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location Kagoshima-shi, Japan
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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.


Nov
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comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
I work in tourism and have seen many many "rolly suitcases" with their handles and/or wheels broken off too. I also lost a strap from a shoulder bag once years ago in my naivety.
Nov
3
revised Can Hostelworld Gold membership numbers be shared among multiple accounts?
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Nov
3
revised How do I get a free Hostelworld Gold card?
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Nov
3
comment How do I get a free Hostelworld Gold card?
Of course you could always just book through HostelBookers instead of HostelWorld, since they don't have a booking fee in the first place.
Nov
3
comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
Very good point!
Nov
3
revised Weather for hitchhiking and camping in Iran in November or March
reemphasize on camping rather than armenia since i know a hostel there
Nov
3
comment What's the easternmost place in Asia?
@Rudy: That's a good point! We were talking about on chat how they do send teams to European sporting events.
Nov
3
asked Weather for hitchhiking and camping in Iran in November or March
Nov
3
revised Snorkeling in southern Japan?
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Nov
3
comment What's the easternmost place in Asia?
Also Eurasia is not a third place besides Europe and Asia, but the combination of Europe and Asia seen as a whole.
Nov
3
comment What's the easternmost place in Asia?
I always thought Russia, like Turkey, spans two continents thus having a European part and an Asian part. I've never heard Anatolia or Siberia described as being in Europe before. According to Wikipedia: "Siberia is an extensive region constituting almost all of Northern Asia". I think you might be confusing politics and geography. I still voted you up though for the most eastern part of Asia not in Russia.
Nov
3
revised Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
include a photo from WikiMedia Commons
Nov
3
comment What's the easternmost place in Asia?
I'm not familiar with this term "EuroAsia". Are you sure you don't mean "Eurasia"? If so are you saying Siberia is in the European side of it??
Nov
3
revised Which city to visit in Europe during January?
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Nov
3
comment How many countries are there in the world to travel to?
I think because the question of "what is a country" is not only political, in fact sometimes the political view skews the results.
Nov
3
comment Which city to visit in Europe during January?
Sevilla is my favourite city in Spain. But I'd love to see Valletta.
Nov
3
comment Which city to visit in Europe during January?
+1 for Istanbul, so much stuff to see there you will only have time for a taste.
Nov
3
comment Which city to visit in Europe during January?
Do you care about the weather? Somewhere snowy? Somewhere as warm as possible? Or "don't care"?
Nov
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revised Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
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Nov
3
comment Do all American ATMs charge an extra fee for cash withdrawls on a foreign card?
In the case of Mexico I think there is a tax or some other kind of government fee on ATMs which cannot be avoided.