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bio website RobPaulson.com
location Dublin, Ireland
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Sep
27
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
Who says giving walking tours should be fair or sustainable? Would-be consumers will decide how much they are willing to pay for a given quality of walking tour. Would-be tour guides will decided how much they are willing to receive for giving a tour. If people feel that the tour-guide business is being run with additional inefficiencies, that's a golden opportunity to run a better tour-guide business. If it is better consumers will consume it and tour-guides will seek employment.
Mar
8
comment Where to exchange Euros(EUR) to Pounds(GBP) near Frankfurt or in Edinburgh
Please be aware that many banks will claim not to charge a fee, but in fact do. When you exchange currencies the bank will give you a particular rate that directly affects how much money you get after the exchange. Banks will give less favorable rates (and thus, take more of your money). There are lots of sites that will give you the mid-market rate for a currency pair - anything less than that is a fee. A bank with a 1% fee could charge you less than a bank with a 0% fee.
Dec
25
comment Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?
@MarcelC. I'd have to disagree. The question includes 'non-resident tourist' and 'citizen'. These are legal designations with specific meanings. In what interpretation of the question would they not be?
Dec
25
comment Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?
Also there are a LARGE number of questions on the site that are phrased, 'Can I do X in Y'. I feel the assumption should be that they imply 'Legally'. Otherwise a stock answer will always be, 'You can do whatever you want, illegally'. And anything beyond a stock answer would go into how to break the law. travel.stackexchange.com/questions/11358/… or travel.stackexchange.com/questions/2177/… etc...
Dec
25
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
Sounds like a great opportunity for you to start your own walking tour company and charge whatever price you feel is fair. But I can't imagine you'd get the same 15 guests when the price goes up.
Dec
24
comment Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?
@MarcelC. Agreed. But the question does specifically discuss what is allowed by law (citizens right to own a gun). It then specifically asks if 'non-resident' can purchase a gun. Someone's legal status in a country is COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT for anything illegal. You don't need a green card to buy crack. You don't need a SS card to be a thief. You don't need to be a citizen to ILLEGALLY purchase a gun. Black markets exist everywhere. There is no point in asking such a question if the answer ignores legality. ANYTHING purchasable can be purchased illegally; without exception.
Dec
24
comment Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?
While this might be technically correct - I don't see the value it provides. If it's illegal to do so, you can't reliably purchase guns at gun shows. Some shows, from some buyers, maybe. You might also, maybe, be able to buy from some guy on the street or a gun shop that will deal under the table. This is true of EVERY country in the world - even countries with tight gun controls. The wording of the question (asking about the US, asking about the legal status) really seem to imply the answer should be limited to what is legal.
Dec
24
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