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Jun
24
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
@Relaxed - If that were the case, a comment would be required in order to downvote. That doesn't appear to be the case here. If anything, I'd argue that 'decent people' would avoid instructing others how to vote. If you can't see who downvoted, the intent of the site creators is that it should be anonymous. Trying to guess/track down down-voters that you disagree with and then convincing them to vote otherwise seems....inappropriate. The site doesn't facilitate you to do those things effectively; probably for good reason.
Jun
23
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
@Relaxed - Cogent criticism is not a requirement for downvoting, as far as I know.
Jun
23
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
@Relaxed - I've removed my comments. I enjoy arguing on the internet as much as the next guy, but I don't think either of us are improving the answer.
Feb
13
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Feb
13
comment How can I buy an e-ticket for Netherlands train if I don't have a Dutch bank account?
When I use the Dutch railroad website - I simply select the day I want to travel on. Using the Belgian Railways I'm required to select a specific time. Do you know if the resulting ticket would only be valid for that specific time, or all day?
Feb
7
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Feb
7
accepted Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
Feb
6
comment Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
But the APIS requires the travel document number (expiry date and country of issue for passport). Imagine if one John Smith was put on the no-fly list....a system that keys off name would mean all John Smiths are prevented from flying.
Feb
6
comment Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
@pnuts - But what difference does it make? If they'll let someone call up and change it...or even simply book it under a different name in the first place.
Feb
6
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Feb
6
asked Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
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
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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