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Sep
8
comment Is travelling as an international courier still a possibility for cheap air travel?
@ŁukaszLech: I've met plenty of people that would opt strongly against not travelling to Poland because stuff will get stolen. Fortunately I didn't ask either of those questions and I don't really listen to that sort of advice. I saw lots of movies where bad stuff happened to all kinds of travellers though - should we just all stop travelling? We could just convert the site into somewhere we spread rumours and warn people about stuff in movies.
Sep
8
comment Is the tapwater at Walt Disney World fluoridated?
Specifically the drinking water from water fountains and such? Or the water in fountains and water rides too?
Sep
7
comment Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe
MarkE, can you please clarify what kind of adapter you seek? A single universal adaptor, or one adaptor you can plug multiple devices into at once via multiple outlets it provides?
Sep
7
comment Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe
I bought something like this Tumi thing in Malaysia or Singapore a few weeks ago for $5 and it's working pretty nicely so far.
Sep
7
comment Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe
Hmm yes I suppose I can see how it can be read two ways. I thought he wanted to convert one outlet into multiple outlets. I've asked for clarification.
Sep
7
comment Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe
I think you also missed the Multiple outlet bit of Multiple outlet adapters for Europe ...
Sep
7
comment Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe
OP is asking specifically for a multi-outlet adaptor. The one at this link just seems to be a single outlet adaptor.
Sep
6
comment Working out the best European country to post a parcel from to Australasia?
I've had very similar problems while travelling, on my last trip in fact. And I've met others with this problem while travelling. In some countries even sending a postcard can be exorbitant - Georgia, for instance. In such a case you're better off holding on to your postcards until you get to Turkey. People living in one place do not have this problem - it is a typical travel problem. Weight and size of the item could be important though.
Sep
6
comment Transportation and cost to get to Tay Ninh from Ho Chi Minh City?
@user8300: You should really include such information in your question so we know where the bar is set and what to aim for.
Sep
6
comment Can a normal backpacker obtain a multiple-entry Chinese visa while on the road?
Well you get the bounty. Let's see how it pans out ...
Sep
5
comment Are there subcategories of seats even within economy class?
Are these the same as "fare class"? Or is that a totally different kettle of fish?
Sep
5
comment Routing considerations for a commercial flight from Brisbane to Vietnam
I disagree that the problem is that it's localized. Stack Exchange has dropped the notion of "too localized" as a close reason. It isn't a suitable question however but the problem is that it doesn't "have one right answer". It's a forum question asking for various opinions and thoughts. Stack Exchange is about answers, not discussions.
Sep
5
comment Does the Laos ANZ bank help with replacement ATM/VISA cards for Australian and New Zealand ANZ bank customers?
@HaLaBi: I think you're not getting my point that those 40 countries are equal, it's just not like Citibank or HSBC. I also doubt it's a problem bankers and financial types care much about unless they're involved specifically in travellers' finance and banking. I doubt people into the finance world care about company policies not related to money but to customer support.
Sep
5
comment Does the Laos ANZ bank help with replacement ATM/VISA cards for Australian and New Zealand ANZ bank customers?
In my experience with big multinational companies they can be very separate sharing only a name. But it depends totally on the company, its size, how it is structured, what it's there for, and its official policies. ANZ is probably here because Australian companies are involved in the local industry. But they may have special things they claim to support such as customers from the "home" countries.
Sep
5
comment What happens if you don't have a passport photo when you get to the Laos border for a visa-on-arrival?
I have the feeling some people see the extra $1 as the missing photo fee because it's not explained but in fact you get a little receipt for $1 which seems to be a "Friendship Bridge I Foreign Passenger" fee. Of course some people may have paid two separate $1 fees ...
Sep
5
comment Distance and hours between Phnom Penh and Tay Ninh
Sorry user8300, we don't mean to scare you away from Stack Exchange, but there is an expectation that if you want answers that people put some effort into you should really put some effort into your question. Such as trying to find the answer before asking, and letting us know what you tried. Or if there's an obvious answer like Google, why it doesn't apply in your case. But I'm travelling in SE Asia right now too and I also would've just used Google Maps.
Sep
5
comment Does the Lao visa on arrival at the Thai border require a full blank passport page for Australians?
Yes this is exactly what an Australian citizen receives as a visa-on-arrival as of September 2013. I can also state the fee is USD $10 + USD $1. If you don't have $1 you can pay THB 40 instead.
Sep
4
comment Why do some accommodations in the Khao San Road area of Bangkok only offer Wi-Fi during daytime hours?
Yes my first place said it didn't have Wi-Fi except in the lobby at night, and I think that was true the first but I used it in my room the other nights. My second place didn't make any claims but other guests said there was no Wi-Fi up on the 4th floor at least, but it was a cheaper place in both senses.
Sep
4
comment How safe is it for “Western” Muslims to participlate in the Hajj and visit Mecca?
@jpatokal: Well to repeat myself from a year ago: 4. that I couldn't fit in my previous comment is that I Googled for a reference to the story of the German tourist killed for being a non muslim and couldn't find anything, so it could well be apocryphal ... or it could just be too old and obscure to be easily found on the net.
Sep
4
comment Are there any ferry tickets /passes in Japan that cover multiple ferries between multiple islands?
@uncovery: If you are sure of this submit it as an answer and I will vote for it and accept it.