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Mar
24
comment Do any Chinese embassies or consulates grant multiple-entry visas to people from a third country?
@mts: Yes. If my next trip is to Asia I'll probably get a Chinese visa at home before I leave, but an answer would still be helpful.
Mar
19
comment What are the risks of drinking tap water in Vietnam?
@CGCampbell: I often wonder that too. The last time I had food poisoning was in Turkey four or so years ago. That one was so severe that I fainted!
Mar
1
comment Are international driving licences really necessary for any country?
@AndrewGrimm: That seems to be the favoured wording these days, but an image search on Google finds also "licence" and "document" plus a couple of other minor variations. I had mine in 1989-1990 and we called it a "licence" though I don't recall the wording printed on it. Seems to vary over time and geography anyway.
Feb
28
comment When travelling overland in Russia I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money?
Unaccepting accepted answer for now to see if there's a new consensus.
Jan
27
comment Casual Khmer language classes or language exchange in Siem Reap?
Yes that is indeed cheap enough that I would've gone had I known about it while I was there!
Jan
19
comment Second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere - why?
Non-tourist photography? Anyway this is asking for opinions and is a fluff question even allowing for our acceptance of factoid questions.
Jan
15
comment Are there open air hot springs in natural settings in the mountains of Georgia (the country)?
@Maria: That's a good question - but you need to post it as a question rather than as an answer to this question.
Jan
6
comment What are the risks of drinking tap water in Vietnam?
So far the answers are either a) generic or b) do not link to sources. The "You might get sick there" answers would be just as useful to a question asking about tap water in North America. Alexey's answer at least does list some specifics but doesn't back them up.
Jan
6
comment What are the risks of drinking tap water in Vietnam?
Ha! I've had food poisoning in Canada and the US among other places but I can't recall having had it in Southeast Asia yet. I wonder if there was a nice generic advisory about "In some areas of North America" that I should've read first ...
Jan
5
comment How long can a citizen of Iran stay in Georgia (the country) as a tourist?
Aha I managed not to notice that the list in the 2nd bullet point was for Iranians with visa or residence of those countries and not for the citizens of those countries.
Jan
5
comment How long can a citizen of Iran stay in Georgia (the country) as a tourist?
That's a bit ironic considering one of the reasons the previous Georgian president lost the election was that he was supposedly some kind of US puppet according to the party that ended up winning in 2012 and then changing this rule. By the way, for Australia and other countries the 360 day visa-free entry rule came back into effect some time in 2015 I believe.
Jan
5
comment How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?
My answer was based on my experiences in Georgia and not on my opinions. I never saw racism toward dark skinned people in Georgia and I did meet a variety of dark skinned people there.
Jan
4
comment How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?
It's primarily my opinion that the people that closed this question are pathetic robot morons automatically reacting to the word "advisable". I recommend expanding the body of the question a bit and making it more like the question title. Anyway, the users who closed it could've helped reword it because it's a good salvageable question. That's primarily based on my opinion.
Jan
4
comment Is the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act” already valid?
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to exercise my sarcasm (-:
Jan
4
comment Is the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act” already valid?
@MarkMayo: Wow, the year is only four days old and you've already managed to squeeze in a visit to Iran!
Dec
27
comment How can one visit the Door To Hell?
WikiTravel doesn't have an article on the Gates of Hell, but WikiVoyage does. There's at least four tour companies, two international and two local. You apparently can drive there but it requires a 4x4 and you'll be driving across the sand rather than on a road.
Dec
27
comment How can one visit the Door To Hell?
Turkmenistan is about as weird as North Korea, though less well known at least in the west. It's notoriously difficult to travel there independently but there are tour companies and this is probably the #1 attraction of the country.
Dec
23
comment Where are these old Yugoslavian monuments?
You have inspired me: What did these monuments of former Yugoslavia look like before they were destroyed?
Dec
23
comment Where are these old Yugoslavian monuments?
Only Bulgaria of the former communist states in Europe has any old monuments to rival those of Yugoslavia. I haven't visited any Yugoslav ones but I've seen the lists in websites and books and I think they are the best, but if you're interested in such things, you definitely ought to check out the Bulgarian ones too.
Dec
19
comment Is there somewhere in Sydney, Australia where I can exchange unusual foreign currencies?
Downvoted because MMDV greatly.