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answered Can I bring a taser from Thailand to Sweden?
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comment Can I bring a taser from Thailand to Sweden?
If you're travelling on the same ticket then your bags will be searched together and disassembling it will not help. It would be interesting to know if importing only certain parts -- but not enough to make something functional would technically be illegal.
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comment Can I bring a taser from Thailand to Sweden?
@Jake -- why risk it? It's illegal to own in the countries you're going to anyway. If it's legal to own where you live then you can buy one there. I'm not sure of the chances of them finding it -- but the customs people are pretty good at their job and I would think the electrical parts look suspicious enough on x-ray to warrant investigation. If they find it you'll have problems. More so if you've obviously deliberately dismantled it to avoid detection as you can't claim ignorance.
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comment Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?
@MatthewHerbst, yes, as the other answers point out you can use the smaller point-to-point trains, I'll be honest and admit I was mostly thinking of taking the major train routes and just opting to stop where they stopped. Since the other answers demonstrate that people have done this without visa or availability problems using smaller trains that does seem like a reasonable option.
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comment Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?
@Annoyed -- I'm not sure, perhaps the agencies don't buy the third class tickets because tourists don't use them much. I have definitely heard of people doing it without much problems (there were a couple of web sites or books on it but I can't find them at the moment). As I said, possible, but just beware of the potential downfalls.
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answered Is it reasonable to do the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian without pre-booking all the train tickets?
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comment Are US citizens allowed to fly anywhere outside the 50 states without a passport?
Interesting, I was sure I had read somewhere that US citizens were always allowed to re-enter the country, no questions asked apart from that needed to prove their citizenship. This page: dhs.gov/crossing-us-borders says 'or other approved travel document' so maybe the law isn't enforced? If the law you quote is enforced then the real answer to the question is simply 'no' probably.
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comment Do Russians smile at each other?
I'll let someone who knows more answer, but here's a link: nationaljournal.com/politics/…. Personally, I never knew this when I was there and it wasn't an issue. I did notice that, particularly on escalators, some people (mostly men) would never make eye contact and some (mostly women) would just stare right at you.
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comment What should I do if I feel the pilot is guiding the flight in the wrong direction?
@AakashM thanks for the info, so yeah, I think my hit by lightening analogy is pretty safe (odds in one year in the US was 1/700,000 says here: news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/06/…)
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comment What should I do if I feel the pilot is guiding the flight in the wrong direction?
Anyone have good links for global number of flights / accidents? I can't find anything globally and I suspect my 'tens of thousands of flights a day' up there is conservative.
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answered What should I do if I feel the pilot is guiding the flight in the wrong direction?