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Sep
13
answered Is there Spanish assistance for connecting flights within the USA?
Sep
4
comment How do carpool lanes in the US work?
Definitely check the hours on the signs. I have encountered such lanes that switch directions based on the time of day.
Sep
4
comment How do carpool lanes in the US work?
Around here the lanes are marked HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) with hours but no number. The law says 2 but there's no way to know that while just driving down the road.
Aug
22
answered Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?
Aug
15
comment Prescriptions in checked luggage: ok when travelling to Spain?
My impression from Google is that that drug has street value--such a drug should never be checked. Given the reality of airport security I would have it in something that's not too easy to open--locked or zip-tied shut. That would also hide it from your traveling companions.
Aug
11
answered Is it possible for non US citizen tourists to get married in Las Vegas?
Aug
8
answered Can you really get around everywhere with only speaking English?
Aug
1
comment How to avoid losing someone while traveling?
There have been various comments about assigned meeting places--that assumes you can arrange them. I was lost for hours in the airport in Tokyo because someone shoved between me and my parents and knocked me onto an operating baggage carousel in the process--on my back and wearing a heavy backpack. By the time I got off that carousel I had no idea where we had been when we got separated and thus I couldn't return there. I have no good answers for what happened to me.
Jul
20
comment I have a double entry visa but need to enter China three times. What can I do?
@Jaume Of course it was China, why else would I reply? I did nothing special at the time of application (although it went through a visa agent, something that's basically required in the US due to them playing tit-for-tat), when we got to passport control I saw the official mark off the old visa. I'm not aware of any comment about this although he could have said something to my wife that I wouldn't have understood.
Jul
19
answered I have a double entry visa but need to enter China three times. What can I do?
Jul
15
comment Traveling to Yosemite: Self-drive roadtrip vs group tour
Anyone carrying that kind of gear isn't going to be happy with the schedule of a tour.
Jul
10
comment What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?
@Karlson You very well might not after a long flight. Of course the bag feels heavier than when you started out!
Jun
27
comment Tibet Xizang Travel: How to stay safe traveling alone
I thought you had to be part of a tour to go there.
Jun
19
comment Which road shall I take from Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT: I-80 or I-70 w/ US-6?
Beware that the southern routes climb to 10,000'. This could be an issue for people who are sensitive to altitude.
Jun
17
comment What to do in Las Vegas without having to sin?
Zumanity is in the regular list, my understanding is that it has some toplessness and it's quite sexualized. They specifically advertize it as: "The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil."
Jun
16
answered What to do in Las Vegas without having to sin?
Jun
5
revised How can you protect a fragile object like bottle of champagne in your baggage against breaking?
If you're going to add a picture to my response please check what you did to the text!
May
31
comment Can I consign my pepper spray from Canada to China?
Your first question should be whether it's legal there. A quick Google strongly suggests it isn't.
May
27
comment Is travelling to Chernobyl safe for tourists?
8x the safety limit is not going to make you sick. If you want to see some crazy radiation exposure there: youtube.com/watch?v=VDvCoLEpB0c The Russian team was unprotected inside the reactor building itself.
May
23
comment What's the cheapest way to call China from the US with an AT&T cell phone?
One more thing--the cheapest way for her to call you is not to. Arrange a time when you're going to call her, or if that's not an option she calls and says "call me", you then call her.