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Aug
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comment what is the best place in asia to travel
Everywhere!!! - You'd have to focus this question greatly to make it valid for this site. And defining what counts as "best" for you would be essential. Is that best food landscapes customs costumes hospitality beer architecture prices sunsets ...?
Aug
25
comment What do you do when travel starts to feel repetitive? How do you keep each destination exciting when the same options are available?
@GayotFow The Shanghai Maglev is still exciting on the 3rd trip in one day (yes, there was a reason :-) ), and on all other occasions :-). Maybe not after 10 years :-). | TY250 trail bike through rush-hour motorway traffic is exciting after any number of years :-) (I stopped) - you just have to choose your tipple. I know you know that :-).
Aug
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comment What do you do when travel starts to feel repetitive? How do you keep each destination exciting when the same options are available?
... tower and leaning tower and Shanghai tower are all interesting in their own right even though all towers. London bridge and Golden gate and tower bridge and Shanghai- Ningbo 30km across bay bridge and ... are all bridges BUT all interesting in their own rights. Building s everywhere are different even though they serve similar purposes. etc. Look for differences that are interesting. If not interesting do not do them. If nothing is interesting take up Taiaha, or quarter staff, or Shillelagh, or cane fighting or Kendo (ie all "sticks", all different). Or ... - It's a big wonderful world!!!
Aug
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comment What do you do when travel starts to feel repetitive? How do you keep each destination exciting when the same options are available?
Why bother MAKING it exciting? If you want "excitement" do things that you consider are exciting. If the same old things are not exciting do new things. If travel is boring and new places are boring what is the point of trying to make them exciting. It makes as much sense (almost :-) ) to try to make staring at a plain wall exciting. || All that said - I carry a camera, I photograph everything. I photograph people and interact with as many as I reasonably can. I generally do not do std "touristy" things except where they are things that are of interest without my making them so. Eiffel ....
Aug
24
comment Connecting to domestic flight in Auckland (AKL), do I have to re-check-in my luggage?
Re view from local flight. Try for window seat and not over wing :-). - Note where Taranaki (Mt Egmont) is and look for it on way down. You will not see it if flight path is straight over mountain but it also can be either aide. Also look ... AH I see Mark's other question covers that ! :-) - ...
Aug
17
comment Applying for US H4 visa when I have a valid B1 visa
@NeonGlow I had a friend who went from China to Hong Kong 'for the day' and somebody helpfully converted his multi entry visa into a new 1 shot one and he ended up in a locked room on the Chinese border for "some while". Not at all amused. || With your friend's experience and my account and others similar I imagine you will be reading all the fine print :-).
Aug
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comment Applying for US H4 visa when I have a valid B1 visa
.... the people they fought 70+ years ago. Sadly.
Aug
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comment Applying for US H4 visa when I have a valid B1 visa
... things even though it made no sense AND had the "because we can" right to treat them like criminals but they stupidly availed themselves of the right for no good reason. I think her partner was an accountant. I suspect that in her position I would have found the treatment laughable, and pathetic and the loss of time and future status annoying but not half as scary as she did (but I may be wrong)(and being an old male used to having interesting things happen helps) BUT if you do not want similar to happen take SUPER care with guys who can and do act rather too like ....
Aug
17
comment Applying for US H4 visa when I have a valid B1 visa
I have no idea BUT read the fine print carefully. I recently read about a female journalist who had applied for a longer term US Visa but it was taking too long and they were transiting so applied for a shorter tewrm tourist visa. Arrived at US immigration were detained. Roughly interviewed and treated like scum, put in prison cell (posters on corridor wall telling how to report rape. Treated generally abominably then deported after two days Why? - Fine print said it was illegal to apply for tourist visa once you had applied for the other. US were within there rights to do stupid ....
Aug
15
comment UK Immigration Control: Will henna/mehndi on my hands cause a problem?
.... Henna markings may attract slightly more attention due to being less usual but even then you would not expect any negative reactions. || FWIW: If you met me while travelling and were suitably adorned with Henna I may well ask if I could add your photo to my Random Strangers photo collection :-)
Aug
15
comment UK Immigration Control: Will henna/mehndi on my hands cause a problem?
Like SpaceDog I'm another random dude on the internet with no official role in anything to do with travel. I've travelled internationally 'a reasonable amount'. I assume you are from India or nearby - maybe not. There is certainly nothing against the use of Henna "decoration" or tatooing in the UK - there are places where very heavy tatooing may be "noticed" but not where you are going. I would be immensely surprised if anyone noticed Henna markings except as a positive attribute in your case. If you were of "classic pale skin, blonde hair ..." Scandinavian stereotyped appearance the ....
Aug
14
answered How can I find safety records for extreme sports in New Zealand?
Aug
14
revised What would happen if a foreign national got in an accident driving my car?
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answered What would happen if a foreign national got in an accident driving my car?
Aug
14
comment What would happen if a foreign national got in an accident driving my car?
... relevant accident and liability insurance. | The minimum cost he (and or you) could be liable for is complete replacement cost of an "up market" vehicle if he was in the wrong in an accident", and above that could be liable for personal damages which in the US can easily be hundreds of thousands of dollars and perhaps millions. || ie IT IS AN EXTREMELY BAD IDEA UNLESS FULLY COVERED BY INSURANCE AND EVEN THEN MAY BE IF HE IS NOT USED TO US CONDITIONS.
Aug
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comment What would happen if a foreign national got in an accident driving my car?
You need at least to say what country you atr in and perhaps where he is from. Generally - if a person is not covered by insurance for damage or injury that they cause then it can be extremely costly worst case. || In addition, as owner of the car you may be responsible for the cost and/or legal consequences if he does not or cannot pay and may be legally liable for penalties quite regardless of money aspects. Your profile says you are in USA. I have no related expertise but expect that the potential consequences COULD be immense. At an absolute minimum he should be covered by ....
Aug
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revised Is it possible to visit the cockpit after the plane arrives? (commercial flight only)
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revised Is it possible to visit the cockpit after the plane arrives? (commercial flight only)
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Aug
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comment Rental car insurance in Australia
@alx9r Edited. After ALL available waivers etc. Put it in a Billabong for any reason and you'll be VERY sorry.
Aug
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revised Rental car insurance in Australia
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