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I can be reached at lorenpechtel @ hotmail . com


Jun
14
comment Airport security: what if I carry an item with traces of explosive?
It's not just PET scans. My wife set off a couple of radiation detectors in China after a nuclear heart scan.
Jun
14
comment Legality of carrying spent ammunition
You can put the live stuff in your bag if it's declared. If they see firearms on a bag not declared to contain them that's another matter. Anyway, I wouldn't carry on spent ammo--while it's nothing but brass cylinders it's going to have residue.
Jun
11
comment How can I visit areas with unpaved roads in a rental car?
The last time I had a rental the contract said "unpaved". I think they're just covering themselves as there's quite a range of such roads.
Jun
10
answered What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
Jun
6
comment What accessible accomodations are there to enter the Grand Canyon?
While there might be some changes nothing can overcome the huge elevation drop--a wheelchair path into the canyon would have to be a separate and considerably longer trail than the existing ones. I doubt any power chair has the batteries to make the climb out, either.
Jun
2
comment Is an entry to Mexico a red flag in U.S. immigration?
I'm going to guess you were a solo male traveler. Unfortunately, you fit the profile of drug courier.
Jun
1
comment Are foreigners allowed to take a police ride-along in the US?
What's a dream ride about it? I did it long ago, you see the cop doing totally routine things. She would not have been sent into anything hazardous with a ride-along in the car.
Jun
1
answered Is it legal for officials to hold my foreign driver's license as a guarantee for a traffic fine?
Jun
1
answered Indian prescription in America
May
8
comment What are the requirements for a minor (16) traveling alone from Russia to the USA and back?
@imoatama An unaccompanied minor on an international trip certainly should have a letter of consent even if it's not formally required.
May
4
comment Is there any list of countries I should not visit if I want to go to the US?
@MeNoTalk I'm explaining WHY they care about those patterns. A travel pattern that is the sort of thing a terrorist might do will likely draw their scrutiny.
May
4
comment Is there any list of countries I should not visit if I want to go to the US?
Yeah, they're worried about the person who goes there for terrorist training, not merely that you visited the country.
Apr
22
comment Leaving Canada - sole parent with child consent
I wouldn't think about traveling with a child without both parents without such a letter, period.
Apr
5
revised Iran visa after having visited Israel
The original said "the Palestine occupier regime" instead of "Israel"
Apr
5
suggested suggested edit on Iran visa after having visited Israel
Mar
24
comment Flying with someone else's children
Written consent is always a good idea when traveling with kids that are not your own, no matter what the means of transport.
Feb
28
comment How to deal with inaccurate luggage weighing scales at an airport
There's a way to do a standardized weight without carrying too much--a water container of known volume.
Feb
25
answered Do I need a converter if the frequency (Hz) of a country is different?
Feb
13
comment What is the least useful passport in the world, visa-wise?
visahq.com/citizens has all the info but no sorting.
Jan
27
awarded  Yearling