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Graduate student in Physics

Aug
10
comment How to tip in the United States?
I disagree with @littleadv; Servers prefer cash. But it would be unusual to mix forms of payment.
Aug
10
comment How to tip in the United States?
California state sales tax is 7.75%. Some cities add up to 1% local sales tax.
Aug
10
comment Unlimited-ride pass on San Francisco BART
AFAIK There is no "day pass" for BART.
Aug
7
comment Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?
+1 for "Above all, remember that the greatest risks of driving in Baja California come not from drug cartels, banditos, or corrupt police, but from the road itself."
Aug
7
answered Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?
Aug
7
comment Are there any ATM fees within the Euro zone?
In general: Yes, there are fees. For example, my (German) bank charges a €5 fee if I use another bank's ATM.
Jul
23
answered How can I participate in group travel?
Jul
23
comment On a stop in Amsterdam with KLM, if I want to visit the city, must I pay another boarding fee when coming back to airport?
This answer is correct.
Jul
20
comment How long is a typical CouchSurfing stay?
1-3 nights matches my experience, although in one case I ended up subletting a room to a guy for an entire summer.
Jul
14
comment Is there a web-application that provides the ability for interested people on the ground to “stalk” a flight?
NB, FlightAware mainly covers U.S. flights. Coverage for international flights can be hit or miss. I looked up a few LAX-SYD flights, however, and the data was there.
Jul
5
comment Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?
However, see also this question: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/7708/… in which the poster was denied boarding by the airline since he could show neither a Brazilian visa nor a return ticket.
Jul
5
comment Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?
I think being confident in your plans should be enough. A bus ticket and hotel confirmation print-out should be plenty. Remember also, that they will almost certainly not check any reservations you present.
Jul
5
comment Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?
In general I think the level of scrutiny you get depends simply on the particular immigration officer you get.
Jul
4
revised Is it possible to book an hotel being a minor?
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Jul
4
answered Is it possible to book an hotel being a minor?
Jul
4
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Jul
4
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Jul
3
comment Cheapest way to get HON circle status?
The mean distance from the Earth to the moon is 238,900 miles, so a roundtrip will get you to 477,800 miles. The remaining 122,200 miles should be relatively easy to find.
Jul
3
comment What are relaxed and interesting / not well-known things to see on a winter weekend in Prague?
These hardly qualify as "not well known".
Jul
3
answered What are relaxed and interesting / not well-known things to see on a winter weekend in Prague?