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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 hitchhiking around Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and now Cambodia, and will continue hitchhiking around Asia for the next nine or ten months.


Dec
8
comment Which countries suffix their currency and how much is this stuck to?
I believe this only answers the question for formatting the currencies of various nations in text written in English. It doesn't address other languages. Be aware that languages ≠ countries. It may well be that in French or Russian the $ or £ goes at the end even in writing about the currencies of English-speaking countries.
Dec
8
comment Which countries suffix their currency and how much is this stuck to?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about languages and not about a problem faced by travellers.
Dec
8
comment Which countries suffix their currency and how much is this stuck to?
This is mostly about language and orthography. Only rarely will two countries with the same language choose a different way of formatting currencies. The same goes for which of . vs , as decimal point and which as thousands separator. This would be an on-topic question on the proposed Languages site but I don't feel it's got anything to do with travelling.
Dec
8
comment Is it currently safe to travel to and live in Kyiv, Ukraine?
Kyiv is the official English spelling now though I believe. Just as in India a lot of spellings of placenames are being updated around the world to reflect local pronunciation over historic English spellings. "Kiev" is based on the Russian pronunciation and "Kyiv" is based on the Ukrainian pronunciation.
Dec
8
comment Cheap way of flying from mainland Europe to the Faroe Islands?
It looks like there is also at least one dedicated eclipse cruise for a lot cheaper than $2,000.
Dec
8
comment Cheap way of flying from mainland Europe to the Faroe Islands?
I wonder if there's not going to be a pretty significant camping scene there though just for this event? The ferry ticket and winter camping gear together will still be cheaper than the flight and I bet there will be some pretty interesting people camping there and having some kind of eclipse party.
Dec
7
comment “No nudity” signs in changing rooms in Doha?
"Nudity" doesn't even mean the same everywhere. I was in Busan, South Korea a few years ago and there was a sign in the hostel telling us not to be naked. It turned out to mean that even males should not be shirtless - let alone anything we in the west might consider nudity!
Dec
7
comment “No nudity” signs in changing rooms in Doha?
This is an assumption, and may or may not be right though.
Dec
7
comment “No nudity” signs in changing rooms in Doha?
Was "laid out local a" supposed to be "laid out like a"?
Dec
6
comment Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?
I'll add it to the question and tag accordingly then.
Dec
6
comment Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?
"The field" - is that on a visa application form?
Dec
5
comment Is Morocco dangerous, in particular for a Jewish American?
There are still some small Jewish communities in Morocco. While I haven't been there recently, I travelled there for a month shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks and found it very safe and friendly.
Dec
5
comment Can you use vapes/e-cigs in Seattle airport or on a flight?
There are both e-cigarettes and vaping tags available (though they should be synonyms). You might consider trading one of your current tags for one of those.
Dec
3
comment Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?
Which north pole?
Dec
2
comment Which routes are possible from anywhere on peninsular Southeast Asia to The Philippines without flying?
@Alexander: Well maybe and maybe not. I can find several threads on forums from a a few or more years ago suggesting some ways to link a route across islands. Are you saying you know for sure that "They just don't exist" or are you just guessing? I'm going to clarfiy that I don't care how many hops are required. That's what makes it adventure travel.
Dec
1
comment Travel to Australia buy or rent surfboard
I'm Australian and I don't surf but I work in a backpacker hostel near a beach. In my experience most travellers start out renting and then buy a used board. As you get better you want a smaller more maneuverable board that is difficult for a beginner to use at all. You can sell your board and upgrade as you improve. But the value will drop as you accumulate dings and other damage. Used boards can be had from $300 AUD from other travellers or gumtree.com. New boards from $500 on clearance/out of season/special offer. These prices are for "good" boards. The prices in MH's answer seem low!
Dec
1
comment Traveling with paintball-related equipment internationally
By the way the tag wiki for firearms was pretty dismal. I've tried to improve it. I'm not an expert in the field - do you think there's a broader term more suitable as the main tag, like guns? Feel free to start a meta topic or improve the tag wiki.
Dec
1
comment Traveling with paintball-related equipment internationally
Generally you don't search by tags, you search by plain text, which would find this. Tags can be watched and ignored and are used to help link related articles. The questions is effectively "might some airlines classify paintball stuff in the same category as guns?". Which is a gun-related question. Our tag covering such things just happens to be "firearms". It's often really difficult to get a one- or two-word tag that covers an exact "kind of idea" anyway. Look in the meta for the discussion we once had on tagging castles vs palaces vs chateaux! (-:
Dec
1
comment What are “Signal Failures” on The Tube and why do they happen so often?
Signal failures are not specific to The Tube, it's a term used in rail generally. I once took the train from Perth to Sydney in Australia, a trip of 72 hours. For the first third of the trip every single signal had a signal failure and the train had to proceed at walking pace!
Nov
30
comment Traveling with paintball-related equipment internationally
Because paintball is not a travel topic and we already have a firearms tag. Tags are not about dictionary definitions, they are about semantically linking related concepts and questions. The fact that you go to the trouble to clarify that paintball markers are not considered firearms indicates that some might suppose they may be.