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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



Feb
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revised Gluten-free eating in Peru
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Feb
18
comment Visiting relatives in UK - access to country dependent on their finances?
Haven't had a response, so I'm closing. Morgan - if you come back, please do edit your question and flag to reopen. As you can see, many people were keen to help, but there was information missing that we needed in order to answer your question.
Feb
18
comment Schengen visa for non-EU spouse
Thanks for adding a link. Especially in regards to legal things like visas, it's very useful to include official links in one's answers on this site!
Feb
18
revised Details on the connection from International to Domestic at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
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Feb
18
revised How to find an organization that offers semi-guided tours?
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Feb
18
comment How to find an organization that offers semi-guided tours?
@DJClayworth I think she means they take you from place to place (city) but then you're left alone during the day to do what you want. Fairly rare though, in my experience.
Feb
18
revised Gluten-free eating in Peru
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Feb
18
comment Are there any Australian war memorials I shouldn't take Japanese visitors to?
I'd still suggest changing the title then, to indicate what you mean.
Feb
18
revised About inter-city and inter-country bus services in Europe
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Feb
18
comment Are there any Australian war memorials I shouldn't take Japanese visitors to?
Really, for ANY answer, say "The thingname of placename" that someone might answer as being offensive, another person could just as easily comment that it's NOT offensive. Heck, even the Shrine of Remembrance might upset someone if it's related in someway to a trigger memory in their life or that of a relative's :/
Feb
18
comment Are there any Australian war memorials I shouldn't take Japanese visitors to?
I personally feel this is subjective. Different people are more open minded or more easily offended. Some are history buffs, some not. Some will be really interested regardless of how offensive it is, and others won't care. I'm not sure how this is answerable?
Feb
18
answered What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?
Feb
18
comment What is the difference between various flight search sites' price forecasts?
Plus kayak gives a % to indicate how certain they are. Microsoft's original Farecast predictions were independently verified to be 75% accurate
Feb
18
comment What is the difference between various flight search sites' price forecasts?
However, Kayak claims theirs is better ;)
Feb
18
comment What is the difference between various flight search sites' price forecasts?
@gorideyourbike - it's like predicting the weather, they could both be wrong or right and it's hard to know :) I don't know of anyone that's actually tested their reliability, no, sorry.
Feb
18
comment What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?
@johndbritton "how likely" is very subjective. It's going to be different for every case. You might have a "valid" reason to overstay (sick and in hospital) for example. And I don't think the citizenship matters one bit - overstaying is overstaying.
Feb
18
comment How to find an organization that offers semi-guided tours?
Also at present you're essentially asking for a list of companies, which again, falls foul of the faq which says not to do this. If you could reword your question, that might be better - as it stands it risks close votes :/
Feb
18
revised How to find an organization that offers semi-guided tours?
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Feb
18
comment How to find an organization that offers semi-guided tours?
Do you have a region in mind? Eg. Europe, Africa? Your question is quite broad at present, and as per the faq, the more detail the better.
Feb
18
revised About inter-city and inter-country bus services in Europe
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