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bio website affablegeek.com
location Middleburg, VA
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visits member for 3 years, 1 month
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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?


Where I've Been:

North America: USA, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Conch Republic

Europe: Germany (Exchange Student), United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Vatican, Turkey

Asia: Nepal (lived there for 6 mos), India, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan Oceania: Australia


Jan
22
comment Outstanding medical bills - will this prevent entry into the US?
I am so sorry for your loss.
Jan
8
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
8
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
comment Where can I try Chitty cuisine in Malacca?
If you're willing to change that first letter to an "S", there's always McDonalds :)
Nov
25
accepted In the US, what is the difference between a national park and a national monument?
Nov
25
comment In the US, what is the difference between a national park and a national monument?
I'm ambivelant in re: Travel or Outdoors. If you'd like to migrate, that's okay. My intent was more on travellers, but if outdoors really wants this question, I'm okay with it there too.
Nov
25
revised In the US, what is the difference between a national park and a national monument?
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Nov
25
comment Changing clothes in Kochi
+1 on the "hire someone to do it." I paid my maid in Nepal about $3/week (1998) to cook for me, clean for me, and do my laundry. I offered her a raise - she refused, because she didn't want the stress of earning more than her peers. As a westerner, it probably feels weird - but this is precisely the first step in becoming immersed in a foreign culture.
Nov
25
asked In the US, what is the difference between a national park and a national monument?
Nov
24
comment Can I skip the last leg of my domestic return flight?
Possible Duplicate, though: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/6711/…
Nov
18
comment Things that can be seen on Hoover Dam on Dec 25
D'oh! Just beat me!
Nov
1
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
25
comment Next best alternative to travel? Virtual travel?
Do you consider good travel books to be traveling?
Oct
15
awarded  Announcer
Oct
10
comment How to get to/from Dulles airport?
D'oh! Should have checked travel yesterday! My house is walking distance to Reston-Wiehle Avenue... I can attest to the Silver Line being nice, once you get there. Busses are frequent. It would cost you about $20 to take a taxi to Wiehle, a lot more to take a taxi to Eastern Market (probably about $70 - $80), and a lot less for the bus.
Oct
10
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
21
comment Stop over in London
The advantage of course is that you don't miss your flight, spend less time in security and still get to see your family.
Sep
21
comment Stop over in London
Can your daughter meet you inside the sterile area? Depending on the airport, sometimes there are procedures for getting through security without a ticket, but provided you have a valid reason.
Sep
21
answered Why does connecting flight need a security check at connection airport?
Sep
16
comment Can a US minor travel by air from the USA to Mexico without a passport?
Unfortunately the quick answer is no. I m on a phone otherwise I'd give you the link. Be prepared to pay a lot of money for an expedited service. I'm sorry for your emergency.