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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?
May
6
comment Can I climb all the hills in Macau?
The second paragraph has the ones I've done, the last paragraph the ones I haven't
May
6
comment Can I climb all the hills in Macau?
Yes, I've seen that and I will do all those and the trails cover most of the hills but not all. Thanks.
Apr
30
comment When visiting on a double- or multiple- entry visa, does China stamp your passport for each entry and each exit?
I once had a double entry visa for China but never used the second entry. I'm sure I got the exit stamp. They can never be certain you come back after you exited, so I'm pretty sure they always stamp your passport when exiting.
Apr
27
comment Incomplete itinerary on Chinese visa form
You could play it safe, but who says you already have to have a booking for that hotel. It's just where you intend to stay.
Apr
24
comment Taking expensive camera gear to a South America trip?
@downhand - read my comment further up
Mar
15
comment Do I need a Chilean identification number just to buy a bus ticket?
Yes, this was at the bus stations in Chile, never online. It's been a few years though. So I don't know the current situation.
Feb
1
comment Is it possible to travel through Burma (Myanmar), entering at one border crossing and exiting at another?
@AdrienBe - It seems, that is now possible to cross the Indian-Burmese border. I talked to some people recently about this, but I don't have any details on top of my head.
Dec
19
comment How to get from Macau to Hong Kong airport for an early morning flight
@pnuts - Oops, that would indeed be tight, I just checked and my flight was a 7:20 am, not 6:20. I had plenty of time.
Dec
10
comment Closures over Christmas in Hong Kong/Macau?
The casinos will be open all the time, they never close.
Dec
3
comment Trans-Siberian railway to Tajikistan
I think all five Soviet central Asian republic capitals had direct trains to Moscow, and they are all still running. Dushanbe seems to be the longest one.
Dec
3
comment Trans-Siberian railway to Tajikistan
The station was old, from Soviet times. I added a photo and also a photo of the display inside the station, it's a bit blurry but you may be able to make out the town along the route.
Dec
2
comment Getting from Tajikistan to China
At least two of the three border crossing between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are usually open. But you should check before going there, they are a long way from everything. I met a cyclist from Hong Kong who crossed the Qolma pass in July 2014, but for now that only seems to work if you have a passport from "greater" China.