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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
27
comment Identify waterside building / skyline
@MaxVernon: I tried Google image search and TinEye. TinEye seems to manage only for edited versions of the very same image and not different photos of the same subject. Google image search didn't work with my image combined with "Denmark" or "Aarhus" but it does work combined with "Isbjerget" now that we know what it's called (-:
Aug
27
comment Identify waterside building / skyline
Aha! I had a feeling it was Denmark but doing Google image searches with "Denmark" and other hints didn't uncover it.
Aug
27
accepted Identify waterside building / skyline
Aug
27
revised Airport boarding fee in La Paz, Bolivia
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Aug
27
comment Airport boarding fee in La Paz, Bolivia
Is this "El Alto International Airport" (LPB)?
Aug
27
revised Is there a time limit to staying on an ESTA in any one year?
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Aug
27
revised Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone
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Aug
27
wiki created iberia description
Aug
27
wiki created iberia excerpt
Aug
27
revised What rights do we have after being 'abandoned' in Guatemala during a technical stop?
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Aug
27
revised What is an “Approval Letter”, and how do I get one?
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Aug
27
comment What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?
Yes if you do manage to get Wi-Fi you'll have a lot fewer hassles, just those imposed by the Great Firewall of China. But in my two months travelling on and off the major tourist path Wi-Fi is never available in ineternet cafes and seldom in the cheaper hotels. But always in hostels.
Aug
27
revised Which side of Lyria train to sit on from Paris to Geneva?
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Aug
27
revised Is it legal to bring Jamón Ibérico from Spain into the United States?
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Aug
27
revised Travel with a hula hoop by low-cost airlines?
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Aug
27
revised Could one find and hire a guide for Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) for a day?
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Aug
27
comment What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?
There were two main reasons and one suspected reason: 1) Most of these use ancient and broken Internet Explorer 6, have no other browsers installed, and have management software to prevent you from installing new software. 2) There will be a crap-ton of malware, adware, and crapware installed, most of which is China-specific, only in Chinese, intrusive, buggy, and you won't be familiar with. 3) Some of the intrusive stuff installed could be spying on you either officially by secret government or unofficially due to corruption.
Aug
27
revised Renting a portable 3G hotspot at Istanbul airport?
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Aug
27
revised Can you book hotels on a prepaid credit card worldwide?
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Aug
27
comment What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?
You might have considerable trouble signing in to StackExchange from an internet cafe or hotel room computer though. And you might have trouble finding Wi-Fi if you're not staying in a backpacker hostel.