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Mar
27
comment Is it possible to bring fudge from New Zealand to UK?
Surely fudge does contain high levels of dairy products?
Mar
27
comment Is it rude to talk on a mobile phone for the whole journey, when travelling alone in a London black taxi?
"Drivers intuit whether passengers want to chat .. not talking until they’re sure the passenger wants to converse". Often true, sometimes very untrue.
Jan
14
comment Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?
A faggot is a meatball, or possibly a bundle of sticks.
Jan
14
comment Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?
Asking for "gents" and "ladies" is OK too.
Jan
14
comment Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?
@Joe: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_utensil_etiquette#American_style
Feb
13
comment Simple, safe beach towns in southern California with at least a supermarket in walking distance?
It's about 5 miles from the beach though, so it doesn't meet that requirement.
Mar
6
comment Are there places where it isn't legal to take a taxi that isn't in the front of a line?
In reality London taxis often refuse trips. But less so at ranks with a queue.
Mar
6
comment Fastest way to get from Heathrow Airport to Knightsbridge London?
I suspect that a pre-booked motorbike taxi would be slightly faster (and more expensive) in most traffic conditions. But obviously not public transport.
Jan
14
comment Problems with certain times occuring twice (or not at all) on night of daylight saving time to standard time transition
"In most of Europe, when the clocks are set from daylight saving time to standard time, at 3 am the clocks are set back to 2 am" - actually "The [EU] shifts all at once, at 01:00 UTC [i.e. GMT]". This could be 01:00, 02:00 or 03:00 local time. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
Jan
11
comment LAX to Anaheim - how much slower is the Super Shuttle than a cab?
Orbiting LAX in a SuperShuttle until we'd gained enough passengers to escape is one of the most frustrating starts to a trip I have yet encountered. I guess the reverse trip isn't as bad, but I got a cab (not as far as Anaheim, though)
Jan
8
comment For fear of flying is drinking alcohol a healthier option than pills?
"nine hour flight from Los Angeles to Vienna" - surely it's more like 14 hours!
Oct
19
comment Is it legal to drive in the nude in the USA (specifically Kansas)?
"HWP" = Highway Patrol?
Oct
19
comment Travelling within the US as a foreign citizen without a passport
@Vince: UK does not have ID other than passport/driving licence.
Oct
19
comment If you go to the pool and find all the sunbeds have towels on and you have nowhere to sit, what do you do?
I have actually seen this done the night before at an almost deserted hotel. Also, in the UK at least, there is a very established joke that Germans do this.
Oct
9
comment Cheapest way to go from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
"The other option is to catch the train. Amtrak has routes between these cities": No train to Las Vegas Nevada, that's an Amtrak "Thruway" bus, which can only be used to extend a train ticket. Although it looks like you can get a train as far as Barstow. There is a train to Las Vegas New Mexico though...
Oct
9
comment Do any rental car companies provide pickup at the Amtrak Union Station in LA?
Note that if you did need to get public transport from Union Station to LAX, the FlyAway bus would be more practical than the subway. It's direct, whereas you'd need to get 3 different Metro trains, and even then a shuttle bus to LAX itelf. Mind you, $75 seems a little high for a taxi.
Oct
5
comment For fear of flying is drinking alcohol a healthier option than pills?
Added some more info; see also links to courses, they provide quite a lot of detail.
Oct
4
comment Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?
Also, continuing the gestural tangent, American-style cutlery handling may make people think you don't have full use of your left hand...
Oct
4
comment Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?
@NateEldredge: UK/Euro victory/peace sign will also be palm forward, despite the famous photo of Churchill doing it the US way.
Aug
31
comment Is it fair to buy a return ticket I know I will never use just because it's cheaper?
"You're not supposed to do this, of course, but unless you make a habit of it the airlines will not care" - probably not a good idea if you want to keep frequent flyer miles with that airline though?