Unusual Traveler
August 24, 2015 9:18 AM   Subscribe

Christian Lingr says: "Bored from studies I quit everything when I was 18-years-old and started traveling around the world. Now I’m 27 and have visited 97 countries, From Nigeria in Africa to North Korea in Asia. I always travel on a low budget and I never use guidebooks. Here are some of the hidden beauties around the world." His incredible blog UnusualTraveler.com
posted by spock (9 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Sigh. :/ I'm always fascinated by those pictures of North Korea, but until they're absorbed into the South, I don't think I'll ever be able to step foot there.
posted by qcubed at 9:59 AM on August 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

His post about the Aral Sea is interesting- I had no idea that there was a parallel to the Salton Sea disaster in Asia.
posted by rock swoon has no past at 10:15 AM on August 24, 2015

9. Don’t dress like a hippie.

You don’t have to dress as a hippie even if you travel on a budget.
Only hipsters do that shit. They love embracing the “dirty-backpacker” stereotype.
If dress decent there’s a bigger chance the locals will invite you over.
You wouldn’t invite some dirty foreigner, that looks like his clothes are falling apart, to dinner.. would you?

Pro tip.
posted by three blind mice at 10:23 AM on August 24, 2015 [7 favorites]

three blind mice, that was one of my favorite tips when I was young and traveling. If you really want an authentic experience where you go, dress conservatively: you will meet ordinary people.

But maybe you don't want authenticity, and that is fair enough.
posted by mumimor at 10:42 AM on August 24, 2015

"Christian Lingr" sounds like a social networking site for born-agains who like to loiter.
posted by gern at 11:24 AM on August 24, 2015 [6 favorites]

Nice photos. Someone needs to cut back on the HDR though...
posted by gottabefunky at 1:26 PM on August 24, 2015 [2 favorites]

He also needs an editor.
posted by megatherium at 3:06 PM on August 24, 2015

Oh man I want to see some of the middle eastern mosaic building stuff in person. Those are probably all the wrong words but I love it.

Those neat blue tiles. Love it.

I'd love to visit Tehran one day. Actually I want to go everywhere. And see all the things.
posted by sio42 at 5:36 PM on August 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

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