really be appreciated.
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23, male, full-time job but on somewhat of a budget (or rather, I'd prefer to spend as little as possible). I've been dying to visit St. Maarten for awhile now, ever since I found out about SXM (see pic). I'm a videographer and would LOVE to spend an entire day filming planes land at SXM. I'm looking to plan a short (3-4 night) solo vacation to St. Maarten, and was hoping to find someone here who could give me some first hand tips; like a good hotel, car rental, places to see/go, general safety tips for the area, etc.
My main goal is to see the planes landing super low. Although, this is something I can do in one day, so I'll want other things to do as well. Would it make more sense to stay nearby or find a hotel for a better rate elsewhere and then rent a car and drive to the beach by the airport one day to film planes landing?
All comments are welcomed! Thanks!
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So, I'm currently awaiting a couple interviews for English teaching positions in China. I already had some for Korea.
I'm wondering if any of /trv/ has done TEFL. I'm looking for your experience, and a realistic opinion and pro/cons you think I should be aware of.
Being a man of the internets, I'm worried that I wont be able to hack the optimism that's needed. But I might be alright...
As for my own experience, I've never lived abroad, only throughout Canada. I've travelled throughout Europe and North America, though....
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How much would it be roughly, each, for 4/5 people to go backpacking around Northern Europe for two weeks in the Summer (around the time of Somarfest)? My plan was to go with friends to Amsterdam, get a train to Copenhagen, ferry to Oslo, train to Gothenburg, train to Dalarna, train to Umeå, train to Stockholm, ferry to Helsinki and then the ferry to Saint Petersburg, staying at each city for one or two days. Would it be possible to do such a thing on £2000 ($3000), staying in hostels and living on fast food? If not, would it be possible just going Copenhagen, Oslo, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Helsinki for that sum?
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Hi /trv/ I come to you for advice. I am 18 years old, in good physical condition, and an absolutely overwhelming desire to travel. However, I do not have much money. I have about 2000 dollars right now, and maybe up to 4000 in the near future, but am looking to travel FULL TIME, not just a vacation... What can I do/where can I go to start out that would give me a interesting but cheap start to my traveling fantasy? Any and all ideas welcome!