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I also compete to find cheap flights on Darjeelin (referral link).
My top question - Tactics to avoid getting harassed by corrupt police

My top answer - When I travel next, I want to reach the point on the earth that is exactly opposite my home, how can I discover where that is?


Currently in Sydney, Australia, contracting before my next trip...
Kiwi travelling addict, 67+ countries, living a non-conventional life, fitting in software contracting between travel, photography and the odd bit of writing.
Have visited : Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Ciskei, Croatia, Czech Republic, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, QwaQwa, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tonga, Transkei, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe



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comment Can one apply for many visas at the same time?
Aside, don't think I mentioned French visas anywhere. You apply for specific dates, so then it won't have expired...
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comment Can one apply for many visas at the same time?
@Renee that's a separate question, and we don't do those in the comments here. Either ask a separate question, or join the Travel Chat where a lot of us have done long term travel. If we're not there just leave a message and check back again :)
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comment Contiki Alternative?
Welcome! Asking for recommendations is off-topic in the help center. Can you rephrase, or be more specific on the type of travel to narrow the answer set?
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revised Is Daesh a threat to travellers?
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comment Is Daesh a threat to travellers?
Remember, as you know "in the reasonable opinion" is quite subjective, and subjective opinions are off-topic in the help center. To avoid a debate, it may be worth rephrasing. Also what determines a threat? Petty crime? Death?
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reviewed Reviewed What publicly accessible tall buildings are good for views & photography in South Los angeles
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answered Are you likely to be asked for medical travel insurance when visiting Israel as a Russian citizen?
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reviewed Reviewed Will my checked luggage freeze in the airplane?
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reviewed Reviewed Passport validity requirements for a EU resident (but not a EU citizen) to travel within Schengen
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comment Passport validity requirements for a EU resident (but not a EU citizen) to travel within Schengen
What country is the passport, and when you DO plan to leave, how old will the passport be then?
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reviewed Leave Open Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam from Europe in summer?
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reviewed Leave Open Internet Speed in the Shetland Isles?
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comment Internet Speed in the Shetland Isles?
What do the Maldives have to do with the Shetlands??
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comment What are some recommendations for small towns and good eats in the Nara/Shiga/Kyoto/Hyogo region of Japan?
Also please see the help center on rules regarding asking for recommendations.
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revised Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?
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revised What is the safest way to travel from Hunza (North Pakistan) to Kashgar (West China)?
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reviewed Reject Sri Lanka: visa requirements and possibility of visa on arrival at airport?
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reviewed Close Short Courses in Bangkok
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reviewed No Action Needed Would it be necessary to have UK visa?
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comment Will Armenia and Azerbaijan permit a tourist to enter if they have the other country's stamp in their passport?
NKR =? North Korean Republic or something else?