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Hello /trv/ first time poster here. So when I turn 21 I will receive a decent amount of money as an inheritance. Given that a good portion of it will be going towards grad school, I wanted to set aside roughly $5,000-$10,000 USD to go somewhere out of the Country and give myself some experience in the travel department. Now my plan as of now is to go to Europe and give backpacking a shot, but I wanted to ask your guy's opinion on the matter, where would you go? How would you spend your time there? Thanks in advance!
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I saw in the greentext thread that a few /trv/lers have been to Gilgit-Baltistan (e.g.: >>730180) and am really curious to learn some more.
Specifically, could anyone tell about their time there? Everything from how they got in, how long they stayed, what they did, how much they enjoyed it, how Westerner-(or trekker) friendly it is, how developed the hospitality infrastructure is, etc.
I'm also curious if anyone could compare it to Indian Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh? I've spent some time in both and see that GB looks a lot like Ladakh. Are there a lot of similarities?
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Hello /trv/ !
thats my first post here, and also my first visit on this board.
has any of you guise ever been to really intresting sites?
like, old, abandoned stuff in foreign countries?
i personally would love to make an "expedition" to kola (russia), where the deepest artificial hole on the planet is located. they drilled about 13000 meters into the earth, then, in 2005 they were like "meh, fuck that shit" and stopped, and since 2008 the whole area is abandoned. isn't that awesome?
i'd buy an old jeep and travel to this site which is about 4000 kilometers from here. i would love to weld that shit open and throw something in, but i guess if they catch me doing that i'd get raped and tortured in some russian prison.
in the cold war, russians built huge ekranoplans, and one of them is currently rusting away in some harbour in russia. this would also be a nice destination.
and of course those building stuck out of the sea in great britain! but thats not enough abandoned for me, actually.
another intresting site would be chernobyl, of course, but i would like to go somewhere alone without any leader or tourgroup. and, well, everyone wants to visit chernobyl, that takes a bit thrill out of it.
pic related, it's the hole, welded shut.
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I'm planning on taking a trip to Egypt with the family in October, specifically, Sharm el-Sheikh which is on the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, along the Red Sea.
My accommodation is an all-inclusive hotel resort, and I plan on getting a day-tour to the Giza pyramid, near Cairo.
This is my first time to Egypt, and I was wondering if you have any advice?
I need safety tips and information. What are the people like, and what is their attitude toward western tourists? Do women need to cover up, and if so how much?
What are common scams and tourist traps?
Do I need any vaccinations?
What's the political climate like in Egypt?
Recommendations, etc, etc... Any information and advice is welcome, I'd like to know as much as possible from anybody who has been to Egypt.
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Alright, look, before I catch shit, and I've gone through all 10 pages. Besides one other "Oh, this bullshit again" thread, I've seen 0 posts asking this bullshit question.
What bullshit question? This one:
I've got a 17 hr layover at/near Schiphol in Amsterdam. Starts at 7:00 pm when I get off the plane. I don't want to smoke, I'm not paying to fuck anything/anyone. I'm alright with spending some money, but I'll be strapped at the end of a longer trip so basically:
Where's a good place to stay (hostel type place is fine with me, it's one night), and what should I definitely check out in Amsterdam? Again, don't give a single flying fuck about Red Light District. I live in Atlanta, which unfortunately, caters to all the same vices and more. Any grade A museums? Ruins? Cafe's that are fantastic? Anything classic Dutch? Because I don't know shit about that place/people.
Help a pitiable /trv/ler.