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Sep
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comment Pacific islands where you can still find native naked people that are wearing no clothes
Note: There is a proposal for an anthropology.SE and a question on this topic would probably be possible on skeptics.SE under their "anthropology" tag.
Sep
14
comment Pacific islands where you can still find native naked people that are wearing no clothes
Dude you're preaching to the choir. In some places where people were traditionally naked or the women topless they have covered up not because of missionary activity but because of gawking foreigners. The Zoe in the Amazon were still naked when a Spanish documentary was made in a recent decade and I believe the Piraha were naked when they didn't have outside visitors but I wonder if that's changed since the government installed some infrastructure recently. Anyway I would totally vote for this on anthropology.SE but this SE is for travel.
Sep
14
comment Pacific islands where you can still find native naked people that are wearing no clothes
@AndrewGrimm: The OP has a real question about human behaviour in places where people are traditionally naked. That's an interesting anthropology question. He hasn't asked any question about travelling. Perhaps you and the OP could edit and re-word the question.
Sep
14
comment Can I wear all types of military surplus clothing in Germany?
In Australia at least I've heard you cannot use actual police uniforms, insignia, etc even on film sets. But I believe there only need be quite minor differences such as using an invented fictional but official looking crest.
Sep
14
comment What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
@karancan: My bank has an online form for travel plans where you can add specific countries and dates - not much use for a random wanderer like me. But they seem to have figured out that I'm a traveller anyway and have never cancelled my cards for this reason.
Sep
13
comment How safe are cable cars?
I've changed the tag since "cable car" has two very distinct meanings and ambiguous words make bad tag names. In fact I've added "gondolas" to the tag name. This word also has two distinct meanings but taken together there's only one shared meaning.
Sep
13
comment How safe are cable cars?
Governments also close them down so with this logic the simple answer would also be "no".
Sep
13
comment Pacific islands where you can still find native naked people that are wearing no clothes
There will still naked tribes deep in the Amazon pretty recently, possibly even now. But they're now being protected I think from tourists as well as missionaries. You'd need special permission and/or permits to go there. And some of them do not like outsiders (which is completely unrelated to their traditional dress).
Sep
13
comment Pacific islands where you can still find native naked people that are wearing no clothes
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about anthropology rather than travel.
Sep
13
comment Pacific islands where you can still find native naked people that are wearing no clothes
Ah so now I see, they must be naked, and they must be wearing no clothes, but it's fine if they're wearing accessories such as belts, jewelery, and penis protectors?
Sep
13
comment Where is this fountain (from Counter-Strike)?
So this is a photo of a place rather than how it appears in the game? \-:
Sep
13
comment What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
Yes I had separate cards on separate accounts. I finally found out the bank temporarily suspended both the ATM card I had lost and the credit card which was my backup. They claim because they didn't know which card was lost. But this was in response to a query about a forgotten PIN, not about a lost card! Anyway this was why the machine retained my card. But it makes me think there are probably various convoluted series of events that can lead up to such things.
Sep
13
comment What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
Could you briefly tell us what Travel Cash is and link to somewhere readers can learn about it? Can I really be sure there'll be a branch locally in Vientiane, Laos?
Sep
13
comment What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
@Flimzy: Checking accounts are pretty rare and not understood outside the US these days. In my current story it was my backup card that was eaten. I always travel with a backup card but some have suggested to have cards from two separate banks.
Sep
13
comment What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
Yes I also think a good strategy is if you travel with a backup card and have already had a problem with your primary card then at least use these extra precautions when you're on your backup card!
Sep
13
comment What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
@Doc: I also didn't realize that some countries don't have a way to make reverse charge calls. I don't want to go into my current version of this experience but you can find it in our chat room. I wanted this question to have answers that other people could find in the future.
Sep
12
comment What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
Very sensible and complete answer - thanks for your effort.
Sep
12
comment Are there European equivalents of “Route 66”
If you're not affiliated and you just think it's great then I think it's fine. If a mod wants to delete the phone number they will do that but I don't think they'll delete the answer now.
Sep
12
comment Are there European equivalents of “Route 66”
Maybe include whether or not you are affiliated for a start.
Sep
12
comment Are there European equivalents of “Route 66”
I personally think this is a good answer but I'm a bit worried somebody might delete it for being an ad. )-: