I love to travel and has been to 94 countries at age 27. AMA

Carfax / Product Voxj86
Jul 11, 2018 334 Comments

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  • Uber SCghost
    How does it feel to be one of those people who counts the amount of countries you’ve been to and then shares it publicly for some reason?
    Jul 11, 2018 5
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      I normally don't share this in person unless people ask. Figured I should share since this is AMA and I can't show off my TC!
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      I do want to see every country in the world eventually so I do need to count them...
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Microsoft yumyup
      SCghost is just jealous that op has been to more countries than Uber operates in
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Workday Kanye West
      LOL
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Rubicon Project / Eng pikachu88
      I guess the Uber bro is jealous cuz he has to work a lot and can’t travel much.
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Uber / Eng cherami
    What is the sum of your yearly compensation?
    Jul 11, 2018 5
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      130s I have tricks to travel cheaply
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Other Egg joyjj
      Such as? I really would to know
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      Read my other comments. Hotel loyalty cards. Live in Europe. Make friends with people who work at major airlines.
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Other Egg joyjj
      Cool
      Jul 11, 2018
    • IBM / Other bbWl22
      My TC is only 130k but I still travel 150,000 miles a year. But I guess a significant portion is business travel
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Hendrix x
    Honestly it's sad. The small amount of time you could spend in these places in this time frame is tiny. A tourist is different than a visitor. It's more than just a count of stamps, though it's cool. There are much better ways to accomplish what you're pretending to have done
    Jul 14, 2018 12
    • Amazon / Eng Hendrix x
      I mean yah. Tourist is maybe better than a staycation. 20 pto is a month. If you're in the same place all that time, you can really learn a lot. Problem is that most Americans would take that month and pack as much different new Zealand places into it. You'll have a great photo album, shrunken bank account, and be exhausted.

      There is more to life in your 20s than a paycheck. Taking a year or few off your career and working in a bar in Bratislava is more valuable than the money you could make here
      Jul 15, 2018
    • IBM EfGv06
      When I was in my 20s I made $10 an hour because the IT market crashed twice. I couldn’t even afford a day trip from Austin to San Antonio much less moving to Europe temporarily. Now in my 30s, I’d rather not lose my property and 401k and I still have 30k in medical bills left to pay back. Being a bartender in Bartislava is a luxury not everyone has.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Hendrix x
      False. You could have done it in your 20s. There are so many ways to get to wherever. Just because you didn't, doesn't mean you couldn't have. I had to sell everything I owed, and borrow from several people to get to my first home out of this country. I also found ways to get a job before arriving there.

      30s + is a different story.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon LoanerBadg
      @hendrix looks like you need a bit more traveling to learn not to be judgmental of other people.
      You have a very narrow mind set for someone who claim to have traveled a lot.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Hendrix x
      Maybe true. I don't claim that it made me Gandhi. People who collect passport stamps like Garbage Pail Kids cards really bother me. So do people who always find a reason not to do something.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Traveling is for consumerists that cannot produce anything, except for useless photos of fake designed-for-tourists places, when they could have looked at better pictures of those places online, to give themselves a sense of uniqueness and achievement. Thoughts?
    Jul 14, 2018 6
    • New / Eng
      Dravid

      New Eng

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      but you have a point abt consumerist pov, where I see most people travel to a new place just to tick the boxes and get some pictures.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Found the virgin
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Microsoft Daydrunk
      Travel is for people who want to understand other cultures, other religions, other culinary experiences. Travel can make us better humans when we truly embrace others way of life. Travel opens our minds outside of our own city, town, country. It keeps us from being closed minded and bigoted. You are referring to a tourist not a traveler.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • New / Sales Mooks
      Very ignorant thought.

      Travel helps people understand different cultures and hopefully increases acceptance of others.

      It should raise emotional IQ - which is way more important than IQ.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Staples JGjj71
      Re-posting from a different reply

      If you thoroughly plan your travel & perhaps read even Wikipedia while you travel, it just widens your perspective on how different parts of the world live/work, what's their economics, History, how they became rich or poor, what's unique about them et. al.

      Use : you will be much more tolerent towards a wide variety of things, people (irrespective of color, sex, roots/origin et.al)

      In age of Globalization you will be an effective leader, you will intuitively know how things work in other countries, if you ever run a Global Company you will have an edge..

      However if all you do is take selfies and drink beer, it doesn't matter where you go.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Express VECO
    Which is the least racist country in your experience !?
    Jul 14, 2018 12
    • GE UstI03
      Try visiting South Korea and see if you think the US is still the most racist. I'm usually tolerant of sideways stares but could not believe how uncomfortable my partner and I were made to feel in SKo due to the color of our skin (which is brown).
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon hehehehehe
      Not to mention sexism, esp with regards to Korea.
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Apple / Eng aCrP17
      Oh jeez please. I said the most racist country I’ve LIVED in so far. Japan might be xenophobic, and as a non japanese you will always be a second class citizen there, but they don’t have a rise of supremacist groups across their territory.

      Come on, everyone knows Asia’s no role model here. Y’all are completely missing the point, but if it makes you feel good to think about another country worse than your own to stay in denial, I’m not one to waste my time trying to open your eyes.
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Microsoft 🍑✊🏾
      You not only missed the point of this, but your ignorance is showing strong. I don't think you know what racist is
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Apple / Eng aCrP17
      Racism: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

      Xenophobia: dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries

      Read them a couple times, you’ll thank me later.
      Jul 18, 2018
  • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
    What's it like being such a douche?
    Jul 11, 2018 7
    • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
      Umm, sick burn I suppose?
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Microsoft Sbwv22
      It is a sick burn. A douche won't recognize it, if it hit him in the face
      Jul 14, 2018
    • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
      yeah totally
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Microsoft Sbwv22
      Yea totally - requires some critical thinking also, but you are from career builder, and ever since blind let trash companies like yours on here, we have been getting a lot of douches lately.

      That too is a burn
      Jul 14, 2018
    • New / Product nicebot
      Take it easy
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Google UcvH00
    What are you running from?
    Jul 14, 2018 0
  • Oracle wtflife
    OP: Ask me about travel and whatever
    Everyone: What's your total compensation
    Jul 14, 2018 0
  • Sapient Razorfish
    PARAD0XXX

    Sapient Razorfish

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    Why is America more sexist/racist than other countries?
    Jul 11, 2018 13
    • Amazon 7(/@&)/
      Cause you haven’t lived anywhere else to know that IT IS NOT
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Amazon 7(/@&)/
      A non white trashes white people and then calls them racist. You are freaking racist your self.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Wells Fargo tweedler
      I learned it from my fellow White friends.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Capital One Cheeter
      Hmm, by that logic, if we can name one country more racist, then america is not the most racist. I’ll start. North Korea, where you get killed for not being North Korean ... or pro Kim Jung un for that matter.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Uber wyddd
      Well, that's kind of the definition of most racist... That there is no other country more racist... It's not even logic at that point, it's really just the definition.

      But wait, they can't be racist in North Korea, they're not white!
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Uber Youoipto
    By travel to you mean stay 2 nights at a hotel near airport?
    Jul 11, 2018 5
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      Depends. Some country i spend days in the rain forest or desert. Some I spend 1 day in the city center. Travel for nature takes longer than travel for food or city sightseeing
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      But you are right. I did not for example go to every corner of France. Just 1 day in Paris and 2 day in nice. I rather spend the time and money in other countries I haven't been yet
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Microsoft 🙈_🙉_🙊
      If you spent 1 day in Paris you can’t say you’ve seen Paris, let alone France.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Qualcomm nImD34
      Uber guy is jealous and so is Microsoft guy
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Microsoft 🙈_🙉_🙊
      I’m not. I’ve traveled enough countries myself - I spent my first 20 years in Europe so it was easier. I actually “hate” the kind of “bite and run” tourism that many North Americans do in Europe.. You can spend a week in a city like Paris (or Rome, London, etc) and still not really “see it”.
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Microsoft bAAdF00d
    Life isn’t about experiences, it is about money. You better buckle down and work. All that wasted time, you could be raking in millions.
    Jul 14, 2018 10
    • Walmart.com CzcL42
      Do not assume! It's hard to understand sarcasm on blind sometimes...
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Cisco Chutiya
      Life isn't about experiences, it is about money for YOU. Don't shove your rules into someone else's throat. Let him live his life the way he likes .
      Jul 14, 2018
    • eBay sfolax
      Wow that's a sarcasm! Then the likes people put on there are liking the sarcasm or the statement?
      Jul 14, 2018
    • eBay sfolax
      Is traveling a basic instinct requirements of life like food and sex?
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Walmart.com CzcL42
      No but please don't consider online surfing the same as traveling
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Uber Addedk
    34, visited 100+ countries, lived in 4, TC 400k. How? Business travel with extended stays and typically 1million airlmiles and SPG points a year.
    Jul 14, 2018 5
    • Microsoft bAAdF00d
      You ma’am, are my new hero.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • TaskUs autobats
      Me likey
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Intel / Product wazzupyall
      Hats off to you sir! I did not count the countries I had visited but have lived in 6 so far (across 4 continents), still I'm tired with the long haul intercontinental flights, yet I'm only 30 😅
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Twilio / Eng TechBrunch
      What’s your role? I’d love to do more business travel, any tips?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng VlCX25
      Same here! Sometimes I wonder if I’d be happier without a desk job.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • LinkedIn Baaaaaa
    Which places have the best prostitutes?
    Jul 14, 2018 4
    • Okta SEJ184
      Brazil
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng lotus
      You're disgusting
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Google / Eng whoami420
      Hahaha of course someone from Microsoft says that
      Jul 15, 2018
    • TI IOlOl0
      I hear Hong Kong has a 13 story whore house...
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon svettybalz
    I loved to drink alcohol at 13. You want a fucking cookie?
    Jul 14, 2018 1
    • Ford / Eng
      n0clu

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      Expected from Amazon employee
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Amazon BLHR
    Why would you think anyone would care?
    Jul 14, 2018 1
    • Microsoft yumyup
      You clearly did to ask about it
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Tango Health / Eng rawblonde
    Which place was the most friendly and most racist?
    Jul 11, 2018 10
    • Facebook XLhI02
      What happened in Poland exactly? I've considered traveling there.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      Some people yelling " move china!" At market. Saying some racist comments in polish while laughing
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Facebook XLhI02
      Ugh, that sucks. Thanks for the response.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      I would still suggest travelling there. That only happened a couple times.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • The taboo on "racism" is a recent phenomena and really only exists in the developed western world. If you aren't white, you can expect it in most places.
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Amazon AWS420
    Have u taken pills in Ibiza?
    Jul 11, 2018 5
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      No
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Other Egg joyjj
      Why not
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      I never been to Ibiza. Also don't ever want to use hard drugs.
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Uber tack
      I feel like the joke was missed
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Other Oooh shit
      Yup
      Jul 15, 2018
  • New natch
    What is your top 10 countries list
    Jul 14, 2018 1
    • Google bamm
      This. Please share
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Airbnb jim.hodlen
    if I have a week of pto where should I go visit?
    Jul 11, 2018 7
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      Europe: go somewhere others don't go. Try Moldova or Bosnia
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      Asia: Idk. I guess Thailand is nice.
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Carfax / Product Voxj86
      OP
      New Zealand has great national parks. The long flight is brutal through. After landing have to take a bus for hours to national parks
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Airbnb jim.hodlen
      thanks! argentina sounds like my cup of (s)tea(k)
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Wells Fargo / Eng kiwiBird8
      I did not like Argentina that much and just transited
      Jul 14, 2018
  • VMware Iaxd88
    Never been to any English speaking country ? (*have)
    Jul 14, 2018 3
    • Apple / Eng aCrP17
      Lol! Thanks for the cringe!
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon
      \°_°/

      Amazon

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      Not a grammar Nazi myself, but that's the first thing I noticed when reading the post. I'd let it fly, possibly some H1B 😁😁
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Staples JGjj71
      There are a lot of H1B from England :P
      Jul 15, 2018