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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


Nov
5
comment Roadtrip coast to coast in the USA, let someone else drive car back
@JamesSneeringer Or, in particular, at airport locations.
Oct
30
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
28
comment How safe are the ferries in Indonesia?
I've heard scary stories about airplanes in Indonesia, too. The truth is that in a country with less (enforced) regulations / lower standards on public transportation safety, you might have a higher risk of getting into an accident.
Oct
28
comment Travel times during peak hours in Los Angeles
possible duplicate of Can I use Google Maps traffic information to estimate driving time for a specific date/time?
Oct
9
comment Is it possible to manually release an oxygen mask on airplanes?
Does this question fit better at Aviation?
Oct
7
comment Is it inappropriate to record the call to prayer?
@Liath The question does not contain any information on the religion of the OP.
Oct
7
comment Is it inappropriate to record the call to prayer?
@jwenting Are you sure it's mostly recordings? Even if nobody climbs the stairs it can still be someone sitting in a room doing a "live broadcast".
Oct
7
accepted Is there any practical reason to mention marital status in the passport?
Oct
4
asked Is there any practical reason to mention marital status in the passport?
Oct
1
comment Is 20 minutes of transfer time enough at the Buffalo Greyhound station?
If your inbound bus is coming from Canada, book a different connection. Buses from Canada are frequently late due to the border, where the bus is held until ALL passengers are cleared. If there is a lot of traffic or if any passenger is causing doubts, everyone is late. I had a 2-hour Buffalo transfer once, coming from Toronto, and only caught my connection because the train was late as well.
Oct
1
comment Why did I receive 3 tickets for a single-transfer Greyhound trip?
@Karlson I think most, perhaps all buses have a transfer in the border city of Buffalo, perhaps related to the border crossing. The same for Chicago to Toronto which has a transfer in Detroit.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
25
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
19
accepted Does Matrazenlager-style accommodation exist outside mountain huts?
Sep
19
comment Is there any roofed accommodation in Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico?
Roofed as opposed to pitching a tent. Although my tent has a roof too.
Sep
19
asked Is there any roofed accommodation in Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico?
Sep
18
comment Driving to Yellowknife, NT
Add to your equipment list: satellite phone
Sep
16
revised Can a US minor travel by air from the USA to Mexico without a passport?
explain in title and content that the minor is American and travelling from the USA