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/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:
>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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The Philippines has long been a favorite destination for scuba divers, mountain climbers, alcoholic boomers going through a midlife crisis, ladyboy enthusiasts, shady call centers selling vacation packages to Australians, human traffickers, and chinese meth dealers.

When is it gonna open?
Can I get laid there?
How much is it to get laid there?
What is a jollibee?
Can I live on 400 dollars a month?
Do I have to pay child support?

Discuss faggots
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I never understood that American concept of kicking your child out at 18. Why the fuck would I want to go pay 1500 dollars in rent to some anonymous rental company, or live with a bunch of mongoloids in a shared house. I was 25 years old with 5 million pesos still living with my parents because why the fuck not? Mom cooked the best tendies, did my laundry, and made played scrabble with me. She knew I had money, she knew I wasn't there because I NEEDED to be, but because I wanted to be. If I really wanted bang a whore, their is a place called SOGO short time hotel here in the Philippines. 10 bucks for half a day.

Now my wife has taken the duties as my mom, except I get to have sex with her. Amen, god bless Christianity, and god bless the Philippines
Did popping her cherry hurt for her and why did you last for 3 hours and came on her eyeball that’s kinda weird dood?
Is your son from a previous relationship
>The barangay is named after my family
How so?
>I take care of all my kids
Are they with different women or the same woman and are you still in a relationship with the woman anon
Yeah it’s retarded

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The envisioned train network would create up to 30+ new routes in 15 more states.

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I'm convinced that people who read these maps have never used the local rail services in their life. Been working in the lower 48s for a while and had to use the rail services a bit. Every amtrak is the same

>no info on what to do or where to go when in a station
>train is delayed? lol dunno wait dude sorry not my problem
>train stops and you're expected to use/just know that greyhound is what you change to
>staff is near mcdonalds level of knowledgeable, you're on the train that's all you need
>collecting bags means you're hoping that the other drunk or Jamal Jones don't grab your shit as they throw your shit out
>stations outside of select cities in PNW or Eastern corridor are in Jamal's back yard
>I am always far away from a car rental service and ubers are never around or outright banned and taxi only
>train leaving or not leaving on time is no issue compared to service you get on an airline if shit's fucked

Anyone expecting shit they get in europe or asia with train service in the US is kidding themselves.

>stations outside of select cities in PNW or Eastern corridor are in Jamal's back yard

Made me think of how the Greyhound station in Atlanta is right by the infamous Magic City strip club
Would also say St. Louis how they buddy up right next to each other. At least with Greyhound you already expect shit and it's like 20 bucks or something dogshit cheap.

At least TSA scares away most the morons that would get on the buses like shit from greyhound
>there is no reason to use outside the current existing routes
I dunno, looking at the map, I see at least 1 route that makes sense. Right now, to get from Houston to Dallas, you have to stop in San Antonio, and Austin, and Fort Worth, then you get to Dallas. Nice little sightseeing trip of the 5 largest cities in the State, but just having a route that goes direct from Downtown Houston to Downtown Dallas (where their stations are) would be competitive with the Southwest flight.

Of course, Texas is looking to build HSR for that exact route, but it'll be years before that ever goes live.
>Right now, to get from Houston to Dallas, you have to stop in San Antonio, and Austin, and Fort Worth, then you get to Dallas.
THESE ALREADY EXIST however no one fucking uses them because all the brown people. I am flying to Austin next week and using a train to get up to DFW, that was until I saw the price and times; then I just got a fucking rental for 45 dollars dropping off at DFW for my flight out the following week to NY.

>Of course, Texas is looking to build HSR for that exact route, but it'll be years before that ever goes live.
Which is the problem AMTRAK would also face regardless. No one wants trains in the US since it's easier/cheaper to pay for something to the airport and back out.
1. At an airport I know my car is safe
2. I can easily uber in/out
3. lots of airports, not all, have some kind of express shuttle out of them or metro line

Train stations have jack shit of those features, so once you step off the train you're literally at the mercy of whatever local rules they have and agreements with the taxi companies. Like look at vegas, they killed the metro going to the strip->airport simply because taxi companies made such a stink. Anyone who doesn't realize this bullshit would propagate over is fooling themselves

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How is like to live in Sydney?
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>Sudos everywhere
There’s literally only 20k in all of Australia
What are they doing?
Thanks for confirming you don't know what you're talking about
>GET OFF MY LAWN: the place
I have lived a year in the city for work, so I hae the outsiders perspective.

As a European I was kinda baffled by the shit nightlife that others have mentioned itt. Things that were better than my rainy cold and dreary hometown were the climate ofc and just the natural beauty of the place. You can see Peroquets and Lizards and other weird creatures in the park. Food is also great, because of the immigrants.

The Chinese takeover is pretty blatant especially in the inner city, but that is just funny to me above all things.

Also the rents are pretty high sure, but not as high as I've thought. Maybe I just got a decent deal with my place.

Aight guys so let’s get straight down to it
>how do white guys get kpop qts
-dating apps used
-good localities for qt query
-good to know Korean
-good entertainment venues to take qts
-courtship style (straightforward, indirect, gentle persistence etc)
-share exp
>good food to eat/try
>language schools
>job oops
>attitude towards foreigners
>cultural faux pas
>can a schizoid loser thrive
>hotels, websites to find accommodation

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Meet up and sex up?
Wouldn't an asian larper complain about white dudes fucking Asians instead?
You are OBLIGATED to report back with SUCCESS godammit. Find a qt and go to Thursday party or whatever the fuck it’s called AND tell us where to get the best beebinboop

Your Korean is horrible. You can't even properly spell the most commonly used cuss word.
I want to go to Japan but Japan is closed so I’m considering coming to hangout in Korea. Mistake? Worth it?

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Possible topics include:

>Where can I get hired with my qualifications and criminal convictions?
>Japan vs Korea: Which one has been least ruined by other TEFL teachers?
>How likely is my nationality to face arbitrary arrest in China?
>Does crossing an international border make me a chad?
>Who the hell do US DoD contractors think they are, nobody needs a car in Japan.
>I made a terrible life decision, please help me get home.
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>I haven't been getting much back from Korea
Really? I found it very easy back in August as long as you have your documents ready.
Did you spam every single recruiter you saw on Daves Esl cafe with your resume and passport? If you did it should be easy as long as you can get your docs in order.
What countries are open and taking teachers right now? I’m going to be out of a place to live in a few months and I need a job.
I only started applying in march. I did spam daves, but I will try again as I see a whole bunch of recruiters popped up.
Have any tips for getting a job in Korea?

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I just my first software engineering job. It's fully remote so I can live wherever I want within the United States.

I'd like a city with decent outdoor recreation nearby. I'd like a decent singles scene and somewhere that's not insanely expensive (I'm making enough that anywhere that isn't NYC, San Fran, Seattle or DC is probably ok).

I'm considering Denver, Portland, or maybe one of the ring cities around Seattle. Any other options I should consider or thoughts?
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I worked out in El Paso for 6 months. It's not too bad, as far as cities go. Nightlife is alright, plenty to do outdoors if hiking is your thing, I went skiing twice on the little mountain an hour and a half north in New Mexico. The people there are far thinner than they are in the rest of Texas's cities, and everybody explicitly speaks English because they are American and proud of it. They look down on Mexicans over in Juarez. It's no San Diego, but I'd say it ranks #2 on border cities.

Boss wanted me to move there permanently and take over that jobsite. Hard pass, I don't want to live in the fucking desert. I had nosebleeds the whole time, much prefer a humid climate. Being in the middle of the desert is the main problem, which is the same problem with Phoenix and Vegas.
It's beyond expensive in Bozeman these days, you'll pay big city prices for housing without any of the amenities of a city. Also, >>2011859
is right. Dating in MT sucks comeplete ass, the women are entitled cunts because it's a total sellers market there. Say you usually date 8s in Seattle or Portland, you'll end up dating 6's or 7's in MT if you're lucky.
You're in my exact situation. I've been strongly considering
>Greenville, SC (drawback is lack of lakes and rivers)
>Anderson, SC (drawback is it's very small)
>Chattanooga, TN (unsure of drawbacks - TN river runs through it but I've heard its polluted to hell)
>Knoxville, TN (seems pretty good but lots of hicks/rednecks. I'm conservative but these people are just retards, not the good southerners)
>Gainesville, GA (comparatively high cost of living. Although you can probably go anywhere ok lake Lanier and have a great experience)

I was in Columbia SC the week before last. Very hot since the city is in a bowl compared to the area around it. If you consider this city, look around Lake Murray and maybe consider Charleston instead if you can afford it.

If you don't mind liberals (literal reparations taxes) consider Asheville, NC. Very nice mountain city with loads of breweries which implies singles. Probably stinky hippy singles but if that's your thing, fire away.
Just to expand on the Knoxville thing, that place is really awesome in terms of recreation and has a great singles scene. University of Tennessee is there but it doesn't take up the whole city like other college towns. If you look on a map you'll see Ijams Craig, which has both rock walls for climbing (little hook things are already screwed in the rock face waiting for you) and a quiet lake for swimming. You could also swim in the river but it is definitely polluted, i'd suggest kayaking instead.

An absolute major positive to this city is the proximity to Smoky Nat park, but also
>fontana dam
>fontana lake
>lake santeetlah
>cherokee reservior
>cherokee nat'l park
>norris lake
>norris dam state park
>frozen head state park

then if you decide you don't like this city in particular, you're in a great spot for moving to other cities close by that might suit you better.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, the city of dreams

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Which of your travels are proud of the most?
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Based, tell us more
I talked to one guy that took a bus and they got into a firefight and almost hit by an RPG.

I'm glad I took the plane.
Riding thru small mountain villages from on the backroads from Sapa to Ha Giang on a 125 cc HondaWave
Or the time I went to Thailand in 2017 and the only electronic i brought was an Ipod

Tell us more
Best I could do was walk from the train station to the museum in borodino

I got a scholarship to America on my country budget

Where should I go? What’s the best city to live in
What’s the best college to go to desu I just want to party there or anything expect studying I don’t want to study
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It's totally fucking comparable, retard.
Your faggoty maymay aside, it's not Tokyo. It's not semantic, it's a different fucking city with a different vibe.
>neighboring cities with 425k and 875k population are "totally comparable" to neighboring cities with 123k and 685k population
You are fucking braindead
It’s not about the numbers, you absolute fucking mong. Come over here to Cambridge and talk that shit and see if you leave with teeth intact.
Cambridge might as well be Boston, in case OP is wondering. I don’t know why the peanut gallery has to argue about it.

My fiancee and I have planned our honeymoon in DC. I've only ever been to the mall area once on my way to Baltimore. Does anyone know of any good bars, restaurants to go to, especially if you're looking for a romantic night?

Also, she likes walks in the park and nature trails, and I've always had a fantasy of having sex outside in a private nature area. Does anyone know of any?
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subtle troll post
Nothing wrong with Dans cafe man
Georgetown is very nice, took my gf to dinner there once and she wouldn’t stfu about how pretty and romantic she thought it was
Bruh DC is the fuckin worst place you could go for a fuckin honeymoon god damn. why not go to fuckin hawaii?
I would recommend the Anacostia Community Museum (easily the best Smithsonian museum, hands down), then a walk through Fort Circle Park. Beautiful place.

Hard to pick a favorite restaurant or bar but imho Dan's Cafe comes out on top. Others might disagree though. Some prefer Ben's Chili Bowl, which is known for its food but doesn't really have much else going for it.

The DC metro system runs fairly regularly any time day or night and will take you anywhere you need to go, Georgetown to Arboretum. I would recommend relying on that rather than renting a car or using Uber.

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Have any of you gone post-COVID? Are things open? Is it worth going?
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You don't seem to realize the majority of the people that come here are literally american niggers. We don't want american niggers.

We want more Walmarts and less hotels shitting up our beaches.
>Lol. Here's the thing, Jose, the more "information" you give them
The better vacation they have, which is kind of the point of the board lmao.
>The more "informed" they believe themselves to be and then you end up with fucking faggots driving their rental cars into a crowded La Perla
Did you miss the part where i told him to specifically avoid la perla and spots like rio piedras? Its amazing that you call people niggers when you clearly cant read lmao
>like what happened with some Detroit niggers last month.
Ah yes, because your average /trv/ poster is tyrone and dequan from detroit.
>fucking faggot. Let them stay in their hotels, it's not like they can tell the difference.
If your 84iq ass can tell the difference, they probably can too. Now fuck off to miramar and get a tranny hooker to fuck your ass.
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My mom wants to go back to Oahu before she can no longer surf physically, so we're doing that this year.
I plan to hike, do escape rooms, fuck, have extraneous fun, and eat.
How best to do these things?
ur gonna have a great time bro, some of the most incredible natural beauty I've seen. Recommend the pillbox hike and the west side of the island in general for a less touristy vibe. Also def check out the coffee farm in the middle of the island, interesting experience.
You absolute Comerio monkey fuck. You think you're doing them a service, but you're just giving them more things to try to checkmark.

If they DO leave their hotel, which they fucking won't, they'll have a false sense of security, because a nice channer showed them the ropey wopey.

Americans with false senses of security leads to nigger ass situations and more niggers niggering shit up.

Maybe in trying to find el Convento they wander into La Perla. Maybe in trying to find x beach they wander into un Residencial Papa Pepito "El Boss" Guarionex, fockin mamabicho.

Go back to /many/.

American tourists are the dumbest fucking tourists in the cosmos, stop giving them ideas.

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Is 28 too old to vacation in a hostel?
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i dont think ive met many people below 25 in hostels.... you guys are so weird
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>be me
>go to stay at hostal
>turned 25 last month
>M8 behind the desk checking my ID
>"say's ere' you be done over the hill near a fortnite ago' wuz this about?'
>Apologize a bunch and ask him to reconsider
>hmmmmm I dunno anon, you be getting a tad old
>slip him a 10 quid note
>"ah well we all make mistakes, so long as you be quiet about this we can make it work I 'uppose."
>unpack my gear and shaking open a warm pint in the common room
>group of normal aged lads come up to party all about 16-18 or so (normal hostal age)
>sweating as hard as a 20C day in Yorkshire
>"Ay anon how old ye?"
>2-*oops catch meself* 21 just turned it

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why do you need a hostel to meet people?
you have never had sex and it shows.

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I was watching some travel vlogs about Syria and noticed that Drew Binsky and Eva zu Beck basically followed the same route in Syria, even the shops they visit are the same, what gives? I know it's usually indias claiming Pakistan is behind it but fr are they being paid by someone to show only the exact same stuff?
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Binsky having broken english conversation with 3 old men with obvious PTSD.
"Wow the people here are so amazing!"

"I can't wait to visit Venezuela 3 times with my VISA! So much to explore!"

Check out Indigo Traveler, he is starting to morph into humanitarian/adventure travel and it's pretty refreshing in the sea of guided tour "travelfluencers".
Because just like every vlogger out there, they are:
1. Tailoring the content you see to their users for the views those people want
2. Have different post edit decisions as to what they want left in and what to take out
3. Meet different people in different climates politically, socially, etc. Nothing is to say they aren't the 5th vlogger that week

Most vloggers are going for the stereotypical or "slightly off the beaten path" shit to make their viewers feel well informed when realistically they are just doing same old same old. It's insanely easy to fool people into thinking you are some travel guru by editing out the dumbshit you do.
>watching women and minorities
Indigo Traveler is based. Binsky is a colossal faggot.
>Indigo Traveler is based.

Based...based on what? "Based" is a transitive verb, not a reflective. You can't just end a sentence as a preposition.

Hello /trv/

I need some advice and are wondering about similar experiences.

PreCovid I travelled a lot.
Mainly, Asia, Africa, South America.

During my travels I met a lot of females. Some I had sex with some I didn’t.
I kept in touch with quite a few. Nothing serious, just added to IG, WhatsApp, WeChat, line.
But since Covid travel restrictions, I’ve noticed a recurring issue.
Many of these females are asking me for money now.
These are not bargirls, or as far as I know prostitutes, just regular girls I’ve met, maybe had a beer with or connected with socially, some romantically but over half are just people I’ve met travelling.
I added dudes I met travelling too, but obviously none of them have asked me to give them money.

PreCovid this shit never used to happen, but now I’m shocked by how regular it’s becoming, and frankly disappointed too.

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I said Eastern Europeans, not western. And I guess I should have been more specific- they were Ukrainian. I was honestly pretty shocked and told them to fuck off.
They know that if they ask like 20 different men, at least 5 will say yes. They know they’ll never see them again, so they feel no sense of shame. Whores they are.
why the fuck were people doing those goofy jumping pics in the late 2000's anyway? cringe as fuck
The truth is and it’s a hard truth, not all but many women who travel frequently are scum.
Absolute scum.
They travel out of necessity not pleasure because they’ve been so awful back home they have a reputation and are travelling to get away from it.
As such they don’t card who they rob, lie to, mislead along the way.
All of us know some backpacker or traveller who says she’s a piano teacher or works in a bank back home but the truth is she had a couple of shifts at Costco every week and smoked bongs all the time
Also I’ve never known the story behind this meme, is it his sister or something?

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So I got a DUI back in my freshman year of college nearly 10 years ago. It ended up going on my record as misdemeanor reckless driving, but I worry how it will affect international travel now. What places will DEFINITELY turn me away and what places won't? Even after nearly 10 years, will it be an issue?
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>I love being white.
Don't we all. I blew a stoplight and got pulled over, cop saw my NRA bumper sticker and let me go with a warning. Not even joking.

FFS it's practically a requirement both there and Australia. No criminal record == not allowed to visit.
Dude...I travel there all the time, sometimes on my Irish passport and other times on my USA one.

Never once been asked to declare criminal convictions.

Just to confirm, I'm talking about Ireland.

I've visited Australian pre-Covid and yes, they do ask you about criminal convictions

You are correct. However that erases it from civilians (aka employers) being able to ask about it.

It still exists for law enforcement, professional licensing and immigration matters (although the wiping by a judge will be a big positive factor)

Most of the time immigration is worried about crimes of 'moral turpitude' and DUI is not one of them
Lol I have a DUI as well and I have travelled for more than 15 countries in the past years including Canada where it is a big deal

HOWEVER, it depends on how it is punished in your country/state, examen in my country aka Mexico the first DIU is just like a traffic ticket, it doesn't go into criminal record until you get catched 3 times.


This is true

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