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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 42
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
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Love travelling - have visited 30 countries so far...want to see more of the world.

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Apr
3
comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
You may find that providing incorrect data is actually illegal in some jurisdictions, as the carrier may have to provide this data to customs etc.!
Mar
27
comment Joining the Mile High Club (MHC) - Can I get into trouble?
I guess he means under a blanket :-)
Mar
26
comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
xorsyst - it is expected at a restaurant. The amount may vary, but if the service is good, 10% is the norm.
Feb
6
comment I've got 13 days in Dubai. What should I definitely not miss?
Those are my suggestions.
Feb
6
comment I've got 13 days in Dubai. What should I definitely not miss?
200 dirhams will not get you much. The last couple of times I went I did some skiing, had high tea at the Burj, shopped at the Madinat Jumeirah, visited Atlantis and the various souks. All of which cost a fair bit...
Jan
29
comment Why do UK people stand on the right on escalators?
I now prefer those tube stations which have a lift, escalators and stairs. The stairs are always empty so you can just run up or down them...
Dec
27
comment Are there tips and tricks to overcome a fear of flying?
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
Dec
12
comment What should I do to protect data when going across the US border with a computer?
You should have a read of this question on Security: security.stackexchange.com/q/11612/485
Nov
26
comment Driving through every country in Europe
You missed the obvious final step across from Ireland to Scotland, and I'm not sure why you avoided Wales...
Oct
4
comment Am I allowed to own a foreign flag?
wow. Growing up in the UK I find it astonishing that these rules exist and people are concerned about flags. I can't even remember how many I have damaged, torn, converted into clothes, painted, burned, slid down mountains on etc (but all of them were European or commonwealth flags, so no worries about strange rules there)
Sep
29
comment Is it possible to manage without cash, but with credit cards only when visiting San Francisco?
With the exception of Ireland, I never travel with currency. My cards work everywhere I have ever been and cash just annoys me. I would not say the same for AmEx though- it seems to be rejected almost everywhere.
Sep
27
comment How can I find out what the typical “fast food” is for a particular country?
Wonder how granular it will be, eg in Edinburgh it is not Fish'n'Chips, but Smoked Sausage Supper with Salt'n'Sauce :-)
Sep
26
comment Beach North Italy
Personally I'd go east if you like small, countryside roads and a bit of open land. Heading westwards you get more urban development.
Sep
10
comment What differences are there between First Class and Business Class on BA long-haul?
I never fly economy long haul - the pain just isn't worth it. Business class or first every time! It is definitely worth it.
Sep
5
comment When I have the choice should I choose traveling on an Airbus 340/330 or a Boeing 777?
I always prefer Boeing, but that is because a lot of my friends and family are pilots - I trust their judgement, despite the fact they get the really good seats with the view.
Sep
5
comment Is there any smart tip to choose seats on aeroplane?
The Related box to the right has some specific versions of this question. See if any of them help you out.
Aug
12
comment How am I supposed to travel with all these hard copy guidebooks?
Totally agree on the books front, but in 36 years travelling I have never lost or broken a device of any kind-preparation and planning is everything.
Jul
28
comment Wine price in a retail shop - Italy
Very subjective - there may be wines I like that others would consider too foul even for cooking, and vice versa. Voted to close.
Jul
25
comment How widespread is sailing between Japanese islands in private yachts?
Round the UK many individuals have boats - from small dinghies up to millionaire yachts. Of my friends, none of whom are that well off, I think more than thirty have boats.
Jul
22
comment Declining money from a Japanese friend - etiquette
That last one is an excellent idea. It's sort of a way for him to give something back to his hosts. Sort of.