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comment US employer suggests two 90 day contract periods instead of work visa. Is this okay?
@MarkMayo: Clueless lawyers who give advice are by definition dodgy (the phrase wilful carelessness comes to mind from court reports).
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revised Who pays for the return ticket when a country refuses entry?
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comment Who pays for the return ticket when a country refuses entry?
@happybuddha Don't follow your question. If you are denied entry for any reason the airline has to take you back rather than leaving you unable to stay, unable to go on and unable to go back. Airlines try to minimise the chances of this, but the final decision is not theirs.
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comment Who pays for the return ticket when a country refuses entry?
@gerrit: There are no conventions covering bus/train, as there is no need; you disembark at the border, and can use a return ticket, walk back, or stay there as you wish. Ferries are IIRC not strictly liable, but if you aren't allowed in they will perforce have to take you back, and argue about the fare later.
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comment Legal documents and formalities required to sail far out to sea/ocean?
@Annoyed: this is a travel website. Certainly regimes such as North Korea will physically stop you from leaving; whether they have the right to do so is a philosophical question. (It's also not technically the same question as whether they will stop you travelling to international waters.)
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revised Legal documents and formalities required to sail far out to sea/ocean?
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comment What should I expect when I stay in a hotel?
All hotels should have a safe for valuables; often this is in the manager's office, and only accessible through the reception clerk. That makes it too much trouble for most of us, but OP may wish to keep his passport secure, for example.
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comment What to do if you're being abused by a Low Cost company?
This is somewhat naive. Low-cost airlines frequently 'announce' that they will impose a fee, or refuse compensation, when the law doesn't allow them to ( www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1267804/Iceland-volcano-Ryanair-WILL-pay-compen‌​sation-ash-victim-passengers.html); they will continue to get away with it till somebody challenges them.
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comment Declaring illegal substances at customs - what would happen?
No, airports have an international zone (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_zone), and unless/until you actually attempt to leave that zone and enter the US, the government has no jurisdiction over you. Similarly, possession of drugs in your own boat in US territorial waters is no crime unless you had them in,or intended to import them to, the US. It could be argued that the US government doesn't always respect international law, (there is evidence both ways): but the law itself is clear.
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comment Declaring illegal substances at customs - what would happen?
Not sure you've fully taken OPs point. The US police can't arrest you for possession of drugs in this case because, by definition, it was taken off you before you entered their jurisdiction. Deportation is certainly the most likely outcome (and your most serious problem), but it is none of the US authorities' business (in all senses) where you got the stuff.