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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).
Jul
8
answered Is there any interesting place to stop between Siem Reap and Bangkok?
Jul
8
comment Is there any interesting place to stop between Siem Reap and Bangkok?
Ayutthaya is not between Bangkok and Siem Reap -- it's to the north of Bangkok, SR is to the east.
Jun
23
awarded  Yearling
May
22
comment What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?
@SigueSigueBen there are funiculars at both Kabataş and Karaköy.
May
20
comment Can I take this on a plane?
@Prasanth You are assuming security screeners are competent and capable of independent thinking or judgement. I can assure you this is not the case, at least not in the USA.
May
20
comment What is the cheapest way to cross the English Channel from France to the UK on foot, single ticket?
I doubt they'd charge your card for missing the return trip. It would be an unapproved charge, which you could dispute with your bank and get a chargeback -- no companies want that.