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Backpacking since Christmas Day, 1989. Hitchhiking since mid 2010.

I've just returned home after hitchhiking around Asia for the last 9.5 months.


Aug
12
comment Are there still any “cheap” options for flying from Australia to Mexico without going through the US?
Yes I mention the Santiago option in my question. $2600 seems a bit less than last time I worked it out but still a lot and over my $2000 upper threshold. And I bet it's not for a one-year ticket. I can't see a way to set the return date in the link you provide. But I think it's true that this is the best that can be done by booking the whole itinerary in Australia.
Aug
11
comment Can e-cigarettes / vaping set off smoke detectors?
this question does appear to be a travel question
Aug
11
comment On the Matrix ITA site, why doesn't Virgin Australia show up in the search results?
@DaviddCeFreitas: I try new sites I hear about. I like Adioso, SkyScanner, and Momondo. I also use Matrix sometimes. Each site also has some other extra or missing features so it depends what I need.
Aug
11
revised What are mini-bar policies for one-night stays in hotels?
edited tags; copyedit english usage
Aug
11
revised What are mini-bar policies for one-night stays in hotels?
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Aug
11
revised Does “last check in time” apply for connecting flights?
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Aug
11
revised Converting Virgin Australia flights into AirNZ Airpoints
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Aug
11
wiki created virgin-australia description
Aug
11
wiki created virgin-australia excerpt
Aug
11
comment On the Matrix ITA site, why doesn't Virgin Australia show up in the search results?
Personally, I don't trust any single flight search engine to include every airline. I now use three search engines in their own tabs when I'm researching flights. They all lack some stuff in the others and include some stuff missing in the others.
Aug
11
revised On the Matrix ITA site, why doesn't Virgin Australia show up in the search results?
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Aug
11
revised Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change
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Aug
10
revised How can I know about the track of a specific flight?
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Aug
10
revised What can I do about a laptop stolen out of luggage in transit?
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Aug
10
revised Where is the safest place in an airplane?
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Aug
10
comment Are the usual TB vaccinations sufficient for the MDR and XDR strains now in Africa?
Wow that answer is a bit scarier than I expected. By the way, the linked documentary is a good quality informative one. I'm sure it was mainly in another southern African country and not South Africa.
Aug
9
revised VWP vs. obtaining a visa for the US
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Aug
9
revised Are the usual TB vaccinations sufficient for the MDR and XDR strains now in Africa?
typo
Aug
9
asked Are the usual TB vaccinations sufficient for the MDR and XDR strains now in Africa?
Aug
9
revised Boating in backwaters
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