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revised Is the date on my Thai arrival and departure card the last day I'm allowed to be in the country or the first day I must be out of the country?
photo of important bit of the form
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asked Is the date on my Thai arrival and departure card the last day I'm allowed to be in the country or the first day I must be out of the country?
Sep
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comment How do I avoid snoring when sharing a room in a hostel or lodge?
This is my first trip in ages where I didn't remember to grab a few pairs of earplugs from work before leaving. Now that I'm old though I've noticed I'm the offender more than the offended this time around! 0=
Sep
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comment Meeting other people while traveling
I just mean that it's one of the things that varies from culture to culture so don't expect one way to be universal (-:
Sep
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comment How do I insure my money?
Yes it wasn't entirely clear what you were saying but that's what I assumed. Hopefully it's a bit clearer now since my edits too.
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comment How do I insure my money?
I've known six people who were "express kidnapped" in Mexico City in two separate incidents many years apart. Only one among them was American and he was half American half Mexican. So the kidnappers target anybody. But I hadn't heard of the insurance against it so I have no idea who that is and isn't marketed to.
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revised How do I insure my money?
copyedit english usage. "insurance" isn't usually a countable noun for instance
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revised How do I avoid snoring when sharing a room in a hostel or lodge?
edited tags
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revised How do I avoid snoring when sharing a room in a hostel or lodge?
it's a two-way street
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comment How do I avoid snoring when sharing a room in a hostel or lodge?
@Andra: If any comment ever deserved the "pro tip" label, that was it! (=
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revised How do I avoid snoring when sharing a room in a hostel or lodge?
edited tags
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answered How do I avoid snoring when sharing a room in a hostel or lodge?
Sep
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revised Are Australian passports expensive in comparison to other western / developed countries?
price per decade might be best
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comment Are Australian passports expensive in comparison to other western / developed countries?
The price table would be more useful if it included validity info. This was the key data point that I overlooked when asking/griping this question. Without that info it looks like Australian passports are pretty close to double the typical price for comparable passports. But if you're paying twice the price for twice the validity in every case then it's not a net loss. However if some of the others are also 10-year passports then the gripe is valid.
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comment Are Australian passports expensive in comparison to other western / developed countries?
One person's "secure" is another person's "invasive surveillance".
Sep
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revised How to collect online travel information in a book?
copyedit english usage: you are not making your trust less tight, etc
Sep
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comment How to prevent the passenger in front of you from reclining without notice?
Having said that, I do hate seats that are able to slam back in an instant and smash your knees before you can contort yourself. This is mostly a problem on old worn out buses and trains rather than even the cheapest airlines though.
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comment Meeting other people while traveling
I agree. MarkE if you ask a question about a location where you are currently wanting to meet people / make friends then we may well be able to suggest an answer.
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comment Meeting other people while traveling
Be careful when you buy somebody a drink. I bought a round for me and a German guy who was a friend of a friend once and apparently in his culture only gays do that! He had to ask his friend if it meant the same when an Australian buys you a drink. Since then I hesitate before being the first one to buy a round among foreigners (-:
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comment Meeting other people while traveling
Your age can also be a factor as well as your current location and what kinds of tourists go there. Normally in hostels I meet lots of people. I did in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Here in Bangkok though the 20-year-old kids are the majority and they avoid old guys like me (45). Out in the streets of Khao San some tourists and expats are really rude and others can make a bad impression. But it's also a major funnel through which world travellers pass so there's a good chance you'll bump into somebody you know. I met a guy I previously knew in Romania in the middle of Khao San Road!