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Aug
26
comment “Safe” typical dishes to order away from the tourist trail in Thailand when English is not supported?
I settled for the fried rice at that particular place because the people there could almost say it in English, but it's a bit bland to eat every time I'm off the tourist trail which is what inspired me to ask this question. But I wish I'd known red curry was on the menu! I was thinking that would be like Pad Thai and Tom Yam Gung and only in tourist places. Now I know better!
Aug
26
comment “Safe” typical dishes to order away from the tourist trail in Thailand when English is not supported?
I've given offal a shot before. I can eat it to win a bet or to prove I'm tough d-; But I don't enjoy it and at the end of a long hard day hitchhiking I want something I know doesn't disgust me.
Aug
26
comment “Safe” typical dishes to order away from the tourist trail in Thailand when English is not supported?
I brought Lonely Planet's Thai phrasebook with me and it must've fallen out of my day pack yesterday )-: Compared to their other phrasebooks the Thai script is just too fine to read in typical restaurant lighting. I'm now on my fallback Lonely Planet Southeast Asia phrasebook with more limited Thai info.
Aug
26
comment “Safe” typical dishes to order away from the tourist trail in Thailand when English is not supported?
Those were not really fears, just examples of things I've actually seen on my travels in countries where I could read the menu (-: Well except there is plenty of offal and viscera here and pigs trotters.
Aug
24
comment “Safe” typical dishes to order away from the tourist trail in Thailand when English is not supported?
@Andra: Not that I know of but that would be great. Thai script is pretty intricate though. I often can't make out the details in my phrasebook.
Aug
24
comment How to ask drivers not to take me to the bus station when hitchhiking in Thailand?
@toy: No I've tried blogging and I suck at it. There's my photos and comments on Facebook though, should all be set to public: facebook.com/media/set/…
Aug
23
comment How to ask drivers not to take me to the bus station when hitchhiking in Thailand?
@toy: This is brilliant thanks! There's just one thing that experience tells me will confuse people in countries unfamiliar with hitching. I should let them know that taking me any distance at all in the direction of my destination is good. Only occasionally if you're already close will somebody be going all the way to the same destination as you, and you don't want to make it sound like you're asking to be taken out of the driver's way.
Aug
22
comment Are there rest areas along Thai motorways?
Yes I did find the language barrier here greater than in many other countries. Few people stop and of those that do everybody wants to tell you to take a bus. I try to tell them I'm hitchhiking around the world and have done so in many other countries but they still don't understand. Yet I managed to get from the Malay border to Hat Yai just find. From Hat Yai though I thought I had a ride to Krabi but instead I had a ride to the bus station for Krabi (-:
Aug
22
comment Are there rest areas along Thai motorways?
Yes this is exactly the situation I encountered. I may provide a photo later. Thanks!
Aug
22
comment Is it possible to apply for a Chinese visa while travelling outside your home country?
Thanks for your answer! I'm wondering if you got a single-entry of multiple entry visa for China? I've heard they only give single entry visas when you apply in Mongolia.
Aug
19
comment Can you travel 'above' the control of a country?
There are certainly flights which go around entire countries.
Aug
19
comment Quicker / cheaper way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi by land transport?
For a bus my standards are fairly low, I only need leg room and aircon and the rest can be pretty crappy and cheap cheap cheap (-: Well for me flying is just boring, airports and getting to and from them are the worst thing about travel, and unless it's some small private plane there's just a total lack of any sense of adventure - flying feels more like commuting.
Aug
19
comment Quicker / cheaper way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi by land transport?
Well yeah they're both obviously north but for one I veer west and for the other I veer east.
Aug
19
comment Why do people on airplanes often have tomato juice as a drink?
I've never seen tomato juice in a can, only in bottles and cartons.
Aug
19
comment Why do people on airplanes often have tomato juice as a drink?
This answer makes the question on-topic!
Aug
18
comment How to deal with blisters / chafing on walking-intensive trips?
It's quite common that some questions are on-topic for two or even more sites. We've certainly discussed it before on travel.SE. In fact I think Stack Exchange should have some special features for crossover questions to bring interest from one site to another that might not have the same set of uers.
Aug
18
comment How to deal with blisters / chafing on walking-intensive trips?
I see the outdoors question deals only with blisters and not with chafing. I could've asked two questions but they seemed too closely associated.
Aug
18
comment How to deal with blisters / chafing on walking-intensive trips?
Oh sorry I misinterpreted your URL as a link to the site rather than a link to a particular question / answer!
Aug
18
comment How to deal with blisters / chafing on walking-intensive trips?
@ŁukaszLech: Good point - do you think we should close and migrate? I don't really want to label this as off-topic to do that though because I think it's on-topic on both sites. \-:
Aug
18
comment How to deal with blisters / chafing on walking-intensive trips?
Related: I asked a question about prevention and suitable clothing in regard to chafing some time ago, but this question is about treatment / coping.