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I also compete to find cheap flights on Darjeelin (referral link).

Currently in Melbourne, Australia, contracting before my next trip.

Kiwi travelling addict, 65+ countries, living a non-conventional life, fitting in software contracting between travel, festivals, 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, Tajikistan, Tonga, Transkei, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe



Jun
6
comment Where is the coldest commercial diving site?
doubt it - doesn't give any links back, pretty bad :/ Clever idea, scrap SE sites (they're creative commons, no?) and chuck ads on. Kinda poor form tho.
Jun
6
comment Where is the coldest commercial diving site?
Source when you quote ;)
Jun
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
5
revised Will travellers be able to get full internet access in Turkey during the current protests/riots?
removed hashtag
Jun
5
comment Will travellers be able to get full internet access in Turkey during the current protests/riots?
@Dirty-flow we had very similar questions about Egypt during the events there.
Jun
5
asked Will travellers be able to get full internet access in Turkey during the current protests/riots?
Jun
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Authentic Ainu in Hokkaido
Jun
5
reviewed Leave Closed Where is the safest country in Africa?
Jun
4
answered Is there such a thing as an international mobile wireless provider?
Jun
4
revised What options are available to go from Leuven/Brussels to Luxembourg?
edited title
Jun
3
comment Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to USD?
Could you provide a link or something to give the OP reassurance? Or past experience?
Jun
3
reviewed Leave Open Travelling to USA - from UK on ESTA (already issued - without travel date details)
Jun
3
comment Travelling to USA - from UK on ESTA (already issued - without travel date details)
@Karlson suspect his concern is not with CBP (ESTA) - it's with his carrier -Virgin. As he said, their tool for checking this claims his passport won't be valid, despite what we know.
Jun
2
comment What's the difference between embassies and consulates?
@Annoyed - you can jump into the Travel Chat and discuss if you'd like. Unfortunately there are often downvotes anonymously without reason on SE sites - you just learn to have a thick skin ;)
Jun
2
reviewed Leave Open How many passengers allowed in a car in Oklahoma, USA?
Jun
2
comment Schengen visa holder issued by the Italian embassy - getting into Romania via Frankfurt?
hi - I tidied up the question and tried to make it more accessible - but if I've changed the meaning at all, please let me know. Hopefully one of our Schengen gurus will be along shortly with an answer. When do you leave?
Jun
2
revised Schengen visa holder issued by the Italian embassy - getting into Romania via Frankfurt?
deleted 25 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Jun
1
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
1
reviewed Leave Closed Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally?
May
31
comment Is it possible to obtain a visa to Brazil without entry ticket?
so to clarify, you want to get a visa to Brazil, without having proof of arrival dates? Usually you can arrive any date after the start of your visa, it's just valid for the whole, say, 30 days.