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Aug
28
comment Can checked baggage on airplanes ever get wet?
I'm missing the good ole days flying into Berlin Tempelhof, where the planes would park under the large roof. No change for the rain.
Aug
26
comment Is it possible to travel to China with UAE stamp in passport?
@DavidRicherby - Yes, it is to the question, I was just replying to insidesin's comment.
Aug
26
comment Is it possible to travel to China with UAE stamp in passport?
Countries like Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and others wont let you in, if you have an Israeli passport stamp.
Aug
26
comment Is it possible to travel to China with UAE stamp in passport?
I can't think of any passport stamp that would be a problem for China.
Aug
4
comment Do Emirates provides extra services when you have long layover in Dubai airport?
I had a 23 hour layover once, didn't get anything, but also didn't ask for it.
Jul
7
comment Which side of the Zagreb - Ljubljana Train has more scenic views?
It's pretty normal to have some cars with the compartments on the right and others on the left. When the train goes back to Zagreb the other cars with the seats on the right will be the better ones.
Jun
28
comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
Maybe it's time for a HK meetup? Anybody interested?
Jun
26
comment Which options are there to travel from Budapest to Sarajevo by ground?
@Blackbird57 - I think you need 3000 reputation to see the close links on any question.
Jun
25
comment What sort of computer / electronic device would you take on a backpack trip around Europe to allow you to keep in touch?
I'm currently using a 256GB SSD drive via a USB3 interface to boot into Linux or a Windows Server 2012R2. While I don't see to many PC with USB3 around, most recent hostels had PCs with 64bit and boot from USB. Even using USB2 it feels faster than using a hard drive and the SSD is very light. Some hostel owner or staff look a bit funny but I always explain to them that I need something more secure and it doesn't change anything on their PC. I don't have a regular job, but sometimes spend hour on the PC. I use Hyper-V with several VMs and can VPN into my home network to do additional work.
Jun
2
comment Roughly how long does the Pamir Highway take to do?
It's on the M41 highway a few hours north of Khorog. It's the Tajik site of the Panj river, the green in the back is an Afghan village on the other side of the river. I have more photos at flickr.com/photos/tweenet/sets/72157647531664434
Jun
2
comment Roughly how long does the Pamir Highway take to do?
@MarkMayo - Considering the accepted answer doesn't answer the question and says you can't do the highway by yourself , I had to write something. This was a fantastic trip and you should go back
Jun
1
comment Roughly how long does the Pamir Highway take to do?
@Relaxed - I'm not sure, they only time I paid for transport was a shared SUV from Murgab to Sary Tash, six passengers, we paid 20 USD each. The ride was about seven hours.
Jun
1
comment Are there actually any hostels in Macau?
Not sure, that's not normal in Macau. And the official hostels in China all have a single price for everybody. It seems the Macau hostels are meant for the local youth.
Jun
1
comment Colombia: 90 day visit period renewed on re-entry? (UK national)
All my Colombian entry stamps have a hand-written number below DIAS. Do you have that number? It always counts from the latest entry.
May
31
comment Are there any drive-in restaurants in Central Europe?
I don't think even the Germans don't have a law to distinguish a drive-in from a drive-thru, but there is a big different. In a drive-through you order in your car, drive around the corner and receive your food in your car usually in a (take-away)bag, then you drive off and eat later, or maybe eat in their parking lot. At a drive-in, you drive onto a parking space on the facility, they come to you to take your order and the food is served to you on a tray which is affixed to your car door. You eat the food while in Do you still these types of restaurants exist in Europe?
May
14
comment Want to meet arriving passenger inside airport before immigration (SIN airport)
If she is not flying Singapore airlines, it should be possible to find the arrival gate by looking at the departure gates for upcoming flights of her airline, often the plane will return to the same city.
May
8
comment Are there any hostels in Iran?
I stayed there as well, the only reason to stay there is to meet other travelers. The guy is a carpet salesmen and is only after your money. It was dirty and the food was overpriced, many girls also felt uncomfortable with him.
May
7
comment Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea
Thinking about it, all three visas I've done through a travel agency and they never asked for an itinerary. Last year I had to extend my visa while in China and had to give an itinerary. I put down a few major cities and Hong Kong as my exit point. That's always an option.
May
7
comment Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea
So far I entered China three times, but every time overland. I never had an onward ticket and was never asked for one. This may be different at an airport. I will enter China again overland in a few weeks but I haven't got my visa yet.
May
7
comment Traveling to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore on Canadian Passport without tourist visa
I arrived in Singapore several times without an onward ticket, nobody ever ask for it, The last time was in November 2014. I also been to Thailand and Malaysia several times and never did anybody ask for onward tickets. Can you provide links for these rules?