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Mar
30
comment Transportation from St Pancras to Isle of Wight
Agree that your destination on the IOW is the important factor: public transport on the Island is not great. The Lymington route involves changing trains, but it's very easy and is less far from train to ferry, so there's very little in it.
Mar
4
comment I am a Canadian banned from traveling to the US; will I be allowed entry into Jamaica if the flight is direct from Canada?
@phoog: Jamaica is not part of the Five Eyes community, who routinely share intelligence.on each other's citizens.
Feb
16
comment Can one export spices and teff flour from Ethiopia?
You also need to check the legality of importing raw foodstuffs into your home country.
Feb
11
comment Showering facilities at Kings Cross station - Where are they and what are they like?
@Zaibis: your curtains are fraying.
Dec
31
comment What is the latest public transport I can take in the evening from London Heathrow to Bournemouth?
The actual date is also important - public transport is seriously affected by bank holidays, and may be affected by engineering/roadworks.
Dec
30
comment Is it safe to travel to Dubai if you're an atheist?
There was a recent case (Saudi, I think) where the court decided that anyone born in Arabia was automatically a Muslim; so the defendant (despite bringing witnesses to say that he had been a Christian since childhood) was an apostate, and hence his life was forfeit.
Dec
22
comment Is it more expensive to buy airplane tickets around Christmas?
Prices go up when demand rises and supply does not. Mostly this is a good description of Christmas, but some routes are actually cheaper on Christmas day (the aircraft still have to be positioned).
Dec
14
comment How to figure if it is safe to travel to the area I am interested in?
@CMaster: The FCO is well aware of the temptation to say "Everywhere has some danger" and tries to keep the advisories at a sensible level. But it is unavoidable that somebody who travels uneventfully despite an advisory will be as mildly disparaging as yourself, whereas an actual problem that the FCO did not warn of will bring everything from insults on Twitter to a Royal Commission. In niether case does anyone ask what could have been foreseen.
Dec
11
comment Can delays permit me to taken an earlier train?
it is an interesting point whether if you are booked on the 12.30 you can travel on the late-running 12.00, which is a service to your destination departing at 12.30. Most companies would say no, but I suspect a lawyer would disagree
Nov
26
comment How to leave UK ASAP? (EEA National, But No Travel Document)
You never need a passport to re-enter your own country, though the officials may well delay you just because of the inconvenience. And your suggestion about the invention of passports is -idiosyncratic. But this is still a very good answer.
Oct
23
comment Pedestrian guide to cross the road in London?
Ah. That is why I said 'when there are no cars turning into the road', not 'when no cars are allowed to turn into the road'.
Oct
23
comment Pedestrian guide to cross the road in London?
@O.R.Mapper; what does your question mean? At a junction where there are lights, you can see in which direction cars are permitted to go; where there is no junction, there is no decison to take beyond what children everywhere are taught about road safety, and hence no question.
Sep
15
comment What is meant by “Country of residence” in Australian Visa Application form?
There are clearly two possibilities, and the opinions (no matter how cogent and clearly expressed) of strangers on the Internet are unimportant compared to that of the Australian government. Contact them and ask.
Sep
6
comment What counts as “in original packaging” when traveling with prescription drugs?
@gsnedders: But apparently this is a continuing prescription, so normally the pharmacy provide a note of what it is and when you next need a supply .
Aug
30
comment Can I travel to Macedonia or Ukraine with a valid Russian visa?
You should also probably clear up why your title refers to Macedonia (which was never part of the USSR).
Aug
12
comment How fast can one expect to travel in an ocean-going sailboat?
@Geeo: No, "this question cannot be answered simply" is an answer, not a comment.
Jul
30
comment Can I bring empty bullet shell casings (spent ammo) in checked luggage on an international flight?
This may apply in the USA, but definitely not in Western Europe (not sure about Eastern).
Jun
15
comment Identifing building in Lancaster
@NateEldredge: It certainly doesn't, and those that do rarely have old mills on them. Unfortunately double yellow lines are invariably at the edge of the road,so this must be an ordinary street with a deceptive camera angle.
May
24
comment Eating alone in London
I think you get served quickly because the staff may want the table available;eating alone means the bill will not be large, and nether will the tip. Whether this is good or bad depends on you.
May
19
comment How do customs and immigration work in a sailboat?
@BurhanKhalid: A ship in international waters cannot be 'required' to have a radio, much less to speak the necessary language. Nor can any government unable to control the weather decree where a sailing boat is permitted to reach land (much to the annoyance of legislators). What has been universally agreed since the nineteenth century is that any ship going overseas must have a certificate that it carries no infectious diseases, and co-operate with Customs. The way you do this is to fly a yellow flag (signifying Q for quarantine in International Code) when you reach national waters.