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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.


Nov
20
comment Is ITR mandatory for US Visa for an Indian resident?
OK you should include those details as well. Anyway I now understand enough about your problem that I can upvote your question. I've even found other income tax questions for Schengen visas so I might make a new tag.
Nov
20
comment Is ITR mandatory for US Visa for an Indian resident?
So the point is that maybe I'm not alone in not being able to piece together what you are asking? Is work experience and income tax something needed for US work visas? Or something needed for visa applicants from developing countries? With these unknowns specified maybe more readers would be able to submit helpful answers.
Nov
20
comment Is ITR mandatory for US Visa for an Indian resident?
In Stack Exchange etiquette we should try to avoid or define acronyms that many people will not know. Leaving out crucial details such as what your experience is in and why it's relevant means people will not know what you are asking and hence not know how to answer. For instance I have been to USA several times, both on a visa and on a visa waiver. I have never had to do anything in relation to income tax returns in my home country in order to visit. I have never heard the acronym ITR until this post despite being a middle-aged native English speaker.
Nov
20
comment Is ITR mandatory for US Visa for an Indian resident?
3.5 years of experience at? Working, earning money, and paying tax? But not of filing tax returns?
Nov
20
comment Is ITR mandatory for US Visa for an Indian resident?
Obviously everybody already knows what extremely common acronyms mean. Surely I don't have to spell out that it's "too many acronyms" when people can just Google it. Oh the effort ...
Nov
20
comment Is ITR mandatory for US Visa for an Indian resident?
I'm probably not the only one who doesn't know what ITR means. Is it another case of India's famous TMA?
Nov
20
comment City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?
I'll put "native" in scare quotes since it's not indigenous to the area but is that native language or the ethnic Malays who now live there. Well I was going to but that wouldn't fit y current wording. I'll think it over while I'm reading up on related topics.
Nov
20
comment Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur
My point is that debates about English usage (including the English names of foreign languages) belong in places other than Travel StackExchange.
Nov
20
comment Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian, or Standard Malay, is the official language of Malaysia and a standardized register of the Malacca dialect of Malay. It is over 95% cognate with Indonesian and is spoken natively by over 10 million people. As a second language, it is spoken by an estimated 14 million, mostly Malaysians from ethnic minorities. It is a compulsory subject in primary and secondary school.
Nov
20
comment Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur
Malay is a major language of the Austronesian family. It is the national language of Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia and it is one of four official languages of Singapore. It is spoken by 270 million people across the Malacca Strait, including the coasts of the Malay Peninsula of Malaysia and the eastern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, and has been established as a native language of part of western coastal Sarawak and West Kalimantan in Borneo.
Nov
20
comment City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?
You should add the details from this comment into your answer!
Nov
20
comment City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?
Just shows how little us outsiders know about Malaysia. By the way you may not have noticed that I specifically rules out Indonesia in my question. It would be the right answer for some other question but not for me who wants to stay in Malaysia for now and who will be travelling overland. But pointing me to the right bits of KL is also good - thanks!
Nov
20
comment Is there any service to make budget bookings on Internet?
Adioso has become my primary flight search engine. It consistently finds flights and fares that SkyScanner doesn't find yet it has all the flexibility options. I'm not sure it deals with the OPs full question though which seems to be about more than just flights, but I'm not sure what's really being asked and it's written in a way that requires too much energy to read again in detail to figure it out.
Nov
20
comment Is there any service to make budget bookings on Internet?
I've voted this down. The titles just says "bookings" but booking what? A hotel? A flight? A tour? The question is a very hard to read "wall of text" which includes some kind of historical thread. Some proper editing can probably save it. Adding more walls of text headed "EDIT" do not help.
Nov
15
comment Absolute cheapest transport from Malaysia to Singapore with e-ticket that can be bought online from overseas?
@jpatokal: I tried many trains at many times on many dates on three browsers on two computers. Neither any of that nor just scrolling down worked for me. Can you give any examples that actually work for you?
Nov
13
comment Absolute cheapest transport from Malaysia to Singapore with e-ticket that can be bought online from overseas?
I seem to be having trouble using the KTMB site this time. No matter which pair of stations I choose and which date I choose, the site seems to tell me there is no availability. Am I doing it wrong? Does that warrant a separate question?
Nov
12
comment Absolute cheapest transport from Malaysia to Singapore with e-ticket that can be bought online from overseas?
Well even the $10 one is cheap enough to not use and not get a refund. But last time I did use it
Nov
12
comment Absolute cheapest transport from Malaysia to Singapore with e-ticket that can be bought online from overseas?
@MarkMayo: It could be though when I hitched from Singapore to Malaysia I ended up taking the bus just over the border. That was probably because Singaporeans don't pick up hitchers though. In any case I need an e-ticket as proof of onward travel to show when I board the plane from Sydney to KL.
Nov
10
comment How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?
I work for an HI hostel in Australia - I always have membership (-:
Nov
10
comment Which are safe and unsafe regions in Iran?
Is it the same with the Iraq border I assume?