No.50303[Last 50 Posts]
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.
i have never traveled abroad.
t. third worlder
Many niggaz in Southside Chiraq never left their hood to go to the city center let alone other cities or countries.[ 10d14 = 85 ]
I wouldn't travel even if I were filthy rich. The reality of it would just end up like anything else in this world, depressingly inferior to the fantasy.
I've been to France(Marseilles) for non-tourism reasons. I don't really like travelling though and even if I was rich I would probably only visit Japan and maybe some tank museums and such.
I've only ever traveled abroad to visit relatives or when I have business there. Usually, I don't really enjoys visiting tourist's hotspot and local landmarks. My best experience is probably riding my motorcycle with my dad to visit some Buddhist ruins in Java. That's what traveling should be, being able to go anywhere you want, not following some shitty tour plan where you visit artificial tourist hotspot built by money grubbing government officials to attract dumb far eastern tourists. I've always wanted to go on a road trip, like at the end of Oyasumi Punpun. Just go as far as you can before dying.
I wouldn't mind going to Britain or some East Asia, namely Tibet, Vietnam, etc. Pretty much the rural places. I would probably avoid the middle east and Africa for now as well as most European countries. I would probably avoid India too.
I'd visit the Sahara to look for neolithic settlement, ancient civilisation lost in the desert, and the Richart structure. If I knew how to do archaeology and the funding or personal money to do it.>>50319
Marseilles is one of the worst place you could possibly visit in France. The whole city is decaying and collapsing.
The old town is indeed quite nice. I don't know how the police security has changed in recent years, but it was pretty bad at some point. As for the decay, entire buildings have also started to collapse, some of which are/were still being inhabited.
I've been thinking about Iran, Burma, Ethiopia or Europe. Are there any tips you eurowizzies can give a burger for travelling in Europe? What are the most anti-american places in Europe?
>>50332>Are there any tips you eurowizzies can give a burger for travelling in Europe?
I haven't travelled alone, so I have no idea how you're supposed to do that, or how much it'll cost. The countryside is pretty nice to visit, if you enjoy strolling in nature, and there's a lot of villages and small towns worth seeing.
>What are the most anti-american places in Europe?
People don't care that much about Americans. Those who care, are progressives, but you can fool them by wearing a Refugee Welcome t-shirt (not that they are going to attack you in the first place), and Muslims as you could expect, they are relatively easy to avoid if you have spatial awareness (probably the same skill you'd develop around blacks from the hood), to be fair, they keep to themselves and don't bother anybody most of the time if you don't go to bad neighbourhoods. Depending on the cities and place, they'll try to rob you, or sell you drugs but that has nothing to do with you being American.
>Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague?
China. Been there 2 times. Both times were terrible. Political shit aside, china is a terrible country to live in and visit. Very crowded, every single chinese person is a jobsworth, food is either tasteless mush or unbearably spicy. Every single attraction is filled with the usual chinese tourists times 5.
Do not recommend. If you really want to visit an overpopulated asian country - pick Japan.
Its just leftist countries that hate Americans. Poland is the country that loves America the most right now. If you are bound to mobility scooter like most Americans you should check out the cities that have historical buildings, modern cities are boring.
Reading one Japanese comic per month is enough Japanese stuff for me, I have never understood the fascination with Japan, is that an Anglo thing? The only people I know that watch Japanese cartoons are Anglos.
I'm more interested in Taiwan. I've done some research on it and it seems like a really cool place. Had mainland china been managed like that, it would have been the most beautiful, culturally lush and economically prosperous country in the world by far. It's like a bizarre window into alternative history of "what china would have been if communists didn't fuck it up".
>Poland is the country that loves America the most right now.
It's Kosovo. Not even a contest.
I've been to Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California and Mexico City) and Canada (most of the big cities). I would like to visit Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. The "stan countries" in particular seem very wizardly to me although they're probably pretty hardcore for an inexperienced solo traveler who doesn't know russian.
How would you say Canada is different from US? What was your general impression of mexico?
Burger safe-space Israel, here I come.
Beer was invented by Jews and coffee by Africans.
I visited Italy this summer and their capuccino was absolutely fantastic, and cheap, too. I drank 5 cups a day while there. The problem is that after returning home to my frozen wastes I can no longer drink the slop they call "capuccino" here. There is such a thing as knowing too much.
>>50462>There is such a thing as knowing too much.
there's so damn much truth in this, this is why I became basically ascetic years ago, I won't even try new foods or do things like google what my favorite musicians look like
you can't miss what you don't know
fantasy is always better than reality
And civilization by Africans and Chinese, I get it. White people did invent some stuff you know, you don't need to bash us for no reason.
I just realized how random this looks but every country here has something cool that I want to experience.>>53557
Have a spare ticket?
Whites invented colonialism, there you go
What is there to do in Ethiopia?
They're a pretty unique country in Africa, the only one never properly colonized. I've read up on it a little and I like the internal politics, different tribes/territories with their own cultures and intrigues. It would be fun to travel around with a good guide who could show and tell me about the country. I also became interested in heir food after visiting some Ethiopian restaurants.
I'm not some hardcore anthropologist but a more serious kind of tourist visit would be pretty fun. I.e. you don't just snap pics of landmarks and go home, but actually stay in the country for a little while and soak in the atmosphere.
I read something once about ethiopian monks living in very tall towers that are like 2000 years old, like wizard towers
those would be cool to visit
Good job coloring all those countries in red. It must have taken you a while.
He knows what he hates.
Show me a picture or else i disbelief
alright it wasn't a tower, it was thishttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abba_Pantelewon
it was 20 years ago in a national geographic *shrug*
Don't want to visit NZ?
What did you do in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, wiz?
you're gonna have your head chopped off in indonesia, just pick some european cunt
The vast majority of Indonesia is super safe dude. What are you talking about?
People bicycle tour in Indonesia all the time without problems relating to violence.
>>54566>The vast majority of Indonesia is super safe dude.
if avoir the whole northern part of sulawesi, kalimatan, papua, papua bharat
people say its safe because 99,99 percent of the people stay in java/bali
how was the dominican republic? did you really went to french guiana
where did you go in argentina?
No seriously, I have no idea what you're talking about.
What's the point of cycling around on a bike for?
what exactly does collecting administrativ subdivisions mean? checking of a map of the regions you visit, or actually collecting some item or something?
>>55423>Plus, cycling is fun and there's a sense of adventure and accomplishment.
Is your bike named Hermes too?>>55425
By 'administrative divisions,' I think he means what Switzerland would call cantons, Canada would call provinces, the U.S. would call states, and then he just takes a picture of the signs that say "Welcome to Saxony" or "Saxony Region Limits." He checks them off of his map and then goes to the next one.
Is that the right idea, anon?
>>55428>you can literally bike to different countries, each with centuries of history and uniquely defined cultures
Damn, Europeans are lucky.
did you go all the way to deep arkhagelsk/komi or did you stop at skyvtar?
Pls come to brazil :)
Gotta finish Europe first.
attention whoring done right good job biker dude im waiting for the next picture
its weird tho your bike looks weird. is it a racing bike or some shit?
how was jordan. where were you?
It's a dedicated touring bicycle.>>55444
Here you go.
a somewhat safe but overpriced shithole.
ignorance seems to be a common problem there.
the weather is great compared to other middle eastern countries.
poor, relying on international aids.
trying to mimic the western lifestyle while not having the capacity for that.
most native succubi are ugly.
most people mind their own business.
they worship money more than the jews do.
too many mosques. LIKE TOO MANY! my apartment building was literally surrounded by 4 mosques with a 50 meters distance/each. they're very loud and annoying (and racist).
most importantly and what everybody agrees to, is that jordanians are the most disloyal, unfriendly, and obnoxious people, probably on earth. i went to prison and was put in a cell full of international inmates (at least 20 different nationalities). i made more friendships inside the prison. this indicates that jewrdanians are not friendship materials.
tl; dr: a place nobody should live in. i stayed in amman and madaba.
This is so cool. Are you wealthy? How much do you spend a month on the road? This thread could be the next homeless japanwiz thread.
>>55452>This thread could be the next homeless japanwiz thread.
I'm not homeless. In the summer months I go on one or two trips across Europe and then it's back to my wiz lair for the rest of the year.
>Are you wealthy?
Nope. I've been on neetbux/autismbux for eight years.
>How much do you spend a month on the road?
I don't keep track but it's not much. I rarely eat out. Usually I just buy food from stores. I avoid spending money on accomodation where it's expensive (Scandinavia, most of Western and Southern Europe). When I can't be fucked to pitch my tent at night I like to just lay myself down to sleep at a cemetery or behind a church.
What kind of bike would you recommend someone getting for something like this? What do you bring with you?
Also where do you sleep ?
Also south america is less safe and more expensive to go to.
See my previous post.>>55456
Ideally get a custom-made touring bicycle. If you can't afford one, pretty much any hybrid bike will do as long as it accomodates panniers. A good fit is extremely important for long trips though.
Until 2019 I toured on a singlespeed. A lot is negotiable with regards to the bike.
What's that landscape picture of?
Can i do this kind of thing as a blackwiz or will the police catch me and interrogate?
>>55480>will the police catch me and interrogate?
Why would they do that lol.
You might get in trouble with drunks in Russia or something if you're unlucky, and people in Eastern Europe and the Balkans are less likely to open up to you. In Western and Northern Europe you'll be fine though.
>>55481>Why would they do that lol.
Because in the U.S., looking like a drifter is enough for the police to harass you.
why the fuck did you went to jail
There should be a "Wish I hadn't visited" color for these.
99% of this thread would be the entire map painted that color.
Says the guy who forgot Kaliningrad.
I would really only ever be interested in visiting the Black Forest, Rome, Greece, and the fjords of Scandinavia.
Wtf did you go to libya ? How did you make it ?
Stupid question but how do people color maps so cleanly?
Africa is hands down the best country i visited yet. It's been 30 odd years and I travel a lot!
I myself am quite fond of the country of North America.
how was turkey and which type of bike/equipment did you use?>>50303
i havent been to many places. i have transfered through the us and canada. i had the time to shitpost on chans from there so i guess it counts
which states did you visit?
>>51606>civilization by Africans
Made me LOL
The real way to stay safe is to be around whites or east asians. Non-whites in countries that like the USA won't refrain from robbing you because you're American.
SEA seems to have a lot of interesting cultures. Hate tropical climates though.
You could try going in the winter.
The winter means nothing towards the equator. Even southernmost mainland Japan is almost tropical all year round.
Vacationing in white or east asian countries is too expensive.
Forgot this thread existed. Posted my version of pic related somewhere here but I'll transcript to words.
Live in south america, hate it. Went to USA once, enjoyed it but nothing that amazing.
I would love to visit Japan, Korea and Europe in general.
Don't ever come to Brazil, be wise.
"I want to see mountains">Colors whole world red even though cool mountains are located in Asia, Africa and South America.
Also there are a lot of cool mountains in Europe, not just in France and Germany.
(You even ignored Switzerland ffs!)
There's probably some more that I'd like to visit. Yesterday I looked at pictures of Chile and Peru and those places looked nice too. Maybe more of Africa too. I was close to going to Cap Verde once, I might go there eventually.
What was your experience in Egypt like wizzie?
That was when I was 8 so I don't remember it very well. I remember it was warm and sunny so I swam in the pool and ocean a lot. I also laid by the pool playing my Gameboy until my back got fried.
you've been to venezuela? thats super cool. how was it where dd you go? what bout thailand?
What is literally the appeal of traveling unless you're a social butterfly or with a friend group? Paying lots of money to see some architecture?
I don't buy it.
Travel with other people sucks.
Travel on your own is one of the most freeing feelings ever.
As for the appeal, novelty/stimulation and being somewhere where no one knows you is good enough for me.
I love going to far off museums and historical notable locations.
Natural locations like parks, trails, and mountains are really nice to visit too. Personally not a fan of water based locations but tons of people love traveling to those too.
Really there are tons of reasons a wizard could like travel.
Seems mostly like something that would set you up for lots of unpleasant interctions. Whatever novelty appeal will be negated.
It has been nearly 15 years since I visited Venezuela so I don't remember all of it but it was nice. Then I was still a teenager and went with parents.
I think the first place was called Puerto Colombia, close to Choroni and it was apparently a tourist destination for Venezuelans. It was a huge beach and a tiny but nice town, some small hotels and a bunch of restaurants and the town had nice buildings even though everything looked poor.
I bought very cheap empanadas with fish, fried food banana and such.
We also went to a place which I think was Los Llanos, far out in the middle of nowhere and a handful of buildings where huge beetles flew inside. There we drove around in the savannah (it looked a bit like african savannas but I'm not sure what to call it) and fished piranhas to grill with a small piece of meat tied to the end of a rope.
We also went to Merida which was up in the mountains so the climate wasn't as warm, the weather was like Swedish summer all year.
People were terrible at English so I learnt a bunch of Spanish words but I don't remember much now.
There was a restaurant that had a menu item that looked good but they had a shortage of chicken so I couldn't get it, then when I went there other days I asked "hay pollo ahora?" to see if they had chicken that day.
Out of all tropical destinations, flights to Thailand are cheapest and easiest.
I've been there with family and alone and will probably go again. The best thing about Thailand is the ocean and the food. I like beaches for swimming in pleasant water, in Sweden it's very cold except for maybe a couple of weeks per year, even in the summer it's cold unless there's a heatwave.
I've snorkeled a lot, went scuba diving in coral reefs with colorful fish, went on boat trips to small islands and that kind of thing.
In Thailand they also have tourist towns next to beaches which seems to be rare in the lesser known alternatives to Thailand. It's easy to have hotel, beach and plenty of restaurants within walking distance.
The food is delicious, cheap and there's very many different dishes. Last time I had an apartment to stay a few months and I was over 100 kg when I came home.
Most people have common courtesy and don't go out of their way to be dicks.
Plus my mindset and viewpoint doesn't dwell on the rare bad intractions. Which are no more likely then at home anyway, only with the additional tool of being able to walk away back into the unknown nobodies to cut most conflict short before they even leave a lasting impression.
All interactions are bad though.
Then there is nature.
Maybe if you are the problem.
Just got a job in Thailand. It’s an interesting place. I want to train some Muay Thai. The people here seem polite to me. It is a bit too warm for my liking but literally everywhere has air conditioning so it is fine.
Are you getting a good salary?
A decent salary, all things considered. Almost 95000 Baht per month.
You still need to make your way there. I got nature where I live already should I want to be in it.>>59015
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?
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.
>>59129> 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
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?
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.
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.
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?
>>59834>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?https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atacama_Desert
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?
>>59115>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
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.
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.
Idk i have only ever been to other parts of my country
Spent a good portion of my 20's wanting to travel and now that i'm 30 and all the coof and war shit is going on, i don't know if i ever will or should bother? Maybe i should just get a bike and ride around like eurowiz here but i'm really no that jazzed about my home country, Australia. Seems like most people in this thread aren't that into it either lol.
australia is boring as shit and everything is too far apart. In europe you ride a few hours and everyone is speaking a different language
Pretty much how i feel about it. I've been on family holidays around here and theres not much variety. Also don't know if i'm falling for my own countries bullshit but i'd honestly be worried about some cunt running me down for fun on some remote road if i tried to bike it.
You've visited my region (South of England), how did you find it?
Idk australia seems awesome. You can go and live off the land fish and hunt. I would go there if i wasnt dirt poor.
Compared to most other countries you would be miserable doing that and breaking laws. Remote areas where you wouldnt be caught are desolate, there's a reason all the population lives in a few patches along the coast. There are a vast number of countries that would be much better for that. E.g. in nordic countries there are lush forests everywhere full of bunnies and deer, where you are legally allowed to roam and camp.
Scandinavia is always the same biome. Not to mention its mostly treefarm.
Whereas australia has different biomes https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B92Tac0w1qQ
Fair enough. Ever left australia?
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.
I usually never travel but i went to portugal last month and it was great.
>people are nice
Would go back again or even rent a place for a few months
snow is fucking annoying. gayest form of weather and climate known to earth aside from 24/7 raining
it's always people who never had to live and deal with snow that like it
Snow is nice if you can stay in your house and look at it, or go for a walk in it. Even after seeing it a hundred times it’s still nice when it snows, and waking up to a good covering. Then I have to drive in it and ugghgh, and defrost the car.
For a holiday though I bet it’d be nice if you’re from a hot country to visit and see the snow one morning.
Snow is awesome but because you're an equatorwiz you have to realize that cold weather is COLD. If you aren't used to managing it, then it can be extremely painful.
have you visited other places in brazil
Brazilian states are the size of multiple european countries so im not surprised tbf
And seemingly worse infrastructure:(
One day I'll explore this beautiful country
our greatest allies.
What kind of retarded colouring method is that. You just want to visits parts of china and india?
And why shouldnt you be able to got to china atm?
I have been allover china including xinjiang, tibet and taiwan. There is nothing stopping you from going there.
honestly, 83/100 positive views about the US… is probably higher than the US itself. just wow
Western new guinea is problematic because theres an on going insurgency, crime isnt that much of an issue but its expensive and you need a special authorization to do visit irian jaya
>>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.
Forgive them father, they know not what they have done, journos dont have to take and pass statistics class.
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.
i know, i will be nearby soon and i will see whether it is wise to go and cross the border overland
If you survive give us a rundown.
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.
>>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?!
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
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.
It's the non-Whites who are rude..
I don't consider those French.
My ranking is:
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
lmao france is ugly af and french people (if there are any left) are the most insufferable douchebags in europe
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?
>>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.
>>64621>>Have one shot at life.>>Born an ugly pajeetoid.>over.
It really is. What disease are we talking here.
>>64621>>Have one shot at life.
Isn't the whole cosmos of pajeet based on having many shots at life?
If I lived in India, I would view reincarnation as a most hellish punishment. 99% chance you end up just where you already are.
It's not supposed to be random, you are supposed to work your way up the karmic ladder
That's what Buddhists generally indeed think. Nirvana, the main purpose of buddhism, is liberation from the cycle of suffering by ending it
I also want to know why Iraqi went to jail.
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.
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.
How many clothes do you pack? doesn't seem like you can fit many in those bags along with the other stuff
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.
>What countries have you visited?
>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.
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."
>>65727>go till the fields
Go figure, it had to be agriculturalists that invented this coping mechanism that is religion.
I can't be bothered to explain why, but you have no idea what you are talking about.
no, if anything anime is more popular with latin american and european countries like France or Italy
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.
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.
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.
Maybe you’re just a faggot who didn’t specify.
Which countries have you been to so far?
In my life?
Russia (Moscow and St Petersburg)
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.