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Backpacking since Christmas Day, 1989. Hitchhiking since mid 2010.

For the first time I managed to save enough travel funds in less than six months in Australia.

I've been soaking up the atmosphere in Kuala Lumpur before setting off around Asia for the next nine or ten months.


Nov
24
comment How should an American citizen licensed to go to Cuba bring money?
By "do the conversions" do you mean "calculate everything" or "exchange money"? Why is it important to do it "well in advance"? I can't think of an obvious reason, especially if the exchange rate is trending in your favour \-:
Nov
24
revised Which are my options to find trip companions online?
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Nov
24
comment How to book flights with multiple stop-overs of several days?
When I want to specify my stopovers exactly, I research prices on flight search engines, then take all those notes to a travel agent in person. But these days I've started just buying tickets to the hubs of low cost carriers and buying separate tickets out. The most flexible kind of stopover but you have to be aware you might be asked for proof of onward travel as they'll often be one-way tickets.
Nov
24
revised How to book flights with multiple stop-overs of several days?
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Nov
24
comment In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs?
@AndrewGrimm: I think you should include a photo or two to show people what you mean, otherwise they'll just think you'd buy any plain regular tea towel from a supermarket rather than ones especially made to be souvenirs as everybody's grandmother has in Australia.
Nov
24
revised In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs?
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Nov
24
comment In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs?
I would've thought it's just an Aussie thing, perhaps also in New Zealand and England, and if so then other English-y Commonwealth countries. This is a very silly question - but I like it (-:
Nov
24
revised Flights - Direct in one direction, but with at least 1 stopover on the other?
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Nov
24
comment Can I simply bubble wrap a cardboard box and check it on a US domestic flight?
I've taken cardboard boxes sealed with wrapping tape on flights before with no problem. Including international flights but if I've done it in the US it was before things got stricter due to 9/11.
Nov
24
revised What does the (+1) mean in flight search engines?
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Nov
24
comment What is the cheapest way to get to Laos / Thailand from the UK?
Yes through China on a tourist visa. You could surely go through by buses/trains too for pretty cheap.
Nov
23
comment What is the cheapest way to get to Laos / Thailand from the UK?
In the past I've hitchhiked from Thailand to Ulaan Baatar. It was pretty cheap indeed. I haven't tried the reverse exactly but it would be pretty cheap too.
Nov
23
revised Is there a store which sells foldable bicycle in Frankfurt?
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Nov
23
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Difference between “visa not required” and “visa on arrival”?
Nov
23
revised Difference between “visa not required” and “visa on arrival”?
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Nov
23
comment Stealth camping in France
Where I'm from you have just described a true camper van.
Nov
23
revised Second Schengen visa application refused within two days
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Nov
23
revised Booking a bus in Japan to catch early morning flights at Narita airport
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Nov
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revised Entering the USA by land border
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Nov
23
revised Cheapest travel route from Mumbai to Toronto
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