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Jun
24
comment Has anyone been to the Hindenburg Crash Site?
To alleviate Karlson's concerns, just ask what the process for registering involves.
Jun
24
comment Bringing shoes back into Australia after visiting rural India
I believe they usually ask if you've been on a farm in the past N months. So just being somewhere rural is probably not the same thing. I can't remember how many N is though.
Jun
24
comment How to take my belongings when moving to a new country?
@JLagana: OK I flagged it for moderator attention asking them to migrate the question to expats.SE - I think that's the proper way to do it.
Jun
24
comment How to take my belongings when moving to a new country?
Since it's about shipping your stuff, which travellers don't have to do on such a scale, but expats regularly have to do, it's better on the expats site. I've been travelling since 1989 to sixty countries and never tried to bring a desktop computer with me (-:
Jun
24
comment Secondhand/antique book shops in Lisbon
Just speak Spanish but with a bad Russian accent. (-;
Jun
24
comment Secondhand/antique book shops in Lisbon
I have acquired more than my fair share of dictionaries on my travels too! I found Lisbon to be one of the easiest cities in Europe to find used book shops when I was there a good fourteen years ago just by randomly wandering around the central area pretty much. But the surprising thing for me was that even used books there were much more expensive than in most other countries.
Jun
24
comment Driving from UK to Turkey, is a French Schengen visa sufficient?
I've crossed the border from Turkey to Bulgaria with Turks (who spoke both languages) and the guards on the Bulgarian side gave them a lot of grief. I don't know how normal this is.
Jun
24
comment What to do without underwear on a 4 day trip?
Also, real underpants have six orientations before you have to double up! d-;
Jun
24
comment What to do without underwear on a 4 day trip?
This technique works great for skidmarks but doesn't have much effect on "soaked with sweat".
Jun
24
comment What to do without underwear on a 4 day trip?
@phoog: That depends on how damp they are, what the weather conditions are, what activity will be undertaken, how vigorous and long lasting that activity will be, and what material they are made from. If you're unlucky the result can be very uncomfortable chafing, which I've experienced many times as an international hitchhiker. The moral is if you forget to take enough pairs of undies, don't also forget to take talcum powder!
Jun
24
comment What to do without underwear on a 4 day trip?
Another way to dry something in a hurry is to put it between two or more dry layers of towel and press firmly. This won't get the last bit so do it after washing and wringing but before leaving it for the heater or aircon. If you find the first time that despite your best efforts it does not dry enough then next day try the drying part without the washing part. (Oh and four days is nothing you big baby!)
Jun
20
comment How to buy cheap/disposable/nonprescription/generic reading glasses in China?
I was struggling with Google Maps and Baidu Maps with VPN and Google Translate on my overloaded little netbook up against the Great Firewall while you found it for me. I now have a shiny new pair of reading glasses that I paid CNY 10 for (and a metal case to protect them for another CNY 10).
Jun
19
comment How to buy cheap/disposable/nonprescription/generic reading glasses in China?
@neubau: Submit your comment as an answer for I now bear the eyewear!
Jun
19
comment Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel
Here are just a few of the questions like this I found over on Quora: ⬤ quora.com/…quora.com/…quora.com/What-are-some-attributes-of-the-best-hiking-shoequora.com/…quora.com/…
Jun
19
comment Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel
Since you are polling people for their varying opinions, I would highly recommend you ask the question on our "competitor" QA site, Quora. That site embraces both poll questions and opinion questions. By the way, my preference prior to my current trip was one pair of sneakers (trainers) and one pair of thongs (flipflops). For my current trip I hunted for sale priced hiking shoes from any name brand and bought a pair of Kathmandu shoes reduced from over $200 to $80. But just over six months into my trip they're about to wear out. Next trip my opinion will be different.
Jun
19
comment Why ITA Matrix is failing so much last months?
What is a "PNR"?
Jun
15
comment In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?
I had this problem tonight in Shilin, Yunnan! Every hotel either needed an ID card and couldn't take a passport of specifically didn't allow foreigners. Some suggested that the hotel at the local convention centre is the only one that takes foreigners. I local joined to help me but it was still unclear if this is because of "terrorists", because of the China-South Asia Expo underway in Kunming right now, or a permanent state of affairs in this town. (Fortunately my new friend had a spare room.)
Jun
15
comment Can I apply for an Iranian visa in the Republic of Georgia?
@Blackbird57: I didn't end up going to Iran on that trip. Usually I don't like to plan my trips in advance. Sometimes that makes some visas trickier. Often it makes other visas cheaper.
Jun
14
comment Is it OK to dress as a stewardess on a flight?
I can now imagine an aircraft full of passengers in pilot and hostess uniforms on their way to a cosplay event!
Jun
10
comment Where exactly is the Myanmar consulate in Kunming, China?
See my answer. It's right but there's more to it.