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my turn to make a japan thread
>>studying abroad at Sophia University this fall
>>flying over a little early to do some travelling
Any advice/suggestions for places to visit? Here's my itinerary:
>>leave Saturday 7pm
>>arrive Sunday 10pm local
>>in Tokyo for 3 nights
>>take ferry to Izu Oshima on the morning of the 11th
>>one night there, plan to hike the volcano
>>take last ferry out of Izu Oshima on the 12th(~3pm), one night in Tokyo
>>early bus to Mt Fuji on the 13th, begin climb
>>overnight at mountain hut, finish climb on the 14th and return to Tokyo
>>move a bunch of my stuff into my apartment on the 14th and 15th
>>evening train to Kyoto on the 15th
>>two nights in Kyoto
>>evening train to Hiroshima on the 17th
>>three nights there
>>return to Tokyo on the 20th, finish moving into apartment
>>orientation starts the next day
I'll be there until February, so anything in/around Tokyo I dont get a chance to see now might be an option later in the semester.
Traveling to europe! What do?
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Alriightt so to start, first time ever coming to /trv/ I hope my thread gets seen!
I'm from Montreal ( Canada ftw ) but I REALLY want to travel to Europe. I really want to go SPECIFICALLY to Germany, but the thing is I want to leave for 1-2 months. So. I want to really absorb German culture as much as I can, but I also really want to check out other places considering I'm going to be in Europe. How long should I stay in Germany to really get the full experience ( on a 2 month trip ) and were else should I go? Also where should I stay in Germany to have low living expenses but still be near the "tourist" area's?
My budget is around 3,000$ - 4,000$ Canadian
I would like to leave in either May or June ( May for cheap flight, June for ideal timing )
I'm traveling with 1 other person
I don't know any German as of now.
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I hope this is a decent place to ask this; I figured you guys were worldly people and may have traveled to a few places in the US, too.
So, long story short, I'm looking at a really good option for my doctorate degree but I've heard some pretty bad things about Philadelphia. Has anyone else been there, or more importantly, lived there and want to share their experiences?
Is it as crime ridden as they say? And would living outside of town be a suitable option? Anything you can share about Philly would be great!
Yet another fucking japan thread
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Going to japan pretty soon... this would be my second trip.
This is what my itinerary currently looks like:
Sat, Nov 16 - Arrive to NRT, get to wherever i stay. Get NEX + SUICA at the airport, pick up SIM Card. Hit a Golden Gai izakaya if time allows for it.
Sun, Nov 17 - Tokyo, Akihabara, try to buy a nice camera.
Mon, Nov 18 - Activate Rail Pass. Leave Tokyo early, get to Hiroshima around noon. (4 hrs in a Hikari). Spend day in Hiroshima. Visit Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Dome Bomb & Peace Memorial Park.
Tue, Nov 19 - Day trip to Miyajima from Hiroshima, all day.
Wed, Nov 20 - Head to Nagasaki in the first train. Spend day in Nagasaki
Thu, Nov 21 - Spend day in Nagasaki
Fri, Nov 22 - Head to Kyoto first thing in the morning. Spend the afternoon in Gion and the downtown. Stay in a nice ryokan.
Sat, Nov 23 - Stay in Kyoto. Fushimi Inari, Gion.
Sun, Nov 24 - Stay in Kyoto. Visit Uji, tea ceremony there, temple around.
Mon, Nov 25 - Day trip to Osaka. May move this to Sat or Sun to meet friend.
Tue, Nov 26 - Go to Koyasan, spend night there in a buddhist monastery (Ichijoin probably). Get the "Koyasan World Heritage Ticket" to make transportation cheaper.
Wed, Nov 27 - Get back from Koyasan in the afternoon. Spend night in Kyoto hostel near the station.
Thu, Nov 28 - Head to Tokyo, leave luggage in the station to avoid having to check in early, explore city.
Fri, Nov 29 - Head to Akita, go to the Tsurunoyu Onsen, spend night there
Sat, Nov 30 - Last day of JR pass, get back to Tokyo, explore more!
Sun, Dec 01 - Nikko Side Trip.
Mon, Dec 02 - Explore more Tokyo, buy souvenirs and shit.
Tue, Dec 03 - Trip's over, depart from HND very early!
I am thinking of scraping either Nagasaki, or the Akita Onsen as those are kind of extreme and add up train time to the travel...
Any suggestions ?
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Hey guys. I'm in need of some quick advice, not sure if I should be posting it here, but I figured this would be the best place to do it, since the board is full of great advice.
December this year, I will be travelling to Teton Village in Jackson Hole, WY. I will also be working there at either Teton Mountain Lodge or at Hotel Terra. They are both owned by the same company. I will be working as a housekeeper or as a busser. They both pay the same. What I'm not sure about is which one earns more in tips. It's pretty common nowadays to tip the housekeeper but I'm guessing as a busser I will get a share of the tips the server gets? I can't decide. Please help me out.
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I come to you with the proverbial travel blogging question. Do any of you do it? And obviously the sky's the limit, but what can realistically be exptected? Is it just as simple as having adsense and using blogger? Or is it better to have a dedicated site?
About me: I'm a pretty good-looking dude. Wild, but very reflective...so my blogs wouldn't only be about the partying. I've had good success with my critical thinking blog when I used to post regularly, but I didn't know about adsense at the time.
Basically, enough people care about me to read it regularly and my charisma/personality leaves enough of an impression on others for others to want to follow me.
I end up getting in some funny-ass situations because I do a lot of reckless things and have the mindset that everything will work itself out in the end.
Anyway, I hope I'm not coming off as a self-inflated egomaniac from my description...I just said all that to assure you that any advice won't go to waste.
I work 4-6 months and travel for 6-8 (probably even longer on my next trip)...so I'm not looking for it to be my primary source of income. Some extra money just wouldn't hurt.
pic related: opium museum in Thailand when I toured it on a motorcycle
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I'll be spending 12 days in Morocco in late october, arriving and leaving in Casablanca. I plan to spend 2 days in Rabat, 1 day in Meknès and Volubilis, 2 days in Fes.
Any advice as to what I should do for the remaining week ? I can't decide whether I should stay north and go to Tangier, Chefchaouen and so on, or go south to Marrakech and its surroundings.