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Is it clear for sure that tourists who are headed for Ladakh won't be blocked from entering the Rohtang pass? If so, how would the authorities confirm that the tourist is headed for Ladakh? There is no way to stop this from what I know. What about those who really plan to go to Ladakh but 100kms into the journey they get a phone call from home about ...


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Idk...Calif has become really hyper-aware of everything in recent years. Almost to the point of paranoia. If you are going to sleep out then do it where you won't be noticed. Residential areas are out. Someone will most surely notice you and call the cops. Rest areas are ok for a night. But don't answer any raps on your window at 2:00 am. Truck stops are ...


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Remember that the season for road work is whenever there's no snow on the ground. So overall you won't really be able to avoid it. If you use Google Maps directions, it will show you all of the known road construction points along your route. Ironically, at the moment there appears to be more road work on the I-70/I-35 route that you used to go to Iowa, ...


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Yes, there is an official transliteration scheme from the Greek alphabet to Roman. The Greek Government uses the Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT) standard 743. Wikipedia has the full table: I'll not reproduce it here, since Stack Exchange doesn't support tables and the Wikipedia table also includes other transliteration schemes. Note that, ...


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Wikipedia has a page on the Greek Alphabet, showing the conversion between its letters and the ones used in the Latin alphabet. This will help you decipher the text, but not the meaning. Below is a screenshot of the conversion table which can be found on the linked page: Last time I went on a road trip in Greece (2008) I don't remember reading that many ...


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Another rule of thumb while traveling in Mexico is do NOT flaunt wealth eg expensive jewelry, wristwatch etc. It's not if but only when it is taken from you. It's also a good idea to carry a "throwaway wallet". A wallet with old license, business cards etc.with approx. 3-400 pesos (20- 30 $usd) for any encounters with bandidos. Unlikely but it does happen.



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