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

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, 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, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tonga, Transkei, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe



Jul
22
comment How widespread is sailing between Japanese islands in private yachts?
what would you accept as an answer? Evidence that it happens at all?
Jul
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed 1.5 hr layover in Amsterdam
Jul
21
comment How to lock a backpack?
Related: travel.stackexchange.com/q/2764/101
Jul
21
reviewed Close Cheapest way to transfer USD from GB to Israel
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed How can I renew my Italian passport abroad?
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Packed Items at Indian Customs
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Cheapest way to transfer USD from GB to Israel
Jul
20
comment Road Trip planning tool
I did not know that - very nice!
Jul
20
comment Does changing latitude affect sleep?
@DanNeely just a few zones - LAX/SFO to MEL/AKL and vice-versa, but one good sleep and I've been fine. East cost would be a bit harder though.
Jul
19
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
19
comment Does changing latitude affect sleep?
@gerrit sure, but if you read the paper, it goes further than just that link. That was just the line that neatly summed up their findings.
Jul
19
revised Does changing latitude affect sleep?
added 569 characters in body
Jul
19
comment Does changing latitude affect sleep?
I assume you mean in a travel context - but I just found more info that it does, which I'll add to the end of my answer.
Jul
19
answered Does changing latitude affect sleep?
Jul
19
comment Is it possible to drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_in_Iran - only illegal for Muslim citizens of Iran.
Jul
19
comment Is it possible to drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts?
@RoflcoptrException but we do have a policy of not allowing illegal questions, Dirty does have a valid point
Jul
19
answered Is it possible to drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts?
Jul
19
comment Revoking passport - how does that work?
I may be missing something here...but...the first of your two questions is certainly answered there, where it points out that unless the info is shared with the home country, it'd be treated as a valid travel document. And because of that, it means that yes, there IS a kind of international system - otherwise how would they share this data? Your comment seems like yet a different question and is more about the actual system itself - wouldn't that be more of a systems question then, rather than a travel question? I may be missing something, but I want to make sure. Thanks!
Jul
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Choices for prepaid GSM data with laptop tethering in Europe?