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Aug
7
comment Classic Aussie pub (hotel) in central Sydney
The Lord Nelson is the best place to take any visitors that include at least one older male relative. He'll love it and anyone else won't dislike it. And it doesn't go too far with the "fancy".
Aug
7
comment Security issues for a girl travelling solo around Europe
Europe has some developing countries which can be a bit less safe generally but it also has a few tourist cities with major pickpocket and scamming problems. A Hongkonger will probably not be prepared for the amount of thieves on the streets of Barcelona for instance.
Aug
7
comment Security issues for a girl travelling solo around Europe
I bet Wikivoyage even has an overview. Let me check ... YEP.
Aug
7
comment Security issues for a girl travelling solo around Europe
I don't think it's necessary to close this question as either "too broad" or as "primarily opinion based". We can answer with a rough overview of facts/stats based safety such as the various government travel adviseries. Such an answer will still be useful as it's a common question. But OP and others finding it should know they'll get much better answers if they ask about specific places and what they'll do / how they'll behave there, etc.
Aug
6
comment Is it possible to do backpacking through Europe for 15 days with 1000USD?
I decided it's not too opinion based. It's a yes/no question and it is possible, but not at a level everybody would enjoy. (I have less than $1500 and I'm seriously considering traveling to Europe from China on that amount.) So I submitted an answer with similar info to what's already in the comments.
Aug
6
comment Is it possible to do backpacking through Europe for 15 days with 1000USD?
@SolidSnake: Stack Exchange is not a forum, it's a QA site. Another QA site that has a totally open policy on type of question is Quora. It's more like a forum than SE. SE is for questions that have one specific factually correct answer and don't hinge on opinion and discussion.
Aug
6
comment Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?
@MasonWheeler: Then I remain sceptical that it's even a thing. I've heard about enzymes for lactose and alcohol differences between ethnicities, but I haven't heard of this fish/seafood one.
Aug
6
comment Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?
@MasonWheeler: Would you care to ask about that on our sister site, skeptics.stackexchange.com ?
Aug
6
comment In the context of air travel, what is the same vs different between the terms “transit” and “transfer”?
@GayotFow: Great idea! Two sets of experts is probably better than one. Plus there's this: Build and strengthen the Stack Exchange community with “crossover questions” between sites
Aug
6
comment In the context of air travel, what is the same vs different between the terms “transit” and “transfer”?
Are our tags 100% accurate and telling the full story. Is there no overlap and no confusion amongst people other than me? Is the example question I quoted from using each term in a distinct and correct way? I'm OK with it if I'm the only dummy here (-;
Aug
6
comment Navigating layers of an American hotel bed
Jock itch has the ability to jump from the floor to your groin only when you're sans footwear?
Aug
5
comment Can I visit Schengen countries on a long term French Visa?
Seems identical to Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D German Visa?
Aug
5
comment Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D German Visa?
Duplicate of Can I visit Schengen countries on a long term French Visa??
Aug
4
comment Are “tourist visa” and “visitor visa” two terms for the same thing?
So it looks like the common term "tourist visa" is unambiguous and broadly useful even though it maps to visas with different official names with varying scope in different countries. In contrast it looks like the common term "visitor visa" is too ambiguous to be broadly useful because it maps to very different types of things in different countries. But in context with a particular country it's still OK. Wouldn't make a good tag here for instance.
Aug
3
comment Cheapest agent in Hong Kong for obtaining a visa for mainland China?
That does indeed look the cheapest. In the end I was able to apply for an extension here in Guangzhou even with only one day left for a lower price. But it takes nine days and there was no possibility of getting two more entries. But now we have the answer for all who might Google the question (-:
Aug
3
comment Where to stay at Guangzhou, I am a vegetarian
I've been in Guangzhou for the past month and have seen a couple of signs for places claiming to be vegetarian restaurants. At least one seemed to have gone out of business but other than that they do seem to exist here. It's a very big city.
Aug
3
comment Are “tourist visa” and “visitor visa” two terms for the same thing?
@zxq9: Well if that's the case then it's a perfectly fine answer, especially if we can actually demonstrate it to be the case. If it doesn't make sense then here will be the place for people to read how and why it doesn't make sense.
Aug
3
comment Are “tourist visa” and “visitor visa” two terms for the same thing?
Ah of course "visitor" can sometimes (or always?) mean the traveller intends to visit relatives (or other people?) rather than go sightseeing?
Aug
2
comment Are “tourist visa” and “visitor visa” two terms for the same thing?
Ah that makes sense. I wonder if there are any other less common overlaps?
Aug
2
comment Cheapest agent in Hong Kong for obtaining a visa for mainland China?
I think renewal = new visa. I think you can't extend a mainland visa in HK. I can't think of a third interpretation. $450 HKD is roughly double the price for an extension on the mainland. But not terrible if they tell me I have too few days left on my visa to get an extension here or something like that ...