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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.
Sep
18
comment Why do you need to take out your laptop from your bag during airport security checks?
@Phil The same thing has happened to me. In the pre 9/11 era I had packed very quickly due to a family emergency--I just grabbed what I needed and threw it in my rollaboard. The chargers ended up in a tangle and that drew a hand inspection. Since then I have always been careful about how things are arranged and the only thing that has drawn a hand inspection was a box of batteries.
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
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.