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FX spreads will be tight in venues where the currency pair has liquidity, and will be wide where the pair is less liquid. As a general rule, currencies are most liquid in their home country and if you are holding MYR and want THB, you will can expect narrow spreads in Malaysia or Thailand, and wider spreads as you move farther away from those venues. The ...


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INSIDER INFORMATION: (I was front desk manager in luxury hotel) Take Consumables - Shampoo/ opened soaps /used box of paper towels etc Newspapers, marketing catalogs, guides, promotional materials placed by biz houses Perishable food items which will be considered unusable even if you leave it there Most items for kids - hotels know that it is very hard ...


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You can take the bible. The Gideons put it there for that reason.


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As there is a wide variety in things that can theoretically be taken from a hotel room, I'll restrict this answer to the items listed in the question (and to my limited experience in countries): So for example you can get towels, slippers, candies, pens, shampoos, shaving kits, sponges, ... Towels are usually exchanged during your stay, and reused ...


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Taking Complimentaries Home I would say that it all boils down to how cheap you want to look, in the eyes of the hotel management. If you don't care, and probably you shouldn't, then there are some things you can take with you upon check-out. Taking Consumables As a general rule I would say: you can take anything that is single-serving. For the purpose ...


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Things like towels, bathrobes and slippers are not there to be taken, they are to be left behind. Small toiletries like soap, shampoo, lotions, toothbrush are yours to keep if you so desire. And while hotels assume a single guest will use only one set, they won't chase you down if you take the second set.


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If you politely say you don't want to drink it, and then stick to your word without getting irate, then if your host isn't an a**hole then they will be fine with it and others also might decide not to drink with you. However, if its a first meeting and its a hospitality thing, then it can be more difficult. You can either be honest and say you don't want to ...


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I've travelled by bike across Turkey, Iran, Pakistan etc. When you go into the toilet, make sure the hose pipe works / there is a water source and a bucket to fill to wash your behind. Pull your trousers / skirt fully down / up (respectively) and assume a fully squatted position (legs fully bent at the knees, as if you are going to sit on the ground, but ...


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I've had reasonable luck with large stores aimed at locals such as Carrefour or Sam's Club. It's also entertaining (for me anyway) to see what else is on offer. Of course they may not have the total kitsch but if you're flexible there can be some interesting finds. Another option is gift shops at museums - which often have more tasteful stuff, and campus ...


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In addition to the preparations suggested in other answers, I'd like to add an upright sleeping technique that works well in my experience. Check this guy out: It's a surprisingly comfortable position. I've taken multiple-hour naps on several flights this way. It doesn't require sitting next to the window or aisle, and it doesn't require multiple seats. ...


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Bring a self-inflating camping air mattress such as a Thermarest. Rearrange the luggage on the luggage rack to make sufficient room. 2a. Put some of the bags from the luggage rack on your allocated seat if necessary. Lay your camping mattress on the bars of the luggage rack. Get at least some of the other passengers onside by making light of it (presumably ...


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Leaning against the window. Optionally resting on your hand with elbow against the bottom of armchair. Also, crossing your arms, with your hand tucked into your arm pits, can help to keep warm while sleeping enhancing your resting: then lean to the side of train wall to hold your body. A few more tips: Don't rest with your head on the window, so you won't ...


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Get a Window Seat When I reserve a seat on train (or a plane, for that matter), knowing that I would like to sleep during the journey, I often book a window seat. That way I can lean my head on the window, rather than having it hanging in the void, causing me to wake up every ten minutes as soon as the neck ache kicks in. Moreover I place a ...


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I originally made this a comment to one of the other answers, but I decided to make it more detailed, with explanation of the medication you can get. It falls into several groups: Anti-diarrhetics: Namely Imodium, are good at stopping the diarrhea, but not good at curing the disease itself. An analogy is taking painkillers for toothache, it doesn't quite ...


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Apart from all the useful information given in the answers above, you can carry a pack of Adult diapers. (http://www.healthkart.com/personal-care/elderly-care/adult-diapers?navKey=SCT-pc-dia). A friend of mine had a similar situation about 8 years back when we didnt have these diapers available at ease so he had to just use a largest baby one, somehow and ...



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