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Nov
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
18
revised How to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days?
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Oct
17
comment Are there any inhabited condominiums (joint sovereignties) apart from Brčko District?
Is Brčko truly a condominium? Federation of BH and Republika Srpska are not sovereign nations, but federal units of Bosnia. In theory, Brčko is part of both, but in practice it has it's own assembly and local government, so it's more akin to Washington DC or Ciudad Mexico: an independent city exempt from jurisdiction of federal units.
Oct
11
comment Using U.S. ATM cards in Malaysia
The rumor I heard is that Malaysian banks were blocking U.S. ATM withdrawals (U.S. banks were not the ones doing the blocking).
Oct
10
awarded  Student
Oct
10
asked Using U.S. ATM cards in Malaysia
Oct
7
comment Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?
@vartec Listing pre-tax prices is inconvenient and annoying, but not a ripoff. It's a prevalent practice, and in a competitive market, one business cannot afford to list prices 5-15% higher than competitors. If you care, you can ask the staff for tax rates that apply.
Oct
7
answered Clarification on early-disembarkation on with a Schengen visa in alternate country
Oct
7
comment What is the actual price of hiring a porter for Everest base camp?
Is there a way to bypass the agency and bargain with porters directly?
Sep
20
comment Laptop Searches by Customs - UK and US
Correct. My laptop has been checked on return from Thailand, and they patiently went through most of my boring travel snaps.
Sep
20
comment Laptop Searches by Customs - UK and US
@Andrey It's better not to have files identifiable as encrypted archives. TrueCrypt files cannot be identified by contents, so change the extension to someting else (e.g. .dat or .tmp).
Sep
20
comment Are there any “Fantasy Passports” that are recognised by other countries?
Add Kosovo and Taiwan to that list.
Sep
17
revised What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?
Changed based on commend suggestions
Sep
13
awarded  Civic Duty
Sep
13
comment What's the difference between embassies and consulates?
A honorary consul could be the citizen of the country it represents, but he's not the professional member of the foreign service or government employee (often doing the consular work part-time). Often, honorary consuls have limited authority (e.g. they can't issue certain types of visas).
Aug
26
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
comment Is there any interesting place to stop between Siem Reap and Bangkok?
This is the shortest route to the border and roughly the one vans from central BKK (Victory Monument) take. If he goes to Ayutthaya, most likely he'd need to get back to BKK for the trip to Aranyaprathet (although maybe there's a direct van/bus), so it's an independent side trip (well worth it on its own merit of course).
Jul
8
answered Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?
Jul
8
comment Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?
You might go through Vientiane, but if you're on your way to Vietnam, Luang Prabang is not on the way. Shortest path is Bangkok-Nakhon Phanom/Thakek-Vinh (and then either north to Hanoi or south to Hue).