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Jul
12
revised Proof of onward travel in Japan?
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Jul
8
comment Proof of onward travel in Japan?
Intended length of stay only needs to match the visa waiver (<90 days). I won't overstay, but beyond that, the whole point of being flexible is that I don't know how long I will actually stay. I plan to trek through the mountains to Kyoto & train in a few dojos, more or less until I either get bored or until work requires my attention. The BA ticket costs a lot, doesn't specify how the refund is done, when, or if the ticket is a "fully flexible ticket". No cancellation fees doesn't mean everything gets refunded. Have you gotten a refund from them? How does it work?
Jul
8
comment Proof of onward travel in Japan?
@Gagravarr The onwards travel is not decided as yet. I could be off to France, Mongolia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, South America... all depending on where I feel is the best place to go next and the money left in my pocket by then. The odds of going back the same way are low and tickets with "cheap change fees" are usually a lot more expensive anyway.
Jul
8
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Jul
8
asked Proof of onward travel in Japan?
Mar
5
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@LorenPechtel You didn't understand how this answer was relevant to the question, so I explained why and how. Is it possible that her family might blame her anyway? Why did they pull her for a strip search? Maybe the immigration officers wanted to have a look & cope a feel, or maybe it's racial profiling... They can guess, but they won't know. No matter the solution, if they are denied entry, her family will probably blame her anyway, but here at least, there is no evidence and she can deflect the blame on her husband's overstay. Perhaps not the best solution but relevant.
Mar
4
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@LorenPechtel Being able to explain the situation at the right time, alone, gives her a chance to point out that her "husband" is illegal. All her family knows is that she had a strip search. Then her husband gets grilled about his previous overstay - he is the one they reject, she is not to blame.
Mar
3
comment Is there a list of free accomodation resources?
As an update, Airbnb is now nearly on par with hotel prices.
Mar
3
awarded  Critic
Mar
3
comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
If this is a common practice on your route, use a big marker and write your name across the plastic on both sides and "fragile" and take a picture of your luggage at the check in counter. Putting new plastic wrapping is easy, but if there is marking on it, the tampering is obvious. Would be smugglers will go for a baggage that requires less work on their part.
Mar
3
answered How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?
Mar
3
comment When I travel next, I want to reach the point on the earth that is exactly opposite my home, how can I discover where that is?
@DavidRicherby Accuracy suffers, but your odds of actually getting a piece of land increase exponentially and it's kid of fun which is probably the main point.
Mar
3
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Mar
3
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@LorenPechtel Because it appears that this is the actual situation based on OP's comments. She has been forced to marry a guy she doesn't like and is being forced to drop her career to follow her "husband" to the states where she will be coerced to overstay her visa. So essentially what we are looking at here is a form of human trafficking.
Mar
3
answered Can one board a flight with photo ID bearing an old last name?
May
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Dec
11
comment Backpacking to East Malaysia, where to start? where to end?
Forecasts look pretty wet, but I don't know what the deal is, I am not there ATM.
Dec
9
comment Backpacking to East Malaysia, where to start? where to end?
yes, it is in the park. It's about 2 hours away from KK so you could make it a day trip but you won't be able to climb the mountain. It's much better to make it a 2-3 days trip and enjoy yourself. My first time, I went up, came down the next day after watching the sunrise, then went to the poring hotspring to relax and recover a bit. For a day trip, Poring hot springs might be a better choice.
Nov
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Jan
26
comment Is there a website that measures the level of xenophobia in countries/cities?
@MarcelC. I don't think racism is the right word. These people are afraid of foreigners taking their jobs. They are afraid about people who have nothing to lose and don't care about the laws of the country. Neither of these factors apply to tourists and so you get the paradox of people who are both xenophobic and yet genuinely welcoming to foreign tourists.