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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.
Aug
18
comment Are the hoses in toilets in Asia something I should know about?
Yes I forgot to include in my question that I actually thought the hoses with these fittings were hand-held shower nozzles because I've found combination toilet / shower cubicles in several countries. The photo is an instance of a toilet only though. There is a shower cubicle next to it which is different.
Aug
18
comment Are the hoses in toilets in Asia something I should know about?
In my hostel there are good rubber drainage mats so your feet never get wet. But in a petrol station toilet in JB the other day the floor was like a swimming pool.
Aug
18
comment Are the hoses in toilets in Asia something I should know about?
Does this also explain the wet floors? In which case they are also unhygienic floors?
Aug
18
comment Are the hoses in toilets in Asia something I should know about?
Yes even next to western toilets. I haven't tried to see if they are also next to squat toilets.
Aug
18
comment Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?
Sure. This percentage is based on one person listening in to a conversation of another person. When two people are trying to communicate they can usually figure out a simplified common ground. Hell I've used my Spanish that way with Portuguese and Italian speakers and even made progress in Romania, and Spanish is my poor second language. It's one thing to muse over mutual intelligibility figures in theory but in practice a Polish speaker will do much better with a monolingual Slovak then say an English speaker with a monolingual Dutch person. "Very rough understanding" is all you need.
Aug
17
comment Is brushing your teeth in the public toilet a culture specific activity?
How do you know people do it in the toilet? I can imagine people doing in a restroom at a sink with running water? Possibly if they're doing it actually in the cubicle is to save time and kill two birds with one stone. I often brush my teeth in the shower for this reason.
Aug
17
comment Quicker / cheaper way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi by land transport?
I'm starting to think train or bus to Hat Yai and from there bus or minibus Krabi either way.
Aug
16
comment Which city to visit in Mexico closest to Texas border
Last time I entered Mexico from Texas I crossed at Nueve Laredo and was excited at the prospect to visit Real de Catorce, which did not disappoint. However it's over six hours from the border and I visited a decade back.
Aug
16
comment Where is this castle?
I usually use TinEye in one tab and Google Image Search in another tab. They have different strengths and weaknesses.
Aug
16
comment How feasible is it to travel from Singapore all the way to London only by Train
It could be a duplicate if this one is a subset of that one, meaning if the other one specifically does cover doing it solely by train. If it doesn't cover it then I'd vote to reopen.
Aug
16
comment Are there any countries in South-East Asia that don't require a motorcycle licence to ride one?
There may be some rules to differentiate motorbikes from scooters based on engine capacity. I'm sure I've heard you can drive scooters without a licence in some countries. All the tourists crash their rental scooters in Thailand though so it might not be a great idea for your safety.
Aug
16
comment Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in Dubai?
In my experience GEL is very difficult to exchange outside Georgia except probably at money changers near the border crossings in Turkey and Armenia. You could probably also change money informally in the Georgian expat communities in Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece.
Aug
16
comment Can I enter Romania from Dubai with a Schengen visa?
I don't have a reference either but this sounds very familiar from when an Indonesian friend wanted to come meet me in Romania and we were checking all these rules about a year ago.