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Jul
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Jul
11
comment Can you do a drivers test in the US to obtain a drivers license as a souvenir?
Consider that in the US the de facto ID card is the driver's license. People who can't drive can (and do) still get a "driver's license" because it's needed in many situation as identification. (Of course this license doesn't actually allow them to drive.) The de facto primary function of the "driver's license" is an ID. To get a driver's license you probably need to satisfy requirements that would be typical elsewhere for getting a local ID---such as being a resident.
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
2
comment Why does a passport have a place of birth field on it?
Second paragraph is spot on.
Jul
2
comment What is the difference between “Country of Issue” and “Country of Citizenship” of a passport?
When I got my passport at a consulate, they didn't technically issue it themselves. They just helped with forwarding the request to the home country and mailing the documents and passport so I could pick it up at the consulate. I know that this is true for at least two countries.
Jun
30
comment Can I plug an adapter into a power strip when going from UK to Europe (Spain)?
Why does everyone keep bringing up the voltage? As far as I know, you won't find anything else than 220-240 V within Europe (at least for single phase residential). Is this not correct?
Jun
26
comment Does a US immigration officer really have the power to deny entry to the country at personal will?
Is this specifically about the US or in general? If it's about the US you should change the title to read "the country". "a country" suggests any country.
Jun
24
revised 220 V to 110 V voltage converter for laptops
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Jun
24
comment 220 V to 110 V voltage converter for laptops
Plus, that converter weighs almost 2 kg and it's probably not safe to take it to the bathroom (it's a shaver he wants it to use with).
Jun
24
answered 220 V to 110 V voltage converter for laptops
Jun
23
comment See nature and wildlife in China, avoid crowds
@gerrit Do you have specific advice on this? As I said, Tibet is rules out, it's too much trouble and too expensive (separate visa needed). I don't know about Xinjiang. I suspect it's also expensive (compared to other places) but I am not sure.
Jun
23
comment See nature and wildlife in China, avoid crowds
@gerrit You mean going west, right? Of course I can find a lot of empty land on Google Maps, but I was asking about something practical, i.e. relatively accessible. I'm not sure how to get there, where to stay, how to make it relatively affordable :-)
Jun
22
comment See nature and wildlife in China, avoid crowds
@Bernhard Of course the list is still worth checking out. I just want to avoid the typical places with crowds streaming in, crowds streaming out, full of people trying to make money on the crowds along the way, developed/paved/high-heel friendly, and zero chance of seeing any wildlife.
Jun
22
revised See nature and wildlife in China, avoid crowds
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Jun
22
comment See nature and wildlife in China, avoid crowds
@Bernhard The problem is that just because it's called "national park" in Chinese doesn't mean that it offers the experience I describe. Having been to Wuhan, East Lake seems both crowded and commercialized. That is why I asked here. I'm hoping for some answers based on personal experience.
Jun
22
comment What happens when you exceed the import limits of alcohol in Norway?
From one story I heard (not personal experience, i.e. I can't guarantee it's accurate), once you get caught with undeclared alcohol, you won't avoid a fine. I.e. you likely won't get away with paying the tax on the extra (otherwise there'd be no incentive for people to declare it, and given the alcohol prices in Norway, there's a high incentive to try to smuggle it in).
Jun
22
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Jun
21
revised Round-trip transit through Canada: does it double transit visa costs?
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Jun
21
accepted Round-trip transit through Canada: does it double transit visa costs?