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comment Knife carrying laws in China?
@MeNoTalk ah, like the "free cellphone, only 50 Euro per month"?
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reviewed Close Departure stamp when travelling to US on H1B for first time
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comment Departure stamp when travelling to US on H1B for first time
the reason for the travel is irrelevant (though going to India to "interview" for a US visa you already have seems extremely fishy and smells like an attempt at visa fraud).
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comment Knife carrying laws in China?
@MeNoTalk " As a foreigner, the cops will not mess with you." followed by " I've seen foreigners get f***ed up by cops in China". Got to love the consistency...
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answered Flying to UK to reset 90-day rule for USA's Visa Waiver Program?
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comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
in fact in the US you need a transit visa even if you never leave the aircraft, if it's just a tech stop. Or at the very least an approved ESTA (which is effectively the same for people under the VWP).
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comment What happens if I leave Australia without paying a fine (for setting off fireworks)?
@pnuts "oh, I didn't know it wasn't allowed to behead people I don't like" would be a valid excuse and as long as you're adamant about it there's nothing anyone can do to prove otherwise... Still like allowing the claim you didn't know about a law being an excuse for breaking it?
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comment What happens if I leave Australia without paying a fine (for setting off fireworks)?
@MeNoTalk not knowing the law is no excuse for not complying with the law...
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comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
@LorenPechtel on the booking page there's usually a reminder that you need to have valid travel documents for your destination... And last few times I'd to fill out all kinds of forms supplying passport numbers and stuff like that before they'd let me check in online. No visa required for those destinations, but there were fields to enter those as well for people that do need them.
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answered Does Venice smell?
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comment International driver's permit expired in Spain — what should I do?
visited Spain many times, family has a house there, owns a car there, we drive it regularly there, nobody has an IDP (we all have EU licenses of course, but no Spanish text on it, English, German, and French though).
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answered What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
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comment What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?
@Karlson hence the advise to NOT try to flush it down the toilet...
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comment How can a foreign national get a fishing/hunting license in the South Carolina?
yah, seems the license is available only to US residents with a US ID card or passport (iow, US citizens). His best bet may be to get something like the licenses organisers of fishing trips for tourists get, and that could well be a rather expensive option.
Aug
29
comment Do I need a (European Auto Insurance) Green Card while driving inside the EU?
true. I do know that over here in the Netherlands pretty much everyone carries their green card in their car or with their car papers at all times, and used to be driving instructors and lease companies would tell customers to always at the very least keep a copy in the car.
Aug
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comment Do I need a (European Auto Insurance) Green Card while driving inside the EU?
nice in theory, in practice it's almost universally expected to be carried. If you end up in an accident, everyone pulls out their green card. Mostly it's just for convenience, to copy over the insurance provider's details on the accident report forms though. If you carry your insurance policy itself with you, that'd do as well of course.
Aug
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comment Which airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight?
@a20 egocentric jerks have an honour code? Unless it is "I do what I like, others be darned" of course. Most people who go out of their way to control the behaviour of others (including spending good money on things like this) are people who don't give a darn about other people, and will throw their seats back the moment the seatbelt sign goes off and not put them back up until they're told to in person by a flight attendant (and then complain about it).
Aug
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comment Where can I get alerts for earthquakes in California?
iow it doesn't detect the quake per se, but merely detects the quake starting and alerts people to grab a hold because something's happening :)
Aug
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comment Languages spoken in the Netherlands
the main reason is that English is mandatory for ALL children for several years, and most tend to take it as an elective topic after that until highschool (equivalent) graduation.