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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 hitchhiking around Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and now Cambodia, and will continue hitchhiking around Asia for the next eight or nine months.


Mar
12
comment Will I have a problem travelling to USA with a month old Iraqi visa?
Are you travelling with an Iraqi passport or do you have an Iraq stamp in your passport?
Mar
10
comment What can I expect when bringing in my netbook to China?
Lonely Planet could be full of pro-Tibet and pro-Taiwan proaganda ...
Mar
9
comment Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?
Yeah jjimjilbangs are great and I've mentioned them in some of my posts on the site before. But they're not really accommodation in that you can't check in and check out and get a key and leave your stuff there when you're out. You just have to find one when it's time to sleep and take your gear with you when you move on the next morning.
Mar
7
comment Smuggler's trails
You just want to limit it to ones which are not out in the open? (-;
Mar
7
comment Where in Beijing or Hong Kong can I buy good jade jewelry? How will I know it's the real thing?
We seem to have some problems with "spot the trigger word and click close". In the past we had "List questions are bad mmkay" and we still have "Shopping questions are bad mmkay". Instead of seeing who can click close the fastest in recation to listish or shoppingish questions how about some analysis of the questions on their merits against our real criteria of objectivity and answerability? And failing that trying to help tweak questions to fit that criteria.
Mar
7
comment Smuggler's trails
So one example is extreme. Do you only want extreme answers? Tags should not be applied to a question just in case they might apply to some potential answers. Why not change your question to "Extreme smuggler's trails"?
Mar
7
comment Smuggler's trails
Well that would be tagging an answer rather than the question. If you're specifically only interested in routes comparable to crossing the Alps on foot then I recommend stating such in your question... otherwise consider revisiting Should tags reflect only the OP's question or the solution to the problem as well?
Mar
6
comment Are there Onsen towns with both skiing and geisha?
Wow I always go to Yamagata because my best Japanese friend lives there. We went to a mixed onsen somewhere in the area once but I don't know about this other stuff. Let me check with my friend. Off-topic but my personal tip: Zao has cheesecake - not so easy to find in Japan!
Mar
6
comment Smuggler's trails
Doing a tour is usually the opposite of extreme tourism. Extreme would include Bear Grylls type things. Re-tagged for you! (-:
Mar
6
comment Should I buy a weapon if travelling to dangerous countries
@Zurechtweiser: liking a question and a question being subjective or argumentative are not the same thing at all. The latter are specifically not acceptable on the Stack Exchange network. Check the FAQ.
Mar
6
comment Is it risky to wear a name tag in public in an unfamiliar city?
Actually I was bold and put in a new question title for you - feel free to edit it again.
Mar
6
comment Is it risky to wear a name tag in public in an unfamiliar city?
I would suggest rewording the question title to make it clear. As it is it sounds bit like foreigners should be expected to be not nice, and most people won't understand "foreign" to mean another city in the person's home country.
Mar
6
comment Can you enter the departures area without a boarding pass at London Heathrow airport?
You used to be able to do this in some places, I guess before 9/11. Now it seems you can't do it in most places but I don't know if it's all places. So asking the questions about certain specific places seems OK to me.
Mar
6
comment How can I find out what the typical “fast food” is for a particular country?
I'm not sure if this is a good question because it's a bit "meta". But I do think specific questions about the street food of particular countries or regions are good questions for our site.
Mar
5
comment OK we're all nerds here, so really, how on earth should I use a Japanese toilet?
What's the difference between the two buttock spraying options? One icon seems to suggest the water stream split in two and each cleans one the centre of one buttock, while the other icon suggests an even shower of water droplets showering the entire posterior. Both of which seem a bit odd... \-:
Mar
5
comment 3 days in Amsterdam: What to see?
If you're like most people then see the prostitutes in their windows and go to a coffee shop that doesn't sell coffee but does sell marijuana... If you're not like most people then add more detail to the question. How different from Anne Frank's house are you still interested in?
Mar
5
comment Safety concerns of travelling by plane
Not just chickens but frozen chickens - they like to test against worst case.
Mar
5
comment Is it risky to wear a name tag in public in an unfamiliar city?
Foreign cities? You mean somebody from Pakistan or Barcelona attending a conference in New South Wales for instance?
Mar
4
comment What to do if you're being abused by a Low Cost company?
LCCs are a bit like convenience stores. There are pros and cons. Everybody bitches about the cons but they could've just gone for a fullprice airline or supermarket. But they were lured in by the low cost or convenience and don't want to blame themself for doing so. There's no such thing as a free lunch so learn the pifalls and consider the alternatives. If you know what you're doing then LCCs can be very low cost and convenience stores can be very convenenient. But LCCs are never flexible and convenience stores are never cheap.
Mar
4
comment Traveling developer in South/Central America
Hostelbookers and Trip advisor and Google also have hostel reviews. It would be great if there were some central resource to see all reviews of a hostel but in the meantime I recommend using all the sites if you really want to know.