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location Tamarama, Australia
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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
20
revised Buying tailor-made clothes while in India
tailer->tailor; clothing tag
Aug
20
revised Is there any possibility to ride on a freighter from Romania to South Korea?
wikitravel link
Aug
20
revised What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?
wikitravel link
Aug
20
revised What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?
better title
Aug
20
revised Feeling the spirit of Helsinki, where?
added some images from wikipedia/wikimedia
Aug
20
revised What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?
edited tags
Aug
20
comment Are swimming costumes required for hot springs in New Zealand?
I assume you're asking so you can avoid seeing nekkid New Zealanders' bottoms?
Aug
20
revised Is there any possibility to ride on a freighter from Romania to South Korea?
can you just ask direct?
Aug
20
comment Is there any possibility to ride on a freighter from Romania to South Korea?
@AndrewGrimm: Try hovering your mouse over the freighter-travel tag d-: (If you have a touchy iDevice I dunno though...)
Aug
20
comment What's a good way to generate solar electricity while driving?
Really? An alternator has more resistance when more power is drawn from it? Is this something to do with the rotating doodads in the magnetic field? Which SE site could I ask a question about this - it's really piqued my curiosity. Oh I didn't notice until I finished my comment that you also mentioned other SE sites (-:
Aug
20
comment What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?
@mouviciel: I mean as a traveller, so yes (-:
Aug
19
comment Is it more expensive to buy airline tickets together than separate?
Well if the sites are tracking IP addresses they don't also need cookies, they can do all the tracking on the server. Not saying they do, just that this test alone isn't sufficient to rule it out.
Aug
19
revised Feeling the spirit of Helsinki, where?
clothe that poor naked URL with the attractive relevant text
Aug
19
comment Feeling the spirit of Helsinki, where?
Now I want to go to Helsinki!
Aug
19
comment What's a good way to generate solar electricity while driving?
Another point is that you could supplement the alternator with the solar cells/panels so that your electrical system has more power available while still having a strain on other car systems, but less of a strain. (Then again I don't know much about volts and watts and amps and all that.)
Aug
19
comment What's a good way to generate solar electricity while driving?
@iHaveacomputer: Unless things have changed a lot since I sold my last car to concentrate on backpacking, the engine has no idea how much power is being taken from the alternator. If you draw too much power you might end up with dimmer headlights than usual and your battery not well charged, but there is no feedback for the engine to work harder. But hey cars are full of computers now so if this has indeed changed, let us know about which which year or decade most cars gained this ability.
Aug
19
comment What's a good way to generate solar electricity while driving?
I'm pretty sure that putting more demand on the alternator doesn't cause the alternator to put more demand on the engine. The engine pushes the alternator by a belt - the alternator does not pull the engine.
Aug
19
revised What to do when you can't print your boarding pass?
naked URLs are still bad even if i haven't talked about them so much lately d-;
Aug
19
revised In the context of air travel, are layovers different to stopovers?
minor fixes i didn't notice before
Aug
19
asked What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?