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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.

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.
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That would be pretty nice even in the West.
How is rent there? I had a 30 sqm apartment in a pretty nice place with pool and such for 9000 baht in Phuket, is Bangkok more expensive than that?


Bangkok is more expensive yes. However the current Covid situation means that it is essentially a renters market. I pay 16k Baht a month for a fully furnished apartment near the BTS sky train.


but you know, the red painted contries are full of le ugly non white people and that makes feel sad the major part of the autistic people who visits this place


where have you been in thailand?
i'd like to go around in the south and walk alone would that be doable? what about egypt?


so is fr*nce. btw the part he put in blue barely has mountains (apart from the vosges)


would it be possible to go from bangkok to phuket aone by train or by foot? i have almost never traveled but i like hiking. what about egypt where did you go? was it nice?




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There was a time in the 60s and 70s when Kabul, Afghanistan was a top destination for hippie tourists and a definitive part of the Hippie trail. (Pic is of Hippie tourists in the 70s before the Russians invaded and really fucked stuff up).

It will be interesting to see where the Taliban take the country/capital. I get the strong impression from documentaries that in parts of rural Afghanistan people have no idea what is going on and basically live a life of medieval style subsistence agriculture and pastoralism; the Taliban have the support of Pashtun tribal elders so they effectively run these rural areas by proxy. The former Afghan President was merely the mayor of Kabul according to some US army commanders.


> before the Russians invaded and really fucked stuff up
Their government was already mostly pro Soviet.


After the 1973 coup and then the 1978 Saur revolution yes. However, most rural Afghans did not think highly of communism and were/still are devout Muslims.

When I say Russia really fucked the place up I mean that the constant war in the 80s there seriously retarded the development of the country and really messed them up.


why almost everyone here hates mexico?


It's got the worst of both worlds. Either:
- You want to travel and don't care about any perceived dangers in doing so/think those dangers are overblown/bullshit. But, you realize that you can only go to so many places. So, you want to go somewhere "exotic." Mexico isn't really "exotic" to a lot of people. At least, many people lump all of Latin America as kind of "the same." So, they'd rather go to Peru up in a remote part of the Andes than see some desert in Mexico.
- You get paranoid about every little thing, and all you hear about Mexico are drug warlords and crime. So, you avoid it.


Personally the tourist areas are aggressively tacky and the non-touristy areas aren't really worth the trip.

I am sure it's a fine country to live but it just isn't that good to visit for the average wizard adventurer.


I think it's very long and difficult. Like maybe taking weeks, it's very warm and a large part of it would probably be pretty far from places to get help or buy food/water. And you can't expect to find drinkable water outside so would have to rely on buying and carrying it.


So itd be better to do it by train.


Wow you have visited many countries. How were spain, greece and romania ? Where did you go ? Would you recommend it ?


do you really wanna vacation someplace known for kidnapping gringos for ransom


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I really only care about going to Japan nowadays, but there are a few other places that it would be cool to see, but that I doubt I will ever visit. Japan mostly so I can practice my Japanese and just see stuff that I've read about or seen in anime in person.


how was Ireland? did you see any cool rocks there?


I’m going to Germany Belgium and the Netherlands in a couple months. I like history and culture. So I want to see the museums and art and architecture and shit. Do you have any recommendations?


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Luxembourg. In one little area you can see the Ducal Palace, Casemates, and old walls.

But, most interestingly, there's a souvenir shop there. EVERYONE knows about that souvenir shop because it has the best goddam location in the world for a souvenir shop, but it's owned by ASSHOLES. Like Soup Nazi-esque assholes. They're reknowned. Every tourist who has ever been to Luxembourg knows about that place.

Anyways, ignore the note on the fridge and ask them anyways if the cokes in their fridge are cold or not ;).


Crimea is still part of the Ukraine?


they'll never admit it's gone


It isn't, just forgot to separate it, Scotland is more important.


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It's been a year. Small update. Completed the British Isles including the meme islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Mann. It was quite a mess crossing borders with the coof memes still going on. I also finally finished the Czech Republic.

Coincidentally I also turned 30 this year. I am officially a wizard now.


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aside from japan which is obviously number 1, i think chile might be second or third. why does everyone wanna go there?


Can you post the template for this map, please?


>aside from japan which is obviously number 1
in normie workaholic ethics and fake niceness.
>chile might be second or third. why does everyone wanna go there?


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>nazca lines


intetesting, so the reason is its geography, at least for you?



how were these countries? where did you go?


Not him, but in my experience there’s only the rich tourist areas with big hotels and the dirt poor areas everywhere else. So unless you got some wealth to spend or you’re more interested in ecotourism there’s not much.


Sorry for the late reply. I guess I'll just bump this thread. Jamaica is the trip I remember better. I was only there for a few hours as part of a cruise. It was pouring rain and overcast, and the area we got off the cruise ship was surrounded by high fences, and outside of the fences were tons and tons of natives trying to sell various sorts of souvenirs to tourists. We were in Ocho Rios. All we really did was go to Dunn's River Falls. We climbed up the waterfall, and it was a miserable and freezing cold experience. I was no older than six or seven at the time. I have some memory of a guide yanking me to the side and I felt like I almost was thrown off the edge at one point. And when we were done with that, we ran into more natives trying to sell us cheap goods, and some Jamaican dude made some sneering remark at me like 'nice clothes' when I was wrapped up freezing in soaked clothes with a towel around my head and body.

I don't remember anything about the Bahamas other than photos in a photo album. I was like two years old.


Thanks for the answer. I looked into going to jamaica or the bahamas but it might be too expensive for me.
What about your home country? Have you been to all the states?


>le ugly non white people
Ask anyone who lives or has lived around browns and blacks if they enjoy living around browns and blacks


Wow thats a lot. How was greece?


I followed the replies to the top and "le ugly non white people" includes Finland, Baltics, Balkans, Russia


Still want to know

Why the FUCK did you go to jail?


Czechia and hungary look tempting tbh


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I live in Thailand but I would love to see Cambodia. I am fascinated by the history there. The ancient Hindu-Buddhist Khmer Empire right up to the infamous Khmer Rouge.


Are you Thai? If yes then this is the first time I see a wiz from that area to be honest


I think he moved there to teach english. There was a wiz posting about it a while ago.


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Time flies. Still collecting subdivisions by bicycle. I just returned from a trip and completed France, Italy, Switzerland and the European microstates. Hoping to finish Europe before I turn 40.


Nowadays I only travel to go hiking. For example this April I spent a week in Tuscany, Italy and just hiked through nature without doing any sightseeing. Sights don't really interest me much anymore.

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