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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 around Malaysia and Thailand before hitchhiking around Asia for the next nine or ten months.


Nov
27
comment What taxes do you pay working in Switzerland
Should we move this to expats, delete in completely, or just leave it lying about here forever?
Nov
27
comment UK visa decision advice?
Your second sentence makes no sense. "stayed 112 days significantly more than a month stated" vs "but returned back before my visa expired" vs "have not stated reasons why I overstayed" seem to contradict one another. Did you overstay or not or are you saying you are falsely accused of overstaying? It's also not clear whether you were denied entry upon arrival or denied a visa.
Nov
27
comment How predictable is the weather in Kuala Lumpur in the rainy season?
@JoshB: I'll be hitchhiking around Asia, but the first step is to get un-stuck from the city and actually start travelling (-:
Nov
27
comment How predictable is the weather in Kuala Lumpur in the rainy season?
Right then. Today I'm shopping for rainwear (any suggestions?) and tomorrow I'm heading off early for Malacca...
Nov
27
comment At what kind of eateries can you have a lamb roast in Australia?
What kind of clubs? Almost all pubs have pokies these days (horrible things). RSLs were pretty common but I don't recall one near where I lived in Blackburn South. At least nobody I knew in any age group ever went to one. We only went to them when visiting my grandparents on the Mornington Peninsula in the '70s and '80s. At that time it was mostly retirees who used them. It's possible times have changed since I left Victoria in '92 or '93 I suppose \-:
Nov
27
comment Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland
Alps, Edelweiss and... cat meat? What you apparently don't know about the Swiss: "Hundreds of thousands of Swiss eat cats and dogs, according to an animal rights group that has demanded the government make it illegal for man to bite dog."
Nov
27
comment Eating cat meat as a tourist in Switzerland
So somewhere in the east of Switzerland? (-:
Nov
25
comment Changing baggage final destination - hidden-city ticketing
See also: Hidden city ticketing
Nov
25
comment Can I skip the last leg of my domestic return flight?
See also: Can I get a cheaper one-way flight by booking and cancelling a flexible return leg for a refund? and Not flying the 2nd leg of outbound flight and A: Do you have to take the second leg of a flight?
Nov
24
comment How should an American citizen licensed to go to Cuba bring money?
I really need to learn to read properly. I can see you say just that now.
Nov
24
comment What's the best way to get sleep on a train in a sitting compartment?
Be tired. Be sufficiently warm. Block too much light and noise by covering your eyes and plugging your ears.
Nov
24
comment How should an American citizen licensed to go to Cuba bring money?
Sorry I didn't realize. Why not use the block-quote format by starting the line(s) with >?
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
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
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
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
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
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
comment Stealth camping in France
Where I'm from you have just described a true camper van.