Youth hostel stories?
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Every time I stay in one, I meet the strangest people. What are your stories, /trv/?
I'll start with one of mine:
> York, visiting for a friend's wedding, booked at wtfshortnotice due to screwup with other friends and their hotel booking.
> Step into room, see scottish guy talking the ear off some german guy
> Wander off
> Return later
> Scottish guy alone in room, wearing the full scottish get-up, kilt and everything.
> Proceeds with storytime
> Turns out, he was in the black watch regiment, in bosnia
> Relates all kinds of fucked-up shit he saw
> Including hunting for 'the butcher of bosnia', who at the time was still on the loose
> Explains he's basically wandering around, living in hostels because he can't stand to stay in one place
> TFW I can't really blame him, suffering from wanderlust myself.
> Laughs are exchanged, he goes off out to get pissed.
Pic related; AUSTRALIANS GET EVERYWHERE. You'd think the place was empty.
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Hi /trv/, who here has gone to Annecy?
I'm planning a trip to visit a friend in Italy for a week and then spending the rest of my holiday in Italy away form his hometown, and then heading over to France and Spain respectively.
For those who have visited Annecy, is it a nice place? How long would one need to spend there?
I'm quite interested in the history of Catholicism, so it appeals to me form that perspective, as Francis de Sales was born and raised in Annecy, but what else is there to do?
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I am traveling to India and Nepal on January - March 2013. I have been reading a lot about it on google and stuff but wanted to know if any of you had any experience traveling to these places on their winter. I reckon it's going to be cheaper since it's not peak season but i've also aknowledged it may be harder to do some treks in nepal due to heavy snowing and such.
Will a 50 lt backpack with essentials be enough? Also, will the vibram KSO Trek shoes be enough to trek the himalayas? I have normal treking boots in case they are not, but I find my five fingers confortable to do this kinda thing, but also want to hear second opinions. Anyways, any general advice on nepal/himalayas?
tldr; travelling to nepal (himalayas), any advice?
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Hello travel I am planning a trip to Indonesia for 30-60 days sometime soon depending on how quickly I can get the money I need. I've been planning this trip for about two years now, gaining a lot of information on the way. I have already read a lot of information on other sites and forums. But as this is the only website without registration requirements im posting here. Now I will be travelling with a girl I've known for a few years who is a local there so take that into consideration when assessing these questions.
What I really want to know is.
-I've planned for about $1,500 worth of expenses for me and her to visit Bali, Sumatra, Malang, Jakarta, Komodo Island, Lombok, as well as any other places that catch my eye. Now I figure that if we share a room (Which I need to clarify before I leave obviously, since she is Muslim I don't know what kind of expectations she has about our lodging and interaction)
-I am planning on getting a Visa On Arrival, are there any complications that I should plan for? I'd hate to get there and have them not allow me into the country for any reason.
-Any idea where to get the cheapest airfare? Everywhere I have looked has bottomed out at around $1600 round trip.
-If I book a round trip flight for one month, but decide that I want to renew my Visa and spend another month how difficult is it to re negotiate with the Airfare company? (I realize this is very subjective, but any experience or advice would be greatly appreciated)
-How difficult is getting an Expat/Teaching job? I've looked at multiple different sources, some say a teaching degree is required (And in fact is by law) While others say that if I get a TEFL that many schools will process the paper work regardless of education status.
-Any general information you have about Indonesia that I can use.
-Also what about getting a student visa and attending college?
Thanks in advance for your help!