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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



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comment Transiting through Country B while going to Country C
Totally depends on the country and your citizenship. Far too broad, sorry
Jul
20
comment Prepaid SIM card for Austrian local calls
Links are good, and I like that site too, but we suggest people include a quote of the details or prices, because if links change or go down, the answer becomes useless :/
Jul
20
comment transit via Heathrow airport London
Have you looked at the other questions on this site? many people have asked almost identical questions...
Jul
19
comment Bringing mobile bought in US to india
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about getting around the law
Jul
18
comment Car insurance for a Canadian car in Mexico crossing the US-Mexico border
This would arguably be more on topic on Travel.SE - I'm not sure that it's an expat question, sorry.
Jul
16
comment Are there any tours into North Korea that depart from Japan or South Korea?
Nah, I'd found one of the DMZ tours too, but it's not really NK, it's like a shared area. I ideally want to get to Pyongyang.
Jul
16
comment What items are forbidden to take when traveling to the US that would be OK in most other countries?
@LessPop_MoreFizz indeed, a valid point, although even the uncharged devices example the OP gives is a TSA-only restriction, and he specifically asks about TSA security..
Jul
16
comment How to cache the live prices from GDS
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about software / app development, not a travel problem
Jul
16
comment What items are forbidden to take when traveling to the US that would be OK in most other countries?
I think this is too broad to ask for all the different items, a valid answer is basically going to just link to the TSA list...
Jul
15
comment Is it safe to take a road trip going through Northern Mexico? What precautions should I take?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Jul
15
comment Flights booked for 7 passengers, can the non-paying passenger cancel it?
Why is this being downvoted? Yes it may be easier to call the airline, but it's still a valid travel question, surely?
Jul
13
comment Driving to San Francisco from Orange County
What do you mean by best?
Jul
11
comment How many regions of India can you realistically visit in 1 month without rushing?
Remember, some travellers think 'rushing' is spending 1 month in a city, let alone country. Also please look at the help center, as asking subjective questions like 'which regions are best' is usually frowned upon. Cheers!
Jul
10
comment Why don't they give you a sweet on take-off anymore?
@AdityaSomani it never happened, it was just threatened :)
Jul
9
comment Can I take camping food in hand luggage?
From where to where? What type of food? For example, New Zealand will NOT let you bring in fruits from overseas, but will allow most processed foods.
Jul
9
comment How easy is it to find a temporary job in Brisbane as a foreign university student?
It's still more that it's way broad, 'how easy is it' is going to be subjective... :(
Jul
7
comment Do I need to apply for a UK transit visa when I have a visitor visa?
Please provide a link or evidence when you state a law or rule - if at all possible, as it helps give confidence for the OP that your answer is factual and based on a rule somewhere.
Jul
5
comment If a hotel staff asks me for buffet food, can there be consequences if I bring him food?
Sigh. Yes, I did read. I didn't jump to conclusions. Yes you used the phrase 'if in doubt, pay' but it's buried within sentences like 'nothing can go wrong from your side' which from other forums is just plain untrue. I've not voted yet, but currently I disagree with this line of answering greatly, sorry. 'Be proud of yourself' for stealing from the restaurant? Nope.
Jul
5
comment If a hotel staff asks me for buffet food, can there be consequences if I bring him food?
A quick search of other forums including seeing people be arrested for doing this - it's theft.
Jul
5
comment If a hotel staff asks me for buffet food, can there be consequences if I bring him food?
The point of a buffet is that the food there is yours to EAT your full, not to take for others. The restaurant makes money based on a calculation of how much the average person eats. If people start taking extras for homeless, beggers, towel boys or even left overs, the restaurant will suffer.