Yeah that's why I'm taking my time to save up, because I wanna do this properly. A friend of mine told me they have a family home in Bahamas should I ever wanna go up there , so that's also a future destination. Like you said, I'd love a job that would allow me to travel around the world; that would be a dream.
On a more curious note, I heard Hungary(particularly Budapest) is a bit dangerous for people of colour, so that kinda worried me after I heard someone tell a story about an incident they witnessed. I know there's problems like that everywhere you go but, I just wanted to be aware.
Yeah, a job that involved travelling would indeed be a dream.
I'm not so sure about Budapest, I'm always spending my time either in Balaton or Szeged and there aren't that many coloured people there and the only sign of racism (if we're going to talk about that) is against gypsies. The nationalistic paramilitary movement (Magyar Garda) is getting really big and has got quite the support so I don't think it's really... safe, but neither dangerous. If you'll visit Budapest I have to warn you from "pest" which is the poorer part of the capital.
Personally I don't think it's that dangerous for people of colour, however, gypsies should really try to avoid visiting Hungary for safety reasons...
If you visit Balaton, I can almost guarantee you 100% safety. Really friendly humanistic, liberal people who just wants to enjoy life. :-)
Balaton is one of the most popular holiday destinations in whole east Europe. The people got to be liberal, since they're living from tourism. However I heard they're not nice to Russians, so I'd avaid speaking Russian at the check-in or something :d
I've been once in Munich, this city is just awesome. I'd love to live there, if only the people wouldn't speak that horrible bavarian dialect. I'm considering to go to Munich this autumn as well and get wasted at Oktoberfest (world's biggest folk festival). That would be awesome
No matter what happend in the past, hating people for their nationality is just wrong..
No I wasn't, if I'm not mistaken I was 15 when I was in München. To go clubbing in there is quite expensive though, since it's like one of the most prestigious cities over here. And getting drunk at Oktoberfest would cost a lot of money as well, but if I ever make it to Munich at that season I probably wouldn't really care, cuz it's deff. on my what-I-totally-wanna-do-before-I-die list
Last edited by Evil3ye; May 06, 2010 at 12:54 PM.
So Balaton it is then!!! If I'm ever going Hungary I'll swing by there. I have a cousin that lives in Bochum in Germany but I've never been there. He tells me he spends most of his time in Munic anyways lol. Now I just need to figure out any other countries I'll be hitting and work out my backpacking route...
I am heading to St. John's in the Caribbean and then to Oregon a week after. Travel is the best thing in life, beside sex and manga...
I usually travel domestic and the next being international traveling. Last May I went to Italy, this year it is Oregon. So next year will be Spain or back to Italy.
For me, I find making a tentative list of what I want to see and do in a certain place is better than being anal with my travels. As I know that when I am actually out there, 9 out of 10 I will probably go off the beaten path and do something that I totally did not plan on doing. So I would suggest to fellow travelers to get an idea of what you want to see, and then take it from there.
I'd like to visit Turkey (read: Istanbul) for the history and the beautiful architecture.
I also have a mild fascination with Latin America and would like to visit one of the numerous countries, preferably Chile or Costa Rica. It's a mix of interest in the modern day forms of cultures that have been around since before Columbus along with the overall cultures and interest in Spanish colonial architecture (and at least in Chile's case, Inca architecture as well).
Japan, Japan, Japan!!! Definitely going there some day... love everything about it...
Also, not a country but, I really want to go to California. I've been there before, but never on my own so I could do what I want. I want to see all the stars that I admire (especially Marie Digby from LA)..
As a basketball fan, i would like to visit the USA to watch a NBA Playoff and a NCAA march madness game at least once.
I'd also like to visit China and Japan for cultural purposes.
Swiss alps look cool too, one trip there would be fun.
And more importantly, i want to know my country(it's a huge country) better, but i lack the financial resources.