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I can be reached at lorenpechtel @ hotmail . com


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
Jan
24
comment Do I need to have money when entering a country as a tourist?
I can easily imagine a customs official denying you entry if you're planning to basically freeload on religious establishments. In practice, though, if you look like you can afford the trip it's unlikely you'll even be asked.
Jan
14
answered Travel Doctor vs GP for vaccinations
Dec
23
comment How can I find a guide that will take me safely up Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus?
Long ago we did the 5-day route, I don't believe it was named at the time. 13 left base, three turned back for various reasons, two made the secondary peak (I don't know the name), the rest were knocked out by altitude sickness.
Dec
12
comment Can you be legally bumped or taken off a flight AFTER boarding?
You were a standby. You can't be sure you'll fly when you're on standby.
Dec
8
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
5
comment Could you actually get in trouble if you don't stick to the transport and accommodation stated in your visa application?
Agreed. At least half the time that we have gone to China we have ended up visiting a city that was not on our visa application and that doesn't even count the fact that the application doesn't even ask about subsequent trips on a multi-entry visa. It's never been an issue.
Nov
21
comment Is there an international standard for medical prescriptions, you can carry around and show to any pharmacy?
US pharmacies can only fill scripts from US docs, thus no foreign paper could possibly work. So long as the drug isn't abusable I would fully expect HaLaBi's approach to work so long as you can communicate adequately with the doctor and he can read the script. That doesn't mean the drug will be available everywhere, though!
Oct
10
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
8
comment Can I leave O'Hare airport during my layover?
Doing it with 9 hours is very different than doing it with 5.5 hours.
Oct
8
comment Can I leave O'Hare airport during my layover?
Legally, yes. I certainly wouldn't go anywhere other than right near the airport with a 5.5 hour layover, though!
Sep
28
comment Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check between Shanghai and DFW when connecting through LAX?
I have never done it on AA but when I fly through there on UA the bags are tagged to their final destination but they show up on the baggage carousel anyway so you can take them through customs. After you exit customs there has always been a station nearby to drop the baggage at.