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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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 No.64468

>>50400
>Favorable views prevail!
>Map shows that only 13 countries are >50%.
>Scale is chosen so that anything greater than 20% (i.e., 80 fucking % are not favorable?) appears on the map.
>Doesn't show what the actual question asked was. E.g., there's a huge difference in asking, "Do you hate the U.S.?" and then declaring everyone else to be favorable to the U.S., than it is to straight up ask, "Do you have a favorable opinion of the U.S.?" I somehow doubt it was the latter, given all the dumbass "tricks" they tried playing just with how the graph is shaded.
And people wonder why I fucking hate the journo class.

 No.64473

>>64468
Forgive them father, they know not what they have done, journos dont have to take and pass statistics class.

 No.64478

>>64457
yeah, no shit. I'm not gonna travel all over india, just want to go to the NE. I wasn't going to colour in the rest of the map by region since it would take too long, just for my plans. I don't consider those places china/india anyways. Going to those places is difficult in the sense that you have to deal with the chinese bureaucracy and be accompanied by a tourism agency, something I despise. Xinjiang doesn't have that but does have police checkpoints, and other ccp nonsense to deal with. If I had a contact in xinjiang with a pickup it would be a pretty nice trip, although I'm not sure if there are certain areas cordoned off by the chinese.

>>64467
and despite that it's still better than going to PNG. I think I'll wait.

 No.64482

>>64478
i know, i will be nearby soon and i will see whether it is wise to go and cross the border overland

 No.64547

>>64482
If you survive give us a rundown.
Godspeed

 No.64565

Almost 30 years old and I have only left Bosnia for Croatia few times.
I often wonder how I managed to miss everything in life.

 No.64568

>>62864
>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.
Whoa whoa WHOA. I'm calling fucking bullshit. I had to live in NW France/Britanny for a time and FRIENDLY? Really? FRIENDLY?! The French were ANYTHING but friendly. Where the FUCK in France were you?!

 No.64573

>>64565
Accept at once that such things were mostly there to keep you trapped in this depressing delusions.

You never know how much misery every missed thing had inside

 No.64575

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>>62864
Small map update. Back from a winter trip. Completed Croatia and collected some stuff in Serbia and Bosnia.

>>64568
>Where the FUCK in France were you?!

Virtually everywhere (including Brittany). Maybe people treat me differently because I'm on a bicycle. Or you're just an insufferable twat. Or non-white. Who knows. I like the French.
Parisians tend to be cunts though but I can't blame them. Paris is a shithole. I'd turn into a grumpy fuck too if I had to live there. Everywhere else though - very friendly people.

 No.64579

>>64575
>Or non-white
It's the non-Whites who are rude..

 No.64580

>>64579
I don't consider those French.

 No.64581

>>64575
My ranking is:

Rudest
1 - Parisians
2 - British
3 - Frenchmen in general
4 - Americans
5 - Luxembourgers (minus that one Luxembourger who runs the souvenir shop near the Boch promentory, who are so rude they cross over to "Soup Nazi" territory)
6 - Cordobans
Nicest

 No.64582

>>64575
lmao france is ugly af and french people (if there are any left) are the most insufferable douchebags in europe

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 No.64589

>>64583
projection

 No.64590

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>france
>pretty

pick one

 No.64601

>>64575
How do you make sure to get enough food and water when you are in remote regions? Do you plan your entire route ahead or do you just go wherever you feel like?

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>>64601
>How do you make sure to get enough food and water when you are in remote regions?

There are very few regions in the world remote enough for this to ever become an issue, and there are certainly none in Europe. The remotest region I've been to is Northwestern Russia (Arkhangelsk and Vologda Oblasts, Komi) but even there the next village store is always at most 100km away. And you can carry so much stuff on a bicycle you could easily support yourself for a couple of days anyway.

>Do you plan your entire route ahead or do you just go wherever you feel like?

The point of most of my trips is collecting first-level administrative subdivisions for my map so I need to plan where I go.

 No.64616

>>64603
goslarp?

 No.64626

>>64621
>>Have one shot at life.
>>Born an ugly pajeetoid.
>over.

It really is. What disease are we talking here.

 No.64627

>>64621
>>Have one shot at life.

Isn't the whole cosmos of pajeet based on having many shots at life?

 No.64628

>>64627
If I lived in India, I would view reincarnation as a most hellish punishment. 99% chance you end up just where you already are.

 No.64629

>>64628
It's not supposed to be random, you are supposed to work your way up the karmic ladder

 No.64630

>>64628
That's what Buddhists generally indeed think. Nirvana, the main purpose of buddhism, is liberation from the cycle of suffering by ending it

 No.65096

>>55527
>>61997
I also want to know why Iraqi went to jail.

 No.65126

>>64630
Hinduists believe this too, acdording to their cosmology, material life is all suffering and one can only stop the suffering by breaking the samsara -the cycle of birth and death.
I think India must be a shithole for them to believe this so earnestly. Life is plenty of suffering, yes, but I think there's also much joy, and I don't mean whorehouses and drugs, I mean joy in having a full belly and a place to rest in the shade.

 No.65189

>>64630
>>65126
Maybe Buddhists and Hindus wouldn't consider life to be so inescapably insufferable if they did more than just mope around and whine all day. Any religion that promotes the idea that life is bad is a religion worth eradicating. How do the nations dominated by such a nihilistic worldview justify their population?
>All life is hell and we must escape it, never to be subject to it again
>*Creates 8 new lives*
Phony faith for lazy people afraid to grow as individuals.

 No.65700

>>64603
How many clothes do you pack? doesn't seem like you can fit many in those bags along with the other stuff

 No.65701

>>65189
hinduism is the best religion for coping with the inequality of life. In Monotheism there will always be a sense of bitterness at the Creator, that for no reason at all he gave you the lower position, which you didn't deserve. Original Sin is no answer as the elites are just as guilty. But the concept of earning your birth is the best justification for monarchy and all forms of traditionalist hierarchy.

When one says why does he get to be King just for being born? The Hindu proudly says yes, being born King is the greatest of achievements.

So Hinduism is the anti-moping religion. You deserve to be born exactly where you are. As does your superiors above you. And there is no place for egalitarian resentment at those who have so much more just for being born to the right parents.

Monotheism when taken to its logical conclusion demands egalitarianism. While Hinduism explains the justness of being born into inequality. As Evola said, in a cosmic sense all conservatives are Hindu.

 No.65703

>What countries have you visited?
Only Mexico.
>What were your experiences?
Awful. As I was still a minor the four times I went, and I usually went with my mother who would never let me out of sight and kept yelling at me–it was awful.
>What countries are you curious about visiting and why?
Maybe Canada when things start warming up a bit in the latter half of the 21st century.
>Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague?
Would much rather not go back to Mexico especially considering that I was last there when the Mexican Drug War began.

 No.65727

>>65189
>>65126

The point is that you escape the cycle of drudgery not by going out and having fun, or by killing yourself, but by introspection, escaping the real world for the mental one.

A religion that tells you that life is suffering does away with all the moping actually.

"Uwaaaa my life sucks!!!1!"
"Yeah bro that's how it's supposed to work. Stop moping and go till the fields."

 No.65732

>>65727
>go till the fields
Go figure, it had to be agriculturalists that invented this coping mechanism that is religion.

 No.65786

>>65701
I can't be bothered to explain why, but you have no idea what you are talking about.

 No.65804

>>50337
no, if anything anime is more popular with latin american and european countries like France or Italy

 No.65805

>>65727
I get where you're trying to get at but it's not exactly like this. Hinduism does go for the idea that once someone realizes either that

1. They worship a a fat elephant headed man enough so he grants them their wishes
2. They become one with the universe

They'll get happiness

Buddhism is a bit more like, acknowledge that life consists of constant change which is unpleasant and reflect on that until it sticks by embracing change, not letting yourself getting mentally affected as much.

Speaking for some Mahayana and Vajrayna traditions here. Theravada tends to be life-denying. Buddhism is life affirmation cloaked by an initial pessimism in disguise.

Then again, Mahayana can be like Hinduism, Vajrayana tends to be more active in making life work for you or at least not letting it affect you badly for too long.

 No.65828

>>62159
I have achieved my dream and just visited Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The temple complex is incredible.

Cambodia is interesting. Khmers seem less smiley and more serious than the Thais. It is also a much lower income country. At Angkor Wat I saw an old man with a red and white checkered scarf (Khmer Rouge Uniform). That shocked and fascinated me. Apparently in the north the Khmer Rouge still have a lot of supporters.
Would love to talk to some survivors.

 No.65829

>>65828
my brother is so ignorant when he toured it and heard about people losing limbs from "mines", he thought they were workers in the coal mines.

 No.65830

>>65829
Maybe you’re just a faggot who didn’t specify.

 No.65831

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Angkor Wat. Very magnificent place. I like to imagine how awe inspiring it would be to a Cambodian peasant-slave in the 12 century who was probably used to his simple wooden village.
All the intricate carvings of Hindu epics.
He must have truly believed the God Vishnu lived there.

Literally over 800 years old and it is still the largest religious structure ever built.

 No.65832

>>65831
i read this a few years ago about how the oldest 0 was found there

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/science/finding-zero-a-long-journey-for-naught.html

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I don’t want to turn this into my Cambodia holiday blog but I thought some people might be interested in this.

I went to Tuol Sleng Genocide museum. More than any atrocity the Cambodian genocide interests me. The Khmer Rouge killed one quarter of the Cambodian population. An ideology comprised of Maoist agrarian communism, racial Khmer nationalism, extreme atheism, autarky, anti-intellectualism, and sort of primitivism (mistrust of science and the peasant being the only acceptable class). Similarity with other genocides.

Met a survivor.

 No.66245

>>65839
Which countries have you been to so far?

 No.66265

>>66245
In my life?
Ireland
U.K.
Finland
France
USA
Italy
Russia (Moscow and St Petersburg)
Thailand
Cambodia

Some of these countries I went to a long time ago.

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My next travel goal is to travel to a ‘place that does not exist’ I.e an unrecognised state.

This guy Simon Reeve did an interesting documentary series about unrecognised countries. I found the one about Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh most interesting.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LeaLR3OJucA&pp=ygUUU2ltb24gUmVldmUgTmFnb3JubyA%3D

Karabakh is dangerous to visit right now because of the current situation. Would like to visit Yerevan in Armenia and if possible take a day trip to Karabakh one day.

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Has anyone been to latam? If yes to which countries and would you recommend them?

 No.66493

>>64603
no progress this summer, anon?

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>>65700
>How many clothes do you pack?
Not a lot. Two pairs of underwear is plenty regardless of the length of the trip.

>>66493
I cycled to the Black Sea in Ukraine and back in August/September. Took me six weeks. I also passed through every single district of Moldova along the way, including Transnistria.

Trip map if anyone cares: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1eaGwjJJAl3PMeKIQb5Xr-cKw8rPYWnU&ll=50.00171912772909%2C16.81645005988581&z=6

 No.67000

>>66747
very cool anon, looking forward to your next update

 No.67346

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Hanoi is an interesting city. Feels denser and more claustrophobic than Bangkok. As with Phnom Penh, you can see the French influence. However, Vietnam is far wealthier than Cambodia.

It is the first openly self described socialist state I have been to. Lots of communist flags but also lots of foreign corporations and private enterprise is a ok.

Really interesting museums and things relating to the French colonial days as well as the American-Vietnam War.

Pic is of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

 No.67815

>>50304
Don't worry about it, you're really not missing anything.
Went to London and felt the same dread I feel about large cities in my own country.
Sure seeing the Queen's guards in person was kinda fun I guess. But it sure wasn't worth the time and money.

Normies will tell you to travel to "broaden your perspective". This is a lie, what are you suppose to learn from sightseeing in a foreign country for a week? You're better off picking up a new hobby.


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