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Aug
2
comment Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?
Just about all my friends in Romania also insist they learned English from TV. I don't know any English speakers who learned a second language from TV though ...
Aug
2
comment Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?
Great examples! I was also going to say German would be useful but I decided I'd ranted enough (-:
Aug
2
comment Hostels in Bratislava
The weather can start to change a bit in September so it can still be busy but your chances are better than in August.
Aug
2
comment Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient?
I was disappointed that there was no sauna with topless girls in my hostel in Bratislava.
Aug
1
comment What is more widely spoken in the Baltic countries: Russian, Ukrainian, or English?
@ŁukaszLech: Yes I suppose that did make the difference. But if I find Russian widely used in Mongolia I reserve the right to update my opinion on that again (-:
Jul
29
comment Can a normal backpacker obtain a multiple-entry Chinese visa while on the road?
Bummer. Getting a visa every time I pop over to a neighboring country could become quite a pain and lead to more flying instead of the overlanding I really love )-:
Jul
29
comment Cheapest place to fly from China, Taiwan, or Southeast Asia to Ishigaki, Japan?
@Geeo: The destination is Ishigaki Japan. The origins include any airport in china, southeast asia, and taiwan.
Jul
29
comment Cheapest place to fly from China, Taiwan, or Southeast Asia to Ishigaki, Japan?
@Geeo. Which part don't you understand? I'm looking for a cheap from where to fly to Ishigaki.
Jul
26
comment Are there international ferries between Pontianak/Borneo and neighbouring countries?
Yeah I know I'm starting in KL but can't / don't want to figure out all the details in advance (depending on whether I get visas, missing cheap flight windows etc), but I'm trying to get a feel for what is and isn't possible. So planning but not planning (-:
Jul
26
comment How widespread is sailing between Japanese islands in private yachts?
I guess I assume that you have to be at least upper middle class to have a yacht/sailboat capable of going between islands. But I don't usually talk about incomes (-;
Jul
26
comment Can you travel to Canada by road with an expired US passport?
@Sun: Rather than adding your answer as an update, you should really post it as an answer. It's encouraged to answer your own questions here!
Jul
25
comment Possibility and price of getting to Lord Howe Island by sea?
The articles were about the rediscovery of a stick insect thought to be extinct, so not directly travel-related. This isn't the article I read, which was just something in Google News at the time, but it seems pretty similar: Australian endangered species: Lord Howe Island stick insect
Jul
25
comment How widespread is sailing between Japanese islands in private yachts?
I haven't tried it in Japan yet. I haven't been in island areas and I haven't noticed private sailboats. If I get to Japan on my upcoming trip I shall certainly look for information. I've met sailing types by walking into a marina full of expats in Mexico, eating at a seaside cafe in Greece, through friend-of-a-friend in Sydney, chatting to the person sitting next to me on a flight between Vancouver and Mexico. Then there's hostels with notices up offering transport or seeking help or company on boats. I know this happens in some places, now I want to know if it happens in Japan too.
Jul
25
comment How widespread is sailing between Japanese islands in private yachts?
It's normally the wealthy who own sailboats, not just in Japan. It's normal that marinas are scarce and expensive too. Yet the people that sail their own boats seem to be very friendly to foreigners and travellers, not the ones with mega yachts but often self made people whose small yacht might cost the price of a luxury car. Often retired couples or divorced men in their fifties and sixties. So I'm just saying you've come to some conclusions based on your assumptions that would make sense anywhere, yet in my experience there are plenty of friendly people sailing who don't fit this equation.
Jul
24
comment Is it really much cheaper for an Australian to get a Chinese visa in Malaysia than in Australia?
Well if they make it difficult I'll just ase KL as my travel hub. No visa hassles there and it's the home of Air Asia (-;
Jul
24
comment How to find out which days the Chinese embassy/consulate in Kuala lumpur is open?
Ah yes I see Hari Raya Puasa is the Malay name for Eid al-Fitr, which is in the answer I found. My Malaysian friend mad me think this would be nearer August 1 when I arrive but it looks like I could get my visa before Eid if I'm lucky.
Jul
24
comment Is it safe to drink tap water in Morocco?
This answer is just pure subjective opinion with no factual information. I wouldn't drink the tapwater in Morocco either but I wouldn't try to answer a factual question without a factual answer.
Jul
23
comment Countries with hi-tech toilets
I can't even recall ever seeing one in Korea.
Jul
23
comment Is any Southeast Asian country easier for obtaining a visa for China?
I might be coming in from Laos because I don't need a visa there like I do for Vietnam. But I've been to Vietnam before and would love to go back. I don't expect it to be too hard to get a Vietnam visa in a neighbouring country but China has more requirements and I've never been there before.
Jul
23
comment How to find accomodation when your reserved accomodation appears to be overbooked or worse non existent?
If your booked accommodation really does prove not to exist at the last minute, there are some websites that specialize in last minute bookings. The most famous of these would be the cunningly named lastminute.com