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I've tried googling my problem but I'm just getting a wide range of conflicting answers.

I'm visiting Australia at the end of March for a few weeks. I've bought my travel insurance which covers medical expenses, however the terms and conditions are confusing. One part says you should sign up to Medicare on arrival, another part suggests that it's optional.

So my question is do I have to sign up Medicare or will my insurance cover it? Are they just trying to mitigate their losses by suggesting I sign up to Medicare? I don't fancy spending a day of my holiday sat in a government office filing an application
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>>1543685
UK
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>>1543692
You should register for medicare, then.
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>>1543661
>>1543658
yeh australian policy is always written weirdly and ambiguously like that. no idea why, its fucking annoying.

its like i just wanna know is it required or not!?
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>If you’re in Australia for a short time and don’t need medical care, there’s no need to enrol.
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/reciprocal-health-care-agreements/visitors-australia/medical-care-visitors-australia/visiting-from-united-kingdom
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>>1543835
That's what I saw as well. It sounds like if you need non-emergency medical care you should apply for Medicare first or you should pay and then apply afterwards. I've read a few stories online where people needed emergency care and all they had to do was say they were from the UK and they were covered

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Has anyone on trv traveled to shenzen by the visa you can get in HK? If so can you get the visa again if you just go back to HK for a weekend?
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>>1543572

China Travel Service?
Visa on Arrival?


You can be denied entry if you're not a citizen.
You can also be denied a visa.

Get a proper multi-visit/high duration visa in advance to avoid disappointment.
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Sometimes you can get a visa at the Consulate General in Hong Kong, but they like to change the rules all the time so don't count on it. The easiest way is to go through a visa service, and get a double or multiple entry visa.
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Also how easy is it to get chinese pussy in shenzen when you're a 6'1 white male with blue eyes?
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China sucks, there is no reason to visit.

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Any anons here that can give me a qrd on Russia?
I plan on moving there to teach English in a few, months.
-things to do
-what to expect
-places to see
-things to know ahead of time etc.
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how many rubles should I ask for?
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>>1543398
How could we know?
Murmansk very depressive desu
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>>1543378
This.
Those who are telling otherwise obviously aren't from Russia.
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>>1543388
>for their homesteading act where you get some free land to work on
It's only for the citizens of Russia.
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>>1543148
>teachers' wages are shit here.
Not for private English teachers
>>1543378
>There are no such teachers especially outside Moscow and SPB
Wrong there are shitloads of private language schools in almost all major cities.
> 99% of schools in Russia are public schools and they don't hire foreigners ever
He shouldnt look for publics school for children. He should look for private organizations that teach young people and adult professionals alike, there are plenty of those. He could also look into universities.
>The 1% private schools that theoretically could hire a foreigner are all located in Moscow.
>Your only chance would be private tutoring, but it doesn't pay much outside of Moscow.
Wrong on both accounts.
>>1543398
Not lower than 60k rubles per month but it depends on the hours.

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2 weeks in Ukraine, where to go, what to see? For now I have Lviv, Kiev and Odessa on my list.
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>>1542945
Go to the opera or ballet? Odessans swear their theatre is the third most beautiful in the world. And they might well be right.
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>>1542945
And no you will just meet hundreds of girls called Sasha. And hundreds of boys called Sasha. I recommend going into a residential courtyard in Odessa and shouting "Sasha" just to see how many people come to their.windows.
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>>1543232

This, then churches and museums. Overall it's a beautiful city.
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Pervomaysk missile base!
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>>1543507
And walk along the coast, heading south from the city centre, alongside Park Shevchenko, down to the stations of the fountain. Even in winter, even in snow, it's a great walk. Maybe pick up a tram down there to get to the open air.military museum on the outskirts.

Also, get Odessans who can.speak.English.to.tell you "anecdotes" (ie short witty stories or subtle jokes). They are an immense part of the city's culture and how it sees itself.

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How do you get a secondment or expat job in a place like Singapore or Hong Kong? Is it just luck or what can you do to go about getting such a job?
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>>1543356
Secondments are incredibly rare. Multinationals are all talk and rarely sent people over. It’s much easier to apply for jobs in the country you want to live.

Singapore and Hong Kong are extremely competitive so I suggest you have 5 years+ of strong experience.

>t. Moved countries several times in professional capacity
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>>1543487
which SEA country is easy to move to?
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>>1543496
None of them. English teaching is in demand for some of them, but it tends to be short term only.
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Get a job with a multinational bank in NYC for a few years and get moved over
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>>1543496
All are about the same if you marry a local, however you will never really be 'local' except if you live in the country side.

With the right connections you can buy Cambodian citizenship for between $45,000-$75,000 USD but jesus christ who wants it?

Yes, I know they are completely different countries, but I'm thinking of visiting one of them and I can't decide which one.

I'm listening, guys.

Thanks in advance.
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I liked Myanmar a lot. I didn't like India.
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>>1543543
t. Same retard who keeps samefagging India threads with his /pol/shit
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>>1543564
Thanks!

>>1543569
I've never posted in any India thread and I barely go in 4chan anymore, but whatever. Retard.
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>>1543543
Havent been to india but i was just in myanmar last summer for 2 weeks. Ate everything and saw the sights in yangon traveled out to bagan and Mandalay. And I loved it, people were friendly aside from the few kids trying to scam money from you. I always felt relatively safe and everything was beautiful in that dirty grungy SEA way. Only thing to watch out for is food poisoning, I got i really bad out in bagan.

What would be the best kind of car to do the pan-american highway ? Also, has anyone ever done it ? Is it worth the year of riding ?
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>>1543705
Get a car you feel okay potentially losing when you have to ship it from Panama to Colombia.

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I'm looking for an onsen that allows people with tattoos (I have degenerate friends) and preferably is mixed gender.
Anyone has some expertise?
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Onsen: The dream...
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>>1543645
Onsen: The reality.
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>>1543525
Had you read the thread, you'd see that none of the posts were about that at all.
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>>1543631
Burger here, I love onsens on a borderline autistic level. The nudity around my fellow men hasn't bothered me since I was a teenager. Enlisting probably helped me get over that hangup.
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>>1542955
Open air bathing in hot water. it's really nice, bud.
That said, the rockies>japan for hot springs. The rockies cost less, and naturally occurring hot springs can be visited free, just get in your car and go.

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Any of you guys write travel blogs or anything? It would be cool to see if anyone here has experience writing for something or related to travel writing and somehow getting abroad constantly in the process.

Hi everyone.

So I'm trying to figure out how people are flying around domestically in the USA for uber cheap prices. E.g. LAX to CHI is average usd 230 round trip. I'm wondering how I can find those magical 50 or 100 round trip deals.

I use a bevy of search engines and aggregators like momondo, skyscanner, hopper, etc, but I never am alerted about prices drops that are so significant.

Any advice?
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>>1543567
ITA Matrix is good too if you want to do very specific trips. It's what Google Flights gets its data from and you can do more precise searching
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>>1543542
Fly on low traffic days, shop around different airports in the same region, fly on low cost carriers like Frontier
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Use SkyScanner or Google Flights to familiarize yourself with fares and seasonal variations thereof.

Recently flew from Detroit to Boston, round-trip, for about $60.
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>>1543542
Look up discount carriers like spirit and frontier. Then leave on a Tuesday/Wednesday and return on Tuesday/Wednesday. Also plan a couple of months in advanced.

Just looked up mci to lax on spirits website and it came to $120 round trip.
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>>1543542
Lots of good advice ITT so far, I'll add:
Look for flights with an intermediate stop, e.g. LAX-SFO/SFO-CHI. Those can often be (much) cheaper than a direct flight. Both legs need to be flown on the same airline for this to work, ofc.

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Just a thread for anyone to talk about their experiences traveling/living in Vietnam. I'm off to Hoi An and Saigon in a few days, getting excited to see the joint find some commie propaganda posters and some good street food.
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>>1543004
you are retarded, I'm white and I backpacked on my own from Saigon to Hanoi in three weeks and was safe as fuck, don't be a pussy.
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>>1541467
>advice for buying a bike
make sure you do your research so you don't pay foreigner price. Facebook is a good place to look.
>clubs for dancing
Savage bar but it's expensive as fuck and 80% expats. Also Tom's bar is okay but full of hookers and niggers (the only place in Vietnam there are this many and by that I mean like 4 in one room).
>cross overland by bs/van into Laos and then Thailand
enjoy sitting in a bus for over 24 hours and paying extra $10 in bribes for your visa when you cross over. If you get the cheapest flight possible it's about the same price overall since the visa when you go by plane is free for most countries. Depends where in the country you want to go. Buses from Laos to Thailand are common because people there are poorer and can't afford flights, so I imagine the roads are better than between Vietnam but I haven't done that.The main cities in Laos are also nearer to Thailand so that would probably be a bit better.
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>>1543607
~夜雨
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>>1543615
你们是什么样子
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>>1543612
>>1543615
>>1543618

What is all this?

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I need opinions on the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area.
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>>1543384
>no sales tax.
Umm, they absolutely have a ridonkulous sales tax. There's no state income tax, although Seattle keeps trying to pass something despite a city income tax being barred by the state constitution.
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>>1543514
Oh right i wasnt paying attention :p
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>>1543515
Yah it's Oregon (picrelated) that has no sales tax, but has a ridonkulous income tax to make up for that.
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OP, you need to google three things:

>Dating in Seattle as a straight man (it's awful)
>Seattle Freeze
>Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seattle

These three things are going to affect your happiness very significantly. Most of the problems come out of the fact that it's only sunny for 2-4 months out of the year, and the rest of the year you'll never see the sun. That's not a natural living environment and it does weird things to people and the culture as a whole.

The place is beautiful to look at, but the rain and clouds ruin any fun you get out of it except for the summer months.
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>>1543565
Im not interested in dating while im in school

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Why is the term Gandula meaning ball boy, used so commonly as an insult in Brazil? What do they mean?
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It's a bantz, don't forget this is the football country. Chads are called fw strikers (atacantes) as a slang
The average brazilian millennials communicates through the brazilian equivalent of ebonics
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>>1543557
>Brazilian equivalent of ebonics

Any more examples of this? Is there a name for it? I'm curious

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Sup /trv/, any Denver fags here or frequent visitors have any recommendations on unique things to do here.

I'm visiting the gf for the weekend (from OH) and would like to do some casual hiking, visit unique places, or anything like that. We will have a car and can drive for a while...thinking of maybe going to Boulder as well. Thanks in advance.
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>>1543539
OP here forgot to mention that she just arrived about two months ago, she's on a temp job there so she probably isn't a good source lmao
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>>1543539
>visit a marijuana shop
>denver art museum (under renovation atm) and botanic garden are great, zoo is good too
>Boulder is fun and has the best food between the coasts. The Flat Irons are spectacular hiking. Eldorado canyon and nearby area is cool to check out. The atmospheric research station is neat. You can tour Celestial Seasonings, great tour.
>Roxborough State Park is a beautiful area for walks/ hikes closeby that is rarely crowded
>countless microbreweries
>A US mint is in Denver, they do tours
>head up I-70 and see if you see any buffalo
>see a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater
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>>1543539
>>1543540
Also forgot to mention that I'm gay and she's a he. Will this be a problem? What gay friendly activities are there to do? Is HIV a big problem there?
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>>1543549
Thanks, definitely gonna try a lot of these. Didn't know Boulder was known for food and those hiking spots look great and up our alley. Thanks for the suggestions
>>1543551
wat

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What places do Deano and the lads like to visit? Alternatively, do other countries have their own version of Deano or is it exclusively a British phenomenon.
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>>1543438
>it's 'caste'.

Wow, you spotted a typo error, you must be some kind of scientist. Here's something for you:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_class_in_the_United_Kingdom
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I assume you mean a chav who's come into money. Dubai, Thailand, stag weekend in Prague with the lads, maybe a ski trip
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>>1543494

Deano has like ten IQ points higher than a Chav but they still enjoy the same media and shit but for some reason society seems to value Deano more than Chav.
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Marbella

/thread
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>>1543522
Because they actually work, all deano means is working class. Chavs are benefits scroungers.


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