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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.


May
22
awarded  Nice Question
May
22
revised Drinking tap water in India
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May
22
revised What is the cheapest way to get from Thailand to Australia with a car?
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May
22
comment What is the cheapest way to get from Thailand to Australia with a car?
More details please! Are you importing the car to stay in Australia, or will you drive across another sea and leave again? By "cheapest" do you mean "cheap" or "least expensive"? By that I mean $3000 is "cheaper" than $5000 but whether you consider $3000 "cheap" is subjective. More in my answer below.
May
22
answered Which countries, if any, offer on-arrival work visas?
May
22
revised Which countries, if any, offer on-arrival work visas?
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May
22
revised Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi
add the georgian names for station square. the name only changed in 2011 so you will see and hear all three names
May
22
comment Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi
Tip #2: If you care more about budget than getting a sleeper, the seats are very cheap but sell out a lot earlier. In fact when I've taken friends to the ticket office to buy a ticket they've always missed the seats and had to take a more expensive sleeper.
May
22
comment Trains between Tbilisi and Batumi
Tip #1: There's an unmarked office in the old town of Batumi where you can buy train tickets in advance without taking the 5km trip to Makhinjauri Station. The address is 5 General Mazniashvili St, between Melashvili and Abashidze - look for the green door and windowframes and metal chairs inside.
May
21
comment Are there any travel websites that offer incentives for users to achieve certain tasks on their travels?
@lejohn: I give my answers away the fellow traveller who asked in return for other fellow travellers giving away their answers to my questions.
May
21
answered What is the cheapest way to get from Thailand to Australia with a car?
May
21
asked Has the Stalin Musem in Batumi shut down for good or will it reopen?
May
21
comment Are there any travel websites that offer incentives for users to achieve certain tasks on their travels?
rlesko, Roflcoptr, MastaBaba: In fact I first wanted to bring it up in the chatroom as an idea for us hackers but it was down for servicing ...
May
21
comment Are there any travel websites that offer incentives for users to achieve certain tasks on their travels?
@Andra: None of those sites incentive your contributions, unless I'm missing something. I've put reviews and photos on TripAdvisor but then don't use it for a while because of this reverse Robin Hood effect. I've also added some details or flagged duplicates of places in Facebook but again it feels like rich corporation begging from poor backpackers. I get no warm fuzzies giving to those guys that I get from giving to OSM or even WikiTravel.
May
21
asked Are there any travel websites that offer incentives for users to achieve certain tasks on their travels?
May
20
revised What is the price of ferries between Bulgaria and Georgia?
think i fixed the broken links
May
20
comment What is the price of ferries between Bulgaria and Georgia?
The link to the schedule is broken right now ...
May
17
comment In the context of air travel, are layovers different to stopovers?
It would be really great if we could get some reference that defines the two terms or clearly uses them in these different ways to be a rock solid answer for the future that doesn't seem based on any of our assumptions. Another thing I think we need is to show whether or not the distinction is used even outside the US.
May
16
revised From Here to Timbuktu - how do I get there?
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May
16
revised Is squatting a viable alternative for accommodation?
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