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UX designer (huge admirer of Steve Krug), Technical Writer (Tarutz and Hackos), and Business Analyst (Hooks).


Feb
20
comment Are carry-on bags being weighed on long-haul flights?
Thanks, Mark. Some good advice.
Feb
20
comment Are carry-on bags being weighed on long-haul flights?
Dammit... I had a feeling someone would tell me this. :0
Jan
30
comment What do travellers to England need to know about social class?
You almost start down the path of "it no longer exists" - which is, of course, incorrect. But you are right - for the average traveler it is meaningless.
Jan
30
comment What do travellers to England need to know about social class?
Yeah, I pretty much agree with everything you said, Mark. I also got into a "Royal" event at the palace (got lucky with my landlords). The only time "class" (or its perception) was ever noticeable was while living in Mayfair (nothing fancy) - if you gave the address to a salesperson or whoever the attitude would change (much more deferential). But that was it - pretty banal effect for most of us.
Jan
27
comment When visiting urban areas in Australia, do I need to be worried about deadly insects / animals?
Hey Jonathan. Just to clarify, it's no worse than many other countries, not all. In the UK you have bees and they are more dangerous to humans than many of the high-profile critters in Australia.
Jan
26
comment When visiting urban areas in Australia, do I need to be worried about deadly insects / animals?
Ankur, I'm an Aussie in my 40s and I've been bitten three times by snakes - each time while traveling in the USA. I've a lifetime of hunting and catching dangerous critters and I can assure you that Australia is no worse than any other country (ever traveled to India)? It's a popular urban myth about Australia being more full of dangerous animals than anywhere else: The reality is, it's no different than many other countries. Look where you're walking, don't put your hand somewhere dark, observe the warning signs.
Jan
19
comment Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?
"You usually have to be 25 or older" No. 21 or older is the norm.
Jan
19
comment Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?
"The United States does NOT issue International Driving Permits to foreign visitors, so you will need to obtain this document before traveling to the U.S." (from the link in my answer)
Jan
17
comment What should I look for in a vehicle insurance policy for taking my US vehicle into Mexico?
Nice resource. Thank you.
Jan
17
comment What should I look for in a vehicle insurance policy for taking my US vehicle into Mexico?
I wasn't aware AAA offered anything along those lines. Thanks for the heads-up, but I feel more comfortable with one of the companies I found through Flimzy's post. Best,
Jan
17
comment Sending passport via post office to get visa
Tomas - what country are you in?
Jan
17
comment Can I eat a beef burger in India?
rs79: Nice one on mentioning mutton. Too often overlooked - full of flavour!
Nov
8
comment Is this a realistic backpacking trip in Europe?
I scanned the itinerary first, and thought, "Oh, cool itinerary for a 3 to 4 week introduction to Europe"...
Nov
8
comment What options are there for “disabled” assistance at Heathrow airport? (or: which London airport is best for this?)
Note: The airline needs 48 hours notice, not the airport. Help is always available at Heathrow itself. In the first link provided by Ankur, see the section "At the airport" after the sentence "When you get to the airport help is always at hand in the following areas..."
Nov
7
comment Car hire out of NYC
@Nim. AUD is stronger than the USD at the moment, so if that was happening the OP would see the amount drop, not increase.
Nov
6
comment What's the best time to see the monster of Loch Ness?
Be sure to take biscuits. She loves biscuits. And belly rubs.
Nov
1
comment Using Occupy Wall Street as a travel hack - any downsides?
Yeah, it's only last week that the Lord Mayor had the Melbourne camp broken up - complete with broken skulls and tents demolished. This isn't the first Occupy to suffer.
Nov
1
comment Are there any laws which prohibit officials from taking a passport out-of-reach of the passport holder?
True that. Russia (no), Thailand (yes) etc.
Nov
1
comment Are there any laws which prohibit officials from taking a passport out-of-reach of the passport holder?
@Mark. " where my passport goes, I go too". You can say that, but making it happen is another thing altogether.