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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 42
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Apr 21 at 13:52

Love travelling - have visited 30 countries so far...want to see more of the world.

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Mar
17
comment What happens if you cannot pay for a hotel?
My point was that more and more hotels will not accept cheques at all, let alone post-dated ones.
Mar
17
comment What happens if you cannot pay for a hotel?
This doesn't sound correct-at least for some hotels which no longer accept cheques.
Mar
15
comment Itinerary to Scotland from London
Going North from Inverness for more lochs is not going to be a good use of time. There are some good mountains up there, but if you want lochs, coming back down past Loch Lomond is much more picturesque from a tourist point of view.
Mar
12
answered Is having multiple air travel loyalty programs possible?
Mar
5
comment What to do if you're being abused by a Low Cost company?
I have made over 500 flights on business in the last 15 years, and with one notable exception, the hassles with low cost airlines made it much cheaper for me to always fly with a proper airline. On a flexible economy ticket. Otherwise at some point you will get screwed, because they know they can charge for ALL changes from the basic ticket. (for info - I had 3 months of twice-weekly EasyJet flights Edinburgh to Heathrow, bought in advance. All were perfect :-)
Mar
4
comment What does '48 hours before departure' mean?
You're right - the ones which do have a problem just tend to tell you to call back later.
Mar
2
answered What does '48 hours before departure' mean?
Mar
1
answered How can I find the arrival gate for a flight?
Feb
27
comment London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental?
@Brendan - very good point. Ryanair are renowned for charging for everything, and providing the bare minimum service.
Feb
26
answered London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental?
Feb
26
answered What first aid material and medicines are absolutely essential when traveling?
Feb
25
comment How fast may you drive on the Autobahn?
I do a fair amount of race training in various track scenarios, and I still take the time to convert my brain back to road driving before heading home from the track. (Even cheap cars can be fast, though - mine is a very cheap car, under £20k and it does over 300kph - so it is definitely accessible to younger drivers)
Feb
25
comment How fast may you drive on the Autobahn?
I have happily driven a large section of the autobahn at over 250km/h and still had people flying past me. It astonishes me that those people can adjust back down accurately again when they reach small roads, as there is a necessary adjustment to lower speed roads, and your brain doesn't naturally do it.
Feb
25
comment How fast may you drive on the Autobahn?
Ah, my bad-am on a train in poor connectivity so didn't follow that link.
Feb
25
comment How fast may you drive on the Autobahn?
Some autobahns have limits on some sections - not just construction zones - and some have variable limits (that come into force during rush hour or bad weather, for example)
Feb
20
answered Visit to Switzerland by an Indian couple
Feb
19
comment Can I move to US having telecommuting job?
Umair - that tag is for "a range of border control procedures (referred to as 'immigration' in most countries other than US) and import of goods."
Feb
18
answered Why do travel sites always show per-person accomodation price on a basis of 2 travelers sharing the same room?
Feb
17
answered Is it important to wear a necklace with medical history for people with medical conditions while traveling?
Feb
17
comment Looking for 5-7 day long distance walk
While Orkney has some walks that show off some amazing countryside (I used to take people to see the cliffs of Hoy or Yesnaby, heather covered hills, Viking burial mounds etc.) the mainland of Orkney is pretty small, and between the interesting sites there isn't much to see. Oh, and it rains a lot :-)