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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.


Dec
17
comment Where should I travel to see this building?
I've heard that a similar building in Pyongyang, North Korea is the only one bigger than this.
Dec
16
comment Are anti-influenza drugs containing pseudoephedrine legal in Georgia?
My preferred decongestants containe pseudoephedrine so when I caught a cold in Georgia and still needed to function, I tried to buy some. The pharmacist looked a bit shocked and said "but that's a narcotic". So you definitely can't buy it there - whether you can take your own with you I would say officially probably not but Georgian customs is a breeze for tourists.
Dec
15
comment How long am I supposed to stay out of Israel after 3 months tourist visa has expired
Some countries just don't really make known the rule about how long you need to stay out. I came up against this in Mexico once years ago.
Dec
13
comment Are there any famous traditional festivals in the west side of South America in March/April?
In your comment you say "west" but in your edited question title you say "east" \-:
Dec
11
comment Is there a “best” wireless broadband provider or package for Australia?
I'm now looking into unlocking either my Huawei Kd771 or ZTE MF190 USB modems if possible to use with Amaysim pay-as-you-go. Or I might buy a Vodaphone SIM for the Huawei and see if the limits are too restrictive for me...
Dec
9
comment Is there a “best” wireless broadband provider or package for Australia?
Thanks Michael. Another thing, since they just take SIM cards and I want to use it just for data, putting any SIM card from a non-smart phone won't work will it. I don't know how phone and data stuff is differenatiated by the device or the SIM card \-:
Dec
9
comment Is there a “best” wireless broadband provider or package for Australia?
@MichaelBorgwardt: Unfortunately, the masses keep changing our technical terms once they get hold of them. "Download" acquired many ambiguously overlapping and opposing senses. Dongle so far has only picked up this one new sense. I don't have enough rage left over from "download" to fight for "dongle" d-;
Dec
9
comment Is there a “best” wireless broadband provider or package for Australia?
@Jonik: A few years I had a wireless dongle which actually was an external USB Wi-Fi card for computers that didn't come with Wi-Fi. But these days I guess everything comes with Wi-Fi so that term isn't used anymore. The two dongles I have are labelled "HSUPA USB Stick" and "HSPA USB Stick". One also says "Mobile Broadband".
Dec
9
comment Is there a “best” wireless broadband provider or package for Australia?
I have one I was given in Romania for free by a friend who worked for a telecom there, and a Vodafone one a friend here gave me with no credit on it which might even need a new SIM I suppose. I'll add photos when I can.
Dec
6
comment Is a German BahnCard valid in Switzerland?
@PeterHahndorf: Your answer will be even better if you include the link in your comment in the answer itself.
Dec
5
comment Saving leftovers from restaurants in Paris
Just to let you know this is a pretty common practice in Australia too.
Dec
4
comment Are there any places that serve Korean food in Doi Mai or Mangalia in Romania?
Well researched. I think you're right.
Dec
1
comment Are there any prepaid travel cards available in Japanese Yen?
What is a "travel card"? Some kind of ticket? Your question will be improved by briefly telling us.
Nov
28
comment Suwon is on the itinerary while travelling through South Korea. What should I do there and what is Suwon known for?
I love walled cities and only found out about Hwasong fortress about two days before leaving Seoul after being there for about seven weeks. Sadly both last days were very rainy so I didn't get to visit. I believe that Everland has the reputation of being Korea's unofficial knockoff of Disneyland, just like Japan had Dreamland until that country was bestowed with its very own genuine Disneyland not so long ago.
Nov
28
comment What is the cheapest travel destination in Central/South America (from Chicago)?
I've been to Tegus several times and found it safer than San Salvador, Managua, and Guatemala City; though less safe than Mexico City or Panama City. I never saw a gunfight or anything like it though I did meet travellers who were robbed without violence. In Omoa beach during Semana Santa I did witness too many very violent bar fights / street fights, often involving glass bottles, but no guns.
Nov
28
comment Can you tell a cabbie which route to take?
@halime: Your "thank you" edit shouldn't really be in the question, as questions are intended to help everybody who finds them via a web search, not just the original asker. I suggest that you should move it to a comment right here.
Nov
28
comment Inexpensive eating-out food in western Europe
Yeah it was 2001 when I was in Spain and expected kebabs to get more common as I got closer to Morocco - I thought of kebabs as Arab food in my ignorance that they're Turkish food. But they are still spreading and there are even kebab stands in Tokyo and Seoul now. By the way, for Eastern Europe, Czech Republic and Hungary had awful kebabs but Romania had very good ones at very low prices.
Nov
28
comment Have feelings of Greeks changed towards European tourists because of the crisis?
@tohecz: No way! I very much enjoyed hearing the Greeks' perspective on the state of things. Much better than the simplistic crap in the corporate-owned media even if they do offer only one side it's with much greater depth.
Nov
28
comment Is it easier and/or cheaper to replace my lost tent in Albania or Greece?
Hmm this is the latest of several of my posts recently which have received anonymous downvotes and close votes? Would the voter care to offer any constructive criticism as to how to improve this post or any such posts of mine?
Nov
26
comment General security concerns about Cancun, Mexico
Avoid the police (except tourist police) whenever possible in Mexico. Yes there are definitely many good cops, but your chances of running into a bad cop, or several bad cops, is far too high. Mexico is still my favourite country in the world, but they really need to clean up their police force - at all levels.