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May
10
answered Where can you get good quality chocolates in Malaysia?
Apr
25
comment What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights?
Exit row seats are comfortable, but on most airlines it is not an upgrade (in a sense that you don't have to, and most often, cannot pay more to get it). Just ask, and they'll assign it to you there if nobody else got it first.
Apr
17
answered How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
Apr
17
comment How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
Depends on the country. In Mexico, unmetered taxis may be a better options, but the exact opposite is the case in, say, Thailand.
Apr
15
comment Booking travel tickets for visa without paying?
@Rincewind42 That does not mean they will not refuse the visas based on the fact that you have not submitted confirmed tickets. Bureaucrats are often like that.
Apr
15
comment Will she be able to fit in the Philippine Airline Boeing 777-300er seat comfortably?
If she fits into other airlines' typical seats, she should be fine on a Philippine Airlines B777. Also, most Filipinos being fairly small, the chance of 2 (or 3!) large people being seated side-by-side is much lower than on U.S. airlines.
Apr
15
comment What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?
It depends almost entirely on the embassy of your country. Many embassies can sort out an emergency passport for their citizens (valid for return home only) within one day.
Mar
21
comment Is there any reason not to do laundry with bar soap?
... and if the police asks you about the strange white powder in the juice bottle, be prepared to explain.
Mar
1
comment Elephant Park within a day trip from Bangkok
I don't know about elephant conservation parks, but you can see elephants in the wild in Khao Yai National Park (~200 km from Bangkok).
Feb
29
comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
@RobertAtkins Do you have Irish ancestry? Some countries give out citizenship relatively easily on that basis.
Feb
13
comment How to avoid letting a rental business hold my passport in Thailand?
Other forms of ID can sometimes be collateral as well. National ID card, drivers' license (for bicycles only, obviously) etc. Thais are remarkably flexible.
Feb
13
comment What are some ways to minimize the time spent in customs?
Declaring everything is guaranteed to slow you down, especially in busy airports where most people are not checked. In some places, it may also mark you as an easy extortion/bribe target, whether what you're carrying is legal or not.
Jan
20
comment Best world destinations for dating - a website?
The term dating is a vague euphemism and difficult to work with. If you're looking for sex (of paid or unpaid variety), that makes the question much more tractable. If you're looking for marriage, that's quite a minefield.
Jan
20
answered What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?
Jan
20
comment What is the cheapest way to see snow from Singapore?
Cheapest? Must be snowcity.com.sg
Jan
15
answered Where to buy Thai Bahts when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?
Jan
15
revised Where to buy Thai Bahts when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?
Corrected currency code
Jan
15
suggested suggested edit on Where to buy Thai Bahts when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?
Jan
4
comment Legalities and safety concerns of visiting prostitutes in Amsterdam
Misleading. On page 33 of RVIM 2005, HIV prevalence among female CSW in Amsterdam is 3.1%. On page 32, the paper states "none of the clients were HIV infected" in a 2004 study sample. Regarding other STDs, for comparison, Chlamydia prevalence is ~3.3% among 20-24 y.o. US females (for general population, so 7% for sex workers is not terrible). Using condoms is always a good idea, but no need to panic.
Dec
7
comment Winter apparel for Europe (November-December)
Upvoted for the beard hat.