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Toyota factory tour in Nagoya. Read a cool article on Takaoka #2. https://www.thedrive.com/tech/26955/inside-toyotas-takaoka-2-line-the-most-flexible-line-in-the-world
$500 if you do round-trip to Tokyo through LAX. Man…cheap.
October 1 through October 21-ish preliminarily.
Apparently Consign Furniture in Spokane is worth going to again, says Grandpa.
Glenn went to Disneyland with family. Nice to see your kids enjoying it, even if you're grimacing at $9 corn dogs and $450-$600 to stay at the Grand Californian (the nicest resort hotel at Disneyland). Also as adults it's fun. Kelly agrees.
Airbnb is pretty cheap housing too. Almost preferable to a hotel / hostel for 1 person, definitely for 2+ people.
If you buy a camper, it's around $40 a month for a year long contract that gets you into a lot of trailer parks.
Immigration to US can be sped up using Global Entry. $100 one time fee.
Somehow a round trip from PDX to Tokyo is $500 (one stop in LAX), but going from LAX to Tokyo round trip is $650? And one way from LAX to Tokyo is also $650?
Award Hacker for points hacking. https://www.awardhacker.com
Also maybe All The Flight Deals
Great GUI for flexible date travel: http://google.com/flights/explore
Mostly in Europe, and you can't find them on other websites. Book two months in advance and on flexible days and you can get RyanAir flights for 1/3 to 1/2 of other flights and they're direct! Downsides:
Can pack a little lighter. Less toothpaste and more shampoo.
Cezary recommended one with white text on a blue background. PLAY.
For some reason my laptop audio/mic is acting weird, so using Google Voice from home phone. Call GV number, wait for voicemail, then press *. Type in your pin, and follow the instructions to dial internationally.
Visitors office is + 48 58 347 28 28, but housing has one of the following suffixes and closes by 4pm Poland time: 2547 2286 1518
Bla bla car
Use cash euros when possible, otherwise use axis or hdfc travel card from centrum online
Cheap to take train overnight, don't need to buy lodging
Ryan air is cheaper
Get walking guide for friendlier cities like amsterdam
Greet people in the local language
Couch surfing might be preferable for meeting native people, although the hostel host will be somewhat native too.
Just don't think international travelers are the native people.
Hostel is great for finding people to sightsee with.
However, couch surfing lets you meet locals easier and discuss those things at night.
Hostel is not that expensive. $10-20/night, hardly can beat it.
I would like to visit a concentration camp and a city <with bikes> in the Netherlands.
Wikitravel looks really nice! http://wikitravel.org/en/Gda%C5%84sk
210 or N3 (night) train is needed, 4 PLN. Going from Port Lotniczy “lotkneecheh” (airport) to Gdansk Technical University dorm, nearby Wrzeszcz PKP station, or “vzesch peh keh peh”.
Dorms numbers: https://pg.edu.pl/osiedle-studenckie/contact
Look into getting a Gdańsk – Sopot – Gdynia Plus tourist card. Free bus and access / discounts to museums, but only 72h increments, not 1.5 weeks.
Downtown main station is “dvorznek guvneh”, or Dworzec Główny.
Muzeum Solidarity, Katowice (amber museum), Moriecki Church, Zuriew by ottowe river
(bike to) Oliwo cathedral, organ, sopot, gdynia maybe, westerplatte
http://www.tlustakaczka.pl/ (duck dish, with duck soup)
Visit Hel, and kiteboard along there. Can probably rent kite, board, and lifejacket there.
Travel to Warsaw/Krakow using Pendolino? Nice and not much more money.
Maciej also liked the Warsaw rising museum: (1944) http://www.1944.pl/en.
Royal Castle, National Gallery, Petec kultury
Hostel I liked was City Hostel Krakow, older people and boring but good condition. Woodpecker hostel was hopping but underneath a nightclub.
Wieliczka Salt mine
Auschwitz (book in advance)
Hike around zakopane on Sunday (2 hours transit each way). Salt mine on Monday maybe (only takes 3 hours, but is close by), but need to work too.
S1 goes from airport (krakow lotnisko) to downtown (krakow glowny). Last trains at 11:48PM and 12:18AM, otherwise take Uber or bus (902) or something.
Bright and early 7AM to make sure you get to Auschwitz.
You booked Luneta Warszawska hostel.
Main square and whole downtown area, Wawel castle and the Wawelski dragon, Walk next to Vistula river called bulwary, Jewish part of the city called Kazimierz, Capital of communism in Cracow called Nowa Huta, Wieliczka salt mine
Hostel gdansk in old town
$130 krakow to munich, 4 hour total flight. $130-160 frankfurt to amsterdam, 1.25 hour flight.
$160 krakow to prague
$130 prague to munich
$100 prague to frankfurt
$30 3 hour train from Munich to Frankfurt (but leaves in middle of day…).
I think Ryanair is sold out for the month of August. Need to book ahead of time next time!
Pick up a clothesline (Wäscheleine) at Globetrotter equipment downtown, maybe a flat sink stopper or using cloth tape too. Floss will work, kinda, but things might sink under weight and the hooks keep the laundry in place.
S1 or S8 trains go to Munchen Hauptbahnhof.
Train to Neubiberg is S7 and stays in the same zone but crosses 4 rings. Maybe buy Isarcard for 4 rings for 1 week. Or Just ask http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/fileadmin/media/Dateien/0_Startseite/MVV_Handout_fuer_Touristen_en_161104.pdf
Book an overnight hostel. Can probably leave stuff locked there during traveling.
Need to get a train ticket still. Taking flight. Faster-ish.
Can get wifi at library for a year if you pay 12 euro. https://www.oba.nl/oba/english/memberships-and-rates.html
Get to Amsterdam Central Station, there's a train that leaves often.
To get to the hotel (Euphemia Old City Canal) from the airport, take the train to central station in Amsterdam and from there take tram # 16 or # 24, get off on the 5th stop - Weteringcircuit. You are now on Vijzelgracht, turn around and walk back a bit. The Fokke Simonzstraat is on your right hand side.
PAY WITH CASH at hostel at least
Check out NEMO (and roof thing) on Sunday. 10am to 5:30pm
Great option, gets you “seeing” stuff downtown a lot faster. Especially in Munich apparently, you can ride down the Rhine.
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Recommends visiting Krakow (southern poland) for more festive scene than Gdansk. Also visiting Prague as none of their buildings were bombed to smithereens by the Germans as they surrendered early.
Also liked Barcelona, Spain, as the museum (Louvre) is biggest in the world and yady yady.