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Something I've always wanted to know about CalMac

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:22

Seems like a really obvious question, so it must have been asked and answered loads of times before, but why does the Cumbrae ferry not go to Millport but to some random jetty on the other side of the island with nothing nearby? I've never heard a good explanation – all I can find is that the ferry used to go to Millport. It's not like there's much in it; the longest reasonable crossing to the mainland is about 4 km, and the extra inconvenience of having to travel halfway around the island to get to town surely outweighs the longer sail? Or is it that much more convenient to have a ferry terminal in Largs rather than Hunterston?

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Public transportation in Egypt sucks and that affects everything even the scenery

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:22

Public transportation in Egypt sucks, starting from how tickets are bought up to the infrastructure itself. It just sucks.

It sucks too much that I believe that it leads to some irrational decisions from the government and even the people. "Oh we have a traffic problem, let's build roads/ make them wider/ build bridges/ build tunnels". Nobody thinks about improving public transportation and I believe it is the one thing that will really solve the traffic problem in Egypt.

Building more roads will incentivize more people to drive cars, which will lead back to the same bad traffic. Not only does it not solve anything, but also it ruins the scenery, because the only room for expansion is at the expense of green spaces. And no for god sake no one needs bridges they are by far the ugliest solution. I remember once visiting Bremen in Germany and there are a couple of bridges there passing through downtown, I felt like I was back at موقف السلام.

But building better transportation system will solve all these problems. Here in Germany (if you live in a city) there is a train for your destination every 15-30 minutes, and metros come every 5-15 minutes. That's just the schedule. There are stations everywhere (again if you live in a city) you walk for a maximum of 5 minutes to find a train/metro station. But in Cairo you might walk for 30 minutes before arriving at one. And it's the ONLY city that has an underground network. I used to live in Zagazig and there shitty busses are the only option for travel and of course there is also the awesome 6 o'clock train to Cairo. Fuck that train.

With good public transportation you will not need a car, you just walk for 5 minutes, get into a train, relax for a while and voilà you arrived at your destination and only need to walk for another 5 minutes. You don't even need to worry about buying a god damn ticket because you have a damn subscription.

And please don't talk about how the "impossibility" of doing that because of the lack of money, engineers or space. If they can build these roads and bridges, they can build a better transportation network. Egypt only has a lack of competent rulers and city planners.

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3 Weeks in Indonesia - First time

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:22

Me and my girlfriend are planning our trip to Indonesia in March, we have put a rough itinerary together and would like recommendations and suggestions of highlights, potential areas to stay and accommodation please?

We have travelled Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia before, I prefer the scenery and photographic opportunities where as Ash loves her beaches and she is also a qualified diver. The best times we have had whilst traveling have been spent on the back of scooters with the locals showing us around.

We don’t necessarily have a budget but stay midrange and prefer a mix of hotels/homestays and beach huts and tend to avoid hostels now. We prefer the laid back scenes and are not into a party lifestyle whilst traveling - but love our food and drink and culture!

Any advice would be much appreciated. We have have days to play with.

Rough plan:

(3) Yogyakarta Train to (2) Malang, Probolinggo or Surabaya (undecided) for Mount bromo sunrise Fly to Bali (5)Ubud (3) Nusa Lembongan (4) Gili Air (2) Kuta (Lambok)


Thank you in advance.

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Edelgard and Dimitri = Griffith and Guts?

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:21

Okay obviously Edelgard’s nowhere near as shitty as Mr. I raped my friend so I could watch my lover/best friend suffer as revenge for him leaving my posse and btw I also murdered the rest of said posse so I could reach godhood. I’m not trying to throw shade at either side of a debate that’s honestly pretty stupid (Probably died down by now, but whatever). I just think their relationship is kinda similar to the one between Griffith and Guts.

Two people are close friends

One of them is a super dignified person with long silver hair who’s leading an empire (I’m not caught up with Berserk but I think something like this happens)

The other one is an edgy guy traveling around with a weapon

Long hair guy/girl was tortured at one point in time

Long hair guy/girl has a vision for the future and they’re going to stop at nothing until they get it.

Edgy guy has been through a lot.

Edgy guy and long hair guy/girl have a falling out. Edgy guy wants revenge on long hair guy/girl.

Am I stupid or are some of the writers at IS Berserk fans?

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Traveling to Jyväskylä through Erasmus, need some tips :-)

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:21

Hi, name's Daniel,

Currently I am studying psychology in Czech republic, and, thankfully, I've gone through all tests and I can travel to Finland.
But since I have no experience whatsoever, I'd like to ask you about some things.

1) I'll be given 530 euros each month, what are some things that I shouldnt neglect and what are some that could ruin me really fast? Frankly, how should I think about the money and spending?

2) What are my "cheap" options for accomodations?

3) What are some "super duper" important things that I shouldnt forget about and better prepare myself for them?

4) How is your day? ^^

Thanks for any feedback, would be really glad for literally any response :)
Have a nice day ;)

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Assam in April or October?

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:21

I'm planning a trip to upper Assam to retrace the steps of my grandfather who worked as a tea planter/engineer in the Tinsukia/Dibrugarh area, but the earliest I'll be able to get there is late March/early April. I'm curious what the weather is like in that art of Assam around then -- it sounds like April is already heating up and the beginning of the wet season, but how hot and soggy will it likely be in the first half of the month? Another option is to delay the trip until late October, when it sounds like things start drying out and cooling off a bit.

Also curious if anyone knows of any options for staying/volunteering on a tea plantation in that area -- it would be nice to spend a week or two literally stepping into my grandfather's shoes. There are a few possibilities on Workaway, but any other suggestions are welcome.

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Experts say these were the 19 most consequential enterprise tech acquisitions of the last decade, transforming companies like Dell, Microsoft, and Google for a new era

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:20
  1. In December 2019, VMware acquired the developer software company Pivotal.
  2. In 2019, VMware bought the cybersecurity company Carbon Black to boost its cybersecurity product offerings.
  3. Cisco bought the speech recognition company Voicea in 2019, adding voice transcription to WebEx.
  4. Hewlett Packard Enterprise bought the startup MapR when the big data company was on the brink of collapse in 201.
  5. In June 2019, Google Cloud announced it would acquire the data analytics company Looker.
  6. In 2019, Salesforce bought the data analytics company Tableau in the largest acquisition the cloud software company has ever done.
  7. In July 2019, IBM closed its acquisition of Red Hat in a $34 billion mega-deal.
  8. In October 2018, Microsoft officially closed its acquisition of GitHub.
  9. Salesforce acquired data integration company MuleSoft in May 202.
  10. Intel in 2017 spent $5.3 billion to buy the Israeli autonomous vehicle Mobileye.
  11. In 2016, Oracle bought NetSuite, arguably the first cloud software vendor ever.
  12. Japan's SoftBank in 2016 bought British chip maker ARM.
  13. In December 2016, Microsoft acquired the professional networking site LinkedIn in an unexpected $26.2 billion.
  14. In 2016, Dell acquired EMC for $67 billion in the largest tech deal of all time.
  15. SAP bought the travel and expense software provider Concur in 2014.
  16. in 2014, Google acquired DeepMind for a reported price of more than $500 million.
  17. Salesforce bought the cloud marketing company ExactTarget in 2013 to build out its marketing cloud.
  18. In 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype for $118.5 billion.
  19. In 2010, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems for $117.4 billion.

Link to article

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East Asia to Argentina

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:20
  • Origin: TYO, KIX
  • Departure Dates: 4 Feb +/-2
  • Return Dates: 24 Feb +/-2
  • LENGTH: max possible
  • Other: long layovers OK, stopovers OK except in US, cannot travel via CA, separate tickets OK
  • Expected Budget: $850
  • Bags: 1 checked bag
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anyone else deals with neurological symptoms with gastroparesis?

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:20

so I have gastroparesis but I’ve been having other neurological symptoms which came before the GP and still continuing: continuous headaches, paresthesia(Burning tingling, crawling,) on my left side of my body, difficulty poping ear, weakness, random stabbing eye pain that occurs randomly, and pain that seems to travel really slowly as days to weeks progress. Anyone knows what this could be? i don’t have MS, diabetes, and still looking for answers.

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[Intro] Hi there!

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:19

Hi- I’m Jess- longtime lurker. I love the concept of Random Acts of Amazon and can’t wait to look at people’s wish lists!

I’m 40 and live in California. I like walking on the beach early in the mornings and still get excited every time I see a dolphin. I work a 9-5 desk job and have started doing improv in the last 2 years as a creative outlet. My father got diagnosed with cancer a week before I started Improv and it really helped me on days where I needed to get out of my head. I’ve also met some great people!

I am going to try and travel a lot in the next few years. My next destination is to the Big Island of Hawaii to snorkel with the Manta Rays.

I also want to get back into running at some point! Hope you are all having a great day!

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[Review Video] My YouTube Channel Official Teaser!

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:19

Hello everybody! :D

I decided to hit 2020 by creating a teaser of my channel to present what content I post, when, and also some of the most beautiful places from my country <3 Any honest feedback is welcome! :)


Self Review: I really spend some good hours editing this one, and I worked a lot on syncing the clips with the music and not make it become boring. I also followed the advice offered by some of you to add voiceovers for my clips, so I started doing so by saying a little bit of my channel in this teaser. I'm not too sure about how my voice sounds though, because I was really tired when I recorded it and I also don't like my voice, lol.

Target Audience: anyone who loves to travel

Questions: Did I caught your attention? Does my new trailer make you curious for more and to hit that subscribe button?

Does my voiceovers sound bad? Should I keep doing it for future videos where I present new places instead of writing the story of these?

Did you enjoy watching the video or is it boring? What about the song chosen?

Thanks for your time and I'm looking forward to your feedback!

Review 1:

Review 2:

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Farm Traveler Podcast, CHECK IT OUT!

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:19

Looking to grow the Farm Traveler podcast this year!!! I interview farmers, ranchers, professors, basically anyone in the agriculture industry - all in hopes of bridging the gap between the farmer and consumer. Check out out episodes and if you enjoy them, consider sharing with a friend or family member!

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[AIRBNB] $55 off your first trip! ($33 home booking + $12 experience)

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:19
  • Please copy and paste following link to your browser:
  • Make sure you don't just simply click on it, you would get redirected to Airbnb's home page without discount!
  • Your available travel credits automatically appear as a coupon on the checkout page of your reservation request.
  • That's all, enjoy your trip with my discount!
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Hiking in Russia

Travel Reddit - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:18

So i live in Norway and planning to spend the summer hiking in the russian wilderness by driving to the rural areas. I know this country struggles with alot of corruption and some terror attacks in certain places.

So i Wonder if anyone have experince with traveling in russia from a foreign country. Every tips are appriciated.

What are the chances to Get stopped by a corrupted cop/soldier? What do i do if it happened?

Is it difficult to bring a hunting rifle in to this country? (Not bringing for hunting just for protection in case of bear attacks and such)

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