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Backpacking since Christmas Day, 1989. Hitchhiking since mid 2010.

I've just returned home after hitchhiking around Asia for the last 9.5 months.


Sep
20
comment Options for cooking own food while traveling to Canada?
@Vince: You should flesh out your comment and post it as a full answer.
Sep
20
comment Which places would require hiking boots?
+1 for ankle support - the most important thing!
Sep
20
comment Places with unusual platform numbers
I do programming during my trips but I wouldn't ask programming questions here. I think the same reasoning goes into why Stack Exchange doesn't like shopping questions for instance. Things you could do while either travelling or not don't become travel questions because you do things on your trip. They're supposed to be inherently travel related. But yeah this is just me trying to follow Stack Exchange standards. It would be helpful if the SE staff advised us from time to time how to keep on track.
Sep
20
comment Are there any “Fantasy Passports” that are recognised by other countries?
There are also Aboriginal passports in Australia, in the news recently when Julian Assange was given one.
Sep
20
comment Are there any common, secret services offered by airlines to passengers onboard?
I think this is a good question which adds value to the site. Technically it could be a list but I don't think it's open ended and I think it's objectively answerable. I think it much better fits our site than the strange station numbers question that I just voted to close.
Sep
20
comment Places with unusual platform numbers
I'm gonna be bad cop here because I think this is the kind of question our overlords want to avoid, it doesn't have a "real problem you're trying to solve".
Sep
19
comment Cheap travel to Toronto from California
Yep it looks like it should now be useful both to the OP and to other people. Thanks @MarkMayo.
Sep
19
comment Is there another destination like Thailand?
I would love to recommend Vietnam because I've been twice and totally loved it. But I'm not going to because recently I've heard many travellers saying that for them it's the worst country in Southeast Asia! I guess it has changed over the last decade or so since it was only just opening up when I was there.
Sep
19
comment What shoes required for simple trekking in Georgia?
@Switchkick: Why shouldn't we use the word 'here' in a textlink
Sep
19
comment Tool to capture all my travels?
You want a website or an electronic device?
Sep
19
comment Cheap travel to Toronto from California
Isn't this question "too localized" by Stack Exchange standards? Can it ever benefit anybody besides the original asker? Is there any way to re-word it to apply more broadly or generally than to a space of one week beginning 5 days from now?
Sep
17
comment When I purchase flights with an online travel agent, is there an “e-ticket” I must print out?
Also watch out for Windows Update - which is nagging me to reboot now!
Sep
17
comment I did an online checkin with Etihad with no access to a printer - how can I get my boarding pass now?
This worked fine. The guy at the desk said "I see you've already checked in." and I said "Yes but I didn't have a printer to print my boarding pass". And he responded "Well that's why I'm here". (-:
Sep
17
comment I did an online checkin with Etihad with no access to a printer - how can I get my boarding pass now?
@HaLaBi: I was in the process of trying that answer when my netbook battery quit and the computer shut down so I can't verify it.
Sep
16
comment Is there a way to get an idea how full a flight I've booked is likely to be prior to arriving at the airport?
@Jonik: I'd be more sure of getting my seating preference. And I'd have some idea of the odds of getting empty seats next to mine. It also makes a difference for how quickly the place will board and deboard and how quickly you'll get your meal once you see the food carts.
Sep
16
comment I did an online checkin with Etihad with no access to a printer - how can I get my boarding pass now?
My question is potentially Etihad-specific if there's a possibility of an answer telling me how to get back in and print out my boarding pass from their website, but if not then yes it does look like a dupe otherwise.
Sep
16
comment When I purchase flights with an online travel agent, is there an “e-ticket” I must print out?
For ebookers I'll be on Etihad and I can find an "Airline Ticket Number" of the form nnnnnnnnnnnnn. There are also "ATOL Numbers" of the form nnnn. Oh and I nearly missed the "Etihad Airways record locator" of the form nLnnLL.
Sep
16
comment When I purchase flights with an online travel agent, is there an “e-ticket” I must print out?
For Expedia I'll be on China Southern Airlines and I can find a "Confirmation Code" of the form LLLnnL, an "Expedia Booking Reference" of the form nLnLLn, and an "Expedia Itinerary Number" of the form nnnnnnnnnn. (L is an upper-case letter, n is a digit.)
Sep
16
comment What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?
Transport tokens rose in price again some time prior to September 2012 to 3 TL!
Sep
16
comment What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?
Istanbul transport token prices have risen yet again to 3 TL!