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Dec
12
accepted How to pick a walking tour group, when there's a choice?
Dec
12
accepted How to recognise/thank great cabin crew?
Dec
12
accepted Finding the “Airport Express Shuttle Bus” at Hong Kong station?
Dec
12
accepted Can you get a refund on your Octopus Card deposit at Hong Kong airport?
Dec
12
comment Kazakhstan transit visa costs
Lots of countries charge very high fees to citizens of countries which impose high fees on their own citizens. So, if the US has high fees for Kazakhstan citizens wanting to visit the USA, it's quite possible that Kazakhstan would say something like "$20 for everyone except Americans, hundreds of dollars just for them"...
Dec
10
comment Is December & January a good time to visit East Malaysia (sabah region, Borneo) for its wildlife?
OK in what sense? Weather? National Holidays? Wildlife?
Dec
10
comment Where to stay in Hamburg?
Do you have a certain hotel quality in mind with that budget? I've stayed in a very nice hotel in Hamburg for less than that whilst not being too far out for example
Dec
10
comment Should I avoid Shanghai because of air quality problems?
It might affect your sightseeing though, as many of the views will be shrouded. Based on what it's like in Hong Kong at the moment, which is much less affected, night-time sightseeing works best as the lights mostly cut through!
Dec
9
comment Good area in Hong Kong for buying Electronics Accessories?
The Apliu Street Flea Market at Sham Shui Po was a lot more chaotic, but much more varied than the computer centres! I think it would've had the laptop adapter if I hadn't already bought one yesterday, but handily it did have various other adapters I either needed or quite fancied... Good tip, it was worth the visit :)
Dec
8
comment Good area in Hong Kong for buying Electronics Accessories?
The Wan Chai Computer Centre had exactly what I needed, and was open on a Sunday! Also thanks for the directions, very helpful :)
Dec
8
accepted Good area in Hong Kong for buying Electronics Accessories?
Dec
8
comment Can tourists get French cheque books?
Second query - Does it need to be a French cheque, or would any Euro denominated cheque do?
Dec
7
comment Can tourists get French cheque books?
Pre-paid cheques sound a lot like Travellers Cheques, is that largely what you had in mind?
Dec
7
comment Dubai (UAE) visa requirements when staying in the airport?
Are you planning to stay airside at all times?
Dec
6
comment What is proper etiquette on bringing one night stands to a hotel room?
It may depend a lot on if you're in a country which requires registration of hotel guests or not
Dec
6
asked Good area in Hong Kong for buying Electronics Accessories?
Dec
6
comment Can a hotel kick you out if you let an unregistered guest share a room with you?
I think it can vary a lot by country (rules, fire codes, average room size, taxes etc) - are you hoping for a general answer, or one specific to a particular country?
Dec
6
comment Can I bag wrap my suitcase at Leeds railway station?
I've never seen bag wrapping at any UK railway station, so I fear you'd be out of luck. Is simply buying a new outer suitcase an option?
Dec
5
comment UAE Tourist Visa validity and how many days I'm allowed to stay?
How long a visa did you apply for? And how long did you get?
Dec
5
asked Can you get a refund on your Octopus Card deposit at Hong Kong airport?