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Jan
2
comment How to know “your number” for a machine haircut in a foreign country?
@GayotFow - that's a great idea. But by now I'm not doing clipper cuts anymore. A scissors cut is the same price and I actually like the fact that I don't know what I get at the end. And every gram counts.
Nov
26
comment Difference between OnwardFlights.com and FlyOnward.com?
I used flyonward.com three times in the last 7 weeks. In all three cases I got real confirmed flight reservations which I could verify on the airlines' websites. Only in one case an immigration officer actually wanted to see a ticket on arrival. Showing him the PDF on a phone was enough. I have not used onwardflights, so I can't answer your question
Nov
24
comment Proving onward travel on a South America tour
@AdrienBe - personally No, I never had to show this anywhere. It may have to do with appearance, I'm over 40 and usually put on my best clothes when crossing borders. But if you are 21 and have dirty clothes on, the probability you being asked may be bigger. I have talked to people that had to prove sufficient funds at the border, but I don't remember for which country.
Oct
15
comment Proof of onward travel in Japan?
Maybe you can ask a new question about experiences with flyonward.com, and I can share mine
Oct
9
comment Should I bring a surgical mask while travelling to South Korea during November?
I totally agree, I'm in South Korea right now and less than 1% of people on the street wear masks. These people are sick and are trying to not infect others. You only need a mask if you are sick yourself. And in case you get sick in South Korea you can buy masks very easily in the country.
Sep
14
comment South Korea vs. Japan. Which gets cold earlier in autumn?
Thanks, I thought about starting north in Japan and working my way South, only problem is that I don't fly. I came overland from Germany and will not fly to final leg to Japan.
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.