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Hey voyagers,
/trv/ is a slow board, so don't expect immediate responses. CHECK THE CATALOG – you might find threads already discussing topics you're interested in.

Before asking for suggestions, tell /trv/ about your:
>Budget
>Interests
>Level of understanding of the local language(s)
This makes it easier to give quality advice. Of course, keep your posts travel related.

For all other matters:
General culture questions >>>/int/
Politics discussion >>>/pol/
Transportation discussion >>>/n/
Outdoors-related discussion >>>/out/


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GENERAL INFO:
https://pastebin.com/yR1SAr3s

COVID INFO:
https://pastebin.com/zqKXDRA6

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What are the best Asian countries to be a mid-20s white digital nomad in?
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>>2177129
Some of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever read. You really talk like this and think sloppy seconds exist? You’re fucking children and bragging about it?
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>>2177123
>>2177129
You guys sound like a bunch of immature 20s year old. Grow the fuck up, chink and whitoid.
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>>2176707
Aight. I’ll check it out. My ex was Vietnamese but American born. Her dads a millionaire govt contractor and total patriarchal chad so I’m intrigued for sure
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>>2177359
I was just shitposting dad, geez
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>>2176433
Is HK really that expensive? That must be why the girls were all bad lol rich blood. Is there somewhere similar in Asia because I want to visit now I like the aesthetic of the place but being so expensive I can't go because I'm a poorfag.

Can you visit any of the twenty millions islands in the Philippines as you wish? Are there boats that take you there and you just post up? Looking for very poor islander chicks obv. I’m white so yes I do expect to be treated as god-tier by default since I know they worship our kind
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>>2172739
I wanna go on a graping trip. Some guy told a story about how a girl got graped by two Pinoys on a trip to the islands and I was green with envy.
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>>2172806
Is all of Mindanao dangerous because I'm thinking of going to Davao
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>>2176987
dont come here to Davao its completely unsafe (look up samal beheadings, look up aussie warren capture, look up NPA.... etc)
COMPLETELY UNSAFE
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>>2174726
Hell yeah we did. Fuck those retarded losers with their dumb gods. Just fuck and do drugs like normal people lmao
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>>2174599
Crushing poverty mixed with hundreds of years of insanely incredible corruption at every single level of government sprinkled with a lack of Filipino identity because of being conquered by completely different cultures multiple times. Spanish, yanks, Japs all colonized the country.
It's why the number one dream of every Filipino is to leave the country.
It's known as 'the sick man of Asia' for good reason.

What's the point of travelling?

>When will Japan open to tourists again?
Most likely never
>Ok, but seriously, when will Japan be open to tourists? Give me an estimate.
Two more weeks: https://www.japan-guide.com/news/alerts.html
>Is Hiroshima+Miyajima worth it as a day trip from Osaka/Kyoto?
Yes
>How do I travel by public transportation?
Install the "Official Japan Travel App"
>How do I say “I'm lonely, please be my waifu,” in Japanese?
https://4chanint.fandom.com/wiki/Japanese#Resources
>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

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>>2177030

USA has military bases all over the world including three big ones really close to Tokyo and others scattered throughout Japan. On each base there are military members, contractors, and USA civilians. So, outside of joining the military, you can also apply for jobs to work directly for the USA government ie. as a federal employee or indirectly by applying for a job at a private company that has a contract to provide services to a military base. In each of these three cases, you can move to Japan right now through a sofa visa. If you’re unfamiliar with how a base operates, think of it as a small community. There are grocery store workers, gas station employees, maintenance people, people who cut the grass, all the way up to computer engineers, financial analysts, and obviously military specific type jobs. I’m surprised by how many people have no clue about this and become English teachers especially since they are always complaining about having a meme job and being made fun of by the locals kek. Thanks for the well wishes anon it’s been a dream of mine for a long time that I thought would never come true.
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>>2174876
>They dont need tourism
Are you really that stupid?
Foreign tourists spend billions of dollars a year in japan.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/01/254388b757fa-foreign-tourists-spend-record-48-tril-yen-in-japan-in-2019.html
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>>2177130
Quality post anon. it reminds me of a quote I read recently about how the little things in life really being the big things. I know it’s tumblr tier but it really made me think. It takes an adventurous spirit and a bit of risk which seems to get lost by overplanning your vacation. when you only get 10 vacation days a year and have been saving for an eternity to make it to Japan I understand why people would rather stick to the beaten path. Thanks for the food for thought
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>>2172872
I really want to go here but I'm not vaccinated and they're closed anyways :(

All I really want to do this is soak up the culture, walk around aimlessly, try new foods, and make a fool of myself trying to figure shit out. I don't want to wait too long! Damn you covid regulations! You have ruined travel
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>>2176903
If you're still here, mind sharing details about getting that job? Are you a veteran or otherwise able to claim preference for the job? What grade and job series is it?
DoD civilian jobs in Japan have a reputation as being some kind of elite gig for disabled veterans, military spouses, and people who know someone and get a job listing built just for them.

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use this thread if you want to discuss Philippines.

I have a question for the PH experts: how retarded is to take a ferry from Manila to Coron? is Coron worth it or should I just go to El Nido? my idea would pristine beaches with fewer tourists (that's why I'm doubtful about El Nido/Palawan). I also want to bring a Manila girl with me. is Pinalove ok?
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>>2175632
Can you post your own tips that you think are of higher quality?
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>>2176874
A woman who has no clue how to use TP is supposed to grasp a concept like ovulation? Before the advent of Western Medicine, it was not a known concept. LARP harder you fucking loser.
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>>2177333
You will always be an Asian Mexican.
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>>2177333
If you can speak tagalog you will have easier connection with the pinays and creampie them
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>>2177333
Stick with the walkers diba

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Hard to swallow /trv/ pills, let's go

>English teacher jobs are an entry point at best, and an absolute sinkhole if you have no other monetizeable skills
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>>2177164
I know but what I'm saying is that even the "remote" jobs in DoD sector have some provision saying you can't leave the US. Even the ones that don't require clearance. At minimum they have export control rules. I might try to find something at the university with a DoD contract
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>>2176826
>I've not really experienced anything like this with any of the expats I've met abroad and I've been to quite a few places.

How long though ? toxic rapports develop over many months if not years. You could also be lucky and you just met cool people, or you just naturally don't involve yourself too much with peeps

As for the kind of stuff, it's very mundane, the type of predatory behavior that can happen in any tight knit community of any kind, not necessarily expatriates.

>helping you out with shit then act like you fucking owe them everything forever
>people asking to borrow money and never giving it back or making you go through the awkward fucking process of asking it back repeatedly
>sexual harassment, testing you multiple times, especially when you're high/drunk even though you've clearly stated you don't want any of this shit.
>shitty fucking rumors that spread like wildfire because everybody knows everybody
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>>2177200
No reason? This thread is about ESL, and the trail of the post is about ESL alternatives
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>>2175030
Regular travel is soon going to only be available to the elite. The Golden age of flying is already over and the age of flying in general is going to come to an end in the next few decades.
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>>2175801
i agree but its more nuanced than that.

the key is removing the words "need" and "deserve" from your internal dialogue. nothing wrong with WANTING to make more money and WANTING to travel. NEEDING these things is where shit gets weird.

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Bobsled Coaster edition

Previous Thread: >>2148296

>What is this thread?
/rcg/ was created as a way for the rollercoaster enthusiasts on here to discuss all things rollercoasters, as well as amusement parks and the theme park industry in general.
>Can I talk about Disney/Universal in this thread?
Absolutely!

Protip: when you go to cedar point, do NOT trample kids going to camp snoopy just so you can be the first to ride Steel Vengeance for the day


Roller Coaster Database:
>https://rcdb.com/


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>>2177237
You have a choice: don't go, but if you do, why are you bitching? You're the one paying for what you perceive to be shitty service and that's on you
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THEY GOT RID OF THE $150 TIER WITH UNLIMITED PREMIUM PARKING AND ONE LINE SKIP EACH VISIT WHA TTHE FUCKL

NOW IT'S $300 FOR PREMIUM PARKING AND YOU ONLY GET 10 LINE SKIPS FOR THE WHOLE SEASON

I AM MAD
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>>2177330
*5 line skips
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>>2177237
I don't even mind the ticket price increases. Those are upfront and necessary to keep numbers of guests manageable (sometimes). It's the cutting of services, paid FastPass, and shit like food/drink price increases I hate. Those things aren't meant to keep customers away, they're meant to exploit those already there.
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Bros say that I got into coasters as a retarded American who can't drive, and doesn't just so happen to have friends or family willing to come with me to places and drive me long distances to parks. Should I just kill myself? I don't know if it's literally even possible for me to get to places like Cedar Point and Holiday World

I'm tempted to quit my job, sell everything, and try to live off my savings by traveling/living in cheaper countries. What's the safest, cheapest country to live in? What's a good way to make money while traveling so I can avoid blowing through my money so fast? Do you think it's realistic? I'm 30, white, and speak both English and Spanish fluently.

I really think I'm going to end up killing myself if I stay at my job much longer and I just don't want to commit to a mortgage and lifestyle here in the US as that will just bind me to wageslaving another 30+ years.
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>>2176670
Who is hiring and what kind of jobs? Programming?
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>>2167439
Live off the interest and not spend? Can you recommend a low-risk ETF that pays 9%? The closest thing you can to to that is get series I bonds. Until May, they pay 7.12%. At that point, the interest rate resets based upon the urban consumer inflation rate for the last 6 months. This will work as long as we remain in a high inflation environment. You can easily buy up to 25k per calendar year, with a few tricks, in order of complexity:

1. Open a TreasuryDirect account. Invest 10k. Don't just buy a single bond. Buy them in $500 denominations, so redemption doesn't disrupt your income so much.

2. File a 1040ES and request an extension on your taxes, need it or not. Make an estimated payment required to give you a refund of at least $5k. You don't have to use the extension. File as usual, but request your refund in savings bonds. The will send you 5x $250 1x $500, 4x $1,000 paper bonds. Convert them to electronic bonds in your TreasuryDirect account.

3. Open a LLC in a state like Ohio, that doesn't have an annual fee beyond the initial application. Get an EIN number for free. Use the EIN to open a second TreasuryDirect account and repeat #1.

Repeat this next January (with your SSN, tax return and existing LLC's EIN), and you have $50k worth of bonds. Caveat: they are illiquid for a year, there is a three month penalty of interest for withdrawal before five years, and the rate may adjust down to zero, if inflation goes away, which isn't likely to be a problem in the near future.
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>>2177325
>TreasuryDirect
Don't bonds have really low interest rates?
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>>2176670
Fuck you dorkus. Not everybody has the aptitude for coding. So solipsistic and dorkish to suggest so
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>>2177430
Just don't be a genetic failure.

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Nightlife, beaches, museums, art, weird freakass shit. I want to do what Miami offers best.
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OP here - good local spots with cheap drinks

Basically, gf and I are thinking that we don't want kids, and travel is a big part of that. I'm 27 and an engineer, and she's 25 and in accounting. We have 2 good incomes and travel wherever we want, to nice places, whenever we want. It's a kickass lifestyle - travel, sex, friends - and we don't see us giving that up to have a kid. Neither of us does.

We absolutely plan on doing that more and more as we advance in our careers, getting motorcycles, and retiring early. Obviously kids aren't part of that plan, and we don't want them (for other reasons too).

Has anybody actually done this with their partner? Is it worth it? Do you regret it when you're 50? Appreciate advice from other anons of any age.
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>>2177409
I like your style
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>>2177411
Based rationalist. I left the country to get a TEFL just in case a DNA test came back as this preggo girl having my kid. Thankfully it wasn’t but I was 100% ready to abscond my “family” to pursue selfish indulgence so no kids
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>>2177409
What do you do in Korea as a jorb
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>>2177416
Everyone on /trv/ is a software engineer.
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>>2177413
not your Dad but seems like you got yourself a unicorn. she has a soul and a high-paying career. cheating may be tempting but i would lock her down if i were you.

i do not know one guy who went down the "big tits, fake lips, and blank eyes" path and didn't end up miserable.

I’ve heard many things about Texas being the opposite of California but some people say that with negative or positive connotations…

I’m a kiwi so Idk anything about America but I was curious what texas is like as a place
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>>2177210
God I miss jogging by the river there
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>>2176246
A lot of those peopke arent actually Californian, but rather transplants moving away
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>>2174493
Can anyone else pill me on San Antonio. I wanna move there for no particular reason and I was born in Houston but moved to DC shortly thereafter. I went to SA for a wedding when I was a kid and I thought the river walk was really comfy and I still remember it.

Thoughts?
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>>2177385
Infested with Messicans. Don't say we didn't try to warn you.
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>>2177406
Yea but are they just working class beans or is there like straight vato cartel Mfkers?

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Is it worth visiting? Looks cool.
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what can anyone tell me about living in nepal on the long term? do the locals act friendly only to try to get money out of you? cops causing trouble looking for bribes? I've heard in other countries particularly south America this becomes a problem for anyone looking to stay long term I was wondering if its a similar story here.
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>>2174401
In Nepal you will have to go to some quite obscure places to get something that feels truly "authentic", at least if you wanna go for a trek. I did the Annapurna circuit and while the views were incredible, it's obviously full of foreigners and it has been like that for a long time. Still had a good time though
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Seems like a pretty based and beautiful place desu
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>>2176702
Nah, there’s amazing culture, wildlife and food

Which countries are the best to teach English in. Got rejected from JET and I'm sick of teaching in the UK (qualified teacher) so want to fuck off somewhere and teach abroad. More concerned about comfy lifestyle than what makes the most money.
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>>2177023
First, why do you want to live there?
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>>2177216
Food and culture, both are attractive to me, not the kpop side though, the rest
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>>2176471
The market is a bit flooded these days. The bare minimum to get a uni job in Korea is a BA, an MA, and a reputable TEFL degree (like the CELTA). You also need an edge, like teaching experience in Korea (hagwons don't count), uni experience in a different country, conference speaking experience, a friend on the inside (don't worry anon, I'm your guy), etc. You should also already be in the country. Unis usually ignore overseas applicants. But all this applies mainly to Korea. Japan is even tougher to break into right now. The job market is way over saturated. I have a friend who has lived there for ten years, got his MA, has a wife and kids, and still can only get part time uni gigs.
>>2177023
Come to Korea through the EPIK program and see how you like living and working in Korea. Teaching at an elementary school is pretty fun, and you get good working hours and benefits. Once you're in the country and have your foot in the door, you can start working towards a uni job. But if you want a uni job *literally* today, forge a PhD diploma and start applying to jobs.
>>2176454
It really is the dream. I enjoy what I do, my students are courteous and respectful, I have free time for my hobbies, and I never get tired of experiencing all Korea has to offer. If you have an MA already, you can try applying to uni jobs now from your home country. But you'll probably have better luck if you come here and work at a public elementary school for a year or two while you apply. During that time go to as many English teaching conferences as you can and rub shoulders with everyone you meet. That's how I met my current boss and got an interview.
>>2174688
Students currently enrolled? Nah. Students formerly enrolled? Well. I'll just say it's not difficult to meet extremely attractive Korean women and take them home with you if you're decent looking, charming, and know how to treat a lady.
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>>2177412
Much thanks anon for being my in, nearing 30 though so not sure if EPIK is worth it for me, but the insight i invaluable and I'm happy for you. I'll take my MA, consider a CELTA and def glance at some of the openings
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>>2177412
Shut the fuck up with your MA is needed shit. You're such a faggot.

Going to St. Maarten in a week. Any tips? Secrets? Good views?
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>>2176924
Go to your pic related because for 5 minutes the escape the tourist hell hole, one of the nicest beaches anywhere in the Caribbean is on the opposite side to that, half moon bay or something I think it's called, kino
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>>2176924
if its on a cruise then find your way off the ship, the cruise will want you to never leave and that's boring.
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while waiting in miami airport years ago i am 100% certain i saw morgan bailey board a flight to st maarten
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>>2176924
OP here. Neglected to say I'm trans. Haven't started HRT yet, so I look like a dude in a dress if that makes any difference.
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>>2176924
Are they still doing the covid passes there? I'd only feel safe eating out if everyone was vaccinated




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