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Jun
24
comment Is it socially/culturally acceptable for Indian/Sri Lankan people to visit the Oktoberfest?
@JoErNanO: nope, haven't heard about that - where can I find information?
Jun
7
comment What unit of Euro coins/banknote does Rome use the most and what they don't accept normally?
@Lohoris: why not look at what lawyers have to say about it? legalzoom.com/articles/… or legalmatch.com/law-library/article/…
Jun
7
comment What unit of Euro coins/banknote does Rome use the most and what they don't accept normally?
@Lohoris: that is event more wrong (in normal jurisdictions). A shopkeeper absolutely does have the right to refuse customers for whatever reason, or no reason at all - with some very specific exceptions listed by anti-discrimination laws (which don't include the means of payment).
Jun
7
comment What are the typical/traditional events taking place during Christmas and New Year's day in Tokyo?
@JoeBlow As far as I know, yes. Some specifically Christian venues might.
May
21
comment Partial travel insurance
@AdrienBe: I find your beliefs quite irrational. First of all, it's not as if the insurance will prevent the loss. You'd still have exactly the same bad experience, hassle of having the stuff replaced and loss of intangibles (such as pictures). You will merely get reimbursed for the used value of the items, if the insurance company doesn't find a reason to deny coverage (which they are very good at). Also, you do not know the chances of getting robbed or mugged as well as the insurance company - they are making a healthy profit by knowing it better than you.
Mar
2
comment Does gel deodorant count as “liquids”?
@verve: it's often called the "3-1-1 rule" for simplicity's sake, but the actual limit is 100 mililiters (even from the USA's TSA, I'll add a link), which is 3.4 ounces.
Feb
11
comment Walking across Australia?
CGCampbell: your main problem is going to be water. There are huge stretches of what is effectively desert, with no towns for hundreds of km. You definitely cannot rely on towns for supplies-
Jan
20
comment From what point could you view the most countries?
I have no idea. I assume Pakistan thinks so and India doesn't.
Jan
20
comment From what point could you view the most countries?
Wakhan Corridor could be five if you accept India's claims to northern Kashmir.
Dec
17
comment How to get to Battambang from Siem Reap?
Just did this in early December - great experience! I think I paid $23
Nov
25
comment How the US verifies person's citizeship given that US passports are optional?
@CGCampbell: I'm pretty sure that's just to speed up the common case and there are fallback methods.
Nov
25
comment How the US verifies person's citizeship given that US passports are optional?
@Anixx: see updated answer.
Oct
30
comment How to get rid of Argentinian Peso before leaving the country?
Umm... the official rate would be VERY GOOD if you want to change Pesos to Dollars. Which is why you won't get it anywhere, that's the whole point.
Oct
5
comment Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?
@sawa: we may be thinking about different age ranges. I meant toddlers, not teenagers.
Oct
2
comment Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?
@FranciscoPresencia: older women can be notoriously unabashed and might well do it, but what I was really thinking of is that someone else would call you out, thus taking the role of "enforcing social norms" (or maybe "educating the gaijin") rather than "requesting privilege".
Oct
1
comment Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit I believe the point (with which I somewhat agree) is that this kind of polite behaviour is pretty universal in modern societies and thus it doesn't really matter where the question or the answer is from. Only the details vary.
Sep
29
comment If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?
@andra: No, I'm saying that foreign rental agencies which allow their cars to be taken into Germany will provide such papers.
Sep
29
comment If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?
@Gagravarr: if you don't have them with you, you'd actually be breaking another German law.
Sep
22
comment How to enforce transit points during flight booking to avoid transit visas?
@Imso1987: I have no idea. Shouldn't be too hard to find out on the various embassies' websites.
Sep
22
comment How to enforce transit points during flight booking to avoid transit visas?
@Imso1987: according to the airport's website (see link in answer) Cayman Airways provides regular services from Kingston, Jamaica - that might be a possibility.