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bio website marksmayo.com
location Sydney, Australia (for now)
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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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reviewed Looks OK List of countries an Indian can visit without applying for visa
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reviewed Close Booking tours from Sorrento for Pompeii et al
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reviewed Leave Open List of countries an Indian can visit without applying for visa
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reviewed Leave Closed Are there countries where no one speaks English
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reviewed Leave Closed Is it possible to travel all the countries in the world
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reviewed Reopen Schengen visa application with no job
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reviewed Reject Is 1.5 hours of a layover time in Dubai practical?
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comment Does the REI Mars 80 fit in the cabin?
Suggestions are best asked in the Travel Chat, as they're off-topic in the help center for posts...
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comment Does the REI Mars 80 fit in the cabin?
Which airline, and from where to where? Each has their own rules... What are the dimensions of the bag?
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reviewed Approve Schengen visa application with no job
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comment How easy/hard is it to backpack to Taiwan knowing only English?
Also see Can you really get around everywhere with only speaking English?
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comment How easy/hard is it to backpack to Taiwan knowing only English?
@Taladris Actually yes, now that you mention it - I'd just come from Japan, and found Taipei easier than, say, Tokyo.
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answered How easy/hard is it to backpack to Taiwan knowing only English?
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comment How do oil prices impact flight prices?
Nah, that's specifically about airlines. This is about oil, with a knock-on effect of affecting airlines.
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comment Do Chinese customs agents check the contents of Kindles and notebooks?
@Shokhet weird, that so wasn't working for me yesterday. Yep, I answered that other question :)
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comment As of Jan 2015, does one have to take their shoes off at Toronto Pearson airport's security checkpoints?
@verve never seen it happen, if they don't have metal, probably not?
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comment How can you know if an airport has a decent shopping area after security?
Given the additional agreement with my clarification, perhaps you could edit that in.
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comment How do oil prices impact flight prices?
@MeNoTalk not sure. Pre-coffee typing. But I didn't vote to close, I'm just ... this feels more like economics.
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comment How do oil prices impact flight prices?
While interesting, I'm now sure that this is a travel question in line with the help center
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reviewed Leave Open Will a short holiday to Canada affect my Canadian Working Holiday Visa?