I am sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do vagabond types deal with not having internet for extended periods of types?

I am sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do vagabond types deal with not having internet for extended periods of types? Without it it's so much harder to get information and learn about places (from reading history, looking up attractions in the area, what's the best restaurant), you become really lonely from having no one to share your experiences with, there's nothing to do when the weather is bad or it's dark outside, and sometimes you just want to listen to music, read the news from your own country or look at boobs.
Do you ask people in real life for information instead, do you just walk up to someone and ask "hey, what's worth doing in this town, how old is this building, what's your favourite place to eat here"? Do you learn a few hundred words of the language of each area you visit outside of the English-speaking countries (Scandinavia, Benelux, Anglosphere)? Do you make friends in other countries instead of just chatting with your besties at home and sending them pictures?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What the fuck are you talking about

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Unless you have paid for an expensive sim card or only stay in the ho(s)tel all day you will be without internet for long periods of time. Doesn't that bother you, to be disconnected from the endless source of information and entertainment?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        In the EU I can use data just like at home
        I have a dual sim phone, so everywhere else I just buy a data sim card. Its not as expensive (i had a 15 day long unlimited data in japan for 40 euros)

        >disconnected from entertainment
        What the fuck? Stop using tik tok and shit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Smartphones and constant access to the internet is something that is pretty new. People were able to live their lives and travel just fine without it. The internet makes travelling much more convenient, but it also strips away many of the joys of travelling. I feel bad for zoomies who can't disconnect from the internet for a single week without having a panic attack

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus christ. The absolute state of zoomies. We are surely hummanity's final generation.

        what about backpackers who stay a year in sea? don't they feel extremely isolated and bored after a while when the novelty and exoticism wears off?

        They have internet in SEA you dumb fuck.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >paid for an expensive sim card
        Amerifat detected. SIM cards and data connections are dirt cheap everywhere else on the planet. I pay $27/mo for unlimited data, and by "unlimited" I mean I've downloaded over 100GB of data so far this month. I routinely hit 120GB and once hit 300GB (collecting MIT OCW classes off YouTube).

        I had to get a tourist SIM at the airport when I flew back after WuFlu border closures, to comply with the quarantine crap they had at the time, and it was about $30 for two weeks, so at most you'd pay $60/month for unlimited data as a tourist (but I think the one-month tourist sim was only about $45, not sure, only needed it for two weeks).

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what the fuck do you mean?
          i checked oman's sim card options and i could get 30 gigabytes for one month for 50 euros

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >$50 is a lot
            Ngmi

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    everyone has a smartphone
    outlets and wifi are available at every store, caffee, restaurant, bus/train station, schools, universities, libraries, etc.
    have you ever left your city OP?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what about backpackers who stay a year in sea? don't they feel extremely isolated and bored after a while when the novelty and exoticism wears off?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just talk to people bro

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >vagabond
    you have a funny way of saying loser

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      somebody who is financially/emotionally secure enough to travel freely around the world without a care, is by definition the opposite of a loser

      you, on the other hand, the raging incel nobody who constantly seethes from his smelly basement coomden, are absolutely a loser, and probably the biggest one on this board

      you have never traveled in your life, you have no intention of traveling, you only post on sighsee to troll people who live a lifestyle you desperately wish you had the balls, will, and bank account to enjoy

      you are the ultimate pathetic terminally online lifeform, and you will die fat, alone, and full of regret

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nothing on the internet matters
    the only thing you gain from internet connection is convenience, and if you aren't bothered by inconvenience then it doesn't matter if you have it or not

    the history of the place doesn't matter at all, and is probably fictional anyways
    just ask locals for interesting places to visit, then go there, then leave when you get bored

    you don't need to share your experiences with other people, if you feel the need to it means you travel for vanity, not out of a sense of adventure

    you can still have vanity travel without the internet, you just need to write down what you did and take pictures to share physically later down the road, which is much more impressive than helping facebook get more users by posting content on their platform

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cicero wrote in de amicitia that even if you could fly there would be no point in doing it if you couldn't tell a friend what the world looked like from the sky and he was right

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know who that is, and I don't care what he has to say. My brain is not polluted by the opinions and memories of dead men.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Do you ask people in real life for information instead, do you just walk up to someone and ask "hey, what's worth doing in this town, how old is this building, what's your favourite place to eat here"?
    You can do that, but there is a very practical thing that you can find in many cities called tourist offices. Their role is to provide information to tourists, to highlight places of interest and the people there speak several languages. Often there are free toilets and wifi.
    That's how people used to do it before internet and it's still going on. It helps if you need it, I often used the wifi on the spot or asked for information about public transport to get around as quickly as possible.

    Otherwise, this is also where the hostels are practical, although decried here by some anons from their basements, the staff who work there knows the area and can give you information and good plans and there are also lots of travelers that you can meet in the hostels at breakfast or when drinking a beer in the common room and who are also sources of information on what they have already visited, what is worth it or not.

    Nothing difficult here, really

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Glad to see that there are still quality posts on sighsee

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Without it it's so much harder to get information and learn about places (from reading history, looking up attractions in the area, what's the best restaurant)
    I get internet at hostel or at the restaurant. I look in advance (one or two days beforehand) what I want to do and where I need to go and that's it.
    >you become really lonely from having no one to share your experiences with
    Speak with people, you fool.
    Like if you're in a hostel, go speak with fellow tourists, chat up local folks and alike.
    >there's nothing to do when the weather is bad or it's dark outside
    When it's bad, you can just rest and at night you can wander to see if there's nightlife in a city or do a nightwalk.
    >and sometimes you just want to listen to music
    I have it downloaded on my phone.
    > read the news from your own country
    I don't give a shit, I'll see it when I get home.
    >or look at boobs.
    I'll go and speak to girls. If you're too shy, you aren't horny enough.
    God, anon, you seem a bit too dependent on internet, stop it. Get some help.

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