As the several traveling threads prove, there are plenty of wizards who are curious about the world. Here, we talk about our traveling wishes and interests in a more abstract and general sense. What countries have you visited? What were your experiences? What countries are you curious about visiting and why? Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague? It doesn't matter if your traveling ideas are realistic or not, just share what interests you.194 posts and 51 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
I was personally always more intrested in the more obscure and mysterious places that you never see on TV, and how people live there. Some islands in the middle of nowhere, certain African countries with an unremarkable present but a cool history, the mountain villages of Tibet, stuff like that. I've travelled around Europe a bit and was shocked how big a difference in culture there is between countries so close by, in the countless details of culture, food, architecture, people's temperament, and so on. I'm hoping to save up enough for a trip to Asia and/or Africa. There's a lot to experience out there.
all higher than 4/5 favorable, interesting
what do the white-colored countries mean? they didn't get surveyed?
Nope. Like i said, spent my 20's fantasising about it, even had money for it, and i just never did it. The most i've traveled is to other states on family holidays.
You’re decently close to Japan, I would recommend it.
That was one of the places i wanted to visit. They're still closed atm off due to the coof, right? I take it you've been? Anything you'd recommend if i ever get of my lazy ass and go one day?
I have been, and it was quite pleasant. Are you super into anime or just think it's a nice country? Cause if it's the former I would recommend just going to tokyo during comiket or something. If it's the latter I would highly recommend kyoto, it has a lot of the countries nicest castles and gardens. The countryside is also very nice, you can get off a train and walk ten minutes and be in the middle of a forest. The shrines are very nice and incredibly peaceful. Just be careful if you don't know japanese, the big cities you'll be fine cause everything has an english version and if someone can't understand you odds are there's someone nearby who can. The countryside however has next to no english speakers, so you need to either be quick with google translate or find a guide.
I think they're still closed for tourists, hope they open again soon.
Australia is bigger than europe. Even you going from sydney to perth would be like a guy going from lisbon to st peterburg
i once met an australian in reali life, he told me he drove cross country in a single nonstop trip for a succubus, or something absurd like that. i think 12 hours? idk. always wondered if that was even true it sounded like bs to me
Seems like bs. I would take you days of nonstop driving to get from sydney to perth
looked it up and it takes around 40+ hours so yeah it was probably BS.
australians typically say 'drove across/through the country' but it doesnt mean literally going across the whole country because nobody would ever do that
I'm going to spend a week in berlin soon, any advice on what to do etc?
Idk visit remnants of east/west berlin?
Another map update, albeit a small one. Collected a bunch of subdivisions in Croatia and Bosnia.>>62459
The stretch I cycled from London to Portsmouth was kinda shitty. The Southwest is a lot nicer, particularly the River Avon area. Haven't been to Cornwall.
England in general is pretty alright actually, both for cycling and in terms of scenery. The North has a bunch of stunning national parks and areas of natural beauty, some of the most beautiful shit I've seen on my travels in Europe. Even Northern England's industrial heritage has a certain charm. Bongs tend to be good cunts.
Bongland is infinitely nicer than neighboring Ireland IMO which somehow has a way better reputation despite being lame as fuck for the most part.
What was the absolute best country you have been to?
I am a yuropoor and i would lile to go somewhere nice and not too expensive for a bit. Do you have places you have been to you would recommend?
>>50377>who doesn't know russian.
You do realize they actually have their own languages? If you went there speaking Russian you'd probably get beaten up
Are you joking?
Russian is still the lingua franka in central asia many people speak besides their own language and you can get by using it.
Another small update. Northern Tunisia unlocked. Shithole tbh.>>62678
Keep in mind that>I travel by bicycle>I'm poor
So the things that are important to me for rating countries are probably very different compared to most people's.
I like most of Eastern Europe a lot. The Balkans are great in particular. Big fan of Bosnia, which has stunning nature and is dirt-cheap. I also have a soft spot for Romania.
In Western Europe, my favorite is France. It has everything: Coastal cycling trails, mountains, hills, woods, flat farmlands, beautiful towns and villages everywhere. Friendly people, relatively sparsely populated apart from a few metropolitan areas. France also has the best, most respectful drivers of all the places I've been to. It's a little more expensive than most countries in Europe but absolutely worth it.
>>62864>lives in a 1st world country>can afford to take time off work and travel most of europe by bicycle, take pictures, and blog in here>says he is poor
this retardation needs to stop.
traveling long distance on a backpack can be free or cost of food cheap if you are find sleeping outside.
Countries I’ve been to:
• New Zealand
Countries I’ll be visiting shortly:
and he lives where and how when he is not doing any of this? not to mention the cost of all the stuff he carries on his trips.>>62865
is right. these kind of road trips are a upper middle class thing.
>>62874>not to mention the cost of all the stuff he carries on his trips.
That stuff's a one-time investment.>>62874>and he lives where and how when he is not doing any of this
Germany, on autismbux. Never had a job.
this poster is an american
>>62875>receives bux>he doesn't have to work>lives in Germany a first world country>I'm poor guys
this retardation needs to stop
Do you take any provisions for showering? How do you manage when it rains?
>>62884>Do you take any provisions for showering?
I don't until I get a room for a night somewhere. Longest I've gone without showering while on a trip was eleven days. Swimming in lakes, rivers and the sea can be a viable alternative. I try to at least wash my face regularly in public restrooms or at McDonald's in order to look somewhat presentable. There's always a lot of leftover sunscreen, dirt and insect parts sticking to your face.
Cemeteries are my go-to option to spend the night but sometimes I need to get a little creative. I don't bring a tent on my trips anymore. Too much of a hassle.
>How do you manage when it rains?
Depends on the intensity and expected duration of the rain, and also if I have to reach a goal somewhere within the next few days. I try and wait out thunderstorms. They generally don't last forever. If the forecast predicts shitty weather for days in a row, I usually just suffer through it.
How did you get to india and vanuatu? Was it for a cruise? Where did you go in each respective country?
i mean overall, if you had to do a top ten of all the countries you have been to>france
why its bland at best if not ugly? also its ridiculously overpriced
>>62903>why its bland at best if not ugly?
It's bland at worst tbh.
>also its ridiculously overpriced
Not at all.
Been to france multiple time? the landscape is pretty bad especially compared to its neighbours and its more expensive than italy and spain
Tibet is pretty interesting to visit at least once during your lifetime, especially if you're a wizard
Four times, all across the country except for the very Southwest.
I lived in this shithole for a year (toulon) and have travaled there mutliple times. Its probably the most overrated and bland country in europe.
Jesus Christ most of you aren't even American….
if you've seen other parts of the US you have travelled more than most people
what basis do you have to say that? i selfishly want to believe its true as ive been to most usian states but i think only WEIRD nations are traveling less
Not him but the US is massive. You can see just in the USA: Deserts, plains, rainforests, tundra, tropical islands, swamps, mountains, temperate forests, and probably more I'm forgetting. Compared to a lot of other nations there's just a lot to see. And that space has also made it so different states can be hugely different in terms of culture and infrastructure (though not as much as separate countries).
i meant statistically younger americans live closer to home, and move a far distance from their birthplace then the past generations. America is huge, its a shame more people don't see it all.
I went to cuba for $1500 one time for a week. The seethe you can get from communists on 4chan for simply stating the facts of life over there essentially made it all worthwhile. Get a diving license and drink watered down wine on the beach while reading Che's state sponsored biography. But never drink water outside of the resort that isn't bottled and bring a real drive mask
On the basis on having asked a lot of people in different countries?
If you stayed any length of time in my town, your bike would be stolen.
How do you prevent that? Having it full of items would make it even more attractive to thieves
I lived in New Zealand for a few months with my brother, beautiful country, south island especially, and i remember the prices for junk food being fucking mental, it was 10 kiwi bucks for a large dominoes pizza, which is like 25 quid (50 kiwi bucks) back home), i used to walk up this hill called Mount Eden each morning, it'd been hit by a meteorite at the top so it had this huge dent, seeing Auckland's skyline each morning alone on top of there felt really magical.
>>63893>How do you prevent that?
With a good u-lock. I generally only leave my bicycle unintended for grocery shopping, couple of minutes tops.
The only time somebody stole something off of my bicycle - a bag of chips - happened in Tunisia.
In short bike locks and locking up in places with a lot of people around or in front of security cameras.
The long answer is that I look to see if there are other bikes in the general area then lock mine up in a way that makes it more of a pain in the ass to steal and not worth the effort compared to the many other targets available.
Like the other guy, I mostly use a thick U-lock.
Sometimes I include a cable that wraps my front wheel while the u-lock is locked to the body and back wheel.
If I need high security then I use a chan lock instead of a cable in addition to a heavy duty u-lock.
While someone with a angle grinder could in theory still steal my shit, the amount of inconvenience and risk generally make it not worth it to them when there are much easier targets around.
The main negative is that the higher security the more bulky and inconvenient the locks I have to lug around.
Thankfully just having a normal u-lock+cable is enough in the small city I mainly go to, and in my small town I actually live, any lock whatsoever is good enough for a quick hop into the local store.I Have gotten away with just using a pad lock+cable when in town.