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Oh shit niggas, Azerbaijan invaded Armenia!

>that feel when you will never get to visit Artsakh
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>>1876941
I hope Armenia, Russia and Iran partition Azerbaijan and finally rid the world of that joke of a country.
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If you play both sides you can't lose
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Armenia has been preparing for this for thirty years, and in a time of political uprising and instability the highly unpopular Azeri government probably won't take a risky action without being sure they'll be secure against their own people.

It'll probably die down almost immediately like in 2016

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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread
>also known as /sqt/ (Stupid Questions Thread)

For any and all of your one-off questions that pertain to travel.

If your question is specific to a popular destination (such as Japan), check to see if there's a relevant general before asking it here.

If your question is administrative in nature (eg. visas, passports, customs/immigration, airport/airline policies, etc.), try to be as specific as possible. Such information may include, but is not limited to: your nationality, where you're going, any layover points, etc. These details do get missed quite often, and they sometimes can make a difference.

Previous thread: >>1841879
Sticky: >>609350
Experimental Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/SWZUGxAm

If you follow any advice found in this thread or any external URLs, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for any resulting outcome.
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Where could i find a big tiddy Goth prostitute?
Anyone encounter one before?
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Assuming the same cost, which hotels would you stay in, and why? Which hotels would you avoid?

(All hotels are in Hong Kong)

9 Boutique Hotel
Best Western Hotel Causeway Bay
H1 Hotel
Harbour Hotel Hong Kong
Homy Hotel Central
Ibis North Point
Mini Hotel Causeway Bay
Mini Hotel Central
Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View
Rosedale Hotel Kowloon
Walden Hotel
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Was planning on quitting toil December with £5k saved up to travel.
Now with the rona that seems pointless so I think I'll work until my contract's up in March, probably have £10 grand in the bank.

Reckon travel will resume by then? And how long d'yew think I could travel on that?
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>>1876758
£1000/month is the absolute minimum. Less than that you're going to have to save on smth like meals
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>>1876435
If we're "assuming the same cost," then I would definitely try to stay in a major brand (BW/Ibis/Ramada), or a hotel with a good reputation.

The only place I wouldn't recommend is Homy. I've stayed in their Kowloon location, and it was horrendous, to say the least. Maybe their Central location really is better, but I wouldn't bank on it. Also, looking at the pictures, their Central location doesn't look very comfy at all.

My plan is to come to Istanbul for studying a year abroad. I get funded by the Erasmus program, they will pay about 350 euro a month. It should start in the middle of October.

The univserity just told us that all classes will be held online. So there is no real need to go to Istanbul as I will never have to actually attend the university and would end up sitting in front oy my computer following online lectures. I can do the very same in my home country. But a notable fact is that the Erasmus programme willl only pay me these 350 euros per month if I actually stay at Istanbul (I am note sure how they wanna check on this).

Would you go?

Erasmus will not cover 100% of my costs. So I will be paying on top. I had no problem with this as I was assuming that I can enjoy a nice year of university life in Istanbul. However, without any actual classes there ...

So I am wondering about whether it might make sense to still go there. And whether I will be able to enjoy life there. I am especially interested in meeting local and international people, preferably at some of these student events that usually are organised for Erasmus students.

How is social life in Istanbul right now? Especially for international students? Do public events happen? Is everythin on shut down?
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>>1876158
no, this is a muslim country
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>>1876158
For sure, but dating here isn't easy unless you speak Turkish or are extraordinarily good-looking. Contrary to what you might expect, Turkish people--at least in big, metropolitan cities like Istanbul--are quite attractive. There's no shortage of swole dudes who dress better than you and have more money, too.

However, from what I've been able to gather, a lot of younger, educated Turkish women don't like the "typical Turkish mentality"--a lot of men are overbearing, possessive, and all-around regressive.

If you have a good personality and are decent-looking, you could probably at least get dates. But I think dating here, on the whole, is more difficult than other countries; a lot of women ARE quite religious, and even those who aren't grow up being taught not to trust men. Also doesn't help that the average Turk, regardless of age, can't speak English for shit.
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>>1876888
>>1876158
Turkish women are some of the easiest. Not as easy as SEA, but still very easy to pick up on a dating app or in person.
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Is Istanbul a good place for a relaxing week in October? Or am I gonna get harassed by street vendors everywhere? I just wanna go somewhere and chill :c
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>>1876888
I'm secular muslim, but not ethnically Turkish and don't speak the language. have a pretty successful in america and am American citizen tho. Am I gonna be lumped in with every other foreigner or does my muslim background give me a shot with turkish girls?

Thinking about relocating to Istanbul for a year. Gonna visit for a couple weeks this December

What is there to see and do in Berlin and surroundings?
Due to my new apprenticeship I will be able to visit the city pretty easily on most weekends and have a near free ticket for public transit, but sadly don't have the slightest clue what to do once there.
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>>1876669
then its not for you. But can i ask what cities would you rate higher than berlin?
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>>1876677
>But can i ask what cities would you rate higher than berlin?
None really, my Ruhrgebiet hometown is just as much of a dump.
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>>1876449
How old are you tho?
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How do you best find events in Berlin if you don't know any locals (I know there's not much going on atm because of Corona but in general)?
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>>1877057
Ask people on an underwater Mongolian basket weaving forum, is usually the best route.

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I'm 22 years old, never had a close friend, never had sex, never kissed a girl, never left the country and only recently got my first hobbies/friends. I am not an obvious autist with all these problems stemming from until recently being completely unable to trust people/having a ridiculously fucked up view of the world due to child abuse.

Anyway I've got a gap year during which I will be applying to medical school, my academics are good enough to guarantee interviews everywhere so realistically this is going to be my only free year until I'm 30. Interviews are all online this year and I have lots of money, if there are any normies here can someone be honest about whether or not this is a good idea or if it would be better to work on my issues at home.
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>>1871889
Fuck travel domestically if you have to. Road trip through your country and see the sites.
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>>1871894
>>1871894
>If I go travelling despite not being in a great mental state, am I going to get anything out of it or is it worth working on basic things like having friends first and being settled in my own country?

That really depends on you and your mindset, Anon. I took my first trip overseas when I was 19. At that point, I'd never so much as held hands with a girl, let alone gone on a date, kissed, or had sex. I had virtually no interests outside of playing video games and masturbating; furthermore, and despite being in university, I had no idea what I actually wanted to do with my life.

Lost my virginity in the first of my trip. Made a few friends, some of whom I still talk to--and I'm in my late twenties now. Kept traveling here and there, wound up taking some time off university to live in India. Learned to ride a motorcycle there, bought my own once I was back in the U.S. I've since moto-toured in about a dozen different countries, and was planning to do the Pan-American Highway before COVID set in.

Shit, even my dissertation topic was directly influenced by my travels--I'd never be in my discipline, researching the topic that I am, had I not lived in India. I've also learned to speak Hindi rather fluently, and was supposed to move to Delhi for my project last month. Borders are closed, though, so I'm staying in Istanbul until they re-open.

But yeah: you can get plenty of positive stuff from travel. But it all depends on you, your mindset, and willingness to try new things, talk to new people, and step a ways outside your comfort zone. Sort of cliche, but it worked for me, and it's worked for plenty of other people.

Of course, some types of autistics just aren't salvageable, but you won't know until you try.
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>>1876890
Wow, another meaningless platitute straight outta r*ddit. Shut the fuck up.
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Same situation and I really wanna travel too. I think it'd help my brain stop feeling so stuck by meeting new people and seeing a lot of new things. The thing is though I don't wanna go to SEA or any of that shit. Don't have my passport desu. Is it worth it to travel around and visit different cities in the USA to get this sort of experience? Where would you recommend? I don't need anything crazy just something better than the suburbs of been in forever. I also feel too mentally ill to get a job and idk what to do on that front.
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just go somewhere Latin America. Very friendly people good food women are cute lots of history that's what you're into

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So while Euroqueers are currently busy getting locked down under their second wave, Colombia just opened today for American tourists!

Flights are starting from Cartagena to Miami and Fort Lauderdale on September 19th and expanding to other cities like Medellin, Bogota and Cali within the next few days.

Requirements are 96 hour COVID-19 test and filling out an immigration form within a day of your flight.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/colombia-announces-the-reopening-of-international-flights-301133653.html

Colombia is said to have a scene that is just as good, if not better, than Thailand and the Philippines. Hotter, sexier and cheaper too. But there is some crime and language barriers to contend with there, plus most action is done via Facebook.

Any takers here?
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>>1875682
>Bald fat guy with a chick who is way out of his league.
Nah, I'm just rich, bro.
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south america sucks because its nearly impossible to find hookers to bareback and blow inside
why the fuck would I ever pay for sex with a condom on, so some woman can use my dick like a dildo for a few minutes and maybe I feel a little bit of stimulation through latex?
nah, no thanks
I'll wait to get back to my usual spots for endless bbfscip
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>>1876978
based this is literally the only criteria to judge whether a country is worth going to. spot on.
>can you fuck hookers raw
travel is permitted
>can you not fuck hookers raw
never going
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>>1876978
Imagine being a foreskinlet
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>>1873712

Culiacán, Mexico is literally heaven on earth. Worlds best kept secret. Good luck competing with Narcos though

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>>1876931
Brit here: Stay the fuck away from the cities except to gaze in black-pilled awe at a civilisation in freefall.
Stick to the countryside such as the cotswolds and lake District. Do more research than trv can provide and go to the charming, non-diverse villages and places of historical interest. You'll need four or two wheels for this.
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>>1876940

Getting drunk and fucking strangers. Note: it's getting drunk, not drinking as it happens in any other normal country. You're supposed to vomit right there on the street.
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>>1876957
Sounds like US but better
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>>1876952
>: Stay the fuck away from the cities except to gaze in black-pilled awe at a civilisation in freefall.
Can you explain in more detail anon? How are the cities any different from any other city in the world?
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>>1876938
>One of
>>1876952
>>1876965
Sadly this is true. I grew up thinking britain was the greatest country on earth but recently I've visited some of the cities and there is just as much homelessness, crime, and blacks/arabs as any other 3rd world shithole I've been to. Anon was right, visit cotswold/lake district/scottish highlands or historic places like york or bath (bath might be full of shitskins idk).

Hello, i'm moving from Mexico to the USA (CA) for a couple of years, as all my dad's family lives there in Fresno and they have finally convinced me to do so.
So uh yeah what should i know? I mean, I'm exited to leave this 3rd world shithole but I'm also nervous, how do I even move around? how do I make friends? what are some do's and don'ts of their culture? Are there any articles you can first-hand recommend me?
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>>1876448
>been the largest demographic in the US since the 90s

This is a flat out lie.
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>>1875455
Most other countries hate americans. But Spain has programs with Canada and Mexico. For example a mexican citizenship can get a Spain citzenship for living at spain after 2yrs
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>>1876386

>quality of food
EU destroys us on that
>price of car
in most of the EU (esp large cities) don't need a car because of public transit, which is cheap, efficient and relatively safe especially compared to driving in the US
>luxury goods
who cares
>housing
this is the only one the US arguably has. even in relatively large cities like Houston or even Atlanta to a lesser extent you can live within 30min drive of the city center and buy a decent house for a few hundred thousand, max. if you're willing to live a little farther outside the city or near a smaller city or town, you can easily find a place for less than 200k that's a good quality house. in England as far as I can tell this is basically impossible due to population density, and in western europe at large I would say its more difficult because of density as well. However -- there are still many places in the EU where if you're a citizen housing is not that much more expensive compared to the US (i.e. compare rural France to rural US). additionally in countries like France there are schemes where normal citizens (i.e. not veterans) can buy a house with 0% interest and way less than 20% down. those schemes don't really exist in the US and even with stuff like FHA you still have 4% interest.

tl;dr there are advantages to living in the US, but most of what you have listed are not part of it.
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>>1875411
Fresno is a literal shit hole, better save up and move either to Riverside or move to another state.
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>>1876726
>>1876386
>>housing

In Europe you can also buy cheaper houses within a 30mn drive of a city, but people don't do it because of transporation costs, fuel being way cheaper in the US than in Europe (that's one advantage there).

I totally agree with 1876726 overall. And you also have to take into account the number of americans not really owning their home, because they will never be able to repay their loans (that's what the whole 2008 crisis was about). Which happens way less in Europe because people live within their means most of the time.

tldr: on housing, it's a draw

I wanted to visit Russia this year, go to Moscow, Omsk, major cities, but after watching some insider media on real life in Russia Im kinda afraid a bit, more about my fiance though, things can really get rough there in broad daylight, lots of gopniks and criminals around. Thought Russia was this fairy land with golden churches.
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>>1860191
Uhh... Communists?
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>>1875247
Yes, because you are an american. Also why? In the best case scenario, you will be le funny black guy, in the worst, you will know what the real racism is.
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>>1876110
>why
because as an american he has racial dysphoria.
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>>1852758
He went to Mexico and hasn't updated in 2 days, did he got targetted by the cartels already?
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>>1876318
He usually doesn't upload until after he left the country. For this very reason.

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Is Singapore a great place for exchange programs? I'm doing a degree on international relations and I only speak fluently english and portuguese. Spending about six months there would help me learn Mandarin? Any other country suggestion for exchange programs?
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>>1875480
>Hong Kong
>Mandarin
Dude, just go to Beijing and learn it there. That's the only place that speaks Mandarin understood by all. Hong Kong doesn't even speak Mandarin.
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>>1875480

Cantonese is the language of HK for now
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>>1875500
>for now
I hate Western propaganda faggots like you. Guangzhou speaks Cantonese too. Why would they change Hong Kong? The CCP only gives a fuck if you try and say you aren't Chinese like the Uyghurs.
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>>1875502

They've been slowly trying to phase out Cantonese for years. It's a slow process, TVs and a slow creep in the schools. They absolutely want one universal Chinese speaking and writing system.
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>>1875493
23 million Taiwanese fart in your general direction.

When do you think pleasure cruise airships will make a return? After being on an Zeppelin NT many years ago and being amazed with the comfortable smoothness of the flight I can see no problem with slightly larger capacity airships being used for short travel between countries.
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They can only fly in the best of weather and helium is becoming increasingly harder to find and thus more expensive
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>>1874919
there must be recyclable non flammable gasses available, right?
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>>1874919
um why dont wew just use oxygen instead??
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>>1874929
Lighter than helium (atomic weight 4) is basically impossible, except for hydrogen (atomic weight 2) and then you have hindenburg problens.
Hot air works but it's less efficient.
If you have batshit insane sci-fi materials then you can use vacuum, but we don't have that.
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>>1874954
> wanting to recreate the end of Apollo 1

>>1874919
We could use hydrogen. It really isn't that risky. The main problem is that airships are uneconomical. There aren't enough richfags willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars per ticket to float around from place to place for days to weeks at a time, when they can get an airline flight for a few hundred bucks.

Also, yeah, OP didn't fly a blimp through any thunderstorms. Aircraft CAN survive that, usually, as long as they don't go straight into the middle of a fucking thunderhead or worse a tornado.

the final boss of travelling
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>>1874822
is this like state department warnings for the UK?
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>>1876552
whatever a state department warning is, anon >>1874822 means foreign office travel advice. it covers entry rules, visa rules etc for every country in the world.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
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>>1863093
don't know how these people treat belgians, so i will pass.
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>>1876555
yeah most countries do this
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>>1863148

>I have never traveled: the post

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wow nice travel thread.
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>>1874631
Interesting sentiment OP
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>>1874631
Pretty sure this drawing is based off a Greek myth.

Hey guys, so my brother and her lady are hitting 1 year together. He wants to give her a nice gift. So here is the deal. Write down the following in a paper sheet: "Natty, Bruno's love for you is so big it just reached *insert name of your province and country*" and take a pic of it on a landscape nearby. If you're just lazy, just write down the same thing and take a pic of it on your desk, a table, whatever, alongside your local currency, it could be either a coin, a bill, whatever. I'd truly thank you for that guys
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Did I do this right OP?
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>>1876851
THANK YOU NATTY CATTY
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>>1876847
Am I being trolled here? I might legitametly do it to help a bro out.
>>1876851
THANK YOU NATTY CATTY
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>>1876803
>my brother and her lady
what did OP mean by this?
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>>1876851
Ty natty cat

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Hawaii General

Hawaii will allow tourists beginning October 15th with the stipulation that they must get a state-approved Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival.

Please let me know about your experiences and recommendations for Hawaii.
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>>1876312
>>1876313
looks like another planet :O
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Best place to stay?

Best waterfalls?
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>>1875762
Former Navy here, enjoyed my time in Hawaii but I just don't see anyone ever wanting to retire there from the mainland.
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>>1876737
I just wanna do a 1 week vacation

whats the best island for lounging, hiking, waterfalls and such
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>>1876742
The big island is your best option. I would spend about 2 days on Oahu if you haven't been to the islands than move on.


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