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Welcome!

/trv/ is a slow board, you don't need to bump more than once a day -- it's OK if your thread is not on the front page, we look several pages deep here. You can do that. too, looking for threads on your topic.

Questions are welcomed, as are threads sharing experiences or generally discussing travel. For very general questions, you can get answers faster at other sites. Google is your friend. Start there, then come back here for specific questions. Some good links for basic info, and a few Pet Peeves of the board, are included within this thread.
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For all those wanting information on Vagabonding:

http://www.artoftravel.com/index.html
http://www.vagabondjourney.com/

Don't forget visa requirements:
http://www.visahq.com/citizens/

Happy traveling! P.S. Do not post nsfw content on this board.

Gf and I are planing to go to Vegas in August. We were going to pack very light but now I am confused with something. I’ve never been to a casino before and I don’t know if there is a dress code. Also, I really really want to see a performance of “The Rat Pack is Back”. I assume we have to dress up for these things?

https://m.vegas.com/shows/tribute/rat-pack-is-back-las-vegas/
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>>1561730
In addition to what has already been posted, not that Vegas hotels have a revenue stream that hotels in most of the rest of the country do not have.
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>>1561784
>of your money gambling?
And eating. Food and beverage sales is where the Vegas mega properties make most of their money. We blow a lot of money on fine dining when we're there.
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>>1561789
Very interesting. That’s great.

How’s transportation there?
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>>1561790
Bus pass costs $8/day including the Strip buses.
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>>1561790
>How’s transportation there?
Not bad. If you're on the strip, there are monorails that go between the resorts. Cabs uber and lyft are everywhere. There are bus passes. I will say that traffic on the strip gets shitty on friday or saturday nights and traffic around City Center/T Mobile arena gets shitty whenever theres a Knights game.
In my experience, it's best to use a cab from the airport to your hotel cause cab drivers are gonna know the back roads and short cuts to get you to your hotel. The more third world your driver, the better. But once youre there and wanna go from say, The Aria to the Tuscany, use lyft or uber. We took a regular taxi from the mirage to the aria, short trip, but traffic was super bad on the strip and our driver wouldnt shut the fuck up with her dumb chitchat. The next day I ordered a lyft lux and the driver said maybe 3 words to us.
Be careful of walking. Shit always looks closer than it really is. "oh well we can just walk through x to get to y." Yeah except walking through x isnt a straight line, its a zigzag between slots machines, tables, and restaurants.

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Hey dudes, i'm heading to angkor wat and HCM city at the end of the year.
I know i can eat tarantulas at the night market, see temples and shoot some pretty big machineguns at the cu chi tunnels- but what are some other things in these areas you'd recommend?

Also, anything i should be prepared for?
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You gotta go on some kind of Mekong Delta tour and see one of the floating markets. You can arrange them for cheap in HCMC but if you're overlanding from Cambodia you could stop somewhere like Chau Doc on your way.
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>>1561317
This sounds pretty cool, man! What kind of stuff do they sell in the markets?
We'll probably find a way from HCMC since we don't have a lot to do around there quite yet
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>>1561292
The area around Angkor Wat is thick with other sites, make sure your time in Siem Reap is calculated with that in mind.

Try to get to some modern temple as well -- they are gaudy and weird, but worth seeing.
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>>1561411
Where is this? This is totally my style, ahaha! If you have any suggestions of specific places around Siem Reap? I'm basically learning as i go along- its kind of a shame because its very rich in history!

Are the buddhists very friendly, by the way?
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Lemme dig out my travel notes and see if I can identify that temple.

Other sites around Angkor Wat and Siem Reap include Ta Prohm (which has been left with a lot of the "being swallowed by the jungle" feel intact, and has the famous "dinosaur" carving), Angkor Thom (the one with the famous giant stone faces in all the towers) and Banteay Srei (a "pocket sized" temple complex carved from red sandstone that is apparently pretty resistant to weathering.) But there are more than that, depending on how many Angkor ruins you want to see.

Typical nightlife for SEA is available in Siem Reap. There is (or was) also a "cirque"-based show produced by local artists -- I understand they do something of a rotating rep of shows -- if they happen to be doing the one based on the Khmer Rouges era while you are there, I recommend it. Didn't see their other shows, so use your own judgement there.

I want to travel to Navajo Nation the way people travel to foreign countries. I want to experience living in the culture, learn their history, explore their civilization.
But it seems like the only thing they or any other Native American group have in the way of that is shitty touristy shit like selling supposedly traditional necklaces and weavings and some shit.
Fuck that exploitative bullshit. I don't want to buy culture (you can't anyways), I want to experience it.
Is there a way to visit a place like this an actually experience the culture the way you would another country?
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>>1556939
You're about 150 years too late for that
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>>1559526
>skin walkers
what the fuck?
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>>1560945
I wouldn't worry about it
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>>1556939
You can visit the Native American Pueblos in New Mexico. They have dances and ceremonies, historic buildings and probably a lot of touristy things too. The one in Taos is the most famous, but there's plenty of others.
https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-go/native-culture/pueblos-tribes-nations/
http://taospueblo.com/events/
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I've done the same, OP. There's not much of a way to experience culture by paying for it, or any place to go and see it directly - like you can't be sure you're going to see culture if you go someplace. I recemmend doing some digging into their politics and history, and going to places that are kind of contentious, then maybe asking locals. I did this with Wounded Knee and Oak Flats and wasn't disappointed, plenty of people to talk to. Just be ready to hand them some cash, a lot do arts and crafts on the side, and it's really mean-spirited to have someone tell you a story, then ask for money and you say sorry.


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>>1560945
Skinwalkers are more of an /out/ and /x/ thing but I was cool with a Navajo girl for a while, she told me a little and I did some googling. The internet is scared because it's so ethno-centric; Navajo elders seem to know a bunch of shit about them, but you've got NOTHING on the internet. The consensus they give is that they are shamans who the Nav society used to be cool with, but they massacred many of them once there was tension, and now they do fucked up rituals. The first ritual for initiation is killing your close sibling or lover, raping the body, then eating it. That brings you into their circle, where they give you rituals. The usual gist of the rituals is that they can throw animal skins on themselves and transform into the animal. Most Navajos on the rez believe this, and some in the boonies even have spotlights on the roof of their house to shine into the darkness and reflect off the eyes. There was also a case a few years back of a woman being murdered for the ritual, and the Navajo chick talking to me said the tribal police consult with elders and every now and then would identify a person as Skinwalker, and interrogate them. She didn't tell me what they did once they confirmed it.

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I'm going to Barcelona in April.
What are some must things to do? Especially good places and particular foods to eat.
It's only my second time traveling abroad so I want to make the experience the more fullfilling possible.
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>>1560365
Some ideas I posted in a previous thread

>Park Güell. Seriously, this is a must
>Walking down Passeig de Gràcia and gazing at all the awesome architecture, both modernist and contemporary
>Watching the sun set over the city in the old civil war bunkers del Carmel. Probably the best view over Barcelona. This would be a must for me aswell.
>Just strolling around aimlessy around the old quarter (El Raval and El Born). Check out the other cathedral of the city and the Santa Maria del Mar church.
>Sit on a terrace, drink a beer and people watch in one of the multiple plazas in the Gràcia district
>Go to the MNAC museum, already worth it only for the building
>Buy some weed from one of our legal "coffee shops"
>Eat out at La Lluna, delicious, traditional food with a modern spin. It's cheap as shit and literally one street from Plaça Catalunya, yet somehow not touristy.
>Tapas in any of the multiple tabernas in El Born
>Check out La Boqueria market, labeled as one of the best in Europe. You can find anything edible there. There's good places to eat inside aswell, like bar Pinotxo and El Quim. Or just pick something that catches your eye from any of the multiple stalls. Great place for photos aswell. If you like food you should enjoy this one, try the greek stall for olives and sweets.
>Go INSIDE the Sagrada Familia.
>Pintxos and tapas are not really a thing in Barcelona, although you can find some half decent pintxo bars around. None of them are authentic tho, and anything that advertises tapas is 99% a tourist trap. A very catalan tradition however is vermú, usually drank around 12 o clock with some conserves and pickles or chips.

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>>1561206
Also another anon called me on my shit in the same thread and rexommended La Camarga and L'Oliana for food. Never been myself but he seemed to know his shit
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>>1561206
>La Lluna
Which one? I searched on maps and there are like 5 of those things.
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>>1560365
Can we turn this into a spain thread?

Goint to Valencia in september with a few friends, any recomendations?

Greetings, /trv/elers. My wife and I are traveling to Germany from North Carolina in June, for a week. We will fly in/out FRA. Most of our time will be in Stuttgart. The main reason we're going is to visit the Porsche museum in Zuffenhausen. Neither of us have spent much time in Stuttgart. She lived in Weisbaden/Mainz for several years, and I've done a fair bit of business in Munich and Berlin.


We'd like to stay someplace conveniently located in the more active area(s) of Stuttgart. We don't really want to stay in a high-rise, brand-name hotel; we get enough of that already. Ideally, we'd stay somewhere that had a decent-enough restaurant in case we just don't feel like going out for a meal. I appreciate any and all recommendations.

We may also go to Strasbourg for a day to visit the sacred grounds of my Alsacian ancestors. If there's anyplace there we should stay/do/see, I'm interested in that, too.
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>traveling to go to a car company’s museum
Aha good shit
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>>1558800
Thanks. We are planning to go to at least a couple of art museums on this trip. Is the one with Dix paintings the same one where the Banksy shredder is on display?

I'm looking forward to just knocking around Strasbourg. We have no particular plans there. I'm interested in Alcacian cuisine, so we'll certainly take in a meal or nine while there.

I was being facetious about the sacred grounds of my ancestors. They split from there for the New World in the 1670s, I think. I doubt anyone there remembers me.

Admittedly, I'm an American traveling to Europe on a small vacation, but we are not what I consider the 99th-percentile "tourist". We much prefer strolling about and seeing what we find, and just relaxing. Going to the Porsche museum is a thing for me, because of the limited exhibition of particular race cars.

>>1558797
>Strasbourg has a nice cathedral and architecture, and also the eu parliament, which I think can be visited.
We would be very interested in those places. Thank you.
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>>1558838
Not him, but a Porsche owner told me he got invited to visit as well after purchasing his 2nd or 3rd Porsche
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>>1560288
Well, it's open to the public, and I think it's like 10 Yooros to get in. THe factory tour is no extra charge, but you have to have a reservation. The BMW museum near Munich was about 25 Euro, I think. Saw the most beautiful 2002 tii there. I came a little.
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When you get back, I'd be interested in hearing your experience flying in and out of FRA.

I have not been there in several years, and have never used it as a point of disembarkation or embarkation. But the few times I transited there, it was fucking horrible.

I suspect it is better if you are not trying to get around internally to transit, but don;t know. And it has been long enough that it maybe fine to transit now, as well..

Wouldn't mind hearing from anybody who has used the airport recently, if OP does not mind trading some posts that do not interest him for some bumps.

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Do any other Americans start to go crazy after they've been back in the USA for a while?

It doesn't take long for the people, the work culture, the political correctness, the pop culture, the miles of suburbia, and the feeling that Big Brother is always watching to start driving me nuts.

I start to fantasize about all of the places I have been, and all of the places I have not yet gone. I start thinking about my next trip and even about expatriating full-time.

Fortunately, I live within a few hours drive of the Mexican border and a weekend in a Mexican border town can usually tide me over, but it's not the same because pretty soon that feeling that I just got to get out comes back in full force.
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>>1559839
Same in Aus desu, barring the cold.
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I’m the opposite. I start to go crazy if I’m out of the US for more than like 10 days. Foreign food starts to wear on me
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>>1559823

I think it really depends on your social circle. I'm quite blessed with having a robust network of friends that encompass my time in the Navy, college, and my current career, and all of them vary in their beliefs, jobs, and activities. When I got married, I gained a lot of other friends from my wife's side too.

As far as the "Big Brother" shit, try laying off of social media and stop being so paranoid. I deleted FB about a year ago and realized after about three days that there was nothing that I was missing. The same is probably true for you, unless you're desperate to find out that your high school friend's sister's nephew's cousin learned how to finger paint, in which case you can keep social media because it floats your boat.

I've travelled a lot and I've discovered that at the end of the day, home is my favorite place. Sri Lanka is cool, Oman is awesome, Taiwan is neat, and all of them offer a sense of adventure but in the end, they don't offer that same sense of comfort you get from being among friends and family.
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>>1561710

Really? Is Aus as bad as the stories? Fucking sucks, because I always had fantasies about it, like that was the place for me. I'd live in some cool place in Sydney or Melbourne, drive a motorcycle (already ride so not memeing), and do cool shit. Even though I know it's not, it feels exciting when I imagine being there, like there's some level of anarchy I can take possession of. I guess it's the giant outback that makes me feel like that; this huge presence that I can run away to or channel for some kind of existential vibe. So anyway, say it ain't so bro
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>>1561759
It's a great place to live, but it's literally America-lite just with way fewer crazy people. Also our population is super subservient to the government so it's probably the opposite of anarchy. No freedom too

Picture has been hanging in my house for 3 years and nobody knows where it’s from and it doesn’t say. What cry is this?
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>>1561764
I googled that but couldn’t find anything to match this shot or these buildings
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it's the hong kong harbour light show
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>>1561773
Google Hong Kong skyline. Literally the first picture you can match up the two most prominent buildings.
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>>1561773
because you're a moron
4channel wont let me post the full google maps link but you can copy and paste it from here
https://pastebin.com/PNMVjkuc
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>>1561760
see
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Hey guys, pls help

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSec0VcqzMScnrsTcaVsesNl4RpUvq-IFZHfDwgmLk9iW3OBfg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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>>1561757
I ain't clicking that without knowing more than you've told us.

What have you linked to? What help do you need? Why spam a board with 12 people on it?

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What's the most overrated city on earth?
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>>1561228
As a US citizen, I don't really like visiting the big cities. Asian cities are more vibrant, and when I travel around the US it's more for nature/camping than anything else.

>>1561236
You must smell like piss if you like NYC so much.
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>>1561541
>Houston
>culture
culture is shopping, eating and driving cars.. standard american shit - not a bad place to live but terrible to visit if you don't know locals
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>>1561692
You sound like a gigantic pussy
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>>1561012
>San Francisco
i mean, i get the other two, but that's just fucking awful
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>>1561689
Or maybe you're just a depressed person with an extremely small budget.

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what is your experience from visiting France, are people there really disrespectful? Is the language really gay or is it just people expecting the locals to speak english?
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>>1549996
>In France we say all the time "hello" and the Americans find it rude.
How? Americans say hello to each other all the time
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>>1560035
>Anglo cuck
>meanwhile paternity tests are illegal in France

OK Pierre.
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>>1560252
Okay, imagine you have a 3 years old kid

Decide to do a paternity test, he's not genecally yours. What do you do? Abandon him?

How is this benefiicial to society? How is knowing it beneficial to you even?

Also, it's not legal in theory, but everyone can legally use 23andme on them and their children...
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>>1548919
incel the post
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Mon plus grand regret c'est d'avoir quitté Paris. Même l'odeur de merde sèche de l'RER commence à me manquer.

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Post about
>Your favorite Japanese drinks, bars, and degenerate drinking activities
>Getting drunk with salarymen
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed

"Dude what should I see in ________?"
>https://www.japan-guide.com/
>https://www.jnto.go.jp/
Solid general guides - sights, sample itineraries, pre-travel considerations, etc
>https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1fmfaySQHmojbRGKWCwRecq6Ln1Bb2Xdh&ll=35.67928012473078%2C139.68638283648374&z=12
/JPG/anon put together an autistic supermap of sights, restaurants, and shopping. Go nuts.

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>>1561701
I found it kinda bland, overly touristy, lacking in infrastructure and just generally not very fun to be in.
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Guys my hotel is in the middle of the Kagoshima red light district
All the yakuza are intimidating
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>>1561711
Pic related - prozzies and their touts everywhere
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>>1561477
Thanks for this explanation.
So is there a stigma with fat women in Japan or not?
What places they tend to go? Are they more reclusive or do they go clubs and etc?
Could you share some of your experiences?
>the ones that will arm you around
Are you talking about workers or non-workers Japanese women tend to do that?
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I'm interviewing for a Japanese tech company in a few days, for a programmer job in Tokyo.
What should I expect from the interview?
What could I expect working for them would be like (they're a large, international company)?

I've already lived and worked in Japan for a while, I loved it, but I don't think my experiences are representational of what to expect, since it was just a short internship and it was a different kind of work.
I'm kinda shocked they even want an interview; I put my expected salary well above what I thought was average (10,000,000 JPY PA base salary).

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Why did that Boeing crash? Yet again we don't get an 'ex plane' ation. Turns out Flying Fortresses have a HUGE SECRET to them. Ready??

#ConsiderThis: In all heavier-than-air jet planes (like Jumbo Jets), if one or multiple jet engines fail, only one jet engine is required stay in the air! There is no explanation yet from Boeing or NASA as to how Jumbo Jets can stay in the air with only a SINGLE ENGINE operating on ONE (not both) wings. Remember the movie Memphis Belle (1990)? Remember at the end of the movie, the B-17 Bomber was flying with only a SINGLE ENGINE operating ONLY ONE WING? Why didn’t the plane immediately drop to one side? The Big Secret: #AntiGravity (or Electromagnetic) technology secretly keeps the planes afloat once the (noisy) jet engines are running, while propellers are only used to move the plane forward. EM is 10\^39 more powerful than Gravity, thus anti-gravity technology is trivial and simple to design, and was invented a very long time ago.
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This is how we won WW2. This is how NAZI Germany, North Korea, Japan & Vietnam were completely destroyed. This is why you CANNOT get an aviators license without DIRECT APPROVAL by the FAA, which requires a written and oral test proving that you 'understand' (believe in) aerodynamics heavier-than-air flight. This is why the NASA/Boeing boys club has always been so corrupted. This is why NASA is fake, created entirely in-house by Lockheed Martin and Boeing. This is why Jumbo Jets have not improved in design in over 70 *YEARS*. This is why all Jumbo Jets look identical. This is why they NEVER CRASH (with the exception of a major uptick in unexplained crashes around 2014). This is why 9/11 involved (cgi) Jumbo Jets and turned airports into PRISONS. This explains ALL UFO SIGHTINGS. This explains CHEMTRAILS (No human pilots required). Consider that this is the secret NSA (and recently TSA) were created to protect. This is why basically everything you know about the ruinous 20th century, our darkest century. How does one keep such an obvious secret this whole time? Any country that doesn't go along with 'the plan' gets bombs instead of airports.

By #EndlessWar.
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https://www.wingsnews.org/pilots-landed-a-roofless-plane-aloha-airlines-flight-243/
"Roofless Boeing 737"

https://www.cnet.com/news/boeing-787-dreamliner-wows-with-near-vertical-takeoff/
"Vertical Takeoff Boeing 737"

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/do-not-publish/287-959247e4-3aba-4c0a-a83b-639145e81a64
"Foreign ownership of thousands of U.S. aircraft cloaked in secrecy"

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2019/01/15/miracle-on-the-hudson-10-year-anniversary-
"It was a very foreign feeling - the plane actually shuddered and kind of stopped in mid-air," said one passenger.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/15/18267365/boeing-737-max-8-crash-autopilot-automation
"Deadly crashes rais questions about AI automation"


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its true ya kno
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>>1561768
Great, now that you unveiled the conspiracy, there's a napalm bomb that's going to hit your house and grill you to death.

Enjoy :)
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Do not feed

Best ruins to see in Mexico? I have hit most in Southeast Asia and really want to hit Central America now
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Greetings /trv/,
I've just returned from Mexico after a 1 month-trip, but I'm going again to Cancún with my gf. I've been in Teotihuacán and Tula, and I discovered that unlike those it won't probably be feasible to go by my (our) own. I've been in Teotihuacán for around 4h, I went over both pyramids and it was enough for me. Considering this, the fact that I've been in Anthopologic Museum in CDMX and that Chichen Itzá is smaller than Teotihuacán (pic), would 3-4h there be enough?
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Went to the following sites last summer. All can be done in a few days.
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Mitla
Nice.
>>1559983
Templo Mayor
Underwhelming but if you are interested in Aztec history it's still cool to see
>>1559974
Cholula pyramid
Not that much to look at honestly but the tour guide made it interesting
>>1559966
Monte Alban
Cool place, nice view. Fairly large site.
>>1559942
Teotohuacan

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ctrl+f>no tikal

shame, ofc its not in mexico but it kills every mexican ruin in terms of experience
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>would 3-4h there be enough?
It would, but it's a day trip from Cancún. I went two months ago from Playa del Carmen, and I truly regret it. Chichen Itzá sucks. It's so full of vendors that it completely ruined the experience for me.

Believe me, it's not like there are a couple of guys trying to sell you some shit. Vendors there are fucking everywhere, Within the site. Look at the pic, and imagine that, in every path, for 500 or 600 meters nonstop.

Moreover, the ruins aren't that impressive. Except for the ballgame court.

>>1561750
This.

Chichen Itzá is naturally underwhelming after visiting Tikal. Truly mind blowing.
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>>1559942
>Teotihuacan
>State: State of Mexico
A short drive out of Mexico City, these are an all day experience for most people. People like to climb the ridiculously steep pyramids and it can take some time to walk the 1 mile-long Avenue of the Dead. The whole site is 8 sq miles.
Keep in mind that 200,000 sites exist in Mexico and over 100 museums. This is just massive and there's a debate on who built it...aztecs might not have done it.
There was a laser light show as the sun set to show you some migration and founding knowledge, but since the lights were mounted on antiquity, not sure if it resumed or was ended. There are some hotels now nearby that allow you to be there bright and early upon opening before crowds and desert sun is a problem and again with beautiful sunset views (closes at 5PM). Photographers would love to climb in isolation for pics. I usually go with a private driver from a hotel in the city, but you can buy tours that are run by actual archaeologists for very little money.

Be sure to visit the museum of anthropology and the natural history museum (the Castilo), both within Chapultepec park before you go. You'll get a better grasp on pre-Colombian various communities and other history before you go. There are more than 500 murals taken from Teotihuacan, which you'll see in museums, not out at the site. There are some good reproductions of tombs and temples too, with great detail and accuracy.Museum has a huge impressive Egyptian display such as the era of robbing old tombs allowed, second only to the British museum.

Recent articles from the very active site:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/discovery-secret-tunnel-mexico-solve-mysteries-teotihuacan-180959070/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/archaeology/teotihuacan/

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Travel solo for 3 years:
>sleep 7-8 hours a night
>healthy food eaten at reasonable times
>exercise regularly
>able to get a lot of stuff done, can see a major city in 3-5 days

Travel with a group of 6 normies:
>"my feet hurt"
>stay up late, end up sleeping 4-5 hours a night
>diet is garbage, losing gains fast
>exercise is limited to pushups once in a while
>don't get anything done because they spend 60% of the time taking photos and posting to instagram

Has anyone ever group traveled successfully?
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>Has anyone ever group traveled successfully?
no, last time I did, was with my gf and her friends
we broke up a week late


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