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answered Can airport security find a waterskin?
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comment Food in hand luggage
Refilling your water bottle from the cold tap in the toilet on level 2 in the Eiffel tower can lead you to being physically assaulted by the (oldish, female) attendant (ask me how I know) but seems less liable to be a problem with Ryan Air, even if only because the time taken may divert them from getting passengers on on on! and off off off off !!!! ... the aircraft.
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comment Food in hand luggage
Note that while "You can't bring drinks through the security check, however you can buy drinks afterwards to take on your flight." may be safe in this case, in some instances they perform a second security check at the boarding gate and will (again) confiscate any liquids at that point - even those just bought and unopened. I have seen this happen on several occasions. QANTAS tend to do this in Asia (amd maybe elsewhere) but they are not the only ones.
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answered Domestic to International Transfer at Sydney
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comment What's a good location to stargaze in Auckland?
Did you go? What did you see? I may have a look if it was good.
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revised How do western people see Indians worshipping cows in Hindu temples?
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comment How do western people see Indians worshipping cows in Hindu temples?
@MatthewHerbst I did not mean to be critical of you - my target was definitely Wi8kipedia. I feel that the impression conveyed would make people thing that many other animals are equally regarded - and this is definitely not so. I spent 3 weeks in India. My wife spent 3 months there. I believe that her impressions would match mine reasonably well.
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Apr
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comment 31 days in Indonesia
You can hire a van, driver and guide with all inclusive cost for a long day of well under $US100. We did a long day Yogyakarta - Dieng <sp>) Plateau and return. I sat at van window and took photos all day long. Awesome countryside views and can stop as desired. I can recommend an utterly marvellous guide who works out of Yogya if you are interested. (He does work for "name" tour companies but is still cheap for individuals. <He employs others but you want HIM>. He also does motorcycle hire. Overall a much better experience than I'd expected, I'm very pleased to say.
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comment 31 days in Indonesia
... delightful cheap warm busy friendly. A trip up Mt Merapi as far as they will let you go is worthwhile. If you can time it to coincide with an eruption so much the better - and worse. DO NOT stay in old concrete buildings - those that did not fall down in last N major quakes may do so next time. People die in such buildings still. | The Yogyakarta "Water Palace" is a wonder of the world. Derelict in part, badly maintained. View it with the eyes of what it was and it's awesome. Underground (literally) access now as then. Harem has gone . Pools and sultans magical viewing centre remain...
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comment 31 days in Indonesia
Indonesian road travel can be hectic at holiday periods I'm told. (What I experienced was very laid back). Jakarta is a big city. Unless you want to see another big city you can probably save time by entering somewhere else. You can fly directly into Yogyakarta. Borobudur is utterly awesome (even if UNESCO built it). Prambanan would be superb if it was not for Borobadur which steals its thunder. But worth seeing. Borobadur dawn is probably worth seeing but you have to stay there extra $ of course) It is so awesome that f you can add mist, sunrise etc then its worth while. Yogyakarta is ...
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comment What's a good location to stargaze in Auckland?
Their top NZ sites list is interesting. The point about Glover Park is not it's "ordinary" stars alone but how good it is for a wide dark view for meteorites. I was utterly stunned by it the first time I visited. After driving through the very well lit city, which I was well used to, to come on this sudden vast Oasis of darkness is amazing. Good for random meteorites and satellites at any time.
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comment Do electronics bought airside have to be fully charged?
Comment only: Yet another rule to guard against honest and everyday people. This "test" is so easily fudged that it is of no deterrence whatsoever to any "bad guys" who are aware of it in advance.
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answered What style of bathroom facilities are in Hong Kong hotels?