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I will be backpacking solo from Tallinn down through Turkey and into the caucus.
I am told the turkish and middle-eastern are pretty friendly and hospitable to tourists, but what about eastern europe (belarus, ukraine, moldova, romania, and all else)
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looks like I will be going to Dubai for business
I'm a little nervous though:
>it's my first time with international travel (from California)
>what can't I bring through UAE customs?
>(get ready) I'm a woman, and divorced
>I have tattoos (will this be an issue?)
>I want to get out and see some of the city, but I will be going over with a large group of business associates (most of them men), so do I need an escort out in public? Will this be a problem, being divorced out in public with men? My passport application asked me, so yay. Do they even print it on there? Do I just go alone? Are there like, tour groups I can go on that count as escorts?
what I'm not nervous about
>I speak gulf dialect Arabic
>I deal with travel for long hours easily
>hotel is paid for by company
>I'm not big on drinking/partying, nor hanging out in a bikini kissing random men on the beach
I will be there for about 3-6 weeks, training employees for a new branch for our company, and probably working all day, 5-6, maybe 7 days a week, which means I may have as little as 1 day to myself, maybe 5 or 6. I want to go see things, take pictures, eat food, converse in Arabic, etc, but I feel limited in traveling the area by myself, as well as having very little time to see the city.
Has anyone traveled here? What are "the" things to see, if you could only go and do one thing? Know of any good restaurants? Dubai help general?
uh, I don't know what else to put here, please ask me questions, I want to be prepared!!!
About to get a scooter/moped
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Heya /trv/ so I'm a no-licencefag just trying to better myself by getting a scooter so i can expand my job-hunting horizon so that i can get in somewhere full time and start saving up for driving school + my own car.
Going to be getting a scooter (they are considered "mopeds" in my state, even tho mopeds are something different) because here in Virginia i can legally drive this without a licence as long as it's 50cc or less and as long as i don't exceed 35mph which is fine with me.
I saw in many places to avoid china-made scooters at all cost, this one i found here is apparently Itallian-made, a 2006 Piaggio. The guy says "THIS IS NOT A CHINNISE SCOOTER, NEW BATTERY,NEW CARB, NEW STATOR, NEW COIL. RUNS GOOD 50 CC . 600.00 " and he lives right near me. No, i don't know him this is a craigslist post.
Anybody here have experience being a scooter driver? Better yet, experience with this brand of scooter, Piaggio? Let me know if this is a good brand/good deal. Most of the others i see are china-made and range from 400-700$, I'll try and talk him down some but it says FIRM so idk. Btw it has 1400 miles.
Pic related, the scooter.
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Good after noon /trv/
I'll say it from here my grammar is horrible, **and my punctuation even worse** but anyway...
Last Monday I came from Casablanca (Morocco) to Montreal (Canada) and as we landed the guy who's supposed to open the door and get the luggages, got on fire, and the fire spread to the plane, the Stuart saw that and ask to everybody to leave their belonging and exit the plane using the toboggan... few hours later, they brought us our luggages and we had the authorization to leave the airport... I take a cab home and realize that something is missing, in my carry-on luggage, my computer and 2 t-shirts, and then I remembered that, on the flight I took a bag from my carry-on luggage containing those 2 t-shirts and that computer so that i can use those t-shirts because i was cold and I also remembered that when I exit the plane, I left the bag on my seat.
I comeback the day after to the airport and ask for that missing bag, but they tell me I have to see with my airline company... long story short, my airline company doesn't seem to find it and ask me to write a report for that.
I looked on Internet and they say that for a loss they payback only 1800$. And you need to justify the purchase... the thing is I just bought that computer and it coasted me 2900$... and the recipe is in the box... with the computer.
In reality I could have use that excuse to get more than I lost, but I only want my computer back or that they buy me a new one....
For extraordinary circumstances like a plane on fire what can I do ?
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I want to fly from Amsterdam to Los Angeles sometime early December. Then go up towards the Bay area around the 20th, then head back to Amsterdam by the end of December. I'll be staying with friends the whole time.
I've been looking at flights, and I think I can get something that'll bring me to LA and back for around €600.
Does anybody else have tips, tricks, and interesting methods on saving on costs? I have a feeling some of you might be savvy on this front, so any advice is appreciated.
Disney World Hotel Recommendations
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Hey /trv/! I'm sure you get questions about Disney World all the time, but here goes...
I'm in the process of planning a trip to Disney World over spring break and I know I gotta book my hotel early. Thing is, I have no idea where to start.
It's just me and a few friends so we're not looking for something crazy cool like we know they have there -- we're gonna be spending most of the time at the parks anyway.
That being said, the hotel HAS to be owned by Disney (so no Marriott, Hilton, etc) and it has to have transportation from it to the parks (but it looks like most of them do).
I'm not looking for any way cheap deals because I do want an experience, but I do want it to be affordable for at least 2 college students to split the cost.
Right now I'm thinking Port Orleans but that's after some really preliminary research and I really have no clue what I'm doing.
Could anyone recommend anything? It would be really helpful.
Thanks a lot!
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Hi /trv/! I've had a question that's probably really obvious, and would get me called an idiot, but I need an answer from experienced people.
I am planning to go to either of the two examples below in a few years, and while learning the language is something that would seem very cool, I can't find motivation to actually take time and learn it.
So, I am wondering if it's wise to go into a country (for example, Russia or Japan,) with knowing very little or nothing about the language and how to speak it?
Ultimate Philippines [Motorcycle] Trip
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I was wondering if you guys could help me plan the ultimate Philippines trip (assuming that time is no limit). I'm not looking to spend more time than I need to in each area, but I'm flexible enough to stay somewhere longer if need be. I have a Canadian passport but I'm ethnically Filipino and I can speak the language despite being born and raised in Canada.
I want to tour the country extensively and I'm planning on starting in Luzon. For what it's worth, I'm not being lazy; I read up when I get to any town city or area, but I'd like to make this experience both interactive and fairly relevant.
I've separated all the questions into 2 sections in order of priority for all the tl;dr people. Sorry for the long post. I'm also still researching/planning so my route is very rough + very open to suggestions
The plan is to rent a motorcycle in Angeles. I've found a cb400 that I can rent there and it ends up being around 250 bucks for 2 weeks. I just have a couple of questions, going forward: