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wlwga-y · a day ago
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Looking for a decent cheap place for a 4 month working holiday back end of this year from the UK

I’ll be honest, I’m 100% new to the travelling biz so I was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers on where I would be able to go on a budget working holiday for 4 months/any programmes in the UK that would be good to know about? Was thinking of likely taking it around autumn-winter time if that helps.

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wlwga-y · 4 days ago
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Traveling in Turkey?

I’m considering a trip to Turkey in the spring and I have a few questions for anyone who has visited recently.

  1. I know due to COVID certain POI are limited as well as indoor dining. However did their current restrictions make you feel like you didn’t get the experience? I mainly plan on staying in the Istanbul and Izmir to see a friend.

  2. Any experiences with hostels during these times? It looks like you can still book on hostelworld but I have not found and info on safe practicing, requirements, etc.

  3. Any advice and or suggestions on things to make the most of my trip?

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wlwga-y · 7 days ago
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What are the best European cities for young people looking to party/have fun?

PS: Of course, after the pandemic is over.

What I prioritize

1-Young people-oriented(lots of college students, young professionals), less older adults, fewer couples, fewer families.

2-Nightlife(bars, clubs, small concerts).

3-Arts(writers giving talks at bookstores, comedy shows, the ocassional convention coming to town)

4-Openness(Open minded people who want to meet others).

5- Can get by with mostly English and some conversational skills in their language( I am learning a bunch of European language, however, you have to bare in mind that there’s way too many and reaching. high level would take yers. If the culture is mainly catering to an international crowd, English should be fine).

6-**Live and Let live attitude(**this is mostly in the recommended district.) However, I’ve noticed that it all depends on the demographics. In places orientated towards couples and families, the landlords will be very strict.

-What isn’t that important

1-Jobs(I’m self-employed, so that I wouldn’t be working there.)

2-Weather(I’ve lived in all times of weather, so it no something I care about)

3-Nature(I’m don’t care too much about nature nor green spaces)

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wlwga-y · 8 days ago
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Coming to Dubai ? you can join me for a hike.

Hi, I dont know if this type of post is allowed here, but anyway. Unlike what some people might think, the UAE is not just desert with modern cities here and there, there are many places that are excellent for hiking with breathtaking views and amazing scenery where you will truly feel the sould of this country and it’s hidden gems. I am an avid hiker who loves the company of people, so if you are planning to visit the UAE you can get in touch with me and i will take you for a hike, i am not going to charge you anything, if you are nearby i can pick you up, and drop you off, or we can meet wherever you want, you can also bring your friends, the only catch is that if i ever someday decide to visit your country and you happen to be a hiker, you will take me for a hike too :) , let me know if you have any questions.

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wlwga-y · 9 days ago
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NEED HELP finding this podcast!

Hi all, I am in dire need and at my whits end trying to find this podcast I used to listen to in 2016 - 2017. It was not a long series (maybe 12 episodes), it had a yellow album cover with the text of the podcast name and I listened to it in apple podcasts. Not sure if these details mean anything.

It was a podcast where this guy would interview backpackers in different places and would get crazy backpacker stories. The one I remember the most explicitly was a man he interviewed had lived in cambodia and suffered from alcohol addiction. To get clean, he went to a thailand rehabilitation centre and he explains the details of this rehab thoroughly. One part of the podcast he discusses how they had them “purge” meaning drink some sort of cocktail of herbs that would induce vomiting. He goes into great lengths to describe the entire process and the person he interviewed ending up writing a book.

Another podcast was about this backpacker who unknowingly did ketamine in some south east asian country and he describes the events that followed.

Another was a love story that didn’t end well.

These stories were all truly amazing and I want to revisit them. PLEASE HELP!

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wlwga-y · 10 days ago
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Mental stuff/Isolation

Just throwing this out there. I did my first trip over ten years ago and when I returned to “normal life” I just felt isolated. And that trend has continued till today. As soon as I hit the road, I feel very sociable and have embarked on quite a few adventures with people. I’m in my thirties now and have been looking to talk to someone about life and can’t think of anyone from my travels that I’d want to speak to (bar one and she won’t). It’s strange, sad, and maybe obvious, that those friendships were just based on the intensity of a shared experience and not much else . It’s not that I didn’t know that at the time, but it’s just become more evident now. It’s not the same as having friends from college or work or the neighbourhood.

I had meant to meet people for something more substantial as I did more spiritual travel, but I’ve faced the same issue. I meet couples or friends who have been travelling/co-living for like a year, and maybe that’s the direction I need to go…

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wlwga-y · 13 days ago
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Motorbike loops in India/Indian subcontinent

Once it’s safe to travel again, I’d love to do a big trip around the Indian subcontinent (probably Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. Maybe Bangladesh and Nepal).

On my other trip, which was around South East Asia, one of my favourite things was renting a scooter for a few days and doing a loop around somewhere really beautiful, staying in a few little towns along the way.

Does anyone have any experience doing something similar in the Indian subcontinent? If so, what are the rules like, do you need an international driver’s license or something? Are scooters cheap to rent? And which places would you recommend to do it? I can’t seem to find too much info online about small motorbike trips that you can do by yourself like this.

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wlwga-y · 13 days ago
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If you had $30,000 and could live and travel anywhere you want, where would it be and how would you spend your money?
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wlwga-y · 20 days ago
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Your most unusual and rare experience?

Has anyone been to North Korea? Or Antarctica? Gotten a ride in a cargo ship? or snuck across a border? Bribed officials? Been arrested in a scary country? Randomly run into your ex girlfriend in Mongolias steppes?

My most unusual experience I think was seeing Cubas secret nuclear power plant from a horse carriage. It was off limits to even go near so no taxi would take us. But a friendly local was curious about us and did it for free.

Or maybe the time I went to a super high end club in Shanghai only because I am white, and my Couchsurfing host needed me as “ticket entrance” so she could earn some money as “party girl”

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wlwga-y · 21 days ago
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Anyone “runaway” or “escape” from problems/life to traveled?

Just like everyone here, I’m dying to travel again. I solo traveled plenty of times and even quit my job and traveled for 13 months and done plenty of thru-hikes, but my plans to hike the CDT(I have always wanted to do this hike), but it feels like I’m “running away” from my problems (exhaustion from work and problems with personal/social life) I had for the past year. I usually feel excitement and nervousness during my plans for travel, but this time, I feel like I need to do this hike for mental and physical health or taking a break from life. I don’t really want to talk to my personal issues (unless you guys find it useful to know), and I know the problems I have now will follow me but just in a different place or my problems with be there when I come back, but I just want to hear from people who had “runaway” or escape from life by solo traveling. What was your experience, did you regret it, do you recommend it?

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wlwga-y · 22 days ago
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Ever met anyone who is really boring on your travels?

Where, when and why?

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wlwga-y · 22 days ago
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Road trip in Europe vs America?

I’m thinking of travelling either Europe or America this summer, and I’m wondering what you guys think would be more fun for me (21 M)? I live in Britain in case that’s relevant.

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wlwga-y · 22 days ago
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I want to take a break/leave my life for about 6 months at least

I want to take a break/leave my life for about 6 months at least, I’m currently in college but im more and more realizing that this isn’t for me, since I already changed my major once. I recently turned 23 and am nowhere near to finishing college and rather close to having a burn out. I dont feel right, stopped talking to my family for over a year even tho im still living at home. Can’t get out of my bed for weeks (more like months) and am just unhappy in general, can’t find any joy in anything. So the idea of leaving my current life in western europe for a couple of months and moving to a little apartment in the Mediterranean my family owns came to my mind.

The biggest problem that occurs to me is: I need to start making money online without any real skills, 400-600 $/€ would be enough. But not with braindead jobs like surveys or anything. Does anyone a subreddit to post this in?

In my time off I thought about getting more in touch with the nature ( plants, etc) {subreddit?}

Start working out {subreddit?}

Read a lot of books to improve my mental and physical health and also my knowledge and maybe go into philosophical stuff {subreddit?}

There are so many more things in my head but since im close to burn out I can’t sort them and tend to lose my overview instantly, but I hope u got the idea of what I was trying to say so if anyone knows subreddits that could find, please let me know.

PS: you might’ve realized already but I’m new to reddit

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wlwga-y · 24 days ago
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Solo traveling Brazil with no Portuguese……any advice?

Going solo to Brazil by the end of Jan. Trying to learn as much of their language as I can before going but obviously will only have the bare essentials down.

Are there many English speakers there? Are hostels currently open with other travelers? Any advice and tips welcome!! I start off in Rio

Sidenote, if anyone is keen to join let me know

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wlwga-y · 24 days ago
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Need Help on first Solo trip

Hello solo travelers! Glad I found this trend. I wanna travel more this year and I’m planning my first Solo trip. It’s for my birthday in March… I’m thinking Punta Cana or Cancun or Jamaica. I’m in NY and have a Green card and being in the US for 8 years and passport from Nigeria. I’m a bit of an over thinker and I would like to know everything and anything I should know. Advice, info, what to do to have max fun (I’m an introvert). Thanks guys

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wlwga-y · 24 days ago
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Exodus Travel group question

Hi all, I’ve been looking at going on a group tour (In a post COVID world) and Exodus Tours have really stood out for me, they offer a lot of really interesting tours in areas I want to visit (Balkans) and there’s a lot of walking and hiking involved on them too which is another box of mine ticked. My question is, I’m 22 years old, if any of you have travelled with Exodus before, were there people in the group around that my age range or was it more catered to people who are in a slightly older age category? Cheers!

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wlwga-y · 25 days ago
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What place did you have low expectations for that you ended up loving?

Mine was Barcelona, Spain. I thought it would be ok, but had no idea just how much I would enjoy the city. The people were very friendly, the food was great, the city and overall architecture was beautiful and it was a very peaceful and enriching experience.

What about you guys?

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wlwga-y · 26 days ago
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How long should I stay in a state?

Hello. Looking to move to scottsdale, Arizona this year. My lease is up in august and I have furniture and a car. I already work from home but I might want to find something different and I heard temp jobs are good for meeting people and getting to know the city.

How long should I stay in arizona before I make the choice to actually stay there for good ?

I am now opening a savings account now so I will be able to put away money.

My boss did talk about how she could get my whole trip expensed if I want to stay more than a week. She even suggested a month. I WAS SO IN Shock.

What do you think I should do?

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wlwga-y · 27 days ago
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The most amazing place you’ve been to?

For my future world trip I’m trying to make a list of unique places. I will be planning my route based on these locations. I already have a few such as some abandoned towns in Russia and mega mall in China, but I would love to hear what everyone’s travel/location highlight is?

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wlwga-y · 32 days ago
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southeast asia itinerary

hello all!

i have finalized, for the most part, my southeast asia itinerary and thought i would post it to get some feedback from you well travelled lot! i was considering going november 2021, but obviously will need to hold off and see what happens with COVID. if things aren’t open, i’ll likely push it back further as i want to be able to get the full experience without too much added stress. this is a very tentative plan, if i get to a place and don’t like it or really love it, i’ll probably adjust the trip. i just like to have some things planned in advance!

the bolded are the countries/cities i’m planning to visit, in parenthesis are my ideas on what to do once i get there! it ends kind of abruptly because i’m unsure where to stop exactly & if i should add the phillipines in!

any advice on places i’m missing that are a must-see/what my budget should be/amount of time you think this would take would be very helpful! the indonesia part especially needs some work. thanks in advance.

Thailand

  • Bangkok (Khao San Road, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Grand Palace, Lumpini Park, Wat Arun, Airplane Graveyard, Patong/Silom, Ayutthaya (day trip,Wat Phra Kaew, Asiatique, Banyan Tree Restaurant, and Lebua Tower)
  • Chiang Mai (Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn, Lampang, Elephant Nature Park, Day trip to Sticky Waterfalls, Wat Prah Singh)

Myanmar

  • Yangon (Shwedagon Pagoda)
  • Bagan (Hot air balloon ride, Thatbinyu, Htilominlo, Gubyaukgyi)
  • Mandalay (U-bein bridge, Mahamuni buddhist temple, U min thonze pagoda, Golden hills, Mingun Pagoda /Mingun Bell, Inwa Village)

Back into Thailand

  • Pai (Night Markets, Tham Lod Cave, Sai Ngam Hot Springs, Cave Lod, Pam Bok waterfall)
  • Chiang Rai (White Temple & Black House & Blue House, Chasing Rai, Wat Tham Pla, Khun Korn Waterfall)

Laos (also may add Pakse Loop after Cambodia)

  • Luang Prabang (Kuang Si Falls , Mount Phou Si)
  • Nong Khiaw (Pha Tuk Caves, Phadeng Peak)
  • Muang Ngoi (Nam Ou beach)
  • Vang Vieng (Hot air balloon? Kayak?)
  • Vientiane (Buddha Park)

Vietnam

  • Hanoi (Old Quarter,Ba Vi National Park)
  • Ha Giang City (Ha Giang Loop)
  • Cat Ba Town (Hospital cave, canon fort, rent scooter, Cat Co 1, 2, & 3, La Ha Bay, Monkey Island
  • Ninh Bin (Trang An Boat tour, Mua Caves & Viewpoint)
  • Phong Nha National Park (Phong Nha Park Loop, Botanical Garden & Waterfall, 8 Lady Cave, Paradise Cave, Phong Nha Cave)
  • Hue (Imperial Citadel)
  • Hoi An (An Bang Beach, Mỹ Sơn Ruins, White rose dumplings, Take a Sunset Boat Ride on the Thu Bon River, Golden Hand Bridge, Thuy Son Mountain)
  • Dalat (Elephant waterfalls,Canyoning)
  • Mui Ne - (Sand dunes, Fairy stream)
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Cu Chi Tunnels)

Cambodia

  • Phnom Penh (Royal Palace, National Museum, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Center, Killing Fields)
  • Kep (Visit pepper plantation)
  • Kampot (Bokor National Park and the Bat Cave)
  • Koh Rong
  • Siem Reap (Angkor Wat, Floating villages, Preah Khan, Ta Som

Southern Thailand

  • Bangkok (Erawan Falls, massage, train to Surat Thani)
  • Kho Phangan (Full moon party, explore the beaches)
  • Koh Tao (Open Water Certification, Japanese Garden Dive, The Twins Dive,Red Rock Dive)
  • Khao Sok National Park (Explore Cheow Lan Lake)
  • Krabi (Tiger Cave Temple, Seashell Graveyard, Thung Teao Forest Natural Park, Namtok Ron Khlong Thom)
  • Railay (Penis cave, explore beaches)
  • Koh Lanta (hire a long-tail boat to visit one of the lesser-known islands in the Andaman Sea such as Koh Ngai or Koh Pu)
  • Koh Lipe (Snorkeling)

Malaysia

  • Langkawi (Cable Car, Kilim Geopark, Durian Perangin)
  • Penang (Tropical Spice Garden, Snake Temple, Penang National Park)
  • Perhentian Islands
  • Tamen Negara (Bukit Teresek, Visit an animal hide)
  • Cameron Highlands (BOH Tea Plantation, Gunung Brinchang, Mossy Forest, Strawberry Farm)
  • Kuala Lumpur (Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, Alor Street)

From Kuala Lumpur, catch a flight to Sarawak - Borneo. (Visit tribal long-houses, encounter orangutans, go diving, trek into enormous caves, climb Mount Kinabalu)

Singapore (Gardens by the Bay, Chinatown and Little India)

Indonesia

  • Jakarta
  • Yogyakarta
  • Surabaya (Climb Mount Bromo)
  • Bali (Ubud - Monkey Forest, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Waterfalls!, Nusa Penida, North Bali)
  • Lombok (Gili islands, Volcano Trekking at Mount Rinjani, Pink beach)
  • Senggigi (Take “Liveaboard crusise through the Komodo National Park and will drop you off at Labuan Bajo in Flores. 4 days, 3 nights and you will be able to see all the highlights of the Komodo National Park such as the Komodo dragons on Komodo and Rinca island, the Padar island at sunrise, swimming with manta rays at Manta Point)
  • Flores
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