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Hi /trv/, I don't make a lot of threads on 4chan really. I've recently decided, for financial reasons, that I am going to hitch-hike/walk from San Diego to Chicago. Can anyone offer some tips for hitch-hiking/walking long distances?
Also, not really related to "travel" very much, but can anyone offer some advice as to how to get a no-contract apartment?
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What follows is a very nooby question, so bear with me, but the advice I got from you guys a couple of weeks ago has helped me out magnificently, so I thought I'd pick your brains again:
I'm an American student currently studying in Kraków, PL, and want to see a few places that are less-than-convenient to get to from one another. I'm doing an organized two-day tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat in October, and from there I want to go to Odessa, and then Yalta in Crimea. The biggest Ukrainian port on the Crimean is in Sevastopol (or so I'm told), and I am currently looking for an easy means of going to Istanbul from Sevastopol via the Black Sea. I can arrange my plans to begin either in Istanbul or Sevastopol, and am trying like mad to find reliable passage on this route.
ANYWAY, to finalize plans, I'm wondering if anyone knows which will be easier visa-wise for an American. If I go to Ukraine from Poland, I assume I am stopped at the boarder and given a visa, as I'll be there for only a short amount of time. Does anyone have experience with this procedure? How about with arriving by boat to Turkey? I've only ever been to Schengen countries (+ the UK), so I haven't got any idea what to expect. I tried to call the Turkish embassy in Germany today, but no luck. If there are two places I want to avoid trouble, they're Ukraine and Turkey.
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Hey /tv/, I've recently graduated university and plan to do some travelling. I've saved quite a bit of money, and I want to go to India and South East Asia.
I've plan to see India, Nepal, Bhutan, then going down through Burma, Thailand and ending in Vietnam.
I'm a pale white guy though, so when would be a good time of year to do this? I'm not sure I'd survive an Indian summer. I was thinking around January, but I just wanted to check that that wasn't monsoon season or anything.
Also, any attractions you can recommend in these countries would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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A warning to all my fellow brothers on /trv/.
If you ever do go to Gran Canaria you will be asked to go to see a company named Anfi. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT go with them. I cannot stress this enough. They are a corrupt company that WILL forcefully take your passports saying "Oh, we just need these for documentation." and they WILL hold your passports back unless you begin a contract with them.
I just want to send out a warning to you all, do not deal with this company.
Sorry for my poor English, it is not my native tongue.
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How hard do you think it would be for me to strike up a deal with an American girl for her to marry me so I can become a citizen of the US and she can have my European nationality as well?
Do you know of anyone that has done this?
I'm an average looking, organized, easy to get along guy. Great skills with computers, speak English flawlessly, no noticeable accent from anywhere in particular. Speak perfect Spanish. Just started out on French, I can barely survive on it. Great skills with computers in general. Good people skills. Pretty young, 18 and with a pretty good outlook in life. Wordly for my age (Know most parts of South America, a small portion of the USA and a small portion of Europe, currently in Switzerland but I hate this place with a passion, I'm originally from South America though, not Europe. My nationality comes from blood ties).
Say, do you think I've got what it takes to move to America and succeed in staying for good? I've loved what I've known over there, I'd like to have my ''main base'' over there to get to know the rest of the world after I'm well established.
Thanks for whatever advice you've got. And before you say anything, yes, I definitely want to live in the US. We could argue over it, but I'm determined for the most part.
China - TT
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tl;dr want to go to china, MUST include a lot of tabletennis
Yep it is a China tread again.. but i couldn't find any help by now in previous threads.
Why? Cause i am a tabletennis fanatic and couldnt find a single thread mentioning the most popular sport of China: Tabletennis.
I plan to go there in Summer 2013 for at least a month. (July, August or September) and am not quite sure where to go or how to begin with planning.
I do a lot of CS, so surfing would be no problem for me, although i think that there are only few people that host somebody for such a long time. If i look for more hosts, there will be higher risks etc. which i dont want to have.
I also don't know where to go honestly, Shanghai, Beijing or maybe Tianjin. I'd like to have a real insight of both cultures of China. The "modern" and the "traditional". Traditional as in going to the park, do sports (tt), old people chilling, temples and so on and modern as in the life nowadays, work, disco and so on.
I am not interested in nightlife so much. I just want to play tabletennis all day and night.
I have a budget of 2.000€ (i think 2.600$) but this is variable and can be more of course. Also the tickets to arrive there (i'm from middle europe) are paid exclusivily.
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Going to be in Tokyo soon for about a week.
I'm on a limited budget (already paid for hotel/flight) and am only going to have about $500-900 to spend on food and anything else. My hotel says it has free breakfast though, so I assume I can mostly live off that.
Any general tips for preparing?
I looked thru the sticky, but the sites don't really go into detail about converting dollars to yen, ATMs where my credit card will work, passports and things I need before the trip, etc.
Also, on the African touts: I've heard they're all over the city now and on almost every street corner in certain districts, and they hassle the shit out of you & threaten you if you don't buy anything. Any truth to this?