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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.


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awarded  Necromancer
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revised Comparative safety of countries in Central America
forgot the anecdote about the minibus hijacking/killing just near my hostel in broad daylight in san salvador
May
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accepted Are some parts of Iraq currently possible to visit for the brave, adventurous, and open-minded traveller?
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comment Comparative safety of countries in Central America
Yes I also felt completely safe in David and Bocas del Toro. In the latter almost everything tourism related is now run by expats from North America anyway. Everything I read about Colón was the same. One guidebooks said "in other places it's possible you be robbed, but here it is likely you will be robbed"! The main reason to go there is to get a yacht to Colombia though and my money and time were both too low by the time I got there. But compare Peter Hahndorf's experiences there in his answer.
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revised Where can you get good quality chocolates in Malaysia?
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May
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answered Comparative safety of countries in Central America
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comment Comparative safety of countries in Central America
Professional pickpocketing gangs definitely operate on the city buses in Managua. Possibly also on ferries and intercity buses. They use hand signs to communicate and may even use a friendly female member to persuade travellers to use the over-full buses. This was where and how I was first pickpocketed after 15 years of theft-free travel (-: Don't worry I still love Nicaragua and know what to avoid next time.
May
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revised Can I drink stuff bought in duty-free shops onboard a plane?
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revised Travel from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki, Greece
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revised Transfer from Fiumicino Aeroporto to the City Center
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revised Countries with no visa requirements on its visitors
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revised How can I estimate the duration of a long bicycle trip?
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revised What city is this?
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revised What city is this?
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revised Left Luggage facilitaties in train stations in France? or Sending luggage from France to Spain?
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comment Avoiding the traveller's 'fanny pack' / money-belt
Your airline tickets are only worth hundreds of dollars? Either you're not flying very far or I want to know where you get them (-;
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comment Crossing from Georgia into Turkey
Yes it could be just like that. I typed most of it from memory just Googling for correct spellings. We can wiki it better and better.
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revised Crossing from Georgia into Turkey
details about the mysterious third border crossing
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answered Crossing from Georgia into Turkey
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revised List with events in Rome
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