Realtravelers

SighSee has become weak.
>ten identical sexpat threads
>troons from SighSee
>local burger travel
>tourist slums

Where are the realtravelers™?

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just look at lord miles threads, he's pretty much the only giga chad we have

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know how many Taliban clocks you had to suck to get internet privileges Miles but please stop posting.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Good post.

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Realtraveler™ checking in
    >salutes in Chad

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >petro
      >subsistence farmers
      >Islam
      These are always wierd places.
      Sahael? Lake chad? Aid work in the East?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        no

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Looking for post coup updates on myanmar land borders for overlanders.
    When was the last time someone went south from Urumqui in West China to the lower Himalayas?
    Is anywhere in the Central East of south America worth visiting?
    Sailors have port restrictions changed during covid? Are you getting shore leave? Have cruises recovered?
    West Africa, fun or still boko harram?
    South East Africa/ south African coast/madagascar. Better to do as one trip or to do all the African mainland first?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      ports aren't locked to my knowledge, didn't have any problems in amsterdam other than the need for gangway watch

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    maybe?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's a pretty serious blogpost.
      Were any of the destinations interesting? I've never actually been to MonteBlack because I was travelling with Serbian ultras at the time

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah the Albanian hiking trail looked sexy, and so did the Montenegrin one

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Real travelers are busy in Socotra where there isn’t enough internet for them to post

    Or they’re busy smashing windows of exotic cars in LA before flying back to Hungary

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any tours in Kyrgyzstan that could take me from Bishkek to Osh while also visiting sites like Song-kul along the way during the month of October?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      A tour? Its a small country, you can just take the public bus to songkul and get off at burana tower along the way. Everything you want to visit is basically on the same road.

      I'm sure there are local tour companies your hotel/ hostel can bundle you in with, if you're looking for an all included package you're in the wrong place.

      Also if you've got time there are some nice areas north of osh, ferganah can get dicey and south of osh in the wakkan region you've got random terror attacks.
      Chu is pretty much a no go zone, but depending on the cannabis season you might be able to approach the area from the south, try three months after the harvest.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Are there any tours
      Disgusting. This is a Realtraveler™ thread, ma'am.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Often in the Islamic world packaged tours are cheaper than private transport, often because they plan on taking you through a bunch of gift shops.
        Take a guided tour, as soon as the bus arrives just walk off. I crossed half of north Africa that way.

        Off season in rural areas you might try to connect with other travellers that way, there's only so much solitary wandering you can do before it gets old.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          But most travellers in off seasons are mostly pajeets. I don't want to connect with them

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm just pointing out that there are valid reasons for booking a tour, especially when cartel conduct is a problem. Very common problem in Russian tourism markets

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              I have never used a tour group. I also think you know the rules:
              breasts or gtfo

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just do it step by step with marshrutkas and shared taxis.
      If that sounds too overwhelming for you then splurge for a private driver, can be had for less than 100 dollars a day.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        How do you get the next shared taxis in some remote towns to get me to the next destination, for example from Kyzart to Karakol?

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          paid hitchhiking

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Take a shared taxi from Bishkek to Toktogul ($10 - 4 hours), spend the night there and then get a marshutka to Osh ($7- 7hours). This is the best way (I did it in April).

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

      SighSee has become weak.
      >ten identical sexpat threads
      >troons from SighSee
      >local burger travel
      >tourist slums

      Where are the realtravelers™?

      Been to 80 countries, and currently on another world trip with a budge of 2000 euros per month for a couple.

      This year so far Ive finished the Balkans, Central-Asia, Caucasus and just arrived in Thailand to start South East Asia.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        How do you longer term travelers keep your spirits high and remain interested??
        After a month abroad I start to become tired of the discomforts of long bus/trains, the annoyances of cities and people, or the stretches of time without chatting with people can become boring ... etc
        I do usually travel pretty rough or by bicycle or motorbike .

        Maybe i just need to get decent hotels instead of shitty camping or hostels so I can recharge?

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          Try taking things camly. Spend maby somedays in a place you like with no plans, just meeting people and chilling

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh and strange coincidence, I took that route a few times, the first time I just took the bus to katakol from bishkek, the second time I tried to hitchike along the south side of the lake and did badly, the third time I took a rape bus from the Chinese bazaar outside bishkek, you just get locked in the back of a truck with no seats on the way to osh, the truck had two internal floors and gay hajis were fricking in the top. Then the rape truck broke down on the road to osh.
    The rape truck was probably cheaper for the locals but I paid only slightly less than the busted up public bus would have cost. Not worth.

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone ever smuggled a satphone? Is there really much difference between active GPS satnav and satphone these days?

    I had problems in Manipur with state internet blackouts, and again in myanmar.

    Would it be better to run a tablet of some kind instead of a phone? Is there any value in a portable dish if you don't have a vehicle to configure it to?

    I'm mostly concerned that when I go off the grid someone will claim to have kidnapped me, which has happened before. Nobody was stupid enough to give them anything thankfully

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >afghanistan 2022
    >iraq 2023
    >sudan 2019
    greetings

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      elaborate

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        posted long threads here about iraq and afghanistan trips. i'm the white guy who lived in peshawar and speaks pashto, i spent 5 weeks in afg last year in may-june. entered via torkham, visa at peshawar consulate. explored kabul, kandahar, helmand, herat, bamyan, mazar, and a few other places in between, all by road - country is fairly open to explore now. incredible archaeological treasures in the south of the country, going back at the end of the year to explore more of helmand and kandahar. taliban are chill enough, idk what it would be like if i didn't speak their language though as that always helped to break the ice and get me invited for lunch or tea when stopped at checkpoints between provinces. security in kabul is still pretty sketchy, a relatively small attack on hindu site happened while i was in the city, and then the u.s. droned zawahiri 500m from where i stayed in kabul three weeks after i left. idk if the panjshir resistance is just a meme, i'll dig more when i return.

        iraq was far more straightforward. VOA for most good western passports, i crossed through the kuwait land border at abdali and had no troubles. 4 weeks in the country between baghdad, najaf, karbala, samarra, mosul, erbil, and duhok. all relatively straightforward for the experienced traveller, even mosul is chill now. baghdad is very cool, it's like a better version of cairo.

  10. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    We took you out in the great cooming of 2018, Trekkie. This is our board now.

  11. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    My question too. All internet forums are dead now, some SighSee boards were the last stand, but now even here has become reddit/SighSee clone #1322.
    I remember a few years ago when i was back home I'd wish SighSee wasn't such a slow board. Be careful what you wish for I guess.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I blame the internet becoming smaller.
      The vast majority of people regularly use maybe 5 websites.
      Less niche forums, more centralized gigantic monoliths.
      This becoming the norm, and the strict rules enforced due to mainstream social values changing, forced everyone who couldn't spew their shit on mainstream platforms to come here.
      The userbase has doubled since 2016. That means half the users here don't remember when the site was good.
      We get the bottom of the barrel.
      Zoomers aren't helping either.
      IMO the best boards now are the ones that are passionate about their little niche, and generally still xenophobic. /jp/ is a good example.
      The autists there want to talk about their niche hobbies.
      Attention spans shrinking is very noticeable.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        don't forget the shoah'ing of websites like eight chan & kiwi farms and increasing censorship on other social media sites means people have less and less alternatives, they are forced here like a rushing river into a narrow gully

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >he thinks all internet forums are dead
      and he calls himself a realtraveler!

  12. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    How does a person leave the US without any money or passport?

    I have nothing, I only want to be free, but I am a slave

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Step 1: Get a fricking passport you crusty-ass bum
      You can hitchhike and sleep in cardboard boxes in every country on earth; I've done this plenty

  13. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    generals ruined travel, I used to post here all the time before there was a japan general, not there is a thailand general. I don't want to go through a bunch of useless posts regurgitating the same info about countries. I need specific threads with specific discussions.

    It's also become a board that is full of bullshit and fake info that I'm used to hearing from my friends back home that never left the country. It's fun to lurk and post for entertainment but that's about it. You get bad info here that doesn't really help you. Even the sexpats don't know wtf they are talking about despite cooming and posting for about 5 years now.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      getting really tired of people complaining so I'm saging this thread.
      Be the change you want to be, submit quality content & report posts that do not belong here. Even the guy who posts in every thread saying

      [...]

      or

      [...]

      is doing more than you

      I have still received valuable info here I would never have found anywhere else, for which I am grateful and will continue trying to maintain the quality of the board so others can be similarly helped

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol cope trekkie. Im more knowledgeable than any boomer coomer forum out there. Watch your mouth. Go buy a new camera and bag and go climb a mountain to take a picture or something pffffLOL

  14. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm heading to Tokyo this September. I'll be mainly spending time in the city but I'm looking to try out some of the cycling routes around the lakes near Mt. Fuji.

    Has anyone done these before? If so are they worth it? Thanks in advance.

  15. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty Realtraveler™ myself but some of the lads on this board have done legendary stuff. /r/ing the archive of that thread where the dude literally bikes North to South across Africa.

  16. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Browsed the catalog, where are these so called sexpat threads?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      literally every SEA thread you mook

  17. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    On vacation in Playa del Carmen right now. Sun is strong lads.

  18. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started writing a travel report for my 3 weeks in Iran but remembered the only reply I'd get would be some trolls asking me where to creampie (tehran)

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't write overly long reports, just a short summary and some pics, you'll get questions which you then can answer more fully or ignore.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd like to read your report anon. I've always wanted to visit Iran. Was 3 weeks enough time? Any advice for others who visit there?
      I'm from a country where I need a guided tour to get a visa, so that may prevent me from going. Although I did read on carivanistan that if I have a friend who goes to some ministry in Tehran, I can get a letter of invitation which will allow me to get a visa without being shepherded on a tour.

      Also remember a lot of people lurk and will appreciate your content even if they don't reply to you. This isn't reddit where you get upvotes and someone replying "Nice post dude, great report!". I appreciate all of peshawar anon's threads and think he's cool but don't reply to him to tell him how cool he is.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        I heard that Iranian tour guides can be quite chill about herding you, if you're in a group and get to know them you can split off and do things on your on for the afternoon or so.
        Just repeating what I've heard, as I don't need a tour guide for Iran but will have difficulties entering the US after my visit.

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