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Jul
23
comment Reliable Mastercard ATMs in Antigua?
Write that up as an answer to help anyone else looking for it, as they might miss it in a comment. :) Doubly so since it appears none of the rest of us have recent knowledge.
Jul
15
comment Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado, for jungle adventures in Peru?
Monkey anecdote: by the last day of my stay everyone in my tour group had seen monkeys except for me. We stayed in a jungle lodge about an hour or so from Puerto Maldonado and apparently they'd been in trees around the lodge, even entering the dining/lounge area... but always while I wasn't there. I finally saw some at 6 am the day we were leaving because my travelling companion got me up (knowing I still hadn't seen them) after she'd been awoken by them. If not for that, I would've managed to not see any monkeys... but been the only member of our dozen to not do so.
Jul
15
comment Driving out of Sydney on Hume Highway (Canberra/Melbourne) before Christmas Eve
Funnily enough I'm going to have a very similar situation this year (driving to Melbourne on the way to Tassie), so thanks for updating with your own experience! :)
May
28
comment Are there any tour group comparison websites?
Unfortunately I did not. However I haven't looked in quite a while, so there might have been new developments in this area.
May
27
comment How cheaply can we eat in Ireland while still experiencing traditional Irish foods?
Pretty cheaply - tesco.ie/groceries/product/browse/default.aspx?N=4294953979.
May
15
comment What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?
@CGCampbell Added a note that I'm an Australian. As such, I don't have much experience with rental cars and international boundaries. I know some offered cross-boundary rentals but I would have thought there'd be limits?
Mar
19
comment In Perth, Australia for one month: rent car or buy car?
Renting in Australia doesn't generally have mileage limits any more, but I can't comment on the remainder having never made it over to Perth (yet).
Mar
10
comment Is there a thinner tool card than the Victorinox Swiss Card?
Ok, added link to a different server.
Mar
10
comment Is there a thinner tool card than the Victorinox Swiss Card?
Weird, it still goes through to the site fine when I click it. Is victorinox.com/us/category/Collections/SwissCards/…; any better?
Mar
9
comment What is the highest altitude town or village with accommodation in Cambodia?
I had a bit of a browse around elevationmap.net/… and nothing above 200m or so leaped out at me. Towns look to be surrounded by the mountains rather than on them.
Mar
5
comment Is it true that people “can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it.”?
Having not done a conclusive survey, I also suspect that baggage collection is moved to an "arrivals only" area in those areas where theft of this kind is most likely to be rife, which mitigates the threat.
Mar
5
comment What (if any) regularly scheduled airline flights pass over Antarctica?
I was going off your's/Mark's answers, i.e. obvious within the context of this question and answers. Nothing additional to that.
Feb
24
comment Can my Venezuelan girlfriend take connecting flights within the US to get home?
In effect she will be visiting the US if transiting, hence the relevance.
Feb
24
comment How to pass time / manage a very long drive (25+ hours) with a group of people
Cryostorage....
Feb
23
comment Does Turkish Airlines tend to “economically” cancel flights?
Australian carriers will drop underbooked flights on quite late notice as well, even up to the day before. In their case, however, almost all flights are along a number of very well-frequented routes so they will automatically just book you on to another flight on the same day - usually +/- three hours from your original departure.
Feb
23
comment Schengen area travel after Maltese residence permit expiry. Australian passport
@GayotFow Put that as an answer, as that's the conclusion to his question. :)
Feb
21
comment Partial cancellation of a train ticket
It's not pure guesswork, it's educated guesswork. If he wants information on a specific railway operator or information more generally he can edit his question and provide that. If you're truly concerned you can provide a more general answer, and he can accept the answer that most fits his needs. As it is, if someone's trying to provide a useful answer (IMO good on dh47 for attempting to do so) they have to fill in those gaps themselves.
Feb
18
comment How do eVisas increase tourism by 400%?
It'd be too generic - just about every question on here could be tagged with it.
Feb
16
comment Where can I try Chitty cuisine in Malacca?
Did some cross-referencing of dishes and it looks like there's at least one case that should be a Chitty dish that I've edited in. Another guideline is to look for crab: One distinct thing about Chitty food is also, it is not meat-bias. Indians love crab, while Malays like fish and sotong/squid.Indeed, when one look ,it is really a blend of both worlds.
Jan
22
comment Why do airlines now charge for flying standby in the US?
Can you specify which air industry you're talking about - presumably the US, but it isn't clear? Standby is definitely still free in Australia but only if you have a flexible fare.