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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
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.
Nov
23
comment What is the cheapest way to get to Laos / Thailand from the UK?
The cheapest way will be to fly with a low-cost carrier. The cheapest flight / route / airline / season will change all the time.
Nov
22
comment Places in US cities to sleep/kill time after a redeye?
@Gagravarr: That's probably worth an answer in its own right - I'd bet a lot of people are not even aware that hotels sometimes offer day use.
Nov
21
comment Visiting software development companies in LA area/Silicon Valley
I dunno. Both Apple and Microsoft in Silicon Valley used to allow visitors if they were accompanying an employee. I know this because I went with friends I met on my last trip to the US to each of them back in 2000. Rules may have changed since those days.
Nov
21
comment Places in US cities to sleep/kill time after a redeye?
Might not be an option this one time if you've already booked your hotel. Keep it in mind for next time.
Nov
21
comment Places in US cities to sleep/kill time after a redeye?
Other Asian equivalents are Internet cafes in Japan and jjimjilbangs (saunas, sentos) in South Korea. Also anywhere in Japan I feel perfectly safe snoozing in a park. What on earth would a US equivalent be? Good question! And just after this I thought of an answer (-:
Nov
21
comment Zippered travel sheets that open flat with a pillow insert that are machine-washable?
@MarkMayo: "Mummy" is often used to describe one of two types of sleeping bag, the type that wraps the shoulders and has an attached hood for the head. I forget the name for the other type which just ends with a flat opening at the shoulders.
Nov
21
comment Do Iranians need a transit visa at London Heathrow or Frankfurt airports?
The UK and Continental Europe do not share a common visa system. Many countries in Europe do share a system called "Schengen" but the UK is not part of that. I'll expand your question title.
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.