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Mar
10
comment Is there a thinner tool card than the Victorinox Swiss Card?
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Mar
10
comment Is there a thinner tool card than the Victorinox Swiss Card?
The link is broken.
Mar
10
comment How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?
I'm voting to reopen this. True it's not originally framed as a travel question but some editing should be able to generalize it to cover all habitual squatters having to sit, which certainly is a problem also faced by many travellers.
Mar
10
comment Who was this persistent person at Shanghai airport?
Sorry, I didn't mean to take over the thread. See the question on English.SE if you're interested.
Mar
9
comment How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?
Next time I'll try to add fewer smilies and put a big warning in bold capitals.
Mar
9
comment How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?
WARNING! Graphic images of horrific injuries sustained from squatting on a western toilet: rilek1corner.com/2014/09/04/…
Mar
9
comment How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?
We really, really should not advise anyone to squat on top of a western toilet, it is very dangerous for the person as well as the toilet.
Mar
9
comment How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?
Whatever you do, do not squat up on the toilet. This has been known to break the toilet from its mount on the floor and cause some pretty serious injuries. A lot of places that have many South Asian visitors will even have signs warning not to do it.
Mar
9
comment Who was this persistent person at Shanghai airport?
In Australia we would call what you pay for "registration" (in slang it's "rego") and the physical thing you get when you pay is a "registration sticker" that does on the windscreen. Maybe the best wording then might be "because vehicle registration alone is both expensive and difficult" etc.
Mar
9
comment Who was this persistent person at Shanghai airport?
@EsotericScreenName: Really? "Tags" definitely not a term anybody in Australia would understand to mean "license plate". I've travelled in almost every English speaking country but I didn't really talk about this particular topic in each of them, but I bet it must be an Americanism, so maybe Canada and Belize uses it but I'd be surprised if the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, etc use it. Might ask on our sister site (-:
Mar
9
comment Who was this persistent person at Shanghai airport?
Ah so not something that gives them the right to operate as a taxi? You might want to clarify that. I don't think "tags" is as universal as "license plates" in English.
Mar
9
comment Who was this persistent person at Shanghai airport?
What are "tags"?
Mar
7
comment Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?
Well I did notice a lot of cut and pasting in my Googling so I can't really rule it out in this site either, since it's not an official one. \-:
Mar
7
comment Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?
Here's a thread from ten years ago making the same observation about as I just did: newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.culture.cambodia/…
Mar
7
comment Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?
Actually that "upgrade" was one of the things that threw me, since another page mentioned the difference between "national" and "international" crossings is that foreigners can only use the latter. Don't know if that could've been a typo or translation error though.
Mar
7
comment Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?
I highly recommend voting for "land borders" to be a synonym of "borders" by the way. I have no clue whether this one should actually be considered a river border, water border, whatever border. It's just a border - why does the more detailed tag even exist?
Mar
6
comment What is the highest altitude town or village with accommodation in Cambodia?
@MeNoTalk: I have basic camping gear if there's a campground and shops. I don't have enough to be in the middle of nowhere. For instance I don't have cooking gear and I won't be carrying supplies.
Mar
5
comment What is the price of ferries between Bulgaria and Georgia?
Thanks Ivan. It's never too late for answers on Stack Exchange. Answers are more for people that find the question by Googling than for the OP. Ideally they get updated as they age.
Mar
5
comment What is the highest altitude town or village with accommodation in Cambodia?
It looks like there's not even any roads within about 20km of it though, let alone settlements I can see on Google Maps.
Mar
5
comment Where can I see snake charmers in India?
I saw something on Discovery or NatGeo the other day with a family of Indian snake charmers where the kids learn at a very young age. It included interesting factoids such as that their snakes poison glands are removed and that snake charming is officially illegal in India but still practiced.