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comment How much time should I allow if hitchhiking from Southeast Michigan to Boston, MA?
@pnuts: Imprecise answers can also be right answers. I know I would've been able to answer within a range and with caveats if the OP had asked about somewhere in Asia or Eastern Europe. There's an equation with some knowable and some unknowable variables so the more knowable ones we can insert the more we can move away from "anywhere between instantaneous and forever" to an answer that will be useful to the OP even if we can't give him a value he can set on a stopwatch. We have a good few answers based on experience here.
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comment Where to buy used or cheap monitor and keyboard in Jerusalem, Israel
@pnuts: Well that still looks more like a shopping question than a travel question. Recall that back when the site started I myself was admonished by the SE staff for a question asking about buying camping gear in the Balkans, which is unarguably travel related. Basically the kinds of shopping that travel guides cover is on topic here such as buying travel necessities and tourist/souvenir shopping. For instance we already have a small number of questions asking for the Akihabara equivalent in certain cities so we know that's on-topic here.
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comment How much time should I allow if hitchhiking from Southeast Michigan to Boston, MA?
Kenny, other factors for such a question are your age, how much hitchhiking experience you have and how it usually goes, what's the closest you have experience to the area in the question. For instance if you can't make it in a single day can you crash somewhere near the road? I have a few years experience hitchhiking around the world, but not in the US.
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comment How much time should I allow if hitchhiking from Southeast Michigan to Boston, MA?
@pnuts: Well there is no set amount of time any hitchhiking trip will take since it depends on luck and other unquantifiable factors. The only kind of answers that are any good are descriptions by others who have hitched the same area.
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comment Where to buy used or cheap monitor and keyboard in Jerusalem, Israel
Stack Exchange has a policy against shopping questions. But, since shopping is a travel topic we do allow typical travel-related shopping questions. I recommend rephrasing as "does Jerusalem have a used electronics market or area."
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comment How much time should I allow if hitchhiking from Southeast Michigan to Boston, MA?
@gayot: this should be an answer. Ironically, the answer below should've been a comment.
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comment How can I check if a flight has landed or is delayed when I don't know the flight number but know some facts?
In this case just the date, but trying to keep the question generic.
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comment Bribing Indonesian police for missing motorbike license
(Actually I'm not sure that the meta post I linked to above is the most recent / most relevant on this topic. It seems like only a couple of months ago that this was last discussed.)
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
@CMaster: No I didn't. Friends were coming to Guangzhou while I was in China so I went to meet up with them. But I have a two entry visa for China and haven't decided on how to use the second entry when I get back from HK.
Jun
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comment Bribing Indonesian police for missing motorbike license
Relevant on Meta: How should questions/answers on how to do something illegal be treated?
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
@Him: That's fine. I'm not trying to or interested in crossing the boundary not at the point of control. Please read the simplified and clarified version of my question and let me know if you still don't understand it. Thanks for the warning I suppose. Let's both not break laws \-:
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
I've reworded the question since it seems some contributors seem to think I'm trying to cross restricted areas against the law. I just want to know the facts about the "minimal" crossing possible where I define what I mean by "minimal".
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
Downvotes received: 2, constructive criticisms received: 0.
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
@Him: When you say you can't cross the "boundary" on foot do you mean that at each and every one of the (is it four?) official border crossing points that crossing on foot is not permitted? Or did you mean that crossing at random places along the border is not permitted?
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
@PeterHahndorf: A great idea!
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
@Him: I tried to make it clear that I wanted to go anywhere in HK. Whatever destination is cheapest. I know hot to go from Guangzhou to Shenzhen with minimum cost - hitchhiking. Which is partly on foot and partly with friendly strangers in cars and trucks.
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
@uncovery: Got a couch? (-;
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
I've been hitchhiking in Guangdong with no problems at all. Some ignore, some give you a ride for hundreds of kilometres. The fist rule of hitchhiking is don't take hitchhiking advice from non-hitchhikers (-; (But I've heard that hitching really doesn't work in Hong Kong.)
Jun
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
Yep my visa is sorted. I probably can't afford HK for more than a few days anyway so it will be basically a visa run unless I can find some rain-free or undercover camping.
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comment How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?
Cool. I was slowly piecing some of this together but with the VPN getting cut off again and again trying to Google from zero knowledge was surprisingly tricky. But it looks like I can easily hitchhike from here to the border, walk across the border, and within HK hitchhiking is both not legal and not gonna work. Thanks for confirming some of the key steps!