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recently went interrailing around europe with some friends.
visited amsterdam, berlin, krakow, prague, budapest, lake bled, and croatia.
Question time: Norway
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So me and a friend are thinking of setting up a trip to Norway for a week.
We were thinking of taking about 10 people altogether, maximum, and we'd be staying for a week, traveling over from Britain in late December / early January of 2014/15.
My question to you all is what should we know about Norway. Specifically, Bergen, as we're looking to stay around that kind of area.
Are there any funny laws or quirks about the place? Are there any 'must see' places, are there any 'don't go there' places? The general sort. We've already got the Geiranger fjord on our 'to do and see' list.
The other question would be what would be the best way of getting there? Straight from Newcastle to Bergen or Newcastle over to Oslo and taking a train over into Bergen?
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Hello /trv/, I have an unusual question for you.
First of all, sorry for my english.
Ok, so long story short, I'm going to university this october, in 5 years I'll finish it with degree called in Poland "production engineering", I'll be 24 then. After that, I plan to move out of Poland to a country, where I will be able to live my life quietly and without trouble.
What I mean is finding a job for a decent salary, doesn't realy need to be connected to my degree, just something that would allow me to make enough money to live without worrying about tomorrow. I plan to eventually move into some sort of cabin in the woods, or seomething like that, possibly living without electricity and stuff like this.
So the question is: what country do you recomend? The criterias are: jobs available (like I said, nothing fancy, could be phisical job, like lumberjack or biuldier, just something relatively stable), the costs of living (need to be low enough to not worry about survival, I may be living in woods but still need to eat), climate (not too hot, preferably similiar to skandinavian or canadian) and how difficult would it be to begin living in this country without having any family there, so stuff like language, native's attitude towards strangers...
I considered USA and Canada, because I already speak english, and as far as I can tell, if one is not interested in becoming a milionaire in a month, it is quite easy to find a decent job, when you are a guy with degree. So addictional question: if USA or Canada, what part? Which state? Or maybe even which city?
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Hey guys, I'm driving up to Seattle, Washington from Oregon tomorrow and intend to be there a few days.
What are some places that I should go see other than the Space Needle? This includes things in cities south of Seattle as well. I also don't have a lot of money, only a couple hundred to spend.
Also how is parking in the city? I'm going to arrive at around noon tomorrow, and I want to know what I should do about parking if I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for it?
Also, we don't have a hotel or hostel. Everywhere is basically booked within a 30 mile radius of the city. If we just wanted to sleep in our car, where are some safe places around Seattle to do this?
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I´m a Classic Philology student and I want to travel a bit before I get my lifetime work at McDonalds.
This summer I´m going to Greece. 7-14 days, not sure yet because I have to sort another thing first.
I´ll be staying 3-7 days in Chania, Crete, with a friend.
But before that, since I think it´ll be cheaper to go my city -> Athens -> Chania than taking a direct flight (I´m Spanish), I want to visit a bit of the continental Greece.
What can you tell me about Greece? I´m interested in the best cities to visit for cultural tourism. And the quality/cost of the hotels, transports and such.
Some party information will be thanked too. I´m 20, into rock venues, indie pubs and that kind of place.
All this for continental Greece, where I´ll be alone - in Crete I´m visiting a friend who will show me the place
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I'm a 33-year-old professional currencies and options trader and a traveller. I don't own a home or a car. I sold everything I had when I was 21 and have been travelling the world ever since.
I've been all over the world. I pick a city, fly there, and I stay in hotels. I spend a lot of time trading. I explore the city and spend a few months partying. When I get bored, I pick a new place to go.
I've been living the life of a womanizing world traveler for a decade now. I still love it. I still love living wherever I want, partying whenever I want, and doing whatever I want.
But I'm starting to think about the future. I haven't been in a serious relationship in years. The one girl I loved, I met in Milan. We traveled together for a year. I was even exclusive for like 5 months. We were sailing from Cape Town to Sydney and she was wasted and coked up. Fell off the deck while I slept (I assume).
Is it too late to settle down?
Do I even want to settle down? I still love my life.
Where the fuck should I settle down?
On one hand, I can see myself living this lifestyle for another 10 years. On the other, I don't want to be a lonely 50-year-old man with no family and a bunch of interesting memories.
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I'm curious, so tell me: Where is the most racist place you ever been? And why?
Greentext stories are welcome.
[spoiler] Some people say i look like a muslim probably because of my skin tone or my nose, but i'm a mix of white, black and native. I'm a man from Brazil who wants to travel around the world. [/spoiler]
Also, do you think i'll be treated different in some places because of my color?
Pic related, it's my skin tone.
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I was wondering if you guys could help me figure out which University in Sweden to study in. I would've loved to study in Gothenburg, but it isn't an option for my University's exchange program (York University).
My options are:
- Malmö University NEW
- Stockholm University
- Umeå University
- Uppsala University
What order of universities would you pick, and why?
About me, I'm fascinated by Swedish culture, although I haven't traveled through the country (yet). I'm about 2.5 years into my undergrad (Double Major in Psychology & Philosophy) and I put it on hold, but I could see myself finishing it if I do it in Sweden.
While I love meeting other travelers/exchange students, I think I would prefer to really try and integrate myself into the culture (ie when I was in Italy, I noticed that American exchange students only ever hung out with other Americans. To be fair, sometimes they're just excluded by Italians or whatever, but will I have the same problem in Sweden, given the average Swede's disposition and wariness towards foreigners?)
Thanks & safe travels, guys
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/k/ommando here... shit is messed with my life now (problems with fam, boring work, broke up with gf, USA going down tube to socialist police state dystopia, etc etc) and I need to get out. I am going to go to Europe. I have never been out of the states before but I figure this'll be a good challenge for me and a great way to get my appreciation for home back.
I have about 5 grand saved up and am planning to rough it for a lot of the trip. Also I know there are many problems with immigrents in Europe now and and to know what is the best kind of knife to bring on this kind of trip? I don't want to find myself surrounded by gypsies with no course of action. I am bringing a 50L bag and all that but what kind of protection will I want? I have a conceal cary permit for USA but obviously I can't do that in Europe for some stupid reason so I'll be carrying a blade instead. Also does anyone know what the laws are like for that?
Also what are some advice about roughing it... I will want to tent and live off the land as much as possible. Ive done a lot of reading on trapping and can skin rabbits well, etc. Looking to do that shit outside of cities then check them out in the day.
>pic related: USMC KBAR