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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.
Nov
5
comment Macau/Hong Kong: Visa for going back and forth
I arrived in HK from Macau last week and ask the border official about this. "what prevents me from going back and forth between HK and Macau to get new 90 days every time". He said "nothing". I'm pretty sure there is no problem if the duration of your combined stays is less than 90 days.
Oct
12
comment Does having visited top countries increases the value of least useful passport?
It sometimes makes it easier or more likely to get a new visa if you already have a previous visa for the same country in the same passport. Other countries may care less about it
Oct
1
comment What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?
I don't see a difference between the Wifi in hostels and hotels. Yes, most PCs still run XP with IE6
Oct
1
comment What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?
I am able to use my company's VPN to get into my own server in Europe. All Microsoft services seem to work okay, anything Google doesn't. That includes sites using embedded google maps and using jQuery hosted on Google's CDN
May
23
comment Is there public transportation from Central Shiraz to Persepolis?
@DanS - 1. The price, 2. I have a general rule to not use taxis when I travel.
May
5
comment If the Ankara-Tehran train is full, is it worth showing up at the platform hoping for cancellations?
I'm not travelling to get somewhere quickly but to enjoy the trip and I prefer 60 hours on a train broken up by a ferry ride to 30 hours on a bus. Thank you for your input.
May
4
comment If the Ankara-Tehran train is full, is it worth showing up at the platform hoping for cancellations?
I met someone who tried to take the train a few weeks ago. At the stations in Turkey he was told the train was fully booked for weeks ahead. I rather not take the bus, sleeper on the train is much more comfortable.
Apr
19
comment What does a Tajik GBAO permit look like?
Thanks Mark, I expected an answer from you on this. I will have more questions as soon as I get there.