I was pulled over again today in Mexico, for an illegal left turn. The officer wanted to hold my driver's license until I paid the fine--as is common practice in Mexico for foreigners. However, I've ...
I guess this is the type of question I should start with "a friend of mine wants to know..." but I was wondering if in general governments keep a record which gets updated each time you go through ...
While reading a news article on newly observed TSA practices a commenter mentioned "How many people know what a TSA badge is really supposed to look like?" It's a great question IMHO. If some ...
Are there any laws which prohibit officials from taking a passport out-of-reach of the passport holder?
Normally when you cross a border, the border guards check your passport in your view (i.e. the passport never becomes out-of-sight for the passport-holder). But sometimes a guard comes, and takes the ...
I'm running low on blank passport pages which are sometimes needed for full page visas such as those issued by Armenia, India, and Vietnam. When I crossed the border into Turkey the other day I got ...
If a traveller - for whatever reason, is arrested on charges (valid or otherwise), what steps should he/she take to ensure their safety, local and home legal aid and security? How can one make sure ...
In Uzbekistan I was stopped, searched and questioned six times in one day. At the border with Tajikistan, one official tried hiding my paperwork to elicit something from me. In Kyrgyzstan, I was ...
When travelling overland in Russia I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money?
When travelling overland in Russia (i.e. not on the Trans-Siberian) I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money? I know there are some gotchas with ...