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Jul
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awarded  Critic
Jul
2
answered Why does a passport have a place of birth field on it?
Jul
2
revised Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation?
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Jul
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answered Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation?
Jun
24
comment How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket?
I think it's fair to assume that they will provide some sort of alternative gate/method involving a human agent.
Jun
22
comment Air travel with lighters
Is that something that really happens, customs agents just "confiscating" things from luggage before the owner can present them for inspection, withou even notifying them? Is it legal or even possible? (Arriving luggage is carried by the airline from the plane to the carrousel, where the owner retrieves it and carries it through customs.) It seems much more likely the items were stolen by airline baggage handlers (which is very common).
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment Found a bug in my hotel room, can anyone identify?
<insert Watergate hotel joke here>
Feb
28
comment Stuck without toilet paper while travelling - what is the best approach?
This world we live in has kings and paupers, beautiful people and ugly people, mass murderers and living saints. But for a few minutes each day, every one of those people is just an intelligent ape sitting bare-assed over a hole in the ground, a slave to basic biology. I just can't imagine any culture that would find it appropriate to refuse to do, or take offense at, anything requested by such a person.
Feb
26
answered How can I get a US passport photo mailed to me based on an existing digital picture?
Feb
24
comment Subway, train or both when travelling around Tokyo
Both subway networks (Tokyo Metro and Toei) offer one-day passes of various kinds (weekdays/weekends only/including bus, etc.), which might be a good deal if your day includes multiple short trips.
Jan
31
comment Can I apply for and receive a US visa when residing in country other than my own?
Thanks for the commentary. Requiring application in county of citizenship seems reasonable, but requiring residency seems unenforceable. If an American presents proof of Japanese residency to the Russian embassy in Tokyo, who are the Russians to reject it as invalid? Granted, a country can decide to issue or withhold a visa for whatever reason they want; the U.S. embassy in Paris might have good reason to reject an application from an Irish citizen who resides in Ethiopia. But as policy, I don't think it's very useful, and neither do many countries.
Jan
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awarded  Editor
Jan
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revised Karaoke for solo travellers
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Jan
31
comment How common are onsen that require swimming costumes in Japan?
Is your swimsuit that bulky?! :)
Jan
31
awarded  Teacher
Jan
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answered Can I apply for and receive a US visa when residing in country other than my own?
Jan
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answered How common are onsen that require swimming costumes in Japan?
Jan
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awarded  Supporter
Jan
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answered Karaoke for solo travellers