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

Half a year ago I left my recurrent job working in a backpacker hostel to embark on the current trip where I hitchhiked from Singapore to Ulan Bator and now find myself in Kagoshima, Japan.


Apr
15
comment Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?
I've assumed wild bears won't be around near major roads in Georgia. But is this a safe assumption??
Apr
15
comment Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?
An older version of this question (focusing I suppose more on how to handle such situations rather than their presence in this part of the world) has been migrated to the Great Outdoors SE site: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1349/…
Apr
15
comment Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?
I don't know. We don't have them in my native country \-: But on my previous trip to Georgia when I was hitchhiking at dusk toward the small border crossing to Turkey people seemed to be warning me about wolves in the region (there was a language barrier).
Apr
15
asked Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?
Apr
15
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Apr
15
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Apr
15
revised Will she be able to fit in the Philippine Airline Boeing 777-300er seat comfortably?
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Apr
14
revised Why do mileposts on US Interstates increase South to North instead of North to South?
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Apr
14
revised What's the cheapest way to get from South Mumbai to the International Airport (BOM)?
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Apr
13
comment Does knowing Japanese help in neighbouring countries?
@MichaelBorgwardt: It depends how much of either language you know. It shouldn't sound similar because Korean has quite exotic vowel and consonant sounds compared to either Japanese or English and it lacks the distinctive pitch accent of Japanese and its resulting cadence. Nevertheless sometimes I can't tell, in which case I listen for lots of "yo" sounds which is an exceedingly common verb ending in Korean. As for Chinese, Korean has even less in the way of tonal features than Japanese and doesn't sound vaguely similar.
Apr
13
comment Does knowing Japanese help in neighbouring countries?
If you're travelling for a long period in Korea your knowledge of Japanese will help you learn Korean because the grammatical structure is extremely similar and a couple of the particles are the same, but almost all of the vocabulary is totally different. On a short trip the similarities will probably be too abstract to be useful.
Apr
13
revised Riding in a military jet
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Apr
12
answered Is the border between Georgia and Russia open to citizens of other countries?
Apr
12
revised Indian Railways-Online Reservation Rules
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Apr
12
revised Entry into US with unpaid medical bills and ticket for careless driving
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Apr
12
revised Booking travel tickets for visa without paying?
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Apr
11
revised Port of Entry travelling from Toronto (Pearson) to US?
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Apr
11
comment Do I need to get a visa for Turkey?
Thanks @Gigili. If you weren't intending to leave the aiport I would've also added the transit tag.
Apr
11
comment Do I need to get a visa for Turkey?
Are you just changing planes at the airport in Turkey or are you spending time there?
Apr
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revised Do I need to get a visa for Turkey?
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