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May
4
comment 8 hour layover, as an Indian citizen, can I visit Doha city in meantime?
I was under the impression that the same visa regulations apply when you have a STPC.
May
3
comment Why do conductors hold on to your ticket for the duration of the ride in ex-eastern block countries?
In a way, yes. But by withholding the ticket, not having a ticket at disembarkation meant no authorization for disembarkation was given. If the ticket would have been returned upon embarkation, disembarkation wouldn't mean authorization for disembarkation or the lack of authorization. Keep in mind that this would stem from times when communication between train and station was difficult at best, impossible in practice.
May
1
answered Why do conductors hold on to your ticket for the duration of the ride in ex-eastern block countries?
May
1
comment What is the purpose of the seats in the front of the bus in Vitória, Brazil?
Your answer on the seats before the turnstiles confirms what I thought. However, OP does make the point that he sees the people using those seats leave the bus without paying.
Apr
30
comment What is the purpose of the seats in the front of the bus in Vitória, Brazil?
I'm quite sure this is not what @Filmzy is asking about. The special needs seats can be before and after the turnstiles.
Apr
30
comment What is the purpose of the seats in the front of the bus in Vitória, Brazil?
This is typical for all metropolitan busses throughout Brazil. However, I'm not aware of a reason that would allow any passenger to exit the bus without eventually going through the turnstile first.
Apr
29
revised What are the immigration times like at Entebbe airport?
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Apr
27
comment Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?
Well. Depends on how small is 'small' :) I stuck to the bigger towns (like Khabarovsk, Ulan Ude, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, etc.). The smaller ones, I think, really don't have too much to offer. The only one I wished I had visited but didn't was Birobidzhan.
Apr
24
comment Why are postcards of Cologne in ruins following WW2 bombing sold in the city?
Not related to 'travel', but more like related to 'history'.
Apr
23
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Apr
23
comment Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?
The 'classic' trans-Siberian trains do the whole journey from west to east or vice versa and these are much more popular with foreigners. On my journey, the more local trains were sometimes quite empty.
Apr
22
revised Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?
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Apr
22
answered Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?
Apr
16
comment Creative ways to explore a new city
I do not think an answer would be 'opinion based' as the question asks for methods. So, lacking the ability to answer directly, what you're looking for is sometimes described as guerilla tourism. One example of this, though avant-la-lettre, is the concept of psychogeography, pioneered in the 1950s. There's a web-based mobile app (mine) which implements this concept, available at deriveapp.com/app
Apr
11
comment Sierra Leone: risk of sharks?
Awesome find. I suppose that must have been the commercial, yeah (though I only recognized the ending, with the beach :). You're right about folklore and beliefs, but, still, I doubt that's the case in relation to shark attacks. If there were a reasonable threat of sharks, somehow, the expat community would have picked up on it, I think. Or at least the Lebanese community would have been aware of it.
Apr
10
answered Sierra Leone: risk of sharks?
Mar
22
comment Can I find a furnished apartment for family in Munich for 3 month within 800 Euros?
Using airbnb as an indicator, I'd say you can find something within your budget: airbnb.com/s/…
Mar
19
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
16
answered Sports bars in Xi'an China
Mar
13
answered Rio de Janeiro: How to estimate taxi ride prices?