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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it in areas with a higher black populace also have higher crime rates?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically systematic racism and oppression

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        africa has systematic racism?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically systematic racism and oppression

      Because gang culture
      You wanna fix blacks take there kids away and raise them in bring schools away from the city with no internet

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        all that work just to make them do what white people normally do everyday?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >poor
      >black women abuse their kids
      >crime and disrespect for authorities is normalized and looked up to by the young
      >everyone tells you its the white peoples fault
      >examples of racism isn't hard to find
      basically you should watch the wire, they follow most aspects of the hood.
      its not just because they're black but its also not completely unrelated to it.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is Lord Miles okay?

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why do Europeans hate anglos, but go out of their way to become highly fluent in the English language?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      English helps you with business and travel.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      We're tsundere like that.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      cause the anglos began as a small euro country and now are the center of the world. So of course euro cope revolves around nitpicking how "horrible" the anglo world is, while begrudgingly learning their language, and brain draining to the US

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It depends on what «Euros» we talk about. For example the French hate Britain because they are petty and snobbish while Scandinavians love Britain because of cultures that are rather similar and because og high proficiency in English

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      because because you'll find people who can speak english anywhere on earth except great britain.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >thread immediately descends into racism
    you polgays just cant control yourselves, can you?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Point out the racism because all I see is fact.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I've never traveled overseas. I have some questions.
    >how do cell phones work?
    >do i need to carry cash or will my USA credit cards work in most other countries?
    >do you actually need to get to the airport 3 hours before an international flight?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >how do cell phones work?
      If you have an unlocked GSM phone, you can either purchase an eSim or a physical sim when you arrive at the airport
      >do i need to carry cash or will my USA credit cards work in most other countries?
      Both. VISA and MC will work in most countries. Setting a travel notification for your cards wouldn't hurt either, keeps them from getting locked up for fraud since it's another country. Limit your cash to what you think you'll be spending that day and pull cash as you need it. Would help if your bank covers ATM fees.
      >do you actually need to get to the airport 3 hours before an international flight?
      Depends on the airport and the days, but for foreign airports it really wouldn't hurt.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What do you guys do for work? How can you even afford to travel? Last job I worked was a shitty 9-5 factory job and I could neither afford or get the time of work to go and travel. I have come to to the conclusion I need to get something high paying(I have no skills) and work for roughly a year or a little over it, save everything I can and then use those savings to travel.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >What do you guys do for work?
      I'm an aircraft mechanic making less than I would like.

      >How can you even afford to travel?
      I'm not married and I don't have any kids. I also have very few personal expenses.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        How'd you get such a job? I been looking for schooling but I can't seem to find a place for that in my city

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I work in cyber security, pays near six figures. Coupling that with no dependents or social life, and expenses are minimal.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I work as a programmer. I'm allowed to work part of the time remotely so that combines nicely with traveling.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm allowed to work part of the time remotely
        kek. "Mr Schlomosheklberg says I'm allowed to work from home only half the time!"
        Why not all the time? Get better negotiation skills.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >working fulltime in a recruitment company at an office, job sucks a little, the pay isn't enough for the work done but I'm not taking risks in this economy
      >still living with parents to save money before finding my own place
      >not spending as much money on fashion, makeup or other hobbies as before because I have everything I wanted or needed
      >treating myself a lot by ordering takeouts but that's it
      >no significant bills to pay, just giving like 150 or 200€ a month to my parents for groceries because they own their apartments
      >living in Western Europe so I'm at an advantages in many destinations
      Now the only issue is the lack of free time. My job is mostly to recruit students for internship and apprenticeship contracts which means that there's too much to do to go on holidays outside of summer holidays and bank holidays which sucks ass.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Medgay. Make half a million a year, get a month of vacation every three months. On top of that I love my job and get to bang nurses.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >wanting to bang saggy washed-up scrubby puppets that can't do a goddamn thing without your explicit micromanagement
        I get the rest of your post, but I imagine sex with nurses gets boring, providing instruction for each movement their asses make on your dick. They probably provide you with the same intellectual stimulation as an onahole.
        t. fellow medgay

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I hang out with the ones in their early twenties, so not as washed up yet. Love their energy and looseness, would never date one though and it's far from my best sex. There's not much intellectual stimulation as you said, but that's not really what I'm looking for either.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Why are nurses all insane, both in and out of bed?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Why are overworked people who have to study +10 years and get into crippling debt to barely get a job all crazy?
          I don't know, you tell me

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            total cope, it's true in other countries too where that's not the case

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >crippling debt
            We don't all live in the US.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >On top of that I love my job and get to bang nurses.
        They all wanna marry a surgeon. It's like foids can't help zeroing in on the man in the room with the highest status.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Live in a country that has 4 week of paid leave per year and a decent minimum-wage. EZ mode

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Mechanical design engineer making $180k remote.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        oof, severely underpaid assuming YOE is over 5

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I know. My boss and IT department give zero fricks about where I go and work around whatever time zone I’m in. Everyone I’ve found that pays more wants to be up my ass about that shit.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Dang, what sector are you in? Most I’ve seen is in defence paying £70/hr.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          pharma, semiconductor, tech, etc.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >I have no skills
      Why do brainlets act so entitled? If you've got nothing to offer, why would you be offered something?
      Git fricking gud homosexual, study aerospace engineering, learn plumbing or fricking do something

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      My gf worked at the local supermarket earning $24 an hour working 5 days a week and saved enough for our holiday in a year. Wtf are you doing that you can't put aside $30-$50 a week?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Normal 9-5 job but my side gig is being a travel advisor and (For an extra fee) private tour guide, i make plans for my client's trips and if they want, i go with them as a private guide, i explain to them where to go, what to do, and all i really do is read wikitravel, search in google, and learn about where they want to go, in the end i get all my expenses paid so i just ask for like 3% extra of what the trip costs, and they get someone that will be with them, guide them and know their language (Not in the US, and most of people that take my services are in the 40-70 years old range, so they also don't speak english), plus i get to shill places i want to go personally as "Hidden gems" (Like Malta and Finland in the last gig)

      https://i.imgur.com/1YJuGVm.jpg

      This is probably something that doesn't happen very often, but what happens if a passport control officer accidentally damages your passport?

      I guess that it depends on whenever you're getting in or out of their country, if in they'll say sorry and advice you to go to the nearest embassy, if out it's probably going to be a lot finnicker (As you have another passport control to get through)

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'll try to keep it simple: Malaysia or Indonesia?

    They look very similar to me, and I could use some help narrowing it down.

    >inb4 Singapore
    Already planning on it.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Bali is great if you get a motorbike and get away from the Australians. Malaysia is ok, other people like it, but it just doesn't work for me. The Muslim thing isn't a big deal in either of them, just don't stay too close to a mosque.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't find them similar at all. British influence, and generally higher incomes, make Malaysia feel more developed.
      It does depend a lot on where you go in the countries though, they're very large.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I have a 19 hour layover at Heathrow. I want to go somewhere relaxing other than my hotel, which is right at the airport. Are there any buses that go from Terminal 5 to some boring little village with nothing more than a pub or a park? I have never used the bus system outside of the London metro.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You could go to Runnymede

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        What bus do I take and what is the fare? Is it the same as in London where you can simply tap your credit card?

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Staying at an all inclusive resort in Cancun in a few weeks. It looks like some states in MX allow escorts but it's confusing from google'ing (or i'm just dumb). My question is, Is it legal to hire an escort there, and if so, how is it handled at the resort? I have not ever used an escort service before but figured I might take the easy way out to some entertainment while i'm there. I'm not interested in leaving the resort as I have close to 0 spanish language skills and assume that if i leave the touristy area that it wouldn't be as safe.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Just hang out at the bar. Almost guarantee you'll meet a recently divorced woman there with friends, or a woman who wants to cheat while her husband plays golf.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Jerk off, take a deep breath, reconsider all the decisions you made that led you to even consider paying for sex.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not aware of any state in Mexico that outright prohibits whoring though local authorities tend to push it away from tourist areas to the seedier parts of town.

      Aside from nothing really being illegal in Mexico the attitude in latin america towards prostitution is totally different. It's considered a seedy but otherwise normal business activity, kinda like how smoke shops are seen here.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Got a full day layoyer in Qatar (arriving at 6am and departing at 1am the next day). What the frick is there to?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know if they still do this, but prior to "COVID," they actually had guided tours for transiting passengers. I know guided tours sound like ass, but it's probably the most excitement you'll see from a soulless middle eastern megacity, especially if you're only there for 19 hours.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda new to looking into travel and would like to go places next year.

    So I just heard about “bonus miles” with some credit cards, do those mean they cover flight trips under a specified amount of miles? And if so are there any downsides to using those credit cards if you manage your credit usage properly?

    I’m still kinda new to credit as well so I’ve just been using a capital one card and an Apple Card for the past two years. Bonus miles sound pretty powerful considering the cards I have hardly offer shit, so is there a catch?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The catch is that you are essentially getting free shit by being responsible and paying off your balance every month. They don’t make their money off you, they make their money of financially illiterate morons.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That’s a good way to put it, thanks. I’ll happily experiment then

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm flying to Chicago tomorrow night and landing at 1am, obviously sleeping in the airport until morning comes before I take bus to the main city.

    Only doing 4 nights there mostly at a music fest in Lombard, so I only have one day to actually explore the city. Aside from Cloud Gate, Willis Tower, what else is there to do? I love beer, ipas and such, if that counts for much. Doing XOCO for food, and maybe some pizza.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Why not sleep at an airport hotel?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I'm going in with $400 to last me the weekend. My stay is from Thursday night checking out Monday. I'm cheap af. Got $70 a night in Hilton with my friends discount.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >I love beer, ipas and such,
      goose island is one of the more famous breweries in the city, it's on the north side in wrigleyville which is about 25-30 minutes from the Loop by subway. wrigleyville itself is a pretty nice neighborhood to just do a barcrawl in or something like that (at least it was back when I lived in the city in 2015, might have changed since then), plenty of interesting bars and "local" food joints.
      if you're more of a hipster type consider checking out lincoln park, logan square, or bucktown. same shit but with more skinny guys with beards and tattoos

      >Aside from Cloud Gate, Willis Tower, what else is there to do?
      i highly recommend an architecture boat tour, they're pretty cool and you actually learn some neat stuff. takes about 45 minutes. aside from that there's a world-famous museum right next to the bean along with a nice aquarium not too far away. and there's almost always something going on at navy pier

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Where the frick do I move to in States? Need a city that's safe, has software engineering jobs and not too boring.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      And hopefully a city that isn't a shithole

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      every city that has software engineering jobs (Seattle, San Francisco) is a liberal shithole with drug zombies roaming the streets. i'm only half exaggerating.

      you might get lucky and find something in Texas though.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        How do other people cope with this? I was thinking maybe San Jose isn't too bad, supposedly a center of Silicon Valley, probably has SWE jobs. Is it good?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Try Northern Virginia, plenty of nice safe places up here and lots of jobs. Amazon is opening their HQ2 up here.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Will United Airlines allow a carry-on back that can fit inside their measurments because it's flexible, but when stretched out is a bit longer than 22 inches?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, US airlines generally don't give a shit as long as it's reasonably close

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I ironically want to eat bugs. Where would be a good place to do that?

    >any third-world shithole
    I'm mainly asking for names of specific markets where edible bugs can be found. Would be even better if I can get a rough idea of what to expect in terms of pricing, variety, availability, etc.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Bangkok, not hard to find, but I know they sell them around the red light areas, price is maybe a few $ for a selection

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is Europe worth it?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      moved from US to Germany 10 years ago, and never looked back. If you only knew how good things could be

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Got about two weeks off end of September/October. Any recommendations at all? Also best all-inclusive for early June?

    Solo for both and looking to unwind on both trips.

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I've always wanted to move to Europe from America, but would I be able to transfer my medication prescriptions there? Wellbutrin and paxil. If you need the country narrowed down, let's say Germany or Ireland.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You're pretty much gonna have to start all over. It might make things a little easier if you bring your American medical records, as well as an ample supply of the medication itself. When you're settled in and you have yourself a new GP, show them your records & meds to demonstrate that you've been on them, and you should be able to get a new prescription that's valid for your new country.

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    is interrail worth it in your mid 20s ?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on where you plan to go.

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on my 5 week winter Eurotrip, starting in late december?
    >1 Week in Budapest for christmas
    >1 week in Prague for new years
    >1 Week in Slovenia
    >2 weeks in Italy (likely Florence and Rome)
    Would it be worth it to cut some time out of one of these to spend a few days in Zagreb? It's not far out of the way and I've always wanted to visit Croatia.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Croatia's coast is cool, Zagreb not so much.

  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The advice I generally hear for airports is "arrive 1-2 hours early for domestic" and "2-3 hours early for international."

    Do train stations have similar rules of thumb? How early should you show up to a train station?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >How early should you show up to a train station?
      Like 10 minutes before the train leaves. A little bit more if they have security checks like in Spain

  22. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How do I stop feeling bloated and being constipated after a flight? That shit has downgraded my recent trips so much cause it’s was half of what I thought about and it lasted days.

    (Sorry for making a thread to ask this. One guy suggested lots of water.)

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      A good night sleep before the flight. Light breakfast, water, no tea or coffee, relaxing music, a bit of reading.

  23. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What's a nice part of Spain to visit in October?

    Must haves are, pleasent City streets to peruse, nice Beach, minimal English shitheads.

    Thanks in advance anon.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >What's a nice part of Spain to visit in October?
      Only the far South (Andalucía) or the islands are sure to have beach weather in October (so probably don’t do Catalonia, for example). I was in Seville early last October and it was still really hot; was glad to have a house with a pool. But Sevilla is roughly two hours from the coast.
      >Must haves are, pleasent City streets to peruse, nice Beach, minimal English shitheads.
      Seville checks all these boxes except the beach. The coastal Andalusian cities are unfortunately often full of drunken yobbos—on my aforementioned Seville trip I flew in and out of (and spent a few days in) Málaga, and found the place just slightly, but noticeably, laddish and shitty. A handful of very nice restaurants, though, and not completely devoid of history or charm. But do some research and see what you think. You might like Málaga more than I did. People also love Cádiz, which has a lot of history and is more coastal. There may be gross Brits there, too, but it’s no Benidorm. I’ve only cruised through on day trips and it seemed calm enough.

  24. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm left handed and want to go to India. I've heard that eating with the left hand there is frowned upon. Is it really a big deal?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit, a question I can actually answer. I'm also left-handed and have already been to India. I have eaten with my left hand out of habit so many times while I was there. Nobody gave a shit, or at the very least no one called me out on it. So no, not a big deal for foreigners.

      If I can add a few extras:
      1) If you're eating with other people, do try to eat with your right hand as much as humanly possible. If you're by yourself, go nuts.
      2) A lot of Indian food is oily and have strong odors, so there's a chance you will prefer utensils over your own bare hands anyway. So that's a route you may consider. Yeah, the grease washes off just fine, but the odor lingers on your fingers; it takes several washes to really get it off.

  25. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    A few days ago, I wanted to book a room for early May but all the rooms were booked out.
    I checked again a few minutes ago and they are accepting reservations again, with the notice that only 3 rooms are left.
    So that means 3 people (or 3 groups of people, whatever) cancelled their reservations.

    Is this normal? It seems unusual doesn't it?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Is this normal?
      Yes.
      >It seems unusual doesn't it?
      No, there are many scenarios where 3 rooms can become available within a couple days.

  26. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Serious questions:
    >How do I get a flight from one country to another?
    >Do I need to get a visa or something before traveling on holiday?
    >What are the necessary steps I need to take in order to get onto the correct airplane?
    >When I do eventually land in another country, how do I get to my hotel destination? Will it be provided for me via bus/taxi, or will I have to make those arrangements in advance?
    I am 23 years old and I have never been on holiday by myself before. However, I am intrigued by the thought of doing a beach holiday by myself somewhere in the Mediterranean. Just me on the beach, unbothered. suntan lotioned; happy, on my sunbed, relaxed. snoozing.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      dude you cannot be for real, but your post sounds sincerely pathetic enough that i'll assume it is.

      -1 buy a plane ticket off the internet with a credit/debit card

      -2 maybe, depends on where you are going. an EU passport is usually good enough. google it.

      -3 the gate number and boarding time will be on your ticket. there's also a board with flight numbers that show the gate.

      -4 there are ubers/lyfts/taxis there waiting for you. call/email your hotel because they might have a shuttle service.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Dude you cannot be for real, but your post sounds sincerely pathetic enough that i'll assume it is.
        Yes, I am 100% serious. I have Asperger’s syndrome and I often find myself overwhelmed by new experiences. I just want to be certain I know what I am doing before I commit myself to something new, that’s all.
        >4 there are ubers/lyfts/taxis there waiting for you. call/email your hotel because they might have a shuttle service.
        Will there also be taxis/buses present at the hotel, when I need to go back to the airport for my flight home as well?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Will there also be taxis/buses present at the hotel, when I need to go back to the airport for my flight home as well?

          the front desk can call one for you if you arrange it in advance.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          hey man, props to you for at least attemping to grow as a person. luv u aspie

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks.

          one piece of advice. something unexpected is gonna go wrong. have a contingency plan for things like making your flights, accommodation, etc. i can already picture you having a meltdown because your taxi driver didn't show up to take you to the airport exactly when they said it would be there.

          download a couple of ride share apps that are popular wherever you are going, show up to the airport well ahead of time, don't take a checked bag if you can help it, call/email your hotel a few days before you go to make sure nothing has changed, do a little research on whatever hotel you are staying in to make sure it isn't a shithole or in a bad neighborhood, look up a couple of restaraunts/food places around the hotel, know where an ATM is at if you need money.

          i know that sounds like a lot, but you aspies aren't exactly good at flying by the seat of your pants and just making things happen.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Dude you cannot be for real, but your post sounds sincerely pathetic enough that i'll assume it is.
      Yes, I am 100% serious. I have Asperger’s syndrome and I often find myself overwhelmed by new experiences. I just want to be certain I know what I am doing before I commit myself to something new, that’s all.
      >4 there are ubers/lyfts/taxis there waiting for you. call/email your hotel because they might have a shuttle service.
      Will there also be taxis/buses present at the hotel, when I need to go back to the airport for my flight home as well?

      If you're aspie and easily overwhelmed, go to your nearest travel agent.
      Tell them what you're looking for and say you're completely new to travel and uncomfortable with a lot of things.
      They can help you book flights, arrange transport, etc.
      Tours are also always an option. They're less freeing but everything is already planned out for you and there's a set itinerary.

  27. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Which one is more affordable, Milan or Zurich? and is there anywhere in that general region that isn't crazy expensive

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Milan or Zurich
      Neither, if you want to split hairs about the cost differences between the two you can't afford to go to either in the first place.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        alright, stupid question 2
        is it possible to go from Lake cuomo to Zurich by public transit, or do I have to somehow get from cuomo to Milan and take the bullet train from there

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You can take a regional train from Como to Lugano and take an express train to Zurich from there.
          Some express trains between Italy and Zurich actually stop in Como as well.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Which one is more affordable, Milan or Zurich?
      I know you already got a stupid answer for this one, but Milan is noticeably cheaper than Zürich. Half the price or less for a lot of things. Milan is only really expensive by Italian standards; it’s cheaper in general than most major/expensive US cities.
      >t. Live in Switzerland, go to Italy frequently, from USA

  28. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What shoe should I wear if I plan on going clubbing for multiple nights in a row? It ruins it when my feet start hurting.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      nike

  29. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    i'm going to geneva later this year. i want to have sex. any recommendations for where should i go exactly or what should i do

  30. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have a good suitcase recommendation for flights?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Samsonite.

  31. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How do you meet girls from other countries before traveling (without paying)?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Tinder/Bumble, if you have premium versions use that to change location, if not use an app that changes your gps location

  32. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What do you do if you travel alone? For example, my dream is to travel every country in Europe at some point but to some "niche" countries, my girlfriend isn't particularly keen on joining me.
    But I've never travelled alone and I'm afraid I'd feel awkward or stupid the whole time, even though I do admire people who do travel alone, despite maybe feeling bad for them being alone. I also don't really have any friends which doesn't mean that I'm uneasy with people or shy, I'm quite an extrovert.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I stay in hostels and make friends and socialize at night, while usually doing my own thing in the day time

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        How do you socialise with people? Because I know that at least here in Germany, you can't just go to a bar and randomly start talking to people.

        sounds like a self-confidence issue. love yourself.

        Naja, I am confident actually. I just don't know whether travelling alone would be my thing.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Germany
          oof

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Because I know that at least here in Germany, you can't just go to a bar and randomly start talking to people.
          You can in hostel bars

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >you can't just go to a bar and randomly start talking to people.

          really? when i was in germany, people would hear my american accent and want to talk to me.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like a self-confidence issue. love yourself.

  33. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What to do in Monaco? Is it worth? Gambling?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You can just stay there for one day. I didn't go to the casino and regret it, but there's also a big garden there which I also couldn't go to because of my braindead friend who wanted to walk instead of taking the ferry for 2€. The museum is pretty big, I loved it and took my time there. I can't recommend restaurants though, because I went there in the morning by bus from Nice, and then I went back to Nice the same way in the evening, it was cheap and convenient but that means I ate in Nice before and after going there.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      As

      You can just stay there for one day. I didn't go to the casino and regret it, but there's also a big garden there which I also couldn't go to because of my braindead friend who wanted to walk instead of taking the ferry for 2€. The museum is pretty big, I loved it and took my time there. I can't recommend restaurants though, because I went there in the morning by bus from Nice, and then I went back to Nice the same way in the evening, it was cheap and convenient but that means I ate in Nice before and after going there.

      said, Monaco is a perfect day trip from Nice.
      Get up early, do the daytime casino visit (audio guide, no actual gambling, no strict dresscode) and explore the city on foot afterwards.
      If you're interested in the museum then do that in the morning and come back for the casino/gardens the next day.
      Head back in the late afternoon and enjoy your evening in Nice.
      As for food, I'd bring something from Nice because the lunch offers at local restaurants didn't seem worth the money.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        If you want to do the casino, the museum and the gardens, I'd still recommend you to stay in Nice and do two day trips, one for the museums, gardens and sightseeing with another for the casino in the morning and the afternoon/evening in Cap d'Ail, Villefrance or Eze on the way back to Nice.
        Make sure to take both the train and bus on the way between Nice and Monaco, the train is more comfortable, but the buses have better views.

  34. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What all do you pack when you travel?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I buy everything I need when I land.

  35. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's kind of a question, but it's also a whiny b***h moment. I've run out of ideas for places to travel to, and I would like to be inspired. Are there any good websites or resources I can turn to for this inspiration? A bonus would be something where I can filter out the destinations I've already visited, but that's lower on the priority list.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Go back to the greatest places you've visited and smell the Roses. Your Brain is broken.

  36. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Traveling to New York in a few months to tour some universities. What's the best way to get around in the state? Are there any resources on the public transit in NY I could use to plan the trip?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      There’s basically no interstate public transit in the U.S. You have to drive.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Traveling to New York in a few months to tour some universities. What's the best way to get around in the state? Are there any resources on the public transit in NY I could use to plan the trip?

  37. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I want to go somewhere this month, somewhere warm. I'm in Northern Europe at the moment.
    Where would I start? Have never been anywhere.
    I want to see cool nature and interesting places.

  38. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Are there forums or websites about traveling but specifically for women? I want to see the point of views of women because I'm one and sometimes the shit I see here absolutely doesn't apply to me, like when some anons talk about solo traveling and hiking in some regions where I can't see myself going alone without being attacked.

  39. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How do I ask a local girl to show me around?
    Don't even want to coom, just have nice company.

    Singapore btw.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I would put that on a dating profile and see what kind of bites you get.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Any idea what dating apps they use in Malaysia/SEA?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          The usual Tinder/Bumble. Also tried TanTan and Badoo but didn't have nearly the amount of traffic as the other two.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I think airbnb has a service for that but I would recommend couch surfing or interpals or something free. You don't actually have to sleep on their couch you can just go to city meetups and see if theres someone willing to show you around.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most of the time women are really terrible at this, exceptions being literal tour guides and former guides, and most women will assume cooming intentions if you want to hang out with them. Besides, you obviously have cooming intentions if you want your casual tour guide to be a female.

      So I suggest having a good idea of what you want to do and going on a casual date. Never been to Singapore, but I hear they have lots of parks and exotic gardens, so if you like that ask the girl if she's been to [insert park] and if she wants to visit with you. If you are really clueless about cool things in the city, ask people at the local nightlife spots first, and skim the tourist info websites second.

      https://i.imgur.com/kDgKX0C.jpg

      Not going to make a thread for this because I dont want a bunch of annoying homosexuals calling me a sexpest and jeeter mods deleting my thread and banning me for 3 days.

      I am a 24 year white guy failed normie living in the US. I have had some success with women but like alot of others lately I haven't been trying as hard as I used to and honestly I feel like I am too introverted, low energy, and jestermaxxy for women sometimes. Like its weird because even though I am a 5'7 manlet I guess I have an attractive face, and the one lay I have gotten was a girl hitting me up in college from class to frick and girls grabbing me and making out with me in bars/clubs. As soon as I open my mouth no matter what I feel like women just automatically lose interest.

      I want to travel somewhere where I can still have a nice youth life experience and get with local girls my age or younger. I feel like I am getting older and where I live the competition is just so brutal. I was thinking of going to somewhere like Spain. Part of me just wants to go and see if maybe my location is the problem, and if I am just a doomed spergcel who will never attract women through charisma then I will just resort to hookers. The idea of jestermaxxing for women too much and putting them on a pedestal to get some pussy is not appealing to me honestly and I would rather just pay for it if I have to do that. Then I will probably either stick with Spain or resort myself to SEA and force myself to like jungle monkeys. But part of me also feels like I am wasting my youth and looks. Seeing my friends who are shorter or uglier than me get with women just because they were raised normies and had parents involved in their lives makes me want to rope. Sorry for the diary post, I am very lost in my life and hoping for some other SighSeelets to help me out, you anons are cool and this board is cozy.

      One, like the other anon said, you come off in this post as too needy, understandable because relationships are important, but brooding is a terrible habit. Youre clearly depressed and too involved in internet unreality, one man's jestermaxxing is another man's amusing play. Women have never been easy, even the trad muslim with 4 wives spends a ton of time managing them. I've met that guy actually, always on his phone with his wives. Learn to enjoy the dance and don't engage with women you dont find fun. Two, location absolutely makes a huge difference, especially leaving the anglosphere. Three, travel will give you interesting experiences to talk about and women really like men who travel (which is why you see them listing all the countries they've visited in dating apps, they are projecting thinking this is attractive to men like it is to them). Best of luck anon I was in your shoes at one point too.

  40. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Do you bring protection with you when you travel?
    And i don't mean contraceptives, I'm talking about knives, pepper spray or guns.

    Assuming of course you don't have to pass through airport security so e.g. if you travel within the EU by car or train

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Do you bring protection with you when you travel? And i don't mean contraceptives, I'm talking about knives, pepper spray or guns.
      Of course not. I don’t carry weapons at home, either. I have never been a victim of crime of any kind, in decades of traveling and living in potentially dangerous places, and feel confident that if I do wind up in something seriously sketchy it will be a matter of losing some replaceable valuables at worst. Few criminals anywhere actually want to do you bodily harm, and those who do probably aren’t going to let you stab them.

  41. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Would I make it with 20k for a trip around the world? Obviously skipping large swathes of europe and spending most of the time in SA and SEA, but with the obligatory visits to Africa and the middle east

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I rode motorcycle for 9 months without working for around 23k including shipping my motorcycle you can do fine just extend your trip in poor places and stick to only a couple days in western cities

  42. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    FlyOne (Moldovan airline) claims the following:
    Prohibited items in hand baggage and checked baggage
    Batteries: lithium metal and lithium ion batteries

    That's not to be taken seriously, right? You wouldn't even be allowed to take your phone on the flight. I'll need to take multiple camera batteries and power banks and 9V batteries with me. All well below the usual limits of course.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Probably a translation error.
      You do want to carry your batteries in your hand luggage though, some airlines recently starting to demand that.

  43. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If the economy collapses, how will this affect my travel plans?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Guys, this worries me. Is inflation going to render travel unaffordable within the next year?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        No, not within the next year.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >within the next year
        Oh anon. You need to be 18 to post here.

  44. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    First time traveler. I have no friends so I'm going to solo it. I'm thinking about somewhere in South America as it's cheaper. Don't have any idea where it's safer and if I should stay in a resort or hotel.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Hey man, going solo to South America as a first time traveler isn't a good idea. Have you looked into Mexico City at all? Prices are a little more expensive but the tourism industry is also more robust. If you can swing it, plenty of good (and cheap) resorts around Cancun and Puerto Vallarta as well.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Hey man, going solo to South America as a first time traveler isn't a good idea
        Where would you recommend? I don't want to go anywhere in Canada or US, I need something different. I always assumed Mexico City was dangerous, I will look into it.

        Stick to Mexico City. It's a good babby's first Latin America trip, and very inexpensive to get to from the United States. If you don't mind dropping a lot more for a ticket to Buenos Aires, that might be another good option.

        Avoid Colombia at all costs. It's like every day they have another missing foreigner. Butthurt Colombians and people who have been to the country once for like 2 weeks in 2016 will say there's nothing wrong with it. But as someone who is very familiar with the country and follows news there, believe me, stay the frick away.

        Alright Mexico City it is. I was thinking of Costa Rica, I don't know why it just came to my head. I imagine it's more expensive there anyhow.
        Now I just have to learn not to be autistic and talk to people

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Mexico City has dangerous parts yes, but the tourist spots are fine. There was a map that I think was posted on here with go and no-go zones that I agreed with, I'll see if I can find it. The gist of it is basically stay in Polanco for max Ritz and safety.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Mexico City has dangerous parts yes, but the tourist spots are fine. There was a map that I think was posted on here with go and no-go zones that I agreed with, I'll see if I can find it. The gist of it is basically stay in Polanco for max Ritz and safety.

          Frick yeah here it is

          https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/3/edit?mid=1SDdCAakkfRuKXHU1j13hGQ9GH6aA5ck&usp=sharing

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >I was thinking of Costa Rica, I don't know why it just came to my head. I imagine it's more expensive there anyhow.
          I've traveled a lot in Latin America, though admittedly I haven't been to Costa Rica. I have had friends from there. The impression I get is of a boring backwater.

          For a time, it had the distinction of being one of the safest places in Latin America. But that's not even true anymore, because of the wave of illegal migration from Venezuela making many Latin American countries less safe on the streets than they once were. Lots of desperate ass people who are in some cases literally starving on the streets.

          Anyway, Mexico City alone is several times the size of the entire country of Costa Rica, in terms of the amount of people living there. If you just want to be a beach bum, there's likely no better place. But I think that's all it really has going for it. It also seems like Costa Rica beach towns have begun to attract the more insufferable sort of "digital nomad." There's year long wait times to build new houses in more isolated parts of the country, because a bunch of these homosexuals landed and there's not enough water to go around (the infrastructure is that shit in some places, in one of the supposedly most "developed" countries in Latin America. This is why all you can do is laugh when an Argentinian says his country is "almost first world.").

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Stick to Mexico City. It's a good babby's first Latin America trip, and very inexpensive to get to from the United States. If you don't mind dropping a lot more for a ticket to Buenos Aires, that might be another good option.

      Avoid Colombia at all costs. It's like every day they have another missing foreigner. Butthurt Colombians and people who have been to the country once for like 2 weeks in 2016 will say there's nothing wrong with it. But as someone who is very familiar with the country and follows news there, believe me, stay the frick away.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I'm planning on going there this summer. Tell me why you think it's so dangerous, compared to others in the area? Is it really that dangerous to go to Caño Cristales and Cartagena?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          It's just not worth having to keep your head on a swivel so that nothing bad happens to you. There's nothing you can find in Colombia that you can't find anywhere else, unless you're some sort of botanist.

          The risk is greatly reduced if you don't partake in typical Colombian tourist activities (drugs, chasing skirts, partying in general). Even still, the country is more dangerous than other places in Latin America. Even something as innocuous as going on a hike in an urban park. Took the wrong path? Enjoy getting stabbed for your iPhone 6.

          It's just a corrupt, dangerous shithole. Everyone knows the rule of law extends no further than the nearest police officer's eyeballs. They are way too comfortable with scamming, robbing, and yes, killing, to get their way. You have to be on guard as soon as you land at the airport. Every little bastard will try to scam you as soon as you arrive. Taxis grossly overcharging you, bars selling you a bottle of something and it turns out to be moonshine they bought for pennies, Tinder dates that result in you getting drugged and waking up tied up somewhere.

          If you're going to Cartagena, stay within the walls and don't venture out at night. There's actually bars that have been known to collaborate with gangs to drug tourists in order to rob them. An entire class of criminals has sprung up, little cells of 3-4 people that get off on kidnapping tourists and holding them for days while they empty their cards.

          That just doesn't exist in other parts of Latin America. Yes, you can also be drugged on a date in other Latin countries. But it's a LOT less likely to happen. You also don't run the risk of getting kidnapped. Nothing bad happens to 90% of people who visit Colombia, but it's up to you to see if the risk is worth it.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >If you're going to Cartagena, stay within the walls and don't venture out at night.
            Don't venture outside the walls at night**

            Obviously nightlife within the walls is fine. I'd take inDrive between places if I were you (what the locals use instead of Uber). Technically it's illegal, but like with everything else, Colombians ignore the rules and do whatever the frick they want.

  45. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Should I go to Italy or the Baltics?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Italy if you're going in the winter, Baltics if you're going in the summer.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It is indeed in the winter, I'll go to Italy. Would love to visit the Baltics one day though.

  46. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Not going to make a thread for this because I dont want a bunch of annoying homosexuals calling me a sexpest and jeeter mods deleting my thread and banning me for 3 days.

    I am a 24 year white guy failed normie living in the US. I have had some success with women but like alot of others lately I haven't been trying as hard as I used to and honestly I feel like I am too introverted, low energy, and jestermaxxy for women sometimes. Like its weird because even though I am a 5'7 manlet I guess I have an attractive face, and the one lay I have gotten was a girl hitting me up in college from class to frick and girls grabbing me and making out with me in bars/clubs. As soon as I open my mouth no matter what I feel like women just automatically lose interest.

    I want to travel somewhere where I can still have a nice youth life experience and get with local girls my age or younger. I feel like I am getting older and where I live the competition is just so brutal. I was thinking of going to somewhere like Spain. Part of me just wants to go and see if maybe my location is the problem, and if I am just a doomed spergcel who will never attract women through charisma then I will just resort to hookers. The idea of jestermaxxing for women too much and putting them on a pedestal to get some pussy is not appealing to me honestly and I would rather just pay for it if I have to do that. Then I will probably either stick with Spain or resort myself to SEA and force myself to like jungle monkeys. But part of me also feels like I am wasting my youth and looks. Seeing my friends who are shorter or uglier than me get with women just because they were raised normies and had parents involved in their lives makes me want to rope. Sorry for the diary post, I am very lost in my life and hoping for some other SighSeelets to help me out, you anons are cool and this board is cozy.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Just stop thinking in your head that you need a woman, and eventually one will come to you. You are probably giving off a desperate energy that is deeply unattractive, because you are emotionally needy.

      It might still be a good idea to go somewhere else to make a change in your life. You have no idea how good a change of air makes a person feel, especially if they consider they've been in a rut. Ask me how I know.

      Of course, I'm just another moron like you, probably reading too much into his own situation. And I'm really fricking stoned.

  47. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anybody know what the situation is like in Diyarbakir at the moment - Politcal climate, unrest, post earthquake situation, etc. Is itt safe for a "Western" person to travel to at the moment or is it sketchy? I really want to see Hevsel Gardens while I'm in Turkey this summer. Its also really hard to find out online if these Gardens are open to the public now, does anyone know about this as well?

  48. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    how do i search places to rent crampons and ice axes in the alps? i don't want to carry my own since i would need to check a bag and i'm pretty sure that would be more expensive than renting, if anyone has experience with this please share

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >how do i search places to rent crampons and ice axes in the alps? i don't want to carry my own since i would need to check a bag and i'm pretty sure that would be more expensive than renting, if anyone has experience with this please share
      Sporting goods shops in mountain resort areas of Switzerland usually rent out climbing gear; lots of ski and snowboard gear rentals, too, with the cheapest deals usually being full-season-long rentals at big supermarket superstores or chain sporting goods stores. Most places don’t rent out helmets or goggles, though, so you have to buy your own. But anywhere with cheap rentals sells cheap helmets and goggles. There are also specialist outlets just for mountaineering stuff in some alpine towns.

      That said, if you’re worried that checking a bag might blow your budget you are maybe not heading to the Swiss Alps. But I assume the equipment rental situation is much the same in neighboring countries as well.

  49. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best site to find plane ticket prices? Or are they all pretty much the same?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most of them are the same. Most.
      Depending on where/when you want to go, their prices might not even be that different from booking directly with the airline.

      There are a few notable sites.

      >Kiwi
      Sometimes you'll find lower prices than other ticket aggregate sites. How they do it is by selling you tickets that normally wouldn't be sold together.
      So let's say a different site sells you a ticket that goes from A to B, with a 5-hour layover in C.
      Kiwi might sell you a ticket that goes from A to B, with a 45-minute layover in C, and it's a few hundred dollars cheaper. Other sites (and the airlines themselves) try not to sell this to you because it's a very tight connection. Technically, it's not even an actual A-C-B ticket, they're selling you two separate A-C and C-B tickets.

      >Skiplagged
      Welcome to the world of "skiplagging" or "hidden city ticketing."
      You ever notice that direct flights from A to B are a lot more expensive than a flight from A to B, with a layover in C?
      A-C-B flights are cheaper than a direct A-B flight, but they are more time-consuming.
      What Skiplagged can do is try to find you a flight that goes A-B-D. You have a layover in B (where you actually want to go), so you get off the plane, get out of the airport, and completely ignore that remaining flight to D. This could be cheaper than a "proper" A-B ticket.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >This could be cheaper than a "proper" A-B ticket.
        You just blew my fricking mind.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >What Skiplagged can do is try to find you a flight that goes A-B-D. You have a layover in B (where you actually want to go), so you get off the plane, get out of the airport, and completely ignore that remaining flight to D. This could be cheaper than a "proper" A-B ticket.
        This wouldn't work if you need a round trip ticket

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          That's why you purchase a separate return ticket with a different airline.

          >book A-B-D ticket with X Airline
          >fly to B, don't bother with D
          >X Airline gets butthurt and says "don't fly with us again"
          >book B-A-E ticket with Y Airline
          >fly to A, don't bother with E
          >alternate ending: B-A tickets turn out to be reasonably priced so you just book it normally

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >X Airline gets butthurt and says "don't fly with us again"
            I've asked again and again but nobody showed me an example of an actual traveller being banned from an airline for not getting on their last flight.
            Note that I'm not talking about serial skiplaggers, people openly promoting hidden city ticketing or cancellation of loyalty memberships.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah I actually don't know whether it happens, but I just tack it on there when I talk about skiplagging, on the off-chance it does happen.

              I've never heard of anyone being outright banned for skiplagging, but I have heard/read the following anecdotes:
              >frequent flyer points being revoked
              >the airline politely asking the passenger to pay the difference
              >a passenger being sued by the airline for loss of revenue, with the airline losing the lawsuit (this one actually has some media coverage, it happened with Lufthansa)

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >frequent flyer points being revoked
                Possible, they can exclude you from their loyalty programmes for no reason, so if they don't like you they can do that.
                >the airline politely asking the passenger to pay the difference
                Not a big chance of that happening, they could theoretically make you pay for any efforts spent in unloading checked luggage but that point is moot if you travel with hand luggage only.
                >a passenger being sued by the airline for loss of revenue, with the airline losing the lawsuit
                That could only happen if you become too wienery by widely publishing your exploits.

                The beauty of skiplagging is that they can't prove your intentions. After all, you really intended to take that last flight but unfortunately you shat yourself right at the last transit airport and you didn't want to be a nuisance, so you aborted your journey.
                What are they going to do? Ask you to show them your shit-stained pants?

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >a passenger being sued by the airline for loss of revenue
                Isn't the only thing that matters whether you paid for your ticket or not? What the frick does it matter to them if you choose to leave your seat empty in the last flight?

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >frequent flyer points being revoked
                I'm already in the thread so I might as well ask: Are frequent flyer miles worth it? Is there anything decent I can get with them?

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Of course they’re worth it. Outside of a few circumstances where fares were stupid low, I haven’t paid cash for a flight in eight years.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >frequent flyer points being revoked
                Possible, they can exclude you from their loyalty programmes for no reason, so if they don't like you they can do that.
                >the airline politely asking the passenger to pay the difference
                Not a big chance of that happening, they could theoretically make you pay for any efforts spent in unloading checked luggage but that point is moot if you travel with hand luggage only.
                >a passenger being sued by the airline for loss of revenue, with the airline losing the lawsuit
                That could only happen if you become too wienery by widely publishing your exploits.

                The beauty of skiplagging is that they can't prove your intentions. After all, you really intended to take that last flight but unfortunately you shat yourself right at the last transit airport and you didn't want to be a nuisance, so you aborted your journey.
                What are they going to do? Ask you to show them your shit-stained pants?

                on January 2020, me and a friend went to japan from DC. I looked around for the tickets and found that there was round trip flight from chigaco that was about 700 usd cheaper than a roundtrip from DC, and this roundtrip, on the way back had a layover on DC, so our plan was to take a one way flight to chicago, board to japan, and on the way back take the plane to DC and just leave and not take the last flight to chicago.
                First step went well, obviously, but on the way back and due to how the DC airport is set up, we couldn't retrieve our bags, and my friend panicked a bit and revealed our plan to one of the United employees that was dealing with us. It was pretty funny because one of them didn't have an idea of what was going on and the other one was pretty exasperated and got mad at us, she definitely knew what we were trying and obviously had some experience dealing with similar cases before. All in all, we had to pay the extra 700 for the ticket difference because we were exhausted after the 14 hour flight or so and we didn't want to go to chicago and back. They did threaten us with blacklisting us from the airline but I didn't buy it.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, I think an important thing to mention is that skiplagging only works if you bring carry-on luggage only, no checking. Checked bags will always deliver to the final location of your flight.

  50. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Where in Bangkok can I buy a cheap guitar to practice at home with? Gonna be here for 2+ months and want to keep up what little skills I have

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      There are plenty of legit music shops. Just walk in.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I'm sure there are, but I'm looking for a specific recommendation from an anon if you'd read my post. Every once in a while a knowledgeable post will appear

  51. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    i'm poor but i want to travel anyway. what do you guys think about renting a car and sleeping on it?

    i imagine i can push the back seats down and put my feet on the trunk, no? i've seen people do it in youtube videos. do you think is stupid? i think it's worth it for me to rent a car to move around, so if i can use it also to sleep in it would be great. not sure if the police would let me though, this would be around the swiss alps mostly

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It's OK for pulling in somewhere & napping if you are someone who can operate on an hour or two of sleep.

      Best to get a tent & sleeping bag though for the sake of 150 quid & getting a good night's sleep provided the weather isn't too bad wherever you are

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        i did that on my last trip but i ended up sleeping at campings paying 20 euros each night or so because it was very hard to find good spots where i could park the car and set up the tent nearby while being stealthy (i'm pretty sure it's illegal to put a tent in public areas). also, the tent was a bit of a pain to set up and pull out every day, specially when it rained as you said.

        my point is that i think to sleep in a car might be a better version because i think spots where i can just park and sleep right there in the car won't be too hard to find. and as for rest i think it will be fine, look at this setup for example, no? i have sleeping bag and a small camping air mattress

  52. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Anybody know the situation with the Turkey-Armenia border...it was announced a few months ago it would be open for third party nationals this summer but I haven't seen any concrete dates yet. Any anons heard the latest on this?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      its closed and wont open any time soon

  53. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What’s the catch with Play Air airlines? Their tickets from burger land to Europe are literally three times cheaper than other air lines. Is it a scam?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They will charge you a crazy price per kilogram of luggage and possibly your own weight. Watch it add up and match a normal ticket price when you go to check in at the airport.

      All these low cost airlines are the same. You can save a lot if you are a minimalist, however.

  54. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know of any countries where cosmetic surgery is reasonably priced, and the quality is as good as the west (if not better)?
    I don't even want anything crazy, I just want to remove a few spots and a birthmark. Not trying to be a plastic Chad.

    >just b urself
    The birthmark is big, has a rough texture and is physically uncomfortable.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      From what I have garnered it seems that South Korea, Turkey, Colombia, and some others are surgerymaxxing hotspots

  55. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm traveling to New Zealand during peak winter for 5 days, should I go to queenstown or christchurch. I will have a car. is milford sound worth it or better to stick with west coast?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >should I go to queenstown or christchurch.
      lol, there is no comparison - go to Queenstown. Akaroa is very nice and a few hours drive from Christchurch but if given the options definitely Queenstown. With 5 days you could do wanaka and Milford. I guess it just depends on the weather and if there is a lot of snow as being foreign, driving a rental car on narrow winding roads (to get to Milford sounds) wouldnt be super fun. Also it can be closed due to weather sometimes. I normally like to do things on my own (and am from NZ) I rented a Van and travelled around the south island for a month. I drove to Milford on my own and it was fine, but Id even recommend looking in to getting a bus and boat ticket from Queenstown. Its a long day, but still doable in a day and it takes the stress out and enables you to just look at the scenery. Lots of places sell them in town, or can buy online. Its pretty reasonable considering the cost of fuel you would have to spend driving. Just my 2 cents. But as I said, its a long day and Milford Sounds is a dead end - it isnt on the way to anywhere so you have to backtrack a lot.

      If you like skiing or want to try; coronet peak is close only like 45 mins on a bus which stops in town so you also dont need to drive.

      >stick with west coast
      with 5 days dont bother with the west coast. Its enjoyable if you have time to kill, but not remotely worth it with just 5 days in the country. Average scenery and West coast and better in the summer. Queenstown is great in all seasons for different reasons.

  56. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone of you visited Socotra Island? Seems like an interesting spot to visit, considering going this fall. Curious if it's just a meme or legitimately nice.

  57. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone else feel depressed before traveling?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. The week before I get into a spiral and regret what I have done and want to cancel my plans. And im not an irrational person or anything. I think its often (for me) that I spend so much time and energy planning something that I often feel over it - or almost like I have already done it - before I leave. Plus im not rich, but have managed to travel extensively by being cheap and I always feel a sense of worry that I have just wasted so much money for something I won't enjoy.

      And to be honest? Sometimes that goes away on day one, other times I actually dont feel all that great/ feel pretty doen for 80% of a trip. But what I have learnt is that in months after it, I will look back and be glad I did it. Take last year I spent a month backpacking around Germany. I found it difficult, expensive and lonely and didnt really enjoy my time. But now, looking back, I can see all the cool things I did and pretty towns I went to and it was all worth it.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Same thing with me. I have a Miami trip coming up and I almost feel like it’s a waste of money since the economy is fricked but I sell my soul to my job to be able to do things like this so whatever.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      no but I feel depressed after

  58. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Do credit cards work abroad every time?
    My card says no international/exchange fees, but it doesn't say it will actually work.

    I just don't want to rely on the plastic israelite and find myself with no money to enjoy my stay.
    I will take cash, but not enough to fund the entire trip. I'm just paranoid because I've never done this before.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve had my cards rejected in the most random places. Shady ass shop in the middle of nowhere? Just fine. Trying to buy a ticket at the counter of a major train station or pay for a hotel? Blocked.

      Use cards when possible but keep enough cash to support most of your trip just in case. Exchange enough to get you through a couple days and keep the remainder in your home currency so you don’t end up with too much cash you won’t use just in case everything is fine.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If you're going anywhere "exotic", you might want to inform your bank about it beforehand.
      Usually not needed but rather do it too much than end up having to do it abroad.

      I’ve had my cards rejected in the most random places. Shady ass shop in the middle of nowhere? Just fine. Trying to buy a ticket at the counter of a major train station or pay for a hotel? Blocked.

      Use cards when possible but keep enough cash to support most of your trip just in case. Exchange enough to get you through a couple days and keep the remainder in your home currency so you don’t end up with too much cash you won’t use just in case everything is fine.

      >Trying to buy a ticket at the counter of a major train station or pay for a hotel? Blocked.
      That might because ticket machines are excellent testing grounds for stolen credit cards.

  59. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    airports don't close at night, right? my plane is at 06:10 in the morning

    can i sleep at the airport on some bench or on the floor? or will they wake me up and kick me

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Some airports or terminals close overnight.
      Take a look at this:
      https://www.sleepinginairports.net/

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >airports don't close at night, right?
      Major international airports don't usually close. I've only heard of an airport closing when the airport in question is small, does very few flights, or is located in an area with very poor infrastructure.

      >can i sleep at the airport on some bench or on the floor?
      Technically yes. I've seen people napping on benches in just about every airport I've been in. Honestly, I don't even judge anyone for doing it. I personally could never do it, because it makes me vulnerable.

  60. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any legit ways to get over your fear of flying? In my case it's not extreme, I usually have a beer before a flight and I'm fine, but I would like to be as relaxed before a flight as if I were taking a walk in a park. Are you guys still slightly nervous when you fly?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I've flown a lot and I still get slightly nervous during take-off and landing.
      I love watching Air Crash Investigation (Mayday in US), so I know a lot about what might go wrong and when. I always take seats near the back because they're statistically the safest, even though it's irrational to worry about the cosmic odds of an accident.

      I don't think my nervousness will ever go away, but it's not a 'fear' anymore. Exposure is the best way to get rid of any fear, so fly a lot, experience a few bumpy landings, and you will be fine.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/xd3tWP3.png

      I've flown a lot and I still get slightly nervous during take-off and landing.
      I love watching Air Crash Investigation (Mayday in US), so I know a lot about what might go wrong and when. I always take seats near the back because they're statistically the safest, even though it's irrational to worry about the cosmic odds of an accident.

      I don't think my nervousness will ever go away, but it's not a 'fear' anymore. Exposure is the best way to get rid of any fear, so fly a lot, experience a few bumpy landings, and you will be fine.

      The way I see it, we're all gonna fricking die one day anyway. It's better to go out quickly in the prime of my life than to agonize in some hospital bed in old age, having lost the ability to do anything that made my life worth living.

      I'll admit I do feel a jolt when I feel the plane speeding up right before takeoff.

  61. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Weird question, but how do Europeans literally tell the time (through speech, that is)?

    In writing, they use the 24-hour system. Every digital clock and storefront signs have the time displayed in the 24-hour format. So for example, what normally would be "6:00 PM" in America is just written as "18:00" in Europe.

    One thing I've noticed is that when Europeans talk to me, they refer to the time using the 12-hour system. For example, they'll tell me "I can put you in for a reservation at 6:00 PM" or "This place closes at 9:30 PM."
    Do they normally tell the time like this, or were they just making an exception for me since I'm a dumb American tourist to them?
    Would they say something like "I'll see you at 18:00" if they were talking amongst themselves?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Would they say something like "I'll see you at 18:00" if they were talking amongst themselves?
      never in spain at least. most of the times you just say 6, and it would be obvious from the context whether you mean 6 in the afternoon or early in the morning, and even if for some reason you wanted to explicitly note it you would say 6 in the afternoon, never the number 18

      in writing, be it an email or a whatsapp chat or whatever sometimes i might use the 24 hour format but not often i think

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Would they say something like "I'll see you at 18:00" if they were talking amongst themselves?
      Not for rough estimates like full and half hours but more for precise numbers.
      For example: "The train leaves 18:36, so let's make sure to get to the station latest at half past six."

  62. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    when you rent a car, online it says "X or similar", for example i rented one "Ford Focus or similar". what are the chances that it is not a focus? i need it to be specifically that model and not any other, do you think if i send them an email they could make sure it will be actually a focus? sorry, it's my first time travelling

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

      No

      Is 4 days too much time in Istanbul for someone who doesn't drink, party & is not a 'foodie'? ( I don't eat goyslop and that includes virtually all cooked meals). I typically like history, architecture & live music. Would I be better off flying somewhere else for my 4 free days I have in Istanbul? I'll be there in June

      Maybe

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Frick I didn't quote the middle one. Don't acknowledge this post.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >when you rent a car, online it says "X or similar", for example i rented one "Ford Focus or similar". what are the chances that it is not a focus?
      Not as sure about within the US, but when renting cars in Europe I’m not certain I’ve ever received the specific models mentioned as examples, only “similar.” Which they were—same number of seats and doors, similar trunk space, not significantly smaller or larger chassis (except on a couple of occasions when I’ve been offered free upgrades to something a bit bigger, which has happened both in the USA and EU). But I also don’t pay that much attention, so it’s entirely possible I’ve been given exactly the car mentioned more often than I recall.

      >i need it to be specifically that model and not any other,
      I’m very interested to know why… the “similar” cars should really be close enough in any important ways (thinking mostly about size and storage space) to make very little difference to a driver.

      >do you think if i send them an email they could make sure it will be actually a focus?
      I think there’s definitely a chance. They may use the Focus as their example because they have several (or many) in their fleet, and it’s a pretty basic car (or used to be? Only drove one once, a loaner from a body shop). But of course the specific vehicles they have on-site on a given day or time could vary a lot, in ways they can’t necessarily predict—maybe someone has extended a reservation, or returned late, or crashed one of their cars, etc. But it won’t hurt to ask, and they might be able to accommodate you.

      But this returns me to my curiosity about why; if you reserve a “Ford Focus or Similar” and wind up with a Hyundai Elantra, would there be some reason you couldn’t just drive that instead?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        i plan to sleep on it and apparently the focus has a removable back seat cushion, so when you put the back seat down it gets even lower because you removed the cushion earlier, so it's more horizontal and in line with the floor of the back trunk and it's more comfortable that other cars where you lower the back seats and it ends up a bit steep

        i emailed booking.com and their policy is that i can either go frick myself or cancel the order, in which case they won't refund part of the money so i'll have to deal with whatever can i get

        since i'm talking about this, if anyone has any advice or experience on how to sleep on cars feel free to give it

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Neck. Pillow. Fricking lifesaver. I sleep fine in the passenger seat just reclined all the way back if I have a neck pillow.

          If you're that obsessed with being able to lay out flat to sleep why just rent a small car? Why not go up to a station wagon or SUV? I used to blow up an entire full size air mattress in my old Ford Explorer and it was comfy as hell

  63. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    im right next to canada and dont have my passport with me, if i got caught after crossing illegally would they give me a departure order or just take me back to the border? if i got a departure order would it show up on a background check?

  64. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is 4 days too much time in Istanbul for someone who doesn't drink, party & is not a 'foodie'? ( I don't eat goyslop and that includes virtually all cooked meals). I typically like history, architecture & live music. Would I be better off flying somewhere else for my 4 free days I have in Istanbul? I'll be there in June

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >I like history and architecture
      >is 4 days too much in the city that has been a hotspot of culture and historical happenings for two thousand years spanning the Roman Empire, the crusades, and the Islamic world
      Get out

  65. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    When's the best time to buy thanks giving weekend tickets? Planning on Costa Rica

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It's almost never a good time to purchase tickets around major holidays. Prices tend to go higher, no matter when you book it.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        This. You have a lot of Latinos in the US going back to visit family over the holidays.

  66. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I had to cut a month long trip down to 3 and a half weeks. This is really bumming me out which is moronic because it will still be the longest trip I've ever been on.
    Please help me be excited and not delusional

  67. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Hey SighSee, /k/ here. I'm sure you get this question all the time but other boards answers are always impractical and autistic.

    What do you actually do for a weapon when you're traveling? I want to travel down the East Coast on the cheap and sleep in my car in Walmarts and such, but I'm worried about getting robbed. I always carry my gun when I travel in ME/NH/VT which are constitutional carry states (and also really low crime, weird how that works), but I can't carry it, or a stun gun, or a sword, or pretty much any other weapon in the cucked states like MA, NY, NJ, CT and MD, all of which I'm planning to stop in. I know all the theoretical answers (carry tools like huge wrenches that double as weapons, sleep in safer places and not the ghetto, break the law and just carry gun anyway) but I'm curious for input from SighSeegays that may have actually done this before. I don't want to have my butthole expanded by melanin enriched citizens, either in a parking lot in Baltimore because I was defenseless, or in prison because some cop on a power trip decided having a big ass wrench in arm's reach was a "dangerous weapon" and I must be a criminal.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I would not get a gun or anything with a blade. I would get a metal cane. You can frick someone up with it, since it's basically a metal baseball bat. It looks really inconspicuous in your backseat, and can easily be explained. "I have an injured knee" is all you need to say if a cop questions you. You want a weapon that is very effective and useful for defense, but also a plausible thing that carrying in your car isn't sketchy. A thick, hard, (kek), metal cane will be perfect for that.

  68. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Check your carry-on baggage limit. If you arrive at the airport with pieces of baggage that exceed the reserved limit, they will be placed in the hold and you will be charged the airport baggage check fee.

    is this true with easyjet? if so i'm really fricked, because i planned to take with me on my seat a 55cm long sportsbag plus a backpack

    checking in one bag would cost me almost as much as the flight ticket itself, it's ridiculous

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >is this true with easyjet?
      It's especially true with easyJet, and any low-cost airline. This is how they make their money. You're not supposed to use these airlines unless you can travel very lightly.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve flown with easyJet dozens of times. They do occasionally (~ 10% of the time) make you test bags in the gauge and weigh them. More common on busy flights where they get really strict. No quarter is given and they demand payment prior to boarding.

      Ryanair do it far more often.

      As the other anon said you should only fly these guys if you meet their limits. Otherwise you are gambling on getting away with it. Maybe you will.

  69. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If you had one night in Korea to do whatever, what would you do? I can't rent a car, but anything else is on the table.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Korea has a pretty good rail system, you don't need to worry about a car. What it would come down to is if you prefer nightlife/city type stuff versus more historical kind of thing. Either way, somewhere in Seoul, Korean countryside isn't much but burning garbage anyways.

  70. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Which is cheaper in Hawaii, hotels or Airbnb? I need somewhere cheap to stay at for a week or so

  71. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's my last night in Singapore.
    I could go out to a nightlife spot, and probably have a miserable time. Or I could "waste" the night being comfy in my hotel room.

    What do?

  72. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any benefit to dual citizenship as an American? Considering fricking off to Europe and renouncing my American citizenship when possible, possibly working remotely (have a Bachelor’s in Computer Science) or attending university. I’m just tired of the aggressive, violent, high-strung people and politics here, and could use a change of scenery.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >being able to frick off to country of other citizenship
      >wider range of visa opportunities
      Renouncing your US citizenship will relieve you of the burden of being behold to the IRS, meaning you won't have to file (and possibly pay) taxes and you will face fewer discriminations by foreign banks not wanting to deal with US citizens.
      However, you will be put on a shit list in case you ever want to visit the US again, for example to visit a dying family member.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >shit list
        Explain

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not him, so I won't know what he'd say, but what I do know is that US Customs and Border Patrol are more aggressive than most. They scrutinize everybody thinking that they want to illegally immigrate to the country, even people from Europe. They're also nosy and overall it's an organization full of poor lazy joggers on power trips against their betters.

          It is illegal to renounce US citizenship for the purpose of avoiding taxation. You can still renounce it, it just can't be for tax purposes. They weren't born yesterday however, and will view you as suspect for daring to do so.

          Because renouncing US citizenship will lock you out of the US labor market, as I've explained above, I highly recommend NOT doing it. The IRS is coming out with an online tool that will make it simple for a young single guy to do his taxes from anywhere in the world.

          The first $112k of your income is exempt from US taxes if it's earned in a foreign place. That should be more enough to cover your cuckolded European tech salary: you will not pay a dime to the IRS for it. So there is no real reason to renounce your US citizenship. It will only earn you a lifetime of headaches.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >being able to frick off to country of other citizenship
      >wider range of visa opportunities
      Renouncing your US citizenship will relieve you of the burden of being behold to the IRS, meaning you won't have to file (and possibly pay) taxes and you will face fewer discriminations by foreign banks not wanting to deal with US citizens.
      However, you will be put on a shit list in case you ever want to visit the US again, for example to visit a dying family member.

      You also have to consider that your earning potential as a US citizen is much higher than as a Eurocuck.

      ESPECIALLY because you are in tech. There is nobody more buckbroken than European tech guys. Starting salaries are like $40k and the range maxes out at $120k for senior engineers with 10+ years of experience. Which you must know is PATHETIC by American standards... you can be making $120k EASILY in the United States with barely a year of experience. If you are really talented and don't mind having no life, you can be clearing $400k working for FAANG.

      Good luck trying to do that shit as a foreigner. It wouldn't be impossible, but companies would have to sponsor you, which they hate doing unless it's to exploit some H1B poojeet by underpaying them.

      You will effectively be locking yourself out of the US labor market, which will hinder your efforts at building wealth considerably for the rest of your life.

  73. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Read the other comment about mexico city and costa rica. i was looking at costa rica as a first time traveler too. is there no where in the south america that is safe to travel and get laid (p4p)? i want to chill on a beach and go hiking or something too for about a week.

  74. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is the 7 day + random one way tickets good for eastern europe?

  75. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    This is probably something that doesn't happen very often, but what happens if a passport control officer accidentally damages your passport?

  76. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    So is long term travel or expating in argentina doable? I was thinking of doing it this year but my friend advised me not to because of the economic trouble. Is this something that would actually affect your daily life or does it kind of not matter?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      if you are carrying USD or Euro it literally doesn’t matter

  77. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on Boulder, CO? Currently live in Florida but my mom died last week and we were staying in a 55+ place that's going to kick me out now. Looking at Boulder as an option to move to because
    >sub 1% blacks
    >attractive women
    >active social scenes
    >affordable
    >close to denver for concerts and stuff

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Interested in this as well. Is it really that affordable though? This seems like the type of place that people downplay.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        it's more affordable than south florida at least
        there's places available in the 900-1300 bracket, still a bit more expensive than I'd like but assuming I can match my pay there it wouldn't be too bad

  78. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If I go somewhere like Mexico city for girls whats the standard way of doing it? Brothels or get escorts to go to a hotel? What are the differences? Are they both better than finding a hooker on the street?

  79. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Aside from drinking, how do you make the extreme loneliness go away when traveling alone? It makes me want to kms that I barely have anybody to share these experiences with.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You can either meet up with expats, meetup with locals who share/wanna learn your language, try to learn the local language and engage with them, hookup with a girl solely based on attraction, get internet friends, cope media, or if you really get desperate just invite someone with you to actually travel with.

  80. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why does every country have a japanese garden?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Babby's first azn culture. Japanese culture strikes a perfect balance.
      >foreign enough to be interesting for a while
      >not terribly offensive if you're only scratching the surface

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        And japanese are actually really into the aesthetics of things. Nobody would go to a Filipino garden. There'd be chickens and pigs running around.

  81. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What would you do if you were on a trip and a family member died at home?
    Would you cancel your trip and lose all your money to attend their funeral?
    Let's say it was your grandma

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      this is why I book trips on credit cards with travel insurance AND buy separate insurance as well. the ~60 bucks is worth the peace of mind.

      if I didn't have/do either, yeah I would eat the cost assuming there was no way to reschedule. out of respect for my grandmother and my family I would attend the funeral. money can be made again.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Have you ever had the opportunity to claim something from your CC or insurance?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah I have, this was actually back in 2019 when I got laid off. Termination was one of the covered claims and all I had to do was ask my former employer for a letter stating I was being laid off and I got a full refund for my trip. Total trip value wasn't much though, maybe like $1200

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >What would you do if you were on a trip and a family member died at home?
      Would you cancel your trip and lose all your money to attend their funeral?
      Let's say it was your grandma
      My grandparents are all long dead, and I was only at one of their funerals. But yes, if a close family member died (at this point it would have to be immediate family), of course I would cancel travel.

      I also have access to insurance from my cards and feel confident that I could get at least some of my money back eventually. But that’s not important. The only family members I have left are all very close (I never lived anywhere near any of my extended family, so my remaining aunts and uncles and many cousins are all strangers to me, although I’ve met some of them). Trips can wait.

  82. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best virtual phone number service? Are there any that actually work for verification messages? That's all I really need.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      wondering this too, and I won't use google

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      wondering this too, and I won't use google

      Unfortunately for the poster that won’t use Google, everyone I know with a virtual phone number uses Google, including my wife. It works OK, but if leaving from the US/setting up a +1 number be sure to have it up and running before you leave—it’s not usually possible to do it when already outside the USA, as I found out too late.

      There may be better options, and I too would like to know what they are if so.

  83. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    when i look up hotels for a city, a hundred different hotels pop up.
    how do i even begin to filter them, let alone pick one of them?
    i had this idea (i thought it was great) of looking at the website of the local university to see hotel recommendations for students. but the idea ended up being not so great, because this particular university only gives generic advice like "go to a hostel!"

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I start by checking what area of the city the hotel is in, looking for the best combination of price and proximity to the city center

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >looking at the website of the local university to see hotel recommendations for students
      Not a good idea most of the times because those recommendations are only useful if you want to stay near the university or stay in hotels with discounts for people with connections to that university.

      What you want to do is check out where you want to go most in the city and look at hotels close to that, working your way down the list by increasing distance.
      If you arrive particularly late at night or have to leave early in the morning then staying near the station or airport is a good choice.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >If you arrive particularly late at night or have to leave early in the morning then staying near the station or airport is a good choice.
        This, it saved my ass last summer when I had to catch a bus between Toulouse and Barcelona to make my flight back to the US.

        I gave myself plenty of time to make it to the station, but it was confusing so I barely caught the bus on time. If I'd showed up 5 minutes later, I would have missed my bus, and the flight to the US, and I would have been royally screwed since I was out of money.

  84. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    when i enter a hotel room, i take everything off the wall to confirm there's no hidden cameras.
    am i insane?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      i mean its a bit paranoid, but not schizo paranoid.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They're more likely to be watching your internet activity.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >whats with this guest? he visited pornhub 37 times during the week that he stay at our hotel.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I would be more worried about Airbnbs, but like the other guy said, it's a little odd, but far from the craziest thing I've seen.

      They're more likely to be watching your internet activity.

      >whats with this guest? he visited pornhub 37 times during the week that he stay at our hotel.

      VPN time, my homiez. I don't believe in most of their marketing, but they are at least good enough to mask your activity to that level.

  85. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What do you guys do for food/restaurants when your going to a country that doesn't speak your language? I went to japan a couple of years ago with friends and we bumbled through it and I felt really bad for the waiters and I don't want to do that again. ( I going to be traveling myself for the first time to Korea so I want a good plan for food thanks)

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Point to what you want on the menu.
      If you want something excluded or included, be sure to look up the word or have a picture handy.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most people speak English, they're just shy. As long as you speak slowly, smile a lot, and repeat yourself a few times, they'll eventually get it.
      If that fails, use gestures - try and act out the dish you want.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      > What do you guys do for food/restaurants when you’re going to a country that doesn't speak your language?
      I try to learn key words, or I look them up, and I learn how to say “please” and “thank you,” plus how to count. Saying the name of a menu item and the local word or words to make it a bit more polite works anywhere. There’s also a lot to be said for pointing and smiling, whether at a menu, a display case, or whatever a passing waiter is bringing to someone else.

      I had some excellent meals in Korea and China that I had to order from old guys with no noticeable English comprehension whatsoever.

      When I first started traveling, cell phones weren’t even a thing, much less camera-based translation apps. It’s gotten much easier for you kids.

  86. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Pilgrim trails... are they worth it?
    What do you bring?

  87. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    what site/apps (aside from WeChat/SwingThat/Telegram) to find prostitutes in Malaysia?

  88. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Best countries for cigarette smokers?
    >lack of indoor smoking bans or lack of enforcement
    >no flavor bans, no FSC
    >seemingly pro-smoking culture
    Closest I found yet is Serbia. Haven't traveled outside of Europe yet though.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      China followed by Vietnam are both smoking-prevalent; Korea, too. Smoking restrictions theoretically exist in all of the above, but they are typically almost entirely unenforced in the first two and frequently exempted in places like bars in the third.

      Turks are also smoking enthusiasts. No idea what official policies are but there are many places where people still smoke inside.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Japan is opposite land where outside smoking is banned and indoor smoking is prevalent.

  89. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    how selective are hookers? my dick head has been all red and inflamed looking for a while now, will they refuse me even if i show that its not an STD?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >how selective are hookers?
      Depends on how badly she needs your money, probably. Some are more selective than you would like, others less selective than you probably should trust.

      >my dick head has been all red and inflamed looking for a while now, will they refuse me even if i show that its not an STD?
      How do you intend to show this? Bringing a doctor’s note with a negative test result with you? If you are going that far you might as well get whatever is wrong with your wiener treated. And maybe give banging promiscuous strangers a rest until it clears up, whatever it is.

      You’re presumably not going to try and frick hookers bareback anyway; if you are, that’s its own kettle of stupid. If you haven’t got an STI now, it’s only a matter of time before you get the one you have coming to you.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        they dont care about herpes though do they? they all have to have herpes

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          If you're flaring up, they will turn you down. That's when its most transmissible. Thats also just fricking gross, anon. There are pills you can take to suppress herpes so it doesn't flare up and its not transmissible. Really, HSV1 could be eradicated within a generation if people just kept it in their pants during periods of viral shedding.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >Really, HSV1 could be eradicated within a generation if people just kept it in their pants during periods of viral shedding.
            It's possible to be asymptomatic during periods of viral shedding of HSV.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, that's also true. We should just make Prep and the herpes drug freely available to prostitutes/prostitutemongers, just like birth control is already.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >hsv1 could be eradicated
            do you mean hsv2 which is genital herpes? hsv1 is the cold sore type but can present on your junk too. hsv1 is carried by more than half of adults, it's never going anywhere until there's a vaccine and there will never be a vaccine because it's not a life threatening virus

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Even if there was a vaccine, no one here is gonna be interested in it.

  90. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What on earth is a "Passport Black person"? Apparently is not a colored-gentleman with a passport, its a noun now

    I cant keep up with the zoom-zoom lingo ffs

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It's the same thing as a "Passport Bro." And a "Passport Bro" is literally just a black guy who travels internationally in search of higher-quality women. Basically the same thing as white guys have been doing for a while, only difference is that this is a new movement for them.

      They're just being called "Passport Black folk" because white guys don't want black guys copying them.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Lol so just black sexpats? They are being described in some threads like such a major menace lol

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Lol so just black sexpats? They are being described in some threads like such a major menace lol

        They're hated because they shit up sexpat destinations wherever they go. They take cheap Spirit flights but spend like they're millionaires for the weekend they're there. Black men are supposedly so masculine and street smart, but they grossly overpay for hookers, get played constantly, get their feelings hurt whenever they see a prostitute they fricked the night before with another man at the club, and generally behave like Black folk and simps.

        It's also incredibly foolish to want to make yourself known for being a sexpat. That's that "passport bro" influencer do. Like at least have some discretion. Seeking to make a name for yourself as a prostitutemonger makes all Americans look bad. It ruins destinations by making women accustomed to the worst simping.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Good explanation, thx. Groids gonna groid I guess

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >white guys don't want black guys copying them.

        they aren't copying us. white guys have enough sense to keep their heads down and stay super low key about going overseas to coom. i post pictures of the golf courses i play at and some local shrine to create some sort of plausible deniability about why i'm there, passport nigs are giga chimping and giga simping while broadcasting every tawdry detail over instagram.

  91. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is it possible to have a legitimate cultural experience in Macau? I've only been there once, and the longest I've stayed was several hours. I also only stuck around the casinos, plus a few streets outside of the casino areas. And yes, this was a brief day trip from Hong Kong. I'm not just sure if I really gave this place a fair chance.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I went to Macau like that and I think I had a good cultural experience. I walked up Largo De Senado and saw all the old colonial iberian buildings yet with only chinese people around. Felt weird. Went to the hill fort and the famous church ruin. Had some really spicy street food. Went into some chinese temple where they were setting off fireworks, which is practiced throughout the region, but they were like absolutely bonkers with it, and set off like a whole patio full of fireworks for 30 minutes, and place was completely covered with thick smoke at the end. I thought that was pretty cool. Walked back through some dystopian cramped sketchy hellscape of a neighborhood but I didn't feel unsafe and every shop sold some kind of bad smelling food item. Went to some casino on my way back to the hydrofoil and bought a really good ice cream and screwed around. I think I got a pretty good cultural experience with like 5 hours in Macau.

  92. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Im staying in a large hostel and was socializing in the kitchen. After 15 minutes realizing Ive having these types of conversations dozens, maybe a hundred times I couldnt help but lose interest and excused myself to take a nap instead. Is this what getting old does to you? Am I jaded and senile now? Im only 27. Maybe this is where hotelgay mentality comes from

  93. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I have 9 full days + 2 half days either side to split between Munich and Prague. I was thinking 5 1/2 days in Munich with 2 day trips out (Salzburg + Neuschwanstein Castle) which would leave 4 1/2 getting to/ in Prague. Also considering spending a night in Pilsen since its on the way. Quick thoughts?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Haven't been to Munich but thats a perfect amount of time for Prague. You could probably fit in a day trip to Cesky Krumlov
      its a 3 hour bus ride but it's worth it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Interesting. Might make a good alternative to Pilsen, looks like there's a morning bus (but 5 1/2h..) from Munich so can stop over for a night between Munich/Prague. Thanks

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Or it just makes more sense for me to spend a night in Salzburg and go to Cesky Krumlov from there for a shorter bus trip instead and 1 less trip back to Munich (didn't mean to spam but this way works out so much better in less time on a bus and being less rushed on day trips)

  94. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    wish SighSee had more traffic so people would answers questions. im seriously thinking of going to mexico city to coom but i need advice but i dont know where to get it. im going alone so im worried about walking around by myself so im considering just staying close to my motel. whats the big difference in getting an escort vs going to a brothel? where would i most likely find a skinny 18 year old lady?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >wish SighSee had more traffic so people would answers questions.
      This board is destined to be a slow one, sadly. Travel is expensive and time-consuming. 90% of people on the planet cannot partake in it for that reason alone. Still less the kind of irreverent, young-ish man who would come to a website like this.

      That's why we travelers are a tribe. There needs to be a perfect storm of factors that create a young globetrotter. If any one of them is missing, that chemical reaction, that combustion cannot take place. You need money, brains, a sense of adventure, freedom from responsibility...

      Sounds pretty pretentious, but there you have it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah except there are some constantly spamming shit that will never be banned and their moronic opinions just help contribute to a general flame war when they're not banned.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Those are the incel nevertravelers from /LULZ/ and other boards. You can tell because they wouldn't be nearly as bitter or extreme in their opinions if they actually left their rooms for once. Yeah things are bad in the world, but the shit some of those guys say is ridiculous.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            I might be racist but honestly world peace could be solved if enough people visited Nigeria. Biggest fricking breasts I have ever scene on black girls. b***hes cant even get bras for it. But no one is talking about that, we dont even manage to keep an africa thread up anymore due to all the sex tourism spam. Nothing wrong with it either, as I just aluded to giant fricking black milkers, but the board is just spammed with same moronic threads or questions that can be googled or should be in qttddtot

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Nigerians are some of the nicest & most generous people I've ever met. I got in contact with a guy who became very rich from his father's inheritance. Instead of hoarding it himself, he wanted to spread the wealth. He did ask me for a little help securing the funds, so I wired him $10k to pay for legal fees and taxes. Small price to pay for a generous piece of his fortune.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              I’m glad racism is filtering all the coomers from Africa.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Kenyans are definitively cuter, but nigerians are full on sex machines

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              I've met a handful of Nigerians and they're all fricking cool but i have zero sexual attraction to dark women. too bad, everyone says african ladies will treat you like royalty

  95. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I want to meet Swedish men but they don't go here often, so I wanna go to Bangkok instead.

    Where do I get to meet them there?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I can’t tell if this is a serious question, but there’s a Swedish restaurant on Sukhumvit soi 18 that is a predictably popular expat hangout.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks! That was a serious questions. I figured I'd reverse coom when I get to Thailand on 2 weeks

  96. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm flying with Qatar airlines for 6 hours and then 10 hours, what are the rules regarding them offering you food? I'm sure I'll get food for the 2nd flight but what about the 6 hour one? Does the time of the flight also matter?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm flying with Qatar airlines for 6 hours and then 10 hours, what are the rules regarding them offering you food? I'm sure I'll get food for the 2nd flight but what about the 6 hour one?
      They will feed you on both flights. All the Gulf airlines (among others) pride themselves on being full-service; I don’t know if any “rules”’ exist as such but they will have meals.
      >Does the time of the flight also matter?
      Not that much in my experience. I’ve been served plenty of small hot breakfast equivalents at ~4AM and dinners at midnight on various carriers.

  97. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking generally, is it legal/permissible to have loose rocks in your baggage? I fully understand why live plants and sand could be an issue, but rocks just seem so harmless.
    >tfw I actually have several friends who like to bring sand home from their travels
    >some of them cry on social media when it gets confiscated

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Speaking generally, is it legal/permissible to have loose rocks in your baggage?
      Generally speaking, yes. Although “loose rocks” makes me think of stones bouncing around in a half-empty suitcase, which is a weird image. I have kids and they have fallen in love with miscellaneous rocks in several countries that I have been obligated to bring home.

      There may be restrictions on things like fossils, in some cases. And loose rocks probably look weird on an x-ray; you don’t want your stones mistaken for lumps of drugs or uncut precious stones something. And if you had a huge number of rocks I guess you might wind up with heavy luggage. But the carrying of ordinary non-precious rocks is not generally illegal anywhere I can think of.

  98. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'll be a few days alone in Krakow mid August. I'm into raves without the drugs, how's the techno scene there. Will I get raped if I go at a party alone without speaking the language?

  99. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, so the Wawel Castle in Krakow has an absolutely moronic booking system where you book individual rooms to see at set times and for a set duration, OR there is the option to book the whole place. So obviously I just want to book the whole place without all the pissing around and to go at my own pace, but the tickets they sell for the whole thing seem to have set entrance times of every 10 minutes and only from 09:30 to 10:30.

    Well, on my preferred day I wont be able to get there before around 12:30 to 1. Are they gonna deny me entry If I buy a 10:30 ticket and show up at like 1 instead? Anyone who has been can give me some insight into W T F Polish ingenuity booking system I am dealing with here?

    https://ebilet.wawel.krakow.pl/repertoire/2023-06-14/date.html is the website for it (not the day I am going but will be there on a Wednesday so times are the same, also tickets can only be booked 1 week in advance):

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Well nvm I guess, my problems solved itself... I saw the Schindler's factory museum is open late until 7 so it makes it much better for me to rearrange my plans and just use the half day I have before my flight home to go to the castle instead. t b h I probably should have accounted for more than 1 1/2 days in Krakow (+1 full day at Auschwitz/Salt mine) at my initial glace and it kinda was a bit of an afterthought at the end of my trip

  100. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    USA anons I applied for my first passport March 17th and still don't have it. I was trying to travel end of July but now getting worried it won't happen.

    How long does this shit usually take? They told me 8-10 weeks and it's week 12 now

  101. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Are 8 days in Nepal enough? What would you do with it? I'm gonna be in north India for ~10 days, and then I'll either hit south India (kerala region) or nepal for 8 days. Which would you do?

  102. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    where can i travel to see museum ships like spanish galleons or sailing merchant vessels? also large steam ships where they still shoveled coal when they turned it into a museum ship.
    i know about the HMS Victory and have it on my list, i dont know about a lot of other museum ships tho.

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