Traveling Anonymous 140376
Have you done it before? Which places did you go to? How was it like? Any recommendations?
Wow you have been to a lot of places. I have only been to canada once with the alaska marine highway.
How was indonesia? Did you go to bali or some other island? What about india? Can you go to those places alone?
Yea I went to Bali, it was loads of fun. I probably would've enjoyed India more if it were a vacation, but I actually lived there for a year and had to go to school and stuff. I'd say Bali and maaaaybe Kerala (India) are safe to travel alone, but I REALLY recommend you don't with the rest of India. Many of the moids there are hyper-creeps; (coming from an Indian) Also are you living in Alaska? If so, lucky
What about colombia, cr and panama?>Also are you living in Alaska?
Yes. I live somwhere in the 9nside passage.>if so lucky
Nah its depressing in winter and the bugs are huge. I am probably going to move to europe because i have a useless degree thats probably only useful there.
Costa Rica is AWESOME, everything from the cities to the beaches to the rainforests are beautiful. Colombia's pretty great too, but I'm pretty biased towards it 'cause I have family there (Colombian mom, Indian dad) From what I remember the beaches in places like Cartagena are really nice. I don't have a lot to say about Panama, I just visited for a bit after crossing over for Colombia, they're pretty similar.
aa I love travelling, want to see every country at some point tbh, can't wait for the plane travel situation to return to "normal"(lol)
I was only in hong kong, so it feels a bit like cheating to mark the whole thing lol. it was pretty nice, really liked the aesthetic of the city and the mountain hikes. i am half-planning a trip deep into mainland china soon tho, hope I'll make it
Thats where i have been so far. I am quite old and didnt travel that much but here it is.
I was part of this tour thing for school and went to Britain, Germany, France, Austria and Czech Republic. I am going to sound like a piece of shit but i hated it tbh. being trapped in a different culture is terrifying and confusing and my retard ass kept getting lost. There were people everywhere and shit there was just to much going on. It was overall just stressful. idk why people like traveling so much.
I've travelled a lot for uni, then work doing genetic and medical surveys. Honestly, the only place I'd recommend visiting for fun would be Argentina because it is so varied and beautiful. I just want to visit a country that isn't stinking hot and humid.
I'm trying to get to png. Is ot a nice place?
How was french guiana? What about chile uruguay and argentina?
It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The highlands are so steep that the view just drops away to misty valleys of untouched rainforest, then rise again to more mountains in the distance. The entire landscape is primeval in a way that even untouched parts of Africa just can't match. It feels like Pangea. It may be hot and humid, but it's incredible.
That said, I would not suggest visiting.
Travel is long, uncomfortable and can be dangerous. Road rules are a suggestion and taxi/bus drivers often could never have a license and/or are intoxicated while driving. Getting anywhere outside of the few main roads really requires a 4x4 and experienced driver.
Local crime is a problem in Port Moresby, but being a foreigner gets muggings downgraded to being menacingly asked for money or belongings. Worse than the locals are the ex-pats and holidayers who saw relative lawlessness and decided it was an invitation. Most acts of sexual assault and rape against tourists are from this group.
Outside of the city centre you may encounter roadblocks and checkpoints run by local 'militias' that take tolls to enter villages. It's best to have a local driver for these as they can pay a small amount and pass in under a minute, while for foreigners they love to flex their muscle and get you out of the car, search your things and demand larger tolls.
Being touched and groped, even by boys as young as 8, is common if they can get away with it, and some men will proposition you forcefully and try to physically pull you away from people, then isolate you somewhere. These rapes aren't reported because, to the police, they propositioned you for sex and you didn't fight them, so it was consensual.
If you do plan to visit, either stay in the tourist destinations by day and hotels by night, where there are always plenty of watchful eyes and police brutality to keep tourists secure, or hire one of the handful of Aus/NZ security companies who'll send a big, imposing ex-military guard and a local driver/fixer to take you places.
never ever had been anywhere, traveling is too much stress for me
Really? I know moresby and lae are dangerous but i am planning to cross through vanimo which should be safer. I have lived in pacific islands before so idk if id be fine
The general rule is if it's travelled by corporations, it's safe enough. Police and security are extremely heavy handed with crime which effects foreigners, so the crime is really limited to areas they can actually police.
I'm from the US. I've travelled to Canada, Italy, Japan, Thailand, China, and South Korea.
There's nowhere I really want to travel to, except maybe Hungary and Germany because I like their history and musicals.
France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, UK, Ireland
>Want to visit
Russia, Finland, Iceland, China, Cuba, USA, Argentinia, Peru, Brazil, India, Iran, Israel/Palestine
If I had money (which I don't) and a friend to join me (which I also don't), I'd like to take the Transsib through Russia one day. Russia is such a fascinating country. I have been learning Russian for a while and really wish I could visit.
A few. They’re more pleasant than planes.
How was central america and the caribbean?
They were all family vacations I was forced to go on. I laid on the beach for a bit on all the islands. Beaches are mostly the same anywhere. There’s one tiny island that’s not on the map that’s owned by a cruiseline. That one was my favorite because there were no other people or things on it. Just a bar and some sand.
south korea, belize, dominican republic, japan
>visiting in a few weeks
>want to visit in general
austria, germany, mongolia, iceland
also does anyone has any good ideas for things to do in gdansk, rome, naples, krakow or other cities in poland? just wondering
I hope you're fine, anon.
I genuinely think travelling is vastly overrated. It's a serious drain on time and money and screws with your head so it's harder to accept your home community and adjust to it. I think you'll find that the happiest and most stable people in the world have lived in the same place for a very long time and have deep roots.
Would be nice to see things once I graduate college.
The list of countries I want to travel is much more inexhaustive, but in particular I marked:
- Former Soviet Block countries because of my homeland Bulgaria being one.
- Scandinavian countries because they actually seem to care about their population.
- Almost every Oceanian and Caribbean island because I want to visit a bunch of extremely remote islands.
- Central America and South America because they feel much closer to my European roots than any place I've been to in the U.S.
Fuck most of Western Europe, China, Middle East, Somalia (And other pirate/AIDS-infested African countries. Didn't mark it all because of laziness though), and North Korea.
I live in the U.S. but otherwise I would have put that in red too. Especially because of the Bay Area.
One day maybe. I only want to visit the middle east if things improve there for women. There is too much cool history there not to go if they kick the chuds out.
Are you from vladikavkaz by chance?>>141967
I wish too. I 'm used to taking the train but my russian is absolute dogshit since i have never been to russia and unfortunately i dont think europoors are allowed in right now
Hey i mean well but how can your homeland be two countries. And you don’t want to visit france?!
I'm going to walk you through this concept called "immigration".
Yeah, I'm an immigrant so I just decided to mark both.
>And you don’t want to visit france?!
No, I don't really care for it and it seems like a terrorist-overrun shithole tbh. Although I have an online friend from there so I might for him at least.
take a wild guess at what i hate doing, anons. i love learning about different cultures but vacations are so stressful
No, I'm from Dagestan. I've never been to Vladikavkaz but I heard it's pretty nice
I'm from france and it sucks. The other poster is right
Isnt that the place with a lot of different ethnic groups. It looks pretty rad ngl.
Do you like it there?
>>142744>Isnt that the place with a lot of different ethnic groups. It looks pretty rad ngl.
Yeah, we have like 14 official languages>Do you like it there?
It was bad for some time after Chechen wars, terrorism and all, but it's getting better>>142751>They're ethnically Russian & Arabic
No, we speak Russian but we have nothing to do with ethnic Russians, we're not even Slavs. Population of Dagestan consists mostly of Turkic tribes + few local highlander tribes
Decently well traveled for a 30 years old i guess.
How did you like azerbaijan and georgia?
I feel like I should explain I haven't actually visited the british isles but I did go to Gibraltar while vacationing in spain. I got bit by one of the monkeys. it was pretty cool.
So happy to see a miner from my country
I haven't travelled much, but I would like to see more of Europe and the Americas.
>euros wanting to visit US but have no interest in Canada
I'm kinda surprised by that even as an American. The US seems to get a bad rap nowadays. What about the US interests you more than Canada? Is it the diverse geography?
Yeah I think they would find Canada interesting, its Euro roots are a lot more prominent than in the US.
NTA, but maybe because it is radically different from the West without being too dangerous to visit (especially as a woman). There are actually quite a few organisations offering regular tours to North Korea. As long as you are not a complete idiot like that American guy who stole a propaganda poster, nothing will happen to you there.
The downside is that you only get to go in groups, with a fixed schedule and a North Korean guide staying at your side the whole time. Still would make for an interesting visit imo, if you have the money.
Why do people want to travel to India
>>145149>Ireland is red like UK
I'm about to infight
>want to visit
egypt, algeria, morocco, senegal, mali, russia, mongolia, vietnam, china, north korea, japan, spain, italy, peru
at the very least, i want to see egypt before i die
Do you know how i could get a job in new guinea or madagascar?
Unless you plan on emigrating, your only shot is an NGO or university running programs, usually in capitals and the poorest areas. I wouldn't suggest Madagascar unless you're fine with spending a long time there, maybe a year or more. PNG is easier to find work for with companies based in Aus/NZ and Indonesia, as they run shipping, import/export, hospitality, security ect. Fair warning about taking a job with Chinese companies, as contracts are often highly predatory, may stick you in demountable barracks with men in a locked compound and they will frequently violate contracts with total immunity. What kind of work are you looking for?
Any tbf, could be mining related, could be tourism… anything.
I have a degree thats not very useful so it wont be much of an help here.
Which part of chile/argentina would you recommend?
are you the person that's been spamming these ogres on /img/?
Those ogres are probably nicer people than the average soiboi numale.
why is it that whenever you are called out you start talking about soibois, numales, and low e like an incel?
Literally ugliest humans ive ever seen. Russians are hardly people.
i remember that one russian lolcow chick who made a racist drawing out of caucasus people on her VK account, yet she she was a landwhale that had those stereotypical pig-nose/flat slav nose's in her pics and dated a random brown guy in the US just so she could run away from russia and get a free US visa card
okay? why did you feel the need to share this?
Just say you hate non-whites and go.
Those guys are visibly not Russian/European
Are you going to pretend that those Chewbacca-looking guys are attractive? Lmfao.
Where were you in indonesia and how did you like it?
I basically ran a circuit of the bay of boni, going to smaller communities off the main costal roads to collect blood and saliva samples from locals. Like most of the islands in the area, they're incredibly beautiful, and these little villages remind me of really rural Australia if it they were modern day frontiersmen. All they need is a decent road and they build communities into the landscape around it. The people are very friendly and respectful, if a little distrusting of people in full PPE wanting to take their blood and stick rods in their mouths.
Is that in sulawesi? Looks nice, how do you fine long term accomodation? How do you get arpund?
Also which islands would you recommend?
You have been to georgia and azerbaijan?
Do you happen to know any import/xport companies?
I just went abroad for the first time. I went to the netherlands. It was pretty great, the cities are clean and there are jobs around. I might consider moving there.
I’d like to live in east Asia. Mainly because I like how people seem to mind their own business there and aren’t constantly trying to interact with strangers or forcibly pull a conversation or reaction out of them. I also heard Scandinavians are similar like that, at least outside of the big cities. People are just so annoying, I don’t want to live in exile but I don’t want to have people constantly breathing down my neck either. I just feel like people won’t let you live in peace here, they’ve always got to be in your face and business.
>>154028>Asia>people seem to mind their own business
Throughout most of Asia, generalising heavily here, there is no such thing as privacy unless you carve it out for yourself with a lot of money. If you have a different ethnicity to the local population, you will be pulled into conversations, stared at and photographed daily. The only way to escape that is to move to the heart of an international city, somewhere suitably modern, but you also don't want people breathing down your neck, so I guess you don't want to live in a city of 5+ million stacked on top of each other.
>>154028>mind their own business there and aren’t constantly trying to interact with strangers or forcibly pull a conversation
I'll probably sound ignorant saying this but isn't this every big city ever?
excuse me why isn't the north and south poles on this map? i want to relive life as an arctic explorer and ski on barren landscapes
The north pole isnt located on land
I've been to:
- the US (LA and Hawaii)
- Thailand (Bangkok)
- The Philippines (for a layover, still got to leave the airport)
- London and Paris.
- Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka)
- Italy (all around the place, did a big tour.)
my personal recommendations would be Italy and Japan. If you're ever in Italy, go to Capri and San Gimignano. Or really anywhere in Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast area. Rome, Florence and Vatican City are beautiful too. Venice is also wonderful but fucking hell, the canals smell like absolute shit sometimes.
Japan is fantastic, i'd honestly recommend avoiding tourist traps and expensive gimmicky things in Tokyo (like the robot cafe, etc) unless you're super keen on it. Kyoto is really peaceful and interesting and worth a visit, same with Osaka, especially for the food.
You traveled a lot more than i did lol. I am interested in going to the baltics, which one would you recommend?
Some of the countries I want to visit in theory aren't safe enough atm.
I've been in most EU places and I want to rant about Paris/London/Most northern EU highlights. Northern EU capitals are mostly highly overrated and only for people who have a lot of money. Period. I've been there as a broke ass college student as well as a person with significantly more money and the experience difference is drastic. For instance Italy, Greece and I'd say Albania are 100% low budget friendly spots that won't ruin your trip at all. There's something magical about south of Europe that makes you feel welcomed even when you are a broke ass. North is hostile and I realised the only reason to go there would be business, never again I go there for my own sake.
I haven't traveled much but I'd kill to go back to Peru. I don't know what it is about the place, maybe it's just something in the air (probably dust). It felt like everything was made out of squares there. There even these popular cookies that are much like Oreos, and they're square too. I like squares. squares are fun. do you know what also comes in squares? acid tabs.
How long were you there and which part of the country did you visit?
>>157822>retard hates china, france and hungary but wants to visit syria, iran and russia
I don't hate France, but it's a joke that everyone in my country goes to France every summer and I have to keep up my streak of never going to France. Also I said that some countries I want to visit, aren't safe atm. Syria, Russia and Iran would fall under that, among others.
peru is a shithole, what are u even talking about
>>158730>that hostility for no reason
scrotes rlly cant stop outing themselves any chance they get dont they
I spent a little over a week in Santa Clara doing stuff like playing with kids and cleaning up a local park when I was a teenager. That's about a hour's bus ride out of Lima iirc. church missions trips tend to be really cringe, but the experience of hanging out with the community there instead of doing tourist stuff was valuable. >>158832
I thought it was really cool. but I'm from a shithole myself and learned to see the shine of a turd.
Yea france is ugly af, what are you on about?
this looks so nice compared to the place in which i dwell
I feel that, Italy Spain and Greece were all super cheap and beautiful (minus Rome), but England and Scotland especially were so cold and dirty
Regardless of your country, its probably a much better place to live in than france.
most of the places I want to visit are based around historical interests. the girlies who write off central asia as some middle east backwater are missing out though, the region is gorgeous and the people are incredibly kind to outsiders.
How did you get there and how dyou cross borders say between uzbekistan and tajikistan
flew in from istanbul, and just walked over the borders after being driven to them. tajikistan might be a little more difficult now considering the war they're trying to start, but otherwise the process was pretty quick. I recommend making some friends that speak russian and/or local languages (and if I can do that as an autist I imagine it'd be pretty easy for others lol) to help you bargain, or pick up some russian on your own.
Did you use official checkpoints or did you got dropped in the middle of nowhere?
u can take pictures like this in 99% of countries.
All of france looks like this. Its the most disgusting and uninteresting country on earth
That is false though. The French countryside is beautiful. Also, central Paris doesn't look like that at all.
No. Its ugly bland, overpriced and overall a terrible place to live in.
Cool map and almost same for me.
To the I can't reply directly to for some reason, north carolina is best for camping. Very green and nice, south carolina is pretty bleak, and florida is either beach or swamp.
Kinda related but how do i find cheap flight tickets? I usually use price comparing website then go on the airlines official page.
I only used ryanair and easyjet so far
Any airline recommendation?
I've never travelled to actually enjoy and explore. Only to visit family
I was lucky to travel a lot with my family when I was a teenager. Hopefully in a few years I'll be traveling again, but this time by myself.
It's a lot less stressful with a smart phone. I went to Germany 10 years ago and then again a few months ago and the difference having a computer in my pocket made in my anxiety levels and ability to actually enjoy myself was huge.
I think this would only really apply to well-developed countries though. Like if you actually traveled to Jamaica for example and not just a resort there, it would still be pretty hard to navigate just because they're so disorganized and things are very unofficial.
why did you feel the need to say fuck islam but then colored turkey and tunisia as blue?
>>161443>Xinjiang and Taiwan
Go back to Reddit
I'm travelling to Albania to see my sister on the 1st of January. This will be the first time I get to travel alone, and I'm really excited. Any tips so I can stay safe, or anything I should keep in mind? I'm planning to stay there for three weeks.
im traveling to japan in late may and early june. is there any area i should check out? im planning to see parts of hokkaido and tokyo but open to any suggestions. i love great food and interesting places to visit. im considering visiting tashirojima for part of the trip because i love cats but idk if its worth it?
I also hope all scrotes from the orange countries, especially SA and the UAE are enslaved and tortured. c:
I'm a Eurofag myself so this list is not as impressive as one would think
>Spain a few times
>Portugal a few times
>France (twice, one for Disneyland)
>Rome (including the Vatican)
>Ireland a few times
I would like to visit parts of Eastern Europe, namely Russia, but for now that's not the best idea and I feel this is an aspiration I have to bookmark for many years before things settle down enough to make that possible
similar but I'm from USA. I've seen a little bit of UK/Europe by train/plane (Dublin/scotland, italy/switzerland/france/germany/iceland RIP wowair) and I've been to a couple countries in SA (Panama/Costa Rica).
2 favorite places: Domodossola Italy
especially if you can get a room up on the hillside overlooking the valley and the Alps (oh my god it's pretty). Easy to get to by train. I hope it's not super touristy now, it was chill like 5 years ago but if I found it other people must have.Costa Rica
specifically the La Selva Biological Station if you're an animal nerd but the whole country is gorgeous and easy to drive around or bus around and find affordable places to stay. The cloud forest is very memorable and unique.
I want to go everywhere. I wish it was safe to travel everywhere alone but I have the feeling if I really let myself go crazy and walk around wherever I wanted I would wander into something stupid and dangerous. I am cautious but sometimes paranoid travel advice makes me feel like it's all stupid (saw something recently about whether the natives in Hawaii are safe… girl what lol).
I'm going to Portugal and the Canary islands in a couple months. I fly in and out of Lisbon/Lisboa; if anyone has advice on where to go in Portugal from there I would much appreciate it because there are like 5 days of my trip I have not planned, I have my flights booked but I'm still deciding where I'm gonna stay (I thought maybe I should leave Lisbon and stay somewhere else in Portugal for part of the trip).
samefag: I should add for people looking to travel to the US that the Puget Sound area in Washington state north of Seattle is extremely nice and unique, would recommend for relaxation and nature with comfortable lodgings. The air is different, the water is different, the mountains are close… it's amazing.
>I want to go everywhere. I wish it was safe to travel everywhere alone but I have the feeling if I really let myself go crazy and walk around wherever I wanted I would wander into something stupid and dangerous.
The Department of State lists travel advisories for each country. You can reference that if you need to. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
The botanical garden in Lisboa is gorgeous, definitely check that out!
im considering it more after some research. im only worried about it being too hot as im very sensitive to high temperatures.
I love botanical gardens, I will do that for sure! It will still be winter when I get there so it probably won't be in its full splendor (unless there is a nice greenhouse and it's not all outdoors?)
Do you happen to know if the Lisboa Card for tourists is worth it or if it's overpriced? (honestly regular tickets to things look pretty cheap but I haven't meticulously done the math)
It isn't too hot in June yet! August is hellish, but the main problem is the high humidity.
Vacation is approaching (two weeks away!) and I'm freaking out about lack of plans. Where should I stay / what should I do in the Canary Islands? (Tenerife specifically but I could take a ferry to another one)
I want to travel but I feel like traveling alone isn't as fun and I'm too chicken.
They also didn't realize that Alaska is part of the USA
Same. I don't have any friends or anyone in general who would travel with me. I originally want to travel alone but believe it's tough as a solo female… and like what you said, it'd be fun with others.
This might be a stupid question: Does your race greatly affect travel experience? I am Inuit/Native American.
It absolutely does, I'm latina and when I'm in a white country people think I'm there as an immigrant and give me suspicious looks, and somehow airport security always pick me in their "random" tests, even when I travel mainly as part of my job and I'm there with all expenses paid by a multinational corporation.
I didnt really understand the homeland question. I live in canada, but i'm not canadian/white. I love scandinavian culture and i'd love to visit any of those countries
Besides for work, traveling always felt like a balancing act for me. Do you want to go on an adventure or do yu want to be safe? Europe is very pretty, but it doesn't feel like an adventure. India, South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa are adventures but they are risky. If you don't lik strange men staring at you and following you around for a few blocks, stay in the west or be a moid. Even the most dangerous country has pretty nice tourist areas that are safe, but why would you go there when probably live at least an hour away from a nicer city. South American Islands like the Falkland and Galapagos Island are cool, but they wont be around for much longer which is sad.
Are you a Chinese heritage nona?
I get Africa and the Middle East, but is a shame to see that not everyone wants to visit South America. Its really beautiful and is safer than a lot of the Third world if you do planning before the trip.
wdym, many people want to/have visited there
Another Indigenous miner! I don't see many passing through here or lc, which makes sense statistically I suppose.
I assume you're Alaska Native given your map? Most of the Inuit I know are in Canada (I'm also Native American, though not Inuk, but live across the border). Your culture is very cool.
Chinese/korean lmao. It's pretty obvious isn't it lmao