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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
3
comment Road journey from Europe to Mecca?
This is a really interesting and information-packed answer, but it's not actually answering the OP's question, which was about how to get from Istanbul to Mecca overland \-: Oh now I see there is a little bid hidden in the 2nd last paragraph. I recommend promoting this part to the top of your answer and including all the other info as "bonus" (-:
Sep
3
comment Road journey from Europe to Mecca?
@user1264624: The visa issues really belong on a separate question. This one is a route question. Being that Stack Exchange is for Q&A rather than a forum we should stick to one topic per question. Linking between them is encouraged.
Sep
2
comment Road journey from Europe to Mecca?
@HaLaBi: If you can get the ferry details it would great if you could also submit an answer. I was wondering about something like that too via Egypt.
Sep
1
comment Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?
"those phone cards where you call a special number and you have much better rates" are usually termed "calling cards" in my experience.
Aug
31
comment Are there any cafes serving breakfast in Bakewell / Peak District that are open around 8 AM on Sundays?
I've noticed in some parts of the world I've visited lately that a lot of bars and cafes that don't have websites have Facebook pages - so it might be worth looking there.
Aug
31
comment How officious is Etihad airlines at checking passengers return or onward tickets?
It's true, I could even buy a ferry ticket. But before I invest in working around the problem I want to establish a more definite idea of whether the problem occurs, or what the chances are.
Aug
30
comment Will I be able to enter South Korea as a tourist with a one-way ticket and no ticket home yet?
I'm going to publicize this question on Facebook too where some of my expat friends in Korea will see it...
Aug
30
comment Will I be able to enter South Korea as a tourist with a one-way ticket and no ticket home yet?
@choster: I would be flying into Korea on Etihad. I have a feeling the wondercheap fares I've found are all nonrefundable. And with the amount of money I have left I don't have a lot of options. But I don't want to wimp out either d-:
Aug
30
comment How to get to Mythbusters' duct tape island
There's two photos. I was confused until I just figured out what you meant.
Aug
30
comment What are the typical meals in Japan?
Note of course OP didn't only ask about traditional food, which you answered admirably. It's very typical to eat foreign food, (or what Japanese think foreign food might be like). I had a hard time getting one Japanese host to take me for Japanese food when he always wanted to go to an awful bland Italian chain. Crepes are really popular, curry is really popular, sushi is a special occasion one or twice a year so I'm told. If you're a guy you might love gyudon as much as me. Onigiri is a great snack. Bento is cheaper if you heat it yourself. Korean and Chinese food is everywhere too!
Aug
30
comment What are the typical meals in Japan?
The Food section of WikiTravel's Japan page is as good a place as any to start learning.
Aug
30
comment What are the typical meals in Japan?
I found a McDonalds in India (maybe Hyderabad?) that not only didn't have hamburgers, it didn't have anything except sundaes or ice cream!
Aug
30
comment What are the typical meals in Japan?
There is no typical for prices. You can pay anything from $3 or less up to ... no upper bound really. I think you need to reword that part of the question to be specific. If you want extreme low budget advice I can help. Without knowing your budget I can't help.
Aug
30
comment Traveling from Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport NOT to Amman
<rant>Let me plug an English.SE question of mine (-:</rant>
Aug
30
comment Traveling from Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport NOT to Amman
I think a good answer would be the place that is the shortest distance with more to offer than Amman. There could be a couple of contenders but probably not a dreaded "list".
Aug
29
comment Amtrak “large sharp objects” restriction: Are small knives included?
Is this about "checked luggage" or "hand luggage"... if there is a difference with Amtrak, I don't know...
Aug
29
comment Is SkyScanner's 3D earth interface for flights to “everywhere” only on their smartphone app?
@Joris: Yes I'd found (the English version of) that page when I was hunting for the 3D globe. Thanks though.
Aug
29
comment Is SkyScanner's 3D earth interface for flights to “everywhere” only on their smartphone app?
<sup>)-:</sup>
Aug
28
comment What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?
Thanks Andra, but for this question I was specifically hoping to get some hard info about freighter experiences.
Aug
26
comment Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?
At the risk of lacking balance I did a Google search for negative WWOOFing experiences and came across this thread on wwoof.tribe.net. Worth a read if you assumed everything would be rosy in WWOOFland. But I'm sure there's tons more positive stories so don't judge by these alone...