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Sep
3
comment Oat Bran in Sealed Canisters
If there's a preference for a particular brand, it's likely that brand isn't going to be available in Australia.
Sep
3
comment Oat Bran in Sealed Canisters
I've brought through food at least a dozen times and have never had it confiscated. They may apply different levels of strictness for different nationalities (Australian here), but as I alluded to in my answer I suspect it may vary by initiating countries. We've brought our's in from SA, North America, NZ, Singapore, Vietnam and Europe in the last five years, but there's obviously fair swathes of the globe unaccounted for.
Sep
3
comment Oat Bran in Sealed Canisters
Actually you no longer need to declare everything food-wise. They relaxed it a few years ago, so only it fits into some broad categories, e.g. unprocessed foods, honeys, dairy, etc. However if you want to be sure you're still better declaring it than not, simply because the categories can be quite vague.
Aug
21
comment Are there any package tours that run from Singapore via Malaysia to Siem Riep/Angkor Wat?
Because sometimes I just like to relax and let someone else deal with the travel planning. When we travel it's me doing the organizing and I find it quite stressful sometimes.
Aug
7
comment Sights in London applicable to British Empire in Southeast Asia
While over in London I stumbled across a great exhibition on East India and immediately thought of this question. :)
Jul
26
comment What company to use for a flight Paris-Dublin?
Very happy with Cityjet, albeit we flew them while they were still owned by Air France.
Jun
3
comment How can I know about the type of the airplane before booking
It's very very unlikely. The airlines really don't like doing it because of the hassle involved as they would need to rearrange many different plans. It generally only happens if they find an issue in their pre-flight checklist and the plane changes to whatever's available and suitable for that airline at that airport.
Jun
3
comment Which frequent flyer programs allow pooling of status credits?
I'm not interested in gifting - as you say, they just about all offer that. I'm interested in the status pooling, which is a lot rarer. I've updated the question to make that more explicit.
Jun
2
comment Offline sat nav for Android
@Vince If multiple variations of a question can all be answered by a definitive version of that question (e.g. offline GPS for UK, France, Germany, etc, all separately) then one definitive question and answer is often more useful and avoids segmentation of answers (like we've seen already).
Jun
2
comment Car return / relocation services in the USA?
@choster Make that an answer!
Jun
2
comment Travelling with a Pet from and to the UK
@AakashM Make that an answer, quoting the appropriate parts! :)
Jun
1
comment Can I see Lebanon from Cyprus?
@Guest01 He found it here. Their comment lines up with the Karpaz Peninsula: "The North, the farthest eastern point where the sun rises is where I wanted to go, I expected healthy nature and I found the beauty, in wide stretches the untouched wilderness; on this clear morning as the sun rises one can even see the Syrian mountains, some 80 kilometres away."
May
31
comment How do I get to Eglwys Gwyddelod Stone Circle?
Wow, I didn't know about that. That is/would be a great way to check out some of my trip. Thanks!
May
31
comment How do I get to Eglwys Gwyddelod Stone Circle?
You've got the map in question? :)
May
29
comment Offline sat nav for Android
I think this should remain open - this would be a useful "definitive" question, because currently the answers are split between many different questions as we're seeing in these comments.
May
26
comment Is the youth price applicable to foreigners for air travel in Scandinavia?
I can't speak to this specific airline, but I've used other European airlines' youth fares before despite not being a European. Hopefully you'll be able to as well.
May
19
comment Why is the food so bad on airplanes?
This one's always been my impression. You have a limited taste range, stuff doesn't taste like it does on the ground, you're catering for thousands of people and it all needs to be in prepackaged containers. The best you can hope for under all those limitations is really "oh, that was ok".
May
12
comment Keeping old passports?
Australian passports are the same. I've got at least one old passport floating around - they get returned with the corners clipped off.
May
7
comment How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?
Given the advantage of TripAdvisor, etc, is the "wisdom of the masses", I've found the overall rating is generally a better guide than individual reviews.
May
6
comment Fudge into Australia
Customs and quarantine updated their declaration cards and process in the last year or so. Previously you did need to declare all food. Now it's more limited.