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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 soaking up the atmosphere around Malaysia and Thailand before hitchhiking around Asia for the next nine or ten months.


Feb
27
comment Japanese etiquette: Most common (and offensive) mistakes?
There is a proposal for a Stack Exchange site on just this topic alone, "Culture of Japan". I advise you to follow it, contribute to it, and recommend it to friends. It will be a much better place to ask questions of this nature than Travel Stack Exchange.
Feb
24
comment How can I go from Uyuni (Bolivia) to Puno (Peru) directly?
Ah OK. In asking I realized that we tend to use some of the same words when we talk about routes and bus connections, like "direct" that can make it a bit tricky. I guess the OP was asking both about the route and the fewest bus changes.
Feb
24
comment How can I go from Uyuni (Bolivia) to Puno (Peru) directly?
I'm a bit confused. I Haven't been there but I'm looking at maps out of curiosity having travelled routes that "don't exist" in other parts of Latin America I thought it might be fun to take a look... It looks like the most direct way is via Potosí to Nuestra Señora de la Paz. What am I missing?
Feb
24
comment Burushaski teacher or course in Hunza Valley, Pakistan
Thanks for your efforts Halaba! I want to point out though that sometimes endangered or minority languages have non-academic community run schools where local elders who know the community language try to teach it to community members who ignored it in favour of a dominant national language in their youth and now regret it, and to try to pass it on to the next generation. I have no idea if this is the case with Burushaski. Just pointing out that your line of reasoning certainly doesn't apply in all minority/local language areas.
Feb
24
comment Local cuisine in Peru
@Washu: Ah sounds like chorizo then. The same word used for totally different things in Spain, Mexico, and South America. Empanadas can also be utterly different from country to country.
Feb
20
comment Why do travel sites always show per-person accomodation price on a basis of 2 travelers sharing the same room?
@Ankur: I don't think that's the reason they do it. I think it's because people travelling in twos is the overwhelmingly most common and it's simpler to use the most common as the default.
Feb
20
comment How can I find the cheapest private hotel room (as opposed to a bed in a dorm) using online tools?
He's asking about hotel rooms anyway, not hostels with private rooms. I'm only familiar with the hostel booking sites though and have never used a hotel booking site so I'm not familiar with the differences. Also most of these sites I've used also allow you to filter by price. If you set your minimum price to something about 10 or 15 euro or whatever the typical dormitory price is for the part of the world you're looking at, then you won't see most of the stuff you don't want.
Feb
18
comment What food is Chicago (USA) famous for?
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza ___ ... anyone guess what the missing word might be?
Feb
18
comment Is there a museum in South Korea about defectors and refugees who escaped North Korea?
Is it impossible? Prove it. d-;
Feb
18
comment Is it necessary to take a national identity card when travelling abroad?
Yes I've been able to use my drivers licence as ID overseas when I don't have my passport handy. And at the travel accommodation where I work we accept any ID that was issued by a government and carries both a photo and a number.
Feb
16
comment Can I participate in the farming/harvesting of chocolate/cacao as a tourist anywhere in the world?
After not getting any answers at the beginning it's now going to be hard to decide who gets the bounty I would say. Thanks to all. (-:
Feb
14
comment Can I participate in the farming/harvesting of chocolate/cacao as a tourist anywhere in the world?
FERAL CHOCOLATE! Wow if only I needed an internet nick or had a band without a name ...
Feb
14
comment Can you search for a job when using a tourist visa (B-2) in the US
If you think my answer is drivel, you should say so in a comment to that answer. As it stands you're making it look like it applies to something in your own answer or in the question. There is no guarantee that these two answers will both remain here or remain in their current order.
Feb
13
comment Is my social security number from a previous temporary work visa still valid?
If the SSN is related to validity of travel documents then it's related to travel. If it's not then asking whether it is is still on topic I say.
Feb
13
comment Claustrophobic - travelling for the first time long RSA to USA
I'm removing the USA and South Africa tags, they seem quite tangential to the actual problem of claustrophobia sufferers on aircraft.
Feb
13
comment Does my government know in which country I am at when I travel?
I'm not sure what Going of James bond mode could mean so I couldn't edit it into something I thought makes sense. Want to have a try yourself? (-:
Feb
13
comment Can you search for a job when using a tourist visa (B-2) in the US
So they tell you how long you can stay when you arrive or when you get the visa? How does this affect booking your return ticket?
Feb
13
comment Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
Yes it does sound a bit ridiculous, but if you have travelled outside the tourist zones in the US you might find it less surprising that somebody would find the need to ask a ridiculous sounding question like this.
Feb
13
comment Can you search for a job when using a tourist visa (B-2) in the US
It's true I don't have any sources to cite. So there's definitely room for another answer to back up what I've said with the actual facts. It might even be worth putting a bounty on the question to encourage somebody dig up some references.
Feb
12
comment Is there a museum in South Korea about defectors and refugees who escaped North Korea?
Hmm I'm not sure. How did you come to be pretty sure? Maybe this is a problem worth discussing on meta?