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What's the worst place...
Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)13:41 UTC+1 No.808844 Report

What's the worst place you've ever been ?
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)13:52 UTC+1 No.808845 Report

Diyarbakir, turkey

Got robbed in the slums
Two druggies tried to rob me, I ran away with them throwing rocks at me, then a street kid ran into me and pick pocketed me
Had to hide in a mosque since the druggies followed me as I tried to find my way out the slum

when I asked someone for help to find the way out they asked for money even though id already been robbed
Plus the city is ugly as fuck in the outskirts, apocalyptic style clusters of apartment blocks and wasteland
They have a group of armed police patrolling the centre 24/7 with armoured trucks because >Kurds

Fuck Diyarbakir
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)13:57 UTC+1 No.808848 Report

>>808844
Medan, Indonesia

I wasn't there for as much as a day, but fuck me that is one horrible city. Big, dirty, noisy, polluted, cars everywhere moving in every direction and blowing their horns non-stop... So fucking stressful

But yeah, I guess this anon's >>808845 story beats mine
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)14:45 UTC+1 No.808872 Report

>>808845

Thats unlucky Anon.

Diyarbakir was actually one of my coolest travel experiences. Was living with gf in Istanbul and wanted to goto Van. There was a hueg snowstorm and plane couldnt land so we were diverted to Diyarbakir (which sent all thenTurks into panic mode = topkek)

Anyways everybody was waiting for bus, and imwas like fuck this - lets go and see this 'terrorist capital' at around midnight,

Bailed the airport and got a taxi into the centre. Place was quiet and eery, but taxi drivers were all good game and were impressed when we dropped a few bits of kurdish.

Anyways, next morning we toured the walls (fucking GRAND - 2nd biggest in world) spoke to loads of people who were happy to see tourists and curious about us, watched some guys shoot guns over the plains and generally had a friendly, warm time.mthe place is like a dtepback to life in medieval time i guess.

I can see how sbd would have a bad time there though. Me and gf had been living in middle east (shes polish) for around 2 years upto then and knew a bit about whats what.

But yeah, to any other anon here. Diyarbakir and kurdistan in general was fucking cool for me.
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)14:45 UTC+1 No.808873 Report

>>808844
Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt. God what a horrible place. Everything about it is fake, which might forgivable it wasn't such a third-rate French Riviera wanna-be shit show. I was only there (with a friend) about 16 hours, calling off any intention to stay there and just went back to Dahab.

I'd been in Egypt for about 24 days by this point, so I knew how things go in Egypt. Asking for bribes, touts, fleecing naive tourists, par for the course. It was just so much more brazen and hostile in Sharm than anywhere else. Probably because most visitors just fly in direct from Moscow and don't know what anything should cost. Everything was like 5 times more expensive than anywhere else in Egypt. Shop owners were rather rude and indifferent regarding prices. I remember one internet cafe (some years ago, before smartphones were a big deal), and the teenage twat running the place wanted $5 (yes, the price was written in US$) per HOUR. In Egypt. Incredible. I only wanted to check my email for 10 minutes to see if a friend back home had replied. I offered the equivalent of $1 (more than most hourly rates anywhere else). No dice.

Every single taxi driver tried to rip us off, very clumsily over-stating the price by a wide margin, like we didn't know any better (probably works all the time on all the dumb Slavs there). One purposely drove us to the wrong "beach" a kilometre or two from the town "centre". We walked down and realize it's an industrial part of town, come back up and surprise surprise, he's still waiting and now willing to take us to the right place for double what it cost us to get here. I told him to fuck off (in those words) and asked him if this was typical Egyptian behaviour, wouldn't Allah frown on lying and tricking visitors, etc. He followed us slowly in his car after, clearly still believing in his clever trick. We walked back, and luckily another cabbie drove by after 10 minutes or so...
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)14:49 UTC+1 No.808875 Report

I found Patong to be the most disgusting place in Thailand and I've never felt as uncomfortable in any other city I've ever been to. I left the next day even though I had booked my hostel for 3 nights.
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)14:53 UTC+1 No.808879 Report

>>808873
Later, once we decided to leave, another random 'nice' faggot stopped us and chatted us up, then lied, telling us we were very far from the bus station (back to Dahab). He tried to scam us by getting a cabbie to drive us "to Dahab for $20" (what he told us), but really to the bus station (what he told the cabbie, it turned out) for $20 or so, each. Luckily we re-asked the cabbie about Dahab as he started to pull away, and he stopped, looked confused and said "huh? No, bus station. $20 each, yes?" We stepped out immediately and the first guy was just standing there looking sheepish. I had had enough of Sharm at this point and again I tried the shame routine, telling him he was dishonest and surely go to hell for this sort of dishonesty. I was ready to punch his nose in.

Turns out we were on the right path and the bus station was only a 10 minute walk away in a straight line. Would have been like 1 minute in a car, max.

Besides all the constant scams and greediness, it's really an empty soulless 'town'. There was never any historical village or anything, it was built out of the desert a few decades ago to cater to Egypt's rich and to tourists (mostly lower-class Russians, it seems). It's where Egyptians go to for a few years to try to get rich quick before GTFO and buying a wife. Horrible place. It's everything wrong with sun'n'sand package tourism.

Even if you like scuba and snorkeling, there are better places to stay than Sharm el-Sheik.
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)15:08 UTC+1 No.808887 Report

Punjab, India. Every single person I met there was a selfish, hostile asshole and it's oppressively hot a dirty.
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)20:37 UTC+1 No.808978 Report

Luxembourg, fucking boring city full of obnoxious Portuguese scum.
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Anonymous 01/23/14(Thu)21:26 UTC+1 No.808985 Report

>>808845

Went there a couple of weeks ago and it was very shady. Was almost unable to visit any of the tourist sights since they're all down back alleys in the slums where groups of men just hang around. Apart from the junkies hanging out in the city walls, the people were beyond friendly and I have to second what the second guy said about the people. They would stop me in the street just to ask where I'm from and if I'm enjoying their city.

Definitely wouldn't recommend going out at night though, everywhere I read before going warned against it and it's shady enough in the day time. Never see any women outside and it gets progressively shady from the top end of the main street down to the south gate, not to mention the slums which are essentially a no-go, met one other tourist there from Germany and he was robbed of his camera the day before in one of the streets behind the police station.

Anyway, worst place I'd say was Czestochowa, went in the dead of winter and it was about -15 or -20 degrees, everything was shut down and the only redeeming factor about the city is Jasna Gora, I'm sure it's different at other times of the year but I just found it incredibly boring and wouldn't have visited if I didn't have a friend there. Worst people are definitely Turks though, living in Istanbul at the moment and they're just so dirty and selfish although I probably wouldn't notice it too much if I was only here for a few days.
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BioBro 01/23/14(Thu)23:51 UTC+1 No.809041 Report

Debrecen
we were assured our train was heading to Praha from Budapest and that they needed to change the sign.
We were lied to.
>gangs of kids trying to steal your shit absolutely fucking everywhere
>if you do stop they swarm around you and start trying to take shit off you
>security intimidated so much by these street gangs they stayed the fuck away from the station
>get told about the "bad boys" by a nice woman who runs a bar just by the station who has to pay for security and locks her doors in between customers
>sitting on a bench outside while my friend smokes
>they slowly approach one by one asking for "mooooonaaaayyyeeee"
>start trying to take our beer as we're drinking it
>we're not exactly small guys, and we're wearing wifebeaters
>half of them are picking their nails with knives the whole time
>security guard comes outside and they all leave as he puts his gun on the table and opens a beer
he was a total bro, you could tell the lady at the bar was sweet on him.
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Anonymous 01/24/14(Fri)00:08 UTC+1 No.809044 Report
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>>809041>heading to...
>>809041
>heading to Praha from Budapest
>English... Czech... English
>So like I was on my way to ???????and like the food wasn't that good
Being this douche.
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BioBro 01/24/14(Fri)00:56 UTC+1 No.809058 Report

>>809044
nowhere near as bad as using a different alphabet or writing system.
i hear Praha before Prague.
same with Beograd, Bucuresti, München, Bruxelles, Köln, Wien... if it's in France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria or Germany and it's different in English, I probably know it better in the native language..
basically anywhere i heard about a lot in language lessons or from natives before going there..
>tfw massively naive childhood, poor-as-fuck family, european friends, and a good grammar school language education..
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Anonymous 01/24/14(Fri)01:31 UTC+1 No.809065 Report

>>808985
>Czestochowa
Eurgh, it's like the worst Polish town which just happens to have something that draws people in. I remember going there one summer and the main path up to Jasna Gora which should have had some sort of gardening work done on it was in a complete state of despair. Middle of summer and there was barely any greenery in a path taken by millions of pilgrims going up to the hill. I've read somewhere that apparently the church is getting all the tourist money in the city and they're not willing to spend any on making the city any better, yeah, sounds about right. It's pretty much an industrial town outside of that one main street going up to Jasna Gora.

My worst place has to be Havana. I traveled around Cuba for 2 weeks and left Havana as my last stop for 4 days. I wanted out after the second day. Especially because I don't speak much Spanish, I was just seen as a walking dollar sign. The rest of the island was decent enough, people didn't want to cheat me out of money, no one really bothered me much even though it was obvious I was a tourist. But in Havana, it was non stop, I couldn't walk more than 2 blocks without someone wanting something. On top of that, the city is falling apart, it's a fucking dump. There's one restored street going through old Havana and the next streets over have building basically crumbling under themselves. A rainstorm went by the city like 3 weeks before I went and 17 buildings just crumbled apart. Complete dump.
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Anonymous 01/24/14(Fri)03:49 UTC+1 No.809099 Report

>>808985
>>808872
Yeah i was unlucky, wrong time wrong place
I was naive to go wandering into the slum anyway

I went back to Diyarbakir and the second time was fine, apart from the general shittyness of the city it is worth visiting to see the history and most of the people are nice
Better to go to urfa though, or even gaziantep
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Anonymous 01/24/14(Fri)15:42 UTC+1 No.809227 Report

>>808985
>Turks
>just so dirty and selfish
I ain't even Turkish, but my experience was almost the opposite. I wonder how much you have travelled if you find Turks dirty and selfish. Wait till you visit Egypt, China, India or Russia... You'll be begging for Turkish standards.
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Anonymous 01/24/14(Fri)16:17 UTC+1 No.809238 Report

>>809044
Would agree with you, but he used the native names for BOTH, so it's not that bad.
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Anonymous 01/24/14(Fri)19:12 UTC+1 No.809296 Report

either tirana, albania (where the locals were starting to form a mob to probably kill me because I was dressed like a hippy. 90% of the male population are dodgy skinheads with rat tails), or Luxor in Egypt, where everybody just wanted to scam me pretty much constantly. worst hassle I've ever experienced.
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Anonymous 01/24/14(Fri)19:22 UTC+1 No.809297 Report

>>809296
>either tirana, albania (where the locals were starting to form a mob to probably kill me because I was dressed like a hippy.

HAHA, you've gotta elaborate on this
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)01:11 UTC+1 No.809395 Report

>>809297

I'd been travelling in India for several months before, so I was wearing Ali Baba pants and shit tons of bracelets and neckalces and shit, I only had flip flops and a tiny backpack. When I was in Gjirocaster some locals commented that I looked like a gypsy. Didn't think much of it.

In Tirana I got MAD hate everywhere I went. Like, eyes on me all the time, pure malevolence. People bumping into me in the streets and shit. I realized that they probably thought I was some blatant gypsy or something, or maybe idolized the gypsies, which was probably worse. I got a bus ticket to Prizren in Kosovo and was going to take it soon, but I wasn't sure where it was leaving from and I was walking around a lot looking for it. Some loitering street punks thought this was pretty funny seeing me go back and forth along the main square for a while and were obviously laughing at me. I really felt it and started to get a bit scared, and they knew it and shouted things at me in Albanian I couldn't understand. I find the bus stop and while I'm waiting this kid comes up and gets in my face talking Albanian, and when I can't understand him he starts speaking in English, "why can't you speak albanian? why you come here when you can't speak albanian? what the fuck man" and so on. I can't tell the guy I've only been there a week and I'm leaving today, and this dude is just all up in my face speaking albanian. this group forms of skinheads and they're all laughing, but not in a happy way at all, like maximum danger here. the fucking BUS arrives right then and i walk away from these guys to get on it, they're shouting at me, and as soon as the door opens I just jump inside, the dudes are shouting outside and the one guy is trying to get in, but the bus driver is this big old fuck who doesn't take shit and he shouts and the dude and they have a pissing match while I hide in the back of the bus and wait for it to drive away. fucking sketch man.
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)04:25 UTC+1 No.809428 Report

>>808844
Detroit
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)06:04 UTC+1 No.809447 Report

>>809428
Why?
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)06:23 UTC+1 No.809451 Report

>>808848
Oh fuck Medan is the worst, shit shit shit
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)07:00 UTC+1 No.809455 Report

>>809296
Albanians are savages. Probably the only ethnic group I am truly racist against. I've met a handful of friendly Albanians but overall they are totally backwards. Fuck them.
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)09:13 UTC+1 No.809473 Report

>>809451
Thank God.

And yeah, we met a Dutch guy who'd lived in Medan for some time, he absolutely hated it.

We also met some kids from Jakarta. We asked them if they were from Medan and they rolled their eyes, as if we had insulted them.
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)10:54 UTC+1 No.809491 Report

>>808845

I went there and had no problems. I liked it, it was poor but had a great atmosphere. People were really nice.
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)11:17 UTC+1 No.809495 Report

>>809395
>so I was wearing Ali Baba pants
And then you wonder why people harass you?
Why can't you just wear normal clothes.
You sound like someone who seeks attention and shouts "muh priviliege".
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)11:19 UTC+1 No.809497 Report

Artvin in Turkey.

Extremely hot, seedy, ugly, you could see young trafficked girls standing around, the nature around it was mostly destroyed. I only went there to get a bus but had to stay the night.
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)11:48 UTC+1 No.809510 Report

Denver, Colorado. Literally everything went wrong and everyone was an asshole about everything when I was there. I'm sure it might be cooler since legalization, but when I was there, it was a living hell. I'd rather have been in Lagos. Denver is such a bland, uncultured city, with no interesting history, and it's full of boring assholes.
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)18:43 UTC+1 No.809673 Report

>>808844

>/n/ - Transportation

WTF? is with all these bikes?

>click on catalog:
> list: bicycle thread, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, cool seat for bicycles, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, oddball bicycle thread, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, train thread with 3 posts, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, shoes for bicycles thread, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, bicycle thread, bicycle thread....

NOPE
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)22:25 UTC+1 No.809742 Report

>>809473
Funny. I was also in Medan about 20 years ago. Interesting to hear that it is still shit. Aåart from the obvious sights, IMHO most of Sumatra was pretty crap
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Anonymous 01/25/14(Sat)23:44 UTC+1 No.809757 Report

>>808978
how can portuguese even be obnoxious

do you even know what the word obnoxious means?
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)01:37 UTC+1 No.809795 Report

>>809757
Do you even know when to put question marks?

Luxembourg is full of stinky portuguese who are very very unpleasant to deal with. I've met other portuguese people in the past but they were totally different. Seems like they have a special mentality in Luxembourg. They seem very secular and have no manners.

Seems like the gov. has exploited them as masons and cheap immigrant workers and their past still reflects on them/on their behavior. They're like the filth turks of germany but in Luxembourg.

The one I met in Luxembourg were all looking like chavs.

Portuguese people confirmed for sandniggers and chavs of Luxembourg.
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)03:38 UTC+1 No.809822 Report

>>809673
motorist detected
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)04:19 UTC+1 No.809840 Report

>>809673
random, but agreed. /n/ is overrun.

And worse place I've been is Djibouti, Djibouti.

Think Black Hawk Down minus people shooting at you.
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)06:03 UTC+1 No.809846 Report

New Orleans
>pick pocketed
>had my car keyed
>had a guy throw a brick at my winshield while sleeping in the car
>cops hastled me when i called them, blaming me for the incident
>ruined the college i was checking out, Loyola
food was good though
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)06:34 UTC+1 No.809853 Report

Salt Lake City. Holy mother of fuck do I have bad memories of that place.

The city was full of assholes, garbage, and shitty hotels. Whenever I have to pass through, I make sure to stay as short as possible. And, although, I have rather fond memories of the moldy matresses I've slept on, the storage unit I was locked in for a day and a half, and the stupid little nigger who popped all for of my tires, I'd have to say my worst memory was Hooters...

Anyone familiar with Salt Lake City's Hooters?
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)06:47 UTC+1 No.809855 Report

No Venezuela stories?
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)09:05 UTC+1 No.809868 Report

>>809853
>the storage unit I was locked in for a day and a half
I think its story time
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Anonymous 01/26/14(Sun)15:56 UTC+1 No.809967 Report

>>809855
A mexican friend travelled there. The food is so fucking bad, whores everywhere wantng your money... Also black market for everything...
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)12:16 UTC+1 No.810339 Report

>>809967
Dat Bolivarian Socialism FTW. Viva Comrade Hugo, rip in pieces ya shitforbrains.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)16:26 UTC+1 No.810403 Report

I get hated on, tons of malviolence, and snide comments here in the states. Not a single male started shit with me when I was in india for 3 weeks by myself

I was in downtown mumbai and mumbai suburbs, goa and Delhi

Niggas must have recognized
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)17:18 UTC+1 No.810427 Report

>>809673
CAGER SCUM GET FUCKED
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)18:14 UTC+1 No.810446 Report

>>810339
HOLD HIGH THE BRIGHT RED BANNER OF MARXISM-LENINISM-CHAVEZISM
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)18:23 UTC+1 No.810452 Report

>>810427
>>810446
>writing in capitals
>not being 13 years old
pick one
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)18:40 UTC+1 No.810455 Report

>>810452
psssst... I think that was part of the joke.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)19:05 UTC+1 No.810458 Report

>>810455
"bright red banner guy" here. your innovative "part of the joke" theory is very astute

>>810452
>implying I'm not a 27 year old basement dwelling neckbeard
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)19:12 UTC+1 No.810461 Report

>>809846
Loyola's campus reminds me of a fucking prison.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)19:38 UTC+1 No.810470 Report

>>810452
WE'RE NOT THE SAME PERSON PAL
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)19:53 UTC+1 No.810474 Report

>>808873
>>808879

Sorry to hear you had a shit time mate. I went a few years ago just for a relaxing holiday. It's pretty obvious it's commercialised as fuck and has nothing of historical value, it just has beaches and great sea. My mum's good at bartering so we had no issues there, never got ripped off either. It was a decent holiday for me.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)20:05 UTC+1 No.810477 Report

>>809757
I'm Portuguese myself and trust me, that guy is right. The Portuguese community in Luxemburg is worse than the one in Switzerland and that's a pretty difficult thing to achieve. Total scum. If you're from America or some other country with a pretty low or irrelevant number of expats then you probably won't understand this very well, but never make the mistake of confusing immigrants with the non-migrant population of a certain country. They're always two completely different sides.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)21:07 UTC+1 No.810514 Report

>>808887
doesn't sound like a happy experience. very unlike us. I apologize on behalf of my people.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)21:16 UTC+1 No.810520 Report

>>810477

>If you're from America or some other country with a pretty low or irrelevant number of expats

You are a faggot, I guarantee you there are more american expats in the world than portuguese
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)21:39 UTC+1 No.810536 Report

>>808873
>wouldn't Allah frown on lying and tricking visitors, etc.

Do you ever notice that the more religious crap on a cabbie's dashboard, the more likely they are to try and screw you over?

Got into a cab in Bucharest the other day and there were FIVE crosses hanging from the rearview mirror and suction cups on the windshield. Sure enough, I notice five seconds later that the cabbie didn't reset the meter from the person who got out before I got in.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)21:40 UTC+1 No.810537 Report

>>810536
Religion: the last refuge of a scoundrel
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)21:48 UTC+1 No.810538 Report

>>809227

I met a couple of American ex-military guys doing contract work for NATO in Kosovo while I was in Bulgaria. They had traveled all around the Balkans so I asked them about Turkey. They basically told me Istanbul is a shithole and the people are dirty and smelly and horrible.

I went there and found just the opposite. Turks are incredibly nice and friendly. The worst I got were people hawking restaurants, and even that wasn't too aggressive.
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)21:50 UTC+1 No.810539 Report
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>>810538I wonder who...
>>810538
I wonder who could be behind this post...
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Anonymous 01/27/14(Mon)23:09 UTC+1 No.810577 Report

>>810477
>If you're from America or some other country with a pretty low or irrelevant number of expats
Are you retarded?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)00:39 UTC+1 No.810617 Report

Palermo, Sicily. The city was squalid, chaotic, and hostile. There is little to do and see, the people were sketchy, and the food was shit (which is obscene for Italy).
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)00:47 UTC+1 No.810619 Report

>>810520
>>810577
>reading comprehension
That's why I said 'irrelevant'. There are tons of American expats, but they don't have relevant communities in any foreign country like the Portuguese have in France, the Italians in the US, the Brazilians in Portugal, etc, etc. In any case, Portugal has almost twice of America's expats (roughly 10 to 11 million Portuguese to 6 million Americans) so don't be so cocky when you think you're right but you're not bothered to look it up.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)00:49 UTC+1 No.810620 Report

>>810619
#burned
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)00:49 UTC+1 No.810621 Report

>>810619

>portuguese person
>being uppity

lol how does it feel being from a quasi-thirdworld shit hole? If it makes you feel like a big man to niggle with facts have at it bud, I can't imagine what it's like to have such a shit nationality and what that must do to one's psyche
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)01:00 UTC+1 No.810626 Report

>>810621
Do you guys remember when some people wanted flags on /trv/?

Yeah, about that...
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)01:11 UTC+1 No.810631 Report

reading this thread makes me realise just how sheltered i've been

went to jordan a few years back and stayed in a resort on the dead sea for the first three days, then went out in to the country. literally the first thing i saw as i left the resort in a taxi was a guy shitting all over the road in this little village like it was nothing. rest of the country was amazing though highly recommend

anyway my worst was probably a road trip across the midwest, idk why but i had this romantic notion of the roadtrip or the great american expanses or whatever but tbh it was just boring as fuck and every town was completely dead

going interrailing around europe this summer so hopefully i'll get mugged or scammed or something
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:13 UTC+1 No.810718 Report

>>810514
does the caste system still play a large part in indian society?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:23 UTC+1 No.810719 Report

>>809495
fuck off faggot. he was a bro for sharing that story

i'm sure he realized that he's a /trv/ stereotype in that story....
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:24 UTC+1 No.810721 Report

>>809840
get out of the military
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:29 UTC+1 No.810722 Report

>>809868
Okay, so.

I was in Salt Lake City, staying for the night. My family and I were moving across the country, and we needed a place to put our stuff between trips back and forth. I, being the man that I am, tell my family I can load it myself, and that they can sleep.

So, I get to the storage unit. I open the garage door, pull up, and I start loading my shit. I had a box with two sandwiches in it, since I knew I'd be hungry. I set the box inside the garage I had to save for later.

About an hour and a half later, I was almost done. Shit was piled up, and the place was almost full. I wipe my brow and go back to get another box when I hear some yelling.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:38 UTC+1 No.810727 Report

>>810722
So, I look down the road. There's a group of black people there. My brain just goes 'nope' and I go back to loading my stuff.

A while later, I hear them coming closer. So, I hide in my storage unit and decide to act casual and wait for them to pass. Well, when they walk by, they see my open door. ...But they don't see me.

"...Yo, dude, this cracka left his garage open. Should we give it a look?"

"Yeah, man, let's look. He's pro'ly got some nice shit."

So, they walk inside. I'm hiding behind a bunch of furniture I have, and I manage to find a pretty big wrench. I sneak my way out, and one of them sees me.

They flip their shit and bail. I manage to smack one in the side with my wrench, but I didn't do anything substantial. In my swing, I lost my balance and fell over. As I was getting back up, I was charging forward.

*CRASH*

I run right into the closed door.

It's important to note that It locks automatically -- I couldn't get out unless I had the key. But, I had my key in my coat! This should be an easy fix!

...Only problem was, my coat was in my truck. So was my cell phone. I realized I was basically trapped. Keep in mind, this is late December/early January, and it was cold as tits outside. Being in a big metal room didn't help.

After banging on the door for help for hours, I finally give up and accept my fate. I pop open my lunch box and grab a sandwich.

I'm stuck there for a day and a half until my family woke up, realized I was gone, came looking for me (unsuccessfully -- they looked in bars, Hooters and other places), finally heard me banging the wall in the storage unit, found out the truck was locked, walked back to the hotel to grab the spare set of truck keys, walked back to the storage unit, opened the truck, found my coat, and unlocked the door. It was the scariest fucking time of my life.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:42 UTC+1 No.810728 Report

>>810727
tl;dr Salt Lake City has some nasty assholes.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:43 UTC+1 No.810730 Report
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>>809044
>???????
>simplified
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:47 UTC+1 No.810732 Report
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>>81072710/10, good...
>>810727
10/10, good story, anon
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)05:52 UTC+1 No.810734 Report
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>>810727Fucking 10/10
>>810727
Fucking 10/10
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)06:11 UTC+1 No.810741 Report

Witchita, Kansas
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)06:20 UTC+1 No.810743 Report

Gainesville, Florida
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)06:32 UTC+1 No.810746 Report

>>808845

Used to travel a lot with my family when we were young. First and worst place i remember was easily Turkey, bout ten years ago.

Airport was scummy. People outside would have ripped out bags out of our hands to 'carry them for us' if my dad wasnt a gigantic guy.

Entire area was dusty andrun-down. It seemed like lots of the hotels and buildings had been just built, but were also falling apart.

Food was god-awful. My older brother had a burger that was so disgusting he became a vegetarian. Seriously. He was only like fourteen at the time, if that, and he made that choice based on how disgusting eating this burger was.

People looked and acted like rats in clothes. Remember going to a market there, with my little bro in a pram. Loads of people being noisy, pushing and shoving, generally being animals. Shopkeepers trying to market towards literally anyone who came even close, even me (When i clearly wouldnt have posessed dominion over my families monetary funds).

Oh, and near constant power cuts when we were there. Turkish Delight is literally the single good thing about Turkey.

Curiously, my 'best place' would actually be Corfu in Greece. After finding ourt they apparently have a rivalry i wanted to go there. It was weird, because so much stuff was familiar, but not shit. Turkey is like someone took Greece and fucked it over.

Great people. Great food. Relatively clean, no dust-storms or cut outs. Generous people! Holy shit, we got given gifts when they found out it was our last day. Ice cream parlor dude gave me and my brothers the biggest ice creams they had for free and the guy who ran the bar was an artist who gave my mother a picture she's still got now hanging in the hall.

Food was fucking amazing too. My little brother was at the chicken and chips stage - where kids dont eat anything interesting at all. We had him eating lobster tail, and shrimp and octopus pizza's everything. i havent had such good seafood since. Greece is fucking awesome.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)06:38 UTC+1 No.810747 Report

People go to big cities, get well treated. People go to slums, have bad experiences.

That's expected.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)07:22 UTC+1 No.810756 Report

>>810746
>Turkey is like someone took Greece and fucked it over.
That is because Turks are just Muslim Greeks.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)07:38 UTC+1 No.810760 Report

>>810756
>he actually believes this
l 0 l
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)07:51 UTC+1 No.810761 Report

>>810756
Greeks are Christian Turks, retard. Do you even history?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Greece
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)07:57 UTC+1 No.810763 Report

Best and worst place I've been is Syria. Best because it had everything you wanted from clubs, drugs, girls with the bluest eye, beautiful sights and kind people.

Worst because it's filled with al qeada terrorists everywhere that have destroyed almost every landmark in the country and no ones doing anything to stop it. Almost got shot by them trying to enter Lebanon because they thought I was a Lebanese spy even though I'm white as fuck.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)08:00 UTC+1 No.810764 Report
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>>810746Jesus Christ...
>>810746
Jesus Christ you're a pleb. Bravo! Actually laughed at what a ridiculous baby you are and how bad you found what's arguably the most interesting countries in Western Asia.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)08:08 UTC+1 No.810766 Report

>>810764

I apologise for not finding poverty, food-poisoning, power-cuts, pick-pockets and Islam fascinating.

So do you just wander around ghettos near your home town for fun? Or is it only interesting for you when the poor people speak a language you dont understand?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)08:08 UTC+1 No.810767 Report
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Picture of my time in Egypt,...
Picture of my time in Egypt, Cairo. Placed has been a little bit trashed with all the unrest and shit going on there. Machine gun emplacements, tanks, and men walking around with guns made it more uncomfortable as well. People there were obviously desperate for money and seemed to be trying extra hard to squeeze some coins out of me. Depressing atmosphere.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)08:12 UTC+1 No.810769 Report

>>810767

Jesus christ...dat filth.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)08:16 UTC+1 No.810770 Report

>>810764
stop liking what i don't like
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)08:18 UTC+1 No.810772 Report

>>808844
india, delhi and mumbai are just terrible cities
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)09:39 UTC+1 No.810799 Report

>>808873

Can confirm that Sharm is shit. There are plenty of other Red Sea coastal resort towns that are not overpriced, shallow, and completely filled with asshole tourists orbited by an economy of assholes scammers. Dahab is hardly one of them but at least it's better than Sharm.

Many of the Russian idiots you are referring to are Israelis, which also makes them roving bomb magnets. Hadjis tend not to blow up places like Ayn as-Sukhne or Aqaba.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)09:50 UTC+1 No.810801 Report

>>810760
Butthurt Turk detected
>>810761
Greeks under Alexander conquered Turkey first. Do you even into history?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)09:51 UTC+1 No.810802 Report

>>810763
Wait why the fuck were you in Syria during the war?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)09:53 UTC+1 No.810803 Report

>>810760
>>810761
>>810764
What is with all these butthurt Turks ITT?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)10:30 UTC+1 No.810808 Report

>>810801
>>810803
>I am too stupid to understand that Turks are an Altaic group of nomads from Central Asia who moved into Anatolia in the 10th and 11th centuries.

Turks are definitely not Greeks although some modern Greeks are polluted with Turk filth.

Also, please kill yourself.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)11:33 UTC+1 No.810827 Report
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Chechnya.... Fuck what Russia...
Chechnya.... Fuck what Russia has allowed Chechnya to become.

So, I recently went to the north Caucasus, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, the lot. And even though I got arrested multiple times for photography, and once witnessed a military offensive literally happening on the streets south of Derbent, the local people and the sights were enough to give me a positive experience in the end.

But Chechnya, Chechnya is the worst place I've ever seen, and that isn't because of poverty or anarchy or crime any of the usual shit. No, Chechnya is horrific because it has been turned into a fascist state, and that is no overstatement.

So, First off. The fucking bus went trough hours of horrifically slow travel through Dagestani and Chechen checkpoints, taking almost 12 hours to get from Makhachkala to Chechnya. Every checkpoint stops the and asks for all documents, and I get detained at every one of them because I am a foreigner (not churka though). However, the driver, despite being required to stop at Grozny, dumped me and some other poor bastard 20 kilometers out of the city at a random gas station by a mountain village at midnight. A single car had pulled in, and I asked if they could call a cab.

However, these were cool guys, and they said that I could ride with them into the city. I measured my options about being alone in the mountains and hitchhiking at night, and decided to go with them. But, they say that they do not want to go to the center with me. "Understandable", I thought, you just get out when you can, my hotel is visible, so I'll just walk there myself.

I should note that I was amazed at this point that Grozny at night was so lit up on Putin and Kadyrov Avenues, it looked like your average strip in Dubai. I check in, and wake up late the following day.

It was about 11o'clock on a Sunday when I started walking down the street, and I must give Kadyrov credit, they are cleaner than even American or German streets.

And they were empty.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)11:37 UTC+1 No.810828 Report

>>810718
it still does. religion does too. people aren't open/anal about it like it used to be but when it comes to basic decisions about strangers or acquaintances, it does.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)12:17 UTC+1 No.810833 Report
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>>810827The main...
>>810827
The main avenues, while giving the illusion of being filled with life at night, are bereft of all human activity. There are no cars in the streets, and the sidewalks are just as bare.

The only human company comes from the Kadyrovs, and sometimes, Putin, whose authoritarian faces look down on the streets, often framed with phrases like "Remember! Love! Be Proud!" or "We Checens strive to be half as equal!" These fucking posters are on almost every fucking building in the center, and they are on schools, mosques, law offices, and any government institution everywhere. Small ones are required in eateries and shops. Monuments to Kadyrov adorn the street, including an extremely odd one that is to fallen journalists, with Kadyrov's face on it.

But whatever, I kept walking around town anyway, and I ended up at a golden column jetting out of the ground. It was the entrance to the underground palace/museum to Akhmad Kadyrov. And in the museum there is plenty of gaudy things crystal and gold an portraits everywhere, but there is also a quote from Ramazan that got my attention. "I have killed those responsible, and will keep killing."

I left the museum with a growing unease about the city, and, walking down a different street, I had my first encounter with the Black Gaurd/ Black Okhrana. They were pulling a man into a van, he was cuffed, and not resisting. I did not know who they were, but, having traveled through most of the Caucasus, I thought they were another iteration on the several different regular security forces/state militias. I wasn't to far off I suppose, but I would soon learn the difference myself.

I was photographing an arch, not far from the center, and immediately a DPS (highway) officer ran up to me and asked me for my documents. This was more than normal protocol by this point, but then he said to me "if you don't explain who you are immediately, I will not be able to help you." That was odd, but I began telling him. But I didn't have time.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)12:32 UTC+1 No.810837 Report
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>>810833Four Black...
>>810833
Four Black guardsmen surrounded me for taking a photograph of that arch, and held me at gun point, bringing me to my knees before one with some sort of Western assault rifle. They somehow did not know Russian, and two of them were about to take me away before the DPS officer acted in my behalf. He talked with them in Chechen for sometime, and gave them my documents. I had to show the guards all the pictures on my camera at that moment, and delete my pictures. But they let me go in the end.

The officer took me to the side, behind a building a block away. And, with a look of humiliation and defeat on his face, told me to never come back to that area again, that he had no authority, and that no one has authority over the Black Guard. He told me to stay away from the center, because now they'd be watching for me. And he would not be able to do anything further. From that point onwards, I noticed this feeling of absolute terror and fear from everyone else I talked to, they were all scared shitless. One younger woman, upon hearing my accent, ran away. It's the most fucked up place I've ever seen, it's worse than any high crime area or shithole slum I've ever been too. I was being monitored all the time after that, I know they fucked with my phone and they probably listened in on my room. The people even in the poorest areas of Dagestan or Africa are still humans, but in Chechnya, the environment has changed them into horrific shells of human beings. Nothing like that exists anywhere else I've ever been to. It's fucked up that Russia even associates with that shit.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)12:49 UTC+1 No.810839 Report

>>810837
That's just... sad to read. Are you from Russia, or do you just speak the language? I do have some interest in some of those less known Caucasian places, but that just sounds too fucked up.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)13:00 UTC+1 No.810844 Report

>>810837
Churkas are chechens, Sane Russians don't go to Chechnya
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)13:35 UTC+1 No.810850 Report
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>>810839No, I am not...
>>810839
No, I am not Russian, I just speak the language well enough to get myself out of most situations like that. To be fair I recommend highly the Ossetias, Kalmykia, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Krasnodar Krai, and if you think you can explain why you are there and know how to look after yourself, Ingushetia and even Dagestan. The country is beautiful, and the people are nice and friendly, though every republic differs heavily from the last. But don't go to Chechnya unless you have something you absolutely need to see/ write about. It's all new in Chechnya, but I can't say that what replaced the ruins was better than the war torn city.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)13:42 UTC+1 No.810852 Report
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>>810850How cities...
>>810850
How cities outside of Dagestan and Chechnya look for example.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)20:19 UTC+1 No.810968 Report

>>810827
>>810833
>>810837

Holy fuck you have some serious balls. Id be scared shitless about being captured and beheaded.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)20:35 UTC+1 No.810974 Report

San Jose, Costa Rica. What a fucking ugly piece of shit.
Otherwise probably a favela in Natal (what the fuck was I doing in Natal?).
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)20:44 UTC+1 No.810976 Report

>>810837
Damn, you got any more stories about Chechnya/any other of the places with a dangerous reputation in the Caucasus region? It isn't every day I hear about a person visiting that part of the world.

What were you even doing there? Just travelling?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)21:09 UTC+1 No.810984 Report

>>810827
>>810976
Screw that. We want an entire thread for that. Can anon deliver?
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)21:11 UTC+1 No.810986 Report

>>810984
Fine, I take it back then.

Make a thread.
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Anonymous 01/28/14(Tue)22:37 UTC+1 No.811005 Report

home...
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Anonymous 01/29/14(Wed)00:48 UTC+1 No.811047 Report

>>810631
lol, I had the same reaction wandering around the countryside along the Nile in Egypt. There are literally human turds everywhere. They take forever to dessicate in the desert too, so I'm sure there are turds from the pharoahs. The reason Egyptians wear jalabas is because it is so easy to just stop in the desert, squat slightly and shit.
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Anonymous 01/29/14(Wed)01:21 UTC+1 No.811057 Report
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>>810976I was traveling...
>>810976
I was traveling yes, and also gathering information so I could write about the republics in the future for some university work. I should also say, Chechnya was a black hole for information about Chechen history. The Deportation and Wars had completely been erased. And while there was this oversize museum in Grozny, it had very little in it. I found a more academic multi volume history of Chechnya, but I couldn't check it out from Kadyrov library. So I just made sure I got the name of the book and team of authors who wrote it.

As far as culture went, they had three gigantic theaters, which were all inoperative. One of them had an event 2 months from my visit, but was invite only.

>>810986
>>810984
I don't know if I should make a dedicated Caucasus questions thread, or just keep stories in this one, but to be fair, most of them were fairly nice places, although Dagestan was pretty chaotic.
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Anonymous 01/29/14(Wed)04:05 UTC+1 No.811082 Report

Palma de Majorca. Absolutely some of the nastiest, most snide people I have ever met.

While I didn't encounter a lot of the rip-off culture that I had been exposed to in some of the other countries I've traveled to (sleazy little cabbie in Rio trying to charge me upwards of 60 USD for a ride I later was informed should have cost no more than 10, *with* tip), nevertheless I found service in bars and restaurants to be sullen and tinged with effete little gestures of hostility (barman snarling and waving the back of his hand towards my beer after placing it in front of me), the food to be horrendous and yet exorbitantly overpriced (15 euros for burnt personal-pan pizza), and the culture to cater almost exclusively to low-budget package tourism.

Oh, and the roma/gitanos (gypsies). Greasy, dirty, track-suited eurotrash sporting gold chains and rat-tail haircuts.

Funny enough, one thing I came away with that I would never have expected is a new appreciation for Germans. Having interacted with Madrileños here in NYC, I assumed that all Spanish people would be equally fun and warm. On the other hand, admittedly informed by prejudice and popular-media portrayals, I figured that the German tourists I'd undoubtedly encounter there (I did my homework before going) would be cold, haughty and rude.

It was like Bizarro World. The Spanish were by and large absolute pricks, while the Germans, coming from all walks of life--school teachers, bartenders, small-business owners--proved to be funny, educated, and generally just down for a good time.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. I've always wanted to visit Germany, but a part of me doesn't want to allow for any possibility that these glorious memories should be adulterated by an inferior experience, lol.

Anyways, fuck Palma.
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Anonymous 01/29/14(Wed)04:55 UTC+1 No.811088 Report

>>811005

this
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Anonymous 01/29/14(Wed)04:56 UTC+1 No.811090 Report

Waco,Texas
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Anonymous 01/29/14(Wed)06:13 UTC+1 No.811099 Report

>>811082
>flying from the US to fucking Majorca

Why would you ever do that? It's an elderly/family package holiday shithole. 5 seconds of googling would tell you this
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Anonymous 01/29/14(Wed)22:42 UTC+1 No.811370 Report

>>811090
Yeah, Texas is covered with shitholes, not trying to compare to fuckin, Chechnya, but living here is a drag
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)00:02 UTC+1 No.811384 Report

>>811370
Atleast you don't live in Georgia.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)00:35 UTC+1 No.811399 Report

>>811099

I figured, so long as I was on that side of the pond, why not see the Balearic Islands?
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)00:41 UTC+1 No.811401 Report

>>810837

That sounds horrific, sounds like how I imagine the Stalin years were like in Russia, and maybe the Mao years in China. I would be very interested to hear more about the place, the only thing I know of Chechnya recently was a bbc documentary on forced marriages there.

I haven't been anywhere truely awful compared to most posters here, but I didn't like Oakland and El Paso (this was back in 1996), they both felt very run down and like a crackhead would jump out from behind a dumpster and shoot you or something. Though obviously that did not happen in either places.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)02:52 UTC+1 No.811440 Report
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>>811401You know, the...
>>811401
You know, the entire city of Grozny was destroyed by the two wars there, it became a post apocalyptic hell hole, with no living person in it about. But they've rebuilt everything to this erie Neo-Stalinist style. For example, this is a picture of Irkutsk-2 a Stalinist planed community from the 1940's-50's.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)03:00 UTC+1 No.811441 Report
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>>811440And here is a...
>>811440
And here is a building in modern Grozny.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)04:23 UTC+1 No.811476 Report

>>810833
>>810837
>>810850
Whoah shit.
I didn't know it was still that screwed up.
I just read about ramzan kadyrov and apparently the man has a torture prison in the backyard of his private home!
Some quotes from wikipedia:
>In 2009, Kadyrov stated his approval of honor killings, based on the belief that women are the property of their husbands
>Kadyrov is a noted collector of sports cars. He owns a Lamborghini Reventón, one of only 20 made.[60][61] He is also known for his extensive collection of Chechen daggers.[62][63] On 5 October 2011, he celebrated his 35th birthday in a lavish fashion in the presence of several Hollywood stars, including the actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and the actress Hilary Swank as well as British violinist Vanessa-Mae, singer Seal and many others.[64] When asked where the money for the live-televised celebration were coming from, he reportedly laughed and said "Allah gives it to us", before adding: "I don't know, it comes from somewhere".[65]
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)04:30 UTC+1 No.811484 Report

>>808844
>What's the worst place you've ever been ?

Easy, /trv/.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)07:23 UTC+1 No.811525 Report
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>>811484Dohohohoho!
>>811484
Dohohohoho!
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)08:33 UTC+1 No.811532 Report

>>811440
God, those Akhmat Kadyrov photos everywhere.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)08:59 UTC+1 No.811540 Report

>>811082
I'm from Mallorca!

First of all, I have to apologise about the attitude. Mallorcans have a love-hate relationship with tourists. That means that we resent them because every summer they turn our beautiful island into an over-populated shithole, but we love them because they bring in enough money to make Mallorca one of the wealthiest places in Spain.

For the most part (at least in my experience) we try to show our 'love' face to tourists instead of our 'hate' one. But there are a few twats here and there - as there are everywhere on the planet. Really, I think you were just unlucky.

Also, I've heard that service and attitudes towards tourists are actually IMPROVING. What with the crisis and everything, the average waiter knows that s/he has to be nice to tourists because if not s/he may be sacked and replaced by someone more well-mannered.

Food horrendous and overpriced? I can guarantee that that's because you stuck to touristy places. Had you eaten at the same restaurants as the locals, you would have tasted great food for next to nothing.

About Germans: yeah, they're the best tourists we get. Them and the Japanese. The Brits are generally horrendous, but the Germans very rarely cause trouble. And they're also very happy to leave the touristy path and find the authentic Mallorca
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)10:51 UTC+1 No.811559 Report

>>811057
Please tell of the chaos.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)11:04 UTC+1 No.811561 Report

>>811082

I love Mallorca. I have some distant family there. They own an almond orchard somewhere inland. I believe the people are very friendly once you get away from the beaches and big hotels where all the tourists are.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)11:08 UTC+1 No.811565 Report

Manilla, The Philippines.
It doesn't share the Buddhist charm or culinary tradition of other countries in SE Asia, and generally feels a lot less safe. Many cities in east Asia have been successfully managing to bulldoze the horrid parts and construct new nice bits as their economies drive forward, but in the case of Manila, it really feels like it would have to be entirely dismantled to be improved (the lame joke about an atomic bomb doing £15 worth of damage seems appropriate). In architectural and infrastructural terms, it makes Bangkok feel like Paris.
Suppose I did manage to get laid on a 3-night trip, though. That was a positive :P
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)12:31 UTC+1 No.811586 Report
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>>811561>I believe...
>>811561
>I believe the people are very friendly once you get away from the beaches and big hotels
They really are.

We've had a few threads on /trv/ with people who live in tourist destinations, and for most of them the experience was the same: people in touristy areas are often sick of foreigners and can be very harsh on them. But if you're willing to get away from that area and meet the real, unspoilt population, they'll be great.

Also, almond trees blossom every winter. If you want to go to Mallorca, that is the time
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)14:52 UTC+1 No.811607 Report

Uyuni, Bolivia.

Goddamnit what a shithole.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)17:16 UTC+1 No.811639 Report

>>811082
mallorca is for germany like hawaii is for the US
on the media it sometimes jokingly gets called the 17th "Bundesland" (german mainland is divided into 16 areas, bundesländer) because so many people travel there each year
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)18:04 UTC+1 No.811646 Report

>>809510
so much this.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)18:07 UTC+1 No.811648 Report

>>811607
Really? Can you elaborate on that? I've always wanted to go, but I might reconsider that...
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)18:28 UTC+1 No.811650 Report

>>811648
I'm talking about Uyuni the city, not the Salar de Uyuni. The Salar de Uyuni is the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life, especially the sunrise over the mirrored flats.
By all means, go see the Salar. Just make sure you spend as little time in the city Uyuni as possible.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)18:42 UTC+1 No.811652 Report

>>811650
Yaha. Cheers!
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)19:02 UTC+1 No.811654 Report

I fucking hate Thailand, every inch of that cesspool. Bitches accost me on the street and make up some lie about Thai holidays. Monks sell fake knockoff shit, taxis kindnap you, motherfuck, I was manhandled by a no-fooling leper who wouldn't stop touching my face until I paid him. Yeah, I get that you can fuck kids and do drugs and all that illicit shit, but FUCK Thailand.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)21:24 UTC+1 No.811717 Report

This thread is why I never leave my neighborhood and live vicariously through the internet.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)21:27 UTC+1 No.811720 Report

>>809673
fuck you and the horse you rode in on
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)21:32 UTC+1 No.811725 Report

>>811654

>a no-fooling leper who wouldn't stop touching my face until I paid him.

holy fucking shit it's like a reverse 'I'm not touching you' game where when you lose your limbs fall off
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)22:50 UTC+1 No.811794 Report

East St. Louis was a shitter town
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)23:18 UTC+1 No.811812 Report

America

I don't what's wrong with you guys but carrying a gun is NOT normal. It's a lethal weapon designed to kill or seriously injure people. I fail to comprehend why anyone in America is okay with this. I literally scared myself shitless every time someone pulled his gun. For example, I went to some bar and this guy comes in, casually pulls his gun and puts in on the table "What a day huh!" he said to me. I fucking jumped under the table when he pulled that gun.

Or when you walk in the mall and aren't really paying attention? This guy pats me on the back and points a gun at me and says "you better put yourself at the end of the like everybody else, bud". I dropped all my groceries and fucking ran out of there thinking he would kill me.

Like this, there were numerous occasions and for the life of me I wouldn't return to America if it were the last thing I had to do.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)23:41 UTC+1 No.811829 Report

>>811812
>thing that actually happened
>what you wrote
pick one.

I'm generally in favour of more handgun and automatic rifle restrictions, or at least being able to (not) use them outside a shooting range/your own home... but still. get fucked. tell it to >>>/k/, or >>>/pol/. guns do no affect your ability to enjoy the vast majority what sights and scenes the US offers to travellers.
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)23:58 UTC+1 No.811838 Report

Honestly, I haven't been to many places I'd call *that* bad when I've been abroad. I've been to plenty of boring, run down towns with nothing at all in them, but nothing I'd really call terrible.

Worst place I've probably been is in the UK, which is where I live. A place called Barrow-In-Furness in North England. It's a shitty industrial/military harbour town in North England full of closed down shops and pubs, boarded windows and junkies. I only went there because I was working in a village nearby and had to go there most days to go to the supermarket.

Here's a quote from Urban Dictionary:

"Residents of Barrow also enjoy 20% unemployment, chronic heroin addiction (dubbed Heroin Capital of the North), extreme violence and the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Europe. Barrow can also proudly claim to have 3 of the its shore lines in Britains top 10 polluted beaches."
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Anonymous 01/30/14(Thu)23:59 UTC+1 No.811839 Report

>>811838
Should mention that as soon as you get out of the town, the area is beautiful though.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)00:36 UTC+1 No.811849 Report

>>811838
>the highest rate of teenage pregnancies
My curiosity is piqued. I'll insist on condoms. How many teeth do they have on average?
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)02:09 UTC+1 No.811861 Report

>>811812
I think you're a hoplophobe.

I'm not American, but I support guns and the second amendment. There's plenty of gun control in the world. The US doesn't need it.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)02:37 UTC+1 No.811869 Report

>>808844

mexico. nogalas.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)02:51 UTC+1 No.811872 Report

>>811861
>hoplophobe
that word generally indicates high levels of wingnuttery
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)03:06 UTC+1 No.811875 Report

>>808887
Sounds like bad luck. My experience was very different--btw, I'm Asian American for reference. I ended an India trip in Amritsar and found even though I arrived in the middle of the night off a local bus I could find people willing to help me find my hotel. But maybe this is relative; I just came from Delhi.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)03:21 UTC+1 No.811877 Report

>>811812

Bullshit. Nobody puts their fucking gun on the bar, and nobody points a gun at people for cutting in a grocery line.

Go listen to some NPR and fuck off.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)03:42 UTC+1 No.811880 Report

Vietnam, mainly the south. Dirty, loud, busy. I know, what did I expect but after spending 3 months in south east Asia eg Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand I thought it would be fine. It was by far the worst in terms of dirtiness, business, scammers, liars, thieves, muggers, you name it, we encountered it.
The first day, my sister got mugged by a taxi driver.
When we went to the cops, they held our passports until we paid the 'fee' for reporting the crime which cost us approx 200usd. Nothing was done about the mugger bar them laughing at the dumb tourists.
Food poisoning, rental car and bike rip offs, sneaky hotel staff going through our stuff etc.
Im not just being mean but far out it was terrible. I hope no one else deals with the constant hassle that I dealt with.
Going back to Cambodia and borneo(Malaysian side) in 2 weeks.
Wish me luck
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)03:54 UTC+1 No.811883 Report
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>>811812>cutting in...
>>811812
>cutting in line
>being scared of small talk at a bar
>not being American

Sounds to me like you deserve to get shot.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)05:32 UTC+1 No.811901 Report

>>811812
hahahahahahahahahaha
10/10 gold
10/10

Holy fuck this just made my night. Thank you so much.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)07:14 UTC+1 No.811915 Report

>>811877

Literally not once in my life has anyone "pulled a gun" in public and I live in a state with very lenient ownership laws and the right to concealed carry. Were you on a ranch El Paso in 1887? Get the fuck out of here.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)08:06 UTC+1 No.811919 Report

>>811880
>When we went to the cops, they held our passports until we paid the 'fee' for reporting the crime which cost us approx 200usd

What the fuck? Hearing shit like this kinda puts me off going to non-western countries. I know it's not common but damn.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)08:09 UTC+1 No.811921 Report

>>811915
>>811877
He's joking
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)09:02 UTC+1 No.811926 Report

>>811877
Why people give NPR a bad rap for being liberal?
Is it because some of the funding comes from the US government?
It's less liberal than MSNBC.
It's got facts man.
It's like the US BBC or Al Jazeera.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)11:16 UTC+1 No.811947 Report

Somewhere in the middle of Peru and Bolivia. I had the worst traveller experience there.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)14:05 UTC+1 No.811977 Report

>>811926
cuz its COMMUNISM!!! Payin the gubbermint to do stuff fer us and tell us about goings-ons is UN-AMERICAN. The founding fathers didn't need no stinkin fancy-pants European ideals about how to run a country, and neither do we in this year of our Lord 2014.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)14:13 UTC+1 No.811979 Report

Luxor, Egypt was pretty terrible. The archeological sites in the area are truly among mankind's most magnificent. Just a shame about all the Egyptians... I hate to say it, but really I think that country would be better off if half it's population just quietly magically ceased to exist.

Some places that weren't bad, but which I feel very 'been there, done that' and no desire or need to return: Rome, Riga, Tallinn, Amman. Well, Rome does have a lot of nice architecture and history obviously, I just really dislike the feel of city nowadays.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)14:40 UTC+1 No.811984 Report

>>811919
Sad timing is I hear a lot of bad things. Going for my 5th trip to see asia in a few weeks. Nearly all the bad incidences happened in the space of 5 days in Vietnam.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)15:22 UTC+1 No.811994 Report

>>810339
Implying the country was great before Chavbro
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)15:23 UTC+1 No.811995 Report

>>810852
Where is that
I've saved the image, it looks magnificent
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)15:37 UTC+1 No.811996 Report

>>811838
Haha Barrow in Furness is literally a 15 minute drive from me
It can't be worse than Shadsworth, i mean the bbc even chose to do a documentary on it Britain's worst Estate's
Here are some events that happened in Shadsworth recently

>Woman rings the police up saying that she is going to blow her house up, because she can't live with all the drugs anymore
>her son has numerous firearms and deals lots of drugs
>bomb squad come to house, helicopter hovering for 4 hours eventually both are arrested

>8 oclock at night
>woman taking in her washing, on a corner house where the garden is visible
>Three men drag her into her house and rape her

>Local paki store
>One lad goes in to rob it
>asian fights back
>Asian family comes from out back and starts to fight too
>lads friends and strangers get involved
>fight is now on the street
>hooligan style violence everywhere
>eventually disipates

>caravan in garden
>dog in caravan
>young boy sets it on fire
>gas canisters inside
>bottles go off, everyone who was watching scrams
>fire brigade come to put it out
>5th time this has happened to this guy over the past year

>tfw i get weed from this area
>tfw no police ever come round
>tfw only 2 houses on an estate of around 30 dont smoke or do any drugs

That reminds me
>my dealer lives at the back of a chip shop
>he knows they are growing weed upstairs
>him and 7 other lads break in a steal 250 oz
>nigeran guy gets beat up for it
>he is wandering around the estate at 7 in the morning with a curtain around his head and a big hole in his head
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)16:11 UTC+1 No.812004 Report

>>811996
>250 oz

Ay Caramba!
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)16:45 UTC+1 No.812013 Report

>>810827
>But Chechnya, Chechnya is the worst place I've ever seen, and that isn't because of poverty or anarchy or crime any of the usual shit. No, Chechnya is horrific because it has been turned into a fascist state, and that is no overstatement.

Good. I bet you wear a keffiyeh you fucking baby. Chechens and Dagestanis are to Russia what a group of glue-sniffing crackheads are to a high school house party. Fuck them. They need to be crushed like that since if left to their own devices they'd reduce the Caucus to a Sharia state.

Grow a pair and learn to recognize progress when you see it. I hope the FSB tortures the hell out of those scummy people. They deserve it.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)17:51 UTC+1 No.812028 Report

>>812013

I hope someday some random organisation pulls you from your home and tortures you for a week to teach you about progress.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)19:21 UTC+1 No.812057 Report

Oshawa ontario seemed pretty fucking boring

kitchener waterloo is pretty bad and i live here. It feels like a seedier version of Burlington
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)19:23 UTC+1 No.812058 Report

brasilia, in brazil. what a shithole.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)19:26 UTC+1 No.812060 Report

>>811947
>in the middle of Peru and Bolivia
Hmm, if you are referring to the area around the border, I wouldn't be that surprised, since that area is full of smugglers and narcos.
Sorry for your bad experience. Greetings from Peru.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)22:13 UTC+1 No.812109 Report

>>812028
Lol, first Chechnya, now the world's funding hilarity in Syria. Wish we could wipe out all the scum like that.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)22:35 UTC+1 No.812118 Report

>>808844
Roi-namur
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)22:39 UTC+1 No.812121 Report

>>812109

>>>/pol/

Its very easy to wish for the death of others from the comfort of your mom's basement, isn't it?
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)22:52 UTC+1 No.812127 Report

>>812058
Aye, what a shame of a city. It's impeccable from a design point of view. Beautiful buildings, nicely designed, all with a clear plan in mind...

But I guess Brasilia has become the living proof that you can't build a city out of nowhere and expect it to really be a capital city. It lacks history, culture, people willing to live there... shame
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)23:04 UTC+1 No.812130 Report

>>812058
>>812127
What's wrong with Brasilia other than the lack of history/culture? I don't know much about it.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)23:17 UTC+1 No.812135 Report

>>812121
When people like OP spend all day wishing death on girls for having labia or skin blemishes he doesn't like, it stands to reason he can't really grasp the extrapolation of wishing death on entire countries...

Every rose has its thorn, even 4chan.
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)23:29 UTC+1 No.812142 Report

>>812135
>Every rose has its thorn, even 4chan.
liar
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Anonymous 01/31/14(Fri)23:51 UTC+1 No.812155 Report

The people in Burlington are absolute cunts.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)00:16 UTC+1 No.812163 Report

>>812121
>>>/reddit/

/pol/ ain't what you think it is
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)00:52 UTC+1 No.812173 Report

>>812163
don't waste your breath trying to sell us on it. back to your containment board and stay there if you don't know how to act civilized elsewhere.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)00:59 UTC+1 No.812174 Report

Baltimore.

The Wire actually made it look good.
I drove around it extensively, with my doors locked, and a loaded handgun on my person, and I was still terrified.

I was purposely trying to find the hood that day, but I wasn't ready for what I say...
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)01:17 UTC+1 No.812177 Report

>>812163

>edgy stormfag shit

Yep, it's /pol/

Get the fuck out
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)02:53 UTC+1 No.812195 Report
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>>811401El Pasoan here....
>>811401

El Pasoan here. It has changed A LOT since you were here. It's pretty damn chill actually. Military has become a large presence here and the city is growing substantially. New baseball stadium is almost finished and UTEP has turned into a legitimately nice looking campus with an ever growing rate of enrollment. Got our first imax last year, in fact. Also keep that El Paso, TX is one the safest cities in the country for it's population.

That being said, it's boring here. Have lived here all 22 years of my life and need to move out. Any suggestions? Been thinking NYC if I can. Know it's expensive and cold. Also thinking Austin but it seems like everyone from EP moves there. Brain drain is still a problem.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)02:59 UTC+1 No.812200 Report

>>812195
are you only interested in going east?
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)03:00 UTC+1 No.812201 Report

>>812195

Yeah I thought it must have changed because I saw it on an episode of Dog Whisperer and it looked much better than when I was there. Boring is better than shitty or dangerous, but I don't know, I would recommend /tr/aveling, I know visiting a place isnt the same as living there, but its nice to get a feel.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)03:06 UTC+1 No.812205 Report

>>812200

West too. California seems fantastic, have visited San Diego 3 times but never LA or SF. Seattle seems great too. Not too interested in Colorado. Have some job experience, an associates degree (hurr durr), some certs, and some references in addition to some possible connections (cronyism). Would prefer to move instead of going to UTEP or New Mexico.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)03:38 UTC+1 No.812214 Report

>>812205
I'm the guy who asked if you were only considering the East. I'm a Bostonfag, and also a total pussy in the cold. I've lived in Texas, and while you say you know it's going to be expensive and cold in NYC...I doubt you're really braced for how bad it is.

I don't mean that to get down on you or anything, but I fucking hate the cold, having grown up in it. I can't imagine moving to this shit.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)04:21 UTC+1 No.812230 Report

>>808844
this thread, seriously fuck off out of /trv/
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:03 UTC+1 No.812261 Report

New Jersey was a huge mixed bag for me.
I ended up homeless after having a major disagreement with some of the family i was staying with. I walked down the wrong street and instantly had a black guy rush at me from across the street where he was sitting on stoop and demand to know what i was doing. Told him i was just going for a walk and he stared at me for like 30 seconds straight without saying a thing and then asked if i wanted to buy some weed and then left me alone.
I slept in parks and behind some buildings for a few days, and one night while i was sleeping on a park bench i wake up to a pair of police officers asking me what i'm doing. I explain my situation and they ask me to follow them into the courthouse, which i had no idea that's what i was sleeping next to. They take me into the court house holding cells and step up into the control booth where there are two more officers watching hard core porn on a little tv they got set up. They ask when the last time i ate was, tell them it's been a few days and they bring back an entire bag of white castle and let me hang out with them while i eat it. After i'm done they tell me i can't sleep in one of the cells because they will get in deep shit, but they let me sleep in the court house on one of the pews and wake me up just before the place opens up.

That very day i go in to the job i was supposed to start that day (before i got kicked out of the house) and inform the manager i'm going to have to not take the job because i got no where to stay and no way to be dependable and he tells me i can stay with him. I eventually get the money to fly back to the west coast, but at the end of the few months the manager is completely convinced i've been stealing from the store even though when i go home from the store it's to HIS HOUSE.

So, i dunno, jersey gets a bad rep, and i had some shitty situations, but people seem to be there for you when you actually need help.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:08 UTC+1 No.812262 Report

Canadians, not to be insulting or anything, but why does there seem to be a much higher % of you that have mentally handicapped relatives? Nearly every canadian bro i've met seems to have a retarded aunt or sister or something.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:38 UTC+1 No.812266 Report

I've only done a little travelling in my young life, been to Amsterdam, Italy and Greece. I'm willing to allow some flexibility on the idea that Italy/Greece seemed shitty because our tour really only visited the touristy places in both countries. Least favorite place was probably Adrianou street in Athens. It just kind of symbolized so much of what I saw in Italy/Greece. Here I am in the vicinity of famous places like the Acropolis and the Agora and all around me are either poor immigrants trying to sell squishy toy fruit that you slap on the ground or the same goddamn 5 shops repeated ad nauseum all up and down the street. I know that when I come to Athens, I want to buy myself some Ouzo, a herm statuette, and some lewd T-shirts. Totally ruins the mystique of these cool ancient places. Same goes for the purse hawkers outside the pantheon. Blech!
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:52 UTC+1 No.812268 Report

>>812262

lack of vitamin d.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:54 UTC+1 No.812269 Report

>>812155

vermont? uk? or elsewhere?
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:55 UTC+1 No.812270 Report

>>812195

Home of Cormac McCarthy and the greatest American band of the last 20 years.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:58 UTC+1 No.812271 Report

>>808844

Sweden and Holland. They would be good if they weren't filled with Swedes and Dutch.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)05:59 UTC+1 No.812272 Report

Houston, Texas. I was supposed to go to this amusement park called Astroworld, but apparently it closed two days after I got there. Houston has fuck all for culture, ended up just driving 3 hours to San Antonio and fucked around on the riverwalk.

Also, Houston's roads are shit.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)06:12 UTC+1 No.812275 Report

>>810621
>niggle with facts

Haha, just admit that you did understand his point and you're wrong. There's no reason to be nasty just because you couldn't be fucked to look up a simple fact before you started spewing your ignorance and arrogance all over everyone.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)08:03 UTC+1 No.812287 Report

>>812262

Its just that a lot of us Canadians have relatives in the U.S., that's all.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)08:25 UTC+1 No.812292 Report

>>811977
Npr is pro-capitalist.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)11:21 UTC+1 No.812319 Report

>>809855
Came here to say this, fucking disgusting food, ugly beaches, and shady ass people.

The owner of the Hotel I was at once let my family borrow his car and drive around town to convince us to stat a bit longer. Was weird as fuck.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)12:17 UTC+1 No.812328 Report

>>812292
that's the joke. thanks for playing.

>>812262
I have no (formally) retarded relatives... Maybe your sample pool has a ehmmm, shallow gene pool...
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)13:16 UTC+1 No.812347 Report

>>809510
>with no interesting history
Nigga you're talking about a city thats like 150 years old in a country thats 500 years old. I used to live in a house which was older than the USA
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)13:55 UTC+1 No.812355 Report
File: Miki laugh.jpg-(125x125)
>>809058I want to hear...
>>809058
I want to hear you say that to my stupid Flemish friends
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)13:57 UTC+1 No.812356 Report

>>809495
>I'd been travelling in India for several months before
Can't you read?
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)13:58 UTC+1 No.812357 Report

>>812347
US is 300 years old
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)14:21 UTC+1 No.812364 Report

>>812357
216 years if you count from when the constitution went into effect (1789; having taken years to win the War of Independence and sort shit out afterwards).

It's a bit spurious to put various European colonization periods downs as "the USA".
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)14:24 UTC+1 No.812365 Report

>>812364

US was born 4th of july 1776, so its 237 years old. When it comes to history and culture you should start counting earlier. My country was inhabited before AD but its current form is younger than the US.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)14:25 UTC+1 No.812366 Report

>>812357
I think anon meant "The USA" as in "a region of the planet discovered by, and inhabited by, white Westerners. In that case the modern USA can be considered to be a bit over 500 years old (1492-2014).

No need to nitpick, really
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)18:31 UTC+1 No.812419 Report

>>812366
But 1492 is when Colón discovered the continent. Shouldn't it be 1609 (I think), when the Englishmen founded Jamestown?
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)18:34 UTC+1 No.812423 Report

>>812419
Oh. You're right, I stand corrected.

But anyway, it's probably better to return to the topic of the thread because I was enjoying it
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)18:38 UTC+1 No.812427 Report

>>812419
>>812423
I don't want to post more offtopic, but I must point out that Jamestown was founded in 1607. My mistake.
(there's also Roanoke in 1587, but that's another story, for >>>/his/ ).
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)21:31 UTC+1 No.812514 Report

>>812427
St.Augustine (in Florida) was founded by the Spanish in the 1580s. Of course, the natives were there thousands of years before...
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)23:07 UTC+1 No.812539 Report

>>812347
Nah, there's plenty of newer cities in the US and Canada with more charm than Denver.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)23:15 UTC+1 No.812541 Report

Some shitty place in Italy near Abruzzo, can't even remember the name of that place. There was some nice nature but other than that it was shit. Shit food, arrogant shit peole who can only speak one language, shit roads with shit drivers and in general not any interesting to do for shit. I was in Rome to which was also shit but in a more interesting and chaotic way.
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Anonymous 02/01/14(Sat)23:21 UTC+1 No.812543 Report

>>812365
The Americas have been inhabited before AD too, just not with Europeans.
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Anonymous 02/02/14(Sun)01:43 UTC+1 No.812573 Report

>>811979
I feel exactly the same about Egypt due to my experiences in Cairo. It's a terrible thing to say but that's definitely what I felt like. I just wish you could trade in your skin colour for a day and not have to deal with all that bullshit.
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Anonymous 02/02/14(Sun)03:51 UTC+1 No.812605 Report
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>>812541Shitty ass...
>>812541

Shitty ass tourist wanting to experiance italy to the fullest but doesnt even bother to learn one lick of the language. He then expects the locals to be friendly with him yet his pretencious ass is to fucking important to learn a string of words. you went to their country they did not invite you. They probably gets pricks like you all the time. Itailians are friendly as long as you speak some even if it's a bit.
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Anonymous 02/02/14(Sun)04:36 UTC+1 No.812610 Report

>>812608
Having that much tourism is bound to help in the long run. Not having people come to your country isn't going to reverse the wasteful spending that has already happened. You might as well take advantage of what good it will bring.
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Anonymous 02/02/14(Sun)13:57 UTC+1 No.812717 Report

Port Suez, Egypt last year.

Disgusting place that looked like a fucking war zone.
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Anonymous 02/02/14(Sun)19:29 UTC+1 No.812797 Report

>>812269
Canada, next to Toronto.
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Anonymous 02/02/14(Sun)19:36 UTC+1 No.812801 Report

>>808844
>I just wish you could trade in your skin colour for a day and not have to deal with all that bullshit.
dat privilege
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Anonymous 02/02/14(Sun)20:19 UTC+1 No.812823 Report

>>809227
>>810538
Mad turks?

I've been to many places in turkey, and the best and most civilized place must have been Antalia, and the city/towns around it.

And wherever I've been they've warned me about istanbul and how they "eat men alive there".
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)08:22 UTC+1 No.813051 Report
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Detroit >>808844 is a...
Detroit >>808844 is a rotting, heartless, WHITE mecca for ugly and cold horney drunks and drug-adicts.
Detroit is the sespool of violence and stupidity, like times square in the 1970s.
A man can be raped by a stronger man in the church bathroom and be laughed at by old people, who's recation is: "so what; join the club".
Detroit is a city of 23,000 macanics who will find 302 flaws with a new stolen car.
Detroit has metal detectors in the entry doos of the Junior High Schools to find knives, guns andsuch; yet (after drugs) weaponry is the most valuable comodity exchanged in the girls locker room.
It's where Demons vaction when they become over-worked in hell.
Detroit in the best thing about Ohio (and Michigan) until you go fishing for the weekend and never kill a fish with less than three eyes.
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)09:18 UTC+1 No.813062 Report

Piotrkov Trybunalski,Poland

Total slum
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)09:49 UTC+1 No.813068 Report

warsaw poland

I was over there for a week staying at a hotel and the area seemed so dead. The sky was cloudy, being in warsaw gave me the worst headache. The moment I left warsaw I felt good again. Now that I think about it, maybe it was the warsaw ghetto and the extermination of jews in poland that is hunting that country to this day. I swear I felt like total shit until I was out of the country. The mcdonalds was weird, too.
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)10:53 UTC+1 No.813077 Report

Moroco. I was on vacation in Andalusia and decided to do a daytrip to a port city called Tanger. The moment we got out there was dozens of Moroccons wanting to tour us around, it felt like walking through a street full of beggers who would absolutely not let go off you.
I've been as polite as possible, but when we managed to take a taxi even then two of them just jumped right in with us and started to tell us about the sights we passed by. And when I got a feeling that we were actually driving away from the city center I had two options, to either try and punch the driver k/o from behind, or to try and call the cops. So I went with the latter, told them what I was about to do and they let us out in the middle of nowhere. Fuck that shit, at least we didn't have to pay.
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)11:16 UTC+1 No.813083 Report

...Hollywood
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)14:26 UTC+1 No.813111 Report

>>813051
>that atrocious spelling
>Detroit, Ohio
looks like you're from Detroit, amirite?
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)14:30 UTC+1 No.813112 Report

>>813077
I'm not a big fan of most of Morocco myself, but Tangier is well known as the shittiest part of it, filled as it is with naive daytrippers coming from Spain. Bit unfair to judge a whole country based on its shittiest part. You probably wouldn't like England much if you arrived in Hull or Grimsby and never went elsewhere... Morocco is only good for the small less touristy towns and the Atlas mountains, and desert if you've never seen it anywhere else. Plus hash...
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Anonymous 02/03/14(Mon)14:34 UTC+1 No.813113 Report

>>812127

also their airport looks like a giant bus station. what the fuck government, get your shit together.

>>812130

1. it's a boring place, not to mention too far from são paulo and rio de janeiro where the politically involved people actually live. brasilia was strategically built as a refuge for our corrupt politicians so they don't have to deal with the angry mob. like i said, it's a shithole.

also like its been said before, it looks pretty neat and well designed, but only in the richer parts of the city. most of brasilia looks like a huge favela. i went there for my brother's wedding and i was surprised the capital was in such a deplorable state.
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)09:00 UTC+1 No.813386 Report
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>>810767Man, that shit...
>>810767

Man, that shit is fallout:New Egypt
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)15:19 UTC+1 No.813446 Report

>>812605
I went to Italy and spoke no Italian and did absolutely fine. They weren't dicks to me either. It's amazing how much you can accomplish simply with pointing and nodding.
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)16:07 UTC+1 No.813454 Report

Berlin

The most overrated shithole I've ever been to, and I've spent some time in Johannesburg and Lima.
It's run down, dirty, people are either social scum or full of themselves. The only part that is okay is the area around Bundestag and shit.
It's infested with human parasites. No wonder everybody is either Drunk or on mdma.

Seriously, why is that city so fucked up? Other cities have excuses like war or lack of industry, but Berlin is the capital of the most powerful country in Europe for fucks sake. What the hell happened?
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)16:20 UTC+1 No.813463 Report

>>813454
>The only part that is okay is the area around Bundestag and shit.
peasant, you just went full plebeian. That area is shiny but soulless.

I'm not a huge fan of Berlin, but it's appeal *is* the bohemian 'charm'. During the cold war, both governments (West and DDR) had special incentives to 'win over' Berlin, including tax rates, rent, being waived from conscription, etc. A lot of those still stand, even after the wall came down. That means it attracts poor people.

I have a feeling you only wandered around some 'downtown' parts of Mitte, and then hung out in Neukölln and Kreuzberg and called it a day. If you only go to Harlem and the Bronx, you probably get a pretty shit impression of NYC too.
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)16:50 UTC+1 No.813475 Report

>>813454
I quite like Berlin *precisely* because it's not clean or pretty. Unlike many capital cities, Berlin has a soul. It's fun, there's tonnes of stuff to do, it's relatively cheap... It's pretty much the complete opposite of Brasilia from what I've read above
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)16:54 UTC+1 No.813477 Report

the city of OP
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)16:56 UTC+1 No.813478 Report

>>813454
>Lima
I'm not surprised. I'm Peruvian, what didn't you like about Lima?
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)17:26 UTC+1 No.813484 Report

>>813478
I had the feeling everyone just wanted to rob me or money. As soon as people realized I'm just a backpacker with limited budget they became hostile. Other than that I liked it.
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)17:31 UTC+1 No.813488 Report

>>813463
I stayed in Charlottenburg, Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg.
Also I'm quite regularly on business trips in Mitte and Grunewald.
Berlin is trying too hard to be Brooklyn but lacks the creativity and uniqueness.
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)19:48 UTC+1 No.813538 Report

>>812057
all of southern ontario is shit except downtown toronto

no exceptions
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)19:56 UTC+1 No.813542 Report

>>813538
so, including toronto?
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)20:02 UTC+1 No.813547 Report
File: 1373433401550.jpg-(125x97)
>>813538>mfw...
>>813538
>mfw that's completly true
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)20:47 UTC+1 No.813568 Report

>>813077

You need to find a Moroccan friend to take you. Or not go to Tanger because it's utter shit.

Also, Ukraine is pretty bad

>driving 130 on the highway
>suddenly horsecart
>almost die
>in hindsight its a good story
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Anonymous 02/04/14(Tue)21:24 UTC+1 No.813582 Report

>>808875

I had one of the best nights out in my life in Patong with my girlfriend.Of course it helps if your easy going and have a sense of humour.
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Anonymous 02/05/14(Wed)01:47 UTC+1 No.813670 Report

>>811996
I take it was paki's that raped her?
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Anonymous 02/05/14(Wed)20:41 UTC+1 No.813950 Report

Istanbul.

Went to a turkish bath and was approached by two men, fully naked and with big erections.

I ran a mile.

Also I swear everyone there is a crook that wants to rip you off. Haggling is exahusting, I just want to go on holiday you fucks.
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Anonymous 02/06/14(Thu)00:04 UTC+1 No.814004 Report

>>811995
Don't know if you're still around, but that's Vladikavkz
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Anonymous 02/06/14(Thu)01:20 UTC+1 No.814027 Report

Aside from the entire state of Alabama, I would say Tacna, Peru. I had a lot of fun there and during my travels down there, but wow, that city is a shit hole. It looks like any given town in Iraq after days of heavy battle and explosions, yet it's not even a war zone. Everyone there is dirt poor and can't really be trusted, but they're friendly enough. Also ironically/strangely enough I had some of the best Chinese food I've ever had there.
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Anonymous 02/06/14(Thu)22:43 UTC+1 No.814366 Report

>Pnomh Penh.
Loved Cambodia but hated that fucking place. And now even the lakeside is no more, shithole as it was, too.
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Anonymous 02/06/14(Thu)23:11 UTC+1 No.814370 Report

>>814366
Almost everybody I talked to seemed to hate Phnom Penh, but I really liked it there. It was more what I was expecting South East Asian cities to be like.

I kinda like chaotic cities though.
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Anonymous 02/06/14(Thu)23:45 UTC+1 No.814380 Report

>>814370
I thought it was fucking great. Arrived after a bastard of a journey and it was night, I remember wiping out the condensation off the window and staring at all the lights and feeling over-awed having just spent so much time in rural areas. There was a shitload to see and do, and a shitload of people to meet. It was a bit grimey but I couldn't get bored there, I fucking loved it.
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Anonymous 02/07/14(Fri)00:10 UTC+1 No.814386 Report

>>809395

Hahaha oh shit man.
I get that you'd wear Ali Baba pants in India, but didn't you have a normal pair of pants around?
I'd always dress neutral when I go somewhere new. And I can imagine Albania is not the only place in Eastern Europe where the hippie look is unappreciated.
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Anonymous 02/08/14(Sat)07:22 UTC+1 No.814830 Report

Baltimore, West Side
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Anonymous 02/08/14(Sat)07:52 UTC+1 No.814841 Report

I don't think it's in the running for this kind of thing, really, but Atlantic City is a shockingly shitty place for the kind of tourist destination it pretends to be.
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Anonymous 02/08/14(Sat)09:33 UTC+1 No.814879 Report

>>814841
It's heyday is long gone. I once met a Russian girl (in Russia) who had done a year working in the US, working at a gas station/convenience store in Atlantic City. She thought it was pretty great, and I instantly felt bad for her.
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Anonymous 02/09/14(Sun)20:51 UTC+1 No.815289 Report

London
I went in London in august 2010, there were only 20°C while there are 30°C in France and it rained 1 day on 2 during all the day.
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Anonymous 02/09/14(Sun)23:09 UTC+1 No.815346 Report

Manila

I had a long stopover there, around 12 hours and it was visa free for me so i decided to leave the airport and check it. What a horrible place. I went to Intramuros, the SPanish Old City and it was kind of ok, but the surroundings were absolutely horrible, dirty...
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Anonymous 02/09/14(Sun)23:24 UTC+1 No.815350 Report

I hated London, but I can't really claim it to be the absolute worst place I've been. That'd probably go to Florida. What a fucking nightmare.

Close runner-ups would be Ontario and Indiana.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)02:58 UTC+1 No.815406 Report

>>809395
>I'd been travelling in India for several months before, so I was wearing Ali Baba pants and shit tons of bracelets and neckalces

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

You fucking idiot!
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)03:00 UTC+1 No.815407 Report

>>809447
Erm... the niggers basically.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)03:03 UTC+1 No.815409 Report

>>809846
>Niggers
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)03:40 UTC+1 No.815417 Report
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>>809395>I'd...
>>809395
>I'd been travelling in India for several months before, so I was wearing Ali Baba pants and shit tons of bracelets and neckalces and shit, I only had flip flops and a tiny backpack.

HE EXISTS.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)03:50 UTC+1 No.815420 Report

klowntopia
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)03:52 UTC+1 No.815421 Report

frankfort indiana, never again
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)06:13 UTC+1 No.815474 Report

Earth
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)06:33 UTC+1 No.815483 Report

>>811565

If you went to Manila and didn't get laid, that would be impressive. The Philippines provide the world with sex, maids, nurses, sailors and cool knives. That's about it.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)07:02 UTC+1 No.815485 Report

>>809395
I don't know why everyone is hating on you so much - that sounds awful though man. How were you supposed to know how much hate that would garner yo in that part of the world? Had I not specifically known a lot about Serbia and the Balkans before I went, I wouldn't have known that either (though I flew from Kiev and not India, so it wouldn't have been an issue)

Hope that didn't spoil the overall journey for you though man; Albanians are really a sorry bunch of fuckers, anyway. Ever been to Bucharest? Mostly shitheads there as well - most of the nice/tolerable Romanians live in other cities/towns. I found Cluj to be wonderful, but here I go off on a tangent.

Anyway, tl;dr - fuck you, /trv/. Some people travel in bland western garb, some wear ali baba pants. Nothing to lose your minds over.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)08:43 UTC+1 No.815507 Report

>>815485
>Anyway, tl;dr - fuck you, /trv/. Some people travel in bland western garb, some wear ali baba pants. Nothing to lose your minds over.

They're called shalwar you pleb, not "Ali Baba pants." Also lol @ "bland western garb," obviously everything else is so exciting and exotic!
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)09:50 UTC+1 No.815526 Report

>>808844
Western rural China. It was disgusting, and I can see that there's enough discussion of similar places in this thread that I don't need to do so myself. Needless to say, I doubt their quality of life has improved in five thousand years.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)10:25 UTC+1 No.815537 Report

>>815289
Wow that sounds so bad
Actually not really you stupid Frenchie, I bet it was just the only place you've ever been outside France.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)14:10 UTC+1 No.815574 Report

>>815406
>>815417
>story over two weeks old
new to the thread?

>>815507
To be fair, we really don't know if they were shalwar or not. MC-Hammer style parachute pants (decidedly NOT shalwar) are marketed and sold directly for the western hippie market everywhere in India. If OP actually had real tailored shalwar, that wouldn't be so bad. In some parts of Pakistan, they really do give +1 respect for dressing like they do.

>lol @ "bland western garb," obviously everything else is so exciting and exotic!
For example, I also think dashikis actually look pretty cool, both in style cut and colours. I wouldn't mind wearing them if I wouldn't look like a totally ridiculous poser 'world citizen', 'real traveller' and them being y'know, totally out of place outside West Africa (on white people).
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)16:28 UTC+1 No.815600 Report

>>815346
Manila is such a fucking train wreck, it's like a monument to how the country as a whole is unable to get its shit together.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)16:44 UTC+1 No.815604 Report

>>808873
Taxis in Sharm el Shiek are terrifying. They go at 90 mph down the busy high streets. And everyone offers you Viagra.
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)16:55 UTC+1 No.815606 Report

>>813454
>Seriously, why is that city so fucked up?
Gee, you don't know why? Really?
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Anonymous 02/10/14(Mon)20:29 UTC+1 No.815669 Report

>>810617
Palermo was awesome
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)00:25 UTC+1 No.815736 Report

>>815606
I'm new here and yes I also don't know. What's wrong with Berlin?
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)00:29 UTC+1 No.815739 Report

>>815669
Agreed. Anon is obviously a pleb. Sicily in general is one of the coolest parts of Italy, especially because it's more run down, rural, and at times a little sketchy.

Also if you think Palermo is sketchy, you haven't been to sketchy.
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)00:48 UTC+1 No.815748 Report

>>815350
London is incredibly huge and diverse, so it would be very easy for a tourist to accidentally go to the wrong areas on a short trip. About one third of the city is as beautiful as any other famously-beautiful European city, one third (mostly south-east) is as grimy as any post-war city, and the rest is somewhere inbetween. Huge amount of parkland in London, too.

Berlin was surprisingly unattractive (though I'm aware Germany has lots of other beautiful big cities in the west). Honestly it's no more or less pretty or impressive than Birmingham.
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)00:57 UTC+1 No.815749 Report

>>813454
>Seriously, why is that city so fucked up? Other cities have excuses like war or lack of industry, but Berlin is the capital of the most powerful country in Europe for fucks sake. What the hell happened?

While I agree that Berlin isn't very attractive, I take it you didn't visit any of the history museums when you were there, or for that matter, read any fucking books about history? Berlin has got plenty of excuses for being the grey, concrete city that it is. It was flattened by the Allies much more comprehensively than London ever was by the NAZI's.
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)01:01 UTC+1 No.815750 Report

>>815749
Incidentally this is why I'm reluctant to suck the French off regarding the beauty of their cities. It's all very easy to retain your beautiful historic city centres when you're a cheese-eating surrender monkey.
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)16:19 UTC+1 No.815942 Report
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>>815750>a...
>>815750
>a cheese-eating surrender monkey.
Cheese is delicious.

I ain't even French, but they hadn't picked themselves up from WW1 yet, and the French resistance and Free French got pretty bloody. Assuming you're American, who didn't even enter the war until Japs did it for them.

As a bonus, we get to visit pretty French cities now.
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)16:26 UTC+1 No.815943 Report

>>815942
>I ain't even French, but they hadn't picked themselves up from WW1 yet
I don't want to get into a historical debate here of all places... But how had the French not picked themselves up from WW1? I mean, the Germans were crippled by post-war economic sanctions (most of which went to the French) and yet by 1940 they had the most powerful army in Europe. What the fuck did France do wrong that it couldn't pick itself up from WW1?
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)18:25 UTC+1 No.815969 Report

>>815943
Global depression, and a shying away from re-militarization. Nazis also lied about building 'j-just tractors' and 'no inspector, only peaceful civilian transport planes here!'.

France had among the highest losses/casualties per overall population, and their industrial centres in northern France were the battle grounds. Higher death tolls per overall population than Germany or Russia (who were better at zerg-rushing). Ottomans and Romanians were most fucked over though.

It's very easy to play armchair general, but if Nazis were promising to rape and burn your entire country unless you put your guns down, and you were already losing... What would you do so differently?

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway and Denmark all surrendered much quicker, FWIW.
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)23:19 UTC+1 No.816075 Report

Everytime i think of what little i have to be thankful for in life, i realize one is that ive been to alot of places, from slums, to being the odd man out to being on the wrong side of some law or organization and the worse thing that happened to me is the ice cold heartness and utter rudeness i got from the local of SOME places when i was an autist noob.

Protip: never expect people to be friendly, dont be casual about anything.. all people care about are themselves and their money.. Even when making business related transactions always act dispassionate and pokerfaced.. ANd always try to blend in.. never underestimate how important that is.. nobody tolerates outcasts.

The good news is that most of these people acting cold are either pussies or the are fearfull and have their mind conditioned from interpersonal punishments from living amongst such a metropolitian population.

Anyways, it doesnt mean much to be friendly unless its in certain situations.. pleasure etc..

Always come with a backup plan, always come prepared; with money which cannot be robbed etc, or a plane for when you get are in the situation, or a plan for when you have nowhere to stay.

Such is the unfortunate state of the world, but its understandable. Never had problems after following those simple rules.
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)23:35 UTC+1 No.816081 Report

>>816075
Thanks for the off-topic burnout hippie bullshit your moron
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)23:39 UTC+1 No.816082 Report

>>812266
same thing in Florence
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Anonymous 02/11/14(Tue)23:39 UTC+1 No.816083 Report

>>815736
Hitler, m8
He died
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)01:31 UTC+1 No.816127 Report

>>814380
>>814370
Phnom Penh is fantastic because it's dirty and a little fucked up. It keeps the UH MAH GERD ASIA IS STINKY faggots out, and you just get the chilled expats and NGO workers.
I'd move there tomorrow if the right job came up.
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)02:23 UTC+1 No.816137 Report

>>815736
Something called World War 2 and East Germany ring a bell?
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)03:54 UTC+1 No.816163 Report

>>816127
I was living in vietnam and traveled to phenm pen with a gay coworker who knew a wealthy cambodian dude he hooked up with living in tokyo. So we met up with this dude whos parents owned factories, drove around the city in a benz, and met with wealthy cambos at a coffee shop. Never in my life have i felt more disgusted in myself. The next time i went there i visited teol sung and tripped out on a strong pot smoothy afterwords which was terrible, than sat next to a wealthy pedo white guy living in bangkok who was coming home from pp after partying. That place just has a bad vibe, man. Its cool....but bad mojo.
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)07:36 UTC+1 No.816184 Report

>>816163
>muh white guilt

In phom penh now, feels good to be a rich westerner
Be grateful for your luck
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)09:22 UTC+1 No.816211 Report

>>808844

Other than the midwest of America.

The non-tourist parts of Cuba.
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)10:45 UTC+1 No.816230 Report

>>811869
Its Nogales, but yeah its pretty bad as a general rule of thumb you want to go one state south of the border
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)15:17 UTC+1 No.816291 Report

>>813077
>>813112
Seconding these. Bad times in Tangier. I too went there from Andalucia

>plan on hitchhiking my way to Egypt
>go to a bar when my boat arrives
>barman starts getting in my face shouting in Arabic
>local dude about my age who speaks helps me get out of there
>speaks my language, great. offers to show me around
>walking through a busy markets, spot an awesome looking sword
>while I'm distracted the guy steals all my money and disappears

I had to get a job in a shop selling glassware in order to continue my travels. Egypt was a mixed bag too, met a 10/10 Arab chick out in the desert and fell madly in love, also got my ass beat down by bandits by the pyramids though
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)15:38 UTC+1 No.816298 Report

>>816291
>I had to get a job in a shop selling glassware in order to continue my travels
Hahaha that's too good to be true!

>>816291
>met a 10/10 Arab chick out in the desert and fell madly in love
Did you get any? Arab chicks don't usually put out
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)15:46 UTC+1 No.816302 Report

>>816291
Paulo pls
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Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)18:05 UTC+1 No.816333 Report

>>812514
It was founded by a guy from my town in Spain, Pedro Menendez de Aviles, every year we have a student exchange with some school there in Florida.

San Agustin is also the name "fiestas" Also our cities are twinned. I always found it curious, first city in the usa founded by a "neighbor"
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Anonymous 02/13/14(Thu)10:22 UTC+1 No.816617 Report
File: 1383520496288.jpg-(117x125)
Harrod's Casino in the...
Harrod's Casino in the smokey mountains.... you simply dont go there for a casino experience... you go there to be in a smoke filled hellhole where they have people instructing how to use the complicated slot machines. What a shithole.

Go outside and play in the mountains and national park surrounding it.

Belize was also a disappointment, for what I briefly saw during a cruise ship excursion. I hope I am wrong, but it looks like the drug war is there to stay.
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Anonymous 02/13/14(Thu)11:12 UTC+1 No.816628 Report

op's basement
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Anonymous 02/13/14(Thu)17:16 UTC+1 No.816710 Report

>>816617
Spent some time with extended family in Belize. The ruins at Lamani and the Cayes are definitely some of the nicest things Ive seen. Although I didnt experience it, the drug violence is definitely an issue. Talking with a cousin, he nonchalantly told me about how a man was shot 10m down the road a week before we arrived
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Anonymous 02/13/14(Thu)17:19 UTC+1 No.816713 Report

>>816291
Cool story. You could almost say it's gold...
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Anonymous 02/15/14(Sat)08:39 UTC+1 No.817301 Report

Philadelphia.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)08:02 UTC+1 No.818702 Report

>>816710
Belize is a shithole. But cutie niggers can be fucked and be impregnated.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)13:09 UTC+1 No.818758 Report

>>818702
Same guy. Some dude I met while I was there just got shot. According to local news it was assassination style or some shit. Not sure how bad it would be for tourists though.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)13:59 UTC+1 No.818765 Report

>>818758
I was there during March 2013. During 5 straight days at least in the radio a homicide was announced. One even of them from a semi-famous basketball player. Shit is real there. They see white meat or a foreigner and expected a huge amount of money. Monkey girls has nice ass and tits. Not all of them.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)15:51 UTC+1 No.818781 Report

Beijing due to the constant scam attempts and pollution.
... But I liked it so much and it interests me so much that I'm going to live there for a year as part of my degree.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)15:55 UTC+1 No.818782 Report

>>818781
Kunming and Kashgar were my favourite places.
Glad I got to see the old town before it's gone.
I really like China.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)16:49 UTC+1 No.818794 Report

>>818781
I had to walk through Tiananmen square almost every time I went back to my hostel. I don't think there was a single time I walked through there without girls talking to me and asking me if I want to "go to a teahouse" with them.

I did still like Beijing though.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)18:11 UTC+1 No.818815 Report

>>818794
what would you do in teahouse?
drink tea?
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)18:36 UTC+1 No.818823 Report

I was in Pattaya, Thailand for 5 days once.
It's, depending entirely on who you are, either a paradise or an absolute shithole.

Garbage is literally flooding the streets, it smells everywhere, it's full of greasy old fat guys looking to get laid, bad techno-music is pumping loudly through the entire city to 6 AM every morning, it's a mess.
But it's also a city where you can get laid for 15$, and the entire place seems to be built around prostitution, catering to every fetish and kink out there.

So if that's your thing, I suppose it's a nice place, if not, it's a smelly shithole.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)18:45 UTC+1 No.818827 Report

>>818815
Get forced to fork over $500 or get a beating by a bulky Nigerian.
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)18:48 UTC+1 No.818829 Report

>>818815
In an actual teahouse, yes. In a teahouse that these girls take you to, this >>818827
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Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)05:20 UTC+1 No.819053 Report

I haven't been to any hellholes, the worst I've been to was Venice, Italy and New York City
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Anonymous 02/20/14(Thu)15:25 UTC+1 No.819554 Report

I'd have to say Thailand because it's the only place where I've had a really bad experience. I enjoyed it while I was there because I was only 20 and I was fucking anything with a pulse but I remember leaving a bar once and some Thai fuck just sprinted at me and punches me directly in the jaw, if I hadn't just caught him in the corner of my eye he'd have probably taken me by surprise and knocked me the fuck out.

Anyway I managed to get up and being a Brit I went into full drunken tourist mode and delivered some pretty brutal hooks to that little cunt's ribcage before leaving him there on the corner of the street. I went to a different bar and two american dudes bought me a drink and helped me clean myself up.

I was also nearly robbed a few days later when a taxi driver wouldn't let me out of the car until I paid a fee. I had already given him the money after we agreed on a price but he wasn't having any of it. I just screamed "open the fucking door!" about 10 times until he let me out
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Anonymous 02/21/14(Fri)16:11 UTC+1 No.819840 Report

>>811979
I live in Tallinn and i can see what may buy people off here, but what exactly?
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