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Jul
25
comment US citizen traveling to New Zealand via Australia
Yankee go ... er ... I mean, welcome :-). I assume somebody here knows but if not and web is mute (unlikely) advise and I can check locally. I'd assume NZ immigration website is very clear on this.
Jul
22
comment Are flexible airline tickets ever worth it?
More relevantly. I had a client change instructions mid journey such that I had to go back to a factory I'd finished at. It cost me the complete loss of a booked fare on a subsequent leg plus a new fare at a substantially higher rate than the lost one. A flexible ticket may have saved me that. (And, no, I could not extract the difference from the client - complex).
Jul
22
comment Are flexible airline tickets ever worth it?
I read of a man in Japan who booked 1st class ticket, ate for free in the 1st class lounge then rebooked the flight for the next day. Reportedly he did that for a year until somebody discovered it. That may have been a worthwhile case. Otherwise .... :-).
Jul
21
comment 3 Days to drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
We met Elvis with a (real) Edsel in Kingman - but, then, there's LA :-). Such a big world.
Jul
21
comment 3 Days to drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Not to mention (but Greg did :-) ) Grand Canyon (even one side) , Barringer/meteor crater, Sedona, Flagstaff - the IHOP people gave us the best restaurant service we have ever had (wet night, more staff than customers, ... :-) ) , Hoover dam at night,glimpse of Route 66, Maybe a bit far to Winslow to go standin on a corner maybe not :-).
Jul
21
comment 3 Days to drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
... upper and lower = different worlds, Tuolumne meadows - oh yes!, half dome & friends, ... Altimont pass dead windmills galore ... SF .| Whatr am I doing here? I was meant to be in LA. | OK SF look. Bubba Gump flit past, 101 ... Big Sur, Monterery, Hearst castle, more more ... LA. Here we are. | What, none of that is on your list ? :-) - | So much to see!. | LA ? - well, if you must :-)
Jul
21
comment 3 Days to drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
So many opinions, so little time, so big world ... :-). We travelled: Vegas, noted now but not then world wide drone sending USAFB as we passed, almost got to Area 51 as we turned left through Armagosa (Opera house - amazing), church (shipping container with air cons - humbling & astounding), Baker - Shoeshon - names out of John Wayne Movies. Death Valley (quick whip through but astounding) Dante's peak, Badwater (51-52 degrees?) , Stovepipe Wells , Lone Pine (The Dow where The Duke used to stay) Mono Lake (flies non contact Wow) , xxx high pass - snow in then hottest summer - Yosemite ....
Jul
20
comment Rent car in Kuala Lumpur, drop off in Singapore?
Addition noted. Train is also reasonably hassle free - but you see less of countryside that I'd have liked due to running through palm oil plantings a large part of the way. If seeing the view over this portion is not of interest then train may be acceptable. (I and my camera appreciate the view wherever we go :-).)
Jul
17
comment Is it possible to play with Tigers in Thailand?
I note that Tiger Kingdom show a Gallery Phuket but that their gallery Chiang Mai is 'under construction' - which may not relate to Tyger availability
Jul
17
comment Which currency for play money?
Zimbabwe currency would go a long way in this context..
Jul
17
comment Rent car in Kuala Lumpur, drop off in Singapore?
@jpatokal You do tend to miss out "the part in the middle" though. Malacca should be seen at least once, Johor Bahru maybe once less than that (although I have a friend who lives there who would no doubt defend it). There are a lot of other places in between that some people would suggest were worth at least wandering through. FWIW, once you hit the Singapore rail network getting to Changi is largely a matter of just sitting there. (I know you know that). [Some of the line interchange stations involve significant effort. Others very easy].
Jul
17
comment Owl Cafe in Tokyo where English is spoken?
You need Owls that speak English too :-)
Jul
17
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Jul
17
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Jul
16
comment Where can I take a selfie with kangaroos in Australia?
Enough places that you'll find somewhere if there for a few weeks. (My daughter used to walk to work past "wild one". Tame ones cdan be very tame albeit often aloof. DO NOT accept a challenge to box :-) - big red makes Thai kick boxers look weak :-).
Jul
5
comment Tripod in Carry-on Luggage
@Doc see added examples at start of my answer. Most people have no problems, but the above and others similar indicate that it's not a certainty.
Jul
5
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