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Jan
27
comment Can I travel to Australia without a return ticket?
Thanks, Henning.
Jan
20
comment Job Interview in London Requires Me to Wire Transfer Funds to the Travel Agent
UK Gov Fraud Website: gov.uk/government/publications/frauds-tricks-and-scams/…
Jan
18
comment Second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere - why?
@gerrit. That is awesome.
Jan
17
comment Motorcycle type/class for the back of an RV
Not too expensive = how much $USD?
Jan
10
comment US: Immigration officer demanded I leave the country after 2 months (when VWP gives me 3 months)
Hey Calchas - True. My comment wasn't well worded. Regardless, the OP said "the stamp in my passport says I need to leave in 3 months" and that's what matters here.
Jan
9
comment If I setup a company in the US and employ myself in it, can I stay there longer?
From what you describe - No. The word "substantial" (as you will have seen from researching the relevant visa requirements for this type of undertaking...) is the key here. "Making a living" does NOT qualify as "substantial" and therefore does not qualify you for one of the E- class visas.
Jan
9
comment US: Immigration officer demanded I leave the country after 2 months (when VWP gives me 3 months)
The document under examination here is the passport: And if it says 3 months on the stamp - you get three months. The officers do not have the authority to override the laws - they only have authority to enforce them.
Jan
8
comment Consequences of being arrested by mistake in the USA
i was arrested and later found guilty in an Indiana court (alcohol related mischief) while traveling on a tourist visa. 15 years later i took out citizenship. you'll be fine.
Dec
27
comment Are there luggage lockers in Athens international airport?
The answer is "Google".
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?