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Follow me at @marksmayo on twitter!

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



Apr
28
comment What truly cross-continental train trips still exist?
Well I ended up in the US doing DC to Austin, and even that one went via Chicago - and it's LONG ;)
Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
27
comment What's the worst that can happen when attempting to fly with double-edged razors?
from the title, I pictured someone jumping off a cliff with a razor in each hand, flapping arms as fast as possible...
Apr
27
comment Should I always keep my passport with me while travelling?
So are you asking just about Singapore, or travel in general? Because it differs for many countries. I'd update the question to make sure it's clear.
Apr
27
comment Where can I exchange Paraguayan Guaranies in Santiago, Chile?
From some research online, it sounds like AFEX is your best bet. However, on their website it doesn't seem to allow it. Give them a yell and let me know if they do, and if so I'll change this into an answer.
Apr
27
answered Is there anyway to find out if a route has a (cheaper) code share partner?
Apr
26
comment Vantage point in Austin, Texas for photos?
They're closed at present, but I may try to contact them tomorrow, apparently you have to reserve in advance, and they're only open on weekends. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm eyeing up, however, one of the giant towers downtown as ideal - although it might be like the Empire State Building in NYC - a great view but the only place in NYC where you don't get a view of the Empire State Building! :)
Apr
26
comment Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
Ah right, I get it now. I misread the original sentence :)
Apr
26
comment Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
Could you elaborate? Is it the glycerin they're detecting, or the 'explosive'?
Apr
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is appropriate attire for women in Muslim countries?
Apr
26
reviewed Leave Closed Is there a website to minimize overall agony for N travelers at once?
Apr
26
asked Vantage point in Austin, Texas for photos?
Apr
26
asked Why do airports sometimes detect traces of explosives in bags?
Apr
26
comment Prepay simcard for data in Australia
Perfect timing, I head to Melbourne next week. Thanks for that!
Apr
25
comment Travel insurance to USA
As you're not new, you've read the faq and you've probably just forgotten that asking for recommendations / polling is not a good fit. I'd highly recommend rephrasing before it gets closed to better fit the site, or if it's already been closed when you see it - edit and flag to reopen.
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on south-carolina tag wiki
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on south-carolina tag wiki excerpt
Apr
24
reviewed Edit suggested edit on vlc tag wiki
Apr
24
revised vlc wiki description
added 1 characters in body
Apr
24
reviewed Edit suggested edit on vlc tag wiki excerpt